The cheapest times to fly from JNB to JFK are

  • January 8th to March 25th
  • April 23rd to June 10th
  • July 2nd to July 15th
  • October 15th 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 JFK is late January. Prices can be as high as $1224 for Saturday flights during early to mid December, or as low as $678 for Monday flights around late January.


When to Fly to New York

Flying from Johannesburg (JNB) to New York, NY (JFK) will usually cost between $722 to $975 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $726. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid December, with an average price of $1078. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $352 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $770 can be considered a good price for a round-trip JNB to JFK flight.

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

JNB to JFK Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the JNB to JFK flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Johannesburg. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.06, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to New York, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Johannesburg. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $91 (10%) 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 $775. Return trip prices are from the JFK 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 JFK can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 15 hour 20 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 30 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Delta, EgyptAir, El Al, Emirates, Ethiopian, Etihad, Finnair, Iberia, JetBlue, Kenya Airways, KLM, LATAM, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Saudia, Singapore Airlines, South African, SriLankan, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Oliver Reginald Tambo International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7971 miles or 12828 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop JNB to JFK flight is about 15 hour 20 minutes.

How many flights go between Johannesburg and New York, NY?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 76 available flights from JNB to JFK.


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 JFK
Destination airport name John F. Kennedy International Airport
City New York, NY
Country the United States
Latitude 40.6
Longitude -73.8


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