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Johannesburg to London flights

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Departure Fri, 09 Oct Return Sun, 18 Oct
JNB Johannesburg
LON London
return from £407
Departure Mon, 26 Oct Return Sun, 01 Nov
JNB Johannesburg
LON London
return from £346
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Find out further information on Johannesburg and London to help you prepare for your trip.
Currency and price comparison
Train
Local, one-way ticket
100%

Trains are 100% more expensive in London than in Johannesburg.

Johannesburg
£1.38
London
£2.8
Meal
Mid-priced restaurant
140%

The average meal is 140% more expensive in London than in Johannesburg.

Johannesburg
£6.19
London
£15
Taxi
Standard daytime start rate
160%

Taxis are 160% more expensive in London than in Johannesburg.

Johannesburg
£1.15
London
£3
Coffee
Regular cappuccino
129%

Coffee is 129% more expensive in London than in Johannesburg.

Johannesburg
£1.3
London
£2.98
Johannesburg airports
  • ( OR Tambo International Airport (JNB)
    How far from city centre: 1 miles
  • ( Lanseria Intl Apt (HLA)
    How far from city centre: 30 miles
  • ( Rand (QRA)
    How far from city centre: 8 miles
  • ( Grand Central (GCJ)
    How far from city centre: 4 miles
London airports
  • ( Heathrow (LHR)
    How far from city centre: 14 miles
  • ( Gatwick (LGW)
    How far from city centre: 25 miles
  • ( Stansted (STN)
    How far from city centre: 30 miles
  • ( Luton International (LTN)
    How far from city centre: 27 miles
  • ( London City (LCY)
    How far from city centre: 7 miles
  • ( Southend (SEN)
    How far from city centre: 35 miles
K Distance: 5635 miles

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Useful information for the flight from Johannesburg to London

How long is the flight from Johannesburg to London?

A direct flight from Johannesburg to London is around 11 hours and 10 minutes. However, some airfares and tickets involve stopovers with a variety of flight paths. In this case, the flight duration can be up to 21 hours.

What are the most common stopovers?

Flight deals may include a stopover in Doha, Addis Ababa, Istanbul, Cairo, or Abu Dhabi. European stopovers are usually in major cities such as Amsterdam, Paris, Zurich, or Frankfurt.

What documentation do I need to fly to London from Johannesburg?

Nationals of South Africa need a visa, as well as a passport, to enter or transit in the UK. Visa applications and appointments can be made online. Once approved, they will be delivered at a visa application centre in Johannesburg or Pretoria.

Is there a time change from Johannesburg to London?

London is on Greenwich Meridian Time (GMT) whilst Johannesburg is (GMT+2). Jo’burg is ahead of London by two hours.

Which airlines fly from Johannesburg to London?

There are several airlines that offer departures from Johannesburg to London.

  • South African Airways, the flag carrier of South Africa.
  • British Airways, the largest airline in the UK.
  • Ethiopian Airlines, the nationalized Ethiopian carrier.
  • Turkish Airlines, Turkey’s national airline.
  • Qatar Airways, flag carrier of Qatar.
  • Egypt Air, flag carrier of Egypt and headquartered in Cairo.
  • Etihad Airways, airline of the United Arab Emirates.
  • Alitalia, Italy's biggest air carrier.
  • Swiss International Air Lines, national airline of Switzerland.
  • Air France, flag carrier airline of France.
  • Lufthansa, Germany’s largest airline and flag carrier.

How to find cheap flights from Johannesburg to London

The user-friendly online search engine Opodo can you help you find the best offers for business trips, holidays, and city breaks in London. Search by proposed dates, destinations, and number of travellers, and it will display results by price, schedule, departures, or arrivals. Use the filters to narrow down searches based on parameters such as the number of stops, airlines, or airports.

When are the best times to fly from Johannesburg to London?

  • Late spring is an ideal time to visit, when the weather is typically pleasant for sightseeing.
  • December is a festive month in London. Enjoy Christmas markets, decorations, and general holiday cheer.
  • September to October is often the cheapest time to go to London, and the weather is still usually temperate enough for ample walking.

Airports in Johannesburg

There is only one international airport in Johannesburg, OR Tambo International Airport. The airport also offers domestic flights.

Useful Information about OR Tambo International Airport

The OR Tambo International Airport (JNB) is about 14 miles east of Johannesburg.

How to get to the airport:

  • By train – get on the Gautrain (commuter rail system) at Marlboro or Sandton station. Travel time is 15 minutes.
  • By taxi – 30 to 40 minutes depending on the traffic.
  • By bus – use the Rea Vaya bus system.

Services: free Wi-Fi for up to 4 hours, duty-free shops, African arts & crafts, restaurants and cafes, lounges, pharmacy, and ATMs.

Airports in London

Most flights from Johannesburg to London land at Heathrow or Gatwick airports. Some may also touch down at Stansted or London City Airport.

Useful Information about Heathrow Airport

The distance between Heathrow Airport and Central London is 15 miles.

