Flights
Hotels
From
To
1 traveler
Unsupported Browser!
Find Flights
Finding cheap flights is simple. More than 36 million people last year saved hundreds by using our flights tool.

Flights
Hotels
Round-trip
One-way
1 traveler
Unsupported Browser!
Find Flights
Finding cheap flights is simple. More than 36 million people last year saved hundreds by using our flights tool.
Did you mean flights from Cape Town to San Francisco?

Flights from San Francisco to Cape Town, South Africa Last modified: Sep 28, 2016 2:37 AM

San Francisco to Cape Town Last modified: Sep 28, 2016 2:37 AM

We've scanned 26,771,905,517 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Cape Town. Turkish & Swiss frequently offer the best deals on San Francisco to Cape Town flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

Turkish
SFOCPT
Tue 12/6
1 stop
CPTSFO
Tue 12/20
1 stop
$947
Select
Swiss
SFOCPT
Wed 10/26
2 stops
CPTSFO
Mon 11/7
2 stops
$1,014
Select
Swiss
SFOCPT
Wed 11/16
2 stops
CPTSFO
Tue 11/22
2 stops
$1,014
Select
Swiss
SFOCPT
Sun 11/27
2 stops
CPTSFO
Thu 12/8
2 stops
$1,014
Select
Swiss
SFOCPT
Sun 12/4
2 stops
CPTSFO
Sun 12/18
2 stops
$1,014
Select
Swiss
SFOCPT
Wed 1/11
2 stops
CPTSFO
Sat 1/21
2 stops
$1,014
Select
Brussels
SFOCPT
Tue 12/6
1 stop
CPTSFO
Tue 12/20
1 stop
$1,020
Select
Lufthansa
SFOCPT
Fri 11/25
1 stop
CPTSFO
Wed 12/14
1 stop
$1,020
Select
Lufthansa
SFOCPT
Wed 11/30
1 stop
CPTSFO
Mon 12/19
1 stop
$1,020
Select
Lufthansa
SFOCPT
Sun 12/4
1 stop
CPTSFO
Sun 12/18
1 stop
$1,020
Select
Lufthansa
SFOCPT
Tue 12/6
1 stop
CPTSFO
Tue 12/20
1 stop
$1,020
Select
Lufthansa
SFOCPT
Wed 1/11
1 stop
CPTSFO
Wed 1/25
1 stop
$1,020
Select
Air France
SFOCPT
Tue 12/6
2 stops
CPTSFO
Wed 12/21
2 stops
$1,054
Select
Emirates
SFOCPT
Tue 1/17
1 stop
CPTSFO
Tue 1/31
1 stop
$1,181
Select
South African
SFOCPT
Mon 10/24
3 stops
CPTSFO
Sun 11/6
3 stops
$1,209
Select
South African
SFOCPT
Mon 10/24
2 stops
CPTSFO
Sun 11/6
2 stops
$1,209
Select
South African
SFOCPT
Wed 10/26
3 stops
CPTSFO
Thu 11/3
3 stops
$1,209
Select
South African
SFOCPT
Wed 10/26
3 stops
CPTSFO
Mon 11/7
3 stops
$1,209
Select
South African
SFOCPT
Thu 10/27
3 stops
CPTSFO
Thu 11/3
3 stops
$1,209
Select
British Airways
SFOCPT
Sun 11/27
1 stop
CPTSFO
Thu 12/8
1 stop
$1,219
Select
British Airways
SFOCPT
Wed 1/25
1 stop
CPTSFO
Wed 2/1
1 stop
$1,219
Select
KLM
SFOCPT
Fri 11/25
2 stops
CPTSFO
Wed 12/14
2 stops
$1,224
Select
Ethiopian
SFOCPT
Wed 10/26
3 stops
CPTSFO
Thu 11/3
3 stops
$1,232
Select
Ethiopian
SFOCPT
Thu 11/10
3 stops
CPTSFO
Thu 11/24
3 stops
$1,232
Select
Ethiopian
SFOCPT
Wed 11/16
3 stops
CPTSFO
Tue 11/22
3 stops
$1,232
Select
Qatar
SFOCPT
Tue 11/1
2 stops
CPTSFO
Sun 11/13
2 stops
$1,361
Select
Etihad
SFOCPT
Thu 10/27
2 stops
CPTSFO
Thu 11/3
2 stops
$1,447
Select
Singapore
SFOCPT
Wed 12/28
3 stops
CPTSFO
Tue 1/10
3 stops
$6,377
Select

How Much is a Flight from San Francisco to Cape Town?

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 $981.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from San Francisco to Cape Town?

The best way to find a great deal on airfare is to search multiple sites. When you run a search on FareCompare, we search multiple sites and fare sources all at once so you don't have to - which is why we thinking FareCompare is the best place to find cheap tickets. Airlines can adjust prices for 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 found that Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays are often the best days to book flights. If you'd like to learn more, read our article about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should I book tickets from San Francisco to Cape Town?

