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Johannesburg (JNB) to New York (NYC)

All the information you need to plan the best JNB to NYC flight in 2021: compare Johannesburg to New York flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in New York.
ZA1 - NYC
Price
R720 - R898
NYC
Temperature
1 - 25 °C
NYC
Precipitation
71 - 114 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 13% potential price rise

Cheapest in

March

Best time to find cheap flights, 8% potential price drop

Round-trip from

R10 510

From Johannesburg to New York (NYC)

One-way from

R6 393

One-way flight from Johannesburg to New York (NYC)

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

Travellers have found that booking a Monday departure is the best way to save up to 9% on the cost of booking your flights compared to booking on days of the week where this route is of high demand.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Johannesburg to New York?

Flights from Johannesburg to New York lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from Johannesburg to New York in March, with the cheapest ticket starting at R9 108.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Johannesburg to New York (ZA1 - NYC)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Johannesburg to New York is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the afternoon tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the morning could potentially save you up to 8% on airfare.

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

To save up to 2% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 24 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 New York from R11 298 1-2 weeks out and tickets from R11 429 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

Cheap flights from Johannesburg to New York in October, November 2021

The best prices found for JNB to NYC flights in October, November
25 Nov - 7 Dec
R7 152pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
25 Nov - 30 Nov
R7 415pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
25 Nov - 7 Dec
R7 430pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Johannesburg to New York 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to New York from Johannesburg found for this year
25 Nov - 7 Dec
R7 152pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
25 Nov - 30 Nov
R7 415pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
25 Nov - 7 Dec
R7 430pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Direct flights to New York from Johannesburg

Save time with Johannesburg to New York direct flight deals
7 Mar - 17 Mar
R13 239pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
United Airlines
Direct
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
United Airlines
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
5 Dec - 5 Jan
R13 269pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
United Airlines
Direct
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
United Airlines
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
20 Nov - 26 Dec
R13 298pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
United Airlines
Direct
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
United Airlines
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Last-minute flights from Johannesburg to New York

Late deals on return flights to New York from Johannesburg, departing today and this week
22 Oct - 29 Oct
R8 992pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
24 Oct - 5 Nov
R9 006pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
24 Oct - 5 Nov
R9 006pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

One-way flights to New York from Johannesburg

The cheapest one-way flights from Johannesburg to New York
3:00 - 2:55
Qatar Airways
1 stop
30h 55m
JNB - JFK
Qatar Airways
R6 393
travelstart.co.za
14:20 - 17:40
Turkish Airlines
1 stop
34h 20m
JNB - EWR
Turkish Airlines
R6 466
StudentUniverse
8:25 - 14:00
Emirates
2 stops
36h 35m
JNB - JFK
Emirates
R7 225
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Flight FAQs

From Johannesburg to New York

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

South African, Emirates, and Qatar Airways are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Johannesburg to New York to control the spread of COVID-19?

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. Etihad Airways is one of them. Airline carriers are regularly disinfecting and sanitising their aircraft. Masks are provided and are mandatory while on board. Pre-flight testing for symptoms and antibodies, alongside socially-distanced seating (for a limited time) will work towards keeping travellers safer while flying from Johannesburg to New York. Policies will vary by airline.

Can I find flights from Johannesburg to New York for under R7 200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Johannesburg to New York for under R7 200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Etihad Airways for just R7 152, but on average you can expect to pay R8 233.

Are there direct flights from Johannesburg to New York for under R13 300 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Johannesburg to New York under R13 300. A good price for a direct flight from Johannesburg to New York is less than R13 736.

Are there last-minute flights available from Johannesburg to New York for under R9 000?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Johannesburg to New York within the next 7 days for less than R9 000.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Johannesburg to New York return?

Our cheapest airline available from Johannesburg to New York is Etihad Airways. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as R7 152 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are Turkish Airlines and Virgin Atlantic, starting at R8 627 and R9 152 round-trip. Etihad Airways is currently priced 37% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Qatar Airways. According to our data, you can fly for as low as R6 335. Users have also found prices from R6 466 and R7 182 on Turkish Airlines and Emirates, respectively.

