Cheap flights from South Africa to USA

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South Africa to USA

All the information you need to plan the best null to LAX flight in 2021: compare South Africa to USA flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in USA.
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 R11 488 per person but you can even find prices for as low as R9 206. 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 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 R11 419 1-2 weeks out and tickets from R11 552 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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 October, November 2021

The best prices found for South Africa to USA flights in October, November
18 Nov - 17 Feb
R8 764pp
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
3 Nov - 9 Feb
R8 852pp
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
24 Nov - 1 Dec
R8 882pp
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

South Africa to USA 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to USA from South Africa found for this year
12 Dec - 5 Jan
R8 690pp
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 690pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
18 Nov - 17 Feb
R8 764pp
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

Direct flights to USA from South Africa

Save time with South Africa to USA direct flight deals
5 Nov - 12 Nov
R13 367pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
United Airlines
Direct
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
United Airlines
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
6 Dec - 6 Jan
R13 573pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
United Airlines
Direct
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
United Airlines
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
5 Dec - 4 Jan
R13 588pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
United Airlines
Direct
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
United Airlines
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Last-minute flights from South Africa to USA

Late deals on return flights to USA from South Africa, departing today and this week
3 Nov - 9 Feb
R8 852pp
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
5 Nov - 11 Nov
R8 882pp
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 882pp
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

One-way flights to USA from South Africa

The cheapest one-way flights from South Africa to USA
20:15 - 1:35
Kenya Airways
1 stop
36h 20m
JNB - JFK
Kenya Airways
R5 577
KAYAK
3:00 - 2:55
Qatar Airways
1 stop
30h 55m
JNB - JFK
Qatar Airways
R7 156
travelstart.co.za
1:00 - 1:35
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
31h 35m
CPT - JFK
Multiple Airlines
R7 775
Gotogate

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Flight FAQs

From South Africa to USA

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. South African, Qatar Airways, and Emirates are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like South African with this kind of flexibility.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from South Africa to United States to control the spread of COVID-19?

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. Etihad Airways is one of them. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travellers flying from South Africa to United States 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 USA for under R8 700 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from South Africa to USA for under R8 700. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Turkish Airlines for just R8 690, but on average you can expect to pay R8 941.

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

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from South Africa to USA under R13 400. A good price for a direct flight from South Africa to USA is less than R14 326.

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

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

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?

For one-way options, check prices for Kenya Airways. According to our data, you can fly for as low as R5 090. Users have also found prices from R6 197 and R7 215 on Kenya Airways and Qatar Airways, respectively.

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.

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

Information is based on travel restrictions from South Africa to USA

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

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

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

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

Returning to South Africa from USA

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

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

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Top 10 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.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Etihad Airways
R6 511 R13 790 No cancel fee 75%
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ITA - Airways
R7 539 R15 424 No cancel fee 81%
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Delta
R7 987 R17 480 No cancel fee N/A
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Ethiopian Air
R9 154 R12 117 No cancel fee 72%
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SWISS
R9 283 R15 768 No cancel fee 79%
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Kenya Airways
R9 429 R12 792 No cancel fee 82%
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Turkish Airlines
R9 584 R14 680 No cancel fee 77%
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British Airways
R10 448 R17 499 No cancel fee 70%
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KLM
R10 655 R17 758 No cancel fee 75%
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Lufthansa
R10 715 R18 333 No cancel fee 76%
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