AIRPORT TO SANDTON:
Most delegates will be arriving at Johannesburg International Airport (aka OR Tambo International Airport). If arriving between 5:00 am and approximately 19:30 to 20:00 pm, we advise that you use the Gautrain, which takes about 14 min between the airport and Sandton station, however Uber, meter taxis or car rental companies are available at the airport.
How to use the ‘Gautrain’: The ‘Gautrain’ is a safe ‘metro’ train operating from 05h15 to 20h28 each day. Trains run every 10 minutes during peak hours, and every 20 mins during off-peak hours. The Airport (OR Tambo International) service runs directly between OR Tambo Airport and Sandton Station. http://join.gautrain.co.za/Timetables.aspx
You will need to purchase a gold Gautrain card for R16.00 (smart card) onto which you load the value of your fare. A one way fare between OR Tambo airport and Sandton is R151-00. Please note that a minimum value of R25.00 must be available on the card to allow boarding.
If you arrive by Gautrain in Sandton, and use the Gautrain bus service within one hour of using the train, the fare will be R8.00. Use of Gautrain buses after one hour of using the train will be charged at R21. You will need to check the routes of the buses to see if they pass your hotel. http://join.gautrain.co.za/Buses.aspx
Blue ‘tuk tuks’ are also available at the entrance to the Gautrain station in Sandton and cost about R25 for a 4km radius. They operate until about 20h30.
For those staying in the Rosebank area, you can also use the Gautrain as the Sandton station is only 1 stop away from the Rosebank station. However remember that the train only operates until 21h00 with the last trains usually departing around 20:28.
Should you be staying at The Hilton Hotel, please enquire with the Hilton about their shuttle service.
Uber services: https://www.uber.com/en-ZA/airports/jnb/
Uber operates in South Africa, and you can safely choose a ride option. The rates from the airport to Sandton vary as follows:
Shuttles: Professional shuttle services offer a “meet and greet”, and transfer from the airport to your hotel at an average charge of ZAR460.
Meter Taxis: There are many meter taxis you can use and cost an average of about +ZAR350 from the airport to Sandton.
Car Rental: There are many car rental companies operating out of the airport, from which you can hire a car. The speed limits on our highways are 120km/h and in residential areas, either 60km/h or 70km/h. The highways around Johannesburg operate an electronic toll system (i.e. no booths / they are not manned). Car Rental companies will advise on how to make payment.
Should you be driving around South Africa, there are toll gates on all major highways. These are manned and payment can be made at the toll booths.
Here are a few of the many car rental companies operating out of Johannesburg International Airport (aka OR Tambo Airport):