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1 stop from R7 109
2+ stops from R9 107
Phuket City
2+ stops from R9 070
1 stop from R11 389
New Delhi
1 stop from R10 427
1 stop from R10 258
1 stop from R15 462

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R5 053
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Flight from Johannesburg to Mumbai

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  • Looking for cheap airfare to Asia? 25% of our users found tickets to Asia for the following prices or less: From Johannesburg OR Tambo R11 539 one-way - R12 199 round-trip, from Cape Town R12 858 one-way - R13 368 round-trip
  • Book at least 4 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be January, November and December. The cheapest month to fly from South Africa is May.
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FAQs - booking Asia flights

  • How long is the flight to Asia?

    An average direct flight from South Africa to Asia takes 18h 53m, covering a distance of 15747 km. The most popular route is Johannesburg - Mumbai with an average flight time of 13h 55m.

  • What is the cheapest flight to Asia?

    The cheapest ticket to Asia from South Africa found in the last 72 hours was R7 647 one-way, and R7 128 round-trip. The most popular route is Johannesburg OR Tambo to Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Intl and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was R7 128.

  • Which airlines fly to Asia?

    Virgin Australia, Malaysia Airlines & ANA fly the most frequently from South Africa to Asia.

  • What are the most popular destinations in Asia?

    The next most popular destinations are Mumbai (14%) and Phuket City (11%). Searches for flights to Denpasar (7%), to Singapore (6%) and to Kuala Lumpur (5%) are also popular.

  • Which airlines have a flexible cancellation policy for flights to Asia due to COVID-19?

    Virgin Australia, Malaysia Airlines and ANA have waived their change and cancellation fees on flights to Asia. Confirm policies on booking site.

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    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a given destination and date is likely to change within 7 days, so travellers know whether to wait or book now.

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Singapore AirlinesOverall score based on 3922 reviews
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Food quality and serving frequency was poor. Travel kit was not provided. Flight was very bumpy. Overall, not a good experience.

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Food quality and serving frequency was poor. Travel kit was not provided. Flight was very bumpy. Overall, not a good experience.

