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Find cheap flights from Johannesburg to Kigali from R5 243

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight from OR Tambo to Kigali departing on 22/7. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap flight deals from OR Tambo to Kigali (JNB-KGL)

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from OR Tambo to Kigali 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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23:00 - 10:05JNB-KGL
11h 05m1 stop
15:50 - 3:55KGL-JNB
12h 05m1 stop
R6 966Ethiopian Air
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Thu, Jul 25 - Thu, Aug 1
8:20 - 0:40JNB-KGL
16h 20m1 stop
1:40 - 13:05KGL-JNB
11h 25m1 stop
R7 516Ethiopian Air
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Fri, Jul 19 - Thu, Jul 25
8:20 - 0:40JNB-KGL
16h 20m1 stop
17:40 - 3:55KGL-JNB
10h 15m1 stop
R7 571Ethiopian Air
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Wed, Jul 24 - Wed, Jul 31
17:20 - 21:10JNB-KGL
3h 50mdirect
22:30 - 2:20KGL-JNB
3h 50mdirect
R7 791RwandAir
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Wed, Jul 31 - Wed, Aug 7
3:10 - 7:00JNB-KGL
3h 50mdirect
9:40 - 15:00KGL-JNB
5h 20m1 stop
R8 359RwandAir
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Wed, Jul 24 - Thu, Aug 1
3:10 - 7:00JNB-KGL
3h 50mdirect
22:30 - 2:20KGL-JNB
3h 50mdirect
R8 396RwandAir
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Mon, Jul 22 - Sun, Jul 28
3:10 - 7:00JNB-KGL
3h 50mdirect
3:40 - 10:55KGL-JNB
7h 15m1 stop
R8 781
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Fri, Jul 19 - Fri, Jul 26
3:10 - 7:00JNB-KGL
3h 50mdirect
9:10 - 15:50KGL-JNB
6h 40m1 stop
R9 881
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Thu, Jul 18 - Fri, Jul 26
1:15 - 8:10JNB-KGL
6h 55m1 stop
9:10 - 15:50KGL-JNB
6h 40m1 stop
R10 944Kenya Airways
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Thu, Jul 18 - Fri, Jul 26
1:15 - 18:00JNB-KGL
16h 45m1 stop
3:40 - 15:50KGL-JNB
12h 10m1 stop
R11 237Kenya Airways
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Thu, Jul 18 - Thu, Jul 25

Flights from OR Tambo to Kigali - Travel Insights & Trends

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

The average price of all flights from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Kigali clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
When flying from Johannesburg to Kigali, you should consider leaving on a Thursday and avoid Sundays if you are looking for the best rates. For your return to Johannesburg, you’ll find the best rates on Mondays and the most expensive ones on Saturdays.

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

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Kigali, 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 Kigali is March, where tickets cost R7 076 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are December and July, where the average cost of tickets is R7 882 and R7 608 respectively.

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

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 Kigali, 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 Kigali, you should book around 2 weeks before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 62 days before departure.

Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Johannesburg to Kigali?

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 Kigali were found on Ethiopian Air (R6 966) and RwandAir (R7 791). RwandAir proposed the cheapest one-way flight at R5 243.

Which airlines fly direct between Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport and Kigali?

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 Kigali.
There is just one airline that flies from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Kigali direct and that is RwandAir. The best one-way deal found from RwandAir for the route is R6 974.

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

Each day, there are between 1 and 2 nonstop flights that take off from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport and land in Kigali, with an average flight time of 3h 50m. The most common departure time is 17:00 and most flights take off at night. Each week, there are 11 flights. The most frequent day of departure is Saturday, when 18% of all weekly flights depart. The fewest flights depart on a Tuesday.

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

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 Kigali take?

The duration of a direct flight to Kigali from Johannesburg is typically 3h 50m. The journey crosses a distance of 4 335 km.

What’s the earliest departure time from Johannesburg to Kigali?

Early birds can take the earliest flight from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport at 3:10 and will be landing in Kigali at 7:00.

What’s the latest departure time from Johannesburg to Kigali?

If you prefer to fly at night, the latest flight from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Kigali jets off at 17:20 and lands at 21:10.

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Low season

April

High season

December

Cheapest flight

R5 243
Best time to beat the crowds (1% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly (7% more expensive on average)
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When to book flights from OR Tambo to Kigali

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from OR Tambo to Kigali based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
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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 Kigali flights

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

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Kigali was R286 for a one-way ticket and R380 for a return.

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

    The Airbus A380-800 is the aircraft model that flies most regularly on the Johannesburg to Kigali flight route.

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

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

  • Which is the best airline for flights from Johannesburg to Kigali, RwandAir or Ethiopian Air?

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from Johannesburg to Kigali are RwandAir and Ethiopian Air. With an average price for the route of R7 341 and an overall rating of 7,7, RwandAir is the most popular choice. Ethiopian Air is also a great choice for the route, with an average price of R6 376 and an overall rating of 7,3.

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

    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 Kigali.

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

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

    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 Kigali 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 Kigali?

    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 Kigali 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 Kigali

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for R3 542 or less one-way and R7 402 or less round-trip.

Prefer to fly direct from Johannesburg OR Tambo to Kigali Intl?

