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 2021: compare New York to Johannesburg flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Johannesburg.
NYC - ZA1
Price
$735 - $1,620
ZA1
Temperature
50 - 68 °F
ZA1
Precipitation
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

$468

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

Flights from New York to Johannesburg lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from New York to Johannesburg in March, with the cheapest ticket starting at $669.

When is the cheapest time to fly from New York to Johannesburg (NYC - ZA1)?

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 day to fly round-trip from New York to Johannesburg?

Friday flights are generally found to be more expensive for flights from New York to Johannesburg. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Johannesburg.

Cheap flights from New York to Johannesburg in October, November 2021

The best prices found for NYC to JNB flights for October, November
23 Nov - 2 Dec
$730pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
21 Oct - 26 Oct
$733pp
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
10 Nov - 20 Nov
$738pp
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 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Johannesburg from New York found for this year
23 Nov - 2 Dec
$730pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
21 Oct - 26 Oct
$733pp
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
10 Nov - 20 Nov
$738pp
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

Non-stop flights to Johannesburg from New York

Save time with New York to Johannesburg direct flight deals
3 Dec - 13 Dec
$871pp
EWR
Newark
United Airlines
Non-Stop
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
United Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark
19 Jan - 31 Jan
$872pp
EWR
Newark
United Airlines
Non-Stop
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
United Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark
26 Nov - 2 Dec
$874pp
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
26 Oct - 2 Nov
$784pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
31 Oct - 3 Nov
$791pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
31 Oct - 12 Nov
$818pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
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
8:45 am - 11:20 am
Kenya Airways
1 Stop
19h 35m
JFK - JNB
Kenya Airways
$468
CheapOair
2:05 pm - 5:10 am
SWISS
2 Stops
32h 05m
EWR - JNB
SWISS
$513
StudentUniverse
1:25 pm - 4:25 am
Brussels Airlines
2 Stops
32h 00m
JFK - JNB
Brussels Airlines
$523
StudentUniverse

Related info for your journey

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

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, Major Airline, and Delta 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 New York to Johannesburg to control the spread of COVID-19?

New policies can now be found on Etihad Airways to help keep travelers safe while flying. New policies for travelers booking flights from New York 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.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from New York to Johannesburg for under $800. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Etihad Airways for just $730, but on average you can expect to pay $744.

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 $1,026.

Are there last-minute flights available from New York to Johannesburg for under $800?

There are currently 20+ open flights from New York to Johannesburg within the next 7 days for less than $800.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from New York to Johannesburg round-trip?

According to our current data, Etihad Airways ($730), Kenya Airways ($732), and Turkish Airlines ($738) offers the cheapest pricing from New York to Johannesburg. These flights start at 25% 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 $357. However, be on the lookout for offers from Egypt Air and SWISS, as they are both options that can get you from New York to Johannesburg for a low price.

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.

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 Air France. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

What are the cheapest flights from New York to Johannesburg?

While on average a flight from New York to Johannesburg is generally $2,295, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $595. When looking at the most popular route, (New York John F Kennedy Intl - Johannesburg OR Tambo), you can expect to pay $739 for that flight.

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) test taken 72 hours 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 72 hours before departing to New York.

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

Hide COVID Travel Restrictions for Johannesburg, South Africa

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 = R14.47
Average temperature for October in Johannesburg
78.8 °F
Avg rainfall for October in Johannesburg
3.1 ″

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
KLM
$512 $941 No cancel fee 75%
Norwegian
$520 $583 No cancel fee 74%
SWISS
$532 $781 No cancel fee 79%
Lufthansa
$577 $907 No cancel fee 76%
Turkish Airlines
$672 $1,225 No cancel fee 77%
Egypt Air
$678 $1,129 No cancel fee N/A
Qatar Airways
$681 $997 No cancel fee 68%
British Airways
$688 $908 No cancel fee 70%
Kenya Airways
$689 $863 No cancel fee 82%
Delta
$697 $1,285 No cancel fee N/A

Hourly flight availability from New York to Johannesburg

See what time of day planes typically take off from New York towards Johannesburg.
Evening 6 PM to midnight 100% of NYC to JNB departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 0% of NYC to JNB departures
Morning 6 AM to noon 0% of NYC to JNB departures
Afternoon Noon to 6 PM 0% of NYC to JNB departures
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
0 flights
Tuesday
1 daily flight
Wednesday
0 flights
Thursday
1 daily flight
Friday
1 daily flight
Saturday
1 daily flight
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