Cheap flights from Cape Town to Washington

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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
R12 770 - R17 095
WAS
Temperature
9 - 32 °C
WAS
Precipitation
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

R12 770

From Cape Town Intl to Washington

One-way from

R8 489

One-way flight from Cape Town Intl 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?

Users have found that leaving on a Wednesday can be a cost-effective option. It’s possible to save up to 19% on your flight compared to booking on days when demand is much higher.

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

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 50 days in advance to save up to 4% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 50 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Cape Town to Washington 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as R14 138, or R14 138 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of March. Prices to Washington from Cape Town average R14 601. You can even find prices in March for less than R14 601, as users have found deals to Washington from as low as R11 357. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Washington from Cape Town. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 17%.

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

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from Cape Town to Washington is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the afternoon tend to be the most expensive. A flight at midday could potentially save you up to 9% on airfare.

Cape Town Intl to Washington 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Washington from Cape Town found for this year
4 Nov - 8 Nov
R22 126pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
   
2 STOPS
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
Qatar Airways
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
4 Nov - 8 Nov
R22 376pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
   
2 STOPS
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
Qatar Airways
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
4 Nov - 8 Nov
R22 421pp
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
   
2 STOPS
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
DCA
Washington Reagan-National
Qatar Airways
   
2 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
R8 489
Bookingwiz.co.th
4:00 - 10:15
British Airways
2 stops
36h 15m
CPT - IAD
British Airways
R9 313
13:45 - 16:30
Lufthansa
1 stop
32h 45m
CPT - IAD
Lufthansa
R9 504
Lufthansa

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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 600 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Cape Town to Washington for under R10 600. The cheapest flight booked recently is on British Airways for just R10 563, but on average you can expect to pay R11 269.

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

Flying on British Airways is currently your cheapest option to Washington, with prices starting at R10 563. Additional return tickets that might be worth considering are offered by American Airlines and Virgin Atlantic, with the lowest prices starting at R11 122 and R11 387, respectively. British Airways is currently priced 27% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

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

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Turkish Airlines, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at R8 445. British Airways flights start at R9 268 while deals on Lufthansa start at R9 504 one-way.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Washington, DC

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

Information is based on travel restrictions from Cape Town Intl to Washington

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

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 Washington.

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

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

Returning to Cape Town Intl from Washington

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

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

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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 = $0,07
Average temperature for September in Washington
28.0 °C
Avg rainfall for September in Washington
107.0 mm

Airports servicing Cape Town

Airports servicing Washington

Reagan-National (DCA)

Top 6 airlines flying from Cape Town Intl 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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