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Cheap flights from London to Cape Town from £331

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Best price found

£331

Fastest flight time

11h 35m

Direct flights

Every day

Airports in Cape Town

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The best one-way flight to Cape Town from London in the past 72 hours is £331. The best return flight deal from London to Cape Town found on momondo in the last 72 hours is £485.
The fastest flight from London to Cape Town takes 11h 35m
Direct flights go from London to Cape Town every day.
There is 1 airport near Cape Town: Cape Town Intl (CPT)

How to get the cheapest flight ticket from London to Cape Town

Look no further. We've gone through all the searches for this route on momondo so you have the important information and insights to find the cheapest flight ticket for your trip

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

May. The cheapest time of year to fly to Cape Town from London is May. The most expensive is December.

What is the cheapest day to depart London for Cape Town?

Wednesday. The cheapest day of the week is usually Wednesday. The most expensive is usually Saturday.

When is the cheapest time to fly from London to Cape Town?

In the morning. London to Cape Town flights are approximately 22% more expensive in the evening than in the morning

What is the cheapest airline that flies to Cape Town from London?

Kenya Airways. Air France, Ethiopian Air, and Kenya Airways are the most popular carriers operating from London to Cape Town

What is the cheapest London to Cape Town flight route?

London Heathrow - Cape Town Intl. Fly from London Heathrow to Cape Town Intl for the best London - Cape Town flight prices

How far in advance should you book London to Cape Town flights?

13 days before. The cheapest time to buy a flight from London to Cape Town is approximately 13 days to departure

How many flights depart from London to Cape Town on average per day?

As of April 2024, 8 flights take off from London and land in Cape Town each day. The most common flight departure time for this route is 21:00, with 100% of daily flights taking off in the evening.

How many flights depart from London to Cape Town on average per week?

The number of flights available between London and Cape Town is 58 per week as of April 2024. The most frequent departure day is Tuesday, with 16% of weekly flights leaving on this day.

What cabin class options are available on London to Cape Town flights?

There are 2 cabin classes available to choose from on London to Cape Town flights. Cabin price and availability will vary by airline so perform a search above to find the right deals for you.

Can stopping save me money on London to Cape Town flights?

You could potentially save up to 43% on your flight if you consider stops on a London to Cape Town flight.

When you’re planning your trip from London to Cape Town, the most popular airport-to-airport route is London Heathrow Airport to Cape Town Intl Airport. You may be looking for an airport near London Heathrow Airport to depart from when travelling to Cape Town and luckily, there are options! You can try London Gatwick Airport which is located in London, London Stansted Airport which is located in London, or London City Airport which is located in London. The cheapest route from London to Cape Town is LHR — CPT with an average price of £511 RT during the month of April.

London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Cape Town Intl Airport (CPT)£511
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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to Cape Town Intl Airport (CPT)£533
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London Stansted Airport (STN) to Cape Town Intl Airport (CPT)£677
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London City Airport (LCY) to Cape Town Intl Airport (CPT)£537
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London Luton Airport (LTN) to Cape Town Intl Airport (CPT)£603
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London Southend Airport (SEN) to Cape Town Intl Airport (CPT)£610
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Easily compare return flights from London to Cape Town

Below you can see the best fares for your return flight route over the next six months. All fares were found on momondo this week. Browse the quickest and cheapest flights from London to Cape Town by changing tabs
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
29 Apr
LHR16:30London Heathrow
16h 30m
1 stop
CPT10:00Cape Town Intl
12 May
CPT08:40Cape Town Intl
24h 15m
1 stop
LHR07:55London Heathrow
Ethiopian Air
7 May
LGW10:10London Gatwick
26h 35m
1 stop
CPT13:45Cape Town Intl
22 May
CPT14:35Cape Town Intl
16h 45m
1 stop
LGW06:20London Gatwick
Qatar Airways
12 May
LGW09:00London Gatwick
24h 50m
1 stop
CPT10:50Cape Town Intl
17 May
CPT13:00Cape Town Intl
25h 25m
1 stop
LGW13:25London Gatwick
Turkish Airlines
12 Sept
LGW13:45London Gatwick
21h 05m
1 stop
CPT11:50Cape Town Intl
21 Sept
CPT16:35Cape Town Intl
23h 25m
1 stop
LGW15:00London Gatwick

