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Cheap Flights to Johannesburg

Popular in December High demand for flights, 5% potential price rise
Cheapest in March Best time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average price C$ 1,055 Average for round-trip flights in October 2020
Round-trip from C$ 833 From Toronto to Johannesburg
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Cheapest prices for Johannesburg flights by month

January
C$ 976
February
C$ 1,020
March
C$ 1,126
April
C$ 1,160
May
C$ 1,107
June
C$ 1,265
July
C$ 1,570
August
C$ 1,136
September
C$ 1,077
October
C$ 1,125
November
C$ 1,038
December
C$ 1,258
At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to Johannesburg is currently January; with July being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.

When is the best time to fly to Johannesburg?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
YTO - JNB
Price
C$ 976 - C$ 1,839
JNB
Temperature
18 - 26 °C
JNB
Rainfall
4 - 151 mm
Whilst there are several times of the year to choose from, January is seen as the time to fly to Johannesburg, however, it is possible to get good deals throughout the year. January tends to be the warmest period in Johannesburg so if you are looking for sun or warmer climates then look to fly around this time. December is the wettest if you need to factor this in to your plans.

When is the best time to book a flight to Johannesburg?

To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to Johannesburg, you should look to book at least 60 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Johannesburg?

Tuesday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to Johannesburg. Flying on Friday will result in higher flight prices.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Johannesburg?

To get the best value, try booking a flight in the afternoon when visiting Johannesburg. Generally the prices will increase for flights at noon as these tend to have higher demand.

Book flights to Johannesburg – but you can call it Jo’burg, if you’d like. The city is informal like that, and welcomes you with open arms into its history, culture, and people. Once a centre for harrowing gun crime and poverty, now when you book flights to Johannesburg, you’ll see that it has become a globally conscious hub – the city now uses the lessons learned as common ground to unify its citizens. Before your flight to Johannesburg, be sure to educate yourself on its recent history, which is rife with inequality. 

The largest city in South Africa, Johannesburg drew thousands of newcomers during the 1890s gold rush. When white people came seeking shiny fortunes, they employed the black residents to work for them. As their success mounted, the British colonial government relocated the black natives to the outskirts of the city, widening the gap of racial separation, and conceiving an era known as Apartheid. During the brutal period, blacks endured low living conditions, and rose only in protest, strikes, and to voice the ideas of the black majority. In 1920, 70,000 blacks went on strike, and although the next few years of riots made successful noise, many people sadly died in the fight. It wasn’t until the 1970s that the uprisings of black militancy finally made a crack in the ceiling of separation, and the removal of discriminatory laws took place. 

Although there are still racist undertones in certain parts of the city, Johannesburg proudly presents itself to the world as a city redone. Book flights to Johannesburg to witness the dawn of a historical transition, and the opening of hearts to equality.

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Johannesburg climate

Johannesburg’s southern latitude sets it in a subtropical zone, with a mix of high and low temperatures, and varying precipitation. The cold Benguela current makes for moderate temperatures on the west coast, and lots of precipitation during the summer months. Before you book your flight to Johannesburg, be aware that the seasons in the Southern Hemisphere are in opposition to the northern Hemisphere, so the seasons go as follows: Spring (September, October, November); Summer (December, January, February), Autumn (March, April May), Winter (June, July, August).

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When is the best time to fly to Johannesburg?

Plan your flight to Johannesburg during the winter months to capture the cooler climate. 

Peak Season

Although the strong winds of August sweep the city, most people book flights to Johannesburg during the winter months of June, July, and August to experience the cooler, drier part of the year. 

Off-peak Season: 

While it’s hard to imagine an off-season in such a beautiful place, less travellers book flights to Johannesburg during the summer months of December, January, and February, because heat and rainfall make for sticky situations. Because of the season’s unpopularity, it just means you’ll have an easier time finding cheap flights to Johannesburg.

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Getting around Johannesburg

After your flight to Johannesburg lands, hop aboard one of the airport shuttles, which are available for most hotel destinations. The rest of the city is manoeuvrable by taxi, by bus, or on foot. The safest way to travel is by calling a cab or hiring your own car. Johannesburg has bus routes to all corners of the city, and the main station is Park Station. Ticket prices vary by zones. Crime is often a problem on Johannesburg’s public transportation, especially on the Jo’burg-Pretoria line, so take care to travel in numbers and keep your belongings close. If you’re taking a taxi, it’s safest to hail a cab or call ahead from your hotel, as taxi lines are often hotspots for petty crime. 

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