The cheapest times to fly from LGB to JNB are

  • January 8th to May 27th (except the week of April 2nd)
  • October 22nd to December 9th

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 LGB to JNB is mid January. Prices can be as high as $2616 for Saturday flights during mid December, or as low as $836 for Tuesday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Johannesburg

Flying from Long Beach, CA (LGB) to Johannesburg (JNB) will usually cost between $846 to $2012 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $839. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $2208. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1368 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1112 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LGB to JNB flight.

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

LGB to JNB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LGB to JNB flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Long Beach. 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 $167 (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 $1199. Return trip prices are from the JNB to LGB 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 LGB 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 19 hour 38 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking LGB 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 LGB to JNB — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: San Francisco, CA (LGB > SFO > JNB)

  • Price for both tickets: $1001
  • Average savings: $112 (10.03%)

See LGB to SFO flights

Hack #2: San Jose, CA (LGB > SJC > JNB)

  • Price for both tickets: $1060
  • Average savings: $52 (4.68%)

See LGB to SJC flights

Hack #3: London (LGB > LHR > JNB)

  • Price for both tickets: $1061
  • Average savings: $52 (4.63%)

See LGB to LHR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, American, Delta, El Al, Emirates, JetBlue, KLM, Qatar Airways, South African, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Oliver Reginald Tambo International Airport to Long Beach Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 10365 miles or 16681 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LGB to JNB flight is about 19 hour 38 minutes.

How many flights go between Long Beach, CA and Johannesburg?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 21 available flights from LGB to JNB.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeLGB
Origination airport nameLong Beach Airport
CityLong Beach, CA
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeJNB
Destination airport nameOliver Reginald Tambo International Airport
CountrySouth Africa


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