Find cheap flights from Manchester to Cape Town from R8 792

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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 Manchester to Cape Town 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.
12:50 - 13:00MAN-CPT
17h 10m2 stops
10:35 - 6:00CPT-MAN
19h 25m2 stops
R11 061Ethiopian Air
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Mon, Mar 4 - Mon, Mar 11
4:05 - 19:55MAN-CPT
32h 50m2 stops
16:15 - 13:35CPT-MAN
21h 20m2 stops
R12 064Kenya Airways
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Mon, Jan 29 - Tue, Feb 6
14:00 - 22:05MAN-CPT
25h 05m1 stop
19:55 - 6:00CPT-MAN
34h 05m1 stop
R12 933SWISS
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Tue, Feb 27 - Wed, Mar 13
13:50 - 11:05MAN-CPT
14h 15m1 stop
4:20 - 15:05CPT-MAN
34h 45m1 stop
R13 633SWISS
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Mon, Dec 4 - Sun, Dec 24
15:55 - 22:45MAN-CPT
23h 50m1 stop
20:30 - 14:35CPT-MAN
18h 05m2 stops
R16 375KLM
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Sun, Feb 25 - Sun, Mar 10
1:25 - 7:40MAN-CPT
23h 15m1 stop
4:30 - 7:10CPT-MAN
26h 40m1 stop
R16 602Lufthansa
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Thu, Dec 7 - Mon, Dec 18
16:05 - 16:55MAN-CPT
17h 50m1 stop
7:35 - 3:05CPT-MAN
19h 30m1 stop
R16 753Qatar Airways
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Thu, Jan 18 - Thu, Feb 1
12:25 - 22:25MAN-CPT
27h 00m2 stops
20:30 - 14:35CPT-MAN
18h 05m2 stops
R16 942KLM
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Mon, Mar 4 - Sun, Mar 10
1:25 - 7:40MAN-CPT
23h 15m1 stop
4:30 - 20:15CPT-MAN
15h 45m1 stop
R17 131Lufthansa
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Thu, Dec 7 - Wed, Dec 20
17:05 - 10:30MAN-CPT
35h 25m1 stop
7:35 - 9:25CPT-MAN
25h 50m1 stop
R17 528Qatar Airways
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Wed, Nov 1 - Thu, Nov 23

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Flight from Manchester to Cape Town

When to book flights from Manchester to Cape Town

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight out of Manchester

  • The cheapest flight from Manchester to Cape Town was found, on average, 85 days before departure.
  • Book at least 7 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 November.
  • Morning departure is around 1% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
  • Manchester Airport (MAN) is the principal airport serving the Greater Manchester area and is the focus city for several airlines such as Virgin Atlantic, Aer Lingus, and charter airline TUI Airways. A number of low-budget air carriers also use Manchester Airport as a focus city, including Ryanair, easyJet, and Jet2.
  • There are no direct flights from Manchester Airport to Cape Town International Airport (CPT), but you can get a one-stop service on this route. KLM is one of the airlines offering this service, with a brief stopover at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS). Emirates is another, with transfers at Dubai International Airport (DXB).
  • If you’re travelling with young children, consider a trip to the Runway Visitors Park about 3 miles from Manchester Airport. You can get bus route 200 from Manchester Airport train station to take you there and spend an hour or two enjoying runway landings and take-offs. The park also offers special events including Concorde tours and Junior Flyers academies for kids.
  • A great place to relax and unwind before your flight is at an airport lounge. Manchester Airport offers Escape Lounges at Terminals 1, 2 and 3, where you can reserve table service and enjoy a complimentary food and beverage menu plus free WiFi, all for about £20 per person. 1903 Lounge at Terminal 2 also offers table service with complimentary champagne, hot food, and free WiFi for about £32.50 per person.
  • Consider a public option for transit to Manchester Airport instead of driving or taking a taxi. The Metrolink tram connects from Manchester Victoria Station to the station at the airport. There are also direct trains from Manchester Victoria Station which run about every 10min with a journey lasting between 20 and 30min depending on the operator. Northern Rail ticket prices start at about £4.30 per person one way.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for booking flights from Manchester to Cape Town

  • Can I hire a car at Cape Town Airport?

