Cheap flights from Nairobi to Johannesburg

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Nairobi (NBO) to Johannesburg (JNB)

All the information you need to plan the best NBO to JNB flight in 2021: compare Nairobi to Johannesburg flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Johannesburg.
NB0 - JNB
Price
R5 233 - R7 241
JNB
Temperature
18 - 26 °C
JNB
Rainfall
4 - 151 mm

Popular in

August

High demand for flights, 20% potential price rise

Cheapest in

June

Best time to find cheap flights, 9% potential price drop

Round-trip from

R5 233

From Nairobi to Johannesburg

One-way from

R6 927

One-way flight from Nairobi to Johannesburg

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly return from Nairobi to Johannesburg?

Tuesday is generally a great day to depart. Flying on this day could help you save up to 9%.

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

Find a great deal and save up to 2% by booking at least 24 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from Nairobi to Johannesburg within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at R1 599.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of May. Prices to Johannesburg from Nairobi average R1 589. You can even find prices in May for less than R1 589, as users have found deals to Johannesburg from as low as R1 189. The month of September appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Johannesburg from Nairobi. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 16%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Nairobi to Johannesburg (NB0 - JNB)?

When flying from Nairobi to Johannesburg, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight in the evening, which can drop the price by up to 49% versus a flight at midday.

Cheap flights from Nairobi to Johannesburg in June, July 2021

The best prices found for NBO to JNB flights in June, July
18 Jun - 24 Jun
R5 547pp
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
RwandAir
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
RwandAir
   
2 STOPS
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
18 Jun - 19 Jun
R5 574pp
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
RwandAir
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
RwandAir
   
2 STOPS
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
6 Jul - 12 Jul
R5 820pp
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Uganda Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Uganda Airlines
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl

Nairobi to Johannesburg 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Johannesburg from Nairobi found for this year
18 Jun - 24 Jun
R5 547pp
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
RwandAir
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
RwandAir
   
2 STOPS
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
18 Jun - 19 Jun
R5 574pp
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
RwandAir
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
RwandAir
   
2 STOPS
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
1 Aug - 30 Aug
R5 643pp
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Uganda Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Uganda Airlines
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl

Direct flights to Johannesburg from Nairobi

Save time with Nairobi to Johannesburg direct flight deals
26 Aug - 27 Aug
R9 851pp
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Kenya Airways
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Kenya Airways
Direct
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
8 Jul - 11 Jul
R9 878pp
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Kenya Airways
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Kenya Airways
Direct
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
1 Aug - 31 Aug
R9 892pp
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Kenya Airways
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Kenya Airways
Direct
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl

Last-minute flights from Nairobi to Johannesburg

Late deals on return flights to Johannesburg from Nairobi, departing today and this week
22 Jun - 25 Jun
R8 225pp
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
22 Jun - 24 Jun
R8 539pp
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
RwandAir
   
2 STOPS
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
22 Jun - 24 Jun
R8 690pp
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Kenya Airways
Direct
NBO
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl

One-way flights to Johannesburg from Nairobi

The cheapest one-way flights from Nairobi to Johannesburg
21:30 - 10:55
Qatar Airways
1 stop
14h 25m
NBO - JNB
Qatar Airways
R6 928
Travel2Be
5:45 - 11:15
Uganda Airlines
1 stop
6h 30m
NBO - JNB
Uganda Airlines
R8 909
Bookingwiz.co.th
16:30 - 1:15
RwandAir
2 stops
9h 45m
NBO - JNB
RwandAir
R11 382

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Nairobi</span> to <span class="emphasized">Johannesburg</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Nairobi to Johannesburg

What airport do you fly into for flights to Johannesburg from Nairobi?

If you book a flight to Johannesburg from Nairobi, you will be flying to OR Tambo, which is the city’s only airport. Johannesburg OR Tambo (JNB) is located 20,7 km from the centre of Johannesburg. There are 0 flights from Nairobi to OR Tambo per day from 4 different airlines.

Which airlines flying from Nairobi to Johannesburg OR Tambo have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from Nairobi to Johannesburg OR Tambo have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. RwandAir, Ethiopian Air, and Kenya Airways are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like RwandAir with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Nairobi to Johannesburg for under R6 831 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Nairobi to Johannesburg for under R6 831. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Uganda Airlines for just R5 643, but on average you can expect to pay R6 162.

Are there direct flights from Nairobi to Johannesburg for under R10 930 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Nairobi to Johannesburg under R10 930. A good price for a direct flight from Nairobi to Johannesburg is less than R10 480.

Are there last-minute flights available from Nairobi to Johannesburg for under R9 564?

There are currently 15+ open flights from Nairobi to Johannesburg within the next 7 days for less than R9 564.

Is Nairobi weather warmer or cooler than Johannesburg?

With an average temperature of 28 °C, peak weather can be found in February. As a traveller, expect to see changes in flight prices during that period. The temperatures in Johannesburg are colder than in Nairobi.

How long does is the flight from Nairobi to Johannesburg?

For as low as R7 078, Ethiopian Air can have you in Johannesburg from Nairobi in 6h 20m. Both multi-stop and direct flights can be found to your destination and back.

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

Flying on Uganda Airlines is currently your cheapest option to Johannesburg, with prices starting at R5 643. Additional return tickets that might be worth considering are offered by RwandAir and Ethiopian Air, with the lowest prices starting at R5 889 and R7 078, respectively. These flights start at 2% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Uganda Airlines. According to our data, you can fly for as low as R3 498. Users have also found prices from R4 127 and R4 919 on Uganda Airlines and Ethiopian Air, respectively.

Destination information for Johannesburg

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Nairobi to Johannesburg.
Today's exchange rate
R1 = R1,00
Average temperature for June in Johannesburg
18.0 °C
Avg rainfall for June in Johannesburg
12.0 mm

Airports servicing Nairobi

Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl (NBO)
Nairobi Wilson (WIL)

Airports servicing Johannesburg

Top 4 airlines flying from Nairobi to Johannesburg

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Nairobi 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
RwandAir
R331 R383 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
R368 R416 No cancel fee 72%
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Kenya Airways
R498 R633 No cancel fee 82%
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South African
R514 R690 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 Nairobi to Johannesburg

See what time of day planes typically take off from Nairobi towards Johannesburg.
Evening 6 PM to midnight 53% of flight departures
Morning 6 AM to midday 46% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of flight departures
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 0% of flight departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
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