Johannesburg is the largest city in South Africa. Because of its position in the Witwatersrand hills, which are full of natural minerals, this city sits in the center of the gold and diamond trade. The O.R. Tambo International Airport is the area's main airport for domestic and international flights.
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There is plenty of parking at Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport, with room for 11,500 vehicles on site. The Long Stay Super South Gate Car Park is located just off site. If you park at the long-term, off-site lot, there is a free shuttle running every 15 minutes to take you to the terminals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can park your car for a week in the long-term lot for about $27.00.
If you've rented a car and want to return it to the airport in Johannesburg, there are at least seven rental car companies available at the airport. Other options for getting to Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport include taking a taxi, which will take about 40 minutes to travel to the airport. Some surrounding hotels offer shuttle services to the airport. A rail system called the Gautrain Rapid Rail Link runs daily from 5:15 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. with a train arriving every 12 minutes. Catch the train at Sandton Station or in Pretoria.
The airport has a medical clinic offering travelers emergency treatment 24 hours a day in addition to providing travel vaccinations, acupuncture, dental treatments, and much more. There are two viewing decks available at each of the airport's terminals. Terminal B has a large viewing deck that provides traveler with a 180-degree view of the airport's outdoor activities.
Forty-seven airlines operate at Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport. The most popular airlines are South African Airways, offering international flights, and South African Express for domestic service. Other busy airline companies include Air France, KLM, and Emirates.
There are six terminals at Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport, and they are divided into three main areas: international, domestic, and transit. Terminals A1 and A2 are for international flights, while the two other terminals are for domestic travel.
People who live in Johannesburg and the surrounding area enjoy taking a weekend trip to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe to enjoy its stunning beauty, take a wild ride on a white water rafting trip, or go river surfing. The best times to fly to Victoria Falls from Johannesburg is from April until mid-November. The rainy season is during the winter months. Take a look at Skyscanner's route map for inspiration on spots to fly to from Johannesburg. There are direct flights to New York and Atlanta from this airport.
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