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The cheapest time of year to fly to East London from Cape Town is June. The most expensive is December.
The cheapest day of the week is usually Saturday. The most expensive is usually Monday.
Cape Town to East London flights are approximately 52% more expensive in the evening than at midday
Airlink, British Airways, and Ellinair are the most popular carriers operating from Cape Town to East London
Cape Town Intl - East London
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39 days before
The cheapest time to buy a flight from Cape Town to East London is approximately 39 days to departure
If you are looking to fly from Cape Town to East London, you are most likely going to fly from Cape Town Intl Airport to East London Airport, the most popular airports on that route. The cheapest route from Cape Town to East London is CPT — ELS with an average price of R2 227 RT during the month of June.
|Ellinair||PriceFrom R579||Free Cancellation||Rating|
|British Airways||PriceFrom R1 302||Free Cancellation||Rating|
|FlySafair||PriceFrom R1 343||Free Cancellation||Rating|
|Kulula||PriceFrom R1 720||Free Cancellation||Rating|
|Airlink||PriceFrom R2 624||Free Cancellation||Rating|
|South African||PriceFrom R2 670||Free Cancellation||Rating|
|Hahn Air Systems||PriceFrom R3 363||Free Cancellation||Rating|
FlySafair flies from Cape Town to East London around 7 times per week, with 7 momondo users rating the airline 6,5/10. The cheapest FlySafair deal from Cape Town to East London in the last 72 hours was R85 (return), much lower than the average airfare cost of R143 for FlySafair flights on this route.
Some of our partner airlines flying from Cape Town Intl to East London are adapting new policies due to the global impact of COVID-19. Some of the airlines that may be waiving their cancellation fees are FlySafair, British Airways, and South African. You can search for the full list of airlines such as FlySafair that are offering this flexibility.
Cape Town Intl and East London are 883,1 km apart from one another. By plane, this route typically takes 1h 35m.
There are two airports that serve the route between Cape Town and East London. They are Cape Town International Airport and East London Airport. Cape Town International Airport is the second busiest airport in South Africa and offers scheduled domestic and international flight services. It serves destinations in Africa, Asia, Europe, US and the Middle East. It has two terminals connected by a central one and many lounges, restaurants, offices as well as two hotels. It can be easily reached via shuttle bus that works from 4am until 10pm, or car via the freeway. East London Airport serves around a million passengers each year with 20 to 30 flights daily. It is the fastest growing airport in South Africa and is located west of the city centre. It is easily reached by car or shuttle bus service.
There are several airlines that fly directly to East London from Cape Town. British Airways flies from Cape Town International Airport to East London Airport every afternoon. FlySafair also provides non-stop flights between those destinations once daily. The flight between East London and Cape Town takes around one hour and 40 minutes. Due to the short distance between the cities, getting a direct flight is the most convenient option for passengers.
For those that have some more time on their hands and are looking to explore more of the South African culture, there are several options to consider. If you are looking to get to East London from Cape Town but can spare some time in between, think about a stopover in Johannesburg. You can enjoy the Gold Reef City Theme Park or visit the Mandela house – Nelson’s Mandela former residence, now turned into a museum.
You do need a passport, or other forms of personal identification, to fly to East London from Cape Town. You should also make sure you have copies or scans of your documents in handy, just in case of emergencies. You do need to provide a visa to the authorities at the airport if you are an international traveller that is currently exploring South Africa. You will have to apply for a visa online for tourism and business purposes, and it will be valid for a period of 90 days. Bear in mind that some countries are exempt from visa control – make sure to double-check this before your travels. So what are you waiting for – your adventures from Cape Town to East London are waiting!
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