OR Tambo Airport is the main international airport in Kempton Park, Ekurhuleni, Gauteng, South Africa, not too far from the city of Johannesburg and, close to the administrative capital Pretoria / Tshwane. It is the busiest airport in Africa with nonstop flights to the seven continents except Antarctica.

Johannesburg serves as the primary hub for domestic and international travel in/out of South Africa. Transportation is cheaper from this airport.

Over 70 international airlines now fly into South Africa.


Departing passengers should allow at least two and a half hours of check-in time for all international flights. An hour and a half is normally adequate for domestic check in and this will allow for sufficient time for parking and check processes.


International Departures

  • South African Airways (Star Alliance)
  • British Airways – Terraces (One World)
  • The Premier Lounge – The Premier Lounge is an executive lounge that is open to any passenger, no matter the airline or ticket class. You can pay per visit or buy a prepaid card for six or more visits.


The Tshwane Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) consists of a total of some 80 kilometres of bus lines, comprising 62 stations throughout the Metro and neighbouring areas. The system consists of about 340 buses, some of which are powered by gas.

The buses travel along dedicated bus lanes in the centre of the roadway allowing you to avoid the traffic and get to your destination faster, safer and on time. The buses operate from a state-of-the-art Interim Control Centre to enhance security and provide real-time information to passengers. Special needs passengers, including children, the elderly, and people with disabilities, are able to embark and disembark all buses with ease.

The BRT buses run from 06:00 in the morning until 20:00 at night in the week and 23:30 on Saturday evenings. With two to four-minute intervals during peak periods, and seven to ten minutes during off-peak periods. The BRT buses use a cashless smart card, called the Connector that is sold at the kiosks inside all seven bus stations.

A range of bus and coach services are available. These include commuter bus services, point-to-point shuttles and long-distance coach services.


The online travel service, Uber, is a very popular and convenient way to travel around the City of Tshwane.


The Gautrain is an 80-kilometre (50-mile) rapid rail system in Gauteng, which links Johannesburg, Pretoria, and OR Tambo International Airport. It takes 30 minutes to travel from OR Tambo International Airport to Pretoria in Tshwane. The Gautrain has 10 stations. Buses, shuttles, and minibus services are available to transport passengers to and from all stations.


Luxury air-conditioned coaches and shuttle buses are arranged to transport delegates between the airport, hotels, convention venues and side event venues. Delegates will be met with a personalised name board before being transferred to their destination.


A number of major car rental companies are represented throughout South Africa. Bookings may be made prior to arrival and major credit cards are accepted for payment. It is recommended to hire a GPS with the car, and this should be specified at the time of booking.