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Sydney (SYD) to Johannesburg (JNB)

All the information you need to plan the best SYD to JNB flight in 2021: compare Sydney to Johannesburg flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Johannesburg.
SYD - ZA1
Price
$1,200 - $2,017
ZA1
Temperature
18 - 26 °C
ZA1
Precipitation
4 - 151 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 29% potential price rise

Cheapest in

February

Best time to find cheap flights, 16% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$1,200

From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Johannesburg

One-way from

$999

One-way flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Johannesburg

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly return from Sydney to Johannesburg?

Users have found that leaving on a Saturday can be a cost-effective option. It’s possible to save up to 9% on your flight compared to booking on days when demand is much higher.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Sydney to Johannesburg?

Find a great deal and save up to 18% by booking at least 61 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from Sydney to Johannesburg within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $1,613.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Sydney to Johannesburg?

February is one of the best times of the year to fly to Johannesburg from Sydney. Prices for February average $1,427 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $1,015. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a February flight can save you 41% on your journey compared to booking in February

When is the cheapest time to fly from Sydney to Johannesburg (SYD - ZA1)?

Unlike in the evening, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 16% on flights from Sydney to Johannesburg by exploring options for tickets in the afternoon.

Cheap flights from Sydney to Johannesburg in September, October 2021

The best prices found for SYD to JNB flights in September, October
24 Sep - 31 Oct
$2,461pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
24 Sep - 31 Oct
$3,047pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Sydney Kingsford Smith to Johannesburg 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Johannesburg from Sydney found for this year
24 Sep - 31 Oct
$2,461pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
28 Dec - 21 Jan
$2,493pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
11 Nov - 2 Dec
$2,501pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Last-minute flights from Sydney to Johannesburg

Late deals on return flights to Johannesburg from Sydney, departing today and this week
24 Sep - 31 Oct
$2,461pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
24 Sep - 31 Oct
$3,047pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

One-way flights to Johannesburg from Sydney

The cheapest one-way flights from Sydney to Johannesburg
16:45 - 02:15
British Airways
2 stops
42h 30m
SYD - JNB
British Airways
17:15 - 10:35
Qatar Airways
1 stop
26h 20m
SYD - JNB
Qatar Airways
$1,075
qatarairways.com
12:00 - 02:10
Singapore Airlines
1 stop
23h 10m
SYD - JNB
Singapore Airlines
$1,136
Travelgenio

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Sydney</span> to <span class="emphasized">Johannesburg</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Sydney to Johannesburg

What airport do you fly from for flights from Sydney to Johannesburg?

Located just 7.5 km from the city centre, Sydney Kingsford Smith is the airport most travellers will use when flying to Johannesburg from Sydney. Booking flights from Kingsford Smith (SYD) to Johannesburg should be relatively easy as there are 0 daily outbound flights to Johannesburg from 9 different airlines.

Which airlines flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Johannesburg have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Qantas Airways, South African, and Etihad Airways are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Johannesburg to control the spread of COVID-19?

New policies can now be found on Etihad Airways to help keep travellers safe while flying. New policies for travellers booking flights from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Johannesburg include masks being provided and required on board, daily cleaning and sanitisation, use of HEPA filters, pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms, and socially-distanced seating (for a limited time). Keep in mind that policies will vary by airline.

Can I find flights from Sydney to Johannesburg for under $1,700 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Sydney to Johannesburg for under $1,700. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Singapore Airlines for just $1,669, but on average you can expect to pay $1,862.

Are there last-minute flights available from Sydney to Johannesburg for under $2,500?

There are currently 2+ open flights from Sydney to Johannesburg within the next 7 days for less than $2,500.

How popular is this Sydney to Johannesburg flight route?

Within the past month, 4,252 users have taken a look at flights from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Johannesburg.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Sydney to Johannesburg return?

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Sydney to Johannesburg from $1,669 return. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are Emirates, from $1,783, and British Airways, from $1,948.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Sydney to Johannesburg one-way?

For one-way options, check prices for British Airways. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $999. Users have also found prices from $1,056 and $1,136 on British Airways and Qatar Airways, respectively.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Johannesburg, South Africa

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Johannesburg from Sydney?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Johannesburg

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

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Sydney Kingsford Smith are not required to quarantine after entering Johannesburg.

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


Do I need a test to fly back to Sydney from Johannesburg?

Returning to Sydney Kingsford Smith from Johannesburg

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Johannesburg are not required to quarantine after entering Sydney Kingsford Smith.

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Destination information for Johannesburg

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Sydney to Johannesburg.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = R10.61
Average temperature for September in Johannesburg
25.0 °C
Avg rainfall for September in Johannesburg
20.0 mm

Airports servicing Sydney

Airports servicing Johannesburg

Lanseria (HLA)

Top 8 airlines flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Johannesburg

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Sydney to Johannesburg choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Qatar Airways
$718 $825 No cancel fee 68%
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Etihad Airways
$686 $980 No cancel fee 75%
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Singapore Airlines
$730 $1,050 No cancel fee 81%
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Emirates
$884 $1,132 No cancel fee 75%
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Cathay Pacific
$829 $1,159 No cancel fee 72%
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Qantas Airways
$773 $1,273 No cancel fee 74%
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South African
$823 $1,288 No cancel fee 78%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by South African. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Virgin Australia
$1,168 $1,644 No cancel fee 80%
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