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Cape Town to London Heathrow flight information

Flights arrive in London Heathrow
Flights depart from Cape Town
Flight price R7 724
Distance 9 682 km
Airlines Ethiopian Air, Lufthansa, SWISS

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Low season:
February
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High season:
August
Most popular time to fly
5%
expected price increase
Average price:
R11 168
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
R8 267
or less (return)

When to book flights from Cape Town to London Heathrow

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for R8 267 or less.
The cheapest flight from Cape Town to London Heathrow was found, on average, 90 days before departure.
Book at least 8 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be July, August and September. The cheapest month to fly is February.
Morning departure is around 34% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for booking Cape Town to London Heathrow flights

How long does a flight from Cape Town to London Heathrow take?
The average direct flight takes 15h 25m, covering a distance of 9682 km.
How many flights are there between Cape Town and London Heathrow?
There are 56 (direct) flights between Cape Town and London Heathrow per week, averaging 8 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Cape Town to London Heathrow?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Ethiopian Air (R7 724), Lufthansa (R9 597) and SWISS (R15 727).
Which airlines fly most frequently between Cape Town and London Heathrow?
American Airlines (2 times daily), Finnair (2 times daily), Iberia (2 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Cape Town to London Heathrow?
For Cape Town to London Heathrow, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Saturday is the most expensive. Flying from London Heathrow back to Cape Town, the best deals are generally found on Friday, with Thursday being the most expensive.
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Book cheap flights from Cape Town to London Heathrow (return)

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Origin
Cape Town
R7 724
only
R7 724
Destination
London
R7 724
only
R7 724
Mon, Jan 27
CPT
Cape Town Intl
LHR
London Heathrow
17h 55m
Tue, Feb 4
LHR
London Heathrow
CPT
Cape Town Intl
19h 20m
R7 724
Trip: 9 days
7,2Good Show reviews
Overall 7,2 Good
Based on 2 221 reviews
Boarding
7,0
Comfort
7,2
Crew
7,6
Entertainment
6,7
Food
6,6
SIN
ADD
Good 6,3

Pros: Seat was very comfortable and the air stewards were good

Cons: The entertainment system not working correctly and the food was poor

ADD
MAD
Good 6,6

Cons: Chicken was undercooked. No power outlets.

EWR
ADD
Excellent 9,3

Pros: No problems

ADD
LHR
Good 7,6

Pros: Crew were very good. Comfortable flight.

Cons: Choice of movies could be much better.

NIM
ADD
Mediocre 3,6

Pros: New aircraft with comfortable business seats

Cons: More than 4 hours delay! Not all selection from food menu available

Wed, Dec 18
CPT
Cape Town Intl
LHR
London Heathrow
15h 25m
Mon, Jan 27
LHR
London Heathrow
CPT
Cape Town Intl
14h 25m
R9 597
Trip: 41 days
8,1Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8,1 Excellent
Based on 27 230 reviews
Overall
8,1
Boarding
8,1
Comfort
7,9
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
7,7
Food
7,6
ZRH
MUC
Mediocre 3,3

Pros: Less hand bags, a lot of people trying to put their hand luggage ans there was no space

Cons: Controll the quantity of packages per person

MIA
MUC
Good 6,6

Pros: The crew was Ok except at the beginning when they could help more inside the plane with finding the seating.

Cons: I missed the plane shopping because i don’t recall seeing the crew after the meal offering it. I heard the announcement at the beginning of the flight so I was looking forward to make purchases. Later when I asked it was already closed.

CDG
FRA
Excellent 10,0

Pros: The crew, leg room with seats! The flight crew was extremely nice!!!!

Cons: Everything was pleasant....I wouldn’t change anything.

BOM
FRA
Mediocre 2,0

Pros: Flight was on time

Cons: Very rude crew, I asked for water and I was told to get and help myself

FRA
DEL
Mediocre 3,0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Everything.

Sat, Dec 14
CPT
Cape Town Intl
LHR
London Heathrow
25h 35m
Thu, Jan 2
LHR
London Heathrow
CPT
Cape Town Intl
33h 25m
R15 727
Trip: 20 days
8,2Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8,2 Excellent
Based on 8 821 reviews
Overall
8,2
Boarding
8,2
Comfort
7,9
Crew
8,7
Entertainment
7,8
Food
7,9
JNB
ZRH
Excellent 9,0

Pros: Staff was very friendly and loved the food.

Cons: For economy class, nothing.

NAP
ZRH
Excellent 8,0

Pros: The plane was pretty cool. I like the fact that the overhead compartments had enough room. The staff was friendly, too. The piece of chocolate is very tasty.

Cons: Food on those airplanes is always bad. There were not enough chicken sandwiches and some passengers only were given cheese sandwiches.

HAM
ZRH
Good 6,0

Pros: Great helpful flight crew

Cons: Checking our bag was a nightmare. All bag check-in was at kiosk which we couldn't use because we had to pay to check our bag. Had to find a desk in another terminal to check bag, then pay an another desk for said checked bag. We saved money by ticketing this way but we almost missed our flight

ZRH
TLV
Excellent 9,6

Pros: Taking off on time. Good service and helpful from all the stuff.

Cons: Keep it like that

FCO
ZRH
Excellent 9,6

Pros: Food was really hot & good customer service

Mon, May 4
CPT
Cape Town Intl
LHR
London Heathrow
27h 25m
Mon, May 11
LHR
London Heathrow
CPT
Cape Town Intl
15h 45m
R8 061
Trip: 8 days
7,2Good Show reviews
Overall 7,2 Good
Based on 2 221 reviews
Boarding
7,0
Comfort
7,2
Crew
7,6
Entertainment
6,7
Food
6,6
ADD
HKG
Excellent 9,6

Pros: Amazing crew!

VIE
ADD
Good 6,3

Cons: Airport Addis Ababa is chaos.

ADD
JNB
Okay 5,3

Pros: seat not comfortable

Cons: more drinks along the way

ADD
BOM
Excellent 8,0

Pros: After the Kigali Addisababa segment this was vastly superior with a newer aircraft

ORD
ADD
Good 6,3

Pros: crew good. seat base was not soft nor comfortable.

Cons: have crew offer drinks more often throughout the flight. every passenger gets dehydrated and needs more drinks. I had to go to the back and get drinks myself.

Tue, Jan 21
CPT
Cape Town Intl
LHR
London Heathrow
29h 15m
Tue, Feb 18
LHR
London Heathrow
CPT
Cape Town Intl
19h 20m
R8 251
Trip: 29 days
7,2Good Show reviews
Overall 7,2 Good
Based on 2 221 reviews
Boarding
7,0
Comfort
7,2
Crew
7,6
Entertainment
6,7
Food
6,6
ADD
HKG
Excellent 9,6

Pros: Amazing crew!

BJM
ADD
Okay 5,6

Cons: Old aircraft rickety seats

NSI
LBV
Excellent 8,3

Cons: Food must be better

LFW
EWR
Good 7,6

Cons: The delay time was too much for no proper reason

NIM
OUA
Excellent 8,0

Cons: Better seat

Tue, Feb 11
CPT
Cape Town Intl
LHR
London Heathrow
29h 15m
Mon, Feb 17
LHR
London Heathrow
CPT
Cape Town Intl
19h 20m
R8 280
Trip: 7 days
7,2Good Show reviews
Overall 7,2 Good
Based on 2 221 reviews
Boarding
7,0
Comfort
7,2
Crew
7,6
Entertainment
6,7
Food
6,6
JIB
ADD
Good 6,0

Pros: Airrbus A350 confort

Cons: Crew professionalism and food to be improved

EBB
ADD
Okay 4,4

Pros: Food and drink was good.

Cons: Every single flight (4 total) took off late and even caused us to miss a connection. On the way to Madrid from Entebbe, my luggage was mislabeled and sent to London and now is completely lost. It has been two days of a trip of having no clothes, shoes, or toiletries other than what I had on my person. And I have yet to hear from anyone with Ethiopian Airlines, only representatives from Madrid airport.

DUB
YYZ
Excellent 10,0

Pros: The landing was smooth and so was the whole flight! Loved it

Cons: Food. I ended up throwing up shortly after eating

ORD
ADD
Okay 4,3

Cons: Customer service need more improvement they should know how to handle things . Just be courteous is. More than enough

MQX
ADD
Okay 4,3

Pros: The crew was Excellent

Cons: There is to many delays in the night flights, this should be improved.

Wed, Jun 3
CPT
Cape Town Intl
LHR
London Heathrow
19h 30m
Tue, Jun 30
LHR
London Heathrow
CPT
Cape Town Intl
15h 45m
R8 309
Trip: 28 days
7,2Good Show reviews
Overall 7,2 Good
Based on 2 221 reviews
Boarding
7,0
Comfort
7,2
Crew
7,6
Entertainment
6,7
Food
6,6
ADD
JRO
Okay 5,3

Pros: Crew was very friendly and professional

Cons: 45 minutes late departure

ADD
MBA
Okay 5,3

Cons: Addis Ababa is chaos and not clean.

ADD
JNB
Okay 5,3

Pros: seat not comfortable

Cons: more drinks along the way

ADD
ABV
Good 6,3

Pros: Nice aircraft and comfortable seating in economy with a good selection of music and movies on the seat back entertainment. Business class was mostly empty and looked very nice and roomy. They should upgrade their frequent flyers the way other airlines do to fill those empty seats and generate the good PR that results. The food was good in my opinion, and the Ethiopian coffee is great. Affordably priced tickets was the selling point for choosing them. They are a young airline and while they go through the motions of being a modern service-oriented airline, but alas for the most part they aren't there yet.

Cons: We've flown a few Ethiopian Air flights now and while the flight attendants are nice, they aren't always on top of things and paying attention to the needs of the passengers. Not as helpful or attentive as we're used to. Boarding is chaotic and the overnight transfer at Addis Ababa is a total mess. If you get to leave through the airport in the early morning things are relatively painless, but what a nightmare of pushing and shoving chaos when it's busy. The hotels they put you up in are mediocre at best. Last week we enjoyed a long wait for the bus ride to the hotel, cold food when we arrived, and a nice hard bed to "sleep" in. We probably won't fly Ethiopian Air if we have to overnight in Addis Ababa again. I'm willing to pay up to fly another airline and skip the overnight as it's just not worth the hassle.

ADD
RUH
Mediocre 2,0

Cons: They know better than me

Wed, Mar 18
CPT
Cape Town Intl
LHR
London Heathrow
17h 55m
Sun, Mar 29
LHR
London Heathrow
CPT
Cape Town Intl
25h 35m
R8 675
Trip: 12 days
7,2Good Show reviews
Overall 7,2 Good
Based on 2 221 reviews
Boarding
7,0
Comfort
7,2
Crew
7,6
Entertainment
6,7
Food
6,6
LFW
EWR
Good 7,6

Cons: The delay time was too much for no proper reason

JIB
ADD
Good 6,0

Pros: Airrbus A350 confort

Cons: Crew professionalism and food to be improved

ADD
CAI
Okay 5,6

Pros: Crew was nice. Plane was older model. No individual movies. Seats were old and worn, but flight was nice.

Cons: Not sure anyone can change this, but people (Egyptians) got out of their seats before the plane had even slowed down on the runway. People were jostled about. One guy bumped me several times. They then rushed forward cramming up the aisles. Just ridiculous.

NSI
LBV
Excellent 8,3

Cons: Food must be better

ADD
LHR
Excellent 9,3

Pros: Excellent crew, approachable and helpful. Seat was comfortable with legroom and headrest at the right height

Cons: Better selection of videos

Thu, Jun 4
CPT
Cape Town Intl
LHR
London Heathrow
46h 10m
Thu, Jun 25
LHR
London Heathrow
CPT
Cape Town Intl
15h 45m
R8 719
Trip: 22 days
7,2Good Show reviews
Overall 7,2 Good
Based on 2 221 reviews
Boarding
7,0
Comfort
7,2
Crew
7,6
Entertainment
6,7
Food
6,6
NBO
ADD
Good 6,4

Cons: The chicken was undercooked.

IAD
ADD
Good 6,6

Pros: The crew members were very accommodating and friendly. They do a wonderful job. When I told them that the power was not working in my seat and that I needed it for my CPAP (I call it my anti-snoring device), they arranged for me to move to another seat where the power worked for the CPAP. When the power did not work in the new seat for my laptop, they offered to let me charge it in a more powerful outlet near the galley.

Cons: The power didn't work for my laptop. It did work for my CPAP device. Some of the seat control buttons were out of order.

LFW
EWR
Good 7,6

Cons: The delay time was too much for no proper reason

ADD
CAI
Okay 5,6

Pros: Crew was nice. Plane was older model. No individual movies. Seats were old and worn, but flight was nice.

Cons: Not sure anyone can change this, but people (Egyptians) got out of their seats before the plane had even slowed down on the runway. People were jostled about. One guy bumped me several times. They then rushed forward cramming up the aisles. Just ridiculous.

ORD
ADD
Good 6,3

Pros: crew good. seat base was not soft nor comfortable.

Cons: have crew offer drinks more often throughout the flight. every passenger gets dehydrated and needs more drinks. I had to go to the back and get drinks myself.

Fri, May 15
CPT
Cape Town Intl
LHR
London Heathrow
17h 25m
Tue, Jun 2
LHR
London Heathrow
CPT
Cape Town Intl
19h 40m
R8 807
Trip: 19 days
7,2Good Show reviews
Overall 7,2 Good
Based on 2 221 reviews
Boarding
7,0
Comfort
7,2
Crew
7,6
Entertainment
6,7
Food
6,6
ADD
MAD
Excellent 10,0

Pros: We had a ridiculously tight transit, arriving in Addis Ababa 20 minutes before our Madrid flight was meant to depart, and I was amazed by the outstanding support and assistance provided by the ground staff. Every single person who was meant to make the connecting flight did—and our luggage did too!

LHR
ADD
Okay 5,6

Cons: Poorly organised meal service

ADD
JNB
Okay 5,3

Pros: seat not comfortable

Cons: more drinks along the way

BKK
ADD
Good 7,6

Pros: Cabin crew was great at customer service. Very helpful.

Cons: The food was the same on consecutive flights, which made eating painful. And the Addis Ababa airport is very poor right now.

EBB
ADD
Okay 4,4

Pros: Food and drink was good.

Cons: Every single flight (4 total) took off late and even caused us to miss a connection. On the way to Madrid from Entebbe, my luggage was mislabeled and sent to London and now is completely lost. It has been two days of a trip of having no clothes, shoes, or toiletries other than what I had on my person. And I have yet to hear from anyone with Ethiopian Airlines, only representatives from Madrid airport.

Wed, Apr 1
CPT
Cape Town Intl
LHR
London Heathrow
19h 30m
Sat, Apr 11
LHR
London Heathrow
CPT
Cape Town Intl
28h 05m
R8 909
Trip: 11 days
7,2Good Show reviews
Overall 7,2 Good
Based on 2 221 reviews
Boarding
7,0
Comfort
7,2
Crew
7,6
Entertainment
6,7
Food
6,6
BJM
ADD
Okay 5,6

Cons: Old aircraft rickety seats

VIE
ADD
Good 6,3

Cons: Airport Addis Ababa is chaos.

ADD
ABJ
Okay 4,3

Cons: Someone stole my airpods in my bag. I noticed it once reached at home. This is the first time it happens to me. Very bad experience

NIM
OUA
Excellent 8,0

Cons: Better seat

BLR
ADD
Okay 4,0

Cons: Good crew

Sat, Apr 11
CPT
Cape Town Intl
LHR
London Heathrow
29h 20m
Sun, Apr 19
LHR
London Heathrow
CPT
Cape Town Intl
19h 40m
R9 085
Trip: 9 days
7,2Good Show reviews
Overall 7,2 Good
Based on 2 221 reviews
Boarding
7,0
Comfort
7,2
Crew
7,6
Entertainment
6,7
Food
6,6
ADD
LHR
Good 7,6

Pros: Crew were very good. Comfortable flight.

Cons: Choice of movies could be much better.

ADD
MBA
Okay 5,3

Cons: Addis Ababa is chaos and not clean.

ACC
ADD
Mediocre 2,0

Pros: the flight wasn't good at all, was expecting a better and comfortable seat, but the it was a smaller flight and the seats weren't adjustable

Cons: at this segment you mus put a 350, which will be more cost effective and should be cheaper in nature,

CAI
ADD
Good 7,6

Pros: The crew were fantastic! The one meal from Athens to Cairo was excellent, the other two meals weren’t too bad but not as good as the first one.

Cons: The security in Cairo was really a joke.

ADD
RUH
Mediocre 2,0

Cons: They know better than me

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