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Glasgow (GLA) to Cape Town (CPT)

All the information you need to plan the best GLA to CPT flight in 2021: compare Glasgow to Cape Town flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Cape Town.
GG1 - CPT
Price
£571 - £741
CPT
Temperature
12 - 21 °C
CPT
Precipitation
20 - 100 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 14% potential price rise

Cheapest in

November

Best time to find cheap flights, 11% potential price drop

Average price

£594

Average for round-trip flights in September 2021

Round-trip from

£571

From Glasgow to Cape Town Intl

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
How far in advance should I book a flight from Glasgow to Cape Town?

Users have found that booking a flight from Glasgow to Cape Town at least 37 days early can save you up to 8% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 37 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Glasgow to Cape Town for as little as £638 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as £662 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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

Our data shows that November tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Cape Town from Glasgow. Users have commonly found prices around £639 for the month, but tickets can be as low as £512. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Glasgow to Cape Town (GG1 - CPT)?

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from Glasgow to Cape Town as you normally would.

Cheap flights from Glasgow to Cape Town in September, October 2021

The best prices found for GLA to CPT flights in September, October
24 Sep - 26 Sep
£656pp
GLA
Glasgow Intl
Emirates
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Emirates
 
1 STOP
GLA
Glasgow Intl
24 Sep - 26 Sep
£684pp
GLA
Glasgow Intl
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
GLA
Glasgow Intl
24 Sep - 26 Sep
£735pp
GLA
Glasgow Intl
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
GLA
Glasgow Intl

Glasgow to Cape Town 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town from Glasgow found for this year
11 Nov - 14 Nov
£534pp
GLA
Glasgow Intl
KLM
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
KLM
 
1 STOP
GLA
Glasgow Intl
11 Nov - 14 Nov
£535pp
GLA
Glasgow Intl
KLM
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
KLM
 
1 STOP
GLA
Glasgow Intl
11 Nov - 15 Nov
£604pp
GLA
Glasgow Intl
Emirates
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Emirates
 
1 STOP
GLA
Glasgow Intl

One-way flights to Cape Town Intl from Glasgow

The cheapest one-way flights from Glasgow to Cape Town
10:35 - 10:25
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
22h 50m
GLA - CPT
Multiple Airlines
£524
AirfareAssist
17:20 - 09:45
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
39h 25m
GLA - CPT
Multiple Airlines
£2,138
Bookingwiz.co.th
16:40 - 09:45
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
40h 05m
GLA - CPT
Multiple Airlines
£420
Gotogate

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Glasgow to Cape Town

What airport do you fly into for flights to Cape Town from Glasgow?

Cape Town Intl (CPT) is the airport you will fly into if you book a flight from Glasgow to Cape Town. You should not have trouble finding flights to Cape Town Intl from Glasgow; the airport handles an average of 0 inbound flights from Glasgow per day. You should also have plenty of airline options to choose from since 9 airlines have flights to the Cape Town airport from Glasgow. It is only a 9.7 mi journey from Cape Town Intl (CPT) to Cape Town’s city centre.

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

Some of our airline partners flying from Glasgow to Cape Town Intl have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Emirates, KLM, and British Airways are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Emirates with this kind of flexibility.

Are flight prices decreasing from Glasgow 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 Glasgow 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 Glasgow to Cape Town for under £500 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Glasgow to Cape Town for under £500. The cheapest flight booked recently is on KLM for just £450, but on average you can expect to pay £552.

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

Flying on KLM is currently your cheapest option to Cape Town, with prices starting at £450. Additional return tickets that might be worth considering are offered by Emirates and British Airways, with the lowest prices starting at £604 and £609, respectively. KLM is priced at 29% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

What are the cheapest flights from Glasgow to Cape Town?

While on average a flight from Glasgow to Cape Town is generally £1,275, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is £484. When looking at the most popular route, (Glasgow Intl - Cape Town Intl), you can expect to pay £455 for that flight.

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

The most popular airlines flying from Glasgow to Cape Town are British Airways, Emirates and KLM. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Cape Town, South Africa

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

Information is based on travel restrictions from Glasgow to Cape Town Intl

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

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Glasgow 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 Glasgow from Cape Town?

Returning to Glasgow 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 72 hours before departing to Glasgow.

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

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Alternative routes for Glasgow 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 Glasgow to Cape Town.
Today's exchange rate
£1 = R20.24
Average temperature for September in Cape Town
21.0 °C
Avg rainfall for September in Cape Town
44.0 mm

Airports servicing Glasgow

Glasgow Intl (GLA)
Prestwick (PIK)

Airports servicing Cape Town

Top 7 airlines flying from Glasgow to Cape Town Intl

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Glasgow 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
£414 £542 No cancel fee 77%
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Air France
£417 £564 No cancel fee 77%
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Lufthansa
£429 £725 No cancel fee 76%
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Emirates
£442 £622 No cancel fee 75%
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Qatar Airways
£444 £588 No cancel fee 68%
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KLM
£479 £699 No cancel fee 75%
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British Airways
£536 £775 No cancel fee 70%
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