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Find cheap flights from China to Johannesburg from R9 992

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 1/8. 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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Flights to OR Tambo - Travel Insights & Trends

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

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 Thursday where tickets can be as cheap as R15 971. On the other hand, the most expensive day to fly is Wednesday, where prices are R18 751 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 June, where tickets cost R14 988 on average for one-way flights. On the other hand, the most expensive months are December and September, where the average cost of tickets from China is R21 261 and R20 153 respectively. For return trips, the best month to travel is December with an average price of R13 842.

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 afternoon, when flights cost R16 477 on average. The most expensive time of day to fly to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport is generally at night, which is peak travel time and where the average cost of a ticket is R18 048.

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 Shenzhen R12 903 one-way - R16 836 return.

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

Of the 7 airlines that fly to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, Airlink offers the most flights, with around 471 per week, followed by FlySafair with 367 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 Guangzhou, which takes 20h 45m, Beijing, which takes 27h 40m, and Shanghai, which takes 29h 00m.

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

There are around 165 direct flights from within China to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport every day. Most flights depart in the morning, with 14:00 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 1 153 direct flights from within China 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?

There are not any medium-haul (3-6 hour flight duration) or short-haul (up to 3 hour flight duration) flights to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport. Instead, there are 3 long-haul flights (6-12 hour flight duration), with the most arriving from Shenzhen.

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

From China, there are direct flights to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport from 1 city. This city is Shenzhen and there are 3 direct flights each week.

Good to know

Low season

October

High season

July

Cheapest flight

R9 992
Best time to beat the crowds but there is an average 10% increase in price.
Most popular time to fly and prices are also 1% lower on average.
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FAQs - booking Johannesburg flights

  • How far is Johannesburg from central Johannesburg?

    You’ll need to travel 21 km to reach the Johannesburg city centre from Johannesburg.

  • How much is a flight to Johannesburg?

    On average, a flight to Johannesburg costs R15 415. The cheapest price found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks cost R12 836 and departed from Shenzhen 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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Direct departures

China to Johannesburg OR Tambo

Monday

ANA, ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +61 more

ANA, ASKY, +62 more

Tuesday

ANA, ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +58 more

ANA, ASKY, +59 more

Wednesday

ANA, ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +62 more

ANA, ASKY, +63 more

Thursday

ANA, ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +59 more

ANA, ASKY, +60 more

Friday

ANA, ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +63 more

ANA, ASKY, +64 more

Saturday

ANA, ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +56 more

ANA, ASKY, +57 more

Sunday

ANA, ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +64 more

ANA, ASKY, +65 more

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Direct returns

Johannesburg OR Tambo to China

Monday

ANA, ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +61 more

ANA, ASKY, +62 more

Tuesday

ANA, ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +58 more

ANA, ASKY, +59 more

Wednesday

ANA, ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +62 more

ANA, ASKY, +63 more

Thursday

ANA, ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +59 more

ANA, ASKY, +60 more

Friday

ANA, ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +63 more

ANA, ASKY, +64 more

Saturday

ANA, ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +56 more

ANA, ASKY, +57 more

Sunday

ANA, ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +64 more

ANA, ASKY, +65 more

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Top 5 airlines serving from China to OR Tambo

 
See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying to Johannesburg. Airline scores are aggregated from all reviews left by passengers on KAYAK after flying with an airline from China to Johannesburg. KAYAK doesn’t show reviews that are older than 5 years. Learn how KAYAK collects reviews.
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 verified KAYAK customer reviews.
8,2
Singapore AirlinesOverall score based on 1417 reviews
8,7Crew
8,4Boarding
8,1Comfort
7,8Food
8,2Entertainment
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Good flight. Fiod was ready a bit late hence a hurry to finish before landing. Excellent crew and service

10,0 ExcellentYM, Apr 2024SIN - KUL
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Good flight. Fiod was ready a bit late hence a hurry to finish before landing. Excellent crew and service

Great to have actual hot tastey meal on a flight. Well done

Excellent meal served with real utensils, cardboard served hot meals instead of plastic utensils and plastic covers. Quick service, friendly and accommodating stewards.

They made me check my carry on even though there was room We un boarded in a strange way but overall it was good

In general good, but the machine seems to be long in operation and some functions were restricted as e. g. Adjusting of seats.

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

Wonderful service, planes and interior in great condition, very pleasant experience

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

The singapore airline now compared before covid, I like the service before covid. SQ was the best of all airlines but now I am going to look for different airline if I am travelling in asia.

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.

very nice experience…….we had a comfortable fly with emirates…this is 6 th time flying with emirates….i recommend friends to fly with emirates…….

Worst ever. No assistance and communication from Emirates crew. No visibility of when the flight is flying. Couldn’t understand if we can go to lounge to take rest. Emirates system at a certain point said flight is not operating and suggested to take the next flight and in few minutes it suddenly opened the gate for boarding. unsupportive and rude crew. Worst experience ever. Flight was delayed by 5 hours so need the compensation for that.

The customers before boarding the plane from Dubai was HORRENDOUS. The entire Emirates staff had a stick up their bum. The guy at the check in booth was rude. I don’t understand.

Food is really bad, not to the Emirates standards. Coming out of Houston airport is very confusing,

The flight was great. We had to purchase extra long seats for the long flight. But overall it was great.

Seat and leg space is much better than the Qatar airline. The crew I would like to say is not meeting the requirements of emirates airlines cause it almost 20 years I am flying with emirates this time I really feel that crew is not behaving well someone asked for water waited more than 30 minutes and there are more incidents in this flight.

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

Had the salad which tasted awfully spat it out but still got food poisoning 1 after running to toilet crew would not let me sit near toilets I was stuck in window seat

The individual attention the crew gives to passengers is commendable and I find them positively helpful.

