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Find cheap flights from the United States to Cape Town from R9 712

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Flights to Cape Town - Travel Insights & Trends

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

What is the cheapest flight to Cape Town?

These are the best prices found by users searching on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
The flight route Washington, D.C. to Cape Town was the most popular route on KAYAK over the last 3 days. A return flight could be found for R17 301. Also in the last 3 days, New York was the most budget-friendly place to find a flight to Cape Town with one-way tickets at R187 526 and R298 242 return.

What is the cheapest day to fly to Cape Town?

The average price of all flights to Cape Town clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
Based on KAYAK data, the cheapest day to fly to Cape Town is Wednesday where tickets can be as cheap as R27 190. On the other hand, the most expensive day to fly is Thursday, where prices are R32 859 on average.

What is the cheapest month to fly to Cape Town?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights to Cape Town, 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 to Cape Town is February, where tickets cost R24 541 on average for one-way flights. On the other hand, the most expensive months are December and July, where the average cost of tickets from the United States is R34 447 and R33 230 respectively. For return trips, the best month to travel is March with an average price of R23 827.

What is the cheapest time of day to fly to Cape Town?

The average price for all flights to Cape Town depending on the time of departure, clicked by users on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks.
The cheapest time of day to fly to Cape Town is generally in the afternoon, when flights cost R19 198 on average. The most expensive time of day to fly to Cape Town is generally at night, which is peak travel time and where the average cost of a ticket is R28 296.

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

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights to Cape Town, 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, you should book around 1 week before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 9 days before departure.

Which airline offers the most flights to Cape Town?

Of the 7 airlines that fly to Cape Town, FlySafair offers the most flights, with around 300 per week, followed by Airlink with 195 flights per week.

How long is the flight to Cape Town?

The duration of your flight to Cape Town depends on your departure and arrival airports. Obviously any flights that include a layover will also be longer. The most popular routes to Cape Town on KAYAK are from Boston, which takes 21h 30m, San Francisco, which takes 22h 30m, Los Angeles, which takes 22h 35m, and Miami, which takes 22h 55m.

How many direct flights to Cape Town are there each day?

There are around 104 direct flights from within United States to Cape Town every day. Most flights depart in the morning, with 8:00 the most common departure time and 48% of flights departing in the morning.

How many direct flights to Cape Town are there each week?

Each week there are around 727 direct flights from within United States to Cape Town. The most common day for departures is Monday, with 15% of flights taking off on this day.

How many long-haul flights are there to Cape Town each week?

Each week there are around 126 long-haul flights (6-12 hour flight duration), 31 medium-haul (3-6 hour flight duration) and 831 short-haul (up to 3 hour flight duration) flights to Cape Town. The most long-haul flights depart from London.

How many cities have direct flights to Cape Town?

From the United States, there are direct flights to Cape Town from 12 cities. The city with the most direct flights is Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, with 429 direct flights each week.

Good to know

Low season

August

High season

December

Cheapest flight

R9 712
Best time to beat the crowds but there is an average 6% increase in price.
Most popular time to fly (23% more expensive on average)
Flight from New York John F Kennedy Airport to Cape Town

FAQs - booking Cape Town flights

  • Does Cape Town International Airport have play areas for children?

    Passengers who booked flights to Cape Town and are traveling with small children will want to stop by the play area to let them run around. The Jimmy Jungles Play Zone is located on the top floor of the airport in the Departure Hall. It has a ball pit, trampoline, and a toy airplane. There is a fee to use the play area but if you have young children, it’s a wonderful place to visit.

  • Are there good restaurants in Cape Town International Airport?

    Yes, restaurants are located on the third floor of the airport. You can dine at Spur where you can watch the planes land and take off. Or you can choose from a number of delis and cafes. Most restaurants in the airport close by 9PM so it is important to plan ahead if you have a late arrival or a layover.

  • Are there good shopping places in Cape Town International Airport?

    If you want to shop once you arrive at the airport, you can choose from regular and duty free shops. You can also find local specialties and handmade souvenirs at stores like Africa Eco, Out of Africa, Made in SA, and Cape Farm & Wine.

  • Are there airport hotels in Cape Town International Airport?

    If you’re looking for airport hotels, you are in luck. The Road Lodge Cape Town International Airport is located on the airport grounds. Or, if you prefer, the Hotel Verde is located only two minutes from the airport. There is a free airport shuttle that is available from 4AM to midnight every day. The airport shuttle leaves every 30 minutes.

