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Find cheap flights from Cape Town to Riyadh from R7 797

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Flights from Cape Town to Riyadh - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights from Cape Town to Riyadh to help you find the cheapest flights, the best time to fly and much more.

What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Cape Town to Riyadh?

The average price of all flights from Cape Town to Riyadh clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
When flying from Cape Town to Riyadh, you should consider leaving on a Monday and avoid Fridays if you are looking for the best rates. For your return to Cape Town, you’ll find the best rates on Wednesdays and the most expensive ones on Tuesdays.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Cape Town to Riyadh?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Cape Town to Riyadh, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the median of all values for each month.
The cheapest month for flights from Cape Town to Riyadh is May, where tickets cost R15 977 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are March and June, where the average cost of tickets is R18 333 and R18 314 respectively.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Cape Town to Riyadh?

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from Cape Town to Riyadh, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the average of all the values for each month.
To get a below average price on the flight from Cape Town to Riyadh, you should book around 5 days before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 36 days before departure.

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Low season

March

High season

December

Cheapest flight

R7 797
Best time to beat the crowds but there is an average 3% increase in price.
Most popular time to fly (1% more expensive on average)
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When to book flights from Cape Town to Riyadh

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from Cape Town to Riyadh based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
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FAQs for booking flights from Cape Town to Riyadh

  • What is the cheapest flight from Cape Town to Riyadh?

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Cape Town to Riyadh was R407 for a one-way ticket.

  • Which airports will I be using when flying from Cape Town to Riyadh?

    When flying out of Cape Town you will be using Cape Town Intl. You will be landing at Riyadh, also known as Riyadh King Khaled Intl.

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

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

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from Cape Town to Riyadh?

    Star Alliance is the only airline alliance operating flights between Cape Town and Riyadh.

  • Which is the best airline for flights from Cape Town to Riyadh, Ethiopian Air or Turkish Airlines?

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from Cape Town to Riyadh are Ethiopian Air and Turkish Airlines. With an average price for the route of R17 700 and an overall rating of 7,3, Ethiopian Air is the most popular choice. Turkish Airlines is also a great choice for the route, with an average price of R14 860 and an overall rating of 7,4.

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

    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 Riyadh.

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

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Riyadh 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 Riyadh?

    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 Riyadh 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 Riyadh?

    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 Riyadh from Cape Town up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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Top 4 airlines serving from Cape Town to Riyadh

 
See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying from Cape Town to Riyadh. 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. Learn how KAYAK collects reviews.
Need help choosing which airline to fly with from Cape Town to Riyadh? 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 verified KAYAK customer reviews.
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EmiratesOverall score based on 4082 reviews
7,9food
8,3crew
8,2boarding
8,1comfort
8,3entertainment
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Not that good The crew in the plane were rim professional & almost lost in their work distribution

6,0 GoodTamer, Apr 2024DXB - CAI
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Not that good The crew in the plane were rim professional & almost lost in their work distribution

The individual attention the crew gives to passengers is commendable and I find them positively helpful.

The plane and services in Emirates flight from Los Angeles to Dubai were very good . But plane and services in flight from Dubai to Delhi were very poor/uncomfortable. Staff at Dubai and crew in Dubai plane was very very disappointing|shabby. Wheel chair was given only for a very small part of layover at Dubai and we faced great inconvenience. In short , our experience Dubai onwards(fly Dubai) was very bad and uncomfortable.

For such a long flight I feel the spacing of seats could’ve been better to make it more comfortable for passengers. Very little space to move & stretch legs.

The flight was delayed in Jhb and I could have had some help in Dubai trying to get to my connecting flight to London

The non-veg food was horrible,esp chicken. Flight got 2 hrs delayed in Dallas,Texas.I missed my connection flight&waited 8 hrs.I got really sick& hospitalized soon after I landed.I traveled with someone who have sciatica nerve problem.Wanted to lay down in the empty reserved seats in while the flight was in air,the crew chased us out of the empty seats. Until the flight landed those seats was useless for anyone.

Pros: "crew responding to the request, supportive"
Cons: "food was just ok, not excellent. movie selection was not really top notch, just so-so..."
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: "Excellent crew, who make each person important."
Cons: "Being in economy nothing the crew could do would make it better, however as I have said before Emirates miles rewards should be continue not be lost after a certain time."
Cons: "I did not receive the flight confirmation even after payment it was kayak mistake and i will never book from your site again"

They made us deliberate waste time by holding our passports and boarding passes making us miss the flight

I found it weird that the quality of the flight different from Australia to Doha than the Doha to Berlin leg. The quality of the toiletries pack (was in a box from Australia) and then a proper bag from Doha. The biggest variation was the inflight entertainment, which had a significantly shorter amount of content compared to the Doha flight. My QSuite seat was also broken and did not recline all the way flat. Wasn’t the best and I wouldn’t be happy if I’d paid cash for the flight.