    Yes, you can hire a car at Cape Town Airport. The airport has a car hire centre located in International Arrivals, on the ground floor of the terminal building. Providers such as Dollar, Thrifty, and Alamo can provide you with a vehicle to suit your travel needs.

  • Where can I change money at Cape Town Airport?

    If you prefer to wait until your arrival in Cape Town to convert cash into rand, there is a currency exchange office located in the International Arrivals hall and in the Central Terminal Concourse of Cape Town Airport. You can also find a few bank ATMS around the airport premises.

  • Are there on-site hotels at Cape Town Airport?

    No, there are no on-site hotels at Cape Town Airport. However, you can find a number of accommodations within a few miles of the terminal building. The Road Lodge Cape Town International Airport offers a 24h round-trip airport shuttle at a surcharge, while the Hotel Verde Cape Town Airport offers a free airport shuttle service upon request.

  • What other nearby cities are served by Cape Town Airport?

    Cape Town Airport services the Cape Town metropolitan area as well as the Western Cape of South Africa as its primary air hub. This region encompasses several districts, including Cape Metropole, West Coast, and Cape Winelands, as well as Robben Island.

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

    There are no direct flights from Manchester to Cape Town. The quickest journey takes 14h 15m.

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

    The best deals for a one-way ticket found by KAYAK users over the last 3 days were on Qatar Airways (R10 192) and Ethiopian Air (R11 288). The cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Ethiopian Air (R11 061) and Kenya Airways (R12 064).

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

    If you are looking for a flight deal from Manchester to Cape Town, look for departures on Mondays and avoid leaving on a Saturday, as it's usually the priciest day. When flying back from Cape Town, Monday is the cheapest day to fly and Friday is the most expensive.

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

    The earliest departure to Cape Town leaves Manchester at 7:55.

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

    The last departure to Cape Town leaves Manchester at 23:40.

  • Which airlines fly direct between Manchester and Cape Town?

    There are no direct flights connecting Manchester to Cape Town.

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

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

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

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

  • Which is the best airline for flights from Manchester to Cape Town, Lufthansa or KLM?

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from Manchester to Cape Town are Lufthansa and KLM. With an average price for the route of R15 792 and an overall rating of 7,8, Lufthansa is the most popular choice. KLM is also a great choice for the route, with an average price of R18 040 and an overall rating of 7,8.

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

    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 Manchester to Cape Town.

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

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Cape Town from Manchester 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 Manchester to Cape Town?

    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 Cape Town with an airline and back to Manchester with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from Manchester to Cape Town?

