Cheap flights from San Francisco (SFO) to Johannesburg (JNB)

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The best prices from San Francisco to Johannesburg are usually found in February or March, booked 18 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Monday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
San Francisco (SFO) to Johannesburg (JNB)

All the information you need to plan the best SFO to JNB flight in 2021: compare San Francisco to Johannesburg flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Johannesburg.
SFO - ZA1
Price
$846 - $1,522
ZA1
Temperature
50 - 68 °F
ZA1
Precipitation
0 - 4.7 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 30% potential price rise

Cheapest in

February

Best time to find cheap flights, 21% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$846

From San Francisco to Johannesburg

One-way from

$631

One-way flight from San Francisco 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 San Francisco to Johannesburg?

Flights from San Francisco to Johannesburg are found to be more expensive on Friday. 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.

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

To save on the cost of your flight from San Francisco to Johannesburg, book at least 18 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 8% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $991 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $1,120.

What is the cheapest month to fly from San Francisco to Johannesburg?

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, February can be a great choice for travel to Johannesburg. Flights to Johannesburg from San Francisco in February are about $1,067 on average during February, but can be found for as low as $713.

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Francisco to Johannesburg (SFO - ZA1)?

Unlike in the morning, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 29% on flights from San Francisco to Johannesburg by exploring options for tickets in the evening.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Johannesburg in September, October 2021

The best prices found for SFO to JNB flights for September, October
26 Oct - 9 Nov
$730pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
13 Oct - 22 Oct
$813pp
SFO
San Francisco
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
23 Oct - 29 Oct
$818pp
SFO
San Francisco
Kenya Airways
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Kenya Airways
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco

San Francisco to Johannesburg 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Johannesburg from San Francisco found for this year
8 Nov - 23 Nov
$676pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
9 Nov - 23 Nov
$681pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
26 Oct - 9 Nov
$730pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco

Last minute flights from San Francisco to Johannesburg

Late deals on round-trip flights to Johannesburg from San Francisco, departing today and this week
30 Sep - 5 Oct
$892pp
SFO
San Francisco
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
30 Sep - 5 Oct
$912pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
30 Sep - 5 Oct
$965pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco

One-way flights to Johannesburg from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Johannesburg
1:15 pm - 6:10 am
Turkish Airlines
1 Stop
30h 55m
SFO - JNB
Turkish Airlines
$631
FlightHub
9:25 am - 4:35 am
Lufthansa
2 Stops
33h 10m
SFO - JNB
Lufthansa
$744
KAYAK
12:25 pm - 5:10 am
SWISS
2 Stops
31h 45m
SFO - JNB
SWISS
$745
Ovago

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From San Francisco to Johannesburg

What airport do you fly from for flights from San Francisco to Johannesburg?

Located just 11.8 mi from the city center, San Francisco is the airport most travelers will use when flying to Johannesburg from San Francisco. Booking flights from San Francisco (SFO) to Johannesburg should be relatively easy as there are 0 daily outbound flights to Johannesburg from 16 different airlines.

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

Lufthansa, Delta, and Emirates are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Are flight prices decreasing from San Francisco 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 San Francisco 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 San Francisco to Johannesburg for under $700 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to Johannesburg for under $700. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $676, but on average you can expect to pay $812.

Are there last-minute flights available from San Francisco to Johannesburg for under $900?

There are currently 13+ open flights from San Francisco to Johannesburg within the next 7 days for less than $900.

How popular is this San Francisco to Johannesburg flight route?

Within the past month, 32 users have taken a look at flights from San Francisco to Johannesburg.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from San Francisco to Johannesburg round-trip?

Flying on Turkish Airlines is currently your cheapest option to Johannesburg, with prices starting at $794. Additional round-trip tickets that might be worth considering are offered by Kenya Airways and Qatar Airways, with the lowest prices starting at $818 and $853, respectively. Turkish Airlines is 25% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from San Francisco to Johannesburg one-way?

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from San Francisco to Johannesburg are Turkish Airlines ($557), SWISS ($716), and Lufthansa ($737).

What are the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Johannesburg?

On average you can expect to pay $2,192 for a flight from San Francisco to Johannesburg. The cheapest flight overall is $472 while the most popular route, (San Francisco - Johannesburg OR Tambo) is currently priced at $730.

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

When booking a flight from San Francisco to Johannesburg, you may want to consider flying on Major Airline, American Airlines or Air Canada as they are the most popular for this route.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Johannesburg, South Africa

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Johannesburg from San Francisco?

Information is based on travel restrictions from San Francisco to Johannesburg

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

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from San Francisco 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 San Francisco from Johannesburg?

Returning to San Francisco 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 San Francisco.

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

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Alternative routes for San Francisco 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 San Francisco to Johannesburg.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = R14.92
Average temperature for September in Johannesburg
77.0 °F
Avg rainfall for September in Johannesburg
0.8 ″

Airports servicing San Francisco

Airports servicing Johannesburg

Lanseria (HLA)

Top 10 airlines flying from San Francisco to Johannesburg

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from San Francisco 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
Air France
$647 $990 No cancel fee 77%
SWISS
$696 $939 No cancel fee 79%
American Airlines
$700 $889 No cancel fee 71%
Lufthansa
$716 $1,080 No cancel fee 76%
British Airways
$786 $1,227 No cancel fee 70%
Turkish Airlines
$797 $1,114 No cancel fee 77%
Air Canada
$801 $1,443 No cancel fee 67%
Delta
$817 $1,466 No cancel fee N/A
KLM
$827 $1,288 No cancel fee 75%
Brussels Airlines
$895 $1,174 No cancel fee N/A
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