Find cheap flights to Southeast Asia from R6 518

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2+ stops from R9 430
Phuket City
2+ stops from R9 063
1 stop from R11 782
1 stop from R11 127
1 stop from R12 824
Kuala Lumpur
1 stop from R11 589
1 stop from R14 000

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Flight from Johannesburg to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport

Top tips for finding cheap flights to Southeast Asia

  • Looking for cheap airfare to Southeast Asia? 25% of our users found tickets to Southeast Asia for the following prices or less: From Johannesburg OR Tambo R10 761 one-way - R11 818 round-trip, from Cape Town R11 166 one-way - R12 505 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 Southeast Asia flights

  • How long is the flight to Southeast Asia?

    An average direct flight from South Africa to Southeast Asia takes 24h 37m, covering a distance of 15577 km. The most popular route is Johannesburg - Bangkok with an average flight time of 15h 30m.

  • What is the cheapest flight to Southeast Asia?

    The cheapest ticket to Southeast Asia from South Africa found in the last 72 hours was R9 430. The most popular route is Johannesburg OR Tambo to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was R9 430.

  • Which airlines fly to Southeast Asia?

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

  • What are the most popular destinations in Southeast Asia?

    The next most popular destinations are Denpasar (20%) and Kuala Lumpur (10%). Searches for flights to Singapore (8%), to Ho Chi Minh City (7%) and to Hanoi (6%) are also popular.

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Top 5 airlines flying to Southeast Asia