  • What is the cheapest flight to Cape Town?

    The flight route Washington, D.C. to Cape Town was the most popular route on KAYAK over the last 3 days. A return flight could be found for R17 301. Also in the last 3 days, New York was the most budget-friendly place to find a flight to Cape Town with one-way tickets at R187 526 and R298 242 return.

  • How far is Cape Town from central Cape Town?

    Central Cape Town is 16 km away from Cape Town.

  • What is the name of Cape Town’s airport?

    There is only 1 airport in Cape Town, called Cape Town (CPT). It can also be referred to as Cape Town or Cape Town Intl.

  • How much is a flight to Cape Town?

    On average, a flight to Cape Town costs R22 356. The cheapest price found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks cost R21 980 and departed from Newark Airport.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights 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 to Cape Town.

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

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Cape Town is likely to change within 7 days, so travellers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights to Cape Town?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional round-trip ticket. You could then fly to Cape Town with an airline and back with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight 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 up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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Top tips for finding cheap flights to Cape Town

  • Enter your preferred departure airport and travel dates into the search form above to unlock the latest Cape Town flight deals.
  • If you have booked flights to Cape Town and you want to relax before your connecting flight, stop by the Yemaya Express Nail Bar in domestic departures to touch up your manicure. Or, you can visit Gloss in the central terminal for a trim.
  • Passengers that are flying to Cape Town for business reasons will be happy to learn there are several services available. Conference rooms are available for passengers who need them. There is also free WiFi throughout the airport for up to 4 hours or 1 GB. Mobile phone rentals are available from Vodafone’s Vodashop Rent A Phone. There is also a post office on the ground floor past the permit office.
  • Looking for an easy way to get from the airport to your hotel or local attractions? You will find that an Uber is generally more affordable than a taxi. Be sure that you ask about recommended taxi services at the airport if you choose to use one. If you’d prefer to take public transportation, you can take the MyCiti Bus from the airport to the Civic Center.
  • If you have at least 6 hours between connecting flights, you might want to see a little bit of Cape Town while you wait. Drop your luggage at the A-Teck in Parkade 2 so you can explore hands-free. You can then take a short 25-minute ride via an Uber or a taxi to the city center where you can explore the local attractions.
  • If you want to freshen up between flights, consider paying for access to one of the VIP lounges. These lounges offer members access to shower facilities. Or, you can buy a special package from Hotel Verde that provides access to showers, a gym, pools, walking trails and restaurants.
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Prefer to fly direct to Cape Town Intl?

Find which airlines fly direct to Cape Town Intl, which days they fly and book direct flights.

Direct departures

United States to Cape Town Intl

Monday

Aegean Airlines, Air India, Air New Zealand, +38 more

Aegean Airlines, Air India, +39 more

Tuesday

Aegean Airlines, Air France, Air India, +39 more

Aegean Airlines, Air France, +40 more

Wednesday

Aegean Airlines, Air Botswana, Air France, +41 more

Aegean Airlines, Air Botswana, +42 more

Thursday

Aegean Airlines, Air France, Air India, +38 more

Aegean Airlines, Air France, +39 more

Friday

Aegean Airlines, Air Botswana, Air France, +40 more

Aegean Airlines, Air Botswana, +41 more

Saturday

Aegean Airlines, Air France, Air India, +38 more

Aegean Airlines, Air France, +39 more

Sunday

Aegean Airlines, Air Botswana, Air France, +43 more

Aegean Airlines, Air Botswana, +44 more

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Direct returns

Cape Town Intl to United States

Monday

Aegean Airlines, Air India, Air New Zealand, +38 more

Aegean Airlines, Air India, +39 more

Tuesday

Aegean Airlines, Air France, Air India, +39 more

Aegean Airlines, Air France, +40 more

Wednesday

Aegean Airlines, Air Botswana, Air France, +41 more

Aegean Airlines, Air Botswana, +42 more

Thursday

Aegean Airlines, Air France, Air India, +38 more

Aegean Airlines, Air France, +39 more

Friday

Aegean Airlines, Air Botswana, Air France, +40 more

Aegean Airlines, Air Botswana, +41 more

Saturday

Aegean Airlines, Air France, Air India, +38 more

Aegean Airlines, Air France, +39 more

Sunday

Aegean Airlines, Air Botswana, Air France, +43 more

Aegean Airlines, Air Botswana, +44 more

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Top 5 airlines serving from the United States to Cape Town

Need help choosing which airline to fly with to Cape Town? 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 KAYAK reviews.
7,8
KLMOverall score based on 1761 reviews
84crew
78boarding
76comfort
78overall
73entertainment
73food
Airline reviews

Overall a good experience. We were disappointed when we had to check our carry on due to the plane being full. KLM hadn’t notified us and we had valuable items in the carry on but they still made us check it. Some of the food was great and some was mediocre. Crew is really kind and funny.

