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East London to Johannesburg flight information

Avg. flight duration 1h 29m
Flights arrive in Johannesburg
Flights depart from East London
Flight price R1 016
Distance 769 km
Airlines FlySafair, Kulula

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Most popular time to fly
13%
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Average price:
R1 896
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
R1 896
or less (return)

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for R1 896 or less.
The cheapest flight from East London to Johannesburg was found, on average, 25 days before departure.
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Morning departure is around 43% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
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FAQs for Booking East London to Johannesburg Flights

How long does a flight from East London to Johannesburg take?
The average direct flight takes 1h 25m, covering a distance of 769 km.
How many flights are there between East London and Johannesburg?
There are 176 (direct) flights between East London and Johannesburg per week, averaging 26 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from East London to Johannesburg?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on FlySafair (R1 016) and Kulula (R1 061)
Which airlines fly most frequently between East London and Johannesburg?
FlySafair (4 times daily), JetBlue (3 times daily), SAA (3 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from East London to Johannesburg?
For East London to Johannesburg, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Sunday is the most expensive. Flying from Johannesburg back to East London, the best deals are generally found on Monday, with Tuesday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from East London to Johannesburg?
When flying out of East London you will be using East London, often referred to as East London Airport. You will be landing at Johannesburg OR Tambo, also known as Johannesburg Airport.
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Airports
Origin
East London
R1 016
only
R1 016
Destination
Johannesburg
R1 016
only
R1 016
Thu, Oct 31
ELS
East London
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
1h 30m
Thu, Nov 7
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
ELS
East London
1h 30m
R1 016
Trip: 8 days
7,6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,6 Good
Based on 39 reviews
Boarding
7,9
Comfort
7,8
Crew
8,3
Entertainment
6,4
Food
6,5
CPT
JNB
Good 6,0

Pros: It's alright, safe flight and pilot good landing skills. I particularly liked their crew's sense of humour.

Cons: If only we were served drinks, but that's asking too much.

DUR
JNB
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Timely service is their main priority. Excellent

JNB
CPT
Excellent 10,0

Cons: service and punctuality all good

JNB
CPT
Excellent 9,0

Pros: The planes seem fresh and new. The staff were efficient and professional. Although a budget airline, we thought they offered value for money.

Cons: Can't think of anything. Although expectations weren't high, they surpassed them.

CPT
JNB
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Take off and landing was smooth

Thu, Oct 24
ELS
East London
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
1h 25m
Sun, Oct 27
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
ELS
East London
1h 30m
R1 061
Trip: 4 days
7,4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,4 Good
Based on 6 reviews
Boarding
7,6
Comfort
7,3
Crew
8,0
Entertainment
6,7
Food
7,1
JNB
CPT
Okay 4,5

Pros: Cost, speed of boarding and un-boarding.

Cons: No baggage on arrival and no warning from the pilot who would of known since no one on the flight got their luggage because they were never loaded.

CPT
HLA
Excellent 8,3

Cons: Limited legspace. I'm tall. Flysafair is better in that regard. They no longer take cash for payment, which could be a pain for some people.

JNB
GRJ
Okay 5,0

Pros: Friendly helpful staff

Cons: Being delayed by 5 hours with a baby is not my idea of fun...

JNB
DUR
Excellent 9,6

Pros: The staff were fantastic, as usual.

Cons: no complaints

CPT
HLA
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Attendants are professional in their approach. Flight is typically not on time at arrival (origin) but the Kulula teams are usually able to turn the plane around and be flying back in time to meet their take off times.

Thu, Nov 28
ELS
East London
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
1h 25m
Sat, Nov 30
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
ELS
East London
1h 35m
R1 016
Trip: 3 days
7,6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,6 Good
Based on 39 reviews
Boarding
7,9
Comfort
7,8
Crew
8,3
Entertainment
6,4
Food
6,5
DUR
JNB
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Timely service is their main priority. Excellent

CPT
ELS
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Great staff

Cons: No entertainment, but then you are a budget airline

CPT
JNB
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Take off and landing was smooth

JNB
CPT
Excellent 9,0

Pros: The planes seem fresh and new. The staff were efficient and professional. Although a budget airline, we thought they offered value for money.

Cons: Can't think of anything. Although expectations weren't high, they surpassed them.

JNB
CPT
Mediocre 3,3

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!!!

Fri, Nov 1
ELS
East London
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
1h 25m
Sun, Nov 3
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
ELS
East London
1h 30m
R1 061
Trip: 3 days
7,4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,4 Good
Based on 6 reviews
Boarding
7,6
Comfort
7,3
Crew
8,0
Entertainment
6,7
Food
7,1
JNB
PLZ
Mediocre 2,0

Cons: we did not take this flight due to massive wildfires in Port Elizabeth and the surrounding areas (with 5+ people dead)

JNB
DUR
Excellent 9,6

Pros: The staff were fantastic, as usual.

