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Find cheap flights from Beijing to Johannesburg from R9 236

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight from Beijing to OR Tambo departing on 15/5. 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 Beijing to OR Tambo (BJS-JNB)

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from Beijing 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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21:00 - 8:20PEK-JNB
41h 20m1 stop
10:10 - 10:55JNB-PEK
18h 45m1 stop
R16 248Air China
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Mon, Sep 16 - Mon, Sep 23
21:00 - 8:20PEK-JNB
41h 20m1 stop
10:10 - 18:25JNB-PEK
26h 15m2 stops
R16 549Air China
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Mon, Sep 16 - Mon, Sep 23
0:05 - 6:10PEK-JNB
36h 05m1 stop
13:45 - 23:00JNB-PEK
27h 15m1 stop
R19 508Singapore Airlines
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Sun, Sep 15 - Mon, Sep 23
0:10 - 13:05PEK-JNB
18h 55m1 stop
20:15 - 10:50JNB-PEK
32h 35m2 stops
R22 204
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Sun, Sep 15 - Mon, Sep 23
0:10 - 19:20PEK-JNB
25h 10m2 stops
10:15 - 17:20JNB-PEK
25h 05m2 stops
R34 946Ethiopian Air
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Sun, Sep 15 - Mon, Sep 23
16:35 - 6:10PEK-JNB
19h 35m1 stop
13:45 - 14:40JNB-PEK
18h 55m1 stop
R54 605Singapore Airlines
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Fri, Sep 20 - Fri, Oct 11
2:20 - 8:30PEK-JNB
36h 10m2 stops
8:20 - 11:40JNB-PEK
21h 20m1 stop
R94 753Lufthansa
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Thu, Sep 19 - Fri, Oct 11
2:20 - 8:30PEK-JNB
36h 10m2 stops
19:00 - 11:40JNB-PEK
34h 40m2 stops
R95 299Lufthansa
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Thu, Sep 19 - Fri, Oct 11
13:40 - 16:10PEK-JNB
32h 30m2 stops
13:35 - 20:25JNB-PEK
24h 50m2 stops
R110 378
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Fri, Sep 20 - Fri, Oct 11
0:10 - 16:15PEK-JNB
22h 05m2 stops
23:00 - 17:20JNB-PEK
36h 20m1 stop
R113 922Ethiopian Air
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Flights from Beijing to OR Tambo - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights from Beijing 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 Beijing to Johannesburg?

The average price of all flights from Beijing to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
If your flying dates are flexible, you should consider flying to Johannesburg on a Tuesday, as we generally find the cheapest rates on that day for this route. On the other hand, Wednesday is the most expensive day to fly from Beijing to Johannesburg. For your return ticket, we recommend flying on a Wednesday and avoiding Fridays for the best deals.

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

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Beijing 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 Beijing to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport is August, where tickets cost R16 153 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are March and April, where the average cost of tickets is R25 276 and R23 618 respectively.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Beijing 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 Beijing 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 Beijing to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, you should book around 4 days before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 65 days before departure.

Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Beijing to Johannesburg?

The cheapest price for the route for each airline clicked by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours.
In the last 72 hours, the cheapest one-way ticket from Beijing to Johannesburg found on KAYAK was with Ethiopian Air for R11 196. Air China proposed a return connection from R16 248 and Singapore Airlines from R19 508.

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When to book flights from Beijing to OR Tambo

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from Beijing to OR Tambo based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
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FAQs for booking Beijing to Johannesburg flights

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

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Beijing to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport was R490 for a one-way ticket and R862 for a return.

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

    Beijing airport is called Beijing Capital and the only airport in Johannesburg is Johannesburg OR Tambo.

  • Which aircraft models fly most regularly from Beijing to Johannesburg?

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

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from Beijing to Johannesburg?

    Star Alliance is the only airline alliance operating flights between Beijing and Johannesburg.

