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Find cheap flights from Johannesburg to Addis Ababa from R5 204

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Cheap flight deals from OR Tambo to Addis Ababa (JNB-ADD)

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from OR Tambo to Addis Ababa 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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14:30 - 20:45JNB-ADD
5h 15mdirect
10:00 - 0:50ADD-JNB
15h 50m1 stop
R7 483Ethiopian Air
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Thu, Aug 8 - Thu, Aug 15
1:15 - 19:00JNB-ADD
16h 45m1 stop
4:20 - 9:45ADD-JNB
30h 25m1 stop
R11 180Kenya Airways
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Wed, Aug 7 - Thu, Aug 15
23:00 - 5:25JNB-ADD
5h 25mdirect
23:30 - 3:55ADD-JNB
5h 25mdirect
R12 041ASKY
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Thu, Aug 8 - Thu, Aug 15
8:20 - 14:45JNB-ADD
5h 25mdirect
1:20 - 0:50ADD-JNB
24h 30m3 stops
R15 433Ethiopian Air
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Thu, Aug 8 - Wed, Aug 14
16:00 - 5:45JNB-ADD
12h 45m2 stops
11:30 - 2:20ADD-JNB
15h 50m1 stop
R17 048RwandAir
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Thu, Aug 8 - Thu, Aug 15
8:20 - 14:45JNB-ADD
5h 25mdirect
0:30 - 11:35ADD-JNB
12h 05m2 stops
R21 283Ethiopian Air
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Thu, Aug 8 - Wed, Aug 14
17:50 - 23:50JNB-ADD
53h 00m3 stops
1:10 - 16:10ADD-JNB
16h 00m1 stop
R29 143Qatar Airways
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Thu, Aug 8 - Wed, Aug 14
17:50 - 23:50JNB-ADD
53h 00m3 stops
1:10 - 17:25ADD-JNB
41h 15m2 stops
R34 204Qatar Airways
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Thu, Aug 8 - Wed, Aug 14

Flights from OR Tambo to Addis Ababa - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights from OR Tambo to Addis Ababa 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 Johannesburg to Addis Ababa?

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

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

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Addis Ababa, 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 Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Addis Ababa is February, where tickets cost R5 509 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are August and July, where the average cost of tickets is R7 681 and R7 555 respectively.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Addis Ababa?

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Addis Ababa, 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 Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Addis Ababa, you should book around 1 day before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 15 days before departure.

Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Johannesburg to Addis Ababa?

The cheapest price for the route for each airline clicked by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours.
In the last 72 hours, the best return deals on flights connecting Johannesburg to Addis Ababa were found on Ethiopian Air (R7 483) and Kenya Airways (R11 180). Ethiopian Air proposed the cheapest one-way flight at R5 204.

Which airlines fly direct between Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport and Addis Ababa?

Airline and price data is aggregated from results in KAYAK’s search results from the last 2 weeks for flights from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Addis Ababa.
There is just one airline that flies from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Addis Ababa direct and that is Ethiopian Air. The best one-way deal found from Ethiopian Air for the route is R5 428.

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

Each day, there are 3 direct flights that take off from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport and land in Addis Ababa, with an average flight time of 5h 21m. The most common departure time is 23:00 and most flights take off at night. Each week, there are 21 flights and there are the same amount of flights each day 3.

Which cabin class options are there for flights between Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport and Addis Ababa?

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 Johannesburg to Addis Ababa take?

Direct flights cover the 6 542 km separating Johannesburg and Addis Ababa in about 5h 25m.

What’s the earliest departure time from Johannesburg to Addis Ababa?

Early birds can take the earliest flight from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport at 8:20 and will be landing in Addis Ababa at 14:45.

What’s the latest departure time from Johannesburg to Addis Ababa?

If you prefer to fly at night, the latest flight from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Addis Ababa jets off at 23:00 and lands at 5:25.

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May

High season

December

Cheapest flight

R5 204
Best time to beat the crowds but there is an average 2% increase in price.
Most popular time to fly (7% more expensive on average)
Flight from Johannesburg to Addis Ababa

When to book flights from OR Tambo to Addis Ababa

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from OR Tambo to Addis Ababa 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 Johannesburg to Addis Ababa flights

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

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Addis Ababa was R290 for a one-way ticket and R417 for a return.

