Cheap flights from Cape Town to Athens

CPT — ATH
Aug 16 — Aug 231
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The best prices from Cape Town Intl to Athens Eleftherios V. are usually found in February or March, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Sunday and return on a Friday

How to find the cheapest flight from Cape Town (CPT) to Athens (ATH)

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

CPT - ATH

Price

R457 - R611

ATH

Temperature

10 - 28 °C

ATH

Rainfall

5 - 64 mm

Popular inAugustHigh demand for flights, 8% potential price rise
Cheapest inFebruaryBest time to find cheap flights, 18% potential price drop
Round-trip fromR7 489From Cape Town Intl to Athens Eleftherios V.
One-way fromR7 309One-way flight from Cape Town Intl to Athens Eleftherios V.

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

Users have found that flying from Cape Town to Athens on a Friday typically leans towards higher prices. However, this doesn’t mean you still can’t find a deal. Flexibility with other aspects of your flight can still land a great price for your trip.

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

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 61 days in advance to save up to 22% 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 61 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 Athens 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as R10 390, or R11 750 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

Flights from Cape Town to Athens lean towards being more expensive in August. Prices are generally better when you fly from Cape Town to Athens in February, with the cheapest ticket starting at R6 752.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Cape Town to Athens (CPT - ATH)?

Unlike in the afternoon, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 35% on flights from Cape Town to Athens by exploring options for tickets in the evening.

Cheap flights from Cape Town to Athens in August, September 2022

The best prices found for CPT to ATH flights in August, September
Sep 7 - Sep 13
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

12h 25m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

12h 30m
R10 406

Ethiopian Air

Pick Dates

Deal found 10.8.22

Sep 7 - Sep 14
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

22h 20m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

22h 00m
R10 439

Qatar Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 10.8.22

Sep 9 - Oct 1
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

12h 25m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

12h 30m
R10 750

Ethiopian Air

Pick Dates

Deal found 10.8.22

Cape Town to Athens 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Athens from Cape Town found for this year
Nov 23 - Nov 29
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

12h 25m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

12h 40m
R8 981

Ethiopian Air

Pick Dates

Deal found 9.8.22

Sep 7 - Sep 13
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

12h 25m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

12h 30m
R10 406

Ethiopian Air

Pick Dates

Deal found 10.8.22

Sep 7 - Sep 14
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

22h 20m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

22h 00m
R10 439

Qatar Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 10.8.22

Cheap Qatar Airways flights from Cape Town to Athens

Feb 7 - Feb 24
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

16h 20m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

22h 35m
R8 505

Qatar Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 11.8.22

Sep 7 - Sep 14
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

22h 20m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

22h 00m
R10 439

Qatar Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 10.8.22

Oct 12 - Oct 20
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

22h 20m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

22h 00m
R10 488

Qatar Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 11.8.22

Cheap Ethiopian Air flights from Cape Town to Athens

Nov 23 - Nov 29
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

12h 25m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

12h 40m
R8 981

Ethiopian Air

Pick Dates

Deal found 9.8.22

Sep 7 - Sep 13
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

12h 25m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

12h 30m
R10 406

Ethiopian Air

Pick Dates

Deal found 10.8.22

Sep 9 - Oct 1
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

12h 25m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

12h 30m
R10 750

Ethiopian Air

Pick Dates

Deal found 10.8.22

Last-minute flights from Cape Town to Athens

Late deals on return flights to Athens from Cape Town, departing today and this week
Aug 21 - Aug 26
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

2 stops

22h 45m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

37h 35m
R21 796

Emirates

Pick Dates

Deal found 10.8.22

Aug 21 - Aug 26
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

2 stops

29h 10m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

24h 40m
R22 828

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 10.8.22

Aug 21 - Aug 25
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

2 stops

21h 50m
ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

12h 30m
R25 483

Ethiopian Air

Pick Dates

Deal found 10.8.22

One-way flights to Athens from Cape Town

The cheapest one-way flights from Cape Town to Athens
Sep 19
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

2 stops

47h 20m
R5 834

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 10.8.22

Oct 18
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

2 stops

22h 55m
R6 326

Multiple Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 10.8.22

Oct 19
CPT

Cape Town Intl

ATH

Athens Eleftherios V.

1 stop

22h 20m
R6 604

Qatar Airways

Pick Dates

Deal found 10.8.22

Related info for your journey

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

What airports serve Cape Town to Athens flights?

