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The best prices from New York to Cape Town are usually found in November or February, booked 0 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)

NYC - CPT
Price
$868 - $1,626
CPT
Temperature
66.2 - 84.2 °F
CPT
Rainfall
0.4 - 3.7 inches
Popular in December High demand for flights, 35% potential price rise
Cheapest in November Best time to find cheap flights, 17% potential price drop
Round-trip from $868 From New York to Cape Town
One-way from $602 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.

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 25% on flights from New York to Cape Town by exploring options for tickets at noon.

Cheap flights from New York to Cape Town in September, October 2020

The best prices found for NYC to CPT flights for September, October
7 Oct - 5 Nov
$737pp
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
27 Oct - 20 Jan
$751pp
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
13 Oct - 21 Oct
$761pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl

New York to Cape Town 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town from New York found for this year
28 Nov - 2 Feb
$649pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
19 Nov - 28 Nov
$650pp
EWR
Newark
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark
8 Nov - 16 Nov
$651pp
EWR
Newark
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark

Non-stop flights to Cape Town from New York

Save time with New York to Cape Town direct flight deals
18 Dec - 9 Jan
$1,618pp
EWR
Newark
Lufthansa
Non-Stop
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Lufthansa
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
23 Sep - 11 Oct
$1,430pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
23 Sep - 8 Oct
$1,465pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
25 Sep - 26 Oct
$1,487pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl

One-way flights to Cape Town from New York

The cheapest one-way flights from New York to Cape Town
4:15 pm - 8:45 am
Ethiopian Air
1 Stop
33h 30m
JFK - CPT
Ethiopian Air
$639
Travelgenio
5:00 pm - 10:10 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
35h 10m
JFK - CPT
Multiple Airlines
$602
Kiwi.com
9:00 pm - 10:50 am
Multiple Airlines
2 Stops
31h 50m
JFK - CPT
Multiple Airlines
$604
Kiwi.com

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about New York to Cape Town 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.

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 Ethiopian Air for just $649, but on average you can expect to pay $720.

Are there nonstop flights from New York to Cape Town for under $1,700 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 1 direct flight from New York to Cape Town under $1,700. A good price for a nonstop flight from New York to Cape Town is less than $1,618.

Are there last-minute flights available from New York to Cape Town for under $1,500?

There are currently 8+ open flights from New York to Cape Town within the next 7 days for less than $1,500.

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 Austrian Airlines, Qatar Airways, and Lufthansa fly from New York to Cape Town in about 21h 20m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 6h 30m. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

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

Ethiopian Air, at $649, was found to be the cheapest airline from New York to Cape Town.Alternate airlines to your destination round-trip include Turkish Airlines and Qatar Airways. These flights start at 38% 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 Ethiopian Air, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $638.

Alternative routes for New York to Cape Town

Destination information for Cape Town

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from New York to Cape Town
Today's exchange rate
$1 = R16.34
Average temperature for September in Cape Town
69.8 °F
Avg rainfall for September in Cape Town
1.7 ″

Airports servicing New York

Newark Intl (EWR)
La Guardia (LGA)

Airports servicing Cape Town

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