Cheap flights to Cape Town

ORL — CPT
16 Aug — 23 Aug1
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Flights to Cape Town in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inJulyHigh demand for flights, 9% potential price rise
Cheapest inNovemberBest time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average price£601Average for return flights in August 2022
Return from£423From London to Cape Town Intl
One-way from£315One-way flight from London to Cape Town Intl (CPT)

Cheap flights to Cape Town in August, September 2022

The best prices found for CPT flights for August, September
28 Sep - 13 Oct
LHR

London Heathrow

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

26h 15m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

18h 15m
£438

Kenya Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

28 Sep - 26 Oct
LHR

London Heathrow

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

26h 15m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

LHR

London Heathrow

2 stops

25h 25m
£444

Kenya Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/8/22

28 Sep - 13 Oct
LHR

London Heathrow

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

26h 15m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

LHR

London Heathrow

2 stops

35h 15m
£446

Kenya Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

Cape Town 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town found for this year
1 Nov - 1 Dec
LHR

London Heathrow

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

48h 50m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

18h 30m
£423

Kenya Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 10/8/22

9 Nov - 17 Nov
LHR

London Heathrow

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

32h 55m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

18h 30m
£424

Kenya Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 8/8/22

10 Nov - 16 Nov
LHR

London Heathrow

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

24h 45m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

14h 15m
£435

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

Last minute flights to Cape Town

Late deals on return flights to Cape Town, departing today and this week
17 Aug - 15 May
LHR

London Heathrow

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

27h 00m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

LHR

London Heathrow

2 stops

17h 25m
£715

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

19 Aug - 15 Sep
LGW

London Gatwick

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

27h 35m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

LGW

London Gatwick

1 stop

36h 05m
£773

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

16 Aug - 22 Sep
LHR

London Heathrow

CPT

Cape Town Intl

3 stops

38h 10m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

LHR

London Heathrow

1 stop

36h 20m
£785

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 9/8/22

What is the cheapest month to fly to Cape Town?

The cheapest ticket to Cape Town found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

£631

February

£631

March

£604

April

£656

May

£559

June

£629

July

£828

August

£700

September

£633

October

£633

November

£589

December

£689

At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to Cape Town is currently May; with July being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.

When is the best time to fly to Cape Town?

Average Cape Town flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month

LON - CPT

Price

£560 - £1,078

CPT

Temperature

12 - 21 °C

CPT

Rainfall

20 - 100 mm

Peak Season:

Cape Town benefits from a mild climate all year-round so with some flexibility and planning in advance you can find some cheap flights to Cape Town. November until January are the busiest times of the year making flights to Cape Town more expensive. During school holidays cause higher prices and a lot more crowds, especially in December and January as this is the South African summer holiday period. Cheap flights to Cape Town can be found around Easter if you book in advance, although it is a popular time of year. There is a historic Second New Year Parade at the beginning of January which features thousands of people dressed in luminous multicoloured suits. Flights to Cape Town are more expensive during the weeks leading up to the parade so book in advance to save some money. Also in January is South Africa’s most renowned outdoor sporting occasion at Kenilworth Racecourse. It’s a blend of equestrian expertise and high fashion.

Off Season:

February and March, as well as October are excellent months to visit. Cheap flights to Cape Town are easier to come by, there are less crowds and the weather is lovely. You’ll also benefit from cheaper hotel prices as the city is looking for visitors. If you’re vacation lasts at least a week then you’ll probably experience gloriously sunny days followed by gloomy cold ones.

When is the best time to book a flight to Cape Town?

If you book your flights to Cape Town in advance, you can grab bargains in June and July. You can also find great deals on your flight tickets in November, and during the Winter months. Flexibility is your best friend when it comes to finding cheap flights to Cape Town, however if you want to travel during January you will need to book as early as you can due to the festivals and events that take place. Don’t worry too much about which side of the plane to sit on when booking your flights to Cape Town, as both sides offer spectacular views of the city as you approach.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Cape Town?

The cheapest day to fly to Cape Town is usually Tuesday. At the moment, Saturday is the most expensive.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Cape Town?

At the moment, flights at midday are likely to offer the best value for money for your Cape Town trip. A flight in the evening will more often than not be of higher cost.

How long is the flight to Cape Town?

Flights from London (All airports) to Cape Town – 11 hours 30 minutes

Flights from Manchester to Cape Town – 12 hours 35 minutes

Flights from Birmingham to Cape Town – 13 hours 55 minutes

Flights from Glasgow to Cape Town – 14 hours 10 minutes

Which airlines operate flights to Cape Town?

KLM, British Airways, Finnair and Iberia all provide flights to Cape Town on a daily basis. Cape Town is growing in popularity and the cost of flight tickets are becoming cheap each year. Each airline offers similar prices and similar amenities however there might be some variations. British Airways for example can be more expensive but they offer complimentary food and drinks which can be great when on a long haul flight. All in all comparing each airline is a great way to find cheap flights to Cape Town while also enjoying a comfortable flight.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

The airport is located 20km away from the centre of Cape Town. You can take a metered taxi to the city centre for around R300 and R400 but these prices can vary. Some taxi’s will charge by the kilometre or some will have flat rates. Either way you should agree a fee before getting into the taxi. The most cost-effective way to travel to or from the airport is the MyCiti bus, it runs every 20 minutes and the service operates from around 05:00 until 22:00. Every passenger will have to purchase a myconnect pass which is R35, except passengers under 4 who can travel for free. Due to the low costs and the frequency of the buses, the MyCiti option is a great choice for all tourists. Lastly you can rent a car from the airport, however unless you intend to drive to different towns and cities this can be an unnecessary cost.

What is good to know if travelling to Cape Town?

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Cape Town airport overview

Africa’s third-busiest airport, and the winner of the 2009 Skytrax award for Best Airport in Africa, Cape Town International (CPT) is a sleek, light and spacious transport hub – and a suitably lovely introduction for foreign visitors to the Cape of Good Hope.

Recently upgraded for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Cape Town International is a truly world-class airport, and a prime tourism gateway. Flights to Cape Town International are operated by a huge array of airlines, bringing eager visitors from all over the world to the city’s sunny shores.

Boasting an impressive array of facilities and amenities, just as you’ll have no shortage of things to do in South Africa’s Mother City – with hiking trails up iconic Table Mountain, long stretches of beautiful beaches, trips out to historic Robben Island, and serious partying in Long Street all in the offing – rest assured that your time spent in transit in Cape Town International will be very painless indeed.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Cape Town?

Cape Town Intl (CPT), located 9.7 mi from the city center, is the airport you fly into when you book flights to Cape Town. CPT handles an average of 4 flights per day from London. You should also have a few airline options to choose from. 17 airlines have flights to Cape Town Intl from London.

How popular are flights to Cape Town Intl (CPT) this year?

Flights to Cape Town have seen a 293% increase in demand compared to the previous year.