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Planning to travel to Johannesburg? Well, if you are travelling with a family of more than three or four people and looking for cheap flights to Johannesburg you must book well before your travelling dates. Direct flights is what everyone prefer to fly with, which pushes the airfare a little more expensive than airfares of airlines operating flights with a stopover en route. Flights for and Christmas holidays in December 2017 and March 2018 will always be expensive as usual .You can expect a flight ranging from as low as GBP 360 TO 1000 in Economy Class and if you prefer to fly with Business Class flights , you may be paying from 1600 to 3300 GBP. Travel House has always been the top choice for travelers taking flights from the UK to Johannesburg. Book with confidence all your travel needs and rest leave on us to organise your flights, hotels and car hire in Johannesburg.

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Airlines that operates flights to Johannesburg

  • Air France
  • British Airways
  • Emirates via Dubai
  • Ethiopian Airlines
  • Kenya Airways
  • KLM
  • Lufthansa
  • Qatar Airways
  • South African Airways
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Virgin Atlantic

How long is the flight from UK to Johannesburg?

  • Direct flights to from London Heathrow with South African Airways, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic : 11 hours 5 minutes
  • Flights from London Heathrow to Johannesburg with Emirates via Dubai : 16 hours 55 minutes
  • Cheap flights from Manchester to Johannesburg with Qatar Airways via Doha : 16 hours 20 minutes
  • Flights from Birmingham to Johannesburg with KLM : 13 hours 55 minutes
  • Flights from Edinburgh to Johannesburg with Lufthansa via Frankfurt : 14 hours 30 minutes
  • Glasgow to Johannesburg with Air France via Paris : 13 hours 25 minutes
  • Flights from Dublin to Johannesburg with emirates : 16 hours 45 minutes

Johannesburg weekly flight schedule with major airlines

Following is the weekly schedule of airlines operating flights to Johannesburg from UK airports:

  • There are two daily direct flights of British Airways from Heathrow Airport. Its connecting flights are also available on daily basis from main UK airports.
  • Virgin Atlantic offers 1 daily direct flight from Heathrow Airport.
  • South African Airways also offers two direct flights from Heathrow Airport every day. Daily connected flights are available at Manchester Airport.
  • Emirates Airlines offer daily connecting flights from main UK airports. Three flights depart from Gatwick and Heathrow every day.
  • 2 connecting flights are available at Heathrow on daily basis.
  • Qatar Airways has three daily flights from Heathrow Airport. Connecting flights are also available at other main UK airports.

What is baggage allowance of airlines for Johannesburg?

Most travellers want to take everything on their journey. So they can spend their time just exploring. For those travellers, large baggage allowance is essential. Here is a list of airlines with their respective baggage allowance:

  • South African Airways allows its economy class passengers to take 1 piece of 23kg whereas passengers for business class flights to Johannesburg can take 2 pieces of 32kg each.
  • With Ethiopian Airlines, you are allowed to take 1 piece of 23kg in economy class and 1 piece of 32kg in business class.
  • When you fly with British Airways, you can take one piece of 23kg in economy class, two pieces of 32kg each in business class and three pieces of 32kg each in first class.
  • Virgin Atlantic has baggage allowance of 1 piece of 23kg for economy class, 2 pieces of 23kg each for premium economy and 3 pieces of 32kg each for upper class.
  • Kenya Airways allows you to take 2 bags of 23kg each in economy class and 2 bags of 32kg each in premier world.
  • With Etihad Airways, you can take one bag of 23kg in economy class, 2 bags of up to 32kg each in business and first class.
  • KLM has baggage allowance of 12kg in economy class and 18kg in business class.
  • Emirates Airlines allows you to take 35kg in economy class (depending on fare type), 40kg in business class flights and 50kg in first class.

Best time to book flights to Johannesburg

The best time to book flights for Johannesburg depends on what kind of activities you want to do. Johannesburg's seasons run opposite to ours so Christmas is in summers. If you are interested to be a part of wildlife safaris then summer season is the best time to visit. The vegetation is thick and green due to summer rain. Also as UK holidays are during these months, it is peak season for visiting Johannesburg.

If you want to avoid crowds, then months from August to October are recommended. For whale watching, you have to book flights between June to December as for surfing months from April to September are best. You can cut your travelling cost by booking in advance.

