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Find cheap flights from Australia to Johannesburg from R9 415

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight to OR Tambo departing on 7/6. 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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What is the cheapest flight to Johannesburg?

These are the best prices found by users searching on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
In the last 3 days, the cheapest flight deal to Johannesburg was found on the route from Perth, at R180 512 one-way and R316 558 return. The most popular connection is from Sydney to Johannesburg and KAYAK users have found return deals for as low as R20 038 in the last 3 days.

How much is a flight to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport?

The average and cheapest price for all flights to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport from each origin found by users searching on KAYAK in the last month.
On average, a flight to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport costs R18 529. The cheapest price found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks cost R9 643 and departed from Perth. The most popular routes on KAYAK are Perth to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport which costs R17 612 on average, and Sydney to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, which costs R29 662 on average.
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What is the cheapest day to fly to Johannesburg?

The average price of all flights to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
Based on KAYAK data, the cheapest day to fly to Johannesburg is Tuesday where tickets can be as cheap as R28 543. On the other hand, the most expensive day to fly is Friday, where prices are R32 712 on average.

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

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights 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 to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport is February, where tickets cost R24 314 on average for one-way flights. On the other hand, the most expensive months are December and June, where the average cost of tickets from Australia is R43 700 and R34 783 respectively. For return trips, the best month to travel is February with an average price of R25 062.

What is the cheapest time of day to fly to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport?

The average price for all flights to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport depending on the time of departure, clicked by users on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks.
The cheapest time of day to fly to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport is generally in the evening, when flights cost R23 592 on average. The most expensive time of day to fly to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport is generally in the morning, which is peak travel time and where the average cost of a ticket is R33 592.

What is a good deal for flights to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport?

If you’re looking for cheap airfare to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, 25% of our users found tickets to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport for the following prices or less: From Perth R10 056 one-way - R16 125 return, from Sydney R16 964 one-way - R28 327 return.

How far in advance should I book a flight 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 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, you should book around 2 weeks before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 62 days before departure.

Which airline offers the most flights to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport?

Of the 8 airlines that fly to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, Airlink offers the most flights, with around 489 per week, followed by FlySafair with 373 flights per week.

How long is the flight to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport?

The duration of your flight to Johannesburg depends on your departure and arrival airports. Obviously any flights that include a layover will also be longer. The most popular routes to Johannesburg on KAYAK are from Perth, which takes 10h 55m, Sydney, which takes 14h 00m, Melbourne, which takes 17h 40m, and Brisbane, which takes 18h 35m.

How many direct flights to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport are there each day?

There are around 179 direct flights from within Australia to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport every day. Most flights depart in the morning, with 8:00 the most common departure time and 49% of flights departing in the morning.

How many direct flights to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport are there each week?

Each week there are around 1 250 direct flights from within Australia to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport. The most common day for departures is Friday, with 16% of flights taking off on this day.

How many long-haul flights are there to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport each week?

Each week there are around 202 long-haul flights (6-12 hour flight duration), 126 medium-haul (3-6 hour flight duration) and 2 010 short-haul (up to 3 hour flight duration) flights to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport. The most long-haul flights depart from London.

How many cities have direct flights to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport?

From Australia, there are direct flights to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport from 18 cities. The city with the most direct flights is Cape Town, with 368 direct flights each week.

Good to know

Low season

January

High season

December

Cheapest flight

R9 415
Best time to beat the crowds but there is an average 23% increase in price.
Most popular time to fly (38% more expensive on average)
Flight from Perth to Johannesburg

FAQs - booking Johannesburg flights

  • Which airlines fly directly to Johannesburg from Australia?

    There are currently no direct flights to Johannesburg from Australia. However, there are several that complete the flight with just one stop. These include Singapore Airlines, which stops in Singapore as a layover point; Qatar Airways, using Doha as a layover city; and Cathay Pacific, which favours Hong Kong for its layover.

  • My child is flying alone. What assistance can they get at O.R. Tambo?

    If you have a child flying by themselves, call O.R. Tambo customer service with at least 48h notice. They will arrange an escort to meet your child and provide a child-minding service on the flight, making sure they are comfortable, calm and taken care of. Your child will be escorted to their collection point upon arrival.

  • How do I travel from the airport into downtown Johannesburg?

    There is no direct bus route to the airport, however the Gautrain rail system can take you into the city. Another option is to make the most of hotel shuttles or to hire one of the taxis that you can find on the ground floor of the multi-storey car park. To stop illegal touting, the airport has ensured that there is a range of accredited taxi services that will cover all major towns and suburbs nearby.

  • Where can I park at Johannesburg Airport?

