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South Africa to Washington (WAS)

All the information you need to plan the best null to WAS flight in 2021: compare South Africa to Washington flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Washington.
What is the cheapest month to fly from South Africa to Washington?

February is one of the best times of the year to fly to Washington from South Africa. Prices for February average R12 214 per person but you can even find prices for as low as R10 219. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of January. Opting for a February flight can save you 12% on your journey compared to booking in February

How far in advance should I book a flight from South Africa to Washington?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 29 days in advance, which can save you up to 2% on flights from South Africa to Washington compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 29 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at R12 498. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from R12 689.

When is the cheapest time to fly from South Africa to Washington (ZA - WAS)?

When flying from South Africa to Washington, 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 Washington in October, November 2021

The best prices found for South Africa to WAS flights in October, November
12 Nov - 23 Nov
R9 278pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
20 Nov - 27 Nov
R10 072pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
12 Nov - 19 Jan
R10 248pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

South Africa to Washington 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Washington from South Africa found for this year
12 Nov - 23 Nov
R9 278pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
20 Nov - 27 Nov
R10 072pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
12 Nov - 19 Jan
R10 248pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

One-way flights to Washington from South Africa

The cheapest one-way flights from South Africa to Washington
17:45 - 1:10
Egypt Air
1 stop
37h 25m
JNB - IAD
Egypt Air
R7 969
14:00 - 11:05
Etihad Airways
1 stop
28h 05m
JNB - IAD
Etihad Airways
R8 263
SnapTravelAir
13:10 - 13:55
Turkish Airlines
1 stop
31h 45m
CPT - IAD
Turkish Airlines
R8 425
Travelgenio

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Flight FAQs

From South Africa to Washington

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

Some of our airline partners flying from South Africa to Washington have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. South African, Emirates, and Qatar Airways 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 Washington to control the spread of COVID-19?

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. Etihad Airways is one of them. New policies for travellers booking flights from South Africa to Washington 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 South Africa to Washington for under R9 300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from South Africa to Washington for under R9 300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Qatar Airways for just R9 278, but on average you can expect to pay R10 616.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Egypt Air, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as R7 940. However, be on the lookout for offers from Etihad Airways and British Airways, as they are both options that can get you from South Africa to Washington for a low price.

What are the cheapest flights from South Africa to Washington?

While on average a flight from South Africa to Washington is generally R12 263, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is R11 067. When looking at the most popular route, (Johannesburg OR Tambo - Washington Dulles Intl), you can expect to pay R9 410 for that flight.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from South Africa to Washington?

Consider Air France, Alitalia or British Airways when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from South Africa to Washington.

What are the most popular routes from South Africa to Washington?

The most popular flight routes from South Africa to Washington are Johannesburg OR Tambo - Washington Dulles Intl, Johannesburg OR Tambo - Washington Reagan-National and Johannesburg OR Tambo - Baltimore/Washington.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Washington, DC

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

Information is based on travel restrictions from South Africa to Washington

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

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 Washington.

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

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

Returning to South Africa from Washington

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

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

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Departure points for flights from South Africa to Washington

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Destination information for Washington

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from South Africa to Washington.
Today's exchange rate
R1 = $0,07
Average temperature for October in Washington
22.0 °C
Avg rainfall for October in Washington
93.0 mm

Airports servicing

Cape Town (CPT)
Durban (DUR)
East London (ELS)
George (GRJ)
Sabi Sabi (GSS)

Airports servicing Washington

Reagan-National (DCA)

Top 10 airlines flying from South Africa to Washington

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from South Africa to Washington 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
R10 062 R11 490 No cancel fee 72%
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South African
R10 417 R14 592 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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Virgin Atlantic
R10 424 R13 067 No cancel fee 72%
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Alitalia
R10 540 R12 785 No cancel fee 81%
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KLM
R10 542 R15 918 No cancel fee 75%
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Etihad Airways
R10 832 R11 782 No cancel fee 75%
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Qatar Airways
R11 007 R14 273 No cancel fee 68%
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Emirates
R11 020 R13 740 No cancel fee 75%
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British Airways
R11 502 R15 387 No cancel fee 70%
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United Airlines
R14 146 R18 469 No cancel fee 69%
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