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Transportation to Johannesburg Airport from the City Center

Grand Central Airport

Johannesburg which is accepted as one of the most important trade, sports and culture centers of not only South Africa but also the Africa continent and the region is also referred to as the busiest airport of the country. The distance from the airport to the city center is approximately 23 kilometers in the city where a great number of airline companies perform flights every day.

There are many transportation options in this city for visitors. You can benefit from many options such as taxi, bus, minibus taxi, train, car rental, hotel services or limousine to get to the airport from the city center in about 30-45 minutes. Although buses and minibus taxis are the most economical option to get to the airport from the city center, they are not usually recommended for tourists.

Although the taxi is a more expensive alternative, it stands out as the most comfortable and recommended vehicle. It is possible to get to the airport by renting a car or by getting on the trains from the central parts of the city.

Bus

For the transportation from Johannesburg's city center to the airport buses are the most economical alternatives. However, it is generally not recommended if you are visiting the city for the first time because the stops are not very close to the hotels and there is a risk of missing your plane with a possible delay. However, if you want to use the buses to get to the airport, you can get information about this issue from your hotel.

Minibus Taxi

In Johannesburg, minibus taxi is another alternative you can use to get to the airport from the city center. Minibus taxis operate similarly with the buses in the city, but they are usually not licensed. For this reason, if you are considering using a minibus taxi, definitely get information about the routes and fares in advance. In this way, you do not spend too much time on the road and pay too much.

Train

You can also go to the Johannesburg Airport by using the trains departing from the city center. Although train is an extremely convenient and comfortable alternative for those living in the city, it can be a little challenging for those visiting the city for the first time. However, you can consider it as an option to reach the airport from the city center. After arriving at the airport, you can easily catch your plane by using the domestic or international terminals.

Hotel Services

Hotel service may be the most comfortable alternative that you can use to get to the airport from the city center. You can get support from your hotel for the transportation to the airport. However, keep in mind that the cost of these services, which usually operate at certain hours, may be higher than the other alternatives.

If you still want to use the hotel services, you can make a reservation by getting in contact with your hotel the day before your flight and you will be able to reach the airport easily with the vehicle you will take in front of your hotel.

Taxi

You can also travel to the airport by taxi that you can easily find in the city center. For the transportation to Johannesburg Airport, the amount you need to pay is a bit higher compared to taxi. Because the distance between the airport and the city center is not very short, and this is the main reason for the increase in fares. Nevertheless, if you have too much baggage to carry, you should consider taking a taxi and have a comfortable travel. In this way, you can get to the airport easily and catch your flight on time. It is possible to distinguish the taxis in the city thanks to their yellow lights. If you have trouble in finding a taxi, you can also ask for help from your hotel.

Car Rental

You can rent a car in the city to comfortably explore the historical and natural beauties around Johannesburg, and you can also rent a car for going to the airport. Renting a car for travelling to the airport from the city center is an extremely comfortable option for covering the distance of about 23 kilometers. You can rent a car having the features you want from the offices of companies such as AVIS, Europcar and Hertz, and you can deliver your car to their offices located at the airport before boarding your plane. However, if you intend to leave the car in a different place instead of the office you have rented the vehicle from, it is a good idea to specify this when renting the vehicle.

Limousine

In the city, which is one of the most important commercial centers of Africa and the world, renting a limousine is also a popular alternative. There are many different limousine rental services in the city.

You can rent a limousine with the features you want and comfortable travel around the city with your own driver.

You can also prefer limousines for travelling to the airport and you can reach the airport in a much more comfortable and quick way before your flight.

Airport Information

The airport, which connects Johannesburg, considered one of the most important centers of Africa, to the different destinations of the continent and the world, has busy flight traffic in the region. The airport has wireless internet which you can connect to from both domestic and international terminals.

There are restaurants and cafes where you can eat or drink something before or after your flight, stores and a duty-free shop where you can do some shopping. ATMs are also available next to the stores in the international terminal and the domestic terminal.

At the airport, there are also bank offices for performing money transactions, a chapel and prayer room for worshipers, and a conference room for those travelling for business purpose. There is also a post office in the international terminal of the airport.

There is also a store that sells phones and accessories at the airport. The airport also has currency exchange offices and car rental offices where you can rent cars. You can check your flight information from the boards and kiosks located at different points of the airport and you can handle your online check-in process.

