Cheap flights from Johannesburg to New York

The best prices from Johannesburg to New York are usually found in March or February, booked 29 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

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.

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

R11 125

From Johannesburg to New York (NYC)

One-way from

R7 803

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

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.

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 960 1-2 weeks out and tickets from R12 099 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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 642.

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.

Cheap flights from Johannesburg to New York in January, February 2022

The best prices found for Johannesburg to NYC flights in January, February
Jan 28 - Jan 31
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

2 stops

28h 10m
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

30h 20m
R6 675

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/18/22

Feb 15 - Feb 22
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

30h 55m
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

23h 30m
R8 668

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 1/18/22

Feb 2 - Feb 9
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

24h 00m
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

23h 30m
R8 699

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 1/16/22

Johannesburg to New York 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to New York from Johannesburg found for this year
Jan 17 - Jan 20
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

EWR

Newark

Nonstop

16h 00m
EWR

Newark

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

37h 20m
R1 236

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/16/22

Jan 17 - Jan 20
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

EWR

Newark

Nonstop

16h 00m
EWR

Newark

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

45h 15m
R1 282

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/16/22

Jan 28 - Jan 31
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

2 stops

28h 10m
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

30h 20m
R6 675

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/18/22

Direct flights to New York from Johannesburg

Save time with Johannesburg to New York direct flight deals
Jan 30 - Mar 1
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

EWR

Newark

Nonstop

16h 00m
EWR

Newark

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Nonstop

14h 35m
R11 342

United Airlines

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Deal found 1/18/22

Jan 31 - Mar 6
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

EWR

Newark

Nonstop

16h 00m
EWR

Newark

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Nonstop

14h 35m
R11 357

United Airlines

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Deal found 1/18/22

Feb 1 - Feb 8
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

EWR

Newark

Nonstop

16h 00m
EWR

Newark

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Nonstop

14h 35m
R11 388

United Airlines

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Deal found 1/18/22

Last-minute flights from Johannesburg to New York

Late deals on return flights to New York from Johannesburg, departing today and this week
Jan 28 - Jan 31
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

2 stops

28h 10m
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

30h 20m
R6 675

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/18/22

Jan 27 - Feb 3
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

25h 15m
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

22h 05m
R9 132

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 1/18/22

Jan 28 - Jan 31
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

31h 55m
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

21h 45m
R9 719

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 1/18/22

One-way flights to New York All airports from Johannesburg

The cheapest one-way flights from Johannesburg to New York
Mar 17
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

2 stops

42h 15m
R6 412

RwandAir

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Deal found 1/17/22

Mar 24
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

2 stops

42h 15m
R6 799

RwandAir

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Deal found 1/16/22

Jan 25
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

2 stops

42h 25m
R6 984

RwandAir

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Deal found 1/17/22

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.

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.

Can I find flights from Johannesburg to New York for under R8 700 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Johannesburg to New York for under R8 700. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Qatar Airways for just R8 668, but on average you can expect to pay R9 364.

Are there direct flights from Johannesburg to New York for under R11 400 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Johannesburg to New York under R11 400. A good price for a direct flight from Johannesburg to New York is less than R13 582.

Are there last-minute flights available from Johannesburg to New York for under R6 700?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Johannesburg to New York within the next 7 days for less than R6 700.

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

Our cheapest airline available from Johannesburg to New York is Qatar Airways. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as R8 668 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are RwandAir and Emirates, starting at R9 518 and R9 549 round-trip. Qatar Airways is currently priced 27% 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 RwandAir. According to our data, you can fly for as low as R6 412. Users have also found prices from R7 370 and R7 695 on British Airways and Emirates, respectively.

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

While some choose either Johannesburg OR Tambo - New York John F Kennedy Intl or Johannesburg OR Tambo - New York LaGuardia, Johannesburg OR Tambo - Newark 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 R22 329 for a flight from Johannesburg to New York. The cheapest flight overall is R7 574 while the most popular route, (Johannesburg OR Tambo - Newark) is currently priced at R10 306.

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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Can I fly to New York from Johannesburg right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Johannesburg to New York

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Johannesburg must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to New York.

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

Can I 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.

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 Airways
CheapestR6 819
AverageR11 081
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time75%
COVID-19 safety
Virgin Atlantic
CheapestR9 466
AverageR12 250
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time72%
COVID-19 safety
SWISS
CheapestR9 723
AverageR12 146
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time79%
COVID-19 safety
Kenya Airways
CheapestR9 875
AverageR13 075
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time82%
COVID-19 safety
Ethiopian Air
CheapestR9 970
AverageR12 651
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time72%
COVID-19 safety
Turkish Airlines
CheapestR10 037
AverageR13 411
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time77%
COVID-19 safety
Air Canada
CheapestR10 496
AverageR14 056
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time67%
COVID-19 safety
Emirates
CheapestR10 720
AverageR13 609
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time75%
COVID-19 safety
South African
CheapestR10 747
AverageR33 902
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time78%
COVID-19 safety
British Airways
CheapestR10 942
AverageR15 443
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time70%
COVID-19 safety

Hourly flight availability from Johannesburg to New York

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Weekly flight availability from Johannesburg to New York

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