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South Africa to Australia

All the information you need to plan the best null to SYD flight in 2021: compare South Africa to Australia flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Australia.
How far in advance should I book a flight from South Africa to Australia?

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 61 days in advance to save up to 10% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 61 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from South Africa to Australia 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as R15 538, or R16 415 for flights within the next 24 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from South Africa to Australia?

The best pricing can be found in the month of August. Prices to Australia from South Africa average R14 322. You can even find prices in August for less than R14 322, as users have found deals to Australia from as low as R11 324. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Australia from South Africa. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 20%.

South Africa to Australia 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Australia from South Africa found for this year
1 Sep - 2 Dec
R24 550pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Malaysia Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Malaysia Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
28 Nov - 2 Jan
R29 159pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
BNE
Brisbane
BNE
Brisbane
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
28 Nov - 2 Jan
R30 256pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Singapore Airlines
   
2 STOPS
BNE
Brisbane
BNE
Brisbane
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

One-way flights to Australia from South Africa

The cheapest one-way flights from South Africa to Australia
17:10 - 11:55
British Airways
2 stops
34h 45m
JNB - MEL
British Airways
R26 643
Expedia
17:45 - 16:55
Etihad Airways
2 stops
38h 10m
JNB - MEL
Etihad Airways
R27 550
6:20 - 0:00
Cathay Pacific
1 stop
35h 40m
JNB - PER
Cathay Pacific
R35 436
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Flight FAQs

From South Africa to Australia

Can I find flights from South Africa to Australia for under R17 557 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from South Africa to Australia for under R17 557. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just R16 415, but on average you can expect to pay R24 535.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from South Africa to Australia to control the spread of COVID-19?

Etihad Airways is one of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travellers flying from South Africa to Australia are improved sanitation, HEPA filters, mask requirements, socially-distanced seating (for a limited time), and pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms. Policies will vary by airline.

Which airlines flying from South Africa to Australia have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from South Africa to Australia have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Qantas Airways, South African, and Emirates are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Qantas Airways with this kind of flexibility.

Are there direct flights from South Africa to Australia for under R16 094 on Cheapflights?

There are no direct flights from South Africa to Australia, but Cheapflights can provide you with all the information you need to find the fastest route with the fewest stops.

How popular is this flight route?

The South Africa to Australia flight path was viewed by 1 036 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from South Africa to Australia?

The most popular airlines flying from South Africa to Australia are Air China, Cathay Pacific and Emirates. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

What are the most popular routes from South Africa to Australia?

While some choose either Johannesburg OR Tambo - Melbourne or Johannesburg OR Tambo - Brisbane, Johannesburg OR Tambo - Sydney Kingsford Smith is the most popular route from South Africa to Australia.

What are the cheapest flights from South Africa to Australia?

Looking for the cheapest flight from South Africa to Australia? While on average our users pay R22 456, our data indicates the cheapest price to be R7 486. The most popular route (Johannesburg OR Tambo - Sydney Kingsford Smith), is priced around R17 616.

How long does is the flight from South Africa to Australia?

For as low as R23 277, Qantas Airways can have you in Australia from South Africa in 16h. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both direct flights and flights with stops.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying from South Africa to Australia return?

According to our current data, Qantas Airways (R23 277), Malaysia Airlines (R24 550), and Emirates (R25 764) offers the cheapest pricing from South Africa to Australia.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from South Africa to Australia one-way?

For one-way options, check prices for Qatar Airways. According to our data, you can fly for as low as R13 519. Users have also found prices from R26 189 and R26 642 on Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways, respectively.

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Top 9 airlines flying from South Africa to Australia

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from South Africa to Australia choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Air Mauritius
R699 R913 No cancel fee 82%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Air Mauritius. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Etihad Airways
R728 R1 022 No cancel fee 75%
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Qatar Airways
R442 R1 026 No cancel fee 68%
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Singapore Airlines
R637 R1 029 No cancel fee 81%
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Emirates
R825 R1 074 No cancel fee 75%
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Cathay Pacific
R883 R1 105 No cancel fee 72%
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Qantas Airways
R711 R1 139 No cancel fee 74%
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South African
R750 R1 233 No cancel fee 78%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by South African. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Lufthansa
R11 679 R20 232 No cancel fee 76%
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