Johannesburg Transportation

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    Getting to Johannesburg

    by eckleyn Written Sep 4, 2002
    SAA Plane

    South Africa has a national carrier, "South African Airways" They fly too and from quite a few destinations. SAA was rated the topa airline in Africa. They also have some of the best engineers in the world and a few airlines send there planes here to be repaired.

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    Getting Aroung Johannesburg

    by eckleyn Written Sep 4, 2002

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    Afternoon Traffic

    Johannesburg has very little public transport, the busses and trains are not safe to catch. There are many Taxi compaies that will take you where you would need to go, otherwize you could hire a car, in which case a street map is a necessity as Johannesburg can be quite cofusing if you are not used to it. People on the roads can be quite pushy, as all Joburgers are always in a hurry. Traffic can also be a problem in the mornings and evenings.

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    We hired 'chartered' a taxi we...

    by pmchow Updated Aug 26, 2002

    We hired 'chartered' a taxi we found in front of Hilton Hotel as we thought that it was much safer...rather to get one from the road at random.
    He was indeed a nice guy, he drove us during 3 days to a 'Safari' spot on our way to Sun City!

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    Plane. South Africa is a big...

    by arzauk Updated Aug 26, 2002

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    Plane. South Africa is a big country (it takes 14 hours or more to drive from Cape Town, about 6 from Durban, and 5 from the Kruger Park)
    If you can, take a shuttle to your hotel (if they have one). Otherwise, if you can afford it, catch a taxi. The airport Bus go to the main train station (in Braamfontein), but public transport is almost non-existante, so you'll have to catch a taxi eventually.
    Avoid minitaxis (those minibuses from hell overloaded and falling to pieces).
    Taxis don't circulate freely; you have to order one on the phone.
    Buses run in a radial grid to town centre and outwards. They run every 10 minutes on peak hour, every hour during the day, and not at all at night.

    Best option: rent a car. Driving is on the left hand side of the road, like in the UK, and SA drivers drive VERY fast (forget about speed limits here, although they are a few speed cameras and the odd traffic cop around Xmas)

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  • Hire a car! The legitimate...

    by cherise Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Hire a car! The legitimate taxi's are pretty pricey, the so called 'black' taxis are not the safest, (altho' they are OK to use in Cape Town), and finding your way around JHB isn't particularly difficult. Try a reputable company like Avis, Hertz, Budget etc, all of which have terminals at the airport. For intercity travel, flights are probably best. Cheapest fares seem to be Sabena Nationwide, but check with your agent. I'd give inter-city bus travel a skip.

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  • Get yourself a decent...

    by DukeyToo Written Aug 24, 2002

    Get yourself a decent map...the place is terribly signposted, so you have to look hard for streetnames. They can be written on the road curb sometimes.

    There are a lot of places it can be dangerous to go at night, or even at day, so plan your routes carefully.

    Bus transportation is adequate, if a bit eratic and difficult to get timetables for.

    Most local trains are to be avoided, but intercity trains are ok. Especially the 'Blue Train', which is very luxurious.

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    By plane, of course! The...

    by Krystynn Written Aug 24, 2002

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    By plane, of course! The airport at Jo'burg is huge but... chaotic!!! Oh, and you MUST check out the quaint airport at SUN CITY too! Would you believe it when I say that it resembles an African Hut (complete with a straw-like roof!). It's truly unique. I'd try and get a pic of it scanned and post it up soon. Wait for it O.K.?

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    Plane Service to Johannesburg IV

    by MikeAtSea Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Kulula

    South Africa has got one budget air carrier Kulula, this no-frills and internet based airline also offers domestic services within South Africa.

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    JoBurg Airport

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Dec 28, 2008

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    Jo'Burg Airport

    Johannesburg Airport is one of the 2 major airports in South Africa for international departures or arrivals.

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    City Bug

    by MarioPortugal Updated Oct 19, 2006

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    Johannesburg

    City Bug
    Telephone:
    013-753-3392

    International:
    +27 (0) 137-533-392

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    1Time Airlines

    by cokes Updated Mar 28, 2006

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    Pic of the Plane.

    Well Just Like Kulula.Com Airlines , 1Time Airlines is another Budget Travel Airlines that you can use when flying domestic flights around South Africa.

    Its a very nice Airline to travel with.

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    Plane Service to Johannesburg III

    by MikeAtSea Written Mar 14, 2005

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    Nationwide

    The third airline of South Africa is Nationwide with domestic routes and one international route from London Gatwick.

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    Plane Service to Johannesburg II

    by MikeAtSea Written Mar 14, 2005

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    British Airways

    Also British Airways offers a number of international and domestic routes to Johannesburg International.

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    Plane Service to Johannesburg

    by MikeAtSea Written Mar 14, 2005

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    South African Airways

    SAA the national air carrier offers numerous international and domestic flights. The route network can be found on the web page below.

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    Greyhound Bus Services

    by cokes Written Jan 19, 2005

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    Greyhound Bus

    This is a luxury bus service which travels to destinations all over South Africa. The Buses are all equiped with TV`s , Radio`s and Air-condtioning.

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