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Book your trip to arrive at O. R. Tambo International, or Lanseria International. The distance between Kigali and Johannesburg is 2698 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Ethiopian Airlines, Rwandair Express, Kenya Airways, Kulula, and Fly Safair. Kigali and Johannesburg have 31 direct flights per week.

Weekly direct flights

MondaysTuesdaysWednesdaysThursdaysFridaysSaturdaysSundays
Number of flights5455-75
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South African Airways on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Rwandair Express on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

Check-in for a flight from Kigali to Johannesburg

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during booking
Ethiopian AirlinesETHETYes
Rwandair ExpressRWDWBYes
Kenya AirwaysKQAKQYes
KululaCAWMNYes
Fly SafairSFRFAYes

Online check-in is not available for these airlines.

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Kigali to Johannesburg?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Kigali and Johannesburg takes around 4.4 hours.
What is the flight distance between Kigali and Johannesburg?
The flight distance between Kigali and Johannesburg is 2698 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Kigali and Johannesburg?
Several carriers operate flights between Kigali and Johannesburg. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include South African Airways, Rwandair Express.
What are the most popular routes to and from Kigali?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Kigali and Zanzibar, Nairobi, London, Montreal, Brisbane, Dar es Salaam, Dhaka, Sydney, Entebbe, Adelaide, Auckland, New Delhi, Manila, Vijayawada, Perth, Mahé, Gdańsk, Melbourne, Northern Cyprus, Riyadh.
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, London, George, Harare, East London, Manchester, Bulawayo, Bloemfontein, Lusaka, Accra, Denpasar, Ho Chi Minh City, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne, Entebbe, Dar es Salaam, Gaborone, Tokyo.
What airports are near Kigali?
The main airport in Kigali is Kigali International. It is also served by Kigali International, Goma International, Kihihi Airstrip.
What airports are near Johannesburg?
The main airport in Johannesburg is O. R. Tambo International. It is also served by Pilanesberg International, Wonderboom.
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