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Cheap Flights to Pietermaritzburg

Popular in August High demand for flights, 3% potential price rise
Cheapest in February Best time to find cheap flights, 1% potential price drop
Average price R3 963 Average for round-trip flights in July 2020
Round-trip from R176 From Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Cheapest prices for Pietermaritzburg flights by month

January
R3 922
February
R3 839
March
R3 665
April
R3 821
May
R3 777
June
R3 806
July
R3 530
August
R4 009
September
R3 938
October
R3 362
November
R3 864
December
R3 895
At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to Pietermaritzburg is currently October; with August being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.

When is the best time to fly to Pietermaritzburg?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
JNB - PZB
Price
R3 362 - R4 751
PZB
Temperature
24 - 31 °C
PZB
Rainfall
10 - 160 mm


Peak season

Pietermaritzburg’s climate is warm and temperate, with summer occurring from December to early March. Average temperatures during these months range from 15°C to as high as 27°C and rainfall is at its highest. Finding cheap flights to Pietermaritzburg during peak season won’t be as much of a challenge as it would be in other cities, as tourism levels remain generally constant throughout the year. Christmas and New Years are usually peak months due to school holidays and the influx of individuals buying return flight tickets to the city from other parts of South Africa.


Off season

The months from April to early August is generally off-peak season in Pietermaritzburg. This is its autumnal/winter period and its driest season with lower temperatures of around 0°C to around 23°C. Very little rainfall occurs during this period and finding the cheapest flights to Pietermaritzburg is easy. A number of events, including the Comrades Marathon and Wildsfees attract visitors to this region during the off-peak season.

When is the best time to book a flight to Pietermaritzburg?

Spring is the best season to fly to Pietermaritzburg and take advantage of the cheapest flight tickets as well as the pleasant weather conditions. From September to November, daytime temperatures average around 24°C and precipitation increases gradually as the year progresses. With the steady influx of tourists to this city throughout the year, it is always advisable to book plane tickets to Pietermaritzburg at least 3 months in advance.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Pietermaritzburg?

The cheapest day to fly to Pietermaritzburg is usually Sunday. At the moment, Monday is the most expensive.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Pietermaritzburg?

To get the best value, try booking a flight at midday when visiting Pietermaritzburg. Generally the prices will increase for flights in the morning as these tend to have higher demand.

How long is the flight to Pietermaritzburg?

Flights from Cape Town to Pietermaritzburg – 4 hours 35 minutes (average 1 stop).

Flights from Johannesburg to Pietermaritzburg – 1 hours.

Flights from Durban to Pietermaritzburg – 4 hours 15 minutes (average 1 stop).

Flights from Port Elizabeth to Pietermaritzburg – 7 hours 55 minutes (average 1 stop).

Flights from George to Pietermaritzburg – 7 hours 10 minutes (average 1 stop).

Which airlines operate flights to Pietermaritzburg?

South African Airways is the airline through which you’ll be able to book flight tickets. Remember when looking for flights to Pietermaritzburg – prices will vary according to how flexible you can be around travel dates. Flying during the week is generally more cost-effective than leaving or returning on the weekend.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

The best way to travel from the airport to the city centre is to make use of metre taxis, which are situated at a number of points near the airport. It is also possible for guests who have confirmed their flights to Pietermaritzburg, to arrange for an airport shuttle service. Depending on the luggage capacity of the shuttle, costs per person range around R200. There are also a number of car hiring companies based at the airport. These include AVIS, First Car Rental and Europcar.

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