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Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from OR Tambo to Dakar 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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1:15 - 4:15JNB-DSS
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16:10 - 10:55DSS-JNB
16h 45m2 stops
R10 219Kenya Airways
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Wed, May 8 - Sat, May 11
1:15 - 4:15JNB-DSS
29h 00m2 stops
16:10 - 15:50DSS-JNB
21h 40m2 stops
R10 238Kenya Airways
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Wed, May 15 - Thu, May 23
23:00 - 17:40JNB-DSS
20h 40m2 stops
8:00 - 13:05DSS-JNB
27h 05m2 stops
R10 656Ethiopian Air
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Mon, May 20 - Fri, May 24
3:00 - 15:30JNB-DSS
14h 30m2 stops
16:20 - 8:15DSS-JNB
13h 55m2 stops
R11 950Air Côte d’Ivoire
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Sun, May 19 - Fri, May 24
23:00 - 17:40JNB-DSS
20h 40m2 stops
8:00 - 13:05DSS-JNB
27h 05m2 stops
R12 121Ethiopian Air
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Thu, May 9 - Sun, May 12
1:15 - 4:15JNB-DSS
29h 00m1 stop
16:10 - 10:55DSS-JNB
16h 45m1 stop
R13 434Kenya Airways
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Wed, May 15 - Thu, May 23
18:05 - 5:35JNB-DSS
37h 30m1 stop
19:50 - 9:55DSS-JNB
36h 05m1 stop
R14 043Turkish Airlines
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Mon, May 20 - Fri, May 24
1:15 - 15:10JNB-DSS
15h 55m2 stops
7:20 - 10:20DSS-JNB
25h 00m1 stop
R14 519
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10:45 - 4:15JNB-DSS
19h 30m2 stops
7:20 - 10:20DSS-JNB
25h 00m1 stop
R14 538
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Thu, May 9 - Sun, May 12
18:05 - 18:05JNB-DSS
26h 00m1 stop
7:20 - 10:20DSS-JNB
25h 00m1 stop
R21 693Turkish Airlines
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Flights from OR Tambo to Dakar - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights from OR Tambo to Dakar 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 Dakar?

The average price of all flights from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Dakar clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
If you are looking for a flight deal from Johannesburg to Dakar, look for departures on Thursdays and avoid leaving on a Friday, as it's usually the priciest day. When flying back from Dakar, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly and Wednesday is the most expensive.

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

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Dakar, 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 Dakar is May, where tickets cost R8 449 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are November and October, where the average cost of tickets is R13 568 and R13 282 respectively.

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

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 Dakar, 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 Dakar, you should book around 1 week before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 72 days before departure.

Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Johannesburg to Dakar?

The cheapest price for the route for each airline clicked by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours.
The best deals for a one-way ticket found by KAYAK users over the last 3 days were on Kenya Airways (R5 176) and Turkish Airlines (R14 424). The cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Kenya Airways (R10 219) and Ethiopian Air (R10 656).

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Low season

April

High season

December

Cheapest flight

R5 176
Best time to beat the crowds (2% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly (8% more expensive on average)
Flight from Johannesburg to Dakar

When to book flights from OR Tambo to Dakar

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

  • How can I find my way to OR Tambo International Airport from the Johannesburg City Centre?

    OR Tambo International Airport is about 23 kilometres from Johannesburg City Centre. Catch a Gautrain, which leaves Park Station about every 12 minutes between 5:15 and 22:00 for about 100,00 ZAR. A taxi costs around 600,00 ZAR and an Uber ride around 300,00 ZAR.

  • How can I get from Blaise Diagne International Airport to the city centre?

    Yellow taxis are available at the airport, but make sure to agree the fee with the driver before leaving. The 60 kilometre hour-long ride to Dakar’s City Centre is between 12 000 XOF (about 320,00 ZAR) to 20 000 XOF (about 530,00 ZAR). The Dakar Dem Dikk bus Line 8 goes from the airport to the Dakar's centre with a few stops along  the way. The cost is between 150 XOF and 175 XOF (about 4,00 ZAR to 5,00 ZAR). Buses depart every 10 minutes from 6am to 20.30.

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

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Dakar was R272 for a one-way ticket and R537 for a return.

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

    On your way to Dakar, you’ll fly out from Johannesburg OR Tambo. You’ll be landing at Dakar Blaise Diagne.

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

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

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from Johannesburg to Dakar?

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

  • Which is the best airline for flights from Johannesburg to Dakar, Kenya Airways or Ethiopian Air?

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from Johannesburg to Dakar are Kenya Airways and Ethiopian Air. With an average price for the route of R10 684 and an overall rating of 7,1, Kenya Airways is the most popular choice. Ethiopian Air is also a great choice for the route, with an average price of R13 707 and an overall rating of 7,3.

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

    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 Dakar.

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

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Dakar 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 Dakar?

    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 Dakar 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 Dakar?

    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 Dakar 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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Top tips for finding a cheap flight from Johannesburg to Dakar

  • If you have to catch an early morning flight from Johannesburg, there’s a number of hotels at OR Tambo airport where you can walk to the airport terminal. The InterContinental Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport is a short walk across the road from the terminal buildings. The City Lodge Hotel OR Tambo is a four-minute walk across the skywalk to the Departures Hall. Southern Sun Airport Hotel is also in the airport precinct opposite the airport and has a complimentary shuttle service to the airport.
  • It’s a good idea to wrap your bags with plastic to protect your belongings before departing from OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. Wrapping stations are located in the International Departures Terminal. It costs about 100,00 ZAR for each bag wrapped.
  • There are two VIP lounges in the Departures Hall of Dakar’s Blaise Diagne International Airport, formerly known as Dakar Léopold Sédar Senghor Airport. For Business or First Class passengers of certain airlines and VIP lounges card holders, or you can pay a once-off fee of around 6 000,00 to 10 000,00 XOF (about 160,00 ZAR to 270,00 ZAR).

