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Find cheap flights from Washington Dulles Airport to Cape Town from R10 995

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight departing on 27/4. 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 Dulles Intl to Cape Town

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from Dulles Intl 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.
21:45 - 11:50IAD-CPT
32h 05m1 stop
16:35 - 10:50CPT-IAD
24h 15m1 stop
R16 851Turkish Airlines
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śr., kwi 10 - śr., kwi 17
12:45 - 11:50IAD-CPT
41h 05m1 stop
16:35 - 10:50CPT-IAD
24h 15m1 stop
R17 531Turkish Airlines
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ndz., kwi 14 - śr., kwi 24
22:10 - 12:20IAD-CPT
32h 10m1 stop
16:35 - 13:55CPT-IAD
27h 20m1 stop
R17 569Turkish Airlines
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ndz., mar 10 - ndz., mar 17
17:05 - 12:50IAD-CPT
61h 45m2 stops
14:30 - 12:46CPT-IAD
28h 16m3 stops
R17 588
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pon., kwi 22 - pon., kwi 29
11:00 - 13:45IAD-CPT
20h 45m1 stop
13:50 - 9:00CPT-IAD
25h 10m2 stops
R18 041Ethiopian Air
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czw., mar 14 - wt., mar 19
17:05 - 12:50IAD-CPT
61h 45m2 stops
14:30 - 12:46CPT-IAD
28h 16m3 stops
R18 079
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pon., kwi 15 - pon., kwi 29
11:00 - 13:45IAD-CPT
20h 45m1 stop
13:50 - 8:55CPT-IAD
25h 05m2 stops
R18 344Ethiopian Air
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wt., mar 26 - czw., kwi 4
21:05 - 10:30IAD-CPT
31h 25m1 stop
19:10 - 16:55CPT-IAD
27h 45m1 stop
R20 082Qatar Airways
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pon., mar 18 - pon., mar 25
20:50 - 10:50IAD-CPT
32h 00m1 stop
13:00 - 16:10CPT-IAD
33h 10m1 stop
R20 120Qatar Airways
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wt., kwi 16 - pon., kwi 29
10:35 - 17:35IAD-CPT
24h 00m1 stop
12:35 - 9:35CPT-IAD
27h 00m1 stop
R22 235JetBlue
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śr., mar 6 - czw., mar 14

Flights from Dulles Intl to Cape Town - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights from Dulles Intl to Cape Town 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 Washington Dulles Airport to Cape Town?

The average price of all flights from Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl Airport to Cape Town clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
If you are looking for a flight deal from Washington Dulles Airport to Cape Town, look for departures on Sundays and avoid leaving on a Thursday, 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 is the cheapest month to fly from Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl Airport to Cape Town?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl Airport 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 from Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl Airport to Cape Town is May, where tickets cost R22 387 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are December and July, where the average cost of tickets is R32 815 and R30 075 respectively.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl Airport to Cape Town?

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl Airport 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 on the flight from Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl Airport to Cape Town, you should book around 5 days before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 79 days before departure.

Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Washington Dulles Airport to Cape Town?

The cheapest price for the route for each airline clicked by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours.
In the last 3 days, Qatar Airways offered the best one-way deal for that route, at R11 052. KAYAK users also found Washington Dulles Airport to Cape Town return flights on Turkish Airlines from R16 851 and on Ethiopian Air from R18 041.

Which airlines fly direct between Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl Airport and Cape Town?

Airline and price data is aggregated from results in KAYAK’s search results from the last 2 weeks for flights from Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl Airport to Cape Town.
There is just one airline that flies from Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl Airport to Cape Town direct and that is United Airlines. The best one-way deal found from United Airlines for the route is R21 891.

How many flights are there between Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl Airport and Cape Town per day?

There is a maximum of 1 direct flight a day that takes off from Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl Airport and lands in Cape Town, with an average flight time of 14h 30m. The most common departure time is 18:00 and most flights take off in the evening. Each week, there are 3 flights.

Which cabin class options are there for flights between Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl Airport and Cape Town?

The average price of flights for each cabin class for the route found by users searching on KAYAK over the last 2 weeks.
There is only one cabin class option available for the route, which is Economy. Perform a search on KAYAK to find the latest prices and availability for all cabin fares, which differ across airlines.

How long does a flight from Washington Dulles Airport to Cape Town take?

A direct flight to Cape Town will take on average 20h 45m to travel the 20 527 km flying distance from Washington Dulles Airport.

What’s the earliest departure time from Washington Dulles Airport to Cape Town?

Early birds can take the earliest flight from Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl Airport at 18:35 and will be landing in Cape Town at 15:05.

What’s the latest departure time from Washington Dulles Airport to Cape Town?

If you prefer to fly at night, the latest flight from Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl Airport to Cape Town jets off at 18:45 and lands at 15:20.

Good to know

Low season

July

High season

December

Cheapest flight

R10 995
Best time to beat the crowds but there is an average 19% increase in price.
Most popular time to fly (24% more expensive on average)
Flight from Washington Dulles Airport to Cape Town

When to book flights from Dulles Intl to Cape Town

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from Dulles Intl to Cape Town 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 Washington Dulles Airport to Cape Town flights

  • Which airline offers flights from Washington Dulles Airport to Cape Town with less carbon emissions?

