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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.

When is the cheapest time to fly from USA to South Africa (US - ZA)?

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from USA to South Africa as you normally would.

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 October, November 2021

The best prices found for USA to South Africa flights for October, November
23 Nov - 2 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
21 Oct - 26 Oct
$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
10 Nov - 20 Nov
$738pp
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
23 Nov - 2 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
21 Oct - 26 Oct
$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
10 Nov - 20 Nov
$738pp
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
5 Dec - 20 Dec
$784pp
EWR
Newark
United Airlines
Non-Stop
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark
5 Dec - 27 Dec
$833pp
EWR
Newark
United Airlines
Non-Stop
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark
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

Last minute flights from USA to South Africa

Late deals on round-trip flights to South Africa from USA, departing today and this week
27 Oct - 10 Nov
$729pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
27 Oct - 12 Nov
$759pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
26 Oct - 8 Nov
$761pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl

One-way flights to South Africa from United States

The cheapest one-way flights from USA to South Africa
3:05 pm - 7:05 am
Turkish Airlines
1 Stop
33h 00m
JFK - CPT
Turkish Airlines
$459
Fareboom
5:35 am - 10:35 am
Qatar Airways
1 Stop
22h 00m
IAD - JNB
Qatar Airways
$465
Gotogate
2:30 pm - 2:05 am
Egypt Air
1 Stop
30h 35m
JFK - JNB
Egypt Air
$475
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Flight FAQs

From USA to South Africa

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.

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.

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 Turkish Airlines for just $687, but on average you can expect to pay $719.

Are there nonstop flights from USA to South Africa for under $800 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from USA to South Africa under $800. A good price for a nonstop flight from USA to South Africa is less than $938.

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.

How popular is this USA to South Africa flight route?

The United States to South Africa flight path was viewed by 76 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

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

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from USA to South Africa are Kenya Airways ($357), Egypt Air ($417), and Qatar Airways ($455).

What airports serve the USA to South Africa flights?

Two of the largest airports offering service to South Africa from the USA are John F. Kennedy Airport and Hartsfield-Jackson Airport. The latter is seven miles from downtown Atlanta. It is the world’s busiest airport in both the number of passengers and flights. There are several places in South Africa to end your flight to South Africa from the USA. O. R. Tambo International Airport is located near Johannesburg and is the busiest airport in Africa with the capacity for 28 million passengers on an annual basis. This airport is a hub for many airlines including South African Airways, South African Express, and FlySafair.

Which airlines fly directly from the USA to South Africa?

There are a few direct, nonstop flights to South Africa from the United States. Hartfield-Jackson Airport offers direct flights into Johannesburg through Delta Air Lines and KLM. Travelers leaving the United States to Johannesburg can take flight from United Airlines and South African Airways. There are also a number of stopover flights into South Africa in other locations. Visitors to Cape Town coming from John F. Kennedy Airport may take flights from South African Airways, Kenya Airways, and Ethiopian Airlines. Cape Town Airport can also be reached from Philadelphia International Airport through Qatar Airways, British Airways, and KLM.

What are the stopover options between the USA to South Africa?

When leaving from Philadelphia Airport, the stopover flights may have a single stop, two stops, or more. Some of the locations where you may stop down may include Hamad International Airport, Logan International Airport, and Amsterdam Airport. Coming out of Los Angeles International Airport into Cape Town may involve stops in Seattle / Tacoma International Airport, Dubai Airport, or Johannesburg Airport. This flight’s tickets are typically less expensive when choosing a longer flight. The flights with more than a single stop also have cheaper prices than those with one stop during the flight.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly from the USA to South Africa?

When entering South Africa from the USA, you will need a passport valid at least 30 days beyond your stay. There is no need to have a visa or a return ticket when traveling by air between these countries.

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COVID Restrictions

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Do I need a COVID test to fly to South Africa from USA?

Information is based on travel restrictions from USA to South Africa

Most visitors from USA need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter South Africa.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from USA must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to South Africa.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from USA 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 USA from South Africa?

Returning to USA 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 USA.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from South Africa are not required to quarantine after entering USA.

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Destination information for South Africa

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from USA to South Africa.
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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
JetBlue
$414 $1,876 No cancel fee 62%
Iberia
$438 $1,934 No cancel fee 77%
KLM
$512 $1,233 No cancel fee 75%
Norwegian
$520 $583 No cancel fee 74%
SWISS
$530 $944 No cancel fee 79%
Turkish Airlines
$584 $1,246 No cancel fee 77%
Ethiopian Air
$631 $971 No cancel fee 72%
Air France
$647 $1,185 No cancel fee 77%
Egypt Air
$678 $1,129 No cancel fee N/A
Kenya Airways
$689 $900 No cancel fee 82%
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