Flights to Cape Town

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Cape Town, also called the Mother city, is the most cosmopolitan city in South Africa, where a myriad of cultures have met and meshed over the centuries. The Dutch influence is most obvious, but the French brought winemaking skills and gabled farmhouses, while the English left Georgian mansions and Victorian terraced homes. Africans from across the continent have added their distinct cultures into the melting pot that is Cape Town. The temperate climate produces warm, dry conditions from October – April, with temperatures peaking at 76 – 80 degrees Fahrenheit between December – February, making these months the most popular time for tourists. Flights and accommodation should be reserved well in advance if you want to visit during Cape Town’s busy summer. The shoulder seasons of spring and fall boast enviable weather, fewer crowds, and lower prices. During winter, temperatures make a beach vacation less desirable, with daily highs ranging from 63 – 65 degrees Fahrenheit and frequent rainfall, but you can probably find the best deals online at this time, so consider visiting between June – August.


Cape Town flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares to Cape Town found recently by users on momondo
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Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways
22 Jan
LAX
Los Angeles airport
34h 30m
1 Stop
CPT
Cape Town Intl airport
Qatar Airways
05 Feb
CPT
Cape Town Intl airport
33h 55m
1 Stop
LAX
Los Angeles airport
$688
Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways
13 Apr
LAX
Los Angeles airport
58h 15m
1 Stop
CPT
Cape Town Intl airport
Qatar Airways
28 Apr
CPT
Cape Town Intl airport
34h 25m
1 Stop
LAX
Los Angeles airport
$691
Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways
02 Mar
LAX
Los Angeles airport
34h 30m
1 Stop
CPT
Cape Town Intl airport
Qatar Airways
09 Mar
CPT
Cape Town Intl airport
33h 55m
1 Stop
LAX
Los Angeles airport
$715
Turkish Airlines
Turkish Airlines
24 Feb
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl airport
30h 15m
1 Stop
CPT
Cape Town Intl airport
Turkish Airlines
05 Mar
CPT
Cape Town Intl airport
31h 55m
1 Stop
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl airport
$740
Turkish Airlines
Turkish Airlines
09 Mar
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl airport
40h 30m
1 Stop
CPT
Cape Town Intl airport
Turkish Airlines
26 Mar
CPT
Cape Town Intl airport
24h 30m
1 Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl airport
$752
Turkish Airlines
Turkish Airlines
24 Feb
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl airport
30h 20m
1 Stop
CPT
Cape Town Intl airport
Turkish Airlines
10 Mar
CPT
Cape Town Intl airport
24h 30m
1 Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl airport
$757
SWISS
SWISS
25 Jan
EWR
Newark airport
34h 55m
2 Stops
CPT
Cape Town Intl airport
SWISS
08 Feb
CPT
Cape Town Intl airport
15h 55m
EWR
Newark airport
$762
Delta
Delta
08 May
EWR
Newark airport
26h 40m
2 Stops
CPT
Cape Town Intl airport
Delta
13 May
CPT
Cape Town Intl airport
26h 47m
2 Stops
EWR
Newark airport
$836
Turkish Airlines
Turkish Airlines
24 Feb
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl airport
30h 20m
1 Stop
CPT
Cape Town Intl airport
Turkish Airlines
10 Mar
CPT
Cape Town Intl airport
24h 30m
1 Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl airport
$757
British Airways
British Airways
23 Jan
EWR
Newark airport
32h 15m
2 Stops
CPT
Cape Town Intl airport
British Airways
04 Feb
CPT
Cape Town Intl airport
26h 15m
1 Stop
EWR
Newark airport
$831
Emirates
Emirates
21 Apr
EWR
Newark airport
34h 50m
2 Stops
CPT
Cape Town Intl airport
Emirates
29 Apr
CPT
Cape Town Intl airport
25h 55m
1 Stop
EWR
Newark airport
$814
Emirates
Emirates
28 Apr
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl airport
31h 15m
2 Stops
CPT
Cape Town Intl airport
Emirates
04 May
CPT
Cape Town Intl airport
30h 40m
2 Stops
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl airport
$814

Which is the cheapest airline for flights to Cape Town?

