Oneworld member British Airways currently sells cheap flights to Johannesburg from varying departure airports all over Europe. Prices go as low as a €380 roundtrip from Luxembourg. All these fares come with one checked bag up to 23kg, free board service on long haul segments and a layover in London.
Possible departure airports include:
- Luxembourg at €380
- Bologna at €398
- Amsterdam at €403
- Milan at €403
- Nice at €406
- Toulouse at €406
- Brussels at €408
- Marseille at €409
- Lyon at €411
- Paris at €415
- Stockholm at €440
Inner European shuttles are handled by British Airways A320 family short haul fleet. Enroute to Johannesburg, you will enjoy BA’s Airbus A380-800. It features the standard 3-4-3 seating pattern in economy class.
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Fare rules state that this offer is valid until September 30, 2019 and covers all flights commencing on October 31, 2019 or earlier. It requires you to stay at least one night from Saturday to Sunday in Johannesburg, while you may not stay longer than 12 months. At time of writing, availability is already dwindling down. Flights are mostly available in late October.
We recommend to use Google Flights when searching suitable flight dates (instructions). You can book the displayed fares at Expedia or ba.com as these offer include a piece of checked luggage. You may find cheaper offers in our flight search. In some cases, online travel agencies offer itineraries that feature Virgin Atlantic long haul flights, around €30 below the price that British Airways offers.
British Airways tickets long haul segments in booking class O. This is a discounted economy booking class, generating generally little miles or tier points. This is the basic output for a London to Johannesburg connection without feeder flights:
- 4,530 on LATAM Pass
- 4,530 on Finnair Plus
- 2,820 on Air Italy Meridiana Club
- 2,820 on Alaska Mileage Plan
- 2,820 on S7 Airlines Priority Club
- 2,820 on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
- 2,820 on British Airways Executive Club
- 2,820 on American AAdvantage
- 2,820 on Iberia Plus
- 2,820 on Aer Lingus AerClub
- 2,820 on Qatar Airways Privilege Club
- 2,820 on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- 2,820 on SriLankan FlySmiles
- 2,820 on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
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).
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.
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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€.
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