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.
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: Sep 17, 2021 9:00 -04:00
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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.
|Advanced Purchase||Non Stop||Connecting|
|< 7 days||R8 328||R11 951|
|7-14 days||R8 328||R10 768|
|14-21 days||R8 430||R10 592|
|21-30 days||R8 474||R8 123|
|30-60 days||R8 343||R4 734|
|60-90 days||R11 279||R8 474|
|90+ days||R8 343||R4 997|
Cheapest Day To Fly from Cape Town to London, United Kingdom
We've examined 63 874 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 Friday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.
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|
|September||Cape Town||London, United Kingdom||Emirates||2021/09/28||2021/10/05||2||R9 336|
|October||Cape Town||London, United Kingdom||Ethiopian||2021/10/05||2021/10/12||2||R8 123|
|November||Cape Town||London, United Kingdom||Qatar||2021/11/17||2021/11/23||2||R8 474|
|December||Cape Town||London, United Kingdom||Qatar||2021/12/16||2021/12/30||2||R10 373|
|December||Cape Town||London, United Kingdom||Emirates||2021/12/23||2021/12/27||2||R11 600|
|December||Cape Town||London, United Kingdom||00||2021/12/20||2021/12/31||0||R10 081|
|January||Cape Town||London, United Kingdom||00||2022/01/07||2022/01/16||0||R9 511|
|March||Cape Town||London, United Kingdom||Emirates||2022/03/20||2022/03/27||2||R9 321|
Cheap Last Minute Flights from Cape Town to London, United Kingdom
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|R10 885||R9 336||R10 476|
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 474.
The average price for direct flights from Cape Town to London, United Kingdom is R11 264.
The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Cape Town to London, United Kingdom.
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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 R4 471.
The average price for round trip flights from Cape Town to London, United Kingdom is R8 474.
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Cape Town to London, United Kingdom Airports
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