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Flights to Cape Town in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 6% potential price rise
Cheapest inJanuaryBest time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average price2,708﷼Average for round-trip flights in September 2021
Round-trip from2,919﷼From Doha Hamad Intl to Cape Town Intl
One-way from36﷼One-way flight from Doha Hamad Intl (DOH) to Cape Town Intl (CPT)

Cheap flights to Cape Town in September, October 2021

The best prices found for CPT flights for September, October
13 Oct - 23 Oct
2,959﷼pp
DOH
Doha Hamad Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DOH
Doha Hamad Intl
30 Sep - 20 Oct
3,130﷼pp
DOH
Doha Hamad Intl
Qatar Airways
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
Direct
DOH
Doha Hamad Intl
26 Oct - 3 Nov
3,159﷼pp
DOH
Doha Hamad Intl
Qatar Airways
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
Direct
DOH
Doha Hamad Intl

Cape Town 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town found for this year
16 Dec - 2 Jan
2,919﷼pp
DOH
Doha Hamad Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
DOH
Doha Hamad Intl
13 Oct - 23 Oct
2,959﷼pp
DOH
Doha Hamad Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
DOH
Doha Hamad Intl
30 Sep - 20 Oct
3,130﷼pp
DOH
Doha Hamad Intl
Qatar Airways
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
Direct
DOH
Doha Hamad Intl

Cheapest prices for Cape Town flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Cape Town found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
December
3,083﷼
Currently, is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Cape Town Intl. Flying to Cape Town Intl in December will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to Cape Town Intl Airport?

Peak Season:

Cape Town benefits from a mild climate all year-round so with some flexibility and planning in advance you can find some cheap flights to Cape Town. November until January are the busiest times of the year making flights to Cape Town more expensive. During school holidays cause higher prices and a lot more crowds, especially in December and January as this is the South African summer holiday period. Cheap flights to Cape Town can be found around Easter if you book in advance, although it is a popular time of year. There is a historic Second New Year Parade at the beginning of January which features thousands of people dressed in luminous multicoloured suits. Flights to Cape Town are more expensive during the weeks leading up to the parade so book in advance to save some money. Also in January is South Africa’s most renowned outdoor sporting occasion at Kenilworth Racecourse. It’s a blend of equestrian expertise and high fashion.

Off Season:

February and March, as well as October are excellent months to visit. Cheap flights to Cape Town are easier to come by, there are less crowds and the weather is lovely. You’ll also benefit from cheaper hotel prices as the city is looking for visitors. If you’re vacation lasts at least a week then you’ll probably experience gloriously sunny days followed by gloomy cold ones.

When is the best time to book a flight to Cape Town?

If you book your flights to Cape Town in advance, you can grab bargains in June and July. You can also find great deals on your flight tickets in November, and during the Winter months. Flexibility is your best friend when it comes to finding cheap flights to Cape Town, however if you want to travel during January you will need to book as early as you can due to the festivals and events that take place. Don’t worry too much about which side of the plane to sit on when booking your flights to Cape Town, as both sides offer spectacular views of the city as you approach.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Cape Town?

The cheapest day to fly to Cape Town is usually Monday. At the moment, Friday is the most expensive.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Cape Town?

Cape Town flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight in the afternoon. Booking a flight in the morning will likely mean higher prices.

How long is the flight to Cape Town?

Flights from London (All airports) to Cape Town – 11 hours 30 minutes

Flights from Manchester to Cape Town – 12 hours 35 minutes

Flights from Birmingham to Cape Town – 13 hours 55 minutes

Flights from Glasgow to Cape Town – 14 hours 10 minutes

Which airlines operate flights to Cape Town?

KLM, British Airways, Finnair and Iberia all provide flights to Cape Town on a daily basis. Cape Town is growing in popularity and the cost of flight tickets are becoming cheap each year. Each airline offers similar prices and similar amenities however there might be some variations. British Airways for example can be more expensive but they offer complimentary food and drinks which can be great when on a long haul flight. All in all comparing each airline is a great way to find cheap flights to Cape Town while also enjoying a comfortable flight.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

The airport is located 20km away from the centre of Cape Town. You can take a metered taxi to the city centre for around R300 and R400 but these prices can vary. Some taxi’s will charge by the kilometre or some will have flat rates. Either way you should agree a fee before getting into the taxi. The most cost-effective way to travel to or from the airport is the MyCiti bus, it runs every 20 minutes and the service operates from around 05:00 until 22:00. Every passenger will have to purchase a myconnect pass which is R35, except passengers under 4 who can travel for free. Due to the low costs and the frequency of the buses, the MyCiti option is a great choice for all tourists. Lastly you can rent a car from the airport, however unless you intend to drive to different towns and cities this can be an unnecessary cost.

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

Most people fly into Cape Town Intl (CPT) if they book a flight to Cape Town. Cape Town Intl is conveniently located just 15.6 km from Cape Town’s city centre.

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