The cheapest times to fly from LGB to CPT are

  • January 8th to June 3rd (except the weeks of February 12th, March 26th, April 2nd, April 9th, April 30th, and May 7th)
  • August 27th to October 7th (except the week of September 24th)
  • October 29th 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 LGB to CPT is mid May. Prices can be as high as $3977 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $1008 for Tuesday flights around mid May.


When to Fly to Cape Town

Flying from Long Beach, CA (LGB) to Cape Town (CPT) will usually cost between $1010 to $2584 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 $1008. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $2977. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1969 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1399 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LGB to CPT flight.

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

LGB to CPT Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LGB to CPT flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Long Beach. 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 to Cape Town, and Fridays are the most expensive days to return to Long Beach. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $311 (18%) 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 $1383. Return trip prices are from the CPT to LGB 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 LGB 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 18 hour 56 minutes may not be realistic.


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1138
  • Average savings: $261 (18.63%)

See LGB to LHR flights

Hack #2: San Francisco, CA (LGB > SFO > CPT)

  • Price for both tickets: $1143
  • Average savings: $256 (18.31%)

See LGB to SFO flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (LGB > JFK > CPT)

  • Price for both tickets: $1177
  • Average savings: $222 (15.84%)

See LGB to JFK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 14 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, American, British Airways, Delta, Emirates, Finnair, Iberia, JetBlue, KLM, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, South African, Turkish Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9973 miles or 16050 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LGB to CPT flight is about 18 hour 56 minutes.

How many flights go between Long Beach, CA 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 LGB to CPT.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code LGB
Origination airport name Long Beach Airport
City Long Beach, CA
Country the United States
Latitude 33.8
Longitude -118.2

Return Airport

Destination code CPT
Destination airport name Cape Town International Airport
City Cape Town
Country South Africa
Latitude -34
Longitude 18.6


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