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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?

Find a great deal and save up to 2% by booking at least 32 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 London to South Africa within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at £494.

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

Our data shows that May tends to be the cheapest month to fly to South Africa from London. Users have commonly found prices around £498 for the month, but tickets can be as low as £368. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

Cheap flights from London to South Africa in April, May 2021

The best prices found for LON to South Africa flights in April, May
20 May - 18 Jun
£370pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
22 May - 12 Jun
£381pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
13 Apr - 17 May
£401pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

London to South Africa 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to South Africa from London found for this year
20 May - 18 Jun
£370pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
25 Sep - 8 Oct
£373pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Egypt Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Egypt Air
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
1 Nov - 30 Nov
£376pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow

Direct flights to South Africa from London

Save time with London to South Africa direct flight deals
5 Oct - 19 Oct
£381pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
21 Sep - 5 Oct
£390pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
8 Sep - 22 Sep
£391pp
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
23 Apr - 30 Apr
£402pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
19 Apr - 24 Apr
£419pp
LHR
London Heathrow
KLM
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
KLM
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
19 Apr - 26 Apr
£420pp
LHR
London Heathrow
KLM
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
KLM
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

One-way flights to South Africa from London

The cheapest one-way flights from London to South Africa
12:55 - 03:50
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
37h 55m
STN - JNB
Multiple Airlines
£201
Kiwi.com
12:55 - 03:50
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
37h 55m
STN - JNB
Multiple Airlines
£204
Kiwi.com
04:30 - 03:50
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
46h 20m
STN - JNB
Multiple Airlines
£209
Kiwi.com

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Flight FAQs

From London to South Africa

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.

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

Alitalia and Etihad Airways are some 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.

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.

Can I find flights from London to South Africa for under £437 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from London to South Africa for under £437. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Ethiopian Air for just £370, but on average you can expect to pay £391.

Are there direct flights from London to South Africa for under £437 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from London to South Africa under £437. A good price for a direct flight from London to South Africa is less than £427.

Are there last-minute flights available from London to South Africa for under £437?

There are currently 20+ open flights from London to South Africa within the next 7 days for less than £437.

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

The most popular airlines flying from London to South Africa are Air France, Alitalia and British Airways. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

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

While some choose either London City - Cape Town Intl or London Heathrow - Johannesburg OR Tambo, London Heathrow - Cape Town Intl is the most popular route from London to South Africa.

What are the cheapest flights from London to South Africa?

Looking for the cheapest flight from London to South Africa? While on average our users pay £1,205, our data indicates the cheapest price to be £266. The most popular route (London Heathrow - Cape Town Intl), is priced around £425.

How long does is the flight from London to South Africa?

Departing from London to South Africa will take you 10h 55m. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying from London to South Africa return?

Our cheapest airline available from London to South Africa is Ethiopian Air. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as £370 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are Egypt Air and Virgin Atlantic, starting at £373 and £381 round-trip.

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
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Flight duration
11h 02m

Airports servicing London

Gatwick (LGW)
City (LCY)
Stansted (STN)
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
£355 £462 No cancel fee 77%
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Egypt Air
£491 £625 No cancel fee N/A
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RwandAir
£478 £689 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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Condor
£635 £691 No cancel fee 76%
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Austrian Airlines
£565 £749 No cancel fee 78%
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Turkish Airlines
£491 £761 No cancel fee 77%
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Etihad Airways
£468 £770 No cancel fee 75%
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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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Air France
£448 £796 No cancel fee 77%
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