The cheapest times to fly from CPT to PNS are

  • January 15th to March 18th
  • April 23rd to May 6th
  • May 28th to June 17th
  • November 5th to December 2nd

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 PNS is early May. Prices can be as high as $2665 for Saturday flights during early to mid December, or as low as $1037 for Monday flights around early May.


When to Fly to Pensacola

Flying from Cape Town (CPT) to Pensacola, FL (PNS) will usually cost between $1039 to $2018 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 $1039. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid December, with an average price of $2216. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1177 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1234 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CPT to PNS flight.

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

CPT to PNS Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CPT to PNS 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

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to PNS, and Tuesday the cheapest day to fly back into CPT. 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 $207 (12%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1239. Return trip prices are from the PNS 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 PNS can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 15 hour 43 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 PNS while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Eglin AFB Destin Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) in Valparaiso, FL

  • 39 miles (63 km) away from PNS
  • Usually 9.40% less expensive than PNS
  • 2-layover flights available

See CPT to VPS flights


Flight Hacking CPT to PNS

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 PNS — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Amsterdam (CPT > AMS > PNS)

  • Price for both tickets: $1229
  • Average savings: $6 (0.45%)

See CPT to flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, American, British Airways, Delta, Iberia, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, South African, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8189 miles or 13179 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CPT to PNS flight is about 15 hour 43 minutes.

How many flights go between Cape Town and Pensacola, FL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 17 available flights from CPT to PNS.


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 PNS
Destination airport name Pensacola International Airport
City Pensacola, FL
Country the United States
Latitude 30.5
Longitude -87.2


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