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Flights to Johannesburg in 2021

Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 9% potential price rise
Cheapest inMarchBest time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop
Average priceS$ 730Average for round-trip flights in February 2021
Round-trip fromS$ 1,132From Singapore to Johannesburg
One-way fromS$ 702One-way flight from Singapore to Johannesburg

Cheapest prices for Johannesburg flights by month

January
S$ 651
February
S$ 859
March
S$ 993
April
S$ 776
May
S$ 854
June
S$ 883
July
S$ 1,131
August
S$ 927
September
S$ 909
October
S$ 856
November
S$ 916
December
S$ 1,012
At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to Johannesburg is currently January; with July being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.

When is the best time to fly to Johannesburg?

SIN - JNB
Price
S$ 651 - S$ 2,107
JNB
Temperature
18 - 26 °C
JNB
Rainfall
4 - 151 mm
The best time to fly to Johannesburg is during January, but great deals can be found at other times. January sees the temperatures in Johannesburg peak to their warmest. December tends, on average, to see the most amount of rainfall.

When is the best time to book a flight to Johannesburg?

The price you pay for your flight to Johannesburg may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 14 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Johannesburg?

Tuesday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to Johannesburg. Flying on Saturday will result in higher flight prices.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Johannesburg?

To get the best value, try booking a flight at midday when visiting Johannesburg. Generally the prices will increase for flights in the evening as these tend to have higher demand.

What began as a modest gold-mining town in the late 19th century grew to become South Africa’s thriving economic capital: Johannesburg (or Jo’burg for short). At first glance the city can seem unforgiving and its residents raucous, which is why most travellers who book flights to Johannesburg use it as a base on their way to game reserves and other cities and towns in South Africa. But those who stay a little longer discover a city rich in culture and history.

The best way to get to know the city is by exploring its city centre; the heart and soul of Jo’burg. The area has been revamped in recent years but still has some fine examples of colonial architecture. For an insight into the segregated black neighbourhoods built during the apartheid years take a tour of the township Soweto where Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu both lived.

Post-apartheid Jo’burg has acquired a reputation for being a dangerous city filled with crime and poverty and while this sentiment often resonates in the minds of travellers coming off Johannesburg flights, it shouldn’t deter anyone from visiting this fascinating city.

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Johannesburg climate

Johannesburg is lucky enough to have the sun shine year-round. Average temperatures are about 26 degrees in January, 16 degrees in June – and humidity is not a factor. The winters are mild and short and snow is very rare.

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When is the best time to fly to Johannesburg?

The best times to book flights to Johannesburg depends on the activity you have in mind. Southern-hemisphere rules apply when it comes to seasons. South Africa’s summer lasts from November to February – warm with heavy rains in the afternoons.

Average winter temperatures range between 11 degrees  in Johannesburg and 17 degrees in Durban; while summer temperatures hover between 19 (in Johannesburg) and 24 (in Durban).

The best time to watch game is spring (August to October). Whale watchers should visit between mid-June and the end of October for Southern Right Whales and between August and December for Humpback Whales.

For diving and surfing – April to September; hiking – spring and autumn as summer temperatures can be very high.

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Getting around Johannesburg

After your flight to Johannesburg lands, hop aboard one of the airport shuttles, which are available for most hotel destinations. The rest of the city is accessible by taxi, by bus, or on foot. The safest way to travel is by calling a cab or hiring your own car. 

Johannesburg has bus routes to all corners of the city, and the main station is Park Station. Ticket prices vary by zones. Crime is often a problem on Johannesburg’s public transport, especially on the Jo’burg-Pretoria line, so take care to travel in numbers and keep your belongings close. If you’re taking a taxi, it’s safest to hail a cab or call ahead from your hotel, as taxi lines are often hotspots for petty crime.

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