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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)

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

$717

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 afternoon.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Johannesburg in January, February 2021

The best prices found for SFO to JNB flights for January, February
13 Feb - 27 Feb
$808pp
SFO
San Francisco
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
11 Feb - 26 Feb
$809pp
SFO
San Francisco
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
14 Feb - 6 Mar
$825pp
SFO
San Francisco
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

San Francisco to Johannesburg 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Johannesburg from San Francisco found for this year
13 Feb - 27 Feb
$808pp
SFO
San Francisco
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
11 Feb - 26 Feb
$809pp
SFO
San Francisco
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
14 Feb - 6 Mar
$825pp
SFO
San Francisco
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

One-way flights to Johannesburg from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Johannesburg
2:00 am - 4:25 am
Lufthansa
2 Stops
40h 25m
SFO - JNB
Lufthansa
$717
SnapTravelAir
1:10 pm - 6:15 am
British Airways
1 Stop
32h 05m
SFO - JNB
British Airways
$718
KAYAK
7:30 am - 5:10 am
SWISS
3 Stops
60h 40m
SFO - JNB
SWISS
$725
swiss

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about San Francisco to Johannesburg flights.

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 Qatar Airways for just $808, but on average you can expect to pay $890.

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.

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 15 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 26h 15m. United Airlines provides one of the quickest options available for as low as $968. 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?

Qatar Airways, at $808, was found to be the cheapest airline from San Francisco to Johannesburg.Alternate airlines to your destination round-trip include Kenya Airways and Virgin Atlantic. Qatar Airways is 24% 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 SWISS, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $592. However, be on the lookout for offers from United Airlines and Lufthansa, 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

Destination information for Johannesburg

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from San Francisco to Johannesburg
Today's exchange rate
$1 = R14.92
Average temperature for January in Johannesburg
78.8 °F
Avg rainfall for January in Johannesburg
5.0 ″

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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