The cheapest times to fly from LHR to JNB are

  • January 8th to March 25th
  • April 30th to July 1st
  • October 29th 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 LHR to JNB is late May to early June. Prices can be as high as $1172 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $506 for Tuesday flights around late May to early June.


When to Fly to Johannesburg

Flying from London (LHR) to Johannesburg (JNB) will usually cost between $521 to $789 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late May to early June with an average ticket price of $525. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $951. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $425 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $590 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LHR to JNB flight.

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

LHR to JNB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LHR to JNB flight is cheaper than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from London. 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 $58 (9%) 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 $593. Return trip prices are from the JNB to LHR 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 LHR to JNB can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 8 minutes may be realistic.


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $582
  • Average savings: $8 (1.27%)

See LHR to NCE flights

Hack #2: Nice (LHR > NCE > JNB)

  • Price for both tickets: $586
  • Average savings: $4 (0.68%)

See LHR to DUB flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 28 major airlines flying this route most often: Aegean, Air Austral, Air France, Air Mauritius, Alitalia, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, China Eastern, EgyptAir, El Al, Emirates, Ethiopian, Etihad, Garuda Indonesia, Iberia, Kenya Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, Qantas, Qatar Airways, SAS, Saudia, South African, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5638 miles or 9073 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LHR to JNB flight is about 11 hour 8 minutes.

How many flights go between London and Johannesburg?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 94 available flights from LHR to JNB.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code LHR
Origination airport name London Heathrow Airport
City London
Country the United Kingdom
Latitude 51.5
Longitude -0.5

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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