Cheap flights from Johannesburg to London

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Johannesburg (JNB) to London (LON)

All the information you need to plan the best JNB to LON flight in 2022: compare Johannesburg to London flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in London.
JNB - LON
Price
R589 - R700
LON
Temperature
4 - 17 °C
LON
Rainfall
40 - 70 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 11% potential price rise

Cheapest in

March

Best time to find cheap flights, 6% potential price drop

Round-trip from

R9 513

From Johannesburg to London (LON)

One-way from

R3 909

One-way flight from Johannesburg to London (LON)

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
When is the cheapest time to fly from Johannesburg to London (JNB - LON)?

Unlike in the evening, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 15% on flights from Johannesburg to London by exploring options for tickets in the morning.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, March can be a great choice for travel to London. Flights to London from Johannesburg in March are about R10 104 on average during March, but can be found for as low as R8 722.

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

Travellers have found that booking a Sunday departure is the best way to save up to 8% on the cost of booking your flights compared to booking on days of the week where this route is of high demand.

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

Users have found that booking a flight from Johannesburg to London at least 61 days early can save you up to 2% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 61 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Johannesburg to London for as little as R10 579 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as R10 579 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

Cheap flights from Johannesburg to London in May, June 2022

The best prices found for JNB to LON flights in May, June
14 Jun - 21 Jun
R7 494pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
LGW
London Gatwick
LGW
London Gatwick
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
8 Jun - 13 Jun
R7 591pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
LGW
London Gatwick
LGW
London Gatwick
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
13 Jun - 20 Jun
R7 672pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
LGW
London Gatwick
LGW
London Gatwick
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Johannesburg to London 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to London from Johannesburg found for this year
12 Jul - 13 Sep
R7 478pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
LHR
London Heathrow
KLM
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
12 Jul - 8 Sep
R7 494pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
LHR
London Heathrow
KLM
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
14 Jun - 21 Jun
R7 494pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
LGW
London Gatwick
LGW
London Gatwick
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Direct flights to London from Johannesburg

Save time with Johannesburg to London direct flight deals
12 Aug - 28 Aug
R10 289pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
British Airways
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
LHR
London Heathrow
British Airways
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
2 Aug - 9 Aug
R10 337pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
British Airways
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
LHR
London Heathrow
British Airways
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
3 Aug - 10 Aug
R10 418pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
British Airways
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
LHR
London Heathrow
British Airways
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Last-minute flights from Johannesburg to London

Late deals on return flights to London from Johannesburg, departing today and this week
24 May - 14 Jun
R7 753pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
KLM
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
LHR
London Heathrow
KLM
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
24 May - 14 Jun
R7 785pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
KLM
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
LHR
London Heathrow
KLM
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
24 May - 14 Jun
R7 801pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
KLM
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
LHR
London Heathrow
KLM
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

One-way flights to London from Johannesburg

The cheapest one-way flights from Johannesburg to London
6:15 - 14:20
Etihad Airways
1 stop
33h 05m
JNB - LHR
Etihad Airways
R3 909
17:45 - 9:35
Egypt Air
1 stop
16h 50m
JNB - LHR
Egypt Air
R4 345
FlightNetwork
3:45 - 5:05
Qatar Airways
1 stop
26h 20m
JNB - LHR
Qatar Airways
R4 377
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Flight FAQs

From Johannesburg to London

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

Some of our airline partners flying from Johannesburg to London have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Qatar Airways, Virgin Atlantic, and British Airways are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Qatar Airways with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Johannesburg to London for under R7 500 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Johannesburg to London for under R7 500. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just R7 494, but on average you can expect to pay R7 817.

Are there direct flights from Johannesburg to London for under R10 300 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Johannesburg to London under R10 300. A good price for a direct flight from Johannesburg to London is less than R10 579.

Are there last-minute flights available from Johannesburg to London for under R7 800?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Johannesburg to London within the next 7 days for less than R7 800.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Johannesburg to London round-trip?

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Johannesburg to London round-trip from R7 494. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are KLM, from R7 591, and Etihad Airways, from R8 044. Qatar Airways is priced at 25% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Etihad Airways, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as R3 182. However, be on the lookout for offers from Egypt Air and Qatar Airways, as they are both options that can get you from Johannesburg to London for a low price.

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

The most popular airlines flying from Johannesburg to London are Air France, ITA Airways and British Airways. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

What are the most popular routes from Johannesburg to London?

The most popular flight routes from Johannesburg to London are Johannesburg OR Tambo - London Heathrow, Johannesburg OR Tambo - London City and Johannesburg OR Tambo - London Gatwick.

What are the cheapest flights from Johannesburg to London?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Johannesburg to London? While on average our users pay R18 948, our data indicates the cheapest price to be R4 400. The most popular route (Johannesburg OR Tambo - London Heathrow), is priced around R7 478.

What are the most reliable airlines from Johannesburg to London?

The top 3 most reliable airlines when flying from Johannesburg to London are Iberia (83%), British Airways (83%) and Finnair (78%).

How long is the flight from Johannesburg to London?

Flights from Johannesburg to London take an average of 11 hours 15 minutes.

Which airlines operate flights from Johannesburg to London?

British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and South African Airlines all operate direct flights from Johannesburg to London. They all run to a different schedule, so the best way to compare all available flight times and find your cheap flights from Johannesburg to London is using our search flights box at the top of the page.

