Cheap flights from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg

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Port Elizabeth (PLZ) to Johannesburg (JNB)

All the information you need to plan the best PLZ to JNB flight in 2022: compare Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Johannesburg.
PLZ - JNB
Price
R105 - R156
JNB
Temperature
10 - 20 °C
JNB
Rainfall
0 - 120 mm

Popular in

April

High demand for flights, 18% potential price rise

Cheapest in

July

Best time to find cheap flights, 18% potential price drop

Round-trip from

R1 674

From Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg

One-way from

R925

One-way flight from Port Elizabeth 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 Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg?

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 60 days in advance to save up to 42% 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 60 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 Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as R2 153, or R2 487 for flights within the next 24 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg?

Flights from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg lean towards being more expensive in April. Prices are generally better when you fly from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg in July, with the cheapest ticket starting at R1 387.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg (PLZ - JNB)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg in the morning. Doing so could potentially save you 10% on the flight price compared to flying at midday, which is usually more expensive.

What is the cheapest day to fly return from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg?

Flying to your destination on a Saturday can be more expensive, but this shouldn’t discourage you from finding affordable options to get to Johannesburg. Check prices with Cheapflights to find a great deal for your trip.

Cheap flights from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg in June, July 2022

The best prices found for PLZ to JNB flights in June, July
20 Jul - 27 Jul
R1 945pp
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
Airlink
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Airlink
Direct
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
20 Jul - 27 Jul
R2 025pp
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
Airlink
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Airlink
Direct
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
22 Jul - 25 Jul
R2 041pp
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
FlySafair
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
FlySafair
Direct
PLZ
Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Johannesburg from Port Elizabeth found for this year
16 Aug - 30 Aug
R1 834pp
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
Airlink
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Airlink
Direct
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
29 Aug - 14 Sep
R1 866pp
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
Airlink
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Airlink
Direct
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
14 Nov - 14 Nov
R1 929pp
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
Airlink
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Airlink
Direct
PLZ
Port Elizabeth

Direct flights to Johannesburg from Port Elizabeth

Save time with Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg direct flight deals
16 Aug - 30 Aug
R1 834pp
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
Airlink
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Airlink
Direct
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
14 Nov - 14 Nov
R1 929pp
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
Airlink
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Airlink
Direct
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
20 Jul - 27 Jul
R1 945pp
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
Airlink
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Airlink
Direct
PLZ
Port Elizabeth

Last-minute flights from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg

Late deals on return flights to Johannesburg from Port Elizabeth, departing today and this week
29 Jun - 30 Jun
R2 280pp
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
Multiple airlines
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
FlySafair
Direct
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
2 Jul - 9 Jul
R2 599pp
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
FlySafair
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
FlySafair
Direct
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
1 Jul - 9 Jul
R2 615pp
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
Airlink
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Airlink
Direct
PLZ
Port Elizabeth

One-way flights to Johannesburg from Port Elizabeth

The cheapest one-way flights from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg
15:35 - 17:25
Airlink
Direct
1h 50m
PLZ - JNB
Airlink
R925
FlightNetwork
4:40 - 6:20
FlySafair
Direct
1h 40m
PLZ - JNB
FlySafair
R941
mytrip.com
16:00 - 17:35
FlySafair
Direct
1h 35m
PLZ - JNB
FlySafair
R957
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Flight FAQs

From Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg

What airport do you fly from for flights from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg?

For a flight from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg, you will be flying from Port Elizabeth. Port Elizabeth (PLZ) is just 2,8 km from the centre of the city. Port Elizabeth is the only Port Elizabeth airport and it handles 10 outbound flights to Johannesburg per day. 8 airlines have flights to Johannesburg from Port Elizabeth on a regular basis.

Which airlines flying from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from Port Elizabeth 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 Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg for under R1 900 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg for under R1 900. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Airlink for just R1 834, but on average you can expect to pay R2 089.

Are there direct flights from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg for under R1 900 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg under R1 900. A good price for a direct flight from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg is less than R2 089.

Are there last-minute flights available from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg for under R2 300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg within the next 7 days for less than R2 300.

How popular is this Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg flight route?

The Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg flight path was viewed by 45 343 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg round-trip?

According to our current data, Airlink (R1 834), and FlySafair (R2 041) offers the cheapest pricing from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg. These flights start at 9% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

What are the most reliable airlines from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg?

Consider Emirates (100%), United Airlines (100%) or Airlink (99%) when booking your flight. These represent the most reliable airlines when flying from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg.

What are the cheapest flights from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for R830. While the most popular route (Port Elizabeth - Johannesburg OR Tambo) can be booked for R1 834 on average our data indicates R1 546 when flying from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg?

When booking a flight from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg, you may want to consider flying on Airlink, Cemair or British Airways as they are the most popular for this route.

How long is the flight from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg?

Flights from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg take an average of 1 hour 40 minutes.

Which airlines operate flights from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg?

