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The best prices from London to Cape Town International are usually found in May or November, booked 39 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Monday and return on a Thursday

How to find the cheapest flight from
London (LON) to Cape Town International (CPT)

LON - CPT
Price
£526 - £855

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 28% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

Best time to find cheap flights, 15% potential price drop

Round-trip from

£526

From London to Cape Town International

One-way from

£334

One-way flight from London 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 London to Cape Town International?

Friday flights are found to be more expensive to fly from London to Cape Town International. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Cape Town International.

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

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 37 days in advance to save up to 4% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 37 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from London to Cape Town International 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as £622, or £639 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

May can be a great time to fly to Cape Town International from London with a flight ticket averaging about £616. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of May for as cheap as £407. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

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

When flying from London to Cape Town International, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight at midday, which can drop the price by up to 10% versus a flight in the evening.

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

The best prices found for LON 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
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
British Airways
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow

London to Cape Town International 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town International from London 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 London

Save time with London 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
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
5 Jan - 31 Jan
£356pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
30 Jan - 7 Feb
£358pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow

Last-minute flights from London to Cape Town International

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

One-way flights to Cape Town International from London

The cheapest one-way flights from London to Cape Town International
15:15 - 08:45
Ethiopian Air
1 stop
15h 30m
LHR - CPT
Ethiopian Air
£344
Travel2Be
15:15 - 08:45
Ethiopian Air
1 stop
15h 30m
LHR - CPT
Ethiopian Air
£347
Travel2Be
10:20 - 07:00
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
42h 40m
LTN - CPT
Multiple Airlines
£335
Kiwi.com

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From London to Cape Town International

Are flight prices decreasing from London 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 London 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 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. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travellers flying from London to Cape Town Intl are improved sanitation, HEPA filters, mask requirements, socially-distanced seating (for a limited time), and pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms. Policies will vary by airline.

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

Some of the carriers operating flights from London to Cape Town Intl that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are British Airways, Ethiopian Air, and Emirates. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from London 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 London to Cape Town International for under £375 on Cheapflights?

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

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

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

Is London 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 London'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 London to Cape Town International?

A quick flight from London to Cape Town International can take about 11h 35m. Virgin Atlantic provides one of the quickest options available for as low as £358. Generally, flights for this route are direct.

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

According to our current data, Virgin Atlantic (£357), and British Airways (£381) offers the cheapest pricing from London to Cape Town International. These flights start at 42% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Ethiopian Air, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at £344.

Alternative routes for London to Cape Town International

Destination information for Cape Town International

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from London to Cape Town International
Today's exchange rate
£1 = R20.50
Flight duration
11h 49m

Airports servicing London

Gatwick (LGW)
City (LCY)
Stansted (STN)
Luton (LTN)
Southend (SEN)

Airports servicing Cape Town

Top 10 airlines from London to Cape Town International

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from London 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
Condor
£635 £691 N/A 76%
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Austrian Airlines
£565 £749 No change fee 78%
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Turkish Airlines
£548 £778 No cancel fee 77%
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Qatar Airways
£581 £817 No cancel fee 68%
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Thomas Cook Airlines
£568 £841 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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RwandAir
£540 £843 No cancel fee N/A

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by RwandAir. 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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South African
£631 £934 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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Virgin Atlantic
£650 £936 No cancel fee 72%
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SWISS
£534 £952 No change fee 79%
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