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Zurich to Cape Town flights

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Flight DurationFlights between Zurich and Cape Town take, on average, 13 h and 8 m minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Cheapest flightCheapest price for a one-way flight between Zurich with Cape Town found by our customers in the last 72 hours
Departing AirportThe airport Zurich is the departure airport operating flights between Zurich and Cape Town
Arriving AirportFlights departing Zurich with Cape Town as destination arrives at Cape Town International Airport

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Departure Mon, 02 Aug Return Tue, 03 Aug
ZRH Zurich
CPT Cape Town
return from £705
Departure Sun, 22 Aug Return Mon, 30 Aug
ZRH Zurich
CPT Cape Town
return from £603
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Currency and price comparison
Exchange rate
1.00 GBP = 20.32 ZAR
British Pound Sterling South African Rand
1 ZAR = 0.05 GBP
Last checked on 30 July 2021
Train
Local, one-way ticket
69%

Trains in Cape Town are 69% cheaper than in Zurich.

Zurich
£3.16
Cape Town
£0.98
Meal
Mid-priced restaurant
65%

A meal in Cape Town is 65% cheaper than a meal in Zurich.

Zurich
£19.77
Cape Town
£6.86
Taxi
Standard daytime start rate
87%

A taxi fare in Cape Town is 87% cheaper than in Zurich.

Zurich
£5.02
Cape Town
£0.66
Coffee
Regular cappuccino
64%

Coffee in Cape Town is 64% cheaper than in Zurich.

Zurich
£3.98
Cape Town
£1.42
Zurich airports
  • ( Zurich (ZRH)
    How far from city centre: 6 miles
  • ( Basel Euroairport (BSL)
    How far from city centre: 50 miles
  • ( Mulhouse Euroairport (MLH)
    How far from city centre: 50 miles
Cape Town airports
  • ( Cape Town International Airport (CPT)
    How far from city centre: 11 miles
K Distance: 5653 miles

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Frequent asked questions about flights from Zurich to Cape Town

😷 Is it safe to travel from Zurich 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 Zurich. 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 Zurich to Cape Town at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from Zurich to Cape Town is 603£. 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 Zurich?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Cape Town costs an average of 0.66 GBP, 87% cheaper than Zurich, with a fare of 5.02 GBP, while train tickets costs 69% less in Cape Town: 0.98 GBP against 3.16 GBP in Zurich. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 6.86 GBP in Cape Town, 65% less than the 19.77 GBP in Zurich. The price of the coffee is around 64% cheaper in Cape Town, with an average of 1.42 GBP, while in Zurich the coffee costs 3.98 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from Zurich to Cape Town?
The most popular months to book a trip from Zurich to Cape Town are December, October and November, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from Zurich to Cape Town?
The best time of the year to go to Cape Town when flying from Zurich 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 Zurich in terms of searches from our customer, followed by November and January. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, August, May and June are the months with less volume of searchs for the route Zurich -  Cape Town.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from Zurich to Cape Town?
The total flight time between Zurich and Cape Town is of around 13:08 hours on average, considering an average distance of 9,847 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 Zurich?
While in Zurich the temperatures can reach an average of 31.95 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 -8.07 ºC average degrees reported in Zurich. During the winter period, Zurich can register 6.0 mm precipitation, while Cape Town have an average of 12.0 mm rain level.
🛄 Which airports have flights between Zurich and Cape Town?
The main airport route flying between Zurich and Cape Town is: Zurich (ZRH) to Cape Town International Airport (CPT). This route is covered by the following airline(s):
  • Swiss International Air Lines.
  • Edelweiss Air.
Airlines with indirect flights from Zurich to Cape Town are:
Airlines with indirect flights from Zurich to Cape Town are:
  • Swiss International Air Lines, stoping in Frankfurt for 75 minutes minimun.
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