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Shortest JHB - Frankfurt flight path is 8658km
Direct flight path from Johannesburg to Frankfurt

Cheap Flights from Johannesburg to Frankfurt

It's only Lufthansa which offers direct flights from Johannesburg to Frankfurt, but do also check the South African Airways website, as they sell Lufthansa's flight on codeshare, and are sometimes cheaper! If you're flying with Lufthansa expect typical German precision, quality and punctuality.

Whilst Lufthansa is fastest, middle-eastern airlines (like Emirates and Etihad) are often cheaper.

The way to get on a cheap flight from Johannesburg to Frankfurt (FRA, official name "Frankfurt am Main", to distinguish itself from Frankfurt Oder), is by comparing airline prices using the tool on the left, and then

Reviews

Here's a video review of a flight from JHB to Frankfurt in Lufthansa's Airbus A380 plane. It's the biggest bird in the world flying scheduled flights, so you can expect a lot of company on the flight!

Airlines flying from Johannesburg to Frankfurt

We took a snapshot of airfares and ordered the airliners from cheapest at the top (the order will have changed):

Airline
Airports
Stops

Emirates

Johannesburg (JNB) to Frankfurt Main Airport (FRA)

1-stop (18 to 35 hours)
Dubai (DXB)

EgyptAir

Johannesburg(JNB) to Frankfurt Main Airport (FRA)

1-stop (17 to 18 hours)
Cairo (CAI)

Etihad

Johannesburg (JNB) to Frankfurt Main Airport (FRA)

1-stop (18 to 22 hours)
Abu Dhabi (AUH)

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

Johannesburg (JNB) to Frankfurt Main Airport (FRA)

1-stop (14 to 15 hours)
Amsterdam (Schipol)

Air France

Johannesburg (JNB) to Frankfurt Main Airport (FRA)

1-stop (14 hours)
Paris De Gaulle (CDG)

Qatar Airways

Johannesburg (JNB) to Frankfurt Main Airport (FRA)

1-stop (24 hours)
Doha (DOH)

Ethiopian Airlines

Johannesburg(JNB) to Frankfurt Main Airport (FRA)

1-stop (27 hours)
Addis Ababa (ADD)

Lufthansa Johannesburg
(sometimes cheaper when booked as a codeshare on the SAA site)

Johannesburg (JNB) to Frankfurt Main Airport (FRA)

non-stop (11 hours)

South African Airways
Codeshare with Lufthansa

Johannesburg (JNB) to Frankfurt Main Airport (FRA)

non-stop (11 hours)

Air Namibia

Johannesburg (JNB) to Frankfurt Main Airport (FRA)

1-stop (26 hours)
Windhoek (WDH)

Kenya Airways
Codeshare with KLM

Johannesburg (JNB) to Frankfurt Main Airport (FRA)

2-stops (22 hours)
Nairobi (NBO)
Amsterdam (AMS)

British Airways

Johannesburg(JNB) to Frankfurt Main Airport (FRA)

1-stop (15 hours)
London (Heathrow)

Virgin Atlantic

Johannesburg(JNB) to Frankfurt Main Airport (FRA)

1-stop (21 hours)
London (Heathrow)

Turkish Airlines

Johannesburg(JNB) to Frankfurt Main Airport (FRA)

1-stop (16 hours)
Istanbul (IST)

Iberia - flights suspended from 1 May 2012

News

  • 23 June 2017. Lufthansa announced today that they are cancelling over 50 flights into and from Frankfurt as a thunderstorm approaches. It is still unclear whether flights from Cape Town and Johannesburg has been affected, but the airline has cautioned that severe delays could be expected. SAA has not yet updated the status of their Frankfurt flights, but we expect delays frm them as well.

  • 27 Oct 2013. Lufthansa switches back from the Boeing 747 to an Airbus A380 on the JNB-FRA route.

  • 26 Sep 2013. Lufthansa switches from using an A380 to a B747-400 on the JNB-FRA route, and starts using the A380 on the FRA-Shanghai route.

  • 16 Feb 2011. Lufthansa increases its A380 service on the Johannesburg to Frankfurt route, from 5 times a week to daily.

  • 13 Nov 2010. Lufthansa's A380 service between Johannesburg & Frankfurt increases to 5 weekly.

  • 13 Sep 2010. Lufthansa begins twice-weekly flights from Johannesburg to Frankfurt (Germany) on its Airbus A380.

  • 26 Oct 2008. South African Airways increases its flight frequency to 10 weekly on the JNB-FRA route.

Hotels in Frankfurt

InterCityHotel Airport Frankfurt am Main

Leonardo Hotel Airport Frankfurt am Main



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