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Flights to Upington in 2024

Find the latest flights to Upington in 2024, with up-to-date prices and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 546 558 searches and data was last updated on 24 May 2024.

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Best time to book a flight to Upington

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Temperature and rainfall in Upington by month

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12 - 28 °C

If weather is an important factor for your trip to Upington, use this chart to help with planning. For those seeking warmer temperatures, January is the ideal time of year to visit, when temperatures reach an average of 28.0 C. Travellers hoping to avoid the cold should look outside of July, when temperatures are typically at their lowest (around 12.0 C).

When is the best time to book a flight to Upington?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a return flight to Upington. Price data was last updated on 22 May 2024.

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.

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When is the cheapest time to fly to Upington?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly return to Upington. Price data was last updated on 19 May 2024.
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Users looking for the lowest fares to Upington should consider flying on Friday mornings, when prices are typically cheapest. Budget-minded travellers will want to avoid Tuesday evenings, when prices are usually at their highest.
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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.
  • When is the best time to fly to Upington?

    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.

  • 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 does UTN mean?

    Great question - UTN just means Upington Airport. Now you’ll know what this unique code and ones like it mean when you look for flights!

  • 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 centre 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 3 flights from Johannesburg per day.

  • Can I find cheaper flights to Upington if I am willing to have stopovers?

    Yes, flights with stopovers are often cheaper than direct flights. Keep an eye out for flight deals to Upington on Cheapflights that require 1 or 2 stops for potential cost savings.

  • What is the best airline to fly to Upington?

    Based on reviews from Cheapflights users, Airlink is rated the highest out of the airlines that fly to Upington.

  • What is the cheapest airport to fly to in Upington?

    Upington Airport is currently the cheapest airport to fly to in Upington. One-way flights to Upington Airport typically cost R2 650, while return flights cost around R3 379.

  • How much is a return flight to Upington?

    A return flight to Upington will typically cost around R377, however they can be found for as little as R184.

  • Does Upington Airport have car hire?

    Yes. Those touching down at Upington Airport can take advantage of the car hire services offered upon their arrival.

  • Are there hotels close to Upington Airport?

    Yes. Upington Airport has hotels nearby for those requiring accommodations. Rapatzi is the closest property to Upington Airport (3,2 km away from Upington Airport).

  • When is the best time to book a flight to Upington?

    Currently, March is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Upington (average of R303). Flying to Upington in January will prove the most costly (average of R365). There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

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