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How to find the cheapest flight from
USA to South Africa

All the information you need to plan the best null to JNB flight in 2021: compare USA 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 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 51 days in advance, which can save you up to 29% on flights from USA to South Africa compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 51 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 $1,045. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $1,414.

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

Flights from USA to South Africa lean towards being more expensive in July. Prices are generally better when you fly from USA to South Africa in February, with the cheapest ticket starting at $889.

Cheap flights from USA to South Africa in June, July 2021

The best prices found for USA to South Africa flights for June, July
26 Jul - 27 Oct
$823pp
EWR
Newark
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
23 Jun - 1 Jul
$826pp
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
18 Jun - 31 Jul
$841pp
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

USA to South Africa 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to South Africa from USA found for this year
6 Nov - 12 Nov
$679pp
EWR
Newark
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
6 Nov - 12 Nov
$681pp
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
5 Nov - 12 Nov
$685pp
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 USA

Save time with USA to South Africa direct flight deals
17 Nov - 29 Nov
$866pp
EWR
Newark
United Airlines
Non-Stop
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark
6 Nov - 20 Nov
$873pp
EWR
Newark
United Airlines
Non-Stop
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
United Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark
19 Nov - 2 Dec
$915pp
EWR
Newark
United Airlines
Non-Stop
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark

Last minute flights from USA to South Africa

Late deals on round-trip flights to South Africa from USA, departing today and this week
23 Jun - 1 Jul
$826pp
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
23 Jun - 30 Jun
$841pp
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 Jun - 25 Jun
$846pp
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

One-way flights to South Africa from USA

The cheapest one-way flights from USA to South Africa
5:00 pm - 6:40 pm
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
1 Stop
42h 40m
JFK - CPT
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
3:30 pm - 1:00 pm
United Airlines
Nonstop
14h 30m
EWR - CPT
United Airlines
$462
United
9:45 am - 9:35 am
Kenya Airways
2 Stops
41h 50m
JFK - CPT
Kenya Airways
$471
BudgetAir

Related info for your journey

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

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

Etihad Airways is one of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. New policies for travelers booking flights from United States to South Africa include masks being provided and required on board, daily cleaning and sanitization, use of HEPA filters, pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms, and socially distanced seating (for a limited time). Keep in mind that policies will vary by airline.

Which airlines flying from United States to South Africa have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from United States to South Africa that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are South African, Delta, and British Airways. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from USA to South Africa for under $700. The cheapest flight booked recently is on TAP AIR PORTUGAL for just $679, but on average you can expect to pay $728.

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

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from USA to South Africa under $900. A good price for a nonstop flight from USA to South Africa is less than $1,047.

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

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

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, Newark - Johannesburg OR Tambo or New York LaGuardia - Johannesburg OR Tambo 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 $427. While the most popular route (New York John F Kennedy Intl - Johannesburg OR Tambo) can be booked for $762 on average our data indicates $2,156 when flying from USA to South Africa

How long is the flight from USA to South Africa?

Airlines like United Airlines, TAP AIR PORTUGAL, and Kenya Airways fly from USA to South Africa in about 14h 30m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 6h 05m. 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 TAP AIR PORTUGAL. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $679 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are Ethiopian Air and Turkish Airlines, starting at $721 and $762 round-trip.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is TAP AIR PORTUGAL, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $315. However, be on the lookout for offers from Kenya Airways and United Airlines, as they are both options that can get you from USA to South Africa for a low price.

Destination information for South Africa

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from USA to South Africa.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = R13.76
Flight duration
15h 12m

Airports servicing

Base Presidente Eduardo Frei Montalva Teniente R. Marsh (TNM)

Airports servicing

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

Top 10 airlines flying from USA to South Africa

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from USA 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%
Ethiopian Air
$631 $971 No cancel fee 72%
Etihad Airways
$694 $1,053 No cancel fee 75%
Egypt Air
$678 $1,129 No cancel fee N/A
Air France
$647 $1,185 No cancel fee 77%
Alitalia
$949 $1,255 No cancel fee 81%
Air Canada
$743 $1,326 No cancel fee 67%
LATAM Airlines
$1,241 $1,437 No cancel fee 81%
Brussels Airlines
$895 $1,467 No cancel fee N/A
Cathay Pacific
$1,275 $1,701 No cancel fee 72%
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