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.
Flights from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town take an average of 1 hour 25 minutes.
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.
On average, there are five flights from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town running every day, or more than 30 flights per week.
Port Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ) and Cape Town International Airport (CPT) are the airports that serve all Port Elizabeth to Cape Town flights.
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.
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.
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