Looking north towards Sandton, from Munro Drive in Houghton

Johannesburg Travel Guide

Explore The  Real  Johannesburg

CHEAP FLIGHTS TO JOHANNESBURG

 

All international, and cheap flights to Johannesburg pass through the OR Tambo International Airport, which is Africa’s busiest airport, and the travel hub for all of Southern Africa, as well as parts of Africa.

Click here for Domestic Low Cost Airlines
with Cheap Flights to Johannesburg

Click here for Regional Airlines
with Cheap Flights to Johannesburg

Click here for International Airlines
with Cheap Flights to Johannesburg

The options for booking cheap flights to South Africa, would involve one of the following :
(i) : book through a travel agent, or
(ii) : book via an online booking system, or
(iii) : book on the airline’s website, all of which are listed below, or
(iv) : find a special offer to Johannesburg, often advertised in the press!!

Next, to ensure that you book your cheap flights to Johannesburg, you’d need either to book way in advance, or book at the last minute!
Just a warning – some of the routes are heavily booked, and leaving it to the last minute, could see you spending you planned holiday at home!

DOMESTIC AND REGIONAL LOW COST AIRLINES
offering cheap flights to Johannesburg

DUE TO THE VOLATILITY OF THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY, THE INFORMATION GIVEN ON THIS WEBSITE IS TO BE USED FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY
Cheap flights to Johannesburg with flysafair low-cost airline
Cheap flights to Johannesburg with kulula.com low-cost airline
Cheap flights to Johannesburg with mango low-cost airline
Below is a list of the low-cost Domestic Airlines that fly into, and out of, OR Tambo International Airport, that could offer cheap flights to Johannesburg.
FlySafair

Click on the FlySafair logo above, for the FlySafair website and information about low-cost flights to and from Johannesburg
– South Africa’s first true low-cost airline, was founded in August 2013, and had its inaugural flight on 16th October 2014.
–  a wholly owned subsidiary of Safair, an aviation company based in Johannesburg.
– is not ranked by Skytrax

FlySafair offers cheap flights to Johannesburg, and from Johannesburg, to the following destinations in South Africa :

South Africa
Johannesburg
.
Durban
East London
Port Elizabeth
George
Cape Town
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
.
OR Tambo International Airport
Lanseria International Airport
King Shaka International Airport
East London Airport
Port Elizabeth International Airport
George Airport
Cape Town International Airport
kulula.com

Cheap Flights to Johannesburg with kulula.com

Kulula.com’s head office is near the OR Tambo International Airport.

Kulula.com is not ranked by Skytrax

Kulula.com offers cheap flights to Johannesburg, and from Johannesburg, using the following airports :

South Africa
Johannesburg
.
Durban
Port Elizabeth
George
Cape Town
Nelspruit
Mauritius
Plaine Magnien
Mocambique
Maputo
Villancoulos
Namibia
Windhoek
Zambia
Livingstone
Zimbabwe
Harare
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
:
.
O.R. Tambo International Airport
Lanseria International Airport
King Shaka International Airport
Port Elizabeth International Airport
George Airport
Cape Town International Airport
Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport
.
Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport
.
Maputo International Airport
Vilankoulo Airport
.
Hosea Kutako International Airport
.
Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport
.
Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport

 

mango

Mango Airlines, which started operations on 15th November 2006, is a wholly owned, low-cost subsidiary of the Government owned South African Airways.

Mango Airlines is not ranked by Skytrax

Mango Airlines offers cheap flights to Johannesburg, and from Johannesburg, to the following destinations :

DOMESTIC AND REGIONAL AIRLINES
with possible cheap flights to Johannesburg

DUE TO THE VOLATILITY OF THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY, THE INFORMATION GIVEN ON THIS WEBSITE IS TO BE USED FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY
Cheap flights to Johannesburg with kulula.com low-cost airline, logo

The airport has two terminals, and in line with international trends, they are each used by both international and domestic airlines.

This allows those carriers with domestic and international routes, to use the same check-in counters.

It’s a very short walking distance, through the shopping mall, between the two terminals which are both housed in a long, narrow central terminal building.

Access to the terminal buildings is available around the clock, as the doors are open 24 hours, but a lot of the businesses inside, which keep to normal business hours, are not.

