Cheap Flights to Johannesburg

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When is the best time to fly to Johannesburg?

Off Season:

The summer in Johannesburg runs from November to February, with warm days but heavy rain in the afternoons. Your intended activities will best determine what time of year you should visit.

You’ll find flights to Johannesburg more expensive during the peak of Summer, but if you want to watch game, then visit between August and October. You’ll find cheaper flights to Johannesburg as well as less tourists.

Whale watching is best either between June and October or August and December, depending what kind of whales you want to see. You can also enjoy diving and surfing during April to September so the best time for your flights to Johannesburg is ultimately decided on what you want to do.

Off Season:

Johannesburg doesn’t really have an off season as it’s warm and pleasant all year round, that said, outside of the summer months is when you’ll find the cheapest flights to Johannesburg unless a special event is taking place.

If you decide you want to visit in October for example, see if there are any festivals on that might drive the price of your flight tickets up. October does host the International Motor Show, a show which is unique to Johannesburg so you’ll have to book your flights earlier to secure the best deals on your flight tickets.

When is the best time to book a flight to Johannesburg?

You should book your flights to Johannesburg as soon as you’ve decided on the dates you want to travel. The earlier you can book, the best chance you have of finding the cheapest flights to Johannesburg.

If you’re not too fussed about certain activities then you’ll find cheap flight tickets easier to come by as you can just scout the prices over several weeks or months to determine when is best for you. If the dates you want to visit coincide with a special event or festival, make sure to book your flights to Johannesburg as early as you possibly can so you don’t end up spending more than you need to on flight tickets.

How long is the flight to Johannesburg?

Flights from London to Johannesburg - 10 hours 45 minutes

Flights from Manchester to Johannesburg - 13 hours 35 minutes

Flights from Birmingham to Johannesburg - 13 hours 30 minutes

Flights from Glasgow to Johannesburg - 14 hours 10 minutes

Which airlines operate flights to Johannesburg?

There are several airlines that operate flights to Johannesburg, although the main ones are Virgin Atlantic, South African, and British Airways. You can sometimes find flights with KLM which may be slightly cheaper than the others, although you’ll be sacrificing comfort for the cheaper flight tickets. Virgin is a highly reputable airline that offer comfort and great inflight entertainment, and are usually reasonably priced too.

How to get from Johannesburg airport to the city centre?

The Reya Vaya is a bus dedicated for safe and affordable transport to the city from the airport and can be found from outside the arrival Terminal. There are other bus options to choose from but the Reya Vaya service is by far more reliable.

If you’re not too sure about where you are going or where you need to get off the bus, it might be wise to grab a taxi from the airport. Make sure you agree on a price before getting in though or for a guaranteed price make sure to use a metered taxi. On the upper levels of the airport you can find a new rail link between the airport and the suburbs, just follow the signs after your flight to Johannesburg lands.

Johannesburg insider information

  • Make sure to fully immerse yourself within the city which is rich with history. A read of this guide will help you explore Johannesburg in just four stops.
  • Johannesburg is brimming with shopping malls and exploding with style. During your stay there make sure to check out these 5 quirky fashion destinations.
  • Johannesburg is a vibrant city that is great to visit all year round but to fully appreciate it, discover these 5 ways to Jol in Johannesburg.

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How much do things cost in Johannesburg?

Small bottle of water (0.33 litre)
₦ 312.38
Cheap meal
₦ 3694.49
3 course meal for 2
₦ 15393.72
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
₦ 866.09
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
₦ 546.48
Loaf of white bread
₦ 397.93
A dozen eggs
₦ 785.08
Large bottle of water
₦ 481.60
Clothing & Shoes
Pair of jeans
₦ 22073.19
Pair of Nike shoes
₦ 31875.26
How much does transport cost in Johannesburg?
1 km taxi journey
₦ 308
Taxi - fixed fee
₦ 616
One-way ticket (local transport)
₦ 462
Petrol (1 litre)
₦ 422

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