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Find cheap flights from Cape Town to East London from R863

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight from Cape Town to East London departing on 3/3. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap flight deals from Cape Town to East London

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from Cape Town to East London that are departing in the next months. While these flights were available on KAYAK in the last 72 hours, prices and availability are subject to change and deals may expire.
6:05 - 7:40CPT-ELS
1h 35mdirect
8:50 - 10:30ELS-CPT
1h 40mdirect
R1 898FlySafair
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Fri, Mar 8 - Sun, Mar 10
13:10 - 14:45CPT-ELS
1h 35mdirect
15:25 - 17:05ELS-CPT
1h 40mdirect
R2 263FlySafair
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Mon, Mar 11 - Thu, Mar 14
13:00 - 14:35CPT-ELS
1h 35mdirect
15:10 - 16:50ELS-CPT
1h 40mdirect
R2 301FlySafair
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Fri, Jun 21 - Tue, Jun 25
6:05 - 7:40CPT-ELS
1h 35mdirect
8:15 - 9:55ELS-CPT
1h 40mdirect
R2 569FlySafair
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Fri, Mar 8 - Fri, Mar 15
6:05 - 7:40CPT-ELS
1h 35mdirect
15:25 - 17:05ELS-CPT
1h 40mdirect
R2 608FlySafair
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Fri, Mar 8 - Fri, Mar 15
10:00 - 11:35CPT-ELS
1h 35mdirect
8:15 - 10:00ELS-CPT
1h 45mdirect
R2 819FlySafair
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Tue, Mar 26 - Fri, Apr 5
18:40 - 7:50CPT-ELS
13h 10m1 stop
15:10 - 16:50ELS-CPT
1h 40mdirect
R3 528
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Fri, Jun 21 - Tue, Jun 25
17:55 - 7:50CPT-ELS
13h 55m1 stop
18:15 - 8:30ELS-CPT
14h 15m1 stop
R4 487Airlink
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Fri, Jun 21 - Tue, Jun 25
18:40 - 12:00CPT-ELS
17h 20m1 stop
18:15 - 8:30ELS-CPT
14h 15m1 stop
R6 193Airlink
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Thu, Mar 28 - Tue, Apr 2
18:40 - 12:00CPT-ELS
17h 20m1 stop
18:15 - 8:30ELS-CPT
14h 15m1 stop
R6 654Airlink
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Sun, Mar 17 - Thu, Mar 21

Flights from Cape Town to East London - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights from Cape Town to East London to help you find the cheapest flights, the best time to fly and much more.

What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Cape Town to East London?

The average price of all flights from Cape Town to East London clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
When flying from Cape Town to East London, you should consider leaving on a Saturday and avoid Mondays if you are looking for the best rates. For your return to Cape Town, you’ll find the best rates on Tuesdays and the most expensive ones on Sundays.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Cape Town to East London?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Cape Town to East London, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the median of all values for each month.
The cheapest month for flights from Cape Town to East London is May, where tickets cost R2 186 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are December and April, where the average cost of tickets is R4 065 and R3 432 respectively.

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

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from Cape Town to East London, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the average of all the values for each month.
To get a below average price on the flight from Cape Town to East London, you should book around 2 days before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 9 days before departure.

Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Cape Town to East London?

The cheapest price for the route for each airline clicked by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours.
In the last 3 days, FlySafair offered the best one-way deal for that route, at R863. KAYAK users also found Cape Town to East London return flights on FlySafair from R1 898 and on Airlink from R4 487.

Which airlines fly direct between Cape Town and East London?

Airline and price data is aggregated from results in KAYAK’s search results from the last 2 weeks for flights from Cape Town to East London.
There are 2 airlines that fly direct from Cape Town to East London. They are Cemair and FlySafair. The cheapest airline for this route is Cemair, with the best one-way deal found costing R1 491. On average, the best prices for this route can be found at FlySafair.

How many flights are there between Cape Town and East London per day?

Each day, there are between 2 and 4 nonstop flights that take off from Cape Town and land in East London, with an average flight time of 1h 33m. The most common departure time is 13:00 and most flights take off in the afternoon. Each week, there are 21 flights. The most frequent day of departure is Tuesday, when 19% of all weekly flights depart. The fewest flights depart on a Monday.

Which cabin class options are there for flights between Cape Town and East London?

The average price of flights for each cabin class for the route found by users searching on KAYAK over the last 2 weeks.
There are 2 cabin class options for the route. These are Economy and Prem Economy. Perform a search on KAYAK to find the latest prices and availability for all cabin fares, which differ across airlines.

How long does a flight from Cape Town to East London take?

The duration of a direct flight to East London from Cape Town is typically 1h 35m. The journey crosses a distance of 1 385 km.

What’s the earliest departure time from Cape Town to East London?

Early birds can take the earliest flight from Cape Town at 6:05 and will be landing in East London at 7:40.

