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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 January or November, booked 58 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)

SFO - CPT
Price
$1018 - $1692
CPT
Temperature
66.2 - 84.2 °F
CPT
Rainfall
0.4 - 3.7 inches
Popular in December High demand for flights, 23% potential price rise
Cheapest in January Best time to find cheap flights, 22% potential price drop
Round-trip from $1018 From San Francisco to Cape Town
One-way from $598 One-way flight 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.

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 noon tend to be the most expensive. If a flight is in the morning is possible it can save you up to 16% on airfare.

Cheap flights from San Francisco to Cape Town in August, September 2020

The best prices found for SFO to CPT flights for August, September
16 Aug - 2 Sep
$770pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
14 Aug - 2 Sep
$830pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
16 Aug - 27 Aug
$856pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco

San Francisco to Cape Town 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town from San Francisco found for this year
16 Aug - 31 Aug
$770pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
27 Sep - 11 Oct
$824pp
SFO
San Francisco
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
SFO
San Francisco
14 Aug - 30 Aug
$830pp
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
7:35 am - 6:55 am
Qatar Airways
2 Stops
38h 20m
SFO - CPT
Qatar Airways
$598
Vayama
6:40 pm - 9:45 am
Ethiopian Air
2 Stops
30h 05m
SFO - CPT
Ethiopian Air
$858
SmartFares
2:10 pm - 7:20 am
Turkish Airlines
1 Stop
32h 10m
SFO - CPT
Turkish Airlines
$915
Vayama

Related info for your journey

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

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.

Can I find flights from San Francisco to Cape Town for under $800 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from San Francisco to Cape Town for under $800. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $770, but on average you can expect to pay $867.

Are there nonstop flights from San Francisco to Cape Town for under $800 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.

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 3 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?

Delta, British Airways, and Turkish Airlines can get you from San Francisco to Cape Town in just under 24h 15m. Your travel time can differ by up to 7h 30m. 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 $805. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are Qatar Airways, from $889, and Aeromexico, from $942. Turkish Airlines is priced at 38% 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 $598 on Qatar Airways. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Ethiopian Air from $858 and Turkish Airlines from $915 one-way.

Alternative routes for San Francisco to Cape Town

Destination information for Cape Town

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from San Francisco to Cape Town
Today's exchange rate
$1 = R17.32
Average temperature for August in Cape Town
66.2 °F
Avg rainfall for August in Cape Town
2.7 ″

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