Flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg

Flight information Cape Town to Johannesburg O.R. Tambo

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Average flight time, total distance 1273 kilometres

1h 55min

Most popular airline last month

British Airways

Johannesburg O.R. Tambo and Johannesburg Randburg Heliport

2 airports

Which airlines fly from Cape Town to Johannesburg?

South African Airways, Kulula, British Airways, Mango, and Safair operate direct flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg

Is there a time difference between Cape Town and Johannesburg?

There is no time difference between Cape Town and Johann.esburg

What is the weather like in Johannesburg?

Johannesburg summertime (December to February) sees daily average temperatures of 25°C, and tends to be sunny with short downpours in the afternoon during this season. Winters is sunny with average temperatures 10-16°C.

How expensive is Johannesburg?

Local currency: South African Rand (ZAR).

Johannesburg is cheaper than Cape Town, though you’ll find eating out is more expensive.

For about 23ZAR ($2.40) you can enjoy a cappuccino in Johannesburg city.

Essential travel information for Johannesburg

  • Australian citizens need a passport to visit Johannesburg.
  • Australians can stay in South Africa for 90 days without a visa.

Departing from Cape Town

The Cape Town International Airport (CPT) is the main airport for Cape Town, and one of the busiest in the country. You can find everything you need here, as there are cash machines, currency exchange, free WiFi, restaurants, bars, duty-free shops, and retail outlets, all at your disposal.

There are two terminals at Cape Town International Airport, but these are within walking distance of one another.

Leave at least 1 hour to arrive at the airport, and pass through for a domestic route.

Arriving in Johannesburg

Johannesburg is served by the O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB), which is the principal airport in South Africa. Travellers can take out money at one of the ATMs, contact loved ones through the free WiFi or the internet kiosks, or sort out mobile phone hire for the duration of your stay at one of the service desks located in the airport. Restaurants and bars serve hot meals, drinks, and snacks, and there are a good variety of cuisine options to choose from if you are feeling peckish after disembarking. Shops selling gifts, souvenirs, jewellery, travel accessories, and books also litter the concourse, and make for a convenient pit-stop if there is anything you forgot to buy in Cape Town.

A complimentary shuttle bus can move you between the two terminals of this airport.

If you take a taxi, make sure you hop into an officially designated car, and these leave from right outside the Arrivals Area of the airport. A typical route into town will take 30-45 minutes all up, and come to a fare of 500ZAR ($52). If you don’t want to take a taxi, we recommend that you use Skyscanner's search tools and book a private transfer.

If you’d like to drive in this city, we strongly advise that you review the safety parameters outlined on Australia’s Smart Traveller website page on South Africa. There are options to rent a vehicle in the airport, or you can do so online.



Please note that the information provided above is accurate as of June 2017

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.