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Cheap Flights to Port Elizabeth

Popular in December High demand for flights, 1% potential price rise
Cheapest in May Best time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average price R1 965 Average for round-trip flights in July 2020
Round-trip from R73 From Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Cheapest prices for Port Elizabeth flights by month

January
R1 772
February
R1 900
March
R2 071
April
R2 368
May
R1 701
June
R1 815
July
R2 057
August
R2 036
September
R1 941
October
R1 928
November
R1 971
December
R2 070
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Port Elizabeth is May. The most expensive month for flights is April. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Port Elizabeth?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
JNB - PLZ
Price
R1 701 - R3 466
PLZ
Temperature
21 - 27 °C
PLZ
Rainfall
37 - 75 mm

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 a flight to Port Elizabeth?

The price you pay for your flight to Port Elizabeth may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 0 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Port Elizabeth?

The cheapest day to fly to Port Elizabeth is usually Tuesday. At the moment, Friday is the most expensive.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Port Elizabeth?

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

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.

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