Need help choosing which airline to fly with from South Africa to Southeast Asia? 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 KAYAK reviews.
Singapore AirlinesOverall score based on 3936 reviews
Airline reviews
Pros: "Clean cabin and good service"
Cons: "Not every body is doing extra miles to make customer happy"
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Pros: "Clean cabin and good service"
Cons: "Not every body is doing extra miles to make customer happy"
Pros: "New aircraft"
Cons: "The willingness to provide a better quality service by the entire cabin crew and improved food quality."
Pros: "Crew was super nice and the food was good (for plane food)! Really appreciated that they had snacks and chocolate on hand for hungry passengers throughout the flight. A 17 hour plane ride is never the best, but Singapore Air made it as pleasant as possible. Also, we booked on Kayak and was routed through a third party vendor JustFly, which I was a little worried about - but our booking went off without a hitch."
Pros: "I loved that the airline offered several meals, snack options and drinks. The attendants were amazing and would highly recommend Singapore airlines to anyone flying internationally"
Cons: "The limited arm room/personal space. Not much leg room in economy for a 10 hour flight. Would be nice if airlines would decrease the number of seats and give a little more room so people aren’t hitting each other in the head with their arms"
Pros: "Excellent"
Cons: "No complain . It’s singapore airlines and not dirty air India or jet Airways"
Pros: "Seat was comfortable, flight attendants were attentive and the food wasn't bad."
Cons: "Luggages did not arrive with the flight as it should be. It got lost in Sydney from Queenstown on flight SQ 6683 operated by Virgin Australia (VA 162)."
Pros: "The crew was lackluster; unusual for Singapore Airlines. Tall individuals will not like the business class seats."
Pros: "Okay in general, nothing impressive"
Cons: "Food certainly need improvement, lacking in attention to ensure food quality. Crews need proper training in customer service."
Cons: "Singapore airlines use their antique aged flights for services to chc.unconfortable and a poor in-flight entertainment system"
Cons: "We need new moves. There were a lot of old movies"
Pros: "The crew we're super amazing. They made the ride comfortable! The captains are really awesome!! They made ride really smooth. The movies were so great. They made the ride interesting."
Cons: "The food could have been better! I didn't like it at all!!"
Pros: "All okey except earphones issue .. doesn’t works to be connected"
Pros: "Excellent crew, quick serving a lunch on a 1.5 hour flight."
Cons: "Just don't like all the trips to and from flights on the bus at Doha."
Pros: "Crew was not this great on my Flight from Doha to IAD. My pre ordered food was not given on time and they missed it. I was given cold food. The flight attendant ignored to offer Drinks and they didn't give the Custom Forms too. I have to ask everything and THE overall service was awful"
Cons: "Flight attendants should care the passengers and provide the best service. Otherwise there is no use paying expensive flight tickets and travelling on Qatar"
Cons: "Zero customer service, absolute waste of money,. I should have read reviews before using your services"
Pros: "Everything frim the xrew I could at the JKIA, NBO to Delhi. One thing more from my city Lubumbashi, I didn't care about getting my phone bzttery low. I could chzrge my phone all the journey long. And from Nairobi, I dodn't czre at zll about my phobe, because I knew I could charge dur to the usb device. If ever something to complain about, I'll let you know. Regards Richzrd DIAS"
Pros: "Food was excellent and the crew updated us through out the flight"
Cons: "That fee for overweight was excessive"
Cons: "Ord to Doh: People kept window blinds open all through 15 hour flight Flight temperature kept very warm"
Pros: "The flight crew was very friendly and helpful in getting you settled on the flight"
Cons: "Boarding was a bit Hectic in Bangkok."
Pros: "Noce ride. Cabin crew was very friendly and helpful"
Cons: "Not much. Maybe better food. We asked for low fat option. They served bread. If they knew food better they knew carbs equals fat. Overall it was a good flight"
Pros: "Good food. Professional crew. and overall good experience for a 15.5 hour flight."
Cons: "Again, If you allow people to choose tickets online and they pick the front row, at least don't put them in the back row. That is the opposite of what they requested. After a.long flight and the limited recline, I am very sore in my back. Probably the most uncomfortable flight to date in my travels."
Pros: "Yes crew was good. But the seats being economy, were very congested having very less leg space."
Cons: "Can't say."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "— Better Seat assignments , —Boarding pass issuer must know well —how to take care — seat & boarding assignments , —Food with some standards (at least to match with other airlines , at least 3 choices) — On time food serve — Crew must care the requests/needs (at least to respond timely"
Pros: "Unprofessional crew member how to treat as GOLD member in business class cabin"
Cons: "No comment"
Pros: "Great crew. More room for seat would be better"
Cons: "All seats should look like the first class seats. I’m a little person and still was cramped. Can’t sit in same position for that long."
Cons: "Info system is not that easy to navigate So hard to find a movie"
Cons: "Delayed my luggage. Still waiting for Emirates to call me after 2 days"
Pros: "The flight was on time and the crew was nice."
Cons: "The entertainment options and food were outdated and very much unpleasant. Probably the ground staff was careless, thus, they just broke my one baggage in that transit."
Pros: "Amenities - ear plugs and basic things are good. Dint see this in other flights till now in economy. Good movies collection."
Cons: "Attendants were negligent. Asked for water many times, but didn't get any response. They were busy chit chatting. Internet - only 20 mb , that too for 2 hours continuous. Food was not that good. And only 2 meals for 14 hr flight!!"
Pros: "The crew was good. Loved the mango juice and veg food."
Cons: "The seats are hard. More leg room please. Better entertainment with more recent clicks required. Toilet seat needs to stay upright. The eating tables should be straight. Should be able to recline our seats more."
Pros: "They opened counter till before original traveling time by 30 minutes due to bad traffic conditions and delay of plane ."
Cons: "Delay if 1.5 hours to take off , no food was given to me during the 16 hours of flying, part of it I was sleeping, Help bottom was used several time with no response from crew ."
Pros: "Boarding in this time was quick, flight was delayed by almost 45 minutes but pilot made time and we were only 10 to 15 minutes late landing into Singapore. The only redeeming quality was the nice gentleman next to me who was helpful."
Cons: "Food was quite mediocre to be honest."
Pros: "The flight attendants were mostly attentive to my needs not like a larger carrier. They were also very attractive . The boarding process was not all that bad and they waited for a flight that was coming in late verses just leaving the people stranded that was good as well."
Cons: "I ended up with a center center seat squished in like sardines. There was little to no comfort. Next time I'll pay for a upgraded seat or just fly another airlines. I'll probably never fly this airlines economy again."
Cons: "1. Not smiley at all. 2. I asked for a blanket as my 2 yrs old was sleeping and I have to ask three times and finally I got it. 3. I asked for arrival form 40 min before landing and the air hostess said later and she didn’t give me one ."
Pros: "The flight attendants spoke English very well. They were helpful and attentive."
Cons: "I don't like the wait time for the empty food trays to be picked up. But this exist on every airlines."
Pros: "Food and entertainment was good"
Cons: "If your someone with mild restless leg syndrome, go business class or the leg room package or you will be miserable."
Pros: "Food was great. Crew was very nice and it was a very comfortable flight."
Pros: "The flight was very quiet so I was able to lie down and get a good rest - I know this isn’t possible on every flight but it made the long flight a lot more comfortable. All of the crew members were very friendly and attentive. The food was really good and tasty (lamb curry I think it was) - best plane food that I’ve ever had. Good choice of new movies too."
Cons: "N/A"
Cons: "For US bound flights, emigration and custom check is done in Abu Dhabi. So our luggage should have been checked to the final destination Kalamazoo."
Pros: "The crew were fantastic! The one meal from Athens to Cairo was excellent, the other two meals weren’t too bad but not as good as the first one."
Cons: "The security in Cairo was really a joke."
Cons: "Flight was delayed and caused me to miss my connecting flight on another airline that had no other flights that day. As a result of the lack of communication and general lack of professionalism, staff refused to rectify the situation and take responsibility, and I was forced to stay overnight. Worst"
Pros: "The crew was Excellent"
Cons: "There is to many delays in the night flights, this should be improved."
Pros: "The crew was very nice and all flight details were available and constantly updated."
Cons: "Ethiopians App for self check-in."
Cons: "Stop using old planes with no personal entertainment systems on the back of the seats."
Pros: "flight was on time"
Cons: "Felt a bit like cattle because boarding was in a tight space and there was a lot of confusion as to who should stand where. Not sure why there were different zones for boarding because they didn't matter."
Pros: "The crew was amazing. The crew is an asset to the airline"
Cons: "Boarding is chaotic."
Pros: "Customer care was good"
Cons: "I suspect the problem of luggage started with Alitalia my first leg"
Cons: "Flight was delayed so many times, without reason given. On arrival in New Delhi, the airline lost my bag. Everything about this experience was really bad."
Pros: "Flight time changed without notice. Delays in Medinah caused us to miss our connecting flight to Johannesburg. Really poor communication. No agents would take calls in Jeddah. Really terrible service. Would avoid using this airline at all cost. Not the first time I've been delayed by them"
Cons: "Flight time changed without notice. Delays in Medinah caused us to miss our connecting flight to Johannesburg. Really poor communication. No agents would take calls in Jeddah. Really terrible service. Would avoid using this airline at all cost. Not the first time I've been delayed by them"

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40h 45mJNB-BKK
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27h 15mBKK-JNB
R9 430
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28h 40mJNB-BKK
1 stopEtihad Airways
35h 15mBKK-JNB
R9 950
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15h 15mJNB-BKK
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29h 05mBKK-JNB
R9 989
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28h 45mBKK-CPT
R10 471
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17h 40mBKK-CPT
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16h 55mCPT-BKK
1 stopEthiopian Air
16h 55mBKK-CPT
R11 532
1 stopEmirates
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29h 45mBKK-JNB
R11 589
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R11 628
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R11 802
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R7 135
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R7 251
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