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Cheap flights from San Francisco to Cape Town from R14 276

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight to Cape Town departing on 23/4. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
SFO — CPT
Mar 5 — Mar 121
1 adult
Tue 5/3
Tue 12/3

The best prices from San Francisco to Cape Town Intl are usually found in January or February, booked 48 days in advance, depart on a Saturday or Friday and return on a Monday

Cheap flight deals from San Francisco to Cape Town

Discover tips and strategies to find the most affordable flight options for your journey from San Francisco (SFO) to Cape Town (CPT). Learn about various techniques such as flexible date searches, comparing prices across and setting up price alerts. Use these methods to find the cheapest flights available for your travel needs. Data last updated 1 March 2024.

Popular in

December

Cheapest in

January

Round-trip from

R38 029

One-way from

R14 968
High demand for flights, 24% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 15% potential price drop
From San Francisco to Cape Town Intl
One-way flight from San Francisco to Cape Town Intl

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

Flying to your destination on a Wednesday can be more expensive, but this shouldn’t discourage you from finding affordable options to get to Cape Town. Check prices with Cheapflights to find a great deal for your trip.

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

Users have found that booking a flight from San Francisco to Cape Town at least 49 days early can save you up to 38% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 49 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from San Francisco to Cape Town for as little as R24 248 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as R24 248 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

What is the cheapest month to fly from San Francisco to Cape Town?

The best pricing can be found in the month of January. Prices to Cape Town from San Francisco average R28 501. You can even find prices in January for less than R28 501, as users have found deals to Cape Town from as low as R18 234. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Cape Town from San Francisco. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 31%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Francisco to Cape Town (SFO - CPT)?

It’s typically best to fly out from San Francisco to Cape Town in the evening. Doing so could potentially save you 15% on the flight price compared to flying in the afternoon, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap Turkish Airlines flights from San Francisco to Cape Town

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by Turkish Airlines for the route between San Francisco and Cape Town. Find affordable fares and compare prices with other airlines to secure the best deal for your journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 670 482 searches. Data last updated 1 March 2024.
Take a look at some of the lowest-priced Turkish Airlines flights heading from San Francisco to Cape Town. It's recommended that users confirm their flight details before booking.
Mon 8/418:35SFO - CPT
1 stop32h 15mTurkish Airlines
Mon 22/416:35CPT - SFO
1 stop27h 45mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 29/2R18 157
Sat 13/418:35SFO - CPT
1 stop32h 15mTurkish Airlines
Mon 29/416:35CPT - SFO
1 stop27h 45mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 28/2R19 713
Sat 20/418:35SFO - CPT
1 stop32h 15mTurkish Airlines
Fri 26/416:35CPT - SFO
1 stop27h 45mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 28/2R20 271
Thu 18/418:35SFO - CPT
1 stop32h 15mTurkish Airlines
Thu 2/516:35CPT - SFO
1 stop27h 45mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 27/2R22 134
Mon 22/418:35SFO - CPT
1 stop32h 15mTurkish Airlines
Tue 7/516:35CPT - SFO
1 stop33h 05mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 29/2R22 154
Wed 24/418:35SFO - CPT
1 stop32h 15mTurkish Airlines
Wed 8/516:35CPT - SFO
1 stop33h 05mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 28/2R22 211
Thu 4/418:35SFO - CPT
1 stop32h 15mTurkish Airlines
Tue 23/416:35CPT - SFO
1 stop33h 05mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 28/2R22 288
Sat 20/418:35SFO - CPT
1 stop32h 15mTurkish Airlines
Mon 6/516:35CPT - SFO
1 stop27h 45mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 28/2R22 307
Tue 12/319:25SFO - CPT
1 stop31h 55mTurkish Airlines
Tue 19/316:40CPT - SFO
1 stop28h 20mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 29/2R22 327

