Transportation information

Transportation from airport to conference venue

Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre offers Airport transfers for conference attendees.

Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre guest who need to get on the hotel shuttle need to take the following into consideration:

  • Transfers to and from OR Tambo International Airport and to and from the East Rand Mall are free of charge.
  • Their shuttles are 22 seater busses and they are on a 1st come – 1st serve basis.
  • The Birchwood Shuttle can be found outside at the designated Hotel “pick up” and “drop off” point situated outside the terminal and Car Rental buildings opposite the Airport Inter-Continental Hotel. The shuttles leave from the airport for the Hotel every 10 past the hour on the hour

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Directions to guests who need to get on the hotel shuttle:

  • Guests need to make their way to the entrance of the Car Rental Agencies
  • From there, they must look for the INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL (It can be seen from across the parking lot from Outside Terminal A where the flagpoles are)
  • Guests need to make their way past the Intercontinental Hotel
  • Just behind the Hotel is a parking area -This is where the shuttle parks
  • Should guests arrive early, there is seating available

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The shuttle times are as follows:

FROM AIRPORT TO BIRCHWOOD

FROM BIRCHWOOD TO AIRPORT

07h10

07h30

08h10

08h30

09h10

09h30

10h10

10h30

11h10

11h30

12h10

12h30

13h10

13h30

Etc.

Etc.

Last bus 23h10

Last bus 22h30

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UBER Taxi Service

Use the Uber app on your cell phone or go online at https://www.uber.com/cities/johannesburg  to order a taxi while in Johannesburg.

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Gautrain

The Gautrain System is an integrated transport system, linking 3 metropolitan areas – Johannesburg, Pretoria and Ekurhuleni. It provides passengers with fast, efficient and safe transportation. Some of the Gautrain routes will take you to several shopping hubs in Johannesburg and Pretoria.

For more information: http://www.gautrain.co.za/

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD – Gautrain User Guide PDF

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Public transport

Please note that public transport such a mini-buses and public buses are not the advised method to travel whilst visiting Johannesburg. We suggest booking a private taxi, using the Gautrain and its allocated buses or calling a hotel shuttle when needing transport.