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Johannesburg Airport Transfers and Taxis

Unbeatable prices for your Tambo airport taxi


Hand picked & english speaking drivers


Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


24/7 Email & Phone support

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  • 20 minute gap between transfers

    Following each ride, our drivers have at least 20 minutes to thoroughly clean the surfaces of the car and ventilate the cabin.

  • Regular Car Sanitisation

    Our drivers thoroughly sanitise and disinfect cars according to Welcome Safety Protocol

  • Contactless ride

    When you book, you can request to have zero contact with the driver during the transfer with just one click. In this case, the driver won’t help you with your luggage or shake hands.

  • Sanitiser in every car

    We provide hand sanitisers and hand wipes for all our travellers. Our drivers have their own sanitiser, which they use before and after every ride

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5-Star Service for your Johannesburg Airport Transfer

Starting your vacation in South Africa by fighting your way through the limited public transport options, waiting in line at ticket counters and leaving your personal belongings exposed is not the way to go. Instead, you deserve the peace of mind that a private, air-conditioned and comfortable Johannesburg airport taxi brings. 

Once you’ve made your way through baggage claim at Johannesburg airport, your English-speaking driver will be waiting for you just outside of the arrivals terminal holding a sign with your name one it. To make sure everything runs smoothly, your driver will receive live updates on your plane’s arrival time, so even if you’re delayed or get in early, your driver will be there waiting when you arrive. Once you’ve met your driver, he will help to carry your luggage and lead you to your pre-selected vehicle. 

During your Johannesburg airport transfer, your driver will let you know about the hidden gems of the city and share with you some of the best things to see and do during your trip. With all of your transfer needs covered, all that’s left for you to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the stunning South African scenery as you make your way to your hotel. 


Hand picked & english speaking drivers


Same price as a regular Taxi from the line


Drivers are always on time


24/7 Email & Phone support

How much does a taxi cost?

Taxi prices
Day time
(05:00 - 24:00)
Night time
(00:00 - 05:00)
38 €
38 €
40 MIN
38 €
38 €
40 MIN

A Welcome Tambo Airport Taxi to suit your needs

South Africa is a beautiful place to have a vacation, so experiencing those initial moments with your loved ones is so important. At Welcome Pickups, we know the importance of sticking together, that’s why we have different Tambo airport taxi sizes to suit every group. If you’re travelling with a standard-sized group of 4, you can enjoy a transfer in one of our stylish sedans. Or, if you’re a group of up to 8 people, one of our spacious minivans will do the trick. 

What our customers say about Welcome

"Anabelia, our tour guide was wonderful. She guided us through history and food and made great suggestions and enabled us to understand Greek culture and the food. I would highly recommend this tour.”

Directions for your Johannesburg airport transfer

O.R Tambo International Airport is the busiest airport in Africa and the main hub for domestic and international flights to and from Johannesburg. The shortest route from Johannesburg airport to the city centre is 34 km and the total journey time in a Johannesburg airport taxi is approximately 40 minutes. Once your driver exits the airport compound, he will merge onto the R24 highway heading southeast to the central district of the city. The highway will eventually become the Albertina Sisulu boulevard which runs through the heart of the city. From here, your driver will use the local roads to reach the exact location of your hotel.

A Johannesburg airport taxi is the top choice

Choosing to take public transportation from Johannesburg airport it limiting, time-consuming and congested. To make your Johannesburg airport transfer run smoothly, we suggest taking a private, air-conditioned and safe airport taxi. Johannesburg airport taxi drivers accept credit cards and are available 24/7, making them an extremely convenient option.

Cost of a Johannesburg airport taxi

Taxis at Johannesburg airport have a regulated charging system using a taximeter based on the distance travelled. Usually, the first few kilometres are charged at a higher rate, so the longer your journey, the more cost-effective it will be per km. 

The cost of your Johannesburg airport transfer will depend on the exact location of your hotel in the city, but will be around €38 during the day and at night. It’s worth noting, however, that there may be additional charges added to your total fee for things such as excess luggage, travelling during holidays or late at night. To ensure a flat-rate fee with no hidden extras, we recommend booking your Johannesburg airport taxi in advance. 

The benefits of booking a Welcome Airport Taxi

Unbeatable prices, stellar customer service and 5-star reviews are just the beginning of why Welcome Pickups are raising the bar of the travel industry. Welcome also offers fully customised in-destination travel experiences and extras, so you can make the most out of your time in Johannesburg. Why not utilise our popular skip-the-line tickets for some of the top attractions in the city, such as the fascinating Apartheid Museum, old Reef City and the magical Lion & Safari Park. On the day of your transfer from Johannesburg airport, your driver will hand-deliver your tickets, so you don’t have to waste any of your time waiting in line. Welcome Pickups also offer both private and shared experiences throughout Johannesburg through 5* providers that have been hand-picked based on real customer reviews. Leaving your in-destination travel experiences to Welcome Pickups will guarantee you unforgettable memories in Johannesburg that you’ll be talking about for years to come.

Frequently asked questions

How far is Johannesburg airport from the city?

Johannesburg airport is located just 34km away from the city centre. Taking a Tambo airport taxi will take you around 40 minutes in light traffic and will cost approximately 38€ based on a taximeter.

Do taxis in Johannesburg take credit cards?

All Johannesburg airport taxi drivers now accept credit card payments. However, when taking a taxi in the city centre of Johannesburg, it’s hit and miss. If you need to pay by card, we suggest asking your driver before entering the vehicle or checking for the Visa/MasterCard logo on the window.

Where do I meet my driver?

On the day of your transfer from Johannesburg airport, your driver will be waiting patiently just outside of the arrivals terminal, holding a sign with your name on it. To make sure you can spot each other easily, one day before you’re due to fly into Johannesburg, you’ll receive an email containing your driver’s name, photo and phone number.

What do I do if my flight is delayed?

There’s absolutely no need to worry if your plane is delayed or even getting in a little early. All of our Welcome Pickups drivers receive live updates on your plane’s arrival, so they will always be right on time.

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