Cheap Ethiopian Air flights from San Francisco to Cape Town

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by Ethiopian Air for the route between San Francisco and Cape Town. Find affordable fares and compare prices with other airlines to secure the best deal for your journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 670 482 searches. Data last updated 1 March 2024.
Some of the best deals we've found on Ethiopian Air flights travelling from San Francisco to Cape Town. Deals are refreshing constantly so come back soon for more options.
Tue 12/323:05SFO - CPT
2 stops30h 25mEthiopian Air
Tue 19/313:50CPT - SFO
3 stops36h 41mEthiopian Air
Deal found 29/2R23 095
Mon 11/321:00SFO - CPT
2 stops31h 45mEthiopian Air
Tue 9/413:50CPT - SFO
3 stops36h 31mEthiopian Air
Deal found 28/2R24 421
Mon 22/421:07SFO - CPT
2 stops31h 38mEthiopian Air
Tue 7/513:50CPT - SFO
3 stops44h 14mEthiopian Air
Deal found 28/2R24 498
Mon 22/421:07SFO - CPT
2 stops31h 38mEthiopian Air
Tue 7/513:50CPT - SFO
3 stops36h 31mEthiopian Air
Deal found 29/2R24 594
Wed 6/321:30SFO - CPT
2 stops30h 15mEthiopian Air
Tue 16/413:50CPT - SFO
3 stops36h 31mEthiopian Air
Deal found 28/2R24 671
Mon 22/421:07SFO - CPT
2 stops31h 38mEthiopian Air
Mon 6/514:35CPT - SFO
3 stops35h 46mEthiopian Air
Deal found 28/2R26 131
Sat 20/421:07SFO - CPT
2 stops31h 38mEthiopian Air
Fri 26/414:35CPT - SFO
3 stops43h 29mEthiopian Air
Deal found 28/2R27 514
Sat 9/320:00SFO - CPT
2 stops31h 45mEthiopian Air
Tue 12/313:50CPT - SFO
3 stops36h 41mEthiopian Air
Deal found 29/2R29 244
Sat 13/422:50SFO - CPT
2 stops29h 55mEthiopian Air
Mon 29/414:35CPT - SFO
3 stops35h 46mEthiopian Air
Deal found 28/2R30 915

Cheap San Francisco to Cape Town flights in March & April 2024

Find cheap flight options from San Francisco to Cape Town specifically for the months of March and April 2024. Explore affordable fares based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 670 482 searches. Prices were last updated on 1 March 2024.
These are some of the most attractive deals on flights from San Francisco to Cape Town in 2024. Check back in a little while for more flight options.
Tue 12/319:25SFO - CPT
1 stop31h 55mTurkish Airlines
Tue 19/316:40CPT - SFO
1 stop28h 20mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 29/2R22 327
Sat 9/318:25SFO - CPT
1 stop31h 55mTurkish Airlines
Tue 12/316:40CPT - SFO
1 stop28h 20mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 29/2R23 076
Tue 12/323:05SFO - CPT
2 stops30h 25mEthiopian Air
Tue 19/313:50CPT - SFO
3 stops36h 41mEthiopian Air
Deal found 29/2R23 095
Tue 12/319:25SFO - CPT
1 stop31h 55mMultiple Airlines
Thu 28/315:15CPT - SFO
2 stops29h 45mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 29/2R23 172
Wed 13/319:25SFO - CPT
1 stop31h 55mMultiple Airlines
Thu 28/315:15CPT - SFO
2 stops29h 45mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 29/2R23 595
Tue 12/319:25SFO - CPT
1 stop31h 55mMultiple Airlines
Tue 19/315:15CPT - SFO
2 stops29h 45mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 29/2R23 979
Sun 10/319:25SFO - CPT
1 stop31h 55mTurkish Airlines
Tue 26/316:40CPT - SFO
1 stop28h 20mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 29/2R24 171
Sat 9/318:25SFO - CPT
1 stop31h 55mMultiple Airlines
Tue 12/315:15CPT - SFO
2 stops29h 45mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 29/2R24 382
Sun 10/315:50SFO - CPT
2 stops31h 40mQatar Airways
Wed 27/312:35CPT - SFO
1 stop34h 15mQatar Airways
Deal found 29/2R24 863

