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Scotland to Cape Town (CPT)

All the information you need to plan the best null to CPT flight in 2022: compare Scotland to Cape Town flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Cape Town.
What is the cheapest month to fly from Scotland to Cape Town?

Our data shows that March tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Cape Town from Scotland. Users have commonly found prices around £700 for the month, but tickets can be as low as £541. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

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

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 61 days in advance, which can save you up to 9% on flights from Scotland to Cape Town compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 61 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at £709. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from £746.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Scotland to Cape Town (SCT - CPT)?

When flying from Scotland to Cape Town, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

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

The best prices found for Scotland to CPT flights in May, June
1 Jun - 27 Jul
£614pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
1 Jun - 27 Jul
£632pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Lufthansa
   
2 STOPS
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
8 Jun - 18 Jun
£647pp
ABZ
Aberdeen Dyce
KLM
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
KLM
 
1 STOP
ABZ
Aberdeen Dyce

Scotland to Cape Town 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town from Scotland found for this year
13 Oct - 1 Nov
£583pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Air France
 
1 STOP
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
13 Oct - 1 Nov
£598pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
KLM
   
2 STOPS
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
2 Dec - 14 Jan
£598pp
GLA
Glasgow Intl
Lufthansa
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Lufthansa
   
2 STOPS
GLA
Glasgow Intl

Last-minute flights from Scotland to Cape Town

Late deals on return flights to Cape Town from Scotland, departing today and this week
21 May - 28 May
£727pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
21 May - 28 May
£736pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
KLM
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
KLM
 
1 STOP
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
21 May - 28 May
£769pp
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse

One-way flights to Cape Town Intl from Scotland

The cheapest one-way flights from Scotland to Cape Town
14:05 - 06:00
Lufthansa
1 stop
14h 55m
EDI - CPT
Lufthansa
£455
World Air Fares
16:40 - 07:25
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
37h 45m
GLA - CPT
Multiple Airlines
£510
Kiwi.com
12:55 - 17:35
KLM
1 stop
27h 40m
GLA - CPT
KLM

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Scotland to Cape Town

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

If you book a flight to Cape Town from Scotland, you will be flying to Cape Town Intl, which is the city’s only airport. Cape Town Intl (CPT) is located 9.7 mi from the center of Cape Town.

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

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

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Scotland 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 £669.

Are there last-minute flights available from Scotland to Cape Town for under £800?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Scotland to Cape Town within the next 7 days for less than £800.

How popular is this Scotland to Cape Town flight route?

The Scotland to Cape Town Intl flight path was viewed by 667 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

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

British Airways, Emirates and KLM are the most popular airlines when flying from Scotland to Cape Town.

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

The most popular flight routes from Scotland to Cape Town are Aberdeen Dyce - Cape Town Intl, Edinburgh Turnhouse - Cape Town Intl and Glasgow Intl - Cape Town Intl.

What are the cheapest flights from Scotland to Cape Town?

The cheapest flight price from Scotland to Cape Town is £291. On average you can expect to pay £3,877. The most popular route, (Aberdeen Dyce - Cape Town Intl), can usually be booked for £647.

COVID Restrictions

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

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

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

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

Returning to Scotland 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 Scotland.

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

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Departure points for flights from Scotland to Cape Town

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Destination information for Cape Town

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Scotland to Cape Town.
Today's exchange rate
£1 = R19.81
Average temperature for May in Cape Town
22.0 °C
Avg rainfall for May in Cape Town
64.0 mm

Airports servicing

Isle of Benbecula (BEB)
Isle of Barra North Bay (BRR)
Campbeltown Machrihanish (CAL)
Dundee (DND)
Edinburgh (EDI)
Eday (EOI)

Airports servicing Cape Town

Top 6 airlines flying from Scotland to Cape Town Intl

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Scotland 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 £596 No cancel fee 76%
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KLM
£491 £675 No cancel fee 75%
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Emirates
£493 £664 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
£638 £810 No cancel fee 70%
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