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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
Quickest
Cheapest
Lufthansa
Lufthansa
IAD
06 Nov
Washington Dulles Intl airport
26h 10m
1 Stop
CPT
Cape Town Intl airport
Lufthansa
CPT
20 Nov
Cape Town Intl airport
38h 00m
1 Stop
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl airport
701 USD
Austrian Airlines
Austrian Airlines
JFK
28 Oct
New York John F Kennedy Intl airport
21h 30m
1 Stop
CPT
Cape Town Intl airport
Austrian Airlines
CPT
11 Nov
Cape Town Intl airport
37h 10m
1 Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl airport
737 USD
SWISS
SWISS
JFK
21 Nov
New York John F Kennedy Intl airport
26h 35m
1 Stop
CPT
Cape Town Intl airport
SWISS
CPT
04 Dec
Cape Town Intl airport
35h 40m
1 Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl airport
744 USD
SWISS
SWISS
EWR
21 Nov
Newark airport
25h 40m
1 Stop
CPT
Cape Town Intl airport
SWISS
CPT
04 Dec
Cape Town Intl airport
36h 20m
1 Stop
EWR
Newark airport
744 USD
SWISS
SWISS
EWR
15 Jan
Newark airport
29h 45m
1 Stop
CPT
Cape Town Intl airport
SWISS
CPT
22 Jan
Cape Town Intl airport
43h 05m
1 Stop
EWR
Newark airport
744 USD
Kenya Airways
Kenya Airways
JFK
10 Nov
New York John F Kennedy Intl airport
42h 40m
2 Stops
CPT
Cape Town Intl airport
Kenya Airways
CPT
20 Nov
Cape Town Intl airport
37h 55m
1 Stop
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl airport
747 USD
United Airlines
United Airlines
RDU
05 Jan
Raleigh-Durham airport
22h 13m
1 Stop
CPT
Cape Town Intl airport
United Airlines
CPT
20 Jan
Cape Town Intl airport
25h 51m
1 Stop
RDU
Raleigh-Durham airport
1,139 USD
Emirates
Emirates
EWR
11 Nov
Newark airport
23h 25m
1 Stop
CPT
Cape Town Intl airport
Emirates
CPT
20 Nov
Cape Town Intl airport
25h 30m
1 Stop
EWR
Newark airport
797 USD
British Airways
British Airways
EWR
08 Feb
Newark airport
27h 20m
1 Stop
CPT
Cape Town Intl airport
British Airways
CPT
20 Feb
Cape Town Intl airport
25h 50m
2 Stops
EWR
Newark airport
824 USD
Delta
Delta
BWI
24 Sep
Baltimore/Washington airport
28h 10m
2 Stops
CPT
Cape Town Intl airport
Delta
CPT
01 Oct
Cape Town Intl airport
29h 38m
2 Stops
BWI
Baltimore/Washington airport
820 USD
British Airways
British Airways
IAD
07 Feb
Washington Dulles Intl airport
30h 25m
1 Stop
CPT
Cape Town Intl airport
British Airways
CPT
06 Mar
Cape Town Intl airport
27h 30m
1 Stop
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl airport
815 USD
Delta
Delta
DCA
29 Nov
Washington Reagan-National airport
29h 30m
2 Stops
CPT
Cape Town Intl airport
Delta
CPT
12 Dec
Cape Town Intl airport
29h 04m
2 Stops
DCA
Washington Reagan-National airport
820 USD

Which airlines fly to Cape Town?

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
Fastest flight time
2h 10m
Cheapest price
97 USD
Harare to Cape Town
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3h 20m
Cheapest price
295 USD
Barcelona to Cape Town
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23h 55m
Cheapest price
553 USD
Houston to Cape Town
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22h 25m
Cheapest price
703 USD
Washington to Cape Town
Fastest flight time
20h 45m
Cheapest price
709 USD
Newark to Cape Town
Fastest flight time
14h 30m
Cheapest price
714 USD
Los Angeles to Cape Town
Fastest flight time
25h 25m
Cheapest price
734 USD
New York to Cape Town
Fastest flight time
24h 05m
Cheapest price
738 USD
Boston to Cape Town
Fastest flight time
20h 35m
Cheapest price
745 USD
Chicago to Cape Town
Fastest flight time
21h 15m
Cheapest price
751 USD
Baltimore to Cape Town
Fastest flight time
23h 20m
Cheapest price
820 USD
San Francisco to Cape Town
Fastest flight time
22h 25m
Cheapest price
828 USD
Miami to Cape Town
Fastest flight time
28h 00m
Cheapest price
910 USD
Raleigh to Cape Town
Fastest flight time
28h 00m
Cheapest price
912 USD
Atlanta to Cape Town
Fastest flight time
27h 45m
Cheapest price
914 USD
Orlando to Cape Town
Fastest flight time
25h 25m
Cheapest price
927 USD
Seattle to Cape Town
Fastest flight time
22h 40m
Cheapest price
930 USD
Las Vegas to Cape Town
Fastest flight time
25h 20m
Cheapest price
946 USD
Denver to Cape Town
Fastest flight time
30h 20m
Cheapest price
950 USD
Philadelphia to Cape Town
Fastest flight time
27h 30m
Cheapest price
953 USD
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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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