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How to find the cheapest flight from
Cape Town (CPT) to San Francisco (SFO)

All the information you need to plan the best CPT to SFO flight in 2021: compare Cape Town to San Francisco flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in San Francisco.
CPT - SFO
Price
R990 - R1 227
SFO
Temperature
11 - 17 °C
SFO
Precipitation
0 - 112 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 9% potential price rise

Cheapest in

November

Best time to find cheap flights, 11% potential price drop

Round-trip from

R14 614

From Cape Town Intl to San Francisco

One-way from

R9 285

One-way flight from Cape Town Intl to San Francisco

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
How far in advance should I book a flight from Cape Town to San Francisco?

To save up to 2% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 14 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 San Francisco from R15 677 1-2 weeks out and tickets from R16 474 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Cape Town to San Francisco?

Our data shows that November tends to be the cheapest month to fly to San Francisco from Cape Town. Users have commonly found prices around R16 421 for the month, but tickets can be as low as R12 783. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Cape Town to San Francisco (CPT - SFO)?

When flying from Cape Town to San Francisco, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight in the morning, which can drop the price by up to 6% versus a flight at midday.

What is the cheapest day to fly return from Cape Town to San Francisco?

Flying to your destination on a Thursday can be more expensive, but this shouldn’t discourage you from finding affordable options to get to San Francisco. Check prices with Cheapflights to find a great deal for your trip.

Cheap flights from Cape Town to San Francisco in October, November 2021

The best prices found for CPT to SFO flights in October, November
8 Nov - 24 Nov
R12 902pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
British Airways
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
British Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
8 Nov - 24 Nov
R12 990pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
British Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
8 Nov - 23 Nov
R13 093pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl

Cape Town Intl to San Francisco 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to San Francisco from Cape Town found for this year
24 Dec - 15 Jan
R12 680pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
British Airways
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
24 Dec - 15 Jan
R12 813pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
British Airways
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
British Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
26 Dec - 17 Jan
R12 842pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
American Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
American Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl

Last-minute flights from Cape Town to San Francisco

Late deals on return flights to San Francisco from Cape Town, departing today and this week
6 Nov - 7 Feb
R62 544pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
British Airways
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
6 Nov - 7 Feb
R62 633pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
British Airways
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
6 Nov - 7 Feb
R63 430pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
SFO
San Francisco
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl

One-way flights to San Francisco from Cape Town

The cheapest one-way flights from Cape Town to San Francisco
15:50 - 14:51
American Airlines
2 stops
33h 01m
CPT - SFO
American Airlines
R9 285
14:25 - 9:45
Emirates
1 stop
28h 20m
CPT - SFO
Emirates
R11 425
19:20 - 14:51
KLM
2 stops
53h 31m
CPT - SFO
KLM
R11 573
KLM

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Cape Town to San Francisco

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

Emirates, British Airways, and KLM are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Cape Town to San Francisco for under R12 700 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Cape Town to San Francisco for under R12 700. The cheapest flight booked recently is on British Airways for just R12 680, but on average you can expect to pay R13 448.

Are there last-minute flights available from Cape Town to San Francisco for under R62 600?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Cape Town to San Francisco within the next 7 days for less than R62 600.

How popular is this Cape Town to San Francisco flight route?

Flights from Cape Town Intl to San Francisco have been viewed 693 times in the past calendar month.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Cape Town to San Francisco return?

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Cape Town to San Francisco from R12 680 return. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are American Airlines, from R12 842, and Turkish Airlines, from R14 451. British Airways is priced at 22% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Cape Town to San Francisco one-way?

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as R9 064 on British Airways. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include American Airlines from R9 285 and Turkish Airlines from R9 920 one-way.

What are the cheapest flights from Cape Town to San Francisco?

The cheapest flight price from Cape Town to San Francisco is R13 426. On average you can expect to pay R15 481. The most popular route, (Cape Town Intl - San Francisco), can usually be booked for R9 669.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Cape Town to San Francisco?

When booking a flight from Cape Town to San Francisco, you may want to consider flying on Air France, British Airways or Cathay Pacific as they are the most popular for this route.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for San Francisco, CA

Do I need a COVID test to fly to San Francisco from Cape Town?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Cape Town Intl to San Francisco

Most visitors from Cape Town Intl will not be allowed to enter San Francisco.

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 San Francisco.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Cape Town Intl are not required to quarantine after entering San Francisco.

Do I need a test to fly back to Cape Town from San Francisco?

Returning to Cape Town Intl from San Francisco

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from San Francisco are not required to quarantine after entering Cape Town Intl.

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Destination information for San Francisco

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Cape Town to San Francisco.
Today's exchange rate
R1 = $0,07
Average temperature for October in San Francisco
22.0 °C
Avg rainfall for October in San Francisco
30.0 mm

Airports servicing Cape Town

Airports servicing San Francisco

Top 6 airlines flying from Cape Town Intl to San Francisco

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Cape Town to San Francisco 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
British Airways
R13 945 R19 122 No cancel fee 70%
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KLM
R13 986 R18 626 No cancel fee 75%
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Turkish Airlines
R13 989 R15 061 No cancel fee 77%
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Cathay Pacific
R14 166 R17 108 No cancel fee 72%
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Emirates
R14 210 R16 789 No cancel fee 75%
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United Airlines
R15 932 R18 994 No cancel fee 69%
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