The average price of a 7-day trip to Johannesberg is $1,423 for a solo traveler, $2,556 for a couple, and $4,791 for a family of 4. Johannesberg hotels range from $20 to $175 per night with an average of $78, while most vacation rentals will cost $80 to $320 per night for the entire home. Average worldwide flight costs to Oliver Reginald Tambo International Airport (JNB) are between $925 and $1,485 per person for economy flights and $2,903 to $4,660 for first class. Depending on activities, we recommend budgeting $35 to $60 per person per day for transportation and enjoying local restaurants.

See below for average, budget, and luxury trip costs. You can also look up flight costs from your airport for more tailored flight pricing.

 

 

The Cheapest Times to Visit Johannesberg, ZA

On average, these will be the cheapest dates to fly to JNB and stay in a Johannesberg hotel:

  • January 8th to April 1st
  • April 16th to May 27th (except the week of May 7th)
  • September 3rd to September 23rd (except the week of September 10th)
  • October 22nd to December 9th

The absolute cheapest time to take a vacation in Johannesberg is usually late January and early February.

 

Average Johannesberg Trip Costs

Average Solo Traveler

The average cost for one person to visit Johannesberg for a week is $994-$2,141($142-$306 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $35 to $60 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $497 to $1,337 for economy

Lodging: $48 to $64 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $42 to $52 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Couple’s Trip

The average cost for a couple to visit Johannesberg for a week is $2,592-$4,194($370-$599 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $70 to $120 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $994 to $2,674 for economy

Lodging: $48 to $64 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room

or $42 to $52 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Average Family Vacation

The average cost for 4 people to visit Johannesberg for a week is $3,346-$7,796($478-$1,114 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $140 to $240 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,988 to $5,348 for economy

Lodging: $96 to $128 per night for two 2 or 3-star hotel rooms

or $63 to $73 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Traveling Cheap to Johannesberg

How cheap can you make a vacation to Johannesberg? The cheapest trip to Johannesberg is about $101 per person per day for travelers willing to take standby flights, deal with inconvenience, and otherwise limit travel expenses. About 9% of rentals are available in the $0 to $100 range for an entire place, and vacation rentals can be booked for as low as $20 per night. These inexpensive rentals must be booked as early as possible and may not be in the most desirable areas. 1-star hotels are more likely to be available, with rooms starting at around $17.

Even cheaper trips are possible depending on where you live and whether you can drive. Check the cheapest times to fly for more saving ideas.

Budget Solo Traveler

The lowest cost for one person to visit Johannesberg for a week is $704-$1,847($101-$264 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $15 to $30 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $497 to $1,337 for economy

Lodging: $17 to $20 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $50 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Couple’s Trip

The lowest cost for a couple to visit Johannesberg for a week is $1,306-$3,394($187-$485 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $30 to $60 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $994 to $2,674 for economy

Lodging: $17 to $20 per night for one 1-star hotel room

or $20 to $50 per night for a 1-bed vacation rental

Budget Family Vacation

The lowest cost for 4 people to visit Johannesberg for a week is $2,600-$6,668($371-$953 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $60 to $120 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,988 to $5,348 for economy

Lodging: $34 to $40 per night for two 1-star hotel rooms

or $32 to $80 per night for a 2-bed vacation rental

Overall it is easy to travel to Johannesberg cheaply.

The Cost of a Luxury Johannesberg Trip

There is no true ceiling on the cost of a luxury trip, so our estimates are based on what most people do in Johannesberg.

Luxury Solo Traveler

The high-end price for one person to visit Johannesberg for a week is $2,332-$8,493($333-$1,213 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $77 to $114 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Flights: $1,277 to $3,663 for first class

Lodging: $86 to $175 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $320 to $672 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Couple’s Trip

The high-end price for a couple to visit Johannesberg for a week is $4,148-$12,954($593-$1,851 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $154 to $228 per day for two people’s daily expenses

Flights: $2,554 to $7,326 for first class

Lodging: $86 to $175 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room

or $320 to $672 per night for a preferred vacation rental

Luxury Family Vacation

The high-end price for 4 people to visit Johannesberg for a week is $8,296-$24,294($1,185-$3,471 per day)

Food, Travel, and Sightseeing: $308 to $456 per day for four people’s daily expenses

Flights: $5,108 to $14,652 for first class

Lodging: $172 to $350 per night for two 4 or 5-star hotel rooms

or $448 to $1,075 per night for a preferred vacation rental

 

Johannesberg Hotel Prices

The cost of staying in Johannesberg is lower than the average city. On average hotels are less expensive than vacation rentals. Luxury vacation rentals are more expensive in Johannesberg due to very high property costs. The graphs below show how much cost can vary depending on the type of experience you’re looking for.

Johannesberg Lodging Cost by Star Status

The average price for the class of hotel is on the (y) axis. The hotel class (out of 5 stars) is on the (x) axis.

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Hotel Price

Prices are based on Johannesberg hotel averages and may not reflect current prices. In some cases, we extrapolate prices to estimate costs, and hotels with your desired star rating may not be available.

Vacation Rental Prices

The percent of vacation rentals in the price range is on the left (y) axis. Price range is on the bottom (x) axis.

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Percent of rentals

There are a healthy amount of vacation rentals serving all budgets in Johannesberg.

 

Flight Costs to Johannesberg

Averaging flights around the world, prices go from a high of $1,485 average in mid December to a low of $925 in late January and early February. Median flight price is $1,040. These prices are based on millions of flights. For Johannesberg our data includes 310 originating airports, and 112 airlines. The area has more variance in price compared with other locations. Flying to Johannesberg from an airport like Shevchenko (SCO) in Aktau (Kazakhstan) for an average $6,751 trip fare will obviously cost a lot more than from an airport like King Shaka International (DUR) in Durban (South Africa) at an average of just $69.

 

Average Flight Cost by Season

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Worldwide Flight Prices

Average Flight Cost by Day of Week

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Departure Day Prices
Return Day Prices

 

The cheapest day to fly in is typically Monday, and the cheapest day to fly back is usually Tuesday. Click here to see data for the cost of flights from your airport. In Johannesberg, the difference between the cheapest and the most expensive week is about $560, so you can easily save about 60% simply by using our free flight guides and booking in advance.

 

Daily Expenses Budget

Daily vacation expenses vary more based on what you’re interested in doing. A fine dining restaurant with drinks around Johannesberg can easily cost $230 per person or more, while a standard nice meal might be about $15 per person. Private tours can cost $452 per day, but self-guided tours to see the outdoor sights can be free. Costs vary wildly, so recommendations are made based on the cost of living and averages we see for this type of vacation.

 

 

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