Cheap flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town

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

How to find the cheapest flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town

All the information you need to plan the best ZA1 to CPT flight in 2021: compare Johannesburg to Cape Town flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Cape Town.

ZA1 - CPT

Price

R108 - R176

CPT

Temperature

12 - 21 °C

CPT

Precipitation

20 - 100 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 715

From Johannesburg to Cape Town Intl

One-way from

R730

One-way flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town Intl

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

It’s generally more expensive to depart on a Monday, if you have to leave on this day you can still search on Cheapflights to find great options that meet your needs.

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 R2 064 for the month, but tickets can be as low as R1 397. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Johannesburg to Cape Town (ZA1 - CPT)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Johannesburg to Cape Town in the evening. Doing so could potentially save you 11% on the flight price compared to flying at midday, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town in December, January 2021

The best prices found for Johannesburg to CPT flights in December, January
Jan 25 - Feb 1
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

2h 10m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Nonstop

2h 00m
R1 159

Lift

View Deal

Deal found 11/29/21

Jan 21 - Jan 24
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

2h 10m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Nonstop

2h 10m
R1 223

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 11/29/21

Jan 20 - Jan 27
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

2h 10m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Nonstop

2h 00m
R1 254

Lift

View Deal

Deal found 11/29/21

Johannesburg to Cape Town 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town from Johannesburg found for this year
Dec 8 - Dec 25
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

2h 10m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Nonstop

2h 05m
R1 572

FlySafair

View Deal

Deal found 12/1/21

Dec 3 - Feb 10
HLA

Johannesburg Lanseria

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

2h 05m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

HLA

Johannesburg Lanseria

Nonstop

2h 10m
R1 572

FlySafair

View Deal

Deal found 12/2/21

Dec 6 - Dec 8
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

2h 15m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Nonstop

2h 05m
R1 604

FlySafair

View Deal

Deal found 12/1/21

Direct flights to Cape Town from Johannesburg

Save time with Johannesburg to Cape Town direct flight deals
Jan 25 - Feb 1
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

2h 10m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Nonstop

2h 00m
R1 159

Lift

View Deal

Deal found 11/29/21

Mar 13 - Mar 18
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

2h 10m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Nonstop

2h 00m
R1 175

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 11/30/21

Mar 2 - Mar 5
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

2h 10m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Nonstop

2h 10m
R1 191

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 11/29/21

Last-minute flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town

Late deals on return flights to Cape Town from Johannesburg, departing today and this week
Dec 8 - Dec 25
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

2h 10m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Nonstop

2h 05m
R1 572

FlySafair

View Deal

Deal found 12/1/21

Dec 7 - Dec 13
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

2h 15m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Nonstop

2h 05m
R1 636

FlySafair

View Deal

Deal found 11/30/21

Dec 7 - Dec 13
HLA

Johannesburg Lanseria

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

2h 05m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

HLA

Johannesburg Lanseria

Nonstop

2h 05m
R1 636

FlySafair

View Deal

Deal found 11/30/21

One-way flights to Cape Town Intl from Johannesburg

The cheapest one-way flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town
May 4
HLA

Johannesburg Lanseria

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

2h 10m
R572

Kulula

View Deal

Deal found 12/1/21

Feb 23
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

2h 10m
R588

Lift

View Deal

Deal found 11/29/21

Feb 26
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

2h 15m
R619

FlySafair

View Deal

Deal found 12/1/21

Related info for your journey

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

Cheap flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town

Flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town are a great way to swap one top South African city for another. In the space of just over two hours you can be stepping off the plane at Cape Town International Airport (CPT), which is only 13 miles east of the city. Check out art galleries, restaurants and bars, or get back to nature on the coast. Just remember: you can’t book a flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town without tacking Table Mountain. Walk or take the cable car to the top and take in the scale of this unmissable city.

How long is the flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town?

Johannesburg to Cape Town flights take around 2 hours 10 minutes, which is just enough time to sit back and enjoy the journey.

Which airlines operate flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town?

South African Airways and British Airways are just two popular airlines that operate on this route. Budget carriers like Safair and Mango Airlines also offer cheap flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town, so you’ve got lots of choice. It’s worth remembering that airlines offering flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town operate on different schedules. Use the Cheapflights search function above and add filters to find the flight that suits you best.

How frequent are flights between Johannesburg and Cape Town?

There are more than 40 flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town running every day – this is a really popular route.

Which airports serve Johannesburg and Cape Town?

The two main airports on this route are Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport (JNB) and Cape Town International Airport (CPT), although there are other, smaller airports.

Which direct flight route between Johannesburg and Cape Town is cheapest?

To find a cheap flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town, your best bet is to fly from OR Tambo International Airport to Cape Town International Airport. This route has the widest number of options available, so you’ve got the best chance of getting a great deal on cheap flight tickets.

