Flights from Cape Town to London, United Kingdom

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One of the world’s most visited cities with iconic landmarks, world-class theater, sweeping green parks along with food and drink to suit everyone, London is always moving. Instantly recognizable buildings such as The Tower of London, The Shard and Buckingham Palace are not the only desirable attractions – neighborhoods with entirely different characteristics are also worth a visit. The pastel terraced houses of Primrose Hill, the buzz of Portobello Road, Hampton Court Palace and Camden Market are all able to take the visitor slightly off the tourist trail to discover another layer of this beautiful city.

Flying to London

1. Which airports serve Cape Town to London?

Cape Town International Airport has one daily non-stop service operated by British Airways to London Heathrow. There are other options for flights to Heathrow and Gatwick with stopovers in different cities. Cape Town Airport is approximately 12 miles from the city center, and Heathrow is only 15 miles from London. Both have good rail, car and bus links.

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

British Airways provides all the non-stop flights between Cape Town and London. Other airlines offer flights with stopovers, including Ethiopian, Emirates, Lufthansa and KLM. The most popular connecting city on this route is Frankfurt.

3. How long is the flight?

A direct flight from Cape Town to London is around 12 hours non-stop. With one stopover, the time can rise to 19 hours, but this depends on the carrier, the connections and where the stopover is. Passengers flying via Dubai can have a layover of just over two hours.

4. Climate changes between Cape Town and London

When passengers travel from Cape Town to London in the winter, they will be leaving Cape Town’s hottest months and arriving in London in the depths of the United Kingdom’s coldest. In Cape Town, the average temperature in February is 73°F, while in London in January, it is 41°F. In July, the average temperature is 66°F in London, and in Cape Town in June, it is 55°F.

5. Culture differences and need-to-know

London is one hour behind Cape Town, so consider this when booking flights. The currency in South Africa is the rand, and in the UK, it is the pound sterling. When flying to London, it is important to check the requirements to enter the UK, which will depend upon the traveler’s place of origin rather than where he or she flew in from.

London Information

A port city on South Africa’s southwest coast, Cape Town sits on a peninsula beneath Table Mountain, which has slowly rotating cable cars that climb up to its flat top. From there, the visitor can enjoy sweeping views of the city, harbor and boats. London also has a thriving waterfront along the River Thames, and there are tours, speed boats and water taxis to enjoy as well as the working cargo traffic that still plies its trade. Walk along the south bank past the London Eye and the National Theatre toward Borough Market for breathtaking views.

Cape Town to London, United Kingdom Last modified: Jan 22, 2024 9:18 -05:00

We've scanned 115 678 683 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights to London, United Kingdom. !T & Air France frequently offer the best deals to London, United Kingdom flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

Multiple Airlines
CPTLON
Mon 01/29
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Sat 02/17
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R10 770
Air France
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Wed 02/21
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R10 789
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Sun 02/11
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Tue 02/27
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R10 903
Swiss
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How Much is a Flight from Cape Town to London, United Kingdom?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Cape Town to London, United Kingdom, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be R10 274.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Cape Town to London, United Kingdom?

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How far in advance should I book tickets from Cape Town to London, United Kingdom?

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

Non Stop versus Connecting
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< 7 days R19 290 R13 896
7-14 days R15 115 R10 217
14-21 days R15 230 R10 236
21-30 days R15 211 R10 293
30-60 days R15 211 R10 408
60-90 days R15 344 R11 265
90+ days R15 420 R11 646

Cheapest Day To Fly from Cape Town to London, United Kingdom

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 London, United Kingdom is Wednesday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

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R10 236R10 274R10 217R10 255R10 331 R10 236

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Cape Town to London, United Kingdom

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Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Cape Town to London, United Kingdom

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 London, United Kingdom is R12 047.

The average price for direct flights from Cape Town to London, United Kingdom is R15 725.

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Cape Town to London, United Kingdom

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 London, United Kingdom. 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 London, United Kingdom is R7 396.

The average price for round trip flights from Cape Town to London, United Kingdom is R12 047.

Cape Town to London, United Kingdom Flight Questions

Cape Town to London, United Kingdom Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in Cape Town and London, United Kingdom. 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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