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There are 9 ways to get from South Africa to China by plane or car

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Fly Johannesburg to Hong Kong

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Hong Kong (HKG)

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Fly Port Elizabeth to Hong Kong

  1. Fly from Port Elizabeth (PLZ) to Hong Kong (HKG)

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Fly Durban to Hong Kong

  1. Fly from Durban (DUR) to Hong Kong (HKG)

Fly Johannesburg to Guangzhou Baiyun

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Guangzhou Baiyun (CAN)

Fly Bloemfontein to Hong Kong

  1. Fly from Bloemfontein (BFN) to Hong Kong (HKG)

Fly East London to Hong Kong

  1. Fly from East London (ELS) to Hong Kong (HKG)

Fly Johannesburg to Shanghai Pudong

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Shanghai Pudong (PVG)

Fly Johannesburg to Shenzhen

  1. Fly from Johannesburg (JNB) to Shenzhen (SZX)

Drive

  1. Drive from Johannesburg to Shanghai

Johannesburg (JNB) to Hong Kong (HKG) flights

The flight time between Johannesburg (JNB) and Hong Kong (HKG) is around 17h 38m and covers a distance of around 10678 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 52m. The fastest flight normally takes 12h 30m. Services are operated by Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways and others. Typically 26 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average flight journey times

Time on flight:
14h 46m
Layover time:
2h 52m
Total time:
17h 38m

Flight route information

Fastest flight journey time:
12h 30m
Flight distance:
10678 km
Flights per week:
26
Cheapest price:
¥2656
Carbon emissions:
2165 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
11:20
Last flight departs at:
19:10

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Johannesburg (JNB) to Hong Kong (HKG) flight schedules

South Africa → China
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International entry into China from South Africa

  • Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of South Africa
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents

Restricted for: Non-essential travel

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Conditions of entry into China from South Africa

  • 14-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Entry is allowed only for essential reasons
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions

Rules to follow in China

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Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from South Africa

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


No, entry into China from South Africa is currently restricted.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in China is 120.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in China is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in China is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 120.

No, but conditions apply when returning to South Africa from China.

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Last updated: 13 Oct 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: IATA.

We're working around the clock to bring you the latest COVID-19 travel updates.
This information is compiled from official sources. To the best of our knowledge, it is correct as of the last update.
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from South Africa to China is to fly which costs R 6 500 - R 8 500 and takes 17h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from South Africa to China is to fly which costs R 36 000 - R 70 000 and takes 16h 57m.

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It is 10979 km from South Africa to China. It is approximately 18526 km to drive.

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It takes approximately 17h 5m to get from South Africa to China, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Johannesburg Airport to Hong Kong Airport is the direct flight which takes 12h 30m.

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Yes, the driving distance between South Africa to China is 18526 km. It takes approximately 9 days 21h to drive from South Africa to China.

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Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways and Emirates offer flights from Johannesburg Airport to Hong Kong Airport.

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The best way to get from South Africa to Durban Airport is to bus which takes 26 min and costs R 420 - R 600.

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Map of how to get from South Africa to China.
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  • Distance: 10979.3 km
  • Duration: 17h 5m

What companies run services between South Africa and China?

Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines and two other airlines fly from Tembisa to Shenzhen 4 times a day.

Airlines
Cathay Pacific
Website
cathaypacific.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
12h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥2900 - ¥10000
Flights from Durban to Hong Kong via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
15h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥3000 - ¥11000
Flights from Johannesburg to Guangzhou Baiyun via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
15h 35m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥5000 - ¥18000
Flights from Bloemfontein to Hong Kong via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
15h 55m
When
Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
¥3600 - ¥12000
Flights from East London to Hong Kong via Johannesburg, London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
26h 30m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥7500 - ¥26000
Flights from East London to Hong Kong via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
29h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥5500 - ¥18000
Flights from Port Elizabeth to Hong Kong via Johannesburg
Ave. Duration
15h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
¥3000 - ¥10000
Flights from Johannesburg to Shanghai Pudong via Hong Kong
Ave. Duration
16h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥5500 - ¥20000
Singapore Airlines
Website
singaporeair.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Hong Kong via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
16h 55m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥3970
Flights from Johannesburg to Guangzhou Baiyun via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥4400 - ¥20000
Flights from Bloemfontein to Hong Kong via Johannesburg, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
19h 35m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥2900 - ¥14000
Flights from East London to Hong Kong via Johannesburg, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
21h 25m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥4400 - ¥20000
Flights from Port Elizabeth to Hong Kong via Johannesburg, Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
19h 25m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
¥2400 - ¥11000
Flights from Johannesburg to Shanghai Pudong via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
19h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
¥4800 - ¥21000
Flights from Johannesburg to Shenzhen via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
15h 35m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
¥3200 - ¥15000
Qatar Airways
Website
qatarairways.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Hong Kong via Doha
Ave. Duration
20h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥5000 - ¥8500
Flights from Bloemfontein to Hong Kong via Johannesburg, Doha
Ave. Duration
22h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
¥2800 - ¥9000
Flights from East London to Hong Kong via Johannesburg, Doha
Ave. Duration
24h 57m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
¥4300 - ¥13000
Flights from Port Elizabeth to Hong Kong via Johannesburg, Doha
Ave. Duration
22h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥2400 - ¥7500
Flights from Johannesburg to Shanghai Pudong via Doha
Ave. Duration
20h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
¥4500 - ¥14000
Emirates
Website
emirates.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Hong Kong via Dubai
Ave. Duration
20h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥2600 - ¥3400
Flights from Durban to Hong Kong via Dubai, Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
21h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥2900 - ¥11000
Flights from Durban to Hong Kong via Dubai
Ave. Duration
25h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥2800 - ¥10000
Flights from Bloemfontein to Hong Kong via Johannesburg, Dubai
Ave. Duration
23h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
¥3400 - ¥12000
Flights from East London to Hong Kong via Johannesburg, Dubai
Ave. Duration
23h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥5000 - ¥18000
Flights from East London to Hong Kong via Capetown, Dubai
Ave. Duration
24h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
¥5500 - ¥20000
Air China
Website
airchina.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Shanghai Pudong via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
16h 55m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
¥9000 - ¥30000
Flights from Johannesburg to Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
13h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
¥16167 - ¥16168
Shenzhen Airlines
Website
shenzhenair.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Shanghai Pudong via Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
16h 55m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
¥9000 - ¥30000
Flights from Johannesburg to Shenzhen
Ave. Duration
13h
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
¥16167 - ¥16168
Air Madagascar
Website
airmadagascar.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Guangzhou Baiyun via Antananarivo
Ave. Duration
14h 30m
When
Monday
Estimated price
¥3200 - ¥13000
Ethiopian Airlines
Website
ethiopianairlines.com
Flights from Johannesburg to Shanghai Pudong via Addis Ababa
Ave. Duration
21h 45m
When
Monday
Estimated price
¥5500 - ¥17000

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