Last Updated: 24 Aug 2017

O.R. Tambo Intl. Airport

As the distance between Johannesburg city centre and O.R. Tambo International Airport is not much, you can travel to the airport from the city centre in a short time and at reasonable prices. Locals mostly prefer public transportation such as bus or train in the city, but it is recommended to the new travelers in the city to prefer taxi for transportation instead of these vehicles. You can easily find a taxi at any time of the day in the city centre. Also remember that there are many rent a car offices in the city centre if you consider renting a car. Passengers who give priority to comfort and convenience while traveling to the airport from the city centre may consider renting a limousine as well. Limousines transport passengers to the airport from the city centre in about 30 minutes. Train is also another option for traveling to the airport from the city centre but like bus, it is not recommended to the new travelers for safety reasons.

Bus

Bus, one of the most preferred vehicles by the locals to travel to the airport from Johannesburg city centre, is not recommended to the foreign visitors for safety reasons. It takes about 35 – 40 minutes to get to the airport by buses departing from the city centre. If you want to travel by bus you can go to the one of the bus stops in the city centre. If you are staying in a hotel in the city, you can get information about buses and bus stops from your hotel. Remember, however, that you should look at other options if your priority is safety rather than a low cost travel.

Taxi

In Johannesburg, taxis are the most preferred means of transportation especially by foreign travelers. You can be at the airport terminal in a short time by taking these safe and fast vehicles. Taxi fares are not too high for the tourists in the city. However, if you are traveling from somewhere far from the airport, you can get information about the taxi fee in advance. Taxis can take you from your hotel or from anywhere in the city centre and bring you to the airport terminal. They stand out as a much more preferable option when compared to the public transportation such as buses and trains.

Train

Trains are also a convenient and fast option to travel to O.R. Tambo International Airport from the city centre. However, like buses, they are not recommended to the foreign visitors for security reasons. You can take a taxi or rent a car or a limousine as an alternative for a safer and more comfortable journey.

Limousine

Business travelers in Johannesburg often prefer limousines for transportation. These luxurious and comfortable vehicles, driven by chaffeurs, take you from the city centre and bring you to the airport entrance in about 30 minutes. Although renting a limousine is comfortable and pleasant, it will cost more than the other options. You can use these vehicles at a cheaper price with seasonal discounts or group reservations.

Rent a Car

Renting a car is one of the most preferred means of transportation in Johannesburg and vicinity. You can find some rent a car companies such as AVIS, Budget, National and Hertz in the city and within minutes, you can rent a car and begin driving to the airport. If you are not familiar with the city’s roads, remember to get a navigation device or a map beforehand. You just need to inform the rental company in advance if you want to drop off the car at the airport. You must have your internationally valid travel documents with you to rent a car.

Airport Information

Domestic and international terminals at Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport offer an extremely pleasant and comfortable environment with lounges, cafes, restaurants and shops to the passengers. Thanks to the wireless internet connection at the airport, you can go online and make your transactions in many areas of the terminal. There are also ATMs and bank offices at the airport for those who want to send or withdraw money or make other banking transactions without leaving the terminal. You can change money at the exchange offices or banks at the airport. There are places of worship in the O.R. Tambo International Airport for Muslim and Christian visitors who wish to pray. You can use the conference room at the domestic terminal if you need to hold a meeting at the airport. You can send mails to different regions both home and abroad from the post office located at the international terminal of the airport. You will find many options such as telephone and accessories, electronic devices, clothes, books, newspapers and magazines if you want to shop at the airport. You have the opportunity to taste delicious meals and drinks from many parts of the world, such as South Africa, Asia and Europe at the airport. You can spend time at the passenger lounges which have comfortable seats. If you have to stay in a place close to the airport, you can make a reservation for one of the hotels around the terminals.

Last Updated: 17 Apr 2017

Transportation to Frankfurt City Center from Airport

Frankfurt Airport

Located 12 km southwest of the city center, Frankfurt Airport is a major international airport serving the city of Frankfurt, Germany. You can get to the city center from Frankfurt Airport by train, bus, taxi and rental car.

Train

The commuter rail line runs directly from Frankfurt Airport to the city center, making it a quick and easy transportation alternative. The S-Bahn commuter rail line operates directly from the Frankfurt Airport Station in Terminal 1 to the Frankfurt Central Station in the city center. S-Bahn lines S8 and S9 provide transportation to Frankfurt Central Station from the airport. The total trip takes about 10 minutes and trains run every 15 minutes during peak hours. 

Bus

Buses are another transportation alternative you can use to get to the city center from the airport. There are many different bus lines and routes that provide direct transportation to the city. Buses are a convenient and reliable method of transportation to get to the city. There are bus stops located at both terminals.

Taxi

Another convenient transportation alternative to get to the city center from the airport is by taxi. Taxis are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from both terminals. The trip from the airport to the city center by taxi takes about 30 minutes. 

