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San Francisco to Johannesburg flight information

Flights arrive in Johannesburg
Flights depart from San Francisco
Flight price R10 888
Distance 16 977 km
Airlines Air Canada, SWISS, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, Brussels Airlines

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Low season:
January
Best time to beat the crowds
4%
expected price decrease
High season:
December
Most popular time to fly
0%
expected price increase
Average price:
R15 977
(price for this month)
Good deal:
R17 145
or less return trip within
2 months
of travel is a good deal

When to Book Flights from San Francisco to Johannesburg

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The cheapest flight from San Francisco to Johannesburg was found, on average, 45 days before departure.
Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
Morning departure is around 15% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking San Francisco to Johannesburg Flights

How long does a flight from San Francisco to Johannesburg take?
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 24h 40m.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Johannesburg?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Air Canada (R10 888), SWISS (R10 932) and Lufthansa (R10 992).
Which airports will I be using when flying from San Francisco to Johannesburg?
When flying out of San Francisco you will be using San Francisco, often referred to as San Francisco Airport. You will be landing at Johannesburg OR Tambo, also known as Johannesburg Airport.
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Book cheap flights from San Francisco to Johannesburg (return)

Airports
Origin
San Francisco
R10 888
only
R10 888
Destination
Johannesburg
R10 888
only
R10 888
Mon, Jan 27
SFO
San Francisco
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
45h 55m
Thu, Feb 20
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SFO
San Francisco
29h 55m
R10 888
Trip: 25 days
7,1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,1 Good
Based on 24 418 reviews
Overall
7,3
Boarding
7,4
Comfort
7,1
Crew
7,8
Entertainment
6,9
Food
6,5
YQB
YUL
Good 6,4

Cons: Air Canada changed our seating on day of travel. I had ordered tickets over a month in advance and scheduled seating for my wife and I on our 3 leg flight. Air Canada changed our seating on the 1st and 3rd leg and we were no longer sitting together.

GVA
YUL
Mediocre 3,0

Cons: Online check in was not accessible.

YYZ
LAX
Good 7,2

Pros: Crew was amazing

Cons: Seats are too close together

VCE
YYZ
Good 7,6

Pros: Flight connections,

Cons: The seating was cramped, no entrainment package.

YYZ
YVR
Good 7,2

Cons: Last 4 rows of overhead bins reserved for crew and plane paraphernalia. Piece of overhead bin fell off and almost hit another passenger during boarding.

Mon, Nov 25
SFO
San Francisco
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
28h 30m
Sun, Dec 8
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SFO
San Francisco
29h 55m
R10 932
Trip: 14 days
8,1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,1 Excellent
Based on 8 715 reviews
Overall
8,2
Boarding
8,2
Comfort
7,9
Crew
8,7
Entertainment
7,8
Food
7,9
SFO
ZRH
Good 6,6

Pros: The crew was friendly and helpful.

ZRH
CAI
Mediocre 3,0

Pros: Nothing to like

Cons: No entertainment, un friendly crew, terrible food

SFO
ZRH
Excellent 9,6

Pros: Orderly boarding process. Considerate reseating when bulkhead with extra legroom were not usable.

ZRH
SIN
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Great service in 1st class

Cons: All good

SFO
ZRH
Good 7,0

Pros: Crew were great

Cons: Cabin kept very hot, very difficult to sleep. Seats were so-so comfortable

Thu, Mar 26
SFO
San Francisco
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
24h 40m
Mon, Apr 6
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SFO
San Francisco
29h 35m
R10 992
Trip: 12 days
8,0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,0 Excellent
Based on 26 949 reviews
Overall
8,1
Boarding
8,1
Comfort
7,9
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
7,7
Food
7,6
DUS
ORD
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Amazing crew and service! They are the best!!

Cons: Amazing crew and service! They are the best!!

FRA
SEA
Excellent 10,0

Cons: Excellent assisted transfer between Austrian Airlines flight and Lufthansa flight to Seattle in Frankfurt. Boarding in Frankfurt could have been handled easier in groups by seating. Friendly stewards, good entertainement and food options. Quiet B 747 plane, spacious overhead stowage.