ARRIVALS :

The lower level in both terminals is used for arrivals.

Use this OR Tambo Airport JNB Live Flight Arrivals link to see a flight arrivals information board, with the status of all flight arrivals, in real time, into Johannesburg – OR Tambo International Airport (IATA Airport Code – JNB)

DEPARTURES :

The upper level in both terminals is used for departures.

International passengers are advised to be at the airport 3 hours before departure.
Domestic passengers are advised to be at the airport 1 and a half hours before departure.

DISABILITIES :

+27 (0)86 727-7888 : Persons with a disability, passing through OR Tambo, who require help, can phone this 24 hour number to arrange assistance.

Car hire offices at OR Tambo International Airport near Johannesburg

GETTING AROUND

South Africa

Cape Town

George

Port Elizabeth

 

:

:

:

Cape Town International Airport

George Airport

Port Elizabeth International Airport

The Intercontinental Hotel at OR Tambo International Airport
ACCOMMODATION
JOHANNESBURG AIRPORT HOTELS :

There are numerous Johannesburg Airport Hotels in the vicinity of the Airport, including the only luxury 5 star hotel at an airport in South Africa – the Intercontinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport Hotel.
The hotel is a short, uncovered walk across the service road from the terminal building.

Still in the airport complex is the very successful City Lodge.
Recently opened, this, their 46th and largest hotel, the City Lodge OR Tambo Airport Hotel is a short covered walk from the Terminal buildings.

Outside of the airport complex, but in close proximity to the airport, are a number of Johannesburg Airport Hotels.

Map of Airport Hotels :

This is a link to a Google map with the Johannesburg Airport Hotels.
Click on the “View Johannesburg Airport Accommodation in a larger map” at the bottom left of the map to get more information on each hotel.

GUESTHOUSES, B&B’s and BACKPACKERS :

These are a number of Bed and Breakfast/Guest House/Guest Lodge Accommodation as well as Backpackers, which I’ve attempted to name here.
Please let me know of any, if they haven’t been included in this list.

SURROUNDING SUBURBS :

The eastern suburbs are within an easy 20 minute drive.

SHOPPING

OR Tambo Intrnational Airport was rebuilt in the early 2000s, and now resembles a shopping mall, with a couple of runways added to make it feel like an airport – although it is modern, and relatively easy to get around.

ACCESSORIES

Your content goes here. Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings. You can also style every aspect of this content in the module Design settings and even apply custom CSS to this text in the module Advanced settings.

AFRICAN SOUVENIRS

Your content goes here. Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings. You can also style every aspect of this content in the module Design settings and even apply custom CSS to this text in the module Advanced settings.

BOOKS and MUSIC

Your content goes here. Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings. You can also style every aspect of this content in the module Design settings and even apply custom CSS to this text in the module Advanced settings.

CLOTHING and FOOTWEAR

Your content goes here. Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings. You can also style every aspect of this content in the module Design settings and even apply custom CSS to this text in the module Advanced settings.

COSMETICS and PERFUME

Your content goes here. Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings. You can also style every aspect of this content in the module Design settings and even apply custom CSS to this text in the module Advanced settings.

ELECTRONICS

Your content goes here. Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings. You can also style every aspect of this content in the module Design settings and even apply custom CSS to this text in the module Advanced settings.

FLOWERS

Your content goes here. Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings. You can also style every aspect of this content in the module Design settings and even apply custom CSS to this text in the module Advanced settings.

GIFTS

Your content goes here. Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings. You can also style every aspect of this content in the module Design settings and even apply custom CSS to this text in the module Advanced settings.

JEWELLERY

Your content goes here. Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings. You can also style every aspect of this content in the module Design settings and even apply custom CSS to this text in the module Advanced settings.

LIQUOR and TOBACCO

Your content goes here. Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings. You can also style every aspect of this content in the module Design settings and even apply custom CSS to this text in the module Advanced settings.

LUGGAGE

Your content goes here. Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings. You can also style every aspect of this content in the module Design settings and even apply custom CSS to this text in the module Advanced settings.

MASSAGE SERVICES

Your content goes here. Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings. You can also style every aspect of this content in the module Design settings and even apply custom CSS to this text in the module Advanced settings.

MOBILE PHONES

Your content goes here. Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings. You can also style every aspect of this content in the module Design settings and even apply custom CSS to this text in the module Advanced settings.

