Best time to find cheap flights, 1% potential price drop
Average for round-trip flights in February 2021
Cheapest prices for Upington flights by month
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Upington is February. The most expensive month for flights is July. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.
When is the best time to fly to Upington?
JNB - UTN
R6 315 - R7 834
23 - 37 °C
1 - 61 mm
Theoretically there isn’t an off season so you can find flights to Upington year-round without too much fluctuation in the prices. That said you’ll enjoy your stay a lot more if you visit from around April to September. That reflects the winter months with temperatures rising to 23 degrees. Early spring, around March, and late autumn or around October are also worth looking into when trying to find cheap flights to Upington.
During summer, Upington experiences a desert like climate so there is very little rainfall at any point of the year, and the summer can be extremely uncomfortable throughout the entire day. Night time does cool down however because of the intensity of the heat during the day you’ll find yourself wanting to stay indoors, essentially limiting the activities you could do whilst on your holiday.
When is the best time to book a flight to Upington?
Ideally you’ll want to secure your flight tickets around two or three months prior to wanting to actually depart. On average you’ll find cheap flights to Upington around September and October, with a potential saving of around R400 generally available. If you can be flexible with your travel dates, and to a degree your departure airport, then you’ll have a much better chance of finding the cheapest flights to Upington. That said; try to avoid visiting during the summer as the humidity and the heat can really take the enjoyment out of your getaway.
Which day is cheapest to fly to Upington?
Saturday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to Upington. Flying on Wednesday will result in higher flight prices.
What time of day is cheapest to fly to Upington?
Upington flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight in the afternoon. Booking a flight in the evening will likely mean higher prices.
South African is the major airline to provide cheap flights to Upington however there are a couple of alternatives who might catch your eye. These are Manx Airlines and Air Namibia. Generally due to the lack of competition on flights to Upington, you might struggle to find extremely cheap flights however if you plan ahead any airline usually has offers and discounts. It’s recommended to sign up to the loyalty scheme that South African offers, known as the Voyager Frequent Flyer programme, as this will allow you to gain points that you can redeem against future flight tickets.
How to get from the airport to the city centre?
The airport has one terminal building which combines both the arrivals and departures. Upington can easily be reached by car and there are 5 different companies at the airport where you can hire a car from. This is especially useful if you are planning to explore the Northern Cape and other parts of South Africa. If you don’t want to drive then your only other option is to get a taxi from outside the airport. Make sure you agree on the fee before getting in and be prepared to negotiate slightly to try and get a better price to the centre.