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Find cheap flights from Johannesburg to Lubumbashi from R4 070

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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 Lubumbashi 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 - 13:30JNB-FBM
12h 15m1 stop
14:30 - 15:50FBM-JNB
25h 20m2 stops
R8 066Kenya Airways
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Mon, Apr 22 - Tue, Apr 30
1:15 - 10:30JNB-FBM
9h 15m2 stops
11:30 - 10:55FBM-JNB
23h 25m1 stop
R8 384Kenya Airways
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Sun, Jul 14 - Wed, Jul 31
10:25 - 12:55JNB-FBM
2h 30mdirect
13:55 - 16:25FBM-JNB
2h 30mdirect
R8 794Airlink
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Mon, Jul 15 - Wed, Jul 31
1:15 - 8:50JNB-FBM
7h 35m1 stop
14:30 - 0:15FBM-JNB
9h 45m2 stops
R8 869Kenya Airways
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Wed, May 8 - Sun, May 12
1:15 - 8:50JNB-FBM
7h 35m1 stop
11:30 - 15:50FBM-JNB
28h 20m1 stop
R8 888Kenya Airways
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Wed, May 1 - Wed, May 22
10:25 - 12:55JNB-FBM
2h 30mdirect
13:55 - 16:25FBM-JNB
2h 30mdirect
R9 000Airlink
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Thu, May 9 - Sun, May 12
14:30 - 13:25JNB-FBM
22h 55m1 stop
14:25 - 3:55FBM-JNB
13h 30m1 stop
R10 214Ethiopian Air
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Tue, Apr 23 - Tue, Apr 30
1:15 - 10:30JNB-FBM
9h 15m2 stops
13:55 - 16:25FBM-JNB
2h 30mdirect
R10 699
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Sun, Jul 14 - Wed, Jul 31
1:15 - 13:30JNB-FBM
12h 15m1 stop
13:55 - 16:25FBM-JNB
2h 30mdirect
R10 718
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Mon, May 6 - Fri, May 17
8:20 - 13:25JNB-FBM
29h 05m1 stop
14:25 - 3:55FBM-JNB
13h 30m1 stop
R14 060Ethiopian Air
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Flights from OR Tambo to Lubumbashi - Travel Insights & Trends

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

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

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

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Lubumbashi, 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 Lubumbashi is June, where tickets cost R8 477 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are January and December, where the average cost of tickets is R9 280 and R8 906 respectively.

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

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 Lubumbashi, 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 Lubumbashi, you should book around 2 weeks before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 56 days before departure.

Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Johannesburg to Lubumbashi?

The cheapest price for the route for each airline clicked by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets to Lubumbashi from Johannesburg were found on Kenya Airways (R4 070) and Airlink (R4 668), and the lowest return tickets were found on Kenya Airways (R8 066) and Airlink (R8 794).

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

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 Lubumbashi.
There is just one airline that flies from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Lubumbashi direct and that is Airlink. The best one-way deal found from Airlink for the route is R8 368.

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

There is a maximum of 1 direct flight a day that takes off from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport and lands in Lubumbashi, with an average flight time of 2h 30m. The most common departure time is 10:00 and most flights take off in the morning. Each week, there are 7 flights.

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

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 2 cabin class options for the route. These are Business and 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 Lubumbashi take?

Direct flights take on average 2h 30m to travel the 2 603 km between Johannesburg and Lubumbashi.

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

Early birds can take the earliest flight from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport at 10:25 and will be landing in Lubumbashi at 12:55.

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

If you prefer to fly at night, the latest flight from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Lubumbashi jets off at 10:25 and lands at 12:55.

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February

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August

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R4 070
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When to book flights from OR Tambo to Lubumbashi

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

  • What Special facilities are provided at the Johannesburg Tambo International Airport?

    The Tambo International airport in Johannesburg has been popular as a result of the several special facilities and services it provides to its travel customers to ensure they have a good flight to their destination. Some of these special services the airport provides include assistance to travelers with reduced mobility and the disabled and an observation deck to enhance the travelers’ view.

  • Are there hotels near Johannesburg Tambo International Airport?

    There are a couple of hotels from which you can choose to spend the night when having an early morning departure from Johannesburg Tambo International Airport. The most conveniently located hotel from the airport is the Sunrock Guesthouse which is the closest to the airport. However, you can also book a hotel at the Intercontinental Johannesburg Tambo Airport, An Ihg Hotel, opposite Int’l Arrivals Hall, Kempton Park, Gauteng. Premier Hotel Tambo, City Lodge Hotel, P eermont Mondi or At Emperors Palace, Protea Hotel by Marriott Tambo, Garden Court, and Emerald Guesthouse.

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

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Lubumbashi was R218 for a one-way ticket and R432 for a return.

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

    The Embraer 195 is the aircraft model that flies most regularly on the Johannesburg to Lubumbashi flight route.

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

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

  • Which is the best airline for flights from Johannesburg to Lubumbashi, Airlink or Kenya Airways?

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from Johannesburg to Lubumbashi are Airlink and Kenya Airways. With an average price for the route of R9 183 and an overall rating of 8,2, Airlink is the most popular choice. Kenya Airways is also a great choice for the route, with an average price of R8 032 and an overall rating of 7,1.

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

    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 Lubumbashi.

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

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

    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 Lubumbashi 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 Lubumbashi?

