Gulf carrier Etihad Airways put a nice price tag on tickets from Paris and Milan to Johannesburg. Full-service flights including a checked bag up to 23 kg start at €386. All connections have a (rather long) layover in Abu Dhabi. Furthermore, the availability of these tickets is pretty great. You can find multiple departures each week at the lowest fare until February 2021.
Our calendar displays all available dates for trips of up to 28 days from both cities. Simply select the airport of origin and the dates that suit you best, and we’ll redirect you to our Travel-Dealz flight search, where you’ll find the cheapest online travel agency. Booking on Etihad’s website sadly costs up to €80 more.
All flights are operated with a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, except the flights between Paris and Abu Dhabi, which use a Boeing 777. Flying from Europe to Abu Dhabi takes roughly 6 hours, while the flight from Abu Dhabi to Johannesburg takes about 8 hours. The only downside of this deal is the rather long layover in Abu Dhabi of up to 7 hours.
Search & Book
Fare rules don’t give an expiration date or travel period, but limit travel times to a minimum of 5 days. You can fly during the following travel periods:
- February 20 – July 4
- August 14 – October 19
- October 24 – December 14
You can find out on which dates prices are lowest by using Google Flights (instructions) or our own calendar above. Searching for the cheapest price on our Travel-Dealz flight search can then save you up to €80, compared to what Etihad charges on its website.
Eithad issues tickets for all flight segments in booking class E. Here’s what you’d get when departing from Paris:
- 7,178 Award Miles + 7,176 EQMs on American AAdvantage
- 7,178 Award Miles on Asiana Club
- 7,178 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
- 7,178 Award Miles + 2,000 Tier Miles on Czech Airlines OK Plus
- 7,178 Award Miles + 14,354 Tier Miles on Etihad Guest
- 7,178 Award Miles on Hainan Fortune Wings Club
- 7,178 Miles on Korean Air Skypass
- 7,178 Award Miles on Oman Air Sindbad
- 7,178 Award Miles on Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer
- 7,178 Award Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
- 7,176 Miles on Virgin Australia Velocity
- 3,590 Award Miles on Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles
- 3,590 Award Miles on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- 3,590 Award Miles on SriLankan FlySmiles
- 3,588 Miles on South African Voyager
Hotel prices in Johannesburg usually start at roughly €30 – €35, depending on the hotel category and the specific dates. Whichever category and hotel you opt for, make sure to get the best price! Our recommendation is to search on booking.com, or even on our own Travel-Dealz hotel search:
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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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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