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Cheap flights to East London from R19 564

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight departing on 12/8. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
BOS — ELS
Apr 23 — Apr 301
1 adult
Tue 23/4
Tue 30/4

Flights to East London in 2024

Find the latest flights to East London in 2024, with up-to-date prices and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 625 374 searches and data was last updated on 18 April 2024.

Popular in

December

Cheapest in

May

Average price

R2 059

Return from

R1 506

One-way from

R763
High demand for flights, 8% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average for return flights in April 2024
From Johannesburg to East London
One-way flight from Johannesburg to East London (ELS)

Cheap flights to East London in April & May 2024

Discover affordable flights and deals to East London in April and May 2024. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 625 374 searches and data was last updated on 18 April 2024.
Check out some of the flights available from low prices to East London in April and May 2024. Deals update frequently so be sure to check back soon if you're not finding what you're looking for.
Wed 22/510:55IAD - ELS
2 stops40h 00mMultiple Airlines
Wed 29/513:40ELS - IAD
2 stops32h 30mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 17/4R23 016
Fri 3/510:55IAD - ELS
2 stops43h 05mQatar Airways
Tue 7/512:35ELS - IAD
2 stops33h 35mQatar Airways
Deal found 17/4R23 340
Fri 3/510:55IAD - ELS
2 stops43h 05mQatar Airways
Tue 7/518:15ELS - IAD
2 stops51h 55mQatar Airways
Deal found 16/4R23 359
Wed 15/516:10SFO - ELS
2 stops58h 50mMultiple Airlines
Wed 22/513:40ELS - SFO
2 stops33h 10mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 18/4R25 285
Fri 3/521:15BWI - ELS
2 stops38h 30mBritish Airways
Tue 7/518:15ELS - BWI
2 stops55h 10mBritish Airways
Deal found 17/4R35 315
Wed 1/522:55DFW - ELS
2 stops49h 55mQatar Airways
Sun 5/518:15ELS - DFW
2 stops46h 35mQatar Airways
Deal found 17/4R37 508
Wed 1/522:55DFW - ELS
2 stops54h 05mQatar Airways
Sun 5/518:15ELS - DFW
2 stops52h 45mQatar Airways
Deal found 16/4R37 527
Fri 3/521:15BWI - ELS
2 stops38h 30mBritish Airways
Tue 7/512:35ELS - BWI
2 stops36h 50mBritish Airways
Deal found 16/4R38 538
Wed 15/514:40SFO - ELS
2 stops36h 20mLufthansa
Wed 22/512:35ELS - SFO
3 stops37h 41mLufthansa
Deal found 18/4R41 569

East London 2024 flight deals

Explore flight deals for East London in 2024, offering the best prices and options to suit your preferences. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 625 374 searches and data were last updated on 18 April 2024.
Check out some of the best flight deals to East London in 2024. Check back in a little while for more flight options.
Wed 22/510:55IAD - ELS
2 stops40h 00mMultiple Airlines
Wed 29/513:40ELS - IAD
2 stops32h 30mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 17/4R23 016
Fri 3/510:55IAD - ELS
2 stops43h 05mQatar Airways
Tue 7/512:35ELS - IAD
2 stops33h 35mQatar Airways
Deal found 17/4R23 340
Fri 3/510:55IAD - ELS
2 stops43h 05mQatar Airways
Tue 7/518:15ELS - IAD
2 stops51h 55mQatar Airways
Deal found 16/4R23 359
Wed 15/516:10SFO - ELS
2 stops58h 50mMultiple Airlines
Wed 22/513:40ELS - SFO
2 stops33h 10mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 18/4R25 285
Wed 13/1115:55IAH - ELS
2 stops44h 00mBritish Airways
Sun 17/1112:35ELS - IAH
2 stops39h 20mBritish Airways
Deal found 17/4R25 723
Wed 13/1115:55IAH - ELS
2 stops44h 00mBritish Airways
Sun 17/1112:35ELS - IAH
2 stops39h 20mBritish Airways
Deal found 16/4R25 743
Wed 18/916:10SFO - ELS
2 stops58h 50mQatar Airways
Sun 22/912:35ELS - SFO
2 stops58h 15mQatar Airways
Deal found 17/4R28 050
Wed 18/916:10SFO - ELS
2 stops58h 50mQatar Airways
Sun 22/912:35ELS - SFO
2 stops58h 15mQatar Airways
Deal found 16/4R28 069
Sat 8/610:55IAD - ELS
2 stops43h 05mMultiple Airlines
Sat 29/68:20ELS - IAD
2 stops54h 25mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 18/4R33 275

