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Arrive in South Africa’s largest city relaxed and refreshed, courtesy of luxury flights from New York City to Johannesburg with Qatar airways. This vibrant metropolis is the financial epicentre of the country, and popular with both tourists and business travellers. Whether its business or pleasure, on-board our state-of-the-art aircraft you will experience a long haul flight that is both smooth and stress-free. Thanks to our attentive cabin crew you will enjoy award-winning service delivered with a smile.
Johannesburg South Africa’s powerhouse is not just a financial centre but also offers a vast range of cultural highlights, vibrant nightlife and lots of outdoor adventure. Discover the history of the region in one of many speciality museums, or encounter the ‘big 5’ animals including lions and elephants in one of the many local game reserves. You'll arrive ready to discover this amazing city, thanks to our premium quality service from New York to Johannesburg with Qatar Airways.
The iconic JFK airport is representative of the city it serves – big, busy and vibrant. A total of eight terminals and all the major international carriers connect passengers all over the world.
Packed with facilities and friendly staff, JFK is one of the world’s busiest air hubs. Because the airport is so busy, it is important to plan ahead and know which terminal your Qatar Airways flight leaves from.
Transportation and car parking
The easiest way to get to and from the airport is via the JFK AirTrain - a 24-hour service that connects all of the airport terminals with rail and metro stations.
The New York City Airporter Bus runs every 20 minutes from Grand Central Terminal and the Port Authority Bus Terminal to the airport. Taxis are plentiful and a pre-booked limousine service is also available. Car parking for Terminal 8 is in the ‘Red’ Lot, although shuttles from other parking zones provide you with more options if the Red Lot is full.
Arriving in New York
Qatar Airways flights from New York leave from Terminal 8. The free AirTrain service connects the terminals, which is particularly useful if you are transferring from an internal or other international flight.
If your flight leaves from a high-numbered gate, it is advisable to use the free motorized shuttle, due to the distance between the departure area and the gates. The Oasis Lounge (charges applicable) in Terminal 4 is open 24 hours a day and has extensive facilities including showers.
Facilities and amenities
While waiting for your Qatar Airways flight from New York, Terminal 8 offers extensive food and drink outlets serving snacks and fast food, light meals, coffee and refreshments.
There is also a wide range of retail outlets selling everything from watches and sunglasses to a dedicated ‘Metropolitan Museum of Art’ shop. Facilities include baby-care areas, dry cleaning, a pet relief area and a Welcome Centre. Wi-Fi is available throughout the airport for a fee.
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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