Cheap flights from Johannesburg to East London

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Johannesburg (JNB) to East London (ELS)

All the information you need to plan the best JNB to ELS flight in 2022: compare Johannesburg to East London flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in East London.
JNB - ELS
Price
R97 - R146
ELS
Temperature
15 - 21 °C
ELS
Rainfall
30 - 90 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 23% potential price rise

Cheapest in

February

Best time to find cheap flights, 14% potential price drop

Round-trip from

R1 547

From Johannesburg to East London

One-way from

R1 276

One-way flight from Johannesburg to East London

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
How far in advance should I book a flight from Johannesburg to East London?

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 61 days in advance to save up to 20% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 61 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Johannesburg to East London 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as R1 818, or R2 009 for flights within the next 24 hours.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Johannesburg to East London (JNB - ELS)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Johannesburg to East London is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the evening tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the morning could potentially save you up to 58% on airfare.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Johannesburg to East London?

The best pricing can be found in the month of February. Prices to East London from Johannesburg average R1 790. You can even find prices in February for less than R1 790, as users have found deals to East London from as low as R1 292. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to East London from Johannesburg. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 30%.

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

Leaving on a Monday 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 22% on the overall cost on flights from Johannesburg to East London.

Cheap flights from Johannesburg to East London in June, July 2022

The best prices found for JNB to ELS flights in June, July
26 Jul - 2 Aug
R1 467pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
Direct
ELS
East London
ELS
East London
FlySafair
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
5 Jul - 12 Jul
R1 483pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
FlySafair
Direct
ELS
East London
ELS
East London
FlySafair
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
29 Jun - 6 Jul
R1 531pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
FlySafair
Direct
ELS
East London
ELS
East London
FlySafair
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Johannesburg to East London 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to East London from Johannesburg found for this year
2 Aug - 9 Jan
R1 339pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
FlySafair
Direct
ELS
East London
ELS
East London
FlySafair
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
14 Sep - 17 Sep
R1 403pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
FlySafair
Direct
ELS
East London
ELS
East London
FlySafair
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
9 Aug - 15 Aug
R1 419pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
FlySafair
Direct
ELS
East London
ELS
East London
FlySafair
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Direct flights to East London from Johannesburg

Save time with Johannesburg to East London direct flight deals
2 Aug - 9 Jan
R1 339pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
FlySafair
Direct
ELS
East London
ELS
East London
FlySafair
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
14 Sep - 17 Sep
R1 403pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
FlySafair
Direct
ELS
East London
ELS
East London
FlySafair
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
9 Aug - 15 Aug
R1 419pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
FlySafair
Direct
ELS
East London
ELS
East London
FlySafair
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Last-minute flights from Johannesburg to East London

Late deals on return flights to East London from Johannesburg, departing today and this week
29 Jun - 6 Jul
R1 531pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
FlySafair
Direct
ELS
East London
ELS
East London
FlySafair
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
3 Jul - 9 Jul
R1 579pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
FlySafair
Direct
ELS
East London
ELS
East London
FlySafair
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
29 Jun - 29 Jun
R1 594pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
FlySafair
Direct
ELS
East London
ELS
East London
FlySafair
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

One-way flights to East London from Johannesburg

The cheapest one-way flights from Johannesburg to East London
6:30 - 8:00
Airlink
Direct
1h 30m
JNB - ELS
Airlink
R1 276
FlightNetwork
6:35 - 8:10
Hahn Air Systems
Direct
1h 35m
JNB - ELS
Hahn Air Systems
R1 355
Lucky2Go
2:45 - 7:20
FlySafair
1 stop
4h 35m
JNB - ELS
FlySafair
R1 834
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Flight FAQs

From Johannesburg to East London

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

Most people fly into East London (ELS) if they book a flight to East London from Johannesburg. On average, East London has 6 inbound flights from Johannesburg per day from 7 airlines. East London is conveniently located just 8,3 km from East London’s city centre.

Which airlines flying from Johannesburg to East London have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like FlySafair, Airlink, and British Airways flying from Johannesburg to East London have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Johannesburg to East London for under R1 400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on FlySafair for just R1 339, but on average you can expect to pay R1 594.

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

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Johannesburg to East London under R1 400. A good price for a direct flight from Johannesburg to East London is less than R1 563.

Are there last-minute flights available from Johannesburg to East London for under R1 600?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Johannesburg to East London within the next 7 days for less than R1 600.

What days are direct flights available from Johannesburg to East London?

Days when direct flights are available for this flight are: Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

How popular is this Johannesburg to East London flight route?

