London to Cape Town Flights
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.
Cheap flights from London to Cape Town
Highlighted price = Cheapest round-trip flights
Prices are round trip per person (conditions apply)
Lowest roundtrip airfare in January from London to Cape Town
|Leave Wed, Jan 15||London (LHR)||Cape Town (CPT)||Qatar Airways||
|Return Tue, Jan 21||Cape Town (CPT)||London (LHR)||Qatar Airways|
Cheapest weekend flights in February from London to Cape Town
|Leave Sat, Feb 15||London (LHR)||Cape Town (CPT)||South African Airways||
|Return Mon, Feb 17||Cape Town (CPT)||London (LHR)||South African Airways|
Lowest roundtrip airfare in February from London to Cape Town
|Leave Thu, Feb 6||London (LGW)||Cape Town (CPT)||Emirates||
|Return Sat, Feb 15||Cape Town (CPT)||London (LGW)||Emirates|
Best one-week trip in February from London to Cape Town
|Leave Sat, Feb 1||London (LHR)||Cape Town (CPT)||South African Airways||
|Return Sat, Feb 8||Cape Town (CPT)||London (LHR)||South African Airways|
Lowest round trip fares by airline from London and Cape Town
|Turkish Airlines||LON||CPT||Mon, May 12 - Wed, May 21||$1,036|
|Emirates||LON||CPT||Mon, May 12 - Wed, May 21||$1,050|
|Qatar Airways||LON||CPT||Mon, Feb 10 - Tue, Feb 25||$1,102|
|Air France||LON||CPT||Tue, Mar 11 - Sat, Mar 29||$1,287|
|South African Airways||LON||CPT||Mon, Feb 10 - Tue, Feb 25||$1,394|
|Virgin Atlantic||LON||CPT||Tue, Feb 4 - Mon, Mar 3||$1,556|
|British Airways||LON||CPT||Mon, May 12 - Wed, May 21||$1,559|
|Lufthansa||LON||CPT||Sat, Feb 15 - Mon, Feb 17||$1,607|
|Etihad Airways||LON||CPT||Tue, Apr 8 - Wed, Apr 23||$1,848|
|Ethiopian Airlines||LON||CPT||Mon, Feb 10 - Tue, Feb 25||$2,065|
|Brussels Airlines||LON||CPT||Sat, Feb 15 - Mon, Feb 17||$2,408|
|Iberia||LON||CPT||Sun, Mar 2 - Thu, Mar 6||$5,701|
London and Cape Town airports and terminals
Airports in London, GB
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
Gatwick airport (LGW)
Distance from City Center: 24.4 miles
Stansted airport (STN)
Distance from City Center: 30.2 miles
Luton Airport (LTN)
Distance from City Center: 27.4 miles
London City Airport (LCY)
Distance from City Center: 7.4 miles
Southend airport (SEN)
Distance from City Center: 35.9 miles
Interesting facts about flights from London to Cape Town
- 4 direct flights are operating from London to Cape Town today.
- Today's average time for a direct flight is 11h 36m.
- British Airways flight 043 (11:35 AM GMT, Boeing 747-400 Passenger) is today's earliest available flight from London to Cape Town.
- Virgin Atlantic flight 603 (3:05 PM GMT, Airbus Industrie A340-600) is today's latest available flight from London to Cape Town.
- Today's shortest direct flight from London to Cape Town (British Airways flight 043, Boeing 747-400 Passenger) takes 11h 25m.
- Today's longest direct flight from London to Cape Town (Virgin Atlantic flight 603, Airbus Industrie A340-600) takes 12h 5m.
- Flights from Gatwick airport (LGW), Heathrow airport (LHR), London City Airport (LCY), Luton Airport (LTN), Southend airport (SEN), Stansted airport (STN) to Cape Town Int'l Airport (CPT) are available for this route.
Aircraft options between London and Cape Town
|Airbus Industrie A340-300||Virgin Atlantic|
|Boeing 747-400 Passenger||British Airways, Iberia|
|Airbus Industrie A340-600||Virgin Atlantic|
Flight schedule for flights from London to Cape Town on Thu, Dec 19, 2013
|Carrier||Flight #||Departing||Arriving||Aircraft||Flight time|
|British Airways||BA43||LHR||5:35 PM||CPT||7:00 AM||744||11hr 25min|
|Iberia||IB4756||LHR||5:35 PM||CPT||7:00 AM||744||11hr 25min|
|British Airways||BA59||LHR||8:10 PM||CPT||9:40 AM||744||11hr 30min|
|airberlin/Lufthansa||AB5048/LH574||LHR||3:35 PM||CPT||10:35 AM||319/343||17hr 0min|
|British Airways/Lufthansa||BA960/LH574||LHR||3:35 PM||CPT||10:35 AM||319/343||17hr 0min|
|British Airways/South African Airways||BA55/SA313||LHR||6:00 PM||CPT||10:35 AM||744/738||14hr 35min|
|Lufthansa/Lufthansa||LH2477/LH574||LHR||3:25 PM||CPT||10:35 AM||321/343||17hr 10min|
|Lufthansa/Lufthansa||LH2479/LH574||LHR||5:25 PM||CPT||10:35 AM||321/343||15hr 10min|
|British Airways/British Airways||BA55/BA6413||LHR||6:00 PM||CPT||11:05 AM||744/734||15hr 5min|
|Virgin Atlantic||VS603||LHR||9:05 PM||CPT||11:10 AM||343||12hr 5min|
|British Airways/South African Airways||BA55/SA317||LHR||6:00 PM||CPT||11:20 AM||744/342||15hr 20min|
|British Airways/South African Airways||BA33/SA317||LHR||6:45 PM||CPT||11:20 AM||744/342||14hr 35min|
|British Airways/South African Airways||BA55/SA323||LHR||6:00 PM||CPT||12:15 PM||744/346||16hr 15min|
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