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Did you mean flights from Johannesburg to Sydney, Australia?

Johannesburg, often referred to as Jozi or Jo’burg, is South Africa’s largest city and is larger than New York, Sydney or London. The former gold-mining settlement has changed rapidly over the years and its tourist-friendly neighborhoods now have tall office buildings and other developments. Within its bustling metropolis, travelers will find a range of suburbs with their very own subculture, each with its own unique vibe. Some of the most popular tourist attractions in this beautiful city are the Cradle of Humankind, an archaeological site, and Gold Reef City. Tourists can also visit sprawling Soweto, a place where Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela used to call home. The township is also home to Constitution Hill and the Apartheid Museum.

Flying to Johannesburg

1. Which airports serve Sydney to Johannesburg?

Flights to Johannesburg from Sydney are available at the Sydney Airport, also known as Kingsford Smith Airport. This international gateway is located five miles south of the city center. Passengers going to Johannesburg will touch down at the O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB), Africa’s busiest airport. An alternative airport to fly to is the Lanseria International Airport (HLA), located northwest of Johannesburg.

2. Which airlines operate flights from Sydney to Johannesburg?

Qantas offers non-stop flights from Sydney to Johannesburg. Other airlines that connect to other cities include Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Etihad, Qatar Airways, Qantas, Virgin Australia and Singapore Airlines.

3. How long is the flight?

The flight time is an estimated 14 hours and 5 minutes as Sydney is 6,847 miles away from Johannesburg and is 8 hours ahead of the South African capital. Be sure to adjust your watch upon touchdown.

4. Climate changes between Sydney and Johannesburg

Due to its high elevation, Johannesburg is relatively cool during the summer with a temperature drop to around 61°F during the colder months. While it enjoys pleasant weather throughout the year, Johannesburg has a high UV index due to its elevation and is located in the subtropics. Sydney, on the other hand, has a humid subtropical climate with hot summers and cool winters.

5. Culture differences and need-to-know

Traveling to Johannesburg for tourism or business purposes entails a personal appearance at a South African embassy or consulate. Before leaving Sydney, ensure that you exchange your AUD to the Rand so you have enough money for your taxi when you get to Johannesburg.

Johannesburg Information

Johannesburg is the vibrant heart of South Africa and a beautiful representation of the African nation. It effortlessly brings together South Africa’s history, diversity and its goals for the future. Unlike Sydney, Johannesburg does not have a seaside beach since the city is landlocked. In fact, apart from being bigger than NYC, Sydney, and London, Johannesburg is the largest landlocked metropolis in the word. Despite the rapid development of this urban jungle, Johannesburg is home to the biggest manmade forest in the world. Jozi has over 10 million trees and more were planted in the past few years. Apart from its museums and its famous archaeological site, Johannesburg also has a zoo that is over a hundred years old, is the home of catchy African house music called Kwaito and the home of the Shaft of Terror, the fastest and tallest roller coaster in the whole of Africa. Johannesburg is markedly different from Sydney, but it does offer an interesting vibe that no other city in the world can replicate.

Sydney, Australia to Johannesburg Last modified: Jun 26, 2019 2:15 -04:00

We've scanned 48,195,047,545 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights to Johannesburg. Qantas & Singapore frequently offer the best deals to Johannesburg flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

Qantas
SYDJNB
Mon 19/08
nonstop
JNBSYD
Sun 25/08
nonstop
$1,202
Singapore
SYDJNB
Tue 22/10
1 stop
JNBSYD
Fri 1/11
1 stop
$1,237
South African
SYDJNB
Wed 21/08
1 stop
JNBSYD
Tue 3/09
1 stop
$1,333
Emirates
SYDJNB
Wed 16/10
1 stop
JNBSYD
Wed 30/10
1 stop
$1,352
Cathay
SYDJNB
Mon 30/09
2 stops
JNBSYD
Fri 11/10
2 stops
$1,435
Ethiopian
SYDJNB
Sun 1/09
2 stops
JNBSYD
Sun 15/09
2 stops
$1,553

How Much is a Flight from Sydney, Australia to Johannesburg?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Sydney, Australia to Johannesburg, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $1,202.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Sydney, Australia to Johannesburg?

