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Cheap flights to Cape Town (CPT)

Get started finding a cheap flight to Cape Town on Expedia by either choosing a deal on this page or entering into the search bar your travel dates, origin airport, and whether you want roundtrip or one-way airfare. You can filter for flexibility, number of stops, airline, and departure/arrival times to find the best flight for you.

We recommend using the ‘Flexible Dates’ calendar at the top of the page to see the price of plane tickets on the surrounding dates. This allows you to pick the cheapest days to fly if your trip allows flexibility and score cheap flight deals to Cape Town.

Roundtrip prices range from $853 - $853, and one-ways to Cape Town start as low as $536.

Be aware that choosing a non-stop flight can sometimes be more expensive while saving you time. And routes with connections may be available at a cheaper rate.

Airlines that fly to Cape Town (CPT)

You have several options for which airline you choose to travel with to Cape Town. There are 2 airlines flying into CPT: Kenya Airways, United. 

Cheap plane tickets may be available from different airlines at different times and with unique terms. It’s best to understand the details of each airline’s offer before judging its value.

For example, if you plan to check a bag or bring a carry-on, check whether the cheap airfare deal includes a baggage allowance. If not, verify whether the baggage fee is higher than the difference of other airline plane ticket deals offering free checked/carry-on baggage in exchange for a slightly higher airfare. 

Additionally, your preferred frequent flyer membership programs may influence your choice of cheap airline. Expedia allows you to enter your membership numbers during checkout to earn points from your airline and Expedia Rewards—all while getting a great deal and planning all your travel in one online platform.

Find the best deals

At Expedia, we source many flight deals from multiple providers, so you can easily find the best deals that are right for you. A great strategy for getting the best deals can be to make sure you book and travel at the optimal times. Airfare to Cape Town (CPT) varies throughout the year based on seasonal demand. You’ll see the lowest rates for roundtrips to CPT in May and in February for one-ways.

Cancellation & flexibility

To change or cancel eligible flights, go to ‘My Trips’ and navigate to your itinerary. If you booked within the last 24-hours, you might be able to cancel your flight for free. Learn more about flight changes or cancellations from our customer service portal. Some plane tickets are available with no change fees, which you can filter for during your search.

Frequently asked questions

Where can I learn more about changing or canceling my flight to Cape Town?
For more information about updating your flight to Cape Town or canceling it, head over to our Customer Service Portal.
How do I find cheap flights to Cape Town that have flexible change policies?
Many airlines offer the option to reschedule your flight without a change fee. All you pay is the difference between the original flight and the new flight you select. When you’re searching for flights to Cape Town, you’ll see a “no change fees” filter for you to select.
Can I fly to Cape Town now?
Head to our Covid-19 Travel Advisor to learn all there is to know about the latest travel advisories for Cape Town before flying in. Everything from health authority information to quarantine requirements is constantly updated here to keep you well informed.
What is the name of Cape Town's airport?
If you’re traveling by plane, you won’t have to think too long and hard about which airport to fly into. Cape Town has just one – Cape Town Intl. Airport (CPT).
How far is CPT from central Cape Town?
If you’re staying in central Cape Town, it’s wise to arrange how you’ll get into the city before you touchdown. The downtown area is 11 mi from Cape Town Intl. Airport (CPT).
What airport is best to fly into Cape Town?
Located 11 mi from the downtown area, Cape Town Intl. Airport will likely be your first stop in Cape Town.
How many airlines fly to Cape Town?
There are 25 air carriers that fly into Cape Town from 34 worldwide airports.
Which airlines fly to Cape Town?
Cape Town receives the majority of its flights from Safair, Global Aviation and South African Airways with Safair being the number one choice of airline. Johannesburg is the most popular city for travelers to depart from.
How many nonstop flights are there to Cape Town?
Flying to somewhere new is much more fun when there aren’t any stopovers to worry about. If you’re traveling to Cape Town, the good news is that there are approximately 675 direct flights each week.
Where are the most popular flights to Cape Town departing from?
Flights to Cape Town departing from Johannesburg, Durban North and Port Elizabeth airports are in high demand.
How long is the flight to Cape Town Airport?
Where you depart from determines how long you’ll be strapped into your seat. From Johannesburg to Cape Town, the average flight time is 2 hours and 11 minutes. From Durban North it’s roughly 2 hours and 21 minutes, and from Port Elizabeth it’s 1 hour and 25 minutes.
How to book the cheapest flight to Cape Town?
We’ve all come across those fortunate jet-setters who manage to nab extremely cheap fares every time they fly. Eager to know how to do it for your Cape Town vacation? Don’t wait until the last moment to lock in your flight. Also, shop around and compare your options. If your destination has multiple airports, you may be able to nab an excellent price by flying into one that’s farther away. And finally, don’t forget that it’s first in, best dressed. Know what a typical airfare costs and be ready to grab your ticket as soon as you see a great bargain. The sweetest deals don’t last long.
How to survive the flight to Cape Town?
We’ve rounded up all the info you need to make your journey as pain-free as possible. Follow our insider tips and you’ll be zooming through airport security and seeing the best of Cape Town in no time flat.What to pack in your hand luggage:

  • First and foremost, pack in your passport, travel docs, bank cards and medications. Next, you’ll want some entertainment to while away the hours. A thrilling book and a laptop crammed with your favorite shows are some great options. If you hope to catch forty winks, a comfy neck pillow and some earplugs will also be useful. Finally, leave some space for a toothbrush and some cleansing wipes so you’ll arrive feeling fresh as a daisy.

Do not pack the following items in your hand luggage:

  • While the list of restricted items can differ between airlines, the general guide to follow is avoid carrying anything sharp, flammable or explosive. This includes screwdrivers, blades, fireworks and fuel. Sporting equipment like hockey sticks, and objects that could harm passengers, such as pepper spray and guns, won’t be allowed on board either.

What to wear on a flight:

  • Your aim here is to make yourself as comfortable as you can. Layer up in natural fibers and bring a cardigan in case you get cold. Always go with flat, well-fitting shoes as your feet may swell during the flight. Leave the high heels and heavy boots in your checked luggage.
  • Caused by sustained periods of inactivity, DVT (deep vein thrombosis) is a condition that can affect passengers during long-haul flights. The good news is there are numerous ways to significantly reduce the risk of developing it. Stay hydrated, get up and walk around the cabin as much as possible and wear compression tights or socks.

How to get through airport security fast when flying to Cape Town?
As savvy travelers know, the secret is to be well organized before you get to airport security. That way, you’ll be boarding that plane to Cape Town in next to no time. Follow these tips and get your vacation off to a flying start:

  • Have your passport and boarding pass handy. They’re the first items you’ll be asked for by security.
  • Time to strip down. Well sort of. Your belt, jacket, keys and other small items, like your earphones, will need to go through the X-ray machine. Make the whole process easier by removing them before your turn.
  • For just a few minutes, you’ll have to unplug from the digital world. Your phone, tablet and any other electronics will also need to go through the scanner.
  • Traveling with your favorite hand cream? As long as the volume is no larger than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) and it’s stored in a clear zip-lock bag, you can bring it with you in your carry-on bag.
  • Choosing your footwear wisely can save you several valuable minutes. Hiking boots are often required to be removed and X-rayed separately. Slip-on shoes usually aren’t.
  • Take all prohibited items out of your carry-on bag. If you have any sharp objects like a pocket knife or tools, pack them in your checked suitcase. They won’t be allowed in the cabin.

Flights to Cape Town information
Destination airport
Cape Town Intl.
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Destination city name
Cape Town
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