Lanseria Airport Transfers
Lanseria, situated north-west of Johannesburg, has long been the gateway to many unforgettable escapades for locals. Thanks largely to continued discoveries at The Cradle of Humankind in the Sterkfontein Caves and the subsequent proclamation of the area as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Lanseria International Airport − or Johannesburg airport as it is also known – has enjoyed a big and sustained resurgence in popularity with international visitors.
Getting to Lanseria from OR Tambo International Airport or Sandton
To get to Lanseria from OR Tambo Airport or Sandton, you can go via Kempton Park and Centurion on the R21. This route by car takes you about 55 minutes in moderate traffic. It is a good alternative route but you will be tolled, so have your change in the local rand currency at the ready.
The distance is slightly longer, but negligibly so, should you go via the R512. Head south-east from OR Tambo, and take a right after about 200 metres onto To Parking Road (the sign). Keep right, then right again onto exit 46 after the road has forked. Once on exit 46, follow the R24/Johannesburg signage. Once on the R24, you’ll travel for 8,4 km before the road merges into the N12/R24. Here you’ll encounter the first partial toll.
After 1,1 km, take exit 113 for the N3 to get onto the N12 towards Kimberley, Germiston and Durban. Keep right at the fork, and follow the signage for N3/N1 Pretoria and head for the N3 Eastern Bypass. After 15,8 km you’ll be on the Western Bypass (N1). Take exit 90 to get you to Malibongwe Drive, and turn right onto Malibongwe Drive/R512, turn right onto Ashenti Road, then right again onto Airport Road.
The roads are tarred and well signposted, but driving from Sandton to Lanseria is the stressful option. The most convenient option of course is to fly in directly to Lanseria Airport from overseas, or from Durban, Cape Town or other local cities. This posh, privately owned airport is well serviced by all the local airline carriers.
Car rental in Johannesburg Airport can be found at the terminals, where several major global rental companies have a presence.
This cutting-edge, technology-forward airport is not part of the Airport Company South Africa (ACSA) but is privately owned. As such, it is free to pioneer innovations not yet implemented in the other local airports.
One such major innovation came in June 2017, when the airport was the first to introduce self-service technology. Check in online, whether on your smartphone or other device, and check in your baggage, all in less than under one hour. You’ll be at the boarding gate before you can say ‘take off!’. This self-service section is the first for any airport in Africa.
The airport also boasts cutting-edge security checks, a sought-after slow lounge, a brand-new control tower and a multi-floor parkade.
As for Lanseria Airport transfers, there are no problems. The airport has a dedicated easy park-and-pay system where the numerous dedicated cab-style Lanseria Airport transfers are arranged and meet for pick-up. Of course there are also private meet and greet services, at a premium.
Of importance to note when it comes to Lanseria Airport transfers is Ring n Ride. Ring n Ride Lanseria Airport transfers is promoted as a service provider by the airport itself. This airport-terminal-to-door service operates in the urban areas west of the Midlands in Gauteng and is particularly designed to assist the elderly, infirm or anyone else for whom using conventional transport proves a challenge.
Most airports in South Africa have wheelchair access but not nearly enough has been done to make it easier for these passengers to board or get to the airport in general. Once again, this privately owned airport has shown just why it is at the cutting-edge of convenience and forward-thinking with its special focus on inclusivity regarding Lanseria transfers.
Lanseria transfers are also serviced by private charters, and taxi transfers. Lanseria Airport Taxi Services is the only authorised taxi service provider at the airport. However, despite other Uber-style companies not having been officially endorsed as providers of Lanseria Airport transfers, there are quite a few reliable companies dedicated to airport transfers in Lanseria.
Lanseria Airport transfers also got a boost in 2014 with the introduction of the Lanseria International Airport Shuttle Service which runs from Lanseria to the Sandton Gautrain Station. This is ideal as a one of the Lanseria to OR Tambo transfers.
Top tourist activities in Lanseria
There’s so much more to Lanseria than the Cradle of Humankind! As the area is rich in tourism infrastructure you are guaranteed to get a cab, minibus, or shuttle-style service when arranging Lanseria Airport transfers to any of these sites.
You’ll experience the majesty of the Big Five and numerous other fabulous endemic wildlife creatures by visiting all or one of these: The Lion Park, Zoo Lake, Magalies Wild Game Farm, and De Wildt Cheetah Sanctuary. Airport transfers in Lanseria to Zoo Lake and the Cheetah Sanctuary are particularly easy to arrange, as these destinations are a mere 35km and 44 km away from the airport respectively.
The sanctuary is open every week with guided tours on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday, where tourists can also interact with hyenas and African Wild Dogs.
Need an interactive, educational but fun escapade for the kids? Don’t miss the largest science hub in Africa, the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre. If you’re not sure since when science has been so cool, you’re sure to find out! Many taxi-style, pay per kilometre Lanseria Airport transfers will get you to Sci-Bono in a jiffy. It is a major draw.
Need some luxury shopping, or to stock up on every day essentials, camping gear or just want to dine out? Fourways Mall awaits. As one of SA’s major malls, it houses just about everything you could want – and need – under one stylish roof. Several airport transfers in Lanseria will easily get you here; if unsure, ask at the tourism desk. Or, make this a pit-stop as part of your Lanseria to OR Tambo transfers.
You’d be making the mistake of a lifetime is you don’t factor in a stop – no matter how short – to Vilikazi Street in Soweto as part of your Lanseria to OR Tambo transfers. A slice of history does not get bigger than this – the street at one point was home to both Nobel Prize winners and great giants of history, Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu.