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Shortest flight path from Johannesburg to Sao Paulo

Cheap Flights from Johannesburg to Sao Paulo

Use the flight bookings tool on the left to book direct and 1-stop flights from Johannesburg to Sao Paulo. The only direct flights are with South African Airways. SAA also offer onward flights in South America through its partnership with TAM Airlines.

The 1-stop flights from JHB to Sao Paulo are a substantial decision from the shortest flight path, adding a considerable amount of distance and time onto the trip. So, unless you've got plenty of time on your hands, keep as much of an eye on the clock as on the airfare. Airlines operating 1-stop flights from Johannesburg to Sao Paulo including British Airways, Emirates & Etihad. Keep an eye on travel times, as the 1-stop flights involve substantial deviations from the shortest flight path. To give you an idea of the detour, the most popular 1-stop option is with BA via London Heathrow.

6 Facts about JNB-SAO Flights

  • As the pigeon flies, it is 7462km from Joburg to Sao Paulo

  • SAA operates the only direct flights, with 11 a week. The flight codes are SA222 and SA224.

  • Direct SAA flights are in Airbus A330-200s

  • BA via London is the most popular 1-stop

  • Etihad via Abu Dhabi were cheapest in the most recent survey we carried out.

  • Flights are from Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport, and land in Sao Paulo's Guarulhos International Airport.

News

  • 1 August 2013: Etihad increases its AUH-SAO flight frequency from 3 a week to daily.

  • 1 June 2013: Etihad commences flights from Abu Dhabi to Sao Paulo, offering the option of 1-stop flights from Johannesburg to Sao Paulo via Abu Dhabi.

Airlines

We carried out a snapshot survey of flight prices from Johannesburg to Sao Paulo, and then ordered airlines from the cheapest at the top (obviously this will have subsequently change):

Airline
Airports
Stops

Etihad

Johannesburg Airport (OR Tambo) to Sao Paulo (SAO)

1-stop (37 hours)
Abu Dhabi (AUH)

SAA

Johannesburg Airport (OR Tambo) to Sao Paulo (SAO)

non-stop (11 hours)

Emirates

Johannesburg Airport (OR Tambo) to Sao Paulo (SAO)

1-stop (26 hours)
Dubai (DXB)

British Airways

Johannesburg Airport (OR Tambo) to Sao Paulo (SAO)

1-stop (30 to 40 hours)
London Heathrow (LHR)

Ethiopian Airlines

Johannesburg Airport (OR Tambo) to Sao Paulo (SAO)

1-stop (39 hours)
Addis Ababa (ADD)

Qatar Airways

Johannesburg Airport (OR Tambo) to Sao Paulo (SAO)

1-stop (24 to 31hours)
Doha (DOH)

Turkish Airlines

Johannesburg Airport (OR Tambo) to Sao Paulo (SAO)

1-stop (28 hours
Istanbul (IST)

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