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Overall a good experience. We were disappointed when we had to check our carry on due to the plane being full. KLM hadn’t notified us and we had valuable items in the carry on but they still made us check it. Some of the food was great and some was mediocre. Crew is really kind and funny.

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

The flight itself it was great nice food the crew were very nice and helpful, Checking in from Birmingham wasn't great long queues for bag dropped, And I had my hand luggage case taken away from me even though I requested to have it with me as I had breakables items. I was told I can not because of the length of the flight with no explanation at all no options was given for me to take my fragile items out of my case it was taken away with hold buggage I find the staff member who was checking me in very unpleasant !! Can we please be advise if the rules have changed about the the carry on hand luggage it will be easier to be advise on booking your tickect if we not allowed to take the hand luggage with me. Overall I had a good flight .

The plane was clean and the staff was friendly. Food and drinks as expected on international flights. The entertainment system was old style, with a pullout controller, and selections not as extensive as on other flights.

I requested wheel chair assistance , it was confirmed via email that inwoood get it but I didn’t get it . The last leg of my trip to Nigeria was the worst.

One of their staff was so rude with discriminative. Such a reputed airline shouldn't hire such kind of arrogant attendants.

Amazing KLM service and brilliant economy comfort seats. Well worth the extra.

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.

The Crew have no idea about the food they're serving the passengers. The Crew MUST be instructed before each flight about the menu that will be served to the passengers, whether the food is vegetarian or non-vegetarian, whether it is Halal, Kosher or not.

Pros: "Crew was great, on time flight, clean plane."
Cons: "Entertainments options were shockingly few. Honestly have not been on a plane recently with so few and limited options of TV series and movies. I was extremely surprised. Wish I had know and I would’ve had more options for my family."

Wore experience due to delay and took me 3 days to reach my destination.

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.

Excellent will be flying again in May with Qatar. to Botswana.

Ultimate customer care humble and excellent service oriented crew , perfect timing maintained by the crew . My profound appreciation.

Asian Veng meal have Non Veg items which is not ok. Pure veg meals option are too less and they have inclusion of Vedgan and Lactos etc... which is taste less

Very bad. We booked 8 months in advance for 2 people but couldn’t get seats together. Food was so bad I couldn’t even eat.

Okay not so good or great. The flight operated by Indigo is worst from boarding to luggage handling and food. Damaged one luggage and delayed another luggage. Still did not get it, since 2 days.

The 2nd flight from Doha to Mumbai was not of international level expected while booking with Qatar

The flight from Doha to Mumbai with Indigo was worst in my whole life, I had booked tickets with Qatar, but still we had to fly by Indigo , worst flight

Was unable to check in via app or website with supplied booking code (something to do with flight being operated by a partner airline, although the code didn’t work on the partner’s website either) Specified a vegetarian meal during booking, but that somehow wasn’t captured in airline’s system By the time flight crew got to my row, now vegetarian food was available. Had nothing to eat on flight from Philadelphia to Doha! Flight attendant was completely unconcerned and actively apathetic to the situation

I’m unclear why I had to pay extra for assigned seats as Turkish airlines did not honor the seating. We were placed across the aisle from each other on TK 34, and were seated behind one another on TK 694. Because my name was misspelled on e-ticket (Klawiter, instead of Klawitter) I could not log onto website to get the connection gate number in Istanbul. The monitors in the airport were a jumbled mess 1/2 Arabic and 1/2 English.

On line check in needs a lot of improvement. I tried and gave up.

Food not good, flight attendants not the best, not accommodating very ruff

the female flight attendant was racist towards me. I could tell she treated the two other passengers next to me with more softness.

Oh my god! For an13 hour flight they serve you food just one time. Also don’t be thirsty they give you a little small cup of soda to drink. They seem like their goal is to feed you one so they don’t have to be bothered with you. It quite surprise for such a long flight there are several times to eat at least three and the food was well lackluster. The food and lack of offering drinks which were always hot no ice provided.

