Cheap flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to Johannesburg (JNB)

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The best prices from Los Angeles to Johannesburg are usually found in February or November, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Wednesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Los Angeles (LAX) to Johannesburg (JNB)

All the information you need to plan the best LAX to JNB flight in 2021: compare Los Angeles to Johannesburg flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Johannesburg.
LAX - ZA1
Price
$893 - $1,722
ZA1
Temperature
64.4 - 78.8 °F
ZA1
Precipitation
0.2 - 5.9 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 37% potential price rise

Cheapest in

February

Best time to find cheap flights, 18% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$893

From Los Angeles to Johannesburg

One-way from

$636

One-way flight from Los Angeles to Johannesburg

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Los Angeles to Johannesburg?

Flying to your destination on a Friday can be more expensive, but this shouldn’t discourage you from finding affordable options to get to Johannesburg. Check prices with Cheapflights to find a great deal for your trip.

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

To save on the cost of your flight from Los Angeles to Johannesburg, book at least 61 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 15% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $1,010 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $1,158.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Los Angeles to Johannesburg?

Flights from Los Angeles to Johannesburg lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from Los Angeles to Johannesburg in February, with the cheapest ticket starting at $789.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Los Angeles to Johannesburg (LAX - ZA1)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Los Angeles to Johannesburg is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the morning tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the afternoon could potentially save you up to 22% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Los Angeles to Johannesburg in September, October 2021

The best prices found for LAX to JNB flights for September, October
20 Oct - 10 Nov
$776pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
11 Oct - 20 Oct
$799pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
16 Oct - 23 Oct
$823pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles

Los Angeles to Johannesburg 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Johannesburg from Los Angeles found for this year
1 Dec - 8 Dec
$773pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
20 Oct - 10 Nov
$776pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
30 Nov - 11 Dec
$782pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles

Last minute flights from Los Angeles to Johannesburg

Late deals on round-trip flights to Johannesburg from Los Angeles, departing today and this week
21 Sep - 3 Oct
$930pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
     
3 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
22 Sep - 30 Sep
$939pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Delta
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Delta
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
21 Sep - 2 Oct
$943pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Delta
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Delta
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles

One-way flights to Johannesburg from Los Angeles

The cheapest one-way flights from Los Angeles to Johannesburg
2:35 pm - 6:20 am
Turkish Airlines
1 Stop
30h 45m
LAX - JNB
Turkish Airlines
3:20 pm - 4:30 am
Lufthansa
2 Stops
28h 10m
LAX - JNB
Lufthansa
$737
Ovago
3:50 pm - 2:15 am
British Airways
1 Stop
24h 25m
LAX - JNB
British Airways
$747
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Flight FAQs

From Los Angeles to Johannesburg

What airport do you fly from for flights from Los Angeles to Johannesburg?

Most people fly from Los Angeles (LAX) if they book a flight from Los Angeles to Johannesburg. On average, Los Angeles has 0 outbound flights to Johannesburg per day from 21 airlines. Los Angeles is conveniently located just 9.4 mi from Los Angeles’s city center.

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

Some of the carriers operating flights from Los Angeles to Johannesburg that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are Delta, Qatar Airways, and Emirates. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Los Angeles to Johannesburg to control the spread of COVID-19?

New policies can now be found on SAUDIA and Etihad Airways to help keep travelers safe while flying. New policies for travelers booking flights from Los Angeles to Johannesburg include masks being provided and required on board, daily cleaning and sanitization, 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.

Are flight prices decreasing from Los Angeles to Johannesburg due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both Los Angeles and Johannesburg for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Los Angeles to Johannesburg for under $800. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Turkish Airlines for just $773, but on average you can expect to pay $824.

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

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

How popular is this Los Angeles to Johannesburg flight route?

The Los Angeles to Johannesburg flight path 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 flying from Los Angeles to Johannesburg round-trip?

Our cheapest airline available from Los Angeles to Johannesburg is Turkish Airlines. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $773 on this airline. An additional option worth looking into is Qatar Airways, starting at $908. Turkish Airlines is 28% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Los Angeles to Johannesburg one-way?

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $557 on Turkish Airlines. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Qatar Airways from $672 and Lufthansa from $737 one-way.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Johannesburg, South Africa

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Johannesburg from Los Angeles?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Los Angeles to Johannesburg

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

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles from Johannesburg?

Returning to Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles.

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

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Alternative routes for Los Angeles to Johannesburg

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for Johannesburg

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Los Angeles to Johannesburg.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = R14.36
Average temperature for September in Johannesburg
77.0 °F
Avg rainfall for September in Johannesburg
0.8 ″

Airports servicing Los Angeles

Airports servicing Johannesburg

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Top 10 airlines flying from Los Angeles to Johannesburg

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Los Angeles 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
Ethiopian Air
$696 $849 No cancel fee 72%
Air France
$731 $936 No cancel fee 77%
SWISS
$532 $991 No cancel fee 79%
American Airlines
$813 $1,050 No cancel fee 71%
KLM
$836 $1,244 No cancel fee 75%
Turkish Airlines
$807 $1,356 No cancel fee 77%
Air Canada
$832 $1,413 No cancel fee 67%
Lufthansa
$779 $1,446 No cancel fee 76%
United Airlines
$1,119 $1,719 No cancel fee 69%
JetBlue
$414 $1,753 No cancel fee 62%
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