Cheap flights from Cape Town to Amsterdam

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The best prices from Cape Town Intl to Amsterdam Schiphol are usually found in November or May, booked 51 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Tuesday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from Cape Town to Amsterdam

All the information you need to plan the best CPT to AMS flight in 2022: compare Cape Town to Amsterdam flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Amsterdam.

CPT - AMS

Price

R636 - R735

AMS

Temperature

2 - 16 °C

AMS

Precipitation

30 - 100 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 7% potential price rise

Cheapest in

November

Best time to find cheap flights, 7% potential price drop

Round-trip from

R9 716

From Cape Town Intl to Amsterdam Schiphol

One-way from

R5 607

One-way flight from Cape Town Intl to Amsterdam Schiphol

What is the cheapest day to fly return from Cape Town to Amsterdam?

Users have found that leaving on a Tuesday can be a cost-effective option. It’s possible to save up to 10% on your flight compared to booking on days when demand is much higher.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Cape Town to Amsterdam?

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 50 days in advance to save up to 8% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 50 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Cape Town to Amsterdam 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as R11 183, or R11 978 for flights within the next 24 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Cape Town to Amsterdam?

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, November can be a great choice for travel to Amsterdam. Flights to Amsterdam from Cape Town in November are about R10 419 on average during November, but can be found for as low as R8 586.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Cape Town to Amsterdam (CPT - AMS)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Cape Town to Amsterdam at midday. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 9% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the evening.

Cheap flights from Cape Town to Amsterdam in January, February 2022

The best prices found for CPT to AMS flights in January, February
Feb 21 - Feb 28
CPT

Cape Town Intl

AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

1 stop

19h 10m
AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

19h 00m
R6 615

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 1/23/22

Feb 23 - Mar 2
CPT

Cape Town Intl

AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

1 stop

19h 10m
AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

19h 00m
R6 875

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 1/25/22

Feb 11 - Feb 18
CPT

Cape Town Intl

AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

1 stop

25h 25m
AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

19h 00m
R6 936

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 1/25/22

Cape Town to Amsterdam 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Amsterdam from Cape Town found for this year
Sep 5 - Sep 27
CPT

Cape Town Intl

AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

1 stop

18h 45m
AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

18h 45m
R6 569

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 1/25/22

Feb 21 - Feb 28
CPT

Cape Town Intl

AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

1 stop

19h 10m
AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

19h 00m
R6 615

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 1/23/22

Mar 26 - Apr 3
CPT

Cape Town Intl

AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

1 stop

18h 50m
AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

18h 45m
R6 661

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 1/25/22

Direct flights to Amsterdam from Cape Town

Save time with Cape Town to Amsterdam direct flight deals
May 12 - May 28
CPT

Cape Town Intl

AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

Nonstop

11h 30m
AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

11h 15m
R10 419

KLM

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Deal found 1/26/22

May 11 - Jun 17
CPT

Cape Town Intl

AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

Nonstop

11h 30m
AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

11h 15m
R10 480

KLM

View Deal

Deal found 1/26/22

May 13 - Jun 17
CPT

Cape Town Intl

AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

Nonstop

11h 30m
AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

11h 15m
R10 908

KLM

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Deal found 1/26/22

One-way flights to Amsterdam Schiphol from Cape Town

The cheapest one-way flights from Cape Town to Amsterdam
Mar 6
CPT

Cape Town Intl

AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

3 stops

38h 05m
R5 057

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/24/22

Mar 7
CPT

Cape Town Intl

AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

3 stops

32h 00m
R5 103

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/24/22

Mar 7
CPT

Cape Town Intl

AMS

Amsterdam Schiphol

2 stops

23h 15m
R5 194

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/24/22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Cape Town to Amsterdam flights.

What airports serve Cape Town to Amsterdam flights?

Travellers who are going to Amsterdam from Cape Town will start the process at Cape Town International Airport. This airport is 20 kilometres from the city centre of Cape Town. It has international and domestic terminals connected by a common terminal. This airport offers direct flights to destinations in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is where the flight will end. It is found nine kilometres from Amsterdam and is the third busiest airport in Europe based on passenger volume. The airport is a hub for KLM, Transavia, and Martinair.

Which airlines fly directly from Cape Town to Amsterdam?

There is a single airline that offers direct, nonstop flights from Cape Town into Amsterdam. KLM serves travellers who require a quick trip to Amsterdam but often has more expensive flights than the airlines that offer stopover options. This flight takes 1h 40m to get to the destination. There are many other airlines that travel this route with stopovers including Turkish Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, and Kenya Airways along with others. Stopover flights are quite a bit less expensive in most cases and offer an ideal choice for a budget traveller.

What are the stopover options between Cape Town to Amsterdam?

Several different flights are available with stops between the origination and destination airport. The indirect flights with one-stop often touch down in Frankfurt am Main Airport, Istanbul Airport, or Johannesburg O. R. Tambo Airport. These flights may be anywhere from 14h 20m-17h 40m in duration. All of the other indirect flights going to Amsterdam will have two stops. Some of them stop in Livingstone Airport and Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Airport, others come down in Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and Lyon Airport. These flights are often a bit longer than direct or one-stop flights but often less expensive.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly from Cape Town to Amsterdam?

