The cheapest times to fly from JNB to FBM are

  • January 29th to May 6th
  • May 28th to June 17th
  • July 9th to August 26th (except the week of July 23rd)
  • September 24th 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 FBM is early to mid June. Prices can be as high as $483 for Sunday flights during early September, or as low as $332 for Tuesday flights around early to mid June.


When to Fly to Lubumbashi

Flying from Johannesburg (JNB) to Lubumbashi (FBM) will usually cost between $376 to $441 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid June with an average ticket price of $362. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early September, with an average price of $432. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $70 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $417 can be considered a good price for a round-trip JNB to FBM flight.

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

JNB to FBM Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the JNB to FBM flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Johannesburg. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.26, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to FBM, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into JNB. 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 $10 (2%) 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 $405. Return trip prices are from the FBM 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 FBM can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 2 hour 48 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 FBM while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Ndola Airport (NLA) in Ndola

  • 124 miles (200 km) away from FBM
  • Usually 4.73% less expensive than FBM
  • Nonstop flights available

See JNB to NLA flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 7 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Zimbabwe, Ethiopian, Kenya Airways, Kuwait Airways, RwandAir, Singapore Airlines, South African, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Lubumbashi International Airport to Oliver Reginald Tambo International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1006 miles or 1619 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop JNB to FBM flight is about 2 hour 48 minutes.

How many flights go between Johannesburg and Lubumbashi?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 7 available flights from JNB to FBM.


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 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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