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Cheap flights from Cape Town to London from R5 680

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight departing on 17/10. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel.
CPT — LON
Jul 23 — Jul 301
1 adult
Tue 23/7
Tue 30/7

The best prices from Cape Town Intl to London are usually found in November or February, booked 75 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Monday and return on a Wednesday

Cheap flight deals from Cape Town to London

Discover tips and strategies to find the most affordable flight options for your journey from Cape Town (CPT) to London (LON). Learn about various techniques such as flexible date searches, comparing prices across and setting up price alerts. Use these methods to find the cheapest flights available for your travel needs. Data last updated 18 July 2024.

Round-trip from

R7 901

One-way from

R5 680

Popular in

August

Cheapest in

November
SWISS
  • SWISS
  • 5/11-4/12
  • 2 total stops
  • 31h 35m total
  • Cape Town to London
Qatar Airways
  • Qatar Airways
  • 17/10
  • 1 total stop
  • 19h 30m total
  • Cape Town to London
High demand for flights, 9% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 15% potential price drop

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

Departing on a Tuesday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 5% 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 61 days early can save you up to 7% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 61 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Cape Town to London for as little as R14 164 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 R14 619 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 August. Prices are generally better when you fly from Cape Town to London in November, with the cheapest ticket starting at R7 337.

What is the cheapest time of day to fly from CPT to LON?

Unlike in the afternoon, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 10% on flights from Cape Town to London by exploring options for tickets in the evening.

Cheap SWISS flights from Cape Town to London

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by SWISS for the route between Cape Town and London. Find affordable fares and compare prices with other airlines to secure the best deal for your journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 576 159 searches. Data last updated 18 July 2024.
Take a look at some of the lowest-priced SWISS flights heading from Cape Town to London. Make sure to check back often as deals are often changing.
Tue 5/1119:50CPT - LHR
1 stop17h 30mSWISS
Wed 4/126:00LHR - CPT
1 stop14h 05mSWISS
Deal found 18/7R7 901
Tue 5/1119:50CPT - LHR
1 stop22h 30mSWISS
Wed 27/116:00LHR - CPT
1 stop13h 55mSWISS
Deal found 18/7R7 974
Tue 5/1119:50CPT - LHR
1 stop14h 15mSWISS
Tue 19/1120:05LHR - CPT
1 stop23h 50mSWISS
Deal found 18/7R8 120
Tue 5/1119:50CPT - LHR
1 stop14h 15mSWISS
Tue 12/1120:05LHR - CPT
1 stop23h 50mSWISS
Deal found 17/7R8 193
Tue 5/1119:50CPT - LGW
1 stop24h 00mSWISS
Tue 12/1118:45LGW - CPT
1 stop25h 10mSWISS
Deal found 17/7R8 429
Tue 5/1119:50CPT - LHR
1 stop25h 25mSWISS
Sat 30/1120:05LHR - CPT
1 stop36h 50mSWISS
Deal found 18/7R8 466
Tue 5/1119:50CPT - LHR
2 stops22h 50mSWISS
Wed 27/116:00LHR - CPT
1 stop13h 55mSWISS
Deal found 18/7R8 502
Tue 5/1119:50CPT - LHR
1 stop14h 15mSWISS
Tue 19/1112:05LHR - CPT
2 stops17h 35mSWISS
Deal found 18/7R8 812
Tue 5/1119:50CPT - LHR
2 stops19h 50mSWISS
Tue 12/1120:05LHR - CPT
1 stop23h 50mSWISS
Deal found 17/7R8 939

