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Flights to Europe in 2024

Find the latest flights to Europe in 2024, with up-to-date prices and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 670 482 searches and data was last updated on 1 March 2024.

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June

Cheapest in

May

Average price

R14 410

Return from

R9 146

One-way from

R6 091
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Average for return flights in February 2024
From Cape Town Intl to London
One-way flight from Cape Town Intl (CPT) to Europe

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Average price of flights to Europe by month

Plan your trip to Europe by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight to Europe is currently R0 while a return flight costs R0. Price data was last updated on 25 February 2024.

Currently, November is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Europe (average of R606). Flying to Europe in July will prove the most costly (average of R801). There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

January

R12 162

February

R11 778

March

R13 373

April

R13 603

May

R12 624

June

R13 546

July

R15 390

August

R14 776

September

R13 565

October

R11 778

November

R11 644

December

R14 622

Peak season:

Depending on where it is you are heading, Europe’s peak tourism season varies dramatically. Most flights to and from Europe are more expensive during the summer months and school holidays, which run from May through September. If you are planning on visiting Spain or Greece, however, you’ll find that visiting during the winter months can be just as enjoyable as these countries experience year-round good weather. Just keep in mind that regardless of where you’re planning on touching down in Europe, ensure that you book your flight tickets well in advance to save on the price of airfare, especially if you’re looking at booking flights over the summer months.

Off season:

As with the summer Europe’s summer, the off season for tourism can vary widely depending on where exactly you plan on going. Eastern European countries have icy winters characterized by heavy snowfall, which might not be ideal for outdoor explorers, but it does offer plenty of fantastic skiing holiday opportunities. Popular destinations such as Germany and France have their off seasons during the winter months, which may see you landing cheap flight deals to Europe from the months of October through April.

Temperature and rainfall in Europe by month

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

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Temperature

4 - 17 °C

If weather is an important factor for your trip to Europe, use this chart to help with planning. For those seeking warmer temperatures, July is the ideal time of year to visit, when temperatures reach an average of 17.0 C. Travellers hoping to avoid the cold should look outside of January, when temperatures are typically at their lowest (around 4.0 C).

When is the best time to book a flight to Europe?

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a return flight to Europe. Price data was last updated on 28 January 2024.

Flights to Europe should preferably be booked at least two months in advance if you want to save money on the price of flight tickets. During the summer months and school holidays, this becomes an even more crucial aspect of saving with regards to airfare. Being a little flexible with your travel dates is still one of the best ways to ensure you’re getting the best prices on your flight tickets to Europe, albeit prices will still vary greatly depending on what European destination you’re visiting.

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Reviews of airlines servicing Europe

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Europe. 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 Europe. Reviews last updated 1 March 2024.
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Very Good
4 318 reviews

Entertainment

8,3

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8,1

Boarding

8,2

Comfort

8,1

Crew

8,4

Food

7,9

Reviews

1 / 10

All in all I enjoyed my experience and definitely flying with you again

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

Entertainment

8,3

Overall

8,1

Boarding

8,2

Comfort

8,1

Crew

8,4

Food

7,9

Reviews

1 / 10

All in all I enjoyed my experience and definitely flying with you again

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

Entertainment

8,3

Overall

8,1

Boarding

8,2

Comfort

8,1

Crew

8,4

Food

7,9

Reviews

1 / 10

All in all I enjoyed my experience and definitely flying with you again

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

Entertainment

8,3

Overall

8,1

Boarding

8,2

Comfort

8,1

Crew

8,4

Food

7,9

Reviews

1 / 10

All in all I enjoyed my experience and definitely flying with you again

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

Entertainment

8,3

Overall

8,1

Boarding

8,2

Comfort

8,1

Crew

8,4

Food

7,9

Reviews

1 / 10

All in all I enjoyed my experience and definitely flying with you again

7,8
Good
1 766 reviews
8,1
Very Good
4 318 reviews

Entertainment

8,3

Overall

8,1

Boarding

8,2

Comfort

8,1

Crew

8,4

Food

7,9

Reviews

1 / 10

All in all I enjoyed my experience and definitely flying with you again

Where are the most popular flight destinations in Europe?

The most popular flight destination in Europe, according to our users, is United Kingdom, followed by Türkiye, France, Italy and Portugal.

Taking a cheap flight to Europe lands many a traveler smack bam in the middle of a life-changing experience. Getting lost in the romantic streets of Paris, sampling authentic German beers at the Oktoberfest, lazing on the heavenly beaches of Greece; these are but a drop in the ocean when compared to all the amazing experiences to be had on the majestic continent that is Europe. It’s not hard to understand why the appeal of Europe transcends boundaries, geography, and languages; it truly is a one of a kind destination where you might just lose your heart for good!

How long is the flight to Europe?

