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The best prices from Edinburgh Turnhouse to Cape Town Intl 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 2022: compare Edinburgh to Cape Town flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Cape Town.
EDI - CPT
Price
£737 - £1,080
CPT
Temperature
12 - 21 °C
CPT
Precipitation
20 - 100 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

Round-trip from

£543

From Edinburgh Turnhouse to Cape Town Intl

One-way from

£367

One-way flight from Edinburgh Turnhouse to Cape Town Intl

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest month to fly from Edinburgh to Cape Town?

Flights from Edinburgh to Cape Town lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from Edinburgh to Cape Town in March, with the cheapest ticket starting at £489.

What is the cheapest day to fly return from Edinburgh to Cape Town?

Thursday flights are generally found to be more expensive for flights from Edinburgh to Cape Town. 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.

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

Unlike in the afternoon, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 7% on flights from Edinburgh to Cape Town by exploring options for tickets in the evening.

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

To save on the cost of your flight from Edinburgh to Cape Town, book at least 61 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 9% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from £640 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as £674.

Cheap flights from Edinburgh to Cape Town in January, February 2022

The best prices found for EDI to CPT flights in January, February
14 Feb - 22 Feb
£451pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
26 Feb - 11 Mar
£452pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
21 Feb - 22 Mar
£453pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse

Edinburgh Turnhouse to Cape Town 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town from Edinburgh found for this year
13 Mar - 22 Mar
£433pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
13 Mar - 22 Mar
£444pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
13 Mar - 22 Mar
£450pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Lufthansa
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse

Last-minute flights from Edinburgh to Cape Town

Late deals on return flights to Cape Town from Edinburgh, departing today and this week
1 Feb - 15 Mar
£472pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
31 Jan - 15 Mar
£525pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
30 Jan - 15 Mar
£527pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse

One-way flights to Cape Town Intl from Edinburgh

The cheapest one-way flights from Edinburgh to Cape Town
01:25 - 08:45
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
29h 20m
EDI - CPT
Multiple Airlines
£367
Gotogate
11:20 - 06:00
Lufthansa
2 stops
17h 40m
EDI - CPT
Lufthansa
£396
Lufthansa
13:55 - 06:30
British Airways
1 stop
14h 35m
EDI - CPT
British Airways

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Edinburgh</span> to <span class="emphasized">Cape Town</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Edinburgh to Cape Town

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 £500 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Edinburgh to Cape Town for under £500. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Lufthansa for just £433, but on average you can expect to pay £493.

Are there last-minute flights available from Edinburgh to Cape Town for under £500?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Edinburgh to Cape Town within the next 7 days for less than £500.

How popular is this Edinburgh to Cape Town flight route?

Within the past month, 925 users have taken a look at flights from Edinburgh Turnhouse to Cape Town Intl.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Edinburgh to Cape Town round-trip?

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Edinburgh to Cape Town round-trip from £433. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are Qatar Airways, from £487, and Turkish Airlines, from £529. You may be able to fly from Edinburgh to Cape Town for 31% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Edinburgh to Cape Town?

Before booking your flight from Edinburgh to Cape Town, check out the most popular airlines for this route: Air France, British Airways or Emirates.

What are the cheapest flights from Edinburgh to Cape Town?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Edinburgh to Cape Town? While on average our users pay £995, our data indicates the cheapest price to be £263. The most popular route (Edinburgh Turnhouse - Cape Town Intl), is priced around £433.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Cape Town, South Africa

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Cape Town from Edinburgh?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Edinburgh Turnhouse to Cape Town Intl

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Edinburgh Turnhouse must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Cape Town Intl.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Edinburgh Turnhouse 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.


Do I need a test to fly back to Edinburgh from Cape Town?

Returning to Edinburgh Turnhouse from Cape Town Intl

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Cape Town Intl must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 48 hours before departing to Edinburgh Turnhouse.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Cape Town Intl are not required to quarantine after entering Edinburgh Turnhouse.

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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 = R20.57
Average temperature for January in Cape Town
28.0 °C
Avg rainfall for January in Cape Town
9.0 mm

Airports servicing Edinburgh

Airports servicing Cape Town

Top 7 airlines flying from Edinburgh Turnhouse to Cape Town Intl

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
£418 £546 No cancel fee 77%
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Air France
£420 £569 No cancel fee 77%
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Emirates
£446 £603 No cancel fee 75%
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Qatar Airways
£448 £624 No cancel fee 68%
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Lufthansa
£472 £886 No cancel fee 76%
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KLM
£483 £704 No cancel fee 75%
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British Airways
£548 £762 No cancel fee 70%
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