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Flights to Richards Bay in 2021

Popular inJanuaryHigh demand for flights, 20% potential price rise
Cheapest inJulyBest time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average priceR4 187Average for round-trip flights in February 2021
Round-trip fromR4 217From Johannesburg to Richards Bay

Cheapest prices for Richards Bay flights by month

January
R3 127
February
R3 044
March
R3 323
April
R3 399
May
R3 438
June
R3 397
July
R3 279
August
R3 434
September
R3 528
October
R2 532
November
R3 604
December
R4 235
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?

JNB - RCB
Price
R2 532 - R5 434
RCB
Temperature
21 - 28 °C
RCB
Rainfall
63 - 141 mm

Peak season 

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. 

Off Season 

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 at midday 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.

How long is the flight to Richard’s Bay?

Flights from Johannesburg to Richard’s Bay: 1 hour 15 minutes 

Flights from Cape Town to Richard’s Bay: 4 hours 15 minutes 

Flights from George to Richard’s Bay: 5 hours 10 minutes 

Flights from Port Elizabeth to Richard’s Bay: 3 hours 55 minutes

 

Which airlines operate flights to Richard’s Bay?

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.

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