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The best prices from Glasgow to Cape Town are usually found in November or May, booked 36 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Sunday and return on a Monday

How to find the cheapest flight from
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
£561 - £728
CPT
Temperature
19 - 29 °C
CPT
Rainfall
9 - 94 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

£662

Average for round-trip flights in April 2021

Round-trip from

£561

From Glasgow 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 Glasgow to Cape Town?

Users have found that flying from Glasgow to Cape Town on a Friday typically leans towards higher prices. However, this doesn’t mean you still can’t find a deal. Flexibility with other aspects of your flight can still land a great price for your trip.

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

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 37 days in advance to save up to 4% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 37 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Glasgow to Cape Town 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as £596, or £612 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of May. Prices to Cape Town from Glasgow average £591. You can even find prices in May for less than £591, as users have found deals to Cape Town from as low as £390. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Cape Town from Glasgow. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 38%.

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

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Glasgow to Cape Town is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the afternoon tend to be the most expensive. A flight at midday could potentially save you up to 4% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Glasgow to Cape Town in April, May 2021

The best prices found for GLA to CPT flights in April, May
22 Apr - 30 Apr
£770pp
GLA
Glasgow Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
GLA
Glasgow Intl
22 Apr - 30 Apr
£775pp
GLA
Glasgow Intl
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
GLA
Glasgow Intl
22 Apr - 30 Apr
£803pp
GLA
Glasgow Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
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
18 Nov - 20 Nov
£634pp
GLA
Glasgow Intl
KLM
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
KLM
 
1 STOP
GLA
Glasgow Intl
18 Nov - 21 Nov
£685pp
GLA
Glasgow Intl
Lufthansa
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Lufthansa
   
2 STOPS
GLA
Glasgow Intl
18 Nov - 21 Nov
£698pp
GLA
Glasgow Intl
Emirates
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Emirates
 
1 STOP
GLA
Glasgow Intl

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Glasgow to Cape Town

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.

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.

Is Glasgow weather warmer or cooler than Cape Town?

You can imagine temperatures to be in the 29 °C range in February. The weather in Cape Town is generally hotter than Glasgow's. As flight availability is subject to become more limited as peak season approaches it is ideal to book in a timely manner.

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 = R19.83
Average temperature for April in Cape Town
25.0 °C
Avg rainfall for April in Cape Town
63.0 mm

Airports servicing Glasgow

Glasgow Intl (GLA)
Prestwick (PIK)

Airports servicing Cape Town

Top 7 airlines flying from Glasgow to Cape Town

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
£567 £741 No cancel fee 77%
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Air France
£570 £772 No cancel fee 77%
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Qatar Airways
£608 £804 No cancel fee 68%
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Emirates
£605 £851 No cancel fee 75%
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KLM
£655 £956 No cancel fee 75%
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Lufthansa
£587 £992 No cancel fee 76%
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British Airways
£734 £1,060 No cancel fee 70%
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