Cheap flights from San Francisco to Cape Town

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Flight information for San Francisco to Cape Town
(SFO to CPT)

Find info about flight duration, direct flights, and airports for your flight from San Francisco to Cape Town
Best Price Found$836The best flight deal from San Francisco to Cape Town found on momondo in the last 72 hours is $836
Fastest flight time31h 50mThe fastest flight from San Francisco to Cape Town takes 31h 50m
Direct flightsNoneThere are no direct flights from San Francisco to Cape Town. Popular non-direct route for this connection is San Francisco Airport - Cape Town Intl Airport.
Airports in Cape Town1 airportThere is 1 airport near Cape Town: Cape Town Intl (CPT)

How to get the cheapest flight ticket from San Francisco to Cape Town

Look no further. We've gone through all the searches for this route on momondo so you have the important information and insights to find the cheapest flight ticket for your trip

What is the cheapest month to fly from San Francisco to Cape Town?

May

The cheapest time of year to fly to Cape Town from San Francisco is May. Most expensive is December

What is the cheapest day to depart San Francisco for Cape Town?

Tuesday

The cheapest day of the week is typically Tuesday. The most expensive is typically Friday

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Francisco to Cape Town?

in the morning

San Francisco to Cape Town flights are approximately 18% more expensive in the afternoon than in the morning

What is the cheapest airline that flies to Cape Town from San Francisco?

SWISS

British Airways, Delta, and KLM are the most popular carriers operating from San Francisco to Cape Town

What is the cheapest San Francisco to Cape Town flight route?

San Francisco - Cape Town Intl

Fly from San Francisco to Cape Town Intl for the best San Francisco - Cape Town flight prices

How far in advance should you book San Francisco to Cape Town flights?

18 days before

The cheapest time to buy a flight from San Francisco to Cape Town is approximately 18 days to departure


Easily compare round-trip flights from San Francisco to Cape Town

Below you can see the best fares for your round-trip flight route over the next three months. All fares were found on momondo this week. Browse the quickest and cheapest flights from San Francisco to Cape Town by changing tabs
Turkish Airlines
Dec 7
SFO1:15 pmSan Francisco
31h 50m
1 stop
CPT9:05 pmCape Town Intl
Dec 20
CPT1:10 pmCape Town Intl
26h 30m
1 stop
SFO3:40 pmSan Francisco
Kenya Airways
Feb 1
SFO4:00 pmSan Francisco
54h 35m
3 stops
CPT10:35 pmCape Town Intl
Feb 12
CPT9:05 amCape Town Intl
32h 13m
2 stops
SFO5:18 pmSan Francisco
Qatar Airways
Feb 1
SFO9:30 amSan Francisco
34h 45m
1 stop
CPT8:15 pmCape Town Intl
Feb 12
CPT2:10 pmCape Town Intl
27h 20m
1 stop
SFO5:30 pmSan Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Feb 1
SFO1:15 pmSan Francisco
36h 35m
2 stops
CPT1:50 amCape Town Intl
Feb 12
CPT1:10 pmCape Town Intl
32h 25m
1 stop
SFO9:35 pmSan Francisco
KLM
Feb 1
SFO5:25 amSan Francisco
26h 05m
2 stops
CPT7:30 amCape Town Intl
Feb 11
CPT7:20 pmCape Town Intl
45h 50m
1 stop
SFO5:10 pmSan Francisco
Turkish Airlines
Jan 5
SFO1:15 pmSan Francisco
31h 50m
1 stop
CPT9:05 pmCape Town Intl
Jan 19
CPT1:10 pmCape Town Intl
26h 30m
1 stop
SFO3:40 pmSan Francisco

Find the cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Cape Town

If you're looking for one-way flights from San Francisco to Cape Town, view some of our deals below provided by British Airways, Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines
Turkish Airlines
Nov 9
SFO1:15 pmSan Francisco
31h 50m
1 stop
CPT9:05 pmCape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
Nov 8
SFO6:04 pmSan Francisco
49h 51m
2 stops
CPT7:55 pmCape Town Intl
British Airways
Nov 6
SFO1:10 pmSan Francisco
37h 40m
2 stops
CPT1:50 amCape Town Intl

Search last-minute flights to Cape Town from San Francisco

Find and compare flight prices for your last-minute flight from San Francisco to Cape Town
Turkish Airlines
Nov 1
SFO3:15 pmSan Francisco
31h 50m
1 stop
CPT11:05 pmCape Town Intl
Dec 10
CPT1:10 pmCape Town Intl
26h 30m
1 stop
SFO3:40 pmSan Francisco
Multiple Airlines
Nov 1
SFO3:15 pmSan Francisco
31h 50m
1 stop
CPT11:05 pmCape Town Intl
Dec 10
CPT9:00 amCape Town Intl
30h 40m
2 stops
SFO3:40 pmSan Francisco
Qatar Airways
Nov 2
SFO11:30 amSan Francisco
34h 45m
1 stop
CPT10:15 pmCape Town Intl
Nov 30
CPT2:10 pmCape Town Intl
27h 20m
1 stop
SFO5:30 pmSan Francisco
Lufthansa
Nov 2
SFO11:45 amSan Francisco
34h 05m
1 stop
CPT9:50 pmCape Town Intl
Dec 8
CPT4:40 amCape Town Intl
43h 15m
1 stop
SFO11:55 pmSan Francisco
United Airlines
Nov 3
SFO8:15 pmSan Francisco
49h 35m
2 stops
CPT9:50 pmCape Town Intl
Nov 8
CPT1:20 pmCape Town Intl
31h 05m
1 stop
SFO8:25 pmSan Francisco
Kenya Airways
Nov 2
SFO5:00 pmSan Francisco
39h 40m
2 stops
CPT8:40 amCape Town Intl
Nov 30
CPT9:25 amCape Town Intl
34h 16m
3 stops
SFO7:41 pmSan Francisco

