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About Flights to Johannesburg

Summary info about Johannesburg flight prices, duration and airlines

Best One-Way Price

$1,019

Best Return Price

$1,267

Fastest flight time

14h 00m

Operated By

4 airlines
The best one-way flight price to Johannesburg from Australia in the last 72 hours is $1,019 (Sydney Kingsford Smith to Johannesburg OR Tambo).
The best return flight price to Johannesburg from Australia in the last 72 hours is $1,267 (Perth to Johannesburg OR Tambo).
The fastest flight to Johannesburg from Australia takes 14h 00m (Sydney Kingsford Smith to Johannesburg OR Tambo).
There are 4 airlines operating flights to Johannesburg, including Qantas Airways, Singapore Airlines and Etihad Airways.

Cheapest flights to Johannesburg airports

Find the cheapest flights to these Johannesburg airports from your nearest city or airport
Sydney
Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport

CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM Sydney TO Johannesburg

Sydney (SYD) to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport (JNB)

Typically, flights to Johannesburg from Sydney are cheaper when flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Johannesburg OR Tambo, which has an average price of $2,088

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO JOHANNESBURG FROM SYDNEYNovember13% cheaperFlying from Sydney to Johannesburg costs on average just $1,826 in November
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO JOHANNESBURG FROM SYDNEYDecember25% more expensiveIt costs about $2,610 for flights to Johannesburg from Sydney in December
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO JOHANNESBURG FROM SYDNEYDecember328% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Johannesburg from Sydney in December than any other month

When is the best time to fly to Johannesburg?

Flights to Johannesburg, South Africa, from Australia usually take between 17 and 24 hours depending on the number and duration of stopovers on route. From Perth Airport, you can fly to O.R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, in about 17 hours including one brief stopover. You can also fly to Johannesburg from Melbourne Airport in around 19 and a half hours. This route also involves one stopover. Meanwhile, flights to Johannesburg from Sydney Airport usually take around 20 hours.

There are no direct flights currently available from Australia to Johannesburg. Most flights to Johannesburg from Australian airports involve at least one stop on the way. When you fly from Perth or Melbourne Airport, you will usually have to stopover in Singapore before you reach your destination. This is also true of flights from Sydney and Brisbane. It is possible to get cheap Johannesburg flight deals from Adelaide Airport; however, on this route, you will often have to change at Melbourne first and then again in Singapore before landing in Johannesburg.

If you are unable to visit Johannesburg during the month of November, then departing from Australia during the month February is also very affordable. Most momondo users find prices during this month for around $1,827.

You are more likely to see cheaper flights to Johannesburg from Australia when booking 19 days ahead of your departure date. In general, you can expect to find flights to Johannesburg for around $2,088 when searching 19 days out. However, in the past 72 hours, people saw flights from Australia for as low as $1,267.

The cheapest day to depart on your flight to Johannesburg is on a Sunday when prices can be found for as low as $1,494. This is often the case because there is less demand to fly during this day of the week. When flying out on a Friday, the most expensive travel day of the week, you can expect to see flight prices from Australia to Johannesburg for around $1,634.

In the afternoon is the cheapest time of day to fly from Australia to Johannesburg when you can find flight prices for as low as $1,461. Flying to Johannesburg in the afternoon is an ideal time because this is during off-peak travel hours. Flights to Johannesburg are more costly in the evening, with an average ticket price of $1,732. Departure times in the evening fall within the peak daily travel times, which is why tickets can be more expensive.

Those flying to Johannesburg could potentially find better pricing at Johannesburg Lanseria Airport (32 km from Johannesburg city centre), Pretoria Wonderboom Apt. Airport (64 km from Johannesburg city centre) or Sun City Pilansberg Airport (130 km from Johannesburg city centre), depending on the month and departure airport.

Johannesburg OR Tambo airport is 16.7 km from Melrose Arch Shopping Centre in Johannesburg, making it the closest airport.



Johannesburg flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in Australia to Johannesburg found recently by users on momondo
Singapore Airlines
3 Nov.
PER21:10Perth
35h 00m
1 stop
JNB08:10Johannesburg OR Tambo
25 Nov.
JNB08:45Johannesburg OR Tambo
33h 45m
1 stop
PER18:30Perth
Singapore Airlines
2 Nov.
PER21:10Perth
35h 00m
1 stop
JNB08:10Johannesburg OR Tambo
25 Nov.
JNB08:45Johannesburg OR Tambo
28h 10m
1 stop
PER12:55Perth
Singapore Airlines
28 Oct.
SYD04:55Sydney Kingsford Smith
30h 15m
1 stop
JNB11:10Johannesburg OR Tambo
10 Nov.
JNB08:45Johannesburg OR Tambo
37h 05m
1 stop
SYD21:50Sydney Kingsford Smith
Singapore Airlines
6 Nov.
MEL19:35Melbourne
38h 35m
1 stop
JNB10:10Johannesburg OR Tambo
13 Nov.
JNB08:45Johannesburg OR Tambo
36h 05m
1 stop
MEL20:50Melbourne
Singapore Airlines
14 Nov.
PER20:10Perth
35h 00m
1 stop
JNB07:10Johannesburg OR Tambo
22 Nov.
JNB08:45Johannesburg OR Tambo
28h 10m
1 stop
PER12:55Perth
Singapore Airlines
2 Nov.
PER21:10Perth
35h 00m
1 stop
JNB08:10Johannesburg OR Tambo
25 Nov.
JNB08:45Johannesburg OR Tambo
33h 45m
1 stop
PER18:30Perth

