Book Cheap Flights to Omaha

Omaha: a slow-paced city with beautiful greenery and plenty to see and do

Omaha is the largest city in the state of Nebraska, and certainly its most beautiful too! The city has plenty of old-American charm with lots of museums, galleries and delicious eateries to enjoy. Omaha has a population of around 470,000 residents, ready to welcome you to their city! Attractions include Omaha Old Market and Joslyn Art Museum.

Get ready for a trip of a lifetime with cheap flights to Omaha! Omaha is home to Eppley Airfield Omaha (OMA), located on a 10-minute drive from the city. Eppley Airfield Omaha serves a multitude of airlines, including United Airlines, British Airways, and Delta Air Lines. There are no direct flights to Omaha but popular connecting flights are available from Johannesburg. The flight duration is approximately 22 hours and 15 minutes.

Why visit Omaha

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Omaha Zoo

Children and adults alike will fully enjoy the time spent at the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium. The zoo has the world’s largest indoor desert and indoor rainforest to enjoy! Walk for hours and enjoy the sites.

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Cuisine

No trip to Omaha is complete without tasting and enjoying some of the local cuisine. Make a stop at Old Market to find an array of wonderful restaurants with tastes from around the world.

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Museums

The city has lots of museums and galleries to explore, with lessons and information from around the surrounding areas to learn about. The Joselyn Art museum and Durham Museum are must-sees.

General information

Essential details you need to know before your trip

Country United States of America
Currency United States Dollar (USD)
Exchange Rate 1 ZAR = 0.06 USD
Language English
Hub Airport Eppley Airfield Omaha (OMA)
Airline American Airlines
Time Zone GMT -6
Travel Adaptor Type A / B

Best time to visit Omaha

Omaha, in Nebraska, experiences four distinct seasons, with hot summer days and chilly winter nights. Summer falls between the months of June and August and during this time it can get quite warm! Expect daytime highs of around 32 degrees Celsius in the heart of July, with lots of humidity to spare. The best time to visit would be during autumn (September to end of October) as this is when you’ll experience warm days that are ideal for sightseeing, with very little humidity and almost no rainfall.

Weather & Climate in Omaha

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

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Low °C -7°C -2°C 4°C 10°C 17°C 19°C 18°C 12°C 5°C 2°C -2°C -8°C
High °C 1°C 3°C 10°C 17°C 23°C 28°C 32°C 29°C 25°C 18°C 9°C 2°C
Rainfall (mm) 18 21 50 75 120 105 97 97 65 55 41 26

Omaha is a vibrant city that offers guests a lively music scene and great neighbourhood. The city’s tourism offers visitors a cultural experience, sports, mind blowing tourism displays and affordable hotels. Shopping malls litter the streets with glitzy 5-star hotels, bars and clubs. The nights are very vibrant and there are lots of theatres, museums, fine restaurants and a surprisingly green city for you to explore.

The city is ideal for family travel as there is so much to enjoy with children! The Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium is a top attraction, as well as the Old Market which caters to all.

For those looking to check out the artistic scene, head downtown and pop in at the Joslyn Art Museum for local and international works of art.

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South Africans who wish to visit Omaha in the USA will need a visa to do so. The process has been known to take a long time, so it’s best to start as early as possible. You will need to complete your application and submit numerous documents, as well as schedule an appointment with the US Embassy in your city.

For more information, please contact the Embassy of the United States of America, in Pretoria:

877 Pretorius St,

Arcadia,

Pretoria,

0083

Tel: 012 431 4000

Omaha is a safe city to visit with low levels of petty crime reported. Families and solo travellers are fine to walk after dark as the locals are friendly and accommodating. There are no vaccines required for your trip to the USA. However, it is important to be up-to-date with your vaccines and to visit your doctor for a check-up before any international travel.

Item Cape Town Johannesburg Omaha
Meal (inexpensive restaurant) R 120.00 R 125.00 R 128.00
Domestic beer (0.5 litre draught) R 30.00 R 30.00 R 45.00
Cappuccino (regular) R 25.00 R 26.00 R 50.00
Taxi 1km (normal tariff) R 10.00 R 15.00 R 16.00
Pack of cigarettes (Marlboro) R 40.00 R 43.00 R 74.50
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