Cheap Flights To Johannesburg (JNB)

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Cheap Flights to Johannesburg from $35 One Way, $71 Round Trip

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Fly to Lanseria

Travelers fly to Lanseria for one overwhelming reason, to get out and enjoy nature. There are several options for recreational activities and wildlife-based attractions to keep you entertained, including a well-known nature reserve. Lanseria is frequented by visitors who want to see the South African environment in all its majestic beauty.


After you fly to Lanseria, the first place you'll want to visit is The Cradle Nature Reserve. The reserve offers guided tours, excellent meals and a firsthand look into Africa's natural environment and ecosystems. A number of excellent restaurants in the area will keep you full and ready for adventure. Lanseria has few buildings and other manmade structures to take away from the natural beauty of the area.

Hints and tips

The Lanseria International Airport (HLA) is a privately owned airport capable of handling large aircraft. Once you arrive, you can get a car rental at the airport, take a shuttle to the Sandton Gautrain Station or hire a taxi to get you around. Temperatures typically range from the mid-30s to the mid-80s. The coldest time of the year is in July. Cradle Cycle Festival is held each April and offers wine tasting and a cycling race.

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.

Frequently asked questions

Am I currently able to fly to Johannesburg?
Our Covid-19 Travel Advisor includes everything from up-to-the-minute information on travel advice reports to current quarantine policies. Make sure you check it out before booking your plane trip to Johannesburg.
If I am not able to travel because of COVID-19, can I change or cancel?
For detailed info regarding altering flights due to COVID-19, check out our Customer Service Portal. Also, it’s always a wise move to scan through your airline’s terms and conditions before booking your tickets.
Which airlines fly to Johannesburg?
You can select from 20 airlines that operate services to O.R. Tambo Intl. Airport (JNB), the most popular airport in the city. With plenty of options, you’re sure to pick up a rewarding deal. Here are some of the top international airlines that’ll get you to Johannesburg — and then exploring every corner of this city:

  • Airlink - 647 flights to Johannesburg per month
  • Safair - 141 flights to Johannesburg per month
  • Fastjet Zimbabwe - 140 flights to Johannesburg per month

What is the best airport to fly to in Johannesburg?
O.R. Tambo Intl. Airport (JNB), around 13 miles northeast of the center of Johannesburg, is one choice. Lanseria Airport (HLA) will also get you to this city’s doorstep. Compare the flight deals to both airports, along with which terminal is more convenient for you to fly into.
How much is a flight to Johannesburg?
If you’re looking for a return flight, fares ranged from $71 to $603 this last week. The cheapest one-way ticket was $35, originating from Durban (DUR).
How to book the cheapest flight to Johannesburg?
With some of the most amazing flight deals around, you’ll get more for your money with Orbitz. The following handy hints will help you snap up cheap flights to Johannesburg — and leave you with extra cash in your wallet:

  • Departing from or landing at other airports can be more affordable. Type in your preferred departure and arrival points. Next, select the ‘Nearby airports’ function below the form fields to see your options.
  • If you’re flexible with your travel itinerary, click on the ‘Show flexible dates’ link. It’ll display the flight deals for the days either side of your selected departure. Airfares often vary depending on the day of the week.
  • Select ‘Show options’ to fine tune your search results. You can pick your preferred airline and seating class here. Under ‘Sort & Filter’ to the left, you can even specify whether you want to fly in the morning, afternoon or evening.
  • Book as soon as you’ve worked out your travel dates. While it does happen now and then, tickets rarely drop in price as your departure date nears.
  • Make big savings on your vacation by bundling your hotel, flights and car rentals into an Orbitz package deal. Your budget will thank you for it.
  • Don’t fly during peak seasons if possible. By steering clear of summer and school vacations, you can save big on your airfare.

