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Find cheap flights from Johannesburg to Edinburgh from R6 255

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Cheap flight deals from OR Tambo to Edinburgh

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from OR Tambo to Edinburgh 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.
14:30 - 17:20JNB-EDI
27h 50m2 stops
15:05 - 9:10EDI-JNB
17h 05m1 stop
R13 287
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Tue, Jun 4 - Tue, Jun 11
20:40 - 18:30JNB-EDI
23h 50m1 stop
7:40 - 10:10EDI-JNB
24h 30m1 stop
R13 875SWISS
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Fri, Mar 1 - Fri, Mar 8
8:50 - 6:30JNB-EDI
22h 40m1 stop
14:45 - 17:00EDI-JNB
25h 15m1 stop
R14 349Qatar Airways
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Wed, Apr 17 - Sat, Sep 14
20:40 - 18:30JNB-EDI
23h 50m1 stop
15:50 - 9:35EDI-JNB
15h 45m2 stops
R15 088
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Fri, Mar 1 - Fri, Mar 8
20:15 - 13:10JNB-EDI
17h 55m1 stop
14:45 - 17:00EDI-JNB
25h 15m1 stop
R15 107Qatar Airways
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Tue, Jun 4 - Tue, Jun 11
1:15 - 23:10JNB-EDI
23h 55m2 stops
6:00 - 10:55EDI-JNB
27h 55m2 stops
R17 837Kenya Airways
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Tue, Mar 26 - Sun, Apr 7
17:25 - 10:30JNB-EDI
19h 05m2 stops
6:00 - 10:55EDI-JNB
27h 55m2 stops
R17 912Kenya Airways
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Wed, Mar 27 - Sun, Apr 7
16:00 - 12:35JNB-EDI
22h 35m3 stops
14:45 - 15:00EDI-JNB
23h 15m3 stops
R17 969RwandAir
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Fri, Mar 22 - Tue, Apr 2
16:00 - 13:10JNB-EDI
22h 10m3 stops
14:45 - 15:00EDI-JNB
23h 15m3 stops
R18 064RwandAir
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Wed, Apr 17 - Sat, Sep 14
18:50 - 23:05JNB-EDI
29h 15m2 stops
6:00 - 21:20EDI-JNB
14h 20m1 stop
R18 121KLM
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Wed, Apr 17 - Wed, Apr 24

Flights from OR Tambo to Edinburgh - Travel Insights & Trends

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

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

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

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Edinburgh, 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 Edinburgh is February, where tickets cost R13 553 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are December and July, where the average cost of tickets is R17 306 and R16 756 respectively.

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

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 Edinburgh, 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 Edinburgh, you should book around 2 days before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 23 days before departure.

Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Johannesburg to Edinburgh?

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 Edinburgh were found on SWISS (R13 875) and Qatar Airways (R14 349). Kenya Airways proposed the cheapest one-way flight at R6 255.

How long does a flight from Johannesburg to Edinburgh take?

There are no direct flights from Johannesburg to Edinburgh. The quickest journey takes 16h 10m.

Good to know

Low season

January

High season

December

Cheapest flight

R6 255
Best time to beat the crowds but there is an average 2% increase in price.
Most popular time to fly (11% more expensive on average)
Flight from Johannesburg to Edinburgh

When to book flights from OR Tambo to Edinburgh

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from OR Tambo to Edinburgh based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
Estimated return price
KAYAK looks at all historical flight data for each date to provide a predicted price for one-way trips or returns with a duration up to 40 days. While we try to provide actual minimum prices for each date, some prices are predictions and actual prices may differ.

FAQs for booking Johannesburg to Edinburgh flights

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

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Edinburgh was R330 for a one-way ticket and R701 for a return.

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

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

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from Johannesburg to Edinburgh?

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

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

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from Johannesburg to Edinburgh are Qatar Airways and KLM. With an average price for the route of R15 259 and an overall rating of 8,2, Qatar Airways is the most popular choice. KLM is also a great choice for the route, with an average price of R15 440 and an overall rating of 7,8.

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

    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 Edinburgh.

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

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

    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 Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh?

