Flights from Johannesburg to Harare, Zimbabwe

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Harare is the capital city of the country of Zimbabwe, and lies in the northeastern part of the country. It is a modern city, with skyscrapers, wide avenues, and pretty green spaces. While many tourists pass through on their way to explore the rest of the country, often on a wildlife safari, there are a few interesting attractions in Harare itself, too. Visitors enjoy the beautiful, landscaped Harare Gardens, The National Gallery of Zimbabwe, and the Mukuvisi Woodlands. Described as “a touch of the wild in the heart of the city” the woodlands are home to a variety of wildlife, including zebras and giraffes.

Flying to Harare

1. Which Airports serve Johannesburg to Harare?

The O.R. Tambo International Airport serves the city of Johannesburg, and is situated in Kempton Park, around a 25 minute drive from the city center. Flights arrive at Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport, formerly known as Harare International Airport, about 10 miles south of the city center. There are shuttle services and taxis to get you to the city center.

2. Which Airlines operate flights from Johannesburg to Harare?

There is plenty of choice when it comes to finding an airline for your trip from to Harare from Johannesburg. Carriers offering direct flights on this route include British Airways, South African Airways, Fastjet, and Air Zimbabwe.

3. How long is the flight?

If you have booked a direct flight from Johannesburg to Harare, you can expect your flight to take about 1 hour and 35 minutes from departure to arrival. Most flights are direct, but there are a few flights that stop at Lusaka, and that takes around 3 hours and 45 minutes or more. There is no time zone difference.

4. Climate changes between Harare and Johannesburg

Johannesburg and Harare are both in the southern hemisphere and experience similar seasons, but Johannesburg will generally be somewhat cooler than Harare, all year round.

5. Culture differences and need-to-know

Zimbabwe is now using US dollars for most cash transactions. Following the country’s severe hyperinflation problems, and the abandonment of its national currency, cash is still in short supply and obtaining cash with a foreign bank card can be difficult. Zimbabwe has now introduced bond notes alongside the US dollar, but dollars are still the most practical currency for international visitors to carry. Credit cards are accepted, but not everywhere, so take sufficient cash with you.

A visa is required to enter Zimbabwe, but this can be obtained on arrival.

Harare Information

Harare is a gateway city for tourists going on to enjoy multi-day wildlife safaris, but there are a few must-see sights in the city itself. Check out the tranquil, landscaped Harare Gardens, and the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, home to a large collection of African art and handcrafted items, both traditional and modern. The Mukuvisi Woodlands is well worth a visit, to experience African wildlife in a natural setting within the city. To the southeast of the city, you will find the fascinating rock formation know as Epworth Balancing Rocks. Other attractions include the Zimbabwe Museum of Human Sciences and the Chapungu Sculpture Park.

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How Much is a Flight from Johannesburg to Harare?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Johannesburg to Harare, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be R5 097.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Johannesburg to Harare?

The best way to find a great deal on airfare is to search multiple sites. When you run a search on FareCompare, we search multiple sites and fare sources all at once so you don't have to - which is why we think FareCompare is the best place to find cheap tickets. Airlines can adjust prices for tickets from Johannesburg to Harare based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have found that Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays are often the best days to book flights. If you'd like to learn more, read our article about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should I book tickets from Johannesburg to Harare?

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from Johannesburg to Harare.

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days R7 508 R10 090
7-14 days R5 149 R7 232
14-21 days R4 426 R6 526
21-30 days R4 374 R6 440
30-60 days R999 R1 567
60-90 days R999 R1 550
90+ days R3 875 R6 784

Cheapest Day To Fly from Johannesburg to Harare

We've examined 2 534 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Johannesburg to Harare is Wednesday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
R5 114R4 426R999R8 713R2 566R6 337R7 508

Compare Flight Prices from Johannesburg to Harare 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 Johannesburg to Harare flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
September Johannesburg Harare South African 2022/09/25 2022/09/26 0 R7 508
September Johannesburg Harare S African Airlink 2022/09/13 2022/09/20 0 R4 426
September Johannesburg Harare S African Airlink 2022/09/28 2022/10/08 0 R999
October Johannesburg Harare S African Airlink 2022/10/29 2022/11/06 0 R3 375
September Johannesburg Harare South African 2022/09/30 2022/10/03 0 R3 444
December Johannesburg Harare S African Airlink 2022/12/19 2023/01/05 0 R3 875
November Johannesburg Harare South African 2022/11/19 2022/11/26 0 R1 068
December Johannesburg Harare South African 2022/12/29 2023/01/02 0 R3 427

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Johannesburg to Harare

Looking for cheap last minute flights or a weekend getaway? We've got you covered with weekend flight deals from Johannesburg to Harare. The chart below shows the best last minute deals and cheap flights this weekend we could find.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
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R8 713
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R8 713 R2 514
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R2 514 R2 291
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R2 291

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Johannesburg to Harare

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 Johannesburg to Harare is R10 090.

The average price for direct flights from Johannesburg to Harare is R7 508.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Johannesburg to Harare.

Weekly Direct Flights from Johannesburg to Harare - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
S African Airlink 2 2 2 2 2 0 1 01:25 11:25
Air Zimbabwe 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 13:55 13:55

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Johannesburg to Harare

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 Johannesburg to Harare. 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 Johannesburg to Harare is R2 342.

The average price for round trip flights from Johannesburg to Harare is R7 508.

Johannesburg to Harare Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: How long is the flight from Johannesburg to Harare?
Answer: The average Johannesburg to Harare flight time is an hour and 48 minutes.
Question: How far is Harare from Johannesburg?
Answer: The distance from Johannesburg to Harare is 957 kilometers (595 miles).
Question: How common are direct flights from Johannesburg to Harare?
Answer: There are 18 direct flights from Johannesburg to Harare.
Question: What are the most popular Johannesburg airlines for direct flights from Johannesburg to Harare?
Answer: South African Airlink provides 61% of the non-stop flights between Johannesburg and Harare.

Johannesburg to Harare Airports

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