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Find cheap flights to the Democratic Republic of the Congo from $447

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Cheapest round-trip prices found by our users on KAYAK in the last 72 hours

Kinshasa
Kinshasa1 stop$763
Lubumbashi
Lubumbashi2 stops$1,479
Goma
Goma1 stop$1,539

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Flight from New York John F Kennedy Airport to Kinshasa

FAQs - booking Democratic Republic of the Congo flights

  • What are my options if I need to get to the southeast region of DRC?

    If you intend to visit the country's southeastern part, consider taking flights to Lubumbashi International Airport (FBM). ATL provides two-stop flights to FBM by United Airlines. Air Link, United Airlines, Lufthansa, Brussels Airlines, Ethiopian Air, and Emirates provide two-stop flights from JFK to FBM. The same airlines provide two-stop or three-stop flights from IAH to FBM. Ethiopian Air provides two - stop flights from Washington Dulles International Airport to FBM.

  • What are the passport and Visa requirements for flights from the United States to DRC?

    Travellers from the USA to DRC require a valid passport and Visa when flying to DRC. The validity of the passport must be at least six months and have at least two pages blank. You can opt for a tourist Visa if visiting for less than 90 dates.

  • Which child seat laws do I need to know before renting a car in DRC?

    Even though child seat laws are not strictly enforced, it is essential to keep these safety tips in mind.  When travelling with children under 7 they must be in child booster seats. This is because the vehicle’s car seat belts keep them safe, in case of an emergency. The seats can be rear facing or forward facing depending on your preference. However, the country does not have front seat restrictions. Children over 12 can seat at any part of the vehicle and have restraints on.

  • What is the best way of getting to Mbuji Mayi?

    Most flights from the United States arrive at Kinshasa or Lubumbashi. From Lubumbashi, you can take a flight to Mbuji Mayi. The average direct flight from FBM to Mbuji Mayi Airport (MJM) is 1hr 15min. Alternatively, you can take the train from Lubumbashi to Mwene Ditu. The average train ride takes 2 days and 3hrs. From Mwene Ditu, you would have to take a car to Mbuji Mayi in 2hrs. You can also drive from Lubumbashi to Mbuji Mayi in 17hrs.

  • If I want to visit Boyoma Falls, what is the best way of getting there from the United States?

    If you get flights from the United States, you will arrive at Kinshasa or Lubumbashi. The quickest way to get from Kinshasa to Boyoma Falls is by flight. From FIH, you must take a flight to Kisangani's Bangoka International Airport (FKI). The average flight takes about 2h. Then you will have to take a taxi or drive to Boyoma Falls. When arriving at Lubumbashi's FBM, you must fly to Kisangani. It would be best if you took a taxi from the airport to Boyoma Falls.

  • Are there direct flights from the United States to DRC?

    No. However, you can get one-stop and two-stop flights to DRC from various US airports. Washington Dulles International Airport provides one-stop flights to Kinshasa. Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) provides one-stop flights with layovers in Brussels by Brussels and United Airlines. John F. Kennedy International Airport also provides one-stop flights to Kinshasa with layovers in Brussels.

  • How long is the flight to the Democratic Republic of the Congo?

    An average nonstop flight from the United States to the Democratic Republic of the Congo takes 27h 07m, covering a distance of 7690 miles. The most popular route is Washington, D.C. - Kinshasa with an average flight time of 15h 55m.

  • What is the cheapest flight to the Democratic Republic of the Congo?

    The cheapest ticket to the Democratic Republic of the Congo from the United States found in the last 72 hours was $752. The most popular route is Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl to Kinshasa N'djili and the cheapest round-trip airline ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $805.

  • What are the most popular destinations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo?

    The next most popular destinations are Lubumbashi (7%) and Goma (3%).

  • How does KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a given destination and date is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now.

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Top tips for finding cheap flights to the Democratic Republic of the Congo

