Cheap flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town

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The best prices from Johannesburg to Cape Town are usually found in May or July, booked 1 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Monday and return on a Thursday

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Johannesburg (JNB) to Cape Town (CPT)

All the information you need to plan the best JNB to CPT flight in 2021: compare Johannesburg to Cape Town flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Cape Town.
JNB - CPT
Price
R1 580 - R2 575
CPT
Temperature
19 - 29 °C
CPT
Rainfall
9 - 94 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 26% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

Best time to find cheap flights, 17% potential price drop

Round-trip from

R1 580

From Johannesburg to Cape Town

One-way from

R936

One-way flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town

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 Johannesburg to Cape Town?

Thursday flights are generally found to be more expensive for flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Cape Town.

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

Our data shows that May tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Cape Town from Johannesburg. Users have commonly found prices around R1 902 for the month, but tickets can be as low as R1 287. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Johannesburg to Cape Town (JNB - CPT)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Johannesburg to Cape Town in the evening. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 11% on your trip compared to booking a flight at midday.

Cheap flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town in July, August 2021

The best prices found for JNB to CPT flights in July, August
3 Aug - 5 Aug
R1 287pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Lift
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Lift
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
14 Aug - 21 Aug
R1 331pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Lift
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Lift
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
4 Aug - 11 Aug
R1 346pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Lift
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Lift
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Johannesburg to Cape Town 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town from Johannesburg found for this year
8 Nov - 12 Nov
R1 097pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Kulula
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Kulula
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
10 Nov - 24 Nov
R1 141pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
10 Nov - 24 Nov
R1 156pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Direct flights to Cape Town from Johannesburg

Save time with Johannesburg to Cape Town direct flight deals
8 Nov - 12 Nov
R1 097pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Kulula
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Kulula
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
10 Nov - 24 Nov
R1 141pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
10 Nov - 24 Nov
R1 156pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

Last-minute flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town

Late deals on return flights to Cape Town from Johannesburg, departing today and this week
28 Jul - 30 Jul
R1 405pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Cemair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Cemair
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
1 Aug - 8 Aug
R1 507pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
27 Jul - 4 Aug
R1 551pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Lift
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo

One-way flights to Cape Town from Johannesburg

The cheapest one-way flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town
2:20 - 4:30
Airlink
Direct
2h 10m
JNB - CPT
Airlink
R937
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3:00 - 5:10
British Airways
Direct
2h 10m
JNB - CPT
British Airways
5:45 - 8:00
FlySafair
Direct
2h 15m
JNB - CPT
FlySafair
R995
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Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Johannesburg to Cape Town

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

Cape Town Intl is the airport most travellers will use when flying to Cape Town from Johannesburg OR Tambo. Booking flights from OR Tambo (JNB) to Cape Town Intl (CPT) should be relatively easy as there are 20 daily flights to Cape Town from 5 different airlines. 2h 00m is how long a flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town Intl will take if you book a nonstop flight.

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

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. FlySafair is one of them. Airline carriers are regularly disinfecting and sanitising their aircraft. Masks are provided and are mandatory while on board. Pre-flight testing for symptoms and antibodies, alongside socially-distanced seating (for a limited time) will work towards keeping travellers safer while flying from Johannesburg OR Tambo to Cape Town Intl. Policies will vary by airline.

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

Some of our airline partners flying from Johannesburg OR Tambo to Cape Town Intl have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Kulula, FlySafair, and Mango are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Kulula with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town for under R1 463 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town for under R1 463. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Kulula for just R1 097, but on average you can expect to pay R1 317.

Are there direct flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town for under R1 463 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town under R1 463. A good price for a direct flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town is less than R1 317.

Are there last-minute flights available from Johannesburg to Cape Town for under R1 463?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town within the next 7 days for less than R1 463.

What days are direct flights available from Johannesburg to Cape Town?

You can find direct flights on the following days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday.

How popular is this flight route?

Within the past month, 248 935 users have taken a look at flights from Johannesburg OR Tambo to Cape Town Intl.

How many flights depart from Johannesburg to Cape Town on average per day?

On average 8 flights depart from Johannesburg OR Tambo to Cape Town Intl per day.
Morning (6am - Midday) - 50% of flight departures
Afternoon (Midday - 6pm) - 50% of flight departures

Does it rain more in Johannesburg or Cape Town?

In Johannesburg, there will be less rainfall in Johannesburg compared to Cape Town over the next 1 days.

Is Johannesburg weather warmer or cooler than Cape Town?

With an average temperature of 29 °C, peak weather can be found in February. As a traveller, expect to see changes in flight prices during that period. The temperatures in Cape Town are hotter than in Johannesburg.

How long does is the flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town?

Departing from Johannesburg to Cape Town will take you 2h. The distance between Johannesburg and Cape Town is about 1278 km. Most flights are nonstop.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying from Johannesburg to Cape Town return?

Kulula, at R1 097, was found to be the cheapest airline from Johannesburg to Cape Town.Alternate airlines flying return to your destination include Lift and British Airways. Users have found that Kulula is 42% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with FlySafair, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at R556. Cemair flights start at R629 while deals on Lift start at R644 one-way.

Alternative routes for Johannesburg to Cape Town

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

Destination information for Cape Town

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Johannesburg to Cape Town.
Flight duration
2h 06m
Average temperature for July in Cape Town
19.0 °C
Avg rainfall for July in Cape Town
94.0 mm

Airports servicing Johannesburg

Airports servicing Cape Town

Top 5 airlines flying from Johannesburg to Cape Town

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Johannesburg to Cape Town 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
Kulula
R79 R125 No cancel fee 84%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Kulula. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Mango
R87 R150 No cancel fee N/A

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Mango. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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British Airways
R66 R153 No cancel fee 70%
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FlySafair
R90 R163 No cancel fee N/A
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South African
R106 R198 No cancel fee 78%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by South African. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Hourly flight availability from Johannesburg to Cape Town

See what time of day planes typically take off from Johannesburg towards Cape Town.
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 52% of flight departures
Morning 6 AM to midday 37% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 11% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 0% of flight departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Johannesburg to Cape Town
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Johannesburg to Cape Town.
Sunday
13 daily flights
Monday
20 daily flights
Tuesday
21 daily flights
Wednesday
28 daily flights
Thursday
32 daily flights
Friday
21 daily flights
Saturday
8 daily flights
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