London is England’s capital city, and main business center. It attracts visitors from all over the world, traveling for both business and pleasure, and often mixing the two. Avid shoppers love to visit the shopper’s paradise of Oxford Street and stop off at Knightsbridge, home to one of London’s most famous department stores, Harrods. Other attractions include Buckingham Palace, London Zoo, Madam Tussaud’s Waxworks, and the London Planetarium.
Flying to London
1. Which Airports serve Johannesburg to London?
Direct flights to London from Johannesburg depart from The O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg and land at London Heathrow Airport. Heathrow has excellent transport links into central London via the London underground train system. You will also find plenty of taxis, and a choice of rental car companies, at the airport. Heathrow is around 15 miles from central London by car or taxi.
2. Which Airlines operate flights from Johannesburg to London?
If you would like to fly direct to London from Johannesburg, you can fly with British Airways, South African, or Virgin Atlantic, all of which operate daily flights. If you are happy with a short layover, there are other carriers offering this route, including KLM, Lufthansa, and Air France.
3. How long is the flight?
A direct flight to London from Johannesburg will take about 11 hours and 15 minutes. Flights with one-stop layovers may take up to 16 hours or more. Johannesburg is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is standard London time. In the summer, London will be on British Summer Time (BST), which is one hour ahead of GMT.
4. Climate changes between Johannesburg and London
The Johannesburg winter is summer in London, and vice versa, so pack accordingly. Traveling in December or January, from the heat of a South African summer to the much colder, wetter weather in London will be a big change. If you are traveling in June or July, London will usually be substantially warmer than Johannesburg.
5. Culture differences and need-to-know
The currency you will need is pounds sterling, which can be easily obtained at banks and airports, in advance or on arrival in London. Credit cards are widely accepted.
Many international travelers can enter the UK as a tourist without a visa, but visas are essential for some nationalities and may be required if you are a business traveler, or planning on working in the UK. Check your visa requirements carefully and apply in advance, if needed.
London is a city steeped in history and tradition, with a wide variety of experiences to sample. Watch the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, explore the Tower of London, or browse around a few of the many museums and art galleries scattered throughout the city. If you want a break from the big city bustle, London has a variety of parks and green spaces, from Kensington Gardens, where you will find the Princess Diana Memorial Playground, to Regent’s Park, home of the world-renowned London Zoo.
Johannesburg to London, United Kingdom Last modified: Dec 15, 2018 1:21 -05:00Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days
We've scanned 48 195 047 545 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights to London, United Kingdom. KLM & Air France frequently offer the best deals to London, United Kingdom flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.
How Much is a Flight from Johannesburg to London, United Kingdom? Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days
We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Johannesburg to London, United Kingdom, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be R6 852.
Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Johannesburg to London, United Kingdom?
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 London, United Kingdom 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 London, United Kingdom? Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days
The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from Johannesburg to London, United Kingdom.
|Advanced Purchase||Non Stop||Connecting|
|< 7 days||R13 042||R10 408|
|7-14 days||R6 939||R6 823|
|14-21 days||R7 558||R6 823|
|21-30 days||R7 442||R7 111|
|30-60 days||R6 852||R6 823|
|60-90 days||R6 967||R6 823|
|90+ days||R6 967||R6 823|
Cheapest Day To Fly from Johannesburg to London, United Kingdom Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days
We've examined 57 595 778 181 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Johannesburg to London, United Kingdom is Sunday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.
Compare Flight Prices from Johannesburg to London, United Kingdom by Month Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days
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 London, United Kingdom flights.
|Month||Origin||Destination||Carrier||Depart Date||Return Date||Stops||Price|
|December||Johannesburg||London, United Kingdom||KLM||2018/12/29||2019/01/15||1||R6 823|
|January||Johannesburg||London, United Kingdom||KLM||2019/01/16||2019/01/30||1||R6 823|
|February||Johannesburg||London, United Kingdom||KLM||2019/02/01||2019/02/08||1||R6 823|
|March||Johannesburg||London, United Kingdom||KLM||2019/03/10||2019/03/13||1||R6 823|
|April||Johannesburg||London, United Kingdom||Ethiopian||2019/04/24||2019/05/08||1||R7 702|
|May||Johannesburg||London, United Kingdom||Virgin Atlantic||2019/05/23||2019/06/11||0||R6 967|
|June||Johannesburg||London, United Kingdom||British Airways||2019/06/13||2019/06/19||0||R7 054|
|July||Johannesburg||London, United Kingdom||British Airways||2019/07/29||2019/08/07||0||R7 759|
Cheap Last Minute Flights from Johannesburg to London, United Kingdom Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days
Looking for cheap last minute flights or a weekend getaway? We've got you covered with weekend flight deals from Johannesburg to London, United Kingdom. The chart below shows the best last minute deals and cheap flights this weekend we could find.
Next 30 Days
|R10 408||R6 939|
|R9 587||R6 924|
Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Johannesburg to London, United Kingdom Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days
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 London, United Kingdom is R7 658.
The average price for direct flights from Johannesburg to London, United Kingdom is R7 644.
The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Johannesburg to London, United Kingdom.
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One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Johannesburg to London, United Kingdom Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days
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 London, United Kingdom. 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 London, United Kingdom is R5 355.
The average price for round trip flights from Johannesburg to London, United Kingdom is R7 155.
Johannesburg to London, United Kingdom Flight Questions
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Airlines in Johannesburg flying to London, United Kingdom Last modified: Dec 15, 2018 1:21 -05:00Number of routes searched: 70Number of itineraries searched: 2 579 349
Wondering which airlines fly out of Johannesburg to London, United Kingdom? We've gathered the average price of Johannesburg airlines with flights to London, United Kingdom. Different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.
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Johannesburg to London, United Kingdom Airports
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