The cheapest times to fly from CLT to CPT are

  • January 8th to February 25th
  • August 20th 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 CLT to CPT is late January. Prices can be as high as $2359 for Saturday flights during early to mid July, or as low as $999 for Sunday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Cape Town

Flying from Charlotte, NC (CLT) to Cape Town (CPT) will usually cost between $1055 to $1938 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $1070. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid July, with an average price of $1958. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $888 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1175 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CLT to CPT flight.

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

CLT to CPT Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CLT to CPT flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Charlotte. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.09, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Sunday is usually the cheapest day to fly to CPT, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into CLT. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Cape Town, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Charlotte. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $126 (9%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Sunday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1253. Return trip prices are from the CPT to CLT 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 CLT 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 23 minutes may not be realistic.


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $997
  • Average savings: $179 (15.19%)

See CLT to JFK flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1084
  • Average savings: $91 (7.74%)

See CLT to BOS flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1102
  • Average savings: $73 (6.21%)

See CLT to BWI flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from CLT 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 Charlotte Douglas International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7997 miles or 12870 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CLT to CPT flight is about 15 hour 23 minutes.

How many flights go between Charlotte, NC and Cape Town?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 83 available flights from CLT to CPT.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code CLT
Origination airport name Charlotte Douglas International Airport
City Charlotte, NC
Country the United States
Latitude 35.2
Longitude -80.9

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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