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Flights to Upington in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inJanuaryHigh demand for flights, 4% potential price rise
Cheapest inJulyBest time to find cheap flights, 0% potential price drop
Average priceR7 510Average for return flights in January 2022

What is the cheapest month to fly to Upington?

The cheapest ticket to Upington found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.


R7 247


R6 675


R6 783


R6 876


R6 783


R6 845


R7 293


R6 938


R6 783


R6 768


R7 170


R6 953

Currently, February is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Upington. Flying to Upington in July 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 Upington?

Average Upington flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month



R6 673 - R8 278



12 - 28 °C



0 - 40 mm

Peak season:

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.

Off season:

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?

The cheapest flights to Upington are usually found when departing on a Saturday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Wednesday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Upington?

Flights at midday are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to Upington. Flights in the evening are usually the most expensive.

How long is the flight to Upington?

Flights from Johannesburg to Upington – 1 hours 30 minutes.

Flights from Cape Town to Upington – 1 hours 20 minutes.

Flights from George to Upington – 6 hours 00 minutes (1 stop).

Flights from Port Elizabeth to Upington – 4 hours 00 minutes.

Which airlines operate flights to Upington?

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.

What is good to know if travelling to Upington?

  • The Northern Cape is a must-visit place and a hidden gem in South Africa. Luckily the nearest airport is Upington so why not combine your holiday with a visit?
  • Whilst you’re in Upington you should go for a meal at Le Must Restaurant. It’s regularly voted as the place to eat in the Northern Cape.
  • The Orange River Wine Cellars are the biggest wine collection in South Africa. Take a tour through them but make sure to book in advance if you’re stay coincides with the harvesting season.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Upington?

If you book a flight to Upington, you will be flying into Upington, which is the city’s only airport. Upington (UTN) is located 5,4 km from the center of Upington. 1 airline have flights to Upington from Johannesburg on a daily basis. Booking flights to Upington should not be difficult; the airport handles an average of 1 flight from Johannesburg per day.