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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: Dec 10, 2018 1:57 -05:00Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

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

British Airways
CPTLON
Thu 02/07
nonstop
LONCPT
Mon 02/11
nonstop
R7 151
KLM
CPTLON
Fri 01/25
1 stop
LONCPT
Mon 02/11
1 stop
R8 027
Air France
CPTLON
Wed 01/23
2 stops
LONCPT
Fri 02/08
2 stops
R8 295
South African
CPTLON
Mon 12/24
1 stop
LONCPT
Mon 12/31
1 stop
R8 521
Kenya
CPTLON
Tue 02/05
2 stops
LONCPT
Sat 02/23
2 stops
R8 973
Condor
CPTLON
Mon 01/14
nonstop
LONCPT
Mon 01/28
nonstop
R9 638

How Much is a Flight from Cape Town to London, United Kingdom? Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

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 R7 716.

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? Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

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 R16 604 R10 259
7-14 days R12 054 R8 521
14-21 days R10 796 R8 521
21-30 days R12 478 R12 012
30-60 days R7 151 R8 027
60-90 days R7 165 R8 154
90+ days R7 518 R8 154

Cheapest Day To Fly from Cape Town to London, United Kingdom Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

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 Thursday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
R7 207R7 617R8 112R7 151R7 306R7 885R8 648

Compare Flight Prices from Cape Town to London, United Kingdom by Month Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

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
December Cape Town London, United Kingdom South African 2018/12/24 2018/12/31 1 R8 521
January Cape Town London, United Kingdom British Airways 2019/01/21 2019/01/28 0 R7 207
February Cape Town London, United Kingdom British Airways 2019/02/07 2019/02/11 0 R7 151
March Cape Town London, United Kingdom British Airways 2019/03/07 2019/03/21 0 R7 165
April Cape Town London, United Kingdom Ethiopian 2019/04/02 2019/04/16 1 R10 259
May Cape Town London, United Kingdom British Airways 2019/05/23 2019/06/06 0 R7 758
June Cape Town London, United Kingdom British Airways 2019/06/11 2019/07/01 0 R8 041
July Cape Town London, United Kingdom British Airways 2019/07/25 2019/08/14 0 R8 112

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Cape Town to London, United Kingdom Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

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
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
R13 721
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
R13 721 R13 679
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
R13 679

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Cape Town to London, United Kingdom Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

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 R9 129.

The average price for direct flights from Cape Town to London, United Kingdom is R8 578.

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 2 3 2 2 3 2 3 18:45 21:20
Thomas Cook 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 00:35 19:20

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Cape Town to London, United Kingdom Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

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 511.

The average price for round trip flights from Cape Town to London, United Kingdom is R7 942.

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 9 631 kilometers (5 985 miles).
Question: How common are direct flights from Cape Town to London, United Kingdom?
Answer: There are 20 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 85% 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: Dec 10, 2018 1:57 -05:00Number of routes searched: 50Number of itineraries searched: 985 122

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
Singapore SIN
Turkish IST
RwandAir KGL

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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