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.
ZA1 - ELS
Price
R83 - R135
ELS
Temperature
15 - 21 °C
ELS
Precipitation
30 - 90 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 28% potential price rise

Cheapest in

July

Best time to find cheap flights, 15% potential price drop

Round-trip from

R1 258

From Johannesburg to East London

One-way from

R530

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of July. Prices to East London from Johannesburg average R1 480. You can even find prices in July for less than R1 480, as users have found deals to East London from as low as R1 076. 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 38%.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Johannesburg to East London?

Find a great deal and save up to 3% by booking at least 14 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from Johannesburg to East London within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at R1 454.

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

Thursday flights are generally found to be more expensive for flights from Johannesburg to East London. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to East London.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Johannesburg to East London (ZA1 - ELS)?

Unlike in the evening, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 58% on flights from Johannesburg to East London by exploring options for tickets in the morning.

Cheap flights from Johannesburg to East London in January, February 2022

The best prices found for JNB to ELS flights in January, February
22 Jan - 26 Jan
R1 000pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
FlySafair
Direct
ELS
East London
ELS
East London
FlySafair
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
9 Feb - 16 Feb
R1 045pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
FlySafair
Direct
ELS
East London
ELS
East London
FlySafair
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
22 Jan - 25 Jan
R1 076pp
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
22 Jan - 26 Jan
R1 000pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
FlySafair
Direct
ELS
East London
ELS
East London
FlySafair
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
9 Feb - 16 Feb
R1 045pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
FlySafair
Direct
ELS
East London
ELS
East London
FlySafair
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
22 Jan - 25 Jan
R1 076pp
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
9 Feb - 16 Feb
R1 045pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
FlySafair
Direct
ELS
East London
ELS
East London
FlySafair
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
6 Feb - 16 Feb
R1 076pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
FlySafair
Direct
ELS
East London
ELS
East London
FlySafair
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
2 Feb - 12 Feb
R1 151pp
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
30 Jan - 10 Feb
R1 106pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
Direct
ELS
East London
ELS
East London
Airlink
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
31 Jan - 7 Feb
R1 182pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
Direct
ELS
East London
ELS
East London
Airlink
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
31 Jan - 4 Feb
R1 227pp
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
3:15 - 4:50
FlySafair
Direct
1h 35m
JNB - ELS
FlySafair
R530
lastminute.com
6:35 - 8:10
FlySafair
Direct
1h 35m
JNB - ELS
FlySafair
R561
mytrip.com
10:40 - 12:15
FlySafair
Direct
1h 35m
JNB - ELS
FlySafair
R591
mytrip.com

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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 3 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 Kulula, FlySafair, and South African flying from Johannesburg to East London have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from Johannesburg to East London for under R1 100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Johannesburg to East London for under R1 100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on FlySafair for just R1 045, but on average you can expect to pay R1 273.

Are there direct flights from Johannesburg to East London for under R1 100 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Johannesburg to East London under R1 100. A good price for a direct flight from Johannesburg to East London is less than R1 288.

Are there last-minute flights available from Johannesburg to East London for under R1 200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Johannesburg to East London within the next 7 days for less than R1 200.

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

Days when direct flights are available for this flight are: Sunday, Monday, Thursday, 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 4 flights from Johannesburg to East London a day.
Morning (6am - Midday) - 25% of flight departures
Afternoon (Midday - 6pm) - 75% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Johannesburg to East London?

FlySafair, Airlink, and British Airways can get you from Johannesburg to East London in just under 1h 30m. 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 045), Airlink (R1 197), and British Airways (R1 651) offers the cheapest pricing from Johannesburg to East London. FlySafair is 29% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

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: FlySafair, Kulula or South African.

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 722, our data indicates the cheapest price to be R810. The most popular route (Johannesburg OR Tambo - East London), is priced around R1 000.

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: Airlink (99%), FlySafair (99%), Qatar Airways (96%).

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 32m

Airports servicing Johannesburg

Lanseria (HLA)

Airports servicing East London

Top 3 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
R1 020 R1 603 No cancel fee 84%

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FlySafair
R1 047 R1 875 No cancel fee N/A
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South African
R1 696 R2 976 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 48% of flight departures
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 34% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 18% 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
4 daily flights
Monday
7 daily flights
Tuesday
7 daily flights
Wednesday
8 daily flights
Thursday
6 daily flights
Friday
9 daily flights
Saturday
6 daily flights
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