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 2021: 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 546

From Cape Town Intl to Johannesburg

One-way from

R476

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.
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 739.

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 729. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of May for as cheap as R1 293. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of September.

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 October, November 2021

The best prices found for CPT to JNB flights in October, November
10 Nov - 24 Nov
R1 234pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
HLA
Johannesburg Lanseria
HLA
Johannesburg Lanseria
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
20 Nov - 29 Nov
R1 308pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
HLA
Johannesburg Lanseria
HLA
Johannesburg Lanseria
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
25 Nov - 29 Nov
R1 323pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
HLA
Johannesburg Lanseria
HLA
Johannesburg Lanseria
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl

Cape Town Intl to Johannesburg 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Johannesburg from Cape Town found for this year
10 Nov - 24 Nov
R1 234pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
HLA
Johannesburg Lanseria
HLA
Johannesburg Lanseria
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
20 Nov - 29 Nov
R1 308pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
HLA
Johannesburg Lanseria
HLA
Johannesburg Lanseria
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
25 Nov - 29 Nov
R1 323pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
HLA
Johannesburg Lanseria
HLA
Johannesburg Lanseria
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl

Direct flights to Johannesburg from Cape Town

Save time with Cape Town to Johannesburg direct flight deals
1 Mar - 6 Mar
R1 070pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
12 Mar - 13 Mar
R1 144pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
26 Jan - 2 Feb
R1 189pp
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
20 Oct - 23 Oct
R1 546pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
JNB
Johannesburg OR Tambo
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
20 Oct - 23 Oct
R1 546pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
HLA
Johannesburg Lanseria
HLA
Johannesburg Lanseria
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
23 Oct - 23 Oct
R1 561pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
FlySafair
Direct
HLA
Johannesburg Lanseria
HLA
Johannesburg Lanseria
FlySafair
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl

One-way flights to Johannesburg from Cape Town

The cheapest one-way flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg
8:40 - 10:50
FlySafair
Direct
2h 10m
CPT - JNB
FlySafair
R476
mytrip.com
12:30 - 14:40
FlySafair
Direct
2h 10m
CPT - HLA
FlySafair
R505
mytrip.com
12:30 - 14:40
FlySafair
Direct
2h 10m
CPT - HLA
FlySafair
R520
lastminute.com

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 41 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 100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg for under R1 100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on FlySafair for just R1 070, but on average you can expect to pay R1 338.

Are there direct flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg for under R1 100 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg under R1 100. A good price for a direct flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg is less than R1 367.

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

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

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

Direct flights are available for this route on the following days: Monday, 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, 13 flights depart from Cape Town to Johannesburg on average.
Early Morning (Midnight to 6am) - 8% of flight departures
Morning (6am - Midday) - 38% of flight departures
Afternoon (Midday - 6pm) - 54% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg?

Airlines like 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 return?

Our cheapest airline available from Cape Town to Johannesburg is FlySafair. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as R1 070 on this airline. An additional option worth looking into is Lift, starting at R1 457. FlySafair is 38% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

What are the cheapest flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg?

While on average a flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg is generally R3 845, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is R648. When looking at the most popular route, (Cape Town Intl - Johannesburg OR Tambo), you can expect to pay R1 144 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 British Airways, Ethiopian Air and FlySafair. Something to consider prior to booking your 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: KLM (100%), Airlink (99%), FlySafair (95%).

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 07m
Average temperature for October in Johannesburg
26.0 °C
Avg rainfall for October in Johannesburg
79.0 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
R974 R1 976 No cancel fee 70%
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South African
R1 038 R2 703 No cancel fee 78%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by South African. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Kulula
R1 121 R1 861 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 134 R2 009 No cancel fee N/A
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FlySafair
R1 236 R1 959 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.
Morning 6 AM to midday 45% of flight departures
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 39% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 15% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 1% 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
25 daily flights
Monday
49 daily flights
Tuesday
46 daily flights
Wednesday
51 daily flights
Thursday
55 daily flights
Friday
50 daily flights
Saturday
16 daily flights
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