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London (LON) to South Africa

All the information you need to plan the best LON to JNB flight in 2021: compare London 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 London to South Africa?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 32 days in advance, which can save you up to 2% on flights from London to South Africa compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 32 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at £496. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from £507.

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

Flights from London to South Africa lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from London to South Africa in May, with the cheapest ticket starting at £370.

When is the cheapest time to fly from London to South Africa (LON - ZA0)?

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from London to South Africa as you normally would.

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

The best prices found for LON to South Africa flights in September, October
28 Sep - 8 Oct
£332pp
LHR
London Heathrow
SWISS
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SWISS
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
28 Sep - 8 Oct
£345pp
STN
London Stansted
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
STN
London Stansted
14 Oct - 10 Dec
£362pp
LCY
London City
SWISS
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SWISS
 
1 STOP
LCY
London City

London to South Africa 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to South Africa from London found for this year
9 Nov - 22 Nov
£327pp
LHR
London Heathrow
SWISS
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SWISS
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
28 Sep - 8 Oct
£332pp
LHR
London Heathrow
SWISS
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SWISS
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
8 Nov - 22 Nov
£333pp
LHR
London Heathrow
SWISS
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SWISS
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

Direct flights to South Africa from London

Save time with London to South Africa direct flight deals
10 Jan - 7 Feb
£382pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
2 Jan - 14 Jan
£393pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
3 Jan - 19 Jan
£395pp
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 South Africa

Late deals on return flights to South Africa from London, departing today and this week
3 Oct - 20 Oct
£367pp
LHR
London Heathrow
SWISS
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SWISS
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
5 Oct - 21 Oct
£385pp
LHR
London Heathrow
KLM
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
KLM
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
3 Oct - 10 Oct
£390pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

One-way flights to South Africa from London

The cheapest one-way flights from London to South Africa
15:15 - 08:05
Ethiopian Air
1 stop
14h 50m
LHR - JNB
Ethiopian Air
17:00 - 09:05
Ethiopian Air
1 stop
15h 05m
LHR - JNB
Ethiopian Air
17:00 - 09:05
Ethiopian Air
1 stop
15h 05m
LHR - JNB
Ethiopian Air

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Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">London</span> to <span class="emphasized">South Africa</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From London to South Africa

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

Some of our airline partners flying from London to South Africa have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, and Ethiopian Air 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 London to South Africa to control the spread of COVID-19?

Etihad Airways is one of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. New policies for travellers booking flights from London to South Africa include masks being provided and required on board, daily cleaning and sanitisation, use of HEPA filters, pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms, and socially-distanced seating (for a limited time). Keep in mind that policies will vary by airline.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from London to South Africa for under £400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on SWISS for just £322, but on average you can expect to pay £339.

Are there direct flights from London to South Africa for under £400 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from London to South Africa under £400. A good price for a direct flight from London to South Africa is less than £407.

Are there last-minute flights available from London to South Africa for under £400?

There are currently 20+ open flights from London to South Africa within the next 7 days for less than £400.

What are the most reliable airlines from London to South Africa?

The top 3 most reliable airlines when flying from London to South Africa are Delta (100%), Virgin Atlantic (100%) and American Airlines (89%).

What are the most popular airlines that fly from London to South Africa?

Before booking your flight from London to South Africa, check out the most popular airlines for this route: Air France, Alitalia or British Airways.

What are the cheapest flights from London to South Africa?

The cheapest flight price from London to South Africa is £266. On average you can expect to pay £1,210. The most popular route, (London Heathrow - Johannesburg OR Tambo), can usually be booked for £322.

What are the most popular routes from London to South Africa?

The most popular flight routes from London to South Africa are London Heathrow - Johannesburg OR Tambo, London Heathrow - Cape Town Intl and London City - Johannesburg OR Tambo.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for South Africa

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

Information is based on travel restrictions from London to South Africa

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

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from London 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 London from South Africa?

Returning to London 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 London.

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

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Destination points for flights from London 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 London to South Africa.
Today's exchange rate
£1 = R20.41
Flight duration from London to South Africa
11h 05m

Airports servicing London

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

Airports servicing

Cape Town (CPT)
Durban (DUR)
East London (ELS)
George (GRJ)
Sabi Sabi (GSS)

Top 10 airlines flying from London to South Africa

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from London 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
Iberia
£259 £338 No cancel fee 77%
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Emirates
£292 £593 No cancel fee 75%
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Lufthansa
£297 £684 No cancel fee 76%
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Air France
£327 £582 No cancel fee 77%
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KLM
£342 £619 No cancel fee 75%
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Etihad Airways
£342 £563 No cancel fee 75%
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RwandAir
£350 £504 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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SWISS
£351 £650 No cancel fee 79%
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Kenya Airways
£352 £497 No cancel fee 82%
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Qatar Airways
£353 £612 No cancel fee 68%
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