The cheapest times to fly from ITH to CPT are

  • January 8th to June 3rd (except the weeks of April 2nd and April 9th)
  • October 22nd to December 9th

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 ITH to CPT is mid May. Prices can be as high as $3423 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $1289 for Monday flights around mid May.


When to Fly to Cape Town

Flying from Ithaca/Cortland, NY (ITH) to Cape Town (CPT) will usually cost between $1409 to $2653 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 $1400. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $2976. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1576 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1753 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ITH to CPT flight.

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

ITH to CPT Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ITH to CPT flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Ithaca. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.14, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday 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 $204 (10%) 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 $1726. Return trip prices are from the CPT to ITH 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 ITH to CPT 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 21 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking ITH 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 ITH to CPT — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Boston, MA (ITH > BOS > CPT)

  • Price for both tickets: $1147
  • Average savings: $607 (34.6%)

See ITH to BOS flights

Hack #2: New York, NY (ITH > JFK > CPT)

  • Price for both tickets: $1203
  • Average savings: $550 (31.37%)

See ITH to JFK flights

Hack #3: Baltimore, MD (ITH > BWI > CPT)

  • Price for both tickets: $1229
  • Average savings: $524 (29.89%)

See ITH to BWI flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 11 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, American, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Ethiopian, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, South African, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Cape Town International Airport to Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7982 miles or 12846 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop ITH to CPT flight is about 15 hour 21 minutes.

How many flights go between Ithaca/Cortland, NY and Cape Town?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 15 available flights from ITH to CPT.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeITH
Origination airport nameIthaca Tompkins Regional Airport
CityIthaca/Cortland, NY
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

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


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