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Johannesburg to London Heathrow flight information

Avg. flight duration 11h 10m
Flights arrive in London Heathrow
Flights depart from Johannesburg
Flight price R7 695
Distance 9 074 km
Airlines Etihad Airways, SWISS, Ethiopian Air, Air France, KLM, Virgin Atlantic, Alitalia

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Low season:
February
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High season:
December
Most popular time to fly
4%
expected price increase
Average price:
R10 378
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
R8 187
or less (return)

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for R8 186 or less.
The cheapest flight from Johannesburg to London Heathrow was found, on average, 90 days before departure.
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How long does a flight from Johannesburg to London Heathrow take?
The average direct flight takes 11h 20m, covering a distance of 9073 km.
How many flights are there between Johannesburg and London Heathrow?
There are 106 (direct) flights between Johannesburg and London Heathrow per week, averaging 15 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Johannesburg to London Heathrow?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Etihad Airways (R7 695), SWISS (R7 870) and Ethiopian Air (R8 454).
Which airlines fly most frequently between Johannesburg and London Heathrow?
American Airlines (2 times daily), Iberia (2 times daily), Virgin Atlantic (2 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
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Book cheap flights from Johannesburg to London Heathrow (return)

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Origin
Johannesburg
R7 695
only
R7 695
Destination
London
R7 695
only
R7 695
Mon, Mar 2
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
LHR
London Heathrow
18h 45m
Mon, Mar 23
LHR
London Heathrow
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
17h 40m
R7 695
Trip: 21 days
7,4Good Show reviews
Overall 7,4 Good
Based on 6 521 reviews
Overall
7,4
Boarding
7,5
Comfort
7,3
Crew
7,7
Entertainment
7,4
Food
7,0
YYZ
AUH
Okay 4,0

Cons: Paid for extra leg room seats and didnt get them

AUH
AMD
Excellent 8,0

Cons: Sure

AUH
HKG
Excellent 8,6

Pros: yes to both.

Cons: Wine list was poor. Enough of a premium is built into the business class fare to get some decent wines onto the list. Coffee is not so good either.

AUH
RUH
Mediocre 2,6

Pros: Nothing

Cons: The seat were not adjustable and the snake were poor and no entertainment on board ... poor boarding with buses and arrived with buses

IAD
AUH
Okay 5,3

Pros: Crew was friendly and online entertainment system had a lot to offer. Online check-in does save time, it's a shorter queue & you just have to drop off your luggage.

Cons: Eithad charges for seat selection now! Not seats with extra legroom or any other perks. But any seat in Economy if you select it 24 hours before departure, anywhere from $25 to $45. Seat selection is free if flight departure is less than 24 hours away but available seats are all random.

Wed, Feb 19
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
LHR
London Heathrow
21h 55m
Wed, Feb 26
LHR
London Heathrow
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
23h 30m
R7 870
Trip: 8 days
8,2Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8,2 Excellent
Based on 8 818 reviews
Overall
8,2
Boarding
8,2
Comfort
7,9
Crew
8,7
Entertainment
7,8
Food
7,9
ZRH
YUL
Okay 5,6

Pros: The flight was on time and fairly clean.

Cons: The seats are so crowded and we were jammed in like sardines. There was insufficient ventilation and it was too warm and stuffy. Not comfortable.

TLV
ZRH
Good 7,3

Pros: the crew were so nice

Cons: not enough room between seats

ZRH
SFO
Excellent 10,0

Pros: The crew was pleasant and worked very hard to keep our stomachs full! I loved all the free movies!

DME
ZRH
Mediocre 2,0

Pros: Never got on the plane due to weather restrictions in the connecting flight prior to this flight. Called SWISS customer service on a Russian line, were told to get a paper from another Russian airport that no flights were leaving the city. Did that. when arrived to Moscow no SWISS customer representatives were at the stations and had to end up buying a completely new ticket to get home.

Cons: Have customer service representative available at the airport 24/7 knowing that some people arrive from all parts of the country.

SFO
ZRH
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Excellent

Fri, Jun 5
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
LHR
London Heathrow
17h 50m
Sat, Jun 27
LHR
London Heathrow
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
15h 05m
R8 454
Trip: 23 days
7,2Good Show reviews
Overall 7,2 Good
Based on 2 219 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.

ADD
JIB
Good 7,6

Cons: Flight departure change 10 min earlier was not emailed. Total confusion and communication problems for boarding. In addition the shuttle bus was sent to the wrong airplane and had to return 3 times.

ADD
MAD
Good 6,6

Cons: Chicken was undercooked. No power outlets.

