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VISITORS are warned that Johannesburg, much like Los Angeles, is a young and sprawling city geared to the freeway-borne private motorist, and public transport, geared mainly to the city's workers, may not be appropriate for foreign tourists.

Which doesn't mean you can't get around. Tourists arriving at Johannesburg's international airport, OR Tambo International, a half-hour drive from most major parts of the city, will be relieved to learn that the big hotels operate their own shuttle bus services to and from the airport, which visitors are advised to make use of. Make sure you inquire about shuttle services and book your seat when you make your room reservation. Other minibus services to various key parts of the city are also available and can be booked at kiosks close to the airport entrance. These are probably the cheapest option for those not able to use hotel shuttle services. Make sure you book one of the commercial services with kiosks inside the airport - there are plenty of informal minibus services for hire at the airport, but their quality of service cannot be guaranteed.

Cars are readily available for hire at the airport, and this is the option preferred by experienced visitors to the city, for whom a car is the only flexible form of transport. There are 10 reputable car hire companies with facilities at terminal four of OR Tambo International Airport. You should have no problems finding a car to suit both your pocket and your required level of comfort and performance. Be warned, however, that the spaghetti-like freeway interchanges between the airport and the city are not easily negotiated by novices, who are liable to get lost quickly.

Metered taxis, recognisable by the yellow "taxi" lights on the car roofs, are also available at the airport. These are considerably more expensive than the bus services, but do at least ensure that visitors are dropped directly at the front doors of their destinations. Although locals tend to avoid metered taxis, foreigners may find this the quickest form of transport and the tariffs relatively affordable.
 

 


 

 


 

 

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