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Find cheap flights to Zambia from R1 460

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MOST POPULARLusaka
Direct from R4 966
1 stop from R6 975
1 stop from R7 487
Livingstone
Direct from R3 412
1 stop from R8 890

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Low season

February

High season

December

Cheapest flight

R1 460
Best time to beat the crowds (1% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly (2% more expensive on average)
Flight from OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg to Livingstone

FAQs - booking Zambia flights

  • How long is the flight to Zambia?

    An average direct flight from South Africa to Zambia takes 9h 09m, covering a distance of 2120 km. The most popular route is Johannesburg - Lusaka with an average flight time of 2h 10m.

  • What is the cheapest flight to Zambia?

    The cheapest ticket to Zambia from South Africa found in the last 72 hours was R1 360 one-way, and R3 355 round-trip. The most popular route is Johannesburg OR Tambo to Lusaka and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was R4 928.

  • Which airlines fly to Zambia?

    Proflight Zambia, Airlink & Qatar Airways fly the most frequently from South Africa to Zambia.

  • What are the most popular destinations in Zambia?

    The next most popular destination is Lusaka (42%).

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Top tips for finding cheap flights to Zambia

  • Looking for cheap airfare to Zambia? 25% of our users found tickets to Zambia for the following prices or less: From Johannesburg OR Tambo R2 727 one-way - R5 712 round-trip, from Durban R4 079 one-way - R6 032 round-trip, from Cape Town R4 908 one-way - R9 397 round-trip
  • Book at least 1 week 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 October.
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Top 3 airlines flying to Zambia

Need help choosing which airline to fly with from South Africa to Zambia? 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.
7,9
RwandAirOverall score based on 293 reviews
83comfort
77food
82overall
69entertainment
80boarding
86crew
Airline reviews

My outbound flight was grounded in Lusaka so we never made it to Paris. DO NOT fly this airline you will be stranded and your plans will be completely disrupted

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My outbound flight was grounded in Lusaka so we never made it to Paris. DO NOT fly this airline you will be stranded and your plans will be completely disrupted

Inflight entertainment with electronic charging stations can help during a long flight.

Poor communication: Flight come directly to kigali , didn’t come via mumbasa. Favouring to Rwandan passenger to move from economic to bussiness class after flight depart. Where they don’t asked other older passenger who need more comfort. Rude staff : chekin airport at Mumbai. Talking in local language (marathi) while serving and no sorry no thank you attitude.

Pros: "Helpful friendly crew, reasonable ticket prices."
Cons: "Luggage was delayed by 24 hours, customer service desk in Johannesburg EXTREMELY helpful, in Kigali they were clueless. Transit area very crowded, humid and stuffy."
Pros: "I was happy to avail of Wifi in the sky."
Cons: "No entertainment! For an major international flight, one expects some seatback entertainment"
Pros: "Crew members are extremely polite and friendly. Flight was delayed leaving Kigali captain spoke to each passenger and apologise - great professionalism."
Cons: "Entertainment was limited."
Pros: "Took the newly opened route between Cape Town and Harare. Was a great experience. Thanks to RwandAir it is easier and cheaper to fly directly between these African cities. Lots of potential on the route. RwandAir really opening up business and leisure opportunities much needed in these areas. Nice to avoid Tambo airport."
Cons: "Both flights were slightly delayed (which happens), information about the delay could be better at Harare airport. But no biggy."
Pros: "The Flight attendants are all awesome and undesrtanding...and the open wifi ate Kigali airport was great."
Cons: "No vegetarian option Bad boarding procedures, no one gets direction and it was very slow"
Pros: "The crew members are very polite and professional"
Cons: "The food is not very nice, the drink is don’t taste so great either . The airline seats are too small"

this route is more expensive than you would expect. Boarding, disembarking was easy and fast. Cabin crew was friendly. Seats are small

The meal was excellent and well suited to a short journey.

Airline is the best airline experience I’ve ever had.

My flight was good no comments Crew members were good Flight on schedule even earlier at some point Thanks

Easy boarding, smooth flight, friendly and helpful attendants. As with every other airline, there isn't enough leg room to be comfortable. Food was adequate.

Easy short flight from Johannesburg to Harare. Boarding was slow, flight attendants were friendly. They did a meal service on this short flight, including wine, which was pretty cool.

Flight was moved forward by 2 hours with 3 days notice. This meant I could not connect from flight from Johannesburg. So did not take the flight and drove to Kasane. Will never use Air Botswana unless absolutely necessary. Mark

There was no entertainment, but that is not expected on a flight less than 2 1/2 hours. Uber clean aircraft, good boxed meal and friendly flight attendants. Very please with the experience

The check-in line was long and people were put in front of me in the line even after I said I had checked in online. It took me an hour to finally get my documents checked and drop my suitcase. It was horrible!