How long is a flight to Johannesburg?
Your flight to Johannesburg could be just an hour or it could be longer, depending on where you’re flying from. We’ve rounded up a list of three of the top domestic routes and flight times to give you an idea of what to expect:

  • Cape Town (CPT-Cape Town Intl.) to O.R. Tambo Intl. Airport (JNB) - 2 hours and 3 minutes
  • Durban (DUR-King Shaka Intl.) to O.R. Tambo Intl. Airport (JNB) - 1 hour and 10 minutes
  • Port Elizabeth (PLZ) to O.R. Tambo Intl. Airport (JNB) - 1 hour and 43 minutes

What is the best time to book a flight to Johannesburg?
If your schedule allows, book your seats to Johannesburg in January. This is the best month for low airfares, closely followed by February and August. With a bit of organizing, you’re guaranteed to find a cheap flight with Orbitz.
What day of the week is the cheapest to book a flight to Johannesburg?
If you’re after inexpensive fares to Johannesburg, the best days of the week to make a booking are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. With Orbitz (and some good timing!), a superb flight deal will be all yours.
What is the cheapest day of the week to fly to Johannesburg?
Everyone enjoys saving money, so we recommend flying out early in the week for cheap flights to Johannesburg. Orbitz data from 2020 shows you can score the best deals on flights that leave on Mondays. Tuesday is the next most affordable day, while Saturdays are the dearest. Many passengers prefer to travel on weekends, so leave those Saturdays for checking in with friends.
What is the cheapest month to fly to Johannesburg?
Based on Orbitz data, you should fly out in August. This is generally a great month to pick up cheap flights to Johannesburg. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly is in the month of June.
Which airlines allow free cancellation?
We understand that plans can change and flexibility is important. That’s why you can search for flights that include free cancellation and no change fees on Orbitz. Simply click on “Filter by flexible change policies” and we’ll find you fares with more flexibility than candy on a dashboard in summer!
What do I need for the flight to Johannesburg?
It’s good to be prepared for anything when going on a vacation. Keep in mind the following pointers for a smooth, stress-free journey:

  • In all cases you’ll need identification. How much? This depends on where you’re traveling to and from. When reserving your tickets, we suggest to type in the same name, birth date and gender as displayed on your government-issued ID.
  • Have some extra entertainment for your long trip to Johannesburg. When you’re done watching movies, give your eyes a much-needed rest from all that screen time and get stuck into a book.
  • Cabin temperatures can get real chilly. Bring an extra warm layer even if you’re vacationing during the height of summer.

How many direct flights are there to Johannesburg?
Plenty of passengers head to Johannesburg on the 530 direct flights that land here each month. See what deals are available on nonstop tickets with Airlink (South Africa).
How do I get cheap first-class/business deals to Johannesburg?
If you think a first or business-class airfare is beyond your reach, think again. Here are a few practical tips to help you book a premium flight to Johannesburg for a whole lot less:

  • Be more flexible with your travel dates and wait for deals on business or first-class airfares.
  • Low-cost airlines offer first or business-class seats at a fraction of the usual cost. Skip the full-service carriers and consider these cheaper options.
  • Take advantage of your airline’s frequent flyer program and use points to upgrade your seat. You can also bid for an upgrade in an online auction.

How to get into Johannesburg from the airport?
To get to Johannesburg from O.R. Tambo Intl. Airport (JNB), you may prefer to drive. Hop off the plane and make your way to one of the many car rental branches, such as Budget, Thrifty Car Rental or Europcar. When you’ve picked up an O.R. Tambo Intl. Airport (JNB) car rental and are ready to begin your Johannesburg city vacation, head 13 miles southwest. Alternatively, you could use public transportation or a taxi to get downtown, then rent a ride from there. Johannesburg car rentals has plenty of wheels at unbeatable deals.
What is the best time to go to Johannesburg?
Johannesburg is a wonderful place to explore at any time, but are the most popular months. If you prefer warmer weather, book from December 1. This marks the start of summertime when average temperatures fluctuate from 65undefined to 80undefined.

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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. Lower fares may be available. 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.