Metrobus announce improved route from CBD and OR Tambo


The Johannesburg Metrobus has developed and implemented improved operating times on the OR Tambo International Airport route during the off peak hours to connect commuters to the airlines more efficiently.

Communication specialist for the City of Johannesburg Nkosinathi Nkabinde said, “A Metrobus route to OR Tambo International Airport will offer now seven daily trips to and from OR Tambo International Airport terminals and at Gandhi Square in Johannesburg CBD. It goes through Betrams, Albertina Sisulu Road, Eastgate Terminus, Bedford Plaza, Barbara Road (R24) and Kempton Park to support shift times for commuters and airport staff that are travelling from the City of Johannesburg to OR Tambo International Airport.”

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The OR Tambo International Airport Metrobus Service operates every two hours with stops at Kempton Park, Hillbrow and Gandhi Square. The buses are departing from the Gandhi Square Metrobus site with select trips to the OR Tambo Airport Post Office.

Nkabinde said, “The bus trip to OR Tambo takes approximately forty to fifty five minutes during morning peak traffic hours, and around forty-five to fifty-five minutes during afternoon rush-hour traffic. During other times of the day, the journey only takes about thirty to forty five minutes.”

Metrobus tickets for the OR Tambo International Airport routes can be purchased at Gandhi Square and cost between R10.20 and R21.76 per person for a one-way trip.

Nkabinde added, “Johannesburg Metro buses ferry approximately 55 000 commuters every weekday on over 220 routes within the City of Johannesburg.”

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“Passengers travelling to and from OR Tambo International Airport will find the additional bus services to be highly efficient, and to provide a much-needed connection to the city centre of Johannesburg”, said acting Managing Director of Johannesburg Metrobus, Sabata Makoele.

“Johannesburg Metrobus is currently undergoing a transformation process including a new business model in order to ensure that the City of Johannesburg provides effective and efficient public transport system to its citizens”, said Makoele.


Johannesburg Metrobus Control Room at 011 403 0019 between 07:30 and 19h00.

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By Andrei van Wyk

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