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The best prices from Heathrow to Cape Town International are usually found in May or November, booked 17 days in advance, depart on a Monday or Tuesday and return on a Monday

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Heathrow (LHR) to Cape Town International (CPT)

LHR - CPT
Price
£544 - £841

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 26% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

Best time to find cheap flights, 13% potential price drop

Round-trip from

£544

From Heathrow to Cape Town International

One-way from

£358

One-way flight from Heathrow to Cape Town International

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly return from Heathrow to Cape Town International?

Flying to your destination on a Friday can be more expensive, but this shouldn’t discourage you from finding affordable options to get to Cape Town International. Check prices with Cheapflights to find a great deal for your trip.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Heathrow to Cape Town International?

To save on the cost of your flight from Heathrow to Cape Town International, book at least 37 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 4% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from £622 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as £639.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Heathrow to Cape Town International?

May is one of the best times of the year to fly to Cape Town International from Heathrow. Prices for May average £616 per person but you can even find prices for as low as £407. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a May flight can save you 38% on your journey compared to booking in May

When is the cheapest time to fly from Heathrow to Cape Town International (LHR - CPT)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Heathrow to Cape Town International at midday. Doing so could potentially save you 14% on the flight price compared to flying in the evening, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from Heathrow to Cape Town International in November, December 2020

The best prices found for LHR to CPT flights in November, December
29 Dec - 23 Jan
£388pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
31 Dec - 18 Jan
£391pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
15 Dec - 22 Dec
£400pp
LHR
London Heathrow
British Airways
 
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Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
British Airways
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London Heathrow

Heathrow to Cape Town International 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town International from Heathrow found for next year
29 Dec - 23 Jan
£388pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
31 Dec - 18 Jan
£391pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
15 Dec - 22 Dec
£400pp
LHR
London Heathrow
British Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
British Airways
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow

Direct flights to Cape Town International from Heathrow

Save time with Heathrow to Cape Town International direct flight deals
12 Jan - 19 Jan
£355pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Virgin Atlantic
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LHR
London Heathrow
5 Jan - 31 Jan
£356pp
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London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
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Cape Town Intl
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Cape Town Intl
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
30 Jan - 7 Feb
£358pp
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London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
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Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Virgin Atlantic
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London Heathrow

Last-minute flights from Heathrow to Cape Town International

Late deals on return flights to Cape Town International from Heathrow, departing today and this week
2 Dec - 12 Dec
£451pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
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Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
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LHR
London Heathrow
30 Nov - 29 Jan
£460pp
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London Heathrow
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
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Lufthansa
 
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London Heathrow
30 Nov - 15 Jan
£462pp
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London Heathrow
Lufthansa
 
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Cape Town Intl
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London Heathrow

One-way flights to Cape Town International from Heathrow

The cheapest one-way flights from Heathrow to Cape Town International
15:15 - 08:45
Ethiopian Air
1 stop
15h 30m
LHR - CPT
Ethiopian Air
£358
Gotogate
12:25 - 08:30
Kenya Airways
2 stops
18h 05m
LHR - CPT
Kenya Airways
03:05 - 07:00
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
25h 55m
LHR - CPT
Multiple Airlines
£380
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Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Heathrow to Cape Town International flights.

Flight FAQs

From Heathrow to Cape Town International

Are flight prices decreasing from Heathrow to Cape Town due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both Heathrow and Cape Town for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from London Heathrow to Cape Town Intl to control the spread of COVID-19?

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. Etihad Airways is one of them. New policies for travellers booking flights from London Heathrow to Cape Town Intl include masks being provided and required on board, daily cleaning and sanitisation, use of HEPA filters, pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms, and socially-distanced seating (for a limited time). Keep in mind that policies will vary by airline.

Which airlines flying from London Heathrow to Cape Town Intl have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like British Airways, Ethiopian Air, and Kenya Airways flying from London Heathrow to Cape Town Intl have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from Heathrow to Cape Town International for under £375 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Heathrow to Cape Town International for under £375. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Virgin Atlantic for just £356, but on average you can expect to pay £373.

Are there direct flights from Heathrow to Cape Town International for under £375 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Heathrow to Cape Town International under £375. A good price for a direct flight from Heathrow to Cape Town International is less than £372.

Are there last-minute flights available from Heathrow to Cape Town International for under £525?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Heathrow to Cape Town International within the next 7 days for less than £525.

Does it rain more in Heathrow or Cape Town?

Expected rainfall in Heathrow is less than in Cape Town. You can expect this to be the case over the next 23 days.

Is Heathrow weather warmer or cooler than Cape Town?

You can imagine temperatures to be in the 29 °C range in February. The weather in Cape Town is generally hotter than Heathrow's. As flight availability is subject to become more limited as peak season approaches it is ideal to book in a timely manner.

How long does is the flight from Heathrow to Cape Town International?

There are many flights that can get you from Heathrow to Cape Town International in 11h 35m. Fly via Virgin Atlantic or British Airways to get the fastest option. Generally, flights for this route are direct.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying from Heathrow to Cape Town International return?

Our cheapest airline available from Heathrow to Cape Town International is Virgin Atlantic. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as £357 on this airline. An additional option worth looking into is British Airways, starting at £381. Users have found that Virgin Atlantic is 42% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Heathrow to Cape Town International one-way?

For one-way options, check prices for Ethiopian Air. According to our data, you can fly for as low as £344. Users have also found tickets on Kenya Airways for as little as £348.

Alternative routes for Heathrow to Cape Town International

Destination information for Cape Town International

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Heathrow to Cape Town International
Today's exchange rate
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Flight duration
11h 49m

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Top 10 airlines from Heathrow to Cape Town International

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Heathrow to Cape Town International choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Kenya Airways
£546 £696 No cancel fee 82%
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Austrian Airlines
£565 £749 No change fee 78%
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Turkish Airlines
£572 £767 No cancel fee 77%
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Qatar Airways
£623 £800 No cancel fee 68%
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Emirates
£568 £807 No cancel fee 75%
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SWISS
£534 £838 No change fee 79%
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South African
£631 £886 No change fee 78%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by South African. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Etihad Airways
£677 £895 No change fee 75%
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Thomas Cook Airlines
£604 £917 No cancel fee N/A

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Thomas Cook Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Virgin Atlantic
£650 £936 No cancel fee 72%
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