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South Africa to Nigeria

All the information you need to plan the best null to LOS flight in 2021: compare South Africa to Nigeria flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Nigeria.
How far in advance should I book a flight from South Africa to Nigeria?

To save up to 12% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 30 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from South Africa to Nigeria from R6 106 1-2 weeks out and tickets from R6 383 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from South Africa to Nigeria?

The best pricing can be found in the month of April. Prices to Nigeria from South Africa average R5 426. You can even find prices in April for less than R5 426, as users have found deals to Nigeria from as low as R3 527. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Nigeria from South Africa. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 27%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from South Africa to Nigeria (ZA - NG)?

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from South Africa to Nigeria as you normally would.

Cheap flights from South Africa to Nigeria in October, November 2021

The best prices found for South Africa to Nigeria flights in October, November
22 Oct - 24 Oct
R5 581pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
LOS
Lagos Murtala Muhammed
LOS
Lagos Murtala Muhammed
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
10 Nov - 21 Nov
R5 625pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
LOS
Lagos Murtala Muhammed
LOS
Lagos Murtala Muhammed
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
22 Oct - 24 Oct
R5 640pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
LOS
Lagos Murtala Muhammed
LOS
Lagos Murtala Muhammed
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

South Africa to Nigeria 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Nigeria from South Africa found for this year
22 Oct - 24 Oct
R5 581pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
LOS
Lagos Murtala Muhammed
LOS
Lagos Murtala Muhammed
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
10 Nov - 21 Nov
R5 625pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
LOS
Lagos Murtala Muhammed
LOS
Lagos Murtala Muhammed
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
22 Oct - 24 Oct
R5 640pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
LOS
Lagos Murtala Muhammed
LOS
Lagos Murtala Muhammed
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Direct flights to Nigeria from South Africa

Save time with South Africa to Nigeria direct flight deals
21 Nov - 27 Nov
R6 849pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Air Peace
Direct
LOS
Lagos Murtala Muhammed
LOS
Lagos Murtala Muhammed
Air Peace
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
31 Oct - 6 Nov
R6 951pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Air Peace
Direct
LOS
Lagos Murtala Muhammed
LOS
Lagos Murtala Muhammed
Air Peace
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
25 Nov - 4 Dec
R7 140pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Air Peace
Direct
LOS
Lagos Murtala Muhammed
LOS
Lagos Murtala Muhammed
Air Peace
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Last-minute flights from South Africa to Nigeria

Late deals on return flights to Nigeria from South Africa, departing today and this week
28 Oct - 8 Nov
R5 581pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
TAAG
 
1 STOP
LOS
Lagos Murtala Muhammed
LOS
Lagos Murtala Muhammed
TAAG
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
28 Oct - 9 Nov
R5 829pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
LOS
Lagos Murtala Muhammed
LOS
Lagos Murtala Muhammed
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
25 Oct - 3 Nov
R6 514pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
LOS
Lagos Murtala Muhammed
LOS
Lagos Murtala Muhammed
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

One-way flights to Nigeria from South Africa

The cheapest one-way flights from South Africa to Nigeria
21:15 - 7:30
Kenya Airways
1 stop
11h 15m
JNB - LOS
Kenya Airways
R4 124
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16:45 - 8:15
Egypt Air
1 stop
16h 30m
JNB - LOS
Egypt Air
R4 386
Priceline
18:00 - 7:25
Ethiopian Air
1 stop
14h 25m
JNB - LOS
Ethiopian Air
R4 823
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Flight FAQs

From South Africa to Nigeria

Which airlines flying from South Africa to Nigeria have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

South African, Ethiopian Air, and Kenya 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 South Africa to Nigeria to control the spread of COVID-19?

Etihad Airways is one of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travellers flying from South Africa to Nigeria are improved sanitation, HEPA filters, mask requirements, socially-distanced seating (for a limited time), and pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms. Policies will vary by airline.