  • Which is the best airline for flights from Beijing to Johannesburg, Ethiopian Air or Air China?

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from Beijing to Johannesburg are Ethiopian Air and Air China. With an average price for the route of R18 154 and an overall rating of 7,3, Ethiopian Air is the most popular choice. Air China is also a great choice for the route, with an average price of R17 213 and an overall rating of 6,9.

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

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

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Johannesburg from Beijing 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 Beijing 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 Beijing with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from Beijing 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 Beijing up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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Top 5 airlines serving from Beijing to OR Tambo

See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying from Beijing 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 Beijing 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.
Singapore AirlinesOverall score based on 1488 reviews
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All in all the flight was good. Love the fact that for airline food it was piping hot

8,0 ExcellentJeff, Apr 2024MNL - SIN
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All in all the flight was good. Love the fact that for airline food it was piping hot

I commend the flight attendants on our SFO-SIN flight who went above and beyond to provide us with extra snacks and food. This type of service makes the flight experience personal and awesome.

I requested an aisle seat and got a middle seat The flight gate was changed and the flight was delayed

It was a great flight Food was great Crew was spectacular

Seating cramped; close to toilet, foul smelling and noisy, very unhygienic and disease risk Free and paid Wi-Fi NOT accessible at all - misleading advertising Very expensive sunglasses disappeared from back seat pouch. Coffee disgusting and cold

Every thing was fine. Some ild classical Hindi movies should be add

The premium economy seats were not that great. It could have been more premium than economy seats.

People were so nice! Economy seats were small and cramped feeling for me. I’m slender and 6 feet tall

A pc of cake or biscuit at least. The airport was like a maze need to take another bus to the main terminal to immigration.

Perfect experience from boarding through to leaving the flight, comfortable and personalised service from all staff, highly recommended

No entertainment u less you pay. Wish there were some free movies

Service needs to improve. Air hostess do not register flyers request and we need to keep on repeating our request to them on multiple occasions

They had superb boarding (started an hour before flight time). Timely pushback from them gate and an early arrival. Flight and service was very comfortable. I wanted to move my flight to an earlier one, only thing was there was no one at emirates in Heathrow to help. Had to call the call the center and pay to change. There were ample seats on the flight though

More leg room and comfortable seats at least for long flights

Superb experience. I hope they bring back the fast track option at Heathrow immigration.

Great flight. Comfortable seats, courteous service, and excellent selection for entertainment.

I bought Business class ticket but they treated me like economic class. No lounge allowed at check inn I have to take stuff out while other passengers have more than 25 lb in bag. Because I bought tickets from other than airlines . It’s discriminations from airlines to passengers.

Overall emirates continues to amaze me with their. Awesome service . I had shifted away from emirates , because I lost luggage and watch in emirates in 2019 that drifted me away from this airline , but I am willing to give it try

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

Good could have been better. Emirates used to have really good food and lately it’s been sub par

Just happy I flew Qatar Airways awesome no wonder they are #1 in the world right now! The food was just delicious, very courteous, professional crew.

I found it weird that the quality of the flight different from Australia to Doha than the Doha to Berlin leg. The quality of the toiletries pack (was in a box from Australia) and then a proper bag from Doha. The biggest variation was the inflight entertainment, which had a significantly shorter amount of content compared to the Doha flight. My QSuite seat was also broken and did not recline all the way flat. Wasn’t the best and I wouldn’t be happy if I’d paid cash for the flight.

Overall it was a very good experience. Boarding was efficient and well organized. The cabin crew were excellent. The meals were tasty and quite filling. The warm bread rolls were a nice touch. Seats were comfortable even if they were a little narrow. Entertainment selection was excellent.

All over with Qatar airlines my experience was really bad due to delays and then putting me on different airlines and after 8 hours of wait I had to listen to their is no plane to fly for another 24 hours. Wore experience ever.

