Cheap flights from Johannesburg to Kigali

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

All the information you need to plan the best JNB to KGL flight in 2021: compare Johannesburg to Kigali flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Kigali.
JNB - KGL
Price
R4 250 - R5 495
KGL
Temperature
16 - 20 °C
KGL
Precipitation
3 - 180 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 18% potential price rise

Cheapest in

April

Best time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop

Round-trip from

R4 250

From Johannesburg to Kigali

One-way from

R4 665

One-way flight from Johannesburg to Kigali

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 Johannesburg to Kigali?

Saturday flights are found to be more expensive to fly from Johannesburg to Kigali. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Kigali.

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

Find a great deal and save up to 9% by booking at least 48 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 Johannesburg to Kigali within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at R4 739.

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

Flights from Johannesburg to Kigali lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from Johannesburg to Kigali in April, with the cheapest ticket starting at R3 717.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Johannesburg to Kigali (JNB - KGL)?

It’s optimal to fly from Johannesburg to Kigali at midday. By choosing this option you can save up to 22% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the evening.

Cheap flights from Johannesburg to Kigali in July, August 2021

The best prices found for JNB to KGL flights in July, August
22 Aug - 25 Aug
R4 325pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
KGL
Kigali Intl
KGL
Kigali Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
5 Aug - 11 Aug
R4 843pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
KGL
Kigali Intl
KGL
Kigali Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
22 Aug - 25 Aug
R4 902pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
KGL
Kigali Intl
KGL
Kigali Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Johannesburg to Kigali 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Kigali from Johannesburg found for this year
28 Oct - 3 Nov
R4 236pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
KGL
Kigali Intl
KGL
Kigali Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
22 Aug - 25 Aug
R4 325pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
KGL
Kigali Intl
KGL
Kigali Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
11 Nov - 15 Nov
R4 369pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
KGL
Kigali Intl
KGL
Kigali Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Direct flights to Kigali from Johannesburg

Save time with Johannesburg to Kigali direct flight deals
1 Aug - 9 Aug
R5 613pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
RwandAir
Direct
KGL
Kigali Intl
KGL
Kigali Intl
RwandAir
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
7 Aug - 27 Dec
R5 657pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
RwandAir
Direct
KGL
Kigali Intl
KGL
Kigali Intl
RwandAir
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
16 Dec - 22 Dec
R6 220pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
RwandAir
Direct
KGL
Kigali Intl
KGL
Kigali Intl
RwandAir
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Last-minute flights from Johannesburg to Kigali

Late deals on return flights to Kigali from Johannesburg, departing today and this week
5 Aug - 11 Aug
R4 843pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
KGL
Kigali Intl
KGL
Kigali Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
5 Aug - 11 Aug
R5 583pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
KGL
Kigali Intl
KGL
Kigali Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
2 Aug - 9 Aug
R5 598pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
KGL
Kigali Intl
KGL
Kigali Intl
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

One-way flights to Kigali from Johannesburg

The cheapest one-way flights from Johannesburg to Kigali
23:20 - 3:00
RwandAir
Direct
3h 40m
JNB - KGL
RwandAir
R4 666
Priceline
21:15 - 9:30
Kenya Airways
1 stop
12h 15m
JNB - KGL
Kenya Airways
R7 065
Priceline
8:20 - 10:50
Ethiopian Air
4 stops
50h 30m
JNB - KGL
Ethiopian Air
R11 967

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Johannesburg to Kigali

Can I find flights from Johannesburg to Kigali for under R4 443 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Johannesburg to Kigali for under R4 443. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Ethiopian Air for just R4 236, but on average you can expect to pay R5 154.

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

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like RwandAir, South African, and Kenya Airways flying from Johannesburg OR Tambo to Kigali Intl have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Are there direct flights from Johannesburg to Kigali for under R5 924 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 4 direct flights from Johannesburg to Kigali under R5 924. A good price for a direct flight from Johannesburg to Kigali is less than R6 250.

Are there last-minute flights available from Johannesburg to Kigali for under R5 924?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Johannesburg to Kigali within the next 7 days for less than R5 924.

How popular is this flight route?

Flights from Johannesburg OR Tambo to Kigali Intl have been viewed 2 944 times in the past calendar month.

Does it rain more in Johannesburg or Kigali?

The rainfall in Johannesburg is generally same as the rainfall in Kigali. This will continue over the next 1 days.

Is Johannesburg weather warmer or cooler than Kigali?

We forecast the temperature to be around the 26 °Cs in January, on average. The temperature in Kigali is generally colder than in Johannesburg. Book flights in a timely manner in correlation to your departure date.

How long does is the flight from Johannesburg to Kigali?

Departing from Johannesburg to Kigali will take you 3h 10m. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both direct flights and flights with stops.

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

Ethiopian Air, at R4 236, was found to be the cheapest airline from Johannesburg to Kigali. An alternate airline flying to your destination would be RwandAir. Ethiopian Air is currently priced 5% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

R4 028 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from RwandAir. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Ethiopian Air and Kenya Airways, with prices starting from R4 487 and R6 783, respectively.

Alternative routes for Johannesburg to Kigali

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for Kigali

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Johannesburg to Kigali.
Today's exchange rate
R1 = RWF 67
Flight duration
4h 12m
Average temperature for July in Kigali
19.0 °C
Avg rainfall for July in Kigali
3.0 mm

Airports servicing Johannesburg

Airports servicing Kigali

Top 4 airlines flying from Johannesburg to Kigali

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Johannesburg to Kigali 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
Kenya Airways
R225 R264 No cancel fee 82%
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Ethiopian Air
R246 R269 No cancel fee 72%
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RwandAir
R286 R331 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
R295 R344 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 Johannesburg to Kigali

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