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Find cheap flights from Addis Ababa to Johannesburg from R4 859

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight from Addis Ababa to OR Tambo departing on 7/5. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap flight deals from Addis Ababa to OR Tambo (ADD-JNB)

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from Addis Ababa to OR Tambo that are departing in the next months. While these flights were available on KAYAK in the last 72 hours, prices and availability are subject to change and deals may expire.
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10:20 - 0:15ADD-JNB
14h 55m1 stop
17:00 - 9:20JNB-ADD
15h 20m1 stop
R7 230Kenya Airways
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Sat, May 18 - Tue, May 21
3:30 - 0:15ADD-JNB
21h 45m1 stop
17:00 - 19:00JNB-ADD
25h 00m1 stop
R7 269Kenya Airways
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Tue, May 21 - Wed, May 29
3:30 - 0:15ADD-JNB
21h 45m1 stop
17:00 - 1:55JNB-ADD
7h 55m1 stop
R7 288Kenya Airways
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Tue, May 21 - Wed, May 29
15:35 - 20:00ADD-JNB
5h 25mdirect
8:20 - 14:45JNB-ADD
5h 25mdirect
R9 794Ethiopian Air
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Mon, Apr 29 - Sat, May 4
15:35 - 20:00ADD-JNB
5h 25mdirect
8:20 - 14:45JNB-ADD
5h 25mdirect
R10 100Ethiopian Air
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Sat, May 18 - Tue, May 21
15:35 - 20:00ADD-JNB
5h 25mdirect
21:45 - 3:10JNB-ADD
28h 25m1 stop
R12 223
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Wed, May 22 - Wed, May 29
3:30 - 15:50ADD-JNB
13h 20m1 stop
8:20 - 14:45JNB-ADD
5h 25mdirect
R12 261
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Tue, May 21 - Wed, May 29
0:40 - 9:55ADD-JNB
34h 15m1 stop
18:05 - 23:30JNB-ADD
28h 25m1 stop
R14 097Turkish Airlines
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Fri, May 17 - Tue, May 21
0:40 - 9:55ADD-JNB
34h 15m1 stop
18:05 - 23:30JNB-ADD
28h 25m1 stop
R14 174Turkish Airlines
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Fri, May 17 - Tue, May 21
8:40 - 13:05ADD-JNB
5h 25mdirect
14:30 - 20:45JNB-ADD
5h 15mdirect
R14 212South African
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Thu, May 23 - Mon, May 27

Flights from Addis Ababa to OR Tambo - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights from Addis Ababa to OR Tambo to help you find the cheapest flights, the best time to fly and much more.

What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Addis Ababa to Johannesburg?

The average price of all flights from Addis Ababa to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
If you are looking for a flight deal from Addis Ababa to Johannesburg, look for departures on Thursdays and avoid leaving on a Saturday, as it's usually the priciest day. When flying back from Johannesburg, Monday is the cheapest day to fly and Saturday is the most expensive.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Addis Ababa to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Addis Ababa to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the median of all values for each month.
The cheapest month for flights from Addis Ababa to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport is October, where tickets cost R9 698 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are November and February, where the average cost of tickets is R15 073 and R14 786 respectively.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Addis Ababa to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport?

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from Addis Ababa to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the average of all the values for each month.
To get a below average price on the flight from Addis Ababa to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, you should book around 3 days before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 27 days before departure.

Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Addis Ababa to Johannesburg?

The cheapest price for the route for each airline clicked by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours.
In the last 3 days, Kenya Airways offered the best one-way deal for that route, at R4 859. KAYAK users also found Addis Ababa to Johannesburg return flights on Kenya Airways from R7 230 and on Ethiopian Air from R9 794.

Which airlines fly direct between Addis Ababa and Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport?

Airline and price data is aggregated from results in KAYAK’s search results from the last 2 weeks for flights from Addis Ababa to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport.
There is just one airline that flies from Addis Ababa to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport direct and that is Ethiopian Air. The best one-way deal found from Ethiopian Air for the route is R6 744.

How many flights are there between Addis Ababa and Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport per day?

Each day, there are 6 direct flights that take off from Addis Ababa and land in Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, with an average flight time of 5h 25m. The most common departure time is 23:00 and most flights take off in the afternoon. Each week, there are 42 flights and there are the same amount of flights each day 6.

Which cabin class options are there for flights between Addis Ababa and Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport?

The average price of flights for each cabin class for the route found by users searching on KAYAK over the last 2 weeks.
There is only one cabin class option available for the route, which is Economy. Perform a search on KAYAK to find the latest prices and availability for all cabin fares, which differ across airlines.

How long does a flight from Addis Ababa to Johannesburg take?