Cons: no complaints

JNB
CPT
Mediocre 3,6

Cons: Delayed as usual. 1 week. 3 flights. 3 delayed!

JNB
DUR
Mediocre 3,6

Cons: Delayed with no communication from the airline

JNB
DUR
Okay 5,3

Pros: The way to do any flight is to close your eyes and dream of better days. I did just that. I was left alone. That’s all I need.

Cons: Kulula flights have a tendency to run late as the day goes on. And being barked at by ground staff whilst waiting to board is getting too common with Kulula. There’s a way to do things professionally so we don’t feel like we’re cattle being crammed into a pen. The boarding process was cumbersome. Waiting 15 min on an air bridge is not the norm.

Fri, Oct 18
ELS
East London
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
1h 30m
Sun, Oct 20
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
ELS
East London
1h 30m
R1 061
Trip: 3 days
7,6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,6 Good
Based on 39 reviews
Boarding
7,9
Comfort
7,8
Crew
8,3
Entertainment
6,4
Food
6,5
JNB
CPT
Mediocre 3,3

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!!!

CPT
ELS
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Great staff

Cons: No entertainment, but then you are a budget airline

JNB
CPT
Excellent 9,0

Pros: The planes seem fresh and new. The staff were efficient and professional. Although a budget airline, we thought they offered value for money.

Cons: Can't think of anything. Although expectations weren't high, they surpassed them.

JNB
CPT
Excellent 10,0

Cons: service and punctuality all good

CPT
PLZ
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Professional staff from airport right through to the aircraft staff. Great service with a smile!

Cons: None

Fri, Nov 29
ELS
East London
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
1h 25m
Sun, Dec 1
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
ELS
East London
1h 30m
R1 061
Trip: 3 days
7,4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,4 Good
Based on 6 reviews
Boarding
7,6
Comfort
7,3
Crew
8,0
Entertainment
6,7
Food
7,1
CPT
JNB
Mediocre 2,0

Cons: I checked in for a flight and chose my seat, which was no issue until i got to the gate. I was summarily moved 11 rows back without any explanation. normally not an issue, but when i had 1c and wanted needed to get out quickly, you can see the issue. neither the ground staff nor crew were interested in the issues and gave no reason for the move

CPT
JNB
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Almost only flight of the day on time.

ELS
JNB
Okay 4,0

Pros: Caring and courteous crew.

Cons: Crampped more than 90mins late -- made me miss the last train and cost me a large taxi fare to get home! Terribly disappointing experience. The morning flight to East London was also over an hour late because (according to the Captain) the aircraft was late in coming out of its weekly service! Hope never having to resort to Kulula ever again!

CPT
JNB
Good 7,6

Pros: Drink Service and lunch

Cons: No air!

JNB
CPT
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Comfortable plane, excellent feedback from pilots regarding route, changes in altitude etc We had to drop a couple of 1000m to avoid bad turbulence. We were kept in the loop reg what was going on

Cons: Budget travel - so no food, entertainment or the like

Fri, Oct 25
ELS
East London
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
1h 30m
Tue, Oct 29
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
ELS
East London
1h 35m
R1 061
Trip: 5 days
7,6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,6 Good
Based on 39 reviews
Boarding
7,9
Comfort
7,8
Crew
8,3
Entertainment
6,4
Food
6,5
JNB
CPT
Excellent 9,0

Pros: The planes seem fresh and new. The staff were efficient and professional. Although a budget airline, we thought they offered value for money.

Cons: Can't think of anything. Although expectations weren't high, they surpassed them.

JNB
CPT
Mediocre 3,3

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!!!

CPT
JNB
Good 6,0

Pros: It's alright, safe flight and pilot good landing skills. I particularly liked their crew's sense of humour.

Cons: If only we were served drinks, but that's asking too much.

JNB
CPT
Excellent 10,0

Cons: service and punctuality all good

CPT
JNB
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Take off and landing was smooth

Fri, Nov 8
ELS
East London
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
1h 25m
Sun, Nov 10
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
ELS
East London
1h 30m
R1 136
Trip: 3 days
7,4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,4 Good
Based on 6 reviews
Boarding
7,6
Comfort
7,3
Crew
8,0
Entertainment
6,7
Food
7,1
CPT
JNB
Mediocre 2,0

Cons: They give my seats to other passengers and the move me and my girlfriend to different plac, although I have been charged for the seats.

