The cheapest times to fly from AMS to CPT are

  • January 15th to June 24th (except the weeks of April 2nd and April 9th)
  • October 29th to December 2nd

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from AMS to CPT is late May to early June. Prices can be as high as $1383 for Friday flights during late December, or as low as $588 for Tuesday flights around late May to early June.


When to Fly to Cape Town

Flying from Amsterdam (AMS) to Cape Town (CPT) will usually cost between $597 to $969 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late May to early June with an average ticket price of $604. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1112. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $508 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $700 can be considered a good price for a round-trip AMS to CPT flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the AMS to CPT route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

AMS to CPT Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the AMS to CPT flight is cheaper than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Amsterdam. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.07, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to CPT, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into AMS. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Cape Town, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Amsterdam. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $59 (8%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $700. Return trip prices are from the CPT to AMS flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from AMS to CPT can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 49 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Hacking AMS to CPT

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from AMS to CPT — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Johannesburg (AMS > JNB > CPT)

  • Price for both tickets: $671
  • Average savings: $29 (4.14%)

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Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from AMS to CPT? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 21 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, Air Mauritius, Alitalia, Austrian, British Airways, EgyptAir, Emirates, Ethiopian, Etihad, Iberia, Kenya Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, MANGO, Qatar Airways, South African, SriLankan, SWISS, TAAG, Turkish Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Cape Town International Airport to Schiphol Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6018 miles or 9685 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from AMS to CPT?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop AMS to CPT flight is about 11 hour 49 minutes.

How many flights go between Amsterdam and Cape Town?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 84 available flights from AMS to CPT.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeAMS
Origination airport nameSchiphol Airport
Countrythe Netherlands

Return Airport

Destination codeCPT
Destination airport nameCape Town International Airport
CityCape Town
CountrySouth Africa


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