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Cape Town (CPT) to New York (NYC)

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
R708 - R912
NYC
Temperature
1 - 25 °C
NYC
Rainfall
71 - 114 mm

Popular in

August

High demand for flights, 9% potential price rise

Cheapest in

February

Best time to find cheap flights, 15% potential price drop

Round-trip from

R11 289

From Cape Town Intl to New York (NYC)

One-way from

R7 797

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

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
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 August. For low rates, February can be a great choice for travel to New York. Flights to New York from Cape Town in February are about R13 288 on average during February, but can be found for as low as R9 902.

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

Departing on a Tuesday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 13% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

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 afternoon tend to be the most expensive. A flight at midday could potentially save you up to 14% on airfare.

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 61 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 13% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from R13 840 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as R14 988.

Cheap flights from Cape Town to New York in June, July 2022

The best prices found for CPT to NYC flights in June, July
28 Jul - 7 Aug
R12 548pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
28 Jul - 7 Aug
R12 580pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
22 Jul - 4 Aug
R12 835pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl

Cape Town Intl to New York 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to New York from Cape Town found for this year
2 Oct - 30 Oct
R11 050pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
2 Oct - 29 Oct
R11 081pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
10 Sep - 18 Sep
R11 209pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl

Direct flights to New York from Cape Town

Save time with Cape Town to New York direct flight deals
3 Sep - 11 Sep
R15 482pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
United Airlines
Direct
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
United Airlines
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
10 Sep - 18 Sep
R15 562pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
United Airlines
Direct
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
United Airlines
Direct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
29 Sep - 7 Oct
R16 040pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
United Airlines
Direct
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
United Airlines
Direct
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
1 Jul - 1 Aug
R22 817pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
2 Jul - 9 Jul
R23 215pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Kenya Airways
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
1 Jul - 1 Aug
R23 566pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
RwandAir
     
3 STOPS
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
RwandAir
     
3 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
10:05 - 3:35
Kenya Airways
1 stop
23h 30m
CPT - JFK
Kenya Airways
R7 797
oojo
13:45 - 14:35
British Airways
1 stop
31h 50m
CPT - EWR
British Airways
R8 722
15:40 - 18:45
Qatar Airways
1 stop
33h 05m
CPT - JFK
Qatar Airways
R8 849
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Flight FAQs

From Cape Town to New York

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 13 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 Qatar Airways, South African, and British 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 R11 100 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Cape Town to New York for under R11 100. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Qatar Airways for just R11 050, but on average you can expect to pay R11 863.

Are there direct flights from Cape Town to New York for under R15 500 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Cape Town to New York under R15 500. A good price for a direct flight from Cape Town to New York is less than R17 874.

Are there last-minute flights available from Cape Town to New York for under R22 900?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Cape Town to New York within the next 7 days for less than R22 900.

What is the cheapest airline to fly 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 R11 050 on this airline. Qatar Airways is 16% 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 043 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Kenya Airways. You may also be able to find cheap deals on British Airways and American Airlines, with prices starting from R8 243 and R8 355, respectively.

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

Consider American Airlines, British Airways or Emirates 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 659, our data indicates the cheapest price to be R12 588. The most popular route (Cape Town Intl - Newark), is priced around R14 510.

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 - Newark. You may also consider Cape Town Intl - New York John F Kennedy Intl or Cape Town Intl - New York LaGuardia.

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.

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 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 are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering 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) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 48 hours for Antigen (quick-test) 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.
Today's exchange rate
R1 = $0,07
Average temperature for June in New York
28.0 °C
Avg rainfall for June in New York
105.0 mm

Airports servicing Cape Town

Airports servicing New York

Newark (EWR)
LaGuardia (LGA)
New York Skyports SPB (NYS)

Top 10 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
Qatar Airways
R9 807 R11 849 No cancel fee 68%
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Turkish Airlines
R9 961 R14 162 No cancel fee 77%
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Virgin Atlantic
R10 133 R11 002 No cancel fee 72%
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Emirates
R10 221 R12 533 No cancel fee 75%
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Ethiopian Air
R11 146 R12 174 No cancel fee 72%
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British Airways
R11 658 R13 184 No cancel fee 70%
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United Airlines
R12 074 R16 661 No cancel fee 69%
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South African
R12 913 R15 551 No cancel fee 78%
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KLM
R13 730 R16 866 No cancel fee 75%
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Iberia
R15 151 R16 277 No cancel fee 77%
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Hourly flight availability from Cape Town to New York

See what time of day planes typically take off from Cape Town towards New York.
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Weekly flight availability
from Cape Town to New York
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Cape Town to New York.
Sunday
0 flights
Monday
0 flights
Tuesday
0 flights
Wednesday
0 flights
Thursday
1 daily flight
Friday
0 flights
Saturday
1 daily flight
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