The cheapest times to fly from ATL to JNB are

  • January 22nd to May 6th
  • August 20th to November 18th (except the weeks of September 24th and October 1st)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from ATL to JNB is mid to late September. Prices can be as high as $2034 for Friday flights during mid December, or as low as $970 for Monday flights around mid to late September.


When to Fly to Johannesburg

Flying from Atlanta, GA (ATL) to Johannesburg (JNB) will usually cost between $970 to $1849 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid to late September with an average ticket price of $1019. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1831. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $811 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1090 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ATL to JNB flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the ATL to JNB route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

ATL to JNB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ATL to JNB flight is priced close to the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Atlanta. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.08, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to JNB, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into ATL. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $101 (8%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1143. Return trip prices are from the JNB to ATL flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from ATL to JNB can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 16 hour 10 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking ATL to JNB

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from ATL to JNB — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Boston, MA (ATL > BOS > JNB)

  • Price for both tickets: $961
  • Average savings: $130 (11.88%)

See ATL to BOS flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (ATL > JFK > JNB)

  • Price for both tickets: $968
  • Average savings: $122 (11.19%)

See ATL to JFK flights

Hack #3: Toronto (ATL > YYZ > JNB)

  • Price for both tickets: $974
  • Average savings: $117 (10.69%)

See ATL to YYZ flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from ATL to JNB? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 26 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Delta, EgyptAir, Emirates, Ethiopian, Etihad, Finnair, Iberia, JetBlue, Kenya Airways, KLM, LATAM, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, South African, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Oliver Reginald Tambo International Airport to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8438 miles or 13580 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from ATL to JNB?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ATL to JNB flight is about 16 hour 10 minutes.

How many flights go between Atlanta, GA and Johannesburg?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 83 available flights from ATL to JNB.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code ATL
Origination airport name Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
City Atlanta, GA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.6
Longitude -84.4

Return Airport

Destination code JNB
Destination airport name Oliver Reginald Tambo International Airport
City Johannesburg
Country South Africa
Latitude -26.1
Longitude 28.2


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