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 Sydney, Australia to Johannesburg 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 Sydney, Australia to Johannesburg?

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

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days $2,280 $1,926
7-14 days $1,953 $1,346
14-21 days $1,366 $1,553
21-30 days $1,357 $1,347
30-60 days $1,202 $1,240
60-90 days $1,281 $1,274
90+ days $1,281 $1,237

Cheapest Day To Fly from Sydney, Australia to Johannesburg

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 Sydney, Australia to Johannesburg is Saturday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$1,191$1,181$1,205$1,205$1,265$1,161$1,201

Compare Flight Prices from Sydney, Australia to Johannesburg 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 Sydney, Australia to Johannesburg flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
June Sydney, Australia Johannesburg Ethiopian 28/06/19 1/07/19 3 $1,844
July Sydney, Australia Johannesburg South African 29/07/19 7/08/19 1 $1,191
August Sydney, Australia Johannesburg South African 20/08/19 28/08/19 1 $1,181
September Sydney, Australia Johannesburg Singapore 7/09/19 11/09/19 1 $1,161
October Sydney, Australia Johannesburg South African 8/10/19 15/10/19 1 $1,178
November Sydney, Australia Johannesburg Singapore 7/11/19 10/11/19 1 $1,156
December Sydney, Australia Johannesburg South African 31/12/19 20/01/20 1 $1,688
January Sydney, Australia Johannesburg Qantas 27/01/20 16/02/20 0 $1,202

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Sydney, Australia to Johannesburg

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

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
$1,844
30 1 2 3 4 5 6
$1,844 $1,940
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
$1,940 $2,055
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
$2,055 $1,560
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
$1,560 $1,336
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
$1,336

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Sydney, Australia to Johannesburg

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 Sydney, Australia to Johannesburg is $1,273.

The average price for direct flights from Sydney, Australia to Johannesburg is $1,442.

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

Weekly Direct Flights from Sydney, Australia to Johannesburg - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Qantas 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 05:55 05:55

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Sydney, Australia to Johannesburg

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 Sydney, Australia to Johannesburg. 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 Sydney, Australia to Johannesburg is $998.

The average price for round trip flights from Sydney, Australia to Johannesburg is $1,270.

Sydney, Australia to Johannesburg Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is the flight from Sydney, Australia to Johannesburg?
Answer: The average Sydney, Australia to Johannesburg flight time is 14 hours and 5 minutes.
Question: How far is Johannesburg from Sydney, Australia?
Answer: The distance from Sydney, Australia to Johannesburg is 11,017 kilometers (6,846 miles).
Question: How common are direct flights from Sydney, Australia to Johannesburg?
Answer: There are 7 direct flights from Sydney, Australia to Johannesburg.
Question: What are the most popular Sydney, Australia airlines for direct flights from Sydney, Australia to Johannesburg?
Answer: Qantas Airways provides 100% of the non-stop flights between Sydney, Australia and Johannesburg.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Sydney, Australia to Johannesburg?
Answer: Hong Kong, HK

Airlines in Sydney, Australia flying to Johannesburg Last modified: Jun 26, 2019 2:15 -04:00Number of routes searched: 13Number of itineraries searched: 197,066

Wondering which airlines fly out of Sydney, Australia to Johannesburg? We've gathered the average price of Sydney, Australia airlines with flights to Johannesburg. 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.

Sydney, Australia to Johannesburg
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Qantas -
Cathay HKG
Emirates DXB
Etihad AUH
Qatar DOH
Singapore SIN
Virgin Australia PER

Sydney, Australia to Johannesburg Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in Sydney, Australia and Johannesburg. 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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