The Johannesburg – London route is one of South Africa’s busies international routes. British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and South African operate direct flights from Johannesburg to London. The route is also serviced by many African, European and Gulf carriers like Emirates, Qatar Airways, Etihad, Kenya Airways, Ethiopian Airways and KLM, who offer connecting flights to London via their various hubs in Dubai, Amsterdam, Addis Ababa, Abu Dhabi and Doha. The booking engine above allows you to search for, compare prices and book your flights between Johannesburg and London.
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OR Tambo International Airport (JNB) in Africa’s largest and busiest airport. The airport is situated 22km outside of Johannesburg’s CBD and 23km from Sandton’s CBD. The airport is used by South Africa’s national carrier, South African Airways, as it’s hub and is South Africa’s primary airport. As of 2017, 18 million passengers fly in and out of OR Tambo International each year.
OR Tambo International Airport is the only airport in South Africa to have a high speed train that runs to and from the airport. The Gautrain connects passengers from the greater Johannesburg and Pretoria area to the airport with high speed, ultra modern trains. The airport also has taxi services and private shuttle services operating to and from the airport. Travellers are advised to check that the taxi or shuttle service has the relevant taxi licence to operate at the airport.
There are three large airports in London that passengers can fly to from Johannesburg. London Heathrow is the city’s largest airport followed by London Gatwick and London City Airport. All direct flights from Johannesburg to London fly to Heathrow Airport. The 12+ connecting flights from Johannesburg to London connect via Dubai, Amsterdam, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Frankfurt, Istanbul, Nairobi Paris and Addis Ababa.
The cheapest way to get to the city from London Heathrow is with the train. There is a tube that departs London Heathrow every 15 minutes. The airport also has buses that depart for the city every 20 minutes. Alternatively you can also use a taxi or Uber to get from the airport to your final destination.
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