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About Flights to Cape Town

Summary info about Cape Town flight prices, duration and airlines

Best One-Way Price

£306

Best Return Price

£415

Fastest flight time

17h 10m

Operated By

4 airlines
The best one-way flight price to Cape Town from United Kingdom in the last 72 hours is £306 (London Heathrow to Cape Town Intl).
The best return flight price to Cape Town from United Kingdom in the last 72 hours is £415 (Birmingham to Cape Town Intl).
The fastest flight to Cape Town from United Kingdom takes 17h 10m (London Gatwick to Cape Town Intl).
There are 4 airlines operating flights to Cape Town, including Air France, KLM and Turkish Airlines.

Cheapest flights to Cape Town airports

Find the cheapest flights to these Cape Town airports from your nearest city or airport
London Heathrow Airport
Cape Town

CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM London TO Cape Town

London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Cape Town (CPT)

Typically, flights to Cape Town from London are cheaper when flying from London Gatwick to Cape Town Intl, which has an average price of £609

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO CAPE TOWN FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORTNovember15% cheaperFlying from London Heathrow Airport to Cape Town costs on average just £546 in November
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO CAPE TOWN FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORTDecember35% more expensiveIt costs about £864 for flights to Cape Town from London Heathrow Airport in December
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO CAPE TOWN FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORTDecember441% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Cape Town from London Heathrow Airport in December than any other month

When is the best time to fly to Cape Town?

It’s easy to get flights to Cape Town, South Africa, from the UK. If you fly from London, you'll touch down in Cape Town after about 11 and a half hours. If you are heading to Cape Town International Airport from Manchester, you will be in the air for slightly longer, approximately 13.5 hours, while a flight from Edinburgh takes approximately 14 and a half hours to touch down in the South African city.

You can only fly directly from the UK to Cape Town from one airport, but there are other indirect options, should they be more convenient for you. You can get direct Cape Town flight deals from London Heathrow Airport, which will fly you non-stop to the Southern Hemisphere. Flying from Manchester Airport and Belfast International Airport is still very convenient, with only one change necessary at London Heathrow Airport. Alternatively, you can fly to Cape Town from Birmingham Airport or Edinburgh Airport, which will require one transfer, normally at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

If you aren’t able to travel during the month of November, then book flights to Cape Town from United Kingdom during September instead. Flights to Cape Town in September, while not as cheap as those in November, still average around £573.

In general, most travellers find the cheapest time to book a flight to Cape Town is about 23 days prior to their departure date, when tickets on average are £633. Don’t hesitate to check prices now though, because momondo users recently found tickets for as low as £415.

Our data shows that Tuesday is the least expensive day to fly to Cape Town. Tickets to fly out on this day can be as low as £668. Flights from United Kingdom to Cape Town on a Saturday will generally be more expensive and average around £742. Keep in mind that these prices on both days could fluctuate depending on the season and the demand.

At midday is the cheapest time of day to fly from United Kingdom to Cape Town when you can find flight prices for as low as £616. Flying to Cape Town at midday is an ideal time because this is during off-peak travel hours. If you have a flexible travel schedule, then try to avoid flying in the evening when prices are £749 on average. Flights to Cape Town from United Kingdom in the evening are generally more expensive because this time of day is more convenient for travellers’ schedules.



Cape Town flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in United Kingdom to Cape Town found recently by users on momondo
KLM
7 Nov
BHX01:15Birmingham
14h 10m
1 stop
CPT15:25Cape Town Intl
16 Nov
CPT19:15Cape Town Intl
14h 35m
1 stop
BHX09:50Birmingham
Multiple Airlines
29 Nov
LHR15:25London Heathrow
24h 00m
1 stop
CPT15:25Cape Town Intl
17 Jan
CPT19:35Cape Town Intl
23h 10m
1 stop
LHR18:45London Heathrow
KLM
7 Nov
LHR01:30London Heathrow
13h 55m
1 stop
CPT15:25Cape Town Intl
13 Nov
CPT19:15Cape Town Intl
18h 45m
1 stop
LHR14:00London Heathrow
Kenya Airways
28 Sep
LHR14:25London Heathrow
26h 15m
1 stop
CPT16:40Cape Town Intl
15 Oct
CPT10:05Cape Town Intl
27h 10m
1 stop
LHR13:15London Heathrow
KLM
29 Nov
LHR15:25London Heathrow
24h 00m
1 stop
CPT15:25Cape Town Intl
23 Jan
CPT19:15Cape Town Intl
18h 45m
1 stop
LHR14:00London Heathrow
Multiple Airlines
7 Nov
BHX08:20Birmingham
31h 05m
1 stop
CPT15:25Cape Town Intl
16 Nov
CPT19:15Cape Town Intl
23h 30m
2 stops
BHX18:45Birmingham

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Cape Town

If you're looking for one-way flights from United Kingdom to Cape Town, view some of our deals below provided by Kenya Airways and Turkish Airlines
Kenya Airways
5 Oct
LHR14:25London Heathrow
26h 15m
1 stop
CPT16:40Cape Town Intl
Kenya Airways
24 Oct
LHR14:25London Heathrow
18h 15m
2 stops
CPT08:40Cape Town Intl
Kenya Airways
24 Oct
LHR14:25London Heathrow
18h 15m
2 stops
CPT08:40Cape Town Intl

Which airlines fly to Cape Town?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to Cape Town

Which airlines fly to Cape Town?

