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R17 750 Find cheap flights from San José to Johannesburg

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight from San José to OR Tambo departing on 26/9. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap flight deals from San José to OR Tambo (SJO-JNB)

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from San José 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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6:30 - 18:35SJO-JNB
52h 05m2 stops
19:35 - 20:39JNB-SJO
33h 04m2 stops
R29 263United Airlines
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Sat, Nov 2 - Sat, Nov 9
13:30 - 17:45SJO-JNB
44h 15m2 stops
19:00 - 19:37JNB-SJO
32h 37m2 stops
R31 674United Airlines
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Mon, Aug 26 - Sun, Sep 8
16:25 - 17:25SJO-JNB
41h 00m2 stops
20:25 - 0:20JNB-SJO
35h 55m2 stops
R32 073
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Fri, Dec 6 - Sat, Dec 21
10:25 - 10:30SJO-JNB
40h 05m3 stops
18:05 - 0:20JNB-SJO
38h 15m2 stops
R32 798Turkish Airlines
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Wed, Aug 14 - Wed, Aug 21
10:25 - 10:30SJO-JNB
40h 05m3 stops
18:05 - 22:04JNB-SJO
35h 59m3 stops
R32 834Turkish Airlines
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Wed, Aug 14 - Wed, Aug 21
16:05 - 10:10SJO-JNB
34h 05m2 stops
16:40 - 14:35JNB-SJO
29h 55m2 stops
R33 215SWISS
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Wed, Nov 13 - Tue, Dec 10
16:25 - 10:10SJO-JNB
33h 45m1 stop
16:40 - 14:35JNB-SJO
53h 55m2 stops
R35 427SWISS
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Fri, Dec 6 - Sat, Dec 21
23:59 - 17:00SJO-JNB
33h 01m2 stops
20:15 - 12:55JNB-SJO
48h 40m2 stops
R36 080
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Mon, Aug 26 - Sun, Sep 8
13:13 - 19:00SJO-JNB
21h 47m1 stop
21:55 - 12:53JNB-SJO
22h 58m1 stop
R38 092Delta
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Sat, Nov 2 - Sat, Nov 9
7:00 - 19:00SJO-JNB
28h 00m1 stop
21:55 - 21:53JNB-SJO
31h 58m1 stop
R41 265Delta
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Fri, Dec 6 - Sun, Dec 22

Flights from San José to OR Tambo - Travel Insights & Trends

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

The average price of all flights from San José to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
For San José to Johannesburg, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Johannesburg back to San José, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Friday being the most expensive.

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

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from San José 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 San José to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport is February, where tickets cost R21 140 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are July and June, where the average cost of tickets is R44 347 and R43 441 respectively.

Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from San José to Johannesburg?

The cheapest price for the route for each airline clicked by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours.
In the last 72 hours, the best return deals on flights connecting San José to Johannesburg were found on United Airlines (R29 263) and Turkish Airlines (R32 798). United Airlines proposed the cheapest one-way flight at R20 886.

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Low season

May

High season

September

Cheapest flight

R17 750
Best time to beat the crowds (24% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly and prices are also 11% lower on average.
Flight from San José to Johannesburg

When to book flights from San José to OR Tambo

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

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

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from San José to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport was R979 for a one-way ticket and R1 614 for a return.

  • Which aircraft models fly most regularly from San José to Johannesburg?

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

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from San José to Johannesburg?

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

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

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

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

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

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Top airlines flying from San José to OR Tambo

 
See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying from San José 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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7,7
SWISSOverall score based on 1810 reviews
7,5Comfort
7,8Boarding
7,1Entertainment
7,3Food
8,3Crew
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Everything was good. Although I was certain that I paid for checked bag for my husband and checked bag for myself at the time of booking. And I was told I did not pay. Therefore I had to pay at check in. ☹️

10,0 ExcellentMary Ann, Jul 2024LJU - ZRH
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Everything was good. Although I was certain that I paid for checked bag for my husband and checked bag for myself at the time of booking. And I was told I did not pay. Therefore I had to pay at check in. ☹️

No fault of the crew, but the the rear lavatories were closed the entire flight. The front lavatories were blocked off for the first part of the flight by the food cart. Then some minor turbulence occurred so the fasten seatbelt sign came on for the second part of the flight. Heroic containment engaged! It was not fun.

Thank you for waiting for us after our first flight was delayed

Our connecting flight to the US only had around a 25 minute layover! And our flight from Seville to Zürich was delayed! Had our flight from Zürich to Washington DC not been delayed we would have missed our flight to the US. We didn’t even know it was delayed until sprinting from the A terminal to the E terminal. Our flight from Seville landed in Seville 10 minutes after our the door was supposed to close for our flight from Zürich to the US. Not cool! Several other Swiss air passengers were in the same position as us, which I could tell bc we were all running for our lives in your airport. We booked a flight from Seville to Washington DC and the time between connecting flights was not enough and that’s not an acceptable position to put a traveler in. Especially one who spent over $1000 on their tickets.