BUD
DUS
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Amazing crew and service! They are the best!!

Cons: Amazing crew and service! They are the best!!

MAN
MUC
Excellent 10,0

Pros: the crew was great; super well prepared ladies with professional behavior. my compliments. also the snack was excellent and finally no junky food but a healthier offer. bravissimi!!!

Cons: nothing

LAX
MUC
Excellent 9,0

Pros: The seats were very comfortable

Cons: The entertainment

Tue, Oct 29
SFO
San Francisco
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
30h 55m
Wed, Nov 13
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SFO
San Francisco
31h 20m
R11 140
Trip: 16 days
8,0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,0 Excellent
Based on 22 411 reviews
Overall
8,0
Boarding
7,9
Comfort
7,8
Crew
8,3
Entertainment
8,1
Food
8,0
IST
IAD
Excellent 8,3

Cons: It was a very long flight and the leg room is too small especially for a very tall person.

IST
AMS
Good 6,0

Cons: It took around 15 minutes for airplane to park and I was very near to loose my second flight, if my second flight had not delayed I would have loose it totally.

IST
OTP
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Short, sweet, and yummy! Short trip, sweet experience with their staff and boarding process, and yummy snacks.

JFK
IST
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Another fantastic trip with Turkish Airlines. Everything from their membership in Star Alliance, to their awesome customer service, to their fantastic tasting food.

IST
NBO
Excellent 10,0

Pros: They were helpful

Cons: The entertainment services on the plane

Wed, Dec 11
SFO
San Francisco
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
32h 45m
Sun, Dec 29
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SFO
San Francisco
27h 45m
R13 122
Trip: 19 days
6,9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6,9 Good
Based on 2 354 reviews
Overall
7,1
Boarding
7,1
Comfort
7,0
Crew
7,7
Entertainment
6,4
Food
6,4
BRU
BCN
Excellent 9,3

Pros: Brussels Airlines crew

LHR
BRU
Okay 4,5

Pros: Crew was friendly.

Cons: No AC, we roasted. Seats uncomfortably small. Terrible on boarding and off boarding process.

BRU
IAD
Excellent 9,6

Cons: The entertainment choices needs updates and more varieties I believe.

BRU
CPH
Good 7,0

Pros: The crew was OK, the seats had generous leg space.

Cons: The flight could have been on time. not only was the plane late arriving, but then the didn't take off for another hour! have never flown an airline that refuses to take off because of a little rain.... :-(

JFK
BRU
Mediocre 3,6

Pros: Crew was okay.

Cons: That your airline commit to schedules.

Sun, Jan 19
SFO
San Francisco
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
28h 30m
Sun, Feb 2
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SFO
San Francisco
29h 55m
R10 932
Trip: 15 days
8,1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,1 Excellent
Based on 8 715 reviews
Overall
8,2
Boarding
8,2
Comfort
7,9
Crew
8,7
Entertainment
7,8
Food
7,9
ZRH
EWR
Mediocre 3,6

Pros: Awful!!!

SFO
ZRH
Excellent 8,3

Pros: The crew was amazingly efficient serving food and drink. In the recline position the seat bottom extended which was far more comfortable than simply reclining.

Cons: The food was mediocre and the selection of movies was very limited.

BOS
ZRH
Mediocre 2,0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Entertainment didn’t work, the crew did nothing to help. The plane was hot and stuffy. My luggage is lost.

ZRH
SIN
Excellent 10,0

Pros: The crew was so friendly

Cons: Everything is so smooth in my flight!

FRA
GVA
Good 6,3

Pros: Crew was top

Cons: 45 min delay , shame ..... always the same problem with Frankfurt airport...

Wed, Apr 22
SFO
San Francisco
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
31h 10m
Tue, May 5
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SFO
San Francisco
31h 20m
R11 391
Trip: 14 days
8,0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,0 Excellent
Based on 22 411 reviews
Overall
8,0
Boarding
7,9
Comfort
7,8
Crew
8,3
Entertainment
8,1
Food
8,0
IST
SFO
Excellent 9,6

Pros: The service was excellent. They are very helpful and friendly.

