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Find cheap flights from Cape Town to San Francisco from R12 909

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight from Cape Town to San Francisco departing on 3/9. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap flight deals from Cape Town to San Francisco (CPT-SFO)

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from Cape Town to San Francisco 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.
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21:30 - 0:12CPT-SFO
35h 42m1 stop
21:20 - 17:50SFO-CPT
35h 30m1 stop
R16 756Delta
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Tue, Jun 4 - Sun, Aug 11
23:15 - 21:05CPT-SFO
30h 50m2 stops
21:20 - 17:50SFO-CPT
35h 30m1 stop
R18 679Delta
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Tue, Jun 4 - Sun, Aug 11
23:15 - 21:05CPT-SFO
30h 50m2 stops
22:55 - 21:25SFO-CPT
37h 30m2 stops
R20 792Delta
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Tue, Jun 4 - Sun, Aug 11
14:30 - 12:23CPT-SFO
30h 53m3 stops
21:00 - 21:40SFO-CPT
39h 40m2 stops
R22 030Kenya Airways
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Tue, Jun 4 - Sun, Aug 11
14:30 - 19:27CPT-SFO
37h 57m3 stops
22:45 - 13:40SFO-CPT
53h 55m3 stops
R22 582
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Tue, Jun 4 - Sun, Aug 11
14:30 - 12:25CPT-SFO
30h 55m3 stops
6:00 - 12:45SFO-CPT
45h 45m2 stops
R74 505
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Sun, Jul 28 - Thu, Aug 15
14:30 - 12:25CPT-SFO
30h 55m3 stops
21:00 - 13:40SFO-CPT
55h 40m3 stops
R77 400Kenya Airways
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Sun, Jul 28 - Thu, Aug 15
13:05 - 16:05CPT-SFO
36h 00m2 stops
14:20 - 15:10SFO-CPT
39h 50m2 stops
R84 026SWISS
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Sun, Jul 28 - Thu, Aug 15
20:00 - 15:31CPT-SFO
28h 31m2 stops
0:45 - 15:20SFO-CPT
29h 35m2 stops
R103 733United Airlines
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Sun, Jul 28 - Wed, Aug 14
19:50 - 21:29CPT-SFO
34h 39m2 stops
13:55 - 10:00SFO-CPT
35h 05m1 stop
R104 380United Airlines
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Sat, May 18 - Wed, May 29

Flights from Cape Town to San Francisco - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights from Cape Town to San Francisco 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 San Francisco?

The average price of all flights from Cape Town to San Francisco clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
If your flying dates are flexible, you should consider flying to San Francisco on a Monday, as we generally find the cheapest rates on that day for this route. On the other hand, Thursday is the most expensive day to fly from Cape Town to San Francisco. For your return ticket, we recommend flying on a Monday and avoiding Thursdays for the best deals.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Cape Town to San Francisco?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Cape Town to San Francisco, 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 San Francisco is November, where tickets cost R17 117 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are June and August, where the average cost of tickets is R26 105 and R25 990 respectively.

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

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from Cape Town to San Francisco, 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 San Francisco, you should book around 2 days before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 73 days before departure.

Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Cape Town to San Francisco?

The cheapest price for the route for each airline clicked by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours.
In the last 72 hours, the cheapest one-way ticket from Cape Town to San Francisco found on KAYAK was with Turkish Airlines for R12 909. Delta proposed a return connection from R16 756 and Kenya Airways from R22 030.

Good to know

Low season

February

High season

August

Cheapest flight

R12 909
Best time to beat the crowds (13% less expensive on average)
Most popular time to fly (24% more expensive on average)
Flight from Cape Town to San Francisco

When to book flights from Cape Town to San Francisco

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from Cape Town to San Francisco 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.

FAQs for booking flights from Cape Town to San Francisco

  • What is the cheapest flight from Cape Town to San Francisco?

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Cape Town to San Francisco was R678 for a one-way ticket and R880 for a return.

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

    When flying out of Cape Town you will be using Cape Town Intl. You will be landing at San Francisco, also known as San Francisco.

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

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

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from Cape Town to San Francisco?

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

  • Which is the best airline for flights from Cape Town to San Francisco, United Airlines or Emirates?

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from Cape Town to San Francisco are United Airlines and Emirates. With an average price for the route of R22 760 and an overall rating of 7,4, United Airlines is the most popular choice. Emirates is also a great choice for the route, with an average price of R26 819 and an overall rating of 8,1.

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

    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 San Francisco.

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

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

    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 San Francisco 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 San Francisco?

