The cheapest times to fly from CPT to TPA are

  • January 15th to March 18th (except the week of February 5th)
  • April 23rd to July 22nd
  • October 22nd 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 TPA is late May. Prices can be as high as $4594 for Saturday flights during early January, or as low as $1036 for Tuesday flights around late May.


When to Fly to Tampa

Flying from Cape Town (CPT) to Tampa, FL (TPA) will usually cost between $1059 to $1718 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late May with an average ticket price of $1059. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early January, with an average price of $2578. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1519 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1158 can be considered a good price for a round-trip CPT to TPA flight.

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

CPT to TPA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the CPT to TPA 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 $127 (9%) 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 $1199. Return trip prices are from the TPA 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 TPA 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 8 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 TPA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) in Sarasota/Bradenton, FL

  • 40 miles (64 km) away from TPA
  • Usually 8.89% less expensive than TPA
  • 1-layover flights available

See CPT to SRQ flights

Destination alternative #2: Melbourne International Airport (MLB) in Melbourne, FL

  • 115 miles (185 km) away from TPA
  • Usually 6.56% less expensive than TPA
  • 2-layover flights available

See CPT to MLB flights

Destination alternative #3: Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) in Fort Myers, FL

  • 110 miles (177 km) away from TPA
  • Usually 6.30% less expensive than TPA
  • 1-layover flights available

See CPT to RSW flights


Flight Hacking CPT to TPA

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 TPA — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1077
  • Average savings: $81 (6.99%)

See CPT to IST flights

Hack #2: Istanbul (CPT > IST > TPA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1101
  • Average savings: $57 (4.92%)

See CPT to LHR flights

Hack #3: Amsterdam (CPT > AMS > TPA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1134
  • Average savings: $24 (2.07%)

See CPT to AMS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 20 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Emirates, Ethiopian, Finnair, Iberia, JetBlue, KLM, LATAM, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, South African, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7861 miles or 12651 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop CPT to TPA flight is about 15 hour 8 minutes.

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

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 69 available flights from CPT to TPA.


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 TPA
Destination airport name Tampa International Airport
City Tampa, FL
Country the United States
Latitude 28
Longitude -82.5


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