Cheap flights from OR Tambo to Cape Town

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The best prices from Johannesburg OR Tambo 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 OR Tambo to Cape Town

All the information you need to plan the best JNB to CPT flight in 2021: compare OR Tambo 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

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 OR Tambo to Cape Town Intl

One-way from

R778

One-way flight from Johannesburg OR Tambo to Cape Town Intl

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

Flights from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport 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.

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

Our data shows that May tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Cape Town from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport. 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 OR Tambo Airport to Cape Town (JNB - CPT)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport 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 OR Tambo to Cape Town in December, January 2021

The best prices found for JNB 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 29/11/21

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 29/11/21

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 29/11/21

OR Tambo to Cape Town 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town from OR Tambo 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 1/12/21

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 1/12/21

Nov 30 - Dec 7
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

2h 10m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

Nonstop

2h 00m
R1 636

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 29/11/21

Direct flights to Cape Town from OR Tambo

Save time with OR Tambo 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 29/11/21

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 30/11/21

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 29/11/21

Last-minute flights from OR Tambo to Cape Town

Late deals on return flights to Cape Town from OR Tambo, 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 1/12/21

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 30/11/21

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 699

FlySafair

View Deal

Deal found 1/12/21

One-way flights to Cape Town Intl from OR Tambo

The cheapest one-way flights from OR Tambo to Cape Town
Feb 23
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

2h 10m
R588

Lift

View Deal

Deal found 29/11/21

Feb 26
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

2h 15m
R619

FlySafair

View Deal

Deal found 1/12/21

Feb 26
JNB

Johannesburg OR Tambo

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

2h 10m
R635

Kulula

View Deal

Deal found 1/12/21

Related info for your journey

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

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

Most people fly into Cape Town Intl (CPT) if they book a flight to Cape Town from Johannesburg OR Tambo. On average, Cape Town Intl has 42 inbound flights from Johannesburg OR Tambo per day from 5 airlines. Cape Town Intl is conveniently located just 15,6 km from Cape Town’s city centre.

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 OR Tambo Airport to Cape Town for under R1 200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport 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 318.

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

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Cape Town under R1 200. A good price for a direct flight from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Cape Town is less than R1 318.

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

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

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

Direct flights are available for this route on the following days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

How popular is this Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Cape Town flight route?

The Johannesburg OR Tambo to Cape Town Intl flight path was viewed by 248 935 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

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

17 flight departures from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport 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 OR Tambo Airport to Cape Town?

Airlines like Lift and FlySafair fly from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Cape Town in about 2h 10m. The time it takes to get you to your destination is usually consistent. The distance between Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport and Cape Town is about 1278 km. Most flights are nonstop.

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

According to our current data, Lift (R1 159), and FlySafair (R1 366) offers the cheapest pricing from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Cape Town. Users have found that Lift is 43% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

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

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as R588 on Lift. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include FlySafair from R619 and Kulula from R635 one-way.

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

Before booking your flight from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Cape Town, check out the most popular airlines for this route: British Airways, FlySafair or Mango.

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

Consider Asiana Airlines (94%), Air New Zealand (94%) or Singapore Airlines (94%) when booking your flight. These represent the most reliable airlines when flying from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Cape Town.

What are the cheapest flights from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Cape Town?

On average you can expect to pay R3 505 for a flight from Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport to Cape Town. The cheapest flight overall is R665 while the most popular route, (Johannesburg OR Tambo - Cape Town Intl) is currently priced at R1 159.

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

Flights to Cape Town from OR Tambo are split pretty equally between two carriers, FlySafair and Kulula. Both of them provide direct flights between the two which is a significant way of helping to achieve sustainable travel by reducing fuel consumption. The highest fuel burn rate is during take-off and landing cycles so eliminating intervening stops makes a substantial impact. Kulula is also a budget airline which doesn’t serve meals in plastic containers during the flight, further reducing its overall carbon footprint. Both airlines attempt to operate full flights only, avoiding unnecessary extra flights without full passenger manifests.

How to fly more sustainably from OR Tambo to Cape Town?

It’s no secret that plastic is one of the biggest threats to our environment. Therefore, you should look for any and every way to avoid using it. Plastic water bottles are a particular scourge so take your own reusable water bottle instead of accepting any of the small complimentary bottles of water you’re offered. The flight to Cape Town only takes a little over two hours so if you’re taking a flight at meal-times on FlySafair, rather have something to eat before you leave to save on at least one set of plastic containers and cutlery. Another eco-friendly thing you can do is check the type of aircraft on the various flights – they’re displayed alongside the other flight details and use Google if you need to identify the latest models as these have more fuel efficient engine technology than the older ones.

Alternative routes for OR Tambo to Cape Town

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

Top 5 airlines flying from OR Tambo to Cape Town

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from OR Tambo 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
CheapestR1 051
AverageR2 427
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time70%
COVID-19 safety
Kulula
CheapestR1 262
AverageR1 977
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time84%
COVID-19 safety
Mango
CheapestR1 388
AverageR2 378
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-timeN/A
COVID-19 safety
FlySafair
CheapestR1 431
AverageR2 584
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-timeN/A
COVID-19 safety
South African
CheapestR1 679
AverageR3 143
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time78%
COVID-19 safety

Hourly flight availability from OR Tambo to Cape Town

See what time of day planes typically take off from OR Tambo to Cape Town
16%of flight departuresEarly morningMidnight to 6 am
42%of flight departuresMorning6 am to noon
36%of flight departuresAfternoonNoon to 6 pm
6%of flight departuresEvening6 pm to midnight
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM

Weekly flight availability from OR Tambo to Cape Town

See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from OR Tambo to Cape Town
Sunday28daily flights
Monday48daily flights
Tuesday46daily flights
Wednesday62daily flights
Thursday42daily flights
Friday43daily flights
Saturday31daily flights