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Cheap flights from Durban to East London are on offer from as little as R749.00 throughout the year and may differ according to time of year. This is not one of the major domestic routes within South Africa and is therefore slightly more expensive than the major domestic flight routes.

The flight time for Durban to East London flights is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes and will cover a distance of about 460 kms. Your flight destination airport is the King Phalo Airport (formerly the East London Airport).

As this is not a major domestic route, there are only around 100 flights per week. Although, there are also some 1-stop flights to East London from Durban.

There are multiple airlines that fly from Durban to East London, including British Airways, Kulula, FlySafair, and South African Airways.

Note: If you’re flying from Gauteng, there are also cheap flights from Johannesburg to East London available.

Why Visit East London?

Before hopping on a cheap flight to East London it’s important to map out your plans for this beautiful city. There are many reasons to make your way to East London, including the following.

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An unspoilt coastline awaits you with magnificent beaches and golden sands on this South African gem of a coastline.

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Game Reserves

East London has some magnificent wildlife to view at the Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve, the Lion Park and even their Aquarium.

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Skydiving, 4x4 trails, and canoeing are some of the many activities awaiting you in East London.

Popular flights from Durban to East London

Flysafair flights from Durban to East London From R799.00
Kulula flights from Durban to East London From R1099.00
British Airways flights from Durban to East London From R1099.00
SAA flights from Durban to East London From R1399.00

When to Book Durban to East London Flights

If you want to fly from Durban to East London, you’ll be happy to hear there are plenty of opportunities to secure cheap flights. This allows you to spend as little as possible on your way to the ex-East London Airport and put money aside for fun.

From the best months to the best days to catch a flight from Durban to East London, we’ve got the numbers below.

Note: This information doesn’t apply to a flight from East London to Durban as the reverse has its own price.

Best Months to Catch Cheap Flights From Durban to East London

The best months to catch the cheapest flights from Durban to East London are usually May and June. On the other hand, April and December are the most expensive months to fly to East London from Durban.

Best Day to Book Cheap Flights to East London from Durban

The best day to find the cheapest East London flights would usually be Wednesday. Inversely, a Saturday is generally the most expensive day to hop on a flight to East London.

Things to do in East London

  • Beaches – East London is home to a surfers paradise in South Africa. Nahoon Reef is well known for its surf and majestic sands. It is a popular destination for locals and travellers. You can learn to surf, snorkel or even rock climb here.
  • Shopping – If it's a day at the mall you're after, then Hemingways Mall is the place to be. You will find all major retail outlets here, a kids' entertainment area, and a casino for adults. There is ample parking available too.
  • The Wild Coast – This untamed wilderness extends between the Mtamvuna River in the north and the Great Kei River to the south and is well worth a visit if you have the time. It is a collection of breathtaking rugged coastlines with secluded beaches and incredible bays to explore.
  • Museums and art galleries – If you’re a history buff and want to learn a little about East London, you can do so at the East London Museum. If you’re more an art lover, stop by the Ann Bryant Art Gallery for the incredible art collection.

Country : South Africa
Currency : South African Rand (ZAR)
Durban Airport : East London Airport (ELS)
Timezone : GMT+2
Airport Website

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