Johannesburg is the second largest city in South Africa and is a popular destination with business travelers and those wanting a city break. Throughout the city, you will find evidence of its past stretching back millennia to a Paleolithic site – the Cradle of Humankind – through to the modern at the Apartheid Museum. With shops, theaters, restaurants and countless attractions, Johannesburg is a lively place to visit. With zoos and fun parks, it is also a destination where the younger visitors can also find plenty to enjoy.
Flying to Johannesburg
1. Which airports serve Johannesburg from Harare?
Harare has two airports, Harare International Airport and Charles Prince Airport. Harare International Airport is also known as Robert Mugabe International Airport. There is car parking available at both airports, and there are also taxis and a minibus service from the city to the airports.
Johannesburg has two international airports. The largest is O. R. Tambo International Airport, located 24km from the city. The busiest airport in South Africa, it is well-linked to the city by bus and rail services, or you can hire a car at the airport. Lanseria International Airport is close to Johannesburg’s business hub. There is a shuttle bus operating between the airport and Sandton Gautrain Station, or you can hire a car or taxi.
2. Which airlines operate flights from Harare to Johannesburg?
There are plenty of direct flights to Johannesburg from Harare operating each day, giving you a wide range of choices in departure times and airlines. Air Zimbabwe, fastjet, South African Airways and British Airways all operate flights on this route.
3. How long is the flight?
The flight takes about 1 hour 40 minutes. Johannesburg and Harare are in the same time zone, so your body clock has no adjustments to make.
4. Climate changes between Harare and Johannesburg
Johannesburg and Harare enjoy a similar climate, with a mild winter between May and October and hot summers during November to April, with the temperature at most just a degree or two colder in Johannesburg.
5. Culture differences and need-to-know
To spend money in Johannesburg, you will need the South African rand. You can exchange money at banks or use your debit or credit card in ATMs across the city.
Holders of a Zimbabwe passport do not currently need a visa to visit South Africa, and this is also true for citizens of several other countries. To get the most up-to-date advice on whether you need a visa, make enquiries at the nearest South African consulate.
Traveling between Harare and Johannesburg is not usually too much of a culture shock, with both being large African cities with numerous galleries and museums bringing the culture of their respective countries to life and shops where you can buy traditional crafts. While both cities have plenty of safe areas, there are also areas where crime is high and can be dangerous for tourists. While in Johannesburg don’t miss the spectacular views from the viewing deck of the Carlton Tower, the tallest building in Africa.
Harare to Johannesburg Last modified: Sep 19, 2023 11:48 -04:00
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How far in advance should I book tickets from Harare to Johannesburg?
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|< 7 days||$243||$472|
Cheapest Day To Fly from Harare to Johannesburg
We've examined 215,181,508 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Harare to Johannesburg is Sunday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.
Compare Flight Prices from Harare to Johannesburg by Month
Low priced flights are most commonly available by purchasing between one and three months in advance. International or holiday flights may need to be purchased even further in advance. The chart below shows the cheapest flight prices by month for Harare to Johannesburg flights.
|Month||Origin||Destination||Carrier||Depart Date||Return Date||Stops||Price|
|September||Harare||Johannesburg||S African Airlink||26/9/2023||5/10/2023||0||$243|
|October||Harare||Johannesburg||S African Airlink||4/10/2023||11/10/2023||0||$240|
|November||Harare||Johannesburg||S African Airlink||2/11/2023||6/11/2023||0||$240|
|December||Harare||Johannesburg||S African Airlink||5/12/2023||6/12/2023||0||$240|
|January||Harare||Johannesburg||S African Airlink||24/1/2024||31/1/2024||0||$240|
|February||Harare||Johannesburg||S African Airlink||12/2/2024||13/2/2024||0||$240|
|March||Harare||Johannesburg||S African Airlink||28/3/2024||3/4/2024||0||$240|
|April||Harare||Johannesburg||S African Airlink||25/4/2024||1/5/2024||0||$241|
Cheap Last Minute Flights from Harare to Johannesburg
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Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Harare to Johannesburg
Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.
The average price for connecting flights from Harare to Johannesburg is $443.
The average price for direct flights from Harare to Johannesburg is $240.
The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Harare to Johannesburg.
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One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Harare to Johannesburg
We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Harare to Johannesburg. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.
The average price for one way flights from Harare to Johannesburg is $155.
The average price for round trip flights from Harare to Johannesburg is $240.
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Harare to Johannesburg Airports
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