Beaches might be first on the agenda if you’re booking cheap flights from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth. And it’s no wonder. This city in South Africa's Eastern Cape Province has some 40 kilometres worth of beautiful sandy stretches, not to mention calm waters and gentle breezes perfect for sailing. But once you’ve stepped off the plane at Port Elizabeth Airport, you’re no more than a 15-minute drive from any of the city’s big attractions. Flights from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth really do put you in the heart of the action, so you can set off and explore straight away.
Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth flights take an average of 1 hour 43 minutes, and the distance is around 560 miles.
South African Airways and British Airways are the two flag-carrying airlines that operate on this route. You can also find a cheap flight from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth with budget airlines like Safair and Mango Airlines.
If you’re wondering who to fly with, compare all your options using the Cheapflights search tool. That way you can find the cheapest tickets and best available times for your journey.
There are around nine flights from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth per day, so you’ve got a selection of flights to choose from.
Your Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth flight will leave from Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport (JNB). You’ll arrive at Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ), which is really close to the city centre.
There’s a single direct flight route from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth, so the best way to find cheap tickets is to use the search tool at the top of this page. If you can be flexible with dates, you’ll have the best chance of finding the cheapest deals. Add filters to find the journey that suits your budget.
Port Elizabeth is smaller and quieter than Johannesburg, and it’s known as ‘the friendly city’, which should give you a good feel for the place. Book flights from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth and you’re guaranteed a warm welcome not just from the locals, but also from the weather – especially if you arrive in January, AKA the hottest month. Head straight for a beach on Algoa Bay, get to know the local wildlife at the Donkin Reserve, then soak up some culture at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum. If you want to head out a bit further, the award-winning Shamwari Game Reserve is within daytripping distance, so you can set off on a safari adventure.
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