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About Flights to Cape Town

Summary info about Cape Town flight prices, duration and airlines

Best One-Way Price

$1,046

Best Return Price

$1,453

Fastest flight time

18h 50m

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2 airlines
The best one-way flight price to Cape Town from Australia in the last 72 hours is $1,046 (Melbourne to Cape Town Intl).
The best return flight price to Cape Town from Australia in the last 72 hours is $1,453 (Perth to Cape Town Intl).
The fastest flight to Cape Town from Australia takes 18h 50m (Sydney Kingsford Smith to Cape Town Intl).
There are 2 airlines operating flights to Cape Town, including Singapore Airlines and Qatar Airways.

Cheapest flights to Cape Town airports

Find the cheapest flights to these Cape Town airports from your nearest city or airport
Sydney
Cape Town

CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM Sydney TO Cape Town

Sydney (SYD) to Cape Town (CPT)

Typically, flights to Cape Town from Sydney are cheaper when flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Cape Town Intl, which has an average price of $1,491

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO CAPE TOWN FROM SYDNEYFebruary15% cheaperFlying from Sydney to Cape Town costs on average just $1,272 in February
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO CAPE TOWN FROM SYDNEYDecember40% more expensiveIt costs about $2,094 for flights to Cape Town from Sydney in December
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO CAPE TOWN FROM SYDNEYDecember463% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Cape Town from Sydney in December than any other month

When is the best time to fly to Cape Town?

Without direct flights, you can expect Cape Town routes to have multiple stopovers. Flights from Brisbane generally come with one or two stopovers and a flight time of around 26 and a half hours. When travelling from Sydney, you can also expect flights with one or two stopovers and a travel time close to 23 and a half hours. Flying from Adelaide will take closer to 26 hours.

At the moment, there are no direct flights to Cape Town, South Africa, offered through Australian airports, but you will find Cape Town flight deals with single stopovers and reasonable flight times. If you’re travelling from Sydney, your flight routes will typically have multiple stopovers, at O.R. Tambo International Airport and Singapore Changi Airport, before heading to Cape Town. Travelling from Brisbane? You’re likely to find flights with multiple stopovers, in Johannesburg and Singapore, as well as a single stop in Dubai, which tend to take a little longer. Flights from Adelaide generally have routes with multiple stopovers and a similar flight time to flights from Brisbane.

If you don’t want to visit Cape Town in February, then you should wait until March to fly from Australia, when ticket prices are also cheap, with an average price of $1,273.

You are more likely to see cheaper flights to Cape Town from Australia when booking 28 days ahead of your departure date. In general, you can expect to find flights to Cape Town for around $1,491 when searching 28 days out. In the past 72 hours, momondo users found flights from Australia to Cape Town for as low as $1,453.

On average, the least expensive day to fly to Cape Town from Australia is on a Wednesday. momondo users have found tickets for Wednesday departures for as low as $1,915. However, this price may fluctuate depending on the airline, the season, and holidays. If your travel schedule is flexible, try to avoid departing on a Saturday because tickets tend to average around $2,160. These prices are subject to change though, so be sure to set up a Price Alert for flights to Cape Town.

Our data shows that the cheapest Australia to Cape Town flights are usually those with departure times in the morning. Our users have found flights to Cape Town in the morning for as low as $1,952. If you have a flexible travel schedule, then try to avoid flying at midday when prices are $2,775 on average. Flights to Cape Town from Australia at midday are generally more expensive because this time of day is more convenient for travellers’ schedules.



Cape Town flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in Australia to Cape Town found recently by users on momondo
Singapore Airlines
2 Sep.
PER14:00Perth
21h 25m
1 stop
CPT11:25Cape Town Intl
20 Sep.
CPT06:40Cape Town Intl
24h 20m
1 stop
PER07:00Perth
Singapore Airlines
1 Sep.
PER21:10Perth
38h 15m
1 stop
CPT11:25Cape Town Intl
20 Sep.
CPT06:40Cape Town Intl
24h 20m
1 stop
PER07:00Perth
Singapore Airlines
17 Oct.
PER21:10Perth
38h 15m
1 stop
CPT11:25Cape Town Intl
12 Nov.
CPT05:40Cape Town Intl
22h 05m
1 stop
PER03:45Perth
Singapore Airlines
2 Sep.
PER14:00Perth
21h 25m
2 stops
CPT11:25Cape Town Intl
20 Sep.
CPT06:40Cape Town Intl
24h 20m
2 stops
PER07:00Perth
Singapore Airlines
31 Oct.
PER21:10Perth
38h 15m
2 stops
CPT11:25Cape Town Intl
22 Nov.
CPT05:40Cape Town Intl
36h 50m
2 stops
PER18:30Perth
Singapore Airlines
1 Sep.
PER21:10Perth
38h 15m
2 stops
CPT11:25Cape Town Intl
20 Sep.
CPT06:40Cape Town Intl
24h 20m
2 stops
PER07:00Perth