    British Airways offers flights from Washington Dulles Airport to Cape Town and has taken steps to reduce its carbon footprint. The airline is exploring and investing in sustainable aviation fuels that can significantly lower carbon emissions and has implemented energy-efficient operations to minimize emissions in both ground operations and flight operations.

  • How do I get from Cape Town International Airport (CPT) to the city center?

    There are several shuttle services that operate from CPT to the city center. You can pre-book or find them located outside the airport arrivals hall. MyCiTi Bus Rapid Transit system also provides a direct and affordable connection to the city center. The service is reliable and operates on a scheduled timetable. In addition, metered taxis are available from the airport and will take you to the city center in about 20-30 minutes.

  • What travel class options are available for flights from Washington Dulles to Cape Town with Ethiopian Air?

    Ethiopian Airlines offers various travel classes on their flights from Washington Dulles Airport to Cape Town. Economy Class is the standard fare option with seats in the Economy cabin. Cloud Nine is the airline's Business Class and provides passengers with a premium experience with wider seats, more legroom, priority check-in, and access to Ethiopian Airlines lounges.

  • What services are available for passengers with reduced mobility on flights from Washington Dulles Airport to Cape Town with American Airlines?

    Passengers with reduced mobility on flights from Washington Dulles Airport to Cape Town with American Airlines can benefit from several services at both airports. At Washington Dulles Airport, passengers can request wheelchair assistance upon arrival and can request specific seating arrangements to accommodate their needs on board.

  • What is the cheapest flight from Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl Airport to Cape Town?

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl Airport to Cape Town was R582 for a one-way ticket and R892 for a return.

  • Which aircraft models fly most regularly from Washington Dulles Airport to Cape Town?

    The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is the aircraft model that flies most regularly on the Washington Dulles Airport to Cape Town flight route.

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from Washington Dulles Airport to Cape Town?

    Star Alliance is the only airline alliance operating flights between Washington Dulles Airport and Cape Town.

  • On which days can I fly direct from Washington Dulles Airport to Cape Town?

    You can catch a direct flight from Washington Dulles Airport to Cape Town on Monday, Thursday, and Saturday.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from Washington Dulles Airport 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 Washington Dulles Airport to Cape Town.

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

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

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights from Washington Dulles Airport 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 Washington Dulles Airport with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from Washington Dulles Airport 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 Washington Dulles Airport 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 a cheap flight from Washington, D.C. to Cape Town

  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for R25 536 or less round-trip.
  • As Cape Town International Airport (CPT) is a base for South African Airways, British Airways, and FlySafair, passengers of these airlines can expect a variety of services and amenities at the airport. For example, passengers can benefit from priority baggage handling, faster immigration, and baggage delivery service.
  • Flights from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Cape Town (CPT) usually have layovers in various cities. Some of the common layovers for this route include London (LHR), Amsterdam (AMS), Doha (DOH), Johannesburg (JNB), Munich (MUC), Frankfurt (FRA), New York (JFK), and Paris (CDG).
  • US citizens require a visa to enter South Africa, including for flights from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Cape Town (CPT). The visa can be obtained by applying at the South African embassy or consulate in the United States or through an online application process. It is recommended to apply for the visa well in advance of the travel date to avoid any delays or complications.
  • Cape Town International Airport (CPT) serves various nearby cities in addition to Cape Town. These cities include Stellenbosch, Somerset West, Franschhoek, Paarl, Hermanus, Langebaan, Ceres, Tulbagh, Darling, Montagu, Worcester, Robertson, Swellendam, Gansbaai, and Clanwilliam.
  • Lufthansa offers a range of special meals for children on flights from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Cape Town (CPT) such as infant meals, toddler meals, and children's meals. Bassinets are also available for infants and can be attached to the bulkhead seats in economy class.
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Prefer to fly direct from Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl to Cape Town Intl?

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

Direct departures

Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl to Cape Town Intl

Monday

United Airlines

United Airlines

Thursday

United Airlines

United Airlines

Saturday

United Airlines

United Airlines

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Direct returns

Cape Town Intl to Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl

Tuesday

United Airlines

United Airlines

Friday

United Airlines

United Airlines

Sunday

United Airlines

United Airlines

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Top airline flying from Dulles Intl to Cape Town

Need help choosing which airline to fly with from Dulles Intl 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.
7,4
United AirlinesOverall score based on 11878 reviews
72comfort
71entertainment
77boarding
81crew
74overall
67food
Airline reviews

Every experience was good except for the lack of comfort in those economy seats. I never had knee pain until that flight. Those seats are uncomfortable.

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Every experience was good except for the lack of comfort in those economy seats. I never had knee pain until that flight. Those seats are uncomfortable.

The food needs to be improved, up to the standard of the people and the accommodation.

I bought internet for the flight. Don’t waste your money. I wasn’t able to download a 1 Mb file from Google Docs during a 3-4 hr period. You can only use WhatsApp and email if you are willing to wait.

