The cheapest times to fly from JNB to ATL are

  • January 15th to March 11th
  • April 23rd to May 13th
  • August 13th to November 25th

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 JNB to ATL is mid October. Prices can be as high as $1842 for Friday flights during early January, or as low as $964 for Tuesday flights around mid October.


When to Fly to Atlanta

Flying from Johannesburg (JNB) to Atlanta, GA (ATL) will usually cost between $998 to $1281 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid October with an average ticket price of $1004. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1630. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $626 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1077 can be considered a good price for a round-trip JNB to ATL flight.

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

JNB to ATL Flight Prices

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


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to ATL, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into JNB. 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 Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1090. Return trip prices are from the ATL to JNB 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 JNB to ATL 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.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is a nonstop flight from JNB to ATL while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Augusta Regional at Bush Field Airport (AGS) in Augusta, GA

  • 143 miles (230 km) away from ATL
  • Usually 2.60% less expensive than ATL
  • 1-layover flights available

See JNB to AGS flights

Destination alternative #2: Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) in Birmingham, AL

  • 134 miles (216 km) away from ATL
  • Usually 0.84% less expensive than ATL
  • 1-layover flights available

See JNB to BHM flights


Flight Hacking JNB to ATL

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 JNB to ATL — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: New York, NY (JNB > JFK > ATL)

  • Price for both tickets: $978
  • Average savings: $99 (9.19%)

See JNB to IST flights

Hack #2: Istanbul (JNB > IST > ATL)

  • Price for both tickets: $1045
  • Average savings: $32 (2.97%)

See JNB to JFK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 24 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Delta, Emirates, 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 Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to Oliver Reginald Tambo International Airport?

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

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

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

How many flights go between Johannesburg and Atlanta, GA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 77 available flights from JNB to ATL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

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


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