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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 2021: compare Cape Town to New York flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in New York.
CPT - NYC
Price
R12 329 - R14 893
NYC
Temperature
6 - 30 °C
NYC
Rainfall
65 - 130 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

R12 329

From Cape Town to New York

One-way from

R7 411

One-way flight from Cape Town to New York

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 New York?

It’s generally more expensive to depart on a Monday, if you have to leave on this day you can still search on Cheapflights to find great options that meet your needs.

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

Users have found that booking a flight from Cape Town to New York at least 24 days early can save you up to 2% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 24 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Cape Town to New York for as little as R10 844 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 R10 970 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of March. Prices to New York from Cape Town average R10 909. You can even find prices in March for less than R10 909, as users have found deals to New York from as low as R8 742. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to New York from Cape Town. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 15%.

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

It’s typically best to fly out from Cape Town to New York at midday. Doing so could potentially save you 12% on the flight price compared to flying in the evening, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from Cape Town to New York in May, June 2021

The best prices found for CPT to NYC flights in May, June
17 May - 23 May
R10 746pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
14 May - 22 May
R10 858pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
15 May - 24 May
R10 900pp
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 to New York 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to New York from Cape Town found for this year
17 May - 23 May
R10 746pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
14 May - 22 May
R10 858pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
15 May - 24 May
R10 900pp
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

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
17 May - 23 May
R10 746pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark
EWR
Newark
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
19 May - 26 May
R10 900pp
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
19 May - 26 May
R12 343pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
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
R7 412
KAYAK
15:15 - 11:15
Qatar Airways
1 stop
26h 00m
CPT - JFK
Qatar Airways
R8 084
travelstart.co.za
14:20 - 15:00
Emirates
2 stops
54h 40m
CPT - JFK
Emirates
R8 392
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Related info for your journey

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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 12 different airlines.

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.

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 R11 208 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Cape Town to New York for under R11 208. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Ethiopian Air for just R10 746, but on average you can expect to pay R11 082.

Are there direct flights from Cape Town to New York for under R11 208 on Cheapflights?

There are no direct flights from Cape Town to New York, but Cheapflights can provide you with all the information you need to find the fastest route with the fewest stops.

Are there last-minute flights available from Cape Town to New York for under R11 208?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Cape Town to New York within the next 7 days for less than R11 208.

Is Cape Town weather warmer or cooler than New York?

Temperatures around the 30 °Cs can be experienced in July. The weather in New York is hotter than in Cape Town. Plan for potential changes in flight availability as peak weather approaches in this location.

How long does is the flight from Cape Town to New York?

Airlines like Delta, British Airways, and Turkish Airlines fly from Cape Town to New York in about 21h 20m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 1h 40m. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both direct flights and flights with stops.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying from Cape Town to New York return?

According to our current data, Ethiopian Air (R10 746), Turkish Airlines (R10 900), and British Airways (R10 984) offers the cheapest pricing from Cape Town to New York. Ethiopian Air is currently priced 17% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Turkish Airlines, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as R6 837. However, be on the lookout for offers from Emirates and Qatar Airways, as they are both options that can get you from Cape Town to New York for a low price.

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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 = $0,08
Average temperature for May in New York
23.0 °C
Avg rainfall for May in New York
96.0 mm

Airports servicing Cape Town

Airports servicing New York

Newark Intl (EWR)
La Guardia (LGA)

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.
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%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by South African. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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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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