Cheap flights from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town

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The best prices from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town Intl are usually found in May or August, booked 15 days in advance, depart on a Saturday or Wednesday and return on a Saturday

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Port Elizabeth (PLZ) to Cape Town (CPT)

All the information you need to plan the best PLZ to CPT flight in 2021: compare Port Elizabeth to Cape Town flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Cape Town.
PLZ - CPT
Price
R1 887 - R2 627
CPT
Temperature
19 - 29 °C
CPT
Precipitation
9 - 94 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 15% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

Best time to find cheap flights, 16% potential price drop

Round-trip from

R1 887

From Port Elizabeth to Cape Town Intl

One-way from

R958

One-way flight from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town Intl

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 Port Elizabeth to Cape Town?

Friday is generally a great day to depart. Flying on this day could help you save up to 14%.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 14 days in advance, which can save you up to 1% on flights from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 14 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at R2 293. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from R2 336.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town?

Our data shows that May tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Cape Town from Port Elizabeth. Users have commonly found prices around R2 237 for the month, but tickets can be as low as R1 553. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town (PLZ - CPT)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town at midday. Doing so could potentially save you 17% on the flight price compared to flying in the evening, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town in September, October 2021

The best prices found for PLZ to CPT flights in September, October
26 Oct - 2 Nov
R1 654pp
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
Multiple airlines
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
14 Oct - 18 Oct
R1 771pp
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
15 Oct - 17 Oct
R1 800pp
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
British Airways
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
British Airways
Direct
PLZ
Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth to Cape Town 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town from Port Elizabeth found for this year
24 Nov - 1 Dec
R1 466pp
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
26 Oct - 2 Nov
R1 654pp
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
Multiple airlines
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
26 Nov - 28 Nov
R1 683pp
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
PLZ
Port Elizabeth

Direct flights to Cape Town from Port Elizabeth

Save time with Port Elizabeth to Cape Town direct flight deals
24 Nov - 1 Dec
R1 466pp
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
4 Nov - 7 Nov
R1 553pp
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
26 Oct - 2 Nov
R1 654pp
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
Multiple airlines
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
PLZ
Port Elizabeth

Last-minute flights from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town

Late deals on return flights to Cape Town from Port Elizabeth, departing today and this week
22 Sep - 7 Oct
R2 061pp
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
27 Sep - 26 Oct
R2 075pp
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
23 Sep - 21 Oct
R2 177pp
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
Multiple airlines
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
British Airways
Direct
PLZ
Port Elizabeth

One-way flights to Cape Town Intl from Port Elizabeth

The cheapest one-way flights from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town
7:30 - 8:45
British Airways
Direct
1h 15m
PLZ - CPT
British Airways
14:45 - 16:15
FlySafair
Direct
1h 30m
PLZ - CPT
FlySafair
R1 553
FlightNetwork
4:50 - 5:15
Multiple Airlines
1 stop
24h 25m
PLZ - CPT
Multiple Airlines
R1 582
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Flight FAQs

From Port Elizabeth to Cape Town

What airports do I use to fly from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town?

If you wish to fly to Cape Town from Port Elizabeth, then you need to book flights from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town Intl. There are 3 flights from Port Elizabeth (PLZ) to Cape Town Intl (CPT) per day to choose from. Flights to Cape Town from Port Elizabeth are available from 4 different airlines, which means you should have some options if you want to compare airfare deals. 1h 15m is how long a nonstop flight from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town Intl typically takes.

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

Some of the carriers operating flights from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town Intl that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are FlySafair, British Airways, and South African. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Can I find flights from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town for under R1 500 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town for under R1 500. The cheapest flight booked recently is on FlySafair for just R1 466, but on average you can expect to pay R1 916.

Are there direct flights from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town for under R1 500 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town under R1 500. A good price for a direct flight from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town is less than R1 916.

Are there last-minute flights available from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town for under R2 100?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town within the next 7 days for less than R2 100.

What days are direct flights available from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town?

Days when direct flights are available for this flight are: Wednesday.

How popular is this Port Elizabeth to Cape Town flight route?

Within the past month, 17 661 users have taken a look at flights from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town Intl.

How many flights depart from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town on average per day?

Per day, 2 flights depart from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town on average.
Morning (6am - Midday) - 50% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 50% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town?

Departing from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town will take you 1h 15m. Airlines will cover a distance of 649 km. Generally, flights for this route are direct.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town return?

Our cheapest airline available from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town is FlySafair. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as R1 466 on this airline. An additional option worth looking into is British Airways, starting at R1 785. Users have found that FlySafair is 34% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town one-way?

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with FlySafair, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at R653. British Airways flights start at R900 while deals on Airlink start at R1 408 one-way.

Alternative routes for Port Elizabeth 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 Port Elizabeth to Cape Town.
Flight duration from PLZ to CPT
1h 18m
Average temperature for September in Cape Town
21.0 °C
Avg rainfall for September in Cape Town
44.0 mm

Airports servicing Port Elizabeth

Airports servicing Cape Town

Top 4 airlines flying from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town Intl

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Port Elizabeth 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
FlySafair
R101 R159 No cancel fee N/A
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British Airways
R96 R174 No cancel fee 70%
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Mango
R203 R270 No cancel fee N/A
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South African
R142 R307 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 Port Elizabeth to Cape Town

See what time of day planes typically take off from Port Elizabeth towards Cape Town.
Morning 6 AM to midday 57% of flight departures
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 42% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of flight departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town.
Sunday
3 daily flights
Monday
3 daily flights
Tuesday
5 daily flights
Wednesday
5 daily flights
Thursday
5 daily flights
Friday
4 daily flights
Saturday
2 daily flights
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