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Find cheap flights from London Gatwick Airport to Johannesburg from R6 276

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Cheap flight deals from Gatwick to OR Tambo (LGW-JNB)

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from Gatwick to OR Tambo 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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10:10 - 3:55LGW-JNB
16h 45m1 stop
8:20 - 6:20JNB-LGW
23h 00m1 stop
R9 999Ethiopian Air
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Thu, Sep 5 - Sun, Sep 22
10:10 - 3:55LGW-JNB
16h 45m1 stop
8:20 - 6:20JNB-LGW
23h 00m1 stop
R10 017Ethiopian Air
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Sun, Sep 29 - Sun, Oct 13
18:45 - 10:10LGW-JNB
13h 25m1 stop
20:25 - 17:50JNB-LGW
23h 25m1 stop
R10 323SWISS
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Mon, Nov 18 - Tue, Dec 3
14:00 - 10:50LGW-JNB
18h 50m1 stop
19:05 - 9:20JNB-LGW
16h 15m1 stop
R12 085Turkish Airlines
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Wed, Dec 4 - Mon, Dec 9
18:45 - 9:10LGW-JNB
13h 25m1 stop
20:25 - 17:50JNB-LGW
23h 25m1 stop
R12 265SWISS
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Wed, Oct 16 - Sun, Oct 27
16:55 - 10:50LGW-JNB
15h 55m1 stop
19:05 - 9:20JNB-LGW
16h 15m1 stop
R12 589Turkish Airlines
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Wed, Nov 13 - Fri, Nov 29
14:30 - 16:15LGW-JNB
24h 45m1 stop
22:20 - 7:20JNB-LGW
34h 00m1 stop
R14 153Emirates
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Wed, Sep 18 - Wed, Sep 25
21:45 - 20:50LGW-JNB
22h 05m1 stop
13:25 - 7:20JNB-LGW
18h 55m1 stop
R14 585Emirates
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Fri, Oct 11 - Tue, Oct 22
14:55 - 16:10LGW-JNB
24h 15m1 stop
13:35 - 6:40JNB-LGW
18h 05m1 stop
R15 646Qatar Airways
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Wed, Sep 11 - Wed, Sep 25
8:50 - 15:10LGW-JNB
28h 20m1 stop
13:40 - 6:10JNB-LGW
18h 30m1 stop
R15 790Qatar Airways
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Wed, Nov 13 - Wed, Nov 27

Flights from Gatwick to OR Tambo - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights from Gatwick to OR Tambo 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 London Gatwick Airport to Johannesburg?

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

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

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from London Gatwick Airport to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, 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 London Gatwick Airport to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport is May, where tickets cost R12 715 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are July and December, where the average cost of tickets is R21 653 and R19 333 respectively.

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

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from London Gatwick Airport to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, 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 London Gatwick Airport to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, you should book around 4 days before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 56 days before departure.

Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from London Gatwick Airport to Johannesburg?

The cheapest price for the route for each airline clicked by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours.
In the last 3 days, Ethiopian Air offered the best one-way deal for that route, at R8 740. KAYAK users also found London Gatwick Airport to Johannesburg return flights on Ethiopian Air from R9 999 and on SWISS from R10 323.

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When to book flights from Gatwick to OR Tambo

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from Gatwick to OR Tambo 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 London Gatwick Airport to Johannesburg flights

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

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from London Gatwick Airport to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport was R349 for a one-way ticket and R556 for a return.

  • Which airports will I be using when flying from London Gatwick Airport to Johannesburg?

    When flying out of London Gatwick Airport you will be using London Gatwick. You will be landing at Johannesburg, also known as Johannesburg OR Tambo.

  • Which aircraft models fly most regularly from London Gatwick Airport to Johannesburg?

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

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from London Gatwick Airport to Johannesburg?

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

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

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from London to Johannesburg are Emirates and Qatar Airways. With an average price for the route of R20 032 and an overall rating of 8,1, Emirates is the most popular choice. Qatar Airways is also a great choice for the route, with an average price of R14 680 and an overall rating of 7,6.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from London Gatwick Airport to Johannesburg?

    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 London Gatwick Airport to Johannesburg.

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

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Johannesburg from London Gatwick Airport 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 London Gatwick Airport to Johannesburg?

    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 Johannesburg with an airline and back to London Gatwick Airport with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from London Gatwick Airport to Johannesburg?

    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 Johannesburg from London Gatwick Airport 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 Gatwick to OR Tambo

See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying from London to Johannesburg. 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 Gatwick to OR Tambo? 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.
EmiratesOverall score based on 3844 reviews
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Superb check in, lounge, boarding and flight experience. On time departure and before time arrival. Couldn’t have asked for more

10,0 ExcellentAli, Jun 2024LHR - DXB
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Superb check in, lounge, boarding and flight experience. On time departure and before time arrival. Couldn’t have asked for more

First Class on A380 was an incredible experience with a group of very attentive crew. The only flaw of this flight was the boarding process at Concourse C of DXB where no one was managing the queue. I was at Zone A but arrived when they were already boarding Zone C & D. There was no separate gate for Zone A & B to go through.

