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Southern Africa's biggest airport lies 30 kilometres east of the Sandton business district and is spacious, modern and easy to get around. There are lots of high quality souvenir retail outlets, Duty Free shops, cafés and restaurants, as well as a number of hotels in close proximity. Passengers are served by two terminals – A and B. Domestic flights depart from Terminal B.

The airport has a direct rapid rail link, the Gautrain, which gets passengers to the centre of Sandton in less than 15 minutes. Gautrains from O R Tambo International Airport to Sandton run between 04:50 and 21:04 at intervals of 10-20 minutes (on weekdays) and 20-30 minutes (on weekends) dependent on peak hours. From the Sandton station passengers can change lines to catch the Gautrain to Park Station, Rosebank, Marlboro, Midrand, Centurion, Pretoria and Hatfield (in eastern Pretoria). Alternatively book a taxi at the OR Tambo International Taxis Association office in the airport or book a taxi or transfer service in advance.

Tel. +27 11 921 6262 (airport help desk), +27 86 727 7888 (flight information), For real-time flight information, text your flight number to 35007.


Approximately 30 kilometres to the northwest of Sandton, the small Lanseria Airport serves mainly short-haul destinations and is also a popular airport for charter flights to private game reserves. A small airport, facilities include a roof terrace restaurant and bar overlooking the runway. This airport is not served by public transport. Private taxi or transfer services can be booked in advance and the airport has its own taxi office.

Tel. +27 11 367 0300,