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Cheap flights from London to South Africa from £291

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a momondo user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight from London to South Africa departing on 21/5. Fares may change, and may not be available for all flights or travel dates. Click the price to refresh the search for this deal.
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Best price found

£291

Fastest flight time

11h 35m

Direct flights

Every day

Airports in South Africa

2 airports
The best one-way flight to South Africa from London in the past 72 hours is £291. The best return flight deal from London to South Africa found on momondo in the last 72 hours is £451.
The fastest flight from London to South Africa takes 11h 35m
Direct flights go from London to South Africa every day.
There are 2 airports near South Africa: Cape Town Intl (CPT), Johannesburg OR Tambo (JNB)

How to get the cheapest flight ticket from London to South Africa

Look no further. We've gone through all the searches for this route on momondo so you have the important information and insights to find the cheapest flight ticket for your trip

What is the cheapest airline that flies to South Africa from London?

FlySafair. Air Algerie, Egypt Air, and Etihad Airways are the most popular carriers operating from London to South Africa

What is the cheapest London to South Africa flight route?

London Gatwick - Johannesburg OR Tambo. Fly from London Gatwick to Johannesburg OR Tambo for the best London - South Africa flight prices

What cabin class options are available on London to South Africa flights?

There are 2 cabin classes available to choose from on London to South Africa flights. Cabin price and availability will vary by airline so perform a search above to find the right deals for you.

Can stopping save me money on London to South Africa flights?

You could potentially save up to 36% on your flight if you consider stops on a London to South Africa flight.

Easily compare return flights from London to South Africa

Below you can see the best fares for your return flight route over the next six months. All fares were found on momondo this week. Browse the quickest and cheapest flights from London to South Africa by changing tabs
Egypt Air
3 Oct
LHR15:00London Heathrow
15h 10m
1 stop
JNB07:10Johannesburg OR Tambo
7 Oct
JNB21:45Johannesburg OR Tambo
24h 20m
1 stop
LHR21:05London Heathrow
Multiple Airlines
13 Jun
LHR14:45London Heathrow
29h 35m
1 stop
JNB21:20Johannesburg OR Tambo
5 Jul
JNB18:50Johannesburg OR Tambo
24h 45m
1 stop
LHR18:35London Heathrow
KLM
13 Jun
LHR20:55London Heathrow
23h 25m
1 stop
JNB21:20Johannesburg OR Tambo
5 Jul
JNB23:25Johannesburg OR Tambo
19h 25m
1 stop
LHR17:50London Heathrow
Kenya Airways
25 Sept
LHR18:25London Heathrow
26h 15m
1 stop
CPT21:40Cape Town Intl
8 Oct
CPT23:00Cape Town Intl
18h 15m
1 stop
LHR16:15London Heathrow
Ethiopian Air
2 May
LGW10:10London Gatwick
16h 45m
1 stop
JNB03:55Johannesburg OR Tambo
14 May
JNB23:00Johannesburg OR Tambo
32h 20m
1 stop
LGW06:20London Gatwick
RwandAir
10 May
LHR21:20London Heathrow
16h 40m
2 stops
JNB15:00Johannesburg OR Tambo
12 Jun
JNB16:50Johannesburg OR Tambo
15h 10m
1 stop
LHR07:00London Heathrow

Find the cheapest one-way flights from London to South Africa

If you're looking for one-way flights from London to South Africa, view some of our deals below provided by British Airways, RwandAir and SAUDIA
Multiple Airlines
21 May
LTN06:10London Luton
25h 25m
2 stops
JNB08:35Johannesburg OR Tambo
SAUDIA
19 Apr
LHR21:45London Heathrow
21h 20m
1 stop
JNB20:05Johannesburg OR Tambo
RwandAir
17 Apr
LHR21:20London Heathrow
16h 40m
2 stops
JNB15:00Johannesburg OR Tambo