Direct flights from Addis Ababa generally make it to Johannesburg in 5h 25m. The flying distance between the two cities is 6 542 km.

What’s the earliest departure time from Addis Ababa to Johannesburg?

Early birds can take the earliest flight from Addis Ababa at 8:40 and will be landing in Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport at 13:05.

What’s the latest departure time from Addis Ababa to Johannesburg?

If you prefer to fly at night, the latest flight from Addis Ababa to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport jets off at 23:30 and lands at 3:55.

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Low season

January

High season

July

Cheapest flight

R4 859
Best time to beat the crowds (3% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly and prices are also 11% lower on average.
Flight from Addis Ababa to Johannesburg

When to book flights from Addis Ababa to OR Tambo

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from Addis Ababa to OR Tambo based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
Estimated return price
KAYAK looks at all historical flight data for each date to provide a predicted price for one-way trips or returns with a duration up to 40 days. While we try to provide actual minimum prices for each date, some prices are predictions and actual prices may differ.

FAQs for booking Addis Ababa to Johannesburg flights

  • What is the cheapest flight from Addis Ababa to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport?

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Addis Ababa to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport was R254 for a one-way ticket and R378 for a return.

  • Which airports will I be using when flying from Addis Ababa to Johannesburg?

    On your way to Johannesburg, you’ll fly out from Addis Ababa Bole. You’ll be landing at Johannesburg OR Tambo.

  • Which aircraft models fly most regularly from Addis Ababa to Johannesburg?

    The Airbus A350-900 is the aircraft model that flies most regularly on the Addis Ababa to Johannesburg flight route.

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from Addis Ababa to Johannesburg?

    Star Alliance, and oneworld are the airline alliances operating flights between Addis Ababa and Johannesburg, with Star Alliance being the most commonly used for this route.

  • On which days can I fly direct from Addis Ababa to Johannesburg?

    There are direct flights from Addis Ababa to Johannesburg on a daily basis.

  • Which is the best airline for flights from Addis Ababa to Johannesburg, Ethiopian Air or Kenya Airways?

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from Addis Ababa to Johannesburg are Ethiopian Air and Kenya Airways. With an average price for the route of R9 728 and an overall rating of 7,3, Ethiopian Air is the most popular choice. Kenya Airways is also a great choice for the route, with an average price of R9 356 and an overall rating of 7,2.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from Addis Ababa to Johannesburg?

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from Addis Ababa to Johannesburg.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket from Addis Ababa to Johannesburg?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Johannesburg from Addis Ababa is likely to change within 7 days, so travellers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights from Addis Ababa to Johannesburg?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional return ticket. You could then fly to Johannesburg with an airline and back to Addis Ababa with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from Addis Ababa to Johannesburg?

    Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Johannesburg from Addis Ababa up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight from Addis Ababa to Johannesburg

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for R6 670 or less one-way and R9 671 or less round-trip.

Prefer to fly direct from Addis Ababa Bole to Johannesburg OR Tambo?

Find which airlines fly direct from Bole to OR Tambo, which days they fly and book direct flights.

Direct departures

Addis Ababa Bole to Johannesburg OR Tambo

Monday

ASKY, Aegean Airlines, Air India, +7 more

ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +8 more

Tuesday

ASKY, Aegean Airlines, Air India, +7 more

ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +8 more

Wednesday

ASKY, Aegean Airlines, Air India, +7 more

ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +8 more

Thursday

ASKY, Aegean Airlines, Air India, +7 more

ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +8 more

Friday

ASKY, Aegean Airlines, Air India, +7 more

ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +8 more

Saturday

ASKY, Aegean Airlines, Air India, +7 more

ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +8 more

Sunday

ASKY, Aegean Airlines, Air India, +7 more

ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +8 more

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Direct returns

Johannesburg OR Tambo to Addis Ababa Bole

Monday

ASKY, Aegean Airlines, Air India, +7 more

ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +8 more

Tuesday

ASKY, Aegean Airlines, Air India, +7 more

ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +8 more

Wednesday

ASKY, Aegean Airlines, Air India, +7 more

ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +8 more

Thursday

ASKY, Aegean Airlines, Air India, +7 more

ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +8 more

Friday

ASKY, Aegean Airlines, Air India, +7 more

ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +8 more

Saturday

ASKY, Aegean Airlines, Air India, +7 more

ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +8 more

Sunday

ASKY, Aegean Airlines, Air India, +7 more

ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +8 more

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Top 3 airlines serving from Addis Ababa to OR Tambo

