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 - ZA1
Price
R104 - R135
ZA1
Temperature
10 - 20 °C
ZA1
Precipitation
0 - 120 mm

Popular in

September

High demand for flights, 14% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

Best time to find cheap flights, 11% potential price drop

Round-trip from

R1 601

From Cape Town Intl to Johannesburg

One-way from

R646

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 month to fly from Cape Town to Johannesburg?

May can be a great time to fly to Johannesburg from Cape Town with a flight ticket averaging about R1 790. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of May for as cheap as R1 339. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of September.

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

Find a great deal and save up to 2% by booking at least 24 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from Cape Town to Johannesburg within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at R1 801.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Cape Town to Johannesburg (CPT - ZA1)?

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Cape Town to Johannesburg is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the morning tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the evening could potentially save you up to 11% on airfare.

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.

Cheap flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg in January, February 2022

The best prices found for CPT to JNB flights in January, February
25 Jan - 31 Jan
R877pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
23 Jan - 29 Jan
R908pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
21 Jan - 24 Jan
R939pp
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
25 Jan - 31 Jan
R877pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
23 Jan - 29 Jan
R908pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
21 Jan - 24 Jan
R939pp
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
12 Mar - 13 Mar
R954pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
18 Feb - 21 Feb
R1 077pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
HLA
Johannesburg Lanseria
HLA
Johannesburg Lanseria
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
12 Feb - 13 Feb
R1 077pp
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
25 Jan - 31 Jan
R877pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
27 Jan - 30 Jan
R970pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
26 Jan - 31 Jan
R1 077pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl

One-way flights to Johannesburg from Cape Town

The cheapest one-way flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg
2:00 - 4:00
Lift
Direct
2h 00m
CPT - JNB
Lift
1:00 - 3:10
FlySafair
Direct
2h 10m
CPT - HLA
FlySafair
R723
FlySafair
1:00 - 3:00
Kulula
Direct
2h 00m
CPT - JNB
Kulula
R739
FlightNetwork

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 43 daily outbound flights to Johannesburg from 5 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. 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 Cape Town to Johannesburg for under R1 000 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg for under R1 000. The cheapest flight booked recently is on FlySafair for just R954, but on average you can expect to pay R1 170.

Are there direct flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg for under R1 000 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg under R1 000. A good price for a direct flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg is less than R1 170.

Are there last-minute flights available from Cape Town to Johannesburg for under R900?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg within the next 7 days for less than R900.

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

Direct flights are available for this route on the following days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Friday, 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, 6 flights depart from Cape Town to Johannesburg on average.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 17% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Midday) - 50% of flight departures
Afternoon (Midday - 6pm) - 33% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg?

Airlines like FlySafair, Lift, and Kulula 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 FlySafair. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as R954 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are Lift and Kulula, starting at R1 370 and R1 416 round-trip. FlySafair is 46% 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 R400. Lift flights start at R646 while deals on Kulula start at R708 one-way.

What are the cheapest flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg?

While on average a flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg is generally R1 214, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is R628. When looking at the most popular route, (Cape Town Intl - Johannesburg OR Tambo), you can expect to pay R954 for that flight.

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: Global Aviation Operations (97%), FlySafair (96%), Airlink (96%).

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

The most popular airlines flying from Cape Town to Johannesburg are British Airways, Ethiopian Air and FlySafair. 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.

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 06m
Average temperature for January in Johannesburg
26.0 °C
Avg rainfall for January in Johannesburg
128.0 mm

Airports servicing Cape Town

Airports servicing Johannesburg

Lanseria (HLA)

Top 5 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
British Airways
R1 009 R2 046 No cancel fee 70%
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South African
R1 075 R2 799 No cancel fee 78%
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Kulula
R1 161 R1 927 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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Mango
R1 175 R2 080 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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FlySafair
R1 280 R2 028 No cancel fee N/A
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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 49% of flight departures
Morning 6 AM to midday 34% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 12% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 5% 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
28 daily flights
Monday
50 daily flights
Tuesday
46 daily flights
Wednesday
52 daily flights
Thursday
56 daily flights
Friday
53 daily flights
Saturday
22 daily flights
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