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Cheap Flights from San Francisco to Cape Town, ZA, South Africa - SFO to CPT

Popular flights from San Francisco to Cape Town

We’ve got the inside scoop on finding the best time to fly for the best price. Not sure when to travel for your next vacation? Find details below on when-to-fly and when-to-buy.

American Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 16, 2016 May 31, 2016 $1,439
South African Airways
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
Aug 13, 2016 Aug 25, 2016 $1,377
United Airlines
Departure Date Return Date Lowest Price
May 16, 2016 May 31, 2016 $1,250

How Much Does it Cost to Fly from San Francisco to Cape Town (SFO to CPT)?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from San Francisco to Cape Town, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $1,596.

When Can I Buy the Cheapest Flight from San Francisco to Cape Town (SFO to CPT)?

Airlines can adjust prices for plane tickets from San Francisco to Cape Town based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have discovered that the best days to book flights are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Read our article to find more information about the best time to buy airline tickets.

Cheapest Day To Fly from San Francisco to Cape Town

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding the cheapest days to fly from San Francisco to Cape Town.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$1,250 $1,832 $1,771 $1,433 $1,380 $1,752 $1,752

Lowest Fares Chart By Month from San Francisco to Cape Town

The chart below shows the lowest fare by month when flying from San Francisco to Cape Town.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
May San Francisco Cape Town United 5/16/16 5/31/16 2 $1,250
June San Francisco Cape Town United 6/24/16 7/12/16 3 $1,637
July San Francisco Cape Town United 7/4/16 7/20/16 2 $1,743
August San Francisco Cape Town United 8/28/16 9/4/16 3 $1,314
September San Francisco Cape Town United 9/6/16 9/19/16 3 $1,257
October San Francisco Cape Town United 10/11/16 10/25/16 2 $1,226
November San Francisco Cape Town United 11/7/16 11/21/16 2 $1,187
December San Francisco Cape Town United 12/6/16 12/24/16 3 $1,264

Round Trip vs One Way Flights from San Francisco to Cape Town (SFO to CPT)

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from San Francisco to Cape Town. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from San Francisco to Cape Town is $2,342.

The average price for round trip flights from San Francisco to Cape Town is $1,872.

San Francisco to Cape Town Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from San Francisco to Cape Town?
Answer: Dubai, AE

Airlines Flying from San Francisco to Cape Town (SFO to CPT)

Below are the different airlines that fly from San Francisco to Cape Town with the average price of their plane tickets. Just remember that different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary of the next 30 days for flights from San Francisco to Cape Town.

San Francisco to Cape Town
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
British Airways LHR X X X X X X X
British Airways LHR / JNB X X X X X X X
Emirates DXB X X X X X X X
KLM AMS X X

Airports for Your Route

These pages contain information about the major airports in San Francisco and Cape Town, so you can feel comfortable knowing how to get around whether you are about to take off or you just landed.

Cheap Domestic Flights from San Francisco - SFO

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
San Francisco to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $280
San Francisco to Chicago American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, United, Virgin America $183
San Francisco to Atlanta American, Alaska, Frontier, United $213
San Francisco to Los Angeles American, Alaska, United, Virgin America $116
San Francisco to Las Vegas American, Alaska, JetBlue, Frontier, Hawaiian, United, Virgin America $66
San Francisco to Dallas - Ft Worth American, Alaska, Frontier, United, Virgin America $107
San Francisco to Denver American, Alaska, Frontier, United, Virgin America $137

Cheap International Flights from San Francisco - SFO

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
San Francisco to London American, Air Berlin, Air France, Alaska, Finnair, Alitalia, JetBlue, British Airways, Condor, Aer Lingus, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, LOT, Thomas Cook, Czech, Austrian, SATA, XL Airways, SAS, Brussels, Tap Portugal, United, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic, FlexFlight, Great Lakes $1,009
San Francisco to Paris American, Air Berlin, Air France, Alaska, Finnair, Alitalia, JetBlue, British Airways, Condor, OpenSkies, Aer Lingus, Iberia, Meridiana, KLM, Air Malta, Lufthansa, LOT, Thomas Cook, Czech, Arkefly, Austrian, SATA, XL Airways, SAS, Brussels, Tap Portugal, United, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin America, FlexFlight $746
San Francisco to Johannesburg American, JetBlue, South African, United $896
San Francisco to Bangkok American, Alaska, JetBlue, Hawaiian, Bangkok, Thai, United $708
San Francisco to Delhi Jet Airways, American, Air India, Alaska, JetBlue, United, Great Lakes $879
San Francisco to Tokyo American, Alaska, JetBlue, Hawaiian, JAL, All Nippon, United, Virgin America, Island Air $930
San Francisco to George American, South African, United Check Dates
San Francisco to Mumbai Jet Airways, American, Air India, Alaska, JetBlue, Hawaiian, United, KLM*, Great Lakes $866
San Francisco to Port Elizabeth American, JetBlue, South African, United Check Dates
San Francisco to Hong Kong American, Alaska, JetBlue, Cathay, Hawaiian, Hong Kong, Singapore, United, Great Lakes $653
San Francisco to Istanbul American, JetBlue, Atlasjet, Turkish, United, SunExpress $913
San Francisco to Durban American, JetBlue, South African, United $1,330
San Francisco to Frankfurt American, Air Berlin, Air France, Alaska, Finnair, Alitalia, JetBlue, British Airways, Condor, Aer Lingus, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, LOT, Czech, Austrian, SATA, SAS, Brussels, Sun Country, Tap Portugal, United, Air Europa, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin America, FlexFlight $1,054
San Francisco to Beijing Sichuan, American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, United, Virgin America, Shenzhen, Great Lakes $546
San Francisco to Shanghai Sichuan, American, Alaska, Air China, China Southern, Hawaiian, Hainan, Xiamen, China Eastern, Shandong, United, Shenzhen, Great Lakes $538
San Francisco to Seoul American, Alaska, JetBlue, Hawaiian, Korean, Asiana, Singapore, United, Virgin America $691

Cheap Domestic Flights to Cape Town - CPT

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
San Jose to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, United $292
Oakland to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Spirit, United $337

Cheap International Flights to Cape Town - CPT

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Sacramento to Cape Town American, Alaska, JetBlue, South African, United $1,781
Oakland to Cape Town American, Alaska, JetBlue, South African, United $2,138
San Jose to Cape Town American, Alaska, JetBlue, South African, United $1,412
Reno to Cape Town American, Alaska, JetBlue, South African, United Check Dates
Sacramento to Johannesburg American, Alaska, JetBlue, South African, United $1,542
Cheap Flights from San Francisco to Cape Town, ZA, South Africa, from $1,250 Round trip from SFO to CPT