Cheap flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg

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Cape Town (CPT) to Johannesburg (JNB)

All the information you need to plan the best CPT to JNB flight in 2022: compare Cape Town to Johannesburg flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Johannesburg.
CPT - JNB
Price
R103 - R154
JNB
Temperature
10 - 20 °C
JNB
Rainfall
0 - 120 mm

Popular in

April

High demand for flights, 21% potential price rise

Cheapest in

January

Best time to find cheap flights, 15% potential price drop

Round-trip from

R1 642

From Cape Town Intl to Johannesburg

One-way from

R973

One-way flight from Cape Town Intl to Johannesburg

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly return from Cape Town to Johannesburg?

Saturday flights are found to be more expensive to fly from Cape Town to Johannesburg. 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 Johannesburg.

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

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from Cape Town to Johannesburg in the evening. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 11% on your trip compared to booking a flight in the morning.

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

To save up to 19% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 61 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Cape Town to Johannesburg from R1 993 1-2 weeks out and tickets from R2 121 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

Cheap flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg in June, July 2022

The best prices found for CPT to JNB flights in June, July
5 Jul - 19 Jul
R1 722pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlexFlight
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
FlexFlight
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
26 Jul - 27 Jul
R1 738pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
13 Jul - 30 Jul
R1 754pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl

Cape Town Intl to Johannesburg 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Johannesburg from Cape Town found for this year
8 Aug - 14 Aug
R1 690pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
5 Jul - 19 Jul
R1 722pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlexFlight
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
FlexFlight
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
26 Jul - 27 Jul
R1 738pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl

Direct flights to Johannesburg from Cape Town

Save time with Cape Town to Johannesburg direct flight deals
8 Aug - 14 Aug
R1 690pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
5 Jul - 19 Jul
R1 722pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlexFlight
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
FlexFlight
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
26 Jul - 27 Jul
R1 738pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl

Last-minute flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg

Late deals on return flights to Johannesburg from Cape Town, departing today and this week
2 Jul - 6 Aug
R1 945pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlexFlight
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
FlexFlight
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
29 Jun - 6 Jul
R1 961pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlexFlight
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
FlexFlight
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
30 Jun - 16 Jul
R1 993pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlexFlight
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
FlexFlight
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl

One-way flights to Johannesburg from Cape Town

The cheapest one-way flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg
10:00 - 12:05
Airlink
Direct
2h 05m
CPT - JNB
Airlink
R973
FlightNetwork
2:30 - 4:30
Lift
Direct
2h 00m
CPT - JNB
Lift
3:00 - 5:00
FlexFlight
Direct
2h 00m
CPT - JNB
FlexFlight
R1 005

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Cape Town</span> to <span class="emphasized">Johannesburg</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Cape Town to Johannesburg

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

Located just 15,6 km from the city centre, Cape Town Intl is the airport most travellers will use when flying to Johannesburg from Cape Town. Booking flights from Cape Town Intl (CPT) to Johannesburg should be relatively easy as there are 37 daily outbound flights to Johannesburg from 15 different airlines.

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

Some of our airline partners flying from Cape Town Intl to Johannesburg have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. FlySafair, Lift, and Kulula are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like FlySafair with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg for under R1 700 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg for under R1 700. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just R1 690, but on average you can expect to pay R1 850.

Are there direct flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg for under R1 700 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg under R1 700. A good price for a direct flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg is less than R1 850.

Are there last-minute flights available from Cape Town to Johannesburg for under R2 000?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg within the next 7 days for less than R2 000.

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

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

How popular is this Cape Town to Johannesburg flight route?

Flights from Cape Town Intl to Johannesburg have been viewed 141 822 times in the past calendar month.

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

Per day, 5 flights depart from Cape Town to Johannesburg on average.
Morning (6am - Midday) - 20% of flight departures
Afternoon (Midday - 6pm) - 20% of flight departures
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 60% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg?

Airlines like FlexFlight, FlySafair, and Lift fly from Cape Town to Johannesburg in about 2h. The time it takes to get you to your destination is usually consistent. The distance from Cape Town to Johannesburg is about 1278 km. Generally, flights for this route are direct.

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

Our cheapest airline available from Cape Town to Johannesburg is FlexFlight. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as R1 722 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are FlySafair and Lift, starting at R1 738 and R1 961 round-trip. FlexFlight is 10% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with FlySafair, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at R749. FlexFlight flights start at R941 while deals on Lift start at R957 one-way.

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

Looking for the most reliable airlines to get you to your destination on time? Our data shows these are most likely to get you from Cape Town to Johannesburg on time: Emirates (100%), United Airlines (100%), Airlink (97%).

What are the cheapest flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg?

While on average a flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg is generally R3 538, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is R887. When looking at the most popular route, (Cape Town Intl - Johannesburg OR Tambo), you can expect to pay R1 690 for that flight.

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

The most popular airlines flying from Cape Town to Johannesburg are Airlink, Cemair and Lift. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

How long is the flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg?

