Cheap flights from Cape Town to Mthatha

The best prices from Cape Town Intl to Mthatha Umtata are usually found in July or May, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Monday or Friday and return on a Sunday

How to find the cheapest flight from Cape Town to Mthatha

All the information you need to plan the best CPT to UTT flight in 2022: compare Cape Town to Mthatha flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Mthatha.



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Best time to find cheap flights, 26% potential price drop

Average price

R5 393

Average for round-trip flights in January 2022

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R3 770

From Cape Town Intl to Mthatha Umtata

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

It’s generally more expensive to depart on a Sunday, 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 Mthatha?

Find a great deal and save up to 21% by booking at least 61 days prior to your desired departure date, rather than waiting until the week of travel. According to our data, there are a number of flights available from Cape Town to Mthatha within the next two weeks, with the cheapest ticket starting at R4 898.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Cape Town to Mthatha?

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in October. For low rates, July can be a great choice for travel to Mthatha. Flights to Mthatha from Cape Town in July are about R5 104 on average during July, but can be found for as low as R3 477.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Cape Town to Mthatha (CPT - UTT)?

When flying from Cape Town to Mthatha, 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 16% versus a flight in the afternoon.

Related info for your journey

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

What airports serve Cape Town to Mthatha flights?

Travellers going to Mthatha, Umtata from Cape Town will start the journey in Cape Town International Airport. The airport was opened in 1954 and is located 20 kilometres from the city centre. This airport is the second busiest in South Africa and offers domestic and international flights into Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. It is a hub for FlySafair, South African Express, and Mango airlines. Once flying to Umtata, passengers will disembark at Mthatha Airport in the Eastern Cape area of South Africa. The airport has a single runaway and is operated by the provincial government.

Which airlines fly directly from Cape Town to Mthatha?

Unfortunately, there are currently no flights that run directly from Cape Town to Mthatha, Umtata. This may change in the future, but for now, travellers can take a flight with stops along the way to reach the destination. The only airline that offers these flights is South African Airways. It is the flag carrier of South Africa and has its headquarters in O.R. Tambo International airport. The airline flies to 26 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia, and America. It has a large presence in South Africa where it operates in five cities.

What are the stopover options between Cape Town to Mthatha?

The least expensive and shortest flights into Mthatha are going to be through one-stop flights. Each of these flights will have a stopover during the journey in O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. The shortest flights can reach the destination in 4h 30m, while longer flights may last as long as 18h 00m. While stopover flights that stop twice are often more expensive, there are a variety of options when leaving Cape Town. These flights might stop in Johannesburg as well as at George Airport, King Shaka International Airport, or Bloemfontein Airport.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly from Cape Town to Mthatha?

Going to Mthatha from Cape Town does not require a passport or a visa. Passengers will need a valid form of identification in order to take a flight between these locations.

How popular is this Cape Town to Mthatha flight route?

The Cape Town Intl to Mthatha Umtata flight path was viewed by 1 542 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

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Top airline flying from Cape Town to Mthatha

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Cape Town to Mthatha choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
South African
CheapestR2 760
AverageR5 202
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
COVID-19 safety