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Zurich to Johannesburg flight information

Flights arrive in Johannesburg
Flights depart from Zurich
Flight price R5 743
Distance 8 417 km
Airlines KLM, Air France, Etihad Airways

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Low season:
January
Best time to beat the crowds
4%
expected price decrease
High season:
July
Most popular time to fly
16%
expected price increase
Average price:
R10 967
(price for this month)
Good deal:
R9 987
or less return trip within
2 months
of travel is a good deal

When to Book Flights from Zurich to Johannesburg

Average price per month
Flight prices as travel date approaches
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Top tips for finding a cheap flight

The cheapest flight from Zurich to Johannesburg was found, on average, 56 days before departure.
Book at least 3 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be June, July and August. The cheapest month to fly is January.
Morning departure is around 47% 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 Zurich to Johannesburg Flights

How long does a flight from Zurich to Johannesburg take?
The average direct flight takes 14h 10m, covering a distance of 8417 km.
How many flights are there between Zurich and Johannesburg?
There are 56 (direct) flights between Zurich and Johannesburg per week, averaging 8 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Zurich to Johannesburg?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on KLM (R5 743), Air France (R5 773) and Etihad Airways (R8 786).
Which airlines fly most frequently between Zurich and Johannesburg?
SWISS (4 times daily), SAA (3 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Zurich to Johannesburg?
For Zurich to Johannesburg, Wednesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Sunday is the most expensive. Flying from Johannesburg back to Zurich, the best deals are generally found on Wednesday, with Friday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from Zurich to Johannesburg?
When flying out of Zurich you will be using Zurich, often referred to as Zurich Airport. You will be landing at Johannesburg OR Tambo, also known as Johannesburg Airport.
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Book cheap flights from Zurich to Johannesburg (return)

Airports
Origin
Zurich
R5 743
only
R5 743
Destination
Johannesburg
R5 743
only
R5 743
Wed, Apr 29
ZRH
Zurich
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
27h 45m
Wed, May 13
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
ZRH
Zurich
33h 25m
R5 743
Trip: 15 days
7,8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,8 Good
Based on 3 422 reviews
Overall
8,0
Boarding
8,0
Comfort
7,7
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
7,2
Food
7,5
AMS
MAN
Good 6,0

Pros: Flight arrived on time

Cons: No food provided "due to a strike the previous day". Not sure why this would impact on providing a sandwich or snack particularly when champagne was still available for first class passengers.

AMS
LOS
Excellent 8,0

Pros: The crew was great. The soecial meal request was hadled well despite oversight.

Cons: Soecial meal request was made in advance but overlooked. Did not mind it so much as eating less is not a bad idea! To err is human.

AMS
IAD
Excellent 8,6

Pros: Food was great, enjoyed watching videos, staff very profession and friendly.

Cons: Boarding was delayed and prolonged My Baggage was not transferred and was not available when I arrived in Dulles.

TLV
AMS
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Almost everything, especially the crew.

Cons: Don’t feel like anything should be better to be honest

BHX
AMS
Excellent 10,0

Cons: Time

Fri, Nov 22
ZRH
Zurich
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
18h 55m
Wed, Dec 4
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
ZRH
Zurich
23h 30m
R5 773
Trip: 13 days
7,5GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,5 Good
Based on 3 920 reviews
Overall
7,7
Boarding
7,7
Comfort
7,3
Crew
8,2
Entertainment
6,9
Food
7,2
CDG
YUL
Okay 5,6

Cons: Tell me i would misst the next flight and that my beg will not go to the final airport.

CDG
LOS
Excellent 8,0

Pros: The cabin crew were amazing and the seats very comfortable, even in economy. I'm not a super comfortable flyer so I loved that the pilot would always warn when we were getting into turbulence. 2 thumbs up. I will fly Air France again

Cons: I'd appreciate a better selection of food and drinks, even if I have to pay for the drinks.

TLV
CDG
Good 7,3

Cons: Entertainment worked sporadically

CUN
CDG
Good 6,0

Pros: The crew was very friendly.

Cons: No wifi on a 9 hour flight. Takes a long time to get another round of coffee.

BOS
CDG
Excellent 9,6

Pros: Great newer plane, great service!

Thu, Oct 24
ZRH
Zurich
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
29h 00m
Sun, Oct 27
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
ZRH
Zurich
36h 25m
R8 786
Trip: 4 days
7,3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,3 Good
Based on 6 471 reviews
Overall
7,4
Boarding
7,5
Comfort
7,3
Crew
7,7
Entertainment
7,4
Food
7,0
JFK
AUH
Excellent 9,3

Pros: Quiet

Cons: Bathroom s were dirty

ICN
AUH
Mediocre 3,6

Pros: Kinda odd flying backwards....