Direct flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg take 2 hours. Bear in mind that connecting flights will take longer, and exact durations can vary.

Which airlines operate flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg?

Flag carriers like South African Airways and British Airways are just two of the big airlines that operate Cape Town to Johannesburg flights. Low-cost carriers like Safair, Kulula and Mango Airlines also operate on this route. To compare them all, use the cheapflights search function and add filters to narrow down your options.

How frequent are flights between Cape Town and Johannesburg?

There are more than 40 flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg running every day, so you have plenty of choice when searching for flights.

Which airports serve Cape Town and Johannesburg?

Book a flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg and you’ll most likely set off from Cape Town International Airport (CPT), and arrive in Johannesburg at OR Tambo International Airport (JNB).

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

To find a cheap flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg, fly from Cape Town International Airport to OR Tambo International Airport. This route has the highest number of flights available, so you’ve got the best chance of finding a great deal.

What is there to do in Johannesburg?

Take a flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg and prepare to step onto the tarmac in South Africa’s largest city. Jo’burg’s bustling centre is a world away from the coastal wilderness of Cape Town, but it has its own urban charm. Plus, it’s close to some beautiful pockets of the country – Kruger National Park is one of Africa’s biggest game reserves, and you can take a self-drive safari while you’re visiting. In terms of weather, Cape Town tends to be very slightly cooler than Johannesburg all year round thanks to its coastal location. South Africa’s summer starts around October, so by February things are pretty hot – wherever you are. Want to book cheap flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg? Just use the Search Flights function and start comparing.

What are the best ways to get to the airports in Cape Town and Johannesburg?

When you fly to Johannesburg from Cape Town, you will take off from Cape Town International Airport (CPT). Cape Town Airport is the main air travel hub that serves the city. It has a high volume of travellers passing through each day and is often busy. It is, therefore, advisable for passengers to arrive a few hours before their flight is due to depart. This will give you time for any queues or delays at check-in areas. CPT is located just a short drive from Cape Town city centre by car or by bus, although bus journeys will usually take slightly longer. When you arrive in Johannesburg, you will either land at Johannesburg O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) or at Lanseria Airport (HLA). JNB is located a short drive from Johannesburg city centre, while HLA is approximately twice the journey time from the centre.

Which airlines fly directly from Cape Town to Johannesburg?

Travellers who want to fly direct from Cape Town to Johannesburg have plenty of regular flight options to choose from. Airlines such as Lift, Airlink, and South African provide frequent direct flights between Cape Town International Airport and Johannesburg O. R. Tambo Airport. Meanwhile, if you would prefer to land at Lanseria Airport, direct flights are available with Kulula and Fly Safair. You can also find direct flights available with Kulula that operate between Cape Town International and Johannesburg O. R. Tambo.

What are the stopover options between Cape Town and Johannesburg?

As there are regular direct flights between Cape Town and Johannesburg, passengers can usually avoid stopovers on this route. However, if you do want to book a flight with a stopover, some options are available. One common stopover point on flights between Cape Town and Johannesburg is at Kimberley Airport in the Northern Cape. You are likely to stopover at Kimberley Airport if you book indirect flights on this route with Airlink. This can add between one to four hours on to your journey. If you book indirect flights on this route, you may also fly with British Airways. British Airways flights between Cape Town and Johannesburg usually stopover at East London Airport and are between two to five hours longer than direct flights.

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

Passengers flying from Cape Town to Johannesburg do not need to have a passport or a visa to legally travel. However, it is a good idea to carry your passport along when you fly. Airport staff may ask to see a valid ID as you move through check-in and security points before boarding and a valid passport can be used as proof of identity.

Alternative routes for Cape Town to Johannesburg

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

Destination information for Johannesburg

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Cape Town to Johannesburg.
Flight duration from CPT to Johannesburg
2h 07m
Average temperature for June in Johannesburg
18.0 °C
Avg rainfall for June in Johannesburg
12.0 mm

Airports servicing Cape Town

Airports servicing Johannesburg

Lanseria (HLA)

Top 10 airlines flying from Cape Town Intl to Johannesburg

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Cape Town to Johannesburg 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
R653 R1 934 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
R714 R741 No cancel fee 76%
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Ellinair
R787 R964 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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South African
R833 R2 381 No cancel fee 78%
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FlySafair
R841 R2 238 No cancel fee N/A
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Kulula
R852 R1 906 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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Cemair
R888 R1 830 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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Airlink
R957 R1 761 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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Hahn Air
R1 019 R2 546 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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Lift
R1 054 R1 900 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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Hourly flight availability from Cape Town to Johannesburg

See what time of day planes typically take off from Cape Town towards Johannesburg.
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 43% of flight departures
Morning 6 AM to midday 37% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 14% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 6% of flight departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Cape Town to Johannesburg
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Cape Town to Johannesburg.
Sunday
17 daily flights
Monday
42 daily flights
Tuesday
42 daily flights
Wednesday
48 daily flights
Thursday
47 daily flights
Friday
39 daily flights
Saturday
24 daily flights
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