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New York to Cape Town flights

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Flight Duration Flights between New York and Cape Town take, on average, 28 h and 37 m minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Cheapest flight Cheapest price for a one-way flight between New York with Cape Town found by our customers in the last 72 hours
High season According to search data from our customers, December is the busiest time to fly from New York to Cape Town
Best time to book According to real data December is the most popular time to book a flight to Cape Town when departing from New York

Cheap last minute flights to Cape Town

Latest deals and top flight routes from New York airports.

Departure Mon, 23 May Return Sat, 28 May
NYC New York
CPT Cape Town
return from £703
Departure Wed, 08 Jun Return Sun, 12 Jun
NYC New York
CPT Cape Town
return from £781
Flight route information
Find out further information on New York and Cape Town to help you prepare for your trip.
New York airports
  • ( Newark International Airport (EWR)
    How far from city centre: 11 miles
  • ( John F Kennedy Intl Airport (JFK)
    How far from city centre: 14 miles
  • ( La Guardia (LGA)
    How far from city centre: 5 miles
  • ( East 34St Landing (NES)
    How far from city centre: 2 miles
  • ( Battery Pk City (NBP)
    How far from city centre: 2 miles
  • ( Wall Street Spb (NWS)
    How far from city centre: 11 miles
Cape Town airports
  • ( Cape Town International Airport (CPT)
    How far from city centre: 11 miles
K Distance: 7808 miles

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Frequent asked questions about flights from New York to Cape Town

😷 Is it safe to travel from New York 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 New York. 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 can I find cheap flights from New York to Cape Town at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from New York to Cape Town is 703£. 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.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from New York to Cape Town?
The most popular months to book a trip from New York to Cape Town are December, March and July, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from New York to Cape Town?
The best time of the year to go to Cape Town when flying from New York 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 New York in terms of searches from our customer, followed by February and May. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, April, June and October are the months with less volume of searchs for the route New York -  Cape Town.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from New York to Cape Town?
The total flight time between New York and Cape Town is of around 04:37 hours on average, considering an average distance of 23,449 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 New York?
While in New York the temperatures can reach an average of 32.5 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 12.0 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 -11.93 ºC average degrees reported in New York. During the winter period, New York can register 12.0 mm precipitation, while Cape Town have an average of 12.0 mm rain level.
Airlines with indirect flights from New York to Cape Town are:
Airlines with indirect flights from New York to Cape Town are:
  • South African Airways, stoping in Johannesburg for 95 minutes minimun.
  • Qatar Airways, with 110 minutes scale in Doha.
  • Qatar Airways, with 110 minutes scale in Doha.
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