Find cheap flights from Cape Town to Sydney from R10 597

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Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from Cape Town to Sydney 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.
5:40 - 13:50CPT-SYD
40h 10m2 stops
3:55 - 13:25SYD-CPT
33h 30m2 stops
R18 856Singapore Airlines
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Fri, Mar 8 - Thu, Jun 6
5:40 - 13:50CPT-SYD
40h 10m2 stops
3:55 - 13:25SYD-CPT
33h 30m2 stops
R18 950Singapore Airlines
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Fri, Mar 8 - Thu, Jun 6
8:20 - 9:10CPT-SYD
32h 50m2 stops
16:10 - 15:40SYD-CPT
47h 30m1 stop
R20 346Emirates
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Sun, Nov 5 - Sun, Nov 12
7:35 - 20:50CPT-SYD
45h 15m1 stop
17:00 - 21:15SYD-CPT
28h 15m1 stop
R20 421Qatar Airways
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Fri, Mar 8 - Thu, Jun 6
8:20 - 9:10CPT-SYD
32h 50m2 stops
7:30 - 20:45SYD-CPT
37h 15m2 stops
R20 534Emirates
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Sun, Nov 5 - Sun, Nov 12
13:25 - 20:50CPT-SYD
39h 25m1 stop
13:45 - 21:15SYD-CPT
31h 30m2 stops
R20 742Qatar Airways
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Fri, Mar 8 - Thu, Jun 6
10:35 - 10:10CPT-SYD
32h 35m2 stops
6:45 - 18:00SYD-CPT
35h 15m2 stops
R30 415Ethiopian Air
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Fri, Oct 20 - Fri, Oct 27
9:35 - 10:10CPT-SYD
32h 35m2 stops
5:15 - 17:45SYD-CPT
36h 30m2 stops
R30 641Ethiopian Air
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Wed, Dec 13 - Thu, Dec 28
20:30 - 9:10CPT-SYD
45h 40m2 stops
17:35 - 2:25SYD-CPT
56h 50m2 stops
R31 546KLM
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Sun, Mar 17 - Mon, Apr 1
20:30 - 9:10CPT-SYD
45h 40m2 stops
3:20 - 2:25SYD-CPT
47h 05m3 stops
R33 168KLM
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Sun, Mar 17 - Mon, Apr 1

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Flight from Cape Town to Sydney

When to book flights from Cape Town to Sydney

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight out of Cape Town

  • The cheapest flight from Cape Town to Sydney was found, on average, 89 days before departure.
  • Book at least 5 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be December, January and February. The cheapest month to fly is April.
  • Morning departure is around 13% more expensive 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 Sydney

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

    There are no direct flights from Cape Town to Sydney. The quickest journey takes 22h 15m.

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

    The cheapest return flight ticket from Cape Town to Sydney found by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours was for R18 856 on Singapore Airlines, followed by Emirates (R20 346). One-way flight deals have also been found from as low as R10 597 on Qatar Airways and from R11 785 on Singapore Airlines.

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

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

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

    On your way to Sydney, you’ll fly out from Cape Town Intl. You’ll be landing at Sydney Kingsford Smith.

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

    The earliest departure to Sydney leaves Cape Town at 0:00.

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

    The last departure to Sydney leaves Cape Town at 23:35.

  • Which airlines fly direct between Cape Town and Sydney?

    There are no direct flights connecting Cape Town to Sydney.

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

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

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

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

  • Which is the best airline for flights from Cape Town to Sydney, Singapore Airlines or Emirates?

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from Cape Town to Sydney are Singapore Airlines and Emirates. With an average price for the route of R23 085 and an overall rating of 8,6, Singapore Airlines is the most popular choice. Emirates is also a great choice for the route, with an average price of R27 456 and an overall rating of 8,3.

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

    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 Sydney.

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

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

    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 Sydney 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 Sydney?

