Cheap flights from Johannesburg to Lusaka

Flights starting at £173. Choose between Airlink (SAA), Proflight Zambia, or Cem Air to find the best price.

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Cheapest one-way trip

£175

Cheapest nonstop round-trip

£173

Cheapest round-trip

£329

Average round-trip

£363

Nonstop flights in February

£173 – £294

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Cem Air

£175

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Travelers usually depart from O. R. Tambo International, or Lanseria International when they travel from Johannesburg to Lusaka. The distance between Johannesburg and Lusaka is 1203 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Airlink (SAA), Proflight Zambia, Cem Air, Qatar Airways, and South African Airways. Johannesburg and Lusaka have 91 direct flights per week.

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Airlink (SAA) on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Cem Air on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Proflight Zambia on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

South African Airways on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Rwandair Express on Mondays, Fridays, and Sundays.

Check-in for a flight from Johannesburg to Lusaka

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
Airlink (SAA)LNK4ZYes0
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Proflight ZambiaPFZP0YesNo
Cem AirKEM5ZYesNo
Qatar AirwaysQTRQRYes0
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South African AirwaysSAASANoNo

Zambia COVID-19 travel restrictions

Your trip summary

Most travelers from South Africa can enter Zambia, but there are restrictions.

Departure

Visa requirements
  • Visa is not required
Forms and documents
  • Mandatory proof of COVID-19 vaccination for Zambia
  • Mandatory health declaration form

Return

Travel restrictions
  • Travel is allowed
  • Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results is not required
  • Quarantine is not required
Visa requirements
  • Visa is not required

Information is provided as guidance only and accurate at the time of publishing. Always check government websites and airline materials before booking and traveling.

Learn more about COVID-19 restrictions in Zambia in our dedicated Stories article.

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Johannesburg to Lusaka?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Johannesburg and Lusaka takes around 2.0 hours.
What is the flight distance between Johannesburg and Lusaka?
The flight distance between Johannesburg and Lusaka is 1203 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Johannesburg and Lusaka?
Several carriers operate flights between Johannesburg and Lusaka. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Rwandair Express, Cem Air, Proflight Zambia, Airlink (SAA), South African Airways.
What are the most popular routes to and from Johannesburg?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Johannesburg and Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, George, Harare, East London, London, Windhoek, Hyderabad, Bloemfontein, New York, Accra, Lagos, Nairobi, Bulawayo, Chennai, Mthatha, Dar es Salaam, Funchal, Livingstone.
What are the most popular routes to and from Lusaka?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Lusaka and Durban, London, Zanzibar, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Harare, Mumbai, New Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, Entebbe, Windhoek, Wellington, Nairobi, Mfuwe, Northern Cyprus, Blantyre, Chengdu, Bulawayo, Dublin, Erbil.
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 Lusaka?
The main airport in Lusaka is Kenneth Kaunda International. It is also served by Kenneth Kaunda International, Kariba International Airport.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Johannesburg and Lusaka?
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