Cheap Lufthansa flights from Cape Town to London

Explore cheap flight options specifically provided by Lufthansa for the route between Cape Town and London. Find affordable fares and compare prices with other airlines to secure the best deal for your journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 576 159 searches. Data last updated 18 July 2024.
Some of the best deals we've found on Lufthansa flights travelling from Cape Town to London. Deals frequently update to provide users with more options.
Mon 5/817:45CPT - LHR
1 stop14h 55mLufthansa
Thu 22/89:30LHR - CPT
1 stop23h 30mLufthansa
Deal found 18/7R12 162
Mon 5/817:45CPT - LHR
1 stop14h 55mLufthansa
Thu 22/818:30LHR - CPT
1 stop14h 30mLufthansa
Deal found 18/7R12 325
Sun 25/817:45CPT - LHR
1 stop14h 55mLufthansa
Mon 2/1217:30LHR - CPT
1 stop15h 25mLufthansa
Deal found 17/7R12 453
Sun 25/817:45CPT - LHR
1 stop14h 55mLufthansa
Thu 28/1117:30LHR - CPT
1 stop15h 25mLufthansa
Deal found 17/7R12 799
Mon 5/817:45CPT - LCY
1 stop15h 55mLufthansa
Thu 22/89:15LCY - CPT
1 stop23h 45mLufthansa
Deal found 18/7R12 872
Mon 5/817:45CPT - LCY
1 stop14h 30mLufthansa
Thu 22/817:00LCY - CPT
1 stop16h 00mLufthansa
Deal found 18/7R12 890
Sun 25/817:45CPT - LCY
1 stop14h 30mLufthansa
Mon 25/1117:15LCY - CPT
1 stop15h 40mLufthansa
Deal found 17/7R13 272
Tue 30/717:45CPT - LCY
1 stop14h 30mLufthansa
Wed 22/118:15LCY - CPT
1 stop14h 40mLufthansa
Deal found 18/7R13 418
Sun 25/817:45CPT - LCY
1 stop14h 30mLufthansa
Mon 25/1118:15LCY - CPT
2 stops18h 15mLufthansa
Deal found 17/7R13 928

Cheap Cape Town to London flights in July & August 2024

Find cheap flight options from Cape Town to London specifically for the months of July and August 2024. Explore affordable fares based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 576 159 searches. Prices were last updated on 18 July 2024.
Scroll through some of the best deals on flights from Cape Town to London in 2024. Check back soon for alternative fares.
Tue 30/717:45CPT - LHR
1 stop23h 55mMultiple Airlines
Wed 22/16:00LHR - CPT
1 stop13h 55mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 18/7R9 667
Thu 25/723:15CPT - LHR
1 stop19h 20mKLM
Sun 25/86:30LHR - CPT
1 stop13h 55mKLM
Deal found 18/7R9 795
Sun 21/723:15CPT - LCY
1 stop33h 00mKLM
Sun 18/820:10LCY - CPT
1 stop24h 15mKLM
Deal found 18/7R9 904
Sun 21/723:15CPT - LHR
1 stop33h 25mKLM
Sun 18/817:10LHR - CPT
1 stop27h 15mKLM
Deal found 18/7R10 723
Sun 25/817:45CPT - LHR
1 stop14h 55mMultiple Airlines
Tue 26/1120:05LHR - CPT
1 stop23h 50mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 17/7R10 851
Sun 25/817:45CPT - LCY
1 stop16h 55mMultiple Airlines
Tue 26/1119:15LCY - CPT
1 stop24h 40mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 17/7R10 996
Sun 25/817:45CPT - LHR
1 stop14h 55mMultiple Airlines
Sat 30/1120:05LHR - CPT
1 stop36h 50mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 17/7R11 342
Sun 25/817:45CPT - LCY
1 stop16h 55mMultiple Airlines
Mon 25/1117:45LCY - CPT
1 stop15h 10mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 17/7R11 506
Sun 21/723:15CPT - LHR
1 stop18h 00mMultiple Airlines
Sun 18/819:45LHR - CPT
2 stops24h 40mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 18/7R11 998

