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Did you mean flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg?

Flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town has much to offer tourists, and it is the second-largest city in South Africa after Johannesburg, and is famous for being home to the South African parliament. Adventure lovers will enjoy catching a cable car to the top of Table Mountain and then abseil back down for a bird’s eye view of the city. 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. Other airlines, including Air Namibia and Cem Air, also offer daily departures but require a connection. 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.

Cape Town 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: Aug 17, 2018 1:27 -04:00Prices 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 Cape Town. Comair Limited & Safair frequently offer the best deals to Cape Town flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

Comair Limited
JNBCPT
Mon 09/10
nonstop
CPTJNB
Tue 09/11
nonstop
R1 013
Safair
JNBCPT
Mon 08/20
nonstop
CPTJNB
Wed 08/22
nonstop
R1 027
Mango
JNBCPT
Tue 09/11
nonstop
CPTJNB
Tue 09/18
nonstop
R1 365
South African
JNBCPT
Tue 09/11
nonstop
CPTJNB
Tue 09/18
nonstop
R1 732
Cem Air
JNBCPT
Fri 08/24
1 stop
CPTJNB
Wed 09/05
1 stop
R4 886

How Much is a Flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town? 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 Johannesburg to Cape Town, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be R1 262.

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? 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 Johannesburg to Cape Town.

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days R1 027 R2 744
7-14 days R1 335 R2 142
14-21 days R1 233 R1 805
21-30 days R1 013 R2 172
30-60 days R1 247 R1 908
60-90 days R1 321 R1 996
90+ days R1 189 R2 069

Cheapest Day To Fly from Johannesburg to Cape Town 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 Johannesburg to Cape Town is Monday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
R1 013R1 189R1 233R1 438R1 335R1 306R1 306

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

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
August Johannesburg Cape Town Safair 2018/08/20 2018/08/22 0 R1 027
September Johannesburg Cape Town Comair Limited 2018/09/10 2018/09/11 0 R1 013
October Johannesburg Cape Town Comair Limited 2018/10/22 2018/10/26 0 R1 321
November Johannesburg Cape Town Comair Limited 2018/11/21 2018/11/27 0 R1 189
December Johannesburg Cape Town Comair Limited 2018/12/05 2018/12/09 0 R1 702
January Johannesburg Cape Town South African 2019/01/11 2019/01/24 0 R2 318
February Johannesburg Cape Town Safair 2019/02/14 2019/02/17 0 R1 541
March Johannesburg Cape Town Comair Limited 2019/03/22 2019/03/26 0 R1 761

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town 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 Johannesburg to Cape Town. The chart below shows the best last minute deals and cheap flights this weekend we could find.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
R1 335
26 27 28 29 30 31 1
R1 335 R2 186
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
R2 186 R1 511
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
R1 511 R2 245
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
R2 245 R2 524
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
R2 524

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town 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 Johannesburg to Cape Town is R2 920.

The average price for direct flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town is R1 966.

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 12 12 12 12 12 6 10 06:05 19:50
Safair 12 12 12 12 12 9 12 05:55 20:35
Mango 13 11 11 12 13 9 12 05:55 18:00
Comair Limited 14 14 14 15 14 9 13 06:00 21:10
South African 11 13 11 13 10 9 10 05:30 21:15

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town 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 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 R895.

The average price for round trip flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town is R1 732.

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 1 261 kilometers (784 miles).
Question: How common are direct flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town?
Answer: There are 408 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 Limited provides 22% 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: Aug 17, 2018 1:27 -04:00Number of routes searched: 60Number of itineraries searched: 4 790 932

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 Limited -
South African -
Cem Air HDS
Cem Air PBZ
Air Botswana GBE
Emirates DXB
Ethiopian ADD
Safair DUR
Safair ELS
Safair PLZ
Mango DUR
Comair Limited DUR
Qatar DOH
South African DUR
South African BFN
South African DXB
South African ELS
Air Namibia WDH
Air Namibia WVB

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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