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Cape Town (CPT) to London (LON)

All the information you need to plan the best CPT to LON flight in 2022: compare Cape Town to London flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in London.
CPT - LON
Price
R643 - R790
LON
Temperature
4 - 17 °C
LON
Precipitation
40 - 70 mm

Popular in

January

High demand for flights, 9% potential price rise

Cheapest in

November

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

Round-trip from

R9 823

From Cape Town Intl to London (LON)

One-way from

R4 568

One-way flight from Cape Town Intl to London (LON)

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
When is the cheapest time to fly from Cape Town to London (CPT - LON)?

Unlike in the afternoon, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 16% on flights from Cape Town to London by exploring options for tickets at midday.

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

Departing on a Monday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 12% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

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

Users have found that booking a flight from Cape Town to London at least 55 days early can save you up to 7% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 55 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Cape Town to London for as little as R12 237 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 R12 253 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Cape Town to London?

Flights from Cape Town to London lean towards being more expensive in January. Prices are generally better when you fly from Cape Town to London in November, with the cheapest ticket starting at R8 219.

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

The best prices found for CPT to LON flights in January, February
11 Feb - 26 Feb
R10 221pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
STN
London Stansted
STN
London Stansted
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
1 Feb - 8 Feb
R10 419pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
STN
London Stansted
STN
London Stansted
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
11 Feb - 26 Feb
R10 771pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
LTN
London Luton
LTN
London Luton
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl

Cape Town Intl to London 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to London from Cape Town found for this year
30 Sep - 12 Oct
R8 265pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Emirates
 
1 STOP
STN
London Stansted
STN
London Stansted
Emirates
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
1 Sep - 30 Sep
R8 387pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Emirates
 
1 STOP
STN
London Stansted
STN
London Stansted
Emirates
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
29 Mar - 4 Apr
R8 418pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
LTN
London Luton
LTN
London Luton
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl

Last-minute flights from Cape Town to London

Late deals on return flights to London from Cape Town, departing today and this week
1 Feb - 8 Feb
R10 419pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
STN
London Stansted
STN
London Stansted
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
1 Feb - 8 Feb
R10 816pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
LTN
London Luton
LTN
London Luton
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
31 Jan - 8 Feb
R11 137pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
STN
London Stansted
STN
London Stansted
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl

One-way flights to London from Cape Town

The cheapest one-way flights from Cape Town to London
14:10 - 0:30
Qatar Airways
1 stop
36h 20m
CPT - LGW
Qatar Airways
R4 568
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13:20 - 11:40
Lufthansa
1 stop
24h 20m
CPT - LCY
Lufthansa
R4 675
19:20 - 13:25
KLM
1 stop
20h 05m
CPT - LCY
KLM
R4 767
KLM

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Cape Town to London

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

Cape Town Intl (CPT), located 15,6 km from the city centre, is the airport you fly out of when you book flights from Cape Town to London. 15 airlines have flights from Cape Town Intl to London on a regular basis. Booking flights from Cape Town Intl to London should not be difficult; the airport handles an average of 6 outbound flights to London per day.

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

Some of the carriers operating flights from Cape Town Intl to London that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are British Airways, Emirates, and Ethiopian Air. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

Can I find flights from Cape Town to London for under R6 500 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Cape Town to London for under R6 500. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Lufthansa for just R6 447, but on average you can expect to pay R6 676.

Are there last-minute flights available from Cape Town to London for under R10 500?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Cape Town to London within the next 7 days for less than R10 500.

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

Direct flights can be found on the following days: Sunday, Friday, Saturday.

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

Per day, 4 flights depart from Cape Town to London on average.
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 100% of flight departures

How long is the flight from Cape Town to London?

Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, and SWISS can get you from Cape Town to London in just under 15h 25m. Your travel time can differ by up to 9h. Airlines will cover a distance of 9735 km. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both direct flights and flights with stops.

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

According to our current data, Lufthansa (R6 447), Qatar Airways (R6 539), and SWISS (R6 997) offers the cheapest pricing from Cape Town to London. You may be able to fly from Cape Town to London for 41% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Qatar Airways. According to our data, you can fly for as low as R4 110. Users have also found prices from R4 614 and R4 644 on Emirates and Lufthansa, respectively.

What are the most popular routes from Cape Town to London?

While some choose either Cape Town Intl - London Gatwick or Cape Town Intl - London City, Cape Town Intl - London Heathrow is the most popular route from Cape Town to London.

What are the cheapest flights from Cape Town to London?

