Johannesburg: Starting at €402 from Seven European Airports with Alitalia (Hold Bags Included)

Alitalia aircraft

Skyteam member Alitalia currently offers an attractive sale for tickets to Johannesburg, South Africa. The cheapest roundtrip fare is €402 from Amsterdam, but flights from Madrid, Barcelona, Paris, Brussels, London & Milan are discounted as well. All these flights include a checked bag up to 23kg and necessitate a layover in Rome.

Convenient flight times, checked bag and a low fare – a great offer to Johannesburg.

Alitalia’s A320 family fleet handles inner European feeder flights to and from Rome. An Airbus A330-200 operates the onward long haul flight to South Africa. Its economy class seats have reasonable 79 cm legroom in a 2-4-2 seating pattern.

Search & Book

According to fare rules, this fare will hang around until September 19, 2019. It valid for flights between today and March 30, 2020 – all travel must be completed until then. It allows travel for at least five days or a night from Saturday to Sunday with a maximum stay of three months. Availability is best in January through March 2020.

You can find travel dates easily using Google Flights (instructions). Entering the dates on which the lowest fares are available in our flight search should see them drop by roughly €20.


Please not that Alitalia is in constant financial trouble, leaving the future of the airline in jeopardy. While we are positive that your flights will take place, you might wanna think twice before spending a large amount of money on these tickets.


Alitalia issues tickets in booking class O. This is a heavily discounted economy booking class, generating little to none mileage in most Skyteam frequent flyer programs. This example covers a trip from Amsterdam without tier bonuses:

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    Information & Tips for South Africa

    South Africa is the touristically most visited country in the south of Africa. Whether its Safaris, tours of wine regions or the Table Mountain – visitors won’t be disappointed!

    Traditionally, flights from Europa to South Africa have been quite expensive. In recent years however, airlines such as Iberia, Egyptair and British Airways have been offering cheaper and cheaper flights – even in premium cabins! If you are flexible in regards to your point of departure, the array of airlines with cheap tickets becomes even greater.

    Best Time to Visit

    South Africa is a huge country and therefore doesn’t have a single best time to visit. It really depends on what you want to see. The cities Johannesburg and Cape Town have the best weather in Fall (March – Mai) and Spring (September – November).

    Climate diagram for Cape Town (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)
    Climate diagram for Johannesburg (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)
    Climate diagram for Durban (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)

    Immigration & Visa Requirements

    If you have a valid EU passport and a valid return ticket, you will be given a visitor’s visa with a validity of 90 days. Turn to the ministry of foreign affairs of your country for more information.


    The currency used in South Africa is the Rand (ZAR). One Euro are approximately 16 ZAR. Make sure to use a credit card that does not charge high fees for withdrawals or payments in foreign currencies.

    → All Dealz for South Africa

    Information & Tips for Johannesburg

    Johannesburg has 9,6 million inhabitants and is the largest city and most important business and financial center in Africa south of the Sahara. The city is well connected to Europe by air, flights for under 500€ (round trip) are becoming increasingly more common.

    Best Time to Travel

    The best times to visit Johannesburg are during fall (March – May) and during spring (September – Novemver). Temperatures are warm but pleasant and rainfall is comparatively rare.

    From the Airport to the City

    One possibility is taking the Gautrain, a type of local commuter rail. A trip to the city center takes about 25 minutes and costs approximately 12€. Taking a cab or an Uber runs you about 18€ to 24€.

    → All Dealz for Johannesburg

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