Cheap flights from East London to Cape Town

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

How to find the cheapest flight from East London to Cape Town

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

R149 - R191

CPT

Temperature

12 - 21 °C

CPT

Precipitation

20 - 100 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 390

From East London to Cape Town Intl

One-way from

R1 380

One-way flight from East London to Cape Town Intl

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

Sunday flights are generally found to be more expensive for flights from East London to Cape Town. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Cape Town.

How far in advance should I book a flight from East London to Cape Town?

Users have found that booking a flight from East London to Cape Town at least 21 days early can save you up to 1% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 21 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from East London to Cape Town for as little as R2 727 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as R2 743 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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

November can be a great time to fly to Cape Town from East London with a flight ticket averaging about R2 710. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of November for as cheap as R2 069. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of April.

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

It’s optimal to fly from East London to Cape Town at midday. By choosing this option you can save up to 49% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the evening.

Cheap flights from East London to Cape Town in December, January 2021

The best prices found for ELS to CPT flights in December, January
Dec 3 - Dec 5
ELS

East London

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

1h 40m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ELS

East London

Nonstop

1h 35m
R2 310

FlySafair

View Deal

Deal found 29/11/21

Dec 8 - Dec 10
ELS

East London

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

1h 40m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ELS

East London

Nonstop

1h 35m
R2 518

FlySafair

View Deal

Deal found 29/11/21

Dec 7 - Dec 10
ELS

East London

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

1h 40m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ELS

East London

Nonstop

1h 35m
R2 535

FlySafair

View Deal

Deal found 30/11/21

East London to Cape Town 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town from East London found for this year
Dec 3 - Dec 5
ELS

East London

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

1h 40m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ELS

East London

Nonstop

1h 35m
R2 310

FlySafair

View Deal

Deal found 29/11/21

Dec 8 - Dec 10
ELS

East London

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

1h 40m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ELS

East London

Nonstop

1h 35m
R2 518

FlySafair

View Deal

Deal found 29/11/21

Dec 7 - Dec 10
ELS

East London

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

1h 40m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ELS

East London

Nonstop

1h 35m
R2 535

FlySafair

View Deal

Deal found 30/11/21

Direct flights to Cape Town from East London

Save time with East London to Cape Town direct flight deals
Mar 29 - Apr 5
ELS

East London

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

1h 40m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ELS

East London

Nonstop

1h 35m
R1 684

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 29/11/21

Mar 31 - Apr 4
ELS

East London

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

1h 35m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ELS

East London

Nonstop

1h 35m
R1 748

British Airways

View Deal

Deal found 28/11/21

Dec 23 - Jan 3
ELS

East London

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

1h 35m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ELS

East London

Nonstop

1h 35m
R2 551

British Airways

View Deal

Deal found 29/11/21

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
Dec 8 - Dec 10
ELS

East London

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

1h 40m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ELS

East London

Nonstop

1h 35m
R2 518

FlySafair

View Deal

Deal found 29/11/21

Dec 7 - Dec 10
ELS

East London

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

1h 40m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ELS

East London

Nonstop

1h 35m
R2 535

FlySafair

View Deal

Deal found 30/11/21

Dec 9 - Dec 12
ELS

East London

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

1h 40m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ELS

East London

Nonstop

1h 35m
R2 615

FlySafair

View Deal

Deal found 29/11/21

One-way flights to Cape Town Intl from East London

The cheapest one-way flights from East London to Cape Town
Feb 16
ELS

East London

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

1h 40m
R722

FlySafair

View Deal

Deal found 28/11/21

Dec 10
ELS

East London

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

1h 40m
R979

FlySafair

View Deal

Deal found 30/11/21

Dec 8
ELS

East London

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

1h 40m
R995

FlySafair

View Deal

Deal found 29/11/21

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about East London to Cape Town flights.

Book flights from East London to Cape Town, and you’ll be among the 4 million travellers who jet into the city each year.Cape Town is all high-shine harbour bars, creative restaurants and award-winning museums. But nature is never far away. Table Mountain overlooks the city, plus day tours whisk you out to see penguin-friendly beaches and local vineyards. But how to get there? Easy – just hop on a direct flight from East London to Cape Town. The journey takes less than 2 hours.

How long is the flight from East London, South Africa, to Cape Town?

East London to Cape Town flights take around 1 hour 50 minutes direct. You could also opt for a flight with a stopover. These start at 3 hours long.

Which airlines fly directly from East London to Cape Town?

