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Flights to Europe in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inAprilHigh demand for flights, 3% potential price rise
Cheapest inFebruaryBest time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average priceR9 334Average for round-trip flights in June 2022
Round-trip fromR7 533From Johannesburg to Europe
One-way fromR158One-way flight from Johannesburg to Europe

Cheap flights to Europe in June, July 2022

The best prices found for ATH flights for June, July
15 Jul - 28 Jul
R6 001pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
14 Jul - 28 Jul
R6 570pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
28 Jul - 11 Aug
R6 649pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Europe 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Europe found for this year
5 Sep - 14 Sep
R5 828pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
1 Sep - 14 Sep
R5 922pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
IST
Istanbul
IST
Istanbul
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
15 Jul - 28 Jul
R6 001pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Last minute flights to Europe

Late deals on return flights to Europe, departing today and this week
6 Jul - 2 Aug
R8 923pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
6 Jul - 2 Aug
R8 939pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
6 Jul - 4 Oct
R9 176pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
AMS
Amsterdam Schiphol
AMS
Amsterdam Schiphol
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

What is the cheapest month to fly to Europe?

The cheapest ticket to Europe found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
R6 839
February
R6 854
March
R7 123
April
R8 497
May
R7 644
June
R8 292
July
R8 497
August
R8 055
September
R8 323
October
R8 449
November
R7 865
December
R8 244
Currently, January is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Europe. Flying to Europe in April will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to Europe?

Average London flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month.
ZA1 - LON
Price
R7 697 - R12 750
LON
Temperature
9 - 23 °C
LON
Rainfall
35 - 71 mm

Peak season:

Depending on where it is you are heading, Europe’s peak tourism season varies dramatically. Most flights to and from Europe are more expensive during the summer months and school holidays, which run from May through September. If you are planning on visiting Spain or Greece, however, you’ll find that visiting during the winter months can be just as enjoyable as these countries experience year-round good weather. Just keep in mind that regardless of where you’re planning on touching down in Europe, ensure that you book your flight tickets well in advance to save on the price of airfare, especially if you’re looking at booking flights over the summer months.

Off season:

As with the summer Europe’s summer, the off season for tourism can vary widely depending on where exactly you plan on going. Eastern European countries have icy winters characterized by heavy snowfall, which might not be ideal for outdoor explorers, but it does offer plenty of fantastic skiing holiday opportunities. Popular destinations such as Germany and France have their off seasons during the winter months, which may see you landing cheap flight deals to Europe from the months of October through April.

When is the best time to book a flight to Europe?

Flights to Europe should preferably be booked at least two months in advance if you want to save money on the price of flight tickets. During the summer months and school holidays, this becomes an even more crucial aspect of saving with regards to airfare.  Being a little flexible with your travel dates is still one of the best ways to ensure you’re getting the best prices on your flight tickets to Europe, albeit prices will still vary greatly depending on what European destination you’re visiting.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Europe?

The cheapest flights to Europe are usually found when departing on a Monday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Saturday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Europe?

At the moment, flights in the morning are likely to offer the best value for money for your Europe trip. A flight in the evening will more often than not be of higher cost.

Where are the most popular flight destinations in Europe?

The most popular flight destination in Europe, according to our users, is United Kingdom, followed by Italy, Portugal, Turkey and France.

Taking a cheap flight to Europe lands many a traveler smack bam in the middle of a life-changing experience. Getting lost in the romantic streets of Paris, sampling authentic German beers at the Oktoberfest, lazing on the heavenly beaches of Greece; these are but a drop in the ocean when compared to all the amazing experiences to be had on the majestic continent that is Europe. It’s not hard to understand why the appeal of Europe transcends boundaries, geography, and languages; it truly is a one of a kind destination where you might just lose your heart for good!

How long is the flight to Europe?

Johannesburg to Paris             10 hours, 50 minutes
Johannesburg to Madrid         10 hours, 25 minutes
Johannesburg to Frankfurt      10 hours, 40 minutes

Which airlines operate flights to Europe?

There are plenty of airlines which all offer cheap flights to and from Europe, and which one you end up using, will likely depend on where exactly you plan on going and what your budget is. British Airways, Lufthansa, South African Airways, Air France, and KLM Royal Dutch Airways are but five of the major airlines operating flights between South Africa and Europe. The cheapest flights to Europe can often be found with British Airlines, although booking your flights with an airline such as South African Airlines may provide you with more onboard comfort. Go ahead and compare all of your options to determine which airline’s offerings best suit your individual needs.

How to get from the airport to the city center?

Madrid

There is an Airport Express bus that runs from the Madrid airport to the city center, which is a good option to use if you plan to disembark at one of its three routine stops. To get to your final destination after getting off the Airport Express, you can take the metro, but this might not be ideal for travelers with a lot of baggage. Alternatively, you can take a cab from the airport, but keep in mind that they are a lot more expensive to use than the bus, unless the fair is split among four people traveling together. One of the cheapest and easiest ways to get from the airport to the Madrid city center is to hop on the metro bus and catch a ride to the city.

Paris

You can quickly and easily reach the Paris city center by using the metro bus which runs from the airport. There are also a lot of buses that operate transfers between the airport and the city, although these take longer than the metro but are a little cheaper. If you’re not on a tight budget, you may also want to consider using a taxi, which is one of the most expensive ways to get to the city center, but also offer the quickest transport services to the city center of Paris from the airport.

Frankfurt

Germany’s rail system is very safe and efficient, and it’s also one of the best ways to get to the city center of Frankfurt. Some hotels offer a free shuttle service from the airport, so be sure to inquire whether or not your hotel offers this service. Alternatively, you may make use of one of the buses which operate transfers to and from the city center. The buses are some the cheapest and most convenient way to get to the city center if you’re not on a tight schedule.

What is the best way to travel around Europe?

The best way to get around mainland Europe is by road or rail. Purchasing a railcard is a flexible and convenient option for exploring multiple countries. Buses usually take longer but are often cheaper than trains, especially when you book in advance. If you plan to explore further off the beaten tourist track, check options for car hire at your destination airport before flying to Europe. Travellers who prefer to see the world on two wheels will also appreciate the many cross-country cycle routes. You can also find many affordable flights to destinations away from the mainland continent such as UK, Iceland, and the Balearic Islands.

What are some things to do in Europe?

Comprising a total of 51 countries, Europe is home to diverse cultures, cuisines, languages and natural landscapes. Anyone who wishes to book flights to Europe will have a wealth of places to explore no matter their interest. If you are travelling in autumn, pay a visit to Germany's annual Oktoberfest, a festival full of music, traditional dress and plenty of beer. Keen to spend time outdoors? Get your hiking boots on and explore the Scottish highlands, trek through Germany's Black Forest or hit the beach and bathe in the warm waters of the Mediterranean along France's southern coast.

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