  • Enter your preferred departure airport and travel dates into the search form above to unlock the latest Democratic Republic of the Congo flight deals.
  • A popular destination airports for travellers is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to the Democratic Republic of Congo’s N’djili International Airport (FIH). LAX provides two-stop or three-stop flights on the route. They are provided by Air France, Delta, and Ethiopian Air.
  •  Travellers in the East Coast area of the United States of America can take flights from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). Ethiopian Airlines, Delta, Air France, Brussels Airlines, Swiss and Turkish Airlines provide flights to the Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • Travellers in the central part of the United States can take flights from Washington’s Dulles International Airport (IAD). It provides flights to the Democratic Republic of Congo by United Airlines, Brussels, Air France, Swiss, and United Air. You can opt for one-stop or two-stop flights on the route.
  • North Texas travelers can take flights to DRC from Dallas. Delta Airlines provides two-stop flights from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW). Air France also provides two-stop flights from DFW to Kinshasa. United Airlines provides two-stop or three-stop flights on the route.
  • If in North East Texas region, an easier alternative would be Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAD). It provides flights to DRC by Brussels Airlines and United flights. Flights on the route can be two-stop or three-stop.
  • When coming from the southeast parts of the United States, you can take flights to DRC from Atlanta. Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International Airport (ATL) provides one-stop or two-stop flights to DRC. They are provided by Delta Airlines and Air France, with layovers in Paris and Munich.
  • If you are from the Northwestern region, consider taking your flight from Seattle Tacoma International Airport (SEA). Air France, Delta Airlines, and Virgin Atlantic provide one - stop or two - stop flights on the route, with layovers in Paris, Vancouver, or Congo Brazzaville.
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Top 5 airlines flying to the Democratic Republic of the Congo

 
Need help choosing which airline to fly with from the United States to the Democratic Republic of the Congo? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to verified KAYAK customer reviews.
8.0
DeltaOverall score based on 11136 reviews
7.5food
7.9comfort
8.0entertainment
8.6crew
8.2boarding
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Everything was great except for the seat. The backrest would not stay in the upright position.

8.0 ExcellentEddie, Apr 2024SEA - PHX
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Everything was great except for the seat. The backrest would not stay in the upright position.

I usually have a positive experience with Delta. Complimentary upgrades are always nice!

Flight delayed about 2 hrs so it made it a VERY late night

The crew, food, and entertainment were all good. But my screen had some sort of bug where if I turned it off, it would turn back on after 2-5 minutes. At full brightness. It made it very hard to get any shut-eye on the overnight flight. Also, the older Boeing plane, while nicely cared for (and no doors fell off 😅👏) doesn't have the nice air quality of newer planes. So I felt a bit greasy by the time we landed in Sweden.

It was a crowded flight. They did the best they could.

Service was good for such a short flight. Small plane but smooth flight.

Worst flight in my life. Only was scheduled for a 45 min flight to get our connection flight. It was late by 40 minutes and we missed our connection. Delta was totally useless trying to help and unable to get my family on the next flight because they overbooked it Thus had to get a hotel at my expense and lost a day at Disney as a result. Cost me about a $1000 if you add 2 hotels meals shuttles etc to get thru the day Awful customer service by Delta in Detroit totally useless people

The experience was good and the flight departed on time and landed early

The flight was delayed but we got to our final destination.

Boarding was great. The flight landed early. It took the crew over an hour and a half to bring out drinks. I paid to upgrade my seat to Comfort+ only to be near a crying/screaming baby who was seldom quiet. Noise-cancelling earbuds didn’t even help. Waste of money to upgrade.

They charge me for luggage which is was included on the ticket

Business class in the second leg - CDG-EVN was a disaster.

worst experience ever i choose my seat in advance and also have my seat selected in my boarding and the they told me that my seat has been changed without notify me

I have used Air France and KLM many times it will help if they change their menu's feel like it's been the same for years!!!, Especially the breakfast. Overall the flight was good and enjoyable.

No bording was given for next trip on same carrier, food was very moderate.

No birding was given for next trip on same carrier, food was very moderate.

We transited through Chad and what was supposed to be a 1hr 20 minutes transit time lasted over 4hrs. We didn't get regular updates until we complained. After a 10hr flight from Paris no form of refreshment given and finally arrived Abuja over 6hrs later and none of my bags came

Lost luggage, 2 bags were badly damaged and one of the bags came open.

The line at boarding was not well organized and managed

Sky priority means you get to use the KLM business Lounge.

The delays (5 hrs) were a comedy of errors, and the multiple safety issues encountered were very concerning.

flight delays, staff only communicating when pushed, food service lasting a grand total of 7 minutes, stuck in seat from 45mins into flight until landing

Crew was great and did their best to make us comfortable and captain came out at the beginning to announce why the flight was delayed, weather situation up ahead, and kept us updated throughout the flight.

the flight from Tampa departed with a delay. The food on board was poor, usually on international airlines alcoholic beverages are offered free of charge , but here it was for a fee, the cutlery was wooden, there were no hot drinks (tea, coffee). Unfortunately, I didn't take pictures of the portions of food, but it wouldn't have been enough for a child either.And in the future, I will try not to use the services of this airline

they made me check my carryon. There was space in the overhead bins.

