The cheapest times to fly from CPT to AUS are

  • January 15th to March 18th (except the weeks of February 5th and February 19th)
  • April 23rd to June 24th
  • October 15th to November 25th (except the week of November 12th)

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 AUS is early May. Prices can be as high as $4735 for Friday flights during early January, or as low as $1050 for Tuesday flights around early May.


When to Fly to Austin

Flying from Cape Town (CPT) to Austin, TX (AUS) will usually cost between $1088 to $2038 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early May with an average ticket price of $1088. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $3113. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2025 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1167 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CPT to AUS flight.

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

CPT to AUS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CPT to AUS 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 $0.08, 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. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Austin, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Cape Town. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $159 (10%) 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 $1225. Return trip prices are from the AUS 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 AUS can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 16 hour 45 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 AUS while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport (IAH) in Houston, TX

  • 140 miles (225 km) away from AUS
  • Usually 4.76% less expensive than AUS
  • 1-layover flights available

See CPT to IAH flights

Destination alternative #2: William P Hobby Airport (HOU) in Houston, TX

  • 148 miles (238 km) away from AUS
  • Usually 0.13% less expensive than AUS
  • 2-layover flights available

See CPT to HOU flights


Flight Hacking CPT to AUS

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 AUS — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: London (CPT > LHR > AUS)

  • Price for both tickets: $1073
  • Average savings: $94 (8.05%)

See CPT to LGW flights

Hack #2: London (CPT > LGW > AUS)

  • Price for both tickets: $1130
  • Average savings: $37 (3.17%)

See CPT to LHR flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (CPT > JFK > AUS)

  • Price for both tickets: $1158
  • Average savings: $9 (0.77%)

See CPT to JFK flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from CPT to AUS? 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, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Emirates, Ethiopian, Etihad, 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 Austin – Bergstrom International Airport to Cape Town International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8756 miles or 14091 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CPT to AUS flight is about 16 hour 45 minutes.

How many flights go between Cape Town and Austin, TX?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 66 available flights from CPT to AUS.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeAUS
Destination airport nameAustin – Bergstrom International Airport
CityAustin, TX
Countrythe United States


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