The Complete Guide to Lanseria International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa

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Johannesburg, South Africa, has two international airports., namely, Johannesburg International Airport and Lanseria International Airport. If you are flying to or from Lanseria, you will find some useful information in this complete guide to Lanseria International airport in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Lanseria International Airport Code

The Lanseria International Airport’s international airport code is HLA or FALA (ICAO). Although Lanseria International Airport is an international airport, there are currently no international carriers with flights to or from Lanseria. 

History of the Lanseria International Airport

Fanie Haacke and Abe Sher started the Lanseria Airport on land bought by the municipalities of Krugersdorp, Roodepoort and the Transvaal Peri-urban board. The consortium leased the land to the Lanseria Management Company on a 99-year lease that started in 1972. The Minister of Transport, Hannes Rall, opened the airport on 16 August 1974. 

Nelson Mandela flew to Lanseria Airport in 1990 when he was released from prison. 

A consortium consisting of Harith, Nozala and the Public Investment Corporation bought the airport on 15 November 2012. The airport opened on 11 November 2013 with a 45 meter-wide 07/25 runway. Kulula was the first carrier to land on the new runway. 

Where is the Lanseria International Airport?

The Lanseria International Airport is near Johannesburg in the Gauteng Province of South Africa. It is on the north-western border of the Gauteng province to the north of Johannesburg’s Randburg and Sandton suburbs. 

map with directions to lanseria airport
Map to Lanseria Airport

The Lanseria Airport’s address is Airport Rd, Lanseria, 1748, South Africa and its contact number is +27 11 367 0300. Lanseria Airport’s email address is pr@lanseria.co.za. The GPS coordinates for the airport are S 25° 56′ 22.9 E 27° 55′ 32.1 and you can find the website for the Lanseria Airport here.

The Lanseria Airport’s operating hours are 24 hours a day, every day of the year. 

For pictures of the Lanseria International Airport, see their Instagram account or images tagged with #LanseriaAirport. You can find the airport on Facebook or Twitter.

Transport to and from Lanseria Airport

Lanseria Airport is located near many areas, as reflected in the list below: 

  • Lanseria Airport is approximately 30 kilometres from Sandton. 
  • It is also 30 kilometres from Randburg.
  • It is about 55 kilometres from Pretoria to Lanseria Airport. 
  • To get from Lanseria Airport to Sunninghill is 30 kilometres.
  • From Lanseria Airport to Johannesburg’s city centre is 50 kilometres.
  • Lanseria Airport is 32 kilometres from Rosebank. 
  • From Lanseria Airport to Midrand is between 40 and 50 kilometres, depending on the route taken.
  • Lanseria airport is 15 kilometres from Kya Sands, the closest area to the airport.

The best way to get to Lanseria Airport is by car, meaning you can choose from the following transport options to get to or from the Lanseria Airport:

Uber or Bolt to and from Lanseria Airport

The easiest way to get to Lanseria Airport is using Uber or Bolt. 

Taxi services for Lanseria Airport

You can use Lanseria Taxis to get to and from Lanseria Airport and choose from different vehicles. You can phone them on 011 326 3260 or 079 066 6435 or, alternatively, email them at lanseriataxis@gmail.com.

Shuttle to and from Lanseria Airport

You can arrange a shuttle through your hotel or privately by using one of these options: GetTransfer, ShuttleFareAirportShuttleSA and Lanseria Taxis.

Special shuttle from Lanseria Airport to the Sandton Gautrain station

The Lanseria International Airport has a special shuttle service from the airport to the Sandton Gautrain station. For more information, contact the Lanseria International Airport shuttle service at the following phone number: 060 44 00 372 or email them at zulu@liashuttle.com or contact@liashuttle.com.

Use the Midrand Gautrain station with a taxi or Uber

Some people prefer taking the Gautrain from Sandton, Rosebank or Pretoria to the Midrand Station from where they can take Uber or a taxi to get to Lanseria International Airport.

Rent a car

There are several car hire options at the Lanseria Airport:

  • Avis car rental
  • Europcar
  • Tempest
  • Hertz
  • First
  • Bidvest
  • Thrifty Car
  • PSS car rental

Parking at Lanseria Airport

The Lanseria International Airport has safe and secure parking facilities for short- and long-term parking. Long-term parking is for three days and 8 hours or longer. They provide shaded carport parking with guards who patrol the car parks throughout the day and night.

