Cheap Flights to Port Elizabeth

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When is the best time to fly to Port Elizabeth?

Peak Season 

Summer is the season of choice for both international and local visitors. In Port Elizabeth (PE), the months of November to February present warm conditions ranging from 22°C to 26°C. The Nelson Mandela Bay Splash Festival which takes place in April is another crowd-pulling event. Its coastline is abuzz with beachgoers and outdoor enthusiasts during this time. Therefore although getting cheap flights to Port Elizabeth during this season may be a challenge, it is possible with some conscientious planning. 

Off Season 

Flights to Port Elizabeth at cheaper rates will be easier to acquire during the off-peak season, which stretches from May through to August, during which temperatures can range from as low as 9°C to as high as 22°C. Fairly moderate rainfall during this period still allows for sightseeing. Attractions like Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment World and the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum are waiting to be explored all year round.

When is the best time to book your flights to Port Elizabeth?

The best time to book cheap flights to Port Elizabeth is between June and September. These months are also ideal for visitors who prefer a quieter experience rather than being immersed in beach-going crowds. Weather conditions during October (just outside of the peak season) can reach up to 21°C. Likewise late April to early May provides a window of opportunity to book flight tickets at great rates.

How long is the flight to Port Elizabeth?

Flights from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth: 1 hr 40 mins 

Flights from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth: 1 hr 20 mins 

Flights from Durban to Port Elizabeth: 1 hr 20 mins 

Flights from East London to Port Elizabeth: 0 hr 45 mins

Which airlines operate flights to Port Elizabeth?

The major airlines serving flights to Port Elizabeth are British Airways, Qatar Airways, South African Airways, Safair, Mango and Kulula. Conveniently, a number of these airlines operate in conjunction with each other so feel free to compare flights to Port Elizabeth using our search filters.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

Visitors who take cheap flights to Port Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ) have a number of options when it comes to travelling from the airport to the city centre. A number of reliable car hiring services will provide visitors with a convenient level of mobility, although international travellers may feel more comfortable with using the metered taxi services that surround the airport. Most hotels in PE also provide pre-arranged airport shuttles for their patrons.

Port Elizabeth insider information

  • 40 km of majestic coastline is one of Port Elizabeth’s greatest attractions. If you’re after the thrill of sand and surf, as soon as you book a flight to PE, the next step is to locate the10 best beaches in Port Elizabeth.  
  • If you’ve taken advantage of seasonal changes and have managed to book the cheapest flight tickets to PE, you can turn your short getaway into an unforgettable experience. Here are some great ideas on what you can experience in48 hours.
  • Port Elizabeth has much to offer adventurous visitors from the Addo Elephant National Park to the Donkin Heritage Trail. To start off with, these are10 Non-Beach Attractions in Port Elizabeth.
  • If after booking a flight to PE, your next priority is planning good food and great entertainment, look no further than this list ofThe Trendiest Restaurants in Port Elizabeth.

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How much do things cost in Port Elizabeth?

Taxi - fixed fee
R 12.06
One-way ticket (local transport)
R 15.08
1 hour taxi waiting fee
R 100.54
Petrol (1 litre)
R 12.95
R 22.19
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
R 32.68
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
R 20.11
3 course meal for 2
R 402.16
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
R 18.67
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
R 25.13
Large bottle of water
R 13.29
How much does an apartment cost in Port Elizabeth?
1 bedroom apartment in city centre
R 4273
3 bedroom apartment outside of centre
R 7348
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre
R 3645
3 bedroom apartment in city centre
R 9551

International departures to Port Elizabeth