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London Johannesburg
Sun, 17 Dec LTN - JNB
Fri, 22 Dec JNB - LTN
£1125 £1057
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Cape Town Johannesburg
Sat, 17 Feb CPT - JNB
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Cape Town Johannesburg
Sun, 17 Dec CPT - HLA
Mon, 18 Dec HLA - CPT
£149 £144
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London Johannesburg
Mon, 11 Dec LHR - JNB
Thu, 14 Dec JNB - LHR
£729 £719
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London Johannesburg
Mon, 11 Dec LHR - JNB
Thu, 14 Dec JNB - LHR
£733 £723
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Manchester Johannesburg
Mon, 11 Dec MAN - JNB
Tue, 12 Dec JNB - MAN
£890 £877
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Trips to Johannesburg

Your holidays in Johannesburg

Johannesburg - or "Joburg" as people love to call it - is one of the largest cities in South Africa. The clear skies, daily sunshine, mild winters and comfortable climate throughout the year makes this city a very suitable choice for trade, business and entertainment. Approximately 40% of the gold mined in the country is found in the Witwatersrand area of Johannesburg and is ranked second largest gold mine in the world. There are many events, concerts and festivals throughout the year. As the city offers all kinds of entertainment, food, shopping, fashion and sports, visitors love to make multiple trips to Johannesburg. Check out our offers flight + hotel to Johannesburg!

Things to do and places to see in Johannesburg

The fascinating variety of bars, clubs and discos keeps the night life zesty and dynamic with live performances. You can also enjoy some contemporary African music here. The city gives a unique experience to shoppers with variety ranging from local to international brands at reasonable prices. To experience a marvellous holiday, let Opodo help you get cheap flights to Johannesburg.

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Johannesburg airports

O.R. Tambo International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the country and serves all domestic and international airlines including many cheap flights from Johannesburg to London. Lanseria Airport serves limited domestic flights.

Lanseria Airport

Top airlines

Some of the domestic airlines using this airport are Kulula and Flysafair.


This airport is located approximately 30km north of Johannesburg.

Transport options

Shuttle bus services are available to Sandton Gautrain station from the airport. Authorised taxis are available outside the arrivals, and car rental centres are located at the airport for the convenience of hiring a car.

O.R. Tambo International Airport

Top airlines

Some of the top flights to Johannesburg are South African Airways, British Airways and Mango Airlines.


This airport is located 21km away from the city centre and will take approximately 30 minutes to get to any part of the city.

Transport options

Buses and coaches are available behind the car rental area and you can get there by following the signage at the airport. Metered yellow taxis are available from the airport at all times. The rapid rail system, Gautrain, runs between the airport and the city. Car rental offices are at the domestic arrival concourse.

FAQ's about Johannesburg

How can I find cheap flights to Johannesburg at Opodo?
At Opodo you can find flights from £24 to Johannesburg. Our offers are the result of a combination of different technologies, machine learning algorithms and real searches form our customers in our platform, so you can get the options that better suits your needs when flying to Johannesburg.
When's the best time to book flights to Johannesburg?
The top month to book flights to Johannesburg is September, based on our Opodo UK customers. The next most popular booking period for Johannesburg flights is July. In third place: August. By this we mean when travellers book their tickets. For the best time to actually travel to Johannesburg, read on.
When's the best time to go to Johannesburg?
We checked our customers' flight searches, and the winner of best time to fly to Johannesburg is... December. The next best month to travel to Johannesburg is August. And let's not forget October, the third top choice for when to go to Johannesburg. However if you prefer things on the less busy side, we can also tell you (quietly) that the least popular month for flights to Johannesburg is May.
Which airlines fly to Johannesburg from the UK?
Airlines flying direct from the UK to Johannesburg include:
  • Virgin Atlantic, which flies from London and Edinburgh to Johannesburg plus from Aberdeen.
  • South African Airways, which has flights from London and Saint Helena as well as null to Johannesburg.
  • Lufthansa, with flights from London to Johannesburg and Manchester and also from Birmingham.
Indirect flights from the UK to Johannesburg include:
  • Alitalia / ITA, which flies from London and null and also from null.
  • Lufthansa, with flights from London and Manchester to Johannesburg plus Birmingham.
  • Kenya Airways, which has flights from London and Newcastle as well as from null to Johannesburg.
How early should I be at the airport to take a flight to Johannesburg?
What is the name of Johannesburg’s airport?
Johannesburg is served by 4 airport[s]. OR Tambo International Airport airport operates flights towards both domestic and international destinations within 85 cities, such as London, Manchester and Harare, the most popular routes.
How far is Johannesburg’s airport from the city centre?
Johannesburg’s airport OR Tambo International Airport is located 1 miles from the city centre.
How much does it cost to travel from the airport to the city center of Johannesburg?
By Public transport: The price for the trip is about 1.74 GBP per person. By taxi: If you have more budget and prefer to take a taxi from OR Tambo International Airport , for example, the average price for the ride to Johannesburg centre is around 1.74 GBP per km. By car: For more convenience and freedom during your stay, Opodo has the best offers of car rentals in Johannesburg. Pick your preferred car type and get from OR Tambo International Airport to Johannesburg city centre on your own terms.
How much should I budget for a trip to Johannesburg?
If you are going to Johannesburg, here is a list with an average price of some goods:
  • - Inexpensive Restaurant: 7.94 GBP
  • - Mid Range Restaurante: 29.77 GBP
  • - Cheap Restaurant: 2.98 GBP
  • - Domestic Beer: 1.49 GBP
  • - Imported Beer: 1.98 GBP
  • - Coffee: 1.42 GBP
  • - SoftDrink: 0.75 GBP
  • - Water: 0.62 GBP
What is the weather like in Johannesburg?
If you're looking for summer vibes, the best time to travel to Johannesburg is in January, February and October, when the average temperature reaches 29.04 °C, while July, August and June are the 3 sunniest months of the year, with an average of 212.81 hours. If you prefer colder temperatures, however, make sure you visit Johannesburg during the months of June, July and August to experience an average of 4.82 °C. For those who don't care too much about temperatures, but want to avoid getting wet in the rain, it's important to avoid travelling during May, June and July, when the average precipitation in Johannesburg is 5.13 mm, while the months of January, February and March are drier, with an average of 0 mm.
Airport code JNB The IATA code for the arrival airport on flights to Johannesburg is JNB
Most popular airline Kulula Most popular airline with flights to Johannesburg
High season December According to search data from our customers, December is the busiest time to fly to Johannesburg
Low season May According to search data from our customers, May is the least busy time to fly to Johannesburg

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