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.
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 June, July 2021

The best prices found for NYC to South Africa flights for June, July
9 Jul - 24 Jul
$825pp
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
25 Jun - 2 Jul
$844pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Kenya Airways
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Kenya Airways
   
2 STOPS
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
23 Jul - 27 Jul
$845pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Emirates
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Emirates
 
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
22 Nov - 7 Dec
$689pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
6 Nov - 19 Nov
$695pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
11 Nov - 19 Nov
$697pp
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

Save time with New York to South Africa direct flight deals
7 Nov - 20 Nov
$856pp
EWR
Newark
United Airlines
Non-Stop
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark
10 Nov - 25 Nov
$865pp
EWR
Newark
United Airlines
Non-Stop
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark
7 Nov - 20 Nov
$868pp
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
30 Jun - 18 Aug
$882pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
4 Jul - 9 Jul
$891pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Emirates
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Emirates
     
3 STOPS
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
3 Jul - 11 Jul
$907pp
EWR
Newark
Lufthansa
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark

One-way flights to South Africa from New York

The cheapest one-way flights from New York to South Africa
9:45 am - 9:35 am
Kenya Airways
2 Stops
41h 50m
JFK - CPT
Kenya Airways
$471
BudgetAir
3:40 pm - 6:00 am
Lufthansa
1 Stop
32h 20m
EWR - CPT
Lufthansa
$477
Lufthansa
9:00 pm - 10:55 am
Qatar Airways
1 Stop
31h 55m
JFK - JNB
Qatar Airways
$481
CheapOair

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">New York</span> to <span class="emphasized">South Africa</span> flights.

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. 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.

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 $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 $689, but on average you can expect to pay $731.

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 $989.

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 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 - Cape Town Intl, 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 $2,295. The most popular route, (New York John F Kennedy Intl - Johannesburg OR Tambo), can usually be booked for $731.

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 14h 30m. Fly via United Airlines, TAP AIR PORTUGAL, 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, Ethiopian Air ($689), TAP AIR PORTUGAL ($695), and Turkish Airlines ($731) 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?

$417 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 Lufthansa and Qatar Airways, with prices starting from $441 and $466, respectively.

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.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = R14.22
Flight duration
15h 12m

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

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
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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