    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 San Francisco 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 5 airlines serving from Cape Town to San Francisco

 
See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying from Cape Town to San Francisco. 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 San Francisco? 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.
8,1
EmiratesOverall score based on 4073 reviews
8,2boarding
8,1comfort
7,9food
8,3entertainment
8,3crew
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The customers before boarding the plane from Dubai was HORRENDOUS. The entire Emirates staff had a stick up their bum. The guy at the check in booth was rude. I don’t understand.

8,0 ExcellentAnonymous, Apr 2024DXB - JFK
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The customers before boarding the plane from Dubai was HORRENDOUS. The entire Emirates staff had a stick up their bum. The guy at the check in booth was rude. I don’t understand.

Food is really bad, not to the Emirates standards. Coming out of Houston airport is very confusing,

Service needs to improve. Air hostess do not register flyers request and we need to keep on repeating our request to them on multiple occasions

The flight was great. We had to purchase extra long seats for the long flight. But overall it was great.

The experience was not as pleasant returning as leaving. Went through clearance twice, crew was not as customer focused.

WORST AIRLINE EVER—FOOD WAS MEDIOCRE AND WIDEBODY 777 BOEING WAS VERY UNCOMFORTABLE! IT WAS NOT WORTH THE MONEY THAT I PAID.

Amazing service and food. However I didn’t get chance to choose my own seat which bothered me a little.

More space all around is practically essential on long international fights, and Emirates definitely delivers. But food selection and taste was only average. Otherwise, the flight was smooth and the cabin crew service was fine.

Food was not eadable. Testless and not apealing. order for indian vegitarian, recived spice less. combination of main course and side iteams are far away from traditonal food, serve less iteams. , but eadoble. Thanks

I bought Business class ticket but they treated me like economic class. No lounge allowed at check inn I have to take stuff out while other passengers have more than 25 lb in bag. Because I bought tickets from other than airlines . It’s discriminations from airlines to passengers.

We left one hour late because of technical difficulties. The economy comfort seats are great for the price. The crew was mediocre, they do not provide a pleasant experience, they just deliver food and drinks and give orders, not very amicable, no service and hospitality focus.

Seats are fair enough for medium tall people. Good food all the trip. Fight attendances are warm

One of the vstewardeses wanted to bump me of the plane for absolutely nothing. There is CCTV in the plane ans everything can be verified. Very disappointing , you all will see, o other 5 years and the passangers who does not smile to flight attendent will be bumped off...

The worst airline. Cancelled flight 30 min before boarding and rebooked on flight after 3 days.

It was nice to be on a legacy airline, people try at least.

Mostly fine. Minor delays departing and arriving. Quite a cramped plane, not so much as regards legroom but very narrow seats. Quiet nice food. Non-working USB charger. Flight attendants were helpful but not particularly proactive — one had to work to get their attention (but all was fine once they notice you), very Dutch style:)

I travel frequently. The flight was late again... KLM should really try and be on time

The food quality is poor. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. The entertainment program was limited. I experienced a delay of 30 minutes due to two issues. Passenger luggage had to be removed and there was a technical issue with the stairs not detaching from the aircraft. The pilot managed to compensate and we arrived only 15 minutes later. The luggage at Dubai airport was very slow. I waited over an hour.

The boarding was one of the worst I’ve ever experienced. The fault lays on Ohare Airport and not so much the airline. The waiting area by the gate was the size to accommodate a regional flight for 20-30 people and right next to a busy walkway. When you cramped nearly 300 passengers into that space is was unbearable.

All and all pretty good. It’s crowded but that is what flying is all about. But no complaints otherwise.

More facilities to transport to the gates......felt too much walking distance

Just happy I flew Qatar Airways awesome no wonder they are #1 in the world right now! The food was just delicious, very courteous, professional crew.

It was good no problems made it on time for the next flight overseas!

It was a really long flight from Doha to Philadelphia and it was overall a good one. The one area that I would comment on is that there is a lot of single-use plastic and disposables in the meal service for American Airlines. It would be great to see more circular options in the meal service to reduce the amount of waste.

Suddenly Flight has been change by Qatar and there’s no information is there of us from Bom to Doha and counter person is behaving like Qatar owner next I will not buy Qatar and I will not suggest anyone to fly in Qatar

The crew was fantastic and the over flight was perfect as well.

They shld provide food. Between food they are giving 10 hours gap which is toooo much

The crew was great and the food and liquor offerings were good. Seats were a bit cramped. Flight arrived early at destination. That's a plus.

