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London (LON) to South Africa

All the information you need to plan the best LON to JNB flight in 2022: 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?

To save up to 7% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 18 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from London to South Africa from £554 1-2 weeks out and tickets from £609 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

When flying from London 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 London to South Africa in July, August 2022

The best prices found for LON to South Africa flights in July, August
22 Aug - 11 Sep
£414pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
29 Aug - 19 Sep
£415pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Kenya Airways
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
25 Aug - 15 Sep
£418pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

London to South Africa 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to South Africa from London found for this year
9 Nov - 19 Apr
£325pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
1 Sep - 19 Sep
£362pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
DUR
Durban King Shaka Intl
DUR
Durban King Shaka Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
5 Oct - 2 Nov
£377pp
LHR
London Heathrow
British Airways
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
British Airways
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow

Cheap Egypt Air flights from London to South Africa

2 Oct - 9 Oct
£407pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Egypt Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Egypt Air
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
18 Nov - 5 Dec
£559pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Egypt Air
   
2 STOPS
DUR
Durban King Shaka Intl
DUR
Durban King Shaka Intl
Egypt Air
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow

Cheap SWISS flights from London to South Africa

18 Nov - 5 Feb
£426pp
LHR
London Heathrow
SWISS
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SWISS
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
18 Nov - 5 Feb
£427pp
LHR
London Heathrow
SWISS
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SWISS
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
23 Nov - 28 Feb
£455pp
LCY
London City
SWISS
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SWISS
 
1 STOP
LCY
London City

Direct flights to South Africa from London

Save time with London to South Africa direct flight deals
5 Oct - 2 Nov
£377pp
LHR
London Heathrow
British Airways
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
British Airways
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
4 Nov - 10 Nov
£577pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
16 Nov - 9 Dec
£579pp
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
11 Jul - 10 Oct
£736pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Egypt Air
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
11 Jul - 17 Jul
£746pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Egypt Air
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
11 Jul - 20 Jul
£756pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

One-way flights to South Africa from London

The cheapest one-way flights from London to South Africa
18:10 - 03:10
Egypt Air
1 stop
32h 00m
LHR - JNB
Egypt Air
£315
Tripmonster
04:15 - 03:10
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
21h 55m
STN - JNB
Multiple Airlines
£316
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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 SWISS 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 £400 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from London to South Africa for under £400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Ethiopian Air for just £325, but on average you can expect to pay £400.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from London to South Africa under £400. A good price for a nonstop flight from London to South Africa is less than £585.

Are there last-minute flights available from London to South Africa for under £800?

There are currently 20+ open flights from London to South Africa within the next 7 days for less than £800.

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: Major Airline, Air France or ITA Airways.

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 Gatwick - Johannesburg OR Tambo.

What are the cheapest flights from London to South Africa?

The cheapest flight price from London to South Africa is £312. On average you can expect to pay £1,812. The most popular route, (London Heathrow - Johannesburg OR Tambo), can usually be booked for £377.

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 (71%).

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 can enter South Africa without restrictions.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from London are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering 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 are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering 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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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
FlySafair
£65 £84 No cancel fee N/A
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Etihad Airways
£226 £627 No cancel fee 75%
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Iberia
£295 £385 No cancel fee 77%
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RwandAir
£310 £630 No cancel fee N/A

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Emirates
£346 £742 No cancel fee 75%
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Air France
£358 £635 No cancel fee 77%
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Austrian Airlines
£378 £553 No cancel fee 78%
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Egypt Air
£398 £557 No cancel fee N/A
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Kenya Airways
£400 £560 No cancel fee 82%
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Lufthansa
£407 £670 No cancel fee 76%
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