Flights from London to Johannesburg

London and Johannesburg airports and terminals

Airports in London , GB

map of airports in London
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    Heathrow Airport (LHR)

    Distance from City Center: 14 miles

    Terminals and carriers for flights from LHR to JNB

    Terminal Carriers
    Terminal 2 South African Airways
    Terminal 3 Virgin Atlantic
    Terminal 5 British Airways, Iberia
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    Gatwick Airport (LGW)

    Distance from City Center: 25 miles

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    Stansted Airport (STN)

    Distance from City Center: 30.2 miles

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    Luton Airport (LTN)

    Distance from City Center: 27.4 miles

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    London City Airport (LCY)

    Distance from City Center: 7.4 miles

  • 6

    Southend Airport (SEN)

    Distance from City Center: 35.9 miles

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Airports in Johannesburg , ZA

map of airports in Johannesburg
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    Johannesburg Int'l Airport (JNB)

    Distance from City Center: 13.4 miles

    Terminals and carriers for flights from LON to JNB

    Terminal Carriers
    Terminal A British Airways, Iberia, South African Airways, Virgin Atlantic
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Flights to Johannesburg

London Heathrow Airport

London Heathrow Airport is the main airport that serves those traveling in and out of the city. You can book low-cost flights from London to any city in the world through Orbitz.com. London Heathrow Airport is the busiest airport in the United Kingdom. It is located west of central London and offers direct and connecting flights to locations throughout the world. The major airlines that service Heathrow Airport include Air Canada, Air France, Air China, American Airlines, Australian Airlines and British Airways. You can book flights on these, and many other airlines that fly out of this airport, on Orbitz.com.

Parking at Heathrow Airport

London Heathrow Airport has long-term and short-term parking lots. Long-term parking is available at Terminal 1, Terminal 3 and Terminal 4 and costs £17.90 per day. Short-term parking is available at every terminal and is free for the first 15 minutes. You are then charged £2.80 per hour. Each parking lot has shuttle services that travelers can use to get to the airport's main entrance.

London Ground Transportation

London has public busses, trams, a light rail service and a heavy rail service. London's transport system serves every area of the city and provides services directly to London Heathrow Airport. There are complimentary shuttle services available that take travelers from bus and rail stops close to the airport right to the ticket gates. There are also taxi services available to travelers as well. If you are flying into London and need transportation, book a rental car in advance on Orbitz.com.

Airport Dining Facilities

There are many places to dine in London Heathrow Airport, including Coffee Republic, The Bridge Bar, The Skylark and Bagel Street. Krispy Kreme, TGI Friday's and Starbucks are also located in the dining area. Always use Orbitz.com to find great sales on flights from London, and arrive to the airport early enough to grab a snack and relax before your trip.

Airports in Johannesburg

A young and dynamic city, Johannesburg is a transit point connecting more popular tourist destinations like Cape Town and Kruger National Park. The tourism of the city bloomed after passing visitors discovered its beauty. Long and interconnecting flights to Johannesburg are made simple by using Orbitz.com.

There are four airports in the Johannesburg area: O.R. Tambo International Airport, Lanseria Airport, Rand Airport and Grand Central Airport. ORTIA is the nearest airport to Johannesburg and is roughly 14 miles east of the city. It is the hub to major airlines like Air France, British Airways, Singapore Airlines and South African Airways. Lanseria Airport and Grand Central Airport are both privately owned international airports and handle private and chartered flights.

Transportation from O.R. Tambo International Airport

Arriving passengers can easily switch from international terminals to domestic terminals through the Gautrain rail transit system. The transit system also links the airport to Sandton, the main business district and a popular tourist destination in the metro. You can also reserve car rental services on Orbitz.com prior to arriving in the airport for hassle-free transportation. Five bus lines also pass through ORTIA twice a day. Private bus companies run to and from the airport and link passengers to Johannesburg's central business district.

Weather in Johannesburg

Winter in Johannesburg begins in May and is considered the sunniest, albeit the coldest, part of the year. Frost can be experienced on occasional nights, and temperatures can drop to 4 degrees Celsius. Rainfall occurs during the summer months and can bring about afternoon thunderstorms.

Major Attractions in Johannesburg

Johannesburg is home to some of the tallest buildings in Africa, including the Sentech Tower and the Carlton Centre. Johannesburg is also regarded as one of the greenest cities in the world because of the millions of trees planted within the city. Many tourists enjoy shopping in the upscale shopping malls like the Nelson Mandela Square and Sandton City. Johannesburg is dedicated to wildlife preservation and is home to the Lion Park nature reserve and the De Wildt Cheetah Centre. If you like the fusion of business and wildlife in one city, you can check your planner and reserve budget flights to Johannesburg on Orbitz.com.

Interesting facts about flights from London to Johannesburg

    • 7 direct flights are operating from London to Johannesburg today.
    • Today's average time for a direct flight is 11h 7m.
    • British Airways flight 055 (6:00 PM GMT, Airbus Industrie A380 Passenger) is today's earliest available flight from London to Johannesburg.
    • South African Airways flight 237 (9:05 PM GMT, Airbus Industrie A340-300) is today's latest available flight from London to Johannesburg.
    • Today's shortest direct flight from London to Johannesburg (British Airways flight 057, Boeing 747-400 Passenger) takes 10h 50m.
    • Today's longest direct flight from London to Johannesburg (South African Airways flight 235, Airbus Industrie A330-200) takes 11h 35m.
    • Flights from Gatwick Airport (LGW), Heathrow Airport (LHR), London City Airport (LCY), Luton Airport (LTN), Southend Airport (SEN), Stansted Airport (STN) to Johannesburg Int'l Airport (JNB) are available for this route.

Flight schedule for flights from London to Johannesburg on Sun, Mar 1, 2015

Carrier Flight # Departing Arriving Aircraft Flight time
Airport Time Airport Time
British Airways/South African Airways BA75/SA61 LHR 10:30 AM JNB 5:10 AM 744/346 16hr 40min
British Airways/South African Airways BA65/SA181 LHR 10:25 AM JNB 5:35 AM 777/320 17hr 10min
Iberia/South African Airways IB7588/SA181 LHR 10:25 AM JNB 5:35 AM 777/320 17hr 10min
British Airways/South African Airways BA81/SA57 LHR 1:50 PM JNB 6:20 AM 744/343 14hr 30min
Iberia/South African Airways IB4704/SA57 LHR 1:50 PM JNB 6:20 AM 744/343 14hr 30min
British Airways BA55 LHR 6:00 PM JNB 6:55 AM 388 10hr 55min
Iberia IB4726 LHR 6:00 PM JNB 6:55 AM 388 10hr 55min
Egyptair/Egyptair MS778/MS839 LHR 2:00 PM JNB 7:05 AM 333/330 15hr 5min
Egyptair/South African Airways MS778/SA7208 LHR 2:00 PM JNB 7:05 AM 333/330 15hr 5min
South African Airways SA235 LHR 6:05 PM JNB 7:40 AM 332 11hr 35min
airberlin/Lufthansa AB5042/LH9542 LHR 2:00 PM JNB 8:10 AM 320/346 16hr 10min
airberlin/South African Airways AB5042/SA265 LHR 2:00 PM JNB 8:10 AM 320/346 16hr 10min
airberlin/Lufthansa AB5048/LH9542 LHR 3:35 PM JNB 8:10 AM 320/346 14hr 35min