The cheapest times to fly from JNB to PHL are

  • January 15th to March 25th
  • April 23rd to June 10th
  • June 25th to July 15th (except the week of July 2nd)
  • 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 PHL is early November. Prices can be as high as $1775 for Friday flights during early January, or as low as $940 for Tuesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Philadelphia

Flying from Johannesburg (JNB) to Philadelphia, PA (PHL) will usually cost between $959 to $1265 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $956. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1500. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $544 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1001 can be considered a good price for a round-trip JNB to PHL flight.

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

JNB to PHL Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the JNB to PHL flight is priced close to the average and costs about as much as 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 depart and return on this flight. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Philadelphia, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Johannesburg. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $76 (7%) 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 $1011. Return trip prices are from the PHL 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 PHL can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 15 hour 27 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 PHL while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York, NY

  • 94 miles (151 km) away from PHL
  • Usually 23.09% less expensive than PHL
  • Nonstop flights available

See JNB to JFK flights

Destination alternative #2: Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) in Newark, NJ

  • 80 miles (129 km) away from PHL
  • Usually 13.69% less expensive than PHL
  • 1-layover flights available

See JNB to EWR flights

Destination alternative #3: Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) in Washington, DC

  • 135 miles (217 km) away from PHL
  • Usually 15.94% less expensive than PHL
  • 1-layover flights available

See JNB to IAD flights

Destination alternative #4: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) in Washington, DC

  • 119 miles (192 km) away from PHL
  • Usually 9.72% less expensive than PHL
  • 1-layover flights available

See JNB to DCA flights

Destination alternative #5: LaGuardia Airport (LGA) in New York, NY

  • 95 miles (153 km) away from PHL
  • Usually 6.00% less expensive than PHL
  • 1-layover flights available

See JNB to LGA flights

Destination alternative #6: Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) in Baltimore, MD

  • 90 miles (145 km) away from PHL
  • Usually 0.60% less expensive than PHL
  • 1-layover flights available

See JNB to BWI flights


Flight Hacking JNB to PHL

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 PHL — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Dublin (JNB > DUB > PHL)

  • Price for both tickets: $950
  • Average savings: $51 (5.05%)

See JNB to flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 25 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Delta, Emirates, Ethiopian, 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 Philadelphia International Airport to Oliver Reginald Tambo International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8034 miles or 12929 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop JNB to PHL flight is about 15 hour 27 minutes.

How many flights go between Johannesburg and Philadelphia, PA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 74 available flights from JNB to PHL.


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 PHL
Destination airport name Philadelphia International Airport
City Philadelphia, PA
Country the United States
Latitude 39.9
Longitude -75.2


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