Cons: Maybe refresh the plan in the near future. Other then that it was very enjoyable trip.

ORD
IST
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Everything.

Cons: Nothing.

IST
IAD
Excellent 8,3

Cons: It was a very long flight and the leg room is too small especially for a very tall person.

SAW
TLV
Mediocre 3,0

Cons: I had no vegetarian dinner

TLV
IST
Okay 4,3

Cons: Ticketing staffs should and can be more co considerate. Average rating at best, and sometimes very rude.

Sat, Feb 1
SFO
San Francisco
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
28h 30m
Sun, Feb 9
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SFO
San Francisco
29h 55m
R10 932
Trip: 9 days
8,1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,1 Excellent
Based on 8 715 reviews
Overall
8,2
Boarding
8,2
Comfort
7,9
Crew
8,7
Entertainment
7,8
Food
7,9
SFO
ZRH
Good 7,0

Pros: Crew were great

Cons: Cabin kept very hot, very difficult to sleep. Seats were so-so comfortable

EWR
ZRH
Good 7,6

Pros: The entertainment was good

Cons: The food on the 2nd flight was bad

ZRH
GVA
Excellent 10,0

Cons: Great customer service

HAJ
ZRH
Okay 5,6

Pros: Seems that the exit row seat was very narrow!

Cons: Be on time

ZRH
YUL
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Got an upgrade to business class

Wed, Mar 4
SFO
San Francisco
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
28h 30m
Sat, Mar 14
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SFO
San Francisco
34h 50m
R11 125
Trip: 10 days
8,1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,1 Excellent
Based on 8 715 reviews
Overall
8,2
Boarding
8,2
Comfort
7,9
Crew
8,7
Entertainment
7,8
Food
7,9
NAP
ZRH
Excellent 8,0

Pros: The plane was pretty cool. I like the fact that the overhead compartments had enough room. The staff was friendly, too. The piece of chocolate is very tasty.

Cons: Food on those airplanes is always bad. There were not enough chicken sandwiches and some passengers only were given cheese sandwiches.

TLV
ZRH
Good 7,3

Pros: vegan sweeties for the kids, so nice as my daughter usually has to say no. Also swiss chocolate - so good! Our veggie meals booked hadn't gone through on the system but we were found some they had anyway - wasn't very nice though.

ZRH
HAJ
Good 7,2

Pros: Seat was comfortable

Cons: Had reasonable size carry on and it was frowned upon? Seat was right behind business class and separation curtain just is my laps

SFO
ZRH
Good 6,6

Pros: The crew was friendly and helpful.

BOS
ZRH
Excellent 8,3

Pros: The crew service was very good, as was the food. The only complain is about the entertainment, hope to update the touch screen.

Mon, Dec 2
SFO
San Francisco
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
28h 30m
Wed, Dec 11
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SFO
San Francisco
29h 55m
R11 140
Trip: 10 days
8,1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,1 Excellent
Based on 8 715 reviews
Overall
8,2
Boarding
8,2
Comfort
7,9
Crew
8,7
Entertainment
7,8
Food
7,9
ZRH
EWR
Okay 5,3

Pros: The crew was very professional and helpful. If you travel Business Class it is very pleasant. But if you are traveling Economy the boarding management and economy seats suck! Many people were complaining about how narrow the economy seats are on the A320/330 aircraft.

Cons: Swiss has finally done it! If you are a person who is large framed, around 225 lbs or higher you will not fit into their economy seats. I'm quite athletic and not obese but large framed (ex- football player), I could not sit squarely in the seat as my hips were severely pinched. Misery :(

ZRH
MIA
Excellent 9,0

Pros: The kindness of all people working on Swiss was very special

Cons: The food was not very special, but the chocolates were awesome

ORD
ZRH
Okay 4,6

Pros: Movies

Cons: Crew was rude to passengers. One passenger asked for extra bread and crew arrogantly commented , we dont give but ok take one.

ZRH
EWR
Mediocre 3,6

Pros: Awful!!!

KBP
ZRH
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Flight attendants are friendly and helpful.

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