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Johannesburg to Addis Ababa flight information

Avg. flight duration 5h 25m
Flights arrive in Addis Ababa
Flights depart from Johannesburg
Flight price R5 806
Distance 4 068 km
Airlines Ethiopian Air

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Low season:
August
Best time to beat the crowds
1%
expected price decrease
High season:
February
Most popular time to fly
6%
expected price increase
Average price:
R5 762
(price for this month)
Good deal:
R5 245
or less return trip within
4 months
of travel is a good deal

When to book flights from Johannesburg to Addis Ababa

Average price per month
Flight prices as travel date approaches
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Top tips for finding a cheap flight

The cheapest flight from Johannesburg to Addis Ababa was found, on average, 90 days before departure.
Book at least 7 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be January, February and March. The cheapest month to fly is August.
Morning departure is around 46% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for booking Johannesburg to Addis Ababa flights

How long does a flight from Johannesburg to Addis Ababa take?
The average direct flight takes 5h 15m, covering a distance of 4068 km.
How many flights are there between Johannesburg and Addis Ababa?
There are 91 (direct) flights between Johannesburg and Addis Ababa per week, averaging 13 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Johannesburg to Addis Ababa?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Ethiopian Air (R5 806)
Which airlines fly most frequently between Johannesburg and Addis Ababa?
Kuwait Airways (3 times daily), South African (3 times daily), Ethiopian Air (3 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Johannesburg to Addis Ababa?
For Johannesburg to Addis Ababa, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Addis Ababa back to Johannesburg, the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Saturday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from Johannesburg to Addis Ababa?
When flying out of Johannesburg you will be using Johannesburg OR Tambo, often referred to as Johannesburg Airport. You will be landing at Addis Ababa Bole, also known as Addis Ababa Airport.
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Book cheap flights from Johannesburg to Addis Ababa (return)

Airports
Origin
Johannesburg
R5 806
only
R5 806
Destination
Addis Ababa
R5 806
only
R5 806
Mon, Feb 24
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
ADD
Addis Ababa Bole
5h 25m
Fri, Feb 28
ADD
Addis Ababa Bole
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
5h 25m
R5 806
Trip: 5 days
7,2Good Show reviews
Overall 7,2 Good
Based on 51 reviews
Boarding
7,0
Comfort
7,2
Crew
7,6
Entertainment
6,7
Food
6,6
GRU
EZE
Mediocre 3,6

Cons: Crew members paying more attention to the passengers, more option of food, being on time and cleaning after another flight.

JNB
ADD
Good 7,6

Pros: personal screens (despite the issue we had) food was nice fairly new plane - no problems with pressure during landing/takeoff...

Cons: touch screens didn't work, even after the stewards said system was rebooted (had to use the buttons to navigate)

ADD
JRO
Okay 5,3

Pros: Crew was very friendly and professional

Cons: 45 minutes late departure

TNR
ADD
Good 7,0

Cons: Could have a better seat like 30A on Boieng 387-8 Quantity of food should be improved Quality of food should be improved

JNB
ADD
Good 6,0

Pros: Would have liked to have seen more of the cabin crew, but they were pleasant.

Cons: Food choice was limited. Ethiopian often ran out of meals and just gave me whatever option they had left. Entertainment system didn't always work properly.

Thu, Nov 21
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
ADD
Addis Ababa Bole
5h 25m
Thu, Nov 28
ADD
Addis Ababa Bole
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
5h 25m
R5 969
Trip: 8 days
7,2Good Show reviews
Overall 7,2 Good
Based on 51 reviews
Boarding
7,0
Comfort
7,2
Crew
7,6
Entertainment
6,7
Food
6,6
MQX
ADD
Mediocre 2,0

Cons: Flight was delayed and caused me to miss my connecting flight on another airline that had no other flights that day. As a result of the lack of communication and general lack of professionalism, staff refused to rectify the situation and take responsibility, and I was forced to stay overnight. Worst

ADD
LHR
Good 7,6

Pros: Crew were very good. Comfortable flight.

Cons: Choice of movies could be much better.