Just a crappy airline. The same every time. You feel you are a cow on a farm. You are being being whipped and pulled.

Wasn’t very crowded. Seamless processes. No issues traveling with two little kids.

Kayak, the site I went through to book our flight, sent very unclear emails about flight changes. Kayak was incredibly unhelpful in their communications with me about this, promising to work on resolving the issue, and failing to do so. As a result, I needed to get a hotel in Brussels and am now in the process of trying to get reimbursed. On the other hand, the flight personnel in Brussels were very helpful, taking time to look into the issue and determine if they could help. I am very grateful for them and have no problems with the airline. For Kayak, however, I will never use it again and will never recommend it to anyone, and will even discourage people who consider going through that site. My worst experience ever....

My interaction with the flight attendent Eve was horrible. I was seated in 3F and was blown away watching her repeatedly skip me as she took other customer orders for lunch...she took the customer next to me but skipped me, then took everyone's order around me (in front of and behind me) . After she had taken every customer's orders to include those behind me, she came to me and said we are out of everything except one last item. I was mortified, in that, I am a 1k flyer, had pre-ordered AND as an African American could only assume why she repeatedly skipped me...mortified. no words

The Flight was good, pilot seemed very skillful. My wheel chair sister who could barely walk was allotted the second last seat in the aircraft, with great difficulty she managed to reach on her seat, as she required attendance we were given separate seat, even on request no one cared, so much so there were single passengers who were given twin seats. May not be taken as complaint but a reminder to the checkin staff to keep in mind in future the allottment of wheel chair passengers seats.

The United website was easy to use and had all the information I needed. I needed to change my flight and it was accomplished easily on line. I was also easily able to upgrade and for a reasonable price. Boarding went smoothly and the flight was in time. The service was good in board but the crew did not seem happy at all. Limited availability of meals - not much choice for purchase and in business class they ran out of one of the meal choices by row 4. .

Almost 2 hour delay in boarding with all standing ready to board at original time. No explanation given.

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Recent one-way flight deals

 
Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best one-way flight deals from Washington, D.C. to Cape Town found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
27/4sob.
2 stops
40h 45mIAD-CPT
R10 995
18/3pon.
1 stopQatar Airways
31h 25mIAD-CPT
R11 052
7/3czw.
1 stopEthiopian Air
20h 45mIAD-CPT
R13 942
4/4czw.
1 stopEthiopian Air
21h 00mIAD-CPT
R14 036
29/3pt.
3 stopsRwandAir
45h 25mIAD-CPT
R14 206
27/4sob.
1 stopTurkish Airlines
32h 05mIAD-CPT
R14 452
30/3sob.
1 stopTurkish Airlines
36h 10mIAD-CPT
R15 246
7/3czw.
3 stopsRwandAir
59h 50mIAD-CPT
R15 850
27/4sob.
directUnited Airlines
14h 35mIAD-CPT
R22 254
7/3czw.
directUnited Airlines
14h 30mIAD-CPT
R24 786

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Last minute flights from Dulles Intl to Cape Town

Last minute flight, train and bus deals

 
These last-minute flight deals are the cheapest flights found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours for flights from Washington, D.C. to Cape Town that are departing in the next 10 days.
24/2sob.
multi-stopEthiopian Air
21h 30mIAD-CPT
2/3sob.
multi-stopEthiopian Air
25h 10mCPT-IAD
R27 072
22/2czw.
multi-stopEthiopian Air
20h 45mIAD-CPT
29/2czw.
multi-stopEthiopian Air
25h 10mCPT-IAD
R28 394
22/2czw.
multi-stopEthiopian Air
20h 45mIAD-CPT
29/2czw.
multi-stopEthiopian Air
25h 10mCPT-IAD
R29 301
24/2sob.
multi-stop
38h 30mIAD-CPT
2/3sob.
multi-stop
37h 25mCPT-IAD
R30 302
22/2czw.
multi-stopQatar Airways
38h 30mIAD-CPT
29/2czw.
multi-stopQatar Airways
34h 20mCPT-IAD
R33 306
22/2czw.
multi-stopQatar Airways
38h 30mIAD-CPT
29/2czw.
multi-stopQatar Airways
34h 20mCPT-IAD
R34 874
24/2sob.
multi-stopBritish Airways
27h 05mIAD-CPT
2/3sob.
multi-stopBritish Airways
28h 00mCPT-IAD
R35 592
24/2sob.
multi-stop
28h 30mIAD-CPT
2/3sob.
multi-stop
31h 35mCPT-IAD
R35 648
24/2sob.
directUnited Airlines
14h 30mIAD-CPT
2/3sob.
multi-stopUnited Airlines
37h 20mCPT-IAD
R37 727
24/2sob.
directUnited Airlines
14h 30mIAD-CPT
2/3sob.
multi-stopUnited Airlines
37h 20mCPT-IAD
R41 543

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Washington Dulles Airport - Cape Town Flights

Departure:

Washington Dulles Airport (IAD)United States

Destination:

Cape Town (CPT)South Africa

Return flight deals:

Cape Town - Washington Dulles Airport

Cabin classes:

R82 008
R25 334

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