Flights from New York to Cape Town

Selected fares from New York to Cape Town

Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
NYC CPT Wed, Dec 2 - Tue, Dec 15 $835
NYC CPT Fri, May 29 - Fri, Jun 5 $977
NYC CPT Mon, Nov 23 - Sun, Nov 29 $979
NYC CPT Wed, Dec 2 - Tue, Dec 15 $1,076
NYC CPT Thu, May 21 - Sun, May 24 $1,146
NYC CPT Tue, May 12 - Tue, May 26 $1,184
NYC CPT Wed, Dec 2 - Tue, Dec 15 $1,219
NYC CPT Sat, Dec 5 - Sat, Dec 12 $1,550
NYC CPT Wed, May 20 - Thu, Jun 4 $1,605
NYC CPT Sat, Dec 5 - Sat, Dec 12 $5,771

New York and Cape Town airports and terminals

Airports in New York NY, US

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    LaGuardia Airport (LGA)

    Distance from City Center: 6.1 miles

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    JFK Airport (JFK)

    Distance from City Center: 13.1 miles

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    Newark Airport (EWR)

    Distance from City Center: 10.5 miles

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Airports in Cape Town , ZA

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    Cape Town Int'l Airport (CPT)

    Distance from City Center: 10.3 miles

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June

Cheapest weekend flights in June from New York to Cape Town

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Jun 11 New York (JFK) Cape Town (CPT) South African Airways $1,378
Earn $13.78
Return Sun, Jun 14 Cape Town (CPT) New York (JFK) South African Airways

Lowest roundtrip airfare in June from New York to Cape Town

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Wed, Jun 10 New York (JFK) Cape Town (CPT) South African Airways $1,228
Earn $12.28
Return Sun, Jun 21 Cape Town (CPT) New York (JFK) South African Airways

Best one-week trip in June from New York to Cape Town

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Jun 4 New York (JFK) Cape Town (CPT) South African Airways $1,329
Earn $13.29
Return Thu, Jun 11 Cape Town (CPT) New York (JFK) South African Airways
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July

Cheapest weekend flights in July from New York to Cape Town

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Jul 2 New York (JFK) Cape Town (CPT) South African Airways $1,378
Earn $13.78
Return Sun, Jul 5 Cape Town (CPT) New York (JFK) South African Airways

Lowest roundtrip airfare in July from New York to Cape Town

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Mon, Jul 6 New York (JFK) Cape Town (CPT) South African Airways $1,179
Earn $11.79
Return Tue, Aug 25 Cape Town (CPT) New York (JFK) South African Airways

Best one-week trip in July from New York to Cape Town

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Mon, Jul 6 New York (JFK) Cape Town (CPT) South African Airways $1,329
Earn $13.29
Return Mon, Jul 13 Cape Town (CPT) New York (JFK) South African Airways
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August

Lowest roundtrip airfare in August from New York to Cape Town

Travel dates Departure Arrival Stops: Round-trip
Leave Thu, Aug 13 New York (JFK) Cape Town (CPT) South African Airways $1,129
Earn $11.29
Return Thu, Sep 3 Cape Town (CPT) New York (JFK) South African Airways
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Flying from New York to Cape Town

Airports in New York

Three airports service the New York metropolitan area: John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport, LaGuardia Airport and Newark Liberty International Airport. JFK is located 20 miles from Manhattan on JFK Access Road. LaGuardia is located 6.5 miles from Manhattan on Ditmars Boulevard. Newark is located 16 miles from Manhattan on Brewster Road in Newark, New Jersey. Numerous airlines service the three airports, including North American, JetBlue and United Airlines. The Orbitz.com website can find you cheap flights from New York to any domestic or international destination.

Parking and Transportation

All three airports have long-term parking options available. JFK and Newark both charge $18 per day for long-term parking. The long-term parking at LaGuardia Airport costs $33 per day for the first two days, and $18 per day for each additional day. The NYC Airporter shuttle takes passengers from New York to JFK and LaGuardia airports. The bus fare is $12.75 to LaGuardia and $15.75 to JFK. The subway also runs between Manhattan, LaGuardia and JFK. Cab fare from Manhattan runs between $30 and $50, depending on which airport you're heading to. If you need access to a vehicle when you arrive at your destination, Orbitz.com can reserve a rental car for you.

Dining at the Airports

If you need to grab a bite to eat before your flight, all three airports have on-site restaurants. Some of the dining options include McDonald's, Dunkin' Donuts and Starbucks. Using Orbitz.com to find cheap flights from New York means that all of your travel details are handled before you arrive at the airport. This gives you plenty of time to relax and enjoy a meal before your flight.

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.

Flight schedule for flights from New York to Cape Town on Thu, May 7, 2015

Carrier Flight # Departing Arriving Aircraft Flight time
Airport Time Airport Time
jetBlue/British Airways B65201/BA6409 JFK 11:15 AM CPT 12:50 PM 346/738 19hr 35min
South African Airways/British Airways SA204/BA6409 JFK 11:15 AM CPT 12:50 PM 346/738 19hr 35min
United Airlines/British Airways UA7226/BA6409 JFK 11:15 AM CPT 12:50 PM 346/738 19hr 35min
jetBlue/South African Airways B65201/SA327 JFK 11:15 AM CPT 1:25 PM 346/320 20hr 10min
South African Airways/South African Airways SA204/SA327 JFK 11:15 AM CPT 1:25 PM 346/320 20hr 10min
United Airlines/South African Airways UA7226/SA327 JFK 11:15 AM CPT 1:25 PM 346/320 20hr 10min
United Airlines/United Airlines UA7226/UA7233 JFK 11:15 AM CPT 1:25 PM 346/320 20hr 10min