Cheap flights from San Francisco (SFO) to Cape Town (CPT)

SFO — CPT
Oct 9 — Oct 161

The best prices from San Francisco to Cape Town Intl are usually found in January or October, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Tuesday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from San Francisco (SFO) to Cape Town (CPT)

All the information you need to plan the best SFO to CPT flight in 2022: compare San Francisco to Cape Town flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Cape Town.

SFO - CPT

Price

$1,006 - $1,699

CPT

Temperature

53.6 - 69.8 °F

CPT

Rainfall

0.8 - 3.9 inches

Popular inJulyHigh demand for flights, 27% potential price rise
Cheapest inJanuaryBest time to find cheap flights, 19% potential price drop
Round-trip from$1,006From San Francisco to Cape Town Intl
One-way from$699One-way flight from San Francisco to Cape Town Intl

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from San Francisco to Cape Town?

Leaving on a Tuesday is a viable option for saving on travel. Heavily demanded days of the week can typically drive up the prices you see. Booking your travel for a less competitive day can save up to 9% on the overall cost on flights from San Francisco to Cape Town.

How far in advance should I book a flight from San Francisco to Cape Town?

To save on the cost of your flight from San Francisco to Cape Town, book at least 61 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 3% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $1,242 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $1,264.

What is the cheapest month to fly from San Francisco to Cape Town?

The best pricing can be found in the month of January. Prices to Cape Town from San Francisco average $1,238. You can even find prices in January for less than $1,238, as users have found deals to Cape Town from as low as $841. The month of July appears to be one of the more expensive times to travel to Cape Town from San Francisco. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 37%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from San Francisco to Cape Town (SFO - CPT)?

A simple way to save on the total cost of your ticket is to fly from San Francisco to Cape Town in the afternoon. If you’re flexible enough to do this you can expect to save up to 13% on your trip compared to booking a flight at noon.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Cape Town in October, November 2022

The best prices found for SFO to CPT flights for October, November
Nov 13 - Nov 20
SFO

San Francisco

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

31h 35m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

32h 10m
$927

Turkish Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/10/22

Nov 25 - Dec 9
SFO

San Francisco

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

31h 35m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

26h 45m
$957

Turkish Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 2/10/22

Nov 27 - Dec 11
SFO

San Francisco

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

31h 35m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

32h 10m
$964

Turkish Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/10/22

San Francisco to Cape Town 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town from San Francisco found for this year
Nov 13 - Nov 20
SFO

San Francisco

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

31h 35m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

32h 10m
$927

Turkish Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/10/22

Nov 25 - Dec 9
SFO

San Francisco

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

31h 35m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

26h 45m
$957

Turkish Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 2/10/22

Nov 27 - Dec 11
SFO

San Francisco

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

31h 35m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

32h 10m
$964

Turkish Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/10/22

Cheap SWISS flights from San Francisco to Cape Town

Nov 21 - Dec 5
SFO

San Francisco

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

26h 20m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

30h 30m
$1,110

SWISS

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/10/22

Nov 7 - Nov 14
SFO

San Francisco

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

32h 10m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

30h 30m
$1,117

SWISS

Pick Dates

Deal found 3/10/22

Mar 6 - Mar 13
SFO

San Francisco

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

25h 35m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

30h 30m
$1,119

SWISS

Pick Dates

Deal found 2/10/22

Cheap Turkish Airlines flights from San Francisco to Cape Town

Mar 6 - Mar 13
SFO

San Francisco

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

31h 35m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

26h 45m
$887

Turkish Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 2/10/22

Mar 14 - Mar 24
SFO

San Francisco

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

37h 00m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

26h 45m
$917

Turkish Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 2/10/22

Nov 13 - Nov 20
SFO

San Francisco

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

31h 35m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

32h 10m
$927

Turkish Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 1/10/22

Last minute flights from San Francisco to Cape Town

Late deals on return flights to Cape Town from San Francisco, departing today and this week
Oct 14 - Oct 27
SFO

San Francisco

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

56h 55m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

29h 30m
$1,502

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 3/10/22

Oct 12 - Oct 18
SFO

San Francisco

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

43h 40m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

SFO

San Francisco

2 stops

32h 28m
$1,524

KLM

Pick Dates

Deal found 3/10/22

Oct 14 - Oct 27
SFO

San Francisco

CPT

Cape Town Intl

2 stops

56h 55m
CPT

Cape Town Intl

SFO

San Francisco

1 stop

29h 30m
$1,582

United Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 4/10/22

One-way flights to Cape Town from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Cape Town
Mar 15
SFO

San Francisco

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

31h 35m
$645

Turkish Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 4/10/22

Nov 22
SFO

San Francisco

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

37h 00m
$650

Turkish Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 2/10/22

Nov 10
SFO

San Francisco

CPT

Cape Town Intl

1 stop

37h 00m
$675

Turkish Airlines

Pick Dates

Deal found 4/10/22

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about San Francisco to Cape Town flights.

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

Some of the carriers operating flights from San Francisco to Cape Town Intl that may be offering flexible cancellation policies are Turkish Airlines, British 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 San Francisco to Cape Town for under $900 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to Cape Town for under $900. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Turkish Airlines for just $887, but on average you can expect to pay $975.

Are there last-minute flights available from San Francisco to Cape Town for under $1,600?

There are currently 20+ open flights from San Francisco to Cape Town within the next 7 days for less than $1,600.

How popular is this San Francisco to Cape Town flight route?

The San Francisco to Cape Town Intl flight path was viewed by 14 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from San Francisco to Cape Town round-trip?

Our cheapest airline available from San Francisco to Cape Town is Turkish Airlines. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $887 on this airline. An additional option worth looking into is SWISS, starting at $1,110. Turkish Airlines is priced at 28% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from San Francisco to Cape Town one-way?

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $645 on Turkish Airlines. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include SWISS from $696 and RwandAir from $701 one-way.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from San Francisco to Cape Town?

The most popular airlines flying from San Francisco to Cape Town are American Airlines, British Airways and Cathay Pacific. Something to consider prior to booking your flight.

What are the cheapest flights from San Francisco to Cape Town?

Looking for the cheapest flight from San Francisco to Cape Town? While on average our users pay $5,987, our data indicates the cheapest price to be $756. The most popular route (San Francisco - Cape Town Intl), is priced around $887.

Alternative routes for San Francisco to Cape Town

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Top 10 airlines flying from San Francisco to Cape Town

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from San Francisco to Cape Town choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
AirlineCheapestAverageFlexibilityOn-timeCOVID-19 safety
Juneyao AirlinesCheapest$15Average$17FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time66%COVID-19 safety
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American AirlinesCheapest$839Average$4,106FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time71%COVID-19 safety
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Turkish AirlinesCheapest$846Average$983FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time77%COVID-19 safety
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United AirlinesCheapest$872Average$1,382FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time69%COVID-19 safety
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SWISSCheapest$878Average$1,457FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time79%COVID-19 safety
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LufthansaCheapest$892Average$1,294FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time76%COVID-19 safety
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Qatar AirwaysCheapest$908Average$1,063FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time68%COVID-19 safety
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KLMCheapest$911Average$1,449FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%COVID-19 safety
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DeltaCheapest$915Average$1,320FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-timeN/ACOVID-19 safety
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EmiratesCheapest$964Average$1,420FlexibilityNo cancel feeOn-time75%COVID-19 safety
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