Airports near Johannesburg and surrounds
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and are not necessarily the actual travelling
Lanseria(20.3 km from Johannesburg and surrounds)
Lanseria Airport is a privately owned international airport conveniently situated in the north west of Johannesburg and close to Sandton.Currently it is used mostly for regional, corporate and diplomatic aircraft but can manage sizable aircraft such as the Boeing 757-300 and Airbus A319. Lanseria handles more take-offs and landings per year than any other airport in Africa although the amount of passengers is not nearly as high as OR Tambo International Airport.When Nelson Mandela was released from prison in May 1990, he was flown to Johannesburg. He stepped off the aircraft onto the tarmac at Lanseria – the first time he had set foot on Gauteng soil after 30 years!Lanseria International Airport complies with all the stringent standards set by International Civil Aviation Organisation – Immigration, Border Police (SAPS), SARS (Customs and Excise), Health, Nature Conservation, Agriculture, National Intelligence and Veterinarian Services. For the transportation of live animals, animal products and agricultural products, prior notification is required.
Johannesburg International Airport(22.9 km from Johannesburg and surrounds)
Also called OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg International is Southern Africa's busiest air transport hub.
Johannesburg airport information +27 (0)11 921 6262
Automated flight information 086 72 77 888
Cellphone text message service: send an SMS containing the flight number to 35007 (you will receive up-to-date flight details).
Travellers on international flights are advised to arrive at the airport at least three hours prior to their departure time.
Travellers on domestical flights are advised to arrive at the airport at least one and a half hours prior to their departure time.
Distance from city centre 24 kilometres (15 miles)
Distance from Sandton 30 kilometres (20 miles)
Johannesburg Magic Bus Shuttle service +27 (0)11 548 0822 View website for rates.
There are Internet facilities in Domestic and International lounges and Wireless Internet Access (WIFI) facilities at the International departure lounge.
ATMs, banking and bureau de change facilities:
International Arrivals – ABSA bank, Nedbank, American Express, Rennies and Master Currency bureau de change.
ATMs at the public concourse of International Arrivals and level 1 of the shopping concourse in the Domestic Terminal.
Centurion(36 km from Johannesburg and surrounds)
The South African Air Force Base in Centurion hosts a number of spectacular airshows. Africa’s largest aerospace, defense, and security exhibition, Africa Aerospace & Defence 2012, will take place here in September 2012. AFB Waterkloof is also the venue for the AFB Waterkloof Airshow and Lifestyle Expo 2011.
IATA code: WKF