The cheapest times to fly from MRY to JNB are

  • January 8th to May 27th (except the weeks of April 2nd, April 9th, and May 7th)
  • August 27th to September 23rd
  • 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 MRY to JNB is early February. Prices can be as high as $3359 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $1269 for Monday flights around early February.


When to Fly to Johannesburg

Flying from Monterey, CA (MRY) to Johannesburg (JNB) will usually cost between $1269 to $2159 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early February with an average ticket price of $1269. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $2493. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1224 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1484 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MRY to JNB flight.

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

MRY to JNB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MRY to JNB flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Monterey. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.09, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Johannesburg, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Monterey. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $139 (8%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1503. Return trip prices are from the JNB to MRY 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 MRY to JNB can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 19 hour 57 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Newark, NJ (MRY > EWR > JNB)

  • Price for both tickets: $1163
  • Average savings: $322 (21.66%)

See MRY to EWR flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (MRY > JFK > JNB)

  • Price for both tickets: $1168
  • Average savings: $316 (21.29%)

See MRY to JFK flights

Hack #3: San Francisco, CA (MRY > SFO > JNB)

  • Price for both tickets: $1177
  • Average savings: $307 (20.69%)

See MRY to SFO flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, American, Austrian, British Airways, Delta, KLM, Lufthansa, South African, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Oliver Reginald Tambo International Airport to Monterey Regional Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 10538 miles or 16959 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MRY to JNB flight is about 19 hour 57 minutes.

How many flights go between Monterey, CA and Johannesburg?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 13 available flights from MRY to JNB.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code MRY
Origination airport name Monterey Regional Airport
City Monterey, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 36.6
Longitude -121.8

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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