Cheap flights from Washington (WAS) to Cape Town (CPT)

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The best prices from Washington to Cape Town Intl are usually found in February or March, booked 42 days in advance, depart on a Wednesday or Tuesday and return on a Tuesday

How to find the cheapest flight from
Washington (WAS) to Cape Town (CPT)

All the information you need to plan the best WAS to CPT flight in 2021: compare Washington to Cape Town flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Cape Town.
WAS - CPT
Price
$852 - $1,401
CPT
Temperature
53.6 - 69.8 °F
CPT
Precipitation
0.8 - 3.9 inches

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 25% potential price rise

Cheapest in

February

Best time to find cheap flights, 19% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$852

From Washington (WAS) to Cape Town Intl

One-way from

$536

One-way flight from Washington (WAS) to Cape Town Intl

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
When is the cheapest time to fly from Washington to Cape Town (WAS - CPT)?

It’s optimal to fly from Washington to Cape Town at noon. By choosing this option you can save up to 10% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight in the morning.

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

February can be a great time to fly to Cape Town from Washington with a flight ticket averaging about $1,054. Cheapflights users have found deals in the month of February for as cheap as $810. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December.

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

To save up to 27% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 43 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 to Cape Town from $1,147 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $1,295 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

Travelers have found that booking a Tuesday departure is the best way to save up to 9% on the cost of booking your flights compared to booking on days of the week where this route is of high demand.

Cheap flights from Washington to Cape Town in October, November 2021

The best prices found for WAS to CPT flights for October, November
23 Nov - 2 Dec
$730pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
24 Nov - 30 Nov
$760pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
Kenya Airways
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Kenya Airways
     
3 STOPS
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
27 Nov - 6 Dec
$765pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl

Washington to Cape Town 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town from Washington found for this year
23 Nov - 2 Dec
$730pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
24 Nov - 30 Nov
$760pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
Kenya Airways
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Kenya Airways
     
3 STOPS
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
27 Nov - 6 Dec
$765pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Etihad Airways
   
2 STOPS
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl

Last minute flights from Washington to Cape Town

Late deals on round-trip flights to Cape Town from Washington, departing today and this week
5 Nov - 26 Nov
$858pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
5 Nov - 1 Dec
$859pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
4 Nov - 15 Nov
$917pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
BWI
Baltimore/Washington

One-way flights to Cape Town Intl from Washington

The cheapest one-way flights from Washington to Cape Town
1:05 am - 8:35 am
Kenya Airways
3 Stops
48h 30m
DCA - CPT
Kenya Airways
$536
Flyus
3:45 pm - 3:00 am
Iberia
1 Stop
28h 15m
BWI - CPT
Iberia
$633
Fareboom
2:30 pm - 3:00 am
British Airways
2 Stops
53h 30m
DCA - CPT
British Airways
$661
KAYAK

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Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Washington</span> to <span class="emphasized">Cape Town</span> flights.

Flight FAQs

From Washington to Cape Town

What airport do you fly into for flights to Cape Town from Washington?

For a flight from Washington to Cape Town, you will be flying into Cape Town Intl. Cape Town Intl (CPT) is just 9.7 mi from the center of the city. Cape Town Intl is the only Cape Town airport and it handles 0 inbound flights from Washington per day. 15 airlines have flights to Cape Town Intl from Washington on a regular basis.

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

Some of our airline partners flying from Washington to Cape Town Intl have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Delta, South African, and Lufthansa are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Delta with this kind of flexibility.

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

Yes, there are multiple flights from Washington to Cape Town for under $800. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Etihad Airways for just $730, but on average you can expect to pay $780.

Are there last-minute flights available from Washington to Cape Town for under $900?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Washington to Cape Town within the next 7 days for less than $900.

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

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Washington to Cape Town round-trip from $730. Other airlines that can offer you cheap pricing are Turkish Airlines, from $755, and Kenya Airways, from $759. Etihad Airways is priced at 30% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

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

For one-way options, check prices for Kenya Airways. According to our data, you can fly for as low as $536. Users have also found prices from $539 and $622 on Qatar Airways and British Airways, respectively.

What are the most popular routes from Washington to Cape Town?

While some choose either Washington Reagan-National - Cape Town Intl or Baltimore/Washington - Cape Town Intl, Washington Dulles Intl - Cape Town Intl is the most popular route from Washington to Cape Town.

What are the cheapest flights from Washington to Cape Town?

While on average a flight from Washington to Cape Town is generally $2,378, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $645. When looking at the most popular route, (Washington Dulles Intl - Cape Town Intl), you can expect to pay $778 for that flight.

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

When booking a flight from Washington to Cape Town, you may want to consider flying on Major Airline, American Airlines or Air France as they are the most popular for this route.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Cape Town, South Africa

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Cape Town from Washington?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Washington to Cape Town Intl

Most visitors from Washington need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Cape Town Intl.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Washington must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Cape Town Intl.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Washington are not required to quarantine after entering Cape Town Intl.

Documents
Health Declaration Form - Must be completed in 48 hours prior to arrival in South Africa.


Do I need a test to fly back to Washington from Cape Town?

Returning to Washington from Cape Town Intl

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Cape Town Intl must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departing to Washington.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Cape Town Intl are not required to quarantine after entering Washington.

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Destination information for Cape Town

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Washington to Cape Town.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = R14.76
Average temperature for October in Cape Town
73.4 °F
Avg rainfall for October in Cape Town
1.5 ″

Airports servicing Washington

Reagan-National (DCA)

Airports servicing Cape Town

Top 10 airlines flying from Washington to Cape Town Intl

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Washington 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 cancel fee 79%
Lufthansa
$585 $1,002 No cancel fee 76%
Austrian Airlines
$589 $1,091 No cancel fee 78%
Ethiopian Air
$683 $993 No cancel fee 72%
Turkish Airlines
$709 $1,045 No cancel fee 77%
KLM
$799 $1,125 No cancel fee 75%
Delta
$799 $1,136 No cancel fee N/A
Air France
$802 $1,023 No cancel fee 77%
American Airlines
$817 $1,098 No cancel fee 71%
South African
$824 $990 No cancel fee 78%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by South African. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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