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

Top 5 airlines serving from Manchester to Cape Town

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Qatar AirwaysOverall score based on 10954 reviews
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Pros: "Crews were excellent. Luggage came out very fast. Flight was very comfortable."
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Pros: "Crews were excellent. Luggage came out very fast. Flight was very comfortable."
Pros: "Because I was in the bulkhead seat - it was good."
Cons: "My first flight arrived 30 min late which meant that my 50-minute layover was tight. But instead of holding the next plane for us, they forced us to re-book on a flight leaving 14 hours later! I was not ok with this so I pushed the issue and they put me on the flight leaving 6hrs later. :-((((("
Pros: "The crew was amazing."
Cons: "The customer service from Qatar Airways. No one communicates and it was very frustrating to deal with."
Pros: "The entertainment was reasonable, I enjoyed the festive choices."
Cons: "Screaming babies, obese people sat next to me, water rationing, not a pleasant experience. Arrived sleep deprived and dehydrated. I have much better experiencs on a visit to Australia - this was my third time this year!"
Pros: "Patricia (cabin crew member) was particularly nice to us, and encouraged us to move to a row of empty seats so we could lie down and sleep for the second leg of our 24-hour flight. Air ventilation on this plane is excellent. Food was good. my low-lactose meal found me even after I had moved seats. overall excellent flight."
Pros: "I got free internet on this flight: sponsored by Ooredoo. You can get 8MB for free! Breakfast was good quantity"
Cons: "Entertainment Oryx One, lunch quantity aswell. FPML had one tray, VJML and AVML had the same packed wrap."
Pros: "I loved the service. All of the attendants were really nice and helpful."
Cons: "My tv on both 12 hr and 8 hr flights didn’t work well and the food wasn’t the best. Also they ran out of food options when they got to me twice."
Pros: "Like before,Awesome experience provided by inflight crew, who attended to all your needs for this 4 hour long flight Made us feel really at home!"
Pros: "Ended up having spare seats beside me. Planes were new and in great condition. Staff were very good."
Pros: "the attention in general for me was excellent."
Cons: "may be the fact that it was the same kind of food in both of the flights I had, is not that it was bad just in my opinion they should have more option, especially for south american people, thank you"
Pros: "The plane condition."
Cons: "The flight attendants could have served some drinks in between the meals. They actually refused to serve something additionally when asked."
Pros: "Due to business I travel allot so I deal with allot of airlines. This is by far the best airlines I have used. Excellent crew and airport staff. I don’t think words can express how satisfied I am with this airlines and airport. The nicest people and great service. Clean and modern aircraft. Going to try flying only with KLM from now on."
Cons: "Nothing"
Cons: "A little bit chaotic when they loaded two planes at the same time in a very tight space in Amsterdsm but this was most likey an airport soecific design issue and not a KLM issue. The flight was as good as can be expected fir an international flight. The staff was great"
Pros: "The socks offered in business were comfortable and nice looking. The red wine was good."
Cons: "The food was just average and the seat not too comfortable"
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."
Cons: "The flight from Manchester to Amsterdam has been delayed which led insufficient time for me to transfer to HK"
Cons: "We had 4 hour delay causing a stop over at 3am. So yeah"
Pros: "The crew was great but the seat wasn't as comfortable and didn't have much leg room."
Cons: "The check in desk was late opening & the carry on luggage size was smaller than advertised on their website, so it had to be put in the hold. Open on time to prevent less stress to travelers & give more accurate information about cabin luggage."
Pros: "great crew and comfortable flight."
Cons: "sceens in the plane to show map and direction of travel"

Great crew No entertainment as very short flight and not necessary so no problem I slept so don’t know if there was food or not but there normally is