Can I find flights from South Africa to Nigeria for under R5 700 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from South Africa to Nigeria for under R5 700. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Ethiopian Air for just R5 625, but on average you can expect to pay R5 858.

Are there direct flights from South Africa to Nigeria for under R6 900 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 11 direct flights from South Africa to Nigeria under R6 900. A good price for a direct flight from South Africa to Nigeria is less than R8 015.

Are there last-minute flights available from South Africa to Nigeria for under R5 600?

There are currently 20+ open flights from South Africa to Nigeria within the next 7 days for less than R5 600.

How popular is this South Africa to Nigeria flight route?

The South Africa to Nigeria flight path was viewed by 17 463 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from South Africa to Nigeria one-way?

For one-way options, check prices for RwandAir. According to our data, you can fly for as low as R3 191. Users have also found prices from R3 308 and R4 270 on RwandAir and Kenya Airways, respectively.

What airports serve South Africa to Nigeria flights?

South Africa has flights to Lagos and Abuja airports in Nigeria through the O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. This airport is located just 20 km from the Johannesburg city centre and takes under an hour to reach by train or bus. Alternatively, travellers can fly out of the Lanseria International Airport, also in Johannesburg. This airport is 45 minutes North of downtown Johannesburg and serves flights to Abuja, Nigeria.

Which airlines fly directly from South Africa to Nigeria?

There are a few nonstop flights available from O.R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos. South African Airlines and ASKY both offer direct flights to Nigeria, with flights that average six to eight hours in total travel time. JNB also serves direct flights to Warri via South African Airlines. No other South African airports provide direct flight service to any Nigerian airport.

What are the stopover options on flights from South Africa to Nigeria?

Travellers who leave from Johannesburg can find one-stop flights via RwandAir or South African Airlines. These stops include layovers in Kotoka International Airport and Kigali International Airport. From Cape Town International Airport, flights to Nigeria include overnight layovers in Johannesburg. There are flights with two or more stops available as well, which range in affordability and availability. For example, British Airways offers flight service to Nigeria with stops in Johannesburg and Libreville. One-stop flights are also available from Johannesburg to Abuja and Warri, Nigeria.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly from South Africa to Nigeria?

Both passports and entry visas are required for South Africans and other international travellers to enter Nigeria. In addition, the Nigerian border protection requires that all travellers submit a valid international health certificate proving that they have been vaccinated against yellow fever. However, it is highly recommended that travellers get vaccinated against hepatitis A and B as well. Those who are looking to apply for an entry visa can do so via the Nigerian Consulate-General in Johannesburg, or any other Nigerian consulate.

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COVID Restrictions

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Do I need a COVID test to fly to Nigeria from South Africa?

Information is based on travel restrictions from South Africa to Nigeria

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

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

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

Documents
Health Declaration Form - Travelers are required to register on the travel portal and fill in the online Health Declaration form.Travelers are required to upload their negative COVID-19 PCR test to the national payment portal and bring along an electronic or hard copy of the result. An Access Report containing a QR Code will be sent to the email address provided by the Passenger. Print out or download an electronic copy of this Access Report for presentation before boarding.


Do I need a test to fly back to South Africa from Nigeria?

Returning to South Africa from Nigeria

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

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

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Top 10 airlines flying from South Africa to Nigeria

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from South Africa to Nigeria 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
Ethiopian Air
R3 554 R8 850 No cancel fee 72%
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ASKY
R4 054 R6 361 No cancel fee N/A

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by ASKY. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Kenya Airways
R4 218 R5 981 No cancel fee 82%
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RwandAir
R4 458 R7 299 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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Air Namibia
R4 563 R6 540 No cancel fee 69%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Air Namibia. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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TAAG
R4 640 R6 341 No cancel fee 58%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by TAAG. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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South African
R4 997 R8 750 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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Emirates
R5 030 R10 343 No cancel fee 75%
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Etihad Airways
R12 934 R52 673 No cancel fee 75%
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Turkish Airlines
R17 274 R26 561 No cancel fee 77%
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