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Find cheap flights from Ottawa to Johannesburg from R24 847

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Cheap flight deals from Ottawa to OR Tambo (YOW-JNB)

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from Ottawa 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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12:00 - 9:10YOW-JNB
39h 10m2 stops
19:35 - 16:38JNB-YOW
27h 03m2 stops
R24 847
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Sun, May 19 - Sun, May 26
5:30 - 13:05YOW-JNB
25h 35m2 stops
14:30 - 11:01JNB-YOW
26h 31m3 stops
R29 329
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Sun, May 19 - Sun, May 26
17:55 - 17:45YOW-JNB
17h 50m1 stop
19:00 - 18:55JNB-YOW
29h 55m2 stops
R29 942United Airlines
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Sun, May 19 - Sun, May 26
15:30 - 8:30YOW-JNB
35h 00m3 stops
19:00 - 13:57JNB-YOW
24h 57m3 stops
R31 590Brussels Airlines
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Sun, May 19 - Sun, May 26
8:10 - 9:10YOW-JNB
43h 00m2 stops
19:35 - 17:31JNB-YOW
27h 56m2 stops
R33 295SWISS
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Fri, May 31 - Sun, Jun 30
17:00 - 8:40YOW-JNB
33h 40m1 stop
18:50 - 14:50JNB-YOW
26h 00m1 stop
R33 506Air France
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Sun, May 19 - Sun, May 26
5:30 - 13:05YOW-JNB
25h 35m2 stops
14:30 - 10:58JNB-YOW
26h 28m3 stops
R34 712
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Fri, May 31 - Sun, Jun 30
18:40 - 9:10YOW-JNB
32h 30m3 stops
19:35 - 16:31JNB-YOW
26h 56m3 stops
R115 210SWISS
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Fri, May 31 - Sun, Jun 30

Flights from Ottawa to OR Tambo - Travel Insights & Trends

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

The average price of all flights from Ottawa to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
When flying from Ottawa to Johannesburg, you should consider leaving on a Saturday and avoid Tuesdays if you are looking for the best rates. For your return to Ottawa, you’ll find the best rates on Sundays and the most expensive ones on Fridays.

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

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Ottawa 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 Ottawa to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport is April, where tickets cost R20 900 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are June and July, where the average cost of tickets is R42 835 and R39 923 respectively.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Ottawa 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 Ottawa 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 Ottawa to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, you should book around 1 week before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 83 days before departure.

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February

High season

June

Cheapest flight

R24 847
Best time to beat the crowds (8% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly (48% more expensive on average)
Flight from Ottawa to Johannesburg

When to book flights from Ottawa to OR Tambo

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from Ottawa 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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KAYAK looks at all historical flight data for each date to provide a predicted price for one-way trips or returns with a duration up to 40 days. While we try to provide actual minimum prices for each date, some prices are predictions and actual prices may differ.

FAQs for booking Ottawa to Johannesburg flights

  • Are there any lounges at Ottawa International Airport?

    Air Canada's Maple Leaf Lounge is past security at Gate 18. This lounge is open to select passengers using Air Canada. If you don't qualify for entry into this lounge, the Aspire Lounge, which is nearby, offers admission for a fee. In these lounges, you can relax in comfortable chairs while enjoying a beverage or snack. Reading materials are also available to help you pass the time away.

  • How can I get from O.R. Tambo International Airport to downtown Johannesburg?

    Hop on the Gautrain and you'll be downtown in about 40 minutes. This is a fast rail service that goes to many parts of the city of Johannesburg. You can catch the Metrorail on the upper level of the airport close to Terminals A & B. The trains leave every 15 minutes so you don't have to rush. You can buy your ticket from a ticket machine using a debit or credit card.

  • Where can I park if I drive myself to Ottawa International Airport?

    You'll have a couple of parking options if you want to leave your car at the airport. If you're driving in the colder months, you might prefer to park in the parking garage. However, they charge by the day for the garage which makes it a lot more expensive. The surface lot offers a deal if you're parking long-term. It is close to the terminals and is within walking distance.

  • What airlines include just one layover on the flight from Ottawa to Johannesburg?

