Book Cheap Flights to Boise

Find out more

About Boise

Located at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, along the winding Boise River, Boise is the capital city of Idaho State, USA. Famously known as “City of Trees”, Boise is a natural wonderland of mountains, rivers and lakes. Established by British traders, the city boasts a thriving arts scene. Attractions include the River Greenbelt and the Capitol Building.

Cheap flights to Boise are now available for a limited time only, so book your flight today and get excited for the vibrant culture and intriguing landmarks of this lively city! Boise is home to Boise Airport (BOI), a 10-minute drive or 25-minute train commute from the city centre. Boise Airport serves a multitude of airlines, including Delta Airlines, United Airlines and Alaska Airlines. There are no direct flights from South Africa to Boise, but popular connecting flights depart from Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.

Why visit Boise

a breath of fresh air

A Breath of Fresh Air

This utopia for nature lovers boasts magnificent mountain peaks, idyllic waterfalls and lakes, and lush forests. A day out in this natural haven will invigorate your senses and refresh your mind.

cultural attractions

Cultural Attractions

With a history dating back to the 1800s, the city carries a deep-seated history embedded in its museums, prisons and memorial parks. This cultural hub is home to the well-known State Capitol Building and Old Idaho State Penitentiary.

outdoor adventures

Outdoor Adventures

Adventure-junkies can enjoy all the city has to offer, from hiking and mountain biking, to adrenalin-racing tubing, skiing and white-water rafting. Time to get your thrill on!

General information

Essential details you need to know before your trip

Country United States of America
Currency US Dollar ($)
Exchange Rate 1 ZAR = 0.77 $
Language English
Hub Airport Boise Airport (BOI)
Airline American Airlines
Time Zone GMT – 07:00
Travel Adaptor Type A / B

Best time to visit Boise

Boise experiences a semi-arid continental climate with hot, dry summers and cold, snowy winters. The summer months of May to August burst with outdoor activities with plenty of water sports to enjoy along the city’s river and lakes. Spring time is also lovely and warm, but if you’re looking for discounted rates, the pretty autumn months between September and November is the time to go. Popularly deemed “City of Trees”, the autumn season displays an auburn glaze across the parks and gardens, where many music and art festivals take place. Experience a winter wonderland between December and February when avid skiers and snowboarders take to the slopes. If you can brace the rain and snow, you’ll have a blast with all the winter activities to explore!

Weather & Climate in Boise

Average temperature (°C) & rainfall (mm) per month

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Low °C -6°C -3°C -1°C 2°C 6°C 11°C 14°C 13°C 8°C 3°C -1°C -5°C
High °C 3°C 7°C 12°C 17°C 22°C 28°C 33°C 32°C 26°C 19°C 10°C 4°C
Rainfall (mm) 41 30 33 32 30 24 8 11 18 20 40 37

Boise, the capital city of Idaho, is situated at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, along the Boise River. Established during the 1800s, the city was once home to native Indians, British traders and a prosperous gold rush.

Boise’s close proximity to the great American outdoors does not take away from its charming complement of 19th century and modern architecture. The Idaho state capital offers numerous tourist attractions that range from leisurely sightseeing to adrenaline-pumping outdoor activities. Outdoor recreational activities are seasonal with winter promising wonderful cross-country skiing opportunities, while kayaking, rock climbing, white-water rafting and hiking are the order of the day in summer. A short hike or drive to the summit of Table Rock is worthwhile for the scintillating vistas of the city and surrounding valley. From this elevated vantage point visitors can also spot herds of deer and elk in the hills. The River Greenbelt offers walking and cycling paths and wildlife viewing. Make sure you visit Julia Davis Park, home to the Boise Art Museum, Boise Zoo, history museums and picturesque rose gardens.

Discerning travellers can take in the sights of the State Capitol Building, the Anne Frank Memorial, Old Idaho State Penitentiary, and the Basque Museum and Cultural Centre. Do catch the Shakespeare Festival performed outdoors during the summer.

Compare several airlines and book your cheap flights to Boise online at Travelstart!

A United States Tourist Visa is required for South Africans travelling anywhere within the United States. You’ll need to make sure that your SA passport is valid for at least 6 months from the date of your return and that there are at least 2 pages free for stamps. Visa processing can take a few months, so leave plenty of time and ensure you have all the required documents.

For further information, see the Embassy website

The U.S. Embassy and Consulates are located in Pretoria, Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.

Boise is a very laid-back city with friendly locals welcoming visitors from all corners of the globe. Although it has a thriving nightlife, most visitors come to the city to explore its natural attractions. Use common sense and practise the usual safety precautions of not leaving items unattended and ensuring your car is locked when parked. The city is perfectly safe to walk around in, and there is no better way to take in the crisp, fresh air and beautiful gardens. Women may feel unsafe walking alone along the Greenbelt area at night, but general crime rates in Boise are extremely low.

Item Cape Town Johannesburg Boise
Meal, inexpensive restaurant R 90 R 100 R 170
Domestic beer (0.5 litre draught) R 22 R 20 R 46
Cappuccino R 19 R 20 R 49
Taxi 1km (normal tariff) R 10 R 12 R 24
Pack of cigarettes (Marlboro) R 35 R 35 R 65
Why book with us
  • Bringing you the best fares from all airlines
  • Expert assistance from booking to departure
  • Online destinations for planning your travels
Already Booked your Flight?

Explore our Hotel listings:

  • 1000's of options worldwide
  • Best prices
  • Great service
Personalised Assistance

Need help with your booking? Contact our expert Travelbar agents for guidance and booking assistance

  • 0861 878 278
  • travelbar@travelstart.com

Download our app

Free for iPhones and Andriod