Cheap flights to Africa

ICT — JNB
21 May — 28 May1
Return
1 adult
Economy
From?
To?
Sat 21/5
Sat 28/5

Flights to Africa 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, 9% potential price rise
Cheapest inFebruaryBest time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average price£545Average for return flights in May 2022
Return from£336From London to Lagos Murtala Muhammed
One-way from£21One-way flight from London to Africa

Cheap flights to Africa in May, June 2022

The best prices found for LOS flights for May, June
14 Jun - 16 Jun
STN

London Stansted

RAK

Marrakech Menara

Nonstop

3h 35m
RAK

Marrakech Menara

STN

London Stansted

Nonstop

3h 35m
£23

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 14/5/22

14 Jun - 17 Jun
STN

London Stansted

RAK

Marrakech Menara

Nonstop

3h 35m
RAK

Marrakech Menara

STN

London Stansted

Nonstop

3h 35m
£24

Ryanair UK

View Deal

Deal found 16/5/22

14 Jun - 17 Jun
STN

London Stansted

RAK

Marrakech Menara

Nonstop

3h 35m
RAK

Marrakech Menara

STN

London Stansted

Nonstop

3h 35m
£26

Ryanair UK

View Deal

Deal found 14/5/22

Africa 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Africa found for this year
14 Jun - 16 Jun
STN

London Stansted

RAK

Marrakech Menara

Nonstop

3h 35m
RAK

Marrakech Menara

STN

London Stansted

Nonstop

3h 35m
£23

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 14/5/22

14 Jun - 17 Jun
STN

London Stansted

RAK

Marrakech Menara

Nonstop

3h 35m
RAK

Marrakech Menara

STN

London Stansted

Nonstop

3h 35m
£24

Ryanair UK

View Deal

Deal found 16/5/22

14 Jun - 17 Jun
STN

London Stansted

RAK

Marrakech Menara

Nonstop

3h 35m
RAK

Marrakech Menara

STN

London Stansted

Nonstop

3h 35m
£26

Ryanair UK

View Deal

Deal found 14/5/22

Last minute flights to Africa

Late deals on return flights to Africa, departing today and this week
23 May - 26 May
STN

London Stansted

RAK

Marrakech Menara

3 stops

30h 30m
RAK

Marrakech Menara

STN

London Stansted

Nonstop

3h 35m
£50

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 15/5/22

24 May - 26 May
STN

London Stansted

RAK

Marrakech Menara

Nonstop

3h 35m
RAK

Marrakech Menara

STN

London Stansted

Nonstop

3h 35m
£53

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 16/5/22

24 May - 27 May
STN

London Stansted

RAK

Marrakech Menara

Nonstop

3h 35m
RAK

Marrakech Menara

STN

London Stansted

Nonstop

3h 35m
£55

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 16/5/22

What is the cheapest month to fly to Africa?

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

January

£471

February

£467

March

£479

April

£506

May

£467

June

£484

July

£596

August

£512

September

£509

October

£499

November

£483

December

£551

February is currently the cheapest month to fly to Africa. At this moment in time July is the most expensive month. These prices are determined by multiple factors and booking in advance can help keep costs down if your schedule is not as flexible.

When is the best time to fly to Africa?

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

LON - LOS

Price

£534 - £1,132

LOS

Temperature

25 - 28 °C

LOS

Rainfall

13 - 316 mm

Peak Season:

The weather in Africa varies from city to city but generally the peak seasons run from July to October so expect higher prices on flights to Africa then. December and January can also have hordes of tourists but flights to Africa become a lot more expensive, as does accommodation. That said, December to March can be uncomfortably hot so if you’re someone who doesn’t deal with the heat too well, visit in October for a bit of cooler weather and cheap flights to Africa.

Off Season:

Certain countries such as Tanzania have a very heavy tropical rain season that can run anywhere from January to March, sometimes even until June. While this might not be ideal, you’ll find cheap flights to Africa and less crowds across the cities, making it a great time of year to secure your flight tickets if you don’t mind very wet weather. September to January can also be extremely windy in certain counties in Africa too, although the heat is still intense so temperatures can become uncomfortable. You’ll find deals on your flight tickets scattered across these months, with November being a good month to find cheap flights to Africa.

Where are the most popular flight destinations in Africa?

The most popular flight destination in Africa, according to our users, is South Africa, followed by Nigeria, Egypt, Morocco and Ghana.

Which airlines operate flights to Africa?