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

    Johannesburg and Addis Ababa are both served by 1 main airport. You will leave Johannesburg from Johannesburg OR Tambo and will be arriving at Addis Ababa Bole.

  • Which airlines offer Wi-Fi service onboard planes from Johannesburg to Addis Ababa?

    Only Lufthansa offers inflight Wi-Fi service on the Johannesburg to Addis Ababa flight route.

  • Which aircraft models fly most regularly from Johannesburg to Addis Ababa?

    The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is the aircraft model that flies most regularly on the Johannesburg to Addis Ababa flight route.

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from Johannesburg to Addis Ababa?

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

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

    There are direct flights from Johannesburg to Addis Ababa on a daily basis.

  • Which is the best airline for flights from Johannesburg to Addis Ababa, Ethiopian Air or ASKY?

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from Johannesburg to Addis Ababa are Ethiopian Air and ASKY. With an average price for the route of R6 694 and an overall rating of 7,3, Ethiopian Air is the most popular choice. ASKY is also a great choice for the route, with an average price of R11 637 and an overall rating of 7,5.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from Johannesburg to Addis Ababa?

    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 Johannesburg to Addis Ababa.

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

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Addis Ababa from 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 from Johannesburg to Addis Ababa?

    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 Addis Ababa with an airline and back to Johannesburg with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from Johannesburg to Addis Ababa?

    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 Addis Ababa from Johannesburg 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 Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Addis Ababa

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for R6 441 or less one-way and R7 701 or less round-trip.

Flights from OR Tambo to Addis Ababa: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travellers who flew the route from OR Tambo to Addis Ababa 
DaviesFlew with Ethiopian AirJun 2024
Airport security checking in is very slow and will delay boarding. So be there early.
StriveFlew with Ethiopian AirMay 2024
Be ready for organized confusion at Addis Airport.

Prefer to fly direct from Johannesburg OR Tambo to Addis Ababa Bole?

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

Direct departures

Johannesburg OR Tambo to Addis Ababa Bole

Monday

ASKY, Aegean Airlines, Air India, +7 more

ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +8 more

Tuesday

ASKY, Aegean Airlines, Air India, +7 more

ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +8 more

Wednesday

ASKY, Aegean Airlines, Air India, +7 more

ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +8 more

Thursday

ASKY, Aegean Airlines, Air India, +7 more

ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +8 more

Friday

ASKY, Aegean Airlines, Air India, +7 more

ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +8 more

Saturday

ASKY, Aegean Airlines, Air India, +7 more

ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +8 more

Sunday

ASKY, Aegean Airlines, Air India, +7 more

ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +8 more

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Direct returns

Addis Ababa Bole to Johannesburg OR Tambo

Monday

ASKY, Aegean Airlines, Air India, +7 more

ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +8 more

Tuesday

ASKY, Aegean Airlines, Air India, +7 more

ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +8 more

Wednesday

ASKY, Aegean Airlines, Air India, +7 more

ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +8 more

Thursday

ASKY, Aegean Airlines, Air India, +7 more

ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +8 more

Friday

ASKY, Aegean Airlines, Air India, +7 more

ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +8 more

Saturday

ASKY, Aegean Airlines, Air India, +7 more

ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +8 more

Sunday

ASKY, Aegean Airlines, Air India, +7 more

ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +8 more

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Top 4 airlines serving from OR Tambo to Addis Ababa

 
See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying from Johannesburg to Addis Ababa. 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 OR Tambo to Addis Ababa? 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.
7,7
South AfricanOverall score based on 161 reviews
6,7Entertainment
8,3Crew
7,4Food
8,0Boarding
7,5Comfort
Airline reviews

Flight was cancelled with no notification until I reached the check-in desk at the airport. I also got downgraded and they lost my luggage.

2,0 MediocreDafydd, May 2024CPT - JNB
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Flight was cancelled with no notification until I reached the check-in desk at the airport. I also got downgraded and they lost my luggage.

