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 2022: 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
50 - 68 °F
JNB
Rainfall
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

$733

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?

Departing on a Monday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 21% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of February. Prices to Johannesburg from San Francisco average $1,067. You can even find prices in February for less than $1,067, as users have found deals to Johannesburg from as low as $713. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Johannesburg from San Francisco. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 42%.

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

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 18 days in advance, which can save you up to 8% on flights from San Francisco to Johannesburg compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 18 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $991. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $1,120.

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 2022

The best prices found for SFO to JNB flights for May, June
2 Jun - 9 Jun
$937pp
SFO
San Francisco
Delta
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Delta
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
2 Jun - 9 Jun
$967pp
SFO
San Francisco
Delta
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Delta
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
2 Jun - 9 Jun
$1,185pp
SFO
San Francisco
Delta
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Delta
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco

San Francisco to Johannesburg 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Johannesburg from San Francisco found for this year
23 Nov - 28 Nov
$838pp
SFO
San Francisco
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
23 Nov - 28 Nov
$842pp
SFO
San Francisco
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
5 Dec - 17 Dec
$882pp
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
2 Jun - 9 Jun
$937pp
SFO
San Francisco
Delta
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Delta
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
2 Jun - 9 Jun
$967pp
SFO
San Francisco
Delta
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Delta
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
2 Jun - 9 Jun
$1,185pp
SFO
San Francisco
Delta
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Delta
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco

One-way flights to Johannesburg from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Johannesburg
5:14 am - 2:25 am
Iberia
2 Stops
35h 11m
SFO - JNB
Iberia
$733
ChatDeal
12:15 pm - 3:10 am
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
29h 55m
SFO - JNB
Multiple Airlines
$875
Gotogate
9:00 am - 6:20 am
Turkish Airlines
1 Stop
36h 20m
SFO - JNB
Turkish Airlines
$879
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Related info for your journey

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

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 17 different airlines.

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

United Airlines, Delta, and Turkish Airlines 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.

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 $889, but on average you can expect to pay $920.

Are there last-minute flights available from San Francisco to Johannesburg for under $1,000?

There are currently 20+ open flights from San Francisco to Johannesburg within the next 7 days for less than $1,000.

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 $889. Additional round-trip tickets that might be worth considering are offered by SWISS and KLM, with the lowest prices starting at $897 and $908, respectively. Turkish Airlines is 16% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

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.

What are the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Johannesburg?

On average you can expect to pay $2,458 for a flight from San Francisco to Johannesburg. The cheapest flight overall is $12 while the most popular route, (San Francisco - Johannesburg OR Tambo) is currently priced at $838.

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) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 hours for Antigen (quick-test) 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 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) 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 = R15.72
Average temperature for May in Johannesburg
68.0 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Johannesburg
1.0 ″

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
Delta
$778 $1,105 No cancel fee N/A
KLM
$800 $1,082 No cancel fee 75%
Air Canada
$801 $1,443 No cancel fee 67%
Turkish Airlines
$815 $1,089 No cancel fee 77%
Qatar Airways
$879 $1,065 No cancel fee 68%
Air France
$883 $1,173 No cancel fee 77%
United Airlines
$911 $1,125 No cancel fee 69%
Emirates
$946 $992 No cancel fee 75%
SWISS
$971 $1,200 No cancel fee 79%
Lufthansa
$1,033 $1,226 No cancel fee 76%
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