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 2021: 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 March

Cheap flights from New York to South Africa in October, November 2021

The best prices found for NYC to South Africa flights for October, November
17 Nov - 24 Nov
$729pp
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
23 Nov - 9 Dec
$730pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
10 Nov - 19 Nov
$733pp
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

Cheap flights to South Africa from New York found for this year
17 Nov - 24 Nov
$729pp
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
23 Nov - 9 Dec
$730pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Etihad Airways
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
31 Dec - 17 Jan
$733pp
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

Non-stop flights to South Africa from New York

Save time with New York to South Africa direct flight deals
3 Dec - 13 Dec
$871pp
EWR
Newark
United Airlines
Non-Stop
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
United Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark
19 Jan - 31 Jan
$872pp
EWR
Newark
United Airlines
Non-Stop
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
United Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark
4 Feb - 12 Feb
$873pp
EWR
Newark
United Airlines
Non-Stop
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
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
25 Oct - 10 Nov
$755pp
EWR
Newark
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
27 Oct - 9 Nov
$766pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Kenya Airways
   
2 STOPS
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
26 Oct - 2 Nov
$784pp
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

One-way flights to South Africa from New York

The cheapest one-way flights from New York to South Africa
1:30 pm - 2:05 am
Egypt Air
1 Stop
29h 35m
JFK - JNB
Egypt Air
$475
Travelgenio
4:15 pm - 8:45 am
Ethiopian Air
2 Stops
33h 30m
EWR - CPT
Ethiopian Air
$476
Fareboom
3:15 pm - 4:25 am
Singapore Airlines
3 Stops
54h 10m
JFK - CPT
Singapore Airlines
$478
Fareboom

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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, Delta, and Kenya Airways flying from New York to South Africa have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

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. Etihad Airways is one of them. 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.

Can I find flights from New York to South Africa for under $800 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from New York to South Africa for under $800. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Turkish Airlines for just $729, but on average you can expect to pay $743.

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 $940.

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

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from New York to South Africa are Kenya Airways ($431), Egypt Air ($457), and Turkish Airlines ($459).

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 - Cape Town Intl, Newark - Cape Town Intl or New York LaGuardia - Cape Town Intl 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 $2,295, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $595. When looking at the most popular route, (New York John F Kennedy Intl - Cape Town Intl), you can expect to pay $787 for that flight.

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

Consider Major Airline, American Airlines or Air France 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) test taken 72 hours 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 72 hours 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 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
KLM
$512 $1,007 No cancel fee 75%
Norwegian
$520 $583 No cancel fee 74%
SWISS
$532 $802 No cancel fee 79%
Lufthansa
$577 $1,244 No cancel fee 76%
Turkish Airlines
$672 $1,410 No cancel fee 77%
Egypt Air
$678 $1,129 No cancel fee N/A
Qatar Airways
$681 $1,139 No cancel fee 68%
British Airways
$688 $1,099 No cancel fee 70%
Kenya Airways
$689 $900 No cancel fee 82%
Delta
$697 $1,333 No cancel fee N/A
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