Pros: "The crew was mazing and the seats are so comfortable."
Cons: "To me everything was excellent from the captain to the flight attendants i was impressed i have been to all domestic flights but Airlink is the best and after yesterday flight i decided that Airlink is the one for me onwards. The only thing i can suggest is the points program then the sky will be the limit for you. Keep up the good work guys BIG UP."
Cons: "It was over booked. I wasted my precious time in the airport for half day... and the staff of ethiopian were not kindness."
Pros: "Asked for water that I never received. Wasn’t allowed to bathroom although still 20 min until landing and other people still got up"
Pros: "Nice aircraft and comfortable seating in economy with a good selection of music and movies on the seat back entertainment. Business class was mostly empty and looked very nice and roomy. They should upgrade their frequent flyers the way other airlines do to fill those empty seats and generate the good PR that results. The food was good in my opinion, and the Ethiopian coffee is great. Affordably priced tickets was the selling point for choosing them. They are a young airline and while they go through the motions of being a modern service-oriented airline, but alas for the most part they aren't there yet."
Cons: "We've flown a few Ethiopian Air flights now and while the flight attendants are nice, they aren't always on top of things and paying attention to the needs of the passengers. Not as helpful or attentive as we're used to. Boarding is chaotic and the overnight transfer at Addis Ababa is a total mess. If you get to leave through the airport in the early morning things are relatively painless, but what a nightmare of pushing and shoving chaos when it's busy. The hotels they put you up in are mediocre at best. Last week we enjoyed a long wait for the bus ride to the hotel, cold food when we arrived, and a nice hard bed to "sleep" in. We probably won't fly Ethiopian Air if we have to overnight in Addis Ababa again. I'm willing to pay up to fly another airline and skip the overnight as it's just not worth the hassle."
Cons: "The flight was delayed for hours in Delhi with no notice, making us spent the night at the airport. The flight was supposed to get to Abidjan around noon, but because of the delay, we missed the connection and the next available flight was the next day which would mean I missed my next flight and a work conference. In Delhi, the Ethiopian Airlines people assured me that it could be worked out in Addis, and that they could change my final destination to get me where I needed to go. However, in Addis, the employees were rude and did not even read the email that the Delhi people sent them. They would not do anything except send me to Abidjan the following day, which was useless since I already had to be in the US by then. The level of service is incredibly poor and disorganized, with many people having to wait for hours to even talk to someone and no information about what needs to be done. In the end, i had to purchase a new ticket to get to my destination. Had I known this was the case in Delhi, and that i would have to purchase a new ticket, I would have done so in Delhi rather than waiting all night and going to Addis. I fly very often and this is both the worse experience and service I’ve ever experienced on a flight, and they weren’t even able to get me to my destination."
Pros: "The crew were very welcoming, helpful and charm, makes you feel easy"
Cons: "General interior cleanliness"
Cons: "My reservation seat was suddenly changed with no notification and apologise. It was really confusing situation."
Pros: "I was a bit hesitant to fly Ethiopian Air for such a long flight (Dublin to LAX) however it turned out to be the best leg of multi-segment trip (all other flights were Aer Lingus or Delta and Ethiopian Air was far superior to both of those carriers). Flight attendants were friendly, the physical space was comfortable and spacious, the food was plentiful and delicious. Movies offered were relatively new and the IFE worked well. This flight is a continuation from Addis Ababa to LAX so when we boraded in Dublin most people were already onboard. It was a bit difficult to find space in the overhead bins but with a little rearranging of smaller packages by other passengers, we were able to fit our carry-ons in the overhead bin near our seats."
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"
Pros: "The aircraft was clean and the food served was cool"
Cons: "The turbulent"
Cons: "They didn’t announce when boarding started/what zones were to go."

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8/3Fri
directFlySafair
1h 45mJNB-LVI
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1h 55mLVI-JNB
R3 412
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1h 45mJNB-LVI
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1h 55mLVI-JNB
R3 507
26/2Mon
directNAYSA
2h 20mJNB-LUN
29/2Thu
directNAYSA
2h 25mLUN-JNB
R4 966
10/3Sun
directNAYSA
2h 20mJNB-LUN
13/3Wed
directNAYSA
2h 15mLUN-JNB
R4 985
27/3Wed
directRwandAir
2h 00mJNB-LUN
31/3Sun
directRwandAir
2h 00mLUN-JNB
R5 421
27/3Wed
directRwandAir
2h 00mJNB-LUN
31/3Sun
1 stopRwandAir
7h 20mLUN-JNB
R5 990
11/4Thu
directAirlink
1h 45mJNB-LVI
18/4Thu
directAirlink
1h 55mLVI-JNB
R6 615
15/7Mon
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9h 15mCPT-LUN
25/7Thu
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8h 15mLUN-CPT
R6 975
21/4Sun
directProflight Zambia
3h 20mCPT-LUN
14/5Tue
1 stopProflight Zambia
7h 45mLUN-CPT
R9 042
18/8Sun
directProflight Zambia
3h 20mCPT-LUN
27/8Tue
1 stopProflight Zambia
7h 15mLUN-CPT
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2h 20mJNB-LUN
R2 199
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8h 55mJNB-LUN
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2h 20mJNB-LUN
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2h 25mLUN-JNB
R4 966
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R5 004
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R7 032
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3h 30mLUN-CPT
R8 681
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9h 20mLVI-CPT
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9h 20mLVI-CPT
R9 724
25/2Sun
directProflight Zambia
3h 20mCPT-LUN
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directProflight Zambia
3h 30mLUN-CPT
R10 217
22/2Thu
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2h 20mJNB-LUN
23/2Fri
multi-stopEthiopian Air
55h 40mLUN-JNB
R14 880
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Zambia - South Africa

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