Arriving at Oliver Tambo International Airport for the first time can be a bit daunting, but with Thrifty you can arrive knowing that you are sorted when it comes to car hire. Johannesburg airport is the largest of the airports in South Africa, and one of the biggest on the continent. Situated in the Kempton Park area on Johannesburg’s East Rand (Ekurhuleni), OR Tambo enjoyed major renovations ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa and offers truly world-class facilities.
The airport has gone through a number of names already, previously being known as Jan Smuts and Johannesburg International before it was branded OR Tambo back in 2006. It is also the first stop for many international travellers visiting South Africa.
Should you be arriving on business, the bustling Sandton area is just 28kms away from the airport, which takes around 30 minutes by road – depending on the time of your travels and traffic. If you are off to the nation’s capital, Pretoria, you can expect a journey of between 40 minutes and an hour – as it is 63.4kms away via the R21.
Johannesburg CBD is a short 28.4kms away from the airport, and there are also a number of hotel options close to the airport in the areas of Kempton Park, Boksburg and Bedfordview.
Before heading onto the roads, you can make use of the facilities at OR Tambo. Enjoy a meal or a snack at any of the restaurants and coffee shops, check your email or even charge your phone. There are also a number of retail outlets where you can stretch your legs and browse the goods on offer.
If you need to draw some cash, you can make use of the ATM machines or even the foreign exchange for international travellers.
Browse our wide range of vehicles online and you can make a reservation in just one minute. If you take the time now to secure car hire, Johannesburg airport will be a breeze!