    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 Edinburgh 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 5 airlines serving from OR Tambo to Edinburgh

Need help choosing which airline to fly with from OR Tambo to Edinburgh? 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 KAYAK reviews.
8,2
Qatar AirwaysOverall score based on 11467 reviews
83overall
83boarding
81comfort
80food
86crew
82entertainment
Airline reviews
Pros: "I would have appreciated that with ALL required paperwork, my stay at check in point would have lasted a little less than two hours I spent standing and waiting for a feedback."
Cons: "Updating clients and offering a seat if it’s a long wait could have improved the situation. It is on reception that the business gets its impression. Thanks."
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Pros: "I would have appreciated that with ALL required paperwork, my stay at check in point would have lasted a little less than two hours I spent standing and waiting for a feedback."
Cons: "Updating clients and offering a seat if it’s a long wait could have improved the situation. It is on reception that the business gets its impression. Thanks."
Pros: "Crew was great. They made up for mistakes in a positive and amenable way."
Cons: "Flight was late. There was no communication about it. The flight from Joburg to Doha was late, therefore I missed my connection. The delay was not officially communicated to any of the passengers — no announcements made, no representatives to talk to at the gate — until well past the time that we should have been in the air. It was distressing."
Pros: "Great crew, aircraft etc"
Cons: "General - King Hamad airport is brand new and yet there still aren't enough gates to comfortably service all QA aircraft."
Pros: "On line flight experience"
Cons: "The food has to improve especially they have to provide fresh food"
Pros: "Nothing special"
Cons: "I found my seat a bit uncomfortable for this leg of the jurney"
Pros: "The service of the cabin was great!"
Cons: "The food was not of the quality I would have expected from the expectation created by the airlines marketing. We boarded close to a full hour later than scheduled and the boarding process was very slow."
Pros: "decent leg room. the staff was accommodating"
Cons: "the brea was har. some of the food was overheated thus making it hard to eat"
Pros: "Never spending too long waiting for anything."
Cons: "More realistic options to upgrade. Example I can board a train in London and upgrade to first class for £20 to Edinburgh. If you have a coach class or business class empty. Have capacity to feed extra or not. Last minute upgrades can be both a revenue stream and another option to further satisfy some customers. Particularly older generations that can afford and would fund such a win win appealing."
Pros: "Fantastic service, very friendly staff who are always happy to help"
Cons: "Should have internet free of charge in flight"
Pros: "The in flight service was good"
Cons: "The time it took to get the baggage. It took over 2 hours"

The food was ok. The crew seemed like they were cranky. I had one guy get mad at me for passing in between the storage area to get to the other toilet. I can understand if it's not allowed but reprimanding me like I'm a student saying "This is the last time!" was not appropriate. During my meal time, there was a French family around me. No problems there but when we usually have meals, they are supposed to put their chair in the upright position. These people did not do it and the steward did not tell them to raise their seat in the upright position. However, I was told to do so! So, me and another person next to me had to eat with the monitor almost touching our faces. Furthermore, a lady in front of me was putting her feet up and preventing another elder passenger from putting her seat back. To make it worse, she was continuously hitting her back into her seat, shaking my monitor while I was watching a movie. A crew member did speak to her about it but then she accused me of pushing her seat forward! The crew member gave me a death stare and told me to stop pushing the seat forward. I did not even touch her seat at all, if I did, she would know it. Her boyfriend also stood up and tried to push her seat even further past the maximum decline to no avail. None of these people were reprimanded but the steward, some bald guy, was extremely friendly with them and did not even try to instruct them to do anything until it was time to land. I resisted the urge to really argue with them because I would have obviously been seen as the aggressor (I have no idea why). I hardly said anything on this flight except "more wine please" and "sorry" if I bumped into someone accidentally. Overall, it was an annoying flight and I had to resist the urge to yell at the steward and the people he was overly friendly with. The happiest moment of this flight was leaving it.

The food quality is poor. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. The entertainment program was limited. I experienced a delay of 30 minutes due to two issues. Passenger luggage had to be removed and there was a technical issue with the stairs not detaching from the aircraft. The pilot managed to compensate and we arrived only 15 minutes later. The luggage at Dubai airport was very slow. I waited over an hour.

Cons: "Keep the temperature at a more reasonable level. Blankets + two layers of clothing was definitely not enough."
Pros: "KLM are our airline of choice. A great full-service carrier with impecable standards."
Cons: "Nothing"
Pros: "Onboard crew were nice and polite. Flight was on time (a rarity)."
Cons: "The boarding crew was rude and unpleasant, the plane was boiling hot."
Pros: "Seat was comfy and spacious for economy class"
Cons: "Vegetarian meal was okay but could be more enjoyable if served with bread at start of meal."
Pros: "Crew was friendly"
Cons: "Passenger who needed wheelchair assistance it took KLM 50 minutes to get him off plane which delayed our boarding. KLM not prepared to handle passengers with needs"
Cons: "KLM was not prepared to get wheel chair passenger off plane. Cost me delay of 1 hour. I will never fly KLM again."
Cons: "This was just a short commuter flight from Lyon to Amsterdam for connection."
Pros: "Like the overall KLM experience"
Cons: "Food could have had better quality and the stewardess served it all at once versus in the various courses."

Efficient boarding process. Staff are nice. Food should be better.