Pros: "Singapore Airlines has everything worked out for you before you land. That's a great help. The stewardesses were just phenomenal and endlessly polite. I will definitely use them again."
Cons: "As much as I normally nitpick something, I literally have no criticism at all of Singapore Airlines. Everything they did was a step above everyone else."
Pros: "It’s an old plane, so the seats are those older yet more comfortable type of seats!"
Cons: "Better service from the crews."
Pros: "Fast boarding. Early arrival. Comfortable seat."
Cons: "I had to ask 3 times for an arrival card from the crew. Bread was dry. There should have been a breakfast served prior to landing, but no food service after 1 a.m. though flight arrived at 7:40 a.m. Timing of meals was not convenient for me at all. They wake you up at 1 a.m. for your main dinner. I would have preferred to sleep until 5 a.m. then have a good breakfast. The amenity kit in Business Class was substandard when compared to other airlines"
Pros: "Crew was attentive and made extra effort to meet special requests from passengers."
Pros: "Average flight"
Cons: "Seats on this aircraft have very upright seats. Not very comfy"
Pros: "All crew members are very friendly and helpful, good service."
Cons: "All over flight i feel good time, i don't feel boring all friendly staff, good service choice of food i like."
Pros: "I didn't like the trip much. After the trip we found out that our body was bitten by fleas. Our body is now full of rashes, every part of my body is so itchy. We was seated in 61A and 61C, seems like in the previous flight a dog was sitting there or some kind of animal that left fleas in the sit."
Cons: "Please clean better the seats. This is unacceptable, not a good way to start a trip in Japan. We only hope to get better sitting in our last flight with SQ, from Japan to LA."
Pros: "The crew Were exceptional ."
Cons: "If The seat recline could go down a bit more innpremium economy, that would be perfect"
Pros: "Great crew But... Many wild children, loud babies. I was in seat with extra leg room so I had no space for my purse & carry on and had to store in overhead bin. After take off, I retrieved my purse & carry on to get my glasses and purse. The flight attendant gave my bin space away to someone..."
Cons: "See above... Who didn't upgrade their seat. My items had to go into bin 3 rows back. Very inconvenient & very difficult to retrieve after landing. I will never pay the additional fee for extra leg room again."
Pros: "The crew was amazing. Food was great. Clean bathrooms. Great entertainment."
Cons: "We had our passports and boarding passes checked five times in the course of 2 minutes by five different people one after the next. My cabin luggage was searched right before boarding. I appreciate the need for security, but that was excessive and unnecessary. In the peak of the Corona virus craze, the security made all passengers take off shoes and walk without any protection. This is not Qatar Airways doing - New York JFK security B S, but I am sure airways companies have some say to change it."
Pros: "Crew is amazing and very courteous. The seats were very comfy and food was awesome. Thanks."
Pros: "Crew AMAZING. Service was impeccable. Food and wine were interesting and varied. Absolutely amazing comfort."
Cons: "Media choices were not interesting to me. Used my own device instead."
Pros: "The portion for LAX to Doha was fairly comfortable and crew was helpful.. they kept running out of meal options by the time they reached us mid flight .. Doha to Bengaluru portion was less classy— the TV/ remotes etc didn’t work well and overall service not as good .."
Pros: "All okey except earphones issue .. doesn’t works to be connected"
Pros: "My FA from IAH to DOH was outstanding. She made sure I was comfortable the whole flight"
Cons: "Best flight ever and I recommend to have it again in the future"
Cons: "The vegetarian option for breakfast was a stale waffle with apple compote. Inedible."
Pros: "Crew, food."
Cons: "Dulles airport - yes, not directly related to the airline but Dulles is over capacity. Some should consider BWI - Baltimore Washington International that is little further but still a good airport."
Pros: "The crew was amazing. I upgraded to business class and am so happy I did for the 16 hour flight."
Pros: "Crew was excellent.."
Cons: "For the passengers who have to go through for long hours layovers, airport must provide the access of lounge or hotel otherwise where the passengers will stay for 12 hours? The rule should be applicable for the passengers who upgrade to the Business class"
Pros: "There was almost a two hour delay, there wasn’t any information communicated, everybody was just asked to take seats in the waiting area. The entire process wasn’t very well organised."
Pros: "Crew is good, attentive, embodies the middle eastern hospitality culture."
Cons: "Connecting through Dubai was terrible, 1 hour delay before flight take-off was awful, food was less quality than previous flights, flight attendants congregated in front of my seat by the galley, parked all sorts of things there, could not sit comfortable the entire flight."
Cons: "I am an Emirates skywards member and I was placed in the middle seat when my preference on Emirates and Kayak is an aisle seat. After boarding it was explained to me that I couldn’t move to an aisle seat even though more than one seat was available. I asked to pay or to use miles I have accrued."
Pros: "It was a less old plane than in my JNB-DXB flight, but still old."
Cons: "The outdated and unresponsive entertainment interface, the lack of legroom under the seats, and the fact that the already-limited legroom for middle seats must be shared, leading to tensions between passengers."
Pros: "The seat was not up to the usual Emirates business class standard. The lights were never completely dimmed."
Pros: "The in-flight entertainment is quite good. Getting on the plane was a fine experience. The flight itself went smoothly."
Cons: "Boarding either didn’t announce my zone or didn’t do it clearly enough. The meal service was decent but I don’t think the crew came by with tea or coffee much. The seats were narrower than I recall from previous emirates flights. Information on connections were said to have been updated in the entertainment system, but were not updated in actual fact."
Pros: "Great entertainment, great seating and space comfort. Overall a great experience. But, Etihad airways is still better than Emirates."
Cons: "Longer wait for boarding. The assigned zones were the last possible ones. Zone F or something similar. Flight attendants were okay, cared less for economy class. Also, Bluetooth headphones pairing did not work."
Pros: "Breakfast portions were too small, and choices were not great. Boarding procedures were a little chaotic due to small space, and ground staff was not very polite when ordering passengers to board."
Cons: "Didn’t get to pick out seats and got stuck in a middle seat. No opportunity to change, even though I tried to do so a week before the flight as welll as once online check in opened."
Cons: "Could have a better seat like 30A on Boieng 387-8 Quantity of food should be improved Quality of food should be improved"
Cons: "Flight delays with no info from staff. Food poorly prepared. No orderly queues - there is aggression with no intervention from staff. There is no need for two security checks when making connections in Addis. Plane loos were all very stinky and dirty. I now remember why I had stopped using ET!"
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Everything starting from the check in to on board restrooms"
Pros: "Food was of high standard Crew were polite and made the effort to make passengers feel comfortable"
Cons: "Boarding - Two last minute changes to departure gates, which confused the hell out of everyone. No announcement, just one staff shouting out to passengers."
Pros: "Excellent airline overall Great seats for sleeping"
Cons: "Business class seats are not well appointed Nowhere to put a bottle of water - storage handbag and shoes etc could not be reached without undoing the seatbelt and screen far away from the seat Voice commentary was muffled and therefore unable to be heard"
Pros: "Seat layout-767 has only two seats across on the side sections, much better than three, which most planes have. Crew was courteous, captain explained reasons for delay. Plane was not crowded."
Cons: "Flight delayed two hours by weather. Ground operations seemed slow. All planes were delayed by weather, but ours took longer to get ready once weather cleared. Passengers were bussed to the plane for both boarding and disembarking while other planes used jet bridges."
Cons: "Lack of communication. The flight was delayed and boarding was very chaotic due to poor communication."
Pros: "I liked they way how did they respect time ( punctual). They were so nice with passengers."
Cons: "Nothing."
Cons: "The entertainment system wasn't working properly. I requested Asian Vegetarian Meal and they gave me regular Vegetarian Meal."
Pros: "On the sequrity check our watch was stolen. And we did not get any help from ethiopian airlines...we would like to get help."

