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

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The best prices from New York to Cape Town Intl 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
53.6 - 69.8 °F
CPT
Precipitation
0.8 - 3.9 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 (NYC) to Cape Town Intl

One-way from

$476

One-way flight from New York (NYC) to Cape Town Intl

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
How far in advance should I book a flight from New York to Cape Town?

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 37 days in advance to save up to 4% 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 37 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 New York to Cape Town 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $939, or $953 for flights within the next 24 hours.

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?

Our data shows that March tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Cape Town from New York. Users have commonly found prices around $986 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $770. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in December.

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

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from New York to Cape Town is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the evening tend to be the most expensive. A flight at noon could potentially save you up to 29% on airfare.

Cheap flights from New York to Cape Town in October, November 2021

The best prices found for NYC to CPT flights for October, November
26 Nov - 2 Dec
$761pp
EWR
Newark
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark
17 Nov - 20 Nov
$762pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Kenya Airways
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
17 Nov - 30 Nov
$766pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
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
26 Nov - 2 Dec
$761pp
EWR
Newark
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark
17 Nov - 20 Nov
$762pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Kenya Airways
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
17 Nov - 30 Nov
$766pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Kenya Airways
   
2 STOPS
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl

Non-stop flights to Cape Town from New York

Save time with New York to Cape Town direct flight deals
5 Dec - 20 Dec
$784pp
EWR
Newark
United Airlines
Non-Stop
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark
5 Dec - 27 Dec
$833pp
EWR
Newark
United Airlines
Non-Stop
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark
4 Feb - 12 Feb
$873pp
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
27 Oct - 9 Nov
$766pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Kenya Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Kenya Airways
   
2 STOPS
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
29 Oct - 8 Nov
$786pp
EWR
Newark
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark
27 Oct - 8 Nov
$797pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl

One-way flights to Cape Town Intl from New York

The cheapest one-way flights from New York to Cape Town
4:15 pm - 8:45 am
Ethiopian Air
2 Stops
33h 30m
EWR - CPT
Ethiopian Air
$476
Fareboom
3:15 pm - 4:25 am
Singapore Airlines
3 Stops
54h 10m
JFK - CPT
Singapore Airlines
$478
Fareboom
2:59 am - 1:00 am
United Airlines
2 Stops
39h 01m
LGA - CPT
United Airlines
$481
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

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.

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.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from New York to Cape Town for under $800. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Etihad Airways for just $739, but on average you can expect to pay $776.

Are there nonstop flights from New York to Cape Town for under $800 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from New York to Cape Town under $800. A good price for a nonstop flight from New York to Cape Town is less than $1,119.

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

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

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

Our cheapest airline available from New York to Cape Town is Etihad Airways. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $739 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are Ethiopian Air and Kenya Airways, starting at $761 and $762 round-trip. You may be able to fly from New York to Cape Town for 25% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

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

The cheapest airline one-way is Kenya Airways, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $456. However, be on the lookout for offers from United Airlines and Lufthansa, as they are both options that can get you from New York to Cape Town for a low price.

What are the cheapest flights from New York to Cape Town?

Looking at all options, your cheapest flight can be booked for $495. While the most popular route (New York John F Kennedy Intl - Cape Town Intl) can be booked for $739 on average our data indicates $2,280 when flying from New York to Cape Town

What are the most popular routes from New York to Cape Town?

While some choose either Newark - Cape Town Intl or New York LaGuardia - Cape Town Intl, New York John F Kennedy Intl - Cape Town Intl is the most popular route from New York to Cape Town.

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

Before booking your flight from New York to Cape Town check out the most popular airlines for this route: Major Airline, American Airlines or Air France.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Cape Town, South Africa

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

Information is based on travel restrictions from New York to Cape Town Intl

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

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

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from New York 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 New York from Cape Town?

Returning to New York 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 New York.

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

Hide COVID Travel Restrictions for Cape Town, South Africa

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 = R14.47
Flight duration from New York to CPT
15h 15m
Average temperature for October in Cape Town
73.4 °F
Avg rainfall for October in Cape Town
1.5 ″

Airports servicing New York

Newark (EWR)
LaGuardia (LGA)
New York Skyports SPB (NYS)

Airports servicing Cape Town

Top 10 airlines flying from New York to Cape Town Intl

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%
Delta
$708 $1,405 No cancel fee N/A
Kenya Airways
$737 $937 No cancel fee 82%
Qatar Airways
$748 $1,282 No cancel fee 68%
United Airlines
$780 $2,309 No cancel fee 69%
Turkish Airlines
$784 $1,595 No cancel fee 77%
Air France
$789 $1,294 No cancel fee 77%
Ethiopian Air
$795 $1,128 No cancel fee 72%
Lufthansa
$797 $1,581 No cancel fee 76%
American Airlines
$799 $1,239 No cancel fee 71%
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