Cheap flights from Newark (EWR) to Cape Town (CPT)

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The best prices from Newark to Cape Town Intl are usually found in October or November, booked 0 days in advance, depart on a Friday or Wednesday and return on a Wednesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Newark (EWR) to Cape Town (CPT)

All the information you need to plan the best EWR to CPT flight in 2022: compare Newark to Cape Town flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Cape Town.
EWR - CPT
Price
$897 - $1,547
CPT
Temperature
53.6 - 69.8 °F
CPT
Rainfall
0.8 - 3.9 inches

Popular in

June

High demand for flights, 30% potential price rise

Cheapest in

October

Best time to find cheap flights, 17% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$897

From Newark to Cape Town Intl

One-way from

$674

One-way flight from Newark 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 Newark Airport to Cape Town (EWR - CPT)?

Unlike in the morning, when flights are generally more expensive, you can save up to 21% on flights from Newark Airport to Cape Town by exploring options for tickets in the evening.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Newark Airport to Cape Town?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 37 days in advance, which can save you up to 4% on flights from Newark Airport to Cape Town compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 37 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $939. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $953.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Newark Airport to Cape Town?

Flights from Newark Airport to Cape Town lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from Newark Airport to Cape Town in March, with the cheapest ticket starting at $770.

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Newark Airport to Cape Town?

Thursday is generally a great day to depart. Flying on this day could help you save up to 18%.

Cheap flights from Newark to Cape Town in May, June 2022

The best prices found for EWR to CPT flights for May, June
19 May - 25 May
$855pp
EWR
Newark
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
20 May - 11 Jun
$877pp
EWR
Newark
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark
2 Jun - 13 Jun
$914pp
EWR
Newark
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark

Newark to Cape Town 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town from Newark found for this year
25 Nov - 5 Dec
$768pp
EWR
Newark
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark
9 Oct - 17 Oct
$769pp
EWR
Newark
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark
3 Nov - 10 Nov
$772pp
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 Newark

Save time with Newark to Cape Town direct flight deals
18 Sep - 5 Nov
$980pp
EWR
Newark
United Airlines
Non-Stop
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark
19 Oct - 24 Oct
$1,080pp
EWR
Newark
United Airlines
Non-Stop
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark
5 Jun - 18 Jun
$1,160pp
EWR
Newark
United Airlines
Non-Stop
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
United Airlines
Non-Stop
EWR
Newark

Last minute flights from Newark to Cape Town

Late deals on round-trip flights to Cape Town from Newark, departing today and this week
28 May - 4 Jun
$1,031pp
EWR
Newark
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
EWR
Newark
28 May - 7 Jun
$1,040pp
EWR
Newark
Delta
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Delta
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark
28 May - 4 Jun
$1,050pp
EWR
Newark
Delta
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Delta
   
2 STOPS
EWR
Newark

One-way flights to Cape Town Intl from Newark

The cheapest one-way flights from Newark to Cape Town
5:50 pm - 5:00 pm
SWISS
1 Stop
41h 10m
EWR - CPT
SWISS
$674
KAYAK
4:45 pm - 6:00 am
Lufthansa
2 Stops
31h 15m
EWR - CPT
Lufthansa
$714
KAYAK
5:30 pm - 9:45 am
Ethiopian Air
2 Stops
34h 15m
EWR - CPT
Ethiopian Air

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Newark to Cape Town

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

Cape Town Intl (CPT) is the airport you will fly into if you book a flight from Newark to Cape Town. You should not have trouble finding flights to Cape Town Intl from Newark; the airport handles an average of 0 inbound flights from Newark per day. You should also have plenty of airline options to choose from since 12 airlines have flights to the Cape Town airport from Newark. It is only a 9.7 mi journey from Cape Town Intl (CPT) to Cape Town’s city center.

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

Some of our airline partners flying from Newark to Cape Town Intl have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. United Airlines, South African, and Lufthansa are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like United Airlines with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Newark Airport to Cape Town for under $800 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Newark Airport to Cape Town for under $800. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Ethiopian Air for just $768, but on average you can expect to pay $829.

Are there nonstop flights from Newark Airport to Cape Town for under $1,000 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has at least 20 direct flights from Newark Airport to Cape Town under $1,000. A good price for a nonstop flight from Newark Airport to Cape Town is less than $1,487.

Are there last-minute flights available from Newark Airport to Cape Town for under $1,100?

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

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Newark Airport to Cape Town round-trip?

Flying on Ethiopian Air is currently your cheapest option to Cape Town, with prices starting at $768. Additional round-trip tickets that might be worth considering are offered by Turkish Airlines and Delta, with the lowest prices starting at $820 and $845, respectively. You may be able to fly from Newark Airport to Cape Town for 28% less than the average price by searching for these airlines.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Newark Airport to Cape Town one-way?

The cheapest airline one-way is British Airways, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $577. However, be on the lookout for offers from SWISS and Lufthansa, as they are both options that can get you from Newark Airport to Cape Town for a low price.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Newark Airport to Cape Town?

When booking a flight from Newark Airport to Cape Town, you may want to consider flying on British Airways, Delta or Emirates as they are the most popular for this route.

What are the cheapest flights from Newark Airport to Cape Town?

While on average a flight from Newark Airport to Cape Town is generally $2,403, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $643. When looking at the most popular route, (Newark - Cape Town Intl), you can expect to pay $768 for that flight.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Cape Town, South Africa

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

Information is based on travel restrictions from Newark to Cape Town Intl

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Newark must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 24 hours for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Cape Town Intl.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Newark 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 Newark from Cape Town?

Returning to Newark 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 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Newark.

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

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Alternative routes for Newark 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 Newark to Cape Town.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = R15.98
Average temperature for May in Cape Town
71.6 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Cape Town
2.5 ″

Airports servicing Newark

Airports servicing Cape Town

Top 8 airlines flying from Newark to Cape Town Intl

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Newark 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
Ethiopian Air
$571 $788 No cancel fee 72%
Turkish Airlines
$765 $940 No cancel fee 77%
United Airlines
$791 $1,035 No cancel fee 69%
South African
$854 $1,172 No cancel fee 78%
Lufthansa
$858 $1,040 No cancel fee 76%
Delta
$865 $1,198 No cancel fee N/A
British Airways
$901 $1,093 No cancel fee 70%
Emirates
$910 $1,026 No cancel fee 75%
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