Cheap flights from Johannesburg to New York

JNB — NYC
Aug 16 — Aug 231
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The best prices from Johannesburg to New York are usually found in February or March, booked 24 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Monday

How to find the cheapest flight from Johannesburg to New York (NYC)

All the information you need to plan the best ZA1 to NYC flight in 2022: compare Johannesburg to New York flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in New York.

JNB - NYC

Price

R687 - R1 901

NYC

Temperature

1 - 25 °C

NYC

Rainfall

71 - 114 mm

Popular inJulyHigh demand for flights, 54% potential price rise
Cheapest inFebruaryBest time to find cheap flights, 21% potential price drop
Round-trip fromR11 258From Johannesburg to New York (NYC)
One-way fromR7 604One-way flight from Johannesburg to New York (NYC)

What is the cheapest day to fly return from Johannesburg to New York?

Flying to your destination on a Friday can be more expensive, but this shouldn’t discourage you from finding affordable options to get to New York. Check prices with Cheapflights to find a great deal for your trip.

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

To save on the cost of your flight from Johannesburg to New York, book at least 23 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 10% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from R13 569 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as R15 077.

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

Flights from Johannesburg to New York lean towards being more expensive in July. Prices are generally better when you fly from Johannesburg to New York in February, with the cheapest ticket starting at R9 833.

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

It’s typically best to fly out from Johannesburg to New York in the morning. Doing so could potentially save you 8% on the flight price compared to flying in the afternoon, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from Johannesburg to New York in August, September 2022

The best prices found for Johannesburg to NYC flights in August, September
Sep 14 - Sep 21
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

36h 20m
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

20h 35m
R11 029

Kenya Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

Sep 16 - Oct 23
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

36h 20m
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

20h 35m
R11 242

Kenya Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

Sep 17 - Oct 2
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

20h 05m
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

28h 30m
R11 291

Kenya Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/8/22

Johannesburg to New York 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to New York from Johannesburg found for this year
Oct 5 - Oct 12
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

36h 20m
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

28h 30m
R10 882

Kenya Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

Sep 14 - Sep 21
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

36h 20m
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

20h 35m
R11 029

Kenya Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

Oct 4 - Oct 16
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

20h 05m
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

28h 30m
R11 209

Kenya Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

Cheap Virgin Atlantic flights from Johannesburg to New York

Oct 5 - Oct 25
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

34h 20m
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

19h 50m
R13 159

Virgin Atlantic

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/8/22

Sep 21 - Oct 10
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

34h 20m
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

29h 05m
R13 405

Virgin Atlantic

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

Cheap Qatar Airways flights from Johannesburg to New York

Dec 29 - Jan 16
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

25h 05m
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

23h 30m
R11 865

Qatar Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/8/22

Dec 29 - Jan 15
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

30h 45m
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

26h 05m
R12 127

Qatar Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/8/22

Feb 3 - Feb 16
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

32h 00m
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

26h 05m
R12 225

Qatar Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/8/22

Direct flights to New York from Johannesburg

Save time with Johannesburg to New York direct flight deals
Oct 5 - Oct 25
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

EWR

Newark

Nonstop

16h 00m
EWR

Newark

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Nonstop

14h 50m
R15 175

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/8/22

Oct 27 - Nov 2
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

EWR

Newark

Nonstop

16h 00m
EWR

Newark

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Nonstop

14h 35m
R15 978

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/8/22

Oct 6 - Oct 12
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

EWR

Newark

Nonstop

16h 00m
EWR

Newark

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Nonstop

14h 50m
R16 404

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

Last-minute flights from Johannesburg to New York

Late deals on return flights to New York from Johannesburg, departing today and this week
Aug 16 - Sep 8
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

2 stops

43h 00m
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

33h 05m
R19 583

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

Aug 20 - Aug 27
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

2 stops

46h 55m
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

32h 41m
R21 616

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/8/22

Aug 20 - Aug 27
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

21h 45m
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

32h 41m
R21 730

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 11/8/22

One-way flights to New York from Johannesburg

The cheapest one-way flights from Johannesburg to New York
Oct 25
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

20h 05m
R6 113

Kenya Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

Nov 12
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

20h 10m
R6 145

Kenya Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/8/22

Sep 13
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

20h 05m
R6 244

Kenya Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/8/22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Johannesburg to New York flights.

Cheap flights from Johannesburg to New York

New York City is a place of iconic images – from the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty to Central Park and Fifth Avenue. Tempting in over 58 million visitors a year, it more than lives up to its nickname of ‘The City That Never Sleeps’ by dishing up a bottomless supply of theatre shows, restaurants, shops and day trips.But where to start? Direct flights from Johannesburg to New York run once a day, but there’s also a huge choice of flights with stopovers that covers a whole range of budgets.

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.

How busy are the airports in Johannesburg and New York?

