The cheapest times to fly from URC to JNB are

  • March 12th to August 5th (except the weeks of March 19th, May 21st, and July 23rd)

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 URC to JNB is early June. Prices can be as high as $5155 for Wednesday flights during early to mid December, or as low as $2350 for Tuesday flights around early June.


When to Fly to Johannesburg

Flying from Urumqi (URC) to Johannesburg (JNB) will usually cost between $2878 to $4468 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early June with an average ticket price of $3384. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid December, with an average price of $4000. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $615 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $3487 can be considered a good price for a round-trip URC to JNB flight.

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

URC to JNB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the URC to JNB flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Ürümqi. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.35, which is in the normal range for a flight.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to JNB, and Friday the cheapest day to fly back into URC. Wednesdays 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 $1509 (35%) 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 $3074. Return trip prices are from the JNB to URC 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 URC 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 11 hour 60 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: Dubai (URC > DXB > JNB)

  • Price for both tickets: $925
  • Average savings: $2562 (73.47%)

See URC to IST flights

Hack #2: Istanbul (URC > IST > JNB)

  • Price for both tickets: $1206
  • Average savings: $2281 (65.41%)

See URC to DXB flights

Hack #3: Delhi (URC > DEL > JNB)

  • Price for both tickets: $1227
  • Average savings: $2260 (64.81%)

See URC to DEL flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 14 major airlines flying this route most often: Air China, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, China Southern, Ethiopian, Etihad, Garuda Indonesia, Hainan, KLM, S7, Shenzhen, Singapore Airlines, South African, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6117 miles or 9844 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop URC to JNB flight is about 11 hour 60 minutes.

How many flights go between Urumqi and Johannesburg?

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


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeURC
Origination airport nameDiwopu Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeJNB
Destination airport nameOliver Reginald Tambo International Airport
CountrySouth Africa


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