Airport Service
Post Office
at OR Tambo International Airport

Airport Service Post Office at OR Tambo International Airport

Monday-Friday : 07h00-21h00 (7.00am-9.00pm)
Public holidays, Saturday and Sunday : 07h00-20h00 (7.00am-8.00pm)
Mail collected daily at 16h00 (4.00pm)

Contact details :
Tel: +27 (0)11 975 2048
Fax: 011 394-6705
Send an E-Mail
The Post Office is just off the Terminal A International Arrivals Hall, past the Foreign Exchange dealers, in the direction of Terminal B.

Next Flght service : Articles must weigh less than 2kgs to be put onto the first available flight.
Products and Services : Stamps; XPS ("on time, every time, door to door" deliveries of documents and packages); Speed Services; PX (lightweight, minicontainer for transporting consignments); 3rd Party Payments; Pay a Bill; ePostal; Laminating; Banking; Money transfer; Copying; Binding

The following information is taken from the South African Post Office website - :

Airport service post office at OR Tambo :

Parcels :
The OR Tambo Airport Post Office offers a parcel service that puts parcels directly onto a flight, and so bypasses the
Ordinary Letter Mail : (posted in South Africa for delivery in South Africa)
Letter mail refers to any form of written communication or other document, article or object that is addressed to a specific person or persons or a specific address and is conveyed by other than electronic means. It includes parcels, packages or wrappers, cylinders or articles conforming to the mass and size limitations detailed below.
The ordinary letter mail service is the standard postal service with set delivery standards from the time of despatch to arrival at the point of delivery.
These are one day longer than Fastmail.

Fastmail Service : (posted in South Africa for delivery in South Africa)
Fastmail is a letter service in South Africa with a one-day delivery standard in the same city or town, a two-day delivery standard between major cities and towns and a three-day delivery standard for all other destinations.
These standards do not include the day of posting.

Airport service post office at OR Tambo.

Postcards :
Postcards are used to convey unenclosed messages and greetings.
There are two types of postcard, i.e. postage-included postcards and ordinary postcards on which postage must be paid.
The maximum size is 353mm x 250mm and the maximum mass is 10g.
Items exceeding these dimensions must be posted at the applicable letter post postage rate.
Postcards must:
• Be rectangular;
• Be made of cardboard or paper stiff enough not to make mail handling difficult;
• Bear the indication Postcard on the front (not compulsory for picture postcards); and
• Have the right-hand half of the back reserved for the address, prepayment and service instructions/labels.

Stamp booklets and stamp rolls : (for standard domestic letter postage)
Stamp booklets and stamp rolls are available at Post Offices.
They can also be ordered at the Post Office Customer Contact Centre (Telemarketing) on (012) 401-7800 or 0860 080-080.

Philatelic Products and Commemorative Stamps :
Stamps are issued during the course of the year to commemorate special events in the country.
More information about these small ambassadors (commemorative envelopes and other philatelic products) can be obtained by contacting Philatelic Services at:
Postal address: Private Bag X505, Pretoria, 0001
Telephone number: (012) 845-2814/5
Fax number: (012) 804-6745
Internet website:

Speed Services Couriers
Speed Services Couriers provides the most extensive express courier network in Southern Africa.
Please enquire at Post Office counters for prices.

Sometimes this search is mispelled : Airport service post office at OR Tambo.

Page uploaded : 4th September 2012
Page updated : 26th August 2015

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