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London Johannesburg
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Sun, 03 Mar LHR - JNB
Wed, 06 Mar JNB - LHR
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Mon, 08 Apr LHR - JNB
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Mon, 11 Mar JNB - LHR
£473 £460
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Wed, 13 Mar LHR - JNB
Fri, 15 Mar JNB - LHR
£639 £622
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Fri, 22 Mar JNB - LHR
£604 £584
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Mon, 25 Mar JNB - LHR
£763 £743
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Flight route information

Currency and price comparison

Train Local, one-way ticket
53% Trains in Johannesburg are 53% cheaper than in London.
London £2.8
Johannesburg £1.31
Meal Mid-priced restaurant
65% A meal in Johannesburg is 65% cheaper than a meal in London.
London £18
Johannesburg £6.35
Exchange rate
1 GBP = 24.41 ZAR
1 ZAR = 0.05 GBP
Last checked on 24 February 2024
Distance: 5635 miles
London airports
Heathrow (LHR) How far from city centre: 14 miles
Stansted (STN) How far from city centre: 30 miles
Gatwick (LGW) How far from city centre: 25 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
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
Grand Central (GCJ) How far from city centre: 4 miles
Rand (QRA) How far from city centre: 8 miles

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Useful information for the flight from London to Johannesburg

How long is the flight from London to Johannesburg?

The trip duration on a direct flight path from London to Johannesburg is about 11 hrs 15 minutes.

What are the most common stopovers?

Possible stopovers on a flight to Johannesburg include Frankfurt, Paris, Amsterdam, Zurich, Addis Ababa, and Cape Town.

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

A valid passport is required for your entry into South Africa. For many nationalities including the UK, visa-free entry is granted for stays up to 90 days.

Is there a time change from London to Johannesburg?

London is on Greenwich Mean Time (UTC), which is 2 hours behind Johannesburg's South African Standard Time (UTC+2).

Which airlines fly from London to Johannesburg?

Several airlines provide cheap flights between London and Johannesburg, including:

How to find cheap flights from London to Johannesburg

The easiest way to find discount airfares from London to Johannesburg, and domestic flights in Johannesburg once you arrive, is to use Opodo’s powerful, easy-to-use search engine. The ability to filter your choices by airports, airlines, schedules and many other options allows you to find the best and cheapest times to book a ticket. Opodo will display a large number of results in just a few seconds, and you can even find special last-minute deals if you scroll further down.

When are the best times to fly from London to Johannesburg

Airports in London

London has four airports providing direct and connecting flights to Johannesburg: Heathrow Airport, Gatwick Airport, Stansted Airport, and London City Airport.

Useful information about Heathrow Airport

Heathrow Airport is located 15 miles west of Central London.

How to get to the airport:

Services: open 24/7, free Wi-Fi access 24 hours a day, baby care facility, outdoor smoking areas, cafes, duty-free shops, restaurants, numerous pubs and bars.

Useful information about Gatwick Airport

Gatwick Airport is located near Crawley, 29 miles south of Central London.

How to get to the airport:

Services: open 24/7, 90 minutes free Wi-Fi access, baby changing facilities, kids zones, airport lounges, and a number of restaurants, cafes and bars.

Useful information about London Stansted Airport

London Stansted Airport is located 42 miles north-east of Central London.

How to get to the airport:

Services: open 24/7, free Wi-Fi service, lounges, shopping, prayer rooms, restaurants and cafes

Useful information about London City Airport

How to get to the airport:

Services: open 24/7, free Wi-Fi access in the terminal building, lounges, shopping areas, designated smoking areas, bars and eateries.

Airports in Johannesburg

Johannesburg has one main airport with international departures and arrivals: O.R. Tambo International Airport.

Useful information about O.R. Tambo International Airport

O.R. Tambo International Airport is Africa's busiest airport, located in Kempton Park, 17 miles from Johannesburg.

How to get from the airport to the city:

Services: open 24/7, free Wi-Fi access, foreign exchange, retail and duty-free shopping.

What to do and visit in Johannesburg

Frequently asked questions about flights from London to Johannesburg

How long does the flight take to go from London to Johannesburg?
The total flight time between London and Johannesburg is of around 15:13 hours on average, considering an average distance of 11,669 km, for both direct and indirect flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
How can I find cheap flights from London to Johannesburg at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from London to Johannesburg is 207£. At Opodo we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the best option available, considering airline combinations, stopovers and direct flights as well as different criteria for inbound and outbound journeys.
Is Johannesburg expensive to visit compared to London?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Johannesburg costs an average of 1.02 GBP, 74% cheaper than London, with a fare of 4.00 GBP, while train tickets costs 53% less in Johannesburg: 1.31 GBP against 2.80 GBP in London. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 6.35 GBP in Johannesburg, 65% less than the 18.00 GBP in London. The price of the coffee is around 60% cheaper in Johannesburg, with an average of 1.43 GBP, while in London the coffee costs 3.59 GBP.
When is the best time to book a flight from London to Johannesburg?
The most popular months to book a trip from London to Johannesburg are October, December and November, based on the searches of our customers.
When is the best time to travel from London to Johannesburg?
The best time of the year to go to Johannesburg when flying from London depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, December is the top 1º month to fly to Johannesburg from London in terms of searches from our customer, followed by April and July. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, June, May and March are the months with less volume of searchs for the route London - Johannesburg.
Is it possible to purchase a flexible ticket for my flight from London to Johannesburg?
At Opodo we want to make sure that your travel plans are not affected by any cancelation as well as any possible restrictions South Africa may apply when travelling from London. 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 is the weather in Johannesburg compared to London?
While in London the temperatures can reach an average of 29.01 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 9.0 mm ,Johannesburg's temperatures can go up to 31.84 ºC during the hot season, with 6.0 mm average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around -0.43 ºC in Johannesburg, compared to the -3.09 ºC average degrees reported in London. During the winter period, London can register 6.0 mm precipitation, while Johannesburg have an average of 0.9 mm rain level.
Which airports have flights between London and Johannesburg?
The main airport route flying between London and Johannesburg is: Heathrow (LHR) to OR Tambo International Airport (JNB). This route is covered by the following airline(s):
  • Virgin Atlantic.
  • South African Airways.
  • British Airways.
Airlines with indirect flights from London to Johannesburg are:
Airlines with indirect flights from London to Johannesburg are:
  • ITA Airways, stoping in Rome for 60 minutes minimun.
  • Lufthansa, with 60 minutes scale in Frankfurt.
  • Lufthansa, with 60 minutes scale in Frankfurt.

OR Tambo International Airport - Latest customer reviews

3.0 /5
Reviews: 2
5.0 /5
Tetiyaa
Date 2019-10-22 Age 31-50 City United Kingdom

Could do with customer service improvements

1.0 /5
Aletche de Meyer
Date 2019-01-12 Age City

Opodo is crap I don't even want to give a star

Flight Duration 15 h and 13 m Flights between London and Johannesburg take, on average, 15 h and 13 m minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Cheapest flight £207 Cheapest price for a flight between London and Johannesburg found by our customers in the last 72 hours
Departing Airport Heathrow The airport Heathrow is the departure airport operating flights between London and Johannesburg
Arriving Airport OR Tambo International Airport Flights departing London with Johannesburg as destination arrive at OR Tambo International Airport

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