Experience comfort and luxury on flights from Miami to Johannesburg with Qatar Airways from the moment you come on-board. Sit back in spacious seating that allows you to really stretch out and relax, while you enjoy a choice of award-winning in-flight services and a menu of delicious cuisine. This is truly air travel as it is supposed to be: a real treat and an all-round luxury experience that leaves you relaxed, refreshed and ready to explore the Rainbow City.
Johannesburg began life as a gold mining outpost in the 19th century but today is better known as the former residence of Nelson Mandela, who was brought up in a house in the city’s Soweto Township. This has been turned into the Nelson Mandela National Museum. To get more familiar with the history of this country, the Apartheid Museum is also worth a visit. Another popular attraction is Herman Ekstein Park just to the north, which encompasses a zoo and a boating lake, making it the perfect destination for families and travellers looking to get more in touch with nature.
The Sunshine State’s main airport serves one of the United States largest cities, and is one of only eight US airports currently able to accommodate the new A380 Airbus.
The focus in this bright, efficient airport is on customer service, and passengers flying from Miami with Qatar Airways will find the staff incredibly friendly and welcoming, making departures from this international air hub a real pleasure.
In 2014 it was voted as one of the world’s best airports serving 40-50 million passengers at the Skytrax World Airport Awards.
Parking and transportation
Miami International Airport is exceptionally well served with public transport, with direct links to Miami-Dade Transit's Metrorail, Metrobus network, the Greyhound Bus Lines and to the Tri-Rail commuter rail system.
The MIA Mover is a passenger movement system that transports passengers between terminals and Miami Central Station. Both bus and rail coverage is extensive, fast, reliable and affordable. Add to this a fleet of efficient taxis and limousine services and you have a comprehensive ground transport system that’s admired throughout the aviation industry.
Car parking is also plentiful, with a total of 8,233 spaces, and valet parking available in the Dolphin and Flamingo garages on the departure level, across from concourses D and J.
Arriving at Miami
Passengers flying from Miami with Qatar Airways depart from the North Terminal Concourse D. This is a huge terminal, so it is important to ensure that you check upon arrival for the correct check in gates as marked on the automated display boards.
Alternatively, call ahead to confirm your flight and departure time, concourse and gate, or check online at www.miami-airport.com. You will need to arrive at least two hours before your departure time to clear check in and customs.
Facilities and amenities
Miami International Airport has an exceptional selection of facilities and amenities, as one would expect from such a large air hub. Concourse D has two multi-media auditoriums that can be booked for business functions, and Wi-Fi is available in some public areas and lounges.
There is a wide range of award-winning shops and retail outlets selling exclusive, luxury goods and accessories, and an excellent selection of cafés, restaurants and food outlets serving international cuisine.
The Rainbow Nation’s capital, Johannesburg is an iconic destination that welcomes both leisure and business travellers all year round. The city is the economic epicentre of South Africa, and is also its administrative and political heart.
Book a flight to Johannesburg with Qatar Airways and you’ll discover a city that’s lively, vibrant and welcoming, with a rich and complex culture and plenty of character. And with six million trees planted within the city, it’s also one of the world’s greenest metropolis, making it cool and pleasant during the hotter summer months.
Johannesburg is a huge city, so it’s good to have a couple of reference points to work with. The easiest to recognise are the Brixton Tower and the Hillbrow Tower, both of which you can use to orientate yourself.
The Market Theatre area is the city’s cultural heart, where you’ll find plenty of live music and street performances. Johannesburg Art Gallery, on the corner of Klein and King George street, is the largest art gallery in Africa and houses an astonishing collection of internationally important works, as well as a rich selection of native art.
The Origins Centre - The South African Museum of Rock Art, explores the ancient history of humanity in Africa, including its archaeological roots and progress throughout the continent. A fascinating and very different museum.
No trip is complete without a visit to the Top of Africa, in the Carlton Centre on Commissioner St, and Africa’s tallest building. From here you can get an exceptional panoramic view of the city and surrounding countryside, all the way to the rugged and dramatic coastline.
Flights to Johannesburg with Qatar Airways land at O.R. Tambo International Airport, 21km from the city centre and the busiest airport in Africa. Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure. Before you fly to Johannesburg please check the visa and passport requirements.
Currency: South African Rand (ZAR)
Voltage: 220 / 230 V 50 Hz
Plugs: Type M
Language: English / Zulu / Xhosa / Afrikaans
International dialing code: +27
More Information: Read our Johannesburg Travel Guide
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