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Cape Town (CPT) to New York

All the information you need to plan the best CPT to JFK flight in 2021: compare Cape Town to New York flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in New York.
How far in advance should I book a flight from Cape Town to State of New York?

To save up to 6% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 58 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Cape Town to State of New York from R14 006 1-2 weeks out and tickets from R14 020 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Cape Town to State of New York?

March is one of the best times of the year to fly to State of New York from Cape Town. Prices for March average R13 690 per person but you can even find prices for as low as R10 813. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a March flight can save you 14% on your journey compared to booking in March

When is the cheapest time to fly from Cape Town to State of New York (CPT - USNY)?

When flying from Cape Town to State of New York, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

Cheap flights from Cape Town to New York in September, October 2021

The best prices found for CPT to New York flights in September, October
8 Oct - 4 Nov
R10 990pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
8 Oct - 4 Nov
R11 004pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
2 Oct - 23 Oct
R11 019pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl

Cape Town Intl to New York 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to New York from Cape Town found for this year
16 Nov - 17 Nov
R10 578pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Kenya Airways
   
2 STOPS
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
16 Nov - 17 Nov
R10 592pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Kenya Airways
   
2 STOPS
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Kenya Airways
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
13 Dec - 1 Jan
R10 784pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
British Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl

Last-minute flights from Cape Town to New York

Late deals on return flights to New York from Cape Town, departing today and this week
24 Sep - 17 Oct
R12 637pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
24 Sep - 17 Oct
R12 711pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Emirates
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Emirates
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
24 Sep - 17 Oct
R12 946pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
       
4 STOPS
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl

One-way flights to New York from Cape Town

The cheapest one-way flights from Cape Town to New York
13:50 - 14:20
Turkish Airlines
1 stop
30h 30m
CPT - JFK
Turkish Airlines
R8 856
Travelgenio
15:50 - 13:31
British Airways
2 stops
28h 41m
CPT - JFK
British Airways
R8 915
Flyus
15:50 - 11:25
American Airlines
2 stops
26h 35m
CPT - LGA
American Airlines
R8 930

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

Flight FAQs

From Cape Town to New York

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

Cape Town Intl (CPT) is the airport you will fly out of if you book a flight from Cape Town to New York. It is only a 15,6 km journey to Cape Town Intl (CPT) from Cape Town’s city centre.

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

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like South African, Emirates, and Qatar Airways flying from Cape Town Intl to New York have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

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

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. Etihad Airways is one of them. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travellers flying from Cape Town Intl to New York 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 State of New York for under R10 600 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Cape Town to State of New York for under R10 600. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Kenya Airways for just R10 578, but on average you can expect to pay R11 034.

Are there last-minute flights available from Cape Town to State of New York for under R12 700?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Cape Town to State of New York within the next 7 days for less than R12 700.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Cape Town to State of New York one-way?

The cheapest airline one-way is Turkish Airlines, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as R8 503. However, be on the lookout for offers from British Airways and American Airlines, as they are both options that can get you from Cape Town to State of New York for a low price.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for New York (NY)

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

Information is based on travel restrictions from Cape Town Intl to New York

Most visitors from Cape Town Intl will not be allowed to enter New York.

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 New York.

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

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

Returning to Cape Town Intl from New York

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

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

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Destination information for New York

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Cape Town to New York.
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Top 9 airlines flying from Cape Town Intl to New York

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Cape Town to New York 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
Etihad Airways
R479 R824 No cancel fee 75%
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Kenya Airways
R723 R888 No cancel fee 82%
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Qatar Airways
R760 R944 No cancel fee 68%
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Emirates
R593 R949 No cancel fee 75%
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South African
R810 R975 No cancel fee 78%

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Turkish Airlines
R835 R1 021 No cancel fee 77%
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British Airways
R749 R1 095 No cancel fee 70%
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KLM
R800 R1 261 No cancel fee 75%
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United Airlines
R884 R1 421 No cancel fee 69%
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