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Find cheap flights from Cairo to Johannesburg from R5 706

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight from Cairo to OR Tambo departing on 25/9. 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 Cairo to OR Tambo (CAI-JNB)

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from Cairo 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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3:20 - 13:05CAI-JNB
10h 45m1 stop
14:30 - 2:05JNB-CAI
10h 35m1 stop
R7 370Ethiopian Air
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Fri, Aug 23 - Wed, Aug 28
3:20 - 20:00CAI-JNB
17h 40m1 stop
14:30 - 2:05JNB-CAI
10h 35m1 stop
R7 736Ethiopian Air
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Mon, Jul 15 - Tue, Jul 23
23:45 - 7:10CAI-JNB
8h 25mdirect
21:45 - 7:00JNB-CAI
8h 15mdirect
R9 839Egypt Air
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Thu, Sep 5 - Sun, Sep 8
22:20 - 9:50CAI-JNB
12h 30m1 stop
20:15 - 20:20JNB-CAI
23h 05m1 stop
R10 442Qatar Airways
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Wed, Sep 18 - Wed, Sep 25
19:50 - 9:50CAI-JNB
15h 00m1 stop
13:35 - 12:10JNB-CAI
21h 35m1 stop
R10 479Qatar Airways
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Sun, Sep 8 - Tue, Sep 10
23:45 - 7:10CAI-JNB
8h 25mdirect
21:45 - 7:00JNB-CAI
8h 15mdirect
R10 589Egypt Air
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Thu, Sep 5 - Mon, Sep 9
23:45 - 7:10CAI-JNB
8h 25mdirect
13:35 - 20:20JNB-CAI
29h 45m1 stop
R11 539
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Tue, Sep 17 - Wed, Sep 25
23:45 - 7:10CAI-JNB
8h 25mdirect
9:55 - 1:25JNB-CAI
14h 30m1 stop
R12 052
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Tue, Sep 3 - Thu, Sep 12
23:45 - 7:10CAI-JNB
8h 25mdirect
21:45 - 7:00JNB-CAI
8h 15mdirect
R12 582South African
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Tue, Sep 17 - Wed, Sep 25
23:45 - 7:10CAI-JNB
8h 25mdirect
21:45 - 7:00JNB-CAI
8h 15mdirect
R13 332South African
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Sat, Aug 31 - Sun, Sep 15

Flights from Cairo to OR Tambo - Travel Insights & Trends

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

The average price of all flights from Cairo to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
For Cairo to Johannesburg, Sunday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Johannesburg back to Cairo, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Saturday being the most expensive.

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

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Cairo 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 Cairo to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport is February, where tickets cost R8 321 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are June and December, where the average cost of tickets is R9 638 and R9 235 respectively.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Cairo 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 Cairo 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 Cairo to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, you should book around 3 days before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 21 days before departure.

Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Cairo 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, Air Algerie offered the best one-way deal for that route, at R5 706. KAYAK users also found Cairo to Johannesburg return flights on Ethiopian Air from R7 370 and on Egypt Air from R9 839.

Which airlines fly direct between Cairo 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 Cairo to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport.
There is just one airline that flies from Cairo to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport direct and that is Egypt Air. The best one-way deal found from Egypt Air for the route is R8 388.

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

There is a maximum of 1 direct flight a day that takes off from Cairo and lands in Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, with an average flight time of 8h 25m. The most common departure time is 23:00 and most flights take off at night. Each week, there are 4 flights.

Which cabin class options are there for flights between Cairo 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 are 3 cabin class options for the route. These are Business, Economy and Prem 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 Cairo to Johannesburg take?

Direct flights cover the 10 074 km separating Cairo and Johannesburg in about 8h 25m.

What’s the earliest departure time from Cairo to Johannesburg?

Early birds can take the earliest flight from Cairo at 23:45 and will be landing in Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport at 7:10.

What’s the latest departure time from Cairo to Johannesburg?

If you prefer to fly at night, the latest flight from Cairo to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport jets off at 23:45 and lands at 7:10.