ARN
OSL
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Super confortable

KGL
BJM
Okay 5,6

Cons: Old aircraft, rickety seats

Sun, Apr 12
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
LHR
London Heathrow
13h 20m
Mon, Apr 27
LHR
London Heathrow
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
25h 05m
R8 469
Trip: 16 days
7,7Good Show reviews
Overall 7,7 Good
Based on 3 995 reviews
Overall
7,7
Boarding
7,7
Comfort
7,4
Crew
8,2
Entertainment
6,9
Food
7,2
CDG
ORD
Excellent 8,6

Pros: The crew was terrific.

ORD
CDG
Mediocre 3,3

Pros: Entertainment system

Cons: Awoke to find ill man laying on floor in aisle next to me with oxygen. Shortly after... Passenger in seat near man on floor (diabetic but no one tells us anything) needs to lay across four seats with oxygen for heart issues for remainder of trip with staff and doctor on board nearby. Nevdr informed what was happening, never offered to move our seats or move iIl passengers. Glad all turned out ok. Could have given them more privacy and better informed other passengers.

ATH
CDG
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Despite being a short flight, they gave food

Cons: Nothing. All ok

CDG
LIS
Okay 4,0

Cons: Boarding (by bus) was a total chaos. I had to stand for about 50 minutes, either on the crowded bus or, after climbing with great difficulty three flights of stairs to a high jet-bridge (I am 76), standing there forever with 200 persons waiting to get access to the plane. Totally unacceptable. They started the boarding process early (50 minutes before departure), but passengers were allowed to actually board the plane at the time it was supposed to take off.

LHR
CDG
Okay 5,0

Pros: The seat was very comfortable.

Cons: My boyfriend and I were required to gate check our carry-on luggage which required us to go through customs in Paris to get to our bag and re-enter security for our connecting international flight. I am unsure why this was the case as other passengers brought the same size luggage. Very upsetting.

Sun, Feb 2
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
LHR
London Heathrow
19h 05m
Wed, Mar 18
LHR
London Heathrow
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
15h 40m
R8 644
Trip: 45 days
8,0Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8,0 Excellent
Based on 3 493 reviews
Overall
8,0
Boarding
8,0
Comfort
7,7
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
7,2
Food
7,5
AMS
CPH
Excellent 10,0

Cons: Everything was OK

EBB
AMS
Excellent 8,3

Pros: KLM STAFF WERE VERY PROFESSIONAL

Cons: SOME CREW MEMBERS WERE ABIT RUDE. THEY NEED TO WORK ON THEIR ATTITUDE

AMS
HEL
Excellent 10,0

Cons: Boarding was crazy. Could not everyone in the gate area.

BHX
AMS
Excellent 10,0

Cons: Time

AMS
LAX
Okay 5,6

Pros: economy plus seats were nice, great movie selection, especially international movies

Cons: crew was not friendly, i had to ask for water many times, usually water person walk the aisle. food was terrible. other carriers food were better

Wed, Dec 18
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
LHR
London Heathrow
11h 20m
Tue, Jan 28
LHR
London Heathrow
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
11h 00m
R9 199
Trip: 42 days
8,1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8,1 Excellent
Based on 30 reviews
Overall
8,1
Boarding
8,2
Comfort
7,8
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
8,0
Food
7,8
JNB
LHR
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Slightly wider seats, happy and smiling crew, brand new aircraft with many new features. The facility to book and pay for extra legroom is invaluable in this day and age.

JNB
LHR
Excellent 8,6

Pros: Entertainment system worked well. Good choices.

Cons: Food decent, but not enough fluids offered during flight . Was very dehydrated by end.

MIA
LHR
Good 6,0

Pros: Crew was great !!!

Cons: Seating in upper class is uncomfortable and bedding is not fresh.

JNB
LHR
Good 7,6

Pros: Most of it was of a reasonable standard.

Cons: Plane was full

DPS
BNE
Good 7,6

Pros: the crew was very polite and professional.

Cons: the aircraft is small and confined, only two toilets for the entire economy level passengers for a 6 hour flight. the online entertainment lacks variety and the food was okay.

Tue, Dec 24
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
LHR
London Heathrow
23h 20m
Wed, Jan 1
LHR
London Heathrow
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
17h 10m
R13 769
Trip: 9 days
7,2Good Show reviews
Overall 7,2 Good
Based on 1 546 reviews
Overall
7,2
Boarding
7,3
Comfort
7,0
Crew
7,6
Entertainment
6,1
Food
6,4
TUN
FCO
Excellent 9,6

Pros: All was well but missed my bag and one opened

Cons: Missed my baggage and one was opened and wrapping removed

FCO
SCL
Good 6,4

Pros: Asientos incómodos y cabina muy antigua. Se sentían fierros del asiento en la espalda

Cons: Sistema de entretenimiento muy antiguo. Conexión de audífonos no funcionaba en mi asiento y no me dieron solución. Vuelo de 14 hrs sin entretenimiento es terrible.

