Cheap flights from the United States to Africa

LAX — JNB
May 30 — Jun 61

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

To save up to 23% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 60 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from USA to Africa from $1,135 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $1,339 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of April. Prices to Africa from USA average $1,190. You can even find prices in April for less than $1,190, as users have found deals to Africa from as low as $846. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Africa from USA. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 24%.

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

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

Cheap flights from USA to Africa in May, June 2022

The best prices found for USA to Africa flights for May, June
Jun 29 - Jul 10
IAD

Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl

CMN

Casablanca Mohamed V

1 stop

14h 35m
CMN

Casablanca Mohamed V

IAD

Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl

2 stops

29h 20m
$579

Iberia

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Deal found 5/23/22

Jun 27 - Aug 21
IAD

Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl

CMN

Casablanca Mohamed V

1 stop

17h 10m
CMN

Casablanca Mohamed V

IAD

Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl

1 stop

27h 05m
$582

Iberia

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Deal found 5/23/22

Jun 16 - Jun 22
IAD

Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl

CMN

Casablanca Mohamed V

1 stop

18h 55m
CMN

Casablanca Mohamed V

IAD

Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl

2 stops

29h 20m
$584

Iberia

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Deal found 5/22/22

USA to Africa 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Africa from USA found for this year
Oct 19 - Oct 26
IAD

Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl

CMN

Casablanca Mohamed V

1 stop

13h 10m
CMN

Casablanca Mohamed V

IAD

Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl

1 stop

13h 55m
$552

TAP AIR PORTUGAL

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Deal found 5/24/22

Oct 16 - Oct 26
IAD

Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl

CMN

Casablanca Mohamed V

1 stop

11h 55m
CMN

Casablanca Mohamed V

IAD

Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl

1 stop

13h 55m
$556

TAP AIR PORTUGAL

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Deal found 5/23/22

Nov 15 - Nov 23
IAD

Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl

CMN

Casablanca Mohamed V

1 stop

12h 00m
CMN

Casablanca Mohamed V

IAD

Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl

1 stop

14h 50m
$557

TAP AIR PORTUGAL

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Deal found 5/23/22

Cheap Royal Air Maroc flights from USA to Africa

Sep 26 - Oct 14
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

CAI

Cairo

1 stop

27h 00m
CAI

Cairo

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

17h 45m
$575

Royal Air Maroc

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Deal found 5/22/22

Aug 10 - Nov 21
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

CAI

Cairo

1 stop

13h 10m
CAI

Cairo

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

14h 55m
$576

Royal Air Maroc

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Deal found 5/22/22

Sep 26 - Oct 14
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

CAI

Cairo

1 stop

27h 00m
CAI

Cairo

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

17h 45m
$578

Royal Air Maroc

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Deal found 5/22/22

Cheap American Airlines flights from USA to Africa

Aug 2 - Sep 28
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

CAI

Cairo

1 stop

13h 10m
CAI

Cairo

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

17h 45m
$651

American Airlines

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Deal found 5/22/22

Jun 3 - Jun 17
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

CAI

Cairo

2 stops

33h 45m
CAI

Cairo

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

2 stops

32h 00m
$861

American Airlines

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Deal found 5/23/22

Jun 3 - Jun 18
LGA

New York LaGuardia

CAI

Cairo

2 stops

33h 20m
CAI

Cairo

LGA

New York LaGuardia

2 stops

40h 37m
$874

American Airlines

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Deal found 5/23/22

Non-stop flights to Africa from USA

Save time with USA to Africa direct flight deals
Aug 19 - Sep 30
IAD

Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl

CMN

Casablanca Mohamed V

Nonstop

7h 20m
CMN

Casablanca Mohamed V

IAD

Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl

Nonstop

8h 25m
$656

Royal Air Maroc

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Deal found 5/23/22

Aug 10 - Sep 10
IAD

Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl

CMN

Casablanca Mohamed V

Nonstop

7h 20m
CMN

Casablanca Mohamed V

IAD

Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl

Nonstop

8h 25m
$657

Royal Air Maroc

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Deal found 5/23/22

Aug 17 - Sep 11
IAD

Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl

CMN

Casablanca Mohamed V

Nonstop

7h 20m
CMN

Casablanca Mohamed V

IAD

Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl

Nonstop

8h 25m
$661

Royal Air Maroc

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Deal found 5/24/22

Last minute flights from USA to Africa

Late deals on return flights to Africa from USA, departing today and this week
Jun 2 - Jun 9
IAD

Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl

CMN

Casablanca Mohamed V

1 stop

14h 35m
CMN

Casablanca Mohamed V

IAD

Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl

2 stops

51h 00m
$602

Iberia

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Deal found 5/24/22

Jun 2 - Jun 6
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

CMN

Casablanca Mohamed V

2 stops

16h 45m
CMN

Casablanca Mohamed V

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

2 stops

30h 25m
$626

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 5/23/22

Jun 1 - Jun 8
IAD

Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl

CMN

Casablanca Mohamed V

1 stop

14h 35m
CMN

Casablanca Mohamed V

IAD

Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl

2 stops

29h 20m
$627

Iberia

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Deal found 5/25/22

One-way flights to Africa from USA

The cheapest one-way flights from USA to Africa
Sep 18
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

CAI

Cairo

2 stops

44h 20m
$265

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 5/25/22

Aug 8
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

CMN

Casablanca Mohamed V

2 stops

37h 45m
$272

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 5/24/22

Aug 8
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

CMN

Casablanca Mohamed V

2 stops

37h 15m
$275

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 5/23/22

Related info for your journey

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

What airports serve Africa from the USA?

Most major, international airports in the United States service flights to Africa. The airport you choose will depend on the state you are leaving from and the destination country. Choosing to leave from a major airport will offer you the largest selection of routes and often, the lowest fares. Because of the closer proximity to Africa, east coast cities will offer shorter flight times and lower prices. Some airports to consider are John F Kennedy Airport (JFK ) in New York City and Washington Dulles International (IAD). If you are leaving from the west coast, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is a major airport that will offer many flight options. JFK is a hub for Delta and American Airlines and LAX is a hub for American, United, and Delta Air Lines.

Which airlines fly directly from the USA to Africa?

There are several major airlines and different origin cities that offer nonstop flights to Africa. Leaving from a major east coast city, such as New York or Washington DC, will give you the most nonstop flight options. United recently launched a year-round, daily nonstop from Newark Liberty International Airport (NWR) to Johannesburg, South Africa. Egypt Air operates nonstop flights leaving from Los Angeles (LAX) on the west coast and Washington DC (IAD) on the east coast.

What are the layover options between the USA and Africa?

In general, flights heading from the US to countries in Africa will connect in either Europe or the Middle East. The most popular routes flying through Europe have layovers in Zurich, Frankfurt, Rome, and Lisbon. Flying a route through the Middle East might include layovers in Doha, Dubai, or Istanbul. If you are leaving from a city on the west coast, such as Los Angeles, your layover cities might include Boston or Toronto. The layover times vary in length, ranging from several hours to more than ten hours. If you find yourself with a six-hour or longer layover in Istanbul, you can take advantage of one of the free city tours that the airport provides.

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

A valid passport is required to enter all African countries. As an American passport holder, you can enter many African countries without a visa while others will require you to have a visa for entry. The latter include Tanzania, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Zambia. However, the process is quite simple as the visa can be done on arrival. Although a visa on arrival is an option, it is recommended to apply beforehand to save yourself time at immigration when you arrive. Tourist visas are given on arrival provided that US passport holders can produce a return airline ticket and evidence of sufficient funds for the entire duration of their stay.

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

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

Can I find flights from USA to Africa for under $600 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from USA to Africa for under $600. The cheapest flight booked recently is on TAP AIR PORTUGAL for just $552, but on average you can expect to pay $575.

Are there nonstop flights from USA to Africa for under $700 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from USA to Africa under $700. A good price for a nonstop flight from USA to Africa is less than $737.

Are there last-minute flights available from USA to Africa for under $700?

There are currently 20+ open flights from USA to Africa within the next 7 days for less than $700.

How popular is this USA to Africa flight route?

This flight path from United States to Africa was viewed by 76 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 USA to Africa one-way?

For one-way options, check prices for Iberia. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $304. Users have also found prices from $341 and $341 on TAP AIR PORTUGAL and Turkish Airlines, respectively.

Top 5 airlines flying from USA to Africa

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from USA to Africa choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Air EuropaCheapest$94Average$365FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time83%COVID-19 safety
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Air AlgerieCheapest$193Average$238FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time58%COVID-19 safety
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NorwegianCheapest$321Average$534FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time74%COVID-19 safety
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Ukraine International AirlinesCheapest$331Average$834FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time81%COVID-19 safety
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JetBlueCheapest$414Average$1,876FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time62%COVID-19 safety
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Hourly flight availability from USA to Africa

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33%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
66%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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