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

How to find the cheapest flight from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town

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

R130 - R181

CPT

Temperature

12 - 21 °C

CPT

Precipitation

20 - 100 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

R2 064

From Port Elizabeth to Cape Town Intl

One-way from

R1 477

One-way flight from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town Intl

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 509. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from R2 557.

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 448 for the month, but tickets can be as low as R1 699. 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 December, January 2021

The best prices found for PLZ to CPT flights in December, January
Dec 17 - Dec 20
PLZ

Port Elizabeth

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

1h 25m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

PLZ

Port Elizabeth

Nonstop

1h 10m
R175

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/12/21

Dec 14 - Dec 19
PLZ

Port Elizabeth

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

1h 25m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

PLZ

Port Elizabeth

Nonstop

1h 10m
R222

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/12/21

Dec 17 - Dec 20
PLZ

Port Elizabeth

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

1h 25m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

PLZ

Port Elizabeth

1 stop

24h 45m
R238

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/12/21

Port Elizabeth to Cape Town 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town from Port Elizabeth found for this year
Dec 17 - Dec 20
PLZ

Port Elizabeth

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

1h 25m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

PLZ

Port Elizabeth

Nonstop

1h 10m
R175

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/12/21

Dec 14 - Dec 19
PLZ

Port Elizabeth

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

1h 25m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

PLZ

Port Elizabeth

Nonstop

1h 10m
R222

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/12/21

Dec 17 - Dec 20
PLZ

Port Elizabeth

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

1h 25m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

PLZ

Port Elizabeth

1 stop

24h 45m
R238

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/12/21

Direct flights to Cape Town from Port Elizabeth

Save time with Port Elizabeth to Cape Town direct flight deals
Dec 17 - Dec 20
PLZ

Port Elizabeth

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

1h 25m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

PLZ

Port Elizabeth

Nonstop

1h 10m
R175

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/12/21

Dec 14 - Dec 19
PLZ

Port Elizabeth

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

1h 25m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

PLZ

Port Elizabeth

Nonstop

1h 10m
R222

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/12/21

Feb 12 - Feb 15
PLZ

Port Elizabeth

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

1h 25m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

PLZ

Port Elizabeth

Nonstop

1h 20m
R1 397

FlySafair

View Deal

Deal found 1/12/21

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
Dec 10 - Jan 7
PLZ

Port Elizabeth

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

1h 25m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

PLZ

Port Elizabeth

Nonstop

1h 20m
R2 207

FlySafair

View Deal

Deal found 29/11/21

Dec 10 - Dec 16
PLZ

Port Elizabeth

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

1h 25m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

PLZ

Port Elizabeth

Nonstop

1h 10m
R2 541

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 2/12/21

Dec 7 - Dec 14
PLZ

Port Elizabeth

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

1h 15m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

PLZ

Port Elizabeth

Nonstop

1h 10m
R2 827

British Airways

View Deal

Deal found 1/12/21

One-way flights to Cape Town Intl from Port Elizabeth

The cheapest one-way flights from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town
Jan 18
PLZ

Port Elizabeth

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

1h 25m
R715

FlySafair

View Deal

Deal found 1/12/21

Mar 24
PLZ

Port Elizabeth

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

1h 25m
R778

FlySafair

View Deal

Deal found 30/11/21

Jan 17
PLZ

Port Elizabeth

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

1h 15m
R905

British Airways

View Deal

Deal found 30/11/21

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Port Elizabeth to Cape Town flights.

Cheap flights from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town

Take a flight from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town and you can make the 640-kilometre journey in around an hour and a half, compared to eight hours if you drive it. And when you arrive at Cape Town International Airport (CPT), you’re only 20 kilometres – or a 45-minute shuttle bus ride – from the city itself. Set off and explore areas like East City and Woodstock, or head straight for the unmissable Table Mountain National Park. Tempted? Here’s everything you need to know about booking cheap flights from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town, so you can start planning your South African adventure today.

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

Flights from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town take an average of 1 hour 25 minutes.

Which airlines operate flights from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town?

You can book Port Elizabeth to Cape Town flights with flag-carriers like South African Airways and British Airways, as well as low-cost flight operator, Safair. Each airline offers a range of flight options, and you can compare them all using the cheapflights search tool.

How frequent are flights between Port Elizabeth and Cape Town?

On average, there are five flights from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town running every day, or more than 30 flights per week.

Which airports serve Port Elizabeth and Cape Town?

Port Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ) and Cape Town International Airport (CPT) are the airports that serve all Port Elizabeth to Cape Town flights.

