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 096 - R5 294
KGL
Temperature
16 - 20 °C
KGL
Rainfall
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 096

From Johannesburg to Kigali

One-way from

R4 196

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 567.

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 582.

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 April, May 2021

The best prices found for JNB to KGL flights in April, May
1 May - 16 May
R4 695pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
KGL
Kigali Intl
KGL
Kigali Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
1 May - 15 May
R4 709pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
KGL
Kigali Intl
KGL
Kigali Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
21 May - 28 May
R4 766pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
KGL
Kigali Intl
KGL
Kigali Intl
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Johannesburg to Kigali 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Kigali from Johannesburg found for this year
14 Aug - 29 Aug
R4 010pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
KGL
Kigali Intl
KGL
Kigali Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
26 Dec - 1 Jan
R4 581pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
KGL
Kigali Intl
KGL
Kigali Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
1 May - 16 May
R4 695pp
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
8 May - 16 May
R8 006pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
South African
Direct
KGL
Kigali Intl
KGL
Kigali Intl
South African
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
1 May - 16 May
R4 695pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
KGL
Kigali Intl
KGL
Kigali Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
1 May - 15 May
R4 709pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
KGL
Kigali Intl
KGL
Kigali Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
1 May - 15 May
R4 809pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
KGL
Kigali Intl
KGL
Kigali Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

One-way flights to Kigali from Kigali

The cheapest one-way flights from Johannesburg to Kigali
10:25 - 20:45
Ethiopian Air
1 stop
10h 20m
JNB - KGL
Ethiopian Air
R4 196
mytrip.com
15:50 - 18:30
Multiple Airlines
1 stop
26h 40m
JNB - KGL
Multiple Airlines
R7 593
Kiwi.com
10:25 - 10:35
Ethiopian Air
2 stops
24h 10m
JNB - KGL
Ethiopian Air
R5 338
mytrip.com

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Johannesburg to Kigali

What airports do I use to fly from Johannesburg to Kigali?

If you book a flight from Johannesburg to Kigali, you will be flying from OR Tambo to Kigali Intl. Flights to Kigali Intl (KGL) from Johannesburg OR Tambo (JNB) take 4h 00m for a nonstop flight. There is 1 flight from OR Tambo to Kigali per day from 4 airlines.

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.

Can I find flights from Johannesburg to Kigali for under R4 281 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Johannesburg to Kigali for under R4 281. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Ethiopian Air for just R4 010, but on average you can expect to pay R6 465.

Are there direct flights from Johannesburg to Kigali for under R8 563 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 1 direct flight from Johannesburg to Kigali under R8 563. A good price for a direct flight from Johannesburg to Kigali is less than R8 006.

Are there last-minute flights available from Johannesburg to Kigali for under R5 708?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Johannesburg to Kigali within the next 7 days for less than R5 708.

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 more than the rainfall in Kigali. This will continue over the next 10 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 4h. 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 011, was found to be the cheapest airline from Johannesburg to Kigali.Alternate airlines flying return to your destination include RwandAir and South African. Ethiopian Air is currently priced 7% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

R4 196 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Ethiopian Air.

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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 68
Average temperature for April in Kigali
18.0 °C
Avg rainfall for April in Kigali
180.0 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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Weekly flight availability
from Johannesburg to Kigali
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Johannesburg to Kigali.
Sunday
2 daily flights
Monday
2 daily flights
Tuesday
0 flights
Wednesday
2 daily flights
Thursday
0 flights
Friday
2 daily flights
Saturday
0 flights
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