I had already opted for Vegan food before 2 months yet they say we have no record for it,

I didn't understand why I got dropped off at departures on exiting the plane at Doha aiport. I had to find my own way to immigration/baggage reclaim which wasn't easy as staff in the departure section just tell you ti scan your boarding pass. This was very poor b qatar Airways. I spent 2 hours soyung this out and once I got to get my suitcase it was delayed. So instead of getting to the hotel at about midnight I got there at three in the morning. I wonder why I upgraded to business?

From home to the airport, you must mention the terminal ready.

Food and entertainment was very very bad. Also, Doha airport is very bad. Entertainment was same for last 1 change. Old movies. Food quality was sub par.

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

Other than low space, which is the problem with all airlines for economy class, the flight was excellent.

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 crew were extremely unfriendly. The plane was dirty and the entertainment system did not work, so they did not even give out earphones to anyone.

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

It is just ok, the sits are very uncomfortable, the temperature too low and there weren’t blankets. The food is mediocre and there are no screens to watch movies.

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.

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

Entertainment was very poor. Couldn’t watch anything. Ear pieces were the wrong type .

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

The flight was delayed for almost 5 hours, but I understand that it was not up to the company, however how they could handle the situation better, they never apologized for that delay, moreover despite passengers being there for 7 hours only thing they did was to give a bowl of instant noodles, afterwards on the plane tiny snacks, people were there starting from lunch time and we’ve arrived to destination at almost midnight

Flight was delayed for 2 hours for no reason, then we spent almost an hour after boarding because of the weather conditions. If we left on time we could avoid that 😾

Cons: "Everything was great. Very nice and friendly crew, clean plane, great food. Excellent overall"
Pros: "Friendly crew and helpful staff"
Cons: "Missed connection from PEK to XIY due to delayed arrival and early departure. From XIY to PEK, booked and confirmed 11 departure, changed to 12:30 without notification or explaination. Rushed connections at PEK, pretty much ran from the minute left plan to another terminal, through custom, through all the health check points, security check. Just keep the fights on time and keep the original schedules, not arbitrarily change them."
Pros: "Because of our delay, we flew with Air Thai instead of Air China....much better airline"
Pros: "The price"
Cons: "Staff was not helpful and kind of rude unless you spoke their language. Food options were terrible and not very comfortable seat for 13+ hr flight."
Pros: "The food was good. It was nice that they supply wet hot towels before each meal. The seat was comfortable with the price I paid for. The rest room is nice and clean and quite spacious. The L’occitane toiletery bag was nice."
Cons: "It would be nice to supply mouthwash in the rest room. It would be nice to have a foot step at the bottom to open the trash container. The comforter is not washed and smells."
Cons: "Even for business class there is no TV screen on each seat. Just one small TV screen on the ceiling for a few rows to share. It would be much better with TV screen on each seat. I was sitting in the first row business class and the air hostess skipped me and didn’t give me a slipper. She gave me a used slipper at the end only without a packet. This is unprofessional to treat a business class passenger"
Cons: "Seats are narrow, leg room limited, and food is minimal."
Pros: "Beautiful new plane, professional crew, totally decent food."
Cons: "Economy for 13 hours is always a bit rough, but no more so on Air China than any other airline. And the price was so much lower."

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Recent one-way flight deals

Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best one-way flight deals from Beijing to Johannesburg found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
3 stops
33h 25mPEK-JNB
R9 236
2 stops
27h 35mPEK-JNB
R10 009
2 stops
32h 25mPEK-JNB
R10 442
1 stopEthiopian Air
18h 55mPEK-JNB
R11 196
2 stops
26h 15mPEK-JNB
R12 214
1 stopSingapore Airlines
27h 15mPEK-JNB
R12 893
1 stopEmirates
38h 50mPEK-JNB
R12 911
1 stopSingapore Airlines
36h 05mPEK-JNB
R14 174
3 stopsEthiopian Air
39h 20mPEK-JNB
R15 041
directAir China
19h 25mPEK-JNB
R16 813

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