The cheapest times to fly from CPT to ATL are

  • January 15th to March 18th (except the week of February 19th)
  • April 23rd to June 3rd
  • August 6th to September 16th
  • October 15th to November 25th

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 CPT to ATL is early November. Prices can be as high as $1886 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $972 for Tuesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Atlanta

Flying from Cape Town (CPT) to Atlanta, GA (ATL) will usually cost between $1011 to $1451 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $1017. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1714. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $697 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1138 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CPT to ATL flight.

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

CPT to ATL Flight Prices

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


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $72 (6%) 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 $1138. Return trip prices are from the ATL to CPT 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 CPT to ATL 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 37 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from CPT to ATL while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) in Birmingham, AL

  • 134 miles (216 km) away from ATL
  • Usually 4.97% less expensive than ATL
  • 2-layover flights available

See CPT to BHM flights


Flight Hacking CPT to ATL

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 CPT to ATL — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Istanbul (CPT > IST > ATL)

  • Price for both tickets: $1064
  • Average savings: $74 (6.46%)

See CPT to JFK flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (CPT > JFK > ATL)

  • Price for both tickets: $1118
  • Average savings: $20 (1.71%)

See CPT to IST flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 19 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Emirates, Ethiopian, Finnair, Iberia, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, South African, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to Cape Town International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8132 miles or 13087 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CPT to ATL flight is about 15 hour 37 minutes.

How many flights go between Cape Town and Atlanta, GA?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 57 available flights from CPT to ATL.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination code ATL
Destination airport name Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
City Atlanta, GA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.6
Longitude -84.4


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