What are the most popular routes from Johannesburg to New York?

While some choose either Johannesburg OR Tambo - Newark or Johannesburg OR Tambo - New York LaGuardia, Johannesburg OR Tambo - New York John F Kennedy Intl is the most popular route from Johannesburg to New York.

What are the cheapest flights from Johannesburg to New York?

On average you can expect to pay R21 353 for a flight from Johannesburg to New York. The cheapest flight overall is R6 337 while the most popular route, (Johannesburg OR Tambo - New York John F Kennedy Intl) is currently priced at R7 795.

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

The most popular airlines flying from Johannesburg to New York are American Airlines, Air France and Alitalia. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

How long is the flight from Johannesburg to New York?

Direct flights are around 15 hours 40 minutes long. Don’t mind a stopover? You can often get cheaper non-direct Johannesburg to New York flights. These generally last around 28 hours.

Which airlines operate flights from Johannesburg to New York?

South African Airways offers direct routes. When it comes to indirect routes, you can take your pick from a whole range of companies. Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways are popular choices. Or you could combine airlines – e.g. travel with Etihad Airways to Abu Dhabi and jump on an Air Berlin flight to New York.

How frequent are flights between Johannesburg and New York?

Want a direct Johannesburg to New York flight? It runs once a day. Indirect flights take more time, but offer lots more choice – and often cheaper fares.

Which airports serve Johannesburg and New York?

Flights take off from O. R. Tambo International Airport. You could end up in one of 3 airports in New York City – John F. Kennedy, Newark Liberty or LaGuardia. Most direct flights land in John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Which direct flight route between Johannesburg and New York is cheapest?

There’s only one direct flight from Johannesburg to New York at the moment. A flight from Johannesburg to New York lands you in the middle of one of the most recognisable cities in the world. The skyline is packed with superstar skyscrapers – from the Art Deco Chrysler Building to the towering Empire State Building. From its observation deck, you can pick out familiar sights like Central Park and the Hudson River. Weather-wise, the seasons in New York are a world away from Johannesburg. Want to ice skate beneath the Rockefeller Centre? Hit the city in winter, when the temperatures drop below zero. Would you rather kick back on Coney Island? Summers are hot and humid, with temperatures hitting an average of 26°C in July. Use our smart flight finder to search for cheap Johannesburg to New York flights.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for New York, NY

Do I need a COVID test to fly to New York from Johannesburg?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Johannesburg to New York

Most visitors from Johannesburg will not be allowed to enter New York.

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 New York.

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

Do I need a test to fly back to Johannesburg from New York?

Returning to Johannesburg from New York

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

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

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Destination information for New York

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Johannesburg to New York.
Today's exchange rate
R1 = $0,07
Average temperature for October in New York
20.0 °C
Avg rainfall for October in New York
103.0 mm

Airports servicing Johannesburg

Lanseria (HLA)

Airports servicing New York

Newark (EWR)
LaGuardia (LGA)
New York Skyports SPB (NYS)

Top 10 airlines flying from Johannesburg to New York

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Johannesburg to New York 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
Etihad Airways
R6 442 R10 468 No cancel fee 75%
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Virgin Atlantic
R8 942 R11 572 No cancel fee 72%
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SWISS
R9 185 R11 474 No cancel fee 79%
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Kenya Airways
R9 329 R12 352 No cancel fee 82%
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Ethiopian Air
R9 419 R11 951 No cancel fee 72%
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Turkish Airlines
R9 482 R12 669 No cancel fee 77%
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Air Canada
R9 915 R13 278 No cancel fee 67%
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Emirates
R10 127 R12 856 No cancel fee 75%
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South African
R10 152 R32 026 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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British Airways
R10 337 R14 588 No cancel fee 70%
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Hourly flight availability from Johannesburg to New York

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Weekly flight availability
from Johannesburg to New York
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Johannesburg to New York.
Sunday
1 daily flight
Monday
1 daily flight
Tuesday
0 flights
Wednesday
1 daily flight
Thursday
0 flights
Friday
1 daily flight
Saturday
1 daily flight
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