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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.
When is the cheapest time to fly from South Africa to Australia (ZA - AU)?

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from South Africa to Australia as you normally would.

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 156. You can even find prices in August for less than R14 156, as users have found deals to Australia from as low as R11 192. 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%.

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 R15 357, or R16 225 for flights within the next 24 hours.

Cheap flights from South Africa to Australia in October, November 2021

The best prices found for South Africa to Australia flights in October, November
24 Nov - 12 Dec
R15 155pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
24 Nov - 12 Dec
R15 863pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
16 Nov - 17 Feb
R15 979pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

South Africa to Australia 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Australia from South Africa found for this year
26 Dec - 2 Jan
R15 039pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
24 Nov - 12 Dec
R15 155pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
26 Dec - 2 Jan
R15 256pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Qatar Airways
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl

Direct flights to Australia from South Africa

Save time with South Africa to Australia direct flight deals
28 Mar - 25 Apr
R16 167pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qantas Airways
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Qantas Airways
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
6 Apr - 2 May
R16 340pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qantas Airways
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Qantas Airways
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
6 Apr - 2 May
R16 398pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qantas Airways
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Qantas Airways
Direct
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
30 Oct - 6 Nov
R22 905pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Singapore Airlines
   
2 STOPS
BNE
Brisbane
BNE
Brisbane
Singapore Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
30 Oct - 6 Nov
R28 487pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Singapore Airlines
   
2 STOPS
BNE
Brisbane
BNE
Brisbane
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
30 Oct - 6 Nov
R102 539pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
BNE
Brisbane
BNE
Brisbane
Multiple 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
3:00 - 13:45
Qatar Airways
1 stop
25h 45m
JNB - SYD
Qatar Airways
R10 932
qatarairways.com
13:50 - 12:20
Emirates
1 stop
40h 30m
JNB - PER
Emirates
R10 975
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Flight FAQs

From South Africa to Australia

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.

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.

Can I find flights from South Africa to Australia for under R13 900 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from South Africa to Australia for under R13 900. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Emirates for just R13 810, but on average you can expect to pay R14 750.

Are there direct flights from South Africa to Australia for under R16 200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from South Africa to Australia under R16 200. A good price for a direct flight from South Africa to Australia is less than R17 179.

Are there last-minute flights available from South Africa to Australia for under R23 000?

There are currently 5+ open flights from South Africa to Australia within the next 7 days for less than R23 000.

How popular is this South Africa to Australia flight route?

This flight path from South Africa to Australia was viewed by 8 742 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Qatar Airways, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as R8 806. However, be on the lookout for offers from Emirates and Etihad Airways, as they are both options that can get you from South Africa to Australia for a low price.

What airports serve South Africa to Australia flights?

In South Africa, you can purchase a flight to Australia via the O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, the Cape Town International Airport in Cape Town, the King Shaka International Airport in Durban, or the Port Elizabeth Airport in Port Elizabeth. Flights to Australia can be serviced to Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, and Melbourne, with some airports providing continuation to Adelaide, Canberra, or Albury. The O.R. Tambo International Airport is just 20 minutes from the city centre, while the Cape Town International Airport is just 17 minutes from the city. The King Shaka International Airport is a 20-minute drive from Durban by car or taxi.

Which airlines fly directly from South Africa to Australia?

There are nonstop flights available from the O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg to the Perth Airport in Australia. Nonstop flights are nine hours and 30 minutes long. There are no other direct flights available from South Africa to Australia. Most flights include at least one stop and can extend the duration of the travel by over a day.

What are the stopover options on flights from South Africa to Australia?

There are quite a few flights available from the various South African airports to a number of Australian airports that include one or two stopovers. The most common flight will stop at the Dubai International Airport or the Hong Kong International Airport for one or two hours before continuing the final leg of the journey to Australia. Flights from Johannesburg and Cape Town can also include layovers in other Australian cities, which can sometimes be an overnight stay.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly from South Africa to Australia?

Travellers are required to have an updated visa and passport in order to enter the country of Australia. Some passport holders can apply for an Electronic Travel Authority, or ETA, which serves as a visa that allows visitors to remain in the country for up to 90 days. If you plan on extending your stay beyond that, you are required to have a valid visa before your scheduled flight date to the country.

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Do I need a COVID test to fly to Australia from South Africa?

Information is based on travel restrictions from South Africa to Australia

Most visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Australia.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Australia.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from South Africa are not required to quarantine after entering Australia.

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Travel Authorization Form - Travelers who are not in an exempt category may request an individual exemption to Australia's travel restrictions using this form.


Do I need a test to fly back to South Africa from Australia?

Returning to South Africa from Australia

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Australia must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to South Africa.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Australia are not required to quarantine after entering South Africa.

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Destination information for Australia

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from South Africa to Australia.
Today's exchange rate
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Flight duration from South Africa to Australia
12h 55m

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Cape Town (CPT)
Durban (DUR)
East London (ELS)
George (GRJ)
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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
Qatar Airways
R6 389 R14 840 No cancel fee 68%
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Singapore Airlines
R9 207 R14 880 No cancel fee 81%
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Air Mauritius
R10 114 R13 208 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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Qantas Airways
R10 275 R16 473 No cancel fee 74%
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Etihad Airways
R10 534 R14 777 No cancel fee 75%
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South African
R10 842 R17 873 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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Emirates
R11 928 R15 532 No cancel fee 75%
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Cathay Pacific
R12 767 R15 974 No cancel fee 72%
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Lufthansa
R168 890 R292 570 No cancel fee 76%
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