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About Flights to Cape Town

Summary info about Cape Town flight prices, duration and airlines

Best One-Way Price

$441

Best Round-Trip Price

$674

Fastest flight time

24h 35m

Operated By

9 airlines
The best one-way flight price to Cape Town from United States in the last 72 hours is $441 (New York John F Kennedy Intl to Cape Town Intl).
The best round-trip flight price to Cape Town from United States in the last 72 hours is $674 (Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl to Cape Town Intl).
The fastest flight to Cape Town from United States takes 24h 35m (New York John F Kennedy Intl to Cape Town Intl).
There are 9 airlines operating flights to Cape Town, including United Airlines, British Airways and Delta.

Cheapest flights to Cape Town airports

Find the cheapest flights to these Cape Town airports from your nearest city or airport
Los Angeles
Cape Town

CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM Los Angeles TO Cape Town

Los Angeles (LAX) to Cape Town (CPT)

Typically, flights to Cape Town from Los Angeles are cheaper when flying from Los Angeles to Cape Town Intl, which has an average price of $1,118

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO CAPE TOWN FROM LOS ANGELESFebruary25% cheaperFlying from Los Angeles to Cape Town costs on average just $842 in February
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO CAPE TOWN FROM LOS ANGELESJune43% more expensiveIt costs about $1,598 for flights to Cape Town from Los Angeles in June
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO CAPE TOWN FROM LOS ANGELESDecember416% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Cape Town from Los Angeles in December than any other month

When is the best time to fly to Cape Town?

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.

If you are unable to visit Cape Town during the month of March, then departing from United States during the month May is also very affordable. Most momondo users find prices during this month for around $860.

In general, most travelers find the cheapest time to book a flight to Cape Town is about 38 days prior to their departure date when tickets on average are $986. Keep in mind that you might also find cheap flights to Cape Town outside of this time window. In fact, momondo users recently found flights from United States to Cape Town for $674.

The cheapest day to depart on your flight to Cape Town is on a Thursday when prices can be found for as low as $1,027. This is often the case because there is less demand to fly during this day of the week. The most expensive day to fly to Cape Town is Friday, with ticket prices averaging around $1,120.

Our most recent data shows that the best time of day to fly to Cape Town is at noon. Flights from United States to Cape Town during this time can be as low as $992. Flights to Cape Town are more costly in the morning, with an average ticket price of $1,139. Departure times in the morning fall within the peak daily travel times, which is why tickets can be more expensive.

Hikers looking for a more family-friendly day in the great outdoors would be best suited to plan their flight to Cape Town for January, February, and March, when they can visit Table Mountain and enjoy all that the park has to offer.



Cape Town flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in United States to Cape Town found recently by users on momondo
Multiple Airlines
Oct 31
IAD3:00 pmWashington, D.C. Dulles Intl
21h 15m
1 stop
CPT12:15 pmCape Town Intl
Nov 8
CPT1:00 amCape Town Intl
44h 20m
3 stops
IAD9:20 pmWashington, D.C. Dulles Intl
Delta
Nov 14
IAD1:30 pmWashington, D.C. Dulles Intl
21h 00m
1 stop
CPT10:30 amCape Town Intl
Nov 22
CPT7:35 pmCape Town Intl
22h 55m
1 stop
IAD6:30 pmWashington, D.C. Dulles Intl
Delta
Nov 14
IAD12:40 pmWashington, D.C. Dulles Intl
21h 45m
1 stop
CPT10:25 amCape Town Intl
Nov 29
CPT7:35 pmCape Town Intl
22h 55m
1 stop
IAD6:30 pmWashington, D.C. Dulles Intl
Delta
Nov 14
IAD6:30 amWashington, D.C. Dulles Intl
28h 00m
2 stops
CPT10:30 amCape Town Intl
Nov 29
CPT7:35 pmCape Town Intl
22h 55m
1 stop
IAD6:30 pmWashington, D.C. Dulles Intl
Delta
Nov 12
IAD6:30 amWashington, D.C. Dulles Intl
27h 55m
2 stops
CPT10:25 amCape Town Intl
Nov 20
CPT7:35 pmCape Town Intl
22h 55m
1 stop
IAD6:30 pmWashington, D.C. Dulles Intl
Delta
Nov 13
IAD4:40 pmWashington, D.C. Dulles Intl
41h 50m
1 stop
CPT10:30 amCape Town Intl
Nov 20
CPT7:35 pmCape Town Intl
26h 05m
1 stop
IAD9:40 pmWashington, D.C. Dulles Intl

