Johannesburg Airport (JNB)

Johannesburg International Airport (IATA code: JNB, ICAO code: FAJS), also known as Oliver Reginald Tambo Airport, is a major airport located near Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa.

Johannesburg-Oliver Reginald Tambo International Airport is one of the 100 busiest airports in the world.

Contact Information

  • IATA Code: JNB
    ICAO Code: FAJS
    Address: Private Bag X1 Johannesburg International Airport 1627, South Africa
    Phone Code: +27
    Phone: (0)119 216 262
Johannesburg International Airport

Airport information

Johannesburg International Airport, or Oliver Reginald Tambo Airport, is located 22 km from the city center and is the busiest airport in Africa and the main operator of both domestic and international flights. Every year more than 16 million passengers travel through the airport and it is the base of operations for South African Airways.

On several occasions its name has been changed, until finally in October 2007 it was renamed Oliver Rreginald Tambo in honor of the former President of the South African party African National Congress. As one of the 100 busiest airports in the world, it was the first on the African continent to welcome the Airbus A380. Due to its location (about 1700 above sea level) it requires a longer runway for take-off and landing of aircraft. The airport has 2 parallel runways crossed by a runway that is no longer in use, with the western runway being about 4400 m long.

The airport has 6 terminals, which divides it into 3 sectors: International, Domestic and Transit, the latter covering parts of the old domestic terminal. In 1987 the South African Airways museum was inaugurated within the airport facilities, with objects related to the South African Airways company. The terminals are connected to each other by a bus service that also allows access to the various parking lots.

As a result of being chosen as the venue for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, several works are being carried out at the airport, including the expansion of the international terminal, a new Central Terminal and new parking spaces. In addition, new baggage handling facilities, more boarding gates and 4 Airbus A380 compatible lounges will be included. The works are expected to be completed between 2009 and 2012.

Airports near Johannesburg-O.R. Tambo

  • Lanseria airport (40km)
  • Mmabatho airport (272km)
  • Gaborone airport (293km)
  • Nelspruit airport (297km)
  • Polokwane airport (301km)

Flight departures and arrivals

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Outside the terminals you will find cab stands in the arrivals area. They are identified with the word Taxi written in yellow. The trip to the city center takes approximately 40 minutes. Remember to always take the official cabs.

Airport facilities

The airport has a financial center that includes branches of the ABSA and Nedbank banks and several currency exchange facilities in the international arrivals and departures area, as well as ATMs distributed throughout the terminals.

Wireless Internet, a post office and cell phone rental are available in the international departures hall.

A lost and found office is located in the post office and on the first floor of the parking garage under the international arrivals hall you will find a luggage locker, with a fee of around R50 per day, which can be paid by Visa or Mastercard credit card.

The airport has bars, cafeterias, restaurants and fast food outlets in all terminals, as well as a wide variety of stores, including duty-free shops, newsstands and tobacco stores.

In another sector of the airport there is a 24-hour clinic, where professionals from various fields are available, as well as a chapel and an Islamic decoration center.

If you need information, you will find counters in the international arrivals and departures area as well as in the domestic arrivals area. Also in the international arrivals area, you will find the Gauteng Tourim Authority offices where you can also make accommodation reservations.
Telephone: (0)11 390 3614 / (0)11 390 3602

Passengers with disabilities

Johannesburg airport facilities are adapted for the reception and care of disabled travelers, with wheelchair access ramps, Braille elevators, special telephone booths and rest areas.

There are also reserved parking spaces in the parking lots with direct access to the terminals and reserved spaces in the elevators. A special shuttle bus service is available to transport these passengers between the parking lots and the terminals.


The airport has short and long-stay parking lots, one of which is located under Terminal B and has a capacity for 4,000 vehicles. The parking lots are connected to the terminals by a free shuttle bus service and all of them have spaces reserved for disabled people.

Rent a car

In the domestic arrivals area of the airport you will find several counters of major rental companies, such as Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Imperial, Khaya, National, Sizwe and Tempest.


Within the airport grounds you will find two excellent hotels:

Airport Sun-Intercontinental
Phone: +27(0)11 961 5400

Holiday Inn
Telephone: +27(0)11 975 1121
The latter is located about 500 meters away.

In the International Terminal you will find a small transient Hotel Phone: (0)11 390 1160 // (0)11 921 6258)

The best hotels in the city offer a fast shuttle service to and from the airport and you can take it at the exit of Terminal A.

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