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Johannesburg (JNB) to Cape Town (CPT)

All the information you need to plan the best JNB to CPT flight in 2022: compare Johannesburg to Cape Town flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Cape Town.
JNB - CPT
Price
R108 - R176
CPT
Temperature
12 - 21 °C
CPT
Rainfall
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 744

From Johannesburg to Cape Town Intl

One-way from

R920

One-way flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town Intl

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
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 099 for the month, but tickets can be as low as R1 421. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

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

Flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town are generally found to be more expensive on Thursday. 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.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Johannesburg to Cape Town (JNB - 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 May, June 2022

The best prices found for JNB to CPT flights in May, June
15 May - 23 Jul
R1 356pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
14 May - 26 May
R1 421pp
HLA
Johannesburg Lanseria
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
HLA
Johannesburg Lanseria
18 May - 25 May
R1 437pp
HLA
Johannesburg Lanseria
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
HLA
Johannesburg Lanseria

Johannesburg to Cape Town 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town from Johannesburg found for this year
15 May - 23 Jul
R1 356pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
14 May - 26 May
R1 421pp
HLA
Johannesburg Lanseria
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
HLA
Johannesburg Lanseria
18 May - 25 May
R1 437pp
HLA
Johannesburg Lanseria
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
HLA
Johannesburg Lanseria

Direct flights to Cape Town from Johannesburg

Save time with Johannesburg to Cape Town direct flight deals
31 May - 4 Jun
R1 518pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
27 Aug - 10 Sep
R1 566pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
Multiple airlines
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Lift
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
5 Jun - 21 Jun
R1 583pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
FlySafair
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
21 May - 24 May
R1 486pp
HLA
Johannesburg Lanseria
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
HLA
Johannesburg Lanseria
21 May - 28 May
R1 502pp
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
21 May - 26 May
R1 566pp
HLA
Johannesburg Lanseria
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
HLA
Johannesburg Lanseria

One-way flights to Cape Town Intl from Johannesburg

The cheapest one-way flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town
2:50 - 5:00
Lift
Direct
2h 10m
JNB - CPT
Lift
14:40 - 16:50
Airlink
Direct
2h 10m
JNB - CPT
Airlink
10:30 - 12:40
FlySafair
Direct
2h 10m
HLA - CPT
FlySafair
R953
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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 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. 15 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 47 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 FlySafair, Lift, and Airlink 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 600 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town for under R1 600. The cheapest flight booked recently is on FlySafair for just R1 518, but on average you can expect to pay R1 647.

Are there direct flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town for under R1 600 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town under R1 600. A good price for a direct flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town is less than R1 663.

Are there last-minute flights available from Johannesburg to Cape Town for under R1 500?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town within the next 7 days for less than R1 500.

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

Days when direct flights are available for this flight are: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 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?

12 flight departures from Johannesburg to Cape Town per day on average.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 8% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Midday) - 8% of flight departures
Afternoon (Midday - 6pm) - 83% 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. FlySafair provides one of the quickest options available for as low as R1 518. 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 FlySafair. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as R1 518 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are Kulula and Lift, starting at R1 712 and R1 712 round-trip. You may be able to fly from Johannesburg to Cape Town for 27% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

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

R678 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from FlySafair. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Kulula and Lift, with prices starting from R807 and R920, 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 Airlink, Cemair or Lift 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 FlySafair (95%), South African (94%) and Egypt Air (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 405, our data indicates the cheapest price to be R758. The most popular route (Johannesburg OR Tambo - Cape Town Intl), is priced around R1 518.

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.

How busy are the airports in Johannesburg and Cape Town?

When you fly to Cape Town from Johannesburg, you will usually depart from Johannesburg O. R Tambo International Airport (JNB). Johannesburg O. R Tambo Airport is the main international travel hub that serves Johannesburg and is often extremely busy. Passengers are advised to arrive well in advance of their departure time to allow for queues at check-in and security points. You can also fly to Cape Town from Johannesburg Lanseria International Airport (HLA). Passengers on these routes will land at Cape Town International Airport (CPT). Cape Town International Airport is around a 15-minute drive to Cape Town city centre and around a half-hour journey by bus. Bus fare to the city centre is reasonably affordable.

Which airlines fly directly from Johannesburg to Cape Town?

If you want to fly direct from Johannesburg to Cape Town, you will find several airlines available for you to choose from. Airlines such as Airlink and Lift offer regular direct flights between Johannesburg O. R Tambo International Airport and Cape Town International Airport. You can also fly to Cape Town from JNB with South African. Passengers flying from Lanseria International Airport in Johannesburg can fly direct when they book tickets with Kulula Airlines. Flight times remain roughly the same across these airline options, with an overall flight time of around 2h. All of these airlines provide regular direct flights between Johannesburg and Cape Town, giving you lots of choices when you schedule your booking.

What are the stopover options between Johannesburg and Cape Town?

If you do choose to stopover on your flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town, you will usually change planes at Kimberley Airport (KIM) located in Northern Cape. Flights on this route are available with Airlink. You may also stop over at Bloemfontein International Airport (BFN) or at Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ) when you fly with Airlink on this route. Layovers on flights between Johannesburg and Cape Town can add between two to eight hours on to your overall journey time, depending on the route you choose. If you choose to stop over at Bloemfontein International, your journey time will usually be around two hours longer than on a direct flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town. Similarly, if you stop over at Kimberley Airport or at Port Elizabeth Airport, your travel time will usually be around seven hours longer. Choosing flights with layovers can reduce your travel costs, however, as indirect routes are generally cheaper.

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

You are not required to have a passport or visa to fly domestically between Johannesburg and Cape Town. However, passengers are advised to carry their national passports with them when they travel. Passports can be used as a valid form of ID when checking in at the airport or when boarding your flight.

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 from Johannesburg to CPT
2h 05m
Average temperature for May in Cape Town
22.0 °C
Avg rainfall for May in Cape Town
64.0 mm

Airports servicing Johannesburg

Lanseria (HLA)

Airports servicing Cape Town

Top 10 airlines flying from Johannesburg to Cape Town Intl

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
Mango
R683 R2 136 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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Condor
R707 R748 No cancel fee 76%
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Kulula
R819 R2 200 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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Ellinair
R823 R942 No cancel fee N/A

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

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FlySafair
R892 R2 173 No cancel fee N/A
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Hahn Air
R988 R2 874 No cancel fee N/A

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

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South African
R1 037 R2 776 No cancel fee 78%
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Cemair
R1 102 R2 034 No cancel fee N/A

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

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Lift
R1 169 R1 999 No cancel fee N/A

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

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Airlink
R1 324 R1 760 No cancel fee N/A

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Airlink. 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 40% of flight departures
Morning 6 AM to midday 32% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 19% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 9% 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
52 daily flights
Monday
45 daily flights
Tuesday
43 daily flights
Wednesday
44 daily flights
Thursday
53 daily flights
Friday
57 daily flights
Saturday
40 daily flights
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