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Find cheap flights from Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg from R1 452

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Cheap flight deals from Pietermaritzburg to OR Tambo (PZB-JNB)

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from Pietermaritzburg to OR Tambo 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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14:05 - 15:10PZB-JNB
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7:00 - 8:05PZB-JNB
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6:45 - 7:50PZB-JNB
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Flights from Pietermaritzburg to OR Tambo - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights from Pietermaritzburg to OR Tambo 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 Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg?

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

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

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, 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 Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport is March, where tickets cost R2 830 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are July and September, where the average cost of tickets is R3 345 and R3 308 respectively.

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

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, 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 Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, you should book around 2 weeks before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 72 days before departure.

Which airlines fly direct between Pietermaritzburg and Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport?

Airline and price data is aggregated from results in KAYAK’s search results from the last 2 weeks for flights from Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport.
There is just one airline that flies from Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport direct and that is Airlink. The best one-way deal found from Airlink for the route is R2 175.

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

Each day, there are between 3 and 6 nonstop flights that take off from Pietermaritzburg and land in Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, with an average flight time of 1h 05m. The most common departure time is 8:00 and most flights take off in the morning. Each week, there are 34 flights. The most frequent day of departure is Friday, when 18% of all weekly flights depart. The fewest flights depart on a Sunday.

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

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 Business and 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 Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg take?

Direct flights cover the 714 km separating Pietermaritzburg and Johannesburg in about 1h 05m.

What’s the earliest departure time from Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg?

Early birds can take the earliest flight from Pietermaritzburg at 6:45 and will be landing in Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport at 7:50.

What’s the latest departure time from Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg?

If you prefer to fly at night, the latest flight from Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport jets off at 18:10 and lands at 19:15.

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January

High season

September

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Best time to beat the crowds (1% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly (8% more expensive on average)
Flight from Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg

When to book flights from Pietermaritzburg to OR Tambo

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

  • Which cities are near OR Tambo airport in Johannesburg?

    OR Tambo airport is near many cities since it's centrally located. OR Tambo is one of the major airports offering local and international flights in Johannesburg. The airport serves many cities, such as Alexandra, Ennerdale, Lenasia, and Midrand.You can travel into the airport to get to any of these cities found in a close proximity to the Tambo airport. The means of transport available to these cities include train and even bus.

  • Are there any hotels in OR Tambo airport?

    If you are visiting Johannesburg for the first time and don't know where to sleep or eat, there are many hotels around the airport. For example, the Protea hotel, which is a walking distance of the airport, is a four-star hotel with a look inspired by an aircraft hangar. The hotel has accommodation rooms offering good food and drinks.  

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

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport was R79 for a one-way ticket and R156 for a return.

  • Which aircraft models fly most regularly from Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg?

    The Embraer 190 is the aircraft model that flies most regularly on the Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg flight route.

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg?

    oneworld is the only airline alliance operating flights between Pietermaritzburg and Johannesburg.

  • On which days can I fly direct from Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg?

    There are direct flights from Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg on a daily basis.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg?

    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 Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket from Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Johannesburg from Pietermaritzburg 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 Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg?

    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 Johannesburg with an airline and back to Pietermaritzburg with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg?

    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 Johannesburg from Pietermaritzburg 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 Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for R1 453 or less one-way and R2 923 or less round-trip.
  • The OR Tambo airport is near the city center of Johannesburg as it is only 11 miles away. OR Tambo airport also has unique features which you might find helpful after having a tiresome flight. One is the Virgin Atlantic clubhouse which has complimentary foods and drinks. It is located inside the International terminal at the Mezzanine level.
  • Airlink and SA Express are the only airlines that offer direct flights from Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg. All direct flights are one-way flight tickets. If you want to reach the city center of Johannesburg using the quickest means, consider taking a taxi, which you will find outside the airport terminal.
  • The OR Tambo airport has a variety of lounges where you can relax and have drinks after having a long flight. For example, the Mashonzha Lounge, which is located at the International terminal near the security area, welcomes all visitors who are departing from International flights.
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Prefer to fly direct from Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg OR Tambo?

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

Direct departures

Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg OR Tambo

Monday

Airlink, British Airways, Emirates, +1 more

Airlink, British Airways, +2 more

Tuesday

Airlink, British Airways, Emirates, +1 more

Airlink, British Airways, +2 more

Wednesday

Airlink, British Airways, Emirates, +1 more

Airlink, British Airways, +2 more

Thursday

Airlink, British Airways, Emirates, +1 more

Airlink, British Airways, +2 more

Friday

Airlink, British Airways, Emirates, +1 more

Airlink, British Airways, +2 more

Saturday

Airlink, British Airways, Emirates, +1 more

Airlink, British Airways, +2 more

Sunday

Airlink, British Airways, Emirates

Airlink, British Airways, +1 more

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Direct returns

Johannesburg OR Tambo to Pietermaritzburg

Monday

Airlink, British Airways, Emirates, +1 more

Airlink, British Airways, +2 more

Tuesday

Airlink, British Airways, Emirates, +1 more

Airlink, British Airways, +2 more

Wednesday

Airlink, British Airways, Emirates, +1 more

Airlink, British Airways, +2 more

Thursday

Airlink, British Airways, Emirates, +1 more

Airlink, British Airways, +2 more

Friday

Airlink, British Airways, Emirates, +1 more

Airlink, British Airways, +2 more

Saturday

Airlink, British Airways, Emirates, +1 more

Airlink, British Airways, +2 more

Sunday

Airlink, British Airways, Emirates, +1 more

Airlink, British Airways, +2 more

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Top airlines flying from Pietermaritzburg to OR Tambo

 
See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying from Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg. 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.
Need help choosing which airline to fly with from Pietermaritzburg to OR Tambo? 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 verified KAYAK customer reviews.
8,2
AirlinkOverall score based on 73 reviews
7,5Food
8,2Boarding
8,1Comfort
8,8Crew
6,2Entertainment
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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"

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Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best one-way flight deals from Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
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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 Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg that are departing in the next 10 days.
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Pietermaritzburg - Johannesburg Flights

Departure:

Pietermaritzburg (PZB)South Africa

Destination:

Johannesburg (JNB)South Africa

Return flight deals:

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Cabin classes:

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