The cheapest times to fly from MCO to CPT are

  • January 8th to March 25th (except the week of February 12th)
  • May 14th to May 27th
  • August 27th to December 9th (except the week of October 15th)

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 MCO to CPT is late January. Prices can be as high as $2247 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $900 for Tuesday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Cape Town

Flying from Orlando, FL (MCO) to Cape Town (CPT) will usually cost between $938 to $1768 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $968. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $1840. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $872 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1191 can be considered a good price for a round-trip MCO to CPT flight.

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

MCO to CPT Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the MCO to CPT flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Orlando. 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 Orlando. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $156 (11%) 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 $1210. Return trip prices are from the CPT to MCO 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 MCO 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 15 hour 2 minutes may not be realistic.


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

Hack #1: New York, NY (MCO > JFK > CPT)

  • Price for both tickets: $1060
  • Average savings: $132 (11.04%)

See MCO to JFK flights

Hack #2: Johannesburg (MCO > JNB > CPT)

  • Price for both tickets: $1086
  • Average savings: $105 (8.82%)

See MCO to JNB flights

Hack #3: London (MCO > LHR > CPT)

  • Price for both tickets: $1094
  • Average savings: $97 (8.14%)

See MCO to LHR flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 22 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Air France, American, Austrian, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, Emirates, Ethiopian, Finnair, Iberia, JetBlue, Kenya Airways, KLM, LATAM, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, South African, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7809 miles or 12567 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop MCO to CPT flight is about 15 hour 2 minutes.

How many flights go between Orlando, FL and Cape Town?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 96 available flights from MCO to CPT.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeMCO
Origination airport nameOrlando International Airport
CityOrlando, FL
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

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


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