Cheap flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to South Africa

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Los Angeles (LAX) to South Africa

All the information you need to plan the best LAX to JNB flight in 2021: compare Los Angeles to South Africa flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in South Africa.
How far in advance should I book a flight from Los Angeles to South Africa?

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 61 days in advance to save up to 15% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 61 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Los Angeles to South Africa 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $1,010, or $1,158 for flights within the next 24 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Los Angeles to South Africa?

Flights from Los Angeles to South Africa lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from Los Angeles to South Africa in February, with the cheapest ticket starting at $789.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Los Angeles to South Africa (LAX - ZA0)?

When flying from Los Angeles to South Africa, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

Cheap flights from Los Angeles to South Africa in September, October 2021

The best prices found for LAX to South Africa flights for September, October
20 Oct - 10 Nov
$776pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
4 Oct - 13 Oct
$798pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
11 Oct - 20 Oct
$799pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles

Los Angeles to South Africa 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to South Africa from Los Angeles found for this year
1 Dec - 8 Dec
$773pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
20 Oct - 10 Nov
$776pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
30 Nov - 11 Dec
$782pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles

Last minute flights from Los Angeles to South Africa

Late deals on round-trip flights to South Africa from Los Angeles, departing today and this week
22 Sep - 6 Oct
$832pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
22 Sep - 8 Oct
$862pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
22 Sep - 9 Oct
$872pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles

One-way flights to South Africa from Los Angeles

The cheapest one-way flights from Los Angeles to South Africa
2:35 pm - 6:20 am
Turkish Airlines
1 Stop
30h 45m
LAX - JNB
Turkish Airlines
3:50 pm - 6:30 am
British Airways
1 Stop
28h 40m
LAX - CPT
British Airways
$712
StudentUniverse
5:00 am - 4:40 am
Qatar Airways
2 Stops
37h 40m
LAX - JNB
Qatar Airways
$713
Travelgenio

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Flight FAQs

From Los Angeles to South Africa

What airport do you fly from for flights from Los Angeles to South Africa?

For a flight from Los Angeles to South Africa, you will be flying from Los Angeles. Los Angeles (LAX) is just 9.4 mi from the center of the city.

Which airlines flying from Los Angeles to South Africa have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from Los Angeles to South Africa have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. British Airways, Delta, and Qatar Airways are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like British Airways with this kind of flexibility.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Los Angeles to South Africa to control the spread of COVID-19?

New policies can now be found on SAUDIA and Etihad Airways to help keep travelers safe while flying. Airline carriers are regularly disinfecting and sanitizing their aircraft. Masks are provided and are mandatory while on board. Pre-flight testing for symptoms and antibodies, alongside socially distanced seating (for a limited time) will work towards keeping travelers safer while flying from Los Angeles to South Africa. Policies will vary by airline.

Are flight prices decreasing from Los Angeles to South Africa 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 Los Angeles and South Africa 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 Los Angeles to South Africa for under $800 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Los Angeles to South Africa for under $800. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Turkish Airlines for just $773, but on average you can expect to pay $806.

Are there last-minute flights available from Los Angeles to South Africa for under $900?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Los Angeles to South Africa within the next 7 days for less than $900.

How popular is this Los Angeles to South Africa flight route?

The Los Angeles to South Africa flight path was viewed by 76 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Los Angeles to South Africa one-way?

The cheapest airline one-way is Turkish Airlines, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $556. However, be on the lookout for offers from British Airways and Qatar Airways, as they are both options that can get you from Los Angeles to South Africa for a low price.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for South Africa

Do I need a COVID test to fly to South Africa from Los Angeles?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Los Angeles to South Africa

Most visitors from Los Angeles need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter South Africa.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Los Angeles must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to South Africa.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Los Angeles are not required to quarantine after entering South Africa.

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 Los Angeles from South Africa?

Returning to Los Angeles from South Africa

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from South Africa must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Los Angeles.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from South Africa are not required to quarantine after entering Los Angeles.

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Destination information for South Africa

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Airports servicing Los Angeles

Airports servicing

Cape Town (CPT)
Durban (DUR)
East London (ELS)
George (GRJ)
Sabi Sabi (GSS)

Top 10 airlines flying from Los Angeles to South Africa

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Los Angeles to South Africa 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
Ethiopian Air
$631 $792 No cancel fee 72%
SWISS
$530 $885 No cancel fee 79%
Etihad Airways
$694 $1,023 No cancel fee 75%
American Airlines
$700 $1,133 No cancel fee 71%
Air France
$731 $1,222 No cancel fee 77%
Turkish Airlines
$791 $1,259 No cancel fee 77%
Air Canada
$832 $1,413 No cancel fee 67%
United Airlines
$799 $1,749 No cancel fee 69%
JetBlue
$414 $1,753 No cancel fee 62%
Cathay Pacific
$1,420 $1,815 No cancel fee 72%
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