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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.

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 R10 333 R40 360
7-14 days R10 333 R12 274
14-21 days R11 357 R9 417
21-30 days R9 938 R8 518
30-60 days R10 926 R8 949
60-90 days R10 656 R8 806
90+ days R10 495 R8 949

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
February Johannesburg London, United Kingdom Saudi Arabian 2020/02/12 2020/02/21 1 R7 979
March Johannesburg London, United Kingdom Virgin Atlantic 2020/03/13 2020/03/20 0 R7 224
April Johannesburg London, United Kingdom Air France 2020/04/01 2020/04/14 1 R9 237
May Johannesburg London, United Kingdom Etihad 2020/05/04 2020/05/11 2 R9 524
June Johannesburg London, United Kingdom Air France 2020/06/15 2020/06/22 1 R9 327
July Johannesburg London, United Kingdom Air France 2020/07/29 2020/08/14 1 R10 010
August Johannesburg London, United Kingdom Etihad 2020/08/02 2020/08/10 2 R9 668
September Johannesburg London, United Kingdom Etihad 2020/09/09 2020/09/15 2 R9 596

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
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
R10 225
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
R10 225 R9 596
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
R9 596 R10 656
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
R10 656 R9 596
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
R9 596 R10 297
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
R10 297

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 R9 704.

The average price for direct flights from Johannesburg to London, United Kingdom is R11 196.

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 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 14:20 16:10
South African 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 15:00 15:00
Virgin Atlantic 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 15:25 15:25

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 140.

The average price for round trip flights from Johannesburg to London, United Kingdom is R9 704.

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 13 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 28 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 50% of the non-stop flights between Johannesburg and London, United Kingdom.

Airlines in Johannesburg flying to London, United Kingdom Last modified: May 29, 2020 5:56 -04:00Number of routes searched: 0Number of itineraries searched: 0

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.

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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