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Cheap flights to Cape Town from £476

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Cheap Cape Town flight deals and tips

Summary info about Cape Town flight prices, duration and airlines

Best One-Way Price

£331

Best Round-Trip Price

£476

Fastest flight time

21h 45m

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4 airlines
The best one-way flight price to Cape Town from United Kingdom in the last 72 hours is £331 (London Gatwick to Cape Town Intl).
The best round-trip flight price to Cape Town from United Kingdom in the last 72 hours is £476 (Manchester to Cape Town Intl).
The fastest flight to Cape Town from United Kingdom takes 21h 45m (London Gatwick to Cape Town Intl).
There are 4 airlines operating flights to Cape Town, including Lufthansa, SWISS and Ethiopian Air.

Cape Town flights insights and trends

Explore insights for your Cape Town flight to craft the best travel plan

What is the cheapest month to fly to Cape Town?

If you aren’t able to travel during the month of May, then book flights to Cape Town from United Kingdom during June instead. Flights to Cape Town in June, while not as cheap as those in May, still average around £704.

What is the absolute cheapest flight to Cape Town?

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What is the cheapest day to depart on your flight to Cape Town?

Our data shows that Wednesday is the least expensive day to fly to Cape Town. Tickets to fly out on this day can be as low as £761. Flights from United Kingdom to Cape Town on a Saturday will generally be more expensive and average around £829. Keep in mind that these prices on both days could fluctuate depending on the season and the demand.

What is the cheapest time of day to depart on your flight to Cape Town?

In the morning is the cheapest time of day to fly from United Kingdom to Cape Town when you can find flight prices for as low as £668. Flying to Cape Town in the morning 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 £856 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.

How long does it take to fly to Cape Town?

The average flight duration from United Kingdom to Cape Town depends on which airport you fly into and out of. Flying from London Heathrow to Cape Town Intl is 11h 35m on average, while flying from Manchester to Cape Town Intl is 14h 30m on average. Cape Town Intl is the most popular airport in Cape Town.

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

In general, most travellers find the cheapest time to book a flight to Cape Town is about 57 days prior to their departure date, when tickets on average are £796. Don’t hesitate to check prices now though, because momondo users recently found tickets for as low as £750.

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 (LON) to Cape Town (CPT)

Typically, flights to Cape Town from London are cheaper when flying from London to Cape Town Intl, which has an average price of £796

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO CAPE TOWN FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORTMay23% cheaperFlying from London Heathrow Airport to Cape Town costs on average just £644 in May
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO CAPE TOWN FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORTJuly34% more expensiveIt costs about £1,113 for flights to Cape Town from London Heathrow Airport in July
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO CAPE TOWN FROM LONDON HEATHROW AIRPORTDecember508% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Cape Town from London Heathrow Airport in December than any other month

Frequently asked questions about flying to Cape Town

How long does it take 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.

Where can you fly directly into Cape Town from?

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.

When did momondo last update prices for flights to Cape Town Intl Airport?

Prices for flights to Cape Town Intl Airport were last updated today.

How many operators does momondo search for flights to Cape Town Intl Airport?

How old do you have to be to fly to Cape Town Intl Airport?

The minimum age a child must be to fly alone is five but airlines that offer an unaccompanied minor (UNMR) service will have their own age restrictions, including rules around flight length, timings, and stopovers. We always recommend checking with the individual airline you are booking with to travel to Cape Town Intl Airport.

What documentation or ID do you need to fly to Cape Town Intl Airport?

The travel and health documents you'll need for your trip to Cape Town Intl Airport may differ based on your itinerary and personal situation. Typically, you should have several documents on hand, such as a national ID card or driver's license and a passport that is valid for six months after your intended arrival at Cape Town Intl Airport. It is always advisable to seek advice from your airline or a trusted third party, such as IATA.


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
Lufthansa
10 Jun
MAN18:10Manchester
14h 50m
1 stop
CPT10:00Cape Town Intl
8 Jul
CPT17:45Cape Town Intl
15h 35m
1 stop
MAN08:20Manchester
Kenya Airways
25 Sept
LHR18:25London Heathrow
26h 15m
1 stop
CPT21:40Cape Town Intl
8 Oct
CPT23:00Cape Town Intl
18h 15m
1 stop
LHR16:15London Heathrow
SWISS
6 May
LHR08:40London Heathrow
24h 20m
1 stop
CPT10:00Cape Town Intl
19 May
CPT08:40Cape Town Intl
14h 05m
1 stop
LHR21:45London Heathrow
Multiple Airlines
10 Jun
MAN18:45Manchester
20h 55m
2 stops
CPT16:40Cape Town Intl
8 Jul
CPT17:45Cape Town Intl
15h 35m
1 stop
MAN08:20Manchester
SWISS
29 Apr
LGW18:45London Gatwick
14h 15m
1 stop
CPT10:00Cape Town Intl
14 May
CPT19:00Cape Town Intl
23h 50m
1 stop
LGW17:50London Gatwick
SWISS
6 May
LHR08:55London Heathrow
24h 05m
2 stops
CPT10:00Cape Town Intl
19 May
CPT08:40Cape Town Intl
14h 05m
1 stop
LHR21:45London Heathrow

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.
Multiple Airlines
8 May
LGW08:50London Gatwick
25h 00m
2 stops
CPT10:50Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
10 May
STN16:45London Stansted
49h 00m
3 stops
CPT18:45Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
28 Apr
STN07:15London Stansted
49h 00m
3 stops
CPT09:15Cape Town Intl

Visa requirements for visiting Cape Town

What passport or visa requirements are there when 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.


Best things to do and see in Cape Town

What can you see and do 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.


Why use momondo?

Why should I use momondo to find a flight deal to Cape Town?

We help find the flight that best suits your needs; momondo compares prices from hundreds of airlines and travel agents and helps you filter them to find the best flight for you.

Can I find flights to Cape Town with flexible booking policies on momondo?

Yes. momondo enables you to select and highlight flights to Cape Town with this policy.

How can momondo help me find flights to Cape Town?

Once all potential Cape Town flight options are in front of you momondo lets you sort and filter flights based on preferences such as airline, price and flight times, amongst many other options.

I’m not ready to book a flight to Cape Town right now. Can momondo alert me if prices change?

Price alerts on flights to Cape Town are quick and easy to set up on momondo. Simply perform a search and select the price alert feature. It is as simple as that.


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