MONEY, FOREX and VAT RETURNS

Your content goes here. Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings. You can also style every aspect of this content in the module Design settings and even apply custom CSS to this text in the module Advanced settings.

PHARMACY

Junxion Pharmacy
Shop 18
Domestic Departures Mall

Tel : (011) 390-1081

Hours :
Monday – Saturday: 06h00 to 22h00 (6.00am to 10.00pm)
Sundays & Public Holidays: 06h00 to 22h00 (6.00am to 10.00pm)

E-mail : ortambo@junxionpharmacies.co.za

RESTAURANTS and PUBS

Your content goes here. Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings. You can also style every aspect of this content in the module Design settings and even apply custom CSS to this text in the module Advanced settings.

SPORTS and OUTDOOR

Your content goes here. Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings. You can also style every aspect of this content in the module Design settings and even apply custom CSS to this text in the module Advanced settings.

SWEETS and SNACKS

Your content goes here. Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings. You can also style every aspect of this content in the module Design settings and even apply custom CSS to this text in the module Advanced settings.

Close This Section
The Travel Clinic at OR Tambo International Airport is on the ground floor Terminal B, under the walkways off Domestic arrivals
SERVICES

OR Tambo International Airport was rebuilt in the early 2000s, and now resembles a shopping mall, with a couple of runways added to make it feel like an airport – although it is modern, and relatively easy to get around.

AIRLINES

Your content goes here. Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings. You can also style every aspect of this content in the module Design settings and even apply custom CSS to this text in the module Advanced settings.

LUGGAGE : STORAGE and EXCESS BAGGAGE

There are two options for storing luggage – one at OR Tambo, and a second, off site.

i : A-teck operates at OR Tambo – down the escalators at the main exit of Terminal A arrivals, on Basement Level 1, going towards the Parkade 2 (South) – behind the barber.

ii : Tour with Ease, a private company, offer baggage storage off site, in a secure environment.

To see more details about both these options, click here.

BANKING

NOTE! BANKS DO NOT DO FOREX TRANSACTIONS
See below for Foreign Exchange outlets at OR Tambo International Airport

BANKS : There are branches of First National Bank, Nedbank and Standard Bank on the Mezzanine Level, one level up, directly above Arrivals Terminal A.

A branch of ABSA Bank is on the same level as Arrivals Terminal A, past the Foreign Exchange outlets, in the direction of Terminal B.

ABSA Bank also has an outlet in the holding lounge of the international departures terminal, but this is not for the use of South Africans.

Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) are situated :
. . . at the banks mentioned above, one level up, directly above the Arrivals Terminal A, and on . . .
. . . level one of the shopping concourse in Terminal B.

To see more details about these Banks, click here.

CHRISTIAN CHAPEL

The interdenominational chapel at OR Tambo International Airport is at Basement Level, down the escalators in Terminal A, at the entrance to the underground parking.
The chapel is open 24 hours a day and has volunteer clerics in attendance at certain hours of the day.

Catholics have a celebration of Mass in the chapel every Sunday at 13:00.
For more details contact Fr. Arvin Tauro on 061 692-4270 or at carmelretreathouse.sa@gmail.com

CONFERENCE CENTRE

Your content goes here. Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings. You can also style every aspect of this content in the module Design settings and even apply custom CSS to this text in the module Advanced settings.

DISABLED NEEDS

Your content goes here. Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings. You can also style every aspect of this content in the module Design settings and even apply custom CSS to this text in the module Advanced settings.

FLIGHTCHECK

Your content goes here. Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings. You can also style every aspect of this content in the module Design settings and even apply custom CSS to this text in the module Advanced settings.

FOREIGN EXCHANGE

These Foreign Exchange Outlets at OR Tambo International Airport are situated to the left when entering the Terminal A Arrivals Hall, in the direction of Terminal B :

American Express Foreign Exchange
Hours : 05h00-22h00 (5.00am-10.00pm) 7 days a week.

Bidvest Bank Foreign Exchange
Hours : 05h00-21h30 (5.00am-9.30pm) 7 days a week.

Inter Africa Bureau de Change
Hours : 05h30-21h30 (5.30am-9.30pm) 7 days a week.