    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 Sydney 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 Sydney

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Singapore AirlinesOverall score based on 3922 reviews
Airline reviews

55 min transit, not sure how they planned to make it work

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55 min transit, not sure how they planned to make it work

I would not have changed anything… It was a perfect fight

Pros: "The crew was amazing. It was my first time flying so I was a little nervous but they made me feel safe and welcomed. The friendly crew was honestly what made the whole experience great."
Pros: "Amazing crew and service. My kids were well looked after in business class even though my 2 year old was a little sick. Book the cook meal was excellent and great entertainment options. Seat was enormous!"
Cons: "Nothing significant!"
Cons: "We had to go through security after coming in from international and I went through a biometric scanner which I’ve done 100’s of Times I was very unnecessarily felt up for 10 minutes. I had shorts and a T-shirt on, and was pretty sure after the 1st round of groping that there was nothing there"
Pros: "The seats were comfortable and the staff was very attendant!"
Cons: "No complaints"
Pros: "Everything was excellent, and we even arrived 30 minutes earlier than scheduled..... super."
Cons: "no problems"
Pros: "Boarding was better handled in Singapore - but then that’s Singapore! All very smooth and French champagne served on the flight all the way home! The Kayak website is excellent and I wouldn’t hesitate to use it again - $1,000 cheaper for the flight from Moscow to Singapore than what I could get direct from Singapore Airlines! Well done Kayak!"
Pros: "Nothing."
Cons: "Food was terrible , crew were rude, there were delays due to airline problems at both ends of the flight, there was a complete lack of communication about the problems and how long the delays were going to be. Handling of missed connections was abysmal... Overall extremely disappointing."
Cons: "No entertaining at all, only old movies. The seats are very tight. There was a guy snoring during the flight keeping everybody awake. The breakfast was mediocre, just a a bun with fruit"
Pros: "The crew was amazing. very helpful and great services."
Cons: "While waiting in the check-in line, it would be better if one of the crew would come and ask the travellers if they have got everything. cause I had my Covid test and it was negative. However, they said that my final destination place won't accept my test. rather me waiting on the line that was not moving ahead at all, I could have sort things out some way. So, it would be nice if the crew would come to the passenger on the line just to make sure they have everything right."
Cons: "Please review booking 33UZCS made through your app and costing $1493. I was blocked by Qatar airlines from boarding. I need help in getting the issue addressed"
Pros: "Everything about the trip was great excellent customer experience"
Cons: "If I got to sit in first class coz the plane was so empty haha"
Pros: "The cabin crew was very attentive throughout the long flight, offering water and orange juice often. Good selection of movies was available."
Cons: "Can't think of anything, everything was very good."
Cons: "No gate for departure or arrival. No business class longe in Cape Town."
Pros: "Every time rest room sanitized for every passenger, onetime boarding and departure"
Cons: "Food menu is very basics, same food again and again. Also the number of items is very limited, heavy sound in the flight, not able to sleep."
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."
Cons: "Again very impressed with Qatar Airways service on the board"
Cons: "Catering load was poorly estimated. They'd run out of my first choice of brunch despite being in the first row (apparently pancakes are "really popular with the kids" but they don't load extra to account for this). Also ran out of my main choice."
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."
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"
Cons: "The crew was good, but the attentiveness of the crew on the second leg was amazing"
Cons: "Stuff not helpful, rude and not helping at all despite us being with a baby"
Cons: "Check the head phone sets have both speakers working. I had to ask for a different set which was fine"
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: "Crew were more friendly from Dubai to Sydney than on other Emirates flights."
Cons: "Screaming kids for whole 14 hours!"
Cons: "Only one thing thaar I'd suggest as an improvements would be to provide water on a mores frequently basis"
Pros: "The flight certainly lived up to its reputation as being one of the nicest airlines to fly, even in being in economy. Great service, great food, great on board entertainment."
Cons: "There was an incident prior to take off where a passenger in first class had to be removed from the plane. Though it’s certainly not the airlines fault that there was an issue with a passenger, they should’ve been a lot more transparent and gave us a lot more information on what exactly was going on other then “we need to go back to a special area to get this passenger off.” Couple that with the security checks to “make sure there is nothing on the plane that shouldn’t be” and very little explanation of what actually occurred, it made for a very stressful flight. Not knowing if this passenger had made any kind of threat against the plane, or safety of other passengers... etc, it was very hard to feel safe for the remainder of my trip being left in the dark as the incident occurred in first class."
Cons: "crew doesn’t seem to talk to each other. advised multiple times that my touch screen didn’t work and that i didn’t want the jain meal. your check-in interface does not allow changing food preferences. this should change"
Cons: "Boarding at Florence is always chaotic but this isn't within the control of KLM or their crew."
Cons: "The only complaint I had was that it was very warm on the flight (and I usually get cold on flights), and in the seats we had there weren't fans above the seats. A few rows up they had fans, so apparently you have to pay extra for air... This wouldn't be a big deal on a short domestic flight, but for an international flight it was a long time to be uncomfortable!"
Pros: "Flight arrived on time"
Cons: "No food provided "due to a strike the previous day". Not sure why this would impact on providing a sandwich or snack particularly when champagne was still available for first class passengers."
Pros: "Food was great, enjoyed watching videos, staff very profession and friendly."
Cons: "Boarding was delayed and prolonged My Baggage was not transferred and was not available when I arrived in Dulles."
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: "Onboard crew were nice and polite. Flight was on time (a rarity)."
Cons: "The boarding crew was rude and unpleasant, the plane was boiling hot."
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: "Amazing services .. on time just exactly .. I feel really happy onboard KLM ❤️"
Pros: "great crew and comfortable flight."
Cons: "sceens in the plane to show map and direction of travel"
Cons: "Turn the lights on early making it hard to sleep"