Nice flight, nice crew but no cookie or napkin with my seltzer.

Trip was smooth bumpy from the wind but no issues at all the crew attendant was very pleasant and had great customer service

This was a Lufthansa flight. Disappointing main meal. Very rough over Canada and arrival at FRA. IFE was almost unusable.

It got me where I needed it to; not much more. It had no competition so that was why I chose it.

I liked everything about the flight. The service was excellent!

The food could be better, the beef was quite tough. The crew were friendly and helpful on this flight, which has not being my experience on other Ethiopian flights.

The crew were extremely unfriendly. The plane was dirty and the entertainment system did not work, so they did not even give out earphones to anyone.

The flight was one hour late. The food is mediocre and the screen was broken

Flight was smooth but unnecessary long because we had to refuel at FCO Rome. Air hostesses service and response to call light could be better. Both planes were old with broken seat arms and toilets. Why Africans had to be given the farthest Gates is what baffles me and why we have to pay for Aisle seats I found really strange. Is there ever an end to ripping people off even after paying over $2300 for one seat.

Luggage delayed for one day. I called customer service, and they had no info and no empathy. Boarding was very disorganized and chaotic. We went nearly 7 hours with no food or snacks on the flight. This is not an airline that has respect for its passengers.

Same but worse than international. The inter African flights are worse.

The entertainment (movies) blockbuster and classics never change. I am a frequent Ethiopian flyer and this should be addressed. Not much changed from my summer flight and my December flight. It is annoying - surely you can update the selections more often. Same with food options. It becomes extremely boring to be offered the same exact meals from Washington to Addis to Maputo every trip, each time. AS

Entertainment was very poor. Couldn’t watch anything. Ear pieces were the wrong type .

Food was horrible. Our flight was not comfortable due to turbulence, seats was not comfortable, Very tight barely can not move anywhere.

The check in staff was amazing. Best customer service! The plane was old! My entertainment on the first flight didn't work at all, in my seat or in the seat next to me. The bathroom doors were old and troublesome. One of the bathrooms, the whole sink panel was broken. Everything felt old and falling apart. The airline stewardesses were amazing and quite hospitable. When there were delays, they kept us well informed. Transit was GREAT! I wasn't sure how I would make it to my next flight in 1 1/2 hours but the security lines were short and efficient. The C gates in Addis Ababa were CROWDED! That whole space downstairs was too crowded and challenging to manuever. I usually fly Ethiopian within Africa and was interested to see how the experience would be intercontinental. Overall, I would choose it again if it was cheaper than Delta/Air France or Lufthansa/KLM. I wouldn't make it a first choice if the prices were the same because the planes are so old! The food and entertainment also weren't as good. Good selection of movies but as I mentioned, on the first flight they didn't work at all (I slept so it was okay) and the 2nd flight it was glitchy. All in all, I didn't hate it but it would be a first choice only if it's cheaper.

I missed my connecting flight due to long lines at security and immigration. Need improvements

Been flying on various airlines, all over the world, for 50+ years. The food on Brussels Air was easily the worst I ever endured.

I felt the overall quality of the plane and food service was less than that of their partner airlines, United. An example was wine was served in paper cups in premium economy class. There was no real silverware, napkins or a welcome kit other than a pillow and blanket.

I like the frequent mails we get when there is an update. Please keep it up

in the front - higher class of business - sitting in the same seat (with one empty in the middle) is not acceptable any more. need the business class to be as we paid for.

my husband's monitor did not work. there was a visibly ill family in my husband's row.

There was a two hour delay because of incompetence in scheduling fuel truck. Further, upon arrival in Roanoke, hand baggage was sent to baggage claim. We carry hand baggage because it contains valuable or sensitive materials that we do not want going through the baggage system. This is very poor and United needs to perform better.

Pros: "The crew are doing amazing job and making sure we all stay safe."
Cons: "What could have been better is us; the travelers/passengers. We need to follow every protocol and or precess or procedure put in place by our government and the airlines. United Airline is doing great job keeping us safe while we travel."
Pros: "thanks to the paid upgrading we got 2 seats in the front of the cabin (row 5)"
Cons: "there was NO organisation at all during boarding: the people just stood in line, not respecting 1,5m. Also at the airport security waiting lines no attention to social distancing was respected. At arrival the off-boarding was in groups of 8th rows, not really helpfull either. A big disappointment versus the flight we had from BXL to PORTO !"
Pros: "Crew was very nice. Chocolates were very nice."
Cons: "Come on guys for the price of the ticked you could have served us something more than a sandwich."

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