Cheap flights from East London to Johannesburg

The best prices from East London to Johannesburg are usually found in October or February, booked 24 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Thursday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from East London to Johannesburg

All the information you need to plan the best ELS to ZA1 flight in 2022: compare East London to Johannesburg flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Johannesburg.

ELS - ZA1

Price

R80 - R114

ZA1

Temperature

10 - 20 °C

ZA1

Precipitation

0 - 120 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 20% potential price rise

Cheapest in

October

Best time to find cheap flights, 12% potential price drop

Round-trip from

R1 231

From East London to Johannesburg

One-way from

R446

One-way flight from East London to Johannesburg

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

Flights from East London to Johannesburg are generally found to be more expensive on Saturday. 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.

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 17 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 8% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from R1 277 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as R1 431.

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

Our data shows that October tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Johannesburg from East London. Users have commonly found prices around R1 407 for the month, but tickets can be as low as R1 046. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

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

It’s optimal to fly from East London to Johannesburg in the afternoon. By choosing this option you can save up to 9% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight at midday.

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

The best prices found for ELS to Johannesburg flights in January, February
Jan 20 - Jan 23
ELS

East London

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Nonstop

1h 30m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

ELS

East London

Nonstop

1h 35m
R923

FlySafair

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Deal found 1/18/22

Jan 25 - Feb 1
ELS

East London

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Nonstop

1h 30m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

ELS

East London

Nonstop

1h 35m
R954

FlySafair

View Deal

Deal found 1/18/22

Jan 21 - Jan 23
ELS

East London

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Nonstop

1h 30m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

ELS

East London

Nonstop

1h 35m
R985

FlySafair

View Deal

Deal found 1/18/22

East London to Johannesburg 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Johannesburg from East London found for this year
Jan 20 - Jan 23
ELS

East London

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Nonstop

1h 30m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

ELS

East London

Nonstop

1h 35m
R923

FlySafair

View Deal

Deal found 1/18/22

Jan 25 - Feb 1
ELS

East London

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Nonstop

1h 30m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

ELS

East London

Nonstop

1h 35m
R954

FlySafair

View Deal

Deal found 1/18/22

Jan 21 - Jan 23
ELS

East London

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Nonstop

1h 30m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

ELS

East London

Nonstop

1h 35m
R985

FlySafair

View Deal

Deal found 1/18/22

Direct flights to Johannesburg from East London

Save time with East London to Johannesburg direct flight deals
Feb 24 - Mar 3
ELS

East London

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Nonstop

1h 30m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

ELS

East London

Nonstop

1h 30m
R1 000

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/18/22

Mar 3 - Mar 7
ELS

East London

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Nonstop

1h 30m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

ELS

East London

Nonstop

1h 35m
R1 031

FlySafair

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Deal found 1/18/22

Feb 16 - Feb 23
ELS

East London

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Nonstop

1h 35m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

ELS

East London

Nonstop

1h 35m
R1 123

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/19/22

Last-minute flights from East London to Johannesburg

Late deals on return flights to Johannesburg from East London, departing today and this week
Jan 25 - Feb 1
ELS

East London

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Nonstop

1h 30m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

ELS

East London

Nonstop

1h 35m
R954

FlySafair

View Deal

Deal found 1/18/22

Jan 28 - Jan 30
ELS

East London

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Nonstop

1h 30m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

ELS

East London

Nonstop

1h 30m
R1 308

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/19/22

Jan 25 - Feb 1
ELS

East London

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Nonstop

1h 30m
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

ELS

East London

1 stop

6h 20m
R2 155

FlySafair

View Deal

Deal found 1/18/22

One-way flights to Johannesburg from East London

The cheapest one-way flights from East London to Johannesburg
Jan 29
ELS

East London

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Nonstop

1h 30m
R446

FlySafair

View Deal

Deal found 1/18/22

Mar 3
ELS

East London

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Nonstop

1h 30m
R508

FlySafair

View Deal

Deal found 1/18/22

Feb 13
ELS

East London

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Nonstop

1h 30m
R523

FlySafair

View Deal

Deal found 1/18/22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about East London to Johannesburg flights.