We were traveling first class. Checkin counter lady and her manager, both were in bad mood and did not treat us well about checking in the handbag. The gate agent took care of it right away. I travel Turkish twice a year in first class. No one has ever refused to check in the hand bag. Not sure, why this agent and her manager refused. Everything else was excellent.

The 787 economy was a disaster for long haul. The space was too little compared to 777 or 747. Also the extremely low tray table behind the seat made any dining effort a nightmare. However, the movies were up to date, and the food taste was good, despite of terrible serving process caused by small space.

A little bit more comfort. It’s tight space around the seats. But all else is great and a smooth flight!

0ur assigned seats were given to other individuals when we boarded the plane. We were given new boarding passes with new seats all the way at the back of the plane. The reason given to us was that there were issues with the seats. We found out that there were no issues, and someone else's were seated on those.

There many good things about the flight but What could be better is the seat room after a chair reclines in the row ahead of you.

Very uncomfortable seats and seat backs, and I am only 5’9”. Delayed due to crew issues, spent a long time with no ventilation. Teeny overhead bins. Wifi worked well. Arrived safely.

Boarding was friendly and quick. While the plane model was older with no live tv, the entertainment was full of movies and tv shows. All food was available. Pilots were very communicative with status of the flight. Flight landed on time.

Amazing comfortable chairs great snacks super friendly staff pilots did excellent job. Smooth sailing all the way. Definitely be flying United more.

Easy boarding in group 2. Landed 1/2 hr early. Delicious cookie snack.

I was delighted that we were able to get on the 4:40 pm flight rather than our original booking at 6:55 pm!! Other than that, the flight was comfortable and landed early😊

Good. The wife was not working but then it got resolved.

Missed this flight due to delays from my previous flight

We waited too long to get water while the plane was on the Tarmac awaiting de-icing.

The flight from Ottawa to Chicago took a lot longer due to DC in Ottawa. We got to Chicago and went to our gate to catch our flight. We only had nine minutes I found that very stressful.

Flight was delayed by over an hour and gate checked bags took 15 minutes to be delivered to the jet bridge.

I was called up at the gate not knowing why and then handed over my passport and was told I was being upgraded from Premier economy to Business class and it was wonderful. I've never been upgraded before and it was such a pleasant experience.

Great service and air hostesses, took care of all activities very well and smooth

I was unable to input the API information in online. I phoned and a member of staff input it for me, however when I went to check in online was told that I had not entered the API needed. It took 7 seperate calls to get all the information added. I added bags separately to booking the flights. When I went to check bags in at the airport and print the lable the machine kept telling me I didn't have bags, despite the online information telling me that I had. A helpful member of staff at Gatwick sorted and printed the lables.

I was rebooked on Delta. Did not take this flight

Good. The flight was extremely delayed but they rebooked my layover (which took off before we even landed) before we arrived. Second flight made me check my bag but there was plenty of room. Otherwise good experience

Horrible experience! We sat in the plane at the gAte and had a delay of about 4 hours! Captain said it was due to the tug not being able to disengage from the aircraft . When we finally took off it was evident that we had missed out connection and tbough BA rebooked us on a later flight it caused us to miss an orientation meeting and dinner in Geneva. Once in the second flt from gatwick to Geneva we again were delayed( again sitting in the plane )for an hour after boarding waiting for apparently an air traffic problem to resolve. Another annoyance was paying seat fees twice to upgrade our seats towards the front of the plane to ensure overhead cabin space and were told at the gate they are boarding from the rear! This should be stated when making reservations!! On the first flight from Jfk there was a sick person on board snd they asked for assistance. For the rest I of the flight a person kAyed on the glue if the planes covered in blankets . Very unsettling to say the least!I have several flights booked with BA and I’m seriously rethinking this. Kathleen Ditta

Boarding ,checking in was easy and quick . Comfort was not good.

It was the most uncomfortable flight I have ever had , it was a nightmare ,the seats were narrow and I was very cramped, the food was awful, there was over weight person seating next to me or should I say seating on my lap.Most of her was overflowing onto my seat .For 6 hours I endured this gulag like conditions. I will never ever book any flight with British Airlines

Innovative boarding process using face recognition was flawless. Excellent food. Great lounge!

It was good… always SO many people… I realize that’s how they make money but wow!

Flights to Cape Town

Destination:

Cape Town (CPT)South Africa

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Cape Town - United States

Cabin classes:

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