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Cape Town (CPT) to Los Angeles (LAX)

All the information you need to plan the best CPT to LAX flight in 2021: compare Cape Town to Los Angeles flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Los Angeles.
CPT - LAX
Price
R15 006 - R18 924
LAX
Temperature
20 - 32 °C
LAX
Precipitation
0 - 123 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 15% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

Best time to find cheap flights, 7% potential price drop

Round-trip from

R15 006

From Cape Town Intl to Los Angeles

One-way from

R9 302

One-way flight from Cape Town Intl to Los Angeles

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 Los Angeles?

Departing on a Monday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 9% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

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

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 61 days in advance, which can save you up to 4% on flights from Cape Town to Los Angeles compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 61 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at R16 065. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from R16 065.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Cape Town to Los Angeles?

The best pricing can be found in the month of May. Prices to Los Angeles from Cape Town average R16 130. You can even find prices in May for less than R16 130, as users have found deals to Los Angeles from as low as R12 858. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Los Angeles from Cape Town. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 17%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Cape Town to Los Angeles (CPT - LAX)?

It’s optimal to fly from Cape Town to Los Angeles in the afternoon. By choosing this option you can save up to 4% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the morning.

Cheap flights from Cape Town to Los Angeles in September, October 2021

The best prices found for CPT to LAX flights in September, October
16 Oct - 23 Oct
R12 785pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
16 Oct - 23 Oct
R12 843pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
26 Sep - 3 Oct
R14 179pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl

Cape Town Intl to Los Angeles 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Los Angeles from Cape Town found for this year
10 Dec - 6 Jan
R12 248pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Virgin Atlantic
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
10 Dec - 6 Jan
R12 423pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
British Airways
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
British Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
10 Dec - 6 Jan
R12 510pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl

Last-minute flights from Cape Town to Los Angeles

Late deals on return flights to Los Angeles from Cape Town, departing today and this week
26 Sep - 3 Oct
R14 179pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
26 Sep - 3 Oct
R14 237pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
26 Sep - 3 Oct
R16 210pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles
LAX
Los Angeles
Qatar Airways
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl

One-way flights to Los Angeles from Cape Town

The cheapest one-way flights from Cape Town to Los Angeles
13:45 - 12:55
British Airways
2 stops
33h 10m
CPT - LAX
British Airways
R9 302
14:45 - 17:16
American Airlines
2 stops
35h 31m
CPT - LAX
American Airlines
R9 360
4:30 - 15:18
United Airlines
3 stops
68h 48m
CPT - LAX
United Airlines
R11 116
United

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Flight FAQs

From Cape Town to Los Angeles

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

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

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

Etihad Airways is one of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travellers flying from Cape Town Intl to Los Angeles are improved sanitation, HEPA filters, mask requirements, socially-distanced seating (for a limited time), and pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms. Policies will vary by airline.

Can I find flights from Cape Town to Los Angeles for under R11 400 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Cape Town to Los Angeles for under R11 400. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Virgin Atlantic for just R11 392, but on average you can expect to pay R13 337.

Are there last-minute flights available from Cape Town to Los Angeles for under R14 200?

There are currently 6+ open flights from Cape Town to Los Angeles within the next 7 days for less than R14 200.

How popular is this Cape Town to Los Angeles flight route?

Flights from Cape Town Intl to Los Angeles have been viewed 1 430 times in the past calendar month.

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

According to our current data, Virgin Atlantic (R11 392), British Airways (R11 929), and American Airlines (R12 597) offers the cheapest pricing from Cape Town to Los Angeles. Virgin Atlantic is currently priced 29% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as R9 041 on British Airways. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include American Airlines from R9 215 and United Airlines from R11 116 one-way.

COVID Restrictions

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

Information is based on travel restrictions from Cape Town Intl to Los Angeles

Most visitors from Cape Town Intl will not be allowed to enter Los Angeles.

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

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

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

Returning to Cape Town Intl from Los Angeles

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

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

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Destination information for Los Angeles

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Cape Town to Los Angeles.
Today's exchange rate
R1 = $0,07
Average temperature for September in Los Angeles
31.0 °C
Avg rainfall for September in Los Angeles
1.0 mm

Airports servicing Cape Town

Airports servicing Los Angeles

Top 9 airlines flying from Cape Town Intl to Los Angeles

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Cape Town to Los Angeles 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
Air France
R913 R1 078 No cancel fee 77%
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Turkish Airlines
R946 R1 085 No cancel fee 77%
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Qatar Airways
R878 R1 100 No cancel fee 68%
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Emirates
R892 R1 132 No cancel fee 75%
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Etihad Airways
R1 027 R1 209 No cancel fee 75%
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KLM
R923 R1 268 No cancel fee 75%
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Cathay Pacific
R1 147 R1 282 No cancel fee 72%
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British Airways
R900 R1 304 No cancel fee 70%
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United Airlines
R1 003 R1 490 No cancel fee 69%
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