CPT
JNB
Mediocre 2,0

Cons: Pathetic. 2 hour delay

JNB
CPT
Excellent 8,0

Pros: They can actually be on time. The best way of winning me over. Do as you say.

JNB
DUR
Okay 4,0

Pros: Relatively quick boarding procedures

Cons: My bag was clearly tampered with as is now the norm when flying domestically in South Africa.

HLA
CPT
Good 6,6

Pros: Boarded on time and for a very full flight without a hitch

Cons: No complaints

Fri, Nov 15
ELS
East London
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
1h 25m
Tue, Dec 31
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
ELS
East London
1h 35m
R1 210
Trip: 47 days
7,6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,6 Good
Based on 39 reviews
Boarding
7,9
Comfort
7,8
Crew
8,3
Entertainment
6,4
Food
6,5
JNB
CPT
Excellent 9,0

Pros: The planes seem fresh and new. The staff were efficient and professional. Although a budget airline, we thought they offered value for money.

Cons: Can't think of anything. Although expectations weren't high, they surpassed them.

CPT
JNB
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Take off and landing was smooth

CPT
ELS
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Great staff

Cons: No entertainment, but then you are a budget airline

JNB
CPT
Mediocre 3,3

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!!!

CPT
JNB
Good 6,0

Pros: It's alright, safe flight and pilot good landing skills. I particularly liked their crew's sense of humour.

Cons: If only we were served drinks, but that's asking too much.

Sun, Oct 20
ELS
East London
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
1h 25m
Mon, Oct 21
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
ELS
East London
1h 30m
R1 405
Trip: 2 days
7,4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,4 Good
Based on 6 reviews
Boarding
7,6
Comfort
7,3
Crew
8,0
Entertainment
6,7
Food
7,1
JNB
CPT
Good 7,3

Cons: Late as usual albeit due to weather conditions!

HLA
CPT
Good 6,3

Pros: Boarding and disembarking the plane using both front and rear doors was fast and efficient. Luggage was retrieved quickly.

CPT
DUR
Excellent 10,0

Pros: With a little tail wind, this flight can be as short as 1.5 hours! Crew was positive and quick with great service. Baggage collected within 20 minutes of landing.

CPT
JNB
Excellent 8,0

Cons: Except for nuts and regular drinks no food was available that was complimentary.

ELS
JNB
Okay 4,0

Pros: Caring and courteous crew.

Cons: Crampped more than 90mins late -- made me miss the last train and cost me a large taxi fare to get home! Terribly disappointing experience. The morning flight to East London was also over an hour late because (according to the Captain) the aircraft was late in coming out of its weekly service! Hope never having to resort to Kulula ever again!

Fri, Mar 6
ELS
East London
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
1h 25m
Mon, Mar 23
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
ELS
East London
1h 35m
R1 315
Trip: 17 days
7,6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,6 Good
Based on 39 reviews
Boarding
7,9
Comfort
7,8
Crew
8,3
Entertainment
6,4
Food
6,5
JNB
CPT
Excellent 9,0

Pros: The planes seem fresh and new. The staff were efficient and professional. Although a budget airline, we thought they offered value for money.

Cons: Can't think of anything. Although expectations weren't high, they surpassed them.

JNB
CPT
Excellent 10,0

Cons: service and punctuality all good

CPT
JNB
Good 6,0

Pros: It's alright, safe flight and pilot good landing skills. I particularly liked their crew's sense of humour.

Cons: If only we were served drinks, but that's asking too much.

CPT
ELS
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Great staff

Cons: No entertainment, but then you are a budget airline

JNB
CPT
Mediocre 3,3

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!!!

Fri, Dec 27
ELS
East London
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
1h 30m
Tue, Dec 31
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
ELS
East London
1h 35m
R1 360
Trip: 5 days
7,6GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,6 Good
Based on 39 reviews
Boarding
7,9
Comfort
7,8
Crew
8,3
Entertainment
6,4
Food
6,5
CPT
JNB
Good 6,0

Pros: It's alright, safe flight and pilot good landing skills. I particularly liked their crew's sense of humour.

Cons: If only we were served drinks, but that's asking too much.

JNB
CPT
Mediocre 3,3

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!!!

JNB
CPT
Excellent 10,0

Cons: service and punctuality all good

JNB
CPT
Excellent 9,0

Pros: The planes seem fresh and new. The staff were efficient and professional. Although a budget airline, we thought they offered value for money.

Cons: Can't think of anything. Although expectations weren't high, they surpassed them.

DUR
JNB
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Timely service is their main priority. Excellent

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