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

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The best prices from San Francisco to Cape Town are usually found in May or August, booked 19 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Wednesday and return on a Wednesday

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 2021: compare San Francisco to Cape Town flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Cape Town.
SFO - CPT
Price
$962 - $1,692
CPT
Temperature
66.2 - 84.2 °F
CPT
Rainfall
0.4 - 3.7 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 28% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

Best time to find cheap flights, 21% potential price drop

Average price

$962

Average for round-trip flights in May 2021

Round-trip from

$962

From San Francisco 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 San Francisco to Cape Town?

Thursday flights are found to be more expensive to fly from San Francisco to Cape Town. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Cape Town.

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

Flights from San Francisco to Cape Town lean towards being more expensive in December. Prices are generally better when you fly from San Francisco to Cape Town in April, with the cheapest ticket starting at $879.

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

One of the essential ways to save on airfare from San Francisco to Cape Town is to remain as flexible as possible. Flights that are in the afternoon tend to be the most expensive. A flight in the morning could potentially save you up to 18% on airfare.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Cape Town in May, June 2021

The best prices found for SFO to CPT flights for May, June
29 Jun - 19 Jul
$1,012pp
SFO
San Francisco
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
29 Jun - 19 Jul
$1,027pp
SFO
San Francisco
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
British Airways
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
29 Jun - 19 Jul
$1,165pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco

San Francisco to Cape Town 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town from San Francisco found for this year
22 Nov - 29 Nov
$846pp
SFO
San Francisco
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
19 Nov - 3 Dec
$911pp
SFO
San Francisco
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
27 Aug - 9 Sep
$932pp
SFO
San Francisco
British Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco

Last minute flights from San Francisco to Cape Town

Late deals on round-trip flights to Cape Town from San Francisco, departing today and this week
21 May - 4 Jun
$1,199pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
SFO
San Francisco
21 May - 4 Jun
$1,245pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Lufthansa
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
24 May - 7 Jun
$1,258pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco

One-way flights to Cape Town from San Francisco

The cheapest one-way flights from San Francisco to Cape Town
1:05 pm - 7:35 am
Emirates
1 Stop
33h 30m
SFO - CPT
Emirates
$1,048
SnapTravelAir
3:00 am - 6:50 am
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
42h 50m
SFO - CPT
Multiple Airlines
$2,643
Kiwi.com
12:00 pm - 7:00 am
Qatar Airways
1 Stop
34h 00m
SFO - CPT
Qatar Airways
$3,151
AranGrant

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Flight FAQs

From San Francisco to Cape Town

Are flight prices decreasing from San Francisco 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 San Francisco 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.

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 Lufthansa, Delta, and British Airways. 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 $1,000 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to Cape Town for under $1,000. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Turkish Airlines for just $934, but on average you can expect to pay $997.

Are there nonstop flights from San Francisco to Cape Town for under $900 on Cheapflights?

There are no nonstop flights from San Francisco 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 San Francisco to Cape Town for under $1,200?

There are currently 20+ open flights from San Francisco to Cape Town within the next 7 days for less than $1,200.

How popular is this flight route?

Flights from San Francisco to Cape Town Intl have been viewed 22 times in the past calendar month.

Does it rain more in San Francisco or Cape Town?

Expected rainfall in San Francisco is more than in Cape Town. You can expect this to be the case over the next 7 days.

Is San Francisco weather warmer or cooler than Cape Town?

With an average temperature of 84 °F, peak weather can be found in February. As a traveler, expect to see changes in flight prices during that period. The temperatures in Cape Town are hotter than in San Francisco.

How long is the flight from San Francisco to Cape Town?

British Airways, Turkish Airlines, and SWISS can get you from San Francisco to Cape Town in just under 29h 55m. Your travel time can differ by up to 3h 20m. When browsing for deals, the options you’ll see will be for both nonstop flights and flights with stops.

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

Cheapflights users have booked flights from San Francisco to Cape Town round-trip from $934. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are British Airways, from $937, and Kenya Airways, from $1,007. Turkish Airlines is priced at 23% 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 $1,048 on Emirates. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Delta from $2,019 and Qatar Airways from $3,151 one-way.

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Destination information for Cape Town

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from San Francisco to Cape Town.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = R14.12
Average temperature for May in Cape Town
71.6 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Cape Town
2.5 ″

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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.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
SWISS
$822 $1,217 No cancel fee 79%
Lufthansa
$872 $1,311 No cancel fee 76%
Delta
$885 $1,325 No cancel fee N/A
KLM
$883 $1,339 No cancel fee 75%
Turkish Airlines
$895 $1,460 No cancel fee 77%
British Airways
$958 $1,482 No cancel fee 70%
Cathay Pacific
$1,383 $1,588 No cancel fee 72%
Emirates
$1,101 $1,605 No cancel fee 75%
United Airlines
$845 $1,638 No cancel fee 69%
American Airlines
$978 $1,733 No cancel fee 71%
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