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OR Tambo International Airport

Jo'burg's OR Tambo International Airport, 48km south of Pretoria, is South Africa’s international hub, accepting flights from across the globe.

Transport Options

If you call ahead, most hostels, and many hotels, offer free pick-up.

Get You There Transfers operates shuttle buses between OR Tambo and Pretoria. They can pick you up from the airport and deposit you in Pretoria for about R700. Airport Shuttle offers the same service.

The Gautrain is a reliable and fairly fast way to get to the airport (you'll need to change at Marlboro). A one-way ticket is R174.


Lanseria Airport is 61km southwest of Pretoria. Many of the same shuttle bus companies that serve OR Tambo International Airport also offer transfers to the city from here. You can also rent cars here.


The Pretoria Bus Station is next to Pretoria’s train station. You will also find the major companies’ booking and information offices here, as well as a cafe and an ATM.

Most Translux, City to City, Intercape and Greyhound services running from Jo’burg to Durban, the South Coast and Cape Town originate in Pretoria. Services running north up the N1 also stop here. (Translux, Greyhound and Intercape fares from Pretoria are identical to those from Jo’burg, regardless of the one-hour difference in time.) If you only want to go between the two cities, it will cost about R200.

Baz Bus will pick up and drop off at Pretoria hostels.

Long-distance minibus taxis leave from the rank close to the train station.


Many larger local and international car-hire companies are represented in Pretoria.


The historic Pretoria train station is an attractive location to commence or complete a journey.

The Gautrain service offers regular high-speed connections with Hatfield, Johannesburg (Park Station, Rosebank and Sandton) and onwards to the airport. The fare from Pretoria to Sandton is R57.

For long distances, Shosholoza Meyl trains running through Pretoria are the Trans Karoo (daily from Pretoria to Cape Town) and the Komati (daily from Jo’burg to Komatipoort via Nelspruit). The luxury Blue Train (, which links Pretoria, Jo’burg and Cape Town, originates here.

Because of a high incidence of crime, we don’t recommend travelling between Pretoria and Jo’burg by Metro.