Travelex Worldwide Money Foreign Exchange
Hours : 05h00-23h00 (5.00am-11.00pm) 7 days a week.

These Travelex Worldwide Money Foreign Exchange outlets are on the Airside of International Departures :
Travelex Worldwide Money Foreign Exchange : OR Tambo Airside Shop 1 : International Departures

Travelex Worldwide Money Foreign Exchange : OR Tambo Airside Shop 2 : International Departures

To see more deatils about these Forex Exchange outlets, click here.

INFORMATION DESK

Your content goes here. Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings. You can also style every aspect of this content in the module Design settings and even apply custom CSS to this text in the module Advanced settings.

INTERNET Wi-Fi

Your content goes here. Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings. You can also style every aspect of this content in the module Design settings and even apply custom CSS to this text in the module Advanced settings.

LOST PROPERTY

Contact your airline for items you’ve mislaid/lost at the check-in counter, the departure gate area or onboard the airplane. 

For items lost inside the passenger terminal, contact the information counter, or the Helpdesk.

Tel. +27 (0)11 921-6262

e-mail : customercare@airports.co.za

MEDICAL CLINIC

Your content goes here. Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings. You can also style every aspect of this content in the module Design settings and even apply custom CSS to this text in the module Advanced settings.

MOBILE PHONES

Your content goes here. Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings. You can also style every aspect of this content in the module Design settings and even apply custom CSS to this text in the module Advanced settings.

MUSLIM PRAYER ROOM

There are two Muslim Prayer Rooms in the terminal building.

There is both a male and female Muslim Prayer Room, down the escalators from the main exit of Terminal A arrivals, on Basement Level 1, going towards the Parkade 2 (South).

There is a second male Muslim Prayer Room, on the third floor of the Lower Roof Offices, North Wing. It’s up a flight of stairs, near the last restaurant, at the northern end of the terminal.

PORTERS for LUGGAGE

Your content goes here. Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings. You can also style every aspect of this content in the module Design settings and even apply custom CSS to this text in the module Advanced settings.

POST OFFICE

Post Office at OR Tambo International Airport

Monday-Friday : 07h00-21h00 (7.00am-9.00pm)
Public holidays, Saturday and Sunday : 07h00-20h00 (7.00am-8.00pm)

Mail collected daily at 16h00 (4.00pm)

Contact details :
Tel: +27 (0)11 975 2048
Fax: 011 394-6705
Send an E-Mail
The Post Office is just off the Terminal A International Arrivals Hall, past the Foreign Exchange dealers, in the direction of Terminal B.

Next Flight Service : Articles must weigh less than 2kgs to be put onto the first available flight.
Products and Services : Stamps; XPS (“on time, every time, door to door” deliveries of documents and packages); Speed Services; PX (lightweight, mini container for transporting consignments); 3rd Party Payments; Pay a Bill; e-Postal; Laminating; Banking; Money Transfer; Copying; Binding

To see more details about the Post Office at OR Tambo International Airport, click here . . .

 

RESTROOMS

Your content goes here. Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings. You can also style every aspect of this content in the module Design settings and even apply custom CSS to this text in the module Advanced settings.

TRANSPORT

Your content goes here. Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings. You can also style every aspect of this content in the module Design settings and even apply custom CSS to this text in the module Advanced settings.

VAT REFUNDS

Your content goes here. Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings. You can also style every aspect of this content in the module Design settings and even apply custom CSS to this text in the module Advanced settings.

VIEWING DECK

Your content goes here. Edit or remove this text inline or in the module Content settings. You can also style every aspect of this content in the module Design settings and even apply custom CSS to this text in the module Advanced settings.

Wi-Fi

.4 hours of FREE Wi-Fi or 1 GB/500MB of FREE data is available at OR Tambo International Airport, courtesy Airports Company South Africa

Select “# AIRPORTS FREE“, and follow the on screen instructions.
You need to register and provide your email address

If more is needed, a top-up, pay-as-you-go facility is available at “# AIRPORTS PREMIUM Wi-Fi”.

Once registered, you’ll be recognised each time you visit the airport

Close This Section
Whilst every attempt will be made to keep the information on this website relevant and up to date, we accept no responsibility for consequences arising from errors or omissions.
Return from ‘OR Tambo International Airport’
to www.whyjoburg.com Home page