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Johannesburg

If you're looking for one-way flights from Australia to Johannesburg, view some of our deals below provided by Etihad Airways and Singapore Airlines
Multiple Airlines
14 Jul.
SYD16:45Sydney Kingsford Smith
51h 35m
3 stops
JNB20:20Johannesburg OR Tambo
Etihad Airways
7 Sep.
MEL17:25Melbourne
42h 30m
1 stop
JNB11:55Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple Airlines
11 Aug.
SYD07:50Sydney Kingsford Smith
28h 05m
2 stops
JNB11:55Johannesburg OR Tambo

Which airlines fly to Johannesburg?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to Johannesburg

Which airlines fly to Johannesburg?

For flights from Australia to Johannesburg, most momondo users will book with popular airlines such as Singapore Airlines, South African, Qantas Airways and Emirates. Depending on what airport you fly from, you may have other airlines to choose from.


Best first class flights to Johannesburg

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AirlineRatingFirst ClassPrice
Qantas AirwaysPriceFrom $1,627First ClassRating
6.5
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  • While prices may be influenced by factors such as airline of choice, premium cabin enthusiasts can expect to pay around $7,619 for a Business class flight to Johannesburg. Travelers on a budget that still want to experience more comfort and convenience may find deals as cheap as $1,918. The last time this price was found by a user was on 19 Jun..

  • Instead of flying Business class, you can opt for a Premium economy class flight to Johannesburg for about 46% less. Premium economy class flights, on average, will cost $4,190 per person and provide flyers with similar great perks and comfort.

  • Tired of flying Economy? Singapore Airlines, the most highly rated airline for flights to Johannesburg, offers several premium cabin classes: Business, Premium economy. We advise exploring other airlines and being flexible with where you’re flying from to have the most cabin choices.


Airports near Johannesburg

Below you will find all the airports in Johannesburg along with their distance from the city centre

How do you get to the city centre from Johannesburg Airport?

There are several convenient ways that passengers landing in Johannesburg can travel to the city centre. Travellers looking for affordable transport can take a public bus from the airport. The Rea Vaya line departs from outside both the Domestic and International Terminals and stops frequently throughout the city centre. Train links are also available at the airport and connect passengers with areas such as Sandton and Pretoria. The airport station is located between Terminals A and B on the upper level and is well signposted. You can also take a taxi from the rank outside the Arrivals Hall. Metered taxis can be identified by their yellow roof light. Car and limousine hire services are also available within the airport.


Popular routes to Johannesburg

Most frequently searched flights to Johannesburg along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
Sydney to Johannesburg Flights
Fastest flight time14h 00m
Cheapest price$1,299
Melbourne to Johannesburg Flights
Fastest flight time22h 30m
Cheapest price$1,359
Perth to Johannesburg Flights
Fastest flight time11h 15m
Cheapest price$1,314
Brisbane to Johannesburg Flights
Fastest flight time23h 25m
Cheapest price$1,433
Adelaide to Johannesburg Flights
Fastest flight time26h 10m
Cheapest price$1,514
Darwin to Johannesburg Flights
Fastest flight time36h 55m
Cheapest price$2,733
Amsterdam to Johannesburg Flights
Fastest flight time10h 40m
Cheapest price$889
Paris to Johannesburg Flights
Fastest flight time10h 40m
Cheapest price$1,177
Maroochydore to Johannesburg Flights
Fastest flight time28h 35m
Cheapest price$3,039
Coolangatta to Johannesburg Flights
Fastest flight time26h 50m
Cheapest price$4,815
Launceston to Johannesburg Flights
Fastest flight time49h 00m
Cheapest price$2,163

Visa requirements for visiting Johannesburg

You will need a valid passport for the duration of your stay in South Africa. However, Australians do not require a visa unless they intend to stay for longer than 90 days.


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Best things to do and see in Johannesburg

Johannesburg is a vast city and a vibrant hub of diverse South African culture. It is home to many museums, theatres, shopping centres and cultural sites. Visitors to Johannesburg can learn more about the history of South Africa with a trip to the Apartheid Museum or the Hector Pieterson Museum. The Johannesburg Art Gallery also has a huge collection of African art, which is a great way to learn about the culture and history of the continent. Those interested in culture may also enjoy a trip to the Johannesburg City Library. Another popular Johannesburg attraction is the Gold Reef City amusement park. The park is situated on the site of an old mining complex and is historically themed. Johannesburg is also a great place to take in live entertainment; visitors can attend performances at the South African Ballet Theatre or the Market Theatre. Mandela House is also well worth a visit and is dedicated to the life of the famous South African politician Nelson Mandela. Meanwhile, the Neighbourgoods Street Market is a fantastic place to sample local and traditional South African cuisine.


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