Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
High demand for flights, 20% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average for round-trip flights in July 2021
From Johannesburg OR Tambo to Richards Bay
Cheapest prices for Richards Bay flights by month
The cheapest ticket to Richards Bay found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
Currently, October is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Richards Bay. Flying to Richards Bay in December will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.
When is the best time to fly to Richards Bay?
Average Richards Bay flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
JNB - RCB
R2 547 - R5 468
21 - 28 °C
63 - 141 mm
The summer time is the best time to visit if you want to experience the place at its greenest. Spring and autumn also offer warm and pleasant weather but you’ll find cheap flights to Richards Bay easier to come by as tourism is lower. During late spring to early autumn you can experience an incredible safari where everything is green and brimming with life. Just take the 2 hour trip to Zulu Nyala safari game lodge and start exploring.
During the South African winter temperatures can drop pretty low, especially at night, so make sure to take some warmer clothing with you. Rain is less common but due to the colder weather activities such as surfing and other outdoor related things might be closed or not very enjoyable because of the chill. If you’re just hoping for a getaway though you will find cheap flights to Richard’s Bay and accommodation prices are usually reduced.
When is the best time to book a flight to Richards Bay?
The best time to book flights to Richards Bay is 27 days before your desired departure date. The cost of your flight will likely increase significantly if you book two weeks in advance of your flight.
Which day is cheapest to fly to Richards Bay?
Monday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to Richards Bay. Flying on Saturday will result in higher flight prices.
What time of day is cheapest to fly to Richards Bay?
Flights in the afternoon are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to Richards Bay. Flights in the morning are usually the most expensive.
When is the best time to book flights to Richard’s Bay?
Although the winter is colder and less appealing you’ll find the best deals so if budget is an issue you could consider booking during the months in and around winter. Certain holidays or events can also increase flight prices for Richard’s Bay so if you are visiting around Easter for example, make sure you book as early as you possibly can.
South African Airways is the primary airline that provides regular flights to Richard’s Bay, although you might occasionally find ones that have a connection. Despite the lack of competition flight prices are quite reasonable if you plan ahead.
How to get from the airport to the city centre?
Taxis are probably your best bet once you land on Richard’s Bay. The airport itself is rather small but you can find taxis outside without much trouble. Make sure you agree on a fee with them before you get in and if you don’t feel safe then simply don’t get in. You can pre-arrange transport such as a coach to collect you, although it won’t be cheap for the privilege. Depending on what you are hoping to do on your trip you could opt to rent a car. The roads are a pleasure to drive although if you only intend on staying in or around Richard’s Bay you might find the cost a bit steep for the benefits you’ll receive.