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Johannesburg International Airport
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 Address Airports Company South Africa
Private Bag X1
Johannesburg International Airport
South Africa
 Location The airport is located 22 kilometres (14 miles) east of Johannesburg
 Country code 27
Time Zone Greenich Mean Time + 2.
 Telephone (0)11 921 6911 or 6262
 Fax (0)11 394 0806
 Email Email via the website.
 Website www.airports.co.za
Number of terminals


Driving directions

Travelling from Johannesburg, take the R24 to the airport, from Pretoria, take the R21. The airport is visibly signposted from these approach roads.

Transfer between terminals

A free of charge shuttle bus operates between all terminals and the furthest car parks.

Car parking

There are many car parks offering short and long term parking, including an underground facility, as well as outdoor and shaded parking. Please call the ACSA office, open daily 24 hours (telephone: (0)11 921 6090/1) for additional parking information.

Car rental

Companies Europcar, Imperial, Avis, Budget, Hertz, Khaya, National, Siswe and Tempest are situated in Domestic Arrivals.

Public Transport


An assortment of approved taxi and shuttle operators provide services between Johannesburg, Pretoria and their neighboring suburbs. The service is managed by Izinga Transport Management (Itram), Itram reservations desks are situated in the baggage reclaim areas in Terminals A and B.

For further information on public transport, please contact ACSA (telephone: (0)11 921 6262). Taxi and shuttle ranks are situated opposite the Terminal A International Arrivals, while buses and coaches depart from the multi storey car park.

Information and help desks

Airport information desks are situated in International Arrivals and Departures, and Domestic Arrivals. Information and flight details are available via the airport helpdesk (telephone: (0)11 921 6262). The Gauteng Tourism Authority Information Desk is located in the International Arrivals Terminal (telephone: (0)11 390 3614 or 3602).

Airport facilities

Money and communications

There are ATM's, bureaux de change and banks at the airport, as well as a post office. Mobile telephone hire and wireless Internet area also possible.

Eating and drinking

There are plenty of places to drink and eat. Food outlets include coffee shops, a juice bar, a bakery, steak houses, and fast food restaurants.


The airport has a wide selection of shops, including a duty free mall.


A left luggage facility is accessible on the upper level of the underground car park, just off the International Arrivals area. Porters are available in the Arrivals hall and are renowned by bright orange uniforms, visitors should not use unauthorised porters and tipping is recommended.

Other facilities

There is a 24 hour medical clinic, an Islamic prayer room, a chapel and baby changing facilities.

Conference and business facilities

There is a Business Centre (telephone: (0)11 921 6991) with facilities including fax, telephone and secretarial services. A Premier Conference Centre (telephone: (0)11 390 1084 or 1118), in the Domestic Terminal, offers 4 meeting rooms seating up to 14 delegates, a seminar facility for up to 50 delegates and a conference room for up to 120 delegates. A media conference room is also accessible.

Disabled facilities

The airport has lifts (2 of them are equipped with Braille) and ramps throughout the terminals. Disabled parking spaces are accessible. The free shuttle service which assists the distant car parking area can accommodate passengers in wheelchairs. Disabled passengers without a disabled pass should contact the ACSA - JIA help desk (telephone: (0)11 921 6262) for assistance. A golf cart service which can assist disabled passengers operates between the terminals and the car hire areas.

Airport hotels

A small Transit Hotel is located at the airport. The Holiday Inn Johannesburg International Airport (telephone: (0)11 975 1121) is within walking distance of the terminal and the 5 star Airport Sun InterContinental Hotel (telephone: (0)11 9615400) is located opposite the airport. The Holiday Inn Garden Court (telephone: 392 1062) is also nearby.

There are also budget establishments located nearby, information on accommodation is accessible at the Gauteng Tourism Authority Information Desk in International Arrivals. Most hotels operate shuttle services to and from the airport.
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