Flights from Johannesburg to East London have been viewed 36 505 times in the past calendar month.

How many flights depart from Johannesburg to East London on average per day?

On average, you can expect to see 3 flights from Johannesburg to East London a day.
Morning (6am - Midday) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Johannesburg to East London?

FlySafair and Airlink can get you from Johannesburg to East London in just under 1h 20m. Your travel time will be generally consistent. Airlines will cover a distance of 772 km. Most flights are nonstop.

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

According to our current data, FlySafair (R1 339), and Airlink (R1 658) offers the cheapest pricing from Johannesburg to East London. FlySafair is 25% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

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

The cheapest airlines for a one-way flight from Johannesburg to East London are FlySafair (R606), Airlink (R797), and Hahn Air Systems (R1 355).

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

Before booking your flight from Johannesburg to East London, check out the most popular airlines for this route: Airlink, British Airways or Ellinair.

What are the most reliable airlines from Johannesburg to East London?

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 Johannesburg to East London on time: Emirates (100%), United Airlines (100%), Airlink (98%).

What are the cheapest flights from Johannesburg to East London?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Johannesburg to East London? While on average our users pay R1 208, our data indicates the cheapest price to be R626. The most popular route (Johannesburg OR Tambo - East London), is priced around R1 339.

How long is the flight from Johannesburg to East London?

Direct Johannesburg to East London flights are nice and short – around 1 hour 25 minutes long. Flights with stops can last up to 14 hours.

Which airlines fly directly from Johannesburg to East London?

Currently MANGO, Safair, and South African, and Kulu airlines offer nonstop flights between O.R. Tambo International Airport and East London Airport. The flight is short at an hour and a half, at the most. Most airlines have a range of flight times and dates to choose from. South African Airlines has the biggest number of options when it comes to nonstop flight choices to East London. You can also find nonstop flights between Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth for cheap.

What are the stopover options on flights from Johannesburg to East London?

The airline you choose may have layovers in Cape Town or the Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport. However, the most common and affordable flights between Johannesburg and East London are typically nonstop. Those that do have layovers can extend flight time by 24 hours or more. You will find the pricing situation to be a bit opposite from the norm when it comes to flights with stopovers.

How frequent are flights between Johannesburg and East London?

Direct flights depart up to 7 times a day. Over 40 flights offer routes with a stopover, but they’re often pretty expensive.

What airports serve Johannesburg to East London, South Africa flights?

The O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg services many flights to East London Airport. This airport is conveniently located about 22 km northeast of the Johannesburg city center, making it about 25 minutes by car or taxi. Alternatively, there is a train system and public transportation available, which will take you on an hour trip from the city to the airport. Another option is the Lanseria International Airport, a privately-owned airport located 47km away from Johannesburg. It takes about 45 minutes to arrive at the airport via taxi. Both OR Tambo International Airport and Lanseria International Airports offer departing flights to the nearby Port Elizabeth Airport if you do not wish to fly directly to East London.

Which direct flight route between Johannesburg and East London is cheapest?

The cheapest flights from Johannesburg to East London are the direct flights from O.R. Tambo International Airport. For the best deals, watch out for the early morning or mid-afternoon flights.

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

If you are a South African citizen, or if you already have a visa to enter the country, you do not need to take any extra steps to enter East London. Outside travelers may need to apply for a visa or a passport before being able to enter South Africa. It’s recommended to apply for your passport several weeks before your planned flight. In addition, you should have at least two blank pages before entering South Africa, so that the authorities may properly record your stay.

Alternative routes for Johannesburg to East London

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for East London

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Johannesburg to East London.
Flight duration from Johannesburg to ELS
1h 30m

Airports servicing Johannesburg

Lanseria (HLA)

Airports servicing East London

Top 6 airlines flying from Johannesburg to East London

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Johannesburg 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
R551 R1 699 No cancel fee 84%

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

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Ellinair
R731 R738 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 119 R2 283 No cancel fee 70%
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Airlink
R1 195 R1 486 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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FlySafair
R1 203 R2 795 No cancel fee N/A
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South African
R1 785 R3 132 No cancel fee 78%
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Hourly flight availability from Johannesburg to East London

See what time of day planes typically take off from Johannesburg towards East London.
Morning 6 AM to midday 44% of flight departures
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 43% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 13% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of flight departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Johannesburg to East London
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Johannesburg to East London.
Sunday
5 daily flights
Monday
8 daily flights
Tuesday
7 daily flights
Wednesday
8 daily flights
Thursday
8 daily flights
Friday
6 daily flights
Saturday
4 daily flights
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