The cheapest times to fly from JNB to PLZ are

  • April 30th to May 27th
  • July 16th to December 16th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from JNB to PLZ is mid November. Prices can be as high as $160 for Sunday flights during mid March, or as low as $78 for Saturday flights around mid November.


When to Fly to Port Elizabeth

Flying from Johannesburg (JNB) to Port Elizabeth (PLZ) will usually cost between $88 to $135 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid November with an average ticket price of $90. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid March, with an average price of $134. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $44 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $108 can be considered a good price for a round-trip JNB to PLZ flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the JNB to PLZ route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

JNB to PLZ Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the JNB to PLZ flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Johannesburg. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Saturday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $16 (14%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Saturday and returning a week later will cost an average of $102. Return trip prices are from the PLZ to JNB flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from JNB to PLZ can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 60 minutes may be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is a nonstop flight from JNB to PLZ while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: East London Airport (ELS) in East London

  • 143 miles (230 km) away from PLZ
  • Usually 11.11% less expensive than PLZ
  • Nonstop flights available

See JNB to ELS flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from JNB to PLZ? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 5 major airlines flying this route most often: British Airways, MANGO, Qatar Airways, Safair, South African, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Port Elizabeth International Airport to Oliver Reginald Tambo International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 564 miles or 908 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from JNB to PLZ?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop JNB to PLZ flight is about 1 hour 60 minutes.

How many flights go between Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 44 available flights from JNB to PLZ.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code JNB
Origination airport name Oliver Reginald Tambo International Airport
City Johannesburg
Country South Africa
Latitude -26.1
Longitude 28.2

Return Airport

Destination code PLZ
Destination airport name Port Elizabeth International Airport
City Port Elizabeth
Country South Africa
Latitude -34
Longitude 25.6


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