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London to Cape Town Flights

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Flight type

Round-trip One-way
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Selected fares from London to Cape Town

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip fares
LON CPT Tue, 12 May - Thu, 21 May £431
LON CPT Wed, 22 Apr - Mon, 18 May £567
LON CPT Fri, 8 May - Fri, 22 May £569
LON CPT Sat, 18 Apr - Tue, 28 Apr £573
LON CPT Fri, 24 Apr - Fri, 1 May £586
LON CPT Tue, 5 May - Fri, 15 May £591
LON CPT Thu, 5 Mar - Tue, 17 Mar £706
LON CPT Fri, 8 May - Fri, 22 May £856
LON CPT Sun, 26 Apr - Thu, 7 May £887
LON CPT Sat, 9 May - Sat, 16 May £3,633

from London to Cape Town for Less

When you use ebookers to find low-cost flights from London to Cape Town, you'll be able to get the most out of your trip to this great South African port city. From baboon watching to avant-garde art and fashion, you can experience it in Cape Town for less with ebookers.

Choosing Your Airline

When you use ebookers, you will find flights available on the following airlines:

Non-stop Flights

  • South African Airways
  • BMI
  • British Airways
  • Iberia
  • Virgin Atlantic

Flights With Stopovers

  • All of the above airlines
  • Air France
  • Emirates
  • KLM
  • Turkish Airlines
  • TAP Portugal

Flight Times and Distance

London and Cape Town are 5,979 miles apart. Any of the non-stop flights available on ebookers will get you from one city to the other in about 12 hours 30 minutes. If you choose a flight with a stopover, it adds up to three hours to your flight time, not counting the time spent resting in a major airport in Europe or the Middle East before you change planes. Stopovers last from an hour and a half to over three hours, which gives you time to check out the sales at the duty-free shops in your transfer airport.

Cape Town Airport Transportation

Cape Town International Airport is a very modern facility that is ranked among the world's best, and you will easily find the hire car desk for the company from which you booked your rental car via ebookers. You can pick up your keys at the desk in the arrival hall and enjoy a pleasant drive of about 16 miles into the centre of Cape Town. Public transportation options include several reliable shuttles that run at regular intervals and stop near major hotels. The authorized taxi service at the airport is called Touch-Down Taxis, and its courteous and careful drivers are always available to take you to your hotel.

Things to Do in Cape Town

Cape Town offers so much for visitors to enjoy, and you are bound to find things to see and activities to keep you busy all day long during every day of your stay in this fascinating city. You can enjoy unspoiled beaches or visit historical and cultural tourist attractions located near the hotel that you book via ebookers.

Historical and Cultural Attractions

  • Air Force Museum
  • Amy Biehl Memorial
  • Cape Town Labyrinths
  • Cape Town Shipwrecks
  • Castle Military Museum
  • Chavonnes Battery Cannon Museum
  • District Six Museum
  • Fish Hoek Man
  • Outdoor Attractions
  • Company's Garden
  • City Walks
  • Adderley Street Flower Market
  • Blaauwberg Beach and Kite Surfing
  • Helderberg Vineyards and Nature Reserve (25 minutes outside Cape Town)

Cape Town also offers gourmet and street cuisine from all over the world, and check out the sales in the central shopping district as well as at avant-garde boutiques in the city centre.

Getting Around Cape Town

Cape Town has well-maintained roads on which you can drive the car you book via ebookers. Parking facilities are available near all major attractions, and hotels offer garages or parking lots to their guests. Bus, minibus and taxi service are all reliable ways of getting around the city for those who prefer not to drive.

Book your flights from London to Cape Town with ebookers for a great start to your African adventure.

Cheap flights from London to Cape Town

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Featured Cape Town Hotels

Hotel only £68.80

City Lodge Grand West

3 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

GRANDWEST CASINO & ENTERTAINMENT Map

...AH0208 Hotel is set in a beautiful 1 floor building, an original Cape Dutch style of architecture Hotel is located 20 minutes from the Cape Town International Airport, city centre & Victoria... More

Hotel only £46.18

Protea Hotel Tygervalley

3 stars
2.5 / 5 2 reviews

Hendrick Verwoerd Drive, Welgemoed / Bellville Map

25% discount on breakfast

...As a budget hotel in Cape Town the Protea Hotels Tyger Valley is strategically located near the airport and CBD and is tailor-made for the executive traveller.... Protea Hotels Tyger Valley is... More

Zevenwacht Wine Estate Cape Town

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

Langverwacht Road 25346 Map

...It is only 35km from Cape Town City Centre. More

Hotel only £57.77

Townlodge Bellville

2 stars
Not yet reviewed

CNR WILLIE VAN SCHOOR AVENUE Map

...It is a 20 minute drive from the Cape Town airport. More

February

Cheap weekend flights in February from London to Cape Town

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip fares
Leave Thu, 5 Feb London (LGW) Cape Town (CPT) Emirates £581
Earn £5.81
Return Mon, 9 Feb Cape Town (CPT) London (LGW) Emirates

Lowest roundtrip airfare in February from London to Cape Town

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip fares
Leave Fri, 27 Feb London (LHR) Cape Town (CPT) Turkish Airlines £474
Earn £4.74
Return Thu, 12 Mar Cape Town (CPT) London (LHR) Turkish Airlines

