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R4 314 Find cheap flights from Malawi to Johannesburg

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What is the cheapest flight to Johannesburg?

These are the best prices found by users searching on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight to Johannesburg was R78 171 for a one-way ticket from Lilongwe and R138 617 for a return. The most popular route searched for by our users was for flights from Blantyre to Johannesburg and the best return deal found in the last 3 days was R8 065.

How much is a flight to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport?

The average and cheapest price for all flights to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport from each origin found by users searching on KAYAK in the last month.
On average, a flight to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport costs R7 880. The cheapest price found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks cost R5 010 and departed from Blantyre. The most popular routes on KAYAK are Blantyre to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport which costs R10 018 on average, and Lilongwe to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, which costs R10 317 on average.
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What is the cheapest day to fly to Johannesburg?

The average price of all flights to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
Based on KAYAK data, the cheapest day to fly to Johannesburg is Sunday where tickets can be as cheap as R9 071. On the other hand, the most expensive day to fly is Thursday, where prices are R9 960 on average.

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

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights 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 to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport is February, where tickets cost R8 573 on average for one-way flights. On the other hand, the most expensive months are January and June, where the average cost of tickets from Malawi is R9 950 and R9 932 respectively. For return trips, the best month to travel is February with an average price of R8 573.

What is the cheapest time of day to fly to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport?

The average price for all flights to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport depending on the time of departure, clicked by users on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks.
The cheapest time of day to fly to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport is generally at night, when flights cost R7 560 on average. The most expensive time of day to fly to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport is generally in the evening, which is peak travel time and where the average cost of a ticket is R11 133.

What is a good deal for flights to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport?

If you’re looking for cheap airfare to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, 25% of our users found tickets to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport for the following prices or less: From Lilongwe R5 173 one-way - R9 053 return, from Blantyre R5 701 one-way - R9 926 return.

How far in advance should I book a flight 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 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, you should book around 1 week before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 72 days before departure.

Which airline offers the most flights to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport?

Of the 7 airlines that fly to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, FlySafair offers the most flights, with around 355 per week, followed by Airlink with 346 flights per week.

How long is the flight to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport?

The duration of your flight to Johannesburg depends on your departure and arrival airports. Obviously any flights that include a layover will also be longer. The most popular routes to Johannesburg on KAYAK are from Blantyre, which takes 2h 15m, and Lilongwe, which takes 2h 30m.

How many direct flights to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport are there each day?

There are around 144 direct flights from within Malawi to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport every day. Most flights depart in the morning, with 13:00 the most common departure time and 47% of flights departing in the morning.

How many long-haul flights are there to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport each week?

There are not any long-haul (6-12 hour flight duration) or medium-haul (3-6 hour flight duration) flights to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport. Instead, there are 16 short-haul flights (up to 3 hour flight duration), with the most arriving from Blantyre.

How many cities have direct flights to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport?

From Malawi, there are direct flights to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport from 2 cities. The city with the most direct flights is Blantyre, with 12 direct flights each week.

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December

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FAQs - booking Johannesburg flights

  • What is the cheapest flight to Johannesburg?

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight to Johannesburg was R78 171 for a one-way ticket from Lilongwe and R138 617 for a return. The most popular route searched for by our users was for flights from Blantyre to Johannesburg and the best return deal found in the last 3 days was R8 065.

  • How far is Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport from central Johannesburg?

    You’ll need to travel 21 km to reach the Johannesburg city centre from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport.

  • How much is a flight to Johannesburg?

    On average, a flight to Johannesburg costs R7 880. The cheapest price found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks cost R5 010 and departed from Blantyre Chileka Airport.

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

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

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

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight 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 up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

  • How many direct flights to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport are there each week?

    Each week there are around 1 003 direct flights from within Malawi to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport. The most common day for departures is Friday, with 17% of flights taking off on this day.

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Top tips for finding cheap flights to Johannesburg

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Prefer to fly direct to Johannesburg OR Tambo?