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

There is very little in the title" Premium" in the Economy experience with Cathay, Melbourne to Hong Kong. The seats are uncomfortable and the cabin with outdated 1990's decor and trim. The food service was sloppy and the leg room providing little to no advantage over regular economy seating. Infact, the Sunday flight was not fill occupancy and I would have done better saving the significant additional costs for the PREMIUM ticket and taken advantage of the seating. If you are a regular premium economy traveler of EMIRATES expecting the same experience on CATHAY, you will be disappointed. Emirates far superior.

My biggest complaint is the comfort and no good movies to choose from. My headphones didn't work either. 😔

Great, the flight attendants were very friendly and the food was also good.

The overall flight went well and the aircrew was pleasant.

Cathay Pacific seems to be an airline in trouble and on its way out. Lots of broken or poorly functioning things like entertainment screens, seats, and enough well trained staff to handle a full flight. Sad...

The flight crew was exceptionally good. Personal needs were well met. The food choices were very nice.

Excellent. Planes are a little older and could get some refurbishment, but besides that everything was excellent.

I cancelled the flights in good time but could only get a partial refund. I was not warned of this.

The boarding experience was as expected and went well. The plane's economy seating plan is not designed for a positive customer experience but rather for company profit. When the passenger in front of me reclined, the distance from the screen to my face was the span of my hand (thumb tip to pinky fingertip). There is no such thing as personal space in this setting. This results in the domino effect, for when I recline the person in back of me reclines and so it goes. This is not to say that reclining is the answer as the experience is not increased, but simply managed.

My seat was sold off to someone else. Had to wait 9 hours to catch the next filght. Definitely will never use Cathay Pacific again. Bad, very bad airline. will comment on google reviews too.

Boarding was mayhem. Entertainment system wasn't operational. Food was poor. It was like flying in the 1990's. For the price of the ticket, this was not value for money. It felt much more like an extreme discount airline.

Choice of Vegetarian Food in Economy class needs overhaul improvement

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.

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.

Flight was smooth but unnecessary long because we had to refuel at FCO Rome. Air hostesses service and response to call light could be better. Both planes were old with broken seat arms and toilets. Why Africans had to be given the farthest Gates is what baffles me and why we have to pay for Aisle seats I found really strange. Is there ever an end to ripping people off even after paying over $2300 for one seat.

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.

it was a nice tripe but they need to work on the serving of soda,they should be abled to serve cain soda not on cup.At least each passenger should be entitled to one cain of soda not serving on cup.thanks.

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

We bought premium Economy, thinking it would be more comfortable, but the seat is so narrow ,that my legs and feet are swollen , I can't wear shoes !

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."
Cons: "Connecting though Beijing from Taipei to LAX is not recommended if you can avoid it!"
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"

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Recent return flight deals

 
These are the cheapest return flights to Johannesburg found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
7/7Sun
1 stopEthiopian Air
25h 50mPEK-JNB
15/7Mon
1 stopEthiopian Air
27h 00mJNB-PEK
R16 190
7/7Sun
1 stopEthiopian Air
25h 50mPEK-JNB
15/7Mon
1 stopEthiopian Air
27h 00mJNB-PEK
R16 434
4/7Thu
directAir China
13h 35mSZX-JNB
30/8Fri
directAir China
12h 45mJNB-SZX
R17 561
7/7Sun
2 stopsAir China
26h 30mCKG-JNB
16/8Fri
2 stopsAir China
25h 35mJNB-CKG
R19 082
28/9Sat
1 stopCathay Pacific
23h 10mPVG-JNB
22/10Tue
1 stopCathay Pacific
26h 55mJNB-PVG
R24 886
28/9Sat
1 stopCathay Pacific
24h 20mSHA-JNB
22/10Tue
1 stopCathay Pacific
18h 45mJNB-SHA
R25 148
10/7Wed
1 stopEmirates
39h 00mPVG-JNB
1/9Sun
1 stopEmirates
26h 55mJNB-PVG
R26 651
5/7Fri
1 stopEmirates
39h 00mPVG-JNB
15/7Mon
1 stopEmirates
20h 05mJNB-PVG
R34 032
10/7Wed
1 stopSingapore Airlines
56h 35mSZX-JNB
9/8Fri
1 stopSingapore Airlines
30h 35mJNB-SZX
R37 807
6/7Sat
1 stopSingapore Airlines
33h 35mCKG-JNB
16/8Fri
1 stopSingapore Airlines
29h 30mJNB-CKG
R132 410

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Recent one-way flight deals

 
Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best deals for one-way flights to Johannesburg found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
1/8Thu
3 stops
42h 20mSZX-JNB
R9 992
1/7Mon
3 stops
46h 10mSZX-JNB
R10 367
4/7Thu
3 stops
46h 00mSZX-JNB
R10 518
30/6Sun
1 stopEthiopian Air
33h 45mPEK-JNB
R10 912
25/6Tue
1 stopEthiopian Air
18h 55mPEK-JNB
R11 569
30/6Sun
directAir China
13h 35mSZX-JNB
R13 034
1/8Thu
directAir China
13h 35mSZX-JNB
R18 087
12/7Fri
1 stopQatar Airways
26h 50mCAN-JNB
R18 500
1/8Thu
1 stopSingapore Airlines
32h 45mSZX-JNB
R22 125
26/6Wed
1 stopSingapore Airlines
19h 35mPEK-JNB
R28 773

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Flights to Johannesburg

Destination:

Johannesburg (JNB)South Africa

Return flight deals:

Johannesburg - China

Cabin classes:

R65 341
R16 208