The cheapest times to fly from DFW to CPT are
- January 8th to April 1st (except the weeks of March 5th and March 12th)
- April 16th to May 27th
- August 20th to October 7th
- November 12th to December 9th (except the week of November 19th)
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 DFW to CPT is mid May. Prices can be as high as $2881 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $1106 for Tuesday flights around mid May.
When to Fly to Cape Town
Flying from Dallas/Fort Worth, TX (DFW) to Cape Town (CPT) will usually cost between $1125 to $1793 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid May with an average ticket price of $1131. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1951. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $820 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1177 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DFW to CPT flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the DFW to CPT route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the DFW to CPT flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Dallas. 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. 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 $164 (12%) 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 $1241. Return trip prices are from the CPT to DFW flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.
Departing Prices by Day
Return Trip Prices by Day
Nonstop Flights and Layovers
Travelers looking to fly from DFW to CPT 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 48 minutes may not be realistic.
Flight Hacking DFW to CPT
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 DFW to CPT — but Champion Traveler does!
- Price for both tickets: $1109
- Average savings: $68 (5.78%)
- Price for both tickets: $1137
- Average savings: $40 (3.4%)
- Price for both tickets: $1139
- Average savings: $39 (3.27%)
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from DFW to CPT? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 25 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, Alitalia, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Delta, Emirates, Ethiopian, Finnair, Iberia, Icelandair, JetBlue, Kenya Airways, KLM, LATAM, Lufthansa, MANGO, Qatar Airways, South African, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Cape Town International Airport to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 8788 miles or 14143 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from DFW to CPT?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop DFW to CPT flight is about 16 hour 48 minutes.
How many flights go between Dallas/Fort Worth, TX and Cape Town?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 71 available flights from DFW to CPT.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport|
|City||Dallas/Fort Worth, TX|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Cape Town International Airport|
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