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

Direct departures

Malawi to Johannesburg OR Tambo

Monday

ANA, ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +64 more

ANA, ASKY, +65 more

Tuesday

ANA, ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +59 more

ANA, ASKY, +60 more

Wednesday

ANA, ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +63 more

ANA, ASKY, +64 more

Thursday

ANA, ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +61 more

ANA, ASKY, +62 more

Friday

ANA, ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +64 more

ANA, ASKY, +65 more

Saturday

ANA, ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +57 more

ANA, ASKY, +58 more

Sunday

ANA, ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +64 more

ANA, ASKY, +65 more

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Direct returns

Johannesburg OR Tambo to Malawi

Monday

ANA, ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +64 more

ANA, ASKY, +65 more

Tuesday

ANA, ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +59 more

ANA, ASKY, +60 more

Wednesday

ANA, ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +63 more

ANA, ASKY, +64 more

Thursday

ANA, ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +61 more

ANA, ASKY, +62 more

Friday

ANA, ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +64 more

ANA, ASKY, +65 more

Saturday

ANA, ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +57 more

ANA, ASKY, +58 more

Sunday

ANA, ASKY, Aegean Airlines, +64 more

ANA, ASKY, +65 more

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Top 4 airlines serving from Malawi to OR Tambo

 
See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying to Johannesburg. Airline scores are aggregated from all reviews left by passengers on KAYAK after flying with an airline from Malawi to Johannesburg. KAYAK doesn’t show reviews that are older than 5 years. Learn how KAYAK collects reviews.
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AirlinkOverall score based on 72 reviews
7,6Food
8,8Crew
8,2Boarding
8,1Comfort
6,3Entertainment
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Airlink is my preferred airline for travel in South and Southern Africa. Upington international airport is small so check in and security screening is a breeze. Boarding is easy and the flight was good. Took a while to get the luggage at OR Tambo airport but all in all a nice experience

8,0 ExcellentGerhard, May 2024UTN - JNB
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Airlink is my preferred airline for travel in South and Southern Africa. Upington international airport is small so check in and security screening is a breeze. Boarding is easy and the flight was good. Took a while to get the luggage at OR Tambo airport but all in all a nice experience

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

Flight was cancelled with no notification until I reached the check-in desk at the airport. I also got downgraded and they lost my luggage.

Very bad. Linda the hostess was very rude all the time

Very bad, Linda the hostess was very rude all the time

The flight SA227 on 2nd March Sao Paulo to Cape Town was delayed by 3 hours. All other flights leaving Sao Paulo left on time. We were told that we were waiting for push back and a routing from Air traffic control. I don't believe this, what was the real reason for the flight delay?

I think more immigration officers at Or Tambo- I spent 90 mins in a queue before I can assisted and most people missed their appointments and meetings

Not sure it was a basic airline so nothing much to like but what was annoying was they delayed so much we missed our connecting flight and we had to almost fight to be out on the next flight and also even get food

Everything the crew werr nice and helpful plus the food was good

First row in business class is terrible - no storage space with video screen folded down between seats. Entertainment system didn't show flight info...

At the last minute as I boarded the airplane they made me check my carry on bag. When I arrived my Apple Watch, sunglasses, and medications had been stolen. I find this absolutely unacceptable. I will never fly with SAA again.

Cons: "It’s a hop and a skip, just 2 1/2 hours. But. Nice flight"

Business and economy lines were common for most of the journey including check in and security control in Addis Abbeba. Food choice was fine, however there was a hair in my rice

The cabin crew members were so exceptionally good. They were always respectful to us the passengers and were professional. I also enjoyed the meals.

Customer service and the food was great. If the announcements in English could be said slower for the customer to understand what is being said. Due to ascent, it is difficult to understand. repaeting would help.

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.

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

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.

Seats were great. Business class service has been cut entirely, not even a water handed out

Excellent crew. Three problems need to be taken care of: 1. Lack of wi-fi during the flight. This prevents busy traveller's from working while onboard. 2. Why there were two very-slow security check points was more punishment that necessary. Went through thorough security at transit area, the an even slower one at Gare 19!!!! Why passports needed to be checked st least 5 times by 5 different people makes no sense. Additionally, passengers were crammed like sardines in a boarding area with no charging ports that work!! This was a boarding nightmare. 3. During my flight (seat 27C) the headset socket did not work. Watched one movie, but very difficult because of that. Had to keep my fingers on the socket for it to work!

Food was awful and the seats were bad. No privacy in business class with the seat next to someone. 15 hours without WiFi!!!

Staff and service on board is always exemplary. Food however could be better.