Travellers going from Cape Town to Amsterdam will need to have a passport as well as a visa to visit. Applying can be done in Cape Town at the Netherlands Visa Application Centre.

What airports do I use to fly from Cape Town to Amsterdam?

If you book a flight from Cape Town to Amsterdam, you will be flying from Cape Town Intl to Schiphol. Flights to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) from Cape Town Intl (CPT) take 11h 30m for a nonstop flight. There are 3 flights from Cape Town Intl to Amsterdam per day from 13 airlines.

Which airlines flying from Cape Town Intl to Amsterdam Schiphol have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of the carriers operating flights from Cape Town Intl to Amsterdam Schiphol that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are KLM, Emirates, and Kenya Airways. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Can I find flights from Cape Town to Amsterdam for under R6 700 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Cape Town to Amsterdam for under R6 700. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Qatar Airways for just R6 615, but on average you can expect to pay R7 394.

Are there direct flights from Cape Town to Amsterdam for under R10 500 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Cape Town to Amsterdam under R10 500. A good price for a direct flight from Cape Town to Amsterdam is less than R12 314.

How popular is this Cape Town to Amsterdam flight route?

Within the past month, 7 819 users have taken a look at flights from Cape Town Intl to Amsterdam Schiphol.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Cape Town to Amsterdam round-trip?

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Cape Town to Amsterdam round-trip from R6 615. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are Emirates, from R7 532, and Lufthansa, from R7 746. Qatar Airways is priced at 36% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Cape Town to Amsterdam?

Consider Air France, British Airways or Emirates when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from Cape Town to Amsterdam.

What are the most reliable airlines from Cape Town to Amsterdam?

Consider KLM (69%), Air France (69%) or Delta (69%) when booking your flight. These represent the most reliable airlines when flying from Cape Town to Amsterdam.

What are the cheapest flights from Cape Town to Amsterdam?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for R4 678. While the most popular route (Cape Town Intl - Amsterdam Schiphol) can be booked for R6 737 on average our data indicates R10 095 when flying from Cape Town to Amsterdam.

Can I fly to Amsterdam Schiphol from Cape Town Intl right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Cape Town Intl to Amsterdam Schiphol

Most visitors from Cape Town Intl need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Amsterdam Schiphol.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Cape Town Intl must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 48 for rt-pcr (naat) and 24 antigen (quick-test) hours before departing to Amsterdam Schiphol.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Cape Town Intl are not required to quarantine after entering Amsterdam Schiphol.

Documents
Health Declaration Form - All travelers aged 13 years and older are required to fill out a health declaration before departure to the Netherlands.

Quarantine Form - Travelers from Philippines, Afghanistan, Anguilla, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Botswana, Brazil, Costa Rica, Cuba, Eswatini, Fiji, French Polynesia, Georgia, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Kosovo, Lesotho, Malaysia, Martinique, Mongolia, Montenegro, Myanmar, Nepal, North Macedonia, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Serbia, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Thailand, U.S. Virgin Islands, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela are required to fill out a quarantine declaration form before departure to the Netherlands.

COVID-19 Access Pass - Travelers are required to present a COVID-19 access pass to enter restaurants, bars, concerts, cinemas, etc. Travelers may download the CoronaCheck app and use it as a COVID-19 access pass after uploading documents on it such as a negative COVID-19 test result, proof of vaccination, or proof of recovery. This requirement does not apply to travelers under the age of 13.


Can I fly back to Cape Town Intl from Amsterdam Schiphol?

Returning to Cape Town Intl from Amsterdam Schiphol

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Amsterdam Schiphol must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Cape Town Intl.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Amsterdam Schiphol are not required to quarantine after entering Cape Town Intl.

Alternative routes for Cape Town to Amsterdam

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.
Durban to Amsterdamfrom R7 467 pp

Top 10 airlines flying from Cape Town to Amsterdam

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Cape Town to Amsterdam choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Kenya Airways
CheapestR6 996
AverageR9 261
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time82%
COVID-19 safety
British Airways
CheapestR7 001
AverageR10 265
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time70%
COVID-19 safety
Turkish Airlines
CheapestR7 892
AverageR9 919
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time77%
COVID-19 safety
Air France
CheapestR8 113
AverageR9 976
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time77%
COVID-19 safety
Ethiopian Air
CheapestR8 585
AverageR11 849
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time72%
COVID-19 safety
Emirates
CheapestR8 646
AverageR10 396
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time75%
COVID-19 safety
Qatar Airways
CheapestR8 664
AverageR10 409
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time68%
COVID-19 safety
Austrian Airlines
CheapestR8 710
AverageR9 964
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time78%
COVID-19 safety
KLM
CheapestR9 278
AverageR12 874
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time75%
COVID-19 safety
SWISS
CheapestR9 278
AverageR12 157
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time79%
COVID-19 safety

Hourly flight availability from Cape Town to Amsterdam

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Weekly flight availability from Cape Town to Amsterdam

See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Cape Town to Amsterdam
Sunday4daily flights
Monday4daily flights
Tuesday4daily flights
Wednesday0daily flights
Thursday4daily flights
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Saturday4daily flights