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London to Cape Town flights

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Departure Mon, 01 Feb Return Sun, 07 Feb
LON London
CPT Cape Town
return from £420
Departure Mon, 08 Feb Return Tue, 16 Feb
LON London
CPT Cape Town
return from £412
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Currency and price comparison
Exchange rate
1.00 GBP = 20.74 ZAR
British Pound Sterling South African Rand
1 ZAR = 0.05 GBP
Last checked on 23 January 2021
Train
Local, one-way ticket
65%

Trains in Cape Town are 65% cheaper than in London.

London
£2.8
Cape Town
£0.97
Meal
Mid-priced restaurant
60%

A meal in Cape Town is 60% cheaper than a meal in London.

London
£15
Cape Town
£5.8
Taxi
Standard daytime start rate
68%

A taxi fare in Cape Town is 68% cheaper than in London.

London
£3
Cape Town
£0.97
Coffee
Regular cappuccino
54%

Coffee in Cape Town is 54% cheaper than in London.

London
£2.96
Cape Town
£1.36
London airports
  • ( Heathrow (LHR)
    How far from city centre: 14 miles
  • ( Gatwick (LGW)
    How far from city centre: 25 miles
  • ( Stansted (STN)
    How far from city centre: 30 miles
  • ( Luton International (LTN)
    How far from city centre: 27 miles
  • ( Southend (SEN)
    How far from city centre: 35 miles
  • ( London City (LCY)
    How far from city centre: 7 miles
Cape Town airports
  • ( Cape Town International Airport (CPT)
    How far from city centre: 11 miles
K Distance: 6011 miles

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Frequent asked questions about flights from London to Cape Town

😷 Is it safe to travel from London to Cape Town during the Covid-19 situation?
At Opodo we want to make sure that your travel plans are not affected by any cancelation as well as any possible restrictions South Africa may apply when travelling from London. Is your flight cancelled? We've got your back! With our flexible ticket guarantee you can decide if you want to book another flight - free of rebooking fee - or get a full refund!
📊 How much are flights from London to Cape Town?
The average price to go from London to Cape Town is of 400.44 GBP, but bare in mind that ticket prices may vary depending on the season and on how far in advance you book.
🔍 How can I find cheap flights from London to Cape Town at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from London to Cape Town is 412£. At Opodo we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the best option available, considering airline combinations, stopovers and direct flights as well as different criteria for inbound and outbound journeys.
💰 Is Cape Town expensive to visit compared to London?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Cape Town costs an average of 0.96 GBP, 68% cheaper than London, with a fare of 3.00 GBP, while train tickets costs 67% less in Cape Town: 0.91 GBP against 2.80 GBP in London. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 5.74 GBP in Cape Town, 62% less than the 15.00 GBP in London. The price of the coffee is around 55% cheaper in Cape Town, with an average of 1.34 GBP, while in London the coffee costs 3.01 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from London to Cape Town?
The most popular months to book a trip from London to Cape Town are October, January and December, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from London to Cape Town?
The best time of the year to go to Cape Town when flying from London depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, December is the top 1º month to fly to Cape Town from London in terms of searches from our customer, followed by January and February. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, May, June and August are the months with less volume of searchs for the route London -  Cape Town.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from London to Cape Town?
The total flight time between London and Cape Town is of around 14:48 hours on average, considering an average distance of 11,327 km, for both direct and indirect flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
🌡️ How is the weather in Cape Town compared to London?
While in London the temperatures can reach an average of 29.01 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 9.0 mm ,Cape Town's temperatures can go up to 28.98 ºC during the hot season, with 9.0 mm average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around 4.54 ºC in Cape Town, compared to the -3.09 ºC average degrees reported in London. During the winter period, London can register 6.0 mm precipitation, while Cape Town have an average of 12.0 mm rain level.
🛄 Which airports have flights between London and Cape Town?
The main airport route flying between London and Cape Town is: Gatwick (LGW) to Cape Town International Airport (CPT). This route is covered by the following airline(s): Condor. British Airways. Alternatively, you can find London - Cape Town flights between Heathrow (LHR) to Cape Town International Airport (CPT) with the following airline(s) flying the route: British Airways. Iberia.
✈️ Which are the airlines with flights from London to Cape Town?
Airlines with direct flights departing from London to Cape Town are Virgin Atlantic, Ethiopian Airlines and British Airways.

Cape Town International Airport - Latest customer reviews

2.0 /5
Reviews: 1
2.0 /5
Mavric
Date 2019-07-16 Age 51-70 City Cape Town

It's Africa not Dubai/ Doha can't expect much. Cape Town. Most violent city in world now.

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