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 - JNB
Price
$846 - $1,522
JNB
Temperature
64.4 - 78.8 °F
JNB
Rainfall
0.2 - 5.9 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

$761

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?

Friday flights are generally found to be more expensive for flights from San Francisco 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.

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

Find a great deal and save up to 29% by booking at least 51 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from San Francisco to Johannesburg within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at $1,045.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in July. For low rates, February can be a great choice for travel to Johannesburg. Flights to Johannesburg from San Francisco in February are about $1,222 on average during February, but can be found for as low as $889.

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

When flying from San Francisco to Johannesburg, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight in the evening, which can drop the price by up to 29% versus a flight in the morning.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Johannesburg in May, June 2021

The best prices found for SFO to JNB flights for May, June
11 May - 21 May
$1,042pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
28 Jun - 8 Jul
$1,043pp
SFO
San Francisco
British Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
28 Jun - 8 Jul
$1,046pp
SFO
San Francisco
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco

San Francisco to Johannesburg 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Johannesburg from San Francisco found for this year
7 Sep - 21 Sep
$821pp
SFO
San Francisco
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
25 Oct - 11 Nov
$844pp
SFO
San Francisco
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
25 Oct - 11 Nov
$845pp
SFO
San Francisco
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
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
13 May - 21 May
$1,067pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
13 May - 21 May
$1,115pp
SFO
San Francisco
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
13 May - 21 May
$1,153pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
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
1:40 pm - 5:15 am
British Airways
2 Stops
30h 35m
SFO - JNB
British Airways
$761
KAYAK
6:35 pm - 6:55 am
Kenya Airways
2 Stops
51h 20m
SFO - JNB
Kenya Airways
$893
BudgetAir
6:05 pm - 2:10 am
Singapore Airlines
1 Stop
47h 05m
SFO - JNB
Singapore Airlines
$897
Fareboom

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From San Francisco to Johannesburg

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.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from San Francisco to Johannesburg OR Tambo to control the spread of COVID-19?

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. Delta is one of them. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travelers flying from San Francisco to Johannesburg OR Tambo are improved sanitation, HEPA filters, mask requirements, social distance seating (for a limited time), and pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms. Policies will vary by airline.

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

Some of our airline partners flying from San Francisco to Johannesburg OR Tambo have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Lufthansa, Delta, and Emirates are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Lufthansa with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from San Francisco to Johannesburg for under $900 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to Johannesburg for under $900. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Turkish Airlines for just $821, but on average you can expect to pay $967.

Are there nonstop flights from San Francisco to Johannesburg for under $800 on Cheapflights?

There are no nonstop flights from San Francisco to Johannesburg, but Cheapflights can provide you with all the information you need to find the fastest route with the fewest stops.

Are there last-minute flights available from San Francisco to Johannesburg for under $1,100?

There are currently 20+ open flights from San Francisco to Johannesburg within the next 7 days for less than $1,100.

How popular is this flight route?

Flights from San Francisco to Johannesburg OR Tambo have been viewed 32 times in the past calendar month.

Does it rain more in San Francisco or Johannesburg?

Expected rainfall in San Francisco is same as in Johannesburg. You can expect this to be the case over the next 7 days.

Is San Francisco weather warmer or cooler than Johannesburg?

We forecast the temperature to be around the 79 °F's in January, on average. The temperature in Johannesburg is generally hotter than in San Francisco. Book flights in a timely manner in correlation to your departure date.

How long is the flight from San Francisco to Johannesburg?

A quick flight from San Francisco to Johannesburg can take about 22h 10m. United Airlines provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $1,124. Both multi-stop and nonstop flights can be found to your destination and back.

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

Turkish Airlines, at $821, was found to be the cheapest airline from San Francisco to Johannesburg.Alternate airlines to your destination round-trip include Kenya Airways and British Airways. Turkish Airlines is 23% 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 airline one-way is British Airways, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $642. However, be on the lookout for offers from United Airlines and Kenya Airways, as they are both options that can get you from San Francisco to Johannesburg for a low price.

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 = R14.15
Average temperature for May in Johannesburg
68.0 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Johannesburg
1.0 ″

Airports servicing San Francisco

Airports servicing Johannesburg

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
American Airlines
$700 $889 No cancel fee 71%
SWISS
$696 $939 No cancel fee 79%
Air France
$647 $990 No cancel fee 77%
Turkish Airlines
$797 $1,114 No cancel fee 77%
Brussels Airlines
$895 $1,174 No cancel fee N/A
British Airways
$786 $1,227 No cancel fee 70%
KLM
$827 $1,288 No cancel fee 75%
Air Canada
$801 $1,443 No cancel fee 67%
United Airlines
$901 $1,478 No cancel fee 69%
Cathay Pacific
$1,275 $1,584 No cancel fee 72%
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