Flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town, South Africa

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Destination Overview

Cape Town has much to offer tourists, and it is the second-largest city in South Africa and home to the South African parliament. Adventure lovers will have an amazing time, catching a cable car to the top of Table Mountain for a bird’s eye view of the city before abseiling down again. For those less adventurous, the cable car can also be taken to get back on terra firma. History lovers will enjoy Robben Island and the District Six Museum for an in-depth look at South Africa's period of apartheid. There are also a number of places to enjoy eating at in Cape Town, including Nyoni’s Kraal which offers a broad range of local delicacies.

Flying to Cape Town

1. Which airports serve Johannesburg to Cape Town?

O. R. Tambo International Airport is the most popular airport serving flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town and is located outside Johannesburg. It is the primary international airport for South Africa.

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

Comair Limited is the major provider of these flights, with daily departures and no connections required, with Safair, Mango and South African also offering similar flights. Air Botswana also offers some departures throughout the week.

3. How long is the flight?

If you book a direct flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town you can expect it to take approximately 1 hour and 55 minutes. Cape Town and Johannesburg are in the same time zone.

4. Climate changes between Johannesburg to Cape Town

Cape Town and Johannesburg share fairly similar temperatures throughout the year, with the coolest months being June and July. Johannesburg experiences heavier rainfall from November through March, while in Cape Town rain mostly falls from May through August.

5. Culture differences and need-to-know

Cape Town’s currency is the South African Rand and it can be acquired at most banks, international airports, hotels and official currency exchangers.

US passport holders do not need a visa to enter South Africa for tourism purposes if staying for 90 days or less.

City Information

Museum fanatics will enjoy the chance to visit the National Gallery and Iziko Museum, while beach lovers maybe interested in visiting the more secluded shores of Beta Beach, Oudekraal or Tietiesbaai for some rest and relaxation without hordes of people.

Those seeking a drink may enjoy a stop at bars such as Juliep or the Waiting Room, while the Neighbourhood, another renowned bar, also features a vast balcony that can be used to sit and watch the crowds passing along on the street below.

Shopping opportunities also abound, with the Pan African Market and Greenmarket Square offering the opportunity to bargain for gifts and souvenirs. The most adventurous may also enjoy the opportunity to go shark cage diving as well. In Cape Town, you really get the best of both worlds: coastal and city life, mountains, country walks and all the benefits of a vibrant urban area.

Johannesburg to Cape Town Last modified: Mar 24, 2020 4:37 -04:00

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

Sun 02/16
Thu 02/20
R1 186
Tue 03/03
1 stop
Tue 03/10
1 stop
R1 274
Sun 02/16
Thu 02/20
R1 381
South African
Wed 03/04
Wed 03/11
R2 000
Fri 05/01
1 stop
Fri 05/08
1 stop
R5 203
Air Namibia
Fri 02/14
1 stop
Sat 02/22
1 stop
R5 468

How Much is a Flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Johannesburg to Cape Town, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be R1 628.

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

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

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days R1 416 R2 389
7-14 days R1 487 R2 389
14-21 days R1 664 R2 814
21-30 days R1 540 R2 566
30-60 days R1 752 R2 743
60-90 days R1 646 R2 902
90+ days R1 416 R2 265

Cheapest Day To Fly from Johannesburg to Cape Town

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 Johannesburg to Cape Town is Sunday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
R1 788R1 274R1 770R2 106R1 894R1 310R1 186

Compare Flight Prices from Johannesburg 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 Johannesburg to Cape Town flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
February Johannesburg Cape Town Mango 2020/02/16 2020/02/20 0 R1 186
March Johannesburg Cape Town Comair 2020/03/03 2020/03/10 1 R1 274
April Johannesburg Cape Town Comair 2020/04/01 2020/04/05 0 R1 788
May Johannesburg Cape Town Safair 2020/05/14 2020/05/19 0 R1 522
June Johannesburg Cape Town Comair 2020/06/01 2020/06/05 0 R1 841
July Johannesburg Cape Town Comair 2020/07/06 2020/07/12 0 R1 911
August Johannesburg Cape Town South African 2020/08/20 2020/08/24 0 R1 965
September Johannesburg Cape Town Mango 2020/09/21 2020/09/24 0 R1 911

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town

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

Next 30 Days

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R1 947
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
R1 947 R2 495
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
R2 495 R2 106
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
R2 106 R3 203
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
R3 203 R1 894
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
R1 894

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Johannesburg 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 Johannesburg to Cape Town is R3 221.

The average price for direct flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town is R1 965.

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

Weekly Direct Flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
British Airways 13 13 13 13 13 8 11 01:05 15:40
Safair 13 13 13 13 13 11 13 00:55 15:35
Mango 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 01:30 12:25
Comair 14 14 14 15 14 11 13 01:00 16:10
South African 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 03:35 16:40

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Johannesburg 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 Johannesburg 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 Johannesburg to Cape Town is R832.

The average price for round trip flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town is R1 929.

Johannesburg to Cape Town Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is the flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town?
Answer: The average Johannesburg to Cape Town flight time is 2 hours and 10 minutes.
Question: How far is Cape Town from Johannesburg?
Answer: The distance from Johannesburg to Cape Town is 1 263 kilometers (785 miles).
Question: How common are direct flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town?
Answer: There are 317 direct flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town.
Question: What are the most popular Johannesburg airlines for direct flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town?
Answer: Comair provides 29% of the non-stop flights between Johannesburg and Cape Town.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Johannesburg to Cape Town?
Answer: Durban, ZA

Airlines in Johannesburg flying to Cape Town Last modified: Mar 24, 2020 4:37 -04:00Number of routes searched: 53Number of itineraries searched: 1 573 921

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

Johannesburg to Cape Town
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Safair -
Mango -
Comair -
South African -
S African Airlink HDS
S African Airlink KIM
S African Airlink MQP
S African Airlink PLZ
S African Airlink SZK
Cemair PBZ
Air Botswana GBE
Emirates DXB
Ethiopian ADD
Safair DUR
Safair ELS
Safair PLZ
Mango DUR
Kenya NBO
Comair DUR
Qatar DOH
South African DUR
South African BFN
South African ELS
South African GRJ
Air Namibia WDH

Johannesburg to Cape Town Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in Johannesburg 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.

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