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Cheapest one-way trip

£403

Cheapest nonstop round-trip

£880

Cheapest round-trip

£689

Average round-trip

£853

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£414
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£421

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Travelers usually depart from Heathrow, Gatwick, London Stansted, Luton, or London City when they travel from London to Cape Town. The distance between London and Cape Town is 9651 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Fly Safair, Ryanair, Egyptair, Ethiopian Airlines, and Etihad Airways. London and Cape Town have 401 direct flights per week.

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Fly SafairSFRFAYes0
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RyanairRYRFRNoOpens 24 days before flight
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EgyptairMSRMSYes0
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Ethiopian AirlinesETHETYes0
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Etihad AirwaysETDEYYes0
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South Africa COVID-19 travel restrictions

Latest COVID-19 travel restrictions in South Africa – 02/2023
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Most travelers from London, LHR can enter South Africa, but there are restrictions.

Departure

Travel restrictions
  • Travel is allowed
  • Proof of negative pre-departure COVID-19 test results is not required
  • Quarantine is not required
Visa requirements
  • Visa is not required

Return

Travel restrictions
  • Travel is allowed
  • Proof of a negative pre-departure COVID-19 test result is not required
  • Quarantine is not required
Visa requirements
  • Visa is not required

Information is provided as guidance only and accurate at the time of publishing. Always check government websites and airline materials before booking and traveling.

Learn more about COVID-19 restrictions in South Africa in our dedicated Stories article.

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from London to Cape Town?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between London and Cape Town takes around 12 hours.
What is the flight distance between London and Cape Town?
The flight distance between London and Cape Town is 9651 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between London and Cape Town?
Several carriers operate flights between London and Cape Town. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include British Airways, Virgin Atlantic Airways.
What are the most popular routes to and from London?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as London and Lisbon, Istanbul, Athens, Tirana, Faro, Bucharest, Málaga, Larnaca, New York, Dubai, Tenerife, Alicante, Rome, Milan, Barcelona, Dublin, Amsterdam, Palma, Majorca, Tel Aviv, Madrid.
What are the most popular routes to and from Cape Town?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Cape Town and Johannesburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth, East London, Bangkok, Harare, Gaborone, Bloemfontein, Nelspruit, Dublin, George, Maputo, Amsterdam, Manchester, Denpasar, Da Nang, Palma, Majorca, Kimberley, Northern Cape, Hoedspruit, Limpopo, Dammam.
Which airports are there in London?
London is mainly served by Heathrow. But there are other airports nearby, including Gatwick, London Stansted, Luton, London City, London Southend, RAF Northolt.
What airports are near London?
The main airport in London is Heathrow. It is also served by Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Southampton, Cardiff, Bournemouth, Exeter, Norwich, Humberside, London Oxford Airport.
What airports are near Cape Town?
The main airport in Cape Town is Cape Town International. It is also served by Cape Town International.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between London and Cape Town?
Yes, it's possible to combine different modes of transport between London and Cape Town thanks to our Virtual Interlining technology. Making use of not only flights but also trains and buses between London and Cape Town can give rise to new adventures. Read more about how Virtual Interlining works on Kiwi.com Stories.
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