You can find a cheap flight from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg with airlines including British Airways, South African Airways, Safair and Mango Airlines. They all run to a different schedule, so use the Cheapflights search tool to compare them all and find the best option for your trip.

How frequent are flights between Port Elizabeth and Johannesburg?

There are more than 10 Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg flights jetting off every day.

Which airports serve Port Elizabeth and Johannesburg?

Book a flight from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg and you’ll depart from Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ), and arrive at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport (JNB).

Which direct flight route between Port Elizabeth and Johannesburg is cheapest?

The cheapest direct flights from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg set off from Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ), and arrive at OR Tambo International Airport (JNB). Use the search tool on this page to compare all available flights and save money on your tickets. And bear in mind extra costs in your destination, for example things like transport to and from the airport, when you’re budgeting for your trip.

What is there to do in Johannesburg?

With a flight from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg you’ll leave South Africa’s coastline behind and arrive in the heart of the country’s biggest city. From here, there are several must-dos to put on your list. In the city itself, the Apartheid Museum should be your first port of call for a history lesson you’ll never forget, and a visit out to Soweto follows a close second. But you’ll want to spend some time exploring hipster haunts like Joziburg Lane and attractions like Arts on Main, too, not to mention prime spots like the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens. In terms of timing, August to October is when the city’s many festivals are in full swing, and January is both the hottest – and wettest – month. Book your cheap flights from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg today using the Search Flights function above.

How busy are the airports in Port Elizabeth and Johannesburg?

Flights to Johannesburg from Port Elizabeth depart from Chief Dawid Stuurman International Airport (PLZ), which is the sole airport to the Eastern Cape region of South Africa. The airport is situated a short ride by car from downtown Port Elizabeth and uses a single terminal for all international and domestic flights. South Africa’s largest airport, O. R. Tambo International (JNB) is the destination for flights from Port Elizabeth. It is the only air terminal serving the city of Johannesburg and is situated about 25 minutes by car/taxi from the city centre. O. R. Tambo International employs Terminals A1, A2 and B for international air traffic and is used as a centre of operations by several airlines including low-budget carriers Airlink and FlySafair, as well as major airlines such as South African Airways and British Airways.

Which airlines fly directly from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg?

British Airways, CemAir, Airlink and FlySafair all provide direct flights to Johannesburg from Port Elizabeth. Departures with British Airways usually last about one hour and 35 minutes while non-stop journeys with Airlink and FlySafair are around one hour and 40 minutes in length. There are multiple daily flights scheduled on this route. Early, late morning and afternoon departures are common, especially with the low-cost carriers but FlySafair also offers regular evening service if you prefer less crowded trips. One-stop flights via FlySafair and British Airways are possible with stopovers at Cape Town. FlySafair and Nauru Airlines use an additional route to Port Elizabeth via Durban.

What are the stopover options between Port Elizabeth and Johannesburg?

One-stop flights to Johannesburg from Port Elizabeth are plentiful, with FlySafair and British Airways leading the way in terms of overall volume and frequency. FlySafair and British Airways flights make stopovers at Cape Town International Airport (CPT), with similar overall journey times around eight hours and 30 minutes. Airlink also provides limited service with connections at Cape Town, but these flights last about four hours and 30 minutes. FlySafair and Nauru Airlines flights via Durban King Shaka International Airport (DUR) en route to Johannesburg O. R. Tambo International typically last between four to six hours. Most FlySafair and Nauru Airlines flights with connections are scheduled for evening departure while British Airways flights tend to be late morning trips. Direct flights are cheaper than those making connections in the majority of cases and plane transfers at host airports are required for all stopover flights. In limited cases, passengers will experience separate check-in procedures at Cape Town International.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg?

Citizens of South Africa and residents holding foreign passports do not need a visa or passport to fly to Johannesburg from Port Elizabeth.

Alternative routes for Port Elizabeth 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 Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg.
Flight duration from PLZ to Johannesburg
1h 44m
Average temperature for June in Johannesburg
18.0 °C
Avg rainfall for June in Johannesburg
12.0 mm

Airports servicing Port Elizabeth

Airports servicing Johannesburg

Lanseria (HLA)

Top 7 airlines flying from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Port Elizabeth 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
Ellinair
R736 R826 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 196 R2 405 No cancel fee 70%
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FlySafair
R1 204 R2 989 No cancel fee N/A
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Cemair
R1 250 R2 773 No cancel fee N/A

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

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Airlink
R1 309 R1 706 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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Mango
R1 752 R2 106 No cancel fee N/A

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

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South African
R2 508 R4 066 No cancel fee 78%
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Hourly flight availability from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg

See what time of day planes typically take off from Port Elizabeth towards Johannesburg.
Morning 6 AM to midday 65% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 14% of flight departures
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 13% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 8% of flight departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg.
Sunday
6 daily flights
Monday
12 daily flights
Tuesday
10 daily flights
Wednesday
12 daily flights
Thursday
12 daily flights
Friday
12 daily flights
Saturday
9 daily flights
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