FCO
MEX
Mediocre 3,6

Pros: the flight was on time

Cons: for sure the seats, the screens and bathrooms. the plane was so old!

DEL
FCO
Mediocre 3,6

Pros: I don't think I say anything I liked.

Cons: Food, veg option, given peaces of boiled mushrooms, Eggplants and spinach. What a horrible experience.

CTA
FCO
Good 6,0

Pros: The crew was not grntle

Sun, Jan 19
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
LHR
London Heathrow
18h 45m
Sun, Feb 9
LHR
London Heathrow
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
17h 40m
R7 783
Trip: 22 days
7,4Good Show reviews
Overall 7,4 Good
Based on 6 521 reviews
Overall
7,4
Boarding
7,5
Comfort
7,3
Crew
7,7
Entertainment
7,4
Food
7,0
KHI
AUH
Excellent 10,0

Pros: The crew was very good.

Cons: Food needs to be improved. More space near washrooms and for moving around in long flights should be provided.

ICN
AUH
Mediocre 3,6

Pros: Kinda odd flying backwards....

Cons: Onboard entertaiment and food was just awful. UAE's version of Ryanair.

AUH
RUH
Mediocre 2,6

Pros: Nothing

Cons: The seat were not adjustable and the snake were poor and no entertainment on board ... poor boarding with buses and arrived with buses

AUH
ICN
Good 7,3

Cons: There was a delay of more than 1 hour.

AUH
MEL
Good 7,0

Pros: It's ok for business class. Crew and boarding is Pro smooth.

Cons: Entertainment options are limited. Food could be better considering its business class.

Thu, Apr 30
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
LHR
London Heathrow
27h 15m
Thu, May 7
LHR
London Heathrow
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
36h 05m
R7 914
Trip: 8 days
8,2Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8,2 Excellent
Based on 8 818 reviews
Overall
8,2
Boarding
8,2
Comfort
7,9
Crew
8,7
Entertainment
7,8
Food
7,9
HAM
ZRH
Good 6,0

Pros: Great helpful flight crew

Cons: Checking our bag was a nightmare. All bag check-in was at kiosk which we couldn't use because we had to pay to check our bag. Had to find a desk in another terminal to check bag, then pay an another desk for said checked bag. We saved money by ticketing this way but we almost missed our flight

MIA
ZRH
Excellent 8,6

Pros: The airline is top notch and treated you great like it should be.

Cons: The sears where a little tight but not bad and the movie options were ok not great.

MXP
ZRH
Good 6,0

Pros: Delay was for 30 min

LIS
ZRH
Okay 4,5

Cons: Flight was 90 minutes late.

JFK
GVA
Excellent 10,0

Pros: I liked the attentiveness of staff and there was excellent communication between SWISS airlines and customers.

Cons: I honestly had no issues with my flight.

Tue, May 12
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
LHR
London Heathrow
20h 05m
Mon, May 18
LHR
London Heathrow
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
18h 10m
R7 783
Trip: 7 days
7,4Good Show reviews
Overall 7,4 Good
Based on 6 521 reviews
Overall
7,4
Boarding
7,5
Comfort
7,3
Crew
7,7
Entertainment
7,4
Food
7,0
MNL
AUH
Good 7,3

Pros: the headrests in the AUH-MAD leg

Cons: the touchscreen inflight system didn’t work very well in the MNL-AUH leg of the trip

AUH
HKG
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Crew were very pleasant

JFK
AUH
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Good trip

BEG
AUH
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Great seat and staff.

Cons: It was great!

FRA
AUH
Okay 5,3

Pros: Seats were comfortable and staff were helpful when approached.

Cons: Crew should have been proactive in determining passengers' needs, etc. Film choices were poor-- lots of violence, few family-orientated options.

Tue, May 12
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
LHR
London Heathrow
21h 55m
Tue, Jun 9
LHR
London Heathrow
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
26h 10m
R8 045
Trip: 29 days
8,2Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8,2 Excellent
Based on 8 818 reviews
Overall
8,2
Boarding
8,2
Comfort
7,9
Crew
8,7
Entertainment
7,8
Food
7,9
AMS
ZRH
Excellent 9,0

Pros: The crew was nice, the food was really good, the plane was clean, and they used reusable silverware and plates to avoid waste.

ZRH
PRN
Excellent 8,3

Pros: It was ok.

Cons: N/A.

