Flights from London to Cape Town

Selected fares from London to Cape Town

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
LON CPT Wed, Jan 13 - Fri, Jan 29 $757
LON CPT Mon, Oct 5 - Mon, Oct 19 $790
LON CPT Wed, Mar 2 - Sat, Mar 12 $965
LON CPT Wed, Mar 2 - Sat, Mar 12 $987
LON CPT Fri, Nov 20 - Sat, Nov 28 $1,072
LON CPT Sat, Feb 20 - Sat, Feb 27 $1,172
LON CPT Wed, Jan 13 - Fri, Jan 29 $1,177
LON CPT Sat, Feb 20 - Sat, Feb 27 $1,396
LON CPT Sat, Apr 2 - Sat, Apr 16 $1,571
LON CPT Fri, Nov 20 - Sat, Nov 28 $5,370
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Highlighted price = Cheapest round-trip flights

Prices are round trip per person (conditions apply)

London and Cape Town airports and terminals

Airports in London , GB

map of airports in London
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    London Heathrow Airport (LHR)

    Distance from City Center: 14 miles

    Terminals and carriers for flights from LHR to CPT

    Terminal Carriers
    Terminal 3 Virgin Atlantic
    Terminal 5 British Airways, Iberia
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    Gatwick Airport (LGW)

    Distance from City Center: 25 miles

  • 3

    Stansted Airport (STN)

    Distance from City Center: 30.2 miles

  • 4

    Luton Airport (LTN)

    Distance from City Center: 27.4 miles

  • 5

    London City Airport (LCY)

    Distance from City Center: 7.4 miles

  • 6

    Southend Airport (SEN)

    Distance from City Center: 35.9 miles

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Airports in Cape Town , ZA

map of airports in Cape Town
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    Cape Town Int'l Airport (CPT)

    Distance from City Center: 10.3 miles

    Carriers for flights from LON to CPT

    Carriers
    British Airways, Iberia, Virgin Atlantic
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August

Lowest roundtrip airfare in August from London to Cape Town

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Sat, Aug 22 London (LHR) Cape Town (CPT) Ethiopian Airlines $840
Earn $8.40
Return Thu, Sep 24 Cape Town (CPT) London (LHR) Ethiopian Airlines
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October

Lowest roundtrip airfare in October from London to Cape Town

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Oct 15 London (LHR) Cape Town (CPT) Ethiopian Airlines $790
Earn $7.90
Return Thu, Oct 22 Cape Town (CPT) London (LHR) Ethiopian Airlines

Best one-week trip in October from London to Cape Town

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Oct 15 London (LHR) Cape Town (CPT) Ethiopian Airlines $790
Earn $7.90
Return Thu, Oct 22 Cape Town (CPT) London (LHR) Ethiopian Airlines
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Flights to Cape Town

London Heathrow Airport

London Heathrow Airport is the main airport that serves those traveling in and out of the city. You can book low-cost flights from London to any city in the world through Orbitz.com. London Heathrow Airport is the busiest airport in the United Kingdom. It is located west of central London and offers direct and connecting flights to locations throughout the world. The major airlines that service Heathrow Airport include Air Canada, Air France, Air China, American Airlines, Australian Airlines and British Airways. You can book flights on these, and many other airlines that fly out of this airport, on Orbitz.com.

Parking at Heathrow Airport

London Heathrow Airport has long-term and short-term parking lots. Long-term parking is available at Terminal 1, Terminal 3 and Terminal 4 and costs £17.90 per day. Short-term parking is available at every terminal and is free for the first 15 minutes. You are then charged £2.80 per hour. Each parking lot has shuttle services that travelers can use to get to the airport's main entrance.

London Ground Transportation

London has public busses, trams, a light rail service and a heavy rail service. London's transport system serves every area of the city and provides services directly to London Heathrow Airport. There are complimentary shuttle services available that take travelers from bus and rail stops close to the airport right to the ticket gates. There are also taxi services available to travelers as well. If you are flying into London and need transportation, book a rental car in advance on Orbitz.com.

Airport Dining Facilities

There are many places to dine in London Heathrow Airport, including Coffee Republic, The Bridge Bar, The Skylark and Bagel Street. Krispy Kreme, TGI Friday's and Starbucks are also located in the dining area. Always use Orbitz.com to find great sales on flights from London, and arrive to the airport early enough to grab a snack and relax before your trip.

