Cheap flights from South Africa to London

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

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 61 days in advance, which can save you up to 2% on flights from South Africa to London compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 61 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at R10 121. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from R10 121.

What is the cheapest month to fly from South Africa to London?

Flights from South Africa to London lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from South Africa to London in March, with the cheapest ticket starting at R8 344.

When is the cheapest time to fly from South Africa to London (ZA - LON)?

When flying from South Africa to London, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

Cheap flights from South Africa to London in January, February 2022

The best prices found for South Africa to LON flights in January, February
Jan 25 - Jun 27
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

13h 40m
LHR

London Heathrow

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

13h 30m
R5 933

SWISS

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Deal found 1/17/22

Feb 4 - Feb 26
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

13h 40m
LHR

London Heathrow

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

18h 25m
R5 949

SWISS

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Deal found 1/17/22

Feb 4 - Mar 25
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

18h 35m
LHR

London Heathrow

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

13h 10m
R5 964

SWISS

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Deal found 1/18/22

South Africa to London 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to London from South Africa found for this year
Jan 25 - Jun 27
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

13h 40m
LHR

London Heathrow

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

13h 30m
R5 933

SWISS

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Deal found 1/17/22

Feb 4 - Feb 26
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

13h 40m
LHR

London Heathrow

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

18h 25m
R5 949

SWISS

View Deal

Deal found 1/17/22

Feb 4 - Mar 25
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

18h 35m
LHR

London Heathrow

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

13h 10m
R5 964

SWISS

View Deal

Deal found 1/18/22

Last-minute flights from South Africa to London

Late deals on return flights to London from South Africa, departing today and this week
Jan 25 - Jun 27
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

13h 40m
LHR

London Heathrow

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

13h 30m
R5 933

SWISS

View Deal

Deal found 1/17/22

Jan 27 - Apr 28
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

23h 45m
LHR

London Heathrow

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

23h 30m
R5 995

SWISS

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Deal found 1/17/22

Jan 26 - Feb 2
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

13h 40m
LHR

London Heathrow

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

13h 10m
R6 042

SWISS

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Deal found 1/18/22

One-way flights to London All airports from South Africa

The cheapest one-way flights from South Africa to London
May 4
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

24h 25m
R3 801

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 1/19/22

Jan 25
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

18h 55m
R3 817

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 1/17/22

Jan 27
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

18h 40m
R3 832

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 1/17/22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about South Africa to London flights.

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

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, and Emirates flying from South Africa to London have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from South Africa to London for under R6 000 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from South Africa to London for under R6 000. The cheapest flight booked recently is on SWISS for just R5 933, but on average you can expect to pay R6 119.

Are there last-minute flights available from South Africa to London for under R6 000?

There are currently 20+ open flights from South Africa to London within the next 7 days for less than R6 000.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Qatar Airways, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as R3 801. However, be on the lookout for offers from Egypt Air and SWISS, as they are both options that can get you from South Africa to London for a low price.

What are the most popular routes from South Africa to London?

The most popular route from South Africa to London is Johannesburg OR Tambo - London Heathrow. You may also consider Cape Town Intl - London Heathrow or Johannesburg OR Tambo - London Gatwick.

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

Before booking your flight from South Africa to London, check out the most popular airlines for this route: Air France, ITA Airways or British Airways.

What are the most reliable airlines from South Africa to London?

No one likes to see their flight delayed. When booking a flight from South Africa to London consider choosing Finnair(58%), American Airlines(54%) or British Airways(54%), as they are the most reliable in getting you off to your destination on time.

What are the cheapest flights from South Africa to London?

The cheapest flight price from South Africa to London is R3 602. On average you can expect to pay R18 767. The most popular route, (Johannesburg OR Tambo - London Heathrow), can usually be booked for R5 949.

Can I fly to London from South Africa right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from South Africa to London

Most visitors from South Africa need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter London.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 2 days hours before departing to London.

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

Documents
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.


Can I fly back to South Africa from London?

Returning to South Africa from London

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

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

Departure points for flights from South Africa to London

Select to see more specific information for flights to London from all departure points in South Africa

Top 10 airlines flying from South Africa to London

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from South Africa to London choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Emirates
CheapestR7 080
AverageR10 749
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time75%
COVID-19 safety
Qatar Airways
CheapestR7 260
AverageR11 249
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time68%
COVID-19 safety
Virgin Atlantic
CheapestR7 266
AverageR10 823
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time72%
COVID-19 safety
British Airways
CheapestR7 403
AverageR12 957
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time70%
COVID-19 safety
Air France
CheapestR7 771
AverageR10 287
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time77%
COVID-19 safety
Malta MedAir
CheapestR7 771
AverageR8 731
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-timeN/A
COVID-19 safety
Turkish Airlines
CheapestR7 779
AverageR11 517
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time77%
COVID-19 safety
RwandAir
CheapestR7 803
AverageR11 005
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-timeN/A
COVID-19 safety
Ethiopian Air
CheapestR7 941
AverageR10 148
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time72%
COVID-19 safety
KLM
CheapestR8 004
AverageR10 773
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time75%
COVID-19 safety

Hourly flight availability from South Africa to London

See what time of day planes typically take off from South Africa to London
1%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
18%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
0%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
81%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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