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

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The best prices from Washington to Cape Town 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)

WAS - CPT
Price
$852 - $1,401
CPT
Temperature
66.2 - 84.2 °F
CPT
Rainfall
0.4 - 3.7 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 to Cape Town

One-way from

$659

One-way flight from Washington 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 to Cape Town?

Departing on a Tuesday is a good option for securing a great price. You can expect to save up to 9% when planning your travel around this day of the week.

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

Travelers have found it’s best to book a flight 37 days in advance to save up to 4% compared to booking the same week of travel. As your travel date approaches, the cost of this flight route may potentially increase. While opting to book 37 days out may not be an option for all, there are still additional ways to secure a deal in the near future. You might find a flight from Washington to Cape Town 1-2 weeks in advance for as low as $939, or $953 for flights within the next 24 hours.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Washington 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 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 to Cape Town (WAS - CPT)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Washington to Cape Town in the evening. Doing so could potentially save you 6% on the flight price compared to flying in the morning, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from Washington to Cape Town in November, December 2020

The best prices found for WAS to CPT flights for November, December
26 Nov - 4 Feb
$701pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
30 Dec - 16 Jan
$844pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
KLM
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
KLM
 
1 STOP
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
30 Dec - 7 Jan
$845pp
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 to Cape Town 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town from Washington found for next year
26 Nov - 4 Feb
$701pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
30 Dec - 16 Jan
$844pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
KLM
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
KLM
 
1 STOP
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
30 Dec - 7 Jan
$845pp
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 to Cape Town

Late deals on round-trip flights to Cape Town from Washington, departing today and this week
2 Dec - 8 Dec
$844pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
KLM
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
KLM
 
1 STOP
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
2 Dec - 8 Dec
$848pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
KLM
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
KLM
 
1 STOP
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
5 Dec - 20 Dec
$858pp
BWI
Baltimore/Washington
KLM
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
KLM
   
2 STOPS
BWI
Baltimore/Washington

One-way flights to Cape Town from Washington

The cheapest one-way flights from Washington to Cape Town
6:25 pm - 7:00 am
Turkish Airlines
1 Stop
29h 35m
IAD - CPT
Turkish Airlines
$659
mytrip.com
1:43 pm - 6:30 am
British Airways
2 Stops
33h 47m
DCA - CPT
British Airways
$690
Ovago
3:15 pm - 2:10 pm
Qatar Airways
2 Stops
39h 55m
IAD - CPT
Qatar Airways
$817
KAYAK

Related info for your journey

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

Flight FAQs

From Washington to Cape Town

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

Airlines globally have implemented additional safety measures to accommodate you. Delta is one of them. New policies for travelers booking flights from Washington to Cape Town Intl include masks being provided and required on board, daily cleaning and sanitization, use of HEPA filters, pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms, and socially distanced seating (for a limited time). Keep in mind that policies will vary by airline.

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, British Airways, and Ethiopian Air 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 $700 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Washington to Cape Town for under $700. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Ethiopian Air for just $684, but on average you can expect to pay $714.

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

There are no nonstop flights from Washington 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 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.

Is Washington weather warmer or cooler than Cape Town?

With an average temperature of 90 °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.

How long is the flight from Washington to Cape Town?

For as low as $684, Ethiopian Air can have you in Cape Town from Washington 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 to Cape Town round-trip?

Currently priced at $684, Ethiopian Air will fly you from Washington to Cape Town and back. In addition to Ethiopian Air, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from Turkish Airlines and British Airways - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $743 and $789, respectively. Ethiopian Air is 35% cheaper than the average price of flights available within the next 90 days to this destination.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Washington 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 $456. British Airways flights start at $584 while deals on Qatar Airways start at $711 one-way.

Destination information for Cape Town

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Washington to Cape Town
Today's exchange rate
$1 = R15.18
Average temperature for November in Cape Town
77.0 °F
Avg rainfall for November in Cape Town
0.9 ″

Airports servicing Washington

Reagan National (DCA)

Airports servicing Cape Town

Top 10 airlines from Washington to Cape Town

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 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%
British Airways
$830 $1,120 No cancel fee 70%
KLM
$799 $1,125 No change fee 75%
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