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How to find the cheapest flight from
Australia to Cape Town (CPT)

All the information you need to plan the best null to CPT flight in 2021: compare Australia to Cape Town flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Cape Town.
How far in advance should I book a flight from Australia to Cape Town?

Travellers have found it’s best to book a flight 29 days in advance to save up to 8% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 29 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Australia to Cape Town 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $1,638, or $1,784 for flights within the next 24 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Australia to Cape Town?

February is one of the best times of the year to fly to Cape Town from Australia. Prices for February average $1,436 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $1,033. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a February flight can save you 40% on your journey compared to booking in February

When is the cheapest time to fly from Australia to Cape Town (AU0 - CPT)?

When flying from Australia to Cape Town, the time of day you decide to fly out makes little to no difference towards the overall price you’ll pay on tickets.

Australia to Cape Town 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town from Australia found for this year
8 Dec - 14 Dec
$2,895pp
ADL
Adelaide
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ADL
Adelaide
8 Dec - 14 Dec
$2,902pp
ADL
Adelaide
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ADL
Adelaide
3 Dec - 7 Jan
$3,029pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

One-way flights to Cape Town Intl from Australia

The cheapest one-way flights from Australia to Cape Town
16:45 - 06:30
British Airways
2 stops
46h 45m
SYD - CPT
British Airways
$1,142
British Airways
16:45 - 06:15
Qatar Airways
1 stop
46h 30m
SYD - CPT
Qatar Airways
$1,159
qatarairways.com
11:10 - 04:25
Singapore Airlines
2 stops
26h 15m
SYD - CPT
Singapore Airlines

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Australia</span> to <span class="emphasized">Cape Town</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Australia to Cape Town

What airport do you fly into for flights to Cape Town from Australia?

If you book a flight to Cape Town from Australia, you will be flying to Cape Town Intl, which is the city’s only airport. Cape Town Intl (CPT) is located 15.6 km from the centre of Cape Town.

Which airlines flying from Australia to Cape Town Intl have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Singapore Airlines, South African, and Cathay Pacific are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Australia to Cape Town Intl to control the spread of COVID-19?

New policies can now be found on Etihad Airways to help keep travellers safe while flying. New policies for travellers booking flights from Australia to Cape Town Intl include masks being provided and required on board, daily cleaning and sanitisation, use of HEPA filters, pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms, and socially-distanced seating (for a limited time). Keep in mind that policies will vary by airline.

Can I find flights from Australia to Cape Town for under $1,800 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Australia to Cape Town for under $1,800. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $1,799, but on average you can expect to pay $2,947.

How popular is this Australia to Cape Town flight route?

Flights from Australia to Cape Town Intl have been viewed 1,763 times in the past calendar month.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Australia to Cape Town one-way?

For one-way options, check prices for Singapore Airlines. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $1,063. Users have also found prices from $1,115 and $1,118 on Singapore Airlines and Emirates, respectively.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Cape Town, South Africa

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Cape Town from Australia?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Australia to Cape Town Intl

Most visitors from Australia need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Cape Town Intl.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Australia must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Cape Town Intl.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Australia are not required to quarantine after entering Cape Town Intl.

Documents
Health Declaration Form - Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


Do I need a test to fly back to Australia from Cape Town?

Returning to Australia from Cape Town Intl

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Cape Town Intl must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Australia.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Cape Town Intl are not required to quarantine after entering Australia.

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Departure points for flights from Australia to Cape Town

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Destination information for Cape Town

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Australia to Cape Town.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = R10.52
Average temperature for September in Cape Town
21.0 °C
Avg rainfall for September in Cape Town
44.0 mm

Airports servicing Cape Town

Top 6 airlines flying from Australia to Cape Town Intl

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Australia to Cape Town choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Qatar Airways
$619 $887 No cancel fee 68%
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Cathay Pacific
$820 $1,162 No cancel fee 72%
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South African
$640 $1,169 No cancel fee 78%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by South African. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Singapore Airlines
$746 $1,185 No cancel fee 81%
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Emirates
$877 $1,320 No cancel fee 75%
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Etihad Airways
$1,092 $1,441 No cancel fee 75%
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