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Johannesburg (JNB) to London (LON)

All the information you need to plan the best JNB to LON flight in 2021: compare Johannesburg to London flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in London.
ZA1 - LON
Price
R589 - R700
LON
Temperature
4 - 17 °C
LON
Precipitation
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 353

From Johannesburg to London (LON)

One-way from

R4 240

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

To save up to 2% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 61 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Johannesburg to London from R10 401 1-2 weeks out and tickets from R10 401 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Johannesburg to London (ZA1 - 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 day to fly return from Johannesburg to London?

Users have found that flying from Johannesburg to London on a Friday typically leans towards higher prices. However, this doesn’t mean you still can’t find a deal. Flexibility with other aspects of your flight can still land a great price for your trip.

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

March can be a great time to fly to London from Johannesburg with a flight ticket averaging about R9 934. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of March for as cheap as R8 575. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

Cheap flights from Johannesburg to London in December, January 2022

The best prices found for JNB to LON flights in December, January
27 Jan - 12 May
R6 336pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SWISS
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
LHR
London Heathrow
SWISS
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
19 Dec - 14 Jan
R6 447pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
LHR
London Heathrow
SWISS
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
14 Dec - 21 Jan
R6 479pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
LHR
London Heathrow
SWISS
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Johannesburg to London 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to London from Johannesburg found for this year
1 Dec - 4 Dec
R1 906pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
LHR
London Heathrow
Emirates
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
1 Dec - 4 Dec
R1 921pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
LHR
London Heathrow
Kenya Airways
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
30 Nov - 4 Dec
R2 080pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
LHR
London Heathrow
Emirates
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Direct flights to London from Johannesburg

Save time with Johannesburg to London direct flight deals
20 Mar - 8 May
R8 019pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
20 Mar - 8 May
R8 352pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
14 Dec - 21 Jan
R8 829pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
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
10 Dec - 3 Jan
R6 542pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
LHR
London Heathrow
SWISS
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
11 Dec - 6 Jan
R6 558pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
LHR
London Heathrow
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
10 Dec - 4 Jan
R6 574pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
LHR
London Heathrow
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

One-way flights to London from Johannesburg

The cheapest one-way flights from Johannesburg to London
8:40 - 0:30
Qatar Airways
1 stop
17h 50m
JNB - LGW
Qatar Airways
R4 240
travelstart.co.za
15:25 - 3:05
SWISS
1 stop
13h 40m
JNB - LHR
SWISS
R4 430
swiss
13:50 - 6:40
Emirates
1 stop
18h 50m
JNB - LGW
Emirates
R4 684
Travelgenio

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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. Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, and Emirates are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Virgin Atlantic with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Johannesburg to London for under R6 300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Johannesburg to London for under R6 300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on SWISS for just R6 256, but on average you can expect to pay R6 463.

Are there direct flights from Johannesburg to London for under R8 100 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Johannesburg to London under R8 100. A good price for a direct flight from Johannesburg to London is less than R8 972.

Are there last-minute flights available from Johannesburg to London for under R6 600?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Johannesburg to London within the next 7 days for less than R6 600.

What days are direct flights available from Johannesburg to London?

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

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

Travellers can expect 2 flights from Johannesburg to London on average per day.
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Johannesburg to London?

A quick flight from Johannesburg to London can take about 13h 40m. SWISS provides one of the quickest options available for as low as R6 256. The distance between Johannesburg and London is about 9125 km. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Johannesburg to London round-trip from R6 256. Another airline that can offer you cheap pricing is Lufthansa. SWISS is priced at 37% 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 Qatar Airways, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as R3 811. However, be on the lookout for offers from Egypt Air and SWISS, as they are both options that can get you from Johannesburg to London for a low price.

What are the most reliable airlines from Johannesburg to London?

The top 3 most reliable airlines when flying from Johannesburg to London are Finnair (100%), American Airlines (90%) and British Airways (90%).

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 R19 287, our data indicates the cheapest price to be R3 702. The most popular route (Johannesburg OR Tambo - London Heathrow), is priced around R6 272.

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.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for London, England

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 will not be allowed to enter London.

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

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

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Mandatory passenger locator form - Submit the form any time in the 48 hours before arriving in the UK. Show the form when checking in your plane, train or ferry to the UK.

Managed quarantine package for Scotland - All travelers arriving directly to Scotland are required to book their Managed Quarantine Package prior to travel.

COVID-19 testing package - All travelers must book and pay for a COVID-19 Testing Package prior to travel to England and Scotland.


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) test taken 72 hours 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

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

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 = £0,05
Average temperature for December in London
9.0 °C
Avg rainfall for December in London
53.0 mm

Airports servicing Johannesburg

Lanseria (HLA)

Airports servicing London

Gatwick (LGW)
London City (LCY)
Stansted (STN)
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
Emirates
R7 276 R10 260 No cancel fee 75%
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Qatar Airways
R7 461 R10 169 No cancel fee 68%
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Virgin Atlantic
R7 467 R10 773 No cancel fee 72%
Search Virgin Atlantic flights
British Airways
R7 608 R11 087 No cancel fee 70%
Search British Airways flights
Air France
R7 986 R9 891 No cancel fee 77%
Search Air France flights
Turkish Airlines
R7 995 R12 305 No cancel fee 77%
Search Turkish Airlines flights
RwandAir
R8 019 R11 231 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
R8 161 R10 295 No cancel fee 72%
Search Ethiopian Air flights
KLM
R8 225 R11 023 No cancel fee 75%
Search KLM flights
Etihad Airways
R8 362 R10 276 No cancel fee 75%
Search Etihad Airways flights

Hourly flight availability from Johannesburg to London

See what time of day planes typically take off from Johannesburg towards London.
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Weekly flight availability
from Johannesburg to London
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Johannesburg to London.
Sunday
3 daily flights
Monday
5 daily flights
Tuesday
4 daily flights
Wednesday
5 daily flights
Thursday
5 daily flights
Friday
3 daily flights
Saturday
5 daily flights
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