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Destination Overview

For a combination of big-city culture mixed with a popular shopping, dining and nightlife scene, all with the fun of outdoor activities such as hiking and encountering the local wildlife, look no further than Johannesburg. It is the largest city in South Africa and is one of the 50 largest urban areas in the world, and that is without mentioning the fact that the city was once the historic center of large scale gold and diamond trade. History lovers will enjoy a visit to Constitution Hill as well as the Apartheid Museum, while the craft beer at Mad Giant should not be missed either.

Flying to Johannesburg

1. Which airports serve Cape Town to Johannesburg?

Cape Town International Airport is the largest airport in the urban area, and it is here that most internal flights to Johannesburg will fly out from. Located 20 km from Cape Town, it is one of the biggest international airports in South Africa.

2. Which airlines operate flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg?

The majority of these internal flights are provided by Comair Limited, but you can also catch a daily departure direct to Johannesburg with Safair, Mango and South African. Other airlines, including Air Namibia and Cem Air, also offer daily departures but require a connection.

3. How long is the flight?

A direct flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg usually takes about 1 hour and 55 minutes and, as both cities are in the same time zone, there will be no difficulty adjusting when you land.

4. Climate changes between Cape Town to Johannesburg

In general, the temperatures in Johannesburg and Cape Town are relatively similar. Being in the southern equator, their winter falls in the months of June and July. In summer, temperatures in Johannesburg can rise to 80°F in January.

5. Culture differences and need-to-know

The currency in both Johannesburg and Cape Town is the South African Rand, so if you are visiting both cities on a long holiday, there will be no need to exchange your money mid-flight.

Although the business language of South Africa is English, some people might find the accent in Johannesburg difficult to understand. Afrikaans is also spoken widely in the area as a specific dialect.

City Information

Art lovers will relish the chance to visit the Spaza Art Gallery and Art Africa, while history lovers will enjoy a visit to Constitution Hill as well as the Apartheid Museum.

Those looking to whet their whistle may enjoy the craft beer at Mad Giant, while Living Room should not be missed either, if only for the spectacular view. Great Dane offers up some music alongside their drinks. Live jazz can also be found at Katzy’s and excellent coffee can be found at Doubleshot Coffee and Tea.

There are also a number of places to enjoy eating at in Johannesburg, including Urbanologi, Marble, Breezeblock and the not-to-be-missed Yeoville Dinner Club. For shopping, be sure to check out 27 Boxes, the Market on Main and 44 Stanley, which houses an eclectic collection of local designers and specialty boutiques.

Cape Town to Johannesburg Last modified: Jun 27, 2019 3:28 -04:00

We've scanned 48 195 047 545 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights to Johannesburg. Comair & Safair frequently offer the best deals to Johannesburg flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

Comair
CPTJNB
Wed 07/24
nonstop
JNBCPT
Wed 07/31
nonstop
R926
Safair
CPTJNB
Wed 07/24
nonstop
JNBCPT
Wed 07/31
nonstop
R1 168
Mango
CPTJNB
Fri 07/26
nonstop
JNBCPT
Tue 08/06
nonstop
R1 253
South African
CPTJNB
Fri 07/26
nonstop
JNBCPT
Tue 08/06
nonstop
R1 452

How Much is a Flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Cape Town to Johannesburg, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be R1 153.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg?

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 think FareCompare is the best place to find cheap tickets. Airlines can adjust prices for tickets from Cape Town to Johannesburg 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 Cape Town to Johannesburg?

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

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days R1 225 R2 562
7-14 days R1 111 R2 164
14-21 days R1 281 R2 135
21-30 days R926 R1 509
30-60 days R1 225 R1 637
60-90 days R1 239 R1 538
90+ days R1 452 R2 335

Cheapest Day To Fly from Cape Town to Johannesburg

We've examined 57 595 778 181 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Cape Town to Johannesburg is Tuesday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
R1 182R940R940R1 011R1 111R1 168R1 637

Compare Flight Prices from Cape Town to Johannesburg 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 Cape Town to Johannesburg flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
June Cape Town Johannesburg Safair 2019/06/27 2019/07/01 0 R1 452
July Cape Town Johannesburg Comair 2019/07/16 2019/07/23 0 R940
August Cape Town Johannesburg Comair 2019/08/28 2019/09/01 0 R1 239
September Cape Town Johannesburg Comair 2019/09/12 2019/09/17 0 R1 552
October Cape Town Johannesburg Comair 2019/10/24 2019/10/28 0 R1 452
November Cape Town Johannesburg Comair 2019/11/10 2019/11/15 0 R1 666
December Cape Town Johannesburg Comair 2019/12/23 2020/01/02 0 R1 452
January Cape Town Johannesburg South African 2020/01/16 2020/01/28 0 R2 164

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg

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

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
R1 452
30 1 2 3 4 5 6
R1 452 R1 153
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
R1 153 R1 281
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
R1 281 R1 111
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
R1 111 R1 011
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
R1 011

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg

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 Cape Town to Johannesburg is R2 591.

The average price for direct flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg is R1 680.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg.

Weekly Direct Flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
British Airways 12 12 12 12 12 7 9 01:00 14:50
Safair 15 15 15 15 15 12 15 00:45 14:50
Mango 11 9 9 9 11 8 9 01:00 14:55
Comair 14 14 14 15 14 9 13 00:55 17:10
South African 11 11 10 9 9 8 7 01:00 14:55

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg

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 Cape Town to Johannesburg. 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 Cape Town to Johannesburg is R983.

The average price for round trip flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg is R1 680.

Cape Town to Johannesburg Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is the flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg?
Answer: The average Cape Town to Johannesburg flight time is 2 hours.
Question: How far is Johannesburg from Cape Town?
Answer: The distance from Cape Town to Johannesburg is 1 263 kilometers (785 miles).
Question: How common are direct flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg?
Answer: There are 401 direct flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg.
Question: What are the most popular Cape Town airlines for direct flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg?
Answer: Safair provides 25% of the non-stop flights between Cape Town and Johannesburg.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Cape Town to Johannesburg?
Answer: Durban, ZA

Airlines in Cape Town flying to Johannesburg Last modified: Jun 27, 2019 3:28 -04:00Number of routes searched: 55Number of itineraries searched: 3 195 737

Wondering which airlines fly out of Cape Town to Johannesburg? We've gathered the average price of Cape Town airlines with flights to Johannesburg. 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.

Cape Town to Johannesburg
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Safair -
Mango -
Comair -
South African -
Air Botswana GBE
Emirates DXB
Safair DUR
Safair ELS
Safair PLZ
Mango DUR
Kenya NBO
Air Mauritius MRU
Comair DUR
Qatar DOH
South African DUR
South African PLZ
South African BFN
South African ELS
Air Namibia WDH
Air Namibia WVB

Cape Town to Johannesburg Airports

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

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