Search last-minute flights to South Africa from London

Find and compare return flight prices for your last-minute flight from London to South Africa
Multiple Airlines
18 Apr
LHR17:35London Heathrow
14h 05m
1 stop
JNB08:40Johannesburg OR Tambo
17 Jul
JNB23:15Johannesburg OR Tambo
18h 00m
1 stop
LHR16:15London Heathrow
KLM
18 Apr
LHR06:30London Heathrow
13h 50m
1 stop
JNB21:20Johannesburg OR Tambo
17 Jul
JNB23:15Johannesburg OR Tambo
18h 00m
1 stop
LHR16:15London Heathrow
Egypt Air
16 Apr
LHR09:40London Heathrow
20h 30m
1 stop
JNB07:10Johannesburg OR Tambo
28 Apr
JNB21:55Johannesburg OR Tambo
16h 40m
1 stop
LHR13:35London Heathrow
RwandAir
21 Apr
LHR21:20London Heathrow
16h 40m
2 stops
JNB15:00Johannesburg OR Tambo
28 Apr
JNB16:00Johannesburg OR Tambo
18h 05m
2 stops
LHR09:05London Heathrow
SAUDIA
19 Apr
LHR21:45London Heathrow
21h 20m
1 stop
JNB20:05Johannesburg OR Tambo
27 Apr
JNB21:40Johannesburg OR Tambo
21h 20m
1 stop
LHR18:00London Heathrow
Ethiopian Air
17 Apr
LHR21:00London Heathrow
15h 05m
1 stop
JNB13:05Johannesburg OR Tambo
29 Apr
JNB14:30Johannesburg OR Tambo
27h 30m
1 stop
LHR17:00London Heathrow

Best airlines flying from London to South Africa

Compare and see reviews for airlines that fly from London to South Africa with momondo
Airline
Rating
Free Cancellation
Price
FlySafairPriceFrom £47Free CancellationRating
8.3
105 reviews
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SAUDIAPriceFrom £260Free CancellationRating
7.5
986 reviews
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Kenya AirwaysPriceFrom £401Free CancellationRating
7.1
389 reviews
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Egypt AirPriceFrom £412Free CancellationRating
7.3
741 reviews
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Air AlgeriePriceFrom £414Free CancellationRating
6.8
33 reviews
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Etihad AirwaysPriceFrom £426Free CancellationRating
7.2
1,410 reviews
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LufthansaPriceFrom £457Free CancellationRating
7.0
7,828 reviews
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Air FrancePriceFrom £461Free CancellationRating
7.6
1,845 reviews
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SWISSPriceFrom £463Free CancellationRating
7.8
2,105 reviews
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KLMPriceFrom £466Free CancellationRating
7.8
1,659 reviews
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Egypt Air flights from London to South Africa

Our best Egypt Air deals on London to South Africa flight tickets
Egypt Air
3 Oct
LHR15:00London Heathrow
15h 10m
1 stop
JNB07:10Johannesburg OR Tambo
7 Oct
JNB21:45Johannesburg OR Tambo
24h 20m
1 stop
LHR21:05London Heathrow
Egypt Air
2 May
LHR15:00London Heathrow
15h 10m
1 stop
JNB07:10Johannesburg OR Tambo
14 Oct
JNB21:45Johannesburg OR Tambo
16h 50m
1 stop
LHR13:35London Heathrow
Egypt Air
7 May
LHR15:00London Heathrow
15h 10m
1 stop
JNB07:10Johannesburg OR Tambo
19 May
JNB21:45Johannesburg OR Tambo
16h 50m
1 stop
LHR13:35London Heathrow

SWISS flights from London to South Africa

Our best SWISS deals on London to South Africa flight tickets
SWISS
2 May
LHR17:10London Heathrow
15h 00m
1 stop
JNB09:10Johannesburg OR Tambo
10 Sept
JNB19:35Johannesburg OR Tambo
23h 55m
2 stops
LHR18:30London Heathrow
SWISS
2 Sept
LHR07:00London Heathrow
25h 10m
2 stops
JNB09:10Johannesburg OR Tambo
15 Sept
JNB19:35Johannesburg OR Tambo
23h 20m
1 stop
LHR17:55London Heathrow
SWISS
10 Sept
LHR12:05London Heathrow
20h 05m
1 stop
JNB09:10Johannesburg OR Tambo
24 Sept
JNB19:35Johannesburg OR Tambo
21h 45m
1 stop
LHR16:20London Heathrow

  • When did momondo last update prices for flights from London to South Africa?

    Prices for flights from London to South Africa are updated daily.

  • How many operators does momondo search for flights from London to South Africa?

  • How old do you have to be to fly from London to South Africa?

    The minimum age a child must be to fly alone is five but airlines that offer an unaccompanied minor (UNMR) service will have their own age restrictions, including rules around flight length, timings, and stopovers. We always recommend checking with the individual airline you are booking with to travel from London to South Africa.

  • What documentation or ID do you need to fly to South Africa?

    The travel and health documents you'll need for your trip to South Africa may differ based on your itinerary and personal situation. Typically, you should have several documents on hand, such as a national ID card or driver's license and a passport that is valid for six months after your intended arrival at South Africa. It is always advisable to seek advice from your airline or a trusted third party, such as IATA.


