Cheap flights from New York (NYC) to Johannesburg (JNB)

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The best prices from New York to Johannesburg are usually found in March or February, booked 0 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Monday and return on a Monday

How to find the cheapest flight from
New York (NYC) to Johannesburg (JNB)

All the information you need to plan the best NYC to JNB flight in 2022: compare New York to Johannesburg flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Johannesburg.
NYC - JNB
Price
$735 - $1,620
JNB
Temperature
50 - 68 °F
JNB
Rainfall
0 - 4.7 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 40% potential price rise

Cheapest in

March

Best time to find cheap flights, 25% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$735

From New York (NYC) to Johannesburg

One-way from

$596

One-way flight from New York (NYC) to Johannesburg

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
When is the cheapest time to fly from New York to Johannesburg (NYC - JNB)?

It’s typically best to fly out from New York to Johannesburg at noon. Doing so could potentially save you 9% on the flight price compared to flying in the morning, which is usually more expensive.

What is the cheapest month to fly from New York to Johannesburg?

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, March can be a great choice for travel to Johannesburg. Flights to Johannesburg from New York in March are about $974 on average during March, but can be found for as low as $669.

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from New York to Johannesburg?

Leaving on a Monday is a viable option for saving on travel. Heavily demanded days of the week can typically drive up the prices you see. Booking your travel for a less competitive day can save up to 8% on the overall cost on flights from New York to Johannesburg.

Cheap flights from New York to Johannesburg in May, June 2022

The best prices found for NYC to JNB flights for May, June
22 May - 26 May
$760pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
21 May - 30 May
$780pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
20 May - 27 May
$793pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl

New York to Johannesburg 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Johannesburg from New York found for this year
27 Sep - 10 Oct
$688pp
EWR
Newark
Ethiopian Air
     
3 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
     
3 STOPS
EWR
Newark
6 Oct - 12 Oct
$692pp
EWR
Newark
Ethiopian Air
     
3 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
     
3 STOPS
EWR
Newark
6 Oct - 12 Oct
$693pp
EWR
Newark
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark

Non-stop flights to Johannesburg from New York

Save time with New York to Johannesburg direct flight deals
6 Oct - 13 Oct
$885pp
EWR
Newark
United Airlines
Non-Stop
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
United Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark
21 Oct - 31 Oct
$985pp
EWR
Newark
United Airlines
Non-Stop
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
United Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark
19 Sep - 3 Oct
$995pp
EWR
Newark
United Airlines
Non-Stop
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
United Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark

Last minute flights from New York to Johannesburg

Late deals on round-trip flights to Johannesburg from New York, departing today and this week
28 May - 5 Jun
$815pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Egypt Air
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
29 May - 5 Jun
$817pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Egypt Air
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
25 May - 10 Nov
$827pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
SWISS
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SWISS
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl

One-way flights to Johannesburg from New York

The cheapest one-way flights from New York to Johannesburg
9:45 am - 8:15 pm
Kenya Airways
1 Stop
28h 30m
JFK - JNB
Kenya Airways
$596
JustFly
1:15 pm - 3:10 am
Egypt Air
1 Stop
31h 55m
JFK - JNB
Egypt Air
2:45 pm - 3:10 am
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
30h 25m
SWF - JNB
Multiple Airlines
$646
Kiwi.com

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From New York to Johannesburg

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

Some of our airline partners flying from New York to Johannesburg have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. South African, United Airlines, and Major Airline 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.

Can I find flights from New York to Johannesburg for under $700 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from New York to Johannesburg for under $700. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Ethiopian Air for just $688, but on average you can expect to pay $710.

Are there nonstop flights from New York to Johannesburg for under $900 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from New York to Johannesburg under $900. A good price for a nonstop flight from New York to Johannesburg is less than $1,166.

Are there last-minute flights available from New York to Johannesburg for under $900?

There are currently 20+ open flights from New York to Johannesburg within the next 7 days for less than $900.

What is the cheapest airline to fly from New York to Johannesburg round-trip?

According to our current data, Ethiopian Air ($688), offers the cheapest pricing from New York to Johannesburg. This flight start at 29% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from New York to Johannesburg one-way?

The cheapest airline one-way is Kenya Airways, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $441. However, be on the lookout for offers from Egypt Air and British Airways, as they are both options that can get you from New York to Johannesburg for a low price.

What are the cheapest flights from New York to Johannesburg?

While on average a flight from New York to Johannesburg is generally $2,202, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $776. When looking at the most popular route, (New York John F Kennedy Intl - Johannesburg OR Tambo), you can expect to pay $718 for that flight.

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

The most popular airlines flying from New York to Johannesburg are Major Airline, American Airlines and ITA Airways. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

What are the most popular routes from New York to Johannesburg?

While some choose either Newark - Johannesburg OR Tambo or New York LaGuardia - Johannesburg OR Tambo, New York John F Kennedy Intl - Johannesburg OR Tambo is the most popular route from New York to Johannesburg.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Johannesburg, South Africa

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Johannesburg from New York?

Information is based on travel restrictions from New York to Johannesburg

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from New York must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 24 hours for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Johannesburg.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from New York 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 New York from Johannesburg?

Returning to New York from Johannesburg

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Johannesburg must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to New York.

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

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Alternative routes for New York 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 New York to Johannesburg.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = R15.98
Average temperature for May in Johannesburg
68.0 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Johannesburg
1.0 ″

Airports servicing New York

Newark (EWR)
LaGuardia (LGA)
New York Skyports SPB (NYS)

Airports servicing Johannesburg

Lanseria (HLA)

Top 10 airlines flying from New York to Johannesburg

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from New York 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
Juneyao Airlines
$12 $15 No cancel fee 66%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Juneyao Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

Norwegian
$520 $583 No cancel fee 74%
KLM
$637 $963 No cancel fee 75%
Emirates
$665 $1,248 No cancel fee 75%
Turkish Airlines
$668 $797 No cancel fee 77%
South African
$708 $1,027 No cancel fee 78%
Ethiopian Air
$715 $826 No cancel fee 72%
SWISS
$726 $890 No cancel fee 79%
Kenya Airways
$744 $832 No cancel fee 82%
United Airlines
$759 $965 No cancel fee 69%

Hourly flight availability from New York to Johannesburg

See what time of day planes typically take off from New York towards Johannesburg.
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Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from New York to Johannesburg
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from New York to Johannesburg.
Sunday
1 daily flight
Monday
1 daily flight
Tuesday
1 daily flight
Wednesday
1 daily flight
Thursday
1 daily flight
Friday
1 daily flight
Saturday
1 daily flight
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