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Flights to Europe in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 3% potential price rise
Cheapest inMarchBest time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average priceR8 645Average for round-trip flights in April 2021
Round-trip fromR6 395From Johannesburg to Europe
One-way fromR142One-way flight from Johannesburg to Europe

Cheap flights to Europe in April, May 2021

The best prices found for GVA flights for April, May
26 Apr - 4 May
R5 027pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SWISS
 
1 STOP
GVA
Geneva Geneve-Cointrin
GVA
Geneva Geneve-Cointrin
SWISS
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
30 Apr - 26 May
R5 469pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Air France
 
1 STOP
FRA
Frankfurt am Main
FRA
Frankfurt am Main
Air France
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
29 Apr - 29 May
R5 483pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
KLM
 
1 STOP
FRA
Frankfurt am Main
FRA
Frankfurt am Main
KLM
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Europe 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Europe found for this year
26 Apr - 4 May
R5 027pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SWISS
 
1 STOP
GVA
Geneva Geneve-Cointrin
GVA
Geneva Geneve-Cointrin
SWISS
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
22 Jun - 19 Aug
R5 099pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SWISS
 
1 STOP
GVA
Geneva Geneve-Cointrin
GVA
Geneva Geneve-Cointrin
SWISS
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
10 Oct - 28 Oct
R5 184pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SWISS
 
1 STOP
AMS
Amsterdam Schiphol
AMS
Amsterdam Schiphol
SWISS
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Last minute flights to Europe

Late deals on return flights to Europe, departing today and this week
26 Apr - 4 May
R5 027pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SWISS
 
1 STOP
GVA
Geneva Geneve-Cointrin
GVA
Geneva Geneve-Cointrin
SWISS
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
30 Apr - 26 May
R5 469pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Air France
 
1 STOP
FRA
Frankfurt am Main
FRA
Frankfurt am Main
Air France
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
29 Apr - 29 May
R5 483pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
KLM
 
1 STOP
FRA
Frankfurt am Main
FRA
Frankfurt am Main
KLM
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Cheapest prices for Europe flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Europe found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
R8 247
February
R8 005
March
R8 153
April
R8 647
May
R8 101
June
R8 436
July
R9 245
August
R8 946
September
R9 004
October
R8 772
November
R8 409
December
R9 756
February is currently the cheapest month to fly to Europe. At this moment in time December is the most expensive month. These prices are determined by multiple factors and booking in advance can help keep costs down if your schedule is not as flexible.

When is the best time to fly to Europe?

Average London flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
JNB - LON
Price
R8 005 - R14 099
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?

Europe flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight in the morning. Booking a flight in the evening will likely mean higher prices.

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.

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