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Travelers usually depart from O. R. Tambo International, or Lanseria International when they travel from Johannesburg to Kigali. The distance between Johannesburg and Kigali is 2698 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Rwandair Express, Kenya Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Fly Safair, and Airlink (SAA). Johannesburg and Kigali have 43 direct flights per week. When you arrive at Kigali, consider visiting Genocide Memorial, Kigali, Rwanda, Nyungwe Forest National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda, and Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda.

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Number of flights84155-38

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Check-in for a flight from Johannesburg to Kigali

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingAirport check-in closesOnline check-in available
Rwandair ExpressRWDWBYesUnknownNo
Kenya AirwaysKQAKQYesUnknownNo
Ethiopian AirlinesETHETYesUnknownNo
Fly SafairSFRFAYesUnknownNo
Airlink (SAA)LNK4ZYesUnknownNo

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Johannesburg to Kigali?

A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Johannesburg and Kigali takes around 3.9 hours.

What is the flight distance between Johannesburg and Kigali?

The flight distance between Johannesburg and Kigali is 2698 km.

What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Johannesburg and Kigali?

Several carriers operate flights between Johannesburg and Kigali. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Rwandair Express.

What are the most popular routes to and from Johannesburg?

Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Johannesburg and Abeid Amani Karume International, Cape Town International, Murtala Muhammed International, Addis Ababa Bole International, Julius Nyerere International, Hosea Kutako International, Entebbe International, Durban International, Douala International, N djili, Harare International.

What are the most popular routes to and from Kigali?

Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Kigali and Abeid Amani Karume International, O. R. Tambo International, Jomo Kenyatta International, Moi International, Julius Nyerere International, Entebbe International, Arusha, Bujumbura International, Kisumu International, Mwanza, Kamembe.

Which airports are there in Johannesburg?

Johannesburg is mainly served by O. R. Tambo International. But there are other airports nearby, including Lanseria International, Rand Airport.

What airports are near Johannesburg?

The main airport in Johannesburg is O. R. Tambo International. It is also served by Pilanesberg International, Wonderboom.

What airports are near Kigali?

The main airport in Kigali is Kigali International. It is also served by Kigali International, Goma International, Kihihi Airstrip.

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