Cape Town International Airport

It isn't hard to find cheap flights to Cape Town when you use Orbitz.com. The website lists all of the available flights so that you can find the best deal on air travel. The Cape Town International Airport is located approximately 12 miles from the center of Cape Town. It's the second busiest airport in South Africa, and 22 airlines have flights that arrive at and depart from it. Some of the airlines that service the airport include Air France, British Airways, South African Airways and Virgin Atlantic Airways.

Transportation from the Airport

The Airport MyCiTi Shuttle runs between the airport and the Civic Center in central Cape Town. You can take a taxicab into Cape Town for approximately $20. The only taxi company authorized by the airport is Touch-Down Taxis. If you'd rather have your own vehicle, you can use Orbitz.com to reserve a rental car. The airport houses nine car-rental companies. The rental-car companies are located in front of the Central Terminal Building.

Climate in Cape Town

The winter season runs from June to the end of August, with low temperatures that range from the mid-40s to the mid-60s. Summer starts in early December and lasts through March. The low temperatures in the summer range from the high-50s to the low 60s, and the high temperatures range from the mid-to-high 70s. If you want warm weather during your trip, use Orbitz.com to plan your vacation between December and March.

Highlights and Attractions

While you're in Cape Town, you can take a guided tour on a red open-top bus, visit the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens and take a guided walk up Table Mountain. When you use Orbitz.com to find cheap flights to Cape Town, you can also make reservations for guided city tours.

Interesting facts about flights from London to Cape Town

    • 1 direct flights are operating from London to Cape Town today.
    • Today's average time for a direct flight is 11h 25m.
    • British Airways flight 059 (9:30 PM GMT, Boeing 747-400 Passenger) is today's earliest available flight from London to Cape Town.
    • British Airways flight 059 (9:30 PM GMT, Boeing 747-400 Passenger) is today's latest available flight from London to Cape Town.
    • Today's shortest direct flight from London to Cape Town (British Airways flight 059, Boeing 747-400 Passenger) takes 11h 25m.
    • Today's longest direct flight from London to Cape Town (British Airways flight 059, Boeing 747-400 Passenger) takes 11h 25m.
    • Flights from Gatwick Airport (LGW), London City Airport (LCY), London Heathrow Airport (LHR), Luton Airport (LTN), Southend Airport (SEN), Stansted Airport (STN) to Cape Town Int'l Airport (CPT) are available for this route.

Flight schedule for flights from London to Cape Town on Sat, Aug 1, 2015

Carrier Flight # Departing Arriving Aircraft Flight time
Airport Time Airport Time
British Airways BA59 LHR 9:30 PM CPT 9:55 AM 744 11hr 25min
Iberia IB4712 LHR 9:30 PM CPT 9:55 AM 744 11hr 25min
British Airways/South African Airways BA55/SA317 LHR 7:10 PM CPT 11:20 AM 388/738 15hr 10min
Iberia/South African Airways IB4726/SA317 LHR 7:10 PM CPT 11:20 AM 388/738 15hr 10min
British Airways/British Airways BA55/BA6413 LHR 7:10 PM CPT 11:25 AM 388/738 15hr 15min
Iberia/British Airways IB4726/BA6413 LHR 7:10 PM CPT 11:25 AM 388/738 15hr 15min
South African Airways/British Airways SA235/BA6413 LHR 7:00 PM CPT 11:25 AM 332/738 15hr 25min
British Airways/British Airways BA55/BA6409 LHR 7:10 PM CPT 12:50 PM 388/734 16hr 40min
British Airways/British Airways BA57/BA6409 LHR 9:20 PM CPT 12:50 PM 744/734 14hr 30min
Iberia/British Airways IB4726/BA6409 LHR 7:10 PM CPT 12:50 PM 388/734 16hr 40min
Iberia/British Airways IB4772/BA6409 LHR 9:20 PM CPT 12:50 PM 744/734 14hr 30min
South African Airways/British Airways SA235/BA6409 LHR 7:00 PM CPT 12:50 PM 332/734 16hr 50min
Transaero/British Airways UN7601/BA6409 LHR 9:05 PM CPT 12:50 PM 346/734 14hr 45min