Flights were both delayed. No luggage on arrival for the whole plane and no contact since submitting a PIR.

The customers before boarding the plane from Dubai was HORRENDOUS. The entire Emirates staff had a stick up their bum. The guy at the check in booth was rude. I don’t understand.

Didn’t like it at all. Cabin crew unfriendly. Very bad experience.

Flight from Dubai to Zagreb very bad cabin crew. Bad food

Absolutely terrible delays for 3 hours changed seats after we paid an upgrade on both legs. It appears it’s up to us to request a refund after they down graded our seat. Never again !!

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

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.

The air hostess spilled tomato juice on me by mistake in Mumbai -Dubai flight. I was traveling from Mumbai to UAD. Her senior came and offered couple of small chocolates (probably given in business class) as compensation. I asked for access to lounge as I had to travel till IAD and I could shower and change. But she said she cannot do that and did nothing further. I found the response to their mistake as inappropriate.

Flight was fine overall. What you would expect from economy seats. I did appreciate the amenities (eyemask, earplugs, small toothbrush and toothpaste, thin socks).

Food was good, attendants were friendly. Seats were not comfortable. Did not receive any amenities such as eyemask or earplugs that would have helped sleep. Additionally a large group of passengers boarded very late into boarding and were a disruption for almost the whole flight. Flight attendants did their best but the kids were making so much noise, kicking seats, and half the time no adult was sat with them so they weren’t being managed.

Just happy I flew Qatar Airways awesome no wonder they are #1 in the world right now! The food was just delicious, very courteous, professional crew.

It was good no problems made it on time for the next flight overseas!

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 😊 🙏 😀 😉 👍

There’s lots of problem I faced from Bom to Doha that experience was worst I never faced before like this

The staff at the check in lied. I requested aisle seats he said he gave me aisle seats. In actuality he only gave me aisle seat for 2 hour Karachi to Doha flight. From Doha to Dallas flight he gave me middle seat .

I liked the overall service and comfort. The only annoying thing was paying for excess baggage at the airport. They have limited options and they don't take all cards.

Crews are very rude and unhelpful. Cramped seats in economy. Foods are useless

Very very poor service. Authorities must take action against this airline immediately. Total failure to follow the rules and regulations of an international airline

The seat did not recline and we called the stewardess, he forced it to recline, but when we landed, it did not come forward because the seat was broken. The stewardess came, He tried to do it but couldn't do it, the flight commander came and spoke to us in a bad tone, telling us to get out of here, she waited at the head and acted as if there was a child and we couldn't get up, it was very shameful, I don't even know if it's true, but she said if you don't get up, the plane will not land and will keep turning around. Then a passenger pushed the seat from behind and it worked. Then we wanted to talk to the supervisor again, but she did not come next to us. We fly so much and this is the first time we encountered such a style.

It was a nightmare. I booked business class ticket from Ediburgh to Beirut via Istanbul to attend a funeral. I had a wonderful experience flying to Istanbul from Edinburgh. Then I could not get a boarding pass issued to Beirut. It seems that although they booked me and I had a reservation number, I had no seat allocated and the flight was full. I was asked to go from one desk to another and made to wait for 2 hours. I missed my flight as I did not have a seat assigned and it was full. The only option was to put me on the next flight, 6 hours later, for a fee of over $400. They said that was the best they can do to 'help me' and to 'take it or leave it'. Well, I was not about to be bullied; I stood my ground. I booked and paid premium for the journey, which was confirmed. The eventually accepted to not charge me extra and i waited a total of over 8 hours in the airport with no compensation. On top of my grief with the risk of missing the funeral service, I had to put up with their indifference and condescending attitude. They spoke about me in Turkish thinking I would not understand (I hold a British passport) in front of me. When they eventually handed my passport and boarding pass back to me, I showed them I was born in Istanbul and that I understood everything and said a condescending 'thank you' back to them in Turkish. You should have seen their faces. I said that consumers have rights and it is a shame that Turkish Airlines does not have good customer service to at least acknowledge and apologize for errors committed by the airline. Blaming the me, the client, for such an error and placing unreasonable ultimatums, rudeness and dismissiveness to be rid of me, particularly when I was vulnerable and visibly grieving was really shocking... The airline taints the city of Istanbul and the people of Türkiye. Such a shame.

Okay experience, seats had a very poor legroom and width. Very uncomfortable for long journeys.

COmpared to my experience in the business class of other airlines the food variety and offerings were meager. They did not have any cookies or crackers for snacking! They were unable to offer some other items. This has never been my experience in other airlines.

