O.R. Tambo International Airport

Hub of South Africa

O.R. Tambo International Airportis South Africa's principal Airport. The airport is situated 20km from the city centre. It houses the Gautrain station linking the airport to key metropolitan area's, main business districts and tourist areas.

New Immigration Regulation: Travelling with Children

As of the 1st of June 2015 the Department of Home Affairs has amended their regulation when travelling with children abroad.For detailed information please see the below link.


Important Hand Luggage Information

As from 2 February 2015, Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) will assist airlines with re-enforcing a stricter hand baggage policy of one piece at 7kg and a *slim line laptop bag or a small hand bag.

In effect, only two items are allowed. The dimensions for the 7kg bag should be: 56cm (L) x 36cm (B) x 23 cm (H); total dimensions 115cm including handles and wheels.

Travellers who don’t meet these requirements will be sent back by ACSA security to the relevant airline’s check-in counters.

* A slim line laptop bag is specifically designed to fit a laptop and a charger, not clothing and documents.

Contact Information

  • Lost Luggage

    Call: +27 11 928 8654/8671

  • Reservation Information

    From South Africa: 0860 04 05 06 (Lines open 24 hours a day)
    Outside South Africa: +27 21 440 6660

  • Frequent Flyer Queries

    Call: 0861 636 237 (Miles and More)
    Fax: +27 21 415 3569


Our SWISS First Class lounge is the Virgin Clubhouse, the Shongolo lounge for Business Class, Senators and STAR gold members and are both located after passport control. The lounges provide internet access, newspapers and full bar service offering drinks and snacks.

Flight Timetable

Johannesburg - Zurich Zurich - Johannesburg
Flight Number
Johannesburg - Zurich
LX 289
Zurich - Johannesburg
LX 288
Departure - Arrival
Johannesburg - Zurich
20:30 - 06:10(+1)
Zurich - Johannesburg
22:45 - 10:20 (+1)
Johannesburg - Zurich
Zurich - Johannesburg


All SWISS flights depart from Terminal A at O.R. Tambo International Airport.
The SWISS Ticket Office is situated atInternational departures opposite check-in counter A100 and is open daily from 08:00 - 21:00.

Please check-infor your SWISS flight 60 minutes before departure. We recommend that our passengers arrive at the airport and the departure gate well in advance. No fast track is available for premium passengers through immigration and security.

Minimum Connecting Times

The minimum connecting time at O.R. Tambo International Airport between international and domestic flights is one and a half hours. We strongly advise our passengers to adhere to these times to ensure a smooth transit.