Flights to Cape Town

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Last minute flights to Cape Town

Departure Thu, 16 Apr Return Mon, 27 Apr
LHR London
CPT Cape Town
return from £439
Departure Sun, 05 Apr Return Tue, 07 Apr
JNB Johannesburg
CPT Cape Town
return from £72
Departure Thu, 09 Apr Return Thu, 23 Apr
MAN Manchester
CPT Cape Town
return from £465
Departure Thu, 09 Apr Return Mon, 27 Apr
BHX Birmingham
CPT Cape Town
return from £527
Popular flight routes to Cape Town
London - Cape Town
return from £526
Durban - Cape Town
return from £92
Birmingham - Cape Town
return from £658
Edinburgh - Cape Town
return from £639
Nairobi - Cape Town
return from £380

Trips to Cape Town

Cape Town travel

Bound between a backdrop of sparkling Atlantic Ocean, sweeping stretches of golden beaches and a craggy mountainous landscape, cosmopolitan Cape Town boasts one of the most spectacular cityscapes on earth. Famous for its magnificent harbour as well as key sights including Table Mountain and Cape Point, it is the oldest city in South Africa and was the site of the first European settlement during the 1600s. Cape Town is also South Africa's cultural hub, with a number of world-class museums that trace the city's colourful and tumultuous past and its development into one of the most culturally diverse cities on earth. Check out our offers flight + hotel to Cape Town!

Things to do and places to see in Cape Town

Whether visitors on a trip to Cape Town wish to explore the city's rich historical heritage, hike up to the top of Table Mountain or simply kick back on the miles of pristine beaches, there's always plenty to see and do. Those seeking adventure will not be disappointed with the range of outdoor activities available, from paragliding to whale-watching and dives with great white sharks. Cape Town is also a foodie heaven and some of South Africa's finest wineries are located close to the city's limits amid picture-perfect scenery.

When visiting Cape Town, be sure to:

  • Climb to the top of Table Mountain, Cape Town's most iconic sight
  • Descend the wooded slopes of Table Mountain into the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
  • Sink your toes into the fine sand of the beaches around Camps Bay
  • Catch a ferry to Robben Island, Nelson Mandela's former prison
  • Head to the Central Business District (CBD) and V & A Waterfront for first-class dining
  • Discover the vineyards of nearby Franschhoek and Stellenbosch
  • Visit the rolling hills and bays of the spectacular Cape Point
  • Browse the boutiques at the 19th century V & A Waterfront, one of South Africa's most popular shopping destinations
  • Dive to the depths of the ocean at the Two Oceans Aquarium
  • Encounter whales, penguins and seals on a Dyer Island Cruise
  • Sip cocktails at a trendy rooftop terrace bar
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Cape Town airports

Flights to Cape Town land at Cape Town Airport. It is the second largest and second busiest airport in South Africa and third busiest in Africa overall. Airlines that operate in South Africa fly direct to Cape Town Airport, as well as locations around Africa and the rest of the world.

  • Cape Town Airport

    Top airlines

    A number of airlines operate cheap flights to Cape Town including: South African Airways, British Airways and Mango.

    Location

    Cape Town Airport is located approximately 12 miles from the city centre, situated within the parameters of the city's metropolitan area.

    Transport options

    A route from the airport to Cape Town is formed by the N2 highway. There are numerous car rental agencies located in the domestic and international terminals. The international and domestic terminals are linked by a central terminal. Visitors travelling by bus can take the MyCiTi shuttle bus service, which connects the airport with the Civic Centre bus station in the city centre. Taxis and private transfers are available and it is advisable to travel with an authorised company.

FAQ's about Cape Town

🔍 How can I find cheap flights to Cape Town at Opodo?
At Opodo you can find flights from £57 to Cape Town. Our offers are the result of a combination of different technologies, machine learning algorithms and real searches form our customers in our platform, so you can get the options that better suits your needs when flying to Cape Town.
🖱️ When's the best time to book flights to Cape Town?
The top month to book flights to Cape Town is September, based on our Opodo UK customers. The next most popular booking period for Cape Town flights is October. In third place: August. By this we mean when travellers book their tickets. For the best time to actually travel to Cape Town, read on.
📅 When's the best time to go to Cape Town?
We checked our customers' flight searches, and the winner of best time to fly to Cape Town is... December. The next best month to travel to Cape Town is January. And let's not forget February, the third top choice for when to go to Cape Town. However if you prefer things on the less busy side, we can also tell you (quietly) that the least popular month for flights to Cape Town is May.
✈️ Which airlines fly to Cape Town from the UK?
Airlines flying direct from the UK to Cape Town include:
- Ethiopian Airlines, which flies from London and Manchester to Cape Town
- Emirates, which has flights from London and Manchester as well as Birmingham to Cape Town
- Virgin Atlantic, with flights from London to Cape Town and Newquay and also from Aberdeen

Indirect flights from the UK to Cape Town include:
- Ethiopian Airlines, which flies from London and Manchester and also from Jersey
- Emirates, with flights from London and Manchester to Cape Town plus Birmingham
- South African Airways, which has flights from London and Birmingham as well as from Newcastle to Cape Town
🕑 How long before a flight to Cape Town should I be at the airport?
If you want to be on time for your flight to Cape Town, make sure to be at the airport at least two to three hours in advance. Check-ins, security controls, customs and boarding the airplane can take some time. At Opodo you can find the best deals for flights to Cape Town departing from over 50 cities and choose from a variety of services that will improve your time at the airport and guarantee a much better travel experience, such as priority boarding and additional luggage. For more convenience, when booking your flight to Cape Town at Opodo you can also add insurance or opt for a refundable fare and have a problem-free trip!
🛄 What is the name of Cape Town’s airport?
Cape Town is served by 1 airport[s]. Cape Town International Airport operates flights towards both domestic and international destinations within 50 cities, such as London, Johannesburg and Manchester, the most popular routes.
📌 How far is Cape Town’s airport from the city centre?
Cape Town’s airport Cape Town International Airport is located 12 miles from the city centre.
💶 How much is the trip from the airport to Cape Town’s city centre?
By Public transport: The price for the trip is about 0.74 GBP per person. By taxi: If you have more budget and prefer to take a taxi from Cape Town International Airport , for example, the average price for the ride to Cape Town centre is around 0.74 GBP per km. By car: For more convenience and freedom during your stay, Opodo has the best offers of car rentals in Cape Town. Pick your preferred car type and get from Cape Town International Airport to Cape Town city centre on your own terms.
🗺️ How to get from the airport to Cape Town city centre?
There are many ways to get from Cape Town International Airport to central Cape Town:
🚗 Driving:
If you go by car or decide to take a taxi, be aware of traffic. The average travel time from Cape Town International Airport to Cape Town city centre when driving is 31 mins, but it may vary depending on the time of the day.
💳 How much should I budget for a trip to Cape Town?
If you are going to Cape Town, here is a list with an average price of some goods:
  • - Inexpensive Restaurant: 7.10 GBP
  • - Mid Range Restaurante: 25.82 GBP
  • - Cheap Restaurant: 2.98 GBP
  • - Domestic Beer: 1.74 GBP
  • - Imported Beer: 1.99 GBP
  • - Coffee: 1.38 GBP
  • - SoftDrink: 0.65 GBP
  • - Water: 0.53 GBP

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