The cheapest times to fly from RCB to JNB are

  • April 9th to July 29th
  • October 15th to November 25th (except the week of November 5th)
  • December 24th to February 4th (except the week of January 22nd)

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 RCB to JNB is early to mid July. Prices can be as high as $280 for Saturday flights during early to mid August, or as low as $144 for Thursday flights around early to mid July.


When to Fly to Johannesburg

Flying from Richards Bay (RCB) to Johannesburg (JNB) will usually cost between $144 to $233 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid July with an average ticket price of $152. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid August, with an average price of $221. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $69 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $183 can be considered a good price for a round-trip RCB to JNB flight.

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

RCB to JNB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the RCB to JNB flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Richards Bay. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.38, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Thursday 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 $43 (19%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Thursday and returning a week later will cost an average of $179. Return trip prices are from the JNB to RCB 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 RCB to JNB can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 31 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 2 major airlines flying this route most often: Airlink, South African, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Oliver Reginald Tambo International Airport to Richards Bay Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 296 miles or 476 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop RCB to JNB flight is about 1 hour 31 minutes.

How many flights go between Richards Bay and Johannesburg?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 6 available flights from RCB to JNB.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code RCB
Origination airport name Richards Bay Airport
City Richards Bay
Country South Africa
Latitude -28.7
Longitude 32.1

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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