How frequent are flights between Johannesburg and London?

There are five flights from Johannesburg to London running per day, which is more than 30 direct flights every week.

Which airports serve Johannesburg and London?

Your Johannesburg to London flight will depart from OR Tambo International Airport (JNB) and arrive into London Heathrow Airport (LHR).

Which direct flight route between Johannesburg and London is cheapest?

To benefit from cheap tickets, fly from Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport to London Heathrow. Use the Cheapflights search tool to compare prices and get the cheapest tickets available.

What is there to do in London?

London is a compact city with famous landmarks, museums and galleries around every corner. Luckily, the London Underground network links them all together to make it easy to get around. The currency in the UK is the Great British Pound, and you’ll find that prices for things like food and drink in London are more expensive than Johannesburg. When you book your flight from Johannesburg to London, also bear the climate in mind. The seasons are very different – South Africa’s summer starts in October, which is when the UK’s winter kicks in. To give you an idea, the temperature in London dips to an average of around 2 or 3 degrees between December and February time.Want to book cheap flights from Johannesburg to London? Use the Search Flights box and find your perfect flights today.

How busy are the airports in Johannesburg and London?

If you plan to fly to London from Johannesburg, you will most likely depart from Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport (JNB). It is also possible to fly to London from Lanseria International Airport (HLA) in Johannesburg. If you are travelling via O. R. Tambo Airport, it is a good idea to arrive at the airport in plenty of time before your flight. OR Tambo is Johannesburg’s main international travel hub and is often busy. It is centrally located and is just a short drive from Johannesburg city. Most flights from JNB to London land at London Heathrow Airport. However, it is also possible to fly to London Gatwick and to London City Airport from Johannesburg OR Tambo. London City is London’s most central airport. Meanwhile, London Heathrow and London Gatwick are both located a short drive away from the London city centre.

Which airlines fly directly from Johannesburg to London?

It is possible to fly direct from Johannesburg to London when you fly with Virgin Atlantic or with British Airways. Both of these airlines fly from Johannesburg O. R. Tambo and touch down at London Heathrow airport. Most other airlines that fly this route will require passengers to make a single stopover during the trip. If you fly from JNB to London Gatwick or to London City Airport, you will usually have to make one stopover during your journey. If you choose to fly from Lanseria International Airport, Johannesburg, your journey will usually involve two stopovers. Flights on this route will generally stopover at Cape Town International Airport and then stopover again somewhere in Europe.

What are the stopover options between Johannesburg and London?

If you do not book direct flights from Johannesburg to London, you will find a wide choice of stopover options available to you. If you fly with European airlines, such as AirFrance or KLM, you will usually make one stopover in Europe before you arrive in London. If you fly with AirFrance, this stopover will usually be at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris. Meanwhile, flights with KLM generally stopover in Amsterdam. These routes take around 3 hours longer than direct flights and are usually slightly more expensive. You can also choose to stopover in the Arab Emirates if you fly with Emirates airlines or with Qatar Airways. This can add 8 to 9 hours on to your overall journey time.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly from Johannesburg to London?

South African nationals will require a visa and a valid passport in order to fly to the UK. You can apply for a UK visitor’s visa anytime in the three months leading up to your trip. This visa will allow you to stay in the UK for a period of six months.

COVID Restrictions

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

Information is based on travel restrictions from Johannesburg to London

Most visitors from Johannesburg can enter London without restrictions.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Johannesburg are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering London.

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

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

Returning to Johannesburg from London

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from London must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 24 hours for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Johannesburg.

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

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Alternative routes for Johannesburg to London

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Destination information for London

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Johannesburg to London.
Today's exchange rate
R1 = £0,06
Average temperature for May in London
18.0 °C
Avg rainfall for May in London
51.0 mm

Airports servicing Johannesburg

Lanseria (HLA)

Airports servicing London

Gatwick (LGW)
Stansted (STN)
London City (LCY)
Luton (LTN)
Southend (SEN)

Top 10 airlines flying from Johannesburg to London

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Johannesburg to London 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
SWISS
R5 937 R9 572 No cancel fee 79%
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Lufthansa
R6 337 R10 152 No cancel fee 76%
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Brussels Airlines
R6 816 R9 462 No cancel fee N/A
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Qatar Airways
R6 846 R8 439 No cancel fee 68%
Search Qatar Airways flights
KLM
R6 975 R8 299 No cancel fee 75%
Search KLM flights
Air France
R7 024 R8 468 No cancel fee 77%
Search Air France flights
Etihad Airways
R7 166 R8 620 No cancel fee 75%
Search Etihad Airways flights
Emirates
R7 199 R10 117 No cancel fee 75%
Search Emirates flights
RwandAir
R7 773 R10 159 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.

Search RwandAir flights
Ethiopian Air
R8 280 R12 509 No cancel fee 72%
Search Ethiopian Air flights

Hourly flight availability from Johannesburg to London

See what time of day planes typically take off from Johannesburg towards London.
Evening 6 PM to midnight 70% of flight departures
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 29% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of flight departures
Morning 6 AM to midday 0% of flight departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Johannesburg to London
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Johannesburg to London.
Sunday
9 daily flights
Monday
9 daily flights
Tuesday
9 daily flights
Wednesday
9 daily flights
Thursday
9 daily flights
Friday
9 daily flights
Saturday
9 daily flights
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