Top 5 airlines serving from OR Tambo to Dakar

 
See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying from Johannesburg to Dakar. 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 Dakar? 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.
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EmiratesOverall score based on 4092 reviews
8,1comfort
8,3crew
8,3entertainment
8,2boarding
7,9food
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Flight from Dubai to Zagreb very bad cabin crew. Bad food

4,0 OkayAnonymous, Mar 2024SYD - DXB
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Flight from Dubai to Zagreb very bad cabin crew. Bad food

They had superb boarding (started an hour before flight time). Timely pushback from them gate and an early arrival. Flight and service was very comfortable. I wanted to move my flight to an earlier one, only thing was there was no one at emirates in Heathrow to help. Had to call the call the center and pay to change. There were ample seats on the flight though

Inexperienced e crew, no personal greeting for gold member, not the same emirates service that I know. I take this flight almost weekly

Check-in counter at the airport took more than an hour of standing in queue with online checkin. And after entering the gate the flight delayed more than 30 mins.

Me and 2 other rows were forgotten during food service. We waited over an hour before they finally served our food. Then only had what was left. They did apologize. Also, they locked the bathroom due to turbulence and my 4 year old had to pee himself because they wouldn’t unlock it for him.

I enjoyed the live television programming for entertainment, and honestly everything was acceptable. It’s just that I choose emirates, because they have always been so much better in so many ways – food choices, service, accessibility, friendliness of the staff. None of those things were poor, but they have definitely slid from their position of excellence. One example would be that after the dinner meal was served, the flight attendants huddled in the back galley with the curtains closed (by the way, that’s where snacks and drinks are), and you have to interrupt them to go back there to either ask for something or to get a snack. While they do not respond in an unfriendly way, you are led to believe that you are interrupting them by coming to get a snack or making a request. Even something like, “ Yes, how many I help you?” would be a great improvement.

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

Emirates flights always nice. Service rendered by the staff is superb.I am always comfortable in Emirates flights.

Serving food took so long . Almost time close to lend. Plus during landing air pressure in cabin cuss ear blocked took long time to unblock.

Emirates is usually on time, but not this trip. Also, during the flight the attendants disappear unless called upon. Very strange. I have watched the quality of Emirates service diminish over the last five years.

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."

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.

Seat in front of my wife was broken so it reclined further than normal and without having to push the recline button so my wife had absolutely no room the entire 17 hour flight. My seat was broken and wouldn't recline at all. Also.. my tray table was sticky and dirty right away before I even used it. Also...the floor in the back of the plane from our row of seats on back was totally soaked and both times we landed water came rushing out of the food/servant area like a flood onto the same already wet carpet. It got everything wet that was placed around our feet...including our shoes and socks.

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.

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.

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 food really sucks And they really need to work on entertainment The movie selection is herendous .

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.

Entertainment system poor - couldn't hear, no flight info etc.

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.

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.

The flight staff were not very kind. I went back to get a drink, 4 of them back there chatting. They all looked at me continued to talk then they started doing stuff and one finally asked after I was standing there awhile what I needed. This happened multiple times. The movies were not the great and seemed dated. My seat squeaked every time I moved and it moved around a bit.

My flight from Nairobi to nyc. My seat made noise and moved around. The two toilets in the back didn’t work well cause you didn’t know if someone was in there cause the light didn’t work. The bathroom doors didn’t lock well either, so I walked in on someone. The crew wasn’t quick or super helpful. When I went to get something they were chatting and they would look at me, continue on with their conversation and finally I would interrupt to get a drink.

The flight attendants on this flight were incredible! One even gave me her own dinner when my special meal order wasn’t transferred due to a flight delay! She insisted and I was so grateful. That is going above and beyond! The issue I had with the flight was with Lufthansa support. I missed my connection due to a flight delay and they wouldn’t rebook online, only in person. This took a lot of time and visits to the airport waiting for a Lufthansa agent to arrive 5 hours later than posted and almost paying full-fare price for the new flights and refusal to add my special meal orders. It made for a challenging journey home and I didn’t feel valued as a customer.

If my flight from Heathrow to Nairobi had not been cancelled I would’ve been in kisumu to fly back! And I have still not had my refund! So you have my cash and I’ve got nothing in return. Wonderful!

Great job in making sure that the customer is always having a great time

I think is one of the greatest most professional airlines I’ve flown with. So sustainable as well!!! The business class is top notch!!!

Everything was perfect but they need to work on the drink I mean soda,the passengers surpose to be entitled to a can of soda not on cups with the amount of money we paid.They have to work on it.

Nothing was good. It was awful. We boarded the plane and were stationary for 3 hours. They assured us they were in contact with our connecting flight and the plane would wait since 95% of us were going to jfk, but they did not. They took us to Abidjan 3 hours late, knowing that we would all be stuck in a foreign country on New Year’s Eve/ day with no assistance whatsoever. They was little to no communication from them. So many more sad details to add, but I’ll just leave it here - Never would I recommend anyone to use Air Côte d’Ivoire. Absolutely terrible airline. No outlets to charge on their old plane, unfriendly staff, not good food.. I repeat, nothing was good about the flight.

Everything could have been better. One of my luggage didn’t arrive until after two days. The flight was delayed for over 30 mins. No proper communication from airport staff because they didn’t speak English. I regret ever transitioning at Abidjan. It was a terrible experience and will never use Ethiopian Airline also. In flight, water was dripping from the ceiling just above my seat area. It’s my worst flight experience so far. Thank you

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