What is there to do in Cape Town?

Flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town open up a raft of opportunities. Like Jo’burg, Cape Town has lots of big attractions. Table Mountain is the one everybody talks about, but you’ll also want to spend some time getting to know the cosmopolitan city itself. The big difference, of course, is that Cape Town is on South Africa’s coast – so you’ve got a string of beautiful beaches plus some great surfing territory on your doorstep. Weather-wise, South Africa’s summer starts around October and peaks around February time, when the locals make a beeline for the cooling waters of the Atlantic. Things start to cool off around April onwards, so bear this in mind when you book your Johannesburg to Cape Town flight. Want to book cheap flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town? Use the Search Flights function above to start comparing the best deals.

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

Cape Town Intl (CPT), located 15,6 km from the city centre, is the airport you fly into when you book flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town. 5 airlines have flights to Cape Town Intl from Johannesburg on a regular basis. Booking flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town Intl should not be difficult; the airport handles an average of 42 inbound flights from Johannesburg per day.

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

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Kulula, FlySafair, and Mango flying from Johannesburg to Cape Town Intl have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Can I find flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town for under R1 200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town for under R1 200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Lift for just R1 159, but on average you can expect to pay R1 302.

Are there direct flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town for under R1 200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town under R1 200. A good price for a direct flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town is less than R1 302.

Are there last-minute flights available from Johannesburg to Cape Town for under R1 600?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town within the next 7 days for less than R1 600.

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

Days when direct flights are available for this flight are: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

How popular is this Johannesburg to Cape Town flight route?

Flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town Intl have been viewed 248 935 times in the past calendar month.

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

17 flight departures from Johannesburg to Cape Town per day on average.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 18% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Midday) - 12% of flight departures
Afternoon (Midday - 6pm) - 47% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 24% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town?

A quick flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town can take about 2h 05m. Lift provides one of the quickest options available for as low as R1 159. Johannesburg and Cape Town are separated by a distance of 1278 km. Generally, flights for this route are direct.

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

Our cheapest airline available from Johannesburg to Cape Town is Lift. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as R1 159 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are FlySafair and Kulula, starting at R1 350 and R1 397 round-trip. You may be able to fly from Johannesburg to Cape Town for 43% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

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

R572 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Kulula. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Lift and FlySafair, with prices starting from R588 and R619, respectively.

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

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

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

The top 3 most reliable airlines when flying from Johannesburg to Cape Town are Asiana Airlines (94%), Air New Zealand (94%) and Singapore Airlines (94%).

What are the cheapest flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town? While on average our users pay R3 505, our data indicates the cheapest price to be R665. The most popular route (Johannesburg OR Tambo - Cape Town Intl), is priced around R1 159.

What are the most eco-friendly airlines from Johannesburg to Cape Town?

If you are flying to Cape Town from Johannesburg, the most eco-friendly airlines you could fly with would be Turkish Airlines, British Airways and South African Airways. This is based on the airline's climate impact as well as their pledges for more sustainable practices. The planes used by the respective airlines also affect their environmental impact. FlySafair is the most likely to use a narrow-body jet that is able to hold more seats, making it a more environmentally-friendly alternative when planning a flight. Also, make sure you investigate specific flights: while some airlines might not be consistently environmentally friendly, the specifics of a flight could make it an outlier compared to the airline's overall impact.

How can I fly more sustainably from Johannesburg to Cape Town?

One way to ensure more sustainable travel is to fly during the day. It is scientifically proven that flying during the day causes less heat to be trapped in the atmosphere. This is partly due to sunlight being reflected off the plane during the day and because contrails and cirrus clouds at night will absorb more heat produced by the plane. You can also make a carbon footprint offset towards a foundation that would benefit from your pledge. In doing so, you can compensate for some of the environmental impacts due to flying and support sustainable and green causes. Finally, only fly economy class as this is the most efficient form of flying and therefore has a lower environmental impact.

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Alternative routes for Johannesburg to Cape Town

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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.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
British Airways
CheapestR775
AverageR2 228
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time70%
COVID-19 safety
South African
CheapestR1 197
AverageR3 151
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time78%
COVID-19 safety
Mango
CheapestR1 215
AverageR2 384
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-timeN/A
COVID-19 safety
Kulula
CheapestR1 262
AverageR2 105
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time84%
COVID-19 safety
FlySafair
CheapestR1 345
AverageR2 549
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-timeN/A
COVID-19 safety

Hourly flight availability from Johannesburg to Cape Town

See what time of day planes typically take off from Johannesburg to Cape Town
16%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
41%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
36%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
7%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
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
Sunday28daily flights
Monday48daily flights
Tuesday46daily flights
Wednesday62daily flights
Thursday42daily flights
Friday43daily flights
Saturday31daily flights