One-way flights to East London

Explore one-way flight options to East London for greater flexibility in your travel plans. Find up-to-date pricing and availability for one-way flights. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 625 374 searches and data was last updated on 18 April 2024.
Consider booking one of these one-way flights heading to East London. If you're in need of a round-trip flight to East London instead, make sure to update the search form at the top of page.
Mon 12/816:10SFO - ELS
2 stops42h 45mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 17/4R19 564

Average price of flights to East London by month

Plan your trip to East London by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight to East London is currently R19 564 while a return flight costs R29 616. Price data was last updated on 14 April 2024.

Currently, May is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to East London (average of R87). Flying to East London in December will prove the most costly (average of R121). There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

January

R1 716

February

R1 831

March

R1 888

April

R1 926

May

R1 659

June

R1 735

July

R1 888

August

R1 926

September

R1 926

October

R1 812

November

R1 773

December

R2 307

Temperature and rainfall in East London by month

Plan your trip to East London by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

ELS

Temperature

15 - 21 °C

If weather is an important factor for your trip to East London, use this chart to help with planning. For those seeking warmer temperatures, January is the ideal time of year to visit, when temperatures reach an average of 21.0 C. Travellers hoping to avoid the cold should look outside of June, when temperatures are typically at their lowest (around 15.0 C).

When is the best time to book a flight to East London?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a return flight to East London. Price data was last updated on 28 January 2024.

Peak season

There isn’t much variation in temperatures so the peak and off season vary depending on what you want to do however a lot of tourists visit during the warmer months so make sure you find your flights to East London early. A lot of activities take place outdoors such as whale watching and surfing. For this you are best to visit anytime from late October to early March. The weather gets warmer as December rolls out and highs have been recorded in the 40’s, although generally you can expect high twenties to low thirties. It’s best to book your flights as early as you can to avoid paying excessive prices for your flight tickets. You are more likely to experience rainfall during the summer months so bear that in mind when looking for cheap flights to East London.

Off Season

Most of the activities can still be done in the winter as during the day you’ll still feel the best part of 20 degrees. Rainfall is a lot less common during the winter too and you might have better luck finding the cheapest flights to East London although tourism is still rife. The beaches are quieter but they are also better enjoyed during the summer. You should try to book your flights to East London in advance as the cost of flight tickets don’t fluctuate too much.

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When is the cheapest time to fly to East London?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly return to East London. Price data was last updated on 14 April 2024.
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Users looking for the lowest fares to East London should consider flying on Wednesday at midday, when prices are typically cheapest. Budget-minded travellers will want to avoid Friday evenings, when prices are usually at their highest.
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Reviews of airlines servicing East London

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to East London. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to East London. Reviews last updated 18 April 2024.
Read through reviews of airlines servicing East London, such as FlySafair, Cemair and Airlink. Users have also rated airlines in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8,4
Very Good
83 reviews

Food

7,6

Crew

8,8

Boarding

8,1

Comfort

8,1

Entertainment

6,4

Overall

8,4

Reviews

1 / 1

Loved the customer service and the fact that everything was on time, the served refreshments are a cherry on top

8,4
Very Good
83 reviews
8,4
Very Good
83 reviews

Food

7,6

Crew

8,8

Boarding

8,1

Comfort

8,1

Entertainment

6,4

Overall

8,4

Reviews

1 / 1

Loved the customer service and the fact that everything was on time, the served refreshments are a cherry on top

8,3
Very Good
106 reviews
8,4
Very Good
83 reviews

Food

7,6

Crew

8,8

Boarding

8,1

Comfort

8,1

Entertainment

6,4

Overall

8,4

Reviews

1 / 1

Loved the customer service and the fact that everything was on time, the served refreshments are a cherry on top

What is good to know if travelling to East London?

