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Find cheap flights from Lubumbashi to Johannesburg from R6 093

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Cheap flight deals from Lubumbashi to OR Tambo (FBM-JNB)

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from Lubumbashi 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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14:30 - 10:55FBM-JNB
20h 25m2 stops
10:45 - 10:30JNB-FBM
23h 45m2 stops
R9 632Kenya Airways
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Sun, Apr 28 - Sun, May 12
11:30 - 15:50FBM-JNB
28h 20m1 stop
10:45 - 10:30JNB-FBM
23h 45m2 stops
R9 651Kenya Airways
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Mon, Apr 29 - Sun, May 12
11:30 - 9:45FBM-JNB
22h 15m1 stop
17:00 - 13:30JNB-FBM
20h 30m1 stop
R10 048Kenya Airways
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Wed, Jul 17 - Mon, Jul 22
11:30 - 15:50FBM-JNB
28h 20m1 stop
1:15 - 13:30JNB-FBM
12h 15m1 stop
R10 162Kenya Airways
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Fri, Jun 28 - Sat, Jul 13
13:50 - 20:00FBM-JNB
30h 10m1 stop
23:00 - 13:25JNB-FBM
14h 25m1 stop
R10 257Ethiopian Air
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Mon, Apr 29 - Sun, May 12
13:55 - 16:25FBM-JNB
2h 30mdirect
10:25 - 12:55JNB-FBM
2h 30mdirect
R10 616Airlink
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Sun, Apr 28 - Mon, May 13
13:55 - 16:25FBM-JNB
2h 30mdirect
10:25 - 12:55JNB-FBM
2h 30mdirect
R10 673Airlink
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Fri, Jun 28 - Sun, Jul 14
14:30 - 9:45FBM-JNB
19h 15m2 stops
10:25 - 12:55JNB-FBM
2h 30mdirect
R10 768
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Sun, Apr 28 - Sun, May 12
13:55 - 16:25FBM-JNB
2h 30mdirect
12:10 - 13:30JNB-FBM
25h 20m1 stop
R10 919
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Sun, Apr 28 - Mon, May 13
14:25 - 13:05FBM-JNB
22h 40m1 stop
14:30 - 13:25JNB-FBM
22h 55m1 stop
R12 206Ethiopian Air
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Flights from Lubumbashi to OR Tambo - Travel Insights & Trends

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

The average price of all flights from Lubumbashi to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
Your flight ticket price will generally be cheaper if you fly to Johannesburg on a Wednesday and more expensive on a Thursday. On your return trip to Lubumbashi, you should consider flying back on a Wednesday, and avoid Sundays for better deals.

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

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Lubumbashi 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 Lubumbashi to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport is February, where tickets cost R10 200 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are December and March, where the average cost of tickets is R13 001 and R11 392 respectively.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Lubumbashi 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 Lubumbashi 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 Lubumbashi to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, you should book around 2 weeks before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 44 days before departure.

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

Airline and price data is aggregated from results in KAYAK’s search results from the last 2 weeks for flights from Lubumbashi to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport.
There is just one airline that flies from Lubumbashi to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport direct and that is Airlink. The best one-way deal found from Airlink for the route is R10 105.

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

There is a maximum of 1 direct flight a day that takes off from Lubumbashi and lands in Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, with an average flight time of 2h 30m. The most common departure time is 13:00 and most flights take off in the afternoon. Each week, there are 7 flights.

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

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 Lubumbashi to Johannesburg take?

Direct flights from Lubumbashi generally make it to Johannesburg in 2h 30m. The flying distance between the two cities is 2 603 km.

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

Early birds can take the earliest flight from Lubumbashi at 13:55 and will be landing in Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport at 16:25.

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

If you prefer to fly at night, the latest flight from Lubumbashi to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport jets off at 13:55 and lands at 16:25.

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November

High season

December

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R6 093
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When to book flights from Lubumbashi to OR Tambo

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

  • Which Transportation Options are Available to and from Johannesburg International Airport?

    For trips to and from the airport, you can use different means of transportation. These include the train, which runs between the airport and city centre. The train offers services between 5:15 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. and runs approximately every 12 minutes in peak periods. Another option is to use metered taxis, which you can find in the ground transportation area. The taxis cost about R 8,73 per kilometre. The distance between Johannesburg International Airport and the city centre is approximately 27 kilometres. You can also get car rentals from agencies like Avis, Capital Car Hire, Select Car Hire, Hertz, Europcar, and Tempest Car Hire.

  • Are there Airline Lounges at Johannesburg International Airport?

