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Cape Town to New York flight information

Flights arrive in New York
Flights depart from Cape Town
Flight price R12 014
Distance 12 583 km
Airlines Etihad Airways, Emirates, Ethiopian Air, United Airlines, Qatar Airways, Delta

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Low season:
February
Best time to beat the crowds
1%
expected price decrease
High season:
August
Most popular time to fly
1%
expected price increase
Average price:
R10 791
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
R10 722
or less (return)

When to Book Flights from Cape Town to New York

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for R10 722 or less.
The cheapest flight from Cape Town to New York was found, on average, 89 days before departure.
Book at least 6 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 18% 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 New York Flights

How long does a flight from Cape Town to New York take?
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 15h 55m.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Cape Town to New York?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Etihad Airways (R12 014), Emirates (R12 322) and Ethiopian Air (R12 791).
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Cape Town to New York?
For Cape Town to New York, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from New York back to Cape Town, the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Friday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from Cape Town to New York?
When flying out of Cape Town you will be using Cape Town Intl, often referred to as Cape Town Airport. You will be landing at one of these airports: New York LaGuardia, Newark or New York John F Kennedy Intl.
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Book cheap flights from Cape Town to New York (return)

Airports
Origin
Cape Town
R12 014
only
R12 014
Destination
New York
R15 476
only
R15 476
R12 014
only
R12 014
R12 322
only
R12 322
Thu, Apr 2
CPT
Cape Town Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
31h 25m
Thu, Apr 9
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
53h 25m
R12 014
Trip: 8 days
7,3GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,3 Good
Based on 6 475 reviews
Overall
7,4
Boarding
7,5
Comfort
7,3
Crew
7,7
Entertainment
7,4
Food
7,0
IAD
AUH
Okay 5,3

Pros: Crew was friendly and online entertainment system had a lot to offer. Online check-in does save time, it's a shorter queue & you just have to drop off your luggage.

Cons: Eithad charges for seat selection now! Not seats with extra legroom or any other perks. But any seat in Economy if you select it 24 hours before departure, anywhere from $25 to $45. Seat selection is free if flight departure is less than 24 hours away but available seats are all random.

AUH
YYZ
Okay 5,0

Cons: Train staff to be more responsive to customersn need

ORD
AUH
Excellent 10,0

Cons: Boarding was chaotic. In seat entertainment had great selection, but dated screens.

AUH
MEL
Good 7,0

Pros: It's ok for business class. Crew and boarding is Pro smooth.

Cons: Entertainment options are limited. Food could be better considering its business class.

SYD
AUH
Mediocre 2,0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Everything!

Thu, Apr 2
CPT
Cape Town Intl
EWR
Newark
25h 55m
Thu, Apr 9
EWR
Newark
CPT
Cape Town Intl
29h 40m
R12 322
Trip: 8 days
8,3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,3 Excellent
Based on 14 676 reviews
Overall
8,3
Boarding
8,3
Comfort
8,2
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
8,6
Food
8,1
BOM
DXB
Good 7,0

Pros: Crew was a little curt in giving instructions - open that window ma’am

Cons: I requested the meal a little later cause I was asleep... but she said not possible. I would e been ok with a cold meal a little later cause I wasn’t feeling well. Would’ve appreciated a little understanding.

FLL
DXB
Excellent 10,0

Pros: No complaints. Right from the airport staff to the crew in the plane all of them were amazing

Cons: Keep doing what you are doing.

HYD
DXB
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Seating was comfortable and crew was amazing.

Cons: Food food food. Things have gotten from average to worse in recent times. Specially Travelling from United States out to Dubai.

LAX
DXB
Excellent 9,6

Pros: Very personable and always a smile.

Cons: Best business I have the pleasure of enjoying.

BEY
DXB
Okay 4,0

Pros: Crew is good, attentive, embodies the middle eastern hospitality culture.

Cons: Connecting through Dubai was terrible, 1 hour delay before flight take-off was awful, food was less quality than previous flights, flight attendants congregated in front of my seat by the galley, parked all sorts of things there, could not sit comfortable the entire flight.