Which airlines fly direct from London to South Africa?

Direct flights from London to South Africa depart from Heathrow (LHR). Your first choice of airline is Virgin Atlantic, with a flight of about 11 hours. British Airways also flies direct from Heathrow in the same amount of time. Both land at Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport (JNB). There are plenty of one-stop flights from Heathrow too. KLM flies via Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (KLM) in about 14 hours, while Ethiopian Air stops at Addis Ababa Bole Airport (ADD) en route to JNB for a total travel time of about 15 hours. KLM also offers plenty of flights from London City Airport (LCY), although they take up to about 36 hours. Turkish Airlines regularly flies from Gatwick (LGW) via Istanbul Airport (IST) to JNB, taking about 22 hours and 30 minutes. If you prefer to fly to Cape Town, you can find cheap flights from London to South Africa that leave Heathrow and land at Cape Town International Airport (CPT) after a stopover in Amsterdam. These flights take between 34 and 36 hours.

What is the best way to get in and out of airports in London and South Africa?

The Heathrow Express is your best option to get from central London to Heathrow for London to South Africa flights. These trains leave from Paddington Station every 15 minutes and take about 15 minutes to make the trip. To get to London City Airport, use the DLR trains that take about 20 minutes, or the Line 473 bus, which takes about 45 minutes. Both leave from London Liverpool Station. You can catch the Southern Service line train and get there in about 30 minutes if your flight leaves Gatwick. If you land at OR Tambo, your best option is the high-speed Gautrain. One leaves every 10 minutes and will take about 9 minutes to get to the central business district. A taxi or hire car will take about 20 minutes to make the drive. To get to the centre of Cape Town from the airport, the most convenient choice is a My Citi bus, which takes about 30 minutes on the A01 route. If you hire a car or use a taxi, the trip will take just under 20 minutes.

What are the benefits of the different airports in London and South Africa?

Heathrow, Gatwick and London City are long-standing international airports that provide travellers with a wide range of amenities. They have plenty of shops and duty-free stores. You can relax and have a bite to eat at coffee shops and restaurants or grab something quick from a fast-food outlet. Heathrow has Stay & Play areas for kids and baby facilities. Gatwick and London City also have family-friendly amenities, and all three offer extensive accessibility facilities and assistance for passengers with limited mobility. All three offer return and one-stop flights from London to South Africa. Your decision on which route to fly depends on where in South Africa you want to be. Cape Town is the country's famous coastal tourist city, while Johannesburg is the largest and busiest city. Both airports are extremely modern and offer a wide range of facilities for international travellers, like full accessibility services, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, fast food outlets, and car hire services.


Which cities can you reach easily once you arrive at South Africa airport?

From Cape Town airport, you can reach many tourist destinations, including Franschhoek and Stellenbosch in the Cape Winelands. Your best way to travel is by hire car. It will take you about 50 minutes to drive to Franschhoek and 30 minutes to Stellenbosch, compared with a three-hour combined train and bus trip. Melkbosstrand is a holiday resort on the west coast, about a 30 minute drive away. Johannesburg is very close to Pretoria, another major South African city which takes about 40 minutes by train or about half an hour by car to get there. You can also visit the Cradle of Humankind in the Magaliesburg mountains, a drive of about an hour and 15 minutes.


Alternative routes for London to South Africa

Compare alternative flights to and from nearby airports and cities to discover the best prices and most convenient flight times
London to Cape Town Flights
Fastest flight time11h 35m
Cheapest price£488
London to Johannesburg Flights
Fastest flight time13h 25m
Cheapest price£465
Manchester to Sun City Resort Flights
Fastest flight time20h 50m
Cheapest price£738
Manchester to Cape Town Flights
Fastest flight time14h 30m
Cheapest price£476
Manchester to Johannesburg Flights
Fastest flight time13h 25m
Cheapest price£496
London to Durban Flights
Fastest flight time17h 45m
Cheapest price£536
Birmingham to Johannesburg Flights
Fastest flight time13h 15m
Cheapest price£441
London to Sun City Resort Flights
Fastest flight time17h 50m
Cheapest price£807
London to Pietermaritzburg Flights
Fastest flight time19h 20m
Cheapest price£843
Leeds to Cape Town Flights
Fastest flight time14h 05m
Cheapest price£740
Bristol to Johannesburg Flights
Fastest flight time14h 00m
Cheapest price£468
Bristol to Cape Town Flights
Fastest flight time14h 05m
Cheapest price£720

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