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R6 534 Find cheap flights from Edinburgh to Johannesburg

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Cheap flight deals from Edinburgh to OR Tambo (EDI-JNB)

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from Edinburgh 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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6:00 - 9:30EDI-JNB
25h 30m1 stop
10:10 - 17:10JNB-EDI
33h 00m2 stops
R13 159Lufthansa
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Mon, Jan 20 - Tue, Feb 11
5:45 - 22:00EDI-JNB
14h 15m1 stop
19:45 - 10:40JNB-EDI
16h 55m1 stop
R13 196
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Mon, Jan 20 - Tue, Feb 11
11:25 - 22:00EDI-JNB
32h 35m2 stops
19:45 - 10:40JNB-EDI
16h 55m1 stop
R13 581Air France
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Mon, Jan 20 - Tue, Feb 11
16:30 - 10:50EDI-JNB
16h 20m1 stop
19:05 - 10:15JNB-EDI
17h 10m1 stop
R13 802Turkish Airlines
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Sat, Nov 16 - Fri, Dec 6
11:15 - 10:50EDI-JNB
21h 35m1 stop
19:05 - 15:30JNB-EDI
22h 25m1 stop
R13 820Turkish Airlines
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Fri, Jan 10 - Fri, Jan 24
6:00 - 21:20EDI-JNB
14h 20m1 stop
23:15 - 16:40JNB-EDI
18h 25m1 stop
R14 004KLM
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Thu, Aug 22 - Wed, Sep 11
13:20 - 22:00EDI-JNB
30h 40m1 stop
23:55 - 16:15JNB-EDI
18h 20m1 stop
R14 352KLM
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Sat, Jan 18 - Sun, Jan 26
8:00 - 16:10EDI-JNB
31h 10m1 stop
13:35 - 6:30JNB-EDI
17h 55m1 stop
R17 913Qatar Airways
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Wed, Aug 21 - Thu, Sep 12
8:00 - 16:10EDI-JNB
31h 10m1 stop
20:15 - 13:10JNB-EDI
17h 55m1 stop
R18 390Qatar Airways
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Fri, Sep 27 - Wed, Oct 9
17:30 - 9:25EDI-JNB
14h 55m1 stop
19:20 - 8:20JNB-EDI
14h 00m1 stop
R20 335British Airways
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Flights from Edinburgh to OR Tambo - Travel Insights & Trends

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

The average price of all flights from Edinburgh to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
Your flight ticket price will generally be cheaper if you fly to Johannesburg on a Wednesday and more expensive on a Friday. On your return trip to Edinburgh, you should consider flying back on a Sunday, and avoid Saturdays for better deals.

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

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport is February, where tickets cost R14 224 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are December and July, where the average cost of tickets is R21 932 and R21 730 respectively.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, you should book around 5 days before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 109 days before departure.

Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Edinburgh to Johannesburg?

The cheapest price for the route for each airline clicked by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours.
The cheapest return flight ticket from Edinburgh to Johannesburg found by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours was for R13 159 on Lufthansa, followed by Air France (R13 581). One-way flight deals have also been found from as low as R9 874 on Lufthansa and from R10 186 on Brussels Airlines.

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When to book flights from Edinburgh to OR Tambo

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

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

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Edinburgh to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport was R356 for a one-way ticket and R717 for a return.

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

    Edinburgh and Johannesburg are both served by 1 main airport. You will leave Edinburgh from Edinburgh Turnhouse and will be arriving at Johannesburg OR Tambo.

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

    We unfortunately don’t have that data for this specific route.

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from Edinburgh to Johannesburg?

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

  • Which is the best airline for flights from Edinburgh to Johannesburg, KLM or Qatar Airways?

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from Edinburgh to Johannesburg are KLM and Qatar Airways. With an average price for the route of R15 677 and an overall rating of 7,8, KLM is the most popular choice. Qatar Airways is also a great choice for the route, with an average price of R15 550 and an overall rating of 7,6.

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

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

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

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh to OR Tambo

See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying from Edinburgh 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.
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KLMOverall score based on 1417 reviews
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KLM is my favourite airline. Never ever let us down.Staff are first class.

10,0 ExcellentMartin, Jun 2024BHX - AMS
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KLM is my favourite airline. Never ever let us down.Staff are first class.

