Cheap flights from Johannesburg to Lusaka

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Johannesburg (JNB) to Lusaka (LUN)

All the information you need to plan the best JNB to LUN flight in 2021: compare Johannesburg to Lusaka flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Lusaka.
ZA1 - LUN
Price
R341 - R401
LUN
Temperature
16 - 25 °C
LUN
Precipitation
10 - 200 mm

Popular in

July

High demand for flights, 12% potential price rise

Cheapest in

March

Best time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop

Round-trip from

R5 419

From Johannesburg to Lusaka

One-way from

R3 115

One-way flight from Johannesburg to Lusaka

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest month to fly from Johannesburg to Lusaka?

Our data shows that March tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Lusaka from Johannesburg. Users have commonly found prices around R5 629 for the month, but tickets can be as low as R4 815. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in July.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Johannesburg to Lusaka (ZA1 - LUN)?

Unlike in the morning, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 13% on flights from Johannesburg to Lusaka by exploring options for tickets in the afternoon.

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

Find a great deal and save up to 2% by booking at least 61 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 Lusaka within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at R5 514.

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

Saturday is generally a great day to depart. Flying on this day could help you save up to 3%.

Cheap flights from Johannesburg to Lusaka in November, December 2021

The best prices found for JNB to LUN flights in November, December
28 Nov - 2 Dec
R4 116pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
LUN
Lusaka
LUN
Lusaka
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
25 Nov - 28 Nov
R4 132pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
LUN
Lusaka
LUN
Lusaka
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
29 Nov - 1 Dec
R4 148pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
LUN
Lusaka
LUN
Lusaka
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Johannesburg to Lusaka 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Lusaka from Johannesburg found for next year
28 Nov - 2 Dec
R4 116pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
LUN
Lusaka
LUN
Lusaka
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
25 Nov - 28 Nov
R4 132pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
LUN
Lusaka
LUN
Lusaka
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
29 Nov - 1 Dec
R4 148pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
LUN
Lusaka
LUN
Lusaka
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Direct flights to Lusaka from Johannesburg

Save time with Johannesburg to Lusaka direct flight deals
16 Dec - 30 Dec
R4 672pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Proflight Zambia
Direct
LUN
Lusaka
LUN
Lusaka
Proflight Zambia
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
15 Dec - 19 Dec
R4 783pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
RwandAir
Direct
LUN
Lusaka
LUN
Lusaka
RwandAir
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
15 Dec - 19 Dec
R4 799pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
RwandAir
Direct
LUN
Lusaka
LUN
Lusaka
RwandAir
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Last-minute flights from Johannesburg to Lusaka

Late deals on return flights to Lusaka from Johannesburg, departing today and this week
3 Dec - 13 Dec
R4 195pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
LUN
Lusaka
LUN
Lusaka
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
1 Dec - 31 Dec
R4 259pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
LUN
Lusaka
LUN
Lusaka
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
6 Dec - 12 Dec
R4 354pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
LUN
Lusaka
LUN
Lusaka
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

One-way flights to Lusaka from Johannesburg

The cheapest one-way flights from Johannesburg to Lusaka
7:00 - 9:00
Cemair
Direct
2h 00m
JNB - LUN
Cemair
R3 115
Kiwi.com
8:00 - 10:00
Proflight Zambia
Direct
2h 00m
JNB - LUN
Proflight Zambia
R3 274
travelstart.co.za
7:00 - 12:05
Air Botswana
2 stops
5h 05m
JNB - LUN
Air Botswana
R3 321
Travel2Be

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Flight FAQs

From Johannesburg to Lusaka

What airport do you fly into for flights to Lusaka from Johannesburg?

For a flight from Johannesburg to Lusaka, you will be flying into Lusaka. Lusaka (LUN) is just 19,6 km from the centre vof the city. Lusaka is the only Lusaka airport and it handles 6 inbound flights from Johannesburg per day. 4 airlines have flights to Lusaka from Johannesburg on a regular basis.

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

Some of the carriers operating flights from Johannesburg to Lusaka that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are South African, RwandAir, and Kenya Airways. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Can I find flights from Johannesburg to Lusaka for under R4 200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Johannesburg to Lusaka for under R4 200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Ethiopian Air for just R4 116, but on average you can expect to pay R4 545.

Are there direct flights from Johannesburg to Lusaka for under R4 700 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Johannesburg to Lusaka under R4 700. A good price for a direct flight from Johannesburg to Lusaka is less than R5 053.

Are there last-minute flights available from Johannesburg to Lusaka for under R4 200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Johannesburg to Lusaka within the next 7 days for less than R4 200.

