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Cheap flights from Washington Dulles Intl (IAD) to Cape Town (CPT)

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The best prices from Washington Dulles Intl to Cape Town are usually found in February or November, booked 13 days in advance, depart on a Monday or Tuesday and return on a Thursday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Washington Dulles Intl (IAD) to Cape Town (CPT)

IAD - CPT
Price
$860 - $1,287
CPT
Temperature
66.2 - 84.2 °F
CPT
Rainfall
0.4 - 3.7 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 21% potential price rise

Cheapest in

February

Best time to find cheap flights, 15% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$860

From Washington Dulles Intl to Cape Town

One-way from

$634

One-way flight from Washington Dulles Intl 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 Washington Dulles Intl to Cape Town?

Flying to your destination on a Saturday can be more expensive, but this shouldn’t discourage you from finding affordable options to get to Cape Town. Check prices with Cheapflights to find a great deal for your trip.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Washington Dulles Intl to Cape Town?

To save up to 4% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 37 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Washington Dulles Intl to Cape Town from $939 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $953 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Washington Dulles Intl to Cape Town?

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in December. For low rates, March can be a great choice for travel to Cape Town. Flights to Cape Town from Washington Dulles Intl in March are about $986 on average during March, but can be found for as low as $770.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Washington Dulles Intl to Cape Town (IAD - CPT)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Washington Dulles Intl to Cape Town at noon. Doing so could potentially save you 4% on the flight price compared to flying in the morning, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from Washington Dulles Intl to Cape Town in December, January 2021

The best prices found for IAD to CPT flights for December, January
15 Jan - 24 Jan
$685pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
15 Jan - 24 Jan
$687pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
9 Dec - 20 Jan
$699pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl

Washington Dulles Intl to Cape Town 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town from Washington Dulles Intl found for this year
9 Dec - 20 Jan
$699pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
30 Dec - 13 Jan
$766pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
30 Dec - 6 Jan
$769pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl

Last minute flights from Washington Dulles Intl to Cape Town

Late deals on round-trip flights to Cape Town from Washington Dulles Intl, departing today and this week
9 Dec - 20 Jan
$699pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
9 Dec - 13 Jan
$771pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
10 Dec - 20 Jan
$796pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl

One-way flights to Cape Town from Washington Dulles Intl

The cheapest one-way flights from Washington Dulles Intl to Cape Town
1:25 pm - 5:40 am
SWISS
2 Stops
33h 15m
IAD - CPT
SWISS
$634
Flights by SU
5:00 am - 8:45 am
Ethiopian Air
1 Stop
20h 45m
IAD - CPT
Ethiopian Air
$645
KAYAK
6:25 pm - 7:00 am
Turkish Airlines
1 Stop
29h 35m
IAD - CPT
Turkish Airlines
$659
KAYAK

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Washington Dulles Intl to Cape Town flights.

Flight FAQs

From Washington Dulles Intl to Cape Town

Are flight prices decreasing from Washington Dulles Intl 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 Washington Dulles Intl 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 Washington Dulles 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. Airline carriers are regularly disinfecting and sanitizing their aircraft. Masks are provided and are mandatory while on board. Pre-flight testing for symptoms and antibodies, alongside socially distanced seating (for a limited time) will work towards keeping travelers safer while flying from Washington Dulles Intl to Cape Town Intl. Policies will vary by airline.

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

Delta, Ethiopian Air, 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 Washington Dulles Intl to Cape Town for under $700 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Washington Dulles Intl to Cape Town for under $700. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Ethiopian Air for just $685, but on average you can expect to pay $707.

Are there nonstop flights from Washington Dulles Intl to Cape Town for under $700 on Cheapflights?

There are no nonstop flights from Washington Dulles Intl 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 Washington Dulles Intl to Cape Town for under $700?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Washington Dulles Intl to Cape Town within the next 7 days for less than $700.

Does it rain more in Washington Dulles Intl or Cape Town?

In Washington Dulles Intl, there will be greater rainfall in Washington Dulles Intl compared to Cape Town over the next 14 days.

Is Washington Dulles Intl weather warmer or cooler than Cape Town?

With an average temperature of 88 °F, peak weather can be found in July. As a traveler, expect to see changes in flight prices during that period. The temperatures in Cape Town are colder than in Washington Dulles Intl.

How long is the flight from Washington Dulles Intl to Cape Town?

For as low as $685, Ethiopian Air can have you in Cape Town from Washington Dulles Intl in 20h 45m. 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 Washington Dulles Intl to Cape Town round-trip?

Flying on Ethiopian Air is currently your cheapest option to Cape Town, with prices starting at $685. Another option worth looking into is Turkish Airlines, starting at $699 round trip. These flights start at 32% lower than the current average price 3 months from now.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Washington Dulles Intl to Cape Town one-way?

To fly one-way, consider booking your trip with Turkish Airlines, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $427. SWISS flights start at $509 while deals on British Airways start at $566 one-way.

Alternative routes for Washington Dulles Intl to Cape Town

Destination information for Cape Town

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Washington Dulles Intl 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 ″

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Airports servicing Cape Town

Top 10 airlines from Washington Dulles Intl to Cape Town

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Washington Dulles Intl 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
$531 $666 No change fee 79%
Ethiopian Air
$683 $993 No cancel fee 72%
Lufthansa
$585 $1,002 No change fee 76%
Air France
$802 $1,023 No change fee 77%
Turkish Airlines
$709 $1,045 No cancel fee 77%
Emirates
$892 $1,087 No cancel fee 75%
Austrian Airlines
$589 $1,091 No change fee 78%
American Airlines
$817 $1,098 No cancel fee 71%
Delta
$799 $1,110 No cancel fee N/A
British Airways
$830 $1,120 No cancel fee 70%
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