Cape Town to London 2024 flight deals

Discover exclusive flight deals for travel between Cape Town and London in 2024. Find excellent offers based on user searches. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 576 159 searches. Data last updated 18 July 2024.
Scroll through some of the best deals on flights from Cape Town to London in 2024. Check back soon for alternative fares.
Tue 5/1119:50CPT - LHR
1 stop17h 30mSWISS
Wed 4/126:00LHR - CPT
1 stop14h 05mSWISS
Deal found 18/7R7 901
Tue 5/1119:50CPT - LHR
1 stop22h 30mSWISS
Wed 27/116:00LHR - CPT
1 stop13h 55mSWISS
Deal found 18/7R7 974
Tue 5/1119:50CPT - LHR
1 stop14h 15mSWISS
Tue 19/1120:05LHR - CPT
1 stop23h 50mSWISS
Deal found 18/7R8 120
Tue 5/1119:50CPT - LHR
1 stop14h 15mSWISS
Tue 12/1120:05LHR - CPT
1 stop23h 50mSWISS
Deal found 17/7R8 193
Tue 5/1119:50CPT - LGW
1 stop24h 00mSWISS
Tue 12/1118:45LGW - CPT
1 stop25h 10mSWISS
Deal found 17/7R8 429
Tue 5/1119:50CPT - LHR
1 stop25h 25mSWISS
Sat 30/1120:05LHR - CPT
1 stop36h 50mSWISS
Deal found 18/7R8 466
Tue 5/1119:50CPT - LHR
2 stops22h 50mSWISS
Wed 27/116:00LHR - CPT
1 stop13h 55mSWISS
Deal found 18/7R8 502
Tue 5/1119:50CPT - LHR
1 stop14h 15mSWISS
Tue 19/1112:05LHR - CPT
2 stops17h 35mSWISS
Deal found 18/7R8 812
Tue 5/1119:50CPT - LHR
2 stops19h 50mSWISS
Tue 12/1120:05LHR - CPT
1 stop23h 50mSWISS
Deal found 17/7R8 939

Direct flights to London from Cape Town

Discover direct flight options from Cape Town to London. Find direct flights with no stopovers, providing a convenient travel experience. Explore direct flight options based on user searches, and compare prices and availability for your desired travel dates. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 576 159 searches. Data last updated 18 July 2024.
For a quicker trip, book one of these direct flights from Cape Town to London. Users seeking other options on flights from Cape Town to London should update the search form at the top of the page.
Thu 7/1111:45CPT - LGW
Nonstop11h 50mNorse Atlantic UK
Mon 18/1120:00LGW - CPT
Nonstop11h 30mNorse Atlantic UK
Deal found 17/7R11 561
Sun 22/1211:45CPT - LGW
Nonstop11h 50mNorse Atlantic UK
Wed 15/120:00LGW - CPT
Nonstop11h 30mNorse Atlantic UK
Deal found 17/7R14 201
Thu 7/1111:45CPT - LGW
Nonstop11h 50mNorse Atlantic UK
Sat 16/1120:00LGW - CPT
Nonstop11h 30mNorse Atlantic UK
Deal found 17/7R14 474
Wed 13/1110:40CPT - LHR
Nonstop11h 45mVirgin Atlantic
Thu 16/119:15LHR - CPT
Nonstop11h 35mVirgin Atlantic
Deal found 17/7R14 656
Sun 22/1210:40CPT - LHR
Nonstop11h 45mVirgin Atlantic
Wed 15/119:15LHR - CPT
Nonstop11h 35mVirgin Atlantic
Deal found 17/7R14 820
Tue 5/1110:40CPT - LHR
Nonstop11h 45mVirgin Atlantic
Thu 28/1119:15LHR - CPT
Nonstop11h 35mVirgin Atlantic
Deal found 17/7R14 892
Tue 5/1110:40CPT - LHR
Nonstop11h 45mVirgin Atlantic
Sat 30/1119:15LHR - CPT
Nonstop11h 35mVirgin Atlantic
Deal found 18/7R15 075
Tue 5/1110:40CPT - LHR
Nonstop11h 45mVirgin Atlantic
Tue 19/1119:15LHR - CPT
Nonstop11h 35mVirgin Atlantic
Deal found 18/7R15 129
Tue 5/1110:40CPT - LHR
Nonstop11h 45mVirgin Atlantic
Sat 30/1119:15LHR - CPT
Nonstop11h 35mVirgin Atlantic
Deal found 17/7R15 220