From world-class museums and botanical gardens to theme parks and casinos – Johannesburg has got the lot. It’s little wonder that Jo’burg is the second most popular city in Africa. The Maboneng Precinct is the neighbourhood to watch. It’s had a bit of a hipster revival, so you can check out murals, indie cinemas and pan-African food markets. Getting there couldn’t be easier, either. East London to Johannesburg flights depart several times a day, and they only last 1.5 hours.

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.

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 7 flights from East London to Johannesburg per day from 3 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. Kulula, FlySafair, and South African are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Kulula with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from East London to Johannesburg for under R1 000 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from East London to Johannesburg for under R1 000. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just R1 000, but on average you can expect to pay R1 585.

Are there direct flights from East London to Johannesburg for under R1 000 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 12 direct flights from East London to Johannesburg under R1 000. A good price for a direct flight from East London to Johannesburg is less than R1 216.

Are there last-minute flights available from East London to Johannesburg for under R1 000?

There are currently 11+ open flights from East London to Johannesburg within the next 7 days for less than R1 000.

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

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

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.

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

Per day, 2 flights depart from East London to Johannesburg on average.
Morning (6am - Midday) - 50% of flight departures
Afternoon (Midday - 6pm) - 50% of flight departures

How long is the flight from East London to Johannesburg?

There are many flights that can get you from East London to Johannesburg in 1h 30m. Fly via FlySafair or British Airways to get the fastest option. Airlines will cover a distance of 772 km. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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

According to our current data, FlySafair (R1 031), and British Airways (R3 124) offers the cheapest pricing from East London to Johannesburg. FlySafair is priced at 26% 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 FlySafair, Kulula or South African when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from East London to Johannesburg.

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

The top 3 most reliable airlines when flying from East London to Johannesburg are Airlink (99%), FlySafair (98%) and Kulula (92%).

What are the most eco-friendly airlines from East London to Johannesburg?

If you are looking for eco-friendly flights from East London to Johannesburg, you can fly with Airlink, British Airways and FlySafair. All of these airlines have sustainability pledges. Airlink is working on reducing its carbon emissions. They are currently tracking their emissions and have a three-year plan to make sure that they keep decreasing. When you fly with FlySafair, you partner with a very sustainable airline regarding water usage. There are often droughts in South Africa so, this airline wants to do what they can to save valuable water. This airline raises awareness on their flights. If you choose to fly with British Airways, you will have chosen one of the leading airlines in eco-friendly fuel. This airline tries to reduce its carbon emissions and has some planes which fly with partly recycled fuel.

How to fly more sustainably from East London to Johannesburg?

There are many options for sustainable travel from East London to Johannesburg. One great alternative is to pack as light as you can. The lighter the plane, the lesser the fuel amount. Try to book an economy seat on the plane. These seats take up less room which means that more people can travel in a single plane journey. You can also try taking a direct flight to save fuel. Some flights first fly to Cape Town or Durban, however, for eco-friendly reasons, fly directly to use less fuel. Airlines like Airlink and British Airways have really good carbon emission reduction programmes, so try to fly with them as well.

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Top 3 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.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Kulula
CheapestR1 022
AverageR1 553
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time84%
COVID-19 safety
FlySafair
CheapestR1 038
AverageR2 028
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-timeN/A
COVID-19 safety
South African
CheapestR1 298
AverageR2 748
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time78%
COVID-19 safety

Hourly flight availability from East London to Johannesburg

See what time of day planes typically take off from East London to Johannesburg
1%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
40%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
59%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
0%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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
Sunday5daily flights
Monday9daily flights
Tuesday7daily flights
Wednesday10daily flights
Thursday10daily flights
Friday10daily flights
Saturday4daily flights