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If you are looking to fly from Johannesburg to East London, you are most likely going to fly from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to East London Airport, the most popular airports on that route. You may be looking for an airport near Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to depart from when travelling to East London and Johannesburg Lanseria Airport, located in Johannesburg is a great option. The cheapest route from Johannesburg to East London is JNB — ELS with an average price of R1 442 RT during the month of November.
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East London is 757,2 km away from Johannesburg. In terms of flight time, this usually takes a little over 1h 30m.
Prices for flights from Johannesburg to East London Airport are updated daily.
As of November 2023, there are 3 operators available to choose from for flights from Johannesburg to East London Airport.
The minimum age for a child to fly alone is five, but airlines offering an unaccompanied minor (UNMR) service may have their age restrictions, such as regulations concerning flight duration, timing, and stopovers. It is recommended that you verify with the airline you are booking with for travel from Johannesburg to East London Airport.
The necessary travel and health documents for your East London Airport 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.
You can fly to East London from Johannesburg with ease from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport (JNB), with there being a regular service operating throughout the week. Flights from JNB to East London Airport (ELS) can be as fast as one hour and 30 minutes. There are also occasional flights that leave from Johannesburg Lanseria Airport (HLA) and take over five hours to reach East London. You can get to JNB airport quickly, with an Airport Shuttle taking only 18 minutes to the terminal. Whereas a taxi to HLA Airport takes around 35 minutes. Once in East London, you can quickly get to the city centre by taxi, which takes around 14 minutes.
There are many direct flights that you can take from Johannesburg to East London, so it’s a great route to fly. For instance, you can fly with Airlink, which takes about one hour and 30 minutes in total. You can also fly from Johannesburg Airport (JNB) to East London Airport (ELS) directly, with a total journey time of around one hour and 30 minutes too. FlySafair is another airline that operates this route, with the travel time normally taking around one hour and 35 minutes. There are many flights that depart throughout the week so you should find it easy to find a flight that matches you schedule. Not only do direct flights tend to be the fastest way to travel between JNB and ELS, but they are also normally cheaper than indirect routes.
Should the direct routes not be suitable for you, you might find that there is an indirect option that is more convenient. For example, FlySafair operate this route with one stopover in a time of around three hours and 25 minutes. The most likely place for this transfer is at Durban King Shaka International Airport (DUR). British Airways also operates this route with one change in approximately six hours and 20 minutes. The most common stopover on this flight is at Cape Town International Airport (CPT). You can also fly this route on a multi-airline trip, with Link Airways and FlySafair, which takes approximately three hours and 25 minutes and also stops at DUR. In general, indirect flights take longer than direct trips and for this route are also more expensive.
Whilst you do not need a passport to travel on a domestic flight in South Africa, you will need a valid form of accepted photo identification. However you do no need a visa to travel internally as a South African citizen.
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