Cheap flights from Edinburgh to Cape Town

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The best prices from Edinburgh to Cape Town are usually found in February or September, booked 51 days in advance, depart on a Thursday or Sunday and return on a Wednesday

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

EDI - CPT
Price
£592 - £834
CPT
Temperature
19 - 29 °C
CPT
Rainfall
9 - 94 mm
Popular in December High demand for flights, 18% potential price rise
Cheapest in February Best time to find cheap flights, 13% potential price drop
Average price £603 Average for round-trip flights in September 2020
Round-trip from R592 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 45 days in advance, which can save you up to 17% on flights from Edinburgh to Cape Town compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 45 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 £496. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from £558.

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 £634. You can even find prices in May for less than £634, as users have found deals to Cape Town from as low as £447. 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 39%.

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 11% on the flight price compared to flying in the afternoon, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from Edinburgh to Cape Town in September, October 2020

The best prices found for EDI to CPT flights in September, October
24 Oct - 31 Oct
£722pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
19 Oct - 26 Oct
£733pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Air France
   
2 STOPS
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
19 Oct - 26 Oct
£743pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
British Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
British Airways
 
1 STOP
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse

Edinburgh to Cape Town 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town from Edinburgh found for this year
7 Dec - 26 Dec
£672pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
7 Dec - 27 Dec
£688pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
8 Dec - 24 Dec
£692pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse

Related info for your journey

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

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.

Can I find flights from Edinburgh to Cape Town for under £700 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Edinburgh to Cape Town for under £700. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Turkish Airlines for just £652, but on average you can expect to pay £697.

Are there direct flights from Edinburgh to Cape Town for under £700 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 11 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?

British Airways, KLM, and Lufthansa can get you from Edinburgh to Cape Town in just under 14h 35m. Your travel time can differ by up to 2h 35m. 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 £504, Turkish Airlines will fly you from Edinburgh to Cape Town and back. In addition to Turkish Airlines, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from Qatar Airways and Lufthansa - these airlines can fly you to your destination from £507 and £520, respectively. Users have found that Turkish Airlines is 26% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

Alternative routes for Edinburgh to Cape Town

Destination information for Cape Town

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Edinburgh to Cape Town
Today's exchange rate
£1 = R21.15
Average temperature for September in Cape Town
21.0 °C
Avg rainfall for September in Cape Town
44.0 mm

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