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The best prices from Seattle to Cape Town are usually found in May or March, booked 45 days in advance, depart on a Monday or Saturday and return on a Sunday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Seattle (SEA) to Cape Town (CPT)

SEA - CPT
Price
$1,041 - $1,681
CPT
Temperature
66.2 - 84.2 °F
CPT
Rainfall
0.4 - 3.7 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 24% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

Best time to find cheap flights, 18% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$1,041

From Seattle to Cape Town

One-way from

$787

One-way flight from Seattle 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 Seattle to Cape Town?

It’s generally more expensive to depart on a Sunday, if you have to leave on this day you can still search on Cheapflights to find great options that meet your needs.

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

The best pricing can be found in the month of March. Prices to Cape Town from Seattle 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 Seattle. Flying in the targeted month can save you up to 64%.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Seattle to Cape Town (SEA - CPT)?

When flying from Seattle to Cape Town, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight in the morning, which can drop the price by up to 13% versus a flight in the evening.

Cheap flights from Seattle to Cape Town in December, January 2021

The best prices found for SEA to CPT flights for December, January
4 Jan - 27 Jan
$836pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
Lufthansa
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Lufthansa
   
2 STOPS
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
5 Jan - 23 Jan
$844pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
Lufthansa
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Lufthansa
 
1 STOP
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
9 Jan - 15 Jan
$848pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
SWISS
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
SWISS
   
2 STOPS
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl

Seattle to Cape Town 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town from Seattle found for this year
31 Dec - 16 Jan
$875pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
KLM
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
KLM
 
1 STOP
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
31 Dec - 15 Jan
$880pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
KLM
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
KLM
 
1 STOP
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
31 Dec - 18 Jan
$890pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
KLM
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
KLM
   
2 STOPS
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl

Last minute flights from Seattle to Cape Town

Late deals on round-trip flights to Cape Town from Seattle, departing today and this week
9 Dec - 17 Feb
$1,132pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
KLM
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
KLM
 
1 STOP
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
9 Dec - 20 Feb
$1,137pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
KLM
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
KLM
 
1 STOP
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
10 Dec - 20 Feb
$1,147pp
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl
KLM
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
KLM
   
2 STOPS
SEA
Seattle/Tacoma Intl

One-way flights to Cape Town from Seattle

The cheapest one-way flights from Seattle to Cape Town
6:34 pm - 8:45 am
Ethiopian Air
2 Stops
28h 11m
SEA - CPT
Ethiopian Air
$787
KAYAK
2:30 am - 10:00 am
British Airways
3 Stops
45h 30m
SEA - CPT
British Airways
$880
FlightHub
5:55 am - 5:50 am
United Airlines
3 Stops
61h 55m
SEA - CPT
United Airlines
$949
United

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Seattle to Cape Town

Are flight prices decreasing from Seattle 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 Seattle 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 Seattle/Tacoma Intl to Cape Town Intl to control the spread of COVID-19?

Delta is one of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travelers flying from Seattle/Tacoma Intl 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 Seattle/Tacoma Intl to Cape Town Intl have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Delta, Emirates, and British Airways are some of the carriers that may have flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for other airlines that may also have this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Seattle to Cape Town for under $900 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Seattle to Cape Town for under $900. The cheapest flight booked recently is on SWISS for just $809, but on average you can expect to pay $846.

Are there nonstop flights from Seattle to Cape Town for under $800 on Cheapflights?

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

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

Does it rain more in Seattle or Cape Town?

Expected rainfall in Seattle is less than in Cape Town. You can expect this to be the case over the next 22 days.

Is Seattle weather warmer or cooler than Cape Town?

You can imagine temperatures to be in the 84 °F range in February. The weather in Cape Town is generally hotter than Seattle's. As flight availability is subject to become more limited as peak season approaches it is ideal to book in a timely manner.

How long is the flight from Seattle to Cape Town?

Airlines like KLM, British Airways, and SWISS fly from Seattle to Cape Town in about 22h 34m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 11h 06m. 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 Seattle to Cape Town round-trip?

According to our current data, SWISS ($809), Lufthansa ($820), and British Airways ($844) offers the cheapest pricing from Seattle to Cape Town. SWISS is 36% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

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

$517 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from British Airways. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Ethiopian Air and Lufthansa, with prices starting from $787 and $939, respectively.

Alternative routes for Seattle to Cape Town

Destination information for Cape Town

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Seattle to Cape Town
Today's exchange rate
$1 = R15.33
Average temperature for December in Cape Town
80.6 °F
Avg rainfall for December in Cape Town
0.7 ″

Airports servicing Seattle

Airports servicing Cape Town

Top 8 airlines from Seattle to Cape Town

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Seattle 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
American Airlines
$1,133 $1,284 No cancel fee 71%
KLM
$1,065 $1,443 No change fee 75%
Emirates
$992 $1,443 No cancel fee 75%
Lufthansa
$1,002 $1,466 No change fee 76%
Delta
$1,075 $1,535 No cancel fee N/A
United Airlines
$1,138 $1,620 No cancel fee 69%
British Airways
$1,125 $1,869 No cancel fee 70%
Iberia
$1,507 $2,054 No change fee 77%
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