    If you’re flying first or business class, you can access a few airline lounges. These include SAA Cycad First Class Lounge, The Emirates Lounge, British Airways Galleries Club Lounge, Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse, and SAA Arrivals Lounge. These are available in Terminal A. On Terminal B, you can access SAA Voyager Platinum Lounge and SAA VIA Lounge. Besides airline lounges, you can use airport lounges, including Shongololo Lounge located on Terminal A, Airside. Also, Bidvest Sky Lounge is available on Terminal B, Airside, on the 4th floor.

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

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Lubumbashi to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport was R322 for a one-way ticket and R509 for a return.

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

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

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

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

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

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from Lubumbashi to Johannesburg are Airlink and Kenya Airways. With an average price for the route of R11 539 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 R9 724 and an overall rating of 7,1.

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

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

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Johannesburg from Lubumbashi 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 Lubumbashi 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 Lubumbashi with another airline.

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

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for R6 606 or less one-way and R10 844 or less round-trip.
  • Lubumbashi International Airport (FBM) is the main airport if you want to travel from Lubumbashi to Johannesburg. The airport is served by different airlines, including Ethiopian Airways, Congo Airways, Kenya Airways, and South African Express.
  • If you want places to stay near Lubumbashi International Airport, there are no hotels in the airport. However, you can find places along the road heading to the city, about a 20-minutes drive.
  • At Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport (JNB), you can exercise your spiritual rites by visiting the prayer room on Terminal B on Level 2. For Muslims, there’s a Muslim Prayer Room on Terminal A, Arrivals in the basement.
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Prefer to fly direct from Lubumbashi Luano to Johannesburg OR Tambo?

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Lubumbashi Luano to Johannesburg OR Tambo

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Johannesburg OR Tambo to Lubumbashi Luano

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Top 3 airlines serving from Lubumbashi to OR Tambo

 
See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying from Lubumbashi 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.
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8,2comfort
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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

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 crew were extremely unfriendly. The plane was dirty and the entertainment system did not work, so they did not even give out earphones to anyone.

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.

it was a nice tripe but they need to work on the serving of soda,they should be abled to serve cain soda not on cup.At least each passenger should be entitled to one cain of soda not serving on cup.thanks.

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

Food was horrible. Our flight was not comfortable due to turbulence, seats was not comfortable, Very tight barely can not move anywhere.

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 .

The seats were quite uncomfortable despite having good legroom. The 350s are quite nice but the problem is on the old 777 aircraft. Special meal requests are not catered for as they should. They never had any ice for drinks.

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!

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.

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.

Excellent. They canceled our flight & put us up for the night. Then upgraded us. We are impressed

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.

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Recent one-way flight deals

 
Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best one-way flight deals from Lubumbashi to Johannesburg found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
15/5Wed
1 stopKenya Airways
12h 45mFBM-JNB
R6 093
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24h 05mFBM-JNB
R11 524
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33h 55mFBM-JNB
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Last minute flights from Lubumbashi to OR Tambo

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 Lubumbashi to Johannesburg that are departing in the next 10 days.
20/4Sat
multi-stopKenya Airways
23h 55mFBM-JNB
22/4Mon
multi-stopKenya Airways
12h 15mJNB-FBM
R9 556
19/4Fri
multi-stopKenya Airways
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27/4Sat
multi-stopKenya Airways
12h 15mJNB-FBM
R9 632
18/4Thu
multi-stopKenya Airways
23h 55mFBM-JNB
3/5Fri
multi-stopKenya Airways
7h 35mJNB-FBM
R10 105
18/4Thu
multi-stopKenya Airways
25h 05mFBM-JNB
4/5Sat
multi-stopKenya Airways
20h 30mJNB-FBM
R10 124
19/4Fri
multi-stopEthiopian Air
22h 40mFBM-JNB
28/4Sun
multi-stopEthiopian Air
14h 15mJNB-FBM
R10 654
17/4Wed
multi-stop
22h 15mFBM-JNB
30/4Tue
direct
2h 30mJNB-FBM
R10 768
19/4Fri
multi-stop
28h 20mFBM-JNB
28/4Sun
direct
2h 30mJNB-FBM
R10 824
17/4Wed
multi-stopEthiopian Air
22h 40mFBM-JNB
30/4Tue
multi-stopEthiopian Air
29h 05mJNB-FBM
R13 190
20/4Sat
directAirlink
2h 30mFBM-JNB
23/4Tue
directAirlink
2h 30mJNB-FBM
R19 472
18/4Thu
directAirlink
2h 30mFBM-JNB
18/5Sat
directAirlink
2h 30mJNB-FBM
R21 705

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Lubumbashi - Johannesburg Flights

Departure:

Lubumbashi (FBM)Democratic Republic of the Congo

Destination:

Johannesburg (JNB)South Africa

Return flight deals:

Johannesburg - Lubumbashi

Cabin classes:

R30 883
R10 597