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Cheap flights from Houston (IAH) to Cape Town (CPT)

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The best prices from Houston to Cape Town are usually found in January or February, booked 59 days in advance, depart on a Saturday or Monday and return on a Monday

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

IAH - CPT
Price
$814 - $1,590
CPT
Temperature
66.2 - 84.2 °F
CPT
Rainfall
0.4 - 3.7 inches

Popular in

June

High demand for flights, 31% potential price rise

Cheapest in

January

Best time to find cheap flights, 26% potential price drop

Average price

$814

Average for round-trip flights in January 2021

Round-trip from

$814

From Houston to Cape Town

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Houston to Cape Town?

Users have found that flying from Houston to Cape Town on a Thursday typically leans towards higher prices. However, this doesn’t mean you still can’t find a deal. Flexibility with other aspects of your flight can still land a great price for your trip.

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

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, April can be a great choice for travel to Cape Town. Flights to Cape Town from Houston in April are about $1,322 on average during April, but can be found for as low as $879.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Houston to Cape Town (IAH - CPT)?

When flying from Houston to Cape Town, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight at noon, which can drop the price by up to 7% versus a flight in the morning.

Cheap flights from Houston to Cape Town in January, February 2021

The best prices found for IAH to CPT flights for January, February
14 Feb - 1 Mar
$1,046pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
14 Feb - 1 Mar
$1,047pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
29 Jan - 5 Feb
$1,116pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl

Houston to Cape Town 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town from Houston found for this year
14 Mar - 24 Mar
$875pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Iberia
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
10 Mar - 17 Mar
$879pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
British Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
British Airways
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
10 Mar - 23 Mar
$884pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
British Airways
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl

Last minute flights from Houston to Cape Town

Late deals on round-trip flights to Cape Town from Houston, departing today and this week
29 Jan - 5 Feb
$1,116pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
29 Jan - 5 Feb
$1,270pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
29 Jan - 5 Feb
$1,546pp
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
IAH
Houston George Bush Intcntl

One-way flights to Cape Town from Houston

The cheapest one-way flights from Houston to Cape Town
7:55 am - 5:50 am
SWISS
2 Stops
38h 55m
IAH - CPT
SWISS
$907
CheapFlights
2:10 pm - 5:35 am
Emirates
1 Stop
31h 25m
IAH - CPT
Emirates
$919
Flights by SU
5:10 pm - 6:50 am
Lufthansa
2 Stops
54h 40m
IAH - CPT
Lufthansa
$928
CheapFlights

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Houston to Cape Town

Are flight prices decreasing from Houston to Cape Town due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)?

At this time, Cheapflights has noticed price decreases for many domestic flights due to COVID-19. Travel is not necessarily recommended at this time, and flights may be prone to cancellation: please check with local authorities in both Houston and Cape Town for travel alerts, and be sure to review the airline's cancellation policy and travel advisories before booking. For more information, please view our post on what to know about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and travel.

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

New policies can now be found on Delta to help keep travelers safe while flying. Airline carriers are regularly disinfecting and sanitizing their aircraft. Masks are provided and are mandatory while on board. Pre-flight testing for symptoms and antibodies, alongside socially distanced seating (for a limited time) will work towards keeping travelers safer while flying from Houston George Bush Intcntl to Cape Town Intl. Policies will vary by airline.

Which airlines flying from Houston George Bush Intcntl to Cape Town Intl have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from Houston George Bush Intcntl to Cape Town Intl have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. British Airways, Lufthansa, and KLM 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 Houston to Cape Town for under $900 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Houston to Cape Town for under $900. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $875, but on average you can expect to pay $938.

Are there nonstop flights from Houston to Cape Town for under $900 on Cheapflights?

There are no nonstop flights from Houston to Cape Town, but Cheapflights can provide you with all the information you need to find the fastest route with the fewest stops.

Are there last-minute flights available from Houston to Cape Town for under $1,200?

There are currently 9+ open flights from Houston to Cape Town within the next 7 days for less than $1,200.

Does it rain more in Houston or Cape Town?

In Houston, there will be greater rainfall in Houston compared to Cape Town over the next 16 days.

Is Houston weather warmer or cooler than Cape Town?

Temperatures around the 86 °F's can be experienced in August. The weather in Cape Town is colder than in Houston. Plan for potential changes in flight availability as peak weather approaches in this location.

How long is the flight from Houston to Cape Town?

British Airways, American Airlines, and Lufthansa can get you from Houston to Cape Town in just under 30h 45m. Your travel time can differ by up to 35m. Both multi-stop and nonstop flights can be found to your destination and back.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Houston to Cape Town round-trip?

Flying on British Airways is currently your cheapest option to Cape Town, with prices starting at $879. Additional round-trip tickets that might be worth considering are offered by Turkish Airlines and Emirates, with the lowest prices starting at $981 and $988, respectively. Users have found that British Airways is 20% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

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

For one-way options, check prices for British Airways. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $507. Users have also found prices from $733 and $866 on British Airways and Lufthansa, respectively.

Alternative routes for Houston to Cape Town

Destination information for Cape Town

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Houston to Cape Town
Today's exchange rate
$1 = R15.06
Average temperature for January in Cape Town
82.4 °F
Avg rainfall for January in Cape Town
0.4 ″

Airports servicing Houston

Airports servicing Cape Town

Top 10 airlines flying from Houston to Cape Town

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Houston 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
$703 $751 No cancel fee 79%
Air France
$774 $926 No cancel fee 77%
Turkish Airlines
$792 $1,047 No cancel fee 77%
Lufthansa
$715 $1,073 No cancel fee 76%
KLM
$737 $1,082 No cancel fee 75%
Delta
$731 $1,082 No cancel fee N/A
British Airways
$807 $1,092 No cancel fee 70%
Qatar Airways
$740 $1,325 No cancel fee 68%
Emirates
$1,089 $1,438 No cancel fee 75%
United Airlines
$683 $1,478 No cancel fee 69%
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