Cheap Flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg O.R. Tambo in 2019

Flight information Cape Town to Johannesburg O.R. Tambo

Cheapest roundtrip price last month


Non-stop airlines


Flights per week


Average flight time, total distance 791 miles

1h 55min

Most popular airline last month

British Airways

Johannesburg O.R. Tambo

1 airport

Whether you're gearing up for fun at Gold Reef City or wanting to visit the Cradle of Humankind, Johannesburg offers a variety of attractions that will keep you busy on your vacation or business trip. When you're ready to leave the beaches of Cape Town and head to the biggest city in South Africa, you can count on Skyscanner to get you ready for the journey.

The Airports in Cape Town and Johannesburg

Cape Town International Airport (CPT) is the primary airport serving the Cape Town area and is located about 12 miles from downtown. It is the third busiest airport in Africa and has two terminals. Seven airlines fly from Cape Town to Johannesburg, including Air Namibia, British Airways, Hahn Air Systems, Kulula, Mango, Safair, and South African Airways. All of these airlines offer nonstop flights to Johannesburg, and you can find direct flights every day of the week.

O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) is the main airport serving the Johannesburg region. It is located in Kempton Park Ekurhuleni, Gauteng, which is 17 miles from downtown Johannesburg. All domestic flights will arrive at either Terminal 3 or Terminal 4 at JNB. To get to the city, you can use the bus or train. If you prefer to not use public transportation or are unfamiliar with the area, consider a taxi or limo. A taxi ride to the city takes about 30 to 45 minutes and may be the quickest option.

What to Know When Traveling From CPT

Before arriving at Cape Town International, check with your airline to see what documents you'll need to have when you board. Be sure to arrive at least one hour before your flight to ensure enough time for parking, check-in, and security. When you arrive, you will check-in first at the central terminal, and then head over to the domestic terminal located to the right of the main building. CPT requires a photo ID at the boarding gate.

What to Do at Cape Town International

Cape Town International Airport has numerous shops and restaurants for you to enjoy as you wait to board your plane. Grab a bite to eat and watch the planes in the Spur restaurant that overlooks the airside of the terminal. You could also use any of the chapel or prayer rooms if you'd like before your flight.

Comparing Cape Town and Johannesburg

The cities of Cape Town and Johannesburg are very similar in terms of climate throughout the year and cost of living, although the cost of transportation in Johannesburg is significantly higher. Both cities are on South Africa Standard Time, and English and Afrikaans are the top two of eleven languages in each.

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