Cheap flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to Cape Town (CPT)

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The best prices from Los Angeles to Cape Town Intl are usually found in February or May, booked 35 days in advance, depart on a Monday or Wednesday and return on a Sunday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Los Angeles (LAX) to Cape Town (CPT)

All the information you need to plan the best LAX to CPT flight in 2021: compare Los Angeles to Cape Town flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Cape Town.
LAX - CPT
Price
$842 - $1,598
CPT
Temperature
53.6 - 69.8 °F
CPT
Precipitation
0.8 - 3.9 inches

Popular in

June

High demand for flights, 30% potential price rise

Cheapest in

February

Best time to find cheap flights, 25% potential price drop

Average price

$1,183

Average for round-trip flights in October 2021

Round-trip from

$842

From Los Angeles to Cape Town Intl

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
When is the cheapest time to fly from Los Angeles to Cape Town (LAX - CPT)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Los Angeles to Cape Town in the afternoon. Doing so could potentially save you 21% on the flight price compared to flying in the morning, which is usually more expensive.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Los Angeles to Cape Town?

Our data shows that February tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Cape Town from Los Angeles. Users have commonly found prices around $1,118 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $631. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in June.

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

Users have found that booking a flight from Los Angeles to Cape Town at least 35 days early can save you up to 15% on average compared to booking a flight this week. If booking 35 days before your flight isn’t an option for you, users have found flights from Los Angeles to Cape Town for as little as $1,101 when booking for a departure date within the next two weeks. You can also check prices now. Some users have found airline tickets as low as $1,228 for flights departing within the next 3 days.

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Los Angeles to Cape Town?

Users have found that flying from Los Angeles 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.

Cheap flights from Los Angeles to Cape Town in October, November 2021

The best prices found for LAX to CPT flights for October, November
3 Nov - 24 Nov
$796pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
3 Nov - 24 Nov
$797pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
8 Nov - 14 Feb
$803pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles

Los Angeles to Cape Town 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town from Los Angeles found for this year
3 Nov - 24 Nov
$796pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
3 Nov - 24 Nov
$797pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
8 Nov - 14 Feb
$803pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles

Last minute flights from Los Angeles to Cape Town

Late deals on round-trip flights to Cape Town from Los Angeles, departing today and this week
3 Nov - 24 Nov
$796pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
3 Nov - 24 Nov
$797pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
LAX
Los Angeles
3 Nov - 24 Nov
$832pp
LAX
Los Angeles
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LAX
Los Angeles

Related info for your journey

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Flight FAQs

From Los Angeles to Cape Town

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

British Airways, Qatar Airways, and Delta 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 Los Angeles to Cape Town Intl to control the spread of COVID-19?

New policies can now be found on Etihad Airways to help keep travelers safe while flying. New policies for travelers booking flights from Los Angeles to Cape Town Intl include masks being provided and required on board, daily cleaning and sanitization, 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 Los Angeles to Cape Town for under $800 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Los Angeles to Cape Town for under $800. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Turkish Airlines for just $788, but on average you can expect to pay $825.

Are there last-minute flights available from Los Angeles to Cape Town for under $800?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Los Angeles to Cape Town within the next 7 days for less than $800.

How popular is this Los Angeles to Cape Town flight route?

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

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

Currently priced at $788, Turkish Airlines will fly you from Los Angeles to Cape Town and back. In addition to Turkish Airlines, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from United Airlines and Lufthansa - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $811 and $848, respectively. Turkish Airlines is currently priced 29% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

What are the cheapest flights from Los Angeles to Cape Town?

Looking for the cheapest flight from Los Angeles to Cape Town? While on average our users pay $2,283, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $530. The most popular route (Los Angeles - Cape Town Intl), is priced around $788.

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

When booking a flight from Los Angeles to Cape Town, you may want to consider flying on Major Airline, American Airlines or Air France as they are the most popular for this route.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Cape Town, South Africa

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

Information is based on travel restrictions from Los Angeles to Cape Town Intl

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

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles from Cape Town?

Returning to Los Angeles 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 72 hours before departing to Los Angeles.

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

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Alternative routes for Los Angeles to Cape Town

See prices for flight routes from nearby airports that may be better suited for you.

Destination information for Cape Town

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Los Angeles to Cape Town.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = R14.81
Average temperature for October in Cape Town
73.4 °F
Avg rainfall for October in Cape Town
1.5 ″

Airports servicing Los Angeles

Airports servicing Cape Town

Top 10 airlines flying from Los Angeles to Cape Town Intl

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Los Angeles 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 $779 No cancel fee 79%
Ethiopian Air
$631 $736 No cancel fee 72%
Qatar Airways
$675 $1,043 No cancel fee 68%
American Airlines
$700 $1,216 No cancel fee 71%
Lufthansa
$757 $1,376 No cancel fee 76%
Turkish Airlines
$791 $1,176 No cancel fee 77%
United Airlines
$799 $1,780 No cancel fee 69%
Delta
$822 $1,462 No cancel fee N/A
Etihad Airways
$825 $1,111 No cancel fee 75%
KLM
$827 $1,379 No cancel fee 75%
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