San Francisco to Cape Town 2024 flight deals

Discover exclusive flight deals for travel between San Francisco and Cape Town in 2024. Find excellent offers based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 670 482 searches. Data last updated 1 March 2024.
These are some of the most attractive deals on flights from San Francisco to Cape Town in 2024. Check back in a little while for more flight options.
Mon 8/418:35SFO - CPT
1 stop32h 15mTurkish Airlines
Mon 22/416:35CPT - SFO
1 stop27h 45mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 29/2R18 157
Wed 6/1119:25SFO - CPT
1 stop30h 35mTurkish Airlines
Wed 20/1118:00CPT - SFO
1 stop32h 45mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 28/2R19 521
Sat 13/418:35SFO - CPT
1 stop32h 15mTurkish Airlines
Mon 29/416:35CPT - SFO
1 stop27h 45mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 28/2R19 713
Tue 19/1118:25SFO - CPT
1 stop31h 35mTurkish Airlines
Mon 2/1218:00CPT - SFO
1 stop27h 05mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 29/2R20 251
Sat 20/418:35SFO - CPT
1 stop32h 15mTurkish Airlines
Fri 26/416:35CPT - SFO
1 stop27h 45mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 28/2R20 271
Sun 17/1122:57SFO - CPT
2 stops34h 58mMultiple Airlines
Fri 29/1114:30CPT - SFO
3 stops32h 07mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 29/2R21 289
Thu 17/1018:35SFO - CPT
1 stop32h 15mTurkish Airlines
Mon 28/1018:00CPT - SFO
1 stop27h 05mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 28/2R21 712
Thu 18/418:35SFO - CPT
1 stop32h 15mTurkish Airlines
Thu 2/516:35CPT - SFO
1 stop27h 45mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 27/2R22 134
Mon 22/418:35SFO - CPT
1 stop32h 15mTurkish Airlines
Tue 7/516:35CPT - SFO
1 stop33h 05mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 29/2R22 154

San Francisco to Cape Town flights leaving soon

Find last-minute flight options from San Francisco to Cape Town for spontaneous travel. Discover available flights and compare prices based on user searches. Secure great deals and offers for spontaneous trips with quick booking options. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 670 482 searches. Data last updated 1 March 2024.
Users seeking a last-minute flight from San Francisco to Cape Town should consider booking one of these fares. Users should examine the flight details to ensure there are no surprises.
Sat 9/318:25SFO - CPT
1 stop31h 55mTurkish Airlines
Tue 12/316:40CPT - SFO
1 stop28h 20mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 29/2R23 076
Sat 9/318:25SFO - CPT
1 stop31h 55mMultiple Airlines
Tue 12/315:15CPT - SFO
2 stops29h 45mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 29/2R24 382
Wed 6/321:30SFO - CPT
2 stops30h 15mEthiopian Air
Tue 16/413:50CPT - SFO
3 stops36h 31mEthiopian Air
Deal found 28/2R24 671
Wed 6/314:34SFO - CPT
2 stops41h 01mQatar Airways
Tue 16/413:00CPT - SFO
1 stop33h 50mQatar Airways
Deal found 28/2R28 302
Sat 9/318:25SFO - CPT
2 stops36h 40mMultiple Airlines
Tue 12/314:00CPT - SFO
2 stops31h 00mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 29/2R28 879
Sat 9/320:00SFO - CPT
2 stops31h 45mEthiopian Air
Tue 12/313:50CPT - SFO
3 stops36h 41mEthiopian Air
Deal found 29/2R29 244
Wed 6/310:15SFO - CPT
2 stops26h 30mKLM
Tue 16/423:15CPT - SFO
2 stops29h 34mKLM
Deal found 28/2R30 262
Wed 6/321:45SFO - CPT
1 stop34h 30mDelta
Tue 16/421:30CPT - SFO
1 stop28h 42mDelta
Deal found 28/2R30 358
Sun 10/30:05SFO - CPT
3 stops46h 35mMultiple Airlines
Thu 28/319:10CPT - SFO
1 stop27h 40mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 28/2R30 396