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Cape Town

If you're looking for one-way flights from United States to Cape Town, view some of our deals below provided by Kenya Airways and Turkish Airlines
Kenya Airways
Sep 14
JFK9:45 amNew York John F Kennedy Intl
25h 55m
1 stop
CPT11:40 amCape Town Intl
Kenya Airways
Aug 17
JFK9:45 amNew York John F Kennedy Intl
25h 55m
1 stop
CPT11:40 amCape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
May 30
SEA1:45 pmSeattle/Tacoma Intl
33h 00m
1 stop
CPT10:45 pmCape Town Intl

Which airlines fly to Cape Town?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to Cape Town

Which airlines fly to Cape Town?

British Airways is the airline most momondo users in United States opt for when booking flights to Cape Town. South African, United Airlines and Delta are also popular choices when flying to Cape Town from United States. Most major airlines flying from United States to Cape Town will offer flights on a regular basis, though your options may vary depending on what airport you fly from.

Emirates Flights to Cape Town

7 Emirates flights head to Cape Town on average each week. Most will be flying from Dubai Intl to Cape Town, the most popular route that Emirates operates to Cape Town. Prices vary based on when and where you fly from - the cheapest Emirates flight to Cape Town found in the past 3 days on momondo was $958, departing from Boston Logan Intl. Emirates is the most popular choice on momondo for this route and has been scored 8.5/10 by 119 of our users.

Turkish Airlines Flights to Cape Town

$782 is the best round-trip Turkish Airlines deal to Cape Town found on momondo in the last few days. The deal departed from Boston Logan Intl. Turkish Airlines has 4 flights to Cape Town most weeks, with prices varying by availability. 120 momondo users have reviewed Turkish Airlines, scoring the airline a 8.2/10 on average.


Airports near Cape Town

Below you will find all the airports in Cape Town along with the distance from the 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
New York to Cape Town Flights
Fastest flight time14h 30m
Cheapest price$769
San Francisco to Cape Town Flights
Fastest flight time22h 50m
Cheapest price$867
Los Angeles to Cape Town Flights
Fastest flight time22h 40m
Cheapest price$869
Washington, D.C. to Cape Town Flights
Fastest flight time21h 00m
Cheapest price$674
Chicago to Cape Town Flights
Fastest flight time22h 30m
Cheapest price$860
Atlanta to Cape Town Flights
Fastest flight time24h 09m
Cheapest price$844
Seattle to Cape Town Flights
Fastest flight time26h 20m
Cheapest price$946
Santa Ana to Cape Town Flights
Fastest flight time31h 40m
Cheapest price$1,032
Dallas to Cape Town Flights
Fastest flight time27h 55m
Cheapest price$887
Miami to Cape Town Flights
Fastest flight time26h 25m
Cheapest price$925
Boston to Cape Town Flights
Fastest flight time19h 10m
Cheapest price$823
Minneapolis to Cape Town Flights
Fastest flight time23h 35m
Cheapest price$866
Harare to Cape Town Flights
Fastest flight time3h 20m
Cheapest price$335
Denver to Cape Town Flights
Fastest flight time31h 30m
Cheapest price$1,155
Oakland, California to Cape Town Flights
Fastest flight time30h 35m
Cheapest price$752
Orlando to Cape Town Flights
Fastest flight time28h 25m
Cheapest price$1,000
Portland to Cape Town Flights
Fastest flight time34h 15m
Cheapest price$1,142
Houston to Cape Town Flights
Fastest flight time23h 35m
Cheapest price$932
Fort Lauderdale to Cape Town Flights
Fastest flight time27h 55m
Cheapest price$878
San Jose to Cape Town Flights
Fastest flight time29h 45m
Cheapest price$1,071

How to travel around 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.


Visa requirements for visiting 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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