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How to find the cheapest flight from
South Africa to Israel

All the information you need to plan the best null to TLV flight in 2022: compare South Africa to Israel flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Israel.
How far in advance should I book a flight from South Africa to Israel?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 61 days in advance, which can save you up to 4% on flights from South Africa to Israel compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 61 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at R7 633. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from R7 649.

When is the cheapest time to fly from South Africa to Israel (ZA - IL)?

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

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

Our data shows that May tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Israel from South Africa. Users have commonly found prices around R7 516 for the month, but tickets can be as low as R5 671. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in September.

Cheap flights from South Africa to Israel in January, February 2022

The best prices found for South Africa to Israel flights in January, February
30 Jan - 4 Apr
R7 819pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
TLV
Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Intl
TLV
Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
15 Feb - 1 Mar
R7 880pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
TLV
Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Intl
TLV
Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
19 Jan - 24 Jan
R7 911pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
TLV
Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Intl
TLV
Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

South Africa to Israel 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Israel from South Africa found for this year
19 Mar - 8 Apr
R1 205pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
TLV
Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Intl
TLV
Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
19 Mar - 9 Apr
R1 236pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
TLV
Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Intl
TLV
Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Intl
Aegean Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
5 Apr - 18 Apr
R7 324pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
EL AL
Direct
TLV
Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Intl
TLV
Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Intl
EL AL
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Direct flights to Israel from South Africa

Save time with South Africa to Israel direct flight deals
5 Apr - 18 Apr
R7 324pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
EL AL
Direct
TLV
Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Intl
TLV
Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Intl
EL AL
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
12 Apr - 25 Apr
R8 421pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
EL AL
Direct
TLV
Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Intl
TLV
Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Intl
EL AL
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Last-minute flights from South Africa to Israel

Late deals on return flights to Israel from South Africa, departing today and this week
28 Jan - 5 Feb
R8 344pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
TLV
Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Intl
TLV
Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
28 Jan - 5 Feb
R8 359pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
TLV
Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Intl
TLV
Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
29 Jan - 3 Apr
R9 596pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
TLV
Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Intl
TLV
Tel Aviv Ben Gurion Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

One-way flights to Israel from South Africa

The cheapest one-way flights from South Africa to Israel
16:45 - 12:50
Egypt Air
1 stop
20h 05m
JNB - TLV
Egypt Air
R5 887
Travel2Be
9:55 - 16:05
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
30h 10m
CPT - TLV
Multiple Airlines
R6 582
Kiwi.com
13:25 - 4:30
Emirates
1 stop
15h 05m
CPT - TLV
Emirates
R6 675
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Flight FAQs

From South Africa to Israel

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

Ethiopian Air, EL AL, and Turkish Airlines are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from South Africa to Israel for under R1 300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from South Africa to Israel for under R1 300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Turkish Airlines for just R1 205, but on average you can expect to pay R7 479.

Are there direct flights from South Africa to Israel for under R7 400 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 2 direct flights from South Africa to Israel under R7 400. A good price for a direct flight from South Africa to Israel is less than R7 865.

Are there last-minute flights available from South Africa to Israel for under R8 400?

There are currently 20+ open flights from South Africa to Israel within the next 7 days for less than R8 400.

How popular is this South Africa to Israel flight route?

The South Africa to Israel flight path was viewed by 7 422 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

What airports serve South Africa to Israel flights?

South Africa services flights to Tel Aviv, Israel, through the O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. The airport is located 20 km from the heart of Johannesburg and takes 25 minutes to arrive by taxi or 55 minutes by public transit. If you prefer to fly out of a different airport, The Lanseria International Airport also services flights to Israel and is also located in Johannesburg. If you are looking for a destination other than Tel Aviv, the Cape Town International Airport services flights to Eilat as well.

Which airlines fly directly from South Africa to Israel?

Unfortunately there are no direct flights between South Africa and Israel. The quickest flight from South Africa to Israel is with Ethiopian Airlines, servicing from the O.R. Tambo International Airport to the Tel Aviv-Yafo Airport. Stopovers can last just a few hours or several, including overnight stays in connecting airports.

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

From Johannesburg, travellers have the option of taking an Ethiopian Airlines flight with a single stop in the Bole International Airport or an Alitalia flight with a stop at the Leonardo da Vinci International Airport. Each stopover adds several hours to the total flight time. You can expect flights from South Africa to Israel to take anywhere from 12-29 hours. Alternatively, there are British Airways and Ethiopian Airlines flights from the Cape Town International Airport to Tel Aviv with one or two stops in Johannesburg and Bole.

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

Passports are required for entry into Israel. Passports must be valid until at least six months after the scheduled date of entry. Additional valid ID may be required by the airlines to enter the flight. Visitor visas and student visas are also accepted as valid passports, as long as they have been renewed prior to the date of travel. The processing of new visas can take up to a week, which is why travellers are recommended to apply for new visas well in advance of their travels.

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COVID Restrictions

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

Information is based on travel restrictions from South Africa to Israel

Most visitors from South Africa need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Israel.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours for rt-pcr (naat) and within 24 hours for antigen (quick-test) hours before departing to Israel.

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

Documents
Travel Authorization Form - Foreign travelers must apply to obtain an electronic approval 10-21 days before departure to Israel.

Entry Statement Form - Must be submitted within 48 hours before the flight schedule.


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

Returning to South Africa from Israel

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

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

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Destination information for Israel

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from South Africa to Israel.
Today's exchange rate
R1 = ₪0,21
Flight duration from South Africa to Israel
8h 45m

Airports servicing

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Durban (DUR)
East London (ELS)
George (GRJ)
Sabi Sabi (GSS)

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Eilat Ramon Intl (ETM)
Tel Aviv Sde Dov (SDV)
Tel Aviv (TLV)
Ovda (VDA)

Top 10 airlines flying from South Africa to Israel

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from South Africa to Israel 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
RwandAir
R4 426 R7 616 No cancel fee N/A

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

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Ethiopian Air
R4 980 R9 570 No cancel fee 72%
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EL AL
R5 551 R8 262 No cancel fee 68%

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

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Turkish Airlines
R7 361 R10 382 No cancel fee 77%
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ITA Airways
R7 520 R10 569 No cancel fee 81%
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Air France
R9 610 R10 475 No cancel fee 77%
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KLM
R9 772 R10 244 No cancel fee 75%
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Austrian Airlines
R12 405 R12 911 No cancel fee 78%
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Lufthansa
R12 857 R16 228 No cancel fee 76%
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British Airways
R16 531 R24 152 No cancel fee 70%
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