The crew was very friendly. The check-in to boarding process was onerous and unclear. I understand that part of the process is not the airline's responsibility but they can lobby to streamline the process

Pros: "Tight and packed. With the pandemic still going. Children wear masks better and that is not properly enforced."
Cons: "Flight was delayed for an extra 2 hrs, with inadequate refreshments. Plane wasnt clean and had musty smell."
Pros: "The crew amazing"
Cons: "I was traveling with a child and an infant. Would have been given a priority. We were in the queue waiting."
Cons: "KQ is always late! And never provide information to passengers about the delay"
Pros: "Yes the crew was amazing"
Cons: "Provide food for kids first before even the special meals people"
Pros: "The pilot on the airlines updated us that we were running 15 minutes late and would try to make up some time in the air. He also apologized on behalf of the crew for our delay and communicated that it was because the aircraft arrived late from the previous flight. I appreciated that clarification."
Cons: "Our flight was delayed by 3:15 hours, and our gate wasn't listed on the monitors. Our gate location changed twice, and the only way I found out was by asking the "Kenya Airways Guest Services desk" twice. The overhead announcement of the gate change happened 15 minutes after the boarding time listed"
Pros: "I loved how comfortable the seats were. Very spacious enough leg room and entertainment on the plane."
Cons: "Nothing"
Cons: "I was very disappointed with Kenya Airways on my recent round trip from Kigali to New York to visit family for Christmas. Due to a delay on my connecting flight from Kigali to Nairobi, I missed my flight to JFK and had to stay in Kenya for a full day, shortening my already brief trip. I do not know what caused this delay other than Kenya Airways staff having seemingly no urgency to get us off the ground. On my return flight to Kigali a delay attributed to “operations” increased my layover from 8 hours to 12 hours. On top of the scheduled delay we were delayed an additional hour because boarding did not begin when it should have. I was also less than impressed with the movie selection on the plane. I will not be flying with Kenya Airways again and now understand why they were the cheapest option!"
Pros: "Enjoyed this flight; smooth and no problems."
Cons: "The flight was small, so they didn't have a large entertainment selection."

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1 stopEthiopian Air
14h 45mJNB-BOM
1 stopEthiopian Air
11h 50mBOM-JNB
R7 109
1 stopEthiopian Air
14h 15mJNB-BOM
1 stopEthiopian Air
12h 25mBOM-JNB
R7 165
1 stopKenya Airways
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27h 35mBOM-JNB
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2 stopsEtihad Airways
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R8 975
2 stopsEtihad Airways
52h 10mJNB-HKT
2 stopsEtihad Airways
44h 05mHKT-JNB
R9 070
1 stopSingapore Airlines
16h 30mJNB-BKK
1 stopSingapore Airlines
15h 10mBKK-JNB
R9 522
1 stopSingapore Airlines
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1 stopSingapore Airlines
29h 05mBKK-JNB
R9 560
2 stopsEmirates
28h 55mJNB-MLE
2 stopsEmirates
27h 15mMLE-JNB
R10 088
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2 stopsEmirates
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R10 126

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1 stopKenya Airways
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R5 053
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R5 129
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28h 35mJNB-BOM
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1 stopEthiopian Air
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multi-stopEtihad Airways
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