Cheap flights from Sydney to OR Tambo

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The best prices from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Johannesburg OR Tambo are usually found in February or May, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Sunday or Thursday and return on a Sunday

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Sydney (SYD) to OR Tambo (JNB)

All the information you need to plan the best SYD to JNB flight in 2021: compare Sydney to OR Tambo flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in OR Tambo.
SYD - JNB
Price
$877 - $1,474
JNB
Temperature
10 - 20 °C
JNB
Precipitation
0 - 120 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

$1,192

From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Johannesburg OR Tambo

One-way from

$1,033

One-way flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Johannesburg OR Tambo

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
When is the cheapest time to fly from Sydney to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport (SYD - JNB)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Sydney to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the evening tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the afternoon could potentially save you up to 16% on airfare.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Sydney to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport?

Our data shows that February tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport from Sydney. Users have commonly found prices around $1,418 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $1,008. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

What is the cheapest day to fly return from Sydney to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport?

Flying to your destination on a Thursday can be more expensive, but this shouldn’t discourage you from finding affordable options to get to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport. Check prices with Cheapflights to find a great deal for your trip.

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

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 OR Tambo Airport within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $1,602.

Cheap flights from Sydney to OR Tambo in October, November 2021

The best prices found for SYD to JNB flights in October, November
16 Nov - 17 Jan
$2,087pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
16 Nov - 17 Jan
$2,105pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
16 Nov - 17 Jan
$2,144pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Sydney Kingsford Smith to OR Tambo 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to OR Tambo from Sydney found for this year
16 Nov - 17 Jan
$2,087pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
16 Nov - 17 Jan
$2,105pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
8 Dec - 9 Feb
$2,127pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Malaysia Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Malaysia Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Direct flights to OR Tambo from Sydney

Save time with Sydney to OR Tambo direct flight deals
29 Mar - 19 Apr
$1,652pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Qantas Airways
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qantas Airways
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
8 Apr - 22 Apr
$2,170pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Qantas Airways
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qantas Airways
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
31 Mar - 28 Apr
$4,183pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Qantas Airways
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qantas Airways
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

One-way flights to OR Tambo from Sydney

The cheapest one-way flights from Sydney to OR Tambo
17:00 - 03:25
British Airways
2 stops
42h 25m
SYD - JNB
British Airways
$1,033
British Airways
14:10 - 01:10
Singapore Airlines
1 stop
20h 00m
SYD - JNB
Singapore Airlines
17:00 - 10:35
Qatar Airways
1 stop
26h 35m
SYD - JNB
Qatar Airways
$1,390
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Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Sydney to OR Tambo

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

For a flight from Sydney to Johannesburg OR Tambo, you will be flying from Kingsford Smith. Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) is just 7.5 km from the centre of the city. Kingsford Smith is the only Sydney airport and it handles 0 outbound flights to Johannesburg OR Tambo per day. 9 airlines have flights to Johannesburg OR Tambo from Sydney Kingsford Smith on a regular basis.

Which airlines flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Johannesburg OR Tambo 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 OR Tambo to control the spread of COVID-19?

Etihad Airways is one of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. New policies for travellers booking flights from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Johannesburg OR Tambo 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 OR Tambo Airport for under $1,600 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Sydney to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport for under $1,600. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Qatar Airways for just $1,585, but on average you can expect to pay $1,786.

Are there direct flights from Sydney to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport for under $1,700 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 5 direct flights from Sydney to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport under $1,700. A good price for a direct flight from Sydney to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport is less than $3,276.

How popular is this Sydney to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport flight route?

The Sydney Kingsford Smith to Johannesburg OR Tambo flight path was viewed by 4,252 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

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

Qatar Airways, at $1,585, was found to be the cheapest airline from Sydney to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport.Alternate airlines flying return to your destination include Qantas Airways and Emirates.

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

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $987 on Qatar Airways. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Etihad Airways from $991 and Singapore Airlines from $1,003 one-way.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Sydney to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport?

Cathay Pacific, Emirates and Etihad Airways are the most popular airlines when flying from Sydney to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport.

What are the cheapest flights from Sydney to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport?

While on average a flight from Sydney to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport is generally $2,548, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $639. When looking at the most popular route, (Sydney Kingsford Smith - Johannesburg OR Tambo), you can expect to pay $1,180 for that flight.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for OR Tambo (JNB)

Do I need a COVID test to fly to OR Tambo from Sydney?

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

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

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

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

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 OR Tambo?

Returning to Sydney Kingsford Smith from Johannesburg OR Tambo

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

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

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Destination information for OR Tambo

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Sydney to OR Tambo.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = R10.94
Flight duration from SYD to Johannesburg OR Tambo
12h 55m
Average temperature for October in OR Tambo
26.0 °C
Avg rainfall for October in OR Tambo
79.0 mm

Airports servicing Sydney

Airports servicing Johannesburg

Top 8 airlines flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Johannesburg OR Tambo

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Sydney to OR Tambo 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
Etihad Airways
$933 $1,332 No cancel fee 75%
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Qatar Airways
$975 $1,121 No cancel fee 68%
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Singapore Airlines
$992 $1,427 No cancel fee 81%
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Qantas Airways
$1,050 $1,730 No cancel fee 74%
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South African
$1,118 $1,750 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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Cathay Pacific
$1,127 $1,575 No cancel fee 72%
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Emirates
$1,201 $1,538 No cancel fee 75%
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Virgin Australia
$1,588 $2,234 No cancel fee 80%
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