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Low season

April

High season

July

Cheapest flight

R5 706
Best time to beat the crowds (4% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly (1% more expensive on average)
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When to book flights from Cairo to OR Tambo

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from Cairo 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 Cairo to Johannesburg flights

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

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Cairo to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport was R312 for a one-way ticket and R403 for a return.

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

    When flying out of Cairo you will be using Cairo. You will be landing at Johannesburg, also known as Johannesburg OR Tambo.

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

    The Airbus A330-300 is the aircraft model that flies most regularly on the Cairo to Johannesburg flight route.

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from Cairo to Johannesburg?

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

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

    You can catch a direct flight from Cairo to Johannesburg on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday.

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

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from Cairo to Johannesburg are Ethiopian Air and Egypt Air. With an average price for the route of R8 723 and an overall rating of 7,3, Ethiopian Air is the most popular choice. Egypt Air is also a great choice for the route, with an average price of R9 114 and an overall rating of 7,3.

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

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

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

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

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KAYAK’s top tips for finding a cheap flight from Cairo to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for R5 935 or less one-way and R8 634 or less round-trip.

Prefer to fly direct from Cairo to Johannesburg OR Tambo?

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

Direct departures

Cairo to Johannesburg OR Tambo

Tuesday

Aegean Airlines, Egypt Air, Etihad Airways, +1 more

Aegean Airlines, Egypt Air, +2 more

Thursday

Aegean Airlines, Egypt Air, Etihad Airways, +1 more

Aegean Airlines, Egypt Air, +2 more

Saturday

Aegean Airlines, Egypt Air, Etihad Airways, +1 more

Aegean Airlines, Egypt Air, +2 more

Sunday

Aegean Airlines, Egypt Air, Etihad Airways, +1 more

Aegean Airlines, Egypt Air, +2 more

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Direct returns

Johannesburg OR Tambo to Cairo

Monday

Aegean Airlines, Egypt Air, Etihad Airways, +1 more

Aegean Airlines, Egypt Air, +2 more

Wednesday

Aegean Airlines, Egypt Air, Etihad Airways, +1 more

Aegean Airlines, Egypt Air, +2 more

Friday

Aegean Airlines, Egypt Air, Etihad Airways, +1 more

Aegean Airlines, Egypt Air, +2 more

Sunday

Aegean Airlines, Egypt Air, Etihad Airways, +1 more

Aegean Airlines, Egypt Air, +2 more

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Top 3 airlines serving from Cairo to OR Tambo

 
See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying from Cairo 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 Cairo 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.
7,3
Egypt AirOverall score based on 660 reviews
7,2Comfort
7,6Crew
6,7Entertainment
7,5Boarding
7,0Food
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Boarding was a nightmare. Still the B773s don’t have WIFI and are a something from the 90s in terms of comfort.

6,0 GoodMahmoud, Apr 2024CAI - JFK
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Boarding was a nightmare. Still the B773s don’t have WIFI and are a something from the 90s in terms of comfort.

Cairo airport has probably the most stressful and overcomplicated security system in the world. Can't really blame Egypt Airlines.

The flight was cancelled with very little info at the airport. Absolutely mess with no option to reschedule flights without paying fortune for business class.

On time, smooth flight… very old and run down aircraft

I had 1:50 hrs to change planes in Cairo and my suitcase was delayed from Cairo to Casablanca. I was one of several passengers that faced this issue coming from various locations into Cairo and onwards to Casablanca, with a transit time of two hours or less. (I was told 16 suitcases were delayed). The transit time of 1:50 hrs is obviously not enough for EgyptAir to transfer baggage, why sell tickets with such short transfer time if they can't handle it? Moreover, they would not reimburse me for expenses I incurred because of delayed luggage. I will not be taking EgyptAir again.

