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South Africa’s major international and domestic airport is OR Tambo International Airport.
Make sure you only deal with official Airports Company employees. A friendly ‘No, thanks’ should dissuade any potential crooks.
For regular flights to national and regional destinations try South African Airways, South African Airlink and South African Express. All flights can be booked through SAA, which also has offices in the domestic and international terminals of Ortia.
OR Tambo International Airport (Ortia) is about 25km east of central Johannesburg in Kempton Park.
The rapid-transit Gautrain offers a direct service between the airport and Jo'burg. There are Gautrain stations at Sandton, Rosebank and Park Station. A one-way ticket to Park Station costs R145 (R135 to Sandton).
Airport Shuttle charges R530 for most destinations in Jo’burg and will pick up 24 hours a day, although it should be booked a day in advance if possible. Magic Bus offers a similar service and charges R615 for most destinations.
By car, the airport is easily accessible (via the R24 and the N12), but if you need to get there during the weekday rush hour (5pm to 7pm) allow up to an extra hour’s travelling time.
Most hostels will collect you from the airport for free. Guesthouses and hotels will also arrange pick-ups but usually for about the same charge as a taxi.