  • Explore some ofSouth Africa’s hidden gemswhen you secure your flights to East London.
  • Whale watching is a spectacle that shouldn’t be missed and is best seen from October to March.
  • Make sure you visit Mpongo Park Game Reserve for an up-close encounter with some truly remarkable animals. 
  • How long is the flight to East London?

    Flights from Johannesburg to East London: 1 hour 30 minutes Flights from Cape Town to East London: 1 hour 30 minutes Flights from George to East London: 3 hour 05 minutes Flights from Port Elizabeth to East London: 0 hours 45 minutes Flights from Durban to East London: 1 hours 5 minutes

  • Which airlines operate flights to East London?

    Kulula, Safair and South African are the major airlines that provide flights to East London; however Kenya Airways and Lufthansa also appear occasionally. Deciding which airline to fly with usually comes down to who offers the cheapest flights to East London however there are other factors that might affect your decision. If you are part of a loyalty membership scheme then it would be better to continue to fly with that particular airline to build up your points. You could also choose to redeem your points against the cost of your flight tickets which can mean you’ll be getting the cheapest flights to East London around.

  • How to get from the airport to the city centre?

    Upon arriving at the airport you’ll have a couple of choices to make in regards to getting to the centre. Most people tend to jump into a taxi from outside of arrivals as it is convenient and not overly expensive, just be sure you agree on the price of the journey beforehand. If you are thinking of visiting a few different areas then it’s best to hire a car from the airport although East London airport can get very busy so it might be easier to pre-arrange it once you’ve sorted your flight tickets. The roads are good but a SatNav might be needed as East London can be a little difficult to get your bearings. Alternatively once you’ve booked your flights to East London you can pre-book transport to collect you or see if your hotel offer any kind of transfers included with the price.

  • What does ELS mean?

    ELS stands for East London Airport. Codes like this one are often called IATA codes, a set of identifiers established by IATA (International Air Transport Association) that is widely used by airlines and the aviation industry.

  • What airport do you fly into for flights to East London?

    East London (ELS), located 8,3 km from the city centre, is the airport you fly into when you book flights to East London. Booking flights from Johannesburg to East London should be relatively easy as there are 13 daily flights from 3 different airlines.

  • Can I find cheaper flights to East London if I am willing to have stopovers?

    Yes, flights with stopovers are often cheaper than direct flights. Keep an eye out for flight deals to East London on Cheapflights that require 1 or 2 stops for potential cost savings.

  • What is the best airline to fly to East London?

    Based on reviews from Cheapflights users, Airlink is rated the highest out of the airlines that fly to East London.

  • What is the cheapest airport to fly to in East London?

    East London Airport is currently the cheapest airport to fly to in East London. One-way flights to East London Airport typically cost R757, while return flights cost around R1 516.

  • How much is a return flight to East London?

    A return flight to East London will typically cost around R99, however they can be found for as little as R80.

  • Where does the fastest flight to East London depart from?

    For those looking to save time traveling to East London, Durban offers the quickest one-way flight (1 hour 15 minutes).

  • Does East London Airport have car hire?

    Yes. Those touching down at East London Airport can take advantage of the car hire services offered upon their arrival.

  • Are there hotels close to East London Airport?

    Yes. East London Airport has hotels nearby for those requiring accommodations. Ground X Hotel is the closest property to East London Airport (1,6 km away from East London Airport).

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