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Cheap flights to Johannesburg

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Best Anytime fares to Johannesburg

Cheap round-trip flights to Johannesburg

Departure Arrival Travel dates Airline Round-trip fares
London Johannesburg Wed, 7 Jan - Fri, 23 Jan Turkish Airlines Turkish Airlines £428
Manchester Johannesburg Tue, 3 Feb - Wed, 25 Feb 4-1 version from Alfresco Saudia £428
Birmingham Johannesburg Sun, 8 Feb - Wed, 25 Feb airline logo Lufthansa £480
Edinburgh Johannesburg Tue, 3 Feb - Tue, 24 Feb airline logo Lufthansa £481
Glasgow Johannesburg Sun, 8 Feb - Sun, 15 Feb airline logo KLM Royal Dutch Airlines £538
Cape Town Johannesburg Fri, 26 Dec - Wed, 31 Dec airline logo South African Airways £144
Newcastle Upon Tyne Johannesburg Wed, 4 Feb - Sun, 22 Feb airline logo KLM Royal Dutch Airlines £541
Dublin Johannesburg Wed, 28 Jan - Tue, 3 Feb airline logo Lufthansa £491
Bristol Johannesburg Tue, 23 Dec - Tue, 13 Jan airline logo KLM Royal Dutch Airlines £579
Geneva Johannesburg Thu, 15 Jan - Wed, 4 Feb airline logo British Airways £454
Port Elizabeth Johannesburg Wed, 24 Dec - Fri, 16 Jan airline logo South African Airways £132
Aberdeen Johannesburg Wed, 28 Jan - Mon, 9 Feb airline logo Lufthansa £485
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Best weekend fares to Johannesburg

Best weekend fares to Johannesburg

Departure Arrival Travel dates Airline Round-trip fares
London Johannesburg Thu, 22 Jan - Sun, 25 Jan airline logo Qatar Airways £494
Manchester Johannesburg Fri, 26 Dec - Fri, 2 Jan Multiple Airlines Check rates
Birmingham Johannesburg Fri, 26 Dec - Fri, 2 Jan Multiple Airlines Check rates
Edinburgh Johannesburg Fri, 26 Dec - Fri, 2 Jan Multiple Airlines Check rates
Glasgow Johannesburg Fri, 26 Dec - Fri, 2 Jan Multiple Airlines Check rates
Cape Town Johannesburg Fri, 13 Feb - Sun, 15 Feb airline logo South African Airways £145
Newcastle Upon Tyne Johannesburg Fri, 26 Dec - Fri, 2 Jan Multiple Airlines Check rates
Dublin Johannesburg Fri, 26 Dec - Fri, 2 Jan Multiple Airlines Check rates
Bristol Johannesburg Fri, 26 Dec - Fri, 2 Jan Multiple Airlines Check rates
Geneva Johannesburg Fri, 26 Dec - Fri, 2 Jan Multiple Airlines Check rates
Port Elizabeth Johannesburg Sat, 10 Jan - Mon, 12 Jan airline logo British Airways £215
Aberdeen Johannesburg Fri, 26 Dec - Fri, 2 Jan Multiple Airlines Check rates
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Visiting Johannesburg

If you're looking for bargain flights to Johannesburg, book your tickets with ebookers. Home to the final games of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, this cosmopolitan city offers everything from tours of the historically important and vibrant Soweto to spa treatments at top luxury hotels such as the Westcliff Hotel. In Johannesburg, there's something for everyone.

Flying into OR Tambo International Airport

Your flight into Johannesburg will land at OR Tambo International Airport, formerly known as Johannesburg International Airport. The airport is located about 13 miles northeast of the city centre. OR Tambo is South Africa's largest and busiest airport, easily shuttling upwards of 28 million passengers every year. It also serves as the hub of the country's signature airline, South African Airways.

Transportation Into Johannesburg

There are several ways to get from the airport into town. If you wish to take a taxi, only take airport-approved taxis. They are recognizable by the ACSA logo on their cars. Each terminal at the airport has an airport-approved taxi desk, so check with them if you have an issue. A taxi will cost you anywhere from 370 to 460 ZAR and will take about half an hour to get to the city centre. You can also take one of the many shuttle buses offering service between the airport and town. One of the most famous is the Magic Bus Shuttle, which runs every two hours between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. The fare is 350 ZAR per person, or $41.

Johannesburg's Climate

Johannesburg has a subtropical highland climate. Summertime in South Africa runs from about mid-October until March. Temperatures usually range anywhere from 25°C to 30°C, and the days can be quite humid. This is also considered the rainy season, meaning that you can have days with short, passing showers or heavy downpours that last for days at a time. Winters tend to be dry and mild, with sunny days and chilly nights, and temperatures range from 4°C to 17°C. This is also considered the region's dry season, so there will be very little rain. Johannesburg is a bustling cosmopolitan city, so anytime is a good time to go.

Things to Do in Johannesburg

Johannesburg is a modern city that has a wealth of activities for visitors to enjoy. No trip to Johannesburg is complete without a visit to the Apartheid Museum. The complex is comprised of a series of exhibits and memorabilia dedicated to teaching people about the history of the apartheid era. You could also visit the South Western Townships, more commonly referred to as Soweto. Many people expect to find poverty and despair, but instead find a fiercely proud, thriving community of locals. Be sure to check out Nelson Mandela's former home in Orlando West. When you really just want to kick back, take a trip to the SAB World of Beer. SAB is South Africa's premier beer maker, and you'll be able to take a tour through the facility to learn about the history and production of South African beer.

Book Your Flight to Johannesburg

From world-class sports to important historical sites and luxury amenities, Johannesburg is an exciting city to visit. Book your flights to Johannesburg through ebookers so that the fun can begin.

  • Johannesburg When to Go

    In the world of South African weather, Cape Town is often too cool and wet, Durban is often too hot and humid, and Johannesburg—at 5,700 feet above sea level on the inland plateau of Highveld—is often just right, with sunny days and balmy evenings. Sure, it bakes on some summer days (think 95 degrees), but the scalding temperatures are often broken by brisk breezes and booming thunderstorms—which make the summer months of November, December, and January the rainiest of the year. In fact, some claim that Johannesburg is the most lightning-struck city on earth.

    Winters can get pretty chilly, with frost in the mornings, though it’s only snowed here about a half-dozen times. Come August, the winds can get strong enough to blow a yellow haze down from the surrounding mines.

    If you’re worried about finding an event to catch while you’re in town, don’t be. Thanks to Joburg’s size and diversity, there’s something for everyone, anytime. The FNB Dance Umbrella (February–March) showcases up-and-coming choreographers over a three-week stretch. The Joburg Art Fair (September) is one of the continent’s biggest expos of African art, photography, and furniture, and the same month brings Arts Alive—with poetry, dance, art, and internationally known pop and rap musicians—to some of the biggest stadiums in the city. The Joy of Jazz (August) features some 200 musicians, many of whom play at the clubs of the hip Newtown neighborhood. And the world’s second-biggest timed bicycle race—with 30,000 participants—rolls out on the third Sunday of November, rain or shine.