British Airways, Lufthansa, Ethiopian Air and KLM are the most popular airlines that fly from United Kingdom to Cape Town on a routine basis, according to our data. You should be able to find flights to Cape Town with these airlines and other airlines flying from United Kingdom.

Emirates Flights to Cape Town

Emirates is a popular choice for users travelling to Cape Town. It operates 13 flights every week to Cape Town, most often flying from Johannesburg OR Tambo. Emirates ticket prices will depend on when and where you need to fly from - deals as low as £494 (from Birmingham) have been found by momondo users. In 122 reviews, momondo users have rated Emirates at an average score of 8.6/10.

Turkish Airlines Flights to Cape Town

Turkish Airlines flights to Cape Town can start from as low as £455 (round-trip, from Birmingham, found in the last 72 hours). Over 4 flights that Turkish Airlines operates to Cape Town in a normal week, prices can vary significantly. The most popular Turkish Airlines flight to Cape Town is from Istanbul. Turkish Airlines has been rated 8.3/10 by momondo users, in 128 reviews.


Best first class flights to Cape Town

Compare and see reviews for airlines with premium cabins that fly to Cape Town
AirlineRatingFirst ClassPrice
Virgin AtlanticPriceFrom £456First ClassRating
7.9
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British AirwaysPriceFrom £616First ClassRating
6.7
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      Airports near Cape Town

      Below you will find all the airports in Cape Town along with their distance from the city centre

      How do you get to the city centre from Cape Town airport?

      Located around a 20-minute drive from the city centre, it’s easy and convenient to travel into the city from Cape Town International Airport upon your arrival. You can catch a taxi from the front of the airport terminal for a reasonable price. Whilst it should only take about 20 minutes, if there is bad traffic, it could take much longer. You can also book a journey through a ride-share app, which might be cheaper, or the MyCiti bus also runs from the airport to the city centre, takes about half an hour and is a cheaper option. The bus only runs from early morning until the evening, and it can be found on the ground floor outside the main terminal building.


      Popular routes to Cape Town

      Most frequently searched flights to Cape Town along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
      London to Cape Town Flights
      Fastest flight time11h 40m
      Cheapest price£435
      Manchester to Cape Town Flights
      Fastest flight time14h 40m
      Cheapest price£437
      Birmingham to Cape Town Flights
      Fastest flight time15h 05m
      Cheapest price£447
      Johannesburg to Cape Town Flights
      Fastest flight time2h 10m
      Cheapest price£98
      Bristol to Cape Town Flights
      Fastest flight time14h 10m
      Cheapest price£649
      Edinburgh to Cape Town Flights
      Fastest flight time14h 35m
      Cheapest price£467
      Glasgow to Cape Town Flights
      Fastest flight time14h 50m
      Cheapest price£547
      Newcastle upon Tyne to Cape Town Flights
      Fastest flight time14h 25m
      Cheapest price£658
      Aberdeen to Cape Town Flights
      Fastest flight time15h 00m
      Cheapest price£721
      Berlin to Cape Town Flights
      Fastest flight time20h 20m
      Cheapest price£493
      Amsterdam to Cape Town Flights
      Fastest flight time11h 15m
      Cheapest price£1,027
      Liverpool to Cape Town Flights
      Fastest flight time15h 25m
      Cheapest price£980
      Madrid to Cape Town Flights
      Fastest flight time17h 50m
      Cheapest price£617
      Inverness to Cape Town Flights
      Fastest flight time41h 15m
      Cheapest price£745
      Southampton to Cape Town Flights
      Fastest flight time21h 55m
      Cheapest price£1,268
      New York to Cape Town Flights
      Fastest flight time27h 50m
      Cheapest price£821
      Leeds to Cape Town Flights
      Fastest flight time14h 15m
      Cheapest price£1,094
      Belfast to Cape Town Flights
      Fastest flight time37h 55m
      Cheapest price£1,146
      Málaga to Cape Town Flights
      Fastest flight time25h 20m
      Cheapest price£736

      Visa requirements for visiting Cape Town

      To enter South Africa from the UK, British citizens do not need a visa, as they will be given a temporary visitor permit for up to 90 days. You will need your passport to be valid for at least six months upon arrival though.


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      Best things to do and see in Cape Town

      You’ll find there is so much to do in Cape Town that you won’t know what to choose first. Take a trip up the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, which provides some of the best views of the city from the top. Then take a trip to Cape Point Nature Reserve, which is a short journey outside the city. A World Heritage Site, if you’re a nature lover, then you will love the park’s biodiversity and stunning scenery. Get your hiking boots on and head up to Lion’s Head, a peak that provides more great views of the city. Go and check out some sea life and visit the Two Oceans Aquarium, where you can get up close and personal with all your favourite types of marine life.


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