Cheap flights from Johannesburg to Mthatha

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The best prices from Johannesburg to Mthatha Umtata are usually found in June or April, booked 57 days in advance, depart on a Thursday or Tuesday and return on a Thursday

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Johannesburg (JNB) to Mthatha (UTT)

All the information you need to plan the best JNB to UTT flight in 2021: compare Johannesburg to Mthatha flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Mthatha.
ZA1 - UTT
Price
R2 528 - R3 650

Popular in

August

High demand for flights, 15% potential price rise

Cheapest in

June

Best time to find cheap flights, 18% potential price drop

Average price

R3 291

Average for round-trip flights in September 2021

Round-trip from

€2.528

From Johannesburg to Mthatha Umtata

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly return from Johannesburg to Mthatha?

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.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Johannesburg to Mthatha?

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.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Johannesburg to Mthatha (ZA1 - UTT)?

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.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Johannesburg to Mthatha?

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.

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Flight FAQs

From Johannesburg to Mthatha

What airport do you fly into for flights to Mthatha from Johannesburg?

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.

How popular is this Johannesburg to Mthatha flight route?

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.

What airports serve Johannesburg to Mthatha flights?

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.

Which airlines fly directly from Johannesburg to Mthatha?

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.

What are the stopover options between Johannesburg to Mthatha?

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.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly from Johannesburg to Mthatha / Umtata?

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.

Alternative routes for Johannesburg to Mthatha

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for Mthatha

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Johannesburg to Mthatha.
Average temperature for September in Mthatha
22.0 °C
Avg rainfall for September in Mthatha
30.0 mm

Airports servicing Johannesburg

Lanseria (HLA)

Airports servicing Mthatha

Hourly flight availability from Johannesburg to Mthatha

See what time of day planes typically take off from Johannesburg towards Mthatha.
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
Midnight
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Weekly flight availability
from Johannesburg to Mthatha
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Johannesburg to Mthatha.
Sunday
2 daily flights
Monday
3 daily flights
Tuesday
3 daily flights
Wednesday
3 daily flights
Thursday
3 daily flights
Friday
3 daily flights
Saturday
1 daily flight
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