East London

Cheap flights to East London, South Africa

Can I fly to East London from USA right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from USA to East London

Most visitors from USA need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter East London.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from USA must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to East London.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from USA are not required to quarantine after entering East London.

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

Can I fly back to USA from East London?

Returning to USA from East London

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from East London must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to USA.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from East London are not required to quarantine after entering USA.

When is the best time to fly to East London?

Average East London flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month



$794 - $9,153



59 - 69.8 °F



1.2 - 3.5 inches

January is typically the best time to fly to East London, but there are other times where great deals are available. If you are looking for warm weather when you arrive off of your flight to East London then January is statistically the hottest. March is historically the period with most rainfall.

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.

Best Time to Fly to East London, South Africa

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.

Getting around East London, South Africa

There is no organised public transport system in East London, so car rental is the most practical and convenient choice for visitors wanting to explore. Car rental 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.

What airport do you fly into for flights to East London?

If you book a flight to East London, you will be flying into East London, which is the city’s only airport. East London (ELS) is located 5.1 mi from the center of East London.