One-way flights to Cape Town from San Francisco

Search for one-way flight options from San Francisco to Cape Town. Find affordable one-way fares based on user searches. Compare prices and availability to plan your one-way journey according to your preferred dates and budget. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 670 482 searches. Data last updated 1 March 2024.
Users in need of a one-way flight from San Francisco to Cape Town can choose from these deals. Users can also find round-trip San Francisco to Cape Town flights by using the search form above.
Tue 23/423:59SFO - CPT
2 stops49h 51mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 27/2R14 276
Fri 29/315:50SFO - CPT
3 stops38h 05mRwandAir
Deal found 28/2R14 410
Tue 23/416:10SFO - CPT
1 stop33h 40mQatar Airways
Deal found 27/2R14 776
Sun 24/315:50SFO - CPT
1 stop40h 45mQatar Airways
Deal found 28/2R14 833
Sun 24/319:25SFO - CPT
2 stops42h 00mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 28/2R14 929
Mon 22/40:58SFO - CPT
3 stops48h 52mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 27/2R14 948
Fri 16/816:10SFO - CPT
3 stops37h 45mRwandAir
Deal found 28/2R14 968
Thu 14/315:50SFO - CPT
2 stops45h 45mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 28/2R15 006
Fri 29/319:35SFO - CPT
1 stop31h 45mTurkish Airlines
Deal found 28/2R15 256

Find flights from San Francisco to Cape Town within your budget

Customise your flight search to find flights from San Francisco to Cape Town that fit within your specific budget. Explore options based on user searches and filter the results based on your desired price range. Find flights that match your budget for a cost-effective journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 670 482 searches. Data last updated 1 March 2024.

Fly from

Any airport

Fly to

Any airport

Budget

R18 157 - R27 822

Route

Depart

Return

Price

San FranciscoCape Town Intl

SFO - CPT

SFOCPT

San Francisco

Mon 8/4

1 stop32h 15m

Cape Town Intl

Mon 22/4

1 stop27h 45m

R18 157

San FranciscoCape Town Intl

SFO - CPT

SFOCPT

San Francisco

Mon 11/3

1 stop31h 55m

Cape Town Intl

Thu 28/3

2 stops29h 45m

R23 038

San FranciscoCape Town Intl

SFO - CPT

SFOCPT

San Francisco

Tue 12/3

2 stops30h 25m

Cape Town Intl

Tue 19/3

3 stops36h 41m

R23 095

San FranciscoCape Town Intl

SFO - CPT

SFOCPT

San Francisco

Sun 10/3

2 stops31h 40m

Cape Town Intl

Wed 27/3

1 stop34h 15m

R24 863

San FranciscoCape Town Intl

SFO - CPT

SFOCPT

San Francisco

Thu 14/3

1 stop26h 15m

Cape Town Intl

Fri 29/3

1 stop31h 31m

R26 400

San FranciscoCape Town Intl

SFO - CPT

SFOCPT

San Francisco

Thu 14/3

1 stop32h 00m

Cape Town Intl

Thu 28/3

2 stops30h 41m

R26 784

San FranciscoCape Town Intl

SFO - CPT

SFOCPT

San Francisco

Tue 27/8

1 stop34h 30m

Cape Town Intl

Tue 10/9

1 stop27h 35m

R27 015

San FranciscoCape Town Intl

SFO - CPT

SFOCPT

San Francisco

Mon 18/3

2 stops42h 30m

Cape Town Intl

Mon 25/3

2 stops34h 25m

R27 303

San FranciscoCape Town Intl

SFO - CPT

SFOCPT

San Francisco

Tue 30/7

1 stop33h 30m

Cape Town Intl

Mon 26/8

1 stop28h 40m

R27 822

Flights are sorted by cheapest first

Deals found on 29/2

When is the best time to book a flight from San Francisco to Cape Town?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a return flight from San Francisco to Cape Town. Price data was last updated on 28 January 2024.
To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight from San Francisco to Cape Town, you should look to book at least 48 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.
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When is the cheapest time to fly from San Francisco to Cape Town?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly return from San Francisco to Cape Town. Price data was last updated on 25 February 2024.
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Midday
Afternoon
Evening
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Travellers seeking maximum savings on their San Francisco to Cape Town flight should consider departing on Saturday afternoons when fares are most often at their lowest. Wednesday mornings flights should be avoided if possible as fares are typically the most expensive at this time.
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Average price of flights to Cape Town by month

Plan your trip from San Francisco to Cape Town by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight from San Francisco to Cape Town is currently R14 822 while a return flight costs R24 942. Price data was last updated on 25 February 2024.

