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Flights to Malawi in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inAugustHigh demand for flights, 7% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 1% potential price drop
Average priceR6 876Average for return flights in December 2021
Return fromR5 272From Johannesburg to Lilongwe Intl
One-way fromR2 827One-way flight from Johannesburg to Malawi

Cheap flights to Malawi in December, January 2021

The best prices found for LLW flights for December, January
Dec 28 - Jan 1
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

LLW

Lilongwe Intl

1 stop

25h 35m
LLW

Lilongwe Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

20h 10m
R6 145

Kenya Airways

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Deal found 30/11/21

Dec 24 - Jan 10
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

LLW

Lilongwe Intl

1 stop

3h 25m
LLW

Lilongwe Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

3 stops

35h 55m
R6 304

Ethiopian Air

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Deal found 29/11/21

Dec 23 - Jan 4
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

LLW

Lilongwe Intl

1 stop

7h 35m
LLW

Lilongwe Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

14h 25m
R6 336

Kenya Airways

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Deal found 1/12/21

Malawi 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Malawi found for this year
Dec 28 - Jan 1
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

LLW

Lilongwe Intl

1 stop

25h 35m
LLW

Lilongwe Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

20h 10m
R6 145

Kenya Airways

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Deal found 30/11/21

Dec 24 - Jan 10
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

LLW

Lilongwe Intl

1 stop

3h 25m
LLW

Lilongwe Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

3 stops

35h 55m
R6 304

Ethiopian Air

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Deal found 29/11/21

Dec 23 - Jan 4
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

LLW

Lilongwe Intl

1 stop

7h 35m
LLW

Lilongwe Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

14h 25m
R6 336

Kenya Airways

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Deal found 1/12/21

Last minute flights to Malawi

Late deals on return flights to Malawi, departing today and this week
Dec 9 - Dec 12
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

LLW

Lilongwe Intl

1 stop

13h 10m
LLW

Lilongwe Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

12h 10m
R8 051

Ethiopian Air

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Deal found 30/11/21

Dec 10 - Dec 28
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

LLW

Lilongwe Intl

1 stop

13h 10m
LLW

Lilongwe Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

13h 35m
R8 083

Ethiopian Air

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Deal found 30/11/21

Dec 9 - Jan 7
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

LLW

Lilongwe Intl

1 stop

13h 10m
LLW

Lilongwe Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

13h 35m
R8 241

Ethiopian Air

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Deal found 2/12/21

Can I fly to Malawi from South Africa right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from South Africa to Malawi

Most visitors from South Africa will not be allowed to enter Malawi.

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

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

Documents
Health Declaration Form - Travelers must complete a health declaration form before their travel.

Travel Surveillance Form - Must be completed and presented upon arrival.


Can I fly back to South Africa from Malawi?

Returning to South Africa from Malawi

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

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

What is the cheapest month to fly to Malawi?

The cheapest ticket to Malawi found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

R4 446

February

R6 415

March

R6 860

April

R6 876

May

R6 638

June

R6 558

July

R7 050

August

R7 146

September

R5 383

October

R6 241

November

R5 129

December

R6 971

Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Malawi is January. The most expensive month for flights is August. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Malawi?

Average Malawi flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month

ZA1 - LLW

Price

R4 438 - R7 923

LLW

Temperature

14 - 23 °C

LLW

Precipitation

0 - 210 mm

Flying to Malawi in April is usually considered the best time to fly. However, you will find other deals are always available year round. November sees the temperatures in Malawi peak to their warmest. February tends, on average, to see the most amount of rainfall.

How long is the flight to Malawi?

When flying from Johannesburg, you can expect non-stop flights to take between 2h 20min and 3h 25min. Flights with more than one stopover will take closer to 7h. If you're flying from Cape Town, flights will often have a single stopover in Johannesburg and a travel time of around 6h 20min. Flights from Durban often have a couple of stopovers starting in Johannesburg and will take between 6h and 9h 30min.

Are there non-stop flights to Malawi?

You’ll find Malawi flight deals with direct flights from Johannesburg. Flights from Johannesburg depart from OR Tambo International Airport and land at Kamuzu International Airport, Malawi. There are currently no other airports offering non-stop flights to Malawi, Africa. If you’re travelling from Cape Town, you’ll find flights with a single stopover in Johannesburg before going to Malawi. Flights from Durban typically have a single stopover in Johannesburg or multiple stops in Joburg and at Blantyre Chileka Airport.

How do you get from Malawi airport to the city centre?

Flights to Malawi from South Africa will land at Kamuzu International Airport, Malawi in the capital city, Lilongwe. The airport offers a few ways to get to the city centre, including taxis outside of the arrivals terminal that will take you to the city in around 20min depending on traffic. There are local buses that run from the commercial part of the airport to the city and take around 30-40min depending on traffic and stops. There is an airport shuttle bus that can be prearranged and will take you to your hotel in roughly 30min. Local taxi apps are also available to take you around the city.

What are some things to do in Malawi?

Malawi is a landlocked country in the southeast of Africa, bordered by Mozambique and Zambia, and is home to the large Lake Malawi, which offers a variety of activities. Africa is home to a plethora of animals and Malawi has an array of National Parks like Liwonde National Park, where you can see animals like rhinos and elephants near the Shire River. Lake Malawi National Park is a must-see on the banks of Lake Malawi, crowned as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984, spend time viewing the colourful fish and sandy beaches while swimming or kayaking. If you’re looking for a hike with a view, head out to Zomba Massif and scale the mountain of Shire Highlands. You can take a tour of the Shire River and catch a glimpse of hippos, crocodiles, and elephants. If you’re looking for more of an escape, you can make your way to Mumbo Island, an expansive offshore resort with forests and beaches. Chintheche is considered one of Malawi’s best beaches and sits on the northern shore of Lake Malawi with tropical surroundings.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly to Malawi?

As a South African citizen, you don’t need a visa to visit Malawi for tourist purposes. Your stay cannot exceed 30 days and your passport must be valid for the length of your stay. If you wish to do business, you will need to apply through your local consulate.

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