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London to Johannesburg Flight Information

Avg. Flight Duration 11h 10m
Flights Arrive in Johannesburg OR Tambo
Flights Depart from London
Flight Price $451
Distance 5,634 miles
Airlines KLM, British Airways, Turkish Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, SWISS

Good to Know

Low Season:
November
Best time to beat the crowds
3%
expected price decrease
High Season:
July
Most popular time to fly
15%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$1747
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$855
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from London to Johannesburg

Estimated round-trip price
Average price per month
Flight prices as travel date approaches
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Top Tips for Finding a Cheap Flight

Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $854 or less.
The cheapest flight from London to Johannesburg was found 27 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 2 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 November.
Morning departure is around 23% more expensive 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 London to Johannesburg Flights

How long does a flight from London to Johannesburg take?
An average nonstop flight takes 10h 55m, covering a distance of 5634 miles.
How many flights are there between London and Johannesburg?
There are 105 (nonstop) flights between London and Johannesburg per week, averaging 15 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from London to Johannesburg?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on KLM ($451), British Airways ($536) and Turkish Airlines ($582).
Do I need a passport to fly between London and Johannesburg?
Yes.
Which airlines fly most frequently between London and Johannesburg?
American Airlines (2 times daily), Iberia (2 times daily), Virgin Atlantic (2 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly London to Johannesburg?
For London to Johannesburg, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Johannesburg back to London, the best deals are generally found on Sunday, with Monday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from London to Johannesburg?
When flying out of London you will be using one of these airports: London City, London Gatwick or London Heathrow. You will be landing at Johannesburg OR Tambo, also known as Johannesburg Airport.

Book cheap flights from London to Johannesburg (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
London
$451
only
$451
$484
only
$484
$582
only
$582
Destination
Johannesburg
$451
only
$451
Tue, Apr 30
LHR
London Heathrow
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
25h 45m
Wed, May 15
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
LHR
London Heathrow
21h 10m
Trip: 16 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 2,784 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.2
Food
7.5
KUL
AMS
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Friendly staff

Cons: Security check at gate; No priority

AMS
IAD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Economy comfort was very nice, food decent, plenty of toilets to avoid overcrowding, and good entertainment selection.

AMS
MEX
Good 6.6

Pros: The flight AMS to MEX was smooth, very helpful personnel on board, we enjoyed a bit more space and the seat seemed a bit more comfortable.

Cons: Besides the seat relative comfort, it did not recline much at all, i wondered what the extra money (at least $5 or $600) got us. The food, wine/ beer service was same as regular economy, the boarding took place at same time as economy, no drink before take-off if only sparkling water. And the plane was old generation 747 and the entertainment was same vintage: screen was not very bright and the selection of films was poor. No plug to charge electronics. We were disappointed with KLM when comparing with other airline companies offerings when you book in Premium Economy.

VCE
AMS
Okay 5.0

Cons: At the check in they made me pay 50€ for my luggage. This is really upsetting because from Houston to Venice they didn't make me pay. Either the website wasn't transparent or the lady at the desk made a mistake. Very upsetting, one luggage should be included.

AMS
DEL
Good 6.0

Pros: Crew's hospitality, good music, good destination material, terminal info, good system overall

Cons: Less legroom, storage space, bad food, few movie options.

Tue, Mar 19
LHR
London Heathrow
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
11h 05m
Mon, Mar 25
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
LHR
London Heathrow
11h 25m
Trip: 7 days
7.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.9 Good
Based on 52 reviews
Overall
7.4
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.2
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
6.9
Food
6.8
DME
LHR
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Boeing 777 seating is comfortable, other is not so much.

LHR
JNB
Good 7.0

Pros: Great food. Ground staff were very accommodating.

Cons: Flight crew attitude. Cramped seating.

FCO
LHR
Good 6.6

Cons: Food

LHR
JNB
Excellent 10.0

Pros: I liked the seats that I got. Staff were friendly and it was a comfortable flight overall.

Cons: There wasn't enough drinks (water etc) coming around after meals.

LHR
TXL
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: Entertainment

Cons: Everything else

Mon, Mar 18
LGW
London Gatwick
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
16h 20m
Tue, Mar 26
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
LGW
London Gatwick
16h 15m
Trip: 9 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 21,706 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
8.1
Food
8.0
ORD
IST
Excellent 8.3

Pros: The crew are very nice and the service is really good.