 
See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying from Addis Ababa to Johannesburg. Airline scores are aggregated from all reviews left by passengers on KAYAK after flying with an airline. KAYAK doesn’t show reviews that are older than 5 years. Learn how KAYAK collects reviews.
Need help choosing which airline to fly with from Addis Ababa to OR Tambo? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to verified KAYAK customer reviews.
7,6
South AfricanOverall score based on 211 reviews
7,6comfort
7,2food
7,9boarding
8,1crew
6,8entertainment
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Very bad. Linda the hostess was very rude all the time

2,0 MediocreAnonymous, Apr 2024ACC - ABJ
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Very bad. Linda the hostess was very rude all the time

Very bad, Linda the hostess was very rude all the time

The flight SA227 on 2nd March Sao Paulo to Cape Town was delayed by 3 hours. All other flights leaving Sao Paulo left on time. We were told that we were waiting for push back and a routing from Air traffic control. I don't believe this, what was the real reason for the flight delay?

I think more immigration officers at Or Tambo- I spent 90 mins in a queue before I can assisted and most people missed their appointments and meetings

Not sure it was a basic airline so nothing much to like but what was annoying was they delayed so much we missed our connecting flight and we had to almost fight to be out on the next flight and also even get food

Everything the crew werr nice and helpful plus the food was good

First row in business class is terrible - no storage space with video screen folded down between seats. Entertainment system didn't show flight info...

At the last minute as I boarded the airplane they made me check my carry on bag. When I arrived my Apple Watch, sunglasses, and medications had been stolen. I find this absolutely unacceptable. I will never fly with SAA again.

Cons: "It’s a hop and a skip, just 2 1/2 hours. But. Nice flight"
Pros: "Courteous crew"
Cons: "Entertainment console only partially working. Toilet vacant/occupied indicator not working fully."

The gate was changed at the very last moment and no one informed us. The flight was one hour late and the screen broken, the remote control not working. One toilet was out of order . the other toilets were also not totally functioning, because the washbasin was plugged and the water couldn't flow away.

The food could be better, the beef was quite tough. The crew were friendly and helpful on this flight, which has not being my experience on other Ethiopian flights.

The flight was one hour late. The food is mediocre and the screen was broken

Seat in front of my wife was broken so it reclined further than normal and without having to push the recline button so my wife had absolutely no room the entire 17 hour flight. My seat was broken and wouldn't recline at all. Also.. my tray table was sticky and dirty right away before I even used it. Also...the floor in the back of the plane from our row of seats on back was totally soaked and both times we landed water came rushing out of the food/servant area like a flood onto the same already wet carpet. It got everything wet that was placed around our feet...including our shoes and socks.

On my return flight the TV did not work the entire flight! They knew it wasn’t working but they let me sit there. The guy sitting nièce to me told me he was ok the previous flight and it wasn’t working. This is business class by the way!

Same but worse than international. The inter African flights are worse.

The entertainment (movies) blockbuster and classics never change. I am a frequent Ethiopian flyer and this should be addressed. Not much changed from my summer flight and my December flight. It is annoying - surely you can update the selections more often. Same with food options. It becomes extremely boring to be offered the same exact meals from Washington to Addis to Maputo every trip, each time. AS

The check in staff was amazing. Best customer service! The plane was old! My entertainment on the first flight didn't work at all, in my seat or in the seat next to me. The bathroom doors were old and troublesome. One of the bathrooms, the whole sink panel was broken. Everything felt old and falling apart. The airline stewardesses were amazing and quite hospitable. When there were delays, they kept us well informed. Transit was GREAT! I wasn't sure how I would make it to my next flight in 1 1/2 hours but the security lines were short and efficient. The C gates in Addis Ababa were CROWDED! That whole space downstairs was too crowded and challenging to manuever. I usually fly Ethiopian within Africa and was interested to see how the experience would be intercontinental. Overall, I would choose it again if it was cheaper than Delta/Air France or Lufthansa/KLM. I wouldn't make it a first choice if the prices were the same because the planes are so old! The food and entertainment also weren't as good. Good selection of movies but as I mentioned, on the first flight they didn't work at all (I slept so it was okay) and the 2nd flight it was glitchy. All in all, I didn't hate it but it would be a first choice only if it's cheaper.

The wifi service was really poor I try to use it the service was extremely poor if that could be improved that will go a long way

I've never been served three bread courses in a single meal before. Was really impressed by the novelty of that.

Paid an extra USD 100 for so-called Comfort seats. All of these (the bulkhead seats) had parents with babies and infants who were screaming much of the time. One mother even decided to change nappies on the seat. This was anything but comfort!

Front section of economy cabin is better than rear. Paid for seats selected.

Flight was delayed for 9 hours. We finally arrived ved at 0435hrs instead of 1950hrs the previous day. No compensation was provided.

Apart from delay of 3 hrs in Nairobi for onward flight to Dar all fine. Looked like operational issues caused it.