Very bad. Linda the hostess was very rude all the time

Very bad, Linda the hostess was very rude all the time

The flight SA227 on 2nd March Sao Paulo to Cape Town was delayed by 3 hours. All other flights leaving Sao Paulo left on time. We were told that we were waiting for push back and a routing from Air traffic control. I don't believe this, what was the real reason for the flight delay?

I think more immigration officers at Or Tambo- I spent 90 mins in a queue before I can assisted and most people missed their appointments and meetings

Not sure it was a basic airline so nothing much to like but what was annoying was they delayed so much we missed our connecting flight and we had to almost fight to be out on the next flight and also even get food

Everything the crew werr nice and helpful plus the food was good

First row in business class is terrible - no storage space with video screen folded down between seats. Entertainment system didn't show flight info...

At the last minute as I boarded the airplane they made me check my carry on bag. When I arrived my Apple Watch, sunglasses, and medications had been stolen. I find this absolutely unacceptable. I will never fly with SAA again.

Cons: "It’s a hop and a skip, just 2 1/2 hours. But. Nice flight"

Boarding confusion, just asked for a cup of water and the crew answers was shocking

Retard cuisant et criard. Inadmissible. Corruption et pratique non recommandable du personnel chargé de faire le Check des billets avant de passer au comptoir d’enregistrement. La dame qui me recevait voulait à tout prix me coller pour se faire d’argent. L’avion devrait faire escale à Douala donc on ne descend pas au sol. Pourquoi me demander où exiger que je devrais avoir un visa sur le Cameroun. C’est inadmissible. J’allais au Tchad et elle sait bien que je n’avais pas non plus besoin de visa compte tenu des accords de réciprocité entre état. J’avais mon visa et pourtant elle insistait. Ce qui était marrant ces collègues étaient complices. J’ai dû hausser le ton et l’insulter proprement. Mon adrénaline a monté. Trop de corrompus et moins de gens intègres dans vos rangs que ce soit à Cotonou et surtout à Accra. A Cotonou à l’agence principale, il vous faut un audit pour le personnel chargé de ventes des billets. Merci de transmettre à Asky

They take your hang luggage and it never arrives to your destination. They don’t follow seating arrangements

You need screens on every seat so passengers can watch movies, documentaries, music or something else to avoid to get bored.

Everything was perfect, Happy to have this great airline that serves all Africa.

The crew were good but I still did not have my luggage till now I keep checking no response

My Ethiopian flight was cancelled without Kayak informing me. I found out through my sister who picked the same flight via Expedia. When i informed Kayak, they failed to put me on another flight…stating they are waiting to hear back from Ethiopia airlines. After receiving no response for 2 weeks, I asked Kayak for a refund. And again, no response. Thus, I had to call my credit card company to dispute the transaction. Thank you chase for being understanding. However, I DO NOT recommend flying with Ethiopian airlines or booking through Kayak. Terrible customer service especially when it entails refunding people their money.

Cons: "It would be much better if they didn’t lose my 2 luggage bags with no proper compensation to offer - 50$ is what you get to recover your belongings meanwhile my items lost are worth at least 10,000$.. contacting my lawyer in the morning. Also the plane has nowhere to plug your phone, can’t charge your phone for over 7 hours, no in flight WiFi, and no tv screen to watch movies.. I couldn’t help but wonder was this a 1985 plane? Do not recommend, stay away."
Cons: "This is my first time traveling these airlines and I promise you it’s the last.. the plane had no option to plug my cell phone, no WiFi, not even a screen to watch movies (7 something hours flight).. I was served a loaf of bread cut in half with some spices inside as a meal! But the most horrible part is the fact once landed I found out the lost both of my luggage bags, and All they told me was I’m entitled of an allowance of $50.. tried hard not to laugh as my 50 kg of belongings worth thousands of dollars.. beyond disappointed, aggravated and shocked. Contacting my lawyer in the morning. Do not fly with them!"
Cons: "Please the flight time for connecting in Lome needs to be improved!!!! It's highly stressful for a passenger to be in another country where they don't speak the local language and have to be shuffling to connect to a flight within less than 10 minutes. Any Ethiopian airline connecting flight needs to have at least a 45 minutes gap."

