Getting There in Johannesburg

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Johannesburg getting there depends if you are coming from out of the country or you are already in South Africa.

By Air

This city has an international airport known as OR Tambo which serves both local and international carriers. You also have the option of using smaller airports like Rand Airport (Germiston) which allows private planes to land there. Grand Central Airport found in Midrand is used by smaller or privately owned planes and helicopters. In you are coming in from other major South African cities, you will land at Lanseria Airport.

By Road

Johannesburg getting there by road is the second largely used mode of transport as it is a landlocked city. There are major roads that connect to this city. If you are coming from Durban, use the N3 Eastern highway and for people coming Cape Town or Pretoria have to use N1 Western highway. Cities of Kimberley and Witbank connect to Johannesburg via the N12 Southern highway. Roads are well built and maintained.

You may choose to use Greyhound Luxury Bus services from many of the many cities to get to Johannesburg. You may also decide to rent a car from major cities from companies like Hertz or Avis. Most South African cities have bus and coach for hire companies depending the vehicle seats. Among these companies are; Western Cape Coaches and Springbok Atlas. You may choose from self driven or hire driven vehicles.

By Rail

This city is connected by rail from places like Pretoria, many towns near Witwatersrand and Soweto. From Johannesburg International Airport, you may also get a train directly to the city center.

If you want to travel to Johannesburg, getting there is not a problem.



Johannesburg is one of the most important transportation hubs in South Africa (if not in the region).

Johannesburg boasts one of Africa's few hubs for air travel, with regular connections throughout the continent, as well as to Europe and Australasia.

South Africa's (limited) rail network more or less centers in Johannesburg, providing connections to for example Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Durban and Pretoria.

Long distance busses connect Johannesburg with cities all over the country as well as some cities in neighbouring countries.

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