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Cheap return flights to Johannesburg

The lowest prices found within the past 7 days to Johannesburg were £322 for one-way flights and £389 for return flights, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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.

Tips for finding cheap flights

❓ How much does it cost to fly to Johannesburg?

✔️ The price of roundtrip flights to Johannesburg ranges from £389 to £528. Travellers looking to book a one-way ticket to Johannesburg can find fantastic flights for as little as £322. Bargain-hunters take note: May is the best month to nab a cheap flight to Johannesburg.

❓ How do I find the cheapest flight to Johannesburg?

✔️ The price of flights to Johannesburg can vary greatly, depending on a number of factors. Bagging a cheap flight to Johannesburg is easier if you have some flexibility with your departure and arrival dates, while your selection of airports and airlines can also impact ticket prices. To find the best deals, try changing your search criteria to accommodate alternate dates and terminals. ebookers offers big discounts, a huge selection of airlines, and an easy-to-use booking platform, making it easy to find the perfect flight to Johannesburg, no matter whether you’re traveling for business, looking for a quick getaway or planning a family vacation. So, window or aisle?

❓ What are the top airlines that fly to Johannesburg?

✔️ If you’re looking to book a flight to Johannesburg, you’ll discover a number of great airlines to choose from, including Ethiopian Airlines, Rwandair, Kenya Airways, Swiss International Air Lines, Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways, Lufthansa, Egyptair, KLM, Air France. ebookers makes it easy to compare flights to see which airline best suits your needs, ensuring that you can stretch your dollar further and get the most out of your time in the sky.

❓ Can I cancel my flight to Johannesburg with ebookers?

✔️ We get it: life happens, plans change, and you need to change with them. If you need to change or cancel your flight to Johannesburg, you can reach out to ebookers through the customer service portal, where you’ll also find useful trip-related help covering everything from flights and rental cars to activities and hotels.

❓ How do I search for a flexible flight to Johannesburg?

✔️ To get the most out of ebookers flexible flights option, use the drop-down menu on the ‘Flights’ page. This menu can be found by clicking on the ‘Advanced options’ button. From here, you can customise your search parameters to find your perfect flight. After searching for your flight, you can also compare prices on surrounding dates by clicking on the ‘Show flexible dates’ link at the top of your search results.

❓ What are the cheapest days to book a flight?

✔️ This is one is easy to remember: Flight Fridays. We found that tickets booked on a Friday resulted in the best deal on average in 2020. However, Wednesdays can be the worst days to purchase plane tickets, as it was the day with the highest average ticket price based on flight demand on ebookers in 2020.

❓ What are the cheapest days to fly?

✔️ When analysing flight demand on ebookers in 2020, Monday turned out to be the cheapest day to fly. That’s definitely something to consider when booking your next trip! Weekends may seem like the most logical time to start your holiday, but airline tickets were on average more expensive for flights departing on Saturdays, so keep this in mind when planning for your next trip.

*According to flight demand on from January to December 2020. Savings are subject to change and may vary depending on selections made.

Johannesburg Flight Information

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Destination Airport IATA CodeJNB
Number of Airlines Serving
AirlinesEthiopian Airlines, Rwandair, Kenya Airways, Swiss International Air Lines, Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways, Lufthansa, Egyptair, KLM, Air France
Flight Price£389
Earliest Departing Flight
Latest Departing Flight

Which Airlines Fly To Johannesburg?

Ethiopian Airlines, Rwandair, Kenya Airways, Swiss International Air Lines, Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways, Lufthansa, Egyptair, KLM, Air France

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.


Best Time to Fly From

Origin Destination Travel Dates Flights From*
LHR Johannesburg 25 May - 25 Jun £389
LHR Johannesburg 25 May - 25 Jun £389
JFK Johannesburg 28 Mar - 17 Apr £528
*Prices include taxes and fees
Origin Destination Travel Dates Flights From*
LHR Johannesburg 6 Mar - 19 Mar £420
LHR Johannesburg 6 Mar - 19 Mar £420
JFK Johannesburg 7 Mar - 24 Mar £508
*Prices include taxes and fees

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^Savings based on all holiday package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.

Fare, taxes & fees: Fares were found on and are updated daily. They include all taxes and fees, except baggage fees.

Refunds/changes/cancellations: Itinerary changes, if permitted for the fare, will have a £25.00 / 45.00 Euro service fee charged by ebookers, plus any airline fare and tax increase that may be applicable.

Other conditions: Schedules, fares and rules are subject to change without notice. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights/dates or in all markets. Fares will not be honored retroactively or in exchange for any wholly/partially unused ticket. Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Fare rules are provided for the selected itinerary before booking.