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How to find the cheapest flight from
USA to South Africa

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

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 19 days in advance, which can save you up to 24% on flights from USA to South Africa compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 19 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $1,189. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $1,561.

What is the cheapest month to fly from USA to South Africa?

Flights from USA to South Africa lean towards being more expensive in June. Prices are generally better when you fly from USA to South Africa in October, with the cheapest ticket starting at $916.

Cheap flights from USA to South Africa in September, October 2020

The best prices found for USA to South Africa flights for September, October
13 Oct - 21 Oct
$650pp
EWR
Newark
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
14 Oct - 9 Nov
$650pp
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
11 Oct - 18 Nov
$663pp
EWR
Newark
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark

USA to South Africa 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to South Africa from USA found for this year
8 Dec - 20 Jan
$628pp
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
6 Dec - 24 Jan
$641pp
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
25 Nov - 1 Dec
$642pp
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

Non-stop flights to South Africa from USA

Save time with USA to South Africa direct flight deals
31 Oct - 17 Nov
$1,639pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JetBlue
Non-Stop
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JetBlue
Non-Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
10 Dec - 17 Dec
$1,750pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JetBlue
Non-Stop
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JetBlue
Non-Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
4 Dec - 21 Feb
$1,785pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JetBlue
Non-Stop
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JetBlue
Non-Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl

Last minute flights from USA to South Africa

Late deals on round-trip flights to South Africa from USA, departing today and this week
30 Sep - 9 Oct
$729pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
SWISS
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SWISS
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
30 Sep - 2 Nov
$743pp
EWR
Newark
SWISS
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SWISS
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
29 Sep - 9 Oct
$745pp
EWR
Newark
SWISS
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
SWISS
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark

One-way flights to South Africa from USA

The cheapest one-way flights from USA to South Africa
9:00 pm - 10:35 am
Qatar Airways
1 Stop
31h 35m
JFK - JNB
Qatar Airways
$453
Travelgenio
9:00 pm - 5:50 am
Qatar Airways
1 Stop
26h 50m
JFK - JNB
Qatar Airways
$459
SmartFares
9:00 pm - 5:50 am
Qatar Airways
1 Stop
26h 50m
JFK - JNB
Qatar Airways
$465
Travelgenio

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about USA to South Africa flights.

Flight FAQs

From USA to South Africa

Are flight prices decreasing from USA 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 USA 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 USA to South Africa for under $600 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from USA to South Africa for under $600. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Etihad Airways for just $594, but on average you can expect to pay $641.

Are there nonstop flights from USA to South Africa for under $1,700 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from USA to South Africa under $1,700. A good price for a nonstop flight from USA to South Africa is less than $2,669.

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

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

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

Consider Major Airline, American Airlines or Air Canada when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from USA to South Africa.

What are the most popular routes from USA to South Africa?

Most travelers choose New York John F Kennedy Intl - Johannesburg OR Tambo, Los Angeles - Sun City Pilansberg or San Francisco - Sun City Pilansberg when deciding on the best route from USA to South Africa.

What are the cheapest Flights from USA to South Africa?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $599. While the most popular route (New York John F Kennedy Intl - Johannesburg OR Tambo) can be booked for $594 on average our data indicates $1,225 when flying from USA to South Africa

How long is the flight from USA to South Africa?

Airlines like Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways fly from USA to South Africa in about 21h 55m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 5h 25m. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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

Our cheapest airline available from USA to South Africa is Etihad Airways. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $594 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are Qatar Airways and Ethiopian Air, starting at $598 and $650 round-trip.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Qatar Airways, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $453.

Destination information for South Africa

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from USA to South Africa
Today's exchange rate
$1 = R16.76

Airports servicing

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