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Find cheap flights from OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth from R739

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Cheap flight deals from OR Tambo to Port Elizabeth (JNB-PLZ)

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from OR Tambo to Port Elizabeth 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.
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15:45 - 17:20JNB-PLZ
1h 35mdirect
6:35 - 8:10PLZ-JNB
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R1 645
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Fri, Jul 5 - Sat, Jul 6
10:55 - 12:30JNB-PLZ
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17:50 - 19:25PLZ-JNB
1h 35mdirect
R1 664South African
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Fri, Jul 5 - Sun, Jul 14
6:00 - 7:45JNB-PLZ
1h 45mdirect
8:20 - 9:55PLZ-JNB
1h 35mdirect
R1 700Airlink
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Wed, Jul 17 - Tue, Jul 23
6:00 - 7:45JNB-PLZ
1h 45mdirect
17:50 - 19:25PLZ-JNB
1h 35mdirect
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Thu, Jul 18 - Tue, Jul 23
10:55 - 12:30JNB-PLZ
1h 35mdirect
6:35 - 8:10PLZ-JNB
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R1 848
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Mon, Sep 23 - Thu, Oct 3
6:15 - 8:00JNB-PLZ
1h 45mdirect
18:20 - 19:55PLZ-JNB
1h 35mdirect
R1 867
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Tue, Jun 25 - Tue, Jul 2
6:15 - 8:00JNB-PLZ
1h 45mdirect
8:35 - 10:15PLZ-JNB
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R1 885FlySafair
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Mon, Jun 24 - Sat, Jun 29
6:15 - 8:00JNB-PLZ
1h 45mdirect
19:35 - 21:10PLZ-JNB
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R1 959FlySafair
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Thu, Jul 11 - Fri, Jul 12
10:55 - 12:30JNB-PLZ
1h 35mdirect
17:50 - 19:25PLZ-JNB
1h 35mdirect
R2 015South African
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Sat, Jul 13 - Mon, Jul 15
20:35 - 7:45JNB-PLZ
11h 10m1 stop
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Flights from OR Tambo to Port Elizabeth - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights from OR Tambo to Port Elizabeth 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 OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth?

The average price of all flights from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Port Elizabeth clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
When flying from OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth, you should consider leaving on a Tuesday and avoid Thursdays if you are looking for the best rates. For your return to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg, you’ll find the best rates on Saturdays and the most expensive ones on Sundays.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Port Elizabeth?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Port Elizabeth, 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 Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Port Elizabeth is January, where tickets cost R1 497 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are December and September, where the average cost of tickets is R2 495 and R2 310 respectively.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Port Elizabeth?

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Port Elizabeth, 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 Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Port Elizabeth, you should book around 1 day before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 1 day before departure.

Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth?

The cheapest price for the route for each airline clicked by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours.
The cheapest return flight ticket from OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth found by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours was for R1 664 on South African, followed by Airlink (R1 700). One-way flight deals have also been found from as low as R739 on South African and from R850 on Airlink.

Which airlines fly most frequently between OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth?

The airlines most regularly connecting OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth are Airlink (6 flights per day), FlySafair (4 flights per day), and Cemair (3 flights per day).

Which airlines fly direct between Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport and Port Elizabeth?

Airline and price data is aggregated from results in KAYAK’s search results from the last 2 weeks for flights from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Port Elizabeth.
There are 4 airlines that fly direct from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Port Elizabeth. They are: Airlink, Cemair, FlySafair and South African. The cheapest price of all airlines flying this route was found with South African at R954 for a one-way flight. On average, the best prices for this route can be found at South African.

How many flights are there between Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport and Port Elizabeth per day?

Each day, there are between 10 and 19 nonstop flights that take off from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport and land in Port Elizabeth, with an average flight time of 1h 45m. The most common departure time is 6:00 and most flights take off in the morning. Each week, there are 115 flights. The most frequent day of departure is Friday, when 17% of all weekly flights depart. The fewest flights depart on a Saturday.

Which cabin class options are there for flights between Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport and Port Elizabeth?

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 OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth take?

The duration of a direct flight to Port Elizabeth from OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg is typically 1h 35m. The journey crosses a distance of 1 461 km.

What’s the earliest departure time from OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth?

Early birds can take the earliest flight from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport at 6:00 and will be landing in Port Elizabeth at 7:45.

What’s the latest departure time from OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth?

If you prefer to fly at night, the latest flight from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Port Elizabeth jets off at 18:15 and lands at 20:00.

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May

High season

December

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R739
Best time to beat the crowds (8% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly (23% more expensive on average)
Flight from OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth

When to book flights from OR Tambo to Port Elizabeth

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from OR Tambo to Port Elizabeth based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
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FAQs for booking OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth flights

  • What are the Lounges in Port Elizabeth Airport?