Find the cheapest one-way flights from London to Cape Town

If you're looking for one-way flights from London to Cape Town, view some of our deals below provided by British Airways, Ethiopian Air and Qatar Airways
Multiple Airlines
8 May
LGW08:50London Gatwick
25h 00m
2 stops
CPT10:50Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
16 Apr
LHR19:25London Heathrow
20h 50m
1 stop
CPT17:15Cape Town Intl
Ethiopian Air
16 Apr
LGW10:10London Gatwick
26h 35m
1 stop
CPT13:45Cape Town Intl

Search last-minute flights to Cape Town from London

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Kenya Airways
21 Apr
LHR18:25London Heathrow
23h 25m
2 stops
CPT18:50Cape Town Intl
28 Apr
CPT14:30Cape Town Intl
26h 45m
2 stops
LHR16:15London Heathrow
SWISS
17 Apr
LHR18:40London Heathrow
14h 20m
1 stop
CPT10:00Cape Town Intl
19 May
CPT08:40Cape Town Intl
14h 05m
1 stop
LHR21:45London Heathrow
Multiple Airlines
18 Apr
LHR10:30London Heathrow
22h 30m
1 stop
CPT10:00Cape Town Intl
5 May
CPT08:40Cape Town Intl
14h 05m
1 stop
LHR21:45London Heathrow
Ethiopian Air
21 Apr
LHR21:00London Heathrow
15h 45m
1 stop
CPT13:45Cape Town Intl
28 Apr
CPT15:20Cape Town Intl
26h 40m
1 stop
LHR17:00London Heathrow
KLM
19 Apr
LHR06:30London Heathrow
13h 55m
1 stop
CPT21:25Cape Town Intl
27 Apr
CPT23:15Cape Town Intl
33h 25m
1 stop
LHR07:40London Heathrow
Qatar Airways
17 Apr
LHR08:15London Heathrow
25h 35m
1 stop
CPT10:50Cape Town Intl
24 Apr
CPT19:15Cape Town Intl
23h 45m
1 stop
LHR18:00London Heathrow

Best airlines flying from London to Cape Town

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Airline
Rating
Free Cancellation
Price
Kenya AirwaysPriceFrom £401Free CancellationRating
7.1
389 reviews
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LufthansaPriceFrom £468Free CancellationRating
7.0
7,828 reviews
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SWISSPriceFrom £487Free CancellationRating
7.8
2,105 reviews
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Ethiopian AirPriceFrom £490Free CancellationRating
7.3
798 reviews
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Turkish AirlinesPriceFrom £522Free CancellationRating
7.5
3,684 reviews
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Air FrancePriceFrom £527Free CancellationRating
7.6
1,845 reviews
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KLMPriceFrom £591Free CancellationRating
7.8
1,659 reviews
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Qatar AirwaysPriceFrom £603Free CancellationRating
7.7
4,513 reviews
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RwandAirPriceFrom £671Free CancellationRating
7.7
49 reviews
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Virgin AtlanticPriceFrom £726Free CancellationRating
7.7
748 reviews
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  • Virgin Atlantic Flights From London to Cape Town

    The lowest priced Virgin Atlantic flight from London to Cape Town from the last 72 hours was £912. Generally, Virgin Atlantic has 6 flights on this route every week with an average price of £1,049. Virgin Atlantic is rated 7.7/10 by our users.


SWISS flights from London to Cape Town

Our best SWISS deals on London to Cape Town flight tickets
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
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

Kenya Airways flights from London to Cape Town

Our best Kenya Airways deals on London to Cape Town flight tickets
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
Kenya Airways
16 Sept
LHR18:25London Heathrow
26h 15m
1 stop
CPT21:40Cape Town Intl
26 Sept
CPT23:00Cape Town Intl
18h 15m
1 stop
LHR16:15London Heathrow
Kenya Airways
16 Sept
LHR18:25London Heathrow
26h 15m
1 stop
CPT21:40Cape Town Intl
3 Dec
CPT21:15Cape Town Intl
20h 15m
1 stop
LHR15:30London Heathrow

  • How far is London to Cape Town Intl by plane?

    London and Cape Town Intl are 6004.9 mi apart from one another. Flights usually cover this in 13h 40m, depending on flying conditions and air traffic around both airports.