There are three main airlines offering direct, nonstop flights into Cape Town from East London including South African Airways, Hahn Air Services, and FlySafair. These flights are often the quickest to reach the destination and are the least expensive available. The typical direct flight takes 1h 35m-1h 45m to reach Cape Town. While there are a few different airlines offering direct flights, many more stopover flights are available to Cape Town. Some of the airlines offering them include South African Airways, FlySafair, and Kulula. However, even the quickest stopover flights are at least twice as long as a direct flight from East London.

What are the stopover options between East London to Cape Town?

Those who are visiting Cape Town taking a one-stop flight will typically touch down at King Shaka International Airport in Durban or O.R. Tambo Airport in Johannesburg. In some cases, the flights require passengers to switch airports at the stopover point. One-stop flights between these two locations are typically cheaper than those with two stops. The flights with additional stops will also touch down in Johannesburg or Durban in most places but may stop in both or add a stop at Bloemfontein Airport or George Airport. The quickest two-stop flights reach Cape Town in 7h 15m.

How frequent are flights between East London and Cape Town?

Very. You’ve got around 5 direct flights a day, plus over 30 indirect routes.

What airports serve East London to Cape Town flights?

When going to Cape Town from East London, passengers will board an aircraft at East London Airport. This is a small airport that has around 20 to 30 flights each day. The airport had more than 800,000 passengers throughout 2016 and has two paved asphalt runways. Once reaching the end of the flight, passengers will disembark at Cape Town International Airport, which is 20 kilometres from the city centre. It has a central terminal that connects terminals for international and domestic flights. It offers direct flights to Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.

Which direct flight route between East London and Cape Town is cheapest?

The cheapest routes are often the direct flights by national airlines like South African Airways and Safair. Keep an eye on the early morning and late evening flights to get the best prices.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly from East London to Cape Town?

Taking a flight from East London to Cape Town does not require a visa or a passport. Passengers only need a valid form of identification.Cape Town sits on a rugged peninsula in south-west South Africa, where the Atlantic Ocean whittles out looming headlands and sandy beaches. Table Mountain rises above it all, best reached by the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway. Back in the city, most visitors head straight for the restaurants and boutiques of the Victoria & Albert Waterfront. Robben Island is a real must-see, too. You can tour the jail cell of Nelson Mandela and find out how he fought against apartheid.

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 35m for a nonstop flight. There are 2 flights from East London to Cape Town per day from 3 airlines.

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 700 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from East London to Cape Town for under R1 700. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just R1 684, but on average you can expect to pay R3 000.

Are there direct flights from East London to Cape Town for under R1 700 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 18 direct flights from East London to Cape Town under R1 700. A good price for a direct flight from East London to Cape Town is less than R3 288.

Are there last-minute flights available from East London to Cape Town for under R2 600?

There are currently 20+ open flights from East London to Cape Town within the next 7 days for less than R2 600.

How popular is this East London to Cape Town flight route?

Within the past month, 9 348 users have taken a look at flights from East London to Cape Town Intl.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from East London to Cape Town round-trip?

Cheapflights users have booked flights from East London to Cape Town round-trip from R1 748. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are Airlink, from R2 727, and FlySafair, from R4 155. British Airways is 35% 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?

The cheapest airline one-way is FlySafair, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as R722. However, be on the lookout for offers from Airlink and British Airways, as they are both options that can get you from East London to Cape Town for a low price.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from East London to Cape Town?

The most popular airlines flying from East London to Cape Town are FlySafair, Kulula and South African. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

What are the most reliable airlines from East London to Cape Town?

The top 3 most reliable airlines when flying from East London to Cape Town are FlySafair (99%), Qatar Airways (90%) and Kulula (90%).

What are the cheapest flights from East London to Cape Town?

Looking for the cheapest flight from East London to Cape Town? While on average our users pay R7 918, our data indicates the cheapest price to be R4 150. The most popular route (East London - Cape Town Intl), is priced around R1 540.

Other flights to Cape Town

Alternative routes for East London to Cape Town

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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.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Kulula
CheapestR1 601
AverageR2 375
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time84%
COVID-19 safety
FlySafair
CheapestR1 958
AverageR2 720
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-timeN/A
COVID-19 safety
South African
CheapestR4 322
AverageR5 632
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time78%
COVID-19 safety

Hourly flight availability from East London to Cape Town

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Weekly flight availability from East London to Cape Town

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Monday3daily flights
Tuesday3daily flights
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Saturday3daily flights