Cheap flights from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town

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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 2022: 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
Rainfall
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 099

From Port Elizabeth to Cape Town Intl

One-way from

R2 083

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.
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 19% on the flight price compared to flying in the afternoon, which is usually more expensive.

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 8%.

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 551. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from R2 600.

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 490 for the month, but tickets can be as low as R1 728. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

Cheap flights from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town in May, June 2022

The best prices found for PLZ to CPT flights in May, June
16 Jun - 23 Jun
R1 679pp
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
British Airways
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
British Airways
Direct
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
7 Jun - 14 Jun
R1 792pp
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
28 May - 4 Jun
R1 809pp
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
PLZ
Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth to Cape Town 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town from Port Elizabeth found for this year
16 Jun - 23 Jun
R1 679pp
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
British Airways
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
British Airways
Direct
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
8 Jul - 17 Jul
R1 712pp
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
British Airways
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
British Airways
Direct
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
7 Jun - 14 Jun
R1 792pp
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
16 Jun - 23 Jun
R1 679pp
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
British Airways
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
British Airways
Direct
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
8 Jul - 17 Jul
R1 712pp
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
British Airways
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
British Airways
Direct
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
7 Jun - 14 Jun
R1 792pp
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
FlySafair
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
25 May - 6 Jun
R2 067pp
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
25 May - 29 May
R2 083pp
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
26 May - 29 May
R2 099pp
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
British Airways
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
4:15 - 10:25
Airlink
1 stop
6h 10m
PLZ - CPT
Airlink
R2 083
FlightNetwork
16:00 - 4:10
FlySafair
1 stop
12h 10m
PLZ - CPT
FlySafair
R2 196
FlySafair
9:40 - 17:55
British Airways
2 stops
8h 15m
PLZ - CPT
British Airways
R2 551
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Related info for your journey

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

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 5 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 5 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 Airlink. 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 700 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town for under R1 700. The cheapest flight booked recently is on British Airways for just R1 679, but on average you can expect to pay R1 970.

Are there direct flights from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town for under R1 700 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town under R1 700. A good price for a direct flight from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town is less than R1 970.

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

There are currently 19+ open flights from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town within the next 7 days for less than R2 100.

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

This flight path from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town Intl was viewed by 17 270 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

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

British Airways, at R1 679, was found to be the cheapest airline from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town. An alternate airline flying to your destination would be FlySafair. Users have found that British Airways is 32% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

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

R824 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from British Airways. You may also be able to find cheap deals on FlySafair and Airlink, with prices starting from R856 and R1 841, respectively.

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: Airlink (100%), FlySafair (99%), Qatar Airways (65%).

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

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for R841. While the most popular route (Port Elizabeth - Cape Town Intl) can be booked for R1 679 on average our data indicates R1 648 when flying from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town.

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 Airlink, British Airways and Ellinair. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

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 are the best ways to get to the airports in Port Elizabeth and Cape Town?

If you are looking for cheap flights from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town, you can fly directly from Chief Dawid Stuurman International Airport, also known as Port Elizabeth International Airport in the ‘windy’ city of Port Elizabeth. It is the only airport servicing the small city and you will be able to reach it with taxis and Uber, as well as private car shuttles. Public transportation in the area is not particularly regular or efficient. When you arrive in Cape Town, you will land at the Cape Town International Airport which is a world-class airport well-equipped to handle large commercial flights. You can catch the regular local MyCiTi bus from outside the Arrivals terminals. They will arrive every 20 minutes and can take you straight to the city centre with ease. Taxis and Ubers are also available as well as car hire, which is a great way to see this beautiful coastal city.

Which airlines fly directly from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town?

Due to the close proximity between the two cities, this journey is usually completed with direct flights in a short space of time. FlySafair will have you in Cape Town in just under one hour and 30 minutes and Airlink also flies direct in approximately the same amount of time. British Airways completes the flight in an average of one hour and 20 minutes. You can occasionally find one-stop collaboration flights with FlySafair and Kulula that can average around seven hours in flying time. Flights range quite widely in price, but time and stopovers are not really a budget factor.

What are the stopover options between Port Elizabeth to Cape Town?

With such short flights from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town, it is not often you will find stopover options between these two cities. If you book with incredibly short notice, there is always the possibility that all direct flights are booked up. However, you could find a FlySafar and Kulula collaboration flight that stops in Johannesburg, the major commercial hub of South Africa. This stopover could add an extra five hours to your flying time. For the most part, this route is highly serviced with enough airline carriers to ensure you will not need a stopover.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town?

Fortunately, South African citizens will not need a visa or passport to fly between the two cities of Port Elizabeth and Cape Town. You can book flights with up to date, valid identification such as an SA ID book or driving licence and enjoy your holiday, business or study trip in the ‘Mother City’.

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 17m
Average temperature for May in Cape Town
22.0 °C
Avg rainfall for May in Cape Town
64.0 mm

Airports servicing Port Elizabeth

Airports servicing Cape Town

Top 5 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
Ellinair
R733 R797 No cancel fee N/A

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

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British Airways
R1 156 R2 048 No cancel fee 70%
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FlySafair
R1 353 R2 156 No cancel fee N/A
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Airlink
R1 671 R2 828 No cancel fee N/A

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

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Mango
R3 284 R4 365 No cancel fee N/A

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Mango. 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 63% of flight departures
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 18% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 18% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of flight departures
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6 AM
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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.
Sunday
6 daily flights
Monday
5 daily flights
Tuesday
5 daily flights
Wednesday
5 daily flights
Thursday
5 daily flights
Friday
6 daily flights
Saturday
4 daily flights
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