Cape Town to London flights leaving soon

Find last-minute flight options from Cape Town to London for spontaneous travel. Discover available flights and compare prices based on user searches. Secure great deals and offers for spontaneous trips with quick booking options. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 576 159 searches. Data last updated 18 July 2024.
Check out these flights departing soon from Cape Town to London. It's wise to confirm all flight details are correct before booking.
Thu 25/723:15CPT - LHR
1 stop19h 20mKLM
Sun 25/86:30LHR - CPT
1 stop13h 55mKLM
Deal found 18/7R9 795
Sun 21/723:15CPT - LCY
1 stop33h 00mKLM
Sun 18/820:10LCY - CPT
1 stop24h 15mKLM
Deal found 18/7R9 904
Sun 21/723:15CPT - LCY
1 stop33h 00mMultiple Airlines
Sun 18/820:10LCY - CPT
2 stops35h 20mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 18/7R12 234
Tue 30/717:45CPT - LCY
1 stop14h 30mLufthansa
Wed 22/118:15LCY - CPT
1 stop14h 40mLufthansa
Deal found 18/7R13 418
Thu 25/723:15CPT - LHR
1 stop19h 20mMultiple Airlines
Sun 25/819:45LHR - CPT
2 stops24h 40mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 18/7R14 073
Tue 23/723:15CPT - LHR
1 stop18h 00mKLM
Tue 6/819:15LHR - CPT
1 stop25h 10mKLM
Deal found 18/7R14 456
Sun 21/718:40CPT - LCY
2 stops26h 00mMultiple Airlines
Sun 18/820:45LCY - CPT
2 stops38h 55mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 18/7R14 565
Tue 30/717:45CPT - LCY
1 stop15h 55mMultiple Airlines
Wed 22/113:30LCY - CPT
2 stops16h 10mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 17/7R14 874
Tue 23/723:15CPT - LHR
2 stops20h 20mMultiple Airlines
Tue 6/820:55LHR - CPT
1 stop23h 30mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 18/7R14 911

One-way flights to London from Cape Town

Search for one-way flight options from Cape Town to London. Find affordable one-way fares based on user searches. Compare prices and availability to plan your one-way journey according to your preferred dates and budget. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 576 159 searches. Data last updated 18 July 2024.
Take a look at some of the best available options we've come across on one-way flights from Cape Town to London. For those needing a return trip from Cape Town, there is a search form available above.
Thu 17/1013:00CPT - LHR
1 stop19h 30mQatar Airways
Deal found 17/7R5 680
Thu 14/1112:35CPT - LHR
1 stop25h 40mQatar Airways
Deal found 18/7R5 753
Thu 14/1112:35CPT - LHR
1 stop25h 40mQatar Airways
Deal found 18/7R5 771
Sun 17/1112:35CPT - LHR
1 stop20h 45mQatar Airways
Deal found 18/7R5 862
Sun 17/1112:35CPT - LHR
1 stop19h 40mQatar Airways
Deal found 17/7R6 026
Sun 29/917:25CPT - LHR
1 stop16h 15mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 17/7R6 500
Thu 19/1211:45CPT - LGW
Nonstop11h 50mNorse Atlantic UK
Deal found 18/7R6 500
Sun 29/913:00CPT - LHR
1 stop25h 15mQatar Airways
Deal found 17/7R6 518
Tue 26/1121:15CPT - LHR
1 stop20h 15mKenya Airways
Deal found 17/7R6 536

Find flights from Cape Town to London within your budget

Customise your flight search to find flights from Cape Town to London that fit within your specific budget. Explore options based on user searches and filter the results based on your desired price range. Find flights that match your budget for a cost-effective journey. Over the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made 576 159 searches. Data last updated 18 July 2024.