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from San Francisco to Cape Town.

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days $0 $1,245
7-14 days $0 $1,232
14-21 days $0 $1,075
21-30 days $0 $1,014
30-60 days $0 $950
60-90 days $0 $947
90+ days $0 $947

Cheapest Day To Fly from San Francisco to Cape Town

We've examined 26,779,839,826 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from San Francisco to Cape Town is Tuesday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
$1,027 $947 $1,014 $950 $950 $1,027 $950

Compare Flight Prices from San Francisco to Cape Town by Month

Low priced flights are most commonly available by purchasing between one and three months in advance. International or holiday flights may need to be purchased even further in advance. The chart below shows the cheapest flight prices by month for San Francisco to Cape Town flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
September San Francisco Cape Town Emirates 9/30/16 10/10/16 1 $1,775
October San Francisco Cape Town Swiss 10/26/16 11/7/16 2 $1,014
November San Francisco Cape Town Turkish 11/8/16 11/28/16 1 $950
December San Francisco Cape Town Turkish 12/6/16 12/20/16 1 $947
January San Francisco Cape Town Turkish 1/13/17 1/29/17 1 $948
February San Francisco Cape Town Turkish 2/10/17 2/19/17 1 $947
March San Francisco Cape Town Turkish 3/29/17 4/8/17 1 $950
April San Francisco Cape Town Turkish 4/21/17 5/7/17 1 $950

Cheap Last Minute Flights from San Francisco to Cape Town

Looking for cheap last minute flights or a weekend getaway? We've got you covered with weekend flight deals from San Francisco to Cape Town. The chart below shows the best last minute deals and cheap flights this weekend we could find.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
25 26 27 28 29 30 1
$1,596
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
$1,596

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from San Francisco to Cape Town

Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from San Francisco to Cape Town is $1,715.

The average price for direct flights from San Francisco to Cape Town is not available.

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from San Francisco to Cape Town

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 not available.

The average price for round trip flights from San Francisco to Cape Town is $1,715.

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: London, GB

Airlines in San Francisco flying to Cape Town Last modified: Sep 28, 2016 2:37 AMNumber of routes searched: 20Number of itineraries searched: 17,114

Wondering which airlines fly out of San Francisco to Cape Town? We've gathered the average price of San Francisco airlines with flights to Cape Town. Different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary showing which days of the week individual carriers offer flights for the next 30 days.

San Francisco to Cape Town
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Turkish IST
Emirates DXB
Lufthansa MUC
Lufthansa FRA / MUC
British Airways LHR
Lufthansa FRA
Lufthansa MUC / FRA
Lufthansa LHR / FRA
Swiss ZRH
Air France CDG
Turkish IST / JNB
Singapore SIN
Turkish IST / DUR
KLM AMS

San Francisco to Cape Town Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in San Francisco and Cape Town. If your route includes a city with multiple airports, you may be able to find substantial savings by choosing an alternate airport.

Farecompare Research Tools

FareCompare's Flight Schedule Search Tool helps you find information about airline schedule filings, including flight numbers, depart times, and travel distance.

Cheap Domestic Flights from San Francisco - SFO

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Flights from San Francisco to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Delta, Frontier, Sun Country, United, Virgin America $267
Flights from San Francisco to Chicago American, Alaska, JetBlue, Delta, Frontier, United, Virgin America $117
Flights from San Francisco to Atlanta American, Alaska, Delta, Frontier, United $207
Flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles American, Alaska, Delta, United, Virgin America $107
Flights from San Francisco to Las Vegas American, JetBlue, Delta, Frontier, United, Virgin America $67
Flights from San Francisco to Dallas - Ft Worth American, Alaska, Delta, Frontier, United, Virgin America $200
Flights from San Francisco to Denver American, Alaska, Delta, Frontier, United, Virgin America $141

