The cheapest times to fly from LAX to CPT are
- January 8th to May 27th (except the week of April 2nd)
- 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 LAX to CPT is mid January. Prices can be as high as $2053 for Saturday flights during mid December, or as low as $828 for Tuesday flights around mid January.
When to Fly to Cape Town
Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Cape Town (CPT) will usually cost between $845 to $1631 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $870. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $1766. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $896 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1027 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to CPT flight.
See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the LAX to CPT route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.
Compared to other flights, the LAX to CPT flight is priced close to the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from Los Angeles. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.06, which is far below average.
Flight Prices by Day of the Week
Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to fly to CPT, and Monday the cheapest day to fly back into LAX. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Cape Town, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Los Angeles. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $119 (10%) 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 $1065. Return trip prices are from the CPT to LAX 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 LAX 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 18 hour 58 minutes may not be realistic.
Flight Hacking LAX 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 LAX to CPT — but Champion Traveler does!
- Price for both tickets: $1022
- Average savings: $5 (0.49%)
Flight Questions Answered
Still have questions about flying from LAX to CPT? We’ve got answers.
Which airlines fly this route?
You can find 24 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Delta, Emirates, Ethiopian, Finnair, Iberia, JetBlue, Kenya Airways, KLM, LATAM, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, South African, SriLankan, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.
How far away is it from Cape Town International Airport to Los Angeles International Airport?
The distance between the two airports is roughly 9990 miles or 16077 kilometers.
How long does it take to fly from LAX to CPT?
The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to CPT flight is about 18 hour 58 minutes.
How many flights go between Los Angeles, CA and Cape Town?
It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 78 available flights from LAX to CPT.
Airport Location Info
|Origination airport name||Los Angeles International Airport|
|City||Los Angeles, CA|
|Country||the United States|
|Destination airport name||Cape Town International Airport|
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