Flights from Manchester to Johannesburg

Manchester to Johannesburg

  • £423 was the cheapest return price from Manchester to Johannesburg last month
  • The most popular airline flying from Manchester to Johannesburg last month was Emirates
  • Manchester to Johannesburg is 5,785 miles
  • The average flight time from Manchester to Johannesburg is 12h 10min
  • Johannesburg is served by 2 airports. These are Lanseria, Johannesburg O.R. Tambo.

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Flights from Manchester to Johannesburg

This information is correct as of May 2016

 

Airlines that fly from Manchester to Johannesburg

There are no direct flights from Manchester to Johannesburg. Direct flights are available from London Heathrow with British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, and South African Airways (you can fly to London Heathrow with British Airways). Alternatively, it’s possible to take an indirect flight with a stopover outside the UK. Stopover locations include Istanbul, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Amsterdam, and Charles de Gaulle.

 

Terminal Information – Departing

This is only a guideline. Always check your boarding pass for up-to-date terminal information.

Manchester Airport has an extensive selection of shops, cafés, and restaurants to pass the time in while you wait for your flight to Johannesburg to depart. Places to shop include WH Smith, Boots, and Dixons Travel for practical purchases as well as designer stores like Pandora and Swatch for impulse buys. There are plenty of globally influenced restaurants at the airport. You can enjoy Tex Mex at Mi Casa Burritos, French at Delice de France, and Italian at Trattoria Milano. There’s also an extensive selection of coffee shops including Starbucks, Soho Coffee Co, Caffé Nero, and Costa. Free WiFi is available at Manchester Airport for up to 60 minutes at a time.

 

Terminal Information – Arriving

It's possible to take the train from the airport to the city centre. Take the Gautrain to Sandton, change trains and continue onto the city centre. The journey takes approximately 25 minutes. If you'd rather avoid the hassle, taxis are available from outside of the airport. All of the airport taxis are licenced with meters. Taxis usually take 40-60 minutes to reach the city centre. Car hire at Johannesburg airportis available from car hire companies like Sixt, Avis, and Hertz.

 

Practical Information

As this is an international flight, you should aim to arrive at Manchester Airport 2-3 hours before your flight to Johannesburg is due to depart. You will need a valid passport to fly between the UK and South Africa. UK citizens visiting South Africa for tourism or business purposes for up to 90 days don’t require a visa.

 

What to expect in Johannesburg

In contrast to the UK, Johannesburg is warm in January but cold in July. January temperatures in Johannesburg average 21°C compared to 4°C in Manchester. In July, Johannesburg is colder than Manchester with average temperatures of 11°C compared to 16°C back home. South Africa’s currency is the South African Rand. You can exchange your pounds for rands before you leave the UK (Manchester Airport has a bureau de change) or withdraw cash from an ATM when you arrive. Johannesburg is generally cheaper than the UK. While a pint will set you back an average of £3.60* in Manchester, expect to pay less than £1* in Johannesburg. Similarly, a three-course meal for two costs around £45* in Manchester while in Johannesburg the average is £18*

 

*Prices subject to change

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