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Flights to Johannesburg

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Departure Mon, 25 Oct Return Wed, 27 Oct
LON London
JNB Johannesburg
return from £549
Departure Mon, 25 Oct Return Tue, 26 Oct
LON London
JNB Johannesburg
return from £547
Departure Mon, 25 Oct Return Wed, 27 Oct
MAN Manchester
JNB Johannesburg
return from £8,051
Departure Mon, 25 Oct Return Wed, 27 Oct
HRE Harare
JNB Johannesburg
return from £237
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Popular flight routes to Johannesburg
London - Johannesburg
return from £400
Manchester - Johannesburg
return from £467
Harare - Johannesburg
return from £187
Birmingham - Johannesburg
return from £488
Durban - Johannesburg
return from £68
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Trips to Johannesburg

Johannesburg travel

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.

Some of the top things to do when in Johannesburg:

  • Get some thrill on the exciting rides at Gold Reef City a theme park located on a closed gold mine
  • Have an amazing experience by feeding the lion clubs and giraffes and petting the cheetah at the lion and safari park
  • Visit the National Museum of Military history to view the exhibits of tanks, aircrafts and military articles of the world war
  • Spend a few hours at the SAB World of Beer to see the history of beer and the brewing process
  • Walk into the Sterkfontein caves which showcase fossils dating back 2.3 million years
  • Take a walk through the botanical gardens and enjoy a quiet picnic with family and friends
  • Set out for an amazing experience of gambling at the casino, delicious food and shopping at Montecasino
  • Take a half-day tour to Lesedi village and learn about their different tribes of Xhosa, Zulu and many more
  • Take a guided tour around the Nelson Mandela house to understand the history of his humble life
  • Enjoy a half-day Pretoria sightseeing guided tour to enjoy the beautiful views
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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 £68 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 long before a flight to Johannesburg should I be at the airport?
If you want to be on time for your flight to Johannesburg, make sure to be at the airport at least two to three hours in advance. Check-ins, security controls, customs and boarding the airplane can take some time. At Opodo you can find the best deals for flights to Johannesburg departing from over 85 cities and choose from a variety of services that will improve your time at the airport and guarantee a much better travel experience, such as priority boarding and additional luggage. For more convenience, when booking your flight to Johannesburg at Opodo you can also add insurance or opt for a refundable fare and have a problem-free trip!
🛄 What is the name of Johannesburg’s airport?
Johannesburg is served by 4 airport[s]. OR Tambo International 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 is the trip from the airport to Johannesburg’s city centre?
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.

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