Cape Town only has one major airport, and that is Cape Town International Airport (CPT), situated around 20 km to the east of the city centre along the N2 freeway. The airport is either reached using the MyCITI bus rapid transit system, or via taxi or an e-haling service. Athens flight deals will always route you through CPT on your way to Athens International Airport Elefthérios Venizélos (ATH), which replaced the old Ellinikon International Airport in 2001 as the main airport to serve Greece. Athens Airport is the largest and the busiest in the country as well as the main hub of Aegan Airlines. The airport is around 35 km away from the city centre and can easily be reached via Athens Metro Line 3.

Which airlines fly directly from Cape Town to Athens?

Unfortunately, there are no direct flights from Cape Town to Athens. However, you can find some flights on this route with just one stopover. Emirates, Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines and KLM are some of the airlines that offer one-stop flights to Athens from Cape Town. The stopovers are usually at those airlines' main hubs, so for example, Dubai, Doha, Istanbul and Amsterdam.

What are the stopover options between Cape Town and Athens?

Even though Athens is not yet connected, Cape Town Air Access has worked very well to create some strong direct links between Cape Town and the rest of the world, so if you’re looking to fly to Athens International Airport Elefthérios Venizélos, Athens, Greece, no fewer than four airlines can get you there: Qatar Airways via Hamad International Airport in Doha (DOH), Emirates via Dubai International Airport (DXB), KLM via Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam (AMS) and Ethiopian Airlines via Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa (ADD). Other stopovers on multiple-stop flights may include OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg (JNB), Rome Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci International Airport (FCO), Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi (NBO) and Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv (TLV). Journey times with these stopovers generally ranges from about 12h to around 30h. Generally, flights from Cape Town to Athens with two stopovers tend to be cheaper than one-stop flights. It is possible, however, to find some one-stop flights at a more budget-friendly price.

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

As Greece is part of the European Union, South African passengers travelling to Athens will need to procure a Schengen visa for their passports, which needs to be valid for at least six months from departure date, and should have at least two blank pages where authorities can document entry/exit stamps. It's recommended to apply for a Schengen Visa at least a month in advance, as the processing time can take between two days and three weeks.

Which airlines flying from Cape Town Intl to Athens Eleftherios V. have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Qatar Airways, Ethiopian Air, and Emirates are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Cape Town to Athens for under R8 600 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Cape Town to Athens for under R8 600. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Qatar Airways for just R8 505, but on average you can expect to pay R10 816.

Are there last-minute flights available from Cape Town to Athens for under R21 800?

There are currently 5+ open flights from Cape Town to Athens within the next 7 days for less than R21 800.

How popular is this Cape Town to Athens flight route?

The Cape Town Intl to Athens Eleftherios V. flight path was viewed by 6 197 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

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

Currently priced at R8 505, Qatar Airways will fly you from Cape Town to Athens and back. In addition to Qatar Airways, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from Ethiopian Air and SWISS - these airlines can fly you to your destination from R8 981 and R10 718, respectively. These flights start at 7% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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

R6 604 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Qatar Airways. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Turkish Airlines and Emirates, with prices starting from R6 850 and R7 309, respectively.

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

When booking a flight from Cape Town to Athens, you may want to consider flying on Aegean Airlines, British Airways or Emirates as they are the most popular for this route.

What are the cheapest flights from Cape Town to Athens?

While on average a flight from Cape Town to Athens is generally R38 077, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is R7 341. When looking at the most popular route, (Cape Town Intl - Athens Eleftherios V.), you can expect to pay R10 439 for that flight.

Alternative routes for Cape Town to Athens

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.
Port Elizabeth to Athensfrom R11 823 pp
Durban to Athensfrom R13 173 pp

Top 9 airlines flying from Cape Town to Athens

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Cape Town to Athens choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Qatar AirwaysCheapestR6 683AverageR7 993FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time68%COVID-19 safety
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LufthansaCheapestR8 499AverageR9 753FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time76%COVID-19 safety
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KLMCheapestR8 768AverageR10 818FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%COVID-19 safety
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Ethiopian AirCheapestR9 008AverageR10 175FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time72%COVID-19 safety
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EmiratesCheapestR9 167AverageR13 221FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%COVID-19 safety
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Turkish AirlinesCheapestR9 315AverageR10 749FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time77%COVID-19 safety
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British AirwaysCheapestR11 239AverageR15 408FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time70%COVID-19 safety
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Aegean AirlinesCheapestR12 048AverageR13 737FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time87%COVID-19 safety
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Etihad AirwaysCheapestR14 310AverageR16 519FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%COVID-19 safety
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