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Cape Town (CPT) to London (LON)

All the information you need to plan the best CPT to LON flight in 2021: compare Cape Town to London flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in London.
CPT - LON
Price
R9 407 - R11 558
LON
Temperature
9 - 23 °C
LON
Rainfall
35 - 71 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 407

From Cape Town to London

One-way from

R4 916

One-way flight from Cape Town to London

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 London?

Flying to your destination on a Friday can be more expensive, but this shouldn’t discourage you from finding affordable options to get to London. Check prices with Cheapflights to find a great deal for your trip.

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

To save on the cost of your flight from Cape Town to London, book at least 61 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 2% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from R9 583 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as R9 583.

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

March can be a great time to fly to London from Cape Town with a flight ticket averaging about R9 153. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of March for as cheap as R7 900. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Cape Town to London (CPT - LON)?

When flying from Cape Town to London, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight at midday, which can drop the price by up to 16% versus a flight in the afternoon.

Cheap flights from Cape Town to London in July, August 2021

The best prices found for CPT to LON flights in July, August
7 Aug - 14 Aug
R8 398pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
KLM
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
LHR
London Heathrow
KLM
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
4 Aug - 11 Aug
R8 413pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
KLM
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
LHR
London Heathrow
KLM
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
7 Aug - 14 Aug
R8 515pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
LHR
London Heathrow
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl

Cape Town to London 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to London from Cape Town found for this year
9 Sep - 16 Sep
R8 105pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
KLM
 
1 STOP
LHR
London Heathrow
LHR
London Heathrow
KLM
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
18 Oct - 21 Oct
R8 135pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
LHR
London Heathrow
KLM
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
13 Sep - 11 Oct
R8 296pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
KLM
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
LHR
London Heathrow
KLM
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl

Direct flights to London from Cape Town

Save time with Cape Town to London direct flight deals
16 Dec - 31 Dec
R10 037pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
LHR
London Heathrow
Virgin Atlantic
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
12 Nov - 19 Nov
R10 519pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
British Airways
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
LHR
London Heathrow
British Airways
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
18 Oct - 21 Oct
R10 534pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
British Airways
Direct
LHR
London Heathrow
LHR
London Heathrow
British Airways
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl

One-way flights to London from Cape Town

The cheapest one-way flights from Cape Town to London
13:55 - 9:50
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
20h 55m
CPT - LHR
Multiple Airlines
R4 916
KLM
19:10 - 12:15
KLM
1 stop
18h 05m
CPT - LHR
KLM
R5 180
Tripmonster
3:00 - 2:20
Qatar Airways
2 stops
24h 20m
CPT - LGW
Qatar Airways
R5 604
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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 0 outbound flights to London per day.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Cape Town Intl to London to control the spread of COVID-19?

New policies can now be found on Etihad Airways to help keep travellers safe while flying. New policies for travellers booking flights from Cape Town Intl to London include masks being provided and required on board, daily cleaning and sanitisation, use of HEPA filters, pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms, and socially-distanced seating (for a limited time). Keep in mind that policies will vary by airline.

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 R8 778 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Cape Town to London for under R8 778. The cheapest flight booked recently is on KLM for just R8 105, but on average you can expect to pay R8 515.

Are there direct flights from Cape Town to London for under R10 241 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 7 direct flights from Cape Town to London under R10 241. A good price for a direct flight from Cape Town to London is less than R11 836.

Is Cape Town weather warmer or cooler than London?

We forecast the temperature to be around the 29 °Cs in February, on average. The temperature in London is generally colder than in Cape Town. Book flights in a timely manner in correlation to your departure date.

How long does is the flight from Cape Town to London?

A quick flight from Cape Town to London can take about 12h. British Airways provides one of the quickest options available for as low as R10 534. Both multi-stop and direct flights can be found to your destination and back.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying from Cape Town to London return?

Currently priced at R8 105, KLM will fly you from Cape Town to London and back. In addition to KLM, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from Turkish Airlines and Qatar Airways - these airlines can fly you to your destination from R8 734 and R9 451, respectively. Users have found that KLM is 23% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Qatar Airways, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at R4 535. KLM flights start at R4 579 while deals on RwandAir start at R5 647 one-way.

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 = £0,06
Flight duration
11h 55m
Average temperature for July in London
23.0 °C
Avg rainfall for July in London
41.0 mm

Airports servicing Cape Town

Airports servicing London

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City (LCY)
Stansted (STN)
Luton (LTN)
Southend (SEN)

Top 10 airlines flying from Cape Town 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
Malta MedAir
R503 R565 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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Ethiopian Air
R526 R661 No cancel fee 72%
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KLM
R523 R703 No cancel fee 75%
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Air France
R521 R709 No cancel fee 77%
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Kenya Airways
R564 R714 No cancel fee 82%
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Turkish Airlines
R556 R716 No cancel fee 77%
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RwandAir
R581 R717 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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Qatar Airways
R524 R728 No cancel fee 68%
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Austrian Airlines
R659 R760 No cancel fee 78%
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South African
R588 R802 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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