Cheap flights from USA to South Africa

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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 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 February, March 2021

14 Mar - 30 Mar
$689pp
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
13 Mar - 4 Apr
$695pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
25 Mar - 29 Apr
$701pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl

USA to South Africa 2021 flight deals

11 Apr - 18 May
$681pp
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
14 Mar - 30 Mar
$689pp
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
12 May - 16 Jun
$693pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl

Non-stop flights to South Africa from USA

15 Aug - 24 Aug
$951pp
EWR
Newark
United Airlines
Non-Stop
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
United Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark
22 Aug - 6 Sep
$952pp
EWR
Newark
United Airlines
Non-Stop
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
United Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark
3 Jun - 11 Jun
$1,359pp
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

5 Mar - 31 Mar
$717pp
EWR
Newark
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
5 Mar - 31 Mar
$719pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark
5 Mar - 19 Mar
$720pp
EWR
Newark
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark

One-way flights to South Africa from USA

9:45 am - 6:55 am
Kenya Airways
1 Stop
39h 10m
JFK - JNB
Kenya Airways
2:45 pm - 4:10 am
SWISS
2 Stops
30h 25m
EWR - JNB
SWISS
$586
Flights by SU
6:30 pm - 6:10 am
Turkish Airlines
1 Stop
28h 40m
JFK - JNB
Turkish Airlines
$605
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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 and Etihad Airways 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 South African, Delta, and Lufthansa. 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 Kenya Airways for just $681, but on average you can expect to pay $704.

Are there nonstop flights from USA to South Africa for under $1,000 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 6 direct flights from USA to South Africa under $1,000. A good price for a nonstop flight from USA to South Africa is less than $3,026.

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 Los Angeles - Sun City Pilansberg, San Francisco - Sun City Pilansberg or Washington Dulles Intl - 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 $427. While the most popular route (Los Angeles - Sun City Pilansberg) can be booked for $1,276 on average our data indicates $2,174 when flying from USA to South Africa

How long is the flight from USA to South Africa?

Airlines like Ethiopian Air and Kenya Airways fly from USA to South Africa in about 18h 35m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 2h. 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 $681 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are Turkish Airlines and Ethiopian Air, starting at $693 and $695 round-trip.

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 $378. However, be on the lookout for offers from Turkish Airlines and SWISS, as they are both options that can get you from USA to South Africa for a low price.

Destination information for South Africa

Today's exchange rate
$1 = R14.54

Airports servicing

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

Top 10 airlines flying from USA to South Africa

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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