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Cape Town IntlLondon Heathrow

CPT - LHR

CPTLHR

Cape Town Intl

Tue 5/11

1 stop17h 30m

London Heathrow

Wed 4/12

1 stop14h 05m

R7 901

Cape Town IntlLondon Heathrow

CPT - LHR

CPTLHR

Cape Town Intl

Tue 5/11

1 stop22h 30m

London Heathrow

Wed 27/11

1 stop13h 55m

R7 974

Cape Town IntlLondon Gatwick

CPT - LGW

CPTLGW

Cape Town Intl

Sun 6/10

1 stop16h 00m

London Gatwick

Sun 27/10

1 stop25h 45m

R9 558

Cape Town IntlLondon Heathrow

CPT - LHR

CPTLHR

Cape Town Intl

Tue 30/7

1 stop23h 55m

London Heathrow

Wed 22/1

1 stop13h 55m

R9 667

Cape Town IntlLondon Heathrow

CPT - LHR

CPTLHR

Cape Town Intl

Mon 5/8

1 stop14h 55m

London Heathrow

Thu 22/8

1 stop23h 30m

R12 162

Cape Town IntlLondon Heathrow

CPT - LHR

CPTLHR

Cape Town Intl

Mon 9/9

1 stop30h 35m

London Heathrow

Tue 24/9

1 stop36h 20m

R12 817

Cape Town IntlLondon Heathrow

CPT - LHR

CPTLHR

Cape Town Intl

Wed 18/9

2 stops26h 45m

London Heathrow

Sun 29/9

2 stops21h 15m

R14 619

Cape Town IntlLondon Heathrow

CPT - LHR

CPTLHR

Cape Town Intl

Tue 17/9

2 stops17h 50m

London Heathrow

Wed 2/10

2 stops16h 50m

R14 765

Cape Town IntlLondon Heathrow

CPT - LHR

CPTLHR

Cape Town Intl

Tue 8/10

Nonstop11h 45m

London Heathrow

Tue 12/11

Nonstop11h 35m

R15 457

Flights are sorted by cheapest first

Deals found on 18/7

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

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a return flight from Cape Town to London. Price data was last updated on 12 July 2024.
Booking 75 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights from Cape Town to London. The general trend is that the closer you book to the departure date, the more expensive your flight will be.
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What is the cheapest day to fly from Cape Town to London?

Use this chart to determine the cheapest time to fly return from Cape Town to London. Price data was last updated on 14 July 2024.
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Travellers seeking maximum savings on their Cape Town to London flight should consider departing on Tuesday evenings when fares are most often at their lowest. Friday afternoons flights should be avoided if possible as fares are typically the most expensive at this time.
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Best time to book a flight from Cape Town to London

Have a flexible travel schedule? Discover the best time to fly to London from Cape Town with our price prediction graph.
Estimated return price
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Temperature and rainfall in London by month

Plan your trip to London by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

LON

Temperature

4 - 17 °C

If weather is an important factor for your trip to London, use this chart to help with planning. For those seeking warmer temperatures, July is the ideal time of year to visit, when temperatures reach an average of 17.0 C. Travellers hoping to avoid the cold should look outside of January, when temperatures are typically at their lowest (around 4.0 C).

Reviews of airlines servicing London

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to London. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to London. Reviews last updated 18 July 2024.
To help decide which airline to fly from Cape Town to London, see what other customers have to say about SWISS, Lufthansa and Emirates. Users can see the overall rating for each airline as well as how each is rated in terms of entertainment options, comfort, food, crew/service, and boarding process.
8,1
Very Good
3 769 reviews

Food

7,9

Crew

8,3

Overall

8,1

Comfort

8,0

Boarding

8,1

Entertainment

8,3

Reviews

1 / 10

The cabin crew were as always friendly and helpful. Couldn't ask for more. Although the flight in business was under occupied there were a couple of things not available!

8,1
Very Good
3 769 reviews
8,1
Very Good
3 769 reviews

Food

7,9

Crew

8,3

Overall

8,1

Comfort

8,0

Boarding

8,1

Entertainment

8,3

Reviews

1 / 10

The cabin crew were as always friendly and helpful. Couldn't ask for more. Although the flight in business was under occupied there were a couple of things not available!

8,1
Very Good
43 reviews
8,1
Very Good
3 769 reviews

Food

7,9

Crew

8,3

Overall

8,1

Comfort

8,0

Boarding

8,1

Entertainment

8,3

Reviews

1 / 10

The cabin crew were as always friendly and helpful. Couldn't ask for more. Although the flight in business was under occupied there were a couple of things not available!

