Johannesburg Airport

Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport (JNB)Opens external site in a new window is located 30km (18 miles) from Sandton or 46km (29 miles) from the city centre of Pretoria.

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Qantas flights operate from Terminal B.



Contact the local Qantas office for assistance.


Airport check-in opens 3 hours before the first Qantas international flight and closes 1 hour before departure. 

Check the information boards in the terminal to see which counters are available for check-in.

Online check-in is currently available from Johannesburg when the first flight is a Qantas international flight (QF1-199), and other eligible connecting flights operated by oneworld, partner and codeshare airlines. Online Check-in opens 24 hours before your flight departure and closes 2 hours before international flight departures.

The terminals in Johannesburg operate as 'Silent Terminals'. This means no boarding announcements, or calls for passengers are made over loudspeakers. It is up to passengers to check screens for boarding gate information and times.

At the boarding gate

Customers are reminded that an Australian Government liquids, aerosols and gels (LAGS) restrictions apply. Additional checks are conducted at the gate lounge with all liquids, aerosols and gels over 100mls not permitted to be brought onboard including bottled water purchased in the terminal. Duty Free can be purchased and will be brought to the aircraft by Duty Free staff before departure. You'll need to show your receipt for collection of Duty Free goods.

Flight status

View our real time flight status page for up-to-the-minute departure information.



Baggage carousels are located in the arrivals hall, where information monitors display flight carousel numbers.

Baggage services has a counter located in this area.


Transfer between terminals

It's a short 5 minute walk between the International terminal (Terminal A) and the Domestic terminal (Terminal B).


Find out more about lounge features, operating hours and access to the British Airways Lounge (partner).


Take the hassle out of travel with a private car, coach or other transfer.

Lists the transport options for getting to and from OR Tambo airport.
Transport Details
Car The airport is approximately a 45 minute drive from the city. Visit Johannesburg International AirportOpens external site in a new window for current car parking rates.
Taxis Visit the Airports Company South Africa information desk for taxi information located within the terminal.
Buses A high-speed train service that connects OR Tambo to Sandton in approximately 15mins. The GautrainOpens external site in a new window service has 3 commuter routes (this includes a line to Pretoria) plus an extensive bus network to various suburbs in and around the train routes. 
Car hire Visit our cars section to make a booking.
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