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Cheap Flights from East London to Cape Town, ZA, South Africa - ELS to CPT

Popular flights from East London to Cape Town

If your flight days are flexible and you looking for a good deal, our charts on cheap flights provide some insight regarding affordable flight options for your next big adventure.

Comair Limited
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Feb 25, 2016 Feb 29, 2016 ZAR3,801
South African Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Feb 19, 2016 Feb 21, 2016 ZAR2,942
Feb 26, 2016 Feb 28, 2016 ZAR2,942
Feb 29, 2016 Mar 3, 2016 ZAR2,942
Feb 29, 2016 Mar 4, 2016 ZAR2,942
Mar 1, 2016 Mar 4, 2016 ZAR2,942

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from East London to Cape Town (ELS to CPT)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from East London to Cape Town, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be ZAR2,942.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from East London to Cape Town (ELS to CPT)?

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from East London to Cape Town based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have discovered that the best days to book flights are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Read our article to find more information about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should you book flights from East London to Cape Town

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance a flight from East London to Cape Town should be booked.

Non Stop versus 1-Stop
Advanced PurchaseNon StopOne Stop
< 7 days ZAR2,942 ZAR3,705
7-14 days ZAR2,942 ZAR3,769
14-21 days ZAR2,942 ZAR3,769
21-30 days ZAR2,942 ZAR3,769
30-60 days ZAR2,942 ZAR3,737
60-90 days ZAR2,958 ZAR3,212
90+ days ZAR2,974 ZAR3,324

Cheapest Day To Fly from East London to Cape Town

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding the cheapest days to fly from East London to Cape Town.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
ZAR2,942 ZAR2,942 ZAR2,942 ZAR2,958 ZAR2,942 ZAR2,958 ZAR2,958

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from East London to Cape Town

The chart below shows the lowest fare by month when flying from East London to Cape Town.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
February East London Cape Town South African 2/19/16 2/21/16 0 ZAR2,942
March East London Cape Town South African 3/1/16 3/2/16 0 ZAR2,942
April East London Cape Town South African 4/6/16 4/9/16 0 ZAR2,958
May East London Cape Town South African 5/27/16 5/29/16 0 ZAR2,974
June East London Cape Town South African 6/3/16 6/6/16 0 ZAR2,974
July East London Cape Town South African 7/1/16 7/8/16 0 ZAR2,974
August East London Cape Town South African 8/31/16 9/4/16 0 ZAR2,974
September East London Cape Town South African 9/1/16 9/4/16 0 ZAR2,974

Cheapest Weekend Non-Stop Flights for the Next 30 Days from East London to Cape Town

If you're ready to take a trip in the next 30 days and want to fly on the weekend, you might be wondering which weekend is the cheapest to fly. The chart below shows up-to-date data regarding weekend flight prices from East London to Cape Town.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
ZAR2,942
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
ZAR2,942 ZAR2,942
28 29 1 2 3 4 5
ZAR2,942
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
ZAR2,958
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
ZAR2,958 ZAR2,974
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
ZAR2,974

Non-Stop vs Connecting Flights from East London to Cape Town (ELS to CPT)

Your East London to Cape Town flight can be significantly cheaper by choosing a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from East London to Cape Town is ZAR3,212.

The average price for non-stop flights from East London to Cape Town is ZAR2,958.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from East London to Cape Town.

Nonstop Flight Details from East London to Cape Town
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Safair 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 13:00 17:55
South African 5 5 5 5 5 2 4 08:00 19:50

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from East London to Cape Town (ELS to CPT)

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from East London to Cape Town. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from East London to Cape Town is ZAR1,797.

The average price for round trip flights from East London to Cape Town is ZAR2,958.