Johannesburg to Paris 10 hours, 50 minutes

Johannesburg to Madrid 10 hours, 25 minutes

Johannesburg to Frankfurt 10 hours, 40 minutes

Which airlines operate flights to Europe?

There are plenty of airlines which all offer cheap flights to and from Europe, and which one you end up using, will likely depend on where exactly you plan on going and what your budget is. British Airways, Lufthansa, South African Airways, Air France, and KLM Royal Dutch Airways are but five of the major airlines operating flights between South Africa and Europe. The cheapest flights to Europe can often be found with British Airlines, although booking your flights with an airline such as South African Airlines may provide you with more onboard comfort. Go ahead and compare all of your options to determine which airline’s offerings best suit your individual needs.

How long is the flight to Europe?

Johannesburg to Paris 10 hours, 50 minutes Johannesburg to Madrid 10 hours, 25 minutes Johannesburg to Frankfurt 10 hours, 40 minutes

Which airlines operate flights to Europe?

There are plenty of airlines which all offer cheap flights to and from Europe, and which one you end up using, will likely depend on where exactly you plan on going and what your budget is. British Airways, Lufthansa, South African Airways, Air France, and KLM Royal Dutch Airways are but five of the major airlines operating flights between South Africa and Europe. The cheapest flights to Europe can often be found with British Airlines, although booking your flights with an airline such as South African Airlines may provide you with more onboard comfort. Go ahead and compare all of your options to determine which airline’s offerings best suit your individual needs.

How to get from the airport to the city center?

Madrid There is an Airport Express bus that runs from the Madrid airport to the city center, which is a good option to use if you plan to disembark at one of its three routine stops. To get to your final destination after getting off the Airport Express, you can take the metro, but this might not be ideal for travelers with a lot of baggage. Alternatively, you can take a cab from the airport, but keep in mind that they are a lot more expensive to use than the bus, unless the fair is split among four people traveling together. One of the cheapest and easiest ways to get from the airport to the Madrid city center is to hop on the metro bus and catch a ride to the city. Paris You can quickly and easily reach the Paris city center by using the metro bus which runs from the airport. There are also a lot of buses that operate transfers between the airport and the city, although these take longer than the metro but are a little cheaper. If you’re not on a tight budget, you may also want to consider using a taxi, which is one of the most expensive ways to get to the city center, but also offer the quickest transport services to the city center of Paris from the airport. Frankfurt Germany’s rail system is very safe and efficient, and it’s also one of the best ways to get to the city center of Frankfurt. Some hotels offer a free shuttle service from the airport, so be sure to inquire whether or not your hotel offers this service. Alternatively, you may make use of one of the buses which operate transfers to and from the city center. The buses are some the cheapest and most convenient way to get to the city center if you’re not on a tight schedule.

What is the best way to travel around Europe?

The best way to get around mainland Europe is by road or rail. Purchasing a railcard is a flexible and convenient option for exploring multiple countries. Buses usually take longer but are often cheaper than trains, especially when you book in advance. If you plan to explore further off the beaten tourist track, check options for car hire at your destination airport before flying to Europe. Travellers who prefer to see the world on two wheels will also appreciate the many cross-country cycle routes. You can also find many affordable flights to destinations away from the mainland continent such as UK, Iceland, and the Balearic Islands.

What are some things to do in Europe?

Comprising a total of 51 countries, Europe is home to diverse cultures, cuisines, languages and natural landscapes. Anyone who wishes to book flights to Europe will have a wealth of places to explore no matter their interest. If you are travelling in autumn, pay a visit to Germany's annual Oktoberfest, a festival full of music, traditional dress and plenty of beer. Keen to spend time outdoors? Get your hiking boots on and explore the Scottish highlands, trek through Germany's Black Forest or hit the beach and bathe in the warm waters of the Mediterranean along France's southern coast.

How long is the flight to Europe?

You can find Europe flight deals from several hubs around South Africa. Some of the fastest flights to Europe from South Africa depart from Johannesburg. Fly direct to Paris in around 10h 55min or to London in around 11h 10min. The quickest flights to Europe from Cape Town include the direct Lufthansa route to Frankfurt, which takes around 11h 55min. Flights with one or more stopovers may take considerably longer but may offer more flexibility when you travel. There is often little or no time difference between destinations in South Africa and Europe, so we recommend trying to find cheap flights to Europe in the evening so that you arrive at your destination in the morning.

What do I need to do before my flight to Europe?

Before you book your Europe airfare, find out the visa requirements for your destination. South African citizens must have a Schengen visa to travel to any country in the Schengen zone, such as France and Germany. Some countries outside the Schengen zone, such as the UK, also require individual visas. Don't forget the additional cost of visas when you compare flights to Europe. You should also compare rates at currency exchange bureaus to get the best deal and check your phone plan as rates vary across Europe. And remember, while English is widely spoken across Europe, not everyone speaks English. It may also be useful to brush up on the language of the country you are visiting so you can easily communicate with locals.

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