    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 Lubumbashi 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 Lubumbashi

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for R4 683 or less one-way and R8 766 or less round-trip.
  • There are various lounges at Johannesburg Tambo International Airport where you can choose to refresh. The SLOW lounge is located at the international terminal and is open 24 hours. Bidvest Premier Lounge is located at the domestic terminal, Kempton park, which opens at 05:00 and closes at 21:00 hours.
  • Johannesburg Tambo International Airport mainly offers private taxi connections and a train network to the city centre. A ride with Johannesburg Tambo International Airport taxis lasts around 40 minutes, and the general taxi fare is approximately R600. On the other hand, the metro system takes about 20 minutes for the same trip, and a one-way ticket costs approximately R170.
  • Many airlines can offer you cheap flight tickets from Johannesburg Tambo International Airport to Lubumbashi Luano (FBM) Airport. The cheapest tickets to Lubumbashi can be found on Kenya Airways and Airlink airlines, making this trip affordable for any traveler aspiring to travel to Lubumbashi Luano Airport from Johannesburg Tambo international airport.
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Prefer to fly direct from Johannesburg OR Tambo to Lubumbashi Luano?

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

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Johannesburg OR Tambo to Lubumbashi Luano

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Thursday

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Friday

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Saturday

Airlink

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Sunday

Airlink

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Direct returns

Lubumbashi Luano to Johannesburg OR Tambo

Monday

Airlink

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Tuesday

Airlink

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Wednesday

Airlink

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Thursday

Airlink

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Airlink

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Saturday

Airlink

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Sunday

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Top 3 airlines serving from OR Tambo to Lubumbashi

 
See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying from Johannesburg to Lubumbashi. 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.
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6,4entertainment
7,6food
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It was a great experience , it was quick and on time

10,0 ExcellentSimbarashe, Jan 2024GBE - JNB
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It was a great experience , it was quick and on time

this route is more expensive than you would expect. Boarding, disembarking was easy and fast. Cabin crew was friendly. Seats are small

The meal was excellent and well suited to a short journey.

Original flight was delayed due to technical issue. Very poor communication. The manager only appeared when we were climbing on board the plane.This resulted in us missing our follow on flight also with Airlink. No ticket issued from Skukuza and no assistance when we landed to address the issue. We had to make our own arrangements and go to their sales desk. Again they had no knowledge of the flight delay and of any passengers that had connecting flights. The lady (unfortunately with all the STRESS I have forgotten her name) at the counter was extremely helpful and is an excellent example of the type of employee Airlink need to promote and employ. Our luggage was in limbo due to all the missing information and assistance. We had to resort to buying extra tickets from South African Airways who were extremely helpful. I work at an airport so am familiar with its workings. I will infuture be looking for alternative flights.

Airline is the best airline experience I’ve ever had.

My flight was good no comments Crew members were good Flight on schedule even earlier at some point Thanks

Easy boarding, smooth flight, friendly and helpful attendants. As with every other airline, there isn't enough leg room to be comfortable. Food was adequate.

Easy short flight from Johannesburg to Harare. Boarding was slow, flight attendants were friendly. They did a meal service on this short flight, including wine, which was pretty cool.

Flight was moved forward by 2 hours with 3 days notice. This meant I could not connect from flight from Johannesburg. So did not take the flight and drove to Kasane. Will never use Air Botswana unless absolutely necessary. Mark

There was no entertainment, but that is not expected on a flight less than 2 1/2 hours. Uber clean aircraft, good boxed meal and friendly flight attendants. Very please with the experience

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.

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.

On my return flight the TV did not work the entire flight! They knew it wasn’t working but they let me sit there. The guy sitting nièce to me told me he was ok the previous flight and it wasn’t working. This is business class by the way!

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 .

Hot, uncomfortable and very rough take off and landing. Very regrettable.

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

I've never been served three bread courses in a single meal before. Was really impressed by the novelty of that.

Was so glad the the captain kept the air. It’s usually suffocating in there.

Cons: "First of all, my flight had no option to plug my cellphone, there was no TV screen and no WiFi.. they served some loaf of bread cut in half with some spices inside and called it dinner! But the most disappointing thing is the fact is that they LOST BOTH OF MY LUGGAGE BAGS, and the most they could offer me is $50 compensation (my belongings worth thousands of dollars) And even this I would have to claim from my “home country” which is completely unreasonable as my home country isn’t the one lost my luggage, the airlines had! Beyond shocked, disappointed and aggravated, this was my first time flying this airlines and I promise you it’s the last. Won’t recommend to anyone."

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.

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.

It has been 1 week since arriving at my destination and I still have not recieved my kite surfing bags. Office will not communicate properly on location or when my bags will arrive. No advice on what to do on luggage that has not arrived in over a week. Simply not happy with Kenya airways at the moment.

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.

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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 Lubumbashi found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
15/4Mon
1 stopKenya Airways
20h 30mJNB-FBM
R4 070
6/5Mon
1 stopKenya Airways
20h 30mJNB-FBM
R4 126
5/5Sun
2 stopsKenya Airways
9h 15mJNB-FBM
R4 239
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2 stopsKenya Airways
9h 15mJNB-FBM
R4 481
6/5Mon
directAirlink
2h 30mJNB-FBM
R4 668
15/4Mon
directAirlink
2h 30mJNB-FBM
R6 890
7/5Tue
1 stopEthiopian Air
29h 05mJNB-FBM
R8 160
14/4Sun
3 stops
34h 20mJNB-FBM
R9 355
7/5Tue
3 stops
33h 50mJNB-FBM
R9 523
15/4Mon
4 stopsEthiopian Air
33h 25mJNB-FBM
R44 906

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Johannesburg - Lubumbashi Flights

Departure:

Johannesburg (JNB)South Africa

Destination:

Lubumbashi (FBM)Democratic Republic of the Congo

Return flight deals:

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