Mon, Nov 18
CPT
Cape Town Intl
EWR
Newark
35h 45m
Tue, Dec 3
EWR
Newark
CPT
Cape Town Intl
33h 25m
R12 791
Trip: 16 days
7,0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,0 Good
Based on 2 194 reviews
Boarding
7,0
Comfort
7,2
Crew
7,6
Entertainment
6,7
Food
6,6
ADD
JIB
Good 7,6

Cons: Flight departure change 10 min earlier was not emailed. Total confusion and communication problems for boarding. In addition the shuttle bus was sent to the wrong airplane and had to return 3 times.

MQX
ADD
Okay 4,3

Pros: The crew was Excellent

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

LFW
EWR
Good 7,6

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

DEL
ADD
Mediocre 2,0

Cons: The flight was delayed for hours in Delhi with no notice, making us spent the night at the airport. The flight was supposed to get to Abidjan around noon, but because of the delay, we missed the connection and the next available flight was the next day which would mean I missed my next flight and a work conference. In Delhi, the Ethiopian Airlines people assured me that it could be worked out in Addis, and that they could change my final destination to get me where I needed to go. However, in Addis, the employees were rude and did not even read the email that the Delhi people sent them. They would not do anything except send me to Abidjan the following day, which was useless since I already had to be in the US by then. The level of service is incredibly poor and disorganized, with many people having to wait for hours to even talk to someone and no information about what needs to be done. In the end, i had to purchase a new ticket to get to my destination. Had I known this was the case in Delhi, and that i would have to purchase a new ticket, I would have done so in Delhi rather than waiting all night and going to Addis. I fly very often and this is both the worse experience and service I’ve ever experienced on a flight, and they weren’t even able to get me to my destination.

EZE
GRU
Mediocre 2,0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Everything starting from the check in to on board restrooms

Mon, Jan 27
CPT
Cape Town Intl
EWR
Newark
15h 55m
Sun, Feb 9
EWR
Newark
CPT
Cape Town Intl
25h 40m
R13 041
Trip: 14 days
7,1GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,1 Good
Based on 66 037 reviews
Overall
7,3
Boarding
7,4
Comfort
7,0
Crew
7,7
Entertainment
6,6
Food
6,5
XNA
SFO
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Super sweet and helpful crew, comfortable seats, fast boarding.

Cons: My overhead light was broken. I didn’t need to use it so it was no problem at all, but that’s the only thing I could think of

EWR
CMH
Mediocre 2,4

Pros: They lost my luggage.

LAS
DEN
Excellent 10,0

Pros: On time departure and early arrival

Cons: Boarding process

IAH
LHR
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Everything

Cons: Nothing

BOS
SFO
Okay 5,6

Cons: They made us wait for a group of passengers who caused a 50-minute delay.

Fri, Dec 6
CPT
Cape Town Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
26h 35m
Sat, Dec 14
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
24h 20m
R14 449
Trip: 9 days
8,3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,3 Excellent
Based on 10 257 reviews
Overall
8,3
Boarding
8,3
Comfort
8,2
Crew
8,6
Entertainment
8,3
Food
8,0
DOH
JNB
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Food and leg room

Cons: All was fine

DOH
FCO
Okay 5,3

Pros: The crew were good

Cons: Food- eggs were terrible. The touch screens for the movies didn't work properly on either of our seats. Flight took off late, spent a long time taxi'ing. Sound for announcements was very bad

ATH
DOH
Excellent 8,0

Pros: crew was so kind and lovely with our daughter

Cons: food was fairly rough from Doha and the wine options in economy on all flights were terrible

JFK
DOH
Excellent 9,6

Cons: Better vegetarian food

JFK
DOH
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Excellent food choices, multiple meals, very fast boarding process, comfortable seats that recline much more than US domestic flights

Cons: My movie was a bit dicey, but thankfully I wanted to sleep anyway

Fri, Apr 24
CPT
Cape Town Intl
LGA
New York LaGuardia
28h 09m
Sat, May 2
LGA
New York LaGuardia
CPT
Cape Town Intl
27h 25m
R16 429
Trip: 9 days
7,9GoodShow reviews
Overall 7,9 Good
Based on 26 945 reviews
Overall
8,1
Boarding
8,1
Comfort
7,8
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
7,8
Food
7,5
SEA
CDG
Excellent 10,0

Cons: They need to make more leg room in ALL planes

SEA
ORD
Okay 5,6

Pros: Nice crew

Cons: No leg room for 6’6” person.