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

    Prices for flights from London to Cape Town Intl Airport refresh daily.

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

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

    The minimum age for a child to fly alone is five, but airlines offering an unaccompanied minor (UNMR) service may have their age restrictions, such as regulations concerning flight duration, timing, and layovers. It is recommended that you verify with the airline you are booking with for travel from London to Cape Town Intl Airport.

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

    The required travel and health documents for your Cape Town Intl Airport trip may vary depending on your itinerary and personal circumstances. As a general rule, you should carry multiple documents, including a national ID card or driver's license and a passport valid for six months after your intended arrival at Cape Town Intl Airport. We recommend that you seek guidance from your airline or a reliable third party such as IATA.


Which airlines fly direct from London to Cape Town?

British Airways is the only airline that offers direct flights from London to Cape Town. You'll depart from Heathrow Airport (LHR) and land at Cape Town International Airport (CPT) after a flight of around 11h 40min. These are daily flights. You can fly with other airlines if you prefer, but these will all make at least one stopover en route. The quickest one-stop flight is with KLM, which changes planes at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS). The trip will take you about 14 hours. Otherwise, you can opt for an Ethiopian Air flight that takes roughly 15h 45min, stopping over in Addis Ababa (ADD). Or board Turkish Airlines and fly to Cape Town via Istanbul (IST) in just under 16 hours. These flights all leave from Heathrow. You can get flights from Gatwick Airport (LGW) on Emirates and from Stansted Airport (STN) on Qatar Airways. These are all longer trips, however.

What is the best way to get in and out of airports in London and Cape Town?

Getting to Heathrow (LHR) from Central London is quick and easy. Simply make your way to Paddington Station and board one of the Heathrow Express trains that leave every 15 minutes. You'll be at the airport about 15 minutes later. From Victoria Coach Station you can catch a National Express bus that will get you to Heathrow in about 45 minutes. For flights leaving from Gatwick (LGW), catch a Southern Service Line train that takes roughly 30 minutes. If you've booked a flight out of Stansted (STN), a Stansted Express train will get you there from Central London in about 50 minutes. After landing at Cape Town International (CPT), you can catch a My Citi bus that takes roughly 30 minutes to the city's Civic Centre. You can also take a taxi or hire a car. It's a drive of just over 15 minutes.

What are the benefits of the different airports in London and Cape Town?

All three London airports are well-appointed international flight hubs, so there's not much to choose between them when it comes to restaurants, service facilities and accessibility features. They all have play areas for children and baby-care facilities. One point of difference is that Stansted (STN) is the least congested, being smaller than the other two. Another thing you might want to consider is the location of each airport. If you're approaching London from the west, then Heathrow (LHR) will be your closest choice. From the south, opt for Gatwick (LGW), and book your flight from Stansted if you're coming from Northern England. Cape Town International (CPT) is also a thoroughly modern airport, the fourth busiest in Africa. It has plenty of food and drink outlets if you want some respite before heading into the city, and showers if you want to refresh yourself first. Full accessibility facilities are available.

Which cities can you get to from Cape Town Airport?

Cape Town Airport (CPT) serves the Western Cape province of South Africa – known for its beautiful scenery, winelands and beaches. It's a vast area and you can go on road trips for hundreds of miles to various inland towns, so we'll limit the scope to those in the vicinity of Cape Town. Franschhoek is a must. It's set in a bowl surrounded by the Groot Drakenstein, and Simonsberg mountains and known for superb rustic restaurants. You can drive there in roughly an hour. Stellenbosch is another major tourist destination in the Cape Winelands. It's a vibrant student town, about 40 minutes from the centre of Cape Town. You can also reach Paarl in around 40 minutes. About 1h 20min to the north lies the West Coast town of Langebaan, on the Atlantic, and if you drive roughly 1h 30min south-east you'll reach the Indian Ocean resort town of Hermanus.


Alternative routes for London to Cape Town

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Fastest flight time17h 50m
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Fastest flight time19h 20m
Cheapest price£843
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Fastest flight time14h 05m
Cheapest price£740
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Fastest flight time14h 00m
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Fastest flight time14h 05m
Cheapest price£720
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Fastest flight time15h 20m
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