What’s the latest departure time from Cape Town to East London?

If you prefer to fly at night, the latest flight from Cape Town to East London jets off at 16:50 and lands at 18:20.

Good to know

Low season

January

High season

December

Cheapest flight

R863
Best time to beat the crowds (8% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly (50% more expensive on average)
Flight from Cape Town to East London

When to book flights from Cape Town to East London

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from Cape Town to East London based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
Estimated return price
KAYAK looks at all historical flight data for each date to provide a predicted price for one-way trips or returns with a duration up to 40 days. While we try to provide actual minimum prices for each date, some prices are predictions and actual prices may differ.

FAQs for booking flights from Cape Town to East London

  • What is the cheapest flight from Cape Town to East London?

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Cape Town to East London was R45 for a one-way ticket and R99 for a return.

  • Which aircraft models fly most regularly from Cape Town to East London?

    The Boeing 737 is the aircraft model that flies most regularly on the Cape Town to East London flight route.

  • On which days can I fly direct from Cape Town to East London?

    There are direct flights from Cape Town to East London on a daily basis.

  • Which is the best airline for flights from Cape Town to East London, FlySafair or Airlink?

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from Cape Town to East London are FlySafair and Airlink. With an average price for the route of R2 476 and an overall rating of 8,2, FlySafair is the most popular choice. Airlink is also a great choice for the route, with an average price of R4 859 and an overall rating of 8,2.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from Cape Town to East London?

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from Cape Town to East London.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket from Cape Town to East London?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to East London from Cape Town is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights from Cape Town to East London?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional return ticket. You could then fly to East London with an airline and back to Cape Town with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from Cape Town to East London?

    Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to East London from Cape Town up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight from Cape Town to East London

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for R861 or less one-way and R1 848 or less round-trip.

Prefer to fly direct from Cape Town Intl to East London?

Find which airlines fly direct from Cape Town Intl to East London, which days they fly and book direct flights.

Direct departures

Cape Town Intl to East London

Monday

Cemair, FlySafair

Cemair, FlySafair

Tuesday

Cemair, FlySafair

Cemair, FlySafair

Wednesday

FlySafair

FlySafair

Thursday

Cemair, FlySafair

Cemair, FlySafair

Friday

Cemair, FlySafair

Cemair, FlySafair

Saturday

FlySafair

FlySafair

Sunday

Cemair, FlySafair

Cemair, FlySafair

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Direct returns

East London to Cape Town Intl

Monday

Cemair, FlySafair

Cemair, FlySafair

Tuesday

Cemair, FlySafair

Cemair, FlySafair

Wednesday

FlySafair

FlySafair

Thursday

Cemair, FlySafair

Cemair, FlySafair

Friday

Cemair, FlySafair

Cemair, FlySafair

Saturday

Cemair, FlySafair

Cemair, FlySafair

Sunday

Cemair, FlySafair

Cemair, FlySafair

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Top 4 airlines serving from Cape Town to East London

Need help choosing which airline to fly with from Cape Town to East London? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to KAYAK reviews.
8,2
AirlinkOverall score based on 85 reviews
82boarding
82comfort
65entertainment
84overall
88crew
76food
Airline reviews

It was a great experience , it was quick and on time

It was a great experience , it was quick and on time

this route is more expensive than you would expect. Boarding, disembarking was easy and fast. Cabin crew was friendly. Seats are small

The meal was excellent and well suited to a short journey.

Original flight was delayed due to technical issue. Very poor communication. The manager only appeared when we were climbing on board the plane.This resulted in us missing our follow on flight also with Airlink. No ticket issued from Skukuza and no assistance when we landed to address the issue. We had to make our own arrangements and go to their sales desk. Again they had no knowledge of the flight delay and of any passengers that had connecting flights. The lady (unfortunately with all the STRESS I have forgotten her name) at the counter was extremely helpful and is an excellent example of the type of employee Airlink need to promote and employ. Our luggage was in limbo due to all the missing information and assistance. We had to resort to buying extra tickets from South African Airways who were extremely helpful. I work at an airport so am familiar with its workings. I will infuture be looking for alternative flights.

Airline is the best airline experience I’ve ever had.

My flight was good no comments Crew members were good Flight on schedule even earlier at some point Thanks

Easy boarding, smooth flight, friendly and helpful attendants. As with every other airline, there isn't enough leg room to be comfortable. Food was adequate.

Easy short flight from Johannesburg to Harare. Boarding was slow, flight attendants were friendly. They did a meal service on this short flight, including wine, which was pretty cool.

Flight was moved forward by 2 hours with 3 days notice. This meant I could not connect from flight from Johannesburg. So did not take the flight and drove to Kasane. Will never use Air Botswana unless absolutely necessary. Mark

There was no entertainment, but that is not expected on a flight less than 2 1/2 hours. Uber clean aircraft, good boxed meal and friendly flight attendants. Very please with the experience

Very good experience considering that is low cost company. Good value for money.

