Cheap flights from East London to Cape Town

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The best prices from East London to Cape Town are usually found in November or February, booked 27 days in advance, depart on a Saturday or Tuesday and return on a Wednesday

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How to find the cheapest flight from
East London (ELS) to Cape Town (CPT)

All the information you need to plan the best ELS to CPT flight in 2021: compare East London to Cape Town flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Cape Town.
ELS - CPT
Price
R2 180 - R2 794
CPT
Temperature
19 - 29 °C
CPT
Rainfall
9 - 94 mm

Popular in

April

High demand for flights, 12% potential price rise

Cheapest in

November

Best time to find cheap flights, 12% potential price drop

Round-trip from

R2 180

From East London to Cape Town

One-way from

R1 170

One-way flight from East London to Cape Town

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly return from East London to Cape Town?

Users have found that flying from East London to Cape Town on a Sunday typically leans towards higher prices. However, this doesn’t mean you still can’t find a deal. Flexibility with other aspects of your flight can still land a great price for your trip.

What is the cheapest month to fly from East London to Cape Town?

May is one of the best times of the year to fly to Cape Town from East London. Prices for May average R1 902 per person but you can even find prices for as low as R1 287. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a May flight can save you 35% on your journey compared to booking in May

When is the cheapest time to fly from East London to Cape Town (ELS - CPT)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from East London to Cape Town at midday. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 49% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the evening.

Cheap flights from East London to Cape Town in July, August 2021

The best prices found for ELS to CPT flights in July, August
17 Aug - 19 Aug
R1 653pp
ELS
East London
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
ELS
East London
27 Aug - 29 Aug
R1 712pp
ELS
East London
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
ELS
East London
27 Aug - 29 Aug
R1 726pp
ELS
East London
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
ELS
East London

East London to Cape Town 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town from East London found for this year
13 Sep - 20 Sep
R1 010pp
ELS
East London
British Airways
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
British Airways
Direct
ELS
East London
21 Sep - 28 Sep
R1 273pp
ELS
East London
British Airways
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
British Airways
Direct
ELS
East London
11 Nov - 18 Nov
R1 375pp
ELS
East London
British Airways
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
British Airways
Direct
ELS
East London

Direct flights to Cape Town from East London

Save time with East London to Cape Town direct flight deals
13 Sep - 20 Sep
R1 010pp
ELS
East London
British Airways
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
British Airways
Direct
ELS
East London
21 Sep - 28 Sep
R1 273pp
ELS
East London
British Airways
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
British Airways
Direct
ELS
East London
11 Nov - 18 Nov
R1 375pp
ELS
East London
British Airways
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
British Airways
Direct
ELS
East London

Last-minute flights from East London to Cape Town

Late deals on return flights to Cape Town from East London, departing today and this week
28 Jul - 29 Jul
R2 516pp
ELS
East London
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
ELS
East London
27 Jul - 3 Aug
R2 531pp
ELS
East London
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
ELS
East London
29 Jul - 2 Aug
R2 546pp
ELS
East London
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
ELS
East London

One-way flights to Cape Town from East London

The cheapest one-way flights from East London to Cape Town
5:10 - 17:25
British Airways
1 stop
12h 15m
ELS - CPT
British Airways
R1 171
travelstart.co.za
10:55 - 12:25
FlySafair
Direct
1h 30m
ELS - CPT
FlySafair
R1 434
mytrip.com
13:55 - 13:00
Multiple Airlines
1 stop
23h 05m
ELS - CPT
Multiple Airlines
R1 624
mytrip.com

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">East London</span> to <span class="emphasized">Cape Town</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From East London to Cape Town

What airports do I use to fly from East London to Cape Town?

If you book a flight from East London to Cape Town, you will be flying from East London to Cape Town Intl. Flights to Cape Town Intl (CPT) from East London (ELS) take 1h 30m for a nonstop flight. There are 2 flights from East London to Cape Town per day from 3 airlines.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from East London to Cape Town Intl to control the spread of COVID-19?

FlySafair is one of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travellers flying from East London to Cape Town Intl are improved sanitation, HEPA filters, mask requirements, socially-distanced seating (for a limited time), and pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms. Policies will vary by airline.

Which airlines flying from East London to Cape Town Intl have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like FlySafair, Kulula, and South African flying from East London to Cape Town Intl have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from East London to Cape Town for under R1 463 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from East London to Cape Town for under R1 463. The cheapest flight booked recently is on British Airways for just R1 010, but on average you can expect to pay R1 770.

Are there direct flights from East London to Cape Town for under R1 463 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 19 direct flights from East London to Cape Town under R1 463. A good price for a direct flight from East London to Cape Town is less than R1 814.

Are there last-minute flights available from East London to Cape Town for under R2 926?

There are currently 17+ open flights from East London to Cape Town within the next 7 days for less than R2 926.

What days are direct flights available from East London to Cape Town?

Direct flights are available for this route on the following days: Monday, Thursday, Saturday.

How popular is this flight route?

This flight path from East London to Cape Town Intl was viewed by 9 348 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

How many flights depart from East London to Cape Town on average per day?

On average 2 flights depart from East London to Cape Town Intl per day.
Morning (6am - Midday) - 50% of flight departures
Afternoon (Midday - 6pm) - 50% of flight departures

Does it rain more in East London or Cape Town?

When travelling, it's generally smart to pack in preparation for rain or any other conditions that may arise. The rainfall in East London is roughly less than Cape Town. You can assume this to be the case over the next 7 days.

Is East London weather warmer or cooler than Cape Town?

Temperatures around the 29 °Cs can be experienced in February. The weather in Cape Town is hotter than in East London. Plan for potential changes in flight availability as peak weather approaches in this location.

How long does is the flight from East London to Cape Town?

FlySafair, British Airways, and Airlink can get you from East London to Cape Town in just under 1h 30m. Your travel time can differ by up to 6h 15m. There are 866 km between East London and Cape Town. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying from East London to Cape Town return?

Currently priced at R1 010, British Airways will fly you from East London to Cape Town and back. In addition to British Airways, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Check Cheapflights for deals on FlySafair for as low as R1 624. British Airways is 59% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from East London to Cape Town one-way?

For one-way options, check prices for FlySafair. According to our data, you can fly for as low as R658. Users have also found prices from R1 112 and R1 317 on FlySafair and British Airways, respectively.

Alternative routes for East London to Cape Town

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for Cape Town

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from East London to Cape Town.
Flight duration
1h 33m
Average temperature for July in Cape Town
19.0 °C
Avg rainfall for July in Cape Town
94.0 mm

Airports servicing East London

Airports servicing Cape Town

Top 3 airlines flying from East London to Cape Town

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from East London to Cape Town choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Kulula
R100 R148 No cancel fee 84%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Kulula. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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FlySafair
R122 R170 No cancel fee N/A
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South African
R269 R351 No cancel fee 78%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by South African. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Hourly flight availability from East London to Cape Town

See what time of day planes typically take off from East London towards Cape Town.
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 100% of flight departures
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Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of flight departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from East London to Cape Town
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from East London to Cape Town.
Sunday
2 daily flights
Monday
3 daily flights
Tuesday
2 daily flights
Wednesday
2 daily flights
Thursday
3 daily flights
Friday
3 daily flights
Saturday
2 daily flights
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