Cheap flights to Johannesburg

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, 14% potential price rise
Cheapest inFebruaryBest time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average price$1,728Average for return flights in January 2022
Return from$1,207From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Johannesburg
One-way from$1,024One-way flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) to Johannesburg

Cheap flights to Johannesburg in January, February 2022

The best prices found for ZA1 flights for January, February
16 Feb. - 9 Mar.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

26h 50m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

25h 45m
$1,207

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 20/1/22

26 Jan. - 6 Mar.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

26h 50m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

25h 45m
$1,217

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 20/1/22

14 Feb. - 21 Mar.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

26h 50m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

25h 45m
$1,218

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 20/1/22

Johannesburg 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Johannesburg found for this year
16 Feb. - 9 Mar.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

26h 50m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

25h 45m
$1,207

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 20/1/22

26 Jan. - 6 Mar.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

26h 50m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

25h 45m
$1,217

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 20/1/22

14 Feb. - 21 Mar.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

26h 50m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

25h 45m
$1,218

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 20/1/22

Last minute flights to Johannesburg

Late deals on return flights to Johannesburg, departing today and this week
28 Jan. - 15 Feb.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

33h 25m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

33h 00m
$1,438

Emirates

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Deal found 21/1/22

28 Jan. - 18 Feb.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

33h 25m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

33h 00m
$1,479

Emirates

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Deal found 21/1/22

1 Feb. - 8 Feb.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

27h 45m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

3 stops

33h 00m
$1,512

Emirates

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Deal found 21/1/22

Can I fly to Johannesburg from Australia right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Australia to Johannesburg

Most visitors from Australia need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Johannesburg.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Australia must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Johannesburg.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Australia are not required to quarantine after entering Johannesburg.

Documents
Health Declaration Form - Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


Can I fly back to Australia from Johannesburg?

Returning to Australia from Johannesburg

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Johannesburg must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Australia.

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

$1,382

February

$1,178

March

$1,197

April

$1,419

May

$1,282

June

$1,327

July

$1,297

August

$1,286

September

$1,359

October

$1,187

November

$1,212

December

$1,720

Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Johannesburg is February. The most expensive month for flights is December. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Johannesburg?

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

SYD - ZA1

Price

$1,178 - $2,257

ZA1

Temperature

10 - 20 °C

ZA1

Precipitation

0 - 120 mm

Flying to Johannesburg in July is usually considered the best time to fly. However, you will find other deals are always available year round. January tends to be the warmest period in Johannesburg so if you are looking for sun or warmer climates then look to fly around this time. January is the wettest if you need to factor this in to your plans.

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

The price you pay for your flight to Johannesburg may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 60 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Johannesburg?

At the moment, Sunday is the most economical day to take a flight to Johannesburg. Friday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Johannesburg?

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

Flight information

The best times to book flights to Johannesburg depends on the activity you have in mind. Southern Hemisphere rules apply when it comes to seasons. South Africa’s summer lasts from November to February and is warm with heavy rains in the afternoons.

The best time to watch game is spring (August to October). Whale watchers should visit between mid-June and the end of October for Southern Right Whales and between August and December for Humpback Whales.

For diving and surfing, April to September is best and for those who enjoy hiking, spring and autumn is a better time to book flights as summer temperatures can be very high.

November to January tends to be a high season, along with Easter which is when schools are out and families take their holidays. Many Jo’burgers take their holidays in December.

If you are a car fanatic you may want to books flights to Johannesburg for October when the globally recognised Johannesburg International Motor Show takes place. This event features automobile displays, interactive activities and demonstrations spread over an impressive 45,000m floor space inside and out. The show is unique to Johannesburg as it is the single largest international motor show in Southern Africa. Running alongside the 12-day event are two additional shows ‘Auto Shop’ and the ‘Johannesburg Truck Show’.

Why visit?

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.

A flight to Johannesburg will take you to South Africa’s largest city and economic hub with 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 were played during the 2010 Football World Cup.

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 which makes it easier to choose the date for the cheap flight to Johannesburg.

For fans of contemporary African art, the Standard Bank Art Gallery is also located in the district. Also not to be missed are the Apartheid Museum and the Museum of Man and Science.

And regardless of which part of the city you’ve explored, there’s also much shopping to be done. Sandton City is probably Johanesburg’s best-known mall. For something with a bit more local flavour, head for the Mall of Rosebank, which features a giant crafts market on Sundays that is held on the roof.

Johannesburg climate

Johannesburg is lucky enough to have the sun shine year-round. If you book flights in winter, average temperatures are about 26 degrees in January, is summer it is 16 degrees in June – and humidity is not a factor. The winters, April through September, are mild and short and snow is very rare. 

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.

Getting downtown from the airport

The major car-rental companies have desks at OR Tambo International (JNB). Metered taxis and minibus shuttles – to a number of destinations in and around Johannesburg – can be booked in the Baggage Claim area.

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. 
  • 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.
  • You’re in the right city for some retail therapy – we’ll show you the 5 quirky places to shop in Johannesburg.

Search for your cheap flights to Johannesburg now to experience this great city!

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