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The best prices from London to Cape Town Intl are usually found in May or November, booked 39 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Monday and return on a Thursday

How to find the cheapest flight from
London (LON) to Cape Town (CPT)

All the information you need to plan the best LON to CPT flight in 2022: compare London to Cape Town flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Cape Town.
LON - CPT
Price
£701 - £1,140
CPT
Temperature
12 - 21 °C
CPT
Rainfall
20 - 100 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 28% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

Best time to find cheap flights, 15% potential price drop

Round-trip from

£565

From London (LON) to Cape Town Intl

One-way from

£320

One-way flight from London (LON) 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 London to Cape Town (LON - CPT)?

It’s typically best to fly out from London to Cape Town at midday. Doing so could potentially save you 18% on the flight price compared to flying in the evening, which is usually more expensive.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of May. Prices to Cape Town from London average £662. You can even find prices in May for less than £662, as users have found deals to Cape Town from as low as £438. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Cape Town from London. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 38%.

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

Users have found that booking a flight from London to Cape Town at least 37 days early can save you up to 4% 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 London to Cape Town for as little as £669 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 £686 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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

It’s generally more expensive to depart on a Monday, if you have to leave on this day you can still search on Cheapflights to find great options that meet your needs.

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

The best prices found for LON to CPT flights in May, June
25 May - 20 Feb
£450pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Lufthansa
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
20 May - 27 May
£453pp
LGW
London Gatwick
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
LGW
London Gatwick
19 May - 28 May
£455pp
LGW
London Gatwick
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
LGW
London Gatwick

London to Cape Town 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town from London found for this year
2 Nov - 10 Nov
£419pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Kenya Airways
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
14 Sep - 17 Nov
£425pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
9 Nov - 17 Nov
£427pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow

Direct flights to Cape Town from London

Save time with London to Cape Town direct flight deals
7 Nov - 14 Nov
£666pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
9 Nov - 17 Nov
£669pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
9 Nov - 15 Nov
£670pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow

Last-minute flights from London to Cape Town

Late deals on return flights to Cape Town from London, departing today and this week
25 May - 20 Feb
£450pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Lufthansa
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
24 May - 31 May
£472pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
24 May - 12 Jun
£475pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow

One-way flights to Cape Town Intl from London

The cheapest one-way flights from London to Cape Town
14:25 - 17:40
Kenya Airways
1 stop
26h 15m
LHR - CPT
Kenya Airways
13:25 - 17:40
Kenya Airways
1 stop
26h 15m
LHR - CPT
Kenya Airways
02:30 - 17:40
Kenya Airways
2 stops
38h 10m
LHR - CPT
Kenya Airways

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From London to Cape Town

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

For a flight from London to Cape Town, you will be flying into Cape Town Intl. Cape Town Intl (CPT) is just 9.7 mi from the center of the city. Cape Town Intl is the only Cape Town airport and it handles 3 inbound flights from London per day. 17 airlines have flights to Cape Town Intl from London on a regular basis.

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

Some of the carriers operating flights from London to Cape Town Intl that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are British Airways, Lufthansa, and Ethiopian Air. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Can I find flights from London to Cape Town for under £500 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from London to Cape Town for under £500. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Kenya Airways for just £419, but on average you can expect to pay £438.

Are there nonstop flights from London to Cape Town for under £700 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from London to Cape Town under £700. A good price for a nonstop flight from London to Cape Town is less than £698.

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

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

What is the cheapest airline to fly from London to Cape Town round-trip?

Flying on Kenya Airways is currently your cheapest option to Cape Town, with prices starting at £419. Kenya Airways is 36% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

What are the cheapest flights from London to Cape Town?

The cheapest flight price from London to Cape Town is £379. On average you can expect to pay £2,702. The most popular route, (London Heathrow - Cape Town Intl), can usually be booked for £435.

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

When booking a flight from London to Cape Town, you may want to consider flying on Air France, British Airways or Emirates as they are the most popular for this route.

What are the most popular routes from London to Cape Town?

While some choose either London Gatwick - Cape Town Intl or London City - Cape Town Intl, London Heathrow - Cape Town Intl is the most popular route from London to Cape Town.

What are the most reliable airlines from London to Cape Town?

Consider American Airlines (73%), Finnair (72%) or Iberia (71%) when booking your flight. These represent the most reliable airlines when flying from London to Cape Town.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Cape Town, South Africa

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

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

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from London 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 London 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 London from Cape Town?

Returning to London 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 London.

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

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Alternative routes for London 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 London to Cape Town.
Today's exchange rate
£1 = R19.83
Average temperature for May in Cape Town
22.0 °C
Avg rainfall for May in Cape Town
64.0 mm

Airports servicing London

Gatwick (LGW)
Stansted (STN)
London City (LCY)
Luton (LTN)
Southend (SEN)

Airports servicing Cape Town

Top 10 airlines flying from London to Cape Town Intl

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from London 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
Air France
£347 £719 No cancel fee 77%
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Austrian Airlines
£366 £508 No cancel fee 78%
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Lufthansa
£421 £601 No cancel fee 76%
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Virgin Atlantic
£434 £683 No cancel fee 72%
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Turkish Airlines
£446 £569 No cancel fee 77%
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SWISS
£448 £640 No cancel fee 79%
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Kenya Airways
£453 £539 No cancel fee 82%
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Malta MedAir
£458 £678 No cancel fee N/A

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Malta MedAir. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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KLM
£461 £615 No cancel fee 75%
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Ethiopian Air
£466 £549 No cancel fee 72%
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Hourly flight availability from London to Cape Town

See what time of day planes typically take off from London towards Cape Town.
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Weekly flight availability
from London to Cape Town
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from London to Cape Town.
Sunday
4 daily flights
Monday
4 daily flights
Tuesday
4 daily flights
Wednesday
4 daily flights
Thursday
4 daily flights
Friday
4 daily flights
Saturday
0 flights
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