The cheapest times to fly from CPT to EWR are

  • January 15th to March 18th (except the week of February 19th)
  • April 23rd to June 10th (except the week of May 21st)
  • September 3rd to December 2nd (except the weeks of October 8th and October 22nd)

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 EWR is mid November. Prices can be as high as $3238 for Friday flights during early January, or as low as $806 for Tuesday flights around mid November.


When to Fly to Newark

Flying from Cape Town (CPT) to Newark, NJ (EWR) will usually cost between $846 to $1451 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid November with an average ticket price of $850. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $1917. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1068 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $986 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CPT to EWR flight.

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

CPT to EWR Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CPT to EWR flight is priced close to the average and costs less than 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 fly to EWR, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into CPT. Fridays are the most expensive days to fly to Newark, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Cape Town. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $164 (14%) 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 $1017. Return trip prices are from the EWR 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 EWR can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 15 hour 4 minutes may 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 a nonstop flight from CPT to EWR while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York, NY

  • 21 miles (34 km) away from EWR
  • Usually 7.76% less expensive than EWR
  • 1-layover flights available

See CPT to JFK flights


Flight Hacking CPT to EWR

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 EWR — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $977
  • Average savings: $10 (0.96%)

See CPT to flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 18 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, South African, SWISS, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7823 miles or 12590 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CPT to EWR flight is about 15 hour 4 minutes.

How many flights go between Cape Town and Newark, NJ?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 63 available flights from CPT to EWR.


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 EWR
Destination airport name Newark Liberty International Airport
City Newark, NJ
Country the United States
Latitude 40.7
Longitude -74.2


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