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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 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 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.

KLM
JNBLON
Sat 12/29
1 stop
LONJNB
Tue 01/15
1 stop
R6 823
Air France
JNBLON
Fri 03/22
1 stop
LONJNB
Fri 03/29
1 stop
R6 852
Virgin Atlantic
JNBLON
Thu 01/24
nonstop
LONJNB
Thu 01/31
nonstop
R6 852
British Airways
JNBLON
Mon 12/24
nonstop
LONJNB
Mon 12/31
nonstop
R6 939
Ethiopian
JNBLON
Thu 02/14
1 stop
LONJNB
Tue 02/26
1 stop
R7 702
South African
JNBLON
Wed 01/16
nonstop
LONJNB
Wed 01/30
nonstop
R7 774

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.

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 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.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
R6 939R6 823R6 823R6 823R6 823R6 823R6 823

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

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
R10 408
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
R10 408 R6 939
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
R6 939
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
R9 587
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
R9 587 R6 924
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
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.

Weekly Direct Flights from Johannesburg to London, United Kingdom - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
British Airways 3 2 3 3 2 3 2 07:40 22:05
South African 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 20:55 20:55
Virgin Atlantic 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 21:00 21:50

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

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 22 minutes.
Question: How far is London, United Kingdom from Johannesburg?
Answer: The distance from Johannesburg to London, United Kingdom is 9 068 kilometers (5 635 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: 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.

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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