As a modern space with well-designed pedestrian flow, the Sandton business district is a space in which you can freely walk around.
Shops, hotels, offices and the conference venue are all in close proximity, and you are never too far from a coffee shop, a place to buy a book, or a fine dining establishment. In addition, the city encourages its citizens and visitors to make use of public transport to ease traffic congestion and cut the carbon load.
TRANSPORTATION & DIRECTIONS FROM O.R. TAMBO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Directions from O.R. Tambo International Airport to the Sandton Convention centre.
If you are driving: From the Airport, take the N1 Pretoria motorway. Take the Marlboro off ramp and continue to T-junction. Turn left at the T-junction into Katherine Street and then right 5th Street. Turn right on to Maude Street and SCC will be on your left.
GPS Coordinates: S26° 06.394’ | E028° 03.221’
Transport from the airport:
The Gautrain, a rapid rail network, has a line from the airport to Sandton, from where you can change to catch another train to Johannesburg or Pretoria. Total travel time is around 25 minutes. Find the station one level below departures in the Central Terminal building.
Price Estimate from OR Tambo to Sandton: R151-R160
Hotel Shuttle Bus Service
Most of the big hotels operate their own shuttle bus services to and from the airport, which visitors are advised to make use of. Book your seat in advance when you make your room reservation to ensure that you are met at the airport. You can also make arrangements by calling your hotel on arrival.
Minibus services to various key parts of the city are also available, and are generally cheaper than taxis. Make sure you book one of the commercial services with kiosks inside the airport (in the arrivals hall). There are plenty of informal minibus services for hire at the airport, but their quality of service cannot be guaranteed.
Price Estimate from OR Tambo to Sandton: R300-R600
Cars are readily available for hire at the airport. All the major car rental agencies serve OR Tambo, and you should have no problems finding a car to suit both your pocket and your required level of comfort and performance. The agencies' kiosks are all to be found in the domestic arrivals public concourse, and a golf cart shuttle service operates to and from the parking areas.
Metered taxis, recognisable by the yellow "taxi" lights on the car roofs, are available at the airport. While these are considerably more expensive than the bus services, they can drop you directly at the front door of your destination. Although locals tend to avoid metered taxis, foreigners may find this the quickest form of transport and the tariffs relatively affordable.
Price Estimate from OR Tambo to Sandton: R300-R500
Uber is the smartest way to get around. One tap and a car comes directly to you. Your driver knows exactly where to go. And payment is completely cashless.
Price Estimate from OR Tambo to Sandton: R263-349