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Johannesburg (JNB) to USA

All the information you need to plan the best JNB to LAX flight in 2021: compare Johannesburg to USA flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in USA.
What is the cheapest month to fly from Johannesburg to USA?

March is one of the best times of the year to fly to USA from Johannesburg. Prices for March average R11 494 per person but you can even find prices for as low as R9 211. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a March flight can save you 15% on your journey compared to booking in March

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

To save on the cost of your flight from Johannesburg to USA, book at least 24 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 2% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from R11 425 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as R11 558.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Johannesburg to USA (ZA1 - US)?

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

Cheap flights from Johannesburg to USA in October, November 2021

The best prices found for JNB to USA flights in October, November
17 Nov - 24 Nov
R8 709pp
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
29 Oct - 29 Nov
R8 724pp
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
18 Nov - 17 Feb
R8 768pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Johannesburg to USA 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to USA from Johannesburg found for this year
12 Dec - 5 Jan
R8 694pp
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
12 Dec - 4 Jan
R8 694pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
17 Nov - 24 Nov
R8 709pp
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

Direct flights to USA from Johannesburg

Save time with Johannesburg to USA direct flight deals
8 Nov - 16 Nov
R13 374pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
United Airlines
Direct
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
United Airlines
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
21 Nov - 4 Dec
R13 521pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
United Airlines
Direct
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
United Airlines
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
19 Dec - 31 Dec
R13 536pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
United Airlines
Direct
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
United Airlines
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Last-minute flights from Johannesburg to USA

Late deals on return flights to USA from Johannesburg, departing today and this week
5 Nov - 11 Nov
R8 886pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
5 Nov - 12 Nov
R8 886pp
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
3 Nov - 10 Nov
R9 004pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

One-way flights to USA from Johannesburg

The cheapest one-way flights from Johannesburg to USA
20:15 - 1:35
Kenya Airways
1 stop
36h 20m
JNB - JFK
Kenya Airways
R5 580
KAYAK
16:45 - 0:10
Egypt Air
1 stop
38h 25m
JNB - IAD
Egypt Air
R7 632
Travelgenio
3:00 - 7:52
Qatar Airways
2 stops
35h 52m
JNB - BWI
Qatar Airways
R7 691
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Flight FAQs

From Johannesburg to USA

Which airlines flying from Johannesburg to United States have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

South African, Virgin Atlantic, 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 United States 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. New policies for travellers booking flights from Johannesburg to United States include masks being provided and required on board, daily cleaning and sanitisation, use of HEPA filters, pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms, and socially-distanced seating (for a limited time). Keep in mind that policies will vary by airline.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Johannesburg to USA for under R8 700. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Turkish Airlines for just R8 694, but on average you can expect to pay R8 916.

Are there direct flights from Johannesburg to USA for under R13 400 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Johannesburg to USA under R13 400. A good price for a direct flight from Johannesburg to USA is less than R14 112.

Are there last-minute flights available from Johannesburg to USA for under R8 900?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Johannesburg to USA within the next 7 days for less than R8 900.

How popular is this Johannesburg to USA flight route?

Flights from Johannesburg to United States have been viewed 4 686 times in the past calendar month.

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

R5 019 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Kenya Airways. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Qatar Airways and Emirates, with prices starting from R6 333 and R7 322, respectively.

What are the most popular routes from Johannesburg to USA?

When deciding which route to take from Johannesburg to USA, consider Johannesburg OR Tambo - New York John F Kennedy Intl, Johannesburg OR Tambo - Newark or Johannesburg OR Tambo - New York LaGuardia, as they are the most popular.

What are the cheapest flights from Johannesburg to USA?

While on average a flight from Johannesburg to USA is generally R26 366, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is R9 398. When looking at the most popular route, (Johannesburg OR Tambo - New York John F Kennedy Intl), you can expect to pay R8 694 for that flight.

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

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

What airports serve Johannesburg to USA flights?

If you plan on taking a trip from Johannesburg to the USA, you will find that only one airport in Johannesburg will accommodate flights to the USA. O.R. Tambo International Airport is the only airport within the city that will serve flights out from South Africa to the United States. While on the other hand, plenty of airports in the USA will accept flights from Johannesburg such as Los Angeles International Airport, which is the third busiest airport in the world, and John F. Kennedy International Airport, which is the sixth busiest airport in North America, and located in Queens, New York.

Which airlines fly directly from Johannesburg to the USA?

When you choose to fly from Johannesburg to the USA, airlines that will fly directly all vary on the location of the destination in the USA. If you choose to fly to Los Angeles International Airport, the airlines that will serve flights directly from Johannesburg to the United States include Delta, Qatar Airways, Alitalia, and South African Airways. These airlines provide the most available flights from  O.R. Tambo International Airport. When choosing to fly from Johannesburg to New York, the airlines that will provide flights to travellers include South African Airways, Kenya Airways, and Emirates.

What are the stopover options between Johannesburg to the US?

Stopover options, when flying from Johannesburg to the USA, will vary on the destination within the United States. If you choose to land in Los Angeles International Airport, the stopovers can range from one stop to two stop depending on the time of the trip and the airline picked. The location of the stopover can vary from John F. Kennedy International Airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Hamad International Airport, and Leonardo da Vinci International Airport. Flights to Los Angeles can range in time, depending on the choice of airline, from 22h 20m-38h 13m. Flights from Johannesburg to New York will typically be one-stop and sometimes even nonstop depending on the airline that is chosen. The location for the stopover can include Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Dubai International Airport, and Hamad International Airport. Flights to this location can vary on time from 15h 13m-25h 10m.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly from Johannesburg to the United States?

When intending to go on a trip from Johannesburg to the USA you will need to acquire a US Visa, or a tourist visa in order to visit the United States. You will also need a South African passport that is valid for at least six months prior to the date of your planned trip to the USA.

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Do I need a COVID test to fly to USA from Johannesburg?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Johannesburg to USA

Most visitors from Johannesburg will not be allowed to enter USA.

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 USA.

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

Do I need a test to fly back to Johannesburg from USA?

Returning to Johannesburg from USA

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

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

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Top 10 airlines flying from Johannesburg to USA

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Johannesburg to USA 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 514 R12 987 No cancel fee 75%
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ITA - Airways
R7 543 R15 432 No cancel fee 81%
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Delta
R7 991 R17 490 No cancel fee N/A
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Ethiopian Air
R9 159 R12 124 No cancel fee 72%
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SWISS
R9 288 R15 777 No cancel fee 79%
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Kenya Airways
R9 434 R12 491 No cancel fee 82%
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Turkish Airlines
R9 589 R13 948 No cancel fee 77%
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British Airways
R10 453 R16 104 No cancel fee 70%
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KLM
R10 661 R16 003 No cancel fee 75%
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Lufthansa
R10 721 R17 469 No cancel fee 76%
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