Cheap flights from Cape Town to New York

The best prices from Cape Town Intl to New York are usually found in March or May, booked 57 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from Cape Town to New York

All the information you need to plan the best CPT to NYC flight in 2022: compare Cape Town to New York flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in New York.

CPT - NYC

Price

R880 - R1 063

NYC

Temperature

1 - 25 °C

NYC

Precipitation

71 - 114 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 12% potential price rise

Cheapest in

March

Best time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop

Round-trip from

R13 401

From Cape Town Intl to New York (NYC)

One-way from

R8 269

One-way flight from Cape Town Intl to New York (NYC)

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

Departing on a Monday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 7% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

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

To save on the cost of your flight from Cape Town to New York, book at least 58 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 6% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from R14 497 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as R14 513.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, March can be a great choice for travel to New York. Flights to New York from Cape Town in March are about R14 171 on average during March, but can be found for as low as R11 193.

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

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Cape Town to New York is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the evening tend to be the most expensive. A flight at midday could potentially save you up to 12% on airfare.

Cheap flights from Cape Town to New York in January, February 2022

The best prices found for CPT to NYC flights in January, February
Jan 21 - Feb 4
CPT

Cape Town Intl

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

24h 10m
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

3 stops

34h 20m
R7 127

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/18/22

Jan 21 - Feb 4
CPT

Cape Town Intl

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

24h 10m
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

49h 55m
R8 056

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/18/22

Jan 21 - Feb 4
CPT

Cape Town Intl

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

32h 15m
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

33h 55m
R8 406

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/18/22

Cape Town to New York 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to New York from Cape Town found for this year
Jan 21 - Feb 4
CPT

Cape Town Intl

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

24h 10m
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

3 stops

34h 20m
R7 127

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/18/22

Jan 21 - Feb 4
CPT

Cape Town Intl

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

24h 10m
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

49h 55m
R8 056

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/18/22

Jan 21 - Feb 4
CPT

Cape Town Intl

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

32h 15m
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

33h 55m
R8 406

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/18/22

Direct flights to New York from Cape Town

Save time with Cape Town to New York direct flight deals
Jan 31 - Mar 2
CPT

Cape Town Intl

EWR

Newark

Nonstop

16h 00m
EWR

Newark

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

14h 30m
R11 132

United Airlines

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Deal found 1/21/22

Feb 12 - Feb 27
CPT

Cape Town Intl

EWR

Newark

Nonstop

16h 00m
EWR

Newark

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

14h 30m
R11 162

United Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/21/22

Feb 21 - Mar 16
CPT

Cape Town Intl

EWR

Newark

Nonstop

16h 00m
EWR

Newark

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

14h 30m
R11 178

United Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/19/22

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
Jan 31 - Mar 2
CPT

Cape Town Intl

EWR

Newark

Nonstop

16h 00m
EWR

Newark

CPT

Cape Town Intl

Nonstop

14h 30m
R11 132

United Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/21/22

Jan 31 - Mar 2
CPT

Cape Town Intl

EWR

Newark

Nonstop

16h 00m
EWR

Newark

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

26h 10m
R11 436

United Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/21/22

Jan 31 - Mar 2
CPT

Cape Town Intl

EWR

Newark

Nonstop

16h 00m
EWR

Newark

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

37h 00m
R11 497

United Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/21/22

One-way flights to New York All airports from Cape Town

The cheapest one-way flights from Cape Town to New York
Feb 11
CPT

Cape Town Intl

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

3 stops

29h 55m
R6 487

RwandAir

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Deal found 1/21/22

Mar 2
CPT

Cape Town Intl

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

3 stops

29h 55m
R7 035

RwandAir

View Deal

Deal found 1/21/22

Feb 11
CPT

Cape Town Intl

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

2 stops

29h 55m
R7 310

RwandAir

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Deal found 1/21/22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Cape Town to New York flights.

What airports serve Cape Town to New York flights?

The main airport that will take passengers to New York from Cape Town is Cape Town International Airport. This airport is 20 kilometres from the city centre and is the second busiest airport in South Africa. It offers direct flights into Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The airport has a common terminal that links a domestic and an international terminal. There are several airports in New York where your flight might land, but the most common is John F. Kennedy International Airport. Its is located 26 kilometres from Manhattan and offers direct flights to six continents.