The pilot was wonderful and enthusiastic and introduced himself over the intercom. We all felt in good hands. Crew were all super friendly and especially the young , gentleman crew member. Everything Swiss airlines represents. Hospitality, friendly and professional. Thank you. Truly a memorable short flight.

Leave on time so i dont miss my transit flight. Also make it so coffee/tea is free amd not a paid service. The staff treat us like dogs having us wait everywhere. The buses had no ac and we had to wait inside packed like sardines. Horrible experience. Never flying again hopefully and not using kayak.

I arrived 59 minutes before the flight in Tampa due to Massive traffic jam and the flight was closed and I was told that I’d simply have to “book a new ticket on line myself and the gate agents couldn’t help me”. Even though the flight was delayed over 30 minutes, (leaving one hour and 29 minutes before departure, they refused to assist in any way explaining that it’s automatic and there can be no exceptions. Horrible experience due to poor management at gate. I fly this option 2-3 times a year and have a good experience with the cabin crew etc. But, Tampa agents are not trained or allowed customer service. I once was a gate agent for USAir, I know times have changed, but forcing me to purchase a new ticket and complete indifference and inconvenience. No thanks

Had a short layover in Zurich, luggage marked expedite and short layover but still didn’t get luggage when arrived in Split until 3 days later even though husband got his.

On time flight, I requested wheelchair in Zurich , when I arrived they were no where to be found, I had one hour between flights I had to walk with great difficulty.

seats are too tight and uncomfortable everything else went well.

Baggage handling was very poor, I didn't get my luggage for 4 day's on way back. Neither a responsible person to answer my call. Kindly see my call log on lost luggage reference no BOMBA41916. all details are recorded. Difficult to convince me to fly once again. Sorry for harsh words.

Food could have been better. It was much better on the LHR to SFO leg than on the return leg.

Horrible service. Lack of courtesy and professionalism from some cree members

Staff very good as was flight. Bad experience getting through passport control at Budapest airport. Very crowded, long wait and told to get in the wrong queue

My worst flying experience so far. This flight was delayed a total of 42 hours and diverted to New York before it was finally cancelled. It was delayed 4 and a half hours in London. As we were scanning our boarding passes at the gate they advised that the flight was being diverted to JFK since the delays caused us to missed the open hours for Charlotte international customs and immigration. We were assured multiple times by airport personnel, flight attendants, and the Pilot that we would land at JFK go through customs and immigration and then reboard the plane to fly to Charlotte in the same night. When we landed in New York the pilot advised us as we were retrieving our carry on luggage that we were delayed till 10am the next morning and to see guest services to get a room for the night. During this time I had to purchase a room for a family member in Charlotte which drove over 4 and a half hours to pick us up from Charlotte. This could have been avoided if American Airlines had been up front about the delay. Then after standing in line for over 2 and a half hours at guest services we were taken by taxi to a hotel 30 minutes out of the way. Luckily I looked for other flights that night and found one at 8 am to get on. The initial flight which we were scheduled to fly to charlotte in was delayed 12 more times and was finally cancelled 42 hours after it was supposed to land. I am unaware of what happened to the guest that were supposed to fly on the flight after we were placed on another flight but 42 hours in delays for a direct flight is absolutely ridiculous.

Terrible- the flight time was delayed and then I was denied boarding because I arrived at the new time of departure

Horrible connection in Heathrow on flight to destination. Flight missed due to delay on incoming flight. They did rebook us, and then that flight was delayed 2 hours. They don’t post gate info until 45 minutes to departure time which can cut it close if you have to take a tram to your terminal gate area. Then our return flight was completely cancelled. They notified us at 4:30AM. They rebooked us on a different airline and a different fare class. We were completely screwed. Travel day ended up being 30 hours. I will never fly them again.

The crew on board were all very pleasant and happy to help. The flight had the old business class seats. The departure board in the business lounge did not update and kept on saying ' gate open' but never said boarding. When I got nervous about the departure time and walked to the gate I was told off rudely for being late.

The flight was good the crew excellent…but take off delayed three hours!!!

Terrible. The flight from Islamabad to London took 3 hours more then previously planned, I missed my connection to Chicago, and instead had to go New York, spend an extra day before arriving at my final destination. The return leg of the journey was similar. The connection time in Qatar was shrinked to less then an hour unannounced, I had to scramble to barely make it to my flight to Islamabad. Terrible experience, never using British airways again.

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Recent one-way flight deals

 
Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best one-way flight deals from San José to Johannesburg found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
26/9Thu
3 stops
44h 30mSJO-JNB
R17 750
3/9Tue
2 stopsUnited Airlines
44h 15mSJO-JNB
R20 886
3/9Tue
3 stops
62h 01mSJO-JNB
R23 606
3/9Tue
1 stopLufthansa
29h 05mSJO-JNB
R23 950
26/9Thu
1 stopDelta
21h 42mSJO-JNB
R34 684

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San José - Johannesburg Flights

Departure:

San José (SJO)Costa Rica

Destination:

Johannesburg (JNB)South Africa

Return flight deals:

Johannesburg - San José

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