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Fares from $486 One Way, $639 Round Trip from New York to Johannesburg

Prices starting at $639 for return flights and $486 for one-way flights to Johannesburg were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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Flights from New York to Johannesburg - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from New York to Johannesburg?

There sure is. You can fly directly from New York to Johannesburg with South African Airways. It's the only carrier with nonstop services from New York, NY Airport (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.) to Johannesburg Airport (JNB-O.R. Tambo Intl.).

What is the shortest flight from New York to Johannesburg?

It's a considerable distance from New York, NY Airport (JFK-John F. Kennedy Intl.) to Johannesburg Airport (JNB-O.R. Tambo Intl.) — 14 hours and 45 minutes at least. But your flight doesn't need to be a strain. Be prepared and step on the plane with the basics like a sweater and a blanket.

What airlines fly from New York to Johannesburg most frequently?

If you're looking for the airline with the most flights from New York to Johannesburg, South African Airways is the top pick. This well-known carrier operates 28 flights on this route each month.

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Flights Review

Mar 4, 2020

Aside from major time spent with your customer service people (talking 10+ hours in multiple sessions - one session was over 4 hours) to work on a name change issue and a refund issue, Orbitz has been great. Frustrating that SAA would not accept a passport name change (when a person gets married they need to update their SS card, Driver's license and Passport in the states and can't do this from a foreign country but have to get to the US first to do so and then travel back home with new info. If I could help it, I would never travel SAA again!

Jan 15, 2020

Planes are about to be replaced, so I'll forgive the failing entertainment system. Otherwise a good flight.

Jan 29, 2019

Except my luggage did not arrive with me and I had to pay for the later pick up. Airline mistake/ mishap that customer has to pay for?? It should have been delivered to my address at my destination

Dec 18, 2018

Nice and friendly staff. Nice aircraft. I will continue to support SAA.

Nov 3, 2018

The entertainment system never works. I've taken SAA 4 times this year. Every time they needed to reboot system.

Jul 15, 2018

Staff was great

Mar 21, 2018

Pity that there is no power connector in economy since it is 2018z

Jan 18, 2018

Great cabin attendant

Plan Your Trip from New York to Johannesburg

Airports in New York

Three airports service the New York metropolitan area: John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport, LaGuardia Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport. JFK is located 20 miles from Manhattan on JFK Access Road. LaGuardia is located 6.5 miles from Manhattan on Ditmars Boulevard. Newark is located 16 miles from Manhattan on Brewster Road in Newark, New Jersey. Numerous airlines service the three airports, including North American, JetBlue and United Airlines. The Orbitz.com website can find you cheap flights from New York to any domestic or international destination.

Parking and Transportation

All three airports have long-term parking options available. JFK and Newark both charge $18 per day for long-term parking. The long-term parking at LaGuardia Airport costs $33 per day for the first two days, and $18 per day for each additional day. The NYC Airporter shuttle takes passengers from New York to JFK and LaGuardia airports. The bus fare is $12.75 to LaGuardia and $15.75 to JFK. The subway also runs between Manhattan, LaGuardia and JFK. Cab fare from Manhattan runs between $30 and $50, depending on which airport you're heading to. If you need access to a vehicle when you arrive at your destination, Orbitz.com can reserve a rental car for you.

Dining at the Airports

If you need to grab a bite to eat before your flight, all three airports have on-site restaurants. Some of the dining options include McDonald's, Dunkin' Donuts and Starbucks. Using Orbitz.com to find cheap flights from New York means that all of your travel details are handled before you arrive at the airport. This gives you plenty of time to relax and enjoy a meal before your flight.

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.

^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on Orbitz.com 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.