Sydney to Johannesburg Flights

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Sydney(SYD) ⇒ Johannesburg(JNB)

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Sydney(SYD) ⇒ Johannesburg(JNB)

Frequently Asked Questions

  • When are flight tickets from Sydney (SYD) to Johannesburg (JNB) the cheapest?

    Airlines adjust prices for flights from Sydney to Johannesburg based on the date and time of your booking. By analyzing data from all airlines, on, you can find the lowest flight prices on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.
  • How much do flights from Sydney (SYD) to Johannesburg (JNB) cost?

    According to's data, the lowest price is around AU$2,404.
  • How long does it take to fly from Sydney (SYD) to Johannesburg (JNB)?

    It takes about 14 hours 2 minutes to fly from Sydney (SYD) to Johannesburg (JNB).
  • What is the transportation method from the main airport to downtown in Johannesburg?

    • The distance from O. R. Tambo International Airport to downtown is about 20km, by taxi about 40 minutes.
    • The distance from Lanseria International Airport to downtown is about 31km, by taxi about 50 minutes.
  • What are the most popular airlines that fly from Sydney (SYD) to Johannesburg (JNB)?

    Airlines with flights from Sydney (SYD) to Johannesburg (JNB): El Al and Qantas Airways.
  • What's the most popular airline for non-stop flights from Sydney (SYD) to Johannesburg (JNB)?

    Qantas Airways operates 1 non-stop flights from Sydney (SYD) to Johannesburg (JNB).
  • How many airports are there in Johannesburg (JNB)?

  • What are some travel guidelines for Johannesburg during the COVID19 pandemic?

    Entry restrictions and flight schedule changes and cancellations are frequently updated and subject to change. If you plan to travel to Johannesburg, please obtain the most updated information from the airline you plan to book your travels with. You can also refer to COVID19 Country/Region Entry Restrictions for more information.
  • Which airlines offer free date changes for flights to this city during the COVID19 pandemic?

    There are no airlines with flights to this city that provide this service. Please use this information as a reference only and confirm with the airline prior to booking.

Sydney (SYD) to Johannesburg (JNB) Flight Schedule

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Flight from Sydney (SYD) to Johannesburg (JNB)

Johannesburg or more commonly know as Jo’burg or Jozi is a city that is rapidly on the rise in the heart of South Africa. It is known to be one of the world’s largest city that is not located beside a lake, river or coastline. The economy of this city is based on the gold mines located there.

But what Johannesburg is genuinely known for is its apartheid era that gave rise to some of the world-renowned political leaders such as Robert Sobukwe, Walter Sisulu and Nelson "Madiba" Mandela (one of the world’s most recognised anti-apartheid leader who went on to become the country's first black president). Johannesburg has evolved, and today is known to be a vibrant city.

Tip: The ideal time to visit Johannesburg is either between March to May or between September to November.

Getting to Johannesburg

The city is serviced by O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB), an airport that serves thousands of foreign travellers each year. The city is well connected to the airport via car, Gautrain (Johannesburg’s high-speed trains), bus, tuk-tuk, or taxi. Several flights operate the route. Direct flights from Sydney via Sydney Airport (SYD), are serviced by Qantas Airlines. Cheap flights to Johannesburg from Sydney is usually direct flight.

But direct flights from Sydney are not are available daily. In such instance, cheap flights to Johannesburg are connecting flight and are usually serviced by South African Airways and Cathy Pacific Airlines, to name a few. Connecting Flights usually takes up to 19 hours while it takes approximately 14 hours via direct flight.

Tip: Sydney is eight hours ahead of Johannesburg.

Take in the sights of the city

To learn about the true spirit of Johannesburg, head first to the Apartheid Museum and take a stroll down the memory lane. A history buff, there is plenty for you to do at Johannesburg. A trip to Johannesburg would not be complete without a visit to the Mandela House. The next sight to see in line for the history and military buffs is the South African National Museum of Military History. Some views to visit if you are with your family are the Johannesburg Zoo and Montecasino Bird Gardens. But if you wish to add some action to your trip, head straight to Gold Reef City for some heart-pumping rides and amusement. For those who love art, head to the Spaza Art Gallery.

Johannesburg has a lively nightlife that keeps evolving. From bohemian haunts to conservative wine bars, the city has it all. For nightlife with a view from the rooftops, head to Maboneng or Braamfontein. But the more popular locations are Melville, Rosebank and Greenside. For shopping look no further than Maboneng, which not just has some great boutiques and souvenir centre but is also known for its food scene. Do not miss the market that usually crops up somewhere in Johannesburg between Wednesday to Sunday where local cuisine, arts and crafts are genuinely showcased.

The best areas for accommodation

In Johannesburg, if you wish to stay within proximity to nightlife, then it is best if you look for your accommodation in Melville, Norwood, and Rosebank as everything is well within walking distance. If you wish to stay in the heart of the city, then Maboneng or Braamfontein will be the more ideal option. The best neighbourhood for families in Melrose.

Sydney to Johannesburg flights are plenty, to get best prices for your travel dates to customise your search. If you’d like to travel on a budget, combine your Sydney-Johannesburg flight booking with discount hotel reservations for great deals. To experience the rich history of South Africa, visit Johannesburg with