What days are direct flights available from Johannesburg to Lusaka?

You can find direct flights on the following days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday.

How popular is this Johannesburg to Lusaka flight route?

Within the past month, 6 714 users have taken a look at flights from Johannesburg to Lusaka.

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

On average 4 flights depart from Johannesburg to Lusaka per day.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 25% of flight departures
Afternoon (Midday - 6pm) - 50% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 25% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Johannesburg to Lusaka?

There are many flights that can get you from Johannesburg to Lusaka in 2h. Fly via Ethiopian Air, Proflight Zambia, or RwandAir to get the fastest option. The distance between Johannesburg and Lusaka is about 1207 km. Both multi-stop and direct flights can be found to your destination and back.

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

According to our current data, Ethiopian Air (R4 116), Proflight Zambia (R4 672), and RwandAir (R4 783) offers the cheapest pricing from Johannesburg to Lusaka. These flights start at 26% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as R2 860 on Proflight Zambia. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Kenya Airways from R2 876 and Airlink from R3 035 one-way.

What are the cheapest flights from Johannesburg to Lusaka?

On average you can expect to pay R5 442 for a flight from Johannesburg to Lusaka. The cheapest flight overall is R4 891 while the most popular route, (Johannesburg OR Tambo - Lusaka) is currently priced at R4 243.

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

When booking a flight from Johannesburg to Lusaka, you may want to consider flying on Ethiopian Air, Kenya Airways or South African as they are the most popular for this route.

What airports serve Johannesburg to Lusaka flights?

Travellers who are planning a trip to Lusaka from Johannesburg will start the trip at O.R. Tambo International Airport. This airport is located in Kempton Park and has the capacity to handle 28 million passengers each year. This airport is a hub for South African Airways, FlySafair, and Kulula. It had 21 million passengers in 2017. When touching down, passengers will disembark at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport, which has a capacity for two million passengers annually. The airport is 26 kilometres from the city centre and is a hub for Proflight Zambia. Some destinations of this airport include Dar es Salaam, Dubai, Addis Ababa, and Nairobi.

Which airlines fly directly from Johannesburg to Lusaka?

This flight route can be flown directly without any stops between the two locations. In many cases, the direct, nonstop flights are going to be less expensive than other flights travellers can choose. The average direct flight is about 1h 55m in length with flights from South African Airways. There are also stopover flights available through various airlines like Proflight Zambia, Kenya Airways, and RwandAir. Indirect flights tend to be longer with the quickest of them on this route in the air for about 4h 00m. Some flights can be even longer and tend to have the least expensive tickets.

What are the stopover options between Johannesburg to Lusaka?

For this flight, when stopping between Johannesburg and Lusaka, there are many locations where travellers may stop down. These include Ndola Airport, Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Airport, Harare Airport, and Livingstone Airport. Some flights stop in two airports before reaching Lusaka. Some stop in Ndola Airport and Solwezi Airport, others might pass through Harare Airport and Kigali Airport. Flights with additional stops are going to take more time to reach Lusaka. The quickest flights of this type will get travellers there in 5h 35m while the longer ones can take up to 15h 40m.

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

Visitors to Lusaka from Johannesburg will need to have a passport that has two blank pages which is valid for at least six months. There is no need for a visa for the flight.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Lusaka, Zambia

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

Information is based on travel restrictions from Johannesburg to Lusaka

Most visitors from Johannesburg need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Lusaka.

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

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

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

Returning to Johannesburg from Lusaka

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

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

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Alternative routes for Johannesburg to Lusaka

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

Destination information for Lusaka

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Johannesburg to Lusaka.
Today's exchange rate
R1 = ZK 1,12
Flight duration from Johannesburg to LUN
2h 04m
Average temperature for November in Lusaka
31.0 °C
Avg rainfall for November in Lusaka
91.0 mm

Airports servicing Johannesburg

Lanseria (HLA)

Airports servicing Lusaka

Top 4 airlines flying from Johannesburg to Lusaka

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Johannesburg to Lusaka 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
R4 552 R4 832 No cancel fee 82%
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RwandAir
R4 769 R5 168 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
R5 050 R93 128 No cancel fee 72%
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South African
R5 266 R5 851 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 Lusaka

See what time of day planes typically take off from Johannesburg towards Lusaka.
Morning 6 AM to midday 61% of flight departures
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 27% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 12% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of flight departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Johannesburg to Lusaka
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Johannesburg to Lusaka.
Sunday
8 daily flights
Monday
6 daily flights
Tuesday
5 daily flights
Wednesday
7 daily flights
Thursday
5 daily flights
Friday
10 daily flights
Saturday
1 daily flight
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