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USA to South Africa

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

Flights from USA to South Africa lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from USA to South Africa in March, with the cheapest ticket starting at $669.

Cheap flights from USA to South Africa in November, December 2020

The best prices found for USA to South Africa flights for November, December
6 Dec - 15 Jan
$665pp
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
6 Dec - 14 Jan
$679pp
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
6 Dec - 23 Jan
$680pp
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 next year
6 Dec - 15 Jan
$665pp
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
6 Dec - 14 Jan
$679pp
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
6 Dec - 23 Jan
$680pp
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 USA

Save time with USA to South Africa direct flight deals
31 Mar - 12 Apr
$1,083pp
EWR
Newark
United Airlines
Non-Stop
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
United Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark
21 May - 6 Jun
$1,286pp
EWR
Newark
United Airlines
Non-Stop
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
United Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark
12 Apr - 19 Apr
$1,289pp
EWR
Newark
United Airlines
Non-Stop
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
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
29 Nov - 7 Dec
$726pp
EWR
Newark
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark
30 Nov - 12 Jan
$729pp
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
30 Nov - 12 Jan
$736pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
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
8:45 am - 5:55 am
Kenya Airways
1 Stop
38h 10m
JFK - JNB
Kenya Airways
$537
BudgetAir
6:30 pm - 6:10 am
Turkish Airlines
1 Stop
28h 40m
JFK - JNB
Turkish Airlines
$545
BudgetAir
3:20 pm - 6:10 am
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
55h 50m
EWR - JNB
Multiple Airlines
$589
Kiwi.com

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.

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

Delta, Etihad Airways, and JetBlue are some 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 Delta, British Airways, and Qatar 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 $600 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from USA to South Africa for under $600. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Kenya Airways for just $596, but on average you can expect to pay $636.

Are there nonstop flights from USA to South Africa for under $1,100 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from USA to South Africa under $1,100. A good price for a nonstop flight from USA to South Africa is less than $1,745.

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, New York John F Kennedy Intl - Cape Town Intl or Los Angeles - 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 $715 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 Ethiopian Air, Kenya Airways, and Turkish Airlines fly from USA to South Africa in about 17h 50m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 10h 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 Kenya Airways. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $596 on this airline. An additional option worth looking into is Ethiopian Air, starting at $664.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Kenya Airways, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $303. However, be on the lookout for offers from Turkish Airlines and British Airways, 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 info for your trip from USA to South Africa
Today's exchange rate
$1 = R15.37

Airports servicing

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

Top 10 airlines 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%
Etihad Airways
$694 $1,053 No change fee 75%
Ethiopian Air
$631 $1,115 No cancel fee 72%
Egypt Air
$678 $1,129 No change fee N/A
Air France
$647 $1,185 No change 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 change fee 81%
Brussels Airlines
$895 $1,467 No change fee N/A
Cathay Pacific
$1,275 $1,701 No cancel fee 72%
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