Pretty bad. Food was awful. drinks were scarce, as if drinking an extra drink would ruin the airline. attendants were not very helpful. likely Dutch "directedness" (I cannot be bothered). Crammed flight. Entertainment in very minimal dosage. Almost all old movies and series with 1-3 episodes only. Very limited number of options available. Jesus!! it seems you need to bring your own entertainment these days even of flights that are 13 hrs long!! I would and I will avoid in the future!

The food from Lagos to Amsterdam was was very poor compared to AMS-YYZ

The flight was again delayed for more then 2 hours with some lousy explanation regarding the reason of the delay. Although the flight was delayed for more than 2 hours, no refreshments were offered (according to EU regulations). Last 4 flights on KLM - always at least 2 hrs late. So be prepared that you cannot plan anything with KLM.

Booked connecting flights with KlM. My serving flight was the furthest part of the airport. On arrival in Zurich. My two cases arrived but only one carry on belong to my son. His three suitcase didn't arrive. After enquiring we discovered they were still in Amsterdam. We landed at 11.12. We eventually left the airport just after one.

Seats are fair enough for medium tall people. Good food all the trip. Fight attendances are warm

I thought KLM was the best airline but the Lima - Amsterdam was 1 hours late, the Brussels - Amsterdam was 2.30 hours late and the Amsterdam - Lima was 30 minutes late

no issues at all... Kudos to the food. This time was really really good

It was nice to be on a legacy airline, people try at least.

Mostly fine. Minor delays departing and arriving. Quite a cramped plane, not so much as regards legroom but very narrow seats. Quiet nice food. Non-working USB charger. Flight attendants were helpful but not particularly proactive — one had to work to get their attention (but all was fine once they notice you), very Dutch style:)

The rows of seats in economy class are seriously close to one another making eating and resting just about impossible - there is hardly any legroom. Anyone larger than average size would have an incredibly uncomfortable flight. I had to basically share my seat with the lady passenger next to me as she was too big to fit into her allotted seat.

Food was good, attendants were friendly. Seats were not comfortable. Did not receive any amenities such as eyemask or earplugs that would have helped sleep. Additionally a large group of passengers boarded very late into boarding and were a disruption for almost the whole flight. Flight attendants did their best but the kids were making so much noise, kicking seats, and half the time no adult was sat with them so they weren’t being managed.

Besides the flight cancellation, everything else was prefect. Kudos to Malaysian Airlines.

They made us deliberate waste time by holding our passports and boarding passes making us miss the flight

It was a long flight but overall a good one. The one thing that I would comment on is that there is a real problem with disposable plastic products when it comes to the meal service. It would be great for Qatar Airways to find ways to make its meal service more circular and reduce the immense amount of waste.

they give hard time at checking, they not allow computer bag or purse

I staff or crew they were very friendly and humbly, they done theirs service very well, I appreciate them and thank you to the company or Qatar 🇶🇦 Government for providing as good service in their flight ,once again, thank you 😊 🙏 😀 😉 👍

Was required to print a boarding pass, which I'd prefer to avoid. Seat (economy x) was comfortable, service was excellent.

Crews are very rude and unhelpful. Cramped seats in economy. Foods are useless

Very very bad.. more than 48 hr I didn’t received my baggage yet

A disaster. Air France is a real joke. They overcharge us customers for absolutely nothing. Service was very poor, food was mediocre, entertainment non existent, etc. We paid thousands of dollars for our business class tickets and then we were told in Paris we could not access its lounge. Really Air France ? Congratulations on irritating your customers to the sky high level and ensuring we will do everything in our power to discourage others to travel with you.

The first half from DC to Paris was very good and the staff were very helpful and humble BUT flight from Paris to Mumbai was sad. 1) it was packed. 2) no space on head compartment 3) crews were unresponsive to the calls 4) one crew member literally banged the bottle of water after giving me glass of water. A little water splashed on me and she was unapologetic 5) with so many hours of flight, little leg space should be taken care else don’t fill your airline till brim which affects your crew and they remove anger on us. 6) huge line for washrooms. 7) 2nd half journey was pathetic

Flight was late over a hour just like the first one. WiFi was down.

Good. Food items are ok but not really healthy (no protein for the vegetarian option, just a total of 2 gr total) so not fulfilling. Also, no airline is educating passengers to behave and have common sense: let the one sitting by the window pass first, leave toilets clean after use, etc. Humanity is just getting rude and more disgusting by the day and without education or enforced common sense no

The check in was horrible. I stood in line for 1 hour to check in with an Air France ticket. Then I was told I had to go to Delta counter onstead to check in instead. It made no sense.