    The Bidvest Premier Lounge is located on the Level 1 of the airport and includes a separate Smoking Room. When you arrive at PLZ airport, reserve a seat in the Port Elizabeth Lounge and enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks. Inside the Domestic Terminal is the SAA Baobab Premium Class Lounge (Inside Security), on the first floor, next to the main gates.

  • How to get from the city centre to Tambo?

    There are several ways to get from Johannesburg Park Station to Tambo Airport by car, shuttle, trains or by taxi. Driving from Johannesburg Park Station to Tambo Airport is the most affordable option, costing between R53 and R88. Taxis, which cost between about R372 and R443, are the quickest way to travel from Johannesburg Park Station to  Tambo Airport and take roughly 18 minutes.

  • What is the cheapest flight from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Port Elizabeth?

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Port Elizabeth was R40 for a one-way ticket and R89 for a return.

  • Which airports will I be using when flying from OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth?

    When flying out of OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg you will be using Johannesburg OR Tambo. You will be landing at Port Elizabeth, also known as Port Elizabeth.

  • Which aircraft models fly most regularly from OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth?

    The Embraer 190 is the aircraft model that flies most regularly on the OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth flight route.

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth?

    oneworld, and Star Alliance are the airline alliances operating flights between OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth, with Star Alliance being the most commonly used for this route.

  • On which days can I fly direct from OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth?

    There are direct flights from OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth on a daily basis.

  • Which is the best airline for flights from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth, FlySafair or South African?

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth are FlySafair and South African. With an average price for the route of R2 094 and an overall rating of 8,2, FlySafair is the most popular choice. South African is also a great choice for the route, with an average price of R1 839 and an overall rating of 7,6.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth?

    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 OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket from OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Port Elizabeth from OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg is likely to change within 7 days, so travellers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights from OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth?

    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 Port Elizabeth with an airline and back to OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth?

    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 Port Elizabeth from OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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KAYAK’s top tips for finding a cheap flight from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Port Elizabeth

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for R845 or less one-way and R1 666 or less round-trip.
  • Several options are available if you arrive at OR Tambo Airport in the evening. If you arrive at OR Tambo Airport many hours before your flight to Port Elizabeth, the Premier Hotel, which is only 1.2 miles (2 km) away, is a convenient place to relax, nap and shower. There are meeting rooms, a fitness facility, a pool deck, significant commercial space and a coffee shop at the City Lodge Hotel, which is located 110m from the airport.
  • There are numerous rental firms with well-known brands like Avis, Hertz and Bidvest available for anyone who wants to use Port Elizabeth car rental services. They are all situated near the terminals. Renting a car at the Port Elizabeth Airport will allow you to arrange transportation as soon as you arrive in the city.
  • Within OR Tambo, there are several lounges, all of which are found at the Airside of the terminals. On the left side of Level 3, you can find the Bidvest Sky Premium Lounge. The Bidvest Premier Premium Lounge is available 24 hours daily and is situated on the Mezzanine Level. These lounges are available to travellers at the airport for rest and entertainment.
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Prefer to fly direct from Johannesburg OR Tambo to Port Elizabeth?

Find which airlines fly direct from OR Tambo to Port Elizabeth, which days they fly and book direct flights.

Direct departures

Johannesburg OR Tambo to Port Elizabeth

Monday

Airlink, British Airways, Cemair, +8 more

Airlink, British Airways, +9 more

Tuesday

Airlink, British Airways, Cemair, +8 more

Airlink, British Airways, +9 more

Wednesday

Airlink, British Airways, Cemair, +8 more

Airlink, British Airways, +9 more

Thursday

Airlink, British Airways, Cemair, +8 more

Airlink, British Airways, +9 more

Friday

Airlink, British Airways, Cemair, +8 more

Airlink, British Airways, +9 more

Saturday

Airlink, British Airways, FlySafair, +5 more

Airlink, British Airways, +6 more

Sunday

Airlink, British Airways, Cemair, +8 more

Airlink, British Airways, +9 more

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Direct returns

Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg OR Tambo

Monday

Airlink, British Airways, Cemair, +8 more

Airlink, British Airways, +9 more

Tuesday

Airlink, British Airways, Cemair, +8 more

Airlink, British Airways, +9 more

Wednesday

Airlink, British Airways, Cemair, +8 more

Airlink, British Airways, +9 more

Thursday

Airlink, British Airways, Cemair, +8 more

Airlink, British Airways, +9 more

Friday

Airlink, British Airways, Cemair, +8 more

Airlink, British Airways, +9 more

Saturday

Airlink, British Airways, Emirates, +6 more

Airlink, British Airways, +7 more

Sunday

Airlink, British Airways, Cemair, +8 more

Airlink, British Airways, +9 more

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Top 5 airlines serving from OR Tambo to Port Elizabeth

