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The best prices from London to Johannesburg are usually found in May or March, booked 58 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)

LON - JNB
Price
£430 - £717
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, 19% potential price drop
Round-trip from CHF 430 From London to Johannesburg
One-way from CHF 360 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 57 days early can save you up to 15% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 57 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from London to Johannesburg for as little as £426 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 £455 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 £528. You can even find prices in May for less than £528, as users have found deals to Johannesburg from as low as £379. 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 35%.

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 morning could potentially save you up to 12% on airfare.

Cheap flights from London to Johannesburg in September, October 2020

The best prices found for LON to JNB flights in September, October
21 Oct - 28 Oct
£465pp
LGW
London Gatwick
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
LGW
London Gatwick
21 Oct - 12 Nov
£469pp
LGW
London Gatwick
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
LGW
London Gatwick
19 Oct - 3 Nov
£473pp
LGW
London Gatwick
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
LGW
London Gatwick

London to Johannesburg 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to Johannesburg from London found for this year
21 Oct - 28 Oct
£465pp
LGW
London Gatwick
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
LGW
London Gatwick
21 Oct - 12 Nov
£469pp
LGW
London Gatwick
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
LGW
London Gatwick
12 Nov - 10 Dec
£471pp
LGW
London Gatwick
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
LGW
London Gatwick

Direct flights to Johannesburg from London

Save time with London to Johannesburg direct flight deals
3 Jan - 1 Feb
£488pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
16 Mar - 8 Apr
£498pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
4 Feb - 18 Feb
£499pp
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
1 Oct - 6 Oct
£541pp
LHR
London Heathrow
KLM
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
KLM
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
4 Oct - 23 Dec
£545pp
LHR
London Heathrow
British Airways
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
British Airways
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
1 Oct - 10 Nov
£547pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Air France
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow

One-way flights to Johannesburg from London

The cheapest one-way flights from London to Johannesburg
14:10 - 07:10
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
39h 00m
STN - JNB
Multiple Airlines
£283
Kiwi.com
07:30 - 06:15
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
21h 45m
STN - JNB
Multiple Airlines
£289
Gotogate
11:55 - 03:20
Etihad Airways
2 stops
37h 25m
LHR - JNB
Etihad Airways
£290
DreamWorldTravel

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about London to Johannesburg flights.

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.

Can I find flights from London to Johannesburg for under £500 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from London to Johannesburg for under £500. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Qatar Airways for just £465, but on average you can expect to pay £478.

Are there direct flights from London to Johannesburg for under £500 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from London to Johannesburg under £500. A good price for a direct flight from London to Johannesburg is less than £516.

Are there last-minute flights available from London to Johannesburg for under £600?

There are currently 20+ open flights from London to Johannesburg within the next 7 days for less than £600.

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?

Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, and Lufthansa can get you from London to Johannesburg in just under 10h 50m. Your travel time can differ by up to 2h 20m. 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, Qatar Airways (£366), and SWISS (£374) offers the cheapest pricing from London to Johannesburg. Users have found that Qatar Airways is 30% 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 Etihad Airways, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at £290.

Alternative routes for London to Johannesburg

Destination information for Johannesburg

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from London to Johannesburg
Today's exchange rate
£1 = R21.59
Flight duration
11h 09m
Average temperature for September in Johannesburg
25.0 °C
Avg rainfall for September in Johannesburg
20.0 mm

Airports servicing London

Heathrow (LHR)
Luton (LTN)
Stansted (STN)
City (LCY)
Southend (SEN)

Airports servicing Johannesburg

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