Cheap flights from Cape Town to Sydney

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The best prices from Cape Town Intl to Sydney Kingsford Smith are usually found in August or March, booked 57 days in advance, depart on a Monday or Thursday and return on a Monday

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Cape Town (CPT) to Sydney (SYD)

All the information you need to plan the best CPT to SYD flight in 2022: compare Cape Town to Sydney flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Sydney.
CPT - SYD
Price
R950 - R1 108
SYD
Temperature
11 - 22 °C
SYD
Rainfall
50 - 130 mm

Popular in

January

High demand for flights, 8% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 6% potential price drop

Round-trip from

R15 341

From Cape Town Intl to Sydney Kingsford Smith

One-way from

R11 304

One-way flight from Cape Town Intl to Sydney Kingsford Smith

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 Sydney?

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in January. For low rates, August can be a great choice for travel to Sydney. Flights to Sydney from Cape Town in August are about R16 404 on average during August, but can be found for as low as R13 129.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Cape Town to Sydney (CPT - SYD)?

Unlike in the morning, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 15% on flights from Cape Town to Sydney by exploring options for tickets in the evening.

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

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

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

To save up to 10% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 56 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 Sydney from R17 408 1-2 weeks out and tickets from R18 797 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

Cheap flights from Cape Town to Sydney in May, June 2022

The best prices found for CPT to SYD flights in May, June
29 May - 5 Jun
R19 378pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Emirates
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Emirates
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
20 Jun - 20 Jul
R19 943pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Singapore Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Singapore Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
21 Jun - 21 Jul
R19 976pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Emirates
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Emirates
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl

Cape Town Intl to Sydney 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Sydney from Cape Town found for this year
16 Nov - 7 Dec
R16 633pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
18 Aug - 25 Aug
R16 778pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
18 Aug - 25 Aug
R16 859pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Singapore Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Singapore Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl

Last-minute flights from Cape Town to Sydney

Late deals on return flights to Sydney from Cape Town, departing today and this week
22 May - 25 May
R20 638pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Emirates
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Emirates
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
22 May - 25 May
R21 090pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Singapore Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Singapore Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
22 May - 25 May
R21 397pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl

One-way flights to Kingsford Smith from Cape Town

The cheapest one-way flights from Cape Town to Sydney
6:40 - 1:55
Singapore Airlines
2 stops
35h 15m
CPT - SYD
Singapore Airlines
R11 304
14:20 - 2:30
Emirates
3 stops
52h 10m
CPT - SYD
Emirates
R15 018
mytrip.com
6:40 - 2:05
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
35h 25m
CPT - SYD
Multiple Airlines
R17 037
Gotogate

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Cape Town to Sydney

Which airlines flying from Cape Town Intl to Sydney Kingsford Smith have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from Cape Town Intl to Sydney Kingsford Smith have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Qatar Airways, Cathay Pacific, and Singapore Airlines are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Qatar Airways with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Cape Town to Sydney for under R16 800 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Cape Town to Sydney for under R16 800. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Qatar Airways for just R16 778, but on average you can expect to pay R21 800.

Are there last-minute flights available from Cape Town to Sydney for under R20 700?

There are currently 5+ open flights from Cape Town to Sydney within the next 7 days for less than R20 700.

How popular is this Cape Town to Sydney flight route?

Flights from Cape Town Intl to Sydney Kingsford Smith have been viewed 1 998 times in the past calendar month.

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

According to our current data, Qatar Airways (R16 778), Singapore Airlines (R16 859), and Emirates (R19 378) offers the cheapest pricing from Cape Town to Sydney.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Qatar Airways. According to our data, you can fly for as low as R10 916. Users have also found prices from R11 304 and R12 160 on Singapore Airlines and Emirates, respectively.

What are the cheapest flights from Cape Town to Sydney?

The cheapest flight price from Cape Town to Sydney is R10 835. On average you can expect to pay R22 098. The most popular route, (Cape Town Intl - Sydney Kingsford Smith), can usually be booked for R16 633.

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

The most popular airlines flying from Cape Town to Sydney are Cathay Pacific, Emirates and Etihad Airways. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Sydney, Australia

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

Information is based on travel restrictions from Cape Town Intl to Sydney Kingsford Smith

Most visitors from Cape Town Intl need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Sydney Kingsford Smith.

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 Sydney Kingsford Smith.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Cape Town Intl are not required to quarantine after entering Sydney Kingsford Smith.

Documents
Travel Authorization Form - Travelers who are not in an exempt category may request an individual exemption to Australia's travel restrictions using this form.

Digital Passenger Declaration - You can start a DPD seven days before your flight to Australia, but you can only submit a DPD within 72 hours before your departure.


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

Returning to Cape Town Intl from Sydney Kingsford Smith

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Sydney Kingsford Smith must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 24 hours for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Cape Town Intl.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Sydney Kingsford Smith are not required to quarantine after entering Cape Town Intl.

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Destination information for Sydney

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Cape Town to Sydney.
Today's exchange rate
R1 = $0,09
Average temperature for May in Sydney
14.0 °C
Avg rainfall for May in Sydney
103.0 mm

Airports servicing Cape Town

Airports servicing Sydney

Top 7 airlines flying from Cape Town Intl to Sydney Kingsford Smith

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Cape Town to Sydney 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
South African
R12 817 R17 883 No cancel fee 78%
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Etihad Airways
R13 878 R15 576 No cancel fee 75%
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Emirates
R14 716 R17 806 No cancel fee 75%
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Cathay Pacific
R14 872 R17 604 No cancel fee 72%
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Qatar Airways
R15 001 R17 493 No cancel fee 68%
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Singapore Airlines
R16 596 R20 323 No cancel fee 81%
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KLM
R21 541 R27 335 No cancel fee 75%
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