Cons: Onboard entertaiment and food was just awful. UAE's version of Ryanair.

AUH
BNE
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Efficient airline, friendly staff.

Cons: Can't blame the airline but getting through terminals is time consuming in Abu Dhabi. Seats are small and hard but I felt excellent value for money.

AUH
CDG
Mediocre 2,0

Pros: Absolutely nothing.

Cons: They should learn from Emirates or Qatar Airways on how an airline service should be.... never again, sorry Etihad...

LHR
AUH
Good 7,3

Pros: Screen.

Cons: Attentiveness of crew member . Movie selection could be better

Mon, Jan 13
ZRH
Zurich
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
14h 10m
Thu, Jan 23
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
ZRH
Zurich
14h 40m
R5 788
Trip: 11 days
7,8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,8 Good
Based on 3 422 reviews
Overall
8,0
Boarding
8,0
Comfort
7,7
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
7,2
Food
7,5
AMS
NBO
Good 6,0

Cons: The plane is so old..,

DUB
AMS
Good 6,4

Pros: Boarding was quick and flight was calm

Cons: The coffe and breakfast.

AMS
JFK
Good 6,3

Pros: The socks offered in business were comfortable and nice looking. The red wine was good.

Cons: The food was just average and the seat not too comfortable

OTP
AMS
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Loved the smooth ride.

Cons: Bathroom was pretty nasty

AMS
ATL
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Fantastic gate agents!

Cons: The food was terrible.

Sat, Nov 30
ZRH
Zurich
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
14h 10m
Mon, Dec 9
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
ZRH
Zurich
14h 40m
R5 862
Trip: 10 days
7,8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,8 Good
Based on 3 422 reviews
Overall
8,0
Boarding
8,0
Comfort
7,7
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
7,2
Food
7,5
MAN
AMS
Okay 5,6

Cons: The flight from Manchester to Amsterdam has been delayed which led insufficient time for me to transfer to HK

AMS
JFK
Okay 4,0

Cons: Crew members in Amsterdam were very rude and disrespectful

CGK
KUL
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Excellent crew, good food & movie selection.

KWI
AMS
Excellent 8,0

Pros: The crews were pretty great!

Cons: The regulating of the temperature.

ATH
AMS
Okay 5,3

Pros: Flight and the crew!

Cons: Staff at the airport pushing you to upgrade to first class but not making it clear only the first trip from Athens to Amsterdam which the first class uses same uncomfortable seats as the economy to pay extra 130 euros ridiculous airfrance stuff! I should have flown all the way to NYC first class!!!

Sat, Feb 1
ZRH
Zurich
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
14h 10m
Sat, Feb 15
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
ZRH
Zurich
14h 40m
R5 862
Trip: 15 days
7,8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,8 Good
Based on 3 422 reviews
Overall
8,0
Boarding
8,0
Comfort
7,7
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
7,2
Food
7,5
AMS
HEL
Excellent 10,0

Cons: Boarding was crazy. Could not everyone in the gate area.

BHX
AMS
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Crew was great and helpful despite oversight in my special meal.

Cons: Special meal request was overlook. I did not mind so much as eating less does some good! It is human to err!

AMS
PRG
Excellent 8,4

Pros: Usual faultless KLM experience

Cons: Nothing.

GVA
AMS
Good 6,4

Pros: The crew was pleasant

Cons: Baggage checkin & flight boarding was slow & disorganized.

LHR
BOS
Mediocre 2,0

Cons: Flight got cancelled

Sat, Feb 1
ZRH
Zurich
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
14h 10m
Sat, Feb 15
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
ZRH
Zurich
14h 40m
R5 862
Trip: 15 days
7,8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,8 Good
Based on 3 422 reviews
Overall
8,0
Boarding
8,0
Comfort
7,7
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
7,2
Food
7,5
DUB
AMS
Okay 5,3

Cons: Information on arrival time was not correct

AMS
LIS
Good 7,3

Pros: Comfortable seat, great crew.

Cons: Flight delayed, no USB port and no entertainment

LAX
AMS
Excellent 8,3

Cons: Seats in economy section are very close together . There is not enough room for knees...especially for such a long trip.

BOD
AMS
Excellent 10,0

Pros: The pilot and the crews were helpful about the transit. Pilot make up a lot of time.

Cons: Flight was delayed, had to run to my next connection flight.

FCO
AMS
Excellent 8,0

Pros: The crew.

Cons: The time between flights.

Fri, Mar 6
ZRH
Zurich
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
14h 10m
Tue, Mar 17
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
ZRH
Zurich
14h 40m
R5 862
Trip: 11 days
7,8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,8 Good
Based on 3 422 reviews
Overall
8,0
Boarding
8,0
Comfort
7,7
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
7,2
Food
7,5
AMS
LIS
Good 7,3

Pros: Comfortable seat, great crew.

