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The best prices from Edinburgh to Cape Town are usually found in March or May, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Thursday or Tuesday and return on a Wednesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Edinburgh (EDI) to Cape Town (CPT)

All the information you need to plan the best EDI to CPT flight in 2021: compare Edinburgh to Cape Town flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Cape Town.
EDI - CPT
Price
£521 - £764
CPT
Temperature
19 - 29 °C
CPT
Rainfall
9 - 94 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 21% potential price rise

Cheapest in

March

Best time to find cheap flights, 14% potential price drop

Average price

£528

Average for round-trip flights in May 2021

Round-trip from

£521

From Edinburgh to Cape Town

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 Edinburgh to Cape Town?

Travellers have found that booking a Wednesday departure is the best way to save up to 12% on the cost of booking your flights compared to booking on days of the week where this route is of high demand.

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

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 37 days in advance, which can save you up to 4% on flights from Edinburgh to Cape Town compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 37 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at £587. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from £603.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Edinburgh to Cape Town?

The best pricing can be found in the month of May. Prices to Cape Town from Edinburgh average £581. You can even find prices in May for less than £581, as users have found deals to Cape Town from as low as £384. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Cape Town from Edinburgh. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 38%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Edinburgh to Cape Town (EDI - CPT)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Edinburgh to Cape Town in the evening. Doing so could potentially save you 7% on the flight price compared to flying in the afternoon, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from Edinburgh to Cape Town in May, June 2021

The best prices found for EDI to CPT flights in May, June
9 Jun - 10 Jul
£470pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
KLM
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
KLM
 
1 STOP
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
9 Jun - 10 Jul
£477pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
KLM
 
1 STOP
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
21 Jun - 28 Jun
£485pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
KLM
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
KLM
 
1 STOP
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse

Edinburgh to Cape Town 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town from Edinburgh found for this year
9 Jun - 10 Jul
£470pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
KLM
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
KLM
 
1 STOP
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
9 Jun - 10 Jul
£477pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
KLM
 
1 STOP
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
21 Jun - 28 Jun
£485pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
KLM
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
KLM
 
1 STOP
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse

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Flight FAQs

From Edinburgh to Cape Town

Are flight prices decreasing from Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh 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.

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

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

Can I find flights from Edinburgh to Cape Town for under £495 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Edinburgh to Cape Town for under £495. The cheapest flight booked recently is on KLM for just £470, but on average you can expect to pay £613.

Are there direct flights from Edinburgh to Cape Town for under £495 on Cheapflights?

There are no direct flights from Edinburgh to Cape Town, but Cheapflights can provide you with all the information you need to find the fastest route with the fewest stops.

How popular is this flight route?

The Edinburgh Turnhouse to Cape Town Intl flight path was viewed by 925 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

Does it rain more in Edinburgh or Cape Town?

The rainfall in Edinburgh is generally more than the rainfall in Cape Town. This will continue over the next 12 days.

Is Edinburgh weather warmer or cooler than Cape Town?

With an average temperature of 29 °C, peak weather can be found in February. As a traveller, expect to see changes in flight prices during that period. The temperatures in Cape Town are hotter than in Edinburgh.

How long does is the flight from Edinburgh to Cape Town?

KLM and Air France can get you from Edinburgh to Cape Town in just under 14h 25m. Your travel time can differ by up to 13h. Both multi-stop and direct flights can be found to your destination and back.

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

Currently priced at £470, KLM will fly you from Edinburgh to Cape Town and back. In addition to KLM, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Check Cheapflights for deals on Air France for as low as £498. Users have found that KLM is 22% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

Alternative routes for Edinburgh to Cape Town

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for Cape Town

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Edinburgh to Cape Town.
Today's exchange rate
£1 = R19.81
Average temperature for May in Cape Town
22.0 °C
Avg rainfall for May in Cape Town
64.0 mm

Airports servicing Edinburgh

Airports servicing Cape Town

Top 7 airlines flying from Edinburgh to Cape Town

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Edinburgh to Cape Town 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
Turkish Airlines
£567 £741 No cancel fee 77%
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Air France
£570 £772 No cancel fee 77%
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Emirates
£605 £818 No cancel fee 75%
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Qatar Airways
£608 £847 No cancel fee 68%
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KLM
£656 £956 No cancel fee 75%
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British Airways
£744 £1,034 No cancel fee 70%
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Lufthansa
£641 £1,202 No cancel fee 76%
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