Pros: "I didn’t even catch this flight - the connection time was impossible causing unnecessary stress!!! Just don’t sell this ticket which such a tight connection."
Cons: "Don’t sell an unrealistic connection time"
Pros: "the crew was great; super well prepared ladies with professional behavior. my compliments. also the snack was excellent and finally no junky food but a healthier offer. bravissimi!!!"
Cons: "nothing"
Pros: "MAN-MUC & MUC-CPH via LH. Business class. LH Businesss class is middle seat of 3 is empty and larger amounts of baggage plus you have access to lounges. Both planes flew and arrived reasonably on time, which is what I look for.And I got all the Business Class extras."
Cons: "Security at Manchester was very slow - long enough make me ill from standing in one place too long. But then I was well looked after. The meals on both flights were identical; I don't think it can be a big problem to correct that. I took a long time to get accepted by the WiFi in the two lounges."
Pros: "Comfort of A380 Legs space"
Cons: "Terrible Connecto in Frankfurt We had to run for 15mn to get our Singapore flight with no help from Lufthansa: poor service"
Pros: "Fairly comfortable, good cabin crew"
Cons: "Lost baggage - horrendously slow lost baggage department in Athens. Spent 1 hour + standing in line. Bag still hasn't shown up"
Pros: "It was all really good, as always when flying with Lufthansa"
Cons: "Can always do without delays"
Pros: "We got two drinks, I had an empty seat next to me which made things more comfortable"
Cons: "Add an entertainment system, better food, there shouldn’t be a long wait to get a drink after your meal and maybe serve water with the meal. There wasn’t too many shops in the airport"
Pros: "The problem was with the booking, cancelled flights- under stable- but nobody willing to make it right. Flights still screwed up"
Cons: "Give some customer service to your paying customers. Don't make a bad situation worse. Practice a can do attitude. Very disappointed in customer service. Not the flight itself."
Cons: "This was a smooth as clockwork journey, the transit was easy and we were kept well informed about changes in the gate number"
Pros: "The crew was very attentive and willing to assist with everything."
Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Really old plane with uncomfortable seats and really bad in flight options. The air conditioning was also broken so the entire flight felt hot and muggy, this is on a 12 hour flight!!"
Pros: "Good legroom, comfortable seat and great entertainment to keep me occupied for the 10 plus hours."
Cons: "Security at Heathrow -slow!!!"
Pros: "they got me to LA"
Cons: "food and drink not served for 2 h ours / flight delayed 1hr 45 mins, no choice of meal it was a take it or leave it offer, ice lolly served 2 hours after food and horrid snack before landing - on a 10.5 hour flight not good enough, I will consider another airline next time I go. 3 trips a yr"
Pros: "Polite crew"
Cons: "The food, inflight entertainment. Our flight was delayed by over an hour."
Cons: "Once again BA lost my luggage from my connecting flight. Twice in a week and a half."
Cons: "I didnt like the fact that we had to pay for a cup of tea. Surely that should be complimentary."
Pros: "We pushed back from the gate about 24 minutes late and arrived at our destination about 38 minutes late. The four-course dinner (Chicken Tikka Masala or Penne Pasta) was good for airline food. The crew was friendly and professional."
Cons: "No USB power ports by the seats."
Cons: "My mother needed assistance with the disable wheelchair and was given one but the staff that was meant to wheel her into the flight abandoned her and she almost missed her flight."
Cons: "Inept staff throughout at Heathrow. Sat on the plane for half an hour while they located someone ‘qualified to open the door’."
Pros: "Crew was nice. Plane was older model. No individual movies. Seats were old and worn, but flight was nice."
Cons: "Not sure anyone can change this, but people (Egyptians) got out of their seats before the plane had even slowed down on the runway. People were jostled about. One guy bumped me several times. They then rushed forward cramming up the aisles. Just ridiculous."
Pros: "the flight wasn't good at all, was expecting a better and comfortable seat, but the it was a smaller flight and the seats weren't adjustable"
Cons: "at this segment you mus put a 350, which will be more cost effective and should be cheaper in nature,"
Pros: "Seat was very comfortable and the air stewards were good"
Cons: "The entertainment system not working correctly and the food was poor"
Pros: "The airline was quick to give vouchers for food and hotel when flight was delayed by 5 hours. They were also efficient in rebooking missed connecting flight."
Cons: "On top of a five hour delay that got me to my arrival point 14 hours behind schedule, my two checked bags were also lost and have not been found up to two days later. The food was like being on a Delta flight, and the entertainment screens in my entire row would not work, nor did many others."
Pros: "Land crew attention was polite and nice"
Cons: "Restrooms on board was dirty, no toilette paper nor tissues. One fight attendant was particularly impolite, hitting and pushing instead of asking"
Pros: "The seats were very comfortable and generally this flight is comfy"
Cons: "The queue during boarding is very long, they need to add counters"
Pros: "The crew were very welcoming, helpful and charm, makes you feel easy"
Cons: "General interior cleanliness"
Pros: "The ravioli was great, some of the other food was not great. Otherwise, the flight was easy."
Cons: "More entertainment options, the movies and TV shows offered are not varied or very good."
Pros: "Cheap. Good for connections in Africa."
Cons: "Boarding was slow. The food is the worst I've had on an international flight. Flight crew is often not responsive and brusque. The recline on my wife's seat was broken."
Cons: "Plane didn’t hold, even though I would have made it if they waited 10 minutes, and surely they knew I was coming from a delayed flight caused by Ethiopian and left anyways. Now have to take 3 extra flights and will miss a train at my final destination."

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