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Flight booking tips

Favourite airline: British Airways
15 % of flights booked on the route from London Heathrow to Johannesburg are booked with British Airways, South African Airways and Virgin Atlantic.
British Airways
9 %
South African Airways
3 %
Virgin Atlantic
3 %
Tip: book 6 months before departure
Save up to 61 % by booking flights 6 months before departure.
179 days before departure
Direct flights are more expensive
Direct flights on this route are £147.00 more expensive on average than flights with a stopover.
non stop flight
1 stop
2 stops
10h 55min
18h 45min
22h 35min
£507
£360
£435
The favourite connection is non-stop
Flights from London Heathrow to Johannesburg are most frequently booked as a direct flight.
Route
bookings
Direct flights
10h 55min, from £507
16 %
1 stopover Dubai
18h 35min, from £463
9 %
1 stopover Abu Dhabi
18h 45min, from £360
9 %

Travel Tips

Bustling, Cultural Metropolis

Johannesburg is a large city in South Africa where culture abounds in the form of art galleries, art exhibitions and historical destinations. Johannesburg has attractions for fun family outings, adventure seekers and community events ranging from concerts and festivals to expos and exhibitions. Visitors can always find something entertaining to do in Johannesburg, such as enjoy the rich nightlife or partake in the culinary revolution that is Johannesburg's local cuisine.      

Jo'burg climate and the best time to travel

Temperatures are a bit cooler in the winter and Johannesburg is best visited in the summertime. Summers, which last from October to April, feature warm, sunny days and late afternoon thunderstorms. Tourists are encouraged to come in late April for Freedom Day. Other notable dates include September 24th where parties and events take place city-wide, or visit the first two weeks in October for the Johannesburg Beer Festival. Visit around the first of December for the Johannesburg Carnival. 

Important information before you travel 

British travellers do not require a visa if planning a visit lasting up to 90 days, but a passport must be valid for at least thirty days before leaving South Africa, passports must also have a minimum 2 pages left blank at the time of entry and exit.  

Johannesburg safety and public transport 

Johannesburg is a vibrant city, but there are some safety precautions visitors are urged to take. It's not recommended to take the local minibus taxis. If you are attacked, you're advised to refrain from self-defence. Comply with your attackers and report the incident to authorities as soon as you're able to do so safely. Buses are affordable with single tickets costing around 10 ZAR. Keep in mind that there are no designated bus stops, so you will have to flag them down on the main roads.      To find the most up-to-date information on local attractions, visit the Cultural Centre. The Centre includes a museum, hall of fame, and an indoor theatre. Moreover, it's a hub for trade and transport networks, so it may be easier to find transportation here. Both the Absa Museum and Absa Art Gallery are great points of interest. 

It's easy to save money in the city because the cost of living is generally lower than that of London and the UK. Expect restaurant prices to be approximately half of what you would pay in a typical London restaurant. Accommodation begins at around ca. 300 ZAR for a guesthouse or hostel, and around 700 ZAR for a 3-star hotel.

Flight information London Heathrow - Johannesburg
Cheap direct flights
Flight details London Heathrow - Johannesburg
  • Flight duration: min. 11:00 / max. 11:20
  • Distance: 9086 km
  • Flights per week: 44
  • Return flight duration: min. 11:10 / max. 11:35
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