It has been 1 week since arriving at my destination and I still have not recieved my kite surfing bags. Office will not communicate properly on location or when my bags will arrive. No advice on what to do on luggage that has not arrived in over a week. Simply not happy with Kenya airways at the moment.

Excellent. They canceled our flight & put us up for the night. Then upgraded us. We are impressed

The flight staff were not very kind. I went back to get a drink, 4 of them back there chatting. They all looked at me continued to talk then they started doing stuff and one finally asked after I was standing there awhile what I needed. This happened multiple times. The movies were not the great and seemed dated. My seat squeaked every time I moved and it moved around a bit.

My flight from Nairobi to nyc. My seat made noise and moved around. The two toilets in the back didn’t work well cause you didn’t know if someone was in there cause the light didn’t work. The bathroom doors didn’t lock well either, so I walked in on someone. The crew wasn’t quick or super helpful. When I went to get something they were chatting and they would look at me, continue on with their conversation and finally I would interrupt to get a drink.

If my flight from Heathrow to Nairobi had not been cancelled I would’ve been in kisumu to fly back! And I have still not had my refund! So you have my cash and I’ve got nothing in return. Wonderful!

The flight never took off. We sat on the tarmac for over two hours due to an electrical fault and finally the flight was cancelled. We were told that hotels would be organised but there was no further communication. In the end I retrieved my baggage and went to the car park to pick up my car and drive home. It cost me over £150 to park the car for two weeks, plus of course petrol, and over £600 for the four flights and £50 for the travel visa. All gone up in my smoke. I’m bitterly disappointed that my business Trip was cancelled and have been told I will get a “partial refund” within three months!!! What a way to treat a customer.

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Recent one-way flight deals

 
Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best one-way flight deals from Addis Ababa to Johannesburg found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
7/5Tue
1 stopKenya Airways
8h 25mADD-JNB
R4 859
30/4Tue
1 stopKenya Airways
14h 55mADD-JNB
R5 681
8/5Wed
1 stopKenya Airways
14h 55mADD-JNB
R5 968
29/4Mon
directEthiopian Air
5h 25mADD-JNB
R6 484
27/4Sat
directEthiopian Air
5h 25mADD-JNB
R6 848
27/4Sat
1 stopKenya Airways
24h 25mADD-JNB
R7 039
30/4Tue
directSouth African
5h 25mADD-JNB
R9 698
30/4Tue
3 stops
33h 05mADD-JNB
R11 687
1/5Wed
3 stops
36h 00mADD-JNB
R11 993
28/4Sun
2 stopsASKY
16h 55mADD-JNB
R12 892

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Last minute flights from Addis Ababa to OR Tambo

Last minute flight, train and bus deals

 
These last-minute flight deals are the cheapest flights found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours for flights from Addis Ababa to Johannesburg that are departing in the next 10 days.
28/4Sun
multi-stopKenya Airways
7h 15mADD-JNB
4/5Sat
multi-stopKenya Airways
15h 20mJNB-ADD
R8 569
28/4Sun
multi-stopKenya Airways
7h 15mADD-JNB
4/5Sat
multi-stopKenya Airways
15h 20mJNB-ADD
R8 608
24/4Wed
multi-stopKenya Airways
25h 35mADD-JNB
1/5Wed
multi-stopKenya Airways
12h 45mJNB-ADD
R9 564
24/4Wed
directEthiopian Air
5h 25mADD-JNB
1/5Wed
directEthiopian Air
5h 25mJNB-ADD
R9 794
24/4Wed
multi-stopKenya Airways
14h 55mADD-JNB
1/5Wed
multi-stopKenya Airways
12h 45mJNB-ADD
R9 889
28/4Sun
multi-stopKenya Airways
8h 25mADD-JNB
3/5Fri
multi-stopKenya Airways
7h 05mJNB-ADD
R9 908
24/4Wed
directEthiopian Air
5h 25mADD-JNB
1/5Wed
directEthiopian Air
5h 25mJNB-ADD
R10 291
24/4Wed
direct
5h 25mADD-JNB
1/5Wed
multi-stop
28h 25mJNB-ADD
R12 204
24/4Wed
direct
5h 25mADD-JNB
29/4Mon
multi-stop
29h 25mJNB-ADD
R12 357
24/4Wed
multi-stopASKY
40h 50mADD-JNB
1/5Wed
multi-stopASKY
40h 00mJNB-ADD
R30 088

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Addis Ababa - Johannesburg Flights

Departure:

Addis Ababa (ADD)Ethiopia

Destination:

Johannesburg (JNB)South Africa

Return flight deals:

Johannesburg - Addis Ababa

Cabin classes:

R70 219
R6 044