When you fly to New York from Johannesburg, you will usually fly out of Johannesburg O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB). O. R. Tambo is the main international airport that serves Johannesburg and is located just a short drive from the city centre. Passengers are advised to arrive at least three hours before their departure time as JNB is often busy and there may be long queues at security points. There are several airports that you can choose for your arrival in New York. Many of the flights on this route depart from Johannesburg and arrive at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York. However, you can also fly to Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) or to LaGuardia Airport (LGA). Newark Airport is New York’s most central airport. You can reach the city centre by subway or by taxi from Newark in less than half an hour.

Which airlines fly directly from Johannesburg to New York?

It is possible to fly non-stop from Johannesburg Airport to New York with United Airlines. When you fly with most other airlines, your journey will usually involve a single layover en route. Choosing flights with stopovers will increase your journey time and may make your travel more expensive. Direct flights with United Airlines usually take around 16 hours. Passengers on this route will depart from O. R. Tambo International and land at Newark Liberty Airport. It is also possible to book United Airline flights to New York that land at JFK, but these will require you to change planes at least once before you reach your destination.

What are the stopover options between Johannesburg and New York?

Passengers flying from Johannesburg to New York will find a range of stopover options available to them. Your journey times can vary depending on which airline you book with and how long your stopover time is on each route. When you fly with Virgin Atlantic to JFK, you will usually stopover at London Heathrow Airport. This journey takes around 22 hours. You will also stop over at Heathrow, and reach New York in around 22 hours when you fly with British Airways. AirFrance offers flights with a similar duration, which stop over in Paris at Charles De Gaulle Airport. Meanwhile, you can fly with KLM and change planes in Amsterdam. Tickets on this route will get you to your destination in around 23 hours.

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

Passengers will need to have a valid passport and the correct visa to enter the United States. Travellers should apply for a short-term tourist visa in advance of their travel. This will allow you to enter the States for a period of up to six months.

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

South African, Qatar Airways, and Emirates 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.

Can I find flights from Johannesburg to New York for under R10 900 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Johannesburg to New York for under R10 900. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Kenya Airways for just R10 882, but on average you can expect to pay R11 668.

Are there direct flights from Johannesburg to New York for under R15 200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Johannesburg to New York under R15 200. A good price for a direct flight from Johannesburg to New York is less than R19 141.

Are there last-minute flights available from Johannesburg to New York for under R19 600?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Johannesburg to New York within the next 7 days for less than R19 600.

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

Our cheapest airline available from Johannesburg to New York is Kenya Airways. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as R10 882 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways, starting at R11 603 and R11 865 round-trip. Kenya Airways is currently priced 23% 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 Kenya Airways. According to our data, you can fly for as low as R6 113. Users have also found prices from R6 948 and R7 456 on Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways, 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 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 ITA Airways. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

What are the cheapest flights from Johannesburg to New York?

On average you can expect to pay R52 113 for a flight from Johannesburg to New York. The cheapest flight overall is R7 559 while the most popular route, (Johannesburg OR Tambo - New York John F Kennedy Intl) is currently priced at R11 603.

What are the most eco-friendly airlines from Johannesburg to New York?

With each passing day, more airlines strive to become more eco-friendly while still providing you with the best customer service. Some of the airlines offering flights to New York from Johannesburg have also managed to keep up the pace to offer more sustainable travel. The airlines at the forefront of that struggle include the KLM, British Airways, and United Airlines. One of the strategies these airlines have put into place is investing in sustainable fuel sources, hence reducing emissions. They have also invested in modern and more efficient aircrafts, for example, British Airways. Others, like KLM, have focused on waste management, recycling of materials, and noise reduction. Having played their part, let's have a look at how you can also contribute.

How can I fly more sustainably from Johannesburg to New York?

The question of sustainability boils down to being responsible and avoiding wastage. One way to do this is to bring your own water bottle. This will help avoid being supplied with disposable cups, which end up littering the environment. You can also choose to use your own earphones because the ones provided by the airlines come with paper wrapping, which also litters the environment. It's also advisable to have less luggage. Too much baggage adds weight to the aircraft leading to more fuel consumption and hence more emissions. Additionally, consider ordering vegan food options. Processed foods like meat and dairy products are usually packed in unsustainable or non-biodegradable materials. Everybody has a role to play when it comes to caring for our environment, opting for eco-friendly travel options is a great way to address this.

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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.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Etihad AirwaysCheapestR9 005AverageR13 535FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%COVID-19 safety
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Qatar AirwaysCheapestR9 402AverageR11 816FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time68%COVID-19 safety
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Virgin AtlanticCheapestR9 587AverageR10 655FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time72%COVID-19 safety
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Turkish AirlinesCheapestR9 974AverageR12 112FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time77%COVID-19 safety
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EmiratesCheapestR10 087AverageR14 384FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%COVID-19 safety
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Kenya AirwaysCheapestR10 792AverageR12 424FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time82%COVID-19 safety
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British AirwaysCheapestR10 857AverageR13 444FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time70%COVID-19 safety
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Air FranceCheapestR11 070AverageR15 692FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time77%COVID-19 safety
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Air CanadaCheapestR11 132AverageR14 908FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time67%COVID-19 safety
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South AfricanCheapestR11 398AverageR35 956FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time78%COVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from Johannesburg to New York

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Weekly flight availability from Johannesburg to New York

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