Flights to Cape Town
Flights to Cape Town from the UK
Which Cape Town airport do flights land in?
Flights land in Cape Town international airport, which is located 13 miles (20km) east of the city. It is Cape Town's only major airport, and the only airport in the region that accepts international flights.
Are there direct flights between the UK and Cape Town?
There are direct flights from UK airports to Cape Town. Indirect flights are more plentiful however, especially those stopping in Johannesburg. There are other indirect flights on offer stopping in Windhoek, Doha, Dubai and Amsterdam. Flights to Cape Town can be expensive, particularly over the busy Christmas period. Indirect flights are generally cheaper.
How long is the flight from the UK to Cape Town?
The direct flight time from London to Cape Town is a little over 12 hours. Additional time will be added if flying via another city. Travellers should allow several hours for layovers in Johannesburg when booking flights, as clearing customs and transferring between terminals can be time-consuming.
What is the time difference between London and Cape Town?
Cape Town is only two hours (one hour during British summertime) ahead of London time, so jet lag is minimal or nonexistent.
Which airlines fly to Cape Town from the UK?
British Airways has direct flights to Cape Town from London, and
indirect flights from Aberdeen, Jersey, Manchester, Newcastle,
Glasgow, and Edinburgh (all stopping in London).
Virgin Atlantic also offers regular direct flights from Heathrow as well as indirect flights from Belfast.
South African Airways flies from Belfast City and Aberdeen, stopping in London and Johannesburg.
KLM has connecting service from Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Aberdeen, Newcastle, Norwich, Humberside, Bristol, Birmingham, Glasgow, Cardiff, and Edinburgh (stopping at Amsterdam).
Lufthansa has flights from Birmingham and Edinburgh (stopping in Frankfurt).
Emirates flies from Birmingham and Newcastle via London Heathrow.
Flights to Cape Town from the USA
Are there direct flights between the US and Cape Town?
There are currently no direct flights between the US and Cape Town, but there are numerous indirect flights available.
How long is the flight from the US to Cape Town?
A direct flight between New York and Cape Town would take over 16 hours.
What is the time difference between the US and Cape Town?
Cape Town is six hours ahead of New York time.
Which airlines fly to Cape Town from the US?
Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, South African Airways, KLM, Turkish Airlines, Emirates, Delta and Air France are among the airlines that offer indirect flights between the US and Cape Town.
Airports in Cape Town
The airport is situated 13 miles (20km) east of Cape Town.