Cheap flights from California (CA) to Johannesburg (JNB)

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How to find the cheapest flight from
California to Johannesburg (JNB)

All the information you need to plan the best null to JNB flight in 2021: compare California to Johannesburg flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Johannesburg.
When is the cheapest time to fly from California to Johannesburg (CA - ZA1)?

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

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

Users have found that booking a flight from California to Johannesburg at least 61 days early can save you up to 15% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 61 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from California to Johannesburg for as little as $1,010 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as $1,158 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

What is the cheapest month to fly from California to Johannesburg?

February can be a great time to fly to Johannesburg from California with a flight ticket averaging about $1,083. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of February for as cheap as $789. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

Cheap flights from California to Johannesburg in December, January 2022

The best prices found for California to JNB flights for December, January
30 Dec - 30 Mar
$798pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
9 Dec - 23 Dec
$937pp
SFO
San Francisco
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
8 Dec - 19 Dec
$959pp
LAX
Los Angeles
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles

California to Johannesburg 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Johannesburg from California found for this year
30 Dec - 30 Mar
$798pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
9 Dec - 23 Dec
$937pp
SFO
San Francisco
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
8 Dec - 19 Dec
$959pp
LAX
Los Angeles
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles

Last minute flights from California to Johannesburg

Late deals on round-trip flights to Johannesburg from California, departing today and this week
9 Dec - 23 Dec
$937pp
SFO
San Francisco
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
8 Dec - 19 Dec
$959pp
LAX
Los Angeles
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
6 Dec - 14 Dec
$960pp
LAX
Los Angeles
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles

One-way flights to Johannesburg from California

The cheapest one-way flights from California to Johannesburg
12:05 pm - 5:40 am
Qatar Airways
1 Stop
32h 35m
LAX - JNB
Qatar Airways
$696
KAYAK
5:50 pm - 3:30 pm
British Airways
2 Stops
36h 40m
LAX - JNB
British Airways
$712
Flights by SU
1:25 pm - 6:10 am
Turkish Airlines
1 Stop
30h 45m
LAX - JNB
Turkish Airlines
$736
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Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">California</span> to <span class="emphasized">Johannesburg</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From California to Johannesburg

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

Some of our airline partners flying from California to Johannesburg have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Delta, Lufthansa, 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 Delta with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from California to Johannesburg for under $800 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from California to Johannesburg for under $800. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Turkish Airlines for just $758, but on average you can expect to pay $797.

Are there last-minute flights available from California to Johannesburg for under $1,000?

There are currently 20+ open flights from California to Johannesburg within the next 7 days for less than $1,000.

How popular is this California to Johannesburg flight route?

This flight path from California to Johannesburg 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 California to Johannesburg one-way?

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from California to Johannesburg are Turkish Airlines ($554), British Airways ($601), and Qatar Airways ($696).

What are the most popular routes from California to Johannesburg?

While some choose either San Francisco - Johannesburg OR Tambo or San Jose - Johannesburg OR Tambo, Los Angeles - Johannesburg OR Tambo is the most popular route from California to Johannesburg.

What are the cheapest flights from California to Johannesburg?

On average you can expect to pay $1,646 for a flight from California to Johannesburg. The cheapest flight overall is $704 while the most popular route, (Los Angeles - Johannesburg OR Tambo) is currently priced at $758.

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

Major Airline, American Airlines and Air Canada are the most popular airlines when flying from California to Johannesburg.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Johannesburg, South Africa

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

Information is based on travel restrictions from California to Johannesburg

Most visitors from California need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Johannesburg.

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

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

Documents
Health Declaration Form - Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


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

Returning to California from Johannesburg

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 California.

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

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Departure points for flights from California to Johannesburg

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Destination information for Johannesburg

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from California to Johannesburg.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = R16.05
Average temperature for December in Johannesburg
78.8 °F
Avg rainfall for December in Johannesburg
5.9 ″

Airports servicing

Burbank (BUR)
Concord Buchanan Fld (CCR)
Crescent City (CEC)
San Diego Carlsbad-Palomar (CLD)
Fresno (FAT)

Airports servicing Johannesburg

Lanseria (HLA)

Top 10 airlines flying from California to Johannesburg

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from California to Johannesburg 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
JetBlue
$414 $1,929 No cancel fee 62%
SWISS
$532 $965 No cancel fee 79%
Air France
$647 $963 No cancel fee 77%
Qatar Airways
$684 $1,009 No cancel fee 68%
Etihad Airways
$694 $904 No cancel fee 75%
Ethiopian Air
$696 $849 No cancel fee 72%
American Airlines
$700 $969 No cancel fee 71%
Lufthansa
$716 $1,385 No cancel fee 76%
British Airways
$786 $1,324 No cancel fee 70%
Turkish Airlines
$797 $1,235 No cancel fee 77%
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