Flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg, South Africa

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Destination Overview

For a combination of big-city culture mixed with a popular shopping, dining and nightlife scene, all with the fun of outdoor activities such as hiking and encountering the local wildlife, look no further than Johannesburg. It is the largest city in South Africa and is one of the 50 largest urban areas in the world, and that is without mentioning the fact that the city was once the historic center of large scale gold and diamond trade. History lovers will enjoy a visit to Constitution Hill as well as the Apartheid Museum, while the craft beer at Mad Giant should not be missed either.

Flying to Johannesburg

1. Which airports serve Cape Town to Johannesburg?

Cape Town International Airport is the largest airport in the urban area, and it is here that most internal flights to Johannesburg will fly out from. Located 20 km from Cape Town, it is one of the biggest international airports in South Africa.

2. Which airlines operate flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg?

The majority of these internal flights are provided by Comair Limited, but you can also catch a daily departure direct to Johannesburg with Safair, Mango and South African. Other airlines, including Air Namibia and Cem Air, also offer daily departures but require a connection.

3. How long is the flight?

A direct flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg usually takes about 1 hour and 55 minutes and, as both cities are in the same time zone, there will be no difficulty adjusting when you land.

4. Climate changes between Cape Town to Johannesburg

In general, the temperatures in Johannesburg and Cape Town are relatively similar. Being in the southern equator, their winter falls in the months of June and July. In summer, temperatures in Johannesburg can rise to 80°F in January.

5. Culture differences and need-to-know

The currency in both Johannesburg and Cape Town is the South African Rand, so if you are visiting both cities on a long holiday, there will be no need to exchange your money mid-flight.

Although the business language of South Africa is English, some people might find the accent in Johannesburg difficult to understand. Afrikaans is also spoken widely in the area as a specific dialect.

City Information

Art lovers will relish the chance to visit the Spaza Art Gallery and Art Africa, while history lovers will enjoy a visit to Constitution Hill as well as the Apartheid Museum.

Those looking to whet their whistle may enjoy the craft beer at Mad Giant, while Living Room should not be missed either, if only for the spectacular view. Great Dane offers up some music alongside their drinks. Live jazz can also be found at Katzy’s and excellent coffee can be found at Doubleshot Coffee and Tea.

There are also a number of places to enjoy eating at in Johannesburg, including Urbanologi, Marble, Breezeblock and the not-to-be-missed Yeoville Dinner Club. For shopping, be sure to check out 27 Boxes, the Market on Main and 44 Stanley, which houses an eclectic collection of local designers and specialty boutiques.

Cape Town to Johannesburg Last modified: Jan 22, 2024 9:18 -05:00

We've scanned 115 678 683 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights to Johannesburg. South African & Safair frequently offer the best deals to Johannesburg flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

South African
CPTJNB
Wed 01/24
nonstop
JNBCPT
Mon 01/29
nonstop
R1 716
Safair
CPTJNB
Sun 01/21
nonstop
JNBCPT
Mon 01/22
nonstop
R2 040
S African Airlink
CPTJNB
Wed 04/03
nonstop
JNBCPT
Sun 04/07
nonstop
R2 307
Cemair
CPTJNB
Thu 03/21
nonstop
JNBCPT
Sat 03/30
nonstop
R2 745
FlexFlight
CPTJNB
Thu 04/04
nonstop
JNBCPT
Sat 04/20
nonstop
R2 841
Web Special
CPTJNB
Sun 01/21
nonstop
JNBCPT
Mon 01/22
nonstop
R2 898

How Much is a Flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Cape Town to Johannesburg, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be R2 078.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg?

The best way to find a great deal on airfare is to search multiple sites. When you run a search on FareCompare, we search multiple sites and fare sources all at once so you don't have to - which is why we think FareCompare is the best place to find cheap tickets. Airlines can adjust prices for tickets from Cape Town to Johannesburg based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have found that Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays are often the best days to book flights. If you'd like to learn more, read our article about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should I book tickets from Cape Town to Johannesburg?

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg.

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days R2 192 R3 298
7-14 days R2 078 R3 222
14-21 days R2 078 R3 050
21-30 days R2 078 R3 279
30-60 days R2 307 R2 974
60-90 days R2 345 R3 012
90+ days R2 307 R2 974

Cheapest Day To Fly from Cape Town to Johannesburg

We've examined 231 357 366 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Cape Town to Johannesburg is Sunday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
R2 078R2 078R2 078R2 078R2 078 R2 078

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg

Looking for cheap last minute flights or a weekend getaway? We've got you covered with weekend flight deals from Cape Town to Johannesburg. The chart below shows the best last minute deals and cheap flights this weekend we could find.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
R3 069
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
R3 069 R2 078
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
R2 078 R2 078
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
R2 078 R2 345
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
R2 345 R2 345
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
R2 345

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg

Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg is R3 012.

The average price for direct flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg is R2 288.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg.

Weekly Direct Flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Mango 10 8 8 10 10 7 8 01:00 14:15
Comair 14 14 14 15 14 11 13 00:55 17:10

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg is R1 144.

The average price for round trip flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg is R2 288.

Cape Town to Johannesburg Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: How long is the flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg?
Answer: The average Cape Town to Johannesburg flight time is an hour and 56 minutes.
Question: How far is Johannesburg from Cape Town?
Answer: The distance from Cape Town to Johannesburg is 1 263 kilometers (785 miles).
Question: How common are direct flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg?
Answer: There are 156 direct flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg.
Question: What are the most popular Cape Town airlines for direct flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg?
Answer: Comair provides 60% of the non-stop flights between Cape Town and Johannesburg.

Cape Town to Johannesburg Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in Cape Town and Johannesburg. If your route includes a city with multiple airports, you may be able to find substantial savings by choosing an alternate airport.

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Cheap Flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg