The cheapest month to fly to New York from South Africa is in October. Flight prices, which tend to average around R12 601, are often lower during this time because this is during the off-season. If you don’t want to visit New York in October, then you should wait until November to fly from South Africa, when ticket prices are also cheap, with an average price of R12 669.
You are more likely to see cheaper flights to New York from South Africa when booking 31 days ahead of your departure date. In general, you can expect to find flights to New York for around R13 716 when searching 31 days out. However, in the past 72 hours, people saw flights from South Africa for as low as R10 682.
According to our data, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly to New York from South Africa. The lowest ticket price found for a Tuesday departure recently was R13 094. Keep in mind that prices can always vary depending on your route and whether or not you are flying domestic or international. Be sure to avoid booking your departure on a Saturday as prices are generally higher than usual. According to our data, the average ticket price to New York on Saturday is R14 332.
Our data shows that the cheapest South Africa to New York flights are usually those with departure times in the morning. Our users have found flights to New York in the morning for as low as R13 331. If you have a flexible travel schedule, then try to avoid flying in the afternoon when prices are R14 238 on average. Flights to New York from South Africa in the afternoon are generally more expensive because this time of day is more convenient for travellers’ schedules.
The best time to plan to fly to New York to go sightseeing would be when the temperature is not unbearable and the chance of rain is only moderate. Considering those guidelines, April, May, or September seem like the best times of year to plan your visit.