LAS
SAN
Okay 5,5

Cons: Flight was late for one hour

MEX
LAX
Mediocre 3,6

Cons: Delaying a flight by 2 hours for crew issues is ridiculous and even more do not alerting me to the change before I was at the airport. Terrible

CHS
LGA
Excellent 9,5

Cons: Traveled Comfort Plus. Looking really crowded in the main cabin.

Wed, Apr 29
CPT
Cape Town Intl
EWR
Newark
38h 15m
Mon, May 4
EWR
Newark
CPT
Cape Town Intl
29h 40m
R12 513
Trip: 6 days
8,3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,3 Excellent
Based on 14 676 reviews
Overall
8,3
Boarding
8,3
Comfort
8,2
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
8,6
Food
8,1
MNL
DXB
Excellent 9,3

Pros: I love Emirates airlines and I only registered once for diabedics food I always get it ,the service always consistent but could be better ,aiming for excellence

Cons: I think staff could do better ,I think Emirates should aim for excellence I think they still need more efforts to reach excellence ,for me Emirates is number one airline world wide

DXB
SGN
Excellent 9,6

Pros: Yes

Cons: Seating

AMM
DXB
Excellent 10,0

Cons: Style and comfort

IAD
DXB
Excellent 9,3

Pros: The seats were spacious and comfortable. Ample room for the long flight.

Cons: Desert option: warm cookies

JNB
DXB
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Crew, interior, seats

Cons: Food was average. Service could be better. For example, my wife and I never got our food at the same time or close enough. We had to ask for food or drinks. They should regularly ask if we need something. Empty water bottles (up to 3) were sitting on my table for hours till we landed.

Sun, Feb 16
CPT
Cape Town Intl
EWR
Newark
25h 30m
Sun, Feb 23
EWR
Newark
CPT
Cape Town Intl
28h 50m
R12 850
Trip: 8 days
8,3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,3 Excellent
Based on 14 676 reviews
Overall
8,3
Boarding
8,3
Comfort
8,2
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
8,6
Food
8,1
EWR
DXB
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Brought me to liberty. The Kingdom of Thailand. Great Airline. Reasonable Price. Excellent treatment at Dubai international airport. TSA was also good at Liberty International Airport.

Cons: Long boarding lines at Liberty International Airport.

BOM
DXB
Good 7,0

Pros: Crew was a little curt in giving instructions - open that window ma’am

Cons: I requested the meal a little later cause I was asleep... but she said not possible. I would e been ok with a cold meal a little later cause I wasn’t feeling well. Would’ve appreciated a little understanding.

BCN
DXB
Okay 4,0

Pros: The Seat is good.

Cons: The check in counter welcoming should be better in Barcelona

ATH
EWR
Okay 5,6

Cons: The luggage was mishandled when we got to EWR. Landed 9:15, got my luggage at 10:45

DXB
BOS
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Crew, food and entertainment.

Cons: Everything went well.

Thu, Nov 28
CPT
Cape Town Intl
LGA
New York LaGuardia
34h 35m
Sat, Dec 7
LGA
New York LaGuardia
CPT
Cape Town Intl
38h 51m
R15 476
Trip: 10 days
8,3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,3 Excellent
Based on 10 250 reviews
Overall
8,3
Boarding
8,3
Comfort
8,2
Crew
8,6
Entertainment
8,3
Food
8,0
DOH
ATL
Good 7,0

Pros: Crew was awesome

Cons: Food quality need to improved

PHL
DOH
Excellent 9,3

Pros: The crew was very friendly, kind, and helpful.

