Johannesburg: €357 from Dublin, €381 from Brussels with Ethiopian (luggage included)

South Africa

Star Alliance member Ethiopian Airlines offers cheap flights from Brussels and Dublin to Johannesburg. The cheapest flights from Dublin start at €357, while flights from Brussles are a little more expensive. This fare includes full board service and two pieces of luggage up to 23kg. That makes it an exceptionally good economy class offer. Both out- and inbound trips have a layover in Addis Abeba.

ET DUB JNB 369
This is a great fare for a roundtrip from Europe to South Africa. Two bags are included!

Ethiopian Airlines operates a young and modern long haul fleet, as flights to Johannesburg are operated by A350 aircraft. A Boeing 777 or 787 takes you from Europe to Addis Abeba. All flights originating in Dublin feature a technical stop in Brussels.

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We haven’t been able to retrieve any informations on minimum stay, travel period or offer availability. The maximum stay is one month. According to Google Flights, these fares are available from January through May 2020. With departure from Dublin, the lowest fare seems to be exclusively available for Monday departures.

We recommend using Google Flights to retrieve flight dates (instructions). Afterwards, you can buy tickets from various OTAs via our flight search or directly at Ethiopian Airlines’ website. Doing the latter will see the price increase by approx. €20, but is usually safer.

Why is booking with an airline better than with an online travel agency?

More often than not, online travel agencies offer lower fares than airlines do. We still recommend to book with the airlines directly. There are two main reasons for that:

  1. Better Customer Service
    In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airlines has to take care of you because you have a contract with them.

    If a travel agency issues your ticket, you may have to reach out to them first. You also depend on your OTA to forward you information like flight changes instead receiving them directly from the airline. You may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem solving.

    This especially applies for premium tickets. You don’t want to spend more than €1,000 to wind up with some budget OTA’s telephone hotline in case anything goes wrong.
  2. Baggage Fees
    Economy fares not including hold luggage are more and more common. In most cases, travel agencies charge much higher baggage fees than the airlines themselves. If bags are not included in your fare, airlines are often the cheaper alternative.
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.

Currency

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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