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There are no airlines offering direct flights to Cape Town from the US. Airlines offering flights with one or more stops include: British Airways, Lufthansa, United, Emirates, South African Airways, Singapore Airlines, American Airlines, Air France, SWISS, Delta, Qatar Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, KLM, Turkish Airlines, and Condor.


How to get from the airport to Cape Town city center?

Below you will find all the airports in Cape Town along with the distance from the city center
Cape Town Intl
9 mi from city center

Cape Town International Airport (CPT)

Cape Town’s primary airport is one of the busiest in all of Africa, and is located 20 kilometers from the city center. You have several options for travel into the city.

Buses

The MyCiti shuttle bus A01 can take you from the public transport plaza directly opposite the central terminal building entrance to the Civic Centre bus station in Downtown Cape Town in about an hour. Buses leave every 20 minutes and the fare varies depending on what time of day you travel, ranging from R54.00 ZAR – R80.00 ZAR (including R35.00 ZAR for the myconnect card which is necessary as you can’t pay using cash). If you prefer, instead of a myconnect card, you can buy a R85.00 ZAR single-trip card and make 1 journey anywhere on the MyCiTi network.

Taxis

You’ll find the taxis at the transport plaza which is accessible by pedestrian subway from the passenger terminal main entrance. You can hail a metered taxi here or pay a flat rate, but always negotiate the cost up front. A metered taxi will cost about R300.00 ZAR – R400.00 ZAR and gets you to Downtown Cape Town in about 20 minutes. You can also call Uber to arrange a ride.

Shuttles, limousines, and sedans

Several companies offer shuttle services to and from the airport in a variety of vehicles with prices ranging from about R60.00 ZAR and up depending on the transport and the number of people in your group.

Car Rentals

Rental car offices are also located in the transport plaza opposite the central terminal. If you plan to drive, look for deals on car rentals with momondo.


Popular routes to Cape Town

Most frequently searched flights to Cape Town along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
Johannesburg to Cape Town Flights
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Barcelona to Cape Town Flights
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20h 55m
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22h 30m
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23h 15m
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New York to Cape Town Flights
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18h 40m
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Washington to Cape Town Flights
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21h 35m
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21h 15m
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Boston to Cape Town Flights
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20h 08m
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San Francisco to Cape Town Flights
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22h 30m
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$805
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39h 20m
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$805
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39h 20m
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$809
San Jose to Cape Town Flights
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29h 00m
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$811
Baltimore to Cape Town Flights
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23h 45m
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$827
Portland to Cape Town Flights
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28h 35m
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Miami to Cape Town Flights
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26h 15m
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$860
Atlanta to Cape Town Flights
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23h 15m
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Salt Lake City to Cape Town Flights
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23h 55m
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$867
Santa Ana to Cape Town Flights
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28h 50m
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How to get around in Cape Town?

Cape Town is a sprawling city, but there are several neighborhoods that are compact enough to explore on foot, including the City Bowl (city center), the Bo Kaap, and the Waterfront. It’s also an easy city to drive around, with ample parking and relatively light traffic. Here are some details about other useful modes of transport:

Public Transportation

MyCiTi is Cape Town’s efficient bus service, and a cheap way to get around the city and see many of the major landmarks. You must purchase and load a myconnect card from MyCiTi stations or select retailers. Fares vary depending on the distance you are traveling. For a different experience, you can buy a ticket on the open-topped city Sightseeing bus, a hop-on, hop-off service visiting many of the city’s top attractions. A day pass costs R170.00 ZAR if purchased online.

Taxis

Taxis are available in Cape Town and fall under the jurisdiction of the city. All of the legitimate taxis are metered. They are not allowed to stop for customers on the streets, so you should call for a taxi, or you can find them at one of the city’s designated taxi ranks. You can opt for a Rikki taxi which will save you money. These London-style taxis have operated here since 1984, which makes them a ride-share transport option predating Uber. You can go just about anywhere in central Cape Town for around R20.00 ZAR – R25.00 ZAR.


What are the visa and passport requirements when flying to Cape Town?

U.S. citizens visiting the Republic of South Africa for 90 days or less for tourism / business purposes do not need visas. For foreign nationals, please check the Department of Home Affairs website.


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