Cheap flights to Johannesburg

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Flights to Johannesburg in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 19% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average price$1,400Average for return flights in May 2022
Return from$1,672From Auckland Intl to Johannesburg
One-way from$790One-way flight from Auckland Intl (AKL) to Johannesburg

Cheap flights to Johannesburg in May, June 2022

The best prices found for ZA1 flights for May, June
13 Jun - 20 Jun
AKL

Auckland Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

62h 15m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

40h 40m
$2,238

Emirates

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Deal found 23/5/22

9 Jun - 23 Jun
AKL

Auckland Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

51h 55m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

32h 40m
$2,311

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 23/5/22

9 Jun - 23 Jun
AKL

Auckland Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

51h 55m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

32h 40m
$2,333

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 24/5/22

Johannesburg 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Johannesburg found for this year
28 Sep - 26 Oct
AKL

Auckland Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

32h 20m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

47h 25m
$1,672

Singapore Airlines

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Deal found 21/5/22

28 Sep - 26 Oct
AKL

Auckland Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

34h 10m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

22h 50m
$1,675

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 21/5/22

9 Aug - 23 Aug
AKL

Auckland Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

19h 40m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

20h 40m
$1,686

Qantas Airways

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Deal found 24/5/22

Last minute flights to Johannesburg

Late deals on return flights to Johannesburg, departing today and this week
2 Jun - 17 Jun
AKL

Auckland Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

52h 50m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

48h 50m
$2,920

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 23/5/22

2 Jun - 17 Jun
AKL

Auckland Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

52h 50m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

AKL

Auckland Intl

3 stops

43h 30m
$3,270

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 23/5/22

29 May - 5 Jun
AKL

Auckland Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

42h 45m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

43h 20m
$3,558

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 21/5/22

What is the cheapest month to fly to Johannesburg?

The cheapest ticket to Johannesburg found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

$1,643

February

$1,586

March

$1,850

April

$1,975

May

$1,889

June

$1,904

July

$1,638

August

$1,584

September

$1,668

October

$1,589

November

$1,575

December

$2,016

Currently, November is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Johannesburg. Flying to Johannesburg in December will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to Johannesburg?

Average Johannesburg flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month

AKL - JNB

Price

$1,575 - $2,679

JNB

Temperature

10 - 20 °C

JNB

Rainfall

0 - 120 mm

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

To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to Johannesburg, you should look to book at least 60 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Johannesburg?

The cheapest day to fly to Johannesburg is usually Monday. At the moment, Saturday is the most expensive.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Johannesburg?

To get the best value, try booking a flight in the evening when visiting Johannesburg. Generally the prices will increase for flights in the afternoon as these tend to have higher demand.

Travellers taking cheap flights to Johannesburg may not know that an Australian prospector called George Harrison struck gold here in the 1880s. Harrison may not have appreciated the significance of his find as he sold his stake for paltry sum, but the majority of visitors last year  knew exactly how valuable and sought after the gold FIFA World Cup Trophy is. 

Johannesburg is South Africa’s largest city and economic hub, and it has an exciting, pioneer-type vibe. Its more recent past is laid out for all to digest. The landmarks of Apartheid Tourism in Johannesburg are sobering, but also uplifting, as they demonstrate that South Africa is facing up to its past and working towards a future for all.

Synonymous with apartheid is Soweto, the resilient and colourful township to the south-west of Johannesburg. It was at the centre of political campaigns aimed at the overthrow of the apartheid state. Today, Soweto is being redeveloped and township tours are popular with tourists, stopping off at Vilakazi Street, where Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela, two Nobel Peace Prize winners, both lived, the memorial to Hector Peterson, the 12-year-old boy shot dead during the riots in 1976 and Soccer City, the 94,000-seat stadium where several of the games will be played this summer.

Africa’s greatest draw, perhaps, is its wildlife, and there are several reserves within easy reach of Johannesburg, including the Krugersdorp, Magaliesberg, Plumari and Rhenostersprutt. The Cradle of Humankind, a World Heritage Site consisting of more than 200 caves containing the fossilised remains of human ancestors and animals, is a 45-minute drive away. Of these, the best known is Sterkfontein Caves, open year-round.

Johannesburg climate

Johannesburg has a fantastic climate. The sun shines year-round – average temperatures are about 26 degrees in January, 16 degrees in June – and humidity is not a factor. The winters are mild and short and snow is very rare.

When is the best time to fly to Johannesburg?

Peak Season: 

November to January (summer) is high season. Easter is another peak time; schools are out and families take holidays. Many Joburgers take their holidays in December. 

Off Season: 

April to September (winter) is the low season.

Shoulder Season: 

September-November and April-June are shoulder season months.

Getting around Johannesburg

Johannesburg’s layout lends itself best to driving. There are several car-rental companies with desks at the airport. There are city buses and informal minibus services. The Rea Vaya Bus Rapid Transit System offers cheap, reliable transport. Buses run in dedicated lanes and smaller, feeder buses bring people from the outer areas to the stations on the trunk routes. There’s also Metrobus, which offers scheduled bus services around the city. Minibuses are probably best avoided unless you are with a local. Routes can be confusing. There are plenty of taxis, but try to settle on a fare before you set off to avoid arguments with the driver when you arrive at your destination. 

What is good to know if travelling to Johannesburg?

  • Johannesburg can be a dangerous city. Try not to draw attention to yourself. Keep your camera and other belongings out of sight. Dress discreetly. Don’t leave doors or luggage unlocked. And don’t walk around unprotected at night. 
  • For the World Cup this summer, matches will shown free on big screens at venues including Ster-Kinekor cinemas at Maponya Mall, Eastgate, Key West, Sandton City, Fourways, The Zone and East Rand Mall. Tickets will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis five days before each soccer game. The maximum number of tickets per person per game is four. 
  • Johannesburg Art Gallery is a wonderful gallery with works by Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet, Edgar Degas and South African artists such as Gerald Sekoto, Maud Sumner and Ezrom Legae. 
  • The Apartheid Museum is beside Gold Reef City, a theme park complete with thrilling rides such as the Tower of Terror (fear factor 10), The Anaconda (fear factor 9) and Dr Doolittle’s Farmyard, where the residents include tortoises, monkeys, alpacas and emus. 
  • Rosebank Rooftop Market is held every Sunday (9am-5pm). There are more than 600 stalls selling arts and crafts, clothes and foodstuffs from all over Africa. The market is located on Cradock Avenue at the Mall of Rosebank. 
  • The Apartheid Museum should be a stop on every visitor’s itinerary. Upon entering the museum, visitors are classified as black or white and they then enter a “non-whites” or “whites” entrance. The museum tells its story via video and photography, text and artefacts. 
  • Constitution Hill is the site of the Old Fort Prison Complex, where many political activists were jailed, including Mahatma Gandhi, Joe Slovo and Nelson Mandela.

Johannesburg airports

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