ZA1 - UTT
R2 528 - R3 650
High demand for flights, 15% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 18% potential price drop
Average for round-trip flights in September 2021
From Johannesburg to Mthatha Umtata
Departing on a Wednesday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 25% when planning your travel around this day of the week.
June can be a great time to fly to Mthatha from Johannesburg with a flight ticket averaging about R3 098. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of June for as cheap as R2 364. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of August.
It’s typically best to fly out from Johannesburg to Mthatha at midday. Doing so could potentially save you 8% on the flight price compared to flying in the morning, which is usually more expensive.
Users have found that booking a flight from Johannesburg to Mthatha at least 54 days early can save you up to 22% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 54 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Johannesburg to Mthatha for as little as R3 291 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as R3 650 for flights departing within the next 3 days.
Most people fly into Mthatha Umtata (UTT) if they book a flight to Mthatha from Johannesburg. On average, Umtata has 2 inbound flights from Johannesburg per day from 1 airline. Mthatha Umtata is conveniently located just 11,4 km from Mthatha’s city centre.
The Johannesburg to Mthatha Umtata flight path was viewed by 5 958 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.
The amount of airports available to serve flights from Johannesburg to Mthatha are limited in quantity. The only airport available to fly from Johannesburg is O.R. Tambo International Airport and likewise Mthatha Airport is the only option when arriving in Umtata / Mthatha. Umtata was renamed to Mthatha in 2004, so it may confuse some when they look for flights for Umtata and instead Mthatha appears in flight directories at times, though sometimes it will still recognize that you are searching for Umtata.
Most direct flights from Johannesburg to Mthatha are handled by South African Airways: South African Airways, which typically is operated by Airlink or South African Express, provides an array of flights, however due to the locations and airlines being limited it could cause queue times for flights to be slightly longer. Prices for the faster flights will always be more expensive than slower flights, though there is little distance due to the flight averaging only a few minutes difference.
There are not many stopover options when flying from Johannesburg to Mthatha due to it being such a short distance away, via a flight. When flying with South African Airlines, whether it be operated by South African Express or Airlink, the flights can range from 1h 15m-1h 30m.
Due to Johannesburg and Umtata, which is now called Mthatha, if you are a citizen of South Africa, you will not be required to have a visa in order to travel to Mthatha. All that will be required of you is a form of photo identification which doesn’t necessarily have to be a passport but can also be a valid driver’s license in order to be able to board the plane.
|Morning 6 AM to midday||41% of flight departures|
|Early morning Midnight to 6 AM||30% of flight departures|
|Afternoon Midday to 6 PM||29% of flight departures|
|Evening 6 PM to midnight||0% of flight departures|