|Popular in||December||High demand for flights, 8% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||July||Best time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop|
|Average price||R1 231||Average for round-trip flights in July 2021|
|Round-trip from||R1 053||From Johannesburg OR Tambo to East London|
|One-way from||R148||One-way flight from Johannesburg to East London|
JNB - ELS
R1 241 - R2 413
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.
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.
You will want to secure your flight tickets 2 or 3 months in advance to give yourself a chance of finding the cheapest flights to East London. The time of year will play a small part in deciding when you go although ultimately it depends on your preferences. The game reserves are best seen during the summer although you’ll still spot animals during the winter months. Being flexible with your dates makes it a lot easier to find the cheapest flight tickets although you might have to compromise on the time of year to get the best savings. The beaches can be incredibly busy during the summer so factor this into your decision, it can be better to visit in spring or autumn to still make the most of the warm weather but with fewer tourists crowding the streets and sea.
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
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.
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.
Most people fly into East London (ELS) if they book a flight to East London. East London is conveniently located just 8,3 km from East London’s city centre.