Cheap flights from Cape Town to East London

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Cape Town (CPT) to East London (ELS)

All the information you need to plan the best CPT to ELS flight in 2021: compare Cape Town to East London flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in East London.
CPT - ELS
Price
R152 - R206
ELS
Temperature
15 - 21 °C
ELS
Precipitation
30 - 90 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 19% potential price rise

Cheapest in

February

Best time to find cheap flights, 9% potential price drop

Round-trip from

R2 438

From Cape Town Intl to East London

One-way from

R1 364

One-way flight from Cape Town Intl to East London

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest month to fly from Cape Town to East London?

The best pricing can be found in the month of February. Prices to East London from Cape Town average R2 679. You can even find prices in February for less than R2 679, as users have found deals to East London from as low as R2 133. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to East London from Cape Town. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 23%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Cape Town to East London (CPT - ELS)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Cape Town to East London in the morning. Doing so could potentially save you 41% on the flight price compared to flying in the afternoon, which is usually more expensive.

What is the cheapest day to fly return from Cape Town to East London?

Leaving on a Tuesday is a viable option for saving on travel. Heavily demanded days of the week can typically drive up the prices you see. Booking your travel for a less competitive day can save up to 7% on the overall cost on flights from Cape Town to East London.

Cheap flights from Cape Town to East London in December, January 2022

The best prices found for CPT to ELS flights in December, January
5 Dec - 13 Dec
R2 117pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
ELS
East London
ELS
East London
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
7 Dec - 10 Dec
R2 246pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
ELS
East London
ELS
East London
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
5 Dec - 10 Dec
R2 294pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
ELS
East London
ELS
East London
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl

Cape Town Intl to East London 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to East London from Cape Town found for this year
5 Dec - 13 Dec
R2 117pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
ELS
East London
ELS
East London
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
7 Dec - 10 Dec
R2 246pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
ELS
East London
ELS
East London
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
5 Dec - 10 Dec
R2 294pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
ELS
East London
ELS
East London
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl

Direct flights to East London from Cape Town

Save time with Cape Town to East London direct flight deals
19 Jan - 22 Jan
R1 315pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
ELS
East London
ELS
East London
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
5 Feb - 12 Feb
R1 444pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
ELS
East London
ELS
East London
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
20 Jan - 27 Jan
R1 620pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
ELS
East London
ELS
East London
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl

Last-minute flights from Cape Town to East London

Late deals on return flights to East London from Cape Town, departing today and this week
7 Dec - 10 Dec
R2 246pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
ELS
East London
ELS
East London
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
8 Dec - 13 Dec
R2 422pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
ELS
East London
ELS
East London
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
10 Dec - 13 Dec
R2 518pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
ELS
East London
ELS
East London
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl

One-way flights to East London from Cape Town

The cheapest one-way flights from Cape Town to East London
4:20 - 12:30
Airlink
1 stop
8h 10m
CPT - ELS
Airlink
R1 364
travelstart.co.za
1:00 - 7:00
Multiple Airlines
1 stop
6h 00m
CPT - ELS
Multiple Airlines
R1 716
Gotogate
6:45 - 8:20
British Airways
Direct
1h 35m
CPT - ELS
British Airways
R1 732
Travelwings

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Flight FAQs

From Cape Town to East London

What airports do I use to fly from Cape Town to East London?

East London is the airport most travellers will use when flying to East London from Cape Town Intl. Booking flights from Cape Town Intl (CPT) to East London (ELS) should be relatively easy as there are 2 daily flights to East London from 3 different airlines. 1h 35m is how long a flight from Cape Town to East London will take if you book a nonstop flight.

Which airlines flying from Cape Town Intl to East London have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from Cape Town Intl to East London have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. FlySafair, South African, and Kulula are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like FlySafair with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Cape Town to East London for under R1 400 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Cape Town to East London for under R1 400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on FlySafair for just R1 315, but on average you can expect to pay R2 454.

Are there direct flights from Cape Town to East London for under R1 400 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Cape Town to East London under R1 400. A good price for a direct flight from Cape Town to East London is less than R2 535.

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

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

How popular is this Cape Town to East London flight route?