    There are seven parking buildings at the airport. If you’re collecting someone from the arrivals area, there is short-stay car parking in buildings 1, 2 and 3. For quick pick-ups, you can find drop off and pick-up zones in buildings 7 and 3.

  • Are there any airline lounges in OR Tambo International Airport?

    If you need to relax during transit or are waiting for a delayed flight, you will find a range of airline lounges throughout the airport. A number of airlines have their own dedicated passenger lounge for awards club members, including South African Airways, British Airways and Emirates.

  • What accommodation options are there near Johannesburg Airport?

    There are a number of 4- and 5-star hotels located just outside the airport terminal, including the Southern Sun OR Tambo International Airport and the Intercontinental Hotel. For those looking for a more budget-friendly option, the Airport Inn is only five minutes from the airport, while Lakeview Backpackers by the Pomula Park Nature Reserve is approximately ten minutes away.

  • What is the cheapest flight to Johannesburg?

    In the last 3 days, the cheapest flight deal to Johannesburg was found on the route from Perth, at R180 512 one-way and R316 558 return. The most popular connection is from Sydney to Johannesburg and KAYAK users have found return deals for as low as R20 038 in the last 3 days.

  • How far is Johannesburg from central Johannesburg?

    The distance between Johannesburg and the city centre of Johannesburg is 21 km.

  • How much is a flight to Johannesburg?

    On average, a flight to Johannesburg costs R18 529. The cheapest price found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks cost R9 643 and departed from Perth Airport.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights 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 to Johannesburg.

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

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

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights 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 with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight 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 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 cheap flights to Johannesburg

  • Enter your preferred departure airport and travel dates into the search form above to unlock the latest Johannesburg flight deals.
  • O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) in Johannesburg is one of the biggest airports on the African continent and a world-class establishment. O.R. Tambo is the entrance to the country, with high-tech facilities and amenities. It’s the ideal airport when flying to the city for business or leisure, particularly for nearby accommodation and direct public transport links.
  • At O.R. Tambo International Airport, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to restaurants and food selection. Including alcoholic bars, fast food chains, coffee shops and sit-down restaurants, there’s a wide variety of tastes catered for, even with some local cuisine and favourites such as rooibos tea, castle lager and mielie meal-based savoury dishes. These are found both landside and airside of the airport.
  • The duty-free section of O.R. Tambo International Airport will offer a wide variety of international and local shops to explore. You can pick up local souvenirs, books, clothing, gifts and so much more at the Big Five Duty Free area. Whether picking up a last-minute necessity for your trip or a gift on your way home, you will have endless options to enjoy.
  • Travellers on flights to Johannesburg will be flying into OR Tambo International Airport. This airport is the largest and busiest in Africa and acts as the hub for the entire continent’s international tourism and shipping. The airport has two main terminals for passengers and is served by many of the major airlines.
  • For those looking for something to do in OR Tambo International Airport, there is a wide range of shopping opportunities to keep you occupied. Terminal A has a duty-free shopping mall at its centre, and Terminal B has an entire floor dedicated to retail. Here you can find South African souvenirs from stores such as African Eco, as well as major clothing and beauty shops such as Hugo Boss or the Body Shop.
  • Travel can be very disruptive to your routine. If you are looking for a Christian chapel, you will find it located on Level 2 of Terminal B. The chapel has services at 1pm every Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday, and is otherwise open for passengers 24 hours a day.
  • If your flight to Johannesburg is for business, there is a Premier Conference Centre in the domestic terminal with a range of conference rooms and spaces. The smaller meeting rooms can seat between 10 and 14 people, however there is also a seminar room for 25 to 50 people or a full theatre conference space for groups of 60 to 120 people.
  • South Africa is a popular place to explore by car. If you’ll be hiring a vehicle to continue your journey, you will find kiosks for all of the major rental car companies, including Avis, Thrifty and Hertz, in the international arrivals area. The airport is only a 20-minute drive from downtown Johannesburg.
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Prefer to fly direct to Johannesburg OR Tambo?

