Airfare to Johannesburg, South Africa
Johannesburg operates the busiest airport in South Africa – don’t be surprised if your flight to Cape Town ends up going through the country’s biggest city. The economic engine of S.A., Jo’Burg (as it is affectionately known) offers an eclectic array of must-do sites including the immensely informative Apartheid Museum, historic Mandela Family Museum and Sterkfontein Caves, the Cradle of Humankind. For more information on Johannesburg, check out BootsnAll’s Johannesburg Travel Guide.
Finding good deals ong Johannesburg airfare is easy – even if you do not find the deal you are hoping for on our list of featured fares on this page. You will also see two search boxes on this page that will help you find the perfect tickets for you. The search box on the left helps you search all the major airfare websites with just one click, saving you time. The tickets will not have many restrictions attached, but they will not necessarily be the cheapest out there. The search box on the right gives you access to our lowest prices with our consolidator fares. The tickets you see there do come with restrictions, but the prices are so great you may not care.
Here are a few more tips to help you find cheap airfare to Johannesburg:
- Look for flights that go through Nairobi, Kenya; Cape Town, South Africa; Lagos, Nigeria or another major gateway city instead of flying direct. Because there are more flights – and competition – from these cities on low budget airlines, you can save some cash over flying non-stop to your destination. It is very common to layover in one of these main cities.
- Consider traveling on a lesser-known carrier. South African Airways is the national airline. However, Virgin Atlantic Airways, KLM, Air France and other airlines also stop in Johannesburg.
- Airfare to Johannesburg will be the cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday. Mondays are popular with business travellers and weekends are key dates for holidaymakers wanting the longest trips possible – avoid these dates. The most expensive air tickets to Johannesburg are found during peak holiday travel times, such as the New Year. Also be aware of national events or festivals, which can also cause ticket prices to rise.