The cheapest times to fly from EWR to FBM are

  • January 15th to May 20th (except the week of April 16th)
  • October 8th to December 9th

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 EWR to FBM is mid February. Prices can be as high as $4365 for Friday flights during mid July, or as low as $1325 for Thursday flights around mid February.


When to Fly to Lubumbashi

Flying from Newark, NJ (EWR) to Lubumbashi (FBM) will usually cost between $1424 to $2515 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid February with an average ticket price of $1537. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid July, with an average price of $2625. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1088 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1700 can be considered a good price for a round-trip EWR to FBM flight.

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

EWR to FBM Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the EWR to FBM flight is more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Newark. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.14, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Lubumbashi, and Sundays are the most expensive days to return to Newark. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $342 (17%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1602. Return trip prices are from the FBM to EWR 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 EWR to FBM can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 14 hour 12 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking EWR to FBM

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 EWR to FBM — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Johannesburg (EWR > JNB > FBM)

  • Price for both tickets: $1189
  • Average savings: $510 (30.02%)

See EWR to JNB flights

Hack #2: Addis Ababa (EWR > ADD > FBM)

  • Price for both tickets: $1450
  • Average savings: $250 (14.71%)

See EWR to ADD flights

Hack #3: Nairobi (EWR > NBO > FBM)

  • Price for both tickets: $1459
  • Average savings: $241 (14.18%)

See EWR to NBO flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from EWR to FBM? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, American, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Ethiopian, Kenya Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, South African, SWISS, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Lubumbashi International Airport to Newark Liberty International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7347 miles or 11824 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from EWR to FBM?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop EWR to FBM flight is about 14 hour 12 minutes.

How many flights go between Newark, NJ and Lubumbashi?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 14 available flights from EWR to FBM.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code EWR
Origination airport name Newark Liberty International Airport
City Newark, NJ
Country the United States
Latitude 40.7
Longitude -74.2

Return Airport

Destination code FBM
Destination airport name Lubumbashi International Airport
City Lubumbashi
Country the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Latitude -11.6
Longitude 27.5


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