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Cape Town

If you're looking for one-way flights from Australia to Cape Town, view some of our deals below provided by Qatar Airways and Singapore Airlines
Multiple Airlines
9 Aug.
MEL09:15Melbourne
32h 30m
2 stops
CPT17:45Cape Town Intl
Singapore Airlines
10 Aug.
MEL09:05Melbourne
28h 20m
1 stop
CPT13:25Cape Town Intl
Singapore Airlines
1 Sep.
MEL08:20Melbourne
29h 05m
2 stops
CPT13:25Cape Town Intl

Which airlines fly to Cape Town?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to Cape Town

Which airlines fly to Cape Town?

Singapore Airlines, South African, Cathay Pacific and Emirates are the most popular airlines that fly from Australia to Cape Town on a routine basis, according to our data. You should be able to find flights to Cape Town with these airlines and other airlines flying from Australia.

Emirates Flights to Cape Town

There are 7 Emirates flights to Cape Town in a normal week. The most common departure point is Dubai Intl and the best Emirates ticket price seen on momondo is $1,260 (last 72 hours, from Brisbane, to Cape Town). Emirates has a score of 8.6 from 118 user reviews on momondo.

Singapore Airlines Flights to Cape Town

Singapore Airlines (8.4/10, 50 reviews) is also a popular choice for flights to Cape Town, with deals from as low as $1,246 from Adelaide, return. With 8 Singapore Airlines flights to Cape Town on average each week, prices can vary significantly by origin and availability.


Airports near Cape Town

Below you will find all the airports in Cape Town along with their distance from the city centre

How do you get to the city centre from Cape Town Airport?

Cape Town International Airport is located approximately 20 minutes away from the city centre by car and offers a couple of public transport options for getting to the city. The MyCiTi airport bus is the official bus operator at Cape Town Airport; you'll find the bus outside the main arrivals terminal. The A01 Airport-Civic Centre bus route departs every couple of minutes and will take between 30-45 minutes to reach the city, depending on stops. Hire airport taxis from outside the arrivals terminal that will take you to the city in around 20 minutes. Alternatively, taxi apps are available in Cape Town and can be relied upon to get around the city.


Popular routes to Cape Town

Most frequently searched flights to Cape Town along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
Sydney to Cape Town Flights
Fastest flight time26h 25m
Cheapest price$1,537
Melbourne to Cape Town Flights
Fastest flight time23h 00m
Cheapest price$1,525
Brisbane to Cape Town Flights
Fastest flight time31h 35m
Cheapest price$1,581
Perth to Cape Town Flights
Fastest flight time21h 25m
Cheapest price$1,513
Adelaide to Cape Town Flights
Fastest flight time34h 55m
Cheapest price$1,921
Newcastle to Cape Town Flights
Fastest flight time34h 40m
Cheapest price$2,539

Visa requirements for visiting Cape Town

As an Australian wanting to travel to Cape Town, South Africa, you'll need to apply online for an eVisa, which will allow stays in the country for up to 90 days. The processing time for this visa is typically three working days but may take longer. Your passport must be valid for the duration of your stay in South Africa.


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Best things to do and see in Cape Town

Cape Town is the original city of South Africa, established in 1652, and once served as the refuelling station for ships bound for the East, hence why it’s called "The Mother City". Cape Town offers tourists a variety of activities and sights within the city and on the outskirts. Some of the most beautiful beaches in the world are to be found on the Cape Town shores and offer a variety of scenic options, take a walk along the promenade in Sea Point to watch the waves crashing over the rocks or head a little farther up the peninsula to Camps Bay for white sandy beaches and plenty of restaurants. Learn to windsurf out in Blouberg by the Blue Peter restaurant, or hire a kayak and paddle out into the ocean from the Oceana Power Boat Club jetty. If you’re looking for traditional African art, explore the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art. Take a cable car to the top of Table Mountain for far-reaching views of the city from one of the seven world wonders, or take a day trip along the scenic drive to Cape Point and stand atop the tip of the Cape Peninsula.


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