Last Updated: 10 Jun 2019

Rhein Main Afb Airport

As there are no scheduled flights from Frankfurt Rhein Afb Airport, you can get to the city from Frankfurt am Main International Airport, which is 15 kilometers away from the former. To get to the Frankfurt’s city centre, one of Germany’s major cities of commerce, art and culture, you can use public transportation vehicles such as shuttles, public buses, trains or ride your bicycle if you have one.

Bus

You can take buses to travel between the terminals at Frankfurt International Airport. These bus rides take about 10 minutes and enables passengers to travel between terminals easily.

Hotel Shuttles

Many hotels located in the city centre such as ACHAT Hotel, Best Western Amedia Frankfurt Airport, Holiday Inn Express Frankfurt Airport, Holiday Inn Frankfurt Airport North, InterCityHotel Frankfurt Airport, Mercure Hotel Frankfurt Airport Kelsterbach, NH Hotel Frankfurt Airport West, NH Frankfurt Niederrad, Ramada Frankfurt Messe and Ramada Niedernhausen Micador provide free or low priced shuttle services from Frankfurt International Airport. These shuttles are one of the most economic ways to travel for this route.

Airport Shuttles

You can also use the airport shuttles services, provided by private companies, which directly transport passengers to the many locations at city centre from the airport. To use the airport shuttle services, you must make a reservation by phone or on the internet before your arrival. If you give your flight information to the shuttle staff, shuttle driver will wait for you at a close location to the terminal you will be landing on and take you directly to your destination in the city centre. Traveling by airport shuttles does not usually take too much time, but in order not to be late to your destination you should consider the traffic jam which occurs occasionally. You can make reservation for the airport shuttles by yourself or through travel agencies.

Carsharing

Carsharing is also a low priced and comfortable way to travel to city centre from Frankfurt International Airport. You can take an available shared-use car by going to the carsharing location in P29 parking lot, just outside the Terminal 1. You can use the carsharing services at a cheaper price by registering to system in advance.

Rent-a-car

You can easily rent a car by going to many international rent-a-car company offices at the airport. To use the rent-a-car services in Frankfurt International Airport, you must first make sure that you have your valid driver licence and other  travel papers which may be required complete. You can contact the rent-a-car offices in the airport by phone or e-mail to get information about the papers required for the car rental, procedure and any other matters you would like to know about. By renting a car from an office at the same terminal where your flight is, you can directly get aboard without needing to transfer between the terminals.

Taxi

You can find a taxi in front of each of the Frankfurt International Airport’s terminals any time of the day. In Frankfurt, like in many other cities, taxis are one of the easiest and most comfortable ways to travel to city centre from the airport. Taxis in front of the terminals accept credit cards as well, but do not forget that you need a credit card available for foreign use. There are also large taxis that can carry up to seven passengers together at the airport. Traveling from airport to the city center takes about 20 – 30 minutes, depending on the traffic. Taxi fares may differ depending on the distance and the traffic situation but you can form an opinion about the average fare you need to pay by talking to the taxi driver in advance.

Train

You can travel directly to the locations like Frankfurt city centre, Hanau, Mainz, Aschaffenburg or Wiesbaden from the airport thanks to the train station which is connected directly to these cities. One of the biggest pros of traveling by train is it is cheaper than many other alternatives such as taxi or rent-a-car. Although traveling by train takes longer than taxis or rent-a-cars, espcially when there is no traffic, but it still saves time in case of a traffic jam. By taking the trains running on various routes such as S8, 21, S9, 55 or 75, you can travel to Frankfurt city centre or many other locations in Germany directly.  You can travel at a cheaper price by making a reservation through Rail & Fly service.

Last Updated: 11 May 2017

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Which airports can I use for Johannesburg-Frankfurt flights?

For Johannesburg-Frankfurt flights, you can use Grand Central Airport, Lanseria Intl. Airport, O.R. Tambo Intl. Airport, Rand Airport as departure airport, and Frankfurt Airport, Frankfurt Hahn Airport, Neu-Isenburg Airport, Rhein Main Afb Airport, Frankfurt (Main) Railway Station for arrival.

How many kilometers is the flight distance from Johannesburg-Frankfurt and how long does the flight take?

The flight distance between Johannesburg-Frankfurt is 8698 kilometers in total. The flight between the two cities takes 10 hour 50 minutes.

Which day is the most convenient for Johannesburg-Frankfurt flights?

When the average prices are examined, the most suitable day for Johannesburg-Frankfurt flights is Tuesday.

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