Flights from Sydney, Australia to Johannesburg, South Africa

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Johannesburg, often referred to as Jozi or Jo’burg, is South Africa’s largest city and is larger than New York, Sydney or London. The former gold-mining settlement has changed rapidly over the years and its tourist-friendly neighborhoods now have tall office buildings and other developments. Within its bustling metropolis, travelers will find a range of suburbs with their very own subculture, each with its own unique vibe. Some of the most popular tourist attractions in this beautiful city are the Cradle of Humankind, an archaeological site, and Gold Reef City. Tourists can also visit sprawling Soweto, a place where Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela used to call home. The township is also home to Constitution Hill and the Apartheid Museum.

Flying to Johannesburg

1. Which airports serve Sydney to Johannesburg?

Flights to Johannesburg from Sydney are available at the Sydney Airport, also known as Kingsford Smith Airport. This international gateway is located five miles south of the city center. Passengers going to Johannesburg will touch down at the O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB), Africa’s busiest airport. An alternative airport to fly to is the Lanseria International Airport (HLA), located northwest of Johannesburg.

2. Which airlines operate flights from Sydney to Johannesburg?

Qantas offers non-stop flights from Sydney to Johannesburg. Other airlines that connect to other cities include Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Etihad, Qatar Airways, Qantas, Virgin Australia and Singapore Airlines.

3. How long is the flight?

The flight time is an estimated 14 hours and 5 minutes as Sydney is 6,847 miles away from Johannesburg and is 8 hours ahead of the South African capital. Be sure to adjust your watch upon touchdown.

4. Climate changes between Sydney and Johannesburg

Due to its high elevation, Johannesburg is relatively cool during the summer with a temperature drop to around 61°F during the colder months. While it enjoys pleasant weather throughout the year, Johannesburg has a high UV index due to its elevation and is located in the subtropics. Sydney, on the other hand, has a humid subtropical climate with hot summers and cool winters.

5. Culture differences and need-to-know

Traveling to Johannesburg for tourism or business purposes entails a personal appearance at a South African embassy or consulate. Before leaving Sydney, ensure that you exchange your AUD to the Rand so you have enough money for your taxi when you get to Johannesburg.

Johannesburg Information

Johannesburg is the vibrant heart of South Africa and a beautiful representation of the African nation. It effortlessly brings together South Africa’s history, diversity and its goals for the future. Unlike Sydney, Johannesburg does not have a seaside beach since the city is landlocked. In fact, apart from being bigger than NYC, Sydney, and London, Johannesburg is the largest landlocked metropolis in the word. Despite the rapid development of this urban jungle, Johannesburg is home to the biggest manmade forest in the world. Jozi has over 10 million trees and more were planted in the past few years. Apart from its museums and its famous archaeological site, Johannesburg also has a zoo that is over a hundred years old, is the home of catchy African house music called Kwaito and the home of the Shaft of Terror, the fastest and tallest roller coaster in the whole of Africa. Johannesburg is markedly different from Sydney, but it does offer an interesting vibe that no other city in the world can replicate.

Sydney, Australia to Johannesburg Last modified: Jan 22, 2024 8:18 -05:00

We've scanned 115,678,683 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights to Johannesburg. Singapore & Etihad frequently offer the best deals to Johannesburg flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

Singapore
SYDJNB
Tue 20/02
1 stop
JNBSYD
Sun 3/03
1 stop
$1,353
Etihad
SYDJNB
Sun 4/02
1 stop
JNBSYD
Sun 18/02
1 stop
$1,633
Multiple Airlines
SYDJNB
Fri 2/02
2 stops
JNBSYD
Sun 18/02
2 stops
$1,739
Qantas
SYDJNB
Thu 9/05
nonstop
JNBSYD
Mon 20/05
nonstop
$1,845
Qatar
SYDJNB
Sun 25/02
1 stop
JNBSYD
Tue 12/03
1 stop
$1,874
Virgin Australia
SYDJNB
Sun 25/02
1 stop
JNBSYD
Tue 12/03
1 stop
$1,998

How Much is a Flight from Sydney, Australia to Johannesburg?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Sydney, Australia to Johannesburg, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $1,483.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Sydney, Australia to Johannesburg?

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How far in advance should I book tickets from Sydney, Australia to Johannesburg?

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from Sydney, Australia to Johannesburg.

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days $3,165 $2,398
7-14 days $2,936 $2,054
14-21 days $2,531 $1,706
21-30 days $2,134 $1,576
30-60 days $1,895 $1,353
60-90 days $1,895 $1,353
90+ days $1,845 $1,367

Cheapest Day To Fly from Sydney, Australia to Johannesburg

We've examined 231,357,366 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Sydney, Australia to Johannesburg is Monday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$1,353$1,353$1,353$1,661$1,527 $1,645

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Sydney, Australia to Johannesburg

Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from Sydney, Australia to Johannesburg is $1,555.

The average price for direct flights from Sydney, Australia to Johannesburg is $1,884.

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Sydney, Australia to Johannesburg

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Sydney, Australia to Johannesburg. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from Sydney, Australia to Johannesburg is $1,150.

The average price for round trip flights from Sydney, Australia to Johannesburg is $1,555.

Sydney, Australia to Johannesburg Flight Questions

Sydney, Australia to Johannesburg Airports

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