Access to the parking lots is controlled with entrance and exit booms, together with interlocking spike barriers. The parking areas are near the main terminal building, and the airport has golf carts to take you to and from the parking area if you prefer not to walk. The airport also offers disabled parking facilities in special bays and can accommodate trailers (for free).

You don’t need to pre-book parking as it works on a first-come, first-served basis and you can pay for your parking with your credit card. You can find the parking fees for long- and short-term parking on the website. Also, check Lanseria Airport’s social media channels for specials on parking rates.

Flights to and from Lanseria Airport

Lanseria Airport offers flights to and from Lanseria to Cape Town and Durban in South Africa. Currently, the two carriers operating from Lanseria Airport are FlySafair and Kulula, with both airlines offering several flights per day with additional flights over weekends. For the updated departure and arrival schedule, see the schedule on the Lanseria Airport Website or consult the relevant airline carrier’s website.

Due to Covid flight frequency and schedules may differ from normal times – find out from the airline what flights are available

The facilities in the Lanseria Airport terminal building

The Lanseria Airport recently upgraded the terminal building. Let’s look at what the Lanseria Airport offers.

What restaurants are at Lanseria Airport

Currently, it offers several restaurants, including:

  • Goudens for halaal cuisine from Durban.
  • Kuaui for healthy meals with ethically sourced ingredients.
  • Vida E Cafe to satisfy your coffee and pastry needs
  • Wiesenhof Restaurant for a variety of meals and an open viewing deck of the aeroplanes. 
  • Wimpy, a South African favourite fast-food chain

Lanseria Airport lounges

Recently a Slow Lounge opened at the Lanseria Airport and there are also a Bidvest and a VVIP lounge for you to choose from.

Lanseria Airport shops

The Lanseria Airport offers the following shops:

  • The Local Choice Pharmacy for your last-minute medicine needs
  • A Tower Bureau De Change for your foreign exchange needs
  • Electro for electronics, including digital photo and video, computers, travel equipment and accessories, and cellular devices and accessories.
  • Knick Knack Kiosk for light snacks or reading materials
  • Wings’ N Things for aviation-related products

ATMs at the Lanseria Airport

The Lanseria Airport has ATMs from FNB, Absa, Nedbank and Standard Bank. 

Free WiFi

You can get limited free WiFI at Lanseria Airport.

Baggage wrapping at Lanseria Airport

5BOP wraps luggage at Lanseria Airport for a fee of R90+ per item.

Lanseria Airport’s viewing deck

Wiesenhof Restaurant offers an open viewing deck of the airport. 

Future development of the Lanseria Airport 

Over the next ten years, further development of the Lanseria Airport will take place through a project called “the Lanseria Airport City Mega Project” and will establish the Lanseria Smart City – the first city in South Africa to be built around an airport. 

The Complete Guide to Lanseria International Airport

Frequently asked questions:

Visitors often want to know the answers to these frequently asked questions about the Lanseria International Airport:

Is Lanseria Airport or OR Tambo Airport closer to Pretoria?

Depending on your location in Pretoria, the two airports are the same distance from Pretoria. Lanseria Airport is 55 kilometres from Pretoria, while OR Tambo Airport (Johannesburg International Airport) is 53 kilometres from Pretoria.

How far is Lanseria Airport from Rustenburg?

Lanseria Airport is approximately 100 kilometres from Rustenburg and it will take you about an hour to travel from Lanseria Airport to Rustenburg by car. 

Is Lanseria Airport closer to Sun City than OR Tambo Airport?

 Lanseria Airport is an hour and forty-five minutes drive from Sun City, while OR Tambo is a 2-hour and 15 minutes’ drive from Rustenburg. Therefore, Lanseria Airport is much closer to Sun City than OR Tambo. 

How far is Lanseria Airport from OR Tambo airport?

Lanseria Airport is about 60 kilometres from OR Tambo airport and getting from one airport to the other will take about an hour, depending on the traffic. You can do this by car (Uber, Bolt or Taxi) or take the Gautrain from OR Tambo to Sandton Gautrain station, where you can get a shuttle to Lenasia Airport. Always arrange the shuttle in advance to make sure it is available. 

Does the Gautrain go to Lanseria International Airport?

The Gautrain does not connect to Lanseria Airport, but you can travel from any of the Gautrain stations in Centurion, Pretoria, Rosebank, Marlborrow or Parktown using Uber or a taxi. Keep in mind there is a special airport shuttle from Sandton Gautrain station to Lanseria Airport.

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