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Cape Town (CPT) to Australia

All the information you need to plan the best CPT to SYD flight in 2022: compare Cape Town to Australia flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Australia.
When is the cheapest time to fly from Cape Town to Australia (CPT - AU)?

When flying from Cape Town to Australia, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

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

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 56 days in advance to save up to 27% 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 56 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 Australia 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as R23 449, or R27 438 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of October. Prices to Australia from Cape Town average R20 808. You can even find prices in October for less than R20 808, as users have found deals to Australia from as low as R15 973. The month of January appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Australia from Cape Town. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 15%.

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

The best prices found for CPT to Australia flights in August, September
6 Sep - 18 Oct
R21 689pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Singapore Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Singapore Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
6 Sep - 18 Oct
R22 024pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Singapore Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Singapore Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
11 Sep - 10 Oct
R22 712pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Singapore Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Singapore Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl

Cape Town Intl to Australia 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Australia from Cape Town found for this year
15 Nov - 19 Jan
R15 538pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Singapore Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Singapore Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
12 Nov - 19 Jan
R16 527pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Singapore Airlines
   
2 STOPS
BNE
Brisbane
BNE
Brisbane
Singapore Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
12 Nov - 18 Jan
R16 828pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Singapore Airlines
   
2 STOPS
BNE
Brisbane
BNE
Brisbane
Singapore Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl

Cheap Singapore Airlines flights from Cape Town to Australia

15 Nov - 19 Jan
R15 538pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Singapore Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Singapore Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
12 Nov - 19 Jan
R16 527pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Singapore Airlines
   
2 STOPS
BNE
Brisbane
BNE
Brisbane
Singapore Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
12 Nov - 18 Jan
R16 828pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Singapore Airlines
   
2 STOPS
BNE
Brisbane
BNE
Brisbane
Singapore Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl

Cheap Emirates flights from Cape Town to Australia

7 Nov - 23 Nov
R22 762pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Emirates
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Emirates
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
7 Nov - 23 Nov
R22 929pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Emirates
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Emirates
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
8 Nov - 23 Nov
R23 030pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Emirates
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
MEL
Melbourne
Emirates
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl

Last-minute flights from Cape Town to Australia

Late deals on return flights to Australia from Cape Town, departing today and this week
12 Aug - 19 Aug
R33 321pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
12 Aug - 19 Aug
R36 757pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
10 Aug - 2 Sep
R38 752pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
ADL
Adelaide
ADL
Adelaide
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl

One-way flights to Australia from Cape Town

The cheapest one-way flights from Cape Town to Australia
6:40 - 17:25
Singapore Airlines
2 stops
25h 45m
CPT - MEL
Singapore Airlines
R15 722
10:35 - 5:30
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
34h 55m
CPT - MEL
Multiple Airlines
R17 733
Travelstart
5:20 - 2:05
Emirates
3 stops
36h 45m
CPT - BNE
Emirates
R17 834
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Flight FAQs

From Cape Town to Australia

What airport do you fly from for flights from Cape Town to Australia?

If you book a flight to Australia from Cape Town, you will be flying from Cape Town Intl, which is the city’s only airport. Cape Town Intl (CPT) is located 15,6 km from the centre of Cape Town.

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

Some of our airline partners flying from Cape Town Intl to Australia have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways, and Cathay Pacific are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Singapore Airlines with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Cape Town to Australia for under R15 600 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Cape Town to Australia for under R15 600. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Singapore Airlines for just R15 538, but on average you can expect to pay R18 471.

Are there last-minute flights available from Cape Town to Australia for under R33 400?

There are currently 18+ open flights from Cape Town to Australia within the next 7 days for less than R33 400.

How popular is this Cape Town to Australia flight route?

This flight path from Cape Town Intl to Australia was viewed by 2 851 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 to fly from Cape Town to Australia one-way?

The cheapest airline one-way is Singapore Airlines, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as R11 331. However, be on the lookout for offers from Qatar Airways and Emirates, as they are both options that can get you from Cape Town to Australia for a low price.

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

The most popular airlines flying from Cape Town to Australia are Cathay Pacific, Emirates and Etihad Airways. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

What are the cheapest flights from Cape Town to Australia?

On average you can expect to pay R50 352 for a flight from Cape Town to Australia. The cheapest flight overall is R15 610 while the most popular route, (Cape Town Intl - Sydney Kingsford Smith) is currently priced at R18 052.

What are the most popular routes from Cape Town to Australia?

Most travellers choose Cape Town Intl - Sydney Kingsford Smith, Cape Town Intl - Melbourne or Cape Town Intl - Brisbane when deciding on the best route from Cape Town to Australia.

COVID Restrictions

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

Information is based on travel restrictions from Cape Town Intl to Australia

Most visitors from Cape Town Intl can enter Australia without restrictions.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Cape Town Intl are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Australia.

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

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

Returning to Cape Town Intl from Australia

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Australia are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering Cape Town Intl.

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

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Top 8 airlines flying from Cape Town Intl to Australia

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Cape Town to Australia 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
South African
R13 303 R19 136 No cancel fee 78%
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Etihad Airways
R14 404 R18 078 No cancel fee 75%
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Emirates
R14 596 R20 853 No cancel fee 75%
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Cathay Pacific
R14 799 R18 323 No cancel fee 72%
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Qatar Airways
R15 083 R18 749 No cancel fee 68%
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Singapore Airlines
R16 106 R20 901 No cancel fee 81%
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KLM
R22 359 R28 372 No cancel fee 75%
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United Airlines
R247 499 R254 442 No cancel fee 69%
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