Comfortable flight, departed and landed on time, crew were polite and courteous. The food was really good considering it was an aeroplane meal. I would travel on Egypt Air, again

Chaotic boarding began 5 minutes before departure without any announcements explaining the delay. Once on board, an outdated 737 greeted me, without of WiFi. The crew hastily placed trays in front of passengers without any interaction or smiles, only to swiftly retrieve them and vanish for the remainder of the flight. The food provided was inedible, but there were decent juice options like guava and strawberry. The only reason I chose this flight was because of its schedule; otherwise, I would have opted for a different airline.

The bathroms were disgusting by the end of the fight.

The crew in Business class for me departure and return were very pushy and rude. They would place the food in front of you and majority of the time remove your meal and toss it without asking if you were done. At one point on the return flight one of them crew members completely missed my sister and when I told another crew member who told that person in their language, she got an attitude and didn't offer her some of the other options they had like yogurt. They need to also take into account that not everyone can eat nuts and that shouldn't be on everyone's plate. Also the plane is dirty! I had to thoroughly wipe down every inch of my area and it was just nasty. The reclining seat struggled to fully extend. For the amount of money I paid for business class I expected better.

Too difficult to indicate and receive vegetarian food. And staff was rude about it. Other passengers felt sorry for me.

Bathrooms were absolutely atrocious. Absolutely third world. Unusable. From non-flushing toilets to poor maintenance - missing toilet paper, dirty with mess, etc. Horrifying. Does Ethiopian Airways expect customers to clean the bathroom before use. For sure inconsiderate passengers don't do anything to clear/clean after use.

My entertainment screen wasn't working and they couldn't fix it.

I was a good, but long trip. The airline did a good job. I would use them again.

Choice of Vegetarian Food in Economy class needs overhaul improvement

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.

Luggage delayed for one day. I called customer service, and they had no info and no empathy. Boarding was very disorganized and chaotic. We went nearly 7 hours with no food or snacks on the flight. This is not an airline that has respect for its passengers.

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 seats were quite uncomfortable despite having good legroom. The 350s are quite nice but the problem is on the old 777 aircraft. Special meal requests are not catered for as they should. They never had any ice for drinks.

The cabin crew were very good, respectful, and nice. However, the flight was delayed more than an hour. They could have managed the problem easily but they couldn't and that affected our travel. Thanks

Great staff. Horribly uncomfortable seating. The seats have been replaced 10 years ago. It was like sitting on an ironing board for 15 hours. This was true for both legs of the round trip flights. Would not take Kenya Airways between New York and Nairobi ever again.

The cabin is due for a refresh - the seats are very thin and not very comfortable. The AVOD system also did not work on one of the seats and the touch screen were very glitchy. The overall cleanliness of the aircraft could be improved

Food was great. They never to add more current entertainment like movies and shows

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!

Good flight. Paid for seats sat the frront section of the economy. Better than rear cabin.

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.

I booked a round trip flight and boarded a Kenya Airways trip from New York (JFK) to Nairobi (JKIA). First flight from New York to Nairobi was uneventful with no issues. However, the return flight was beyond disappointing. To begin with I had paid an extra $60 each for premium seats (me and my wife) in economy aisle 15 (B & A). However, upon settling down in the middle seat, I noticed that the controller had been ripped off meaning I would not have access to some of the seat functionalities like the individual lighting etc. I proceeded to alert a flight attendant that the controller was missing and she politely responded to me by telling me if I need anything, to use my wife’s seat controller (on the window seat) to call for assistance and I would be assisted accordingly. I was surprised by the response that she gave as it felt like my comfort and request for a service that I paid for was undermined, but nonetheless I opted to play it nice and kept my calm. After this I engaged in a conversation with a passenger (Caucasian / White male) who sat next to me on the aisle seat. In the process of having this conversation I asked him if he had paid for his seat. He went ahead to politely tell me that he had been moved from a seat in the back by one of the flight attendants and had not paid any extra fees. During this conversation, he noticed that the charging docks were not working and he needed to charge his iPad to watch his Netflix show (it was on pause). Alarmed by this, he went ahead and flagged one of the flight attendants who without wasting any time acted astonished and as fast as lightning was able to find him a better seat a few rows in front. Please note, all the charging plugs were not working for the three seats. In summary, below are the reasons for the low rating: 1. Charging for a broken seat: Kenya Airways should not charge for a defective seat. If a seat is defective and is paid for, the airlines should work out a way to either refund the customer or move the customer to a better seat – regardless of skin color. 2. Below Par Customer Service: Do not debilitate a customer’s request especially when a paid for service is not delivered – regardless of skin color. Assuming that I am comfortable with having to either keep alerting the flight attendant or relying on my wife’s seat to perform some of the functionality I may need is ridiculous. 3. Biasness / Inequality / Prejudiced Behavior: The Caucasian/ White male was treated with more favor. Not only was he moved around to make sure he was comfortable (free of charge) but all his complaints were resolved immediately without any hesitance. On the contrary, I being a black man of African descent who had paid an additional premium for his seat, I was completely ignored and told to settle for what I got.

