Cheap flights from New York (NYC) to South Africa

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How to find the cheapest flight from
New York (NYC) to South Africa

All the information you need to plan the best NYC to JNB flight in 2022: compare New York to South Africa flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in South Africa.
When is the cheapest time to fly from New York to South Africa (NYC - ZA)?

When flying from New York 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.

What is the cheapest month to fly from New York to South Africa?

March is one of the best times of the year to fly to South Africa from New York. Prices for March average $974 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $669. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a March flight can save you 66% on your journey compared to booking in December

Cheap flights from New York to South Africa in May, June 2022

The best prices found for NYC to South Africa flights for May, June
22 May - 26 May
$760pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
21 May - 30 May
$780pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
20 May - 27 May
$793pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl

New York to South Africa 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to South Africa from New York found for this year
27 Sep - 10 Oct
$688pp
EWR
Newark
Ethiopian Air
     
3 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
     
3 STOPS
EWR
Newark
6 Oct - 12 Oct
$692pp
EWR
Newark
Ethiopian Air
     
3 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
     
3 STOPS
EWR
Newark
6 Oct - 12 Oct
$693pp
EWR
Newark
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark

Non-stop flights to South Africa from New York

Save time with New York to South Africa direct flight deals
6 Oct - 13 Oct
$885pp
EWR
Newark
United Airlines
Non-Stop
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
United Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark
18 Sep - 5 Nov
$980pp
EWR
Newark
United Airlines
Non-Stop
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark
21 Oct - 31 Oct
$985pp
EWR
Newark
United Airlines
Non-Stop
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
United Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark

Last minute flights from New York to South Africa

Late deals on round-trip flights to South Africa from New York, departing today and this week
28 May - 5 Jun
$815pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Egypt Air
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
29 May - 5 Jun
$817pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Egypt Air
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
25 May - 10 Nov
$827pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
SWISS
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SWISS
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl

One-way flights to South Africa from New York

The cheapest one-way flights from New York to South Africa
7:55 pm - 3:10 am
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
49h 15m
JFK - JNB
Multiple Airlines
$572
Kiwi.com
9:45 am - 9:40 am
Kenya Airways
2 Stops
41h 55m
JFK - CPT
Kenya Airways
$576
oojo
6:50 pm - 10:40 am
British Airways
2 Stops
34h 50m
EWR - CPT
British Airways
$578
KAYAK

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Flight FAQs

From New York to South Africa

Which airlines flying from New York to South Africa have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like South African, United Airlines, and Major Airline flying from New York to South Africa have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from New York to South Africa for under $700 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from New York to South Africa for under $700. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Ethiopian Air for just $688, but on average you can expect to pay $710.

Are there nonstop flights from New York to South Africa for under $900 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from New York to South Africa under $900. A good price for a nonstop flight from New York to South Africa is less than $1,116.

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

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

What are the most popular routes from New York to South Africa?

When deciding which route to take from New York to South Africa consider New York John F Kennedy Intl - Johannesburg OR Tambo, Newark - Johannesburg OR Tambo or New York LaGuardia - Johannesburg OR Tambo as they are the most popular.

What are the cheapest flights from New York to South Africa?

While on average a flight from New York to South Africa is generally $2,202, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $776. When looking at the most popular route, (New York John F Kennedy Intl - Johannesburg OR Tambo), you can expect to pay $718 for that flight.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from New York to South Africa?

Consider Major Airline, American Airlines or ITA Airways when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from New York to South Africa.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for South Africa

Do I need a COVID test to fly to South Africa from New York?

Information is based on travel restrictions from New York to South Africa

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from New York must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 24 hours for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to South Africa.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from New York 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 New York from South Africa?

Returning to New York from South Africa

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from South Africa 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 New York.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from South Africa are not required to quarantine after entering New York.

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Destination points for flights from New York to South Africa

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Destination information for South Africa

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from New York to South Africa.
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Airports servicing New York

Newark (EWR)
LaGuardia (LGA)
New York Skyports SPB (NYS)

Airports servicing

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

Top 10 airlines flying from New York to South Africa

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from New York 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
Juneyao Airlines
$12 $15 No cancel fee 66%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Juneyao Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

FlySafair
$87 $90 No cancel fee N/A
Norwegian
$520 $583 No cancel fee 74%
Ethiopian Air
$571 $813 No cancel fee 72%
KLM
$637 $963 No cancel fee 75%
Emirates
$665 $1,055 No cancel fee 75%
Turkish Airlines
$668 $842 No cancel fee 77%
South African
$708 $1,174 No cancel fee 78%
SWISS
$726 $890 No cancel fee 79%
Kenya Airways
$744 $832 No cancel fee 82%
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