Skyteam members KLM and Air France offer discounted flights from Porto, Lisbon, and Bilbao to Johannesburg, South Africa. Fares start at €381. These fares include full board service, but no luggage. A checked bag of up to 23kg can be added for €80 at KLM.com. SkyTeam status holders, however, will get to bring a piece of luggage for free.
Flights that are set to take place before March 31, 2022, are fully refundable.
You can fly from the following cities:
- Bilbao: €381
- Porto: €382
- Milan: €382
- Rome: €382
- Helsinki: €384
- Lisbon: €386
- Barcelona: €389
- Oslo: €391 (~NOK 4,501)
- Riga: €398
- Dublin: €399
- Bologna: €405
- and more…
Each connection features at least one layover in Paris or Amsterdam. Both airlines use a Boeing 777 for their flights to Johannesburg.
We expect further shakeups in the airline industry over the following months. Some services might be cancelled, aircraft changed or downgraded. The schedule we describe may very well change.
Search & Book
According to fare rules, these fares are available until June 13, 2022. However, availability may run out earlier. There are flights available for travel between:
- Before December 19
- January 6 – June 24
You must stay at least four days at your destination and may not stay longer than three months.
You can search for suiting flight dates on Google Flights (instructions) and use the data you’ve found to book the lowest fare on KLM.com. An even easier way is to use our availability calendar above.
KLM issues tickets in booking class G for long haul and L for Schengen flights. While these are discounted economy fares, you can still expect a little award mileage being added to your Skyteam frequent flyer account. This example covers a Lisbon to Johannesburg roundtrip:
- 4,878 Kilometers on China Southern Sky Pearl Club
- 3,789 Award Miles + 13,092 MQM on Delta SkyMiles
- 3,789 Miles on MEA Cedar Miles
- 3,789 Miles on Aeroflot Bonus
- 3,414 Miles on Czech Airlines OK Plus
- 3,281 Miles on Aeromexico Club Premier
- 3,281 Miles on Saudia Alfursan
- 3,238 Miles on Aerolineas Argentinas Plus
- 3,238 Miles on Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles
- 3,238 Miles on China Airlines Dynasty Flyer
- 3,238 Miles on Vietnam Golden Lotus Plus
- 3,238 Miles on Air Europa Club
- 3,238 Miles on Korean Air Skypass
- 3,238 Miles on GOL Aéreos Smiles
- 3,238 Miles on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- 3,032 Miles on Xiamen Airlines Egret Club
- 1,659 Kilometers on China Eastern Eastern Miles
- 1,543 Miles on Japan Airlines Mileage Bank
- 1,280 Award Miles + 34 XP on FlyingBlue
- 600 Miles on Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
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.
→ 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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