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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 inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 7% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average price£565Average for round-trip flights in May 2022
Round-trip from£435From London to Cape Town Intl
One-way from£8One-way flight from London to Cape Town Intl (CPT)

Cheap flights to Cape Town in May, June 2022

The best prices found for CPT flights for May, June
25 May - 20 Feb
£450pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Lufthansa
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
20 May - 27 May
£453pp
LGW
London Gatwick
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
LGW
London Gatwick
19 May - 28 May
£455pp
LGW
London Gatwick
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
LGW
London Gatwick

Cape Town 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town found for this year
2 Nov - 10 Nov
£419pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Kenya Airways
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
14 Sep - 17 Nov
£425pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
9 Nov - 17 Nov
£427pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

Last minute flights to Cape Town

Late deals on return flights to Cape Town, departing today and this week
25 May - 20 Feb
£450pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Lufthansa
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
24 May - 31 May
£472pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
24 May - 12 Jun
£475pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow

COVID Restrictions

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Can I fly to Cape Town Intl from United Kingdom right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from United Kingdom to Cape Town Intl

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from United Kingdom must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 24 hours for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Cape Town Intl.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom from Cape Town Intl?

Returning to United Kingdom from Cape Town Intl

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Cape Town Intl are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering United Kingdom.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Cape Town Intl are not required to quarantine after entering United Kingdom.

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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
£603
February
£611
March
£583
April
£641
May
£547
June
£570
July
£673
August
£599
September
£570
October
£599
November
£548
December
£655
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 Intl Airport?

Average Cape Town Intl flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month.
LON - CPT
Price
£547 - £965
CPT
Temperature
19 - 29 °C
CPT
Rainfall
9 - 94 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.

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?

If you book a flight to Cape Town, you will be flying into Cape Town Intl, which is the city’s only airport. Cape Town Intl (CPT) is located 9.7 mi from the centre of Cape Town.

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

Cape Town has seen a 252% increase in demand for flights to the city compared to last year.

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Cheap tickets to Cape Town found by our users in United Kingdom as recently as May 19, 2022.

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