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

Direct departures

Australia to Johannesburg OR Tambo

Monday

ANA, ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +62 more

ANA, ASKY, +63 more

Tuesday

ANA, ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +59 more

ANA, ASKY, +60 more

Wednesday

ANA, ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +61 more

ANA, ASKY, +62 more

Thursday

ANA, ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +59 more

ANA, ASKY, +60 more

Friday

ANA, ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +62 more

ANA, ASKY, +63 more

Saturday

ANA, ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +56 more

ANA, ASKY, +57 more

Sunday

ANA, ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +60 more

ANA, ASKY, +61 more

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Direct returns

Johannesburg OR Tambo to Australia

Monday

ANA, ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +62 more

ANA, ASKY, +63 more

Tuesday

ANA, ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +59 more

ANA, ASKY, +60 more

Wednesday

ANA, ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +61 more

ANA, ASKY, +62 more

Thursday

ANA, ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +59 more

ANA, ASKY, +60 more

Friday

ANA, ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +62 more

ANA, ASKY, +63 more

Saturday

ANA, ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +56 more

ANA, ASKY, +57 more

Sunday

ANA, ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +60 more

ANA, ASKY, +61 more

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Top 5 airlines serving from Australia to OR Tambo

Need help choosing which airline to fly with 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 KAYAK reviews.
8,3
Singapore AirlinesOverall score based on 1557 reviews
84boarding
87crew
83overall
82entertainment
79food
82comfort
Airline reviews

Transfer within the same terminal and lots of facilities at the airport.

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Transfer within the same terminal and lots of facilities at the airport.

The stewardess was very helpful all the way. My seat had an issue with headphones and after the replaced and gave me a new pair and noticed it was the seat I got a new chair to sit and a great ride back home

The seat comfort, the food and of course the crew, they made you feel welcome and relaxed 😊

We were able to check in 48 hours before departure. The boarding was a breeze. The business' seat is very large with large tv screen. The lunch and dinner were excellent with selection of wines and other drinks. The seat was converted to a totally flat bed for sleeping which was very comfortable as well. We will definitely fly with Singapore Airline again in the future.

Always on time. Clean and good service as always..great food too..thank you SQ, the best airline in the world👍👍👍

I cancelled my family 2023 international vacation because you guys double booked me with the same date, passengers, airlines and just hours difference and did not want to refund me at the right time and then finally cancelled the extra booking! Cancelling the booking that I personally booked! And you guys kept the unauthorized booking! This experience was really bad! Ruined everything! Never again I will book with kayak , me , my family , my friends and most importantly I will advocate to everyone to make sure not to book with Kayak! None existing customers service! Only 3rd provider that serve only their company and not the travelers!!!!!!

Airport lounge for business class is too crowded and not comfortable. Poor foods and facilities. Boarding was delayed. A lot of coughing people in the flight even in the business class, which indicated poor screening and health risks.

The flight was close to on time. My suitcase was not loaded in Bangkok and was delivered 24 hours later.

Seating wasn’t good at all with not much leg space in between. Fortunately it was a relatively short flight. Otherwise we would have struggled a lot. On board meal was pretty ordinary. It is sad to see the overall quality of this once superb airline has dropped so low.

Please have the artiste showcase of classic international movies. Please have better food. There was no dessert or yogurt in my Ind Veg meal.

Amazing service and food. However I didn’t get chance to choose my own seat which bothered me a little.

Quality and tasty Food and service, bigger seat comfort and leg room, etc.

On both legs of my trips (Jhb - Dxb and Dxb - Jhb) the entertainment system did not work.

You can improve in many ways First the crew in general is good, but needs to work with passion to their works not like robots Second, collecting the ear headphones long time before landing is strange The crew should deal with the passengers with respect and descent way not like giving orders

Everything was excellent. It would be nice if bigger and obese people would take two seats. The guy next to me was obese and I was squeezed into my seat. His big shoulders forced me to constantly move away from him since he spread into my space as well

They transfer passengers by bus in dubai don't put the plane on gate, thats not good very hectic and so many security checks. I Prefer direct flight to usa in future. Checking in crew in india need training. Send us separate email, clerarly mentioning about carry on changes when traveling from india to usa. Or It shd be same as going from usa to india.

Pros: "Food was good but served in a unorganized manner, drinks and food was not sequentially served as normally."
Cons: "The flight attendants were not polite and difficult to understand. They closed two of the lavatories for themselves. I’m not impressed with Emirates."
Cons: "Only one person in the three row and that was really great flight"
Pros: "Too narrow seats"
Cons: "The cabin crews were not supportive enough - delayed service and sometimes even denied service like drinks"
Pros: "The Cabin crew was amazing, the ICE entertainment has many options of movies and programs, the flight was smooth to Singapore."
Cons: "Keep the good work."

Ultimate customer care humble and excellent service oriented crew , perfect timing maintained by the crew . My profound appreciation.

Fine. Don’t think I would fly with them again

The plane from Dublin to Doha was quite comfortable. I was in economy and the seats and rows were very tight. The man in front of me reclined his seat and it made my screen incredibly close to my face and I wasn’t able to take my tray down and my knees were pressed against the seat. I had to ask three times for him to pull his seat up but in his defence he hadn’t even reclined it far, the rows were just too close. I had a pain in my side by the end of the flight from the chairs which were quite worn and not very padded or supportive. It was a significantly inferior plane to the plane from Doha to Sydney and vice versa.