Make some provisions for non-disabled elderly people who don't require assistance necessarily but would appreciate not having to walks long distances or stand for prolonged periods of time. For example: Seats close to boarding gates. Not being required to climb down and up stairs to board and deplane if in rows 17 upwards. Not being required to stand in long queues in boarding tunnels waiting to board. Priority fast track through security points to avoid long queues in departure halls.

Great airline. Will use again. Keep up the great work though and maintain your customer retention. And please keep an eye on the bottom line and stay in business for decades to come and grow from strength to strength.

For the first time ever we had a grumpy check in agent. I got told off for not having a lock on my bag and she looked seriously put out that we were checking in as a group of 7. Very unusual as I fly regularly with Safair and all the staff have always been super friendly.

Free or minimal cost water available in recyclable cups on board would be very welcome! Everything else was great!

Seats are small. But I guess that will not change on my behalf. Otherwise their service is great.

Loved our Cabin Crew you could tell they enjoyed there job. The Chief Stuart was a delight. What a great way to start our day with such a positive company.

Pros: "crew insisting everyone covers mouth and nose with the mask"
Cons: "surprised to see no separation between people,"
Pros: "Seat could be wider or a business class option would be welcome"
Cons: "FlySafair forced me to pay for my second bag - even though my ticket was clearly marked "2 bags" all the way to Cape Town. Totally disgusted with this airline, not honoring the ticket. And they way they treated me about it makes me never want to fly with them again. Warning: Seats don't recline!!!"

For now everything is good we want access to book direct to camair

send ourt booking confirmation numbers as soon as payment is done to simplify checkin

No A/C on the plane - and it was hot. Unmarked aircraft - looked sketchy.

Flight delayed with no explanation was only made aware lats min when already arrived at the air port

Efficient low cost operation.. Gets you from A to B, not much else.

They find a way to Nickel and dime you in all creative ways. The boarding crew seems to have target collection amount. If you are flying internationally, avoid them at all costs.

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Recent one-way flight deals

 
Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best one-way flight deals from Cape Town to East London found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
3/3Sun
directFlySafair
1h 35mCPT-ELS
R863
20/4Sat
directFlySafair
1h 35mCPT-ELS
R940
18/6Tue
directFlySafair
1h 35mCPT-ELS
R1 131
18/3Mon
directFlySafair
1h 35mCPT-ELS
R1 649
5/3Tue
1 stop
6h 45mCPT-ELS
R1 726
25/3Mon
directFlySafair
1h 35mCPT-ELS
R1 745
28/3Thu
directFlySafair
1h 35mCPT-ELS
R1 841
18/6Tue
1 stopAirlink
5h 10mCPT-ELS
R2 186
28/3Thu
1 stopAirlink
22h 00mCPT-ELS
R3 471
20/4Sat
2 stopsAirlink
23h 50mCPT-ELS
R3 643

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Last minute flights from Cape Town to East London

Last minute flight, train and bus deals

 
These last-minute flight deals are the cheapest flights found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours for flights from Cape Town to East London that are departing in the next 10 days.
28/2Wed
directFlySafair
1h 35mCPT-ELS
6/3Wed
directFlySafair
1h 40mELS-CPT
R1 802
1/3Fri
directFlySafair
1h 35mCPT-ELS
3/3Sun
directFlySafair
1h 40mELS-CPT
R1 822
2/3Sat
directFlySafair
1h 35mCPT-ELS
4/3Mon
directFlySafair
1h 40mELS-CPT
R2 090
28/2Wed
directFlySafair
1h 35mCPT-ELS
29/2Thu
directFlySafair
1h 40mELS-CPT
R2 493
29/2Thu
directFlySafair
1h 35mCPT-ELS
19/3Tue
directFlySafair
1h 40mELS-CPT
R2 972
1/3Fri
direct
1h 35mCPT-ELS
3/3Sun
multi-stop
8h 20mELS-CPT
R3 164
1/3Fri
multi-stopFlySafair
21h 05mCPT-ELS
3/3Sun
directFlySafair
1h 40mELS-CPT
R3 701
29/2Thu
multi-stopFlySafair
5h 20mCPT-ELS
19/3Tue
directFlySafair
1h 40mELS-CPT
R3 720
3/3Sun
direct
1h 35mCPT-ELS
10/3Sun
multi-stop
26h 35mELS-CPT
R3 816
1/3Fri
directFlySafair
1h 35mCPT-ELS
2/3Sat
multi-stopFlySafair
13h 45mELS-CPT
R3 835

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Cape Town - East London Flights

Departure:

Cape Town (CPT)South Africa

Destination:

East London (ELS)South Africa

Return flight deals:

East London - Cape Town

Cabin classes:

R7 056
R1 707