Cheap flights from Washington, D.C. (WAS) to Cape Town (CPT)

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

How to find the cheapest flight from
Washington, D.C. (WAS) to Cape Town (CPT)

All the information you need to plan the best WAS to CPT flight in 2022: compare Washington, D.C. 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
Rainfall
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, D.C. (WAS) to Cape Town Intl

One-way from

$635

One-way flight from Washington, D.C. (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.
What is the cheapest month to fly from Washington, D.C. to Cape Town?

February can be a great time to fly to Cape Town from Washington, D.C. 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.

What is the cheapest day to fly round-trip from Washington, D.C. to Cape Town?

Travelers have found that booking a Monday departure is the best way to save up to 18% on the cost of booking your flights compared to booking on days of the week where this route is of high demand.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Washington, D.C. to Cape Town (WAS - CPT)?

It’s optimal to fly from Washington, D.C. to Cape Town in the morning. By choosing this option you can save up to 22% on the cost of your flight, compared to a flight at noon.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Washington, D.C. 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, D.C. to Cape Town from $1,147 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $1,295 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

Cheap flights from Washington, D.C. to Cape Town in May, June 2022

The best prices found for WAS to CPT flights for May, June
25 May - 2 Jun
$979pp
IAD
Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl
Delta
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Delta
 
1 STOP
IAD
Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl
25 May - 2 Jun
$1,003pp
IAD
Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl
KLM
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
KLM
 
1 STOP
IAD
Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl
25 May - 2 Jun
$1,008pp
IAD
Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl
KLM
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
KLM
   
2 STOPS
IAD
Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl

Washington, D.C. to Cape Town 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town from Washington, D.C. found for this year
31 Oct - 6 Nov
$692pp
IAD
Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl
Delta
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Delta
 
1 STOP
IAD
Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl
17 Nov - 2 Dec
$693pp
IAD
Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl
Delta
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Delta
 
1 STOP
IAD
Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl
12 Sep - 21 Sep
$695pp
IAD
Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl
Delta
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Delta
 
1 STOP
IAD
Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl

Last minute flights from Washington, D.C. to Cape Town

Late deals on round-trip flights to Cape Town from Washington, D.C., departing today and this week
26 May - 8 Jun
$1,162pp
IAD
Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
IAD
Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl
26 May - 8 Jun
$1,166pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
Delta
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Delta
   
2 STOPS
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
28 May - 10 Jun
$1,297pp
IAD
Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAD
Washington, D.C. Dulles Intl

One-way flights to Cape Town Intl from Washington, D.C.

The cheapest one-way flights from Washington, D.C. to Cape Town
5:10 pm - 5:35 pm
Air France
2 Stops
42h 25m
IAD - CPT
Air France
1:15 pm - 7:25 am
Turkish Airlines
1 Stop
36h 10m
IAD - CPT
Turkish Airlines
9:29 am - 5:35 pm
Delta
2 Stops
26h 06m
IAD - CPT
Delta
$677
Delta

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Washington, D.C. to Cape Town

What airport do you fly into for flights to Cape Town from Washington, D.C.?

For a flight from Washington, D.C. 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, D.C. per day. 13 airlines have flights to Cape Town Intl from Washington, D.C. on a regular basis.

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

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

Can I find flights from Washington, D.C. to Cape Town for under $700 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Washington, D.C. to Cape Town for under $700. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Delta for just $692, but on average you can expect to pay $706.

Are there last-minute flights available from Washington, D.C. to Cape Town for under $1,200?

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

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Washington, D.C. to Cape Town round-trip?

Our cheapest airline available from Washington, D.C. to Cape Town is Delta. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $692 on this airline. Additional options worth looking into are Air France and KLM, starting at $699 and $700 round-trip. Users have found that Delta is 34% cheaper than the other options available to this destination.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Washington, D.C. to Cape Town one-way?

The cheapest airline one-way is Turkish Airlines, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $556. However, be on the lookout for offers from Qatar Airways and United Airlines, as they are both options that can get you from Washington, D.C. to Cape Town for a low price.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Washington, D.C. to Cape Town?

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

What are the most popular routes from Washington, D.C. to Cape Town?

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

What are the cheapest flights from Washington, D.C. to Cape Town?

While on average a flight from Washington, D.C. to Cape Town is generally $3,183, our data shows the cheapest flight currently is $695. When looking at the most popular route, (Washington, D.C. Reagan-National - Cape Town Intl), you can expect to pay $709 for that flight.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Cape Town, South Africa

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Cape Town from Washington, D.C.?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Washington, D.C. to Cape Town Intl

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

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Washington, D.C. must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 24 hours for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Cape Town Intl.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Washington, D.C. 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, D.C. from Cape Town?

Returning to Washington, D.C. 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 1 day for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Washington, D.C..

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

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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, D.C. to Cape Town.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = R15.85
Average temperature for May in Cape Town
71.6 °F
Avg rainfall for May in Cape Town
2.5 ″

Airports servicing Washington, D.C.

Reagan-National (DCA)

Airports servicing Cape Town

Top 10 airlines flying from Washington, D.C. to Cape Town Intl

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users traveling from Washington, D.C. 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%
Austrian Airlines
$589 $1,091 No cancel fee 78%
Delta
$755 $1,235 No cancel fee N/A
Turkish Airlines
$772 $875 No cancel fee 77%
Air France
$802 $1,023 No cancel fee 77%
South African
$824 $990 No cancel fee 78%
United Airlines
$852 $1,043 No cancel fee 69%
Ethiopian Air
$882 $960 No cancel fee 72%
Qatar Airways
$905 $1,177 No cancel fee 68%
Lufthansa
$986 $1,150 No cancel fee 76%
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