The cheapest times to fly from VEL to JNB are

  • January 8th to February 25th
  • mid March
  • May 14th to July 15th
  • September 3rd to November 18th (except the weeks of October 8th and October 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 VEL to JNB is late May. Prices can be as high as $10025 for Friday flights during mid December, or as low as $1515 for Monday flights around late May.


When to Fly to Johannesburg

Flying from Vernal, UT (VEL) to Johannesburg (JNB) will usually cost between $1536 to $3996 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late May with an average ticket price of $1533. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $4218. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2685 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1736 can be considered a good price for a round-trip VEL to JNB flight.

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

VEL to JNB Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the VEL to JNB flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Vernal. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to JNB, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into VEL. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Johannesburg, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Vernal. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $964 (36%) 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 $1688. Return trip prices are from the JNB to VEL 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 VEL 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 18 hour 41 minutes may not be realistic.


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1167
  • Average savings: $569 (32.78%)

See VEL to SFO flights

Hack #2: Houston, TX (VEL > IAH > JNB)

  • Price for both tickets: $1174
  • Average savings: $562 (32.37%)

See VEL to IAH flights

Hack #3: Denver, CO (VEL > DEN > JNB)

  • Price for both tickets: $1348
  • Average savings: $389 (22.38%)

See VEL to DEN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 12 major airlines flying this route most often: American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, South African, SWISS, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9832 miles or 15823 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop VEL to JNB flight is about 18 hour 41 minutes.

How many flights go between Vernal, UT and Johannesburg?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 7 available flights from VEL to JNB.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code VEL
Origination airport name Vernal Regional Airport
City Vernal, UT
Country the United States
Latitude 40.4
Longitude -109.5

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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