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How To Get From Johannesburg Airport To City Center – All Possible Ways

Last updated on December 27th, 2022 at 09:07 pm

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How To Get From Johannesburg Airport To City Center – You can go by train and taxi. The distance from O. R. Tambo International Airport to downtown is 23 kilometers. Click here to book online Johannesburg activities and day trips

What Is The Cheapest Way From Johannesburg Airport To City Center?

The cheapest way from Johannesburg airport to city center is by train for $12 USD which is 178 ZAR. The travel time by train from Johannesburg airport to downtown is around 30 minutes.

The travel time by taxi from Johannesburg airport to city center is around 40 minutes. The taxi fare from Johannesburg airport to downtown is around $40 USD which is 600 ZAR.

You can also rent a car in Johannesburg airport or get a private transfer that can be cheaper than a taxi.

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WHERE TO STAY IN JOHANNESBURG

For accommodation in Johannesburg you can find deals starting from $25 USD per room. If you prefer mid-budget accommodation will cost $40-60 USD and for $80 USD you will find luxury accommodation in South Africa.

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JOHANNESBURG AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN

GAUTRAIN FROM JOHANNESBURG AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER (CHEAPEST WAY)

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The cheapest way from Johannesburg airport to city center is by train. The Gautrain from O. R. Tambo International Airport to city center is running every 12-20 minutes starting from 4 50 am to 10 pm. Check here Gautrain schedule and route!

The Gautrain fare from Johannesburg airport to downtown is 178 ZAR which is $12 USD for one way for adults plus 17 ZAR of the Gautrain Card. You can get the tickets online and from the vending machines at the airport.

The train travel time from Johannesburg airport to Johannesburg city center is the fastest way only 30 minutes. The train from O. R. Tambo International Airport is going to Sandton Station where you can change to Park Station in the Red Line.

Once you get Park Station in Johannesburg city center you will be able to find accommodation within walking distance or you can get a taxi to move around.

GAUTRAIN CARD

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You will have to purchase a Gautrain Card in the vending machine at the airport to have access to the train going from the Johannesburg airport to city center. You will have to pay 17 ZAR which is around $1 USD.

TAXI FROM JOHANNESBURG AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER

If you go from Johannesburg airport to city center by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi from Johannesburg airport to downtown is around 40 minutes

The taxi fare from Johannesburg airport to downtown is $40 USD which is 600 ZAR. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination.

UBER/BOLT JOHANNESBURG AIRPORT TO JOHANNESBURG CITY CENTER

If you are ordering Uber in Johannesburg you should know that prices are similar to taxis. You can pre-book with Uber and Bolt app from your phone and go to the pick-up point at the airport. Expect to pay around $30-40 USD depending on your destination and time of the day with Uber from Johannesburg airport to city center.

CAR RENTAL AT JOHANNESBURG AIRPORT

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There are many options for renting a car in Johannesburg’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Johannesburg or planning to move aorund. It will take you 40 minutes to get to Johannesburg from the airport in a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro available in the airport. Prices are around €30-40 per day.

PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM JOHANNESBURG AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN

Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and are only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Johannesburg. Prices are around €30 and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be €7 per person.

BEST WAY FROM JOHANNESBURG AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER

The best way from Johannesburg airport to city center by train for $12 USD if you are traveling alone and on a budget. By train is the fastest way only 30 minutes from O. R. Tambo International Airport to city center.

If you are traveling in a group or you prefer more comfort you can get a taxi or private transportation can be cheaper than a taxi direct to your accommodation place in Johannesburg.

WHERE TO STAY IN JOHANNESBURG

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For accommodation in Johannesburg you can find deals starting from $25 USD per room. If you prefer mid-budget accommodation will cost $40-60 USD and for $80 USD you will find luxury accommodation in South Africa.

Click here to get the best deals in South Africa with Booking.

DAILY BUDGET TRAVEL IN SOUTH AFRICA

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For transportation around South Africa by taxi will cost you $2-3 USD and even cheaper if you get public transportation. Food travel budget in South Africa you can find juices for one dollar and a whole meal in local places starting from $5-6 USD.

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BEST TIME TO VISIT SOUTH AFRICA

In South Africa summer months from December to February is so hot the weather and the high season. During the winter months from June to August the temperature is cold and it’s the low season. We believe the best time to visit South Africa is during the spring months from September to November when the days are fresh and sunny. Fall season from March to May can be a great time for visiting South Africa.

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ATMS AND CURRENCY IN SOUTH AFRICA

There are ATMs in South Africa and exchange offices in the main touristic points. The main currencies are accepted and the local currency is the South African Rand around $1= 14 ZAR.

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is the co-founder of Gamintraveler and a Spanish traveler who has traveled to more than 100 countries around the world. He is now a full-time digital nomad.

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