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How to find the cheapest flight from
Kigali (KGL) to Johannesburg (JNB)

All the information you need to plan the best KGL to JNB flight in 2021: compare Kigali to Johannesburg flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Johannesburg.
When is the cheapest time to fly from Kigali to Johannesburg (KGL - ZA1)?

When flying from Kigali to Johannesburg, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight in the morning, which can drop the price by up to 1% versus a flight at midday.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Kigali to Johannesburg?

To save on the cost of your flight from Kigali to Johannesburg, book at least 14 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 1% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from R5 057 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as R5 162.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Kigali to Johannesburg?

May can be a great time to fly to Johannesburg from Kigali with a flight ticket averaging about R5 921. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of May for as cheap as R3 352. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of August.

What is the cheapest day to fly return from Kigali to Johannesburg?

Departing on a Monday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 13% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

Cheap flights from Kigali to Johannesburg in October, November 2021

The best prices found for KGL to JNB flights in October, November
25 Nov - 4 Dec
R4 190pp
KGL
Kigali Intl
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
KGL
Kigali Intl
31 Oct - 4 Nov
R4 908pp
KGL
Kigali Intl
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
KGL
Kigali Intl
2 Nov - 8 Nov
R5 850pp
KGL
Kigali Intl
RwandAir
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
RwandAir
Direct
KGL
Kigali Intl

Kigali Intl to Johannesburg 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Johannesburg from Kigali found for this year
25 Nov - 4 Dec
R4 190pp
KGL
Kigali Intl
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
KGL
Kigali Intl
23 Dec - 30 Dec
R4 459pp
KGL
Kigali Intl
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
KGL
Kigali Intl
31 Oct - 4 Nov
R4 908pp
KGL
Kigali Intl
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
KGL
Kigali Intl

Last-minute flights from Kigali to Johannesburg

Late deals on return flights to Johannesburg from Kigali, departing today and this week
2 Nov - 8 Nov
R5 850pp
KGL
Kigali Intl
RwandAir
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
RwandAir
Direct
KGL
Kigali Intl
2 Nov - 9 Nov
R8 185pp
KGL
Kigali Intl
Multiple airlines
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
KGL
Kigali Intl
2 Nov - 9 Nov
R8 244pp
KGL
Kigali Intl
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
KGL
Kigali Intl

One-way flights to Johannesburg from Kigali

The cheapest one-way flights from Kigali to Johannesburg
22:40 - 5:55
Kenya Airways
1 stop
7h 15m
KGL - JNB
Kenya Airways
R2 813
FlightHub
10:35 - 7:00
Ethiopian Air
4 stops
44h 25m
KGL - JNB
Ethiopian Air
R10 025
Gotogate
4:10 - 4:15
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
24h 05m
KGL - JNB
Multiple Airlines
R10 294
Gotogate

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Kigali to Johannesburg

What airport do you fly from for flights from Kigali to Johannesburg?

If you book a flight to Johannesburg from Kigali, you will be flying from Kigali Intl, which is the city’s only airport. Kigali Intl (KGL) is located 5,2 km from the centre of Kigali. There are 0 flights from Kigali Intl to Johannesburg per day from 4 different airlines.

Which airlines flying from Kigali Intl to Johannesburg have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

RwandAir, South African, and Kenya Airways 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 Kigali to Johannesburg for under R4 200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Kigali to Johannesburg for under R4 200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Kenya Airways for just R4 190, but on average you can expect to pay R6 838.

Are there last-minute flights available from Kigali to Johannesburg for under R5 900?

There are currently 11+ open flights from Kigali to Johannesburg within the next 7 days for less than R5 900.

What days are direct flights available from Kigali to Johannesburg?

Direct flights are available for this route on the following days: Saturday.

How popular is this Kigali to Johannesburg flight route?

The Kigali Intl to Johannesburg flight path was viewed by 357 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

How many flights depart from Kigali to Johannesburg on average per day?

Per day, 1 flight departs from Kigali to Johannesburg on average.
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Kigali to Johannesburg?

There are many flights that can get you from Kigali to Johannesburg in 3h 50m. Fly via Kenya Airways, RwandAir, or Ethiopian Air to get the fastest option. There are 2709 km between Kigali and Johannesburg. Both multi-stop and direct flights can be found to your destination and back.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Kigali to Johannesburg return?

Our cheapest airline available from Kigali to Johannesburg is Kenya Airways. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as R4 190 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are RwandAir and Ethiopian Air, starting at R5 641 and R8 035 round-trip. Kenya Airways is priced at 29% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Kigali to Johannesburg one-way?

R2 439 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Kenya Airways. You may also be able to find cheap deals on RwandAir and Ethiopian Air, with prices starting from R3 516 and R5 102, respectively.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Kigali to Johannesburg?

The most popular airlines flying from Kigali to Johannesburg are Ethiopian Air, Kenya Airways and South African. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

What are the cheapest flights from Kigali to Johannesburg?

The cheapest flight price from Kigali to Johannesburg is R4 868. On average you can expect to pay R8 098. The most popular route, (Kigali Intl - Johannesburg OR Tambo), can usually be booked for R7 137.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Johannesburg, South Africa

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Johannesburg from Kigali?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Kigali Intl to Johannesburg

Most visitors from Kigali Intl need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Johannesburg.

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Kigali Intl are not required to quarantine after entering Johannesburg.

Documents
Health Declaration Form - Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


Do I need a test to fly back to Kigali from Johannesburg?

Returning to Kigali Intl from Johannesburg

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Johannesburg are not required to quarantine after entering Kigali Intl.

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Destination information for Johannesburg

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Kigali to Johannesburg.
Today's exchange rate
R1 = R1,00
Flight duration from KGL to Johannesburg
4h 40m
Average temperature for October in Johannesburg
26.0 °C
Avg rainfall for October in Johannesburg
79.0 mm

Airports servicing Kigali

Airports servicing Johannesburg

Lanseria (HLA)

Top 4 airlines flying from Kigali Intl to Johannesburg

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Kigali to Johannesburg 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
Ethiopian Air
R3 975 R4 193 No cancel fee 72%
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Kenya Airways
R4 051 R4 861 No cancel fee 82%
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RwandAir
R4 758 R5 321 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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South African
R4 973 R5 537 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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Hourly flight availability from Kigali to Johannesburg

See what time of day planes typically take off from Kigali towards Johannesburg.
Evening 6 PM to midnight 100% of flight departures
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Weekly flight availability
from Kigali to Johannesburg
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Kigali to Johannesburg.
Sunday
0 flights
Monday
1 daily flight
Tuesday
1 daily flight
Wednesday
1 daily flight
Thursday
0 flights
Friday
1 daily flight
Saturday
0 flights
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