Cons: Flight delayed, no USB port and no entertainment

OSL
AMS
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Good amount of space on the plane, lots of movies to watch, good food and drink.

GDN
AMS
Good 6,0

Pros: very nice crew

Cons: my baggage was lost

KBP
AMS
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Newer plane, crew was amazing, seats were adjustable

AMS
JFK
Okay 4,0

Cons: Crew members in Amsterdam were very rude and disrespectful

Tue, Jan 21
ZRH
Zurich
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
14h 10m
Fri, Feb 14
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
ZRH
Zurich
14h 40m
R5 892
Trip: 25 days
7,8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,8 Good
Based on 3 422 reviews
Overall
8,0
Boarding
8,0
Comfort
7,7
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
7,2
Food
7,5
FCO
AMS
Excellent 8,0

Pros: The crew.

Cons: The time between flights.

AMS
TXL
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Great airline

DUB
AMS
Okay 5,3

Cons: Information on arrival time was not correct

ATH
AMS
Okay 5,3

Pros: Flight and the crew!

Cons: Staff at the airport pushing you to upgrade to first class but not making it clear only the first trip from Athens to Amsterdam which the first class uses same uncomfortable seats as the economy to pay extra 130 euros ridiculous airfrance stuff! I should have flown all the way to NYC first class!!!

GVA
AMS
Good 6,4

Pros: The crew was pleasant

Cons: Baggage checkin & flight boarding was slow & disorganized.

Sun, Oct 20
ZRH
Zurich
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
29h 00m
Mon, Nov 18
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
ZRH
Zurich
36h 25m
R10 463
Trip: 30 days
7,3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,3 Good
Based on 6 471 reviews
Overall
7,4
Boarding
7,5
Comfort
7,3
Crew
7,7
Entertainment
7,4
Food
7,0
AUH
AMD
Mediocre 2,0

Pros: nothing

Cons: THEY GAVE ME A BROKEN SEAT AND THEY GOT ANGRY AGAINST ME, EVEN THOUGH IT WAS UNSAFE

MEL
AUH
Excellent 8,6

Cons: You expect more from business class

HYD
AUH
Good 6,0

Cons: aren't all the passengers on the flight same? how come economy passengers denied Biryani, while premium and Business class gets it?

CAI
AUH
Good 6,6

Pros: Boarding was easy

Cons: Expensive flight

AUH
NRT
Excellent 10,0

Pros: The flight was surprisingly empty compared to flying to Abu Dhabi. I had an entire row to myself. I was able to lay out and sleep peacefully without worrying about the traveler in front of me leaving their seat back. Highly recommend Etihad airways!

Fri, Jan 17
ZRH
Zurich
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
14h 10m
Fri, Jan 31
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
ZRH
Zurich
14h 40m
R6 025
Trip: 15 days
7,8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,8 Good
Based on 3 422 reviews
Overall
8,0
Boarding
8,0
Comfort
7,7
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
7,2
Food
7,5
AMS
JFK
Good 6,3

Pros: The socks offered in business were comfortable and nice looking. The red wine was good.

Cons: The food was just average and the seat not too comfortable

DAR
AMS
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Crew was great, very responsive and hospitable!

Cons: more lunch choices, especially choices without dairy products.

AMS
ABZ
Good 6,0

Pros: very nice crew

Cons: my bagfage was lost

AMS
LCY
Mediocre 3,3

Pros: The aircraft

Cons: No overbooking next time!

AMS
IAD
Excellent 8,6

Pros: Food was great, enjoyed watching videos, staff very profession and friendly.

Cons: Boarding was delayed and prolonged My Baggage was not transferred and was not available when I arrived in Dulles.

Mon, Dec 9
ZRH
Zurich
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
14h 10m
Tue, Dec 31
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
ZRH
Zurich
22h 45m
R7 777
Trip: 23 days
7,8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,8 Good
Based on 3 422 reviews
Overall
8,0
Boarding
8,0
Comfort
7,7
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
7,2
Food
7,5
KWI
AMS
Excellent 8,0

Pros: The crews were pretty great!

Cons: The regulating of the temperature.

AMS
MAN
Good 6,0

Pros: Flight arrived on time

Cons: No food provided "due to a strike the previous day". Not sure why this would impact on providing a sandwich or snack particularly when champagne was still available for first class passengers.

AMS
JFK
Okay 4,0

Cons: Crew members in Amsterdam were very rude and disrespectful

AMS
JFK
Good 6,3

Pros: The socks offered in business were comfortable and nice looking. The red wine was good.

Cons: The food was just average and the seat not too comfortable

AMS
GVA
Good 6,0

Cons: Delay due to strike

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