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Flights to East London in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 1% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average price£803Average for round-trip flights in April 2021
Round-trip from£593From London to East London
One-way from£383One-way flight from London to East London

COVID Restrictions

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Can I fly to East London right now?

Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to East London along with the rest of South Africa. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: South Africa has suspended all flights into the country except for flights authorised by the Ministry of Transport and flights for medical evacuations, humanitarian aid, emergency landings or refuelling stops. Nationals of South Africa who arrive in the country will be subject to quarantine for up to 21 days and airline crew will be subject to quarantine laws as applicable.. If you are looking to book a trip to East London and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about travelling during COVID-19.

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Cheapest prices for East London flights by month

The cheapest ticket to East London found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
£560
February
£625
March
£615
April
£586
May
£559
June
£628
July
£708
August
£663
September
£539
October
£698
November
£518
December
£627
Currently, November is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to East London. Flying to East London in July will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to East London?

Average East London flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
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£518 - £1,211
Whilst there are several times of the year to choose from, November is seen as the time to fly to East London, however, it is possible to get good deals throughout the year.

When is the best time to book a flight to East London?

Booking 37 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights to East London. The general trend is that the closer you book to the departure date, the more expensive your flight will be.

Which day is cheapest to fly to East London?

At the moment, Sunday is the most economical day to take a flight to East London. Saturday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to East London?

East London flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight in the morning. Booking a flight in the afternoon will likely mean higher prices.

East London, with its nostalgic charm and laidback ambience, is a beautiful coastal city. Its broad expanses of white sandy beach are legendary, attracting sun-seekers, swimmers, surfers and other water sports enthusiasts. Away from the beach, East London has a wealth of attractions, from its impressive colonial architecture to the superb Queen’s Park Botanical Gardens and Zoo. East London Museum has some fascinating natural history exhibits, including the coelacanth type specimen and a real dodo egg. It’s possible to take tours from the city to visit the amaXhosa, where visitors can try out local food and watch traditional dance.

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When is the best time to fly to East London?

East London is a great place to visit at any time of year although the very humid climate means it is never completely dry. Humidity levels reach over 80% between November and March. The least humid time to visit when the rainfalls are at their lower levels is in June and July which are also the coolest months.

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Getting around East London

There is no organised public transport system in East London, so car hire is the most practical and convenient choice for visitors wanting to explore. Car hire firms have offices at the airport and in town. Otherwise, taxis are not too expensive and can be pre-booked.

Visitors should take the usual safety precautions when out and about, especially at night, and seek local advice where necessary. Always follow local guidance concerning currents and tides when it comes to beach safety. 

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