Flights & Transport

Travel options to pretoria


By air

Flying into the OR Tambo International Airport is the easiest and most convenient way of getting to Pretoria from other cities in Africa, and from other international departure points. It is then a relatively short drive (40 minutes) from the airport to the centre of Pretoria.


Facilities and services at the airport are comprehensive and include several ATMs and banks, a duty-free shopping mall, a selection of bars and restaurants, a business centre and lifts for passengers with disabilities. Information kiosks are located in each of the six terminals. You’ll find baggage trolleys and porter services at designated areas throughout the airport, and visitors are cautioned to only use the blue-uniformed porters, who display ACSA-authorised permits.


If you're looking for an alternative to OR Tambo International airport, Lanseria International Airport is conveniently located north of Johannesburg, with easy access from the West Rand, Pretoria, and surrounds.

Airport facilities include an upgraded passenger terminal building, restaurants, duty free shopping, lounge facilities, ample parking, easy flow pick up and drop off area, and with improved road access getting to Lanseria Airport is hassle free. It is a 40 minute drive from the airport to the centre of Pretoria.


By Gautrain from OR Tambo International Airport

HATFIELD STATION (GPS: S:25°44.859′ E: 028°14.280′)


The Gautrain station at the airport is two levels above the Terminal A Arrivals and one level above the Terminal A Departures. Access is via a lift from either the ground (Terminal A Arrivals) or first level (Terminal A Departures), as well as an escalator on the first level (Terminal A Departures) opposite the KFC outlet. There are directions at the airport itself.

Before you can actually hop onto the train, you will have to purchase a Gautrain gold card. You can buy them directly from the ticket offices or at the Gautrain vending machines, for R13.


When you buy the card you also pay for, and load, whatever amount of credit you choose onto the card.

Load around R300 onto your card as this should be sufficient to take you all the way to Hatfield Station, and you will be able to use the Gautrain busses. A single fare from the airport to Hatfield is R 183.


You can register your Gautrain Gold Card at a ticket office - you will need your passport to register.

From the OR Tambo station you travel until you reach the Marlboro station. At the Marlboro Station you get off the train, and take the next train to Pretoria (make sure it is the North-South Commuter) and travel until you reach the Hatfield Station after Pretoria Station.


At the Hatfield station you may walk or take a taxi to Future Africa or your hotel.

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By shuttle

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By car

There are five main highways which come together in Gauteng, where Pretoria is situated, making the city accessible from all major population centres in the country.


Car rental:

Reservations no: 0861 016 622
Johannesburg Office: +27 (0) 11 392 3907

Avis Rent-A-Car
All Reservations Maxicall +27 (0) 86 102 1111

Tempest Car Rental
Contact: +27 (08) 61TEMPEST (8367378)
Tel: +27 (0) 84 234 1137
Fax: +27 (0) 86 670 4420
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City Lodge O.R. Tambo is based at the airport, and the recommended hotel for en-route accommodation in Johannesburg.
This City Lodge Hotel doesn’t just have its location to boast about though, as it also offers:
• Easy access to a wide variety of retailers and restaurants
• Banking facilities
• Boardroom and conference facilities
• Fitness Room with deck and pool available to all guests
• Café coffee shop
For reservations: