Find cheap flights from Cape Town to Los Angeles from R10 437

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These are the airlines KAYAK users have selected most often in flight searches from Cape Town to Los Angeles.
These are the airlines KAYAK users have selected most often in flight searches from Cape Town to Los Angeles.

How much is the cheapest flight from Cape Town to Los Angeles?

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from Cape Town to Los Angeles that are departing in the next months. While these flights were available on KAYAK in the last 72 hours, prices and availability are subject to change and deals may expire.
11:15 - 15:50CPT-LAX
31h 35m2 stops
18:20 - 19:20LAX-CPT
25h 00m1 stop
R17 149Multiple Airlines
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Tue, Oct 24 - Tue, Oct 31
9:00 - 9:25CPT-LAX
27h 25m1 stop
10:20 - 21:30LAX-CPT
35h 10m1 stop
R17 962Qatar Airways
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Tue, Oct 24 - Tue, Oct 31
9:00 - 9:33CPT-LAX
51h 33m2 stops
11:20 - 3:55LAX-CPT
64h 35m2 stops
R17 981Qatar Airways
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Tue, Oct 24 - Tue, Oct 31
13:45 - 20:30CPT-LAX
33h 45m1 stop
15:50 - 17:05LAX-CPT
25h 15m1 stop
R21 460British Airways
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Thu, Dec 14 - Sun, Jan 7
13:45 - 20:30CPT-LAX
33h 45m1 stop
9:39 - 21:00LAX-CPT
35h 21m2 stops
R21 952British Airways
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Thu, Dec 14 - Sun, Jan 7
4:20 - 18:25CPT-LAX
41h 05m1 stop
14:20 - 3:45LAX-CPT
37h 25m2 stops
R23 842SWISS
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Sun, Jan 14 - Thu, Feb 29
4:20 - 18:25CPT-LAX
41h 05m1 stop
14:20 - 3:45LAX-CPT
37h 25m2 stops
R23 861SWISS
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Sun, Jan 14 - Thu, Feb 29
19:35 - 1:37CPT-LAX
33h 02m2 stops
8:50 - 7:45LAX-CPT
22h 55m1 stop
R25 185Delta
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Wed, Dec 13 - Sun, Jan 7
19:35 - 1:20CPT-LAX
32h 45m2 stops
4:00 - 7:45LAX-CPT
27h 45m2 stops
R25 979Delta
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Sat, Jan 13 - Thu, Feb 29
6:40 - 14:50CPT-LAX
35h 10m3 stops
2:00 - 20:25LAX-CPT
42h 25m3 stops
R46 759Singapore Airlines
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Tue, Oct 24 - Tue, Oct 31

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Flight from Cape Town to Los Angeles

When to book flights from Cape Town to Los Angeles

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from Cape Town to Los Angeles based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
Estimated return price
KAYAK looks at all historical flight data for each date to provide a predicted price for one-way trips or returns with a duration up to 40 days. While we try to provide actual minimum prices for each date, some prices are predictions and actual prices may differ.
Average price per month
To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Cape Town to Los Angeles, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the median of all values for each month.
Flight prices as travel date approaches
To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from Cape Town to Los Angeles, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the average of all the values for each month.

Top tips for finding a cheap flight out of Cape Town

  • The cheapest flight from Cape Town to Los Angeles was found, on average, 20 days before departure.
  • Book at least 2 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 April.
  • Morning departure is around 7% 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 flights from Cape Town to Los Angeles

  • How long does a flight from Cape Town to Los Angeles take?

    This flight route requires at least one stop and takes a minimum of 27h 10m.

  • Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Cape Town to Los Angeles?

    The cheapest return flight ticket from Cape Town to Los Angeles found by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours was for R17 962 on Qatar Airways, followed by British Airways (R21 460). One-way flight deals have also been found from as low as R10 437 on Qatar Airways and from R13 179 on Turkish Airlines.

  • What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Cape Town to Los Angeles?

    If your flying dates are flexible, you should consider flying to Los Angeles on a Tuesday, as we generally find the cheapest rates on that day for this route. On the other hand, Sunday is the most expensive day to fly from Cape Town to Los Angeles. For your return ticket, we recommend flying on a Tuesday and avoiding Sundays for the best deals.

  • What’s the earliest departure time from Cape Town to Los Angeles?

    The earliest departure to Los Angeles leaves Cape Town at 1:20.

  • What’s the latest departure time from Cape Town to Los Angeles?

    The last departure to Los Angeles leaves Cape Town at 17:30.

  • Which airlines fly direct between Cape Town and Los Angeles?

    There are no direct flights connecting Cape Town to Los Angeles.

  • Which aircraft models fly most regularly from Cape Town to Los Angeles?

    We unfortunately don’t have that data for this specific route.

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from Cape Town to Los Angeles?

    oneworld, Star Alliance, and SkyTeam are the airline alliances operating flights between Cape Town and Los Angeles, with Star Alliance being the most commonly used for this route.

  • Which is the best airline for flights from Cape Town to Los Angeles, United Airlines or Qatar Airways?

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from Cape Town to Los Angeles are United Airlines and Qatar Airways. With an average price for the route of R19 396 and an overall rating of 7,0, United Airlines is the most popular choice. Qatar Airways is also a great choice for the route, with an average price of R21 570 and an overall rating of 8,3.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from Cape Town to Los Angeles?

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from Cape Town to Los Angeles.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket from Cape Town to Los Angeles?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Los Angeles from Cape Town is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights from Cape Town to Los Angeles?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional return ticket. You could then fly to Los Angeles with an airline and back to Cape Town with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from Cape Town to Los Angeles?

    Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Los Angeles from Cape Town up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

Top 5 airlines serving from Cape Town to Los Angeles

See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying from Cape Town to Los Angeles. Airline scores are aggregated from all reviews left by passengers on KAYAK after flying with an airline. KAYAK doesn’t show reviews that are older than 5 years.
Need help choosing which airline to fly with from Cape Town to Los Angeles? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to KAYAK reviews.
Qatar AirwaysOverall score based on 11004 reviews
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Flight delayed by an hoir or more. Food service is slow. Also, the crew is not following up on orders. Travelled in business class and was a platinum member, but still didn't receive the expected service .

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Flight delayed by an hoir or more. Food service is slow. Also, the crew is not following up on orders. Travelled in business class and was a platinum member, but still didn't receive the expected service .

Pros: "I couldn’t eat the chicken for lunch, and I told the crew to change it for me and bring the vegetarian, but nobody brought anything. I was starving until the next meal."
Cons: "Take out the chicken sausage from your menu"
Cons: "No gate for departure or arrival. No business class longe in Cape Town."
Pros: "Absolutely nothing."
Cons: "Everything. Firstly the flight was delayed, these things happen but nevertheless I end up missing my connecting Qatar flight to Belgrade, put into a horrible little hotel for 24hrs without my bag, no clothes or toiletries. At one point during the flight once everyone had their chairs reclined one hostess told me to not put mine so far back?!?! Then when asked well then person in front of me has to move theirs forward and her response no they don’t. Absolutely shocking. To think I wanted to upgrade to business class. I’m traveling the globe over the next year and thought let me try Qatar but never again with this type of service and how they treat their customers."
Pros: "The plane was new and spotless, the crew did everything possible to make the flight great. Food service, and Wine and Cocktails were always served with a smiling face and it made you think of flying many years ago. Service cleanliness of the restrooms and staff were top notch"
Cons: "Nothing really."
Cons: "Just had a hard time finding flight attendants. Every time I went to the back of the plane, half a dozen of them were sitting around and chatting it up. Felt guilty for asking for water. Not the service that I expected from Qatar Airways. All 4 flights were a struggle to get proper service."
Cons: "The seats are smaller than other airlines.My entertainment system stopped working mid-flight on a 16 hour flight from Doha to LAX.Food portion is not enough. No hot towels on boarding, no welcome drink or snacks. Food is served only twice on a 16 hour flight.Rude immigration officers"
Pros: "Excellent service with attention to detail"
Cons: "lay-flat seats fairly uncomfortable in the lay-flat position (does not compare to the Q Suite used on newer aircraft) Entertainment system a bit dated, but decent selection"
Pros: "I liked that the flight was not full and I was able to use the entire row of seats and lie down as straight as possible to get some sleep. The crew was very friendly and allowed us to sleep most of the flight --- I guess they figured that most of the travelers prefer to just sleep and not be disturbed during a 15-hour flight. There was a good selection of movies and shows to watch to pass the time. I liked that there was time to go on the city tour of Doha and that there is a counter at the airport for the city tour."
Cons: "My flight started in Kathmandu and the layover for the connecting flight from Doha to LAX was 12 hours. I hope Qatar can come up with a schedule that will reduce the layover down to less hours while still giving passengers time to go on the city tour, if they want to."
Pros: "I got an aisle seat. Bathrooms were not bad in terms of cleanliness."
Cons: "Service was ok. I was forgotten to be served items that other passengers were given. Seating ended up being kind of cramped as passenger in front was relaxing a bit too much. Entertainment was ok."
Pros: "Crew was amazing and very helpful"
Cons: "The wheel chairs was a bit scarce so we had to walk far distances at Dubai airport"
Pros: "I liked the food and the supplies given for the long trip, blanket, eye cover, toothbrush, etc."
Cons: "More comfortable seats"
Cons: "The crew was good, but the attentiveness of the crew on the second leg was amazing"
Pros: "The seat was not comfortable and the food as well"
Cons: "Check the head phone sets have both speakers working. I had to ask for a different set which was fine"
Pros: "everything! the A380 plane and the onboard entertainment and services was fantastic"
Pros: "Boarding and Crew are excellent. That's why i prefer to fly with Emirates. Toilets are clean"
Cons: "On this flight, the Gluten Free snack wasn't good. Only one meal was served. For a 10 hour flight, there should be two meals. A snack was served towards the end of the flight. The GF snack was not good! it was two rice cakes with chicken inside. I felt as if they ran out of GF bread!"
Pros: "The food was nice and the crew were friendly."
Cons: "My screen didn't work properly and only after asking about it 4+ times were we moved to other seats. Unfortunately the new seats were double middle seats for my husband and I who left window and aisle seats respectively. Please fix your entertainment, Emirates."
Pros: "Same as first trip but this time the manager gave us some crackers and chocolate because we asked her to give us something to eat"
Cons: "Same as first trip but this time we were more mad and the food was like rubber we told the manager and she brought us some of the crews food and we still didn’t have any food because it smelled rotten"
Pros: "Emirates crew knows how to manage the kids well and they have the right menu for kids, right entertainment"
Cons: "everything was mostly fine"
Pros: "Nice crew"
Cons: "Comfort. Seats were very uncomfortable with absolutely NO leg room. I fly a lot and this was one of the WORST leg room experiences I had."
Cons: "The food is not very good at all. One mediocre meal served soon after take-off, then for the rest of the flight tasteless, cardboard pasties and wraps."
Pros: "Crew was very nice. Food was very good and plentiful. Entertainment was good. Overall the very long flight was better than expected."
Cons: "It took forever to board in Sydney with all passengers standing and waiting for 45 minutes and never being told what was going on. I resented having my passport and ticket demanded at least 4 times. A bit overkill and a power trip by security. Absolutely despise airport security...there is no uniformity."
Pros: "Food was great. Friendly stas staff."
Cons: "LAX AIRPORT signage leaves something to be desired. Nothing to do with airline."
Pros: "Pilot was great— we don’t thank them enough for a smooth and safe arrival. Plane was great. Ammenities were given (such as ear plugs etc)"
Cons: "Crew members are a bit bland and lack customer service, but I noticed that as a whole in Australia (slow service/not really interactive or communicative & very quick to make comments and leave) not sure if they just hate Americans based on the media or what. One crew member cut in line at the restroom when there was 3 of us waiting to go. Another told me my husband couldn’t receive his meal because he was napping and then he quickly walked away— Yet i received mine on the flight coming to Australia when my husband asked for me? Sanitation between flights should be more strict-my headphones were opened which lead me to believe my pillow wasn’t changed either, since one had a case and one didn’t."
Pros: "Crew was amazing and we got fed so often. The movie choices were good."
Cons: "I wish I could have ordered a drink (pay or otherwise) from the tv in front of me"
Pros: "The crew was professional, responsive and friendly."
Cons: "The following experience goes down in history as the worst ever because: we had a 3.5 year old child, and mom and dad seated directly in front of our row. The couple ignored the instructions to move seats forward during meals making it impossible to eat. They placed their luggage in the overhead compartment belonging to both rows, which wasn't a problem if they hadn't proceeded to open and close the compartment every 20 minutes. The 300 pd dad repeatedly stepped on my broken toe while reaching for his luggage, while rattling around and disturbing sleeping passengers. And, sadly the child repeatedly threw temper tantrums without any care or effort of intervention from the parents. In short, they terrorized the surrounding travellers. In contrast, my outbound flight, also had a family seated in the row directly in front. This family was the antithesis, considerate and respectful of their fellow passengers. Susan Laws"
Pros: "Everything about my flights on Virgin Atlantic was amazing. The plane was new and comfortable, the seats seemed to recline more than in other airplane I have been. The entertainment was good with a wide selection of movies and TV shows. The crew was incredibly nice and helpful and I had a really pleasant time talking with them. On the airport team side I can also say they were extremely helpful as I missed my flight and they promptly rebooked me on the next one 3h later, free of charge. I think the stress of missing a flight was completely deflected by the help of the Virgin Atlantic crew at the desk so thank you for that!"
Cons: "The only thing I would improve is the main dish in the meal. I loved all the small sides like the Boursin and crackers but I found the main meal a little bland l."
Cons: "The flight change the gate number immediately so I missed my flight"
Cons: "Why do I have to get a new boarding pass in London"
Pros: "The crew was professional & friendly"
Cons: "Food was terrible honestly, entertainment system didn't work on 1st flight."
Pros: "economy plus seats were nice, great movie selection, especially international movies"
Cons: "crew was not friendly, i had to ask for water many times, usually water person walk the aisle. food was terrible. other carriers food were better"
Pros: "The crew was amazing, flight on schedule and good entertainment."
Cons: "Space is just reasonable on a long flight, even if there's seats more spacious that you could choose if you pay more."
Pros: "Seats super comfy. Ended up with 3 seats to myself that formed a bed for the lap Uk to NZ. Very nice!"
Cons: "This return flight was much better than the flight going to Amsterdam. I believe the biggest factor was the type of aircraft. The old 747 just didn't meet expectations. The newer 777 on the way back was much more comfortable, with better amenities."
Pros: "The space at my feet with the chair in front was a bit akward."
Cons: "Not being seated next to small kids. Perhaps they should have a separate section? ;-)"
Pros: "Like the overall KLM experience"
Cons: "Food could have had better quality and the stewardess served it all at once versus in the various courses."
Cons: "We were changed from KLM to Airiltalia without any information sent so only because I tried to check in did I find out the flight on KLM was cancelled and we were changed to Airitalia. The Airitalia flight was very mediocre."
Pros: "Seat space a bit tight . I should have upgraded to more leg room . Next time!"
Pros: "Best airline in the business quick efficient and outstanding service What else can you say"
Pros: "Very organized"
Cons: "No issues, I found value for the amount I paid for my flight"
Cons: "Service for people not able to sleep on the long haul"
Cons: "Can’t charge devices. Have to pay for watching movies. Pay for suitcase!"
Pros: "Short flight, nothing to do with airline"
Cons: "Boarding was annoying and employees were rude. Had just gotten off of a connecting United flight and one of the employees barked at me that my carry on was too big and I had to close extra zipper even though I had no issues in the United flight I had just gotten off of......... I was starving and didn’t get a chance to grab food due to short layover time. We took a while to take off. We’re supposed to leave at 4:15 and left closer to 5pm. Then when we were on the air, flight attendants took a while to provide the snacks and water and they didn’t even get around to our row before they had to sit down for touch down. Smh. Terrible and thoughtless. Seats were uncomfortable and very little leg space. Entertainment only works if you’re able to download their app and of course no free WiFi because airlines want to force you to spend more money after you’ve spent a large amount to fly to your destination."
Pros: "Flight was on time. Everything went smooth for being in coach."
Cons: "One member of the crew was rude, advise if you dislike your job quit and find another!"
Pros: "The flight was delayed, but once I got on I had a great flight!"
Cons: "It would have been helpful if hanging a garment bag were available, which was the case on my return flights to DC on American Airlines."
Pros: "It was my first time flying United Airlines and I was satisfied with the service. I would definitely recommend this airline. Everyone was very courteous and available to answer questions."
Cons: "I've never flown with this company before this trip and there's a lot that I learned: 1) Expect cancelled or delayed flights 2) Do not expect any form of compensation for lost time (unless you are aggressive and demand it, but I'm not good at being mean) 3) Do not expect friendly costumer service 4) Flight >5 hours, only expect 1 drink 5) Do not expect your Gate listed on your ticket to be correct. Always check the airport TVs, since they don't announce gate changes at your terminal. 6) You will have plenty of miserable stories to share with your fellow miserable airplane companions. 7) Just don't do it. Save yourself travel stress and go with another airline. 8) I'm not kidding... I was stranded in an airport for 11.5 hours, and lost 1 full day of my vacation due to 2 cancellations."

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Recent one-way flight deals

Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best one-way flight deals from Cape Town to Los Angeles found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
2 stopsQatar Airways
47h 08mCPT-LAX
R10 437
3 stopsMultiple Airlines
52h 00mCPT-LAX
R11 855
1 stopQatar Airways
34h 40mCPT-LAX
R13 160
1 stopTurkish Airlines
32h 45mCPT-LAX
R13 179
1 stopDelta
28h 00mCPT-LAX
R13 198
2 stopsDelta
32h 48mCPT-LAX
R13 292
2 stopsMultiple Airlines
32h 40mCPT-LAX
R14 521
2 stopsLufthansa
36h 50mCPT-LAX
R18 397
1 stopUnited Airlines
39h 45mCPT-LAX
R19 834
1 stopLufthansa
28h 35mCPT-LAX
R20 420

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