I've never been served three bread courses in a single meal before. Was really impressed by the novelty of that.

Cons: "Could have a better seat like 30A on Boieng 387-8 Quantity of food should be improved Quality of food should be improved"
Pros: "The crew was Excellent"
Cons: "There is to many delays in the night flights, this should be improved."
Pros: "They an amazing crew"
Cons: "They need to improve on the flight check-in and boarding at thier airport in Bole, it is so messy. Also thier inflight menu is nothing special"
Pros: "Crew was really great - helpful and kind."
Cons: "Both flights delayed which meant I missed my connecting flight. Stuck in Rome airport for several hours with no information about rescheduled flight. Finally figured it out with help of Rome airport information desk."
Pros: "Way more leg room than I expected. The crew was very nice, the announcements were made in 3 languages, which was nice for the non-Amharic speakers!"
Cons: "Boarding in Lomé took a long time, which I believe made us a little later at the airport. Not sure if that is something fixable or not"
Pros: "The crew was amazing. The crew is an asset to the airline"
Cons: "Boarding is chaotic."
Pros: "I love the entertainment and frequent availability of food and drinks"
Cons: "The seats are too squished together. I was stuck next to a fat woman who kept shutting off my movies by hitting the controls of my arm chair"
Pros: "Aircraft very comfortable, superb entertainment system. Crew friendly."
Cons: "Crew didn't go out of their way to serve...they did their job capably, but no more."
Cons: "No Gin & Tonic Bus transfer to airplane for international flight? Twice...?"

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Recent one-way flight deals

1 stopQatar Airways
45h 15mCPT-SYD
R10 597
2 stopsSingapore Airlines
40h 10mCPT-SYD
R11 785
2 stopsQatar Airways
48h 45mCPT-SYD
R13 840
1 stopEmirates
43h 05mCPT-SYD
R14 821
1 stopEmirates
44h 00mCPT-SYD
R14 840
2 stopsEthiopian Air
56h 35mCPT-SYD
R17 159
2 stopsEthiopian Air
33h 20mCPT-SYD
R17 178
1 stopSingapore Airlines
36h 00mCPT-SYD
R22 175
2 stopsKLM
57h 30mCPT-SYD
R24 343
2 stopsKLM
45h 40mCPT-SYD
R28 586

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