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

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

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Recent return flight deals

 
These are the cheapest return flights to Johannesburg found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
23/11Sat
2 stopsKenya Airways
9h 50mLLW-JNB
25/11Mon
1 stopKenya Airways
12h 20mJNB-LLW
R7 649
26/9Thu
2 stopsKenya Airways
19h 30mLLW-JNB
10/10Thu
1 stopKenya Airways
26h 40mJNB-LLW
R7 667
4/8Sun
2 stopsKenya Airways
19h 30mLLW-JNB
9/8Fri
1 stopKenya Airways
20h 25mJNB-LLW
R7 812
19/8Mon
2 stopsKenya Airways
10h 00mLLW-JNB
24/8Sat
1 stopKenya Airways
8h 20mJNB-LLW
R8 029
9/9Mon
directAirlink
2h 25mBLZ-JNB
12/9Thu
directAirlink
2h 05mJNB-BLZ
R8 065
15/12Sun
directAirlink
2h 25mBLZ-JNB
10/1Fri
directAirlink
2h 05mJNB-BLZ
R8 210
19/8Mon
direct
2h 30mLLW-JNB
23/8Fri
1 stop
24h 05mJNB-LLW
R9 443
19/8Mon
direct
2h 30mLLW-JNB
24/8Sat
1 stop
8h 20mJNB-LLW
R9 642
2/8Fri
1 stopEthiopian Air
3h 25mLLW-JNB
15/8Thu
1 stopEthiopian Air
3h 25mJNB-LLW
R9 787
26/9Thu
1 stopEthiopian Air
3h 25mLLW-JNB
10/10Thu
1 stopEthiopian Air
3h 25mJNB-LLW
R9 842

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Recent one-way flight deals

 
Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best deals for one-way flights to Johannesburg found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
28/7Sun
2 stopsKenya Airways
19h 30mLLW-JNB
R4 314
31/8Sat
1 stopKenya Airways
8h 15mLLW-JNB
R4 531
27/7Sat
1 stopKenya Airways
21h 35mLLW-JNB
R4 567
2/8Fri
2 stopsKenya Airways
10h 00mLLW-JNB
R4 731
13/10Sun
directAirlink
2h 25mBLZ-JNB
R4 785
22/7Mon
directAirlink
2h 25mBLZ-JNB
R4 839
5/8Mon
1 stopEthiopian Air
3h 25mLLW-JNB
R5 745
7/12Sat
directEthiopian Air
2h 15mBLZ-JNB
R5 745
22/7Mon
1 stop
8h 25mLLW-JNB
R6 470
22/7Mon
1 stop
7h 10mBLZ-JNB
R6 779

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Last minute flights 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 to Johannesburg that are departing in the next 10 days.
20/7Sat
directAirlink
2h 30mLLW-JNB
3/8Sat
directAirlink
2h 20mJNB-LLW
R8 809
20/7Sat
direct
2h 30mLLW-JNB
2/8Fri
multi-stop
24h 05mJNB-LLW
R9 751
20/7Sat
multi-stopKenya Airways
21h 35mLLW-JNB
4/8Sun
multi-stopKenya Airways
26h 40mJNB-LLW
R10 422
22/7Mon
direct
2h 25mBLZ-JNB
3/8Sat
direct
2h 15mJNB-BLZ
R11 038
22/7Mon
direct
2h 25mBLZ-JNB
2/8Fri
multi-stop
31h 35mJNB-BLZ
R11 273
22/7Mon
direct
2h 25mBLZ-JNB
3/8Sat
multi-stop
5h 50mJNB-BLZ
R11 672
20/7Sat
multi-stopKenya Airways
21h 35mLLW-JNB
3/8Sat
multi-stopKenya Airways
12h 10mJNB-LLW
R12 325
22/7Mon
multi-stop
44h 00mBLZ-JNB
3/8Sat
multi-stop
15h 50mJNB-BLZ
R12 397
21/7Sun
multi-stopEthiopian Air
35h 55mLLW-JNB
4/8Sun
multi-stopEthiopian Air
19h 10mJNB-LLW
R17 961
21/7Sun
multi-stopEthiopian Air
35h 55mLLW-JNB
4/8Sun
multi-stopEthiopian Air
16h 05mJNB-LLW
R18 233

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Flights to Johannesburg

Destination:

Johannesburg (JNB)South Africa

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Johannesburg - Malawi

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