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

Direct departures

Johannesburg OR Tambo to Kigali Intl

Monday

RwandAir

RwandAir

Tuesday

RwandAir

RwandAir

Wednesday

RwandAir

RwandAir

Thursday

RwandAir

RwandAir

Friday

RwandAir

RwandAir

Saturday

RwandAir

RwandAir

Sunday

RwandAir

RwandAir

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Direct returns

Kigali Intl to Johannesburg OR Tambo

Monday

RwandAir

RwandAir

Tuesday

RwandAir

RwandAir

Wednesday

RwandAir

RwandAir

Thursday

RwandAir

RwandAir

Friday

RwandAir

RwandAir

Saturday

RwandAir

RwandAir

Sunday

RwandAir

RwandAir

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Top 4 airlines serving from OR Tambo to Kigali

 
See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying from Johannesburg to Kigali. 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 Kigali? 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
RwandAirOverall score based on 47 reviews
6,6Entertainment
7,7Comfort
8,0Crew
7,8Boarding
7,2Food
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Flight delayed by 3 hours 45 mins and no explanation given or apology. Rebooked on a flight departing to final destination 48 hrs later and baggage not delivered.

2,0 MediocreAnonymous, Jan 2024EBB - KGL
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Flight delayed by 3 hours 45 mins and no explanation given or apology. Rebooked on a flight departing to final destination 48 hrs later and baggage not delivered.

My outbound flight was grounded in Lusaka so we never made it to Paris. DO NOT fly this airline you will be stranded and your plans will be completely disrupted

Inflight entertainment with electronic charging stations can help during a long flight.

The flight was delayed with no notice. No inflight entertainment. Communication is vital in any business.

Poor communication: Flight come directly to kigali , didn’t come via mumbasa. Favouring to Rwandan passenger to move from economic to bussiness class after flight depart. Where they don’t asked other older passenger who need more comfort. Rude staff : chekin airport at Mumbai. Talking in local language (marathi) while serving and no sorry no thank you attitude.

Pros: "Seat reclining was good. Fleece blankets were warm"
Cons: "Blankets had a really bad smell Food options were very limited - even bread was eggless"
Pros: "Helpful friendly crew, reasonable ticket prices."
Cons: "Luggage was delayed by 24 hours, customer service desk in Johannesburg EXTREMELY helpful, in Kigali they were clueless. Transit area very crowded, humid and stuffy."

As gold member there is no priority checkin. Meaning you either have to board with your zone or last with business class pax. As economy pax all the baggage bays are filled by the time you arrive

Don't be afraid if you board an Oman Air Airbus A330 - it will take you to Colombo and not Muskat. The Aircraft is leased by Qatar Airways ;-)

Not good. Expected a lot more as far as excellence.

It was a really long flight from Doha to Philadelphia and it was overall a good one. The one area that I would comment on is that there is a lot of single-use plastic and disposables in the meal service for American Airlines. It would be great to see more circular options in the meal service to reduce the amount of waste.

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.

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 😊 🙏 😀 😉 👍

Fantastic, the 787-9 is a very beautifully designed plane and it was a pleasure to fly in the Qsuite. The suite did feel slightly smaller than the 777 variant, and the suite door also felt smaller, as I felt more exposed as passengers and crew walked past. Food was too notch, and the service was fantastic. I wish they’d enforce boarding zones more effectively, but otherwise they did really well.

I had never seen any cabin crews behaving like that. They are not at all professionally fit for this job

Other than low space, which is the problem with all airlines for economy class, the flight was excellent.

Asian Veng meal have Non Veg items which is not ok. Pure veg meals option are too less and they have inclusion of Vedgan and Lactos etc... which is taste less

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.

Bathrooms were absolutely atrocious. Absolutely third world. Unusable. From non-flushing toilets to poor maintenance - missing toilet paper, dirty with mess, etc. Horrifying. Does Ethiopian Airways expect customers to clean the bathroom before use. For sure inconsiderate passengers don't do anything to clear/clean after use.

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 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.

The flight was one hour late. The food is mediocre and the screen was broken

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.

Luggage delayed for one day. I called customer service, and they had no info and no empathy. Boarding was very disorganized and chaotic. We went nearly 7 hours with no food or snacks on the flight. This is not an airline that has respect for its passengers.

The cabin crew were very good, respectful, and nice. However, the flight was delayed more than an hour. They could have managed the problem easily but they couldn't and that affected our travel. Thanks

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

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!

Front section of economy cabin is better than rear. Paid for seats selected.

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.

Apart from delay of 3 hrs in Nairobi for onward flight to Dar all fine. Looked like operational issues caused it.

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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 Kigali found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
22/7Mon
directRwandAir
3h 50mJNB-KGL
R5 243
20/7Sat
directRwandAir
3h 50mJNB-KGL
R5 756
16/7Tue
1 stopQatar Airways
5h 30mJNB-KGL
R5 994
21/7Sun
1 stopEthiopian Air
8h 25mJNB-KGL
R6 159
4/8Sun
1 stopQatar Airways
5h 30mJNB-KGL
R6 214
3/8Sat
1 stopEthiopian Air
16h 20mJNB-KGL
R6 306
15/7Mon
1 stopKenya Airways
16h 45mJNB-KGL
R7 223
3/8Sat
1 stopKenya Airways
6h 55mJNB-KGL
R7 388
22/7Mon
2 stops
17h 10mJNB-KGL
R8 047
16/7Tue
2 stops
18h 25mJNB-KGL
R8 102

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Johannesburg - Kigali Flights

Departure:

Johannesburg (JNB)South Africa

Destination:

Kigali (KGL)Rwanda

Return flight deals:

Kigali - Johannesburg

Cabin classes:

R17 836
R16 003
R5 334

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