Business and economy lines were common for most of the journey including check in and security control in Addis Abbeba. Food choice was fine, however there was a hair in my rice

The cabin crew members were so exceptionally good. They were always respectful to us the passengers and were professional. I also enjoyed the meals.

Customer service and the food was great. If the announcements in English could be said slower for the customer to understand what is being said. Due to ascent, it is difficult to understand. repaeting would help.

Again, entertainment system didn't work. 50% of aircraft don't seem to have a functional entertainment system and the crew is absolutely uninterested in fixing. They just say Addis needs to fix it. Well, Addis had better get off it's butt and fix their aircraft.

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.

It might have nothing to do with the airline but the only problem was the long waiting for baggage claim at Entebbe

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.

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 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.

Seats were great. Business class service has been cut entirely, not even a water handed out

Excellent crew. Three problems need to be taken care of: 1. Lack of wi-fi during the flight. This prevents busy traveller's from working while onboard. 2. Why there were two very-slow security check points was more punishment that necessary. Went through thorough security at transit area, the an even slower one at Gare 19!!!! Why passports needed to be checked st least 5 times by 5 different people makes no sense. Additionally, passengers were crammed like sardines in a boarding area with no charging ports that work!! This was a boarding nightmare. 3. During my flight (seat 27C) the headset socket did not work. Watched one movie, but very difficult because of that. Had to keep my fingers on the socket for it to work!

Food was awful and the seats were bad. No privacy in business class with the seat next to someone.

Staff and service on board is always exemplary. Food however could be better.

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.

Seriously one of the most disappoint experiences I have ever had when flying. My flight got delayed FIVE hours. Nobody wanted to help at the airport (“this is Kenyan booking, we cannot do anything”). I got on the phone with someone from Kenyan for one hour until he finally moved my ticket to a Delta ticket. Then the painful journey restarted - the Delta crew in land kept saying there was no other flight and ai had to wait. An agent called Gerard Robert was being so sarcastic I felt humiliated. He would say things like “you say you understand what I am saying but you are not understanding what so am saying”. I asked him to please speak in a less sarcastic tone and he said “I am not going to speak with you anymore, go find someone else”. These were his words. Tired, after 14 hours in a plane, I just wanted to cry. I looked for another agent, who was an angel and rebooked me to another flights. Thanks to her, I made it to my meeting in Washington-DC. I am going to send a formal complaint to Delta about agent Gerard Robert. It is not fair to speak with customers in that cynical, sarcastic tone. If one works in customer service, it ia important to mind that tones can make people feel humiliated. And turning the back to a customer by saying “Go find someone else” can’t be part of his training.

I almost missed my flight because my previous flight (Mombasa- Nairobi, also Kenyan airways) landed in a different terminal. There was no signs whatsoever, no information shared. It felt messy. If the flights are purchased together, like mine, there has to be indications on how to board to the following one.

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!

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Recent one-way flight deals

 
Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best one-way flight deals from Johannesburg to Addis Ababa found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
29/7Mon
directEthiopian Air
5h 25mJNB-ADD
R5 204
1/8Thu
directEthiopian Air
5h 25mJNB-ADD
R5 455
31/7Wed
1 stop
12h 00mJNB-ADD
R5 635
2/8Fri
directEthiopian Air
5h 25mJNB-ADD
R5 778
30/7Tue
1 stopKenya Airways
25h 15mJNB-ADD
R6 927
21/10Mon
1 stopKenya Airways
7h 05mJNB-ADD
R7 035
13/8Tue
directASKY
5h 25mJNB-ADD
R7 088
31/7Wed
directSouth African
5h 15mJNB-ADD
R7 663
31/7Wed
2 stops
16h 15mJNB-ADD
R8 273
2/8Fri
2 stopsASKY
16h 15mJNB-ADD
R37 219

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Johannesburg - Addis Ababa Flights

Departure:

Johannesburg (JNB)South Africa

Destination:

Addis Ababa (ADD)Ethiopia

Return flight deals:

Addis Ababa - Johannesburg

Cabin classes:

R26 146
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