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

How far in advance should I book a flight from New York to South Africa?

To save on the cost of your flight from New York to South Africa, book at least 51 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 29% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $1,045 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $1,414.

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

February is one of the best times of the year to fly to South Africa from New York. Prices for February average $1,222 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $889. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of July. Opting for a February flight can save you 78% on your journey compared to booking in February

Cheap flights from New York to South Africa in March, April 2021

13 Mar - 21 Mar
$298pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
14 Mar - 17 Mar
$666pp
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
11 Apr - 23 Apr
$681pp
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 2021 flight deals

13 Mar - 21 Mar
$298pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
14 Mar - 17 Mar
$666pp
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
17 Nov - 1 Dec
$680pp
EWR
Newark
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark

Non-stop flights to South Africa from New York

23 Aug - 29 Aug
$945pp
EWR
Newark
United Airlines
Non-Stop
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
United Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark
16 Aug - 24 Aug
$951pp
EWR
Newark
United Airlines
Non-Stop
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
United Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark
3 Jun - 15 Jul
$1,333pp
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

10 Mar - 24 Mar
$726pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
10 Mar - 24 Mar
$779pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
8 Mar - 19 Mar
$788pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl

One-way flights to South Africa from New York

9:45 am - 9:30 am
Kenya Airways
2 Stops
41h 45m
JFK - CPT
Kenya Airways
$450
SmartFares
6:30 pm - 6:10 am
Turkish Airlines
1 Stop
28h 40m
JFK - JNB
Turkish Airlines
$569
Travel2Be
5:00 pm - 2:25 am
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
51h 25m
JFK - JNB
Multiple Airlines
$571
Kiwi.com

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Flight FAQs

From New York to South Africa

Are flight prices decreasing from New York 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 New York 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.

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

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. Delta and Etihad Airways are some airlines that have done so. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travelers flying from New York to South Africa 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 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, Delta, and Kenya Airways 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 $300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from New York to South Africa for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Qatar Airways for just $298, but on average you can expect to pay $688.

Are there nonstop flights from New York to South Africa for under $1,000 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 17 direct flights from New York to South Africa under $1,000. A good price for a nonstop flight from New York to South Africa is less than $3,850.

Are there last-minute flights available from New York to South Africa for under $800?

There are currently 20+ open flights from New York to South Africa within the next 7 days for less than $800.

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

Before booking your flight from New York to South Africa check out the most popular airlines for this route: Major Airline, American Airlines or Air France.

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

While some choose either Newark - Johannesburg OR Tambo or New York John F Kennedy Intl - Sun City Pilansberg, New York John F Kennedy Intl - Johannesburg OR Tambo is the most popular route from New York to South Africa.

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

The cheapest flight price from New York to South Africa is $595. On average you can expect to pay $2,155. The most popular route, (New York John F Kennedy Intl - Johannesburg OR Tambo), can usually be booked for $718.

How long is the flight from New York to South Africa?

There are many flights that can get you from New York to South Africa in 18h 35m. Fly via Ethiopian Air or Kenya Airways to get the fastest option. Both multi-stop and nonstop flights can be found to your destination and back.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from New York to South Africa round-trip?

According to our current data, Qatar Airways ($298), Kenya Airways ($666), and Ethiopian Air ($688) offers the cheapest pricing from New York to South Africa.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from New York to South Africa one-way?

$371 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Kenya Airways. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Turkish Airlines and SWISS, with prices starting from $543 and $554, respectively.

Destination information for South Africa

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Airports servicing New York

Newark Intl (EWR)
La Guardia (LGA)

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

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Norwegian
$520 $583 No cancel fee 74%
SWISS
$532 $802 No cancel fee 79%
KLM
$512 $1,007 No cancel fee 75%
Ethiopian Air
$698 $1,037 No cancel fee 72%
American Airlines
$723 $1,097 No cancel fee 71%
Etihad Airways
$762 $1,099 No cancel fee 75%
Egypt Air
$678 $1,129 No cancel fee N/A
Qatar Airways
$681 $1,139 No cancel fee 68%
Lufthansa
$577 $1,244 No cancel fee 76%
Air France
$789 $1,294 No cancel fee 77%
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