The cheapest times to fly from CLE to CPT are

  • January 8th to February 11th
  • April 16th to June 3rd (except the week of May 7th)
  • August 27th to December 9th

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 CLE to CPT is early to mid October. Prices can be as high as $3532 for Saturday flights during mid December, or as low as $1014 for Wednesday flights around early to mid October.


When to Fly to Cape Town

Flying from Cleveland, OH (CLE) to Cape Town (CPT) will usually cost between $1038 to $2059 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid October with an average ticket price of $1077. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $2356. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1279 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1355 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CLE to CPT flight.

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

CLE to CPT Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CLE to CPT flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Cleveland. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to CPT, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into CLE. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Cape Town, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Cleveland. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $192 (12%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1334. Return trip prices are from the CPT to CLE 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 CLE to CPT can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 15 hour 46 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking CLE 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 CLE to CPT — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: New York, NY (CLE > JFK > CPT)

  • Price for both tickets: $1027
  • Average savings: $328 (24.21%)

See CLE to JFK flights

Hack #2: Boston, MA (CLE > BOS > CPT)

  • Price for both tickets: $1073
  • Average savings: $282 (20.81%)

See CLE to BOS flights

Hack #3: Baltimore, MD (CLE > BWI > CPT)

  • Price for both tickets: $1126
  • Average savings: $230 (16.94%)

See CLE to BWI flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 21 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Emirates, Ethiopian, Etihad, Finnair, Iberia, JetBlue, Kenya Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, South African, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Cape Town International Airport to Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8210 miles or 13213 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CLE to CPT flight is about 15 hour 46 minutes.

How many flights go between Cleveland, OH 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 CLE to CPT.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code CLE
Origination airport name Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport
City Cleveland, OH
Country the United States
Latitude 41.4
Longitude -81.9

Return Airport

Destination code CPT
Destination airport name Cape Town International Airport
City Cape Town
Country South Africa
Latitude -34
Longitude 18.6


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