Cheap International Flights from San Francisco - SFO

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Flights from San Francisco to London Jet Airways, American, Air Berlin, Air Canada, Air France, AeroMexico, Finnair, British Airways, China Southern, Delta, Aer Lingus, Emirates, Etihad, Iberia, JAL, KLM, Lufthansa, China Eastern, Austrian, Qantas, SAS, Brussels, Turkish, Tap Portugal, United, Virgin Atlantic, WestJet, WOW air $630
Flights from San Francisco to Paris American, Air Berlin, Air Canada, Air France, AeroMexico, Finnair, British Airways, Delta, Aer Lingus, Etihad, Iberia, JAL, Korean, KLM, Lufthansa, Swiss, China Eastern, XL Airways, SAS, Brussels, Turkish, United, Virgin Atlantic, WOW air $600
Flights from San Francisco to Johannesburg American, Air Canada, Air France, JetBlue, British Airways, Air China, Cathay, Delta, Aer Lingus, Emirates, Ethiopian, Etihad, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Swiss, Qantas, Qatar, South African, Brussels, Singapore, Turkish, United, Virgin Atlantic $814
Flights from San Francisco to Bangkok American, Air Berlin, Air Canada, Air France, Air India, Finnair, British Airways, EVA Air, Air China, China Airlines, Cathay, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Ethiopian, Etihad, Hawaiian, JAL, Korean, KLM, Lufthansa, Swiss, Malaysia, China Eastern, All Nippon, Austrian, Asiana, Philippine, Qantas, Qatar, Brussels, Singapore, Thai, Turkish, United, Srilankan, Vietnam $476
Flights from San Francisco to Delhi Jet Airways, American, Air Canada, Air France, Air India, Finnair, British Airways, Air China, China Airlines, Cathay, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Ethiopian, Etihad, JAL, Korean, KLM, Lufthansa, Swiss, China Eastern, All Nippon, Asiana, Qatar, Singapore, Thai, Turkish, United, Virgin Atlantic $506
Flights from San Francisco to Tokyo American, Air Canada, Air France, British Airways, EVA Air, Air China, China Airlines, China Southern, Delta, Etihad, Hawaiian, JAL, Korean, KLM, Lufthansa, China Eastern, All Nippon, Asiana, Qantas, Qatar, Singapore, Turkish, United $449
Flights from San Francisco to GeorgeCheck Dates
Flights from San Francisco to Mumbai Jet Airways, Air Berlin, Air Canada, Air France, Air India, British Airways, Air China, Cathay, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, JAL, Korean, KLM, Lufthansa, Swiss, Malaysia, All Nippon, Qatar, Brussels, Singapore, Thai, Turkish, United, Srilankan, Virgin Atlantic $738
Flights from San Francisco to Port Elizabeth British Airways, Qatar, South African $1,720
Flights from San Francisco to Hong Kong American, Air Berlin, Air Canada, Air France, Air India, Finnair, JetBlue, British Airways, EVA Air, Air China, China Airlines, Cathay, China Southern, Delta, Etihad, JAL, Korean, KLM, Lufthansa, Swiss, China Eastern, All Nippon, Austrian, Asiana, Philippine, Qantas, Qatar, Singapore, Turkish, United, Virgin Atlantic $520
Flights from San Francisco to Istanbul American, Air Berlin, Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, British Airways, Air China, Delta, Etihad, Korean, KLM, Lufthansa, Swiss, Asiana, Qatar, Royal Jordanian, SAS, Singapore, Turkish, United $739
Flights from San Francisco to Durban British Airways, Air China, Emirates, Etihad, Lufthansa, Qatar, Turkish $950
Flights from San Francisco to Frankfurt American, Air Berlin, Air Canada, Air France, Finnair, British Airways, Air China, Delta, Aer Lingus, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Swiss, Asiana, Brussels, Singapore, Tap Portugal, United, WOW air $854
Flights from San Francisco to Beijing American, Air Berlin, Air Canada, Air France, British Airways, EVA Air, Air China, China Airlines, Cathay, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, Hawaiian, JAL, Korean, KLM, Lufthansa, China Eastern, All Nippon, Asiana, Philippine, Qatar, Singapore, Turkish, United $477
Flights from San Francisco to Shanghai American, Air Canada, Air France, Finnair, British Airways, EVA Air, Air China, China Airlines, Cathay, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, JAL, Korean, KLM, Lufthansa, China Eastern, All Nippon, Asiana, Philippine, Qantas, Qatar, Singapore, Turkish, United, Virgin Atlantic $486
Flights from San Francisco to Seoul American, Air India, Finnair, JetBlue, British Airways, EVA Air, Air China, China Airlines, Cathay, China Southern, Delta, Emirates, Etihad, Hawaiian, JAL, Korean, Lufthansa, China Eastern, All Nippon, Asiana, Qantas, Singapore, United $418

Cheap Domestic Flights to Cape Town - CPT

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Flights from San Jose to New York Alaska, JetBlue, Delta $277
Flights from Oakland to New York American, Alaska, JetBlue, Delta, Spirit $287

Cheap International Flights to Cape Town - CPT

FlightsAirlineLowest Price
Flights from Sacramento to Cape TownCheck Dates
Flights from Oakland to Cape TownCheck Dates
Flights from San Jose to Cape Town Air France, British Airways, Aer Lingus, Emirates, KLM, Lufthansa, Qatar $1,110
Flights from Reno to Cape TownCheck Dates
Flights from Sacramento to Johannesburg American, JetBlue, British Airways, Delta, Iberia, Qantas, Qatar, Turkish, United, Virgin Atlantic $1,105
Cheap Flights from San Francisco to Cape Town