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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 March or February, booked 46 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
$856 - $1,422
CPT
Temperature
66.2 - 84.2 °F
CPT
Rainfall
0.4 - 3.7 inches
Popular in July High demand for flights, 26% potential price rise
Cheapest in March Best time to find cheap flights, 19% potential price drop
Round-trip from $856 From Washington to Cape Town
One-way from $764 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.

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.

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
$764
KAYAK
5:00 am - 8:45 am
Ethiopian Air
1 Stop
20h 45m
IAD - CPT
Ethiopian Air
$855
Kiwi.com
4:25 pm - 8:15 am
Multiple Airlines
3 Stops
57h 50m
IAD - CPT
Multiple Airlines
$925
Kiwi.com

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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.

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 $649, but on average you can expect to pay $714.

Are there nonstop flights from Washington to Cape Town for under $600 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.

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 $649, 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 $649, 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. Check Cheapflights for deals on Turkish Airlines for as low as $712. Ethiopian Air is 38% 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 Ethiopian Air, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $637. British Airways flights start at $684 while deals on Turkish Airlines start at $724 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 = R16.34
Average temperature for September in Cape Town
69.8 °F
Avg rainfall for September in Cape Town
1.7 ″

Airports servicing Washington

Reagan National (DCA)

Airports servicing Cape Town

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