7,9
Good
1 427 reviews
8,1
Very Good
3 769 reviews

Food

7,9

Crew

8,3

Overall

8,1

Comfort

8,0

Boarding

8,1

Entertainment

8,3

Reviews

1 / 10

The cabin crew were as always friendly and helpful. Couldn't ask for more. Although the flight in business was under occupied there were a couple of things not available!

7,7
Good
1 808 reviews
8,1
Very Good
3 769 reviews

Food

7,9

Crew

8,3

Overall

8,1

Comfort

8,0

Boarding

8,1

Entertainment

8,3

Reviews

1 / 10

The cabin crew were as always friendly and helpful. Couldn't ask for more. Although the flight in business was under occupied there were a couple of things not available!

7,7
Good
4 175 reviews
8,1
Very Good
3 769 reviews

Food

7,9

Crew

8,3

Overall

8,1

Comfort

8,0

Boarding

8,1

Entertainment

8,3

Reviews

1 / 10

The cabin crew were as always friendly and helpful. Couldn't ask for more. Although the flight in business was under occupied there were a couple of things not available!

Cape Town to London Travel Guide

Looking for cheap flights from Cape Town to London? Then you’re in the right place. Whether you’re flying to the UK capital for the first time, or you’re a seasoned visitor, we’ve got all the essential details to help you book your Cape Town to London flights. Step off the plane at London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and a 15-minute train journey gets you to the heart of this iconic British city. From here you can visit some of the world’s most famous galleries and museums as well as some of its most recognisable landmarks. It’s guaranteed to be the trip of a lifetime, so start planning it today.

Find cheap flights from Cape Town to London using the Cheapflights search box above.

Related info for your journey

Find useful and relevant information for your journey from Cape Town to London. Access travel guides, tips, and recommendations to enhance your travel experience. Get information about local attractions, weather, transportation options, and more.
  • 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.

  • How busy are the airports in Cape Town and London?

    Flights departing to London are usually served by Cape Town International Airport. It is the main International Airport serving the city and is the second busiest airport in South Africa. It offers regular flights to many destinations and has both domestic and international terminals and is easily reached by public transport. The primary airport that serves this route in London is London Heathrow Airport. It is the busiest airport in Europe and the seventh busiest airport in the world by total passenger traffic, and the second busiest airport in the world by international passenger traffic. It is easily reached via the Underground.

  • Which airlines fly directly from Cape Town to London?

    There are two airlines that offer direct flights to London from Cape Town: Virgin Atlantic and British Airways. The flights take around 12 hours each way. If you are looking to travel early in the morning, look towards Virgin Atlantic, as their schedule has direct flights departing to London from Cape Town every morning. If you are more of an overnight flight type of person, British Airways will do the trick for you. Their flights depart late in the evening and once you arrive in London you will be ready to face a new day.

  • What are the stopover options between Cape Town to London?

    There are various routes to London from Cape Town with either one or two flight layovers. One of the options is having a stop at Dubai when flying with Emirates. AirFrance also serves both London Heathrow and Cape Town International Airports, and offers a route through Paris Charles de Gaulle, and Qatar Airways serves a route through Hamad International Airport at Doha. Choosing one of those routes instead of a direct one can have a few benefits. You are more than likely to secure a cheaper deal, especially when flying off-season: that can be perfect for travellers with tighter budgets. It adds a little bit of time to the journey, but if you aren’t looking to fit into certain time frames you can always take a day or two and explore a new city spontaneously.

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

    If you have a South African passport, you do need to obtain a visa before visiting the UK. You will need to fill out an online application form and then follow with a visit to your nearest UK visa application centre. The standard visa is valid for a six month period and can be used for recreational travel or for business and medical trips. The regular processing time is usually around three weeks.

  • 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. 14 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 9 outbound flights to London per day.

  • Can I find flights from Cape Town to London for under R8 000 on Cheapflights?

    Yes, there are multiple flights from Cape Town to London for under R8 000. The cheapest flight booked recently is on SWISS for just R7 901, but on average you can expect to pay R9 139.