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Cape Town (CPT) to Washington (WAS)

All the information you need to plan the best CPT to WAS flight in 2021: compare Cape Town to Washington flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Washington.
CPT - WAS
Price
R11 859 - R15 876
WAS
Temperature
9 - 32 °C
WAS
Rainfall
60 - 107 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 15% potential price rise

Cheapest in

March

Best time to find cheap flights, 13% potential price drop

Round-trip from

R11 859

From Cape Town to Washington

One-way from

R7 433

One-way flight from Cape Town to Washington

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 Washington?

Thursday flights are found to be more expensive to fly from Cape Town to Washington. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Washington.

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

To save up to 2% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 29 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 Washington from R11 614 1-2 weeks out and tickets from R11 791 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

February can be a great time to fly to Washington from Cape Town with a flight ticket averaging about R11 349. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of February for as cheap as R9 496. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of January.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Cape Town to Washington (CPT - WAS)?

Unlike in the afternoon, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 9% on flights from Cape Town to Washington by exploring options for tickets at midday.

Cheap flights from Cape Town to Washington in June, July 2021

The best prices found for CPT to WAS flights in June, July
22 Jun - 25 Jul
R11 477pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
31 Jul - 30 Aug
R11 791pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
British Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
31 Jul - 30 Aug
R11 846pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl

Cape Town to Washington 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Washington from Cape Town found for this year
9 Dec - 6 Jan
R10 466pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Virgin Atlantic
 
1 STOP
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
Virgin Atlantic
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
2 Aug - 4 Sep
R10 958pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
British Airways
 
1 STOP
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
19 Aug - 19 Sep
R10 958pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
British Airways
 
1 STOP
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
British Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl

Last-minute flights from Cape Town to Washington

Late deals on return flights to Washington from Cape Town, departing today and this week
22 Jun - 25 Jul
R11 477pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
22 Jun - 25 Jul
R17 325pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
Delta
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
22 Jun - 25 Jul
R29 526pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl

One-way flights to Washington from Cape Town

The cheapest one-way flights from Cape Town to Washington
13:50 - 15:05
Turkish Airlines
1 stop
31h 15m
CPT - IAD
Turkish Airlines
R9 127
KAYAK
11:10 - 10:15
British Airways
2 stops
29h 05m
CPT - IAD
British Airways
R7 433
KAYAK

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Cape Town to Washington

What airport do you fly from for flights from Cape Town to Washington?

Located just 15,6 km from the city centre, Cape Town Intl is the airport most travellers will use when flying to Washington from Cape Town. Booking flights from Cape Town Intl (CPT) to Washington should be relatively easy as there are 0 daily outbound flights to Washington from 6 different airlines.

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

Some of our airline partners flying from Cape Town Intl to Washington have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. South African, Ethiopian Air, and British Airways are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like South African with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Cape Town to Washington for under R10 930 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Cape Town to Washington for under R10 930. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Virgin Atlantic for just R10 466, but on average you can expect to pay R11 026.

Are there direct flights from Cape Town to Washington for under R10 930 on Cheapflights?

There are no direct flights from Cape Town to Washington, 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 Washington for under R12 297?

There are currently 4+ open flights from Cape Town to Washington within the next 7 days for less than R12 297.

Is Cape Town weather warmer or cooler than Washington?

We forecast the temperature to be around the 32 °Cs in July, on average. The temperature in Washington is generally hotter than in Cape Town. Book flights in a timely manner in correlation to your departure date.

How long does is the flight from Cape Town to Washington?

Airlines like Delta, KLM, and Ethiopian Air fly from Cape Town to Washington in about 19h 34m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 4h 31m. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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

Our cheapest airline available from Cape Town to Washington is Virgin Atlantic. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as R10 466 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are British Airways and American Airlines, starting at R10 958 and R10 999 round-trip. Virgin Atlantic is 22% 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 Washington one-way?

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with British Airways, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at R7 433. British Airways is not the only option available. At the moment, Turkish Airlines is another option, for R9 127.

Destination information for Washington

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Cape Town to Washington.
Today's exchange rate
R1 = $0,08
Average temperature for June in Washington
30.0 °C
Avg rainfall for June in Washington
107.0 mm

Airports servicing Cape Town

Airports servicing Washington

Reagan National (DCA)

Top 6 airlines flying from Cape Town to Washington

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Cape Town to Washington 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
Ethiopian Air
R689 R796 No cancel fee 72%
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South African
R833 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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Emirates
R932 R1 040 No cancel fee 75%
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Qatar Airways
R819 R1 043 No cancel fee 68%
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British Airways
R878 R1 100 No cancel fee 70%
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KLM
R923 R1 162 No cancel fee 75%
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