Best one-week trip in February from London to Cape Town

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip fares
Leave Thu, 26 Feb London (LGW) Cape Town (CPT) Turkish Airlines £559
Earn £5.59
Return Thu, 5 Mar Cape Town (CPT) London (LGW) Turkish Airlines
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March

Cheap weekend flights in March from London to Cape Town

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip fares
Leave Thu, 5 Mar London (LHR) Cape Town (CPT) South African Airways £588
Earn £5.88
Return Sun, 8 Mar Cape Town (CPT) London (LHR) South African Airways

Lowest roundtrip airfare in March from London to Cape Town

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip fares
Leave Sun, 8 Mar London (LGW) Cape Town (CPT) Turkish Airlines £451
Earn £4.51
Return Sun, 15 Mar Cape Town (CPT) London (LGW) Turkish Airlines

Best one-week trip in March from London to Cape Town

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip fares
Leave Sun, 8 Mar London (LGW) Cape Town (CPT) Turkish Airlines £451
Earn £4.51
Return Sun, 15 Mar Cape Town (CPT) London (LGW) Turkish Airlines
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April

Cheap weekend flights in April from London to Cape Town

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip fares
Leave Thu, 23 Apr London (LGW) Cape Town (CPT) Turkish Airlines £555
Earn £5.55
Return Mon, 27 Apr Cape Town (CPT) London (LGW) Turkish Airlines

Lowest roundtrip airfare in April from London to Cape Town

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip fares
Leave Tue, 28 Apr London (LGW) Cape Town (CPT) Turkish Airlines £454
Earn £4.54
Return Tue, 12 May Cape Town (CPT) London (LGW) Turkish Airlines

Best one-week trip in April from London to Cape Town

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip fares
Leave Tue, 21 Apr London (LGW) Cape Town (CPT) Turkish Airlines £479
Earn £4.79
Return Tue, 28 Apr Cape Town (CPT) London (LGW) Turkish Airlines
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London and Cape Town airports and terminals

Airports in London, GB
map of airports in London
  • 1

    Heathrow Airport (LHR)

    Distance from City Center: 14 miles

    Terminals and carriers for flights from LHR to CPT

    Terminal Carriers
    Terminal 3 Virgin Atlantic
    Terminal 5 British Airways, Iberia
  • 2

    Gatwick airport (LGW)

    Distance from City Center: 25 miles

  • 3

    Stansted airport (STN)

    Distance from City Center: 30.2 miles

  • 4

    Luton airport (LTN)

    Distance from City Center: 27.4 miles

  • 5

    London-City airport (LCY)

    Distance from City Center: 7.4 miles

  • 6

    Southend airport (SEN)

    Distance from City Center: 35.9 miles

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Airports in Cape Town , ZA
map of airports in Cape Town
  • 1

    Cape Town Int'l Airport (CPT)

    Distance from City Center: 10.3 miles

    Carriers for flights from LON to CPT

    Carriers
    British Airways, Iberia, Virgin Atlantic
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Interesting facts about flights from London to Cape Town

    • 5 direct flights are operating from London to Cape Town today.
    • Today's average time for a direct flight is 11h 37m.
    • British Airways flight 043 (11:35 GMT, Boeing 747-400 Passenger) is today's earliest available flight from London to Cape Town.
    • Virgin Atlantic flight 603 (15:10 GMT, Airbus Industrie A340-600) is today's latest available flight from London to Cape Town.
    • Today's shortest direct flight from London to Cape Town (British Airways flight 043, Boeing 747-400 Passenger) takes 11h 30m.
    • Today's longest direct flight from London to Cape Town (Virgin Atlantic flight 603, Airbus Industrie A340-600) takes 12h 5m.
    • Flights from Gatwick airport (LGW), Heathrow Airport (LHR), London-City airport (LCY), Luton airport (LTN), Southend airport (SEN), Stansted airport (STN) to Cape Town Int'l Airport (CPT) are available for this route.

Flight schedule for flights from London to Cape Town on Sun, Feb 1, 2015

Carrier Flight # Departing Arriving Aircraft Flight time
Airport Time Airport Time
British Airways BA43 LHR 17:35 CPT 07:05 744 11hr 30min
Iberia IB4756 LHR 17:35 CPT 07:05 744 11hr 30min
British Airways BA59 LHR 20:10 CPT 09:40 744 11hr 30min
Iberia IB4712 LHR 20:10 CPT 09:40 744 11hr 30min
British Airways/South African Airways BA55/SA313 LHR 18:00 CPT 10:35 388/738 14hr 35min
Iberia/South African Airways IB4726/SA313 LHR 18:00 CPT 10:35 388/738 14hr 35min
airberlin/Lufthansa AB5048/LH574 LHR 15:35 CPT 10:45 320/346 17hr 10min
airberlin/South African Airways AB5048/SA7576 LHR 15:35 CPT 10:45 320/346 17hr 10min
airberlin/Lufthansa AB5044/LH574 LHR 17:25 CPT 10:45 320/346 15hr 20min
airberlin/South African Airways AB5044/SA7576 LHR 17:25 CPT 10:45 320/346 15hr 20min
British Airways/Lufthansa BA960/LH574 LHR 15:35 CPT 10:45 320/346 17hr 10min
British Airways/South African Airways BA960/SA7576 LHR 15:35 CPT 10:45 320/346 17hr 10min
British Airways/Lufthansa BA956/LH574 LHR 17:25 CPT 10:45 320/346 15hr 20min