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The best prices from Cape Town to San Francisco are usually found in November or August, booked 13 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Monday

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

CPT - SFO
Price
R15 156 - R18 784
SFO
Temperature
15 - 25 °C
SFO
Rainfall
0 - 120 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

R15 156

From Cape Town to San Francisco

One-way from

R9 982

One-way flight from Cape Town to San Francisco

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 San Francisco?

Users have found that flying from Cape Town to San Francisco on a Thursday typically leans towards higher prices. However, this doesn’t mean you still can’t find a deal. Flexibility with other aspects of your flight can still land a great price for your trip.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Cape Town to San Francisco?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 20 days in advance, which can save you up to 5% on flights from Cape Town to San Francisco compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 20 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at R15 768. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from R16 518.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, February can be a great choice for travel to San Francisco. Flights to San Francisco from Cape Town in February are about R15 771 on average during February, but can be found for as low as R12 599.

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

Unlike in the morning, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 7% on flights from Cape Town to San Francisco by exploring options for tickets at midday.

One-way flights to San Francisco from Cape Town

The cheapest one-way flights from Cape Town to San Francisco
13:35 - 11:35
Turkish Airlines
1 stop
32h 00m
CPT - SFO
Turkish Airlines
R9 982
Bookingwiz.co.th
13:45 - 19:28
British Airways
2 stops
39h 43m
CPT - SFO
British Airways
R11 314
KAYAK
13:20 - 11:30
Lufthansa
1 stop
32h 10m
CPT - SFO
Lufthansa
R11 544
Lufthansa

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Cape Town to San Francisco flights.

Flight FAQs

From Cape Town to San Francisco

Can I find flights from Cape Town to San Francisco for under R13 778 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Cape Town to San Francisco for under R13 778. The cheapest flight booked recently is on KLM for just R12 615, but on average you can expect to pay R15 171.

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

Delta is one of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travellers flying from Cape Town Intl to San Francisco 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 San Francisco have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Emirates, British Airways, and Cathay Pacific 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.

Are there direct flights from Cape Town to San Francisco for under R12 247 on Cheapflights?

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

How popular is this flight route?

This flight path from Cape Town Intl to San Francisco was viewed by 693 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

Does it rain more in Cape Town or San Francisco?

Expected rainfall in Cape Town is more than in San Francisco. You can expect this to be the case over the next 9 days.

Is Cape Town weather warmer or cooler than San Francisco?

With an average temperature of 29 °C, peak weather can be found in February. As a traveller, expect to see changes in flight prices during that period. The temperatures in San Francisco are colder than in Cape Town.

How long does is the flight from Cape Town to San Francisco?

British Airways, Turkish Airlines, and United Airlines can get you from Cape Town to San Francisco in just under 27h 55m. Your travel time can differ by up to 4h 15m. Both multi-stop and direct flights can be found to your destination and back.

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

According to our current data, KLM (R12 615), British Airways (R14 008), and Turkish Airlines (R14 850) offers the cheapest pricing from Cape Town to San Francisco. KLM is 25% 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 San Francisco one-way?

For one-way options, check prices for Turkish Airlines. According to our data, you can fly for as low as R8 803. Users have also found prices from R10 380 and R11 237 on Turkish Airlines and Qatar Airways, respectively.

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Destination information for San Francisco

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Cape Town to San Francisco
Today's exchange rate
R1 = $0,07
Average temperature for November in San Francisco
18.0 °C
Avg rainfall for November in San Francisco
44.0 mm

Airports servicing Cape Town

Airports servicing San Francisco

Top 6 airlines from Cape Town 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
Turkish Airlines
R948 R1 020 No cancel fee 77%
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Emirates
R963 R1 137 No cancel fee 75%
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Cathay Pacific
R960 R1 159 No cancel fee 72%
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KLM
R948 R1 262 No change fee 75%
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United Airlines
R1 079 R1 287 No cancel fee 69%
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British Airways
R945 R1 295 No cancel fee 70%
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