Cheapest Flights to USA

Flights to USA in 2022

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High demand for flights, 10% potential price rise

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Best time to find cheapest flights, 2% potential price drop

Average price

R11 469

Average for round-trip flights in May 2021

Round-trip from

R8 760

From Johannesburg OR Tambo to United States

One-way from


One-way flight from Johannesburg to United States

Cheapest prices for flights in the USA per month

Currently, the cheapest month for flights to the US is October. The most expensive month for flights is December. The cheapest prices are shown above, but prices vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how far in advance you book.

When is the best time to fly to the USA?

The best time to book your flights to the USA varies depending on where you are going, so doing a little homework in advance will only work in your favor.

Peak season

Due to the size of the United States, the high season of each city varies. New York lives its high season from September to December, Miami from January to April, while somewhere like Las Vegas never has a low season, it is busy all year round. Because of this, you should always look for cheapest flights to the USA as early as possible to avoid overpaying on airline tickets that you could find deals on.

Off Season 

The off-season sees similar fluctuations, depending on exactly where you are visiting. New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco usually have the cheapest airline tickets around January, thanks to the rainy season and low temperatures.

When is the best time to book a flight to the USA?

The best time to book flights to the USA is 24 days before your desired departure date. The cost of your flight is likely to increase significantly if you book two weeks in advance.

Which day is cheaper to fly to the USA?

Flights to the USA can be cheaper if you choose a morning flight. Booking a flight in the afternoon will likely mean higher prices.

How to get cheapest flights to USA?

The best way to find cheap flights from South Africa to the USA is to book at least three months in advance and fly via Doha, Dubai, London, Madrid, Amsterdam or Istanbul.

  • Indirect flights can be much cheaper than the direct route from Johannesburg to New York with South African Airways. If you can be flexible with dates and location, you’ll find that cheaper flights to the U.S. are much easier to find.
    Do not insist on flying directly to the desired destination, but look for the cheapest flights to land in the USA and then take a domestic flight to the destination, which in most cases will be much cheaper.
    Make sure to allow enough time for your visa applications for all countries you will be flying to, even if you are only staying for a few hours (layover – connecting flights).
    If you want to visit Miami, for example, the cheapest way to get there is from Cape Town or Joburg to Doha and from there to Miami or the nearby Fort Lauderdale airport. You can also check flights from Joburg to London via Doha, then to Orlando FL and from there take a domestic flight to Miami (Orlando to Miami takes just an hour’s flight and usually costs less than R1000 round trip).
    If you are planning to visit New York, first fly to London via Barcelona, ​​Amsterdam, Doha or Dubai and then take a direct flight from London to New York with Norwegian.
    When searching for flights to the USA, always check for alternative stopovers and don’t forget to use our Smart Value feature to classify flights by balancing the time and price of your trip.

How long is the flight to USA?

Direct Flights from Johannesburg to New York: 15 hours 45 minutes 

Indirect Flights from Johannesburg to New York: 22 hours

Which airlines operate flights to USA?

South African Airways, Emirates, Qatar, Etihad, Jet Blue, United, British Airways, KLM, Turkish Airlines, Norwegian and Virgin are the most popular airlines flying to New York. Which airline depends a lot on where your stopover is, for example, you will probably fly with Emirates if you stop in Dubai along the way.

There are a large number of airports across the country, which means that finding flights to the U.S. is easy, no matter where you plan to land. Some of the biggest ones are:

New York: JFK; LaGuardia (LGA) and Newark (EWR)

Los Angeles (LAX)

San Francisco (SFO)

Orlando International Airport (MCO)

Las Vegas (LAS)

Miami (MIA)