Great ground-check in crew. Pleasant flight attendant crew. Very short flight

Turkish airline always good Only Turkish representatives at the gave need to be more helpfull to any staff who traveling on Turkish airline . One situation happened Ist to jfk on Feb 29 TK3 had seats I asked them to transfer me to tk3 because Feb 29 tk1 was oversold and they advise me that I might not make it for tk1 I asked them to transfer me to tk3 and they say no they can’t do it I been telling them you know that I don’t have a chance for tk 1 why would you let plane go with some empty seats on tk3 if you can transfer me to tk3 and have less staff on tk1 and still told me no I waited for tk1 9 hours and only last minute I got seat on tk1 It was not easy situation but I am glad I made it home Thank you Turkish Airline One more suggestion for Turkish Airline you need to make a FIRST CLASS cabin it would be so cool 🆒 Good luck all the best See you more

A good airline, but at checking in, they allocated seats for my wife, and I far away from each other, and to change them, they wanted a payment, such a bad policy, it leaves a bitter taste in the mouth All was good on the plane, good food, but the air hostess was abrupt and a bit rough dealing with the passengers, but one has to find excuses for staff working under pressure

On line check in needs a lot of improvement. I tried and gave up.

Better attitude training for staff at airport, better training for flight attendants, better food, don’t put us with all the crying babies that cried nonstop for 12 plus hours.

Flight attendants were harsh, food could be better, took way too long to pick up food trays, were stuck with the crying babies the entire to and from trip. Restrictions of 8 kg for cabin luggage is ridiculous that’s barely 2 pairs of pants, shirts, shoes. There shouldn’t be any restrictions on the carry on luggage size except the checked in luggage. Attendants don’t even help with putting luggage in cabin space. Attendant picked up food tray and spilled cherry juice all over my husband and has the nerve to come back to ask why he hadn’t changed his clothes.

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.

It might have nothing to do with the airline but the only problem was the long waiting for baggage claim at Entebbe

I was a good, but long trip. The airline did a good job. I would use them again.

The gate was changed at the very last moment and no one informed us. The flight was one hour late and the screen broken, the remote control not working. One toilet was out of order . the other toilets were also not totally functioning, because the washbasin was plugged and the water couldn't flow away.

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.

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.

Same but worse than international. The inter African flights are worse.

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

Other than problems with checking in and uploading passport info everything was great. It would be nice to be able to manually input passport info. Often while traveling the bandwidth has problems uploading pictures

Give at least coffee or juice as it is an international flight.

Tiny, cramped seats with minimum leg room and hard armrests. Basic needs like a seat and luggage came with an additional charge. Budget airline amenities with premium airlune cost. I won't use this airline again.

Boarding process non existent. No WiFi. No entertainment. Cramped old plane. Worst Kosher meal ever presented on a flight.

Boarding was a zoo. London ground crew was useless. Poor communication regarding where to line up. We were group 2, and everyone was jammed in together. Ground crew didn’t seem to care.

Horrible flight attendant in back of economy that screamed at me, have already reported to United. Horrible food - for Gluten free, why would you assume the person is vegetarian? I was served some kind of horrible curry bean paste and multiple cold rolls and soggy vegetables with no seasoning... um no!

I was at the airport on time , I checked in my luggage . The plane was delayed and the gate was change. The flight board did not give information . I did not get chance to fly. I am going to make a claim for it

Trouble keeps changing the time and I was booked different flight without knowing it was bad experience

Food was OK.. nothing to rave about but it was tasty enough. Many choices to choose from for entertainment. Seats tight but comfortable. Flight attendants cheerful & helpful.

Never flown with LH before so all in all wasba good experience. Also good to know that approx 24hrs prior the flight opens up for being able to organise the seating free.

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Recent one-way flight deals

Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best one-way flight deals from London to Johannesburg found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
2 stops
33h 35mLGW-JNB
R6 276
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33h 35mLGW-JNB
R6 312
2 stops
33h 35mLGW-JNB
R6 384
2 stops
33h 35mLGW-JNB
R6 420
1 stopEthiopian Air
25h 55mLGW-JNB
R8 740
1 stopEthiopian Air
32h 50mLGW-JNB
R8 758
1 stopTurkish Airlines
16h 00mLGW-JNB
R10 628
1 stopTurkish Airlines
15h 50mLGW-JNB
R10 664
1 stopEmirates
18h 45mLGW-JNB
R12 067
1 stopQatar Airways
24h 15mLGW-JNB
R12 427

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These last-minute flight deals are the cheapest flights found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours for flights from London to Johannesburg that are departing in the next 10 days.
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R17 085
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18h 05mJNB-LGW
R19 045
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24h 15mLGW-JNB
multi-stopQatar Airways
18h 10mJNB-LGW
R19 315
13h 45mLGW-JNB
24h 45mJNB-LGW
R22 534
20h 40mLGW-JNB
24h 45mJNB-LGW
R23 145

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