Flights from Cape Town to East London

East Londoners have been calling for more competition on the Cape Town – East London route for years. Kulula briefly operated flights on the route before cancelling the service in 2015. FlySafair finally took up the call by travellers and started flying between Cape Town and East London in 2014, bring along lower prices and increasing demand for flights.FlySafair brought in some much needed competition to SA Express who had a monopoly on the route for years. Our booking engine compares flight prices from both airlines to give you the cheapest available flight on your preferred dates..

Top 5 things to do in East London

  1. Explore Nahoon Beach
  2. Visit the East London Aquarium
  3. Go camping at the Mpongo Park Private Game Reserve
  4. Shop up a storm at the Hemingways Mall
  5. Discover the history of East London at the East London muse

Cape Town International Airport

Cape Town International Airport (CPT) is South Africa’s second busiest airport. The airport is situated 15 kilometres from Cape Town’s CBD. Cape Town International Airport is the only airport in Cape Town that offers scheduled passenger services. The airport has both domestic and international terminals. The airport is Africa’s most award winning airport, having won the title of Africa’s leading airport on numerous occasions. The airport services approximately 8 million passengers a year.


IATA Code: CPT
Timezone: GMT +2

Tel: +27 (0)86 727 7888
Visit Airport Website

Airport Transfer Information:

Cape Town International Airport does not have a train station. The only public transport that is available from the city to the airport is a bus service. MyCiTy buses depart from Cape Town’s bus terminal for the airport every 20 minutes. The bus stop is situated just outside of the terminal building to the west of the airport. There are various companies like Cape Town Airport Shuttle and Centurion Tours, who offer transfer services from Cape Town to the airport.

East London Airport

The city has a small, but busy national airport that hosts between 20 and 30 flights daily, which welcome over 500 000 people to the city annually. The airport is also an important link in the cargo chain, playing a vital role in the escalating economy of the Eastern Cape.


IATA Code: ELS
Timezone: GMT +2

Tel: 043 706 0306
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Airport Transfer Information:

Europcar East London car rental, as the name suggests, is conveniently located at the East London Airport. Offering low prices, quality service and new vehicles, secure your car rental in an easy 3-step booking process. For Airport Transfers contact Eugene’s Executive Airport Shuttle, which operate safe, comfortable metered taxis, to ensure you can effectively get to and from the East London Airport. Contact: +27 (0)76 384 1623.

Airlines that fly Cape Town International Airport (CPT) to East London Airport (ELS)

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