Never boarded the flight, Chatdeal didn't confirm my last flight to SEA fron FRA, resulting in me boarding a different flight to EWR which got delayed and caused me to miss the flight to SEA

Bread stale. Croissant stale. Person behind me was kicking me throughout flight. Boarding slow.

Our entertainment/movie and audio did not work during our flight. Two of our bags did not make it to our final home destination. No personal assistant. Everything is via email/web with no assistance.

Cons: "Delayed flight made me miss my connection and spend a night in Frankfurt. Take off time, bag didn’t come out as priority, waited over 25 minutes."
Pros: "The downstairs bathrooms were great: five roomy clean bathrooms, always one available. The crew was superb, professional, kind, capable. The entire trip was perfection. The timing of both flights, the airports, it was travel at its best. We love Lufthansa. We have tremendous confidence in them."
Cons: "The food was just okay. A better choice of wine and greater selection of spirits would be nice."
Pros: "The crew was very nice and attentive, I really like the food on Lufthansa"
Cons: "The movie selection was limited and dated"
Pros: "The crew was very professional and pleasant. The food was tasty for airplane food."
Cons: "The seats were not that comfortable."
Pros: "The crew & service on our Denver to Munich flight were incredible. Courteous, professional & fun. A crew like this makes flying a pleasure."
Cons: "The seats in economy on the A-350 were a horror show. Couldn't have made them more uncomfortable if they tried. It seems with each new model Airbus puts out the seats regress to more medieval technology."
Pros: "The crew were very considerate. Also they have the best baby beds we have seen so far"
Cons: "The entertainment system was glitchy."
Pros: "Boarded and left on time"
Cons: "Food was awful. It was so hot I was fanning myself. I had a 11 hour flight and than a 10 hour flight after both British airways, and the same exact food. So I just went hungry. I smelled something amazing so thought I would get a good hot meal as my last meal since I had not had anything in 9hours, but nope, just got a measly cold sandwich. I won’t book British airlines again for international travel, I’ll stick to emirates."
Pros: "There was a special needs boy that sat behind me and he had some issues (long flight, understandable) and the crew were AMAZING with him. Not everyone has common or even human decency. These people were rad, and it was lovely to see."
Pros: "Pilot was friendly and addressed the crew and passengers multiple times with updates."
Pros: "The flight was great and was on time. Down side, no entertainment at all."
Cons: "Lack of entertainment"
Cons: "A 2-hour layover was too short. We experienced crazy long lines for: the bus between terminals, immigration passport review; passport review before the metal detector, and detailed tests on permitted volumes of shampo, and toothpaste. The agent forced me to check a normally permitted carryon bag, then the bags took 45 minutes to be placed on the turnstile after the flight. Not an efficient airport."
Pros: "This is a no frills BA flight, but I'd rather do fly with BA than the other options. You have to pay for food and drink, the quality of crew far exceeds the usual low cost dross."
Cons: "Nothing for the price. Although my preference would be BA via London City."
Pros: "Quickness of flight."
Cons: "Came round collecting cups etc within minutes of being served. No sky shop. And I was sitting in 3rd row (by choice) but didn't know I would have a curtain inches from my face for most of the journey."
Pros: "Good for leg room and nice and the seats are comfy and wide too. Still get a free drink and snack on this flight and the service was friendly and efficient throughout. We were very quick to board and flight landed early, so very happy."
Cons: "I'm guessing this plane was stopping in EDI for the night, so it parked way, way away from the terminal, so we had an extra 15 minutes none of us had been expecting to wait for the bus and transfer."
Pros: "Much quieter than Heathrow so a more relaxed environment to travel. Flight left slightly late but made up time and landed ahead of schedule."
Cons: "Having to pay for a cup of tea. No issue with BA charging for alcolhol in a 1 hour flight but still think drinks like tea/coffee should be provided free."
Pros: "Crew was mostly kind and helpful. My bags arrived at their final destination."
Cons: "I was told that I had to check my bag because it would not fit in the overhead bin. When I got on the plane I found that the overhead bins were ample sized for my hiking pack. I know that British Airways has a policy regarding bags in overhead bins that basically says 'if you cannot lift your bag into the overhead bin un-assisted, you must check your bag.' My husband and I are both experienced hikers, we lifted our packs unassisted on the last plane, yet they forced us to check our bags. I'm glad our bags made it to the UK, but this is literally the first time I've checked a bag and had it arrive. Also, the boarding passes sent to me on my phone were rejected by almost every security/boarding check. This is after BA supposedly fixed their error with the previous boarding passes. Overall not pleased with the experience but glad I paid under $300 for my ticket."

I enjoyed the courtesy of the staff, and their professionalism. The food was pretty good and they took great care of us throughout the trip!

