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Fares from $492 One Way, $556 Round Trip from London to Cape Town

Prices starting at $556 for return flights and $492 for one-way flights to Cape Town were the cheapest prices found within the past 7 days, for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply.

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Route Information for Flights from London to Cape Town

Origin Airport IATA CodeLON
Destination Airport IATA CodeCPT
Distance6015 mi
Direct Flight AirlinesFinnair, Iberia, British Airways
Earliest Flight Arrival11:30AM UTC
Latest Flight Arrival11:30AM UTC

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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.

Flights from London to Cape Town - Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-stop flights from London to Cape Town?

You can fly straight from London to Cape Town with British Airways. It's the only carrier with nonstop services from London (LHR-Heathrow) to Cape Town (CPT-Cape Town Intl.).

What is the shortest flight from London to Cape Town?

The quickest possible flight time is 11 hours and 30 minutes, so take some measures to avoid jet lag during your London to Cape Town journey. Remember to wander around the cabin, have a nap and stay hydrated.

What airlines fly from London (and vicinity) to Cape Town (and vicinity) most frequently?

The airlines that offer the most frequent flights between London Airport (LHR-Heathrow) and Cape Town Airport (CPT-Cape Town Intl.) include British Airways (BA). This well-known option offers 20 flights on the route every month. If you can't find the right flight there, take a look at the airfares with Virgin Atlantic (VS). This airline is a fantastic alternative and offers 5 flights from London (and vicinity) to Cape Town (and vicinity) every month.

If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I cancel my flight to Cape Town?

We get that traveling right now has its challenges, so it's good to know that many reservations booked through us are able to be cancelled or changed. If your travel plans to Cape Town have been affected by COVID-19, a lot of airlines are making things easier by offering credits to use at a later date. Just sign in to your account and you'll quickly see what options are available. Our Customer Service Portal is the place to go for more information.

Are there flights to Cape Town with flexible change policies?

In most cases you'll have the option to reschedule your flight to Cape Town without a change fee. All you have to do then is pay the difference between the old flight and the new one. Look for the "no change fees" filter and book with confidence.

What is the cheapest day of the week to fly?

Consider flying out early in the week to save on your airfare. Orbitz data from 2019 shows that Tuesday is the cheapest day to depart, followed by Monday. Saturday showed the highest average ticket prices likely because many travelers prefer to start their vacation on a weekend.

What is the cheapest month to fly?

We won't keep you guessing, according to Orbitz data the cheapest month to fly is February. Perfect for those who need a weekend getaway, or just a fresh start to the new year. Be aware that the most expensive time to fly isn't the height of summer, as most people assume, but the festive month of December.

How can I save money on flights?

To really save big on your next vacation, think outside the box. Select two different airlines or fare types for your return trip and you'll generally get a much better deal. Those who tried this on Orbitz in 2019 saved over 50% on their airfares. Get mixing and matching today!

*According to flight demand on Orbitz.com from January to December 2019. Savings are subject to change based on departure location, date and destination.

^Savings based on all package bookings with Flight + Hotel made on Orbitz.com from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.