The cheapest times to fly from KUL to JNB are

  • July 2nd to July 29th
  • October 8th to December 2nd
  • December 17th to March 11th (except the week of January 1st)

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 KUL to JNB is mid November. Prices can be as high as $980 for Thursday flights during mid May, or as low as $603 for Wednesday flights around mid November.


When to Fly to Johannesburg

Flying from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Johannesburg (JNB) will usually cost between $603 to $952 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid November with an average ticket price of $612. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid May, with an average price of $912. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $300 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $766 can be considered a good price for a round-trip KUL to JNB flight.

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

KUL to JNB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the KUL to JNB flight is cheaper than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Kuala Lumpur. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.09, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Thursdays are the most expensive days to fly to Johannesburg, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Kuala Lumpur. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $54 (7%) 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 $719. Return trip prices are from the JNB to KUL 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 KUL to JNB can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 29 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking KUL to JNB

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 KUL to JNB — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Mumbai (KUL > BOM > JNB)

  • Price for both tickets: $676
  • Average savings: $91 (11.81%)

See KUL to SIN flights

Hack #2: Singapore (KUL > SIN > JNB)

  • Price for both tickets: $678
  • Average savings: $89 (11.55%)

See KUL to BOM flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 26 major airlines flying this route most often: Air India, Air Mauritius, Air New Zealand, Alitalia, Bangkok Airways, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Southern, EgyptAir, Emirates, Ethiopian, Etihad, Garuda Indonesia, JAL, Kenya Airways, KLM, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, Saudia, Singapore Airlines, South African, SriLankan, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5281 miles or 8499 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop KUL to JNB flight is about 10 hour 29 minutes.

How many flights go between Kuala Lumpur and Johannesburg?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 30 available flights from KUL to JNB.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code KUL
Origination airport name Kuala Lumpur International Airport
City Kuala Lumpur
Country Malaysia
Latitude 2.7
Longitude 101.7

Return Airport

Destination code JNB
Destination airport name Oliver Reginald Tambo International Airport
City Johannesburg
Country South Africa
Latitude -26.1
Longitude 28.2


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