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The best prices from London to Johannesburg are usually found in May or March, booked 59 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Monday

How to find the cheapest flight from
London (LON) to Johannesburg (JNB)

All the information you need to plan the best LON to JNB flight in 2021: compare London to Johannesburg flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Johannesburg.
LON - JNB
Price
£445 - £674
JNB
Temperature
18 - 26 °C
JNB
Rainfall
4 - 151 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 26% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

Best time to find cheap flights, 11% potential price drop

Round-trip from

£445

From London to Johannesburg

One-way from

£316

One-way flight from London 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 London to Johannesburg?

Flights from London to Johannesburg are generally found to be more expensive on Thursday. This shouldn't discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Johannesburg.

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

Users have found that booking a flight from London to Johannesburg at least 32 days early can save you up to 2% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 32 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from London to Johannesburg for as little as £497 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as £507 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of May. Prices to Johannesburg from London average £501. You can even find prices in May for less than £501, as users have found deals to Johannesburg from as low as £370. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Johannesburg from London. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 34%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from London to Johannesburg (LON - JNB)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from London to Johannesburg 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 9% on airfare.

Cheap flights from London to Johannesburg in July, August 2021

The best prices found for LON to JNB flights in July, August
28 Aug - 7 Sep
£344pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SWISS
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
22 Jul - 31 Jul
£349pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
19 Aug - 26 Aug
£352pp
LHR
London Heathrow
KLM
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
KLM
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

London to Johannesburg 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Johannesburg from London found for this year
7 Sep - 6 Dec
£324pp
LHR
London Heathrow
SWISS
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SWISS
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
12 Oct - 11 Nov
£335pp
LCY
London City
SWISS
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SWISS
 
1 STOP
LCY
London City
7 Sep - 6 Dec
£337pp
LCY
London City
SWISS
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SWISS
 
1 STOP
LCY
London City

Direct flights to Johannesburg from London

Save time with London to Johannesburg direct flight deals
11 Oct - 10 Nov
£439pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
24 Nov - 30 Nov
£442pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
23 Aug - 6 Sep
£443pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow

Last-minute flights from London to Johannesburg

Late deals on return flights to Johannesburg from London, departing today and this week
30 Jul - 6 Aug
£354pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
31 Jul - 8 Aug
£367pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
30 Jul - 1 Aug
£403pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

One-way flights to Johannesburg from London

The cheapest one-way flights from London to Johannesburg
14:05 - 11:50
RwandAir
3 stops
20h 45m
LHR - JNB
RwandAir
£316
Gotogate
09:00 - 06:20
Turkish Airlines
2 stops
20h 20m
LGW - JNB
Turkish Airlines
17:00 - 09:05
Ethiopian Air
1 stop
15h 05m
LHR - JNB
Ethiopian Air
£337
Priceline

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From London to Johannesburg

Are flight prices decreasing from London to Johannesburg due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both London and Johannesburg for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from London to Johannesburg OR Tambo to control the spread of COVID-19?

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. Etihad Airways and Alitalia are some airlines that have done so. Airline carriers are regularly disinfecting and sanitising their aircraft. Masks are provided and are mandatory while on board. Pre-flight testing for symptoms and antibodies, alongside socially-distanced seating (for a limited time) will work towards keeping travellers safer while flying from London to Johannesburg OR Tambo. Policies will vary by airline.

Which airlines flying from London to Johannesburg OR Tambo have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from London to Johannesburg OR Tambo that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, and South African. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Johannesburg from London?

Located just 12.8 mi from the city centre, Johannesburg OR Tambo is the airport most travellers will use when flying to Johannesburg from London. Booking flights from London to OR Tambo (JNB) should be relatively easy as there is 1 daily inbound flight from London from 19 different airlines.

Can I find flights from London to Johannesburg for under £366 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from London to Johannesburg for under £366. The cheapest flight booked recently is on SWISS for just £324, but on average you can expect to pay £341.

Are there direct flights from London to Johannesburg for under £439 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from London to Johannesburg under £439. A good price for a direct flight from London to Johannesburg is less than £453.

