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Cape Town (CPT) to Amsterdam (AMS)

All the information you need to plan the best CPT to AMS flight in 2021: 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 453

From Cape Town Intl to Amsterdam Schiphol

One-way from

R5 752

One-way flight from Cape Town Intl to Amsterdam Schiphol

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
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.

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.

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 R10 880, or R11 653 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 137 on average during November, but can be found for as low as R8 353.

Cheap flights from Cape Town to Amsterdam in October, November 2021

The best prices found for CPT to AMS flights in October, November
12 Nov - 23 Nov
R5 930pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
AMS
Amsterdam Schiphol
AMS
Amsterdam Schiphol
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
12 Nov - 22 Nov
R6 020pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
AMS
Amsterdam Schiphol
AMS
Amsterdam Schiphol
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
12 Nov - 23 Nov
R6 153pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
AMS
Amsterdam Schiphol
AMS
Amsterdam Schiphol
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl

Cape Town Intl to Amsterdam 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Amsterdam from Cape Town found for this year
12 Nov - 23 Nov
R5 930pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
AMS
Amsterdam Schiphol
AMS
Amsterdam Schiphol
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
12 Nov - 22 Nov
R6 020pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
AMS
Amsterdam Schiphol
AMS
Amsterdam Schiphol
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
12 Nov - 23 Nov
R6 153pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
AMS
Amsterdam Schiphol
AMS
Amsterdam Schiphol
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl

Direct flights to Amsterdam from Cape Town

Save time with Cape Town to Amsterdam direct flight deals
17 Feb - 19 Mar
R10 033pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
KLM
Direct
AMS
Amsterdam Schiphol
AMS
Amsterdam Schiphol
KLM
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
10 Nov - 22 Nov
R10 256pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
KLM
Direct
AMS
Amsterdam Schiphol
AMS
Amsterdam Schiphol
KLM
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
21 Dec - 30 Dec
R10 271pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
KLM
Direct
AMS
Amsterdam Schiphol
AMS
Amsterdam Schiphol
KLM
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl

Last-minute flights from Cape Town to Amsterdam

Late deals on return flights to Amsterdam from Cape Town, departing today and this week
20 Oct - 22 Nov
R31 926pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
AMS
Amsterdam Schiphol
AMS
Amsterdam Schiphol
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
21 Oct - 22 Nov
R34 082pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
AMS
Amsterdam Schiphol
AMS
Amsterdam Schiphol
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
22 Oct - 22 Jan
R34 349pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
AMS
Amsterdam Schiphol
AMS
Amsterdam Schiphol
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl

One-way flights to Schiphol from Cape Town

The cheapest one-way flights from Cape Town to Amsterdam
19:20 - 5:50
KLM
Direct
11h 30m
CPT - AMS
KLM
R5 752
Kiwi.com
4:45 - 10:00
Qatar Airways
2 stops
29h 15m
CPT - AMS
Qatar Airways
R5 916
travelstart.co.za
19:40 - 9:00
Air France
1 stop
14h 20m
CPT - AMS
Air France
R6 020

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Flight FAQs

From Cape Town to Amsterdam

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.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Cape Town Intl to Amsterdam Schiphol to control the spread of COVID-19?

Etihad Airways is one of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travellers flying from Cape Town Intl to Amsterdam Schiphol are improved sanitation, HEPA filters, mask requirements, socially-distanced seating (for a limited time), and pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms. Policies will vary by airline.

Can I find flights from Cape Town to Amsterdam for under R6 000 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Cape Town to Amsterdam for under R6 000. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Lufthansa for just R5 930, but on average you can expect to pay R6 911.

Are there direct flights from Cape Town to Amsterdam for under R10 100 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Cape Town to Amsterdam under R10 100. A good price for a direct flight from Cape Town to Amsterdam is less than R10 969.

Are there last-minute flights available from Cape Town to Amsterdam for under R32 000?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Cape Town to Amsterdam within the next 7 days for less than R32 000.

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 return?

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Cape Town to Amsterdam from R5 930 return. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are SWISS, from R6 391, and Etihad Airways, from R6 941. Lufthansa is priced at 41% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Cape Town to Amsterdam one-way?

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Qatar Airways, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at R5 054. Turkish Airlines flights start at R5 663 while deals on KLM start at R5 752 one-way.

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

Consider KLM (97%), Air France (97%) or Delta (97%) 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 944. While the most popular route (Cape Town Intl - Amsterdam Schiphol) can be booked for R6 986 on average our data indicates R15 760 when flying from Cape Town to Amsterdam

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 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.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Amsterdam, Netherlands

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Amsterdam from Cape Town?

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.


Do I need a test to fly back to Cape Town from Amsterdam?

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.

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Alternative routes for Cape Town to Amsterdam

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for Amsterdam

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Cape Town to Amsterdam.
Today's exchange rate
R1 = €0,06
Average temperature for October in Amsterdam
14.0 °C

Airports servicing Cape Town

Airports servicing Amsterdam

Top 10 airlines flying from Cape Town Intl to Amsterdam Schiphol

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.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Kenya Airways
R6 806 R9 010 No cancel fee 82%
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British Airways
R6 811 R9 987 No cancel fee 70%
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Turkish Airlines
R7 678 R9 651 No cancel fee 77%
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Air France
R7 893 R9 705 No cancel fee 77%
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Ethiopian Air
R8 352 R11 527 No cancel fee 72%
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Emirates
R8 411 R10 114 No cancel fee 75%
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Qatar Airways
R8 429 R10 127 No cancel fee 68%
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Austrian Airlines
R8 474 R9 694 No cancel fee 78%
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KLM
R9 026 R12 525 No cancel fee 75%
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SWISS
R9 026 R11 827 No cancel fee 79%
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Hourly flight availability from Cape Town to Amsterdam

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Weekly flight availability
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Sunday
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Monday
3 daily flights
Tuesday
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Wednesday
3 daily flights
Thursday
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