Medíocre. The food wasn't good (although not bad, bad) and the staff wasn't kind. I asked for n extra blanket, the steward never came back, serving us roughly.

Excellent apart from transport to actual plane 10 minutes from the actual gate , walking out in the tarmac in the rain and having to climb stairs to enter while holding luggage.

They wanted to close counter although they did not provide the wheelchair requested which ended by going alone to transit security and lost long time and they did not want to wait .

Did not find the wheelchair that supposed to assist and went to a long queue for transit security chk which was very slow and boarding desk wanted to close counter although that they knew that I am minutes away because of their mistake of not providing the wheelchair.

They charge me for luggage which is was included on the ticket

On this route the plane was also late and I almost missed a connecting flight to Tashkent. Moreover, my bag did not arrive with the same plane and only on the next flight from Istanbul. I was supposed to travel further from Tashkent to Astana and Saudi Arabia and if I didn't collect my bag in Tashkent I would have missed the next flights because I couldn't travel without my bag and all valuables inside it.

On international flights passengers had wide variety of entertainment choices, though the flight was short. Service was good and no issues at all.

The crew was amazing. Super polite and welcoming. Excellent communication and service.

We waited 4 hours in the flight to take off but then the flight was cancelled.

Although we had booked seats months in advance, we arrived at the airport with only three seat assignments for our group of eleven because we had not checked in online and the airline had overbooked the flight. The rest of us had to fly standby, which was a pretty tense situation for a while. Ultimately, we were all very grateful to be on the same flight from Istanbul to Izmir.

Food was bad crew a bit nicer than other flights seats uncomfortable too

It was a nightmare. I booked business class ticket from Ediburgh to Beirut via Istanbul to attend a funeral. I had a wonderful experience flying to Istanbul from Edinburgh. Then I could not get a boarding pass issued to Beirut. It seems that although they booked me and I had a reservation number, I had no seat allocated and the flight was full. I was asked to go from one desk to another and made to wait for 2 hours. I missed my flight as I did not have a seat assigned and it was full. The only option was to put me on the next flight, 6 hours later, for a fee of over $400. They said that was the best they can do to 'help me' and to 'take it or leave it'. Well, I was not about to be bullied; I stood my ground. I booked and paid premium for the journey, which was confirmed. The eventually accepted to not charge me extra and i waited a total of over 8 hours in the airport with no compensation. On top of my grief with the risk of missing the funeral service, I had to put up with their indifference and condescending attitude. They spoke about me in Turkish thinking I would not understand (I hold a British passport) in front of me. When they eventually handed my passport and boarding pass back to me, I showed them I was born in Istanbul and that I understood everything and said a condescending 'thank you' back to them in Turkish. You should have seen their faces. I said that consumers have rights and it is a shame that Turkish Airlines does not have good customer service to at least acknowledge and apologize for errors committed by the airline. Blaming the me, the client, for such an error and placing unreasonable ultimatums, rudeness and dismissiveness to be rid of me, particularly when I was vulnerable and visibly grieving was really shocking... The airline taints the city of Istanbul and the people of Türkiye. Such a shame.

There was a Turkish Airlines employee sat in 16A in the row in front of us. We understood that she was a Turkish Airlines employee from her interaction with the cabin crew and the fact that she boarded business but was sitting in economy with us. What annoyed us was the extremely loud conversation she had for the majority of the 12 hour flight with two men, one of which was leaning over the chair in front of her. This was annoying as they were so loud that my wife and I could still hear them despite wearing our noise cancelling earphones. No intervention was taken by the cabin crew. Secondly, she ordered some extra meals from the crew, which we believe to have come from business class, for her male friends. Seeing this in economy is very disheartening. Lastly, one of her male friends pulled out an e-cigarette and was only mildly reprimanded by the cabin crew. Overall, we consider this behaviour completely inappropriate of a Turkish Airlines employee. Next time we will book with Emirites, I don’t think that their employees would be allowed to behave in this manner.

Just on time arrival and departure would make it great

Paying for reserved seats and never received the seats I paid for !! Just fake and a surprise out of their " box "

We were never contacted that our flight from Glasgow to London was delayed. Got to airport six hours early to find that we were going to miss our connecting flight to BWI. Our flight is scheduled for two days later and they only gave us a voucher for one night hotel. E we’re delayed on the front end too and had to fly to Edinburgh instead of Glasgow arriving six hours and taking a $200 cab!

Usual friendly BA crew who were helpful and so kind to the kids. New business class cabin combined with 787 makes for a really enjoyable experience.

