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Travelers usually depart from O. R. Tambo International, or Lanseria International when they travel from Johannesburg to New York. Book your trip to arrive at Newark Liberty International, John F. Kennedy International, LaGuardia, New York Stewart International Airport, or New York, NY - Penn Station. The distance between Johannesburg and New York is 12878 km. The most popular airlines for this route are United Airlines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Lufthansa, British Airways, and Delta Air Lines. Johannesburg and New York have 353 direct flights per week. When you arrive at New York, consider visiting Manhattan Island, Independence National Historical Park, PA, USA, Times Square, Empire State Building, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Statue of Liberty, and Staten Island.

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NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
United AirlinesUALUAYesNo
KLM Royal Dutch AirlinesKLMKLYesOpens 30 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight
LufthansaDLHLHYesNo
British AirwaysBAWBAYesNo
Delta Air LinesDALDLYesOpens 24 days before flight
Closes 1 hours before flight

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Johannesburg to New York?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Johannesburg and New York takes around 16 hours.
What is the flight distance between Johannesburg and New York?
The flight distance between Johannesburg and New York is 12878 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Johannesburg and New York?
Several carriers operate flights between Johannesburg and New York. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include United Airlines.
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, Accra, Lagos, Nairobi, Bulawayo, Chennai, Lusaka, Mthatha, Dar es Salaam, Funchal, Livingstone.
What are the most popular routes to and from New York?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as New York and London, Manchester, Dublin, Athens, Edinburgh, Toronto, Glasgow, Birmingham, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tallinn, Denpasar, San Juan, Orlando, Bristol, Manila, Thessaloniki, Bangkok, Malta, Vancouver, Budapest.
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 New York?
The main airport in New York is John F. Kennedy International. It is also served by Philadelphia International, Rhode Island T. F. Green Int'l Airport, Bradley International, Long Island MacArthur, Trenton–Mercer, Albany International, Atlantic City International, Harrisburg International, Lehigh Valley International, Westchester County.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Johannesburg and New York?
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