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If you are looking to fly from East London to Johannesburg, you are most likely going to fly from East London Airport to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, the most popular airports on that route. You may be looking for an airport near Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to land at when travelling from East London and Johannesburg Lanseria Airport, located in Johannesburg is a great option. In November, R1 406 is typically the cheapest round trip price you’ll find from East London to Johannesburg which you can find when you fly ELS — JNB.
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East London and Johannesburg are 757,2 km apart from one another. Flights usually cover this in 1h 30m, depending on flying conditions and air traffic around both airports.
Prices for flights from East London Airport to Johannesburg refresh daily.
The number of operators available for flights from East London Airport to Johannesburg is 3 as of November 2023.
The minimum age a child must be to fly alone is five but airlines that offer an unaccompanied minor (UNMR) service will have their own age restrictions, including rules around flight length, timings, and stopovers. We always recommend checking with the individual airline you are booking with to travel from East London Airport to Johannesburg.
The necessary travel and health documents for your Johannesburg trip may vary depending on your travel plans and individual circumstances. Generally, you should have various documents, such as a national ID card or driver's licence and a passport that is valid for six months beyond your scheduled arrival date. We recommend seeking advice from your airline or a trusted third party, such as IATA.
When you fly to Johannesburg from East London, South Africa, you will fly out from East London Airport (ELS). East London Airport is a medium-sized airport that serves the Eastern Cape area of South Africa. Passengers flying from East London can reach the airport by road in around 10 minutes when travelling from the city centre. It is a good idea to head to the airport around two hours before your departure time for domestic flights. Passengers booking flights for Johannesburg have a choice of two airports to land at. You can either fly to O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) or to Lanseria International Airport (HLA). JNB is the largest and most central airport in Johannesburg and is located just a short drive from the city centre. Lanseria is a slightly smaller airport by comparison and is situated roughly 40 minutes outside of the city by car.
There are several airlines that offer frequent direct flights between East London Airport and Johannesburg O. R. Tambo International Airport. For instance, airlines such as Fly Safair, Airlink, and British Airways all offer direct flights with no stopovers en route. Journey times on these routes are usually around one and a half hours. There are currently no direct flights available from East London Airport to Lanseria International Airport, Johannesburg. Passengers travelling on this route will usually have to make one stop during their flight.
It is possible to fly from East London to both O. R. Tambo Airport and Lanseria Airport with just a single layover en route. Some flights from East London to O. R. Tambo with Fly Safair involve one stopover at Cape Town International Airport. Flights on this route usually take around four hours longer than direct flights. You may also stopover at Durban King Shaka International Airport when you travel with Fly Safair or with British Airways from East London to Johannesburg O. R. Tambo. If you plan to land at Lanseria Airport, your journey will also include one stopover. For example, if you fly with British Airways, you may change planes at Durban Airport and fly on to Johannesburg with Kulula Airlines.
Domestic travellers are not required to have a passport or a visa with them to travel between East London and Johannesburg. You are only required to have a passport or visa when travelling on international flights. However, it is useful to take your passport when you fly. Passports can be used as a form of ID proof, which may be requested by staff at check-in points throughout the airport when you travel.
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