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Destination Overview

As the financial center of the UK, Europe and much of the world, London is a vast metropolis that has attracted visitors, artists, explorers and observers for centuries. At the heart of English culture, it has sparked the imaginations of individuals such as William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, H.G. Wells, George Orwell and countless others over the years. Come and be inspired. Jump into the shopper’s paradise that is Oxford Street, prepare to be amazed at one of the many museums dotted throughout the city, voyage up and down the Thames and soak up all the sights, sounds and sensations this stunning city has in store.

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. From Heathrow, you can get to London quickly and easily via the London Underground, or you can hop in a taxi or rent a car from the airport as well.

2. Which Airlines operate flights from Johannesburg to London?

Direct flights from Johannesburg are offered by British Airways, South African and Virgin Atlantic. 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 the time in London during winter. In summer, however, this will go back on hour.

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

Although Johannesburg is a large city in its own right, London can feel like an urban jungle at any time of the year. However, it will be easy to fit in with the locals, not only because English is the predominant language in London, but also because the city is such a melting pot of different cultures, there is something to welcome every visitor in this vast, exciting city.

City Information

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 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: Mar 21, 2019 3:38 -04:00

We've scanned 48 195 047 545 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights to London, United Kingdom. Emirates & Virgin Atlantic frequently offer the best deals to London, United Kingdom flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

Emirates
JNBLON
Wed 05/01
1 stop
LONJNB
Thu 05/09
1 stop
R6 384
Virgin Atlantic
JNBLON
Mon 05/13
nonstop
LONJNB
Mon 05/20
nonstop
R6 967
British Airways
JNBLON
Wed 05/22
nonstop
LONJNB
Mon 06/10
nonstop
R7 024
KLM
JNBLON
Mon 05/13
1 stop
LONJNB
Sun 05/26
1 stop
R7 152
Air France
JNBLON
Tue 05/21
1 stop
LONJNB
Mon 06/03
1 stop
R7 294
Ethiopian
JNBLON
Wed 05/01
1 stop
LONJNB
Thu 05/09
1 stop
R7 394

How Much is a Flight from Johannesburg to London, United Kingdom?

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 584.

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?

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

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days R11 844 R6 854
7-14 days R11 247 R6 982
14-21 days R11 247 R6 854
21-30 days R11 247 R7 181
30-60 days R6 967 R6 384
60-90 days R6 996 R6 470
90+ days R6 996 R6 384

Cheapest Day To Fly from Johannesburg to London, United Kingdom

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 Monday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
R6 384R6 470R6 384R6 854R6 470R6 982R6 484

Compare Flight Prices from Johannesburg to London, United Kingdom 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 London, United Kingdom flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
March Johannesburg London, United Kingdom Emirates 2019/03/25 2019/04/01 1 R6 854
April Johannesburg London, United Kingdom Emirates 2019/04/08 2019/04/22 1 R6 854
May Johannesburg London, United Kingdom Emirates 2019/05/01 2019/05/09 1 R6 384
June Johannesburg London, United Kingdom Emirates 2019/06/03 2019/06/12 1 R6 854
July Johannesburg London, United Kingdom Emirates 2019/07/18 2019/07/29 1 R6 854
August Johannesburg London, United Kingdom Emirates 2019/08/01 2019/08/19 1 R6 854
September Johannesburg London, United Kingdom Emirates 2019/09/03 2019/09/10 1 R6 854
October Johannesburg London, United Kingdom Emirates 2019/10/01 2019/10/09 1 R6 854

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Johannesburg to London, United Kingdom

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

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
R8 844
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
R8 844 R9 171
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
R9 171 R7 835
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
R7 835 R10 636
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
R10 636 R8 332
28 29 30 1 2 3 4
R8 332

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Johannesburg to London, United Kingdom

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 252.

The average price for direct flights from Johannesburg to London, United Kingdom is R8 332.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Johannesburg to London, United Kingdom.

Weekly Direct Flights from Johannesburg to London, United Kingdom - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
British Airways 3 2 3 3 2 3 2 03:00 16:10
South African 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 15:00 15:00
Virgin Atlantic 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 15:20 16:45

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Johannesburg to London, United Kingdom

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 020.

The average price for round trip flights from Johannesburg to London, United Kingdom is R7 081.

Johannesburg to London, United Kingdom Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is the flight from Johannesburg to London, United Kingdom?
Answer: The average Johannesburg to London, United Kingdom flight time is 11 hours and 15 minutes.
Question: How far is London, United Kingdom from Johannesburg?
Answer: The distance from Johannesburg to London, United Kingdom is 9 070 kilometers (5 636 miles).
Question: How common are direct flights from Johannesburg to London, United Kingdom?
Answer: There are 39 direct flights from Johannesburg to London, United Kingdom.
Question: What are the most popular Johannesburg airlines for direct flights from Johannesburg to London, United Kingdom?
Answer: British Airways provides 46% of the non-stop flights between Johannesburg and London, United Kingdom.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Johannesburg to London, United Kingdom?
Answer: Frankfurt, DE

Airlines in Johannesburg flying to London, United Kingdom Last modified: Mar 21, 2019 3:38 -04:00Number of routes searched: 65Number of itineraries searched: 1 772 700

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.

Below is the full flight schedule summary showing which days of the week individual carriers offer flights for the next 30 days.

Johannesburg to London, United Kingdom
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
British Airways -
South African -
Virgin Atlantic -
Air France CDG
Alitalia FCO
Air China PEK
Cathay HKG
Major Airlines ATL
Emirates DXB
Ethiopian ADD
Etihad AUH
Iberia MAD
KLM AMS
Kenya NBO
Lufthansa FRA
Lufthansa MUC
Swiss ZRH
El Al TLV
Air Mauritius MRU
Egyptair CAI
Qantas SYD
Qatar DOH
Singapore SIN
Saudi Arabian JED
Turkish IST
United IAD
RwandAir KGL

Johannesburg to London, United Kingdom Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in Johannesburg and London, United Kingdom. If your route includes a city with multiple airports, you may be able to find substantial savings by choosing an alternate airport.

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