The cheapest times to fly from CPT to STN are

  • July 30th to December 2nd
  • December 17th to February 25th (except the weeks of January 1st and January 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 STN is early October. Prices can be as high as $3427 for Monday flights during early June, or as low as $549 for Wednesday flights around early October.


When to Fly to London

Flying from Cape Town (CPT) to London (STN) will usually cost between $672 to $2919 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early October with an average ticket price of $659. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early June, with an average price of $2933. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2274 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1769 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CPT to STN flight.

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

CPT to STN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CPT to STN flight is more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Cape Town. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.18, which is below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to STN, and Thursday the cheapest day to fly back into CPT. Mondays are the most expensive days to fly to London, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Cape Town. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $257 (9%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1637. Return trip prices are from the STN 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 STN can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 51 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 STN while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: London Heathrow Airport (LHR) in London

  • 41 miles (66 km) away from STN
  • Usually 64.16% less expensive than STN
  • Nonstop flights available

See CPT to LHR flights

Destination alternative #2: London Gatwick Airport (LGW) in London

  • 54 miles (87 km) away from STN
  • Usually 60.71% less expensive than STN
  • Nonstop flights available

See CPT to LGW flights


Flight Hacking CPT to STN

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 STN — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $743
  • Average savings: $1026 (58%)

See CPT to FRA flights

Hack #2: Frankfurt (CPT > FRA > STN)

  • Price for both tickets: $792
  • Average savings: $978 (55.26%)

See CPT to AMS flights

Hack #3: Istanbul (CPT > IST > STN)

  • Price for both tickets: $836
  • Average savings: $934 (52.77%)

See CPT to IST flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Austrian, British Airways, Emirates, Ethiopian, Eurowings, Lufthansa, MANGO, SAS, South African, SWISS, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6034 miles or 9711 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CPT to STN flight is about 11 hour 51 minutes.

How many flights go between Cape Town and London?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 56 available flights from CPT to STN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

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

Return Airport

Destination codeSTN
Destination airport nameLondon Stansted Airport
Countrythe United Kingdom


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