How to get to London from the airport:

  • By train – Heathrow Express to Paddington Station is 15 minutes, or take the Tube's Piccadilly line, which takes about 45 minutes.
  • By taxi – 50 minutes or more depending on the traffic.
  • By bus – National Express coaches stop at London Victoria station.

Services: free Wi-Fi, ample shopping, currency exchange, lounges, restaurants, bars, and showers, and baby facilities.

Useful Information about Gatwick Airport

Central London is 30 miles away from Gatwick Airport.

How to get to London from the airport:

  • By train – Gatwick Express to London Bridge or Victoria stations.
  • By taxi – one hour or more journey time.
  • By bus – National Express coach services and easyBus.

Services: 90 minutes free Wi-Fi, lounges, restaurants, shops, and currency exchange.

Useful Information about Stansted Airport

The distance between Stansted Airport and Central London is 40 miles.

How to get to London:

  • By train – Stansted Express to London Liverpool Street.
  • By taxi – at least an hour and 10 minutes to the city.
  • By bus – National Express coach services.

Services: up to 4 hours of free Wi-Fi, restaurants, shops, and prayer rooms.

Useful Information about London City Airport

London City Airport is about nine miles from Central London.

How to get to London from the airport:

  • By train – Docklands Light Railway (DLR) metro to the city centre.
  • By taxi – 30 to 60 minutes of travel time.

Services: free Wi-Fi, shops, lounges, children's areas, restaurants, and ATMs.

What to do and visit in London

  • Visit St. Paul’s Cathedral.
  • Take a guided tour of the Palace of Westminster, home to the two houses of Parliament.
  • See Nelson’s Column at Trafalgar Square.
  • Go on a Thames River cruise and see iconic landmarks from the water.
  • Shop, dine, or watch a theatre show at Covent Garden in West End.
  • Enjoy the nightlife at the Piccadilly Circus.

Frequent asked questions about flights from Johannesburg to London

How is COVID-19 affecting flights from Johannesburg to London?
At Opodo we want to make sure that your travel plans are not affected by any cancelation as well as any possible restrictions United Kingdom may apply when travelling from Johannesburg. Is your flight cancelled? We've got your back! With our flexible ticket guarantee you can decide if you want to book another flight - free of rebooking fee - or get a full refund!
🔍 How can I find cheap flights from Johannesburg to London at Opodo?
Our search engines have found flights from 346€ for the route Johannesburg - London. At Opodo we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the cheapest option available, considering airline combinations, stopovers and direct flights as well as different criteria for inbound and outbound journeys.
💰 Is London expensive to visit compared to Johannesburg?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in London costs an average of 3.00 GBP, 152% more expensive than Johannesburg, with a fare of 1.19 GBP, while train tickets costs 96% more in London: 2.80 GBP against 1.43 GBP in Johannesburg. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 15.00 GBP in London, 142% more than the 6.20 GBP in Johannesburg. The price of the coffee is around 121% more expensive in London, with an average of 2.98 GBP , while in Johannesburg the coffee costs 1.35 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Johannesburg to London?
According to real customer data from our website, the most popular months to book a trip from Johannesburg to London are November, January and December.
📅 When is the best time to travel from Johannesburg to London?
The best time of the year to go to London when flying from Johannesburg depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, December is the top 1 month to fly to  London from Johannesburg in terms of searches from our cutomer, followed by June and August. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period February, October and November are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Johannesburg -  London.
How long does the flight take to go from Johannesburg to London?
The total flight time between Johannesburg and London is of around 14:37 hours on average, considering an average distance of 10,941 km, for both direct and indirect flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in oter cities in between).

Heathrow - Latest customer reviews

3.8 /5
Reviews: 11
3.0 /5
No
Date 2019-08-12 Age 51-70 City UK

Expensive to buy food and drinks

2.0 /5
Andy
Date 2019-07-12 Age City

Poor signage - why?

4.0 /5
Maggie
Date 2019-07-11 Age 51-70 City South Africa

All round pleasant for most things

5.0 /5
Victor
Date 2019-06-02 Age 31-50 City Reading

Good

5.0 /5
Malindrish
Date 2019-01-12 Age 51-70 City South Africa

Efficient and fast.

4.0 /5
Nik
Date 2018-12-14 Age 31-50 City UK

Extortionate food prices

4.0 /5
Mahadi
Date 2018-11-30 Age 51-70 City Johannesburg

Friendly and very patient airline staff

5.0 /5
Dziva
Date 2018-05-16 Age 51-70 City London

Happy to use the air line again

5.0 /5
Niki
Date 2018-05-07 Age 51-70 City Milton Keynes

The Airport is good

4.0 /5
Megs
Date 2018-04-30 Age 31-50 City Kent

I like Heathrow - this was Terminal 2 which was fine I ate at Yo Sushi

1.0 /5
SERENA
Date 2018-04-09 Age 31-50 City UK

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