The cheapest times to fly from LHR to CPT are

  • January 15th to April 1st
  • April 16th to July 1st
  • November 12th 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 LHR to CPT is mid May. Prices can be as high as $1354 for Friday flights during late December, or as low as $545 for Tuesday flights around mid May.


When to Fly to Cape Town

Flying from London (LHR) to Cape Town (CPT) will usually cost between $547 to $989 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 $551. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1182. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $631 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $667 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LHR to CPT flight.

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

LHR to CPT Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LHR to CPT flight is cheaper than the average and costs about as much as the average flight leaving from London. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.07, 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. Fridays 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 $102 (14%) 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 $659. Return trip prices are from the CPT to LHR 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 LHR to CPT can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 11 hour 48 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 23 major airlines flying this route most often: Air France, Air Mauritius, Alitalia, Austrian, British Airways, EgyptAir, Emirates, Ethiopian, Etihad, Iberia, Kenya Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, MANGO, Qantas, Qatar Airways, SAS, South African, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 6014 miles or 9679 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LHR to CPT flight is about 11 hour 48 minutes.

How many flights go between London and Cape Town?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 119 available flights from LHR to CPT.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeLHR
Origination airport nameLondon Heathrow Airport
Countrythe United Kingdom

Return Airport

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


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