The cheapest times to fly from JNB to SAW are

  • January 8th to May 6th (except the week of March 19th)
  • October 29th 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 SAW is early to mid March. Prices can be as high as $929 for Saturday flights during early to mid December, or as low as $516 for Wednesday flights around early to mid March.


When to Fly to Istanbul

Flying from Johannesburg (JNB) to Istanbul (SAW) will usually cost between $516 to $758 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid March with an average ticket price of $520. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid December, with an average price of $782. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $262 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $529 can be considered a good price for a round-trip JNB to SAW flight.

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

JNB to SAW Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the JNB to SAW 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

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to SAW, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into JNB. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Istanbul, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Johannesburg. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $43 (5%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $553. Return trip prices are from the SAW 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 SAW can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 9 hour 19 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 15 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, Alitalia, Austrian, British Airways, Emirates, JAL, Kenya Airways, KLM, Kuwait Airways, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, South African, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 4631 miles or 7453 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop JNB to SAW flight is about 9 hour 19 minutes.

How many flights go between Johannesburg and Istanbul?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 26 available flights from JNB to SAW.


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 SAW
Destination airport name Sabiha Gokcen Airport
City Istanbul
Country Turkey
Latitude 40.9
Longitude 29.3


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