LHR
ADD
Okay 5,6

Cons: Poorly organised meal service

JNB
ADD
Okay 4,6

Pros: The food and the crew were nice. The entertainment would go in and out, with the buttons malfunctioning at times.

Cons: Started boarding 4 hours after scheduled departure. Though there was bad weather, our departure was still delayed way past the "adverse weather" conditions at the airport. In the 4 hours we were in Washington, there was no communication whatsoever. No one to inform us of us potentially missing our ADD to JHB connecting flight. None of the workers wanted to help us.

DUB
YYZ
Excellent 10,0

Pros: The landing was smooth and so was the whole flight! Loved it

Cons: Food. I ended up throwing up shortly after eating

Thu, Nov 28
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
ADD
Addis Ababa Bole
5h 25m
Fri, Nov 29
ADD
Addis Ababa Bole
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
5h 25m
R5 969
Trip: 2 days
7,2Good Show reviews
Overall 7,2 Good
Based on 51 reviews
Boarding
7,0
Comfort
7,2
Crew
7,6
Entertainment
6,7
Food
6,6
JNB
ADD
Good 6,0

Pros: Great prices, and helpful staff

Cons: The food was mediocre, almost poor.

MQX
ADD
Okay 4,3

Pros: The crew was Excellent

Cons: There is to many delays in the night flights, this should be improved.

JNB
ADD
Good 6,3

Cons: Flight attendants where bothered to serve us beer, water or any other snack during he flight. I had to beg in both occasions to have my tray taken from my seat.

JNB
ADD
Good 7,6

Pros: Excellent chicken dish

JNB
ADD
Okay 4,6

Pros: Aircraft A350 super nice entertainment t equipment and interior very clean.

Cons: Lost my luggage, could not trace it and no compensation.

Sun, Feb 9
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
ADD
Addis Ababa Bole
5h 25m
Sat, Feb 29
ADD
Addis Ababa Bole
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
5h 25m
R5 969
Trip: 21 days
7,2Good Show reviews
Overall 7,2 Good
Based on 51 reviews
Boarding
7,0
Comfort
7,2
Crew
7,6
Entertainment
6,7
Food
6,6
JNB
ADD
Excellent 8,0

Pros: EVERY THING WAS ON TIME

Cons: FOOD NOT GOOD

LUN
ADD
Okay 4,0

Cons: Flight delays with no info from staff. Food poorly prepared. No orderly queues - there is aggression with no intervention from staff. There is no need for two security checks when making connections in Addis. Plane loos were all very stinky and dirty. I now remember why I had stopped using ET!

JNB
ADD
Mediocre 2,6

Cons: THe airport was overcrowded; the people that worked on the flights and in the airport were not helpful or friendly. Not enough seats in airport for people. Could only buy items at airport with local currency or USD; didn't accept credit cards and didn't have an ATM.

TLV
ADD
Good 7,3

Pros: Large space

Cons: Bording

JNB
ADD
Good 7,6

Pros: Cabin crew were all charming.

Cons: Unfortunately, I had to request earphones (which were not supplied in the seat pocket in front of me) five times from three different attendants over the course of an hour and a quarter before I was given them. This was not just so I could watch a movie but because the quality of the plane's public address system made it very difficult to listen to the announcements from the captain and the crew. Listening on earphones I was able to hear everything clearly. Why it had to take so long just to give me earphones I don't know.

Thu, Feb 20
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
ADD
Addis Ababa Bole
5h 15m
Sat, Mar 14
ADD
Addis Ababa Bole
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
12h 50m
R6 191
Trip: 23 days
7,2Good Show reviews
Overall 7,2 Good
Based on 51 reviews
Boarding
7,0
Comfort
7,2
Crew
7,6
Entertainment
6,7
Food
6,6
CPT
ADD
Okay 5,3

Pros: They an amazing crew

Cons: They need to improve on the flight check-in and boarding at thier airport in Bole, it is so messy. Also thier inflight menu is nothing special