Are there last-minute flights available from London to Johannesburg for under £366?

There are currently 20+ open flights from London to Johannesburg within the next 7 days for less than £366.

Is London weather warmer or cooler than Johannesburg?

Our data indicates that the weather will be 26 °C on average in the month of January. The temperature in Johannesburg is typically hotter than in London. If you're traveling when the temperature is at its warmest, push to plan early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. For the best results, search for flights well in advance or after peak season.

What airports serve London to Johannesburg flights?

The three main airports that offer flights from London to Johannesburg are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, and London City Airport. The largest of the three is London Heathrow, which is the second busiest airport in the entire world. In 2018, the airport handled more than 80 million passengers and had over 475,000 aircraft movements. A smaller and less busy airport to Johannesburg is London City which is about 11 kilometres from the city of London. Gatwick Airport is a single runway option that had 46 million passengers in 2018. It is the ninth busiest airport in the United Kingdom.

Which airlines fly directly from London to Johannesburg?

The most common airline for a direct, nonstop flight from London to Johannesburg is British Airways. These flights are all around 11 hours long. The other airline that provides direct flights is South African Airways. These flights are typically just over 11 hours long. Keep in mind that day of the week can dictate the price of a flight. Most of these flights depart in the evening or night hours, rather than in the morning or early afternoon.

What are the stopover options between London to Johannesburg?

There are several stopover options for those on flights with a single stop. Amsterdam (AMS), Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG), and Dubai (DXB) are some of the most common options. The flights may last anywhere from 11h 05m – 35h 55m. There are also flights with two or more stopovers in places like Rome Fiumicino (FCO)and Milan Malpensa (MXP) or Brussels International (BRU), Kigali (KGL), and Lusaka (LUN). Flights that last longer or have mover stopovers tend to be less expensive than a direct flight.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly from London to Johannesburg?

Entering Johannesburg required a passport and a return ticket, but a visa is not required. The passport must be valid for 30 days or more after the date when departure from Africa is intended. Passports must have at least two blank pages to be stamped.

How long does is the flight from London to Johannesburg?

SWISS, KLM, and Lufthansa can get you from London to Johannesburg in just under 13h 30m. Your travel time can differ by up to 2h 30m. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both direct flights and flights with stops.

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

According to our current data, SWISS (£324), KLM (£352), and Lufthansa (£354) offers the cheapest pricing from London to Johannesburg. Users have found that SWISS is 35% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Turkish Airlines, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at £295. Kenya Airways flights start at £304 while deals on Ethiopian Air start at £308 one-way.

Alternative routes for London to Johannesburg

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for Johannesburg

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from London to Johannesburg.
Today's exchange rate
£1 = R19.99
Average temperature for July in Johannesburg
18.0 °C
Avg rainfall for July in Johannesburg
4.0 mm

Airports servicing London

Gatwick (LGW)
City (LCY)
Stansted (STN)
Luton (LTN)
Southend (SEN)

Airports servicing Johannesburg

Top 10 airlines flying from London to Johannesburg

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from London 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
Iberia
£355 £462 No cancel fee 77%
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RwandAir
£478 £612 No cancel fee N/A

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

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Egypt Air
£491 £625 No cancel fee N/A
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Ethiopian Air
£494 £660 No cancel fee 72%
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Etihad Airways
£468 £666 No cancel fee 75%
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Air France
£448 £671 No cancel fee 77%
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Qatar Airways
£483 £705 No cancel fee 68%
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Turkish Airlines
£491 £734 No cancel fee 77%
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SAUDIA
£543 £778 No cancel fee 86%
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Alitalia
£517 £784 No cancel fee 81%
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Hourly flight availability from London to Johannesburg

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Weekly flight availability
from London to Johannesburg
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from London to Johannesburg.
Sunday
0 flights
Monday
2 daily flights
Tuesday
0 flights
Wednesday
0 flights
Thursday
5 daily flights
Friday
0 flights
Saturday
2 daily flights
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