Cheap flights from East London to Johannesburg

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The best prices from East London to Johannesburg are usually found in February or July, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Thursday and return on a Tuesday

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

All the information you need to plan the best ELS to JNB flight in 2022: compare East London to Johannesburg flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Johannesburg.
ELS - JNB
Price
R90 - R116
JNB
Temperature
10 - 20 °C
JNB
Rainfall
0 - 120 mm

Popular in

April

High demand for flights, 13% potential price rise

Cheapest in

February

Best time to find cheap flights, 11% potential price drop

Round-trip from

R1 435

From East London to Johannesburg

One-way from

R957

One-way flight from East London to Johannesburg

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 East London to Johannesburg?

To save on the cost of your flight from East London to Johannesburg, book at least 56 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 18% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from R1 626 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as R1 786.

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

Saturday flights are found to be more expensive to fly from East London to Johannesburg. 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 Johannesburg.

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

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from East London to Johannesburg in the afternoon. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 9% on your trip compared to booking a flight at midday.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in April. For low rates, February can be a great choice for travel to Johannesburg. Flights to Johannesburg from East London in February are about R1 604 on average during February, but can be found for as low as R1 292.

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

The best prices found for ELS to JNB flights in June, July
30 Jun - 10 Jul
R1 515pp
ELS
East London
FlySafair
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
FlySafair
Direct
ELS
East London
30 Jun - 9 Jul
R1 531pp
ELS
East London
FlySafair
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
FlySafair
Direct
ELS
East London
19 Jul - 26 Jul
R1 563pp
ELS
East London
FlySafair
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
FlySafair
Direct
ELS
East London

East London to Johannesburg 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Johannesburg from East London found for this year
24 Aug - 31 Aug
R1 419pp
ELS
East London
FlySafair
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
FlySafair
Direct
ELS
East London
29 Aug - 5 Sep
R1 435pp
ELS
East London
FlySafair
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
FlySafair
Direct
ELS
East London
22 Dec - 7 Jan
R1 451pp
ELS
East London
FlySafair
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
FlySafair
Direct
ELS
East London

Direct flights to Johannesburg from East London

Save time with East London to Johannesburg direct flight deals
24 Aug - 31 Aug
R1 419pp
ELS
East London
FlySafair
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
FlySafair
Direct
ELS
East London
29 Aug - 5 Sep
R1 435pp
ELS
East London
FlySafair
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
FlySafair
Direct
ELS
East London
19 Jul - 26 Jul
R1 563pp
ELS
East London
FlySafair
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
FlySafair
Direct
ELS
East London

Last-minute flights from East London to Johannesburg

Late deals on return flights to Johannesburg from East London, departing today and this week
30 Jun - 9 Jul
R1 531pp
ELS
East London
FlySafair
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
FlySafair
Direct
ELS
East London
2 Jul - 11 Jul
R1 626pp
ELS
East London
FlySafair
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
FlySafair
Direct
ELS
East London
2 Jul - 11 Jul
R1 642pp
ELS
East London
FlySafair
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
FlySafair
Direct
ELS
East London

One-way flights to Johannesburg from East London

The cheapest one-way flights from East London to Johannesburg
4:20 - 5:55
Airlink
Direct
1h 35m
ELS - JNB
Airlink
8:00 - 4:45
Multiple Airlines
1 stop
20h 45m
ELS - JNB
Multiple Airlines
R1 881
mytrip.com
8:00 - 6:00
FlySafair
1 stop
22h 00m
ELS - HLA
FlySafair
R1 929
Gotogate

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">East London</span> to <span class="emphasized">Johannesburg</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From East London to Johannesburg

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

If you book a flight to Johannesburg from East London, you will be flying from East London, which is the city’s only airport. East London (ELS) is located 8,3 km from the centre of East London. There are 8 flights from East London to Johannesburg per day from 6 different airlines.

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

Some of our airline partners flying from East London to Johannesburg have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. FlySafair, Airlink, and British Airways 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 East London to Johannesburg for under R1 500 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from East London to Johannesburg for under R1 500. The cheapest flight booked recently is on FlySafair for just R1 419, but on average you can expect to pay R1 818.

Are there direct flights from East London to Johannesburg for under R1 500 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 17 direct flights from East London to Johannesburg under R1 500. A good price for a direct flight from East London to Johannesburg is less than R1 690.

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

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

How popular is this East London to Johannesburg flight route?

Flights from East London to Johannesburg have been viewed 26 845 times in the past calendar month.