Cons: The seats are not so comfortable, the leg rest is just in the way and not useful for me. The PA is overused which is annoying when trying to watch a movie.

IST
IAH
Excellent 10.0

Cons: All good

LGW
IST
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: Food is not bad

Cons: The staff told us our carry-ons are over weighted and forced us to check in 2 carry-ons and charged us 250USD! Our carry-ons are totally standard-sized but just weighted more than 8 kg. We have never encountered any airlines would rob costomers like this! Will NEVER ever fly Turkish airline again!

AMM
IST
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The crew was great and loved the meal given during flight.

BEY
IST
Excellent 10.0

Pros: It was calm

Cons: Maybe in first class

Thu, Jul 18
LHR
London Heathrow
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
10h 55m
Thu, Aug 8
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
LHR
London Heathrow
11h 15m
Trip: 22 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 13 reviews
Overall
8.1
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.0
Food
7.7
LHR
BOS
Excellent 9.3

Cons: My bag was damaged in transit

LHR
SEA
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Food and snacks!!!!!

LHR
JNB
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Good collection of movies

Cons: To pay for luggage for international flights while on their website it says i dont have to pay if im going to South Africa. The food was not so great.

IAD
LHR
Good 6.3

Pros: Virgin Atlantic offers good service at a reasonable price to/from the US to London. Good food service and unbelieveable number of movies and entertainment to choose from.

Cons: The seating and leg room in economy classic were inadequate. We felt way too confined in our seats and the leg room was a joke. I am only 6' tall and this was unacceptable. We will try to upgrade for the return trip.

LHR
JNB
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: We were told over the phone that we could bring our kayaks with us to Africa but the airport staff denied not only our kayaks, but also our paddles which were in a standard ski bag. Their excuse was that both the kayaks and paddle bags were 2 inches too long. .. TWO INCHES!!!!!! We had record of the person we talked to and the time and date, but none of that seemed to matter. It caused A HUGE INCONVENIENCE for us since we are in Zambia for 6 weeks without our gear to paddle one of the most challenging rivers in the world... the Zambezi. Now we are constantly trying to acquire the proper equipment with very little success. We run a nonprofit called the Montana Kayak Academy which provides free whitewater instruction to youth between 8 &18 yrs old and we will be sure to tell everyone we know to NOT TRAVEL WITH EITHER VIRGIN ATLANTIC OR BRITISH AIRWAYS.... EVER!!! VERY DISAPPOINTED! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thu, Aug 22
LCY
London City
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
15h 00m
Wed, Aug 28
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
LCY
London City
15h 00m
Trip: 7 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 7,745 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.7
Entertainment
7.8
Food
8.0
TLV
ZRH
Okay 5.0

Pros: The crew was good

Cons: Place for the legs and better food

ZRH
BCN
Okay 5.3

Cons: Seats and leg space were uncomfortable, staff could have been friendlier and more presentable (cleaner appearance)

ZRH
JFK
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The service

Cons: The service and attitude

JFK
GVA
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: The staff was nice

Cons: The seats were very small, the cusion was worn, the entertainment screen did not work, nor did my recline function on seat.

LHR
ZRH
Excellent 9.3

Cons: Swiss precision

Sat, May 25
LCY
London City
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
35h 40m
Tue, Jun 4
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
LCY
London City
19h 05m
Trip: 11 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 2,776 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.2
Food
7.5
AMS
BCN
Good 6.6

Cons: None of our 4 checked bags arrived with us. This was despite ample connection time (2+ hours) in Amsterdam.

AMS
IAD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Economy comfort was very nice, food decent, plenty of toilets to avoid overcrowding, and good entertainment selection.

AMS
AUH
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Good comfortable seat with extra leg room. Pleasant crew.

AMS
ORD
Okay 4.0

Cons: I have ordered Wheelchair for my parents which one of my parent didn't get it on Mumbai Airport. When they arrived on Amsterdam Netherlands Airport they were dropped to the gate assigned first and once the gate changed on the fly no body came to help them moving to the new gate assigned which was far away to walk. Nobody even came to tell them that the gate has been changed. It was because of my father's alertness they didn't miss the connecting flight and when my father asked help to members on airport none of them helped my parents and other 4 co passengers which also were on wheel chairs. It was so scary experience for them that they asked me not to book any more flights with Jet Airways. I won't recommend Jet Airways to any of my friends for their parents to travel to USA. I strongly recommend you guys to take a strict action against this. This is so unacceptable.