On average you can expect to pay R22 168 for a flight from Cape Town to London. The cheapest flight overall is R4 052 while the most popular route, (Cape Town Intl - London Heathrow) is currently priced at R6 554.

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

Air France, British Airways and Emirates are the most popular airlines when flying from Cape Town to London.

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

Consider Finnair (67%), British Airways (67%) or Iberia (63%) when booking your flight. These represent the most reliable airlines when flying from Cape Town to London.

How long is the flight from Cape Town to London?

Flights from Cape Town to London take an average of 12 hours, and the total distance is more than 6,000 miles.

Which airlines operate flights from Cape Town to London?

British Airways run daily direct flights from Cape Town to London, and you can also book non-direct flights with other airlines.

How frequent are flights between Cape Town and London?

There’s currently one direct flight from Cape Town to London every day, or seven flights each week. To compare them all, use the Cheapflights search tool and add filters to hone your results.

Which airports serve Cape Town and London?

Cape Town to London flights set off from Cape Town International Airport (CPT) and land at London Heathrow Airport (LHR).

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

There’s a single direct route from Cape Town to London, which is flying from Cape Town International Airport (CPT) to London Heathrow Airport (LHR). To find low-cost tickets, search for flights using the tool on this page, which allows you to compare dates, times and prices on cheap flights from Cape Town to London.

What is there to do in London?

You won’t be short on things to do when you step off your Cape Town to London flight. The UK’s capital city is a busy, bustling and always-on kind of destination, with a long list of things to do both day and night. Tick off top sights like Buckingham Palace and Westminster Cathedral, then explore quirky areas of the city, like Soho and Shoreditch. When it comes to eating and drinking, things are more expensive in London, so your Great British Pounds won’t go as far as your South African Rands. And bear in mind the difference in climate, too. While January tends to be South Africa’s hottest month, it’s one of the UK’s coldest, so you’ll want to pack winter clothing for your Cape Town to London flight.Find cheap flights from Cape Town to London using the Cheapflights search box above.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for London, England

Do I need a COVID test to fly to London from Cape Town?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Cape Town Intl to London

Most visitors from Cape Town Intl need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter London.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Cape Town Intl must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 48 hours before departing to London.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Cape Town Intl are not required to quarantine after entering London.

Documents
Mandatory passenger locator form - Submit the form any time in the 48 hours before arriving in the UK. Show the form when checking in your plane, train or ferry to the UK.

Managed quarantine package for Scotland - All travelers arriving directly to Scotland are required to book their Managed Quarantine Package prior to travel.

COVID-19 testing package - All travelers must book and pay for a COVID-19 Testing Package prior to travel to England and Scotland.


Do I need a test to fly back to Cape Town from London?

Returning to Cape Town Intl from London

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from London must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Cape Town Intl.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from London are not required to quarantine after entering Cape Town Intl.

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Alternative routes for Cape Town to London

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

Destination information for London

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Cape Town to London.
Today's exchange rate
R1 = £0,05
Average temperature for January in London
9.0 °C
Avg rainfall for January in London
52.0 mm

Airports servicing Cape Town

Airports servicing London

Gatwick (LGW)
Stansted (STN)
London City (LCY)
Luton (LTN)
Southend (SEN)

Top 10 airlines flying from Cape Town Intl to London

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Cape Town to London 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
Emirates
R7 524 R11 367 No cancel fee 75%
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British Airways
R7 540 R13 251 No cancel fee 70%
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Malta MedAir
R7 684 R8 633 No cancel fee N/A

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

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Air France
R7 962 R10 827 No cancel fee 77%
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KLM
R7 990 R10 743 No cancel fee 75%
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Qatar Airways
R8 000 R11 126 No cancel fee 68%
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Ethiopian Air
R8 030 R10 105 No cancel fee 72%
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Turkish Airlines
R8 489 R10 935 No cancel fee 77%
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Kenya Airways
R8 619 R10 913 No cancel fee 82%
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RwandAir
R8 871 R10 957 No cancel fee N/A

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

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Hourly flight availability from Cape Town to London

See what time of day planes typically take off from Cape Town towards London.
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 63% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 36% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of flight departures
Morning 6 AM to midday 0% of flight departures
Midnight
6 AM
Noon
6 PM
Weekly flight availability
from Cape Town to London
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Cape Town to London.
Sunday
8 daily flights
Monday
8 daily flights
Tuesday
8 daily flights
Wednesday
8 daily flights
Thursday
4 daily flights
Friday
4 daily flights
Saturday
2 daily flights
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