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

According to our current data, FlySafair (R1 419), and Airlink (R1 658) offers the cheapest pricing from East London to Johannesburg. FlySafair is priced at 11% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

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

Consider Airlink, British Airways or Ellinair when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from East London to Johannesburg.

What are the cheapest flights from East London to Johannesburg?

On average you can expect to pay R1 143 for a flight from East London to Johannesburg. The cheapest flight overall is R539 while the most popular route, (East London - Johannesburg OR Tambo) is currently priced at R1 164.

How long is the flight from East London, South Africa, to Johannesburg?

Fly direct, and you’ll land in Johannesburg in 1 hour 25 minutes. Indirect East London to Johannesburg flights add several hours to the journey time.

Which airlines fly directly from East London to Johannesburg?

There are numerous flights from East London into Johannesburg each day. The airlines offering these flights include FlySafair, South African Airways, and Hahn Air Services, among others. The nonstop, direct flights are typically less expensive than flights that have a stop involved. These flights make it into Johannesburg in 1h 25m-1h 30m in most cases, much quicker than stopover flights. However, many flights do have a stop during a flight, so travellers can find these flights offered more frequently. Airlines offering stopover flights include FlySafair, South African Airways, and Hahn Air Services.

What are the stopover options between East London to Johannesburg?

Some travellers will choose flights with a single stop on the way to Johannesburg, which often touches down at Cape Town International Airport or King Shaka International Airport in Durban. Indirect, stopover flights between these two locations take longer with the quickest flights reaching Johannesburg in 4h 30. Other flights may not make it to the destination for 21h 15m or longer. There are also several flights with two stops along the way which will most often drop down in both Cape Town and Durban. These flights tend to be longer and the quickest take 8h 10m to reach Johannesburg.

How frequent are flights between East London and Johannesburg?

Up to 8 direct East London to Johannesburg flights jet off a day. Add in indirect flights, and you’ve got up to 50 flight combinations to pick from.

What airports serve East London to Johannesburg flights?

Travellers who are taking a trip to Johannesburg from East London are going to start the trip at East London Airport. This is a public airport with around 20 to 30 flights each day. In 2016, it had more than 675,000 passengers. It has two paved runways and offers flights into Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Durban. After reaching the destination, passengers will disembark at O.R. Tambo International Airport near Johannesburg in most cases. Some people’s flights will take them to Lanseria International Airport. Lanseria offers flights from FlySafair, Kulula, and Mango into Cape Town, Zanzibar, Durban, and Port Elizabeth.

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

Cheap flights from East London to Johannesburg usually leave in the early morning. South African Airways is often the best value airline.

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

Travelling from East London to Johannesburg does not require a passport or a visa. Instead, travellers will need a form of valid identification.A flight from East London to Johannesburg delivers you straight to the biggest city in South Africa.Museums and art galleries are a dime a dozen – from pop-up sculptures to the Apartheid Museum, which chronicles the city’s recent dark past. Meanwhile, the Cradle of Humankind is a treasure trove of fossils that UNESCO lists as a World Heritage Site. There’s even the SAB World of Beer, which chronicles the history of African breweries. Want a spot with a view? The sky-high Carlton Centre observation deck deals out some of the best panoramas in Johannesburg.

Alternative routes for East London to Johannesburg

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

Destination information for Johannesburg

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from East London to Johannesburg.
Flight duration from ELS to Johannesburg
1h 32m
Average temperature for June in Johannesburg
18.0 °C
Avg rainfall for June in Johannesburg
12.0 mm

Airports servicing East London

Airports servicing Johannesburg

Lanseria (HLA)

Top 5 airlines flying from East London to Johannesburg

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from East London to Johannesburg 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
R434 R1 671 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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British Airways
R1 111 R2 030 No cancel fee 70%
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FlySafair
R1 187 R2 724 No cancel fee N/A
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Airlink
R1 192 R1 412 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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South African
R1 344 R2 847 No cancel fee 78%
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Hourly flight availability from East London to Johannesburg

See what time of day planes typically take off from East London towards Johannesburg.
Morning 6 AM to midday 69% of flight departures
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 30% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of flight departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from East London to Johannesburg
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from East London to Johannesburg.
Sunday
5 daily flights
Monday
12 daily flights
Tuesday
9 daily flights
Wednesday
9 daily flights
Thursday
9 daily flights
Friday
9 daily flights
Saturday
8 daily flights
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