BUD
ZRH
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Crew were very nice and accommodating. Chocolate always appreciated!

Cons: The passenger in front of me slammed into my knees. I am very tall. She was not but she sure got her seat back as far as possible in spite of having he bulkhead sear, so I had to be careful of my position the rest of the flight

SFO
ZRH
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Good crew, food was good for airline food. Entertainment offerings were good.

Cons: Too many seats, 3-4-3 configuration means not even enough room to walk down aisle without bumping people in their narrow seats.

LIS
ZRH
Okay 4,5

Cons: Flight was 90 minutes late.

Fri, Jun 19
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
LHR
London Heathrow
13h 20m
Tue, Jun 30
LHR
London Heathrow
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
13h 50m
R8 995
Trip: 12 days
7,7Good Show reviews
Overall 7,7 Good
Based on 3 995 reviews
Overall
7,7
Boarding
7,7
Comfort
7,4
Crew
8,2
Entertainment
6,9
Food
7,2
CDG
LAX
Okay 5,6

Cons: Crew on the ground was very rude

CDG
BGF
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Entertainment programs

Cons: New variety of food

CMN
CDG
Mediocre 3,6

Pros: Good selection of movies.

Cons: Had to use a shoe horn to get into and out of my seat and I'm not a large guy. But really my harsh criticism comes from the loss of my girlfriends luggage. It was left behind in Paris on our way to Casablanca causing us to waste a day in Casablanca traveling back to the airport the grab the bag the next day. And to add injury to insult her bag was left behind in JFK during our transfer for our flight to Seattle. No big deal right, Delta will deliver the bag to our house the next day, wrong, we were told we have to go to the airport ourselves to get the bag.

CDG
JFK
Excellent 10,0

Pros: The entire experience was amazing that gives me a broader scope to choose from when selecting flights to Europe. The most amazing part was the attentiveness of the staff. Exemplary!!!!!

Cons: For me this part is not applicable

CDG
YYZ
Excellent 8,6

Pros: The crew was excellent and surprisingly the seats were comfortable.

Cons: I think more attention should be paid to cleaning the plane and eeek, there was no liqueur in economy class. Music selection in entertainment should be wider too

Tue, Apr 21
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
LHR
London Heathrow
17h 45m
Wed, Jun 17
LHR
London Heathrow
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
18h 10m
R8 279
Trip: 58 days
7,4Good Show reviews
Overall 7,4 Good
Based on 6 521 reviews
Overall
7,4
Boarding
7,5
Comfort
7,3
Crew
7,7
Entertainment
7,4
Food
7,0
AUH
AMD
Mediocre 2,0

Pros: nothing

Cons: THEY GAVE ME A BROKEN SEAT AND THEY GOT ANGRY AGAINST ME, EVEN THOUGH IT WAS UNSAFE

YYZ
AUH
Okay 4,0

Cons: Paid for extra leg room seats and didnt get them

FRA
AUH
Okay 5,3

Pros: Seats were comfortable and staff were helpful when approached.

Cons: Crew should have been proactive in determining passengers' needs, etc. Film choices were poor-- lots of violence, few family-orientated options.

AUH
ICN
Good 7,3

Cons: There was a delay of more than 1 hour.

AUH
LHR
Excellent 10,0

Pros: The most impressive service found was the baggage arrival on time despite the short transient time in Abu Dhabi. In most airline this would be missed and will arrive the next flight.

Tue, Dec 24
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
LHR
London Heathrow
16h 50m
Tue, Jan 7
LHR
London Heathrow
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
18h 55m
R10 747
Trip: 15 days
8,2Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8,2 Excellent
Based on 8 818 reviews
Overall
8,2
Boarding
8,2
Comfort
7,9
Crew
8,7
Entertainment
7,8
Food
7,9
SFO
ZRH
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Excellent

GRU
ZRH
Excellent 9,3

Pros: sidefini landig, merci.

DME
ZRH
Mediocre 2,0

Pros: Never got on the plane due to weather restrictions in the connecting flight prior to this flight. Called SWISS customer service on a Russian line, were told to get a paper from another Russian airport that no flights were leaving the city. Did that. when arrived to Moscow no SWISS customer representatives were at the stations and had to end up buying a completely new ticket to get home.

Cons: Have customer service representative available at the airport 24/7 knowing that some people arrive from all parts of the country.

LAX
ZRH
Okay 5,3

Pros: The crew was very nice.

Cons: The seats had such little cushion that it made the flight extremely uncomfortable.

ZRH
BOS
Good 7,3

Cons: The TVs weren’t working on the seats for the duration of the 8 hour flight. Some of them were working for other customers and we pointed it out to some of the flight attendants but they took no action

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