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Glasgow (GLA) to Cape Town (CPT)

All the information you need to plan the best GLA to CPT flight in 2022: compare Glasgow to Cape Town flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Cape Town.
GLA - CPT
Price
£781 - £1,013
CPT
Temperature
12 - 21 °C
CPT
Rainfall
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

Round-trip from

£637

From Glasgow to Cape Town Intl

One-way from

£368

One-way flight 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.
What is the cheapest month to fly from Glasgow to Cape Town?

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, November can be a great choice for travel to Cape Town. Flights to Cape Town from Glasgow in November are about £713 on average during November, but can be found for as low as £571.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Glasgow to Cape Town (GLA - 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.

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

To save up to 8% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 37 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Glasgow to Cape Town from £712 1-2 weeks out and tickets from £738 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

Cheap flights from Glasgow to Cape Town in May, June 2022

The best prices found for GLA to CPT flights in May, June
20 May - 22 May
£1,044pp
GLA
Glasgow Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
GLA
Glasgow Intl
20 May - 22 May
£1,106pp
GLA
Glasgow Intl
Emirates
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Emirates
 
1 STOP
GLA
Glasgow Intl

Glasgow to Cape Town 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town from Glasgow found for this year
2 Dec - 14 Jan
£597pp
GLA
Glasgow Intl
Lufthansa
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Lufthansa
   
2 STOPS
GLA
Glasgow Intl
12 Nov - 17 Dec
£611pp
GLA
Glasgow Intl
Lufthansa
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Lufthansa
   
2 STOPS
GLA
Glasgow Intl
5 Oct - 9 Oct
£615pp
GLA
Glasgow Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
GLA
Glasgow Intl

One-way flights to Cape Town Intl from Glasgow

The cheapest one-way flights from Glasgow to Cape Town
12:55 - 17:35
KLM
1 stop
27h 40m
GLA - CPT
KLM
16:40 - 07:25
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
37h 45m
GLA - CPT
Multiple Airlines
£510
Kiwi.com
03:00 - 10:00
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
30h 00m
GLA - CPT
Multiple Airlines
£368
Kiwi.com

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 8 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 center.

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. British Airways, KLM, and Emirates are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like British Airways with this kind of flexibility.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Glasgow to Cape Town for under £700. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Lufthansa for just £611, but on average you can expect to pay £759.

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

Flying on Lufthansa is currently your cheapest option to Cape Town, with prices starting at £611. Additional round-trip tickets that might be worth considering are offered by Kenya Airways and KLM, with the lowest prices starting at £635 and £689, respectively. Lufthansa is priced at 14% 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 £1,300, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is £577. When looking at the most popular route, (Glasgow Intl - Cape Town Intl), you can expect to pay £615 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) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 24 hours for Antigen (quick-test) 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 are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering 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 = R19.88
Average temperature for May in Cape Town
22.0 °C
Avg rainfall for May in Cape Town
64.0 mm

Airports servicing Glasgow

Glasgow Intl (GLA)
Prestwick (PIK)

Airports servicing Cape Town

Top 6 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
Lufthansa
£426 £595 No cancel fee 76%
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KLM
£491 £684 No cancel fee 75%
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Emirates
£493 £663 No cancel fee 75%
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Turkish Airlines
£516 £636 No cancel fee 77%
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Qatar Airways
£524 £693 No cancel fee 68%
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British Airways
£647 £776 No cancel fee 70%
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