Cheap flights from New York (NYC) to Cape Town (CPT)

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The best prices from New York to Cape Town are usually found in March or May, booked 38 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Saturday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
New York (NYC) to Cape Town (CPT)

All the information you need to plan the best NYC to CPT flight in 2021: compare New York to Cape Town flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Cape Town.
NYC - CPT
Price
$841 - $1,626
CPT
Temperature
66.2 - 84.2 °F
CPT
Rainfall
0.4 - 3.7 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 39% potential price rise

Cheapest in

March

Best time to find cheap flights, 15% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$841

From New York to Cape Town

One-way from

$459

One-way flight from New York 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 New York to Cape Town?

Flying to your destination on a Wednesday can be more expensive, but this shouldn’t discourage you from finding affordable options to get to Cape Town. Check prices with Cheapflights to find a great deal for your trip.

What is the cheapest month to fly from New York to Cape Town?

The best pricing can be found in the month of April. Prices to Cape Town from New York average $1,322. You can even find prices in April for less than $1,322, as users have found deals to Cape Town from as low as $879. The month of December appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Cape Town from New York. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 55%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from New York to Cape Town (NYC - CPT)?

Unlike in the evening, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 29% on flights from New York to Cape Town by exploring options for tickets at noon.

Cheap flights from New York to Cape Town in June, July 2021

The best prices found for NYC to CPT flights for June, July
11 Jul - 11 Aug
$845pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
25 Jun - 5 Jul
$846pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Kenya Airways
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Kenya Airways
   
2 STOPS
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
11 Jul - 11 Aug
$868pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Kenya Airways
   
2 STOPS
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl

New York to Cape Town 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town from New York found for this year
6 Nov - 12 Nov
$679pp
EWR
Newark
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
6 Nov - 12 Nov
$681pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
5 Nov - 12 Nov
$685pp
EWR
Newark
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark

Non-stop flights to Cape Town from New York

Save time with New York to Cape Town direct flight deals
17 Nov - 29 Nov
$866pp
EWR
Newark
United Airlines
Non-Stop
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark
19 Nov - 2 Dec
$915pp
EWR
Newark
United Airlines
Non-Stop
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark
17 Nov - 27 Nov
$1,114pp
EWR
Newark
United Airlines
Non-Stop
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark

Last minute flights from New York to Cape Town

Late deals on round-trip flights to Cape Town from New York, departing today and this week
25 Jun - 5 Jul
$846pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Kenya Airways
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Kenya Airways
   
2 STOPS
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
23 Jun - 12 Jul
$878pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
23 Jun - 11 Jul
$942pp
EWR
Newark
Lufthansa
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark

One-way flights to Cape Town from New York

The cheapest one-way flights from New York to Cape Town
6:00 pm - 9:45 am
Ethiopian Air
2 Stops
33h 45m
EWR - CPT
Ethiopian Air
$459
Fareboom
10:10 am - 8:00 am
Turkish Airlines
1 Stop
39h 50m
JFK - CPT
Turkish Airlines
$467
Fareboom
5:10 am - 2:40 am
United Airlines
2 Stops
38h 30m
EWR - CPT
United Airlines
$486
United

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">New York</span> to <span class="emphasized">Cape Town</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From New York to Cape Town

Are flight prices decreasing from New York 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 New York 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.

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

Some of the carriers operating flights from New York to Cape Town Intl that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are South African, Kenya Airways, and United Airlines. Our site will let you filter for all airlines offering greater flexibility due to COVID-19.

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

Cape Town Intl (CPT), located 9.7 mi from the city center, is the airport you fly into when you book flights from New York to Cape Town. 16 airlines have flights to Cape Town Intl from New York on a regular basis. Booking flights from New York to Cape Town Intl should not be difficult; the airport handles an average of 0 inbound flights from New York per day.

Can I find flights from New York to Cape Town for under $700 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from New York to Cape Town for under $700. The cheapest flight booked recently is on TAP AIR PORTUGAL for just $679, but on average you can expect to pay $732.

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

Cheapflights has at least 10 direct flights from New York to Cape Town under $900. A good price for a nonstop flight from New York to Cape Town is less than $1,829.

Are there last-minute flights available from New York to Cape Town for under $900?

There are currently 20+ open flights from New York to Cape Town within the next 7 days for less than $900.

Is New York weather warmer or cooler than Cape Town?

Expect the weather to be around 86 °F on average in July. As the temperature peaks, try to get your plans done early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. The climate in Cape Town is generally colder than in New York.

How long is the flight from New York to Cape Town?

Airlines like United Airlines, TAP AIR PORTUGAL, and Kenya Airways fly from New York to Cape Town in about 14h 30m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 11h 25m. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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

TAP AIR PORTUGAL, at $679, was found to be the cheapest airline from New York to Cape Town.Alternate airlines to your destination round-trip include Ethiopian Air and Kenya Airways. These flights start at 31% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is TAP AIR PORTUGAL, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $315. However, be on the lookout for offers from Kenya Airways and Ethiopian Air, as they are both options that can get you from New York to Cape Town for a low price.

Alternative routes for New York 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 New York to Cape Town.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = R13.78
Flight duration
15h 12m
Average temperature for June in Cape Town
66.2 °F
Avg rainfall for June in Cape Town
3.1 ″

Airports servicing New York

Newark Intl (EWR)
La Guardia (LGA)

Airports servicing Cape Town

Top 10 airlines flying from New York to Cape Town

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from New York 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
$575 $823 No cancel fee 79%
Ethiopian Air
$795 $1,128 No cancel fee 72%
KLM
$812 $1,140 No cancel fee 75%
Emirates
$809 $1,177 No cancel fee 75%
American Airlines
$799 $1,239 No cancel fee 71%
Qatar Airways
$748 $1,282 No cancel fee 68%
Air France
$789 $1,294 No cancel fee 77%
British Airways
$806 $1,330 No cancel fee 70%
Delta
$708 $1,405 No cancel fee N/A
Lufthansa
$797 $1,581 No cancel fee 76%
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