Cheap flights from South Africa to the United States

JNB — LAX
May 21 — May 281
Return
1 adult
Economy
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How far in advance should I book a flight from South Africa to USA?

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 South Africa to USA from R12 499 1-2 weeks out and tickets from R12 644 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

March is one of the best times of the year to fly to USA from South Africa. Prices for March average R12 574 per person but you can even find prices for as low as R10 077. 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 December

When is the cheapest time to fly from South Africa to USA (ZA - US)?

When flying from South Africa to USA, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

Cheap flights from South Africa to USA in May, June 2022

The best prices found for South Africa to USA flights in May, June
May 16 - May 22
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

LAX

Los Angeles

2 stops

26h 05m
LAX

Los Angeles

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

30h 25m
R10 448

Delta

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Deal found 14/5/22

May 26 - Aug 8
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
R10 933

Kenya Airways

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Deal found 14/5/22

Jun 17 - Jun 26
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

39h 15m
LAX

Los Angeles

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

36h 00m
R10 981

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 16/5/22

South Africa to USA 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to USA from South Africa found for this year
Oct 31 - Feb 28
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

22h 10m
R10 238

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 16/5/22

Sep 19 - Sep 28
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

39h 10m
R10 383

Kenya Airways

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Deal found 13/5/22

May 16 - May 22
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

LAX

Los Angeles

2 stops

26h 05m
LAX

Los Angeles

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

30h 25m
R10 448

Delta

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Deal found 14/5/22

Cheap Qatar Airways flights from South Africa to USA

Oct 20 - Nov 4
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

38h 50m
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

23h 30m
R10 529

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 16/5/22

Sep 13 - Sep 20
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

44h 10m
LAX

Los Angeles

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

27h 40m
R10 690

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 15/5/22

Oct 20 - Nov 3
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

31h 00m
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

1 stop

26h 20m
R10 787

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 16/5/22

Cheap American Airlines flights from South Africa to USA

May 23 - May 30
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

2 stops

43h 45m
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

43h 10m
R11 966

American Airlines

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Deal found 15/5/22

Aug 10 - Sep 19
CPT

Cape Town Intl

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

2 stops

53h 50m
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

60h 20m
R12 515

American Airlines

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Deal found 14/5/22

Aug 28 - Sep 10
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

LAX

Los Angeles

1 stop

28h 55m
LAX

Los Angeles

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

2 stops

31h 05m
R12 983

American Airlines

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Deal found 14/5/22

Direct flights to USA from South Africa

Save time with South Africa to USA direct flight deals
Jun 7 - Aug 31
CPT

Cape Town Intl

EWR

Newark

Nonstop

15h 40m
EWR

Newark

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

14h 55m
R14 098

United Airlines

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Deal found 14/5/22

Oct 31 - Feb 28
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

EWR

Newark

Nonstop

16h 00m
EWR

Newark

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Nonstop

14h 35m
R15 083

United Airlines

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Deal found 16/5/22

Aug 15 - Aug 28
CPT

Cape Town Intl

EWR

Newark

Nonstop

15h 40m
EWR

Newark

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

14h 55m
R15 099

United Airlines

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Deal found 15/5/22

Last-minute flights from South Africa to USA

Late deals on return flights to USA from South Africa, departing today and this week
May 26 - Aug 8
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
R10 933

Kenya Airways

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Deal found 14/5/22

May 24 - Jul 27
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

20h 35m
R11 320

Kenya Airways

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Deal found 13/5/22

May 24 - Jul 31
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 352

Kenya Airways

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Deal found 13/5/22

One-way flights to USA from South Africa

The cheapest one-way flights from South Africa to USA
Sep 24
CPT

Cape Town Intl

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

23h 30m
R7 089

Kenya Airways

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Deal found 15/5/22

Jun 16
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

36h 20m
R7 251

Kenya Airways

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Deal found 16/5/22

Jul 9
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

45h 00m
R7 283

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 14/5/22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about South Africa to USA flights.

What airports serve South Africa to the USA flights?

The O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg services flights to New York, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Orlando, and many other cities in the United States of America. The airport is easily accessible from the Johannesburg city centre, which is 20 minutes by taxi or 55 minutes by train or public bus. If you are looking to fly out of a different airport, the Lanseria International Airport also services flights to the United States, and it is also located near Johannesburg. On the other side of the country, the Cape Town International Airport services flights to over 30 different U.S. cities.

Which airlines fly directly from South Africa to the USA?

South African Airlines in partnership with United Airlines provides a nonstop flight from the JNB airport to the John F. Kennedy Airport in New York, USA. This flight is just over 15 hours in travel time. There is also a nonstop flight available from JNB to the Atlanta International Airport in Georgia, which is a 16-hour flight through Delta Airlines. Depending on airline schedules, there are also nonstop flights available from Johannesburg to Stamford, Connecticut, and Newark, New Jersey.

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

There are a large number of stopover flights available from South Africa to the USA. If travellers are looking to travel to New York, there is a one-stop flight from Emirates to New York City, with a single stop in Dubai. Johannesburg to Los Angeles flights include a single stop in either Qatar or Rome.

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

The United States of America has a Visa Waiver Program available for citizens from certain countries. Those who are a part of the Visa Waiver Program can visit the United States for up to 90 days without a visa requirement. Citizens of South Africa are not a part of the Visa Waiver Program and therefore must apply to a visa several weeks in advance of the scheduled departure date. Passports must meet certain requirements in order to pass through gate check at the USA gate of entry.

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

Some of our airline partners flying from South Africa to United States have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Qatar Airways, South African, and British Airways are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Qatar Airways with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from South Africa to USA for under R10 400 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from South Africa to USA for under R10 400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Kenya Airways for just R10 383, but on average you can expect to pay R10 997.

Are there direct flights from South Africa to USA for under R14 100 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from South Africa to USA under R14 100. A good price for a direct flight from South Africa to USA is less than R15 696.

Are there last-minute flights available from South Africa to USA for under R11 000?

There are currently 20+ open flights from South Africa to USA within the next 7 days for less than R11 000.

How popular is this South Africa to USA flight route?

The South Africa to United States flight path was viewed by 4 686 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 USA one-way?

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from South Africa to USA are Kenya Airways (R7 089), Qatar Airways (R7 283), and British Airways (R7 994).

Top 5 airlines flying from South Africa to USA

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from South Africa to USA choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
ITA AirwaysCheapestR8 252AverageR16 882FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time81%COVID-19 safety
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Virgin AtlanticCheapestR9 526AverageR11 812FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time72%COVID-19 safety
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Turkish AirlinesCheapestR9 840AverageR14 037FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time77%COVID-19 safety
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Kenya AirwaysCheapestR10 385AverageR12 396FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time82%COVID-19 safety
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KLMCheapestR11 087AverageR17 366FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%COVID-19 safety
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