DEL
ADD
Mediocre 2,0

Cons: The flight was delayed for hours in Delhi with no notice, making us spent the night at the airport. The flight was supposed to get to Abidjan around noon, but because of the delay, we missed the connection and the next available flight was the next day which would mean I missed my next flight and a work conference. In Delhi, the Ethiopian Airlines people assured me that it could be worked out in Addis, and that they could change my final destination to get me where I needed to go. However, in Addis, the employees were rude and did not even read the email that the Delhi people sent them. They would not do anything except send me to Abidjan the following day, which was useless since I already had to be in the US by then. The level of service is incredibly poor and disorganized, with many people having to wait for hours to even talk to someone and no information about what needs to be done. In the end, i had to purchase a new ticket to get to my destination. Had I known this was the case in Delhi, and that i would have to purchase a new ticket, I would have done so in Delhi rather than waiting all night and going to Addis. I fly very often and this is both the worse experience and service I’ve ever experienced on a flight, and they weren’t even able to get me to my destination.

JNB
ADD
Excellent 8,6

Pros: USB plug, nice TV/ entertainment

JIB
ADD
Good 6,0

Pros: Airrbus A350 confort

Cons: Crew professionalism and food to be improved

JNB
ADD
Good 7,3

Pros: Having never even heard of Ethiopian Airline, our expectations weren’t very high. We found the boarding process to work well. The staff was great and the meals were very good. The flights were on time and efficient.

Cons: On many of the flights we had to use the roll up stairs. The water that they served tasted like tap water. The seats seem closer (less leg room) than other airlines.

Sat, Feb 1
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
ADD
Addis Ababa Bole
5h 25m
Wed, Feb 5
ADD
Addis Ababa Bole
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
5h 25m
R6 205
Trip: 5 days
7,2Good Show reviews
Overall 7,2 Good
Based on 51 reviews
Boarding
7,0
Comfort
7,2
Crew
7,6
Entertainment
6,7
Food
6,6
ADD
GRU
Good 6,0

Pros: Yes

Cons: Nothing comes to mind

ADD
ABV
Good 6,3

Pros: Nice aircraft and comfortable seating in economy with a good selection of music and movies on the seat back entertainment. Business class was mostly empty and looked very nice and roomy. They should upgrade their frequent flyers the way other airlines do to fill those empty seats and generate the good PR that results. The food was good in my opinion, and the Ethiopian coffee is great. Affordably priced tickets was the selling point for choosing them. They are a young airline and while they go through the motions of being a modern service-oriented airline, but alas for the most part they aren't there yet.

Cons: We've flown a few Ethiopian Air flights now and while the flight attendants are nice, they aren't always on top of things and paying attention to the needs of the passengers. Not as helpful or attentive as we're used to. Boarding is chaotic and the overnight transfer at Addis Ababa is a total mess. If you get to leave through the airport in the early morning things are relatively painless, but what a nightmare of pushing and shoving chaos when it's busy. The hotels they put you up in are mediocre at best. Last week we enjoyed a long wait for the bus ride to the hotel, cold food when we arrived, and a nice hard bed to "sleep" in. We probably won't fly Ethiopian Air if we have to overnight in Addis Ababa again. I'm willing to pay up to fly another airline and skip the overnight as it's just not worth the hassle.

ADD
JRO
Okay 5,3

Pros: Crew was very friendly and professional

Cons: 45 minutes late departure

ADD
NIM
Excellent 8,3

Cons: Better seat

ACC
ADD
Mediocre 2,0

Pros: the flight wasn't good at all, was expecting a better and comfortable seat, but the it was a smaller flight and the seats weren't adjustable

Cons: at this segment you mus put a 350, which will be more cost effective and should be cheaper in nature,

Sat, Dec 21
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
ADD
Addis Ababa Bole
5h 25m
Sat, Dec 28
ADD
Addis Ababa Bole
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
20h 10m
R6 575
Trip: 8 days
7,2Good Show reviews
Overall 7,2 Good
Based on 51 reviews
Boarding
7,0
Comfort
7,2
Crew
7,6
Entertainment
6,7
Food
6,6
NBO
ADD
Good 6,4

Cons: The chicken was undercooked.

