Airports and airlines
O.R. Tambo International Airport
O.R. Tambo International Airport is the busiest air-transport hub on the African continent, the airport serves over 18million passengers a year. O.R. Tambo airport lies 30km east of Sandton. The airport is spacious, modern and easy to get around. Passengers are served by two terminals, A and B, which merge after you have passed through the security checkpoints.
South African Airways flights depart from Terminal B. For safety make your bags are safely locked or wrapped. For real-time flight information, text your flight number to 35007. Tel: +27 (0) 11 921 6262 (airport help desk), or 086 727 7888 (flight information), or visit www.acsa.co.za
An online travel agency offering price comparison on flight bookings for South Africa’s major airlines and low cost carriers. Tel: 0861 878 278 or +27 (0) 21 468 4300, www.travelstart.co.za. Speak to a consultant 09:00 -17:00, Sat 09:00-13:00
Gauteng’s public transport system is currently undergoing something of a revolution, beginning with the Gautrain and the Rea Vaya bus-rapid transit system.
The Gautrain rapid rail link is the first rapid rail network in Africa. The rail connection comprises two links, one between Tshwane and Johannesburg and the other between OR Tambo International Airport and Sandton.
The system offers a fast, convenient, safe and efficient public transport service. It takes 15 minutes to travel from Sandton to OR Tambo International Airport on the Gautrain and 35 minutes from Tshwane to Park Station in Johannesburg.
In 2014, the Gautrain’s airport service (Sandton to OR Tambo International Airport) was improved with earlier trains in the mornings and later trains in the evenings.
The Gautrain is well patronised by residents and tourists alike on its Pretoria to Johannesburg and OR Tambo International Airport route, with Rea Vaya buses extending routes into the suburbs.
However, driving still remains the order of the day in Gauteng, and renting a car, or using metered cabs, is very much advised. South Africans drive on the left side of the road.
Emperors Palace Complimentary Shuttle
Emperors Palace offers a complimentary shuttle between Emperors Palace and OR Tambo International Airport.
The Shuttle runs every 20 minutes from 06h00 in the morning till 23h00 at night.
After 23H00 or before 06h00, the Shuttle is available on request – Transport Desk 011 928 1762. The Shuttle Terminal is located opposite the International Arrivals Terminal, behind the Inter-Continental Hotel.
The Shuttle works on a first come first served basis.
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Parking is free of charge for all attendees attending the conference and exhibiting. You will need to mention that you are attending the conference at the gates.