Best airlines flying from San Francisco to Cape Town

Compare and see reviews for airlines that fly from San Francisco to Cape Town with momondo
AirlineRatingFree CancellationPrice
SWISS
PriceFrom $822
Free Cancellation
Rating
8.5
8.7

Boarding

8.6

Comfort

8.9

Crew

8.0

Entertainment

8.4

Food

Reviews

Great flight

1 / 10
United Airlines
PriceFrom $845
Free Cancellation
Rating
6.9
7.3

Boarding

6.7

Comfort

7.5

Crew

6.7

Entertainment

6.2

Food

Reviews

Seats were very small. The plane felt very cramped. Lots of turbulence. Horrible flight

1 / 10
Lufthansa
PriceFrom $872
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.4
7.6

Boarding

7.5

Comfort

8.0

Crew

7.1

Entertainment

7.2

Food

Reviews

My luggage got delayed, trying to reach out the airline and no updates for me where my luggage is and when it will be delivered to me.

1 / 10
KLM
PriceFrom $883
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.9
8.0

Boarding

8.2

Comfort

8.4

Crew

7.3

Entertainment

7.4

Food

Reviews

Great flight Will go again!

1 / 10
Delta
PriceFrom $885
Free Cancellation
Rating
8.2
8.2

Boarding

8.4

Comfort

8.3

Crew

8.1

Entertainment

8.0

Food

Reviews

Great

1 / 10
Turkish Airlines
PriceFrom $895
Free Cancellation
Rating
8.1
8.0

Boarding

8.1

Comfort

8.1

Crew

7.9

Entertainment

8.0

Food

Reviews

Pros: nothing.

Cons: everything.

1 / 10
British Airways
PriceFrom $958
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.0
7.3

Boarding

7.1

Comfort

7.4

Crew

6.6

Entertainment

6.5

Food

Reviews

Delayed and heavy.

1 / 10
American Airlines
PriceFrom $978
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.2
7.4

Boarding

7.1

Comfort

7.8

Crew

7.1

Entertainment

6.8

Food

Reviews

Flight attendant for first class is definitely not a morning person. Oh and the WiFi DID NOT WORK!

1 / 10
Emirates
PriceFrom $1,101
Free Cancellation
Rating
8.7
8.8

Boarding

8.7

Comfort

8.8

Crew

8.9

Entertainment

8.5

Food

Reviews

Smooth trip with excellent service.

1 / 10
Iberia
PriceFrom $1,371
Free Cancellation
Rating
7.0
7.4

Boarding

7.1

Comfort

7.8

Crew

7.2

Entertainment

6.5

Food

Reviews

Flight attendants couldn’t have been nicer

1 / 10

  • Are airlines flying from San Francisco to Cape Town Intl offering flexible cancellation due to COVID-19?

    Due to the global impact of COVID-19, some of our airline partners operating flights from San Francisco to Cape Town Intl, such as Lufthansa, Delta, and British Airways may have put in place flexible cancellation policies. Use our site to search for all of the airlines offering this flexibility to you.

  • How far is San Francisco to Cape Town Intl by plane?

    San Francisco and Cape Town Intl are 10237.5 mi apart from one another. Flights usually cover this in 26h 05m, depending on flying conditions and air traffic around both airports.


Can I fly to Cape Town Intl from San Francisco right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from San Francisco to Cape Town Intl

Most visitors from San Francisco need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Cape Town Intl.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from San Francisco must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Cape Town Intl.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from San Francisco are not required to quarantine after entering Cape Town Intl.

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


Can I fly back to San Francisco from Cape Town Intl?

Returning to San Francisco from Cape Town Intl

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Cape Town Intl must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to San Francisco.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Cape Town Intl are not required to quarantine after entering San Francisco.

If you are planning to travel to Cape Town at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.

Alternative routes for San Francisco to Cape Town

Compare alternative flights to and from nearby airports and cities to discover the best prices and most convenient flight times
Los Angeles to Cape Town Flights
Fastest flight time31h 40m
Cheapest price$788
Santa Ana to Cape Town Flights
Fastest flight time32h 00m
Cheapest price$942
San Diego to Cape Town Flights
Fastest flight time32h 05m
Cheapest price$948
San Jose to Cape Town Flights
Fastest flight time35h 57m
Cheapest price$1,012
Oakland, California to Cape Town Flights
Fastest flight time34h 50m
Cheapest price$1,064

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