JNB
ADD
Mediocre 3,6

Cons: Entertainment is non existent. Plane is tatty.

ADD
VIE
Okay 5,3

Cons: Online check in was not possible. The check in and boarding process took more than two hours and there was no order.

JNB
ADD
Okay 4,6

Cons: 1. There were almost 2 hours delay due to technical problems. 2. Although the next flight was with Ethiopian airlines (to Tel Aviv) they couldn't give us boarding to the next flight becuase it was code sharing with El Al. Due to the delay and this one we almost missed our next flight

JNB
ADD
Okay 4,6

Cons: Chairs were not reclining. Asked for blanket and didn't get one so I was cold.

Fri, Dec 27
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
ADD
Addis Ababa Bole
5h 15m
Fri, Jan 3
ADD
Addis Ababa Bole
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
28h 45m
R7 313
Trip: 8 days
7,2Good Show reviews
Overall 7,2 Good
Based on 51 reviews
Boarding
7,0
Comfort
7,2
Crew
7,6
Entertainment
6,7
Food
6,6
JNB
ADD
Good 7,6

Pros: personal screens (despite the issue we had) food was nice fairly new plane - no problems with pressure during landing/takeoff...

Cons: touch screens didn't work, even after the stewards said system was rebooted (had to use the buttons to navigate)

GRU
EZE
Mediocre 3,6

Cons: Crew members paying more attention to the passengers, more option of food, being on time and cleaning after another flight.

BJM
ADD
Okay 5,6

Cons: Old aircraft rickety seats

JIB
ADD
Good 6,0

Pros: Airrbus A350 confort

Cons: Crew professionalism and food to be improved

JNB
ADD
Excellent 8,6

Pros: USB plug, nice TV/ entertainment

Mon, Dec 23
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
ADD
Addis Ababa Bole
5h 25m
Mon, Dec 30
ADD
Addis Ababa Bole
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
27h 15m
R7 373
Trip: 8 days
7,2Good Show reviews
Overall 7,2 Good
Based on 51 reviews
Boarding
7,0
Comfort
7,2
Crew
7,6
Entertainment
6,7
Food
6,6
LUN
ADD
Okay 4,0

Cons: Flight delays with no info from staff. Food poorly prepared. No orderly queues - there is aggression with no intervention from staff. There is no need for two security checks when making connections in Addis. Plane loos were all very stinky and dirty. I now remember why I had stopped using ET!

JNB
ADD
Excellent 10,0

Pros: The plane is spacious lost of leg room

Cons: can improve on the food

ADD
BOM
Excellent 8,0

Pros: After the Kigali Addisababa segment this was vastly superior with a newer aircraft

JNB
ADD
Good 7,6

Pros: Excellent chicken dish

ADD
ABJ
Okay 4,3

Cons: Someone stole my airpods in my bag. I noticed it once reached at home. This is the first time it happens to me. Very bad experience

Fri, Dec 6
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
ADD
Addis Ababa Bole
5h 25m
Mon, Jan 6
ADD
Addis Ababa Bole
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
26h 30m
R7 698
Trip: 32 days
7,2Good Show reviews
Overall 7,2 Good
Based on 51 reviews
Boarding
7,0
Comfort
7,2
Crew
7,6
Entertainment
6,7
Food
6,6
ADD
JRO
Okay 5,3

Pros: Crew was very friendly and professional

Cons: 45 minutes late departure

ADD
BJM
Mediocre 3,6

Pros: nothing really

Cons: entertainment system only played audio out of one ear, small selection of movies, flight departed late and gate changed

JNB
ADD
Good 7,6

Pros: personal screens (despite the issue we had) food was nice fairly new plane - no problems with pressure during landing/takeoff...

Cons: touch screens didn't work, even after the stewards said system was rebooted (had to use the buttons to navigate)

JNB
ADD
Excellent 8,6

Cons: On both flights. From Tel Aviv to Addis Ababa and from Addis Ababa to Tel Aviv my seat would not recline. These were night flights and the seat in front of me did recline. so it was a very unpleasent experiance

NSI
LBV
Excellent 8,3

Cons: Food must be better

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