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East London to Cape Town Last modified: Nov 21, 2019 3:01 -05:00

We've scanned 48 195 047 545 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights to Cape Town. Safair & South African frequently offer the best deals to Cape Town flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

Safair
ELSCPT
Thu 01/23
nonstop
CPTELS
Thu 01/30
nonstop
R1 211
South African
ELSCPT
Thu 01/23
1 stop
CPTELS
Thu 01/30
1 stop
R3 175

How Much is a Flight from East London to Cape Town?

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 R2 437.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from East London to Cape Town?

The best way to find a great deal on airfare is to search multiple sites. When you run a search on FareCompare, we search multiple sites and fare sources all at once so you don't have to - which is why we think FareCompare is the best place to find cheap tickets. Airlines can adjust prices for 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 found that Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays are often the best days to book flights. If you'd like to learn more, read our article about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should I book tickets from East London to Cape Town?

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from East London to Cape Town.

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days R4 785 R3 751
7-14 days R3 869 R4 932
14-21 days R2 304 R3 279
21-30 days R2 201 R3 116
30-60 days R2 201 R3 382
60-90 days R1 211 R2 378
90+ days R1 994 R2 703

Cheapest Day To Fly from East London to Cape Town

We've examined 57 595 778 181 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from East London to Cape Town is Thursday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
R2 334R2 038R3 854R1 728R2 289R2 097R2 629

Compare Flight Prices from East London to Cape Town by Month

Low priced flights are most commonly available by purchasing between one and three months in advance. International or holiday flights may need to be purchased even further in advance. The chart below shows the cheapest flight prices by month for East London to Cape Town flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
November East London Cape Town Safair 2019/11/26 2019/12/02 0 R2 097
December East London Cape Town Safair 2019/12/24 2020/01/07 0 R2 038
January East London Cape Town Safair 2020/01/23 2020/01/30 0 R1 728
February East London Cape Town Safair 2020/02/22 2020/02/29 0 R1 920
March East London Cape Town South African 2020/03/27 2020/03/30 1 R4 061
April East London Cape Town South African 2020/04/09 2020/04/13 0 R4 091
May East London Cape Town South African 2020/05/08 2020/05/17 0 R4 947
June East London Cape Town Safair 2020/06/25 2020/07/09 0 R2 806

Cheap Last Minute Flights from East London to Cape Town

Looking for cheap last minute flights or a weekend getaway? We've got you covered with weekend flight deals from East London to Cape Town. The chart below shows the best last minute deals and cheap flights this weekend we could find.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
R2 112
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
R2 112 R2 097
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
R2 097 R2 289
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
R2 289 R2 880
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
R2 880 R4 046
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
R4 046

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from East London to Cape Town

Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose 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 R3 899.

The average price for direct flights from East London to Cape Town is R3 338.

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

Weekly Direct Flights from East London to Cape Town - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Safair 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 03:30 09:10
South African 1 1 2 1 1 0 1 03:30 11:55

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from East London to Cape Town

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 R1 787.

The average price for round trip flights from East London to Cape Town is R3 219.

East London to Cape Town Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is the 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 far is Cape Town from East London?
Answer: The distance from East London to Cape Town is 859 kilometers (534 miles).
Question: How common are direct flights from East London to Cape Town?
Answer: There are 18 direct flights from East London to Cape Town.
Question: What are the most popular East London airlines for direct flights from East London to Cape Town?
Answer: Safair provides 77% of the non-stop flights between East London and Cape Town.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from East London to Cape Town?
Answer: Johannesburg, ZA

Airlines in East London flying to Cape Town Last modified: Nov 21, 2019 3:01 -05:00Number of routes searched: 24Number of itineraries searched: 106 541

Wondering which airlines fly out of East London to Cape Town? We've gathered the average price of East London airlines with flights to Cape Town. Different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary showing which days of the week individual carriers offer flights for the next 30 days.

East London to Cape Town
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Safair -
South African -
Safair DUR
Safair JNB
Comair JNB
South African JNB
South African UTT

East London to Cape Town Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in East London and Cape Town. If your route includes a city with multiple airports, you may be able to find substantial savings by choosing an alternate airport.

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