Cheap flights from South Africa to Australia

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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 9% 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 R14 914, or R15 756 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 R13 747. You can even find prices in August for less than R13 747, as users have found deals to Australia from as low as R10 869. 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%.

Cheap flights from South Africa to Australia in May, June 2021

The best prices found for South Africa to Australia flights in May, June
19 May - 29 May
R23 396pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
18 May - 25 May
R24 056pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
BNE
Brisbane
BNE
Brisbane
Singapore Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
15 May - 22 May
R24 842pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
BNE
Brisbane
BNE
Brisbane
Singapore Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

South Africa to Australia 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Australia from South Africa found for this year
28 Aug - 1 Sep
R10 799pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Air Mauritius
 
1 STOP
PER
Perth
PER
Perth
Air Mauritius
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
14 Nov - 18 Nov
R15 827pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qantas Airways
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Qantas Airways
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
10 Nov - 14 Nov
R16 107pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qantas Airways
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Qantas Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Last-minute flights from South Africa to Australia

Late deals on return flights to Australia from South Africa, departing today and this week
19 May - 29 May
R23 396pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
18 May - 25 May
R24 056pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
BNE
Brisbane
BNE
Brisbane
Singapore Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
19 May - 27 May
R24 856pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
BNE
Brisbane
BNE
Brisbane
Singapore Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

One-way flights to Australia from South Africa

The cheapest one-way flights from South Africa to Australia
3:40 - 15:35
Malaysia Airlines
2 stops
27h 55m
JNB - SYD
Malaysia Airlines
R16 908
17:45 - 15:40
Etihad Airways
2 stops
37h 55m
JNB - SYD
Etihad Airways
R22 160
Kiwi.com
3:40 - 12:55
Qatar Airways
1 stop
25h 15m
JNB - SYD
Qatar Airways
R24 098
Kiwi.com

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Flight FAQs

From South Africa to Australia

Can I find flights from South Africa to Australia for under R11 234 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from South Africa to Australia for under R11 234. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Air Mauritius for just R10 799, but on average you can expect to pay R17 596.

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, Emirates, and South African 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 R11 234 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.

Are there last-minute flights available from South Africa to Australia for under R23 873?

There are currently 20+ open flights from South Africa to Australia within the next 7 days for less than R23 873.

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 - Sydney Kingsford Smith or Johannesburg OR Tambo - Melbourne, Johannesburg OR Tambo - Perth 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 R21 554, our data indicates the cheapest price to be R7 186. The most popular route (Johannesburg OR Tambo - Perth), is priced around R10 800.

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

For as low as R10 800, Air Mauritius can have you in Australia from South Africa in 13h 35m. 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, Air Mauritius (R10 800), Emirates (R17 049), and Qatar Airways (R17 653) 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 847. Users have also found prices from R16 389 and R19 703 on Qatar Airways and Malaysia Airlines, 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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Emirates
R825 R1 074 No cancel fee 75%
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Singapore Airlines
R637 R1 091 No cancel fee 81%
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Cathay Pacific
R883 R1 106 No cancel fee 72%
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Qantas Airways
R711 R1 134 No cancel fee 74%
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South African
R750 R1 236 No cancel fee 78%

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Lufthansa
R11 679 R20 232 No cancel fee 76%
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