Overall flight experience was good. Unfortunately our process getting to our flight was a hit or miss. Our flight was delayed perhaps for the best as getting from terminal to terminal is very long and security had problems with the machines that delayed us getting to our flight. Heathrow security could care-less that you have a flight you are about to miss!

Horrible. Crew is not helpful. Lounge is sub standard and overcrowded. Getting to your plane is underwhelming “via a bus”. Worst experience I have had.

I liked nothing, my connection was missed after a 6hr delay, 3 of those hours were spent trapped on the tarmac going nowhere. They rebooked me with a different airline for the next day but never confirmed my seat, so I had to wait another entire day… after walking around an airport for the whole first day waiting for the front desk to open to get my ticket. A 19hr trip turned into an 80+hr trip. Of course, British airways has no actual customer complaint phone line, so I have heard nothing at all from the airline. Oh, and they lost my bag. This trip cost an additional $3000, several days of missed free time, and some agonizing discomfort from so much wandering around airports and venice trying to find replacement clothing. This sucked.

The online flight scheduler only assigned 3 hours to get from Gatwick to heathrow. This is not enough time for a normal transit between the two airports. I had to run and hire a taxi because the bus and train would take too long. After paying a 150 Taxi I arrived at the gate just before it closed.

Our flight BA638 was cancelled with very short notice. It was supposed to depart at 7:25am. We had left Chichester at 3:30am in order to make the flight, and we were notified of the cancellation while en route to LHR. We were told the cancellation was necessary because a plane had not been scheduled to be at LHR for this flight! We were rescheduled to BA636. This flight was supposed to depart at 11:00am but didn't actually take off until ~12:30pm. Consequently we arrived in Athens several hours late, missing out on half a day of our sightseeing time. We had booked transport with MyTransfers to pick us up at the Athens airport and drive us to our Hotel Adonis. I was unable to get a refund for this service because our flight was so delayed. They required 24 hour notice of pick up time changes. I instead had to pay for a taxi at the airport. I have tried to fill out a request for compensation online but have been unsuccessful. How can I get help for filing a claim?

I had to wait for 10 hours at the airport and no hotel accommodation was provided. That sucks big time.

They can't seem to deliver a delayed bag in less than a week. Is this the 19th century?

There was no entertainment offered or expected, so please disregard my readings of that component. The flight was fantastic. Efficient boarding, takeoff, and even early arrival!

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Recent one-way flight deals

Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best one-way flight deals from Edinburgh to Johannesburg found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
3 stops
48h 40mEDI-JNB
R6 534
2 stops
24h 00mEDI-JNB
R6 919
2 stops
33h 35mEDI-JNB
R8 112
1 stopLufthansa
18h 55mEDI-JNB
R9 874
2 stopsBrussels Airlines
39h 40mEDI-JNB
R10 186
1 stopTurkish Airlines
21h 35mEDI-JNB
R11 140
1 stopTurkish Airlines
21h 35mEDI-JNB
R11 397
1 stopLufthansa
13h 40mEDI-JNB
R11 636
1 stopQatar Airways
31h 10mEDI-JNB
R12 480
3 stopsQatar Airways
39h 35mEDI-JNB
R15 105

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These last-minute flight deals are the cheapest flights found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours for flights from Edinburgh to Johannesburg that are departing in the next 10 days.
14h 20mEDI-JNB
24h 40mJNB-EDI
R29 457
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22h 45mJNB-EDI
R29 806
multi-stopAir Mauritius
23h 30mEDI-JNB
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32h 20mJNB-EDI
R29 916
multi-stopAir Mauritius
41h 45mEDI-JNB
multi-stopAir Mauritius
32h 20mJNB-EDI
R30 118
multi-stopTurkish Airlines
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16h 35mJNB-EDI
R38 322
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multi-stopTurkish Airlines
16h 45mJNB-EDI
R38 560
multi-stopQatar Airways
23h 10mEDI-JNB
multi-stopQatar Airways
21h 55mJNB-EDI
R52 839
multi-stopBritish Airways
14h 35mEDI-JNB
multi-stopBritish Airways
19h 15mJNB-EDI
R56 528
multi-stopBritish Airways
14h 50mEDI-JNB
multi-stopBritish Airways
19h 15mJNB-EDI
R59 189
multi-stopQatar Airways
25h 15mEDI-JNB
multi-stopQatar Airways
21h 45mJNB-EDI
R60 346

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