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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)

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

$449

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.

How far in advance should I book a flight from New York to Cape Town?

To save up to 4% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 37 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from New York to Cape Town from $939 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $953 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of March. Prices to Cape Town from New York average $986. You can even find prices in March for less than $986, as users have found deals to Cape Town from as low as $770. 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 64%.

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 November, December 2020

The best prices found for NYC to CPT flights for November, December
30 Dec - 6 Jan
$841pp
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
23 Dec - 8 Jan
$982pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
29 Dec - 16 Jan
$1,000pp
EWR
Newark
Lufthansa
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark

New York to Cape Town 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town from New York found for next year
30 Dec - 6 Jan
$841pp
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
23 Dec - 8 Jan
$982pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
29 Dec - 16 Jan
$1,000pp
EWR
Newark
Lufthansa
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Lufthansa
 
1 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
7 Dec - 31 Mar
$1,062pp
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
Emirates
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Emirates
 
1 STOP
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
7 Dec - 24 Jan
$1,077pp
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
7 Dec - 19 Jan
$1,085pp
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

One-way flights to Cape Town from New York

The cheapest one-way flights from New York to Cape Town
8:45 am - 8:30 am
Kenya Airways
2 Stops
40h 45m
JFK - CPT
Kenya Airways
$449
KAYAK
6:20 pm - 7:00 am
Turkish Airlines
1 Stop
29h 40m
JFK - CPT
Turkish Airlines
$649
Vayama
4:00 pm - 8:45 am
Ethiopian Air
2 Stops
33h 45m
EWR - CPT
Ethiopian Air
$652
SmartFares

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.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from New York to Cape Town Intl to control the spread of COVID-19?

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. Delta and JetBlue are some airlines that have done so. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travelers flying from New York to Cape Town Intl are improved sanitation, HEPA filters, mask requirements, social distance seating (for a limited time), and pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms. Policies will vary by airline.

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 Kenya Airways, United Airlines, and British Airways. 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 $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 $668, but on average you can expect to pay $705.

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

There are no nonstop flights from New York 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 New York to Cape Town for under $1,100?

There are currently 20+ open flights from New York to Cape Town within the next 7 days for less than $1,100.

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 Kenya Airways and Turkish Airlines fly from New York to Cape Town in about 24h 55m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 3h 50m. 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 $668, was found to be the cheapest airline from New York to Cape Town.Alternate airlines to your destination round-trip include Kenya Airways and Turkish Airlines. These flights start at 32% 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 Kenya Airways, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $420. However, be on the lookout for offers from Turkish Airlines 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

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 = R15.23
Average temperature for November in Cape Town
77.0 °F
Avg rainfall for November in Cape Town
0.9 ″

Airports servicing New York

Newark Intl (EWR)
La Guardia (LGA)

Airports servicing Cape Town

Top 10 airlines 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 change fee 79%
Ethiopian Air
$795 $1,128 No cancel fee 72%
KLM
$812 $1,140 No change 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 change 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 change fee 76%
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