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San Francisco to Cape Town Last modified: Sep 25, 2018 1:10 -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. United & Swiss frequently offer the best deals to Cape Town flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

United
SFOCPT
Mon 11/12
1 stop
CPTSFO
Wed 11/21
1 stop
$857
Swiss
SFOCPT
Mon 11/12
1 stop
CPTSFO
Wed 11/21
1 stop
$874
Lufthansa
SFOCPT
Mon 11/12
1 stop
CPTSFO
Wed 11/21
1 stop
$880
Turkish
SFOCPT
Tue 11/6
1 stop
CPTSFO
Wed 11/14
1 stop
$895
Air France
SFOCPT
Mon 11/12
2 stops
CPTSFO
Wed 11/21
2 stops
$904
KLM
SFOCPT
Tue 11/27
2 stops
CPTSFO
Tue 12/11
2 stops
$922

How Much is a Flight from San Francisco 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 San Francisco to Cape Town, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be $880.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from San Francisco 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 San Francisco 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 San Francisco 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 San Francisco to Cape Town.

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days $0 $1,314
7-14 days $0 $883
14-21 days $0 $1,014
21-30 days $0 $973
30-60 days $0 $857
60-90 days $0 $857
90+ days $0 $850

Cheapest Day To Fly from San Francisco 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 San Francisco 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
$857$895$857$909$863$917$857

Compare Flight Prices from San Francisco 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 San Francisco to Cape Town flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
September San Francisco Cape Town Ethiopian 9/28/18 10/5/18 3 $1,314
October San Francisco Cape Town Swiss 10/8/18 10/22/18 2 $883
November San Francisco Cape Town United 11/12/18 11/21/18 1 $857
December San Francisco Cape Town United 12/2/18 12/11/18 1 $857
January San Francisco Cape Town United 1/9/19 1/26/19 1 $857
February San Francisco Cape Town Swiss 2/5/19 2/19/19 1 $850
March San Francisco Cape Town United 3/3/19 3/12/19 1 $857
April San Francisco Cape Town Swiss 4/3/19 4/10/19 1 $893

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

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
30 1 2 3 4 5 6
$1,350
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
$1,350 $1,270
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
$1,270

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from San Francisco 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 San Francisco to Cape Town is $950.

The average price for direct flights from San Francisco to Cape Town is not available.

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from San Francisco 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 San Francisco 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 San Francisco to Cape Town is $867.

The average price for round trip flights from San Francisco to Cape Town is $1,018.

San Francisco to Cape Town Flight Questions

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

Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from San Francisco to Cape Town?
Answer: London, GB

Airlines in San Francisco flying to Cape Town Last modified: Sep 25, 2018 1:10 -04:00Number of routes searched: 24Number of itineraries searched: 51,077

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

San Francisco to Cape Town
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Air France CDG
British Airways LHR
Cathay HKG
Emirates DXB
KLM AMS
Lufthansa FRA
Lufthansa MUC
Swiss ZRH
Singapore SIN
Turkish IST
British Airways HEL / LHR
British Airways MAD / LHR
Lufthansa CDG / FRA
Lufthansa CDG / MUC
Lufthansa FRA / MUC
Austrian LHR / VIE
Singapore SIN / JNB

San Francisco to Cape Town Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in San Francisco 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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Cheap Domestic Flights from San Francisco - SFO Last modified: Sep 25, 2018 1:10 -04:00Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

Cheap Domestic Flights to Cape Town - CPT Last modified: Sep 25, 2018 1:10 -04:00Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

Cheap International Flights to Cape Town - CPT Last modified: Sep 25, 2018 1:10 -04:00Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

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Cheap Flights from San Francisco to Cape Town