The cheapest times to fly from JNB to LCY are

  • January 15th to March 25th
  • April 23rd to June 17th
  • November 5th to December 2nd

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 LCY is early March. Prices can be as high as $1335 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $590 for Tuesday flights around early March.


When to Fly to London

Flying from Johannesburg (JNB) to London (LCY) will usually cost between $590 to $949 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early March with an average ticket price of $592. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1149. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $557 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $636 can be considered a good price for a round-trip JNB to LCY flight.

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

JNB to LCY Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the JNB to LCY 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 $0.07, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays 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 $87 (12%) 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 $668. Return trip prices are from the LCY 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 LCY can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 7 minutes may not 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 not usually a nonstop flight from JNB to LCY while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: London Gatwick Airport (LGW) in London

  • 27 miles (43 km) away from LCY
  • Usually 6.45% less expensive than LCY
  • 1-layover flights available

See JNB to LGW flights

Destination alternative #2: London Heathrow Airport (LHR) in London

  • 22 miles (35 km) away from LCY
  • Usually 4.87% less expensive than LCY
  • Nonstop flights available

See JNB to LHR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Aer Lingus, Air France, Alitalia, British Airways, Ethiopian, Etihad, Kenya Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, Luxair, South African, SWISS, Tap Air Portugal, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5630 miles or 9061 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop JNB to LCY flight is about 11 hour 7 minutes.

How many flights go between Johannesburg and London?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 48 available flights from JNB to LCY.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeJNB
Origination airport nameOliver Reginald Tambo International Airport
CountrySouth Africa

Return Airport

Destination codeLCY
Destination airport nameLondon City Airport
Countrythe United Kingdom


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