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How to find the cheapest flight from
Edinburgh (EDI) to South Africa

All the information you need to plan the best EDI to JNB flight in 2021: compare Edinburgh to South Africa flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in South Africa.
How far in advance should I book a flight from Edinburgh to South Africa?

Find a great deal and save up to 11% by booking at least 52 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from Edinburgh to South Africa within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at £535.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Edinburgh to South Africa?

May is one of the best times of the year to fly to South Africa from Edinburgh. Prices for May average £506 per person but you can even find prices for as low as £396. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a May flight can save you 26% on your journey compared to booking in May

When is the cheapest time to fly from Edinburgh to South Africa (EDI - ZA0)?

When flying from Edinburgh to South Africa, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

Cheap flights from Edinburgh to South Africa in September, October 2021

The best prices found for EDI to South Africa flights in September, October
7 Oct - 28 Oct
£383pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
KLM
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
KLM
 
1 STOP
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
7 Oct - 28 Oct
£383pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
KLM
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
KLM
 
1 STOP
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
7 Oct - 28 Oct
£396pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
KLM
 
1 STOP
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse

Edinburgh Turnhouse to South Africa 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to South Africa from Edinburgh found for this year
7 Oct - 28 Oct
£383pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
KLM
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
KLM
 
1 STOP
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
7 Oct - 28 Oct
£383pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
KLM
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
KLM
 
1 STOP
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
7 Oct - 28 Oct
£396pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
KLM
 
1 STOP
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse

Last-minute flights from Edinburgh to South Africa

Late deals on return flights to South Africa from Edinburgh, departing today and this week
21 Sep - 4 Oct
£1,557pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
21 Sep - 3 Oct
£1,611pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
21 Sep - 4 Oct
£1,853pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse

One-way flights to South Africa from Edinburgh

The cheapest one-way flights from Edinburgh to South Africa
07:50 - 04:30
Lufthansa
1 stop
19h 40m
EDI - JNB
Lufthansa
£5,731
Kiwi.com
07:50 - 04:30
Lufthansa
1 stop
19h 40m
EDI - JNB
Lufthansa
£6,357
Lufthansa
11:40 - 06:15
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
41h 35m
EDI - JNB
Multiple Airlines
£2,939
Kiwi.com

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Flight FAQs

From Edinburgh to South Africa

What airport do you fly from for flights from Edinburgh to South Africa?

If you book a flight to South Africa from Edinburgh, you will be flying from Turnhouse, which is the city’s only airport. Edinburgh Turnhouse (EDI) is located 6.8 mi from the centre of Edinburgh.

Which airlines flying from Edinburgh Turnhouse to South Africa have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from Edinburgh Turnhouse to South Africa have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. British Airways, KLM, and Qatar Airways are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like British Airways with this kind of flexibility.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Edinburgh Turnhouse to South Africa to control the spread of COVID-19?

New policies can now be found on Etihad Airways to help keep travellers safe while flying. 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 Edinburgh Turnhouse to South Africa. Policies will vary by airline.

Are flight prices decreasing from Edinburgh to South Africa 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 Edinburgh and South Africa 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 Edinburgh to South Africa for under £400 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Edinburgh to South Africa for under £400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on KLM for just £383, but on average you can expect to pay £422.

Are there last-minute flights available from Edinburgh to South Africa for under £1,600?

There are currently 9+ open flights from Edinburgh to South Africa within the next 7 days for less than £1,600.

How popular is this Edinburgh to South Africa flight route?

The Edinburgh Turnhouse to South Africa flight path was viewed by 1,907 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for South Africa

Do I need a COVID test to fly to South Africa from Edinburgh?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Edinburgh Turnhouse to South Africa

Most visitors from Edinburgh Turnhouse need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter South Africa.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Edinburgh Turnhouse must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to South Africa.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Edinburgh Turnhouse are not required to quarantine after entering South Africa.

Documents
Health Declaration Form - Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


Do I need a test to fly back to Edinburgh from South Africa?

Returning to Edinburgh Turnhouse from South Africa

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Edinburgh Turnhouse.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from South Africa are not required to quarantine after entering Edinburgh Turnhouse.

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Destination points for flights from Edinburgh to South Africa

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Destination information for South Africa

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Edinburgh to South Africa.
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Top 9 airlines flying from Edinburgh Turnhouse to South Africa

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Edinburgh to South Africa 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
Air France
£481 £705 No cancel fee 77%
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Turkish Airlines
£492 £723 No cancel fee 77%
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Virgin Atlantic
£589 £770 No cancel fee 72%
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Etihad Airways
£608 £797 No cancel fee 75%
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Qatar Airways
£558 £813 No cancel fee 68%
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KLM
£497 £823 No cancel fee 75%
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Emirates
£605 £828 No cancel fee 75%
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British Airways
£589 £943 No cancel fee 70%
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Lufthansa
£513 £987 No cancel fee 76%
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