Transit , Too long for terminal change, for a moment I thought Qatar airlines going to Los Angeles by bus. Please make transit convenient and quick.

professional crew god service good entertainment need choices for diabetic meal

In spite of placing requests for vegetarian food, I didn’t get it because they ran out of stock. According to crew, only fixed number of vegetarian orders will be carried. Typically, they should have checked and served those who had specifically requested. I was one of those to get the food last.

Staff was helpful. Flight was on time. Overall excellent experience. Thank you will fly again.

need to improve management and air hostess services. Rest of it’s OK.

some sections of airport are too cramped. The screening of luggage was twice and a huge hassle. They kept saying my boarding the for my next flight was in 10 minutes but were dragging the screening too long. having a 2 hour connecting time with this much delays in screenings is not good. They could see I was traveling with special needs kid yet I was" randomly chosen" to be personally screened again.

Ambience of the aircraft was great. Spacious seats with sufficient leg room in economy class. The layover could have been shorter.

Flights delayed multiple times, travellers requests for updates ignored. Qantas continues to desatisfy travelling basics.

They actually held the plane for a few minutes and had someone at the escalators from Qantas checking to see if we were almost at the gate and radioed ahead to tell them that we were on our way. We called down to the person and gave her our names, coming as fast as we could.

Better food, hotter coffee, otherwise it was a very smooth and reasonably comfortable flight.

First time flying in Qantas. There is zero WiFi on the flight to/from Australia. Crew was great both routes - very attentive, personalized service. Pleasant staff throughout.

Packed flight. Urged to check carry-on before boarding only to discover numerous empty overhead bins after boarding. Challenging entertainment screen. After almost 20 minutes to arrive at baggage claim, waited over 30 mins before luggage was loaded on baggage claim carousel.

Grubby plane, dirty seat & table, poor food, wait for baggage, staff ok.

The plane was new (<6mos old) and was very well appointed. Lots of places to store things/plenty of legroom/comfortable seats/great blankets and headsets. Food was very good too. And crew were all very friendly and accommodating. Great trip!

We were delayed for 7 hours. The staff and management could have organized the getting of seats on later flight earlier than 20 minutes before late takeoff. Everyone was worried and lost. Was chaos and it didn’t need to be.

First flight on Quantas. High marks all around. Plus it appears as if the have a comparatively new flight. Excellent airline!

couldn't work out how to work entertainment. seats a bit cramped.

In my opinion, Etihad Airways is a first rate airline except for one important element. On the day before my return flights, when I chose my seats on the Etihad website I was charged an additional $55 (US) in order to sit on the aisle. I was not at all happy about this additional "hidden" charge and I felt cheated.

The staff was very nice and polite but it was very very hot and no ways to have some fresh air. It would be nice to have more time to sleep since it was a night flight

1.Aircraft Comfort: The aircraft type was quite small with non-reclining, cramped seats that significantly lacked comfort. 2.In-flight Entertainment: There was no provision of in-flight entertainment screens or Wi-Fi for the majority of the flight. 3.Boarding Process at New Abu Dhabi Airport: Despite the move to a new airport, which promised enhanced experiences, the use of buses instead of jet bridges did not meet expectations, causing inconvenience. 4.Gate Change Communication: A last-minute gate change was poorly communicated, resulting in a long and difficult walk.

Very unfriendly team. It was very difficult to get a cup of coffee. Legroom was extremely small. Old, dilapidated plane.

Crew was good, boarding mediocre, food choices were limited, seating was not comfortable

Everything is good and improved and needs to improve economy class seat more specious so long journey we can enjoy and it will be give more relaxable. Overall all services good and safely landed . I enjoyed my journey and all the cabin crew members services very well.

Sits are very uncomfortable Don’t feel like to travel in Etihad. It was 1st time we traveled in Etihad now we decided we don’t want to travel in Etihad.

Sits are very uncomfortable and food quality should be improved. Alcohol you have to ask and wait for more then 1/2 hrs. Don’t feel like to travel in Etihad. It was 1st time we traveled in Etihad now we decided we don’t want to travel in Etihad.

Food and beverage service have rooms for improvement .there were no entertainment facilities available

Very very bad service very tight seats never ever flying with Etihad again

Flights to Johannesburg

Destination:

Johannesburg (JNB)South Africa

Return flight deals:

Johannesburg - Australia

Cabin classes:

R95 203
R46 998
R15 091