Cheap flights from Sydney to Cape Town

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The best prices from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Cape Town Intl are usually found in February or March, booked 28 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Monday and return on a Thursday

How to find the cheapest flight from Sydney to Cape Town

All the information you need to plan the best SYD to CPT flight in 2021: compare Sydney to Cape Town flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Cape Town.

SYD - CPT

Price

$897 - $1,477

CPT

Temperature

12 - 21 °C

CPT

Precipitation

20 - 100 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 29% potential price rise

Cheapest in

February

Best time to find cheap flights, 15% potential price drop

Average price

$1,398

Average for round-trip flights in October 2021

Round-trip from

$1,219

From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Cape Town Intl

What is the cheapest day to fly return from Sydney to Cape Town?

Thursday flights are found to be more expensive to fly from Sydney to Cape Town. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Cape Town.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Sydney to Cape Town?

To save up to 8% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 29 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Sydney to Cape Town from $1,631 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $1,776 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

Our data shows that February tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Cape Town from Sydney. Users have commonly found prices around $1,429 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $1,029. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Sydney to Cape Town (SYD - CPT)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Sydney to Cape Town in the afternoon. Doing so could potentially save you 10% on the flight price compared to flying in the morning, which is usually more expensive.

Sydney to Cape Town 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town from Sydney found for this year
23 Dec. - 22 Jan.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

31h 55m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

45h 45m
$2,920

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 13/10/21

23 Dec. - 22 Jan.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

46h 15m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

2 stops

42h 30m
$2,948

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 13/10/21

26 Dec. - 9 Jan.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

46h 15m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

38h 35m
$3,382

Qatar Airways

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Deal found 12/10/21

One-way flights to Cape Town Intl from Sydney

The cheapest one-way flights from Sydney to Cape Town
3 Jan.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

33h 20m
$1,290

Singapore Airlines

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Deal found 12/10/21

6 Jan.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

46h 15m
$1,424

Qatar Airways

View Deal

Deal found 12/10/21

5 Jan.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

26h 15m
$1,427

Singapore Airlines

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Deal found 12/10/21

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Sydney to Cape Town flights.

Which airlines flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith 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 Sydney Kingsford Smith to Cape Town Intl to control the spread of COVID-19?

Etihad Airways is one of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. New policies for travellers booking flights from Sydney Kingsford Smith 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 Sydney to Cape Town for under $1,700 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Sydney to Cape Town for under $1,700. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Emirates for just $1,659, but on average you can expect to pay $2,325.

How popular is this Sydney to Cape Town flight route?

Within the past month, 1,763 users have taken a look at flights from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Cape Town Intl.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Sydney to Cape Town return?

Currently priced at $1,659, Emirates will fly you from Sydney to Cape Town and back. In addition to Emirates, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Check Cheapflights for deals on Qatar Airways for as low as $1,936.

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

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $1,290 on Singapore Airlines. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Qatar Airways from $1,424 and Emirates from $1,506 one-way.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Sydney to Cape Town?

The most popular airlines flying from Sydney to Cape Town are British Airways, Cathay Pacific and Emirates. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

What are the cheapest flights from Sydney to Cape Town?

On average you can expect to pay $2,670 for a flight from Sydney to Cape Town. The cheapest flight overall is $918 while the most popular route, (Sydney Kingsford Smith - Cape Town Intl) is currently priced at $1,311.

Can I fly to Cape Town Intl from Sydney Kingsford Smith right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Cape Town Intl

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

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Sydney Kingsford Smith 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.


Can I fly back to Sydney Kingsford Smith from Cape Town Intl?

Returning to Sydney Kingsford Smith 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 Sydney Kingsford Smith.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Cape Town Intl are not required to quarantine after entering Sydney Kingsford Smith.

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Top 6 airlines flying from Sydney to Cape Town

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Sydney to Cape Town choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Qatar Airways
Cheapest$970
Average$1,233
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time68%
COVID-19 safety
South African
Cheapest$1,036
Average$1,582
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time78%
COVID-19 safety
Singapore Airlines
Cheapest$1,073
Average$1,663
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time81%
COVID-19 safety
Cathay Pacific
Cheapest$1,114
Average$1,610
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time72%
COVID-19 safety
Emirates
Cheapest$1,192
Average$1,812
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time75%
COVID-19 safety
Etihad Airways
Cheapest$1,484
Average$1,879
FlexibilityNo cancel fee
On-time75%
COVID-19 safety