The crew was very friendly. The check-in to boarding process was onerous and unclear. I understand that part of the process is not the airline's responsibility but they can lobby to streamline the process

Pros: "Glad to receive small snacks for short flight Headphones were issued from from second flights, but not from Zanzibar"
Cons: "Check air on on plane as it was so lights that air doesn’t hit the face so it was very warm flight"
Pros: "Service was perfect"
Cons: "It was an old plane and it was completely full. In this old planes you don't have much space especially when you want to do some work in economic class."
Cons: "Seats are not comfortable for a 14 hour flight. One meal was served 1 hour before landing, Need for more drinks and food during a 14 hour flight. Flight was held at gate for 45 minutes before takeoff without explanation. Luggage was not transferred from a connecting flight."
Pros: "Crew was helpful."
Cons: "We were delaying on the outgoing flight and coming back as well."
Cons: "I’m really disappointed by Kenya airways, the flight was delayed for 4 hours, my luggage didn’t come along with. And the worst is i haven’t received it so far. I swear this is my last time to travel with Kenya airways, seriously I’m disappointed."
Pros: "The pilot explained why the flight was delayed."
Cons: "The flight was 5 hours late to depart. This is unacceptable."
Cons: "Late departure led to missed connections, but Kenya Airways did not provide much assistance with this. No-one on hand to upon disembarkation to help affected passengers. I just managed to get my onward flight, but my baggage did not make it, so I am awaiting that."
Pros: "Both segmrnts left on time. The on- flight crew were pleasant. The 787 on first flight comfortable in biz class for a nap. Food service well carried out by crew."
Cons: "The 737 on second flight ....the long overnight one... Was very uncomfortable in biz class. On arrival in Nairobi...the hub city...there was no staff. A.c. no working or escalator in airport. Biz line for security not open. Food below average. No breakfast as we one meal."

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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 Edinburgh found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
3/3Sun
2 stopsKenya Airways
33h 45mJNB-EDI
R6 255
7/4Sun
1 stopQatar Airways
22h 40mJNB-EDI
R7 430
7/4Sun
2 stops
36h 15mJNB-EDI
R7 847
7/3Thu
1 stopSWISS
24h 20mJNB-EDI
R8 302
5/3Tue
1 stopLufthansa
18h 20mJNB-EDI
R8 681
4/3Mon
2 stopsKenya Airways
33h 45mJNB-EDI
R8 700
7/4Sun
3 stopsQatar Airways
28h 35mJNB-EDI
R9 023
1/3Fri
1 stopSWISS
23h 50mJNB-EDI
R11 240
3/3Sun
1 stopLufthansa
23h 40mJNB-EDI
R11 619
2/3Sat
1 stopTurkish Airlines
17h 00mJNB-EDI
R18 993

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Last minute flights from OR Tambo to Edinburgh

Last minute flight, train and bus deals

 
These last-minute flight deals are the cheapest flights found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours for flights from Johannesburg to Edinburgh that are departing in the next 10 days.
21/2Wed
multi-stopSWISS
24h 30mJNB-EDI
25/2Sun
multi-stopSWISS
24h 35mEDI-JNB
R13 325
21/2Wed
multi-stopSWISS
24h 30mJNB-EDI
25/2Sun
multi-stopSWISS
32h 15mEDI-JNB
R14 747
21/2Wed
multi-stopLufthansa
27h 15mJNB-EDI
25/2Sun
multi-stopLufthansa
34h 00mEDI-JNB
R15 012
25/2Sun
multi-stopKenya Airways
35h 15mJNB-EDI
5/3Tue
multi-stopKenya Airways
24h 20mEDI-JNB
R16 225
21/2Wed
multi-stopQatar Airways
18h 20mJNB-EDI
25/2Sun
multi-stopQatar Airways
22h 50mEDI-JNB
R16 301
21/2Wed
multi-stopLufthansa
27h 15mJNB-EDI
25/2Sun
multi-stopLufthansa
25h 45mEDI-JNB
R17 628
25/2Sun
multi-stop
35h 15mJNB-EDI
5/3Tue
multi-stop
18h 30mEDI-JNB
R19 220
21/2Wed
multi-stop
27h 15mJNB-EDI
24/2Sat
multi-stop
24h 30mEDI-JNB
R19 448
21/2Wed
multi-stopKenya Airways
41h 10mJNB-EDI
24/2Sat
multi-stopKenya Airways
21h 40mEDI-JNB
R19 599
21/2Wed
multi-stopQatar Airways
22h 35mJNB-EDI
24/2Sat
multi-stopQatar Airways
18h 30mEDI-JNB
R19 789

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Johannesburg - Edinburgh Flights

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Johannesburg (JNB)South Africa

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