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Cheap Flights from Cape Town to George

Airlink and SA Express operate direct flights from Cape Town to George. If you're travelling to Mossel Bay, Knysna, Oudtshoorn, Sedgefield or Plettenberg Bay you'll want to fly from Cape Town to George. Flexibility in travel dates may help in securing a cheaper flight, but ultimately if flights are too expensive then it's worthwhile checking bus prices and costs of hiring a car in Cape Town & driving to George.

(if you are flying in the opposite direction, see our George to Cape Town flights page)


  • 13 August 2014. FlySafair has announced that they will be flying daily between Cape Town and George from the 13th of November 2014. This is great news for bargain hunters as they are advertising flights from as little as R399*. *Subject to change. Limited Availability.

  • 2 June 2014. Airlink adds an additional weekday flight from CPT to GRJ.

  • 8 October 2013. Airlink responds to SA Express's opening special of R300 (excluding taxes/surcharges) with a fare of R40 (excluding taxes/surcharges). Before you rush off to buy your ticket, note that the R40 becomes R918 once taxes and fuel surcharges are added on.

  • 27 September 2013. SA Express flights from Cape Town to George are to commence on 1 November 2013, with flights on Mondays to Fridays, leaving Cape Town at 06h20 (lands in George at 07h20) and 13h00 (lands in George at 14h00). The flights are on Bombardier CRJ-200 aircraft. At the end of September they announced an opening special of R300 (excluding taxes and fuel surcharges). Previously Airlink had charged R570 (excluding taxes/fuel surcharges).

  • 3 September 2012. SA Express quit flying the Cape Town to George route, after just one flight, due to lower than anticipated booking numbers.

  • 2 September 2012. South African Express commences CPT-GRJ flights, with a 4-weekly flight frequency. "This route is yet another milestone in our network consolidation plans, where we are focusing on connecting primary and secondary domestic hubs, thereby providing greater travel options to our passengers", said Inati Ntshanga, the Chief Executive Officer of South African Express.



South African Airlink

Cape Town (CPT) to George (GRJ)

non-stop (50m)

SA Express

Cape Town (CPT) to George (GRJ)

non-stop (60m)


Cape Town (CPT) to George (GRJ)

non-stop (60m)

The driving distance between Cape Town and George is 436km.

Cape Town to George by train

An alternative to flying is to take the train from Cape Town to George. Rovos rail offers an extravagant luxury train trip between Cape Town and George (seasonal, check Rovos's time table).

Cape Town to George by road

It's an easy 436km drive from Cape Town to George. The four hours it takes you to drive means only 2 hours more than it would have taken you to go by plane, if you take into account 2 hours spent waiting at the airports. You'll go over Sir Lowry's pass, through the Elgin area famous for its fruit orchards and past the bungee jumping at the Gouritz river bridge.

Cape Town to George by bus

The Citiliner bus operates regular trips from Cape Town to George.

George Airport car hire

There are a number of companies offering cars for hire at George Airport:

Avis car rental

Budget car rental

Europcar rentals

First Car Rental

Hertz car rental

Tempest car hire

Accommodation in George

Here's a list of your options for accommodation in George.

Map centred on George Airport


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