 
See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth. Airline scores are aggregated from all reviews left by passengers on KAYAK after flying with an airline. KAYAK doesn’t show reviews that are older than 5 years. Learn how KAYAK collects reviews.
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AirlinkOverall score based on 72 reviews
8,1Comfort
6,2Entertainment
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8,8Crew
7,5Food
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Airlink is my preferred airline for travel in South and Southern Africa. Upington international airport is small so check in and security screening is a breeze. Boarding is easy and the flight was good. Took a while to get the luggage at OR Tambo airport but all in all a nice experience

8,0 ExcellentGerhard, May 2024UTN - JNB
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Airlink is my preferred airline for travel in South and Southern Africa. Upington international airport is small so check in and security screening is a breeze. Boarding is easy and the flight was good. Took a while to get the luggage at OR Tambo airport but all in all a nice experience

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

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"

Flight was cancelled with no notification until I reached the check-in desk at the airport. I also got downgraded and they lost my luggage.

Very bad. Linda the hostess was very rude all the time

Very bad, Linda the hostess was very rude all the time

The flight SA227 on 2nd March Sao Paulo to Cape Town was delayed by 3 hours. All other flights leaving Sao Paulo left on time. We were told that we were waiting for push back and a routing from Air traffic control. I don't believe this, what was the real reason for the flight delay?

I think more immigration officers at Or Tambo- I spent 90 mins in a queue before I can assisted and most people missed their appointments and meetings

Not sure it was a basic airline so nothing much to like but what was annoying was they delayed so much we missed our connecting flight and we had to almost fight to be out on the next flight and also even get food

Everything the crew werr nice and helpful plus the food was good

First row in business class is terrible - no storage space with video screen folded down between seats. Entertainment system didn't show flight info...

At the last minute as I boarded the airplane they made me check my carry on bag. When I arrived my Apple Watch, sunglasses, and medications had been stolen. I find this absolutely unacceptable. I will never fly with SAA again.

Cons: "It’s a hop and a skip, just 2 1/2 hours. But. Nice flight"

They canceled my flight didn't inform me , while I was had already checked in , this was worst experience ever

Plettenberg Bay is a unique airport, so boarding with always have certain quirks. Cemair has zero regard for passengers, and their commitment to adhering to departure times. In two flights we had 3 flight changes, and a 1.5h delay. If you have any kind preceding or follow on plans, do not fly Cemair.

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.

I arrived at the airport and the flight did not exist

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 Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
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directSouth African
1h 35mJNB-PLZ
R739
1/7Mon
directSouth African
1h 35mJNB-PLZ
R813
20/6Thu
directSouth African
1h 35mJNB-PLZ
R832
17/9Tue
directAirlink
1h 45mJNB-PLZ
R850
18/6Tue
directFlySafair
1h 45mJNB-PLZ
R924
3/7Wed
directAirlink
1h 45mJNB-PLZ
R1 017
8/7Mon
directFlySafair
1h 45mJNB-PLZ
R1 128
1/9Sun
directCemair
1h 50mJNB-PLZ
R1 479
27/7Sat
1 stop
7h 40mJNB-PLZ
R2 089
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1 stop
10h 50mJNB-PLZ
R2 107

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These last-minute flight deals are the cheapest flights found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours for flights from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth that are departing in the next 10 days.
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directFlySafair
1h 45mJNB-PLZ
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directFlySafair
1h 40mPLZ-JNB
R1 700
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R1 774
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direct
1h 35mPLZ-JNB
R1 885
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directFlySafair
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directFlySafair
1h 35mPLZ-JNB
R2 015
15/6Sat
direct
1h 45mJNB-PLZ
19/6Wed
direct
1h 35mPLZ-JNB
R2 273
15/6Sat
directFlySafair
1h 45mJNB-PLZ
19/6Wed
directFlySafair
1h 40mPLZ-JNB
R2 366
15/6Sat
directFlySafair
1h 45mJNB-PLZ
19/6Wed
directFlySafair
1h 40mPLZ-JNB
R2 384
14/6Fri
directSouth African
1h 35mJNB-PLZ
16/6Sun
directSouth African
1h 35mPLZ-JNB
R3 771
17/6Mon
directAirlink
1h 45mJNB-PLZ
24/6Mon
multi-stopAirlink
25h 05mPLZ-JNB
R3 789
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directAirlink
1h 45mJNB-PLZ
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multi-stopAirlink
16h 15mPLZ-JNB
R4 399

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OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg - Port Elizabeth Flights

Departure:

OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg (JNB)South Africa

Destination:

Port Elizabeth (PLZ)South Africa

Return flight deals:

Port Elizabeth - OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg

Cabin classes:

R5 157
R795