Cons: I couldn’t find any music that I liked - classical, soft rock, etc

DOH
BUD
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Clean, modern planes, on time, good service amd team.

Cons: If they bump me up to First or Business class.... :p

YUL
DOH
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Flight

Cons: Wheelchair was booked for me for both flight but i could not get that service. No one available for wheelchair. Very bad service.

DOH
YUL
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Qatar is the BEST First Class airline in the world.

Cons: Everything was amazing!

Thu, Dec 5
CPT
Cape Town Intl
EWR
Newark
25h 30m
Thu, Jan 23
EWR
Newark
CPT
Cape Town Intl
28h 50m
R13 554
Trip: 50 days
8,3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,3 Excellent
Based on 14 676 reviews
Overall
8,3
Boarding
8,3
Comfort
8,2
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
8,6
Food
8,1
DXB
SFO
Mediocre 2,6

Pros: Nothing to say

Cons: See the comments for — the flight from Kochi to Dubai In reality — much worst

HYD
DXB
Excellent 8,0

Pros: Seating was comfortable and crew was amazing.

Cons: Food food food. Things have gotten from average to worse in recent times. Specially Travelling from United States out to Dubai.

DXB
ADD
Good 7,6

Cons: The food

JNB
DXB
Excellent 8,0

Pros: generally good overall for a 14 hour long flight

Cons: legroom could always be better for me......but this was similar to most other airlines

BEY
DXB
Okay 4,0

Pros: Crew is good, attentive, embodies the middle eastern hospitality culture.

Cons: Connecting through Dubai was terrible, 1 hour delay before flight take-off was awful, food was less quality than previous flights, flight attendants congregated in front of my seat by the galley, parked all sorts of things there, could not sit comfortable the entire flight.

Thu, Dec 5
CPT
Cape Town Intl
LGA
New York LaGuardia
38h 17m
Thu, Jan 23
LGA
New York LaGuardia
CPT
Cape Town Intl
35h 51m
R15 945
Trip: 50 days
8,3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,3 Excellent
Based on 10 250 reviews
Overall
8,3
Boarding
8,3
Comfort
8,2
Crew
8,6
Entertainment
8,3
Food
8,0
DOH
PHL
Excellent 8,0

Cons: Under 2 babies did not get enough milk They should have baby food items cereals, crackers or baby foods options

DOH
IAH
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Service & information

Cons: I didn’t get a hotel despite having more than 12 hours transit. I was told I don’t qualify for hotel stay but didn’t get the reason why

JFK
DOH
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Excellent food choices, multiple meals, very fast boarding process, comfortable seats that recline much more than US domestic flights

Cons: My movie was a bit dicey, but thankfully I wanted to sleep anyway

ZNZ
DOH
Excellent 10,0

Cons: Awesome experience on Qatar Airways... will definitely fly with them again!!!

JNB
DOH
Excellent 9,3

Pros: The crew was very attentive and professional

Cons: Food wasn't great

Fri, Dec 6
CPT
Cape Town Intl
EWR
Newark
38h 55m
Sat, Dec 14
EWR
Newark
CPT
Cape Town Intl
33h 50m
R20 933
Trip: 9 days
8,3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8,3 Excellent
Based on 14 676 reviews
Overall
8,3
Boarding
8,3
Comfort
8,2
Crew
8,5
Entertainment
8,6
Food
8,1
DXB
BKK
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Excellent crew. Got on just in time. Last one on the flight but they were very understanding. Loved the airbus A380.

Cons: It was great but food could have been better. Process to get onto the flight at DXB was much longer and complicated than it needed to be. Huge airport and big distance between connecting flights.

ATH
EWR
Excellent 10,0

Cons: Everything was great food and the plane great people

BCN
DXB
Okay 4,0

Pros: The Seat is good.

Cons: The check in counter welcoming should be better in Barcelona

HYD
DXB
Excellent 8,6

Pros: comfortable seating...

Cons: Nice experience ...

DXB
SEA
Excellent 10,0

Pros: Crew was great! For economy class, seat was comfortable.

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