AMS
SFO
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Friendly crew! More legroom, good entertainment and food was great! Smooth landings pretty much on time.

Cons: Boarding could be better

Tue, Apr 30
LCY
London City
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
25h 15m
Wed, May 15
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
LCY
London City
22h 00m
Trip: 16 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 2,776 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.2
Food
7.5
ZRH
AMS
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Crew was in a festive mood, the meal was unexpectedly delicious

Cons: Seats ok, but could be more comfy

LAX
AMS
Good 7.0

Pros: Very personable staff. Food acceptable for airline fare. Ticket price was outstanding.

Cons: Paid for extra legroom, but very narrow seats not comfortable. Very difficult to sleep. Old plane--could not hear movies and unclear screen. Music sounded OK and choice was good.

EDI
AMS
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Seating is tight. The crew was great !

Cons: As we landed we had to wait on the plane for an hour and a half because another plane (Spirit) was in our “parking spot.” This made it very difficult for people and connecting flights.

IAD
AMS
Excellent 8.6

Cons: Turn the lights on early making it hard to sleep

TLV
AMS
Mediocre 2.6

Cons: Landlords gave an unpleasant service! Which continued with late of 50min of the flight, they didn’t do anything to help/ to provide the passengers the answers. The food was cold It was comfort place to sit. Bad experience with KLM

Thu, Mar 7
LCY
London City
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
34h 05m
Sun, Mar 24
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
LCY
London City
20h 30m
Trip: 17 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 2,776 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.2
Food
7.5
BOM
AMS
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Poor food, flight attend and finally baggage missing. Overall experience is extremely bad.

TLV
AMS
Good 7.3

Pros: And i got it 2 days later. I had to buy a lot of items which were in my suitcase The returning of the suitcase was awfull. In tge end after many phone calls I received it On the 18/12 evening, 2 days after my landing

EDI
AMS
Excellent 9.3

Pros: Seating is tight. The crew was great !

Cons: As we landed we had to wait on the plane for an hour and a half because another plane (Spirit) was in our “parking spot.” This made it very difficult for people and connecting flights.

AMS
DEL
Good 6.0

Pros: Crew's hospitality, good music, good destination material, terminal info, good system overall

Cons: Less legroom, storage space, bad food, few movie options.

ORD
AMS
Good 6.0

Pros: We got to Amsterdam on time

Cons: 1. Paying for the seats we chose...that will never happen again...I'll fly another airline first. 2. The food was terrible. I have flown KLM for years, this was not what I expected. 3. The plane was very dirty

Tue, Jul 23
LCY
London City
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
22h 15m
Thu, Aug 8
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
LCY
London City
14h 15m
Trip: 17 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 7,745 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.7
Entertainment
7.8
Food
8.0
TLV
ZRH
Excellent 9.6

Pros: The crew were very friendly.

LHR
ZRH
Excellent 9.3

Cons: Swiss precision

ZRH
BUD
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Seat was comfortable, food was very good.

JFK
ZRH
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Exelent Crew, great food and service I really like Swiss airlines. The best so far!!! Thanks

SFO
ZRH
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The food was great. The service is excellent. Swiss Air gets an A+.

Fri, Feb 22
LCY
London City
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
35h 25m
Mon, Feb 25
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
LCY
London City
36h 10m
$1119
Trip: 4 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 2,776 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.2
Food
7.5
TLV
AMS
Mediocre 2.6

Cons: Landlords gave an unpleasant service! Which continued with late of 50min of the flight, they didn’t do anything to help/ to provide the passengers the answers. The food was cold It was comfort place to sit. Bad experience with KLM

MEX
AMS
Good 7.6

Cons: No reading light in my seat...

AMS
FNA
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: I booked tickets via Delta, operated by KLM. They lost both of my check in bags in September, and it happened again today for the same scheduled flights. Had 4 hours of layover and KLM still wasn’t able to manage it.

BOM
AMS
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Poor food, flight attend and finally baggage missing. Overall experience is extremely bad.

AMS
CPH
Mediocre 3.6

Cons: Flight canceled, poor communication from the airline to the passengers. Møre than 5 hrs delay

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