To many ads. 3 or 4 between each movie. All repetitive, all related to Doha which I was just passing thru.

No separate queue for business class/platinum passengers. I had to stay in the long queue to board. I requested breakfast before landing, but the crew didn't offer, except a coffee with milk. No tea with milk was available. Had asked for cookies, but didn't receive them. The crew in the business class was not good in terms of service..

Crews are very rude and unhelpful. Cramped seats in economy. Foods are useless

After going through security and waiting for the flight at the gate, there was no access to bathrooms and no place to charge a phone while waiting for the flight. But once I was on the plane, everything was very good.

The qatar airways flights were great, the code share with Indigo could have been a lot better. There is no option for web check in, there is not information on the tickets for the INDIGO PNR this caused a problem with security letting us into the airport. The indigo staff did not even want us to line up before they opened the counters. There is not option on the indigo flgith to request special meals.

some sections of airport are too cramped. The screening of luggage was twice and a huge hassle. They kept saying my boarding the for my next flight was in 10 minutes but were dragging the screening too long. having a 2 hour connecting time with this much delays in screenings is not good. They could see I was traveling with special needs kid yet I was" randomly chosen" to be personally screened again.

Ambience of the aircraft was great. Spacious seats with sufficient leg room in economy class. The layover could have been shorter.

Qatar screwed up by delaying our onward journey for refueling, which resulted in missing our connecting flight to India. the airport qater staff at Doha, herded us like cattle in a very incohesive and uncoordinated way. We were then given 2 options: either catch our original flight the Next day ( After 24.hrs) or catch 2 flights instead , to goto our destination in India. All this, for paying a premium for Qatar.

Loved the check-in experience. Very friendly staff and not crowded. I did wind up with a middle-middle seat, which was quite uncomfortable. Always appreciate the very professional staff on TAL.

It was a nightmare. I booked business class ticket from Ediburgh to Beirut via Istanbul to attend a funeral. I had a wonderful experience flying to Istanbul from Edinburgh. Then I could not get a boarding pass issued to Beirut. It seems that although they booked me and I had a reservation number, I had no seat allocated and the flight was full. I was asked to go from one desk to another and made to wait for 2 hours. I missed my flight as I did not have a seat assigned and it was full. The only option was to put me on the next flight, 6 hours later, for a fee of over $400. They said that was the best they can do to 'help me' and to 'take it or leave it'. Well, I was not about to be bullied; I stood my ground. I booked and paid premium for the journey, which was confirmed. The eventually accepted to not charge me extra and i waited a total of over 8 hours in the airport with no compensation. On top of my grief with the risk of missing the funeral service, I had to put up with their indifference and condescending attitude. They spoke about me in Turkish thinking I would not understand (I hold a British passport) in front of me. When they eventually handed my passport and boarding pass back to me, I showed them I was born in Istanbul and that I understood everything and said a condescending 'thank you' back to them in Turkish. You should have seen their faces. I said that consumers have rights and it is a shame that Turkish Airlines does not have good customer service to at least acknowledge and apologize for errors committed by the airline. Blaming the me, the client, for such an error and placing unreasonable ultimatums, rudeness and dismissiveness to be rid of me, particularly when I was vulnerable and visibly grieving was really shocking... The airline taints the city of Istanbul and the people of Türkiye. Such a shame.

Was not able to check in online, so had to stand in line for 90 minutes to get a boarding pass, and I had no luggage to check. Why not let people check in in advance on line? Or at a kiosk at the airport?

Turkish airline always good Only Turkish representatives at the gave need to be more helpfull to any staff who traveling on Turkish airline . One situation happened Ist to jfk on Feb 29 TK3 had seats I asked them to transfer me to tk3 because Feb 29 tk1 was oversold and they advise me that I might not make it for tk1 I asked them to transfer me to tk3 and they say no they can’t do it I been telling them you know that I don’t have a chance for tk 1 why would you let plane go with some empty seats on tk3 if you can transfer me to tk3 and have less staff on tk1 and still told me no I waited for tk1 9 hours and only last minute I got seat on tk1 It was not easy situation but I am glad I made it home Thank you Turkish Airline One more suggestion for Turkish Airline you need to make a FIRST CLASS cabin it would be so cool 🆒 Good luck all the best See you more

I am writing to express my extreme dissatisfaction with the recent flight experience I had with your airline. This has been one of the worst travel experiences I have ever encountered, and I feel compelled to bring it to your attention. Firstly, I missed my flight due to what I perceive to be a lack of clear communication and coordination on the part of your staff. There was no remorse or apology from the airline's representatives, which further exacerbated the situation. As a result of missing my flight, I was subjected to a 24-hour delay at the airport, where I had to spend a significant amount of money to rent a hotel room and cover other incidental expenses. Additionally, since my baggage was already checked in from Tanzania to Turkey, I had to purchase essential items for the 24-hour period. What truly dismayed me, however, was the discourteous and unprofessional attitude of your staff. Their lack of empathy and understanding only added to the stress and inconvenience of the situation. I have been traveling abroad for over 20 years, and I can confidently say that this experience has been the worst I have ever encountered. As a result, I am compelled to reconsider ever using your airline again for future travel. I strongly urge you to address the issues I have raised and take immediate steps to rectify the situation. Additionally, I expect a formal apology and a refund for the expenses I incurred due to the airline's negligence.