Within the past month, 11 222 users have taken a look at flights from Cape Town Intl to East London.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Cape Town to East London round-trip?

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Cape Town to East London round-trip from R1 315. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are Airlink, from R2 743, and British Airways, from R2 775. These flights start at 50% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Cape Town to East London one-way?

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with FlySafair, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at R786. British Airways flights start at R914 while deals on Airlink start at R1 364 one-way.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Cape Town to East London?

The most popular airlines flying from Cape Town to East London are FlySafair, Kulula and South African. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

What are the most reliable airlines from Cape Town to East London?

Before booking your flight to East London from Cape Town, have a look at the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time: FlySafair (100%), Qatar Airways (94%), Kulula( 94%).

What are the cheapest flights from Cape Town to East London?

On average you can expect to pay R3 654 for a flight from Cape Town to East London. The cheapest flight overall is R3 654 while the most popular route, (Cape Town Intl - East London) is currently priced at R1 315.

How long is the flight from Cape Town to East London?

Direct flights last between 1 hour 25 minutes and 1 hour 45 minutes.

Which airlines fly directly from Cape Town to East London?

There are a few different airlines in Cape Town that offer direct, nonstop flights into East London, including Safair, Hahn Air Systems, and South African Airways. The average flight lasts about 1h 25m and the ticket price is inexpensive when compared to stopover flights to the same destination. Most of the flights leave in the morning but there are a few available in the afternoon hours. The majority of the flights are offered by Safair, which has a hub in O.R. Tambo International Airport. The airline offers one of the largest fleets of Lockheed L-100 Hercules cargo aircraft in the world.

What are the stopover options between Cape Town to East London?

Many of the stopover flights out of Cape Town into East London are offered through Safair, South African Airways, and Kulula. The flights with a single stop may touch down in places like O. R. Tango International Airport, where passengers may or may not be required to change airports. Flights with two stops will also often stop in Johannesburg but may make an additional stop in Bloemfontein Airport, Kimberley Airport, or King Shaka International Airport. The quickest stopover flights reach East London in 4h 05m, but some may take as long as 18h 15m to reach the destination.

How frequent are flights between Cape Town and East London?

Direct? Up to 5 times a day. Indirect flights are longer, but more frequent – you can choose from up to 28 routes.

What airports serve Cape Town to East London flights?

If you are looking to make a flight to East London from Cape Town, your flight will start at Cape Town International Airport. This airport is the fourth busiest in Africa and offers domestic and international terminals. It has direct flights to various destinations in Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. After making the flight, planes end the journey at East London Airport in South Africa. This is a public airport that had over 800,000 passengers in 2016. It makes flights to Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Durban through several different airlines.

Which direct flight route between Cape Town and East London is cheapest?

The cheapest Cape Town to East London flights are usually the short, direct routes from national airlines. Fly in the early morning or evening to get some of the best prices.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly from Cape Town to East London?

Since both of these locations are inside of South Africa, there is no need to bring a passport or a visa to the airport. All that is needed is an appropriate form of identification to board the airplane.East London is often seen as a stepping stone to the wide-open seascapes of the Eastern Cape. Start off things at Nahoon Beach, where white-gold sand and long boardwalks kick off the spectacular scenery beyond the city. For some of the most dramatic coastline in South Africa, tour the Wild Coast Route. The underrated Hluleka Nature Reserve is a highlight – campsites share space with zebras and birds.

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Flight duration from CPT to ELS
1h 36m

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Top 3 airlines flying from Cape Town Intl to East London

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Cape Town to East London 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
Kulula
R1 747 R2 952 No cancel fee 84%

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FlySafair
R2 060 R2 795 No cancel fee N/A
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South African
R2 712 R5 388 No cancel fee 78%
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Hourly flight availability from Cape Town to East London

See what time of day planes typically take off from Cape Town towards East London.
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Weekly flight availability
from Cape Town to East London
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Cape Town to East London.
Sunday
2 daily flights
Monday
3 daily flights
Tuesday
3 daily flights
Wednesday
3 daily flights
Thursday
3 daily flights
Friday
3 daily flights
Saturday
3 daily flights
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