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Good to know

Low season

May Best time to beat the crowds (17% less expensive on average)

High season

December Most popular time to fly (28% more expensive on average)

Average price of a return ticket

R820 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal for a return ticket

R773 or less

When to book flights from London to Cape Town

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for R9 992 or less.
  • The cheapest flight from London to Cape Town was found, on average, 44 days before departure.
  • Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be November, December and January. The cheapest month to fly is May.
  • Morning departure is around 44% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
  • There are direct flights from London to Cape Town with British Airways and Thomas Cook Airlines, while South African Airlines fly direct to Johannesburg then sends you on an internal flight to Cape Town. If you like to travel in a spacious seat, you should consider Emirates, Turkish Airlines or Ethiopian Airlines. While their flights include a stop-over, their average leg room space is very comfortable.
  • If you are travelling with children, you will find children’s play areas available at Cape Town International Airport, as well as facilities to change diapers in all women’s restrooms. Similar facilities are also available at all of the six London airports, and you can even warm baby bottles at London Southend Airport at the Lakers Bar in departures.
  • British Airways, Emirates and South African Airways all have dedicated airline lounges at Cape Town International Airport, though they are only accessible by their VIP customers. If you are travelling economy, you can access the Bidvest Premier Lounge with a fee. If you are a smoker, you can access the Smokers’ Lounge at the international terminal.
  • If you wish to park your car and fly before your flight from London to Cape Town, you will find that all of the London airports offer short term and long term car park options, with daily rates as low as 12 GBP per day at London City Airport if you book online ahead of time. Heathrow Airport offers a valet parking service for those with a busy schedule who just want to drop off their car and pick it up on their return.
  • Disabled parking spots are available at all car park levels at Cape Town International Airport. In addition, the airport is equipped with lifts and ramps, wheelchairs are available for hire, and restrooms are easily accessible by travellers with wheelchairs. If you need assistance embarking and disembarking, please inform your airline at least 48 hours before departure time.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

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Top 5 airlines serving London to Cape Town Intl

Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews

8,3
Qatar Airways
Overall score based on 10 837 reviews
8,4
Boarding
8,2
Comfort
8,7
Crew
8,3
Entertainment
8,1
Food
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Book cheap flights from London to Cape Town (return)

Airports
Origin
London
R10 076
only
R10 076
R11 738
only
R11 738
R10 301
only
R10 301
R10 457
only
R10 457
Destination
Cape Town
R10 076
only
R10 076
Fri, Nov 20
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
CPT
Cape Town Airport
15h 25m
Mon, Nov 23
CPT
Cape Town Airport
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
15h 25m
R10 076
Trip: 4 days
Based on null reviews
Fri, Nov 20
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
CPT
Cape Town Airport
30h 20m
Mon, Nov 23
CPT
Cape Town Airport
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
15h 25m
R10 180
Trip: 4 days
Based on null reviews
Sat, Nov 14
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
CPT
Cape Town Airport
25h 45m
Fri, Nov 20
CPT
Cape Town Airport
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
22h 35m
R10 353
Trip: 7 days
Based on null reviews
Sat, Nov 21
LGW
London Gatwick Airport
CPT
Cape Town Airport
17h 15m
Tue, Dec 1
CPT
Cape Town Airport
LGW
London Gatwick Airport
17h 05m
R10 370
Trip: 11 days
Based on null reviews
Thu, Jan 14
LGW
London Gatwick Airport
CPT
Cape Town Airport
18h 35m
Thu, Jan 28
CPT
Cape Town Airport
LGW
London Gatwick Airport
19h 05m
R10 613
Trip: 15 days
Based on null reviews
Tue, Nov 3
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
CPT
Cape Town Airport
14h 15m
Sat, Nov 21
CPT
Cape Town Airport
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
15h 10m
R10 872
Trip: 19 days
Based on null reviews
Mon, Nov 9
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
CPT
Cape Town Airport
18h 45m
Tue, Nov 17
CPT
Cape Town Airport
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
12h 00m
R11 011
Trip: 9 days
Based on null reviews
Tue, Jan 12
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
CPT
Cape Town Airport
15h 30m
Tue, Feb 16
CPT
Cape Town Airport
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
18h 00m
R11 063
Trip: 36 days
Based on null reviews
Thu, Jan 7
LCY
London City
CPT
Cape Town Airport
34h 40m
Sat, Jan 30
CPT
Cape Town Airport
LCY
London City
21h 05m
R11 738
Trip: 24 days
Based on null reviews
Wed, Nov 4
LCY
London City
CPT
Cape Town Airport
15h 35m
Thu, Nov 19
CPT
Cape Town Airport
LCY
London City
15h 25m
R12 344
Trip: 16 days
Based on null reviews
Wed, Oct 14
LGW
London Gatwick Airport
CPT
Cape Town Airport
24h 10m
Wed, Oct 21
CPT
Cape Town Airport
LGW
London Gatwick Airport
21h 35m
R10 301
Trip: 8 days
Based on null reviews
Sat, Nov 21
LGW
London Gatwick Airport
CPT
Cape Town Airport
29h 05m
Fri, Mar 5
CPT
Cape Town Airport
LGW
London Gatwick Airport
15h 40m
R10 353
Trip: 105 days
Based on null reviews
Thu, Nov 5
LGW
London Gatwick Airport
CPT
Cape Town Airport
17h 15m
Thu, Nov 19
CPT
Cape Town Airport
LGW
London Gatwick Airport
17h 05m
R10 405
Trip: 15 days
Based on null reviews
Tue, Nov 3
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
CPT
Cape Town Airport
18h 30m
Wed, Nov 18
CPT
Cape Town Airport
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
15h 25m
R10 578
Trip: 16 days
Based on null reviews
Thu, Nov 5
LGW
London Gatwick Airport
CPT
Cape Town Airport
19h 15m
Thu, Nov 19
CPT
Cape Town Airport
LGW
London Gatwick Airport
19h 05m
R10 647
Trip: 15 days
Based on null reviews
Tue, Jan 12
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
CPT
Cape Town Airport
14h 15m
Sat, Jan 23
CPT
Cape Town Airport
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
15h 10m
R10 924
Trip: 12 days
Based on null reviews
Thu, Nov 19
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
CPT
Cape Town Airport
29h 10m
Wed, Dec 2
CPT
Cape Town Airport
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
22h 35m
R10 405
Trip: 14 days
Based on null reviews
Mon, Oct 26
STN
London Stansted Airport
CPT
Cape Town Airport
21h 55m
Thu, Oct 29
CPT
Cape Town Airport
STN
London Stansted Airport
23h 45m
R10 457
Trip: 4 days
Based on null reviews
Thu, Nov 12
LGW
London Gatwick Airport
CPT
Cape Town Airport
17h 15m
Thu, Nov 26
CPT
Cape Town Airport
LGW
London Gatwick Airport
17h 05m
R10 474
Trip: 15 days
Based on null reviews
Tue, Nov 3
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
CPT
Cape Town Airport
20h 55m
Mon, Nov 23
CPT
Cape Town Airport
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
15h 25m
R10 595
Trip: 21 days
Based on null reviews
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Book cheap flights from London to Cape Town (one-way)

