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Reserve a ride with Uber in advance at OR Tambo International Airport

Complete your plans today by reserving a ride with Uber to OR Tambo International Airport. Request a ride up to 90 days before your flight, at any time and on any day of the year.

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Pickup at OR Tambo International Airport (JNB)

Open your app to request a ride

When you’re ready, open the Uber app to request a ride to your destination. Choose the JNB airport transportation option that suits your group size and luggage needs.

Follow directions in the app

You’ll get directions about Johannesburg Airport pickup points directly in the app. Pickup locations may vary by terminal. Rideshare pickup signs might also be available at OR Tambo International Airport.

Meet your driver

Go to your assigned JNB pickup location as specified by the app. Please note: this location may not always be at your nearest exit. Your driver’s name, license plate, and car color will show in the app. Verify your ride before you get in. If you can’t find your driver, contact them through the app.

Top questions from riders

  • Uber is available at JNB Airport, so you can enjoy a comfortable and convenient trip to wherever you need to go.

  • To find your pickup location, check the Uber app after you request a ride.

  • Even if a trip is not very long, Uber rates to and from OR Tambo Airport may still be affected by time, traffic, and other factors. Check the Uber price estimator for approximate trip prices.

  • Pickup timing can vary based on the time of day, how many drivers are on the road, and more.

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Johannesburg Airport visitor information

Uber is the ideal choice for people departing from JNB Airport. OR Tambo International Airport is the busiest and largest airport on the continent of Africa, as it is the main port for international departures for travelers from Johannesburg, Pretoria, and beyond. OR Tambo International Airport is situated in Kempton Park, Gauteng, about a 30-minute drive (27 kilometers; 17 miles) from Johannesburg’s CBD and 80 kilometers (50 miles) south of Pretoria.

OR Tambo terminals

OR Tambo International Airport is split into multiple levels rather than terminals, with Level 0 handling all international and domestic arrivals as well as baggage claims. Passengers can access gates through Level 1 (international departures) and Level 2 (domestic departures).

Level 1

  • British Airways
  • Emirates
  • Shongololo Premium Lounge

Level 2

  • Mango Airlines
  • South African Airways

Level 3

  • Bidvest Premier Lounge
  • Mashonzha Premium Lounge
  • Other premium lounges

OR Tambo restaurants

There are plenty of food and drink choices on offer at OR Tambo International Airport, with an array of gourmet eateries, fast-food restaurants, bars, and cafes available on every level of the airport, both landside and airside, and on both sides of security.

Getting around OR Tambo

As the airport has multiple levels rather than terminals, every part of the airport is readily accessible by foot. There is also a Gautrain rail connection available directly from OR Tambo International Airport into central Johannesburg and Pretoria, as well as taxi services situated outside the terminal—just make sure to use only official taxis that display the ACSA logo. Gautrain services are easily accessible from the Level 0 departures area.

Things to do at OR Tambo

More than 30 shops feature the best in high-end fashion, the latest technology, toys, cosmetics, premium duty-free, and more souvenir and shopping opportunities. The main premium lounges also make OR Tambo one of the best places for getting some pre-flight shut-eye or catching up on emails before your flight. If you’d rather have fun in Joburg with your spare time on a layover, the Gautrain can take you into the city center in a flash.

Hotels near OR Tambo International Airport

There are plenty of accommodation options in and around the airport precinct, with more than 10 hotels within 3 kilometers (2 miles) of OR Tambo International Airport and many more slightly farther afield. These include everything from budget options for short layovers to 5-star luxury suites, with several including meeting room facilities and business centers, as well as a selection of restaurants and bars to unwind in. Many of the hotels also operate shuttle services, making for efficient transport to and from the airport.

Points of interest near OR Tambo

  • Constitution Hill, Johannesburg
  • Emperors Palace, Kempton Park
  • Hector Pieterson Memorial, Johannesburg
  • Kliptown Open Air Museum, Johannesburg
  • Maboneng, Johannesburg

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