Currently, June is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight from San Francisco to Cape Town (average of R103). Flying from San Francisco to Cape Town in December is currently the most expensive (average of R143). There are several factors that can impact the price of a flight, so comparing airlines, departure airports and flight times can provide users with more options.

January

R2 056

February

R2 325

March

R2 575

April

R2 575

May

R2 056

June

R1 979

July

R2 248

August

R2 286

September

R2 383

October

R2 306

November

R2 210

December

R2 748

Temperature and rainfall in Cape Town by month

Plan your trip to Cape Town by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

CPT

Temperature

12 - 21 °C

Reviews of airlines servicing Cape Town

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Cape Town. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to Cape Town. Reviews last updated 1 March 2024.
To help decide which airline to fly from San Francisco to Cape Town, see what other customers have to say about Turkish Airlines, Ethiopian Air and Qatar Airways. Users have also rated airlines in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8,1
Very Good
4 318 reviews

Comfort

8,1

Entertainment

8,3

Overall

8,1

Food

7,9

Crew

8,4

Boarding

8,2

Reviews

1 / 10

Food could have been better they served beef on the flight to India so they did not have enough option of the veg option for customers and half the flight did not get a meal

8,1
Very Good
4 318 reviews
8,1
Very Good
4 318 reviews

Comfort

8,1

Entertainment

8,3

Overall

8,1

Food

7,9

Crew

8,4

Boarding

8,2

Reviews

1 / 10

Food could have been better they served beef on the flight to India so they did not have enough option of the veg option for customers and half the flight did not get a meal

8,1
Very Good
11 818 reviews
8,1
Very Good
4 318 reviews

Comfort

8,1

Entertainment

8,3

Overall

8,1

Food

7,9

Crew

8,4

Boarding

8,2

Reviews

1 / 10

Food could have been better they served beef on the flight to India so they did not have enough option of the veg option for customers and half the flight did not get a meal

8,1
Very Good
59 reviews
8,1
Very Good
4 318 reviews

Comfort

8,1

Entertainment

8,3

Overall

8,1

Food

7,9

Crew

8,4

Boarding

8,2

Reviews

1 / 10

Food could have been better they served beef on the flight to India so they did not have enough option of the veg option for customers and half the flight did not get a meal

7,8
Good
2 258 reviews
8,1
Very Good
4 318 reviews

Comfort

8,1

Entertainment

8,3

Overall

8,1

Food

7,9

Crew

8,4

Boarding

8,2

Reviews

1 / 10

Food could have been better they served beef on the flight to India so they did not have enough option of the veg option for customers and half the flight did not get a meal

7,8
Good
4 644 reviews
8,1
Very Good
4 318 reviews

Comfort

8,1

Entertainment

8,3

Overall

8,1

Food

7,9

Crew

8,4

Boarding

8,2

Reviews

1 / 10

Food could have been better they served beef on the flight to India so they did not have enough option of the veg option for customers and half the flight did not get a meal

Related info for your journey

Find useful and relevant information for your journey from San Francisco to Cape Town. Access travel guides, tips, and recommendations to enhance your travel experience. Get information about local attractions, weather, transportation options, and more.

Can I find flights from San Francisco to Cape Town for under R18 200 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to Cape Town for under R18 200. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Turkish Airlines for just R18 157, but on average you can expect to pay R22 557.

Are there last-minute flights available from San Francisco to Cape Town for under R23 100?

There are currently 20+ open flights from San Francisco to Cape Town within the next 7 days for less than R23 100.

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

According to our current data, Turkish Airlines (R18 157), Ethiopian Air (R23 095), and Qatar Airways (R24 863) offers the cheapest pricing from San Francisco to Cape Town. Turkish Airlines is priced at 36% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with RwandAir, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at R14 410. Qatar Airways flights start at R14 776 while deals on Turkish Airlines start at R15 256 one-way.

What does SFO to CPT mean?

These are just IATA (International Air Transport Association) codes. They are used in aviation to identify and differentiate airports. That’s why a San Francisco Airport to Cape Town Intl Airport flight would often be abbreviated as a SFO to CPT flight.

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