There is a huge variety of airlines that operate flights to Africa, all depending on where you are flying too. The main ones are South African Airlines, British Airways, KLM, Air Arabic Maroc and Iberia. The prices of flights to Africa are vary drastically from one place to another, so make sure to compare each airline to another and look out for additional costs for checked in baggage, in-flight meals etc. If you want a truly cheap flight to Africa, Marrakech offers the greatest savings, however Cape Town has one of the greatest beaches in the world so choose carefully and secure your flight tickets early!

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

O.R Tambo International Airport:

The airport is 21km from the city centre, making transport quite quick and easy to arrange. The Gautrain operates a fast rail service to Sandton where you can change for Johannesburg. The journey takes around 25 minutes in total and is the easiest way to get to the centre. You could also rent a car or jump in a taxi – make sure to agree on a price before getting into a taxi as you could end up being ripped off at the end of your trip! Finally most hotels offer a transfer service to and from the airport.

Cairo International Airport:

The easiest way to get to the centre from the airport is to jump onto the newly established shuttle service operating straight from the airport. It has several stops including downtown Cairo, and gives you a great option to choose. Tourists are normally hassled my taxi drivers as soon as they leave the airport. While this is a convenient choice, make sure to either avoid the black and white cabs as they have no metre, or agree on a price before you get in. Taxi drivers here are notorious for ripping off tourists so keep your wits about you.

Cape Town International Airport

The airport is located 20km away from the centre of Cape Town. You can take a metered taxi to the city centre for around R300 and R400 but these prices can vary. Some taxi’s will charge by the kilometre or some will have flat rates. Either way you should agree a fee before getting into the taxi. The most cost-effective way to travel to or from the airport is the MyCiti bus, it runs every 20 minutes and the service operates from around 05:00 until 22:00. Every passenger will have to purchase a myconnect pass which is R35, except passengers under 4 who can travel for free.

What is the best way to travel around Africa?

Have you got your bags ready for your flights to Africa and are wondering how to travel once you get there? How you choose to travel inside Africa will depend on your destination country. For internal trips in Egypt or South Africa, flying is one of the most convenient ways to get around cheaply and quickly. From Cairo, you’ll be in Alexandria in only 45min, and the air connection between Cape Town and Johannesburg takes only 2h. To travel around the main cities in South Africa and visit the natural reserves, hiring a car is best if you want efficiency and autonomy. In Morocco, the railway service is quite developed and well-connected, getting you to Casablanca from Marrakech in roughly 3h. Find cheap flights to Africa with just a few clicks and get on with planning your itinerary.

What is there to do in Africa?

After saving on Africa flight deals, now it’s time to make the best of your journey. Visit the main landmarks, such as the Gold Reef City Theme Park in Johannesburg, the Koutoubia mosque in Marrakesh, the Pyramids of Giza in Cairo and the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden in Cape Town.

What is good to know if travelling to Africa?

If you’re heading to South Africa, you need to see the stunningly varied views!

Looking for a beach vacation? You’re in luck, with Cape Town being named as Africa’s best beach destination!

The four steps to truly enjoy Johannesburg!

Look no further than Madagascar for an African paradise! It’s no wonder it made the top 10 destinations for couples!

How long is the flight to Africa?

Planning on flying to Africa? Enjoy most of the direct flights to Africa from London Heathrow (LHR), such as the 11h direct service to Johannesburg (JNB), in South Africa, and the 4h non-stop service to Cairo (CAI), in Egypt. To Cape Town (CPT), it’s a 17h trip with at least one-stop, normally in Doha (DOH). To Marrakech (RAK), in Morocco, it’s generally only a 6h journey with a stop in Frankfurt (FRA). If you’re planning to book a flight to Africa from other UK airports, like Manchester (MAN) or Edinburgh (EDI), most flights will include at least one stop in the UK or in Europe. To Marrakesh, it’s roughly a 7-8h flight; to Cairo, between 10-13h; and to Cape Town it’s around 15h average. For cheap flights to Africa, make sure to book in advance and bag the best deal on Africa airfares by using our filters. Simply choose the dates of where you want to go and compare flights to Africa through cheapflights.

What must I do before my flight to Africa?

So you’ve booked your flights to Africa. What next? Although UK tourists don’t need a visa for stays of up to 90 days, you may need to present proof of accommodation, enough funds for your trip, as well as a return flight. Carrying large sums of cash is discouraged, and you should give preference to debit or credit cards. However, do exchange a portion of your funds into the local currency beforehand, as not all shops/services will accept cards. Buying a local SIM card is also useful to access mobile data when out in the cities.

Find flights to other continents

Not set on a flight to Africa? Start from the top by selecting another continent below and find the right journey for you.