On a long flight us customers need more rehydration by the crew. Some of us have water bottles but no crew is coming around to offer water. I’m not saying issue us all with plastic water bottles.

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Recent one-way flight deals

 
Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best one-way flight deals from Cairo to Johannesburg found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
25/9Wed
1 stopAir Algerie
19h 15mCAI-JNB
R5 706
15/10Tue
1 stopQatar Airways
15h 55mCAI-JNB
R5 797
30/11Sat
directSouth African
8h 15mCAI-JNB
R6 090
27/8Tue
1 stopEthiopian Air
10h 45mCAI-JNB
R7 096
29/8Thu
directSouth African
8h 25mCAI-JNB
R7 388
29/11Fri
1 stopEthiopian Air
10h 45mCAI-JNB
R7 406
26/9Thu
directEgypt Air
8h 25mCAI-JNB
R9 308
2/7Tue
1 stopKenya Airways
25h 20mCAI-JNB
R14 996
3/7Wed
1 stopKenya Airways
10h 50mCAI-JNB
R22 695
6/7Sat
directEgypt Air
8h 25mCAI-JNB
R24 670

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Last minute flights from Cairo 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 Cairo to Johannesburg that are departing in the next 10 days.
20/6Thu
directEgypt Air
8h 25mCAI-JNB
3/7Wed
directEgypt Air
8h 15mJNB-CAI
R9 071
23/6Sun
directEgypt Air
8h 20mCAI-JNB
30/6Sun
directEgypt Air
8h 15mJNB-CAI
R9 473
19/6Wed
multi-stopEthiopian Air
10h 45mCAI-JNB
3/7Wed
multi-stopEthiopian Air
16h 45mJNB-CAI
R10 351
23/6Sun
multi-stopEthiopian Air
20h 10mCAI-JNB
30/6Sun
multi-stopEthiopian Air
10h 35mJNB-CAI
R12 984
23/6Sun
direct
8h 20mCAI-JNB
30/6Sun
multi-stop
14h 30mJNB-CAI
R13 204
19/6Wed
multi-stopEthiopian Air
10h 45mCAI-JNB
3/7Wed
multi-stopEthiopian Air
21h 05mJNB-CAI
R13 222
23/6Sun
multi-stopEtihad Airways
26h 15mCAI-JNB
30/6Sun
multi-stopEtihad Airways
14h 30mJNB-CAI
R13 917
22/6Sat
multi-stop
31h 05mCAI-JNB
30/6Sun
direct
8h 15mJNB-CAI
R14 612
20/6Thu
multi-stopEtihad Airways
26h 15mCAI-JNB
3/7Wed
multi-stopEtihad Airways
30h 20mJNB-CAI
R14 904
19/6Wed
multi-stopAustrian Airlines
29h 50mCAI-JNB
3/7Wed
multi-stopAustrian Airlines
30h 40mJNB-CAI
R19 074

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Cairo - Johannesburg Flights

Departure:

Cairo (CAI)Egypt

Destination:

Johannesburg (JNB)South Africa

Return flight deals:

Johannesburg - Cairo

Cabin classes:

R12 436
R8 522