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)

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
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

$546

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.

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, April can be a great choice for travel to Cape Town. Flights to Cape Town from Washington in April are about $1,322 on average during April, but can be found for as low as $879.

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 at noon. Doing so could potentially save you 10% on the flight price compared to flying in the morning, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from Washington to Cape Town in June, July 2021

The best prices found for WAS to CPT flights for June, July
12 Jul - 16 Jul
$1,099pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
31 Jul - 15 Aug
$1,151pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
British Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
British Airways
   
2 STOPS
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
25 Jul - 1 Aug
$1,162pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Qatar Airways
 
1 STOP
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl

Washington to Cape Town 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Cape Town from Washington found for this year
30 Nov - 12 Dec
$608pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
 
1 STOP
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
30 Nov - 13 Dec
$779pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Turkish Airlines
 
1 STOP
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
15 Sep - 22 Sep
$786pp
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
25 Jun - 9 Jul
$1,267pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
25 Jun - 9 Jul
$1,278pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
25 Jun - 9 Jul
$1,296pp
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl
Ethiopian Air
 
1 STOP
CPT
Cape Town Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
Ethiopian Air
   
2 STOPS
IAD
Washington Dulles Intl

One-way flights to Cape Town from Washington

The cheapest one-way flights from Washington to Cape Town
2:00 am - 9:35 am
Kenya Airways
3 Stops
49h 35m
DCA - CPT
Kenya Airways
$546
BudgetAir
7:05 pm - 10:50 am
Qatar Airways
2 Stops
33h 45m
IAD - CPT
Qatar Airways
$754
Travelgenio
11:20 am - 6:00 am
United Airlines
2 Stops
60h 40m
BWI - CPT
United Airlines
$815
United

Related info for your journey

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

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.

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.

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.

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 TAP AIR PORTUGAL for just $608, but on average you can expect to pay $813.

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.

Are there last-minute flights available from Washington to Cape Town for under $1,300?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Washington to Cape Town within the next 7 days for less than $1,300.

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 $978, United Airlines can have you in Cape Town from Washington in 18h. 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 $608, TAP AIR PORTUGAL will fly you from Washington to Cape Town and back. In addition to TAP AIR PORTUGAL, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from Turkish Airlines and Kenya Airways - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $779 and $807, respectively. TAP AIR PORTUGAL is 42% 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 Kenya Airways, which is currently one of the cheapest options available, starting at $546. British Airways flights start at $601 while deals on Qatar Airways start at $689 one-way.

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 = R14.33
Average temperature for June in Cape Town
66.2 °F
Avg rainfall for June in Cape Town
3.1 ″

Airports servicing Washington

Reagan National (DCA)

Airports servicing Cape Town

Top 10 airlines flying 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 cancel fee 79%
Ethiopian Air
$683 $993 No cancel fee 72%
Lufthansa
$585 $1,002 No cancel fee 76%
Air France
$802 $1,023 No cancel 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 cancel 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 cancel fee 75%
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