Cheap flights from California (CA) to Cape Town (CPT)

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

All the information you need to plan the best null to CPT flight in 2021: compare California to Cape Town flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Cape Town.
What is the cheapest month to fly from California to Cape Town?

Flights from California to Cape Town lean towards being more expensive in June. Prices are generally better when you fly from California to Cape Town in February, with the cheapest ticket starting at $631.

When is the cheapest time to fly from California to Cape Town (CA - CPT)?

Regardless of the time of day you decide to fly, the ticket price will remain around the same. Book flights from California to Cape Town as you normally would.

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

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 35 days in advance to save up to 15% 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 35 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 California to Cape Town 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $1,101, or $1,228 for flights within the next 24 hours.

Cheap flights from California to Cape Town in December, January 2022

The best prices found for California to CPT flights for December, January
17 Jan - 26 Jan
$822pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
24 Jan - 7 Feb
$832pp
SFO
San Francisco
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
26 Jan - 9 Feb
$833pp
SFO
San Francisco
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco

California to Cape Town 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town from California found for this year
11 Dec - 20 Dec
$929pp
LAX
Los Angeles
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
8 Dec - 16 Dec
$933pp
LAX
Los Angeles
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
7 Dec - 16 Dec
$938pp
LAX
Los Angeles
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles

Last minute flights from California to Cape Town

Late deals on round-trip flights to Cape Town from California, departing today and this week
11 Dec - 20 Dec
$929pp
LAX
Los Angeles
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
United Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
12 Dec - 19 Dec
$940pp
ONT
Ontario
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
ONT
Ontario
11 Dec - 19 Dec
$940pp
LAX
Los Angeles
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
United Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles

One-way flights to Cape Town Intl from California

The cheapest one-way flights from California to Cape Town
9:00 am - 2:40 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
32h 40m
SFO - CPT
Multiple Airlines
$578
Lufthansa
3:28 pm - 1:00 pm
United Airlines
2 Stops
59h 32m
ONT - CPT
United Airlines
$584
United
1:15 pm - 7:05 am
Turkish Airlines
1 Stop
31h 50m
SFO - CPT
Turkish Airlines
$586
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Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From California to Cape Town

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

Most people fly into Cape Town Intl (CPT) if they book a flight to Cape Town from California. Cape Town Intl is conveniently located just 9.7 mi from Cape Town’s city center.

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

Some of our airline partners flying from California to Cape Town Intl have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. British Airways, Delta, and Lufthansa are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like British Airways with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from California to Cape Town for under $800 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from California to Cape Town for under $800. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Turkish Airlines for just $784, but on average you can expect to pay $838.

Are there last-minute flights available from California to Cape Town for under $1,000?

There are currently 20+ open flights from California to Cape Town within the next 7 days for less than $1,000.

How popular is this California to Cape Town flight route?

Within the past month, 17 users have taken a look at flights from California to Cape Town Intl.

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

$548 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Lufthansa. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Turkish Airlines and United Airlines, with prices starting from $554 and $558, respectively.

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

Major Airline, American Airlines and Air France are the most popular airlines when flying from California to Cape Town.

What are the most popular routes from California to Cape Town?

Most travelers choose Los Angeles - Cape Town Intl, San Francisco - Cape Town Intl or San Jose - Cape Town Intl when deciding on the best route from California to Cape Town.

What are the cheapest flights from California to Cape Town?

While on average a flight from California to Cape Town is generally $1,921, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $462. When looking at the most popular route, (Los Angeles - Cape Town Intl), you can expect to pay $784 for that flight.

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COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Cape Town, South Africa

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

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

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

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from California 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 California from Cape Town?

Returning to California from Cape Town Intl

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Cape Town Intl must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to California.

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

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Departure points for flights from California 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 California to Cape Town.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = R16.07
Average temperature for December in Cape Town
80.6 °F
Avg rainfall for December in Cape Town
0.7 ″

Airports servicing

Burbank (BUR)
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Crescent City (CEC)
San Diego Carlsbad-Palomar (CLD)
Fresno (FAT)

Airports servicing Cape Town

Top 10 airlines flying from California to Cape Town Intl

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from California 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
SWISS
$530 $998 No cancel fee 79%
Ethiopian Air
$631 $736 No cancel fee 72%
Qatar Airways
$675 $1,043 No cancel fee 68%
American Airlines
$700 $1,475 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$731 $1,464 No cancel fee N/A
Lufthansa
$757 $1,527 No cancel fee 76%
Turkish Airlines
$791 $1,318 No cancel fee 77%
United Airlines
$799 $1,599 No cancel fee 69%
Etihad Airways
$825 $1,111 No cancel fee 75%
KLM
$827 $1,359 No cancel fee 75%
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