Which airlines fly directly from Cape Town to New York?

Unfortunately, at this time there are no flights that go directly to NYC from Cape Town. However, travellers have the option of taking a flight that includes one or more stopovers. Some of the many airlines that have stopover flights include Kenya Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, British Airways, and Etihad Airways. Flights that include more than one stop are often less expensive than other flights into New York. These are also typically quicker flights to the destination airport. The fastest flights into New York are 20h 05m in length, while other flights can be nearly twice that amount.

What are the stopover options between Cape Town to New York City?

Flights into New York with a single stop might touch down in various locations like Dubai Airport, Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Airport, or Hamad International Airport. Flights with more than a single stop might touch down in O.R. Tambo Airport in Johannesburg followed by Abu Dhabi International Airport or Dubai Airport and then Milan Malpensa Airport. While most flights with two stops are longer than other flights, they are also the least expensive flights in most cases. Etihad Airways and Emirates often offer the best rates on flights into New York.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly from Cape Town to New York?

Anyone who is flying into New York City from Cape Town will need to have a passport to enter. It should have at least six months of validity after your trip. A visa is also required to enter the country.

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

If you book a flight to New York from Cape Town, you will be flying from Cape Town Intl, which is the city’s only airport. Cape Town Intl (CPT) is located 15,6 km from the centre of Cape Town. There are 0 flights from Cape Town Intl to New York per day from 12 different airlines.

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.

Can I find flights from Cape Town to New York for under R9 000 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Cape Town to New York for under R9 000. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Qatar Airways for just R8 985, but on average you can expect to pay R10 035.

Are there direct flights from Cape Town to New York for under R11 200 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 13 direct flights from Cape Town to New York under R11 200. A good price for a direct flight from Cape Town to New York is less than R43 842.

Are there last-minute flights available from Cape Town to New York for under R11 200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Cape Town to New York within the next 7 days for less than R11 200.

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

Our cheapest airline available from Cape Town to New York is Qatar Airways. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as R8 985 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are Emirates and Ethiopian Air, starting at R9 929 and R10 416 round-trip. Qatar Airways is 36% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

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

R6 487 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from RwandAir. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines, with prices starting from R8 269 and R8 467, respectively.

What are the most popular routes from Cape Town to New York?

The most popular route from Cape Town to New York is Cape Town Intl - New York John F Kennedy Intl. You may also consider Cape Town Intl - Newark or Cape Town Intl - New York LaGuardia.

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

Consider American Airlines, Air France or British Airways when booking your flight. These represent the most popular airlines when flying from Cape Town to New York.

What are the cheapest flights from Cape Town to New York?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Cape Town to New York? While on average our users pay R13 438, our data indicates the cheapest price to be R10 627. The most popular route (Cape Town Intl - New York John F Kennedy Intl), is priced around R7 127.

Can I fly to New York from Cape Town Intl right now?

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

Most visitors from Cape Town Intl need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine 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 24 hours before departing to New York.

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

Can I fly back to Cape Town Intl 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.

Top 9 airlines flying from Cape Town 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.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Etihad Airways
CheapestR7 299
AverageR12 547
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time75%
COVID-19 safety
Emirates
CheapestR9 037
AverageR14 448
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time75%
COVID-19 safety
Kenya Airways
CheapestR11 005
AverageR13 520
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time82%
COVID-19 safety
British Airways
CheapestR11 409
AverageR16 676
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time70%
COVID-19 safety
Qatar Airways
CheapestR11 572
AverageR14 380
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time68%
COVID-19 safety
KLM
CheapestR12 176
AverageR19 196
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time75%
COVID-19 safety
South African
CheapestR12 333
AverageR14 852
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time78%
COVID-19 safety
Turkish Airlines
CheapestR12 711
AverageR15 546
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time77%
COVID-19 safety
United Airlines
CheapestR13 454
AverageR21 634
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time69%
COVID-19 safety

Hourly flight availability from Cape Town to New York

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Weekly flight availability from Cape Town to New York

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Monday1daily flight
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Saturday1daily flight