    United Airlines and Air Canada provide a flight route with only one layover. If you choose one of these airlines, your plane change could happen in Newark (United States), Montreal (Canada), Toronto (Canada), or LaGuardia (United States). The layover could be as short as 40 minutes or over 20 hours.

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

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Ottawa to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport was R1 297 for a return ticket.

  • Which airports will I be using when flying from Ottawa to Johannesburg?

    On your way to Johannesburg, you’ll fly out from Ottawa. You’ll be landing at Johannesburg OR Tambo.

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

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

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from Ottawa to Johannesburg?

    Star Alliance, and SkyTeam are the airline alliances operating flights between Ottawa and Johannesburg, with Star Alliance being the most commonly used for this route.

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

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

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

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

  • Ottawa International Airport (YOW) is a major airport in Canada. It has a single terminal that is divided into twenty-eight gates for plane departures and arrivals. YOW is the main hub for Air Canada but is also used by several other airlines.
  • O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) is the largest airport in South Africa. It has two terminals. Terminal A is for international flights and Terminal B manages all domestic flights. This airport is very walkable, however, there are shuttles available to help you get around if you need one.
  • There is a hotel at Johannesburg Airport. This is a convenient lodging option if you have a late-night arrival. Day-use rooms are also available upon request. The airport hotel is in Terminal A.
  • Moms can breastfeed in privacy in one of YOW's nursing rooms. They are on Level 1, in both the pre-security and post-security areas, and on Level 2 of the international terminal. The rooms are equipped with changing tables, rocking chairs and bottle warmers.
  • If you want to drive while you're in Johannesburg, you can rent a car while you're at the airport. Car rental desks are conveniently located in the parking garage which is adjacent to the domestic terminal. Some car rental agencies at this airport include Hertz, Europcar, Budget, and SIXT.
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Top airline flying from Ottawa to OR Tambo

 
See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying from Ottawa 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 Ottawa 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.
7,4
United AirlinesOverall score based on 11325 reviews
6,7food
7,2comfort
7,7boarding
7,1entertainment
8,1crew
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The crew was doing their best on an old plane needing updating. Chairs that creaked and wouldn’t stay in position. My tray table was unusable as was on-board entertainment due the audio needing usb earphones (that were not provided). Prior to boarding in Toronto and despite being scheduled for a wheelchair and assistance, we were dropped off by clubcar without a wheelchair which I found myself by a gate. Due to no boarding gate assigned at that time we waited and when it was, it subsequently was moved from 64 to 95. No help could be found so I pushed my husband’s chair to that furthest gate in the airport at the highest speed possible for a 73 year old. And by that I mean I ran. It was a very stressful experience.

4,0 OkayAnonymous, Apr 2024YYZ - MSP
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The crew was doing their best on an old plane needing updating. Chairs that creaked and wouldn’t stay in position. My tray table was unusable as was on-board entertainment due the audio needing usb earphones (that were not provided). Prior to boarding in Toronto and despite being scheduled for a wheelchair and assistance, we were dropped off by clubcar without a wheelchair which I found myself by a gate. Due to no boarding gate assigned at that time we waited and when it was, it subsequently was moved from 64 to 95. No help could be found so I pushed my husband’s chair to that furthest gate in the airport at the highest speed possible for a 73 year old. And by that I mean I ran. It was a very stressful experience.

Wifi wasn't working on one of the UA flights after boarding.

Leg room was lacking. Legs crammed into seat in front.

T hey did a great job. Flight was on time .

the plane was old. the wifi didn’t work. the entertainment was boring and dated. the charging ports were impossible to find. i was mostly ignored by flight attendants that had no problem speaking to the man beside me. i got two drinks the entire time i was on the plane.

Crew was not very helpful. They forgot to serve me coffee and had to wait for a long time.It looked as if they were not very happy with what they were doing.

The flight I was connecting with waited for me even though my 1st flight was late. I really appreciated that.

The seat is too hard and my back and bottom are having servers pain

There was no lounge for passengers waiting before boarding the aircraft at F65, so passengers are just sitting on the floor or just spread everywhere the premises before boarding.

Great crew, friendly. Found the trip long just sitting with no onboard entertainment

Ottawa - Johannesburg Flights

Departure:

Ottawa (YOW)Canada

Destination:

Johannesburg (JNB)South Africa

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