Airports
Origin
London
R9 764
only
R9 764
R7 202
only
R7 202
R16 603
only
R16 603
R7 219
only
R7 219
R7 012
only
R7 012
Destination
Cape Town
R7 012
only
R7 012
Sun, Sep 20
STN
London Stansted Airport
CPT
Cape Town Airport
50h 15m
R7 012
Based on null reviews
Fri, Sep 25
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
CPT
Cape Town Airport
17h 55m
R9 764
Based on null reviews
Tue, Aug 4
LGW
London Gatwick Airport
CPT
Cape Town Airport
17h 25m
R9 816
Based on null reviews
Sun, Oct 4
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
CPT
Cape Town Airport
15h 45m
R10 076
Based on null reviews
Sun, Oct 4
STN
London Stansted Airport
CPT
Cape Town Airport
19h 35m
R10 353
Based on null reviews
Wed, Sep 23
STN
London Stansted Airport
CPT
Cape Town Airport
26h 15m
R7 029
Based on null reviews
Mon, Sep 7
STN
London Stansted Airport
CPT
Cape Town Airport
46h 05m
R7 081
Based on null reviews
Wed, Oct 14
LCY
London City
CPT
Cape Town Airport
16h 00m
R16 603
Based on null reviews
Fri, Sep 18
STN
London Stansted Airport
CPT
Cape Town Airport
49h 05m
R7 167
Based on null reviews
Wed, Aug 5
LTN
London Luton Airport
CPT
Cape Town Airport
39h 10m
R7 202
Based on null reviews
Fri, Sep 25
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
CPT
Cape Town Airport
22h 00m
R9 782
Based on null reviews
Mon, Sep 7
LGW
London Gatwick Airport
CPT
Cape Town Airport
17h 20m
R9 955
Based on null reviews
Sun, Sep 20
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
CPT
Cape Town Airport
15h 45m
R10 111
Based on null reviews
Wed, Oct 14
LCY
London City
CPT
Cape Town Airport
24h 15m
R20 533
Based on null reviews
Mon, Sep 7
STN
London Stansted Airport
CPT
Cape Town Airport
19h 35m
R10 370
Based on null reviews
Sun, Oct 4
LGW
London Gatwick Airport
CPT
Cape Town Airport
37h 55m
R7 219
Based on null reviews
Sun, Sep 20
LHR
London Heathrow Airport
CPT
Cape Town Airport
24h 40m
R9 799
Based on null reviews
Wed, Oct 14
LGW
London Gatwick Airport
CPT
Cape Town Airport
23h 40m
R9 989
Based on null reviews
Sun, Sep 20
STN
London Stansted Airport
CPT
Cape Town Airport
24h 45m
R10 388
Based on null reviews
Tue, Sep 1
LTN
London Luton Airport
CPT
Cape Town Airport
49h 40m
R7 237
Based on null reviews
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