The cheapest times to fly from BUQ to JNB are

  • January 15th to July 15th

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 BUQ to JNB is early May. Prices can be as high as $592 for Sunday flights during mid August, or as low as $290 for Wednesday flights around early May.


When to Fly to Johannesburg

Flying from Bulawayo (BUQ) to Johannesburg (JNB) will usually cost between $293 to $403 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early May with an average ticket price of $293. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid August, with an average price of $410. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $117 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $300 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BUQ to JNB flight.

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

BUQ to JNB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BUQ to JNB flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Bulawayo. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.44, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to JNB, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into BUQ. Sundays 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 $23 (7%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $307. Return trip prices are from the JNB to BUQ 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 BUQ to JNB can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 45 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 3 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Zimbabwe, Fastjet, South African, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Oliver Reginald Tambo International Airport to J. M. Nkomo International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 424 miles or 682 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BUQ to JNB flight is about 1 hour 45 minutes.

How many flights go between Bulawayo and Johannesburg?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 3 available flights from BUQ to JNB.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeBUQ
Origination airport nameJ. M. Nkomo International Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeJNB
Destination airport nameOliver Reginald Tambo International Airport
CountrySouth Africa


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