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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
£547 - £912
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 £547 From London to Johannesburg
One-way from £382 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 £436 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 £466 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 £535. You can even find prices in May for less than £535, as users have found deals to Johannesburg from as low as £384. 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%.

Cheap flights from London to Johannesburg in July, August 2020

The best prices found for LON to JNB flights in July, August
15 Jul - 28 Jul
£487pp
LHR
London Heathrow
SWISS
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SWISS
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
13 Jul - 20 Jul
£488pp
LHR
London Heathrow
SWISS
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SWISS
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
14 Jul - 19 Jul
£489pp
LHR
London Heathrow
SWISS
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SWISS
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

London to Johannesburg 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to Johannesburg from London found for this year
8 Nov - 20 Nov
£479pp
LHR
London Heathrow
SWISS
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SWISS
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
13 Nov - 28 Nov
£480pp
LHR
London Heathrow
SWISS
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SWISS
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
7 Nov - 21 Nov
£481pp
LHR
London Heathrow
SWISS
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SWISS
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

Direct flights to Johannesburg from London

Save time with London to Johannesburg direct flight deals
24 Nov - 8 Dec
£551pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
17 Nov - 24 Nov
£553pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
1 Nov - 23 Nov
£557pp
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
26 Jun - 20 Nov
£658pp
LHR
London Heathrow
SWISS
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SWISS
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
26 Jun - 20 Nov
£736pp
LHR
London Heathrow
SWISS
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SWISS
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
26 Jun - 20 Nov
£740pp
LHR
London Heathrow
SWISS
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SWISS
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

One-way flights to Johannesburg from London

The cheapest one-way flights from London to Johannesburg
12:55 - 04:20
Etihad Airways
2 stops
38h 25m
LHR - JNB
Etihad Airways
£304
DreamWorldTravel
14:20 - 06:20
Turkish Airlines
1 stop
15h 00m
LHR - JNB
Turkish Airlines
£374
StudentUniverse
04:05 - 10:20
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
53h 15m
STN - JNB
Multiple Airlines
£377
Kiwi.com

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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 SWISS for just £479, but on average you can expect to pay £488.

Are there direct flights from London to Johannesburg for under £600 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from London to Johannesburg under £600. A good price for a direct flight from London to Johannesburg is less than £571.

Are there last-minute flights available from London to Johannesburg for under £700?

There are currently 20+ open flights from London to Johannesburg within the next 7 days for less than £700.

How popular is this flight route?

The London to Johannesburg OR Tambo flight path was viewed by 834 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

What is the cheapest airline for this route?

When searching, try setting your filters to view flights for South African Airways, as currently they have the cheapest options available from London to Johannesburg. On average you can find 54 flights for this flight path daily.

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.

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 = R21.42
Average temperature for July in Johannesburg
18.0 °C
Avg rainfall for July in Johannesburg
4.0 mm

Airports servicing London

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

Airports servicing Johannesburg

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