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Flights to Port Elizabeth in 2022

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, 9% potential price rise
Cheapest inMarchBest time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average price£606Average for round-trip flights in May 2022
Round-trip from£635From London to Port Elizabeth

Cheap flights to Port Elizabeth in May, June 2022

The best prices found for PLZ flights for May, June
1 Jun - 14 Jun
£783pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
31 May - 14 Jun
£787pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Qatar Airways
   
2 STOPS
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
Qatar Airways
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
1 Jun - 14 Jun
£789pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Qatar Airways
   
2 STOPS
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
Qatar Airways
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow

Port Elizabeth 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Port Elizabeth found for this year
16 Sep - 26 Sep
£575pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
4 Nov - 13 Nov
£619pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
7 Sep - 17 Sep
£639pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow

Last minute flights to Port Elizabeth

Late deals on return flights to Port Elizabeth, departing today and this week
1 Jun - 14 Jun
£783pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
31 May - 14 Jun
£787pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Qatar Airways
   
2 STOPS
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
Qatar Airways
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
1 Jun - 14 Jun
£789pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Qatar Airways
   
2 STOPS
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
PLZ
Port Elizabeth
Qatar Airways
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow

COVID Restrictions

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Can I fly to Port Elizabeth from United Kingdom right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from United Kingdom to Port Elizabeth

Most visitors from United Kingdom need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Port Elizabeth.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from United Kingdom must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 24 hours for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Port Elizabeth.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from United Kingdom are not required to quarantine after entering Port Elizabeth.

Documents
Health Declaration Form - Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


Can I fly back to United Kingdom from Port Elizabeth?

Returning to United Kingdom from Port Elizabeth

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Port Elizabeth are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering United Kingdom.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Port Elizabeth are not required to quarantine after entering United Kingdom.

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What is the cheapest month to fly to Port Elizabeth?

The cheapest ticket to Port Elizabeth found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
£625
February
£657
March
£640
April
£722
May
£662
June
£671
July
£681
August
£688
September
£687
October
£692
November
£676
December
£757
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Port Elizabeth is January. The most expensive month for flights is December. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Port Elizabeth Airport?

Average Port Elizabeth flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month.
LON - PLZ
Price
£625 - £1,030
PLZ
Temperature
21 - 27 °C
PLZ
Rainfall
37 - 75 mm

Peak Season: 

The city’s high season months are December and January. This is a popular time for both international visitors and locals who head to the beach to enjoy the sun and temperatures of up to 25 degrees Celsius. If you are hoping to find cheap flights to Port Elizabeth then it would be best to avoid these months. Another peak time is April, when the Nelson Mandela Bay Splash Festival takes place. This four-day festival features water sports competitions, a food and craft market and live shows. 

Off Season: 

May to August marks the winter period, which, in general, is the low season in Port Elizabeth. Temperatures however, can still be pleasant, ranging from 9 to 22 degrees. Some visitors prefer to book flights to Port Elizabeth during this time, especially those escaping high summer temperatures back home.

Shoulder Season: 

If crowds are not your thing, but you would prefer slightly higher temperatures than winter, a holiday either side of the peak season may be more preferable.

When is the best time to book a flight to Port Elizabeth?

To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to Port Elizabeth, you should look to book at least 1 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Port Elizabeth?

The cheapest day to fly to Port Elizabeth is usually Tuesday. At the moment, Saturday is the most expensive.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Port Elizabeth?

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

Port Elizabeth overview

Known as “The Friendly City” or “The Windy City”, Port Elizabeth occupies a 10-mile (16 km) stretch along Algoa Bay. It was founded in 1820 to house British settlers (the Campanile Memorial was built in 1923 to commemorate this landing; there’s a climb of 204 steps to the Observation Room, which offers magnificent views of the harbour and surrounding area below) and is now part of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality, along with Uitenhage and Despatch.

Lying on the south-east coast of the East Cape province and fringed by beautiful beaches, Port Elizabeth offers a wealth of options for travellers who like to raise their adrenaline levels. Cycling, quad biking and 4×4 trails are all great things to do on land. Off shore, there’s surfing and kite surfing, kayaking, wreck diving, shark diving and deep-sea fishing.

A flight to Port Elizabeth will also give you access to the Garden Route and the Sunshine Coast, which is to the west of the city, and Frontier Country and over two million acres of game reserve, which are to the east.

Port Elizabeth is the gateway to the Eastern Cape with all its fantastic parks and reserves. Go on a guided game drive of Addo-Schotia; this area is home to the densest populations of antelope, lion and elephant in South Africa. There’s whale and dolphin watching near St Croix Island and, 18 miles (30 km) outside of Port Elizabeth, the Lion Park. If you’re up for it, there’s skydiving and bungy jumping off Bloukrans Bridge too!

If all that physical activity gets too much, visit the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum at St George’s Park, the South African Air Force Museum (situated on the southern side of Port Elizabeth Airport) and the Red Location Museum. Red Location is one of the oldest settled Black Townships of the city, getting its name from the rusted, corrugated iron barrack buildings. The museum tells the story of historical struggle in South Africa.

Port Elizabeth climate

Pretty much perfect, summer temperatures in Port Elizabeth range from 16 to 25 degrees. Winter temperatures hover between 9 and 22 degrees. One of Port Elizabeth’s nicknames is the “Windy City” and this refers to the frequency, rather than the strength, of the wind. The wind makes Port Elizabeth a fantastic destination for surfing.

Getting around Port Elizabeth

PE is easy to navigate, whether in a car or on foot. There’s a public bus system but the main form of transport is the minibus taxi.

Getting from the Airport to the City

Travellers who take a flight to Port Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ) will find it conveniently situated just 3 miles (5 km) from the city centre, which can be easily and quickly accessed by taxi. There’s good bus and metered taxi services to the centre of Port Elizabeth. Many hotel chains and accommodation providers will run airport shuttles for their guests.

At just 3km (2 miles) from the central business district, Port Elizabeth Airport is sometimes called the “ten-minute airport” because of its close proximity to just about everything. It’s a very small, slick and functional airport that doesn’t offer much by way of shopping and dining, but will get you through customs and baggage claim quickly and efficiently.

Known fondly as “the Friendly City”, Port Elizabeth is a popular spot with tourists who come for the beautiful beaches and game parks in the surrounding area. The city is also a major port town and manufacturing centre, and an important transport hub in the region. What it lacks in blockbuster attractions, it makes up for in the warmth of the local people and laid-back atmosphere – rather like its airport.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Port Elizabeth?

For a flight to Port Elizabeth, you will be flying into Port Elizabeth. Port Elizabeth (PLZ) is just 1.7 mi from the centre of the city.

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