Cheap flights from Cape Town to Athens

Return
Economy
Cape Town (CPT)
Athens (ATH)
Depart
Return
Any month
|

The best prices from Cape Town Intl to Athens Eleftherios V. are usually found in May or November, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Tuesday and return on a Tuesday

Return
Economy
From?
To?
Thu 12/9
Thu 12/16
Any month
|

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 2021: compare Cape Town to Athens flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Athens.
CPT - ATH
Price
R626 - R797
ATH
Temperature
10 - 28 °C
ATH
Precipitation
5 - 64 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 15% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

Best time to find cheap flights, 8% potential price drop

Round-trip from

R9 940

From Cape Town Intl to Athens Eleftherios V.

One-way from

R7 114

One-way flight from Cape Town Intl to Athens Eleftherios V.

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
When is the cheapest time to fly from Cape Town to Athens (CPT - ATH)?

Unlike in the morning, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 9% on flights from Cape Town to Athens by exploring options for tickets in the evening.

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.

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

Flights from Cape Town to Athens lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from Cape Town to Athens in May, with the cheapest ticket starting at R8 908.

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

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 60 days in advance to save up to 5% 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 60 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 909, or R11 100 for flights within the next 24 hours.

Cheap flights from Cape Town to Athens in December, January 2022

The best prices found for CPT to ATH flights in December, January
1 Jan - 8 Jan
R8 781pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
1 Jan - 8 Jan
R9 480pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
   
2 STOPS
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
1 Jan - 8 Jan
R10 544pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
   
2 STOPS
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
Qatar Airways
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl

Cape Town Intl to Athens 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Athens from Cape Town found for this year
1 Dec - 5 Dec
R10 893pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
Air France
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
16 Dec - 23 Dec
R11 433pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
2 Dec - 5 Dec
R11 703pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
KLM
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl

Last-minute flights from Cape Town to Athens

Late deals on return flights to Athens from Cape Town, departing today and this week
9 Dec - 16 Dec
R14 323pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
10 Dec - 16 Dec
R14 609pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
8 Dec - 16 Dec
R14 736pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
ATH
Athens Eleftherios V.
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl

One-way flights to Eleftherios V. from Cape Town

The cheapest one-way flights from Cape Town to Athens
9:35 - 22:00
Aegean Airlines
1 stop
12h 25m
CPT - ATH
Aegean Airlines
R7 114
Travel2Be
13:10 - 10:05
Turkish Airlines
1 stop
20h 55m
CPT - ATH
Turkish Airlines
R7 686
1:00 - 1:40
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
24h 40m
CPT - ATH
Multiple Airlines
R9 432
Kiwi.com

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Cape Town</span> to <span class="emphasized">Athens</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Cape Town to Athens

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

Qatar Airways, Emirates, and Turkish Airlines 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 R6 500 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Cape Town to Athens for under R6 500. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Qatar Airways for just R6 479, but on average you can expect to pay R11 354.

Are there last-minute flights available from Cape Town to Athens for under R14 400?

There are currently 19+ open flights from Cape Town to Athens within the next 7 days for less than R14 400.

How popular is this Cape Town to Athens flight route?

The Cape Town Intl to Athens Eleftherios V. flight path was viewed by 3 357 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 R6 479, 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 Lufthansa and Turkish Airlines - these airlines can fly you to your destination from R7 844 and R11 433, respectively. These flights start at 39% 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 987 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 Aegean Airlines and KLM, with prices starting from R7 114 and R7 257, respectively.

What are the cheapest flights from Cape Town to Athens?

While on average a flight from Cape Town to Athens is generally R11 353, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is R8 980. When looking at the most popular route, (Cape Town Intl - Athens Eleftherios V.), you can expect to pay R6 606 for that flight.

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 Air France, British Airways or Emirates as they are the most popular for this route.

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.

Related searches

Flights to Athens (ATH) from Cape Town (CPT)
Flights to Cape Town Flights to Athens Flights from Cape Town

Other flights from Cape Town

Cape Town to Johannesburg Cape Town to Durban

Other flights to Athens

OR Tambo to Athens London to Athens

Rent a Car

Car Hire in Athens Car Hire in Greece

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Athens, Greece

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

Information is based on travel restrictions from Cape Town Intl to Athens Eleftherios V.

Most visitors from Cape Town Intl will not be allowed to enter Athens Eleftherios V..

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Cape Town Intl must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 Antigen (quick-test) hours before departing to Athens Eleftherios V..

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Cape Town Intl are not required to quarantine after entering Athens Eleftherios V..

Documents
Passenger Locator Form - ALL TRAVELLERS ARE OBLIGED TO COMPLETE THEIR PASSENGER LOCATOR FORM (PLF) BEFORE ENTERING THE COUNTRY


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

Returning to Cape Town Intl from Athens Eleftherios V.

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Athens Eleftherios V. are not required to quarantine after entering Cape Town Intl.

Hide COVID Travel Restrictions for Athens, Greece

Alternative routes for Cape Town to Athens

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

Destination information for Athens

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

Airports servicing Cape Town

Airports servicing Athens

Top 10 airlines flying from Cape Town Intl to Athens Eleftherios V.

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.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Air France
R7 946 R11 720 No cancel fee 77%
Search Air France flights
Turkish Airlines
R7 983 R11 139 No cancel fee 77%
Search Turkish Airlines flights
Ethiopian Air
R8 530 R11 331 No cancel fee 72%
Search Ethiopian Air flights
Emirates
R8 874 R11 155 No cancel fee 75%
Search Emirates flights
Qatar Airways
R8 945 R11 711 No cancel fee 68%
Search Qatar Airways flights
KLM
R9 047 R12 049 No cancel fee 75%
Search KLM flights
Lufthansa
R9 548 R16 048 No cancel fee 76%
Search Lufthansa flights
SWISS
R9 662 R14 035 No cancel fee 79%
Search SWISS flights
British Airways
R10 450 R31 198 No cancel fee 70%
Search British Airways flights
Etihad Airways
R13 866 R16 007 No cancel fee 75%
Search Etihad Airways flights
Home Europe Greece Athens Cheap flights from Cape Town to Athens
  • Return
  • One-way
  • Multi-city
  • Economy
  • Premium Economy
  • Business
  • First
  • Multiple
Economy
  • Economy
  • Premium Economy
  • Business
  • First
Economy
  • Economy
  • Premium Economy
  • Business
  • First
Economy
  • Economy
  • Premium Economy
  • Business
  • First
Economy
  • Economy
  • Premium Economy
  • Business
  • First
Economy
  • Economy
  • Premium Economy
  • Business
  • First
Economy
  • Economy
  • Premium Economy
  • Business
  • First
  • Return
  • One-way
  • Multi-city
  • Economy
  • Premium Economy
  • Business
  • First
  • Multiple
Economy
  • Economy
  • Premium Economy
  • Business
  • First
Economy
  • Economy
  • Premium Economy
  • Business
  • First
Economy
  • Economy
  • Premium Economy
  • Business
  • First
Economy
  • Economy
  • Premium Economy
  • Business
  • First
Economy
  • Economy
  • Premium Economy
  • Business
  • First
Economy
  • Economy
  • Premium Economy
  • Business
  • First