Which direct flight route between Port Elizabeth and Cape Town is cheapest?

There’s a single direct flight route between Port Elizabeth and Cape Town, so the best way to find low-cost flights is via the Cheapflights search tool. Select your departure and arrival airports and choose your dates, and you can view prices across the board to help you find the most suitable option. Prices can vary according to things like date, time, and seat availability, so it’s always worth comparing all your options in one place.

What is there to do in Cape Town?

Book cheap flights from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town and you’re going to want plenty of time to explore this South African city. The Atlantic-lapped beaches are not to be missed, and you literally can’t miss Table Mountain, which sits plum in the centre of the city. On top of that you’ve got all the sleek bars, trendy galleries and designer shops you could want from any cosmopolitan city. Vibe-wise, Cape Town is definitely bigger and buzzier than Port Elizabeth. And the cost of living is higher, too, so you’ll notice you’re paying more for things like food and drink while you’re here. All the more reason to find yourself a cheap flight from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town, then.Ready to book cheap flights from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town? Use the Search Flights function to get started.

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 4 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 R200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town for under R200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just R175, but on average you can expect to pay R1 397.

Are there direct flights from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town for under R200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town under R200. A good price for a direct flight from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town is less than R1 985.

Are there last-minute flights available from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town for under R2 300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town within the next 7 days for less than R2 300.

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

Direct flights can be found on the following days: Saturday.

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

This flight path from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town Intl was viewed by 17 661 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 Port Elizabeth to Cape Town on average per day?

1 flight departure from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town per day on average.
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 100% of flight departures

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

For as low as R318, FlySafair can have you in Cape Town from Port Elizabeth in 1h 25m. The distance between Port Elizabeth and Cape Town is about 649 km. Generally, flights for this route are direct.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town round-trip?

FlySafair, at R318, was found to be the cheapest airline from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town. An alternate airline flying to your destination would be Airlink. Users have found that FlySafair is 87% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

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

R715 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from FlySafair. You may also be able to find cheap deals on British Airways and Airlink, with prices starting from R905 and R1 175, respectively.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town?

The most popular airlines flying from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town are British Airways, FlySafair and Mango. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

What are the most reliable airlines from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town?

Looking for the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time? Our data shows these are most likely to get you from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town on time: FlySafair (99%), Airlink (96%), Qatar Airways (89%).

What are the cheapest flights from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for R682. While the most popular route (Port Elizabeth - Cape Town Intl) can be booked for R1 524 on average our data indicates R1 382 when flying from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town.

What are the most eco-friendly airlines from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town?

Flights to Cape Town from Port Elizabeth are mainly serviced by FlySafair, British airways, Mango, and South African airways. All four airliners have tried in one way or the other to offer sustainable travel, but we have to give British airways the first position. It is the most eco-friendly airline to Cape Town from Port Elizabeth. We crown British airways because of their dedication to noise reduction per flight and increased recycling and reusing materials to reduce pollution. For example, amenity kits supplied to British airways’ passengers during their flights come from recycled materials.

How to fly more sustainably from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town?

Some of the airlines flying passengers to Cape Town from Port Elizabeth have been doing a commendable job. However, the best way to appreciate them is to also put some effort into flying sustainably. One of the ways you can do this is by taking direct flights. Connecting flights make you cover long distances and take-offs demand more fuel, hence more emissions. You can also fly more sustainably by carrying reusable water bottles. If you have to use disposable products, we recommend that you dispose of them responsibly so that they can be recycled or disposed of appropriately. Additionally, carrying less baggage reduces the weight on the aircraft, which in return reduces drag and decreases emissions. The little effort you put into sustainable travel goes a long way towards helping take care of our surroundings.

Alternative routes for Port Elizabeth to Cape Town

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.
Durban to Cape Townfrom R1 150 pp
Cape Town to Durbanfrom R1 346 pp
Kimberley to Cape Townfrom R2 257 pp

Top 4 airlines flying from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town

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.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
British Airways
CheapestR1 531
AverageR2 769
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time70%
COVID-19 safety
FlySafair
CheapestR1 612
AverageR2 528
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-timeN/A
COVID-19 safety
South African
CheapestR2 250
AverageR4 876
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time78%
COVID-19 safety
Mango
CheapestR3 229
AverageR4 292
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-timeN/A
COVID-19 safety

Hourly flight availability from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town

See what time of day planes typically take off from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town
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0%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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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
Sunday2daily flights
Monday5daily flights
Tuesday3daily flights
Wednesday5daily flights
Thursday5daily flights
Friday5daily flights
Saturday3daily flights