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One of the main air transport hubs of South Africa, the Tambo International Airport is located about 24 kilometers from the Johannesburg city center of South Africa. It serves almost 17 million passengers every year. The airport was formerly called the Johannesburg International Airport it was renamed in 2006 as the O.R. Tambo International Airport. The airport handles a majority of the domestic and international air traffic in South Africa. There are two terminals at the airport, Terminal A is dedicated to international flights and Terminal B is dedicated to domestic flights. Each of these terminals have two interlinking levels - departures on the upper level and arrivals on the lower levels.  ...more

Johannesburg, South Africa

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One of the main air transport hubs of South Africa, the Tambo International Airport is located about 24 kilometers from the Johannesburg city center of South Africa. It serves almost 17 million passengers every year. The airport was formerly called the Johannesburg International Airport it was renamed in 2006 as the O.R. Tambo International Airport.

The airport handles a majority of the domestic and international air traffic in South Africa. There are two terminals at the airport, Terminal A is dedicated to international flights and Terminal B is dedicated to domestic flights. Each of these terminals have two interlinking levels - departures on the upper level and arrivals on the lower levels. 

Address

O R Tambo Airport Rd, Johannesburg 1627, South Africa

Phone

+27 (0)11 921 6262

Prayer Facilities

The Airport has a Muslim prayer room open 24 hours a day. On Fridays, the Jummah Salaat is held just after noon with separate facilities for males and females. The prayer room is located in the basement parking area close to the arrivals at Terminal A. 

Halal Food

There are a number of cafes and restaurants at both Terminal A and Terminal B of the Tambo International Airport. Nando's at the Terminal A (International arrivals terminal) serves Halal food. 

Transport

The high speed Gautrain operates between the Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport and Sandton. Buses operate between the airport and the city there is also a bus and taxi terminal at the multi-story car park building right behind the car hire desks. 

Shopping

The Tambo International Airport has a number of shops, souvenir outlets and duty-free malls at both, the international and domestic terminals. The duty-free malls present a number of entertainment options for passengers to enjoy during their transit wait. 

Amenities

Terminal A has a few money exchange outlets for the convenience of international travelers. Terminal B has a FOREX exchange shop. ATM's are available at the public courtyard of the international terminal (arrivals) and at Level one of the shopping court yards of the domestic terminal. Branches of banks like Nedbank and Absa Bank operate on the mezzanine level of the public hall of the international terminal (arrivals).

The Airport has an emergency medical clininc which includes a physiotherapist, dentist, general physician and also ophthalmologist. The emergency medical clinic has trained nurses and paramedics around the clock.

It also has wired and wireless Internet facilities. Airport Online has two outlets at the domestic terminal and one at the international terminal. The international terminal offer wireless internet facilities. Laptop users with wireless cards can make use of the Internet from the departures hall and also restaurants at the terminal.

The airport boasts of a small transit hotel, the Protea Hotel Transit. There are a number of 5-star and luxurious hotels within the vicinity of the airport. 

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