All over with Qatar airlines my experience was really bad due to delays and then putting me on different airlines and after 8 hours of wait I had to listen to their is no plane to fly for another 24 hours. Wore experience ever.

I had already opted for Vegan food before 2 months yet they say we have no record for it,

My ticket was for Premium Economy and all the seats were taken, I was placed in Economy class and I’m looking for a refund.

Unfortunately delayed 2 hrs due to faulty tyre.. which had to be changed, but better safe than sorry.

The delay was an issue. Other than that. Every thing good

Staff didn’t check cabin well for landing seemed more interested in chatting to each other. Food was poor and differed from pre order.

Very good. Glad we had Premium for the flight out.

We flew Upper Class from London to The Turks and Caicos. Check in was amazing. Our ldriver too us directly to a special entrance to terminal 3. It took 10 minutes to check in and clear customs. Amazing! The VA lounge is large and comfortable. Boarding the flight was easy and without a wait. The crew was excellent. But the seats were awful, strange and uncomfortable. Having a comfortable flat bed seat is the reason we pays 1000s extra. The VA 787 uses a reverse herringbone configuration. Look it up. You have your back to the window and are facing the aisle with no privacy. Turning the seat into a bed requires assistance from the crew so not very spontaneous. . The food was ok. A bit tasteless and meager portions. Had to pay for WiFi. I believe VA has other configuration on their dream airbus flights. Lots of stuff about all this on YouTube where you can see what I have been describing. I can not recommend taking VA on a long flight with these seats.

From the start everything was perfectly fine. First meal was fantastic. Breakfast needs a lot of work and food was overcooked and not very nice for breakfast. Staff were fantastic friendly nice they came round and check we need anything else to eat or drink

From the start everything was perfectly fine. First meal was fantastic. Breakfast needs a lot of work and food was overcooked and not very nice for breakfast. Staff for a fantastic friendly nice we came round and check we need anything else to eat or drink

From the start everything was perfectly fine. First meeting was fantastic. Breakfast needs a lot of work and food was overcooked and not very nice for breakfast.

We originally had a window seat. Our seats were changed to the center isle between 2 bathrooms. This was a red eye flight and we were traveling with an infant. Due to the light from the bathroom doors opening and closing throughout the night our infant would not sleep and cried the whole night which kept us awake and everyone around us. It was a very unpleasant experience for everyone trying to sleep.

delay several times and wait extra long to board. no entertainment service because there are problem for some rows. always encounter some delays for the last flight of the day.

Meals were adequate but could be better. Lots of movies, podcasts, tv shows. We really enjoyed using our personal headsets highly recommended. 15 hrs flight great to travel at night.

This was a Lufthansa flight. Disappointing main meal. Very rough over Canada and arrival at FRA. IFE was almost unusable.

the plane was old. the wifi didn’t work. the entertainment was boring and dated. the charging ports were impossible to find. i was mostly ignored by flight attendants that had no problem speaking to the man beside me. i got two drinks the entire time i was on the plane.

Quit making seats narrower and narrower. The guy beside me spilled over in to my seat.

The service was non existent . Crew did very little didn’t even answer call button . Premium economy in this long haul was the worst I have ever experienced . Never again flying with them .

The crews are great.. Easy boarding. Inflight entertainment ok. Food is a disappointment.

The real big issue with this flight was that it was 3 hours delayed. Other than that, no big praises or complaints.

I was not able to buy food in the flight. They refer to include your Credit card in the APP, and if you are not from USA (i have a credit card form Canada) it is not possible

The seat is too hard and my back and bottom are having servers pain

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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 San Francisco found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
3/9Tue
1 stopTurkish Airlines
33h 05mCPT-SFO
R12 909
26/5Sun
2 stops
50h 15mCPT-SFO
R15 537
18/6Tue
3 stops
41h 43mCPT-SFO
R15 613
26/5Sun
1 stopDelta
34h 52mCPT-SFO
R15 804
18/6Tue
1 stopBritish Airways
27h 35mCPT-SFO
R16 813
18/6Tue
1 stopDelta
34h 56mCPT-SFO
R18 469
28/4Sun
2 stopsUnited Airlines
30h 00mCPT-SFO
R49 163
28/4Sun
1 stopUnited Airlines
30h 21mCPT-SFO
R53 199
1/9Sun
1 stopEmirates
33h 55mCPT-SFO
R120 412
1/9Sun
2 stopsEmirates
37h 40mCPT-SFO
R126 962

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Cape Town - San Francisco Flights

Departure:

Cape Town (CPT)South Africa

Destination:

San Francisco (SFO)United States

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San Francisco - Cape Town

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