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One of the world’s most visited cities with iconic landmarks, world-class theater, sweeping green parks along with food and drink to suit everyone, London is always moving. Instantly recognizable buildings such as The Tower of London, The Shard and Buckingham Palace are not the only desirable attractions – neighborhoods with entirely different characteristics are also worth a visit. The pastel terraced houses of Primrose Hill, the buzz of Portobello Road, Hampton Court Palace and Camden Market are all able to take the visitor slightly off the tourist trail to discover another layer of this beautiful city.

Flying to London

1. Which airports serve Cape Town to London?

Cape Town International Airport has one daily non-stop service operated by British Airways to London Heathrow. There are other options for flights to Heathrow and Gatwick with stopovers in different cities. Cape Town Airport is approximately 12 miles from the city center, and Heathrow is only 15 miles from London. Both have good rail, car and bus links.

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

British Airways provides all the non-stop flights between Cape Town and London. Other airlines offer flights with stopovers, including Ethiopian, Emirates, Lufthansa and KLM. The most popular connecting city on this route is Frankfurt.

3. How long is the flight?

A direct flight from Cape Town to London is around 12 hours non-stop. With one stopover, the time can rise to 19 hours, but this depends on the carrier, the connections and where the stopover is. Passengers flying via Dubai can have a layover of just over two hours.

4. Climate changes between Cape Town and London

When passengers travel from Cape Town to London in the winter, they will be leaving Cape Town’s hottest months and arriving in London in the depths of the United Kingdom’s coldest. In Cape Town, the average temperature in February is 73°F, while in London in January, it is 41°F. In July, the average temperature is 66°F in London, and in Cape Town in June, it is 55°F.

5. Culture differences and need-to-know

London is one hour behind Cape Town, so consider this when booking flights. The currency in South Africa is the rand, and in the UK, it is the pound sterling. When flying to London, it is important to check the requirements to enter the UK, which will depend upon the traveler’s place of origin rather than where he or she flew in from.

London Information

A port city on South Africa’s southwest coast, Cape Town sits on a peninsula beneath Table Mountain, which has slowly rotating cable cars that climb up to its flat top. From there, the visitor can enjoy sweeping views of the city, harbor and boats. London also has a thriving waterfront along the River Thames, and there are tours, speed boats and water taxis to enjoy as well as the working cargo traffic that still plies its trade. Walk along the south bank past the London Eye and the National Theatre toward Borough Market for breathtaking views.

Cape Town to London, United Kingdom Last modified: Jul 21, 2019 3:10 -04:00

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

Qatar
CPTLON
Mon 08/05
1 stop
LONCPT
Mon 08/19
1 stop
R656
KLM
CPTLON
Sun 10/27
2 stops
LONCPT
Sun 11/03
2 stops
R823
Ethiopian
CPTLON
Sun 08/11
1 stop
LONCPT
Sun 08/25
1 stop
R865
Lufthansa
CPTLON
Fri 11/01
1 stop
LONCPT
Sat 11/09
1 stop
R962
Swiss
CPTLON
Fri 11/01
2 stops
LONCPT
Sat 11/09
2 stops
R962
Emirates
CPTLON
Fri 08/23
2 stops
LONCPT
Sat 08/31
2 stops
R1 046

How Much is a Flight from Cape Town to London, United Kingdom?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Cape Town to London, United Kingdom, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be R8 210.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Cape Town to London, United Kingdom?

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 London, United Kingdom 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 London, United Kingdom?

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

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days R19 541 R1 394
7-14 days R19 123 R9 227
14-21 days R16 405 R656
21-30 days R14 942 R711
30-60 days R16 155 R1 046
60-90 days R12 336 R1 018
90+ days R9 632 R823

Cheapest Day To Fly from Cape Town to London, United Kingdom

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 London, United Kingdom is Monday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
R7 680R8 210R7 834R8 294R8 377R9 102R7 889

Compare Flight Prices from Cape Town to London, United Kingdom 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 London, United Kingdom flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
July Cape Town London, United Kingdom KLM 2019/07/30 2019/08/12 2 R9 227
August Cape Town London, United Kingdom Qatar 2019/08/08 2019/08/22 1 R8 294
September Cape Town London, United Kingdom Qatar 2019/09/09 2019/09/23 1 R7 680
October Cape Town London, United Kingdom Ethiopian 2019/10/07 2019/10/14 1 R7 806
November Cape Town London, United Kingdom Qatar 2019/11/11 2019/11/29 1 R8 168
December Cape Town London, United Kingdom Ethiopian 2019/12/26 2020/01/14 1 R8 210
January Cape Town London, United Kingdom Ethiopian 2020/01/31 2020/02/08 1 R8 391
February Cape Town London, United Kingdom Ethiopian 2020/02/05 2020/02/23 1 R8 126

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Cape Town to London, United Kingdom

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

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
R12 461
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
R12 461 R11 834
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
R11 834 R10 482
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
R10 482 R9 966
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
R11 597
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
R11 597

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Cape Town to London, United Kingdom

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 London, United Kingdom is R8 572.

The average price for direct flights from Cape Town to London, United Kingdom is R13 771.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Cape Town to London, United Kingdom.

Weekly Direct Flights from Cape Town to London, United Kingdom - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
British Airways 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 14:30 14:30

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Cape Town to London, United Kingdom

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 London, United Kingdom. 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 London, United Kingdom is R5 367.

The average price for round trip flights from Cape Town to London, United Kingdom is R8 572.

Cape Town to London, United Kingdom Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is the flight from Cape Town to London, United Kingdom?
Answer: The average Cape Town to London, United Kingdom flight time is 12 hours.
Question: How far is London, United Kingdom from Cape Town?
Answer: The distance from Cape Town to London, United Kingdom is 9 675 kilometers (6 012 miles).
Question: How common are direct flights from Cape Town to London, United Kingdom?
Answer: There are 7 direct flights from Cape Town to London, United Kingdom.
Question: What are the most popular Cape Town airlines for direct flights from Cape Town to London, United Kingdom?
Answer: British Airways provides 100% of the non-stop flights between Cape Town and London, United Kingdom.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Cape Town to London, United Kingdom?
Answer: Frankfurt, DE

Airlines in Cape Town flying to London, United Kingdom Last modified: Jul 21, 2019 3:10 -04:00Number of routes searched: 45Number of itineraries searched: 1 330 759

Wondering which airlines fly out of Cape Town to London, United Kingdom? We've gathered the average price of Cape Town airlines with flights to London, United Kingdom. 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 London, United Kingdom
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
British Airways -
Condor -
Thomas Cook -
Air France CDG
Cathay HKG
Emirates DXB
Ethiopian ADD
KLM AMS
Kenya NBO
Lufthansa FRA
Lufthansa MUC
Swiss ZRH
Air Mauritius MRU
Austrian VIE
Qatar DOH
South African JNB
Turkish IST
United EWR

Cape Town to London, United Kingdom Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in Cape Town and London, United Kingdom. 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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