Where can I stay in Johannesburg?

Johannesburg is the most thriving and the largest city of South Africa. It offers accommodation options to suit every traveller's needs and budget as well. Most local hotels are present in center of the city. Staying in one of these hotels will enable you to experience the city in its full pace. Also you can view its wonderful architecture.

Johannesburg has really good transportation system so you can choose any part of the city for your stay. If you want to live in boutique styled guesthouses and hotels then Sandton and Rosebank are the best areas. They have best restaurants and shopping malls. If you want to go for a cheaper option then staying with locals can be considered.

Popular Sites to Visit

Johannesburg has many natural and man-made tourists’ attractions. Few of them are must to visit for every visitor:

  • Lion Park - Wildlife Safari
  • Cradle of Humankind - UNESCO listed archaeological site
  • Apartheid Museum - Concrete apartheid exhibit space
Popular Restaurants in Johannesburg

No exploration is complete without trying out the cuisine of the place. Here are few good restaurants with delicious food:

  • The Bannister Hotel Bar and Restaurant - African cuisine
  • Mr. Big Stuff - Fast Food
  • Flames Artisan Braai and Craft Beer - African cuisine
Annual Events and Celebrations

Johannesburg is a bustling city with lots of events, celebrations and festivals taking place annually. Following are few of them must to attend:

Dance Umbrella:The main events of the festival are related to contemporary dance and choreography. The festival takes place in February. Many local and international dancers perform at the event.

Standard Bank Joy of Jazz:This annual festival occurs in August and is perfect for families on vacations. There are different styles of the music played in the event but main emphasis on Jazz.

Arts Alive:Started in September 1992, this annual festival has music, dance, poetry and visual arts events. International superstars perform at its main concert. The festival lasts for four days with over 600 artists performing during this period.

Why choose Travelhouseuk to book your flight to Johannesburg?
  • We provide flights to 20000 regular nationals flying from UK to Johannesburg throughout the year. 
  • We offer best deals on direct flights to Jo'burg flying with British Airways, SAA & Virgin Atlantic. 
  • Find a number of in-direct flight options available for Jo'burg from UK.
  • Even if you are looking a one-way flight to Johannesburg, we have the best deals available.
  • Whichever UK airport you plan on flying from; we will offer you the best flight price.
  • Planning to visit home for Christmas? Go for our bargain christmas deals.
  • Book from a number of exclusive deals to Jo'burg saving money on flights.  
  • Send us a flight quote for Johannesburg that you have already searched for on the internet and we will try our best to beat your quote.
  • You can book your Jo'burg flights with a £25 deposit paying the rest later.
  • Waiting till the last few days before departure to book last minute flights to Johannesburg are a gamble, as they tend to be expensive more than often. However, Travelhouseuk specializes in producing last minute flights by keeping track of last minute cancellations. 
Handy Tips you should know before your departure!
  • It takes almost 12 hours for a flight from London Heathrow to reach Johannesburg.
  • The distance between London and Johannesburg is 5632 miles.
  • 12 Major Airlines fly from London to Joburg
  • You can fly to the Johannesburg from all major airports in UK, using airlines including: Air France, Egypt Air, KLM, Virgin Atlantic, Emirates, SAA, British Airways and Ethiopian Airlines.
  • Almost 70 airlines fly out of Johannesburg International Airport. 
  • Almost 2280 international flights depart from O. R. Tambo International Airport each week. 
  • British Airways fly's direct to Johannesburg in the evening everyday and its indirect flights to Joburg via Doha are offered in the morning time. 
  • South African Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Emirates and Ethiopian Airlines operate their Johannesburg flights from London in the evening. Whereas KLM offers Joburg flights via Amsterdam in the morning.
  • The lowest flight fare for Johannesburg is £409, however it can go to more than £2000 with Business Class.
  • Lufthansa, KLM and Ethiopian Airlines offer the shortest stopovers for Johannesburg flights. 
  • SAA, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Emirates Airlines offer daily flights to Johannesburg from UK.
  • Average flight takes 11 hours 6 minutes from UK to Johannesburg.
  • SAA, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic provide direct flights from UK to Johannesburg.
  • Johannesburg enjoys dry and sunny climate round the year, which makes it a perfect destination to visit any time of the year.
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