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The best prices from Edinburgh Turnhouse to Cape Town Intl are usually found in August or November, booked 58 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Monday and return on a Friday

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
£715 - £1,134
CPT
Temperature
12 - 21 °C
CPT
Rainfall
20 - 100 mm

Popular in

July

High demand for flights, 22% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 19% potential price drop

Average price

£586

Average for round-trip flights in August 2022

Round-trip from

£586

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

Unlike in the evening, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 12% on flights from Edinburgh to Cape Town by exploring options for tickets in the morning.

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

Flights from Edinburgh to Cape Town lean towards being more expensive in July. Prices are generally better when you fly from Edinburgh to Cape Town in August, with the cheapest ticket starting at £523.

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Edinburgh to Cape Town?

Friday 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.

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 58 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 22% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from £776 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as £922.

Cheap flights from Edinburgh to Cape Town in August, September 2022

The best prices found for EDI to CPT flights in August, September
22 Sep - 24 Nov
£742pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
30 Sep - 13 Oct
£779pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
23 Sep - 23 Nov
£784pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse

Edinburgh Turnhouse to Cape Town 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town from Edinburgh found for this year
10 Nov - 25 Nov
£595pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
10 Nov - 25 Nov
£611pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
10 Nov - 25 Nov
£665pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse

Cheap Qatar Airways flights from Edinburgh to Cape Town

24 Jan - 7 Mar
£585pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
10 Nov - 25 Nov
£595pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
23 Jan - 9 Feb
£597pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse

Cheap Kenya Airways flights from Edinburgh to Cape Town

14 Jan - 22 Jan
£580pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Kenya Airways
     
3 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Kenya Airways
     
3 STOPS
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
13 Jan - 22 Jan
£609pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Kenya Airways
     
3 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Kenya Airways
     
3 STOPS
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
12 Oct - 30 Oct
£718pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Kenya Airways
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Kenya Airways
   
2 STOPS
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse

One-way flights to Cape Town Intl from Edinburgh

The cheapest one-way flights from Edinburgh to Cape Town
10:45 - 06:45
Qatar Airways
1 stop
19h 00m
EDI - CPT
Qatar Airways
£627
Kiwi.com
12:50 - 18:05
Air France
2 stops
28h 15m
EDI - CPT
Air France
12:30 - 10:00
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
20h 30m
EDI - CPT
Multiple Airlines
£1,579
Kiwi.com

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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 KLM, British Airways, and Emirates. 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 £600 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Edinburgh to Cape Town for under £600. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Kenya Airways for just £580, but on average you can expect to pay £641.

How popular is this Edinburgh to Cape Town flight route?

Within the past month, 874 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 £580. Another airline that can offer you cheap pricing is Qatar Airways. You may be able to fly from Edinburgh to Cape Town for 19% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Edinburgh to Cape Town one-way?

£565 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from KLM. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Qatar Airways and Air France, with prices starting from £627 and £631, respectively.

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 £3,969, our data indicates the cheapest price to be £516. The most popular route (Edinburgh Turnhouse - Cape Town Intl), is priced around £518.

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: British Airways, Emirates or KLM.

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 can enter Cape Town Intl without restrictions.

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

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

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 are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering 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.

Top 6 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
Lufthansa
£451 £633 No cancel fee 76%
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KLM
£489 £751 No cancel fee 75%
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Emirates
£495 £670 No cancel fee 75%
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Turkish Airlines
£518 £675 No cancel fee 77%
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Qatar Airways
£537 £646 No cancel fee 68%
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British Airways
£670 £802 No cancel fee 70%
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