Catering to over 19-million passengers annually, and employing about 18,000 people, the OR airport truly runs smoothly, and caters to those who are traveling with the airlines that fly to and from. It was originally known as Johannesburg International, but in 2006 was renamed to honour many struggles of the iconic Oliver Reginald Tambo.
As far as the number of passengers, it trumps Cairo, and has taken over as the top spot in travel. The airport also hosts over 40 different airline carriers, and is one of the few airports, around the world, which offers non stop, direct flights, to 6 different continents. For those who are parking, it is advised to arrive about 1.5 hours prior to flight for domestic travels; if you are traveling internationally, it is advised to arrive up to 3 hours prior to the flight.
OR Tambo is 24km from the city’s centre taking the R24 Airport Freeway, therefore it is a quick drive, or shuttle ride away; or, you can hire a car or taxi to your final destination as well. Accessing the airport precinct is simple, since all of the drop-offs occur on upper, and pick-ups are on the lower roadways. As there are over 11,500 parking spots, more than sufficient parking is available for travelers.
There are multi story facilities and carports, along with longer term parking at the super south gate. With 24 hour shuttles, you can park, and travel to any terminal. In general, the further you are from your terminal, the lower the prices; but, if you want to find out pricing before you travel, you can visit the ACSA website, to find out the parking costs using the online calculator.
You can contact OR Tambo International Airport at +27 011 921 6911.