East London to Cape Town Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: How long is a direct flight from East London to Cape Town?
Answer: The average East London to Cape Town flight time is an hour and 42 minutes.
Question: How many kilometers are there between East London and Cape Town?
Answer: The distance from East London to Cape Town is 859 kilometers.
Question: How common are direct flights from East London to Cape Town?
Answer: There are 38 direct flights from East London to Cape Town.
Question: What is the most popular airline for non-stop flights from East London to Cape Town?
Answer: South African Airways provides 81% of the non-stop flights between East London and Cape Town.

Airlines Flying from East London to Cape Town (ELS to CPT)

Below are the different airlines that fly from East London to Cape Town with the average price of their plane tickets. Just remember that different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary of the next 30 days for flights from East London to Cape Town.

East London to Cape Town
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
South African - X X X X X X X

Airports for Your Route

These pages contain information about the major airports in East London and Cape Town, so you can feel comfortable knowing how to get around whether you are about to take off or you just landed.

Cheap Domestic Flights from East London - ELS

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
East London to Johannesburg Safair, Mango, Comair Limited, South African ZAR2,497
East London to Durban Safair, Mango, Comair Limited, South African ZAR2,497

Cheap International Flights from East London - ELS

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
East London to Lilongwe South African Check Dates
East London to Blantyre South African Check Dates
East London to Mauritius Air Mauritius, South African ZAR9,811
East London to Luanda South African Check Dates
East London to Antananarivo South African Check Dates
East London to Nairobi Kenya, Comair Limited, South African Check Dates

Cheap Domestic Flights to Cape Town - CPT

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Port Elizabeth to Cape Town Safair, Mango, Comair Limited, South African ZAR1,590
Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg Safair, Mango, Comair Limited, South African ZAR1,241
Port Elizabeth to Durban Safair, Mango, Comair Limited, South African ZAR2,862
Port Elizabeth to East London Safair, Mango, Comair Limited, South African ZAR4,532
Port Elizabeth to Bloemfontein Safair, Mango, Comair Limited, South African ZAR4,691
Port Elizabeth to Nelspruit Mango, Comair Limited, South African ZAR4,627

Cheap International Flights to Cape Town - CPT

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Port Elizabeth to Windhoek Comair Limited, South African, Air Namibia ZAR5,311
Port Elizabeth to London Aegean, Air Berlin, Air France, Alitalia, British Airways, Condor, Iberia, KLM, Luxair, Lufthansa, Czech, Austrian, South African, SAS, Brussels, Tap Portugal, Virgin Atlantic ZAR11,973
Port Elizabeth to Harare Safair, Mango, Comair Limited, South African, Air Zimbabwe ZAR6,599
Port Elizabeth to Dubai Emirates, flydubai, Comair Limited, South African ZAR11,464
Port Elizabeth to Mauritius Air Mauritius, Comair Limited, South African ZAR8,920
Port Elizabeth to Nairobi Kenya, Comair Limited, South African ZAR9,986
Port Elizabeth to Antananarivo Comair Limited, South African ZAR11,433
Port Elizabeth to Dar Es Salaam Inter Air, Precision Air, South African ZAR7,744
Port Elizabeth to Amsterdam Air France, Alitalia, British Airways, Condor, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Austrian, South African, SAS, Tap Portugal, Virgin Atlantic ZAR10,606
Port Elizabeth to Blantyre South African Check Dates
Port Elizabeth to Luanda TAAG Angola, South African Check Dates
Port Elizabeth to Pemba South African, LAM Mocambique Check Dates
Port Elizabeth to Entebbe South African ZAR9,207
Port Elizabeth to Mumbai Jet Airways, Air India, South African ZAR9,143
Port Elizabeth to Lagos South African ZAR8,873
Port Elizabeth to Frankfurt Air France, Alitalia, British Airways, Condor, Air Dolomiti, Iberia, KLM, Luxair, Lufthansa, Austrian, South African, SAS, Brussels, Tap Portugal, Virgin Atlantic ZAR12,625
Cheap Flights from East London to Cape Town, ZA, South Africa, from ZAR185 Round trip from ELS to CPT