Process for on line checking needs a lot of improvement. Very frustrating.

They use a smaller international plane and quarters are tighter, space smaller, and the flight is still 12 hours, then fight attendants are ruff, food is bad, cherry juice spilled by flight attendant and she comes back to ask why have we not changed yet could it be we didn’t have any clothes to change into and seat is all wet and we had to sit there for 12 hours

Better attitude training for staff at airport, better training for flight attendants, better food, don’t put us with all the crying babies that cried nonstop for 12 plus hours.

I canceled this flight after turkish airlines did not provide any consideration for a death in the family while in Singapore

A very good airlines; we were pleasantly surprised by the attentive professional and service! Great job.

The flight was one hour late. The food is mediocre and the screen was broken

It is just ok, the sits are very uncomfortable, the temperature too low and there weren’t blankets. The food is mediocre and there are no screens to watch movies.

Seat in front of my wife was broken so it reclined further than normal and without having to push the recline button so my wife had absolutely no room the entire 17 hour flight. My seat was broken and wouldn't recline at all. Also.. my tray table was sticky and dirty right away before I even used it. Also...the floor in the back of the plane from our row of seats on back was totally soaked and both times we landed water came rushing out of the food/servant area like a flood onto the same already wet carpet. It got everything wet that was placed around our feet...including our shoes and socks.

Flight was smooth but unnecessary long because we had to refuel at FCO Rome. Air hostesses service and response to call light could be better. Both planes were old with broken seat arms and toilets. Why Africans had to be given the farthest Gates is what baffles me and why we have to pay for Aisle seats I found really strange. Is there ever an end to ripping people off even after paying over $2300 for one seat.

Luggage delayed for one day. I called customer service, and they had no info and no empathy. Boarding was very disorganized and chaotic. We went nearly 7 hours with no food or snacks on the flight. This is not an airline that has respect for its passengers.

The entertainment (movies) blockbuster and classics never change. I am a frequent Ethiopian flyer and this should be addressed. Not much changed from my summer flight and my December flight. It is annoying - surely you can update the selections more often. Same with food options. It becomes extremely boring to be offered the same exact meals from Washington to Addis to Maputo every trip, each time. AS

Entertainment was very poor. Couldn’t watch anything. Ear pieces were the wrong type .

Food was horrible. Our flight was not comfortable due to turbulence, seats was not comfortable, Very tight barely can not move anywhere.

The check in staff was amazing. Best customer service! The plane was old! My entertainment on the first flight didn't work at all, in my seat or in the seat next to me. The bathroom doors were old and troublesome. One of the bathrooms, the whole sink panel was broken. Everything felt old and falling apart. The airline stewardesses were amazing and quite hospitable. When there were delays, they kept us well informed. Transit was GREAT! I wasn't sure how I would make it to my next flight in 1 1/2 hours but the security lines were short and efficient. The C gates in Addis Ababa were CROWDED! That whole space downstairs was too crowded and challenging to manuever. I usually fly Ethiopian within Africa and was interested to see how the experience would be intercontinental. Overall, I would choose it again if it was cheaper than Delta/Air France or Lufthansa/KLM. I wouldn't make it a first choice if the prices were the same because the planes are so old! The food and entertainment also weren't as good. Good selection of movies but as I mentioned, on the first flight they didn't work at all (I slept so it was okay) and the 2nd flight it was glitchy. All in all, I didn't hate it but it would be a first choice only if it's cheaper.

The wifi service was really poor I try to use it the service was extremely poor if that could be improved that will go a long way

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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 Riyadh found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
29/4Mon
2 stops
18h 20mCPT-RUH
R7 797
20/5Mon
3 stops
30h 15mCPT-RUH
R8 276
22/5Wed
2 stops
17h 40mCPT-RUH
R8 372
20/5Mon
2 stops
17h 40mCPT-RUH
R8 467
22/5Wed
3 stops
30h 15mCPT-RUH
R8 525
20/5Mon
1 stopTurkish Airlines
30h 35mCPT-RUH
R9 100
21/5Tue
1 stopEthiopian Air
16h 30mCPT-RUH
R9 234
21/5Tue
1 stopEthiopian Air
18h 00mCPT-RUH
R9 291
22/5Wed
1 stopTurkish Airlines
35h 50mCPT-RUH
R9 540
29/4Mon
1 stopLufthansa
25h 10mCPT-RUH
R28 946

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