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Overview: Cape Town to London flight

distanceDistance5996 miles (9671 km)
durationAverage flight duration19 h 30 min
priceAverage plane ticket price$437 (€363)
changesDirect flightYes

Flights from Cape Town to London cover the 5996 miles (9671 km) long route taking on average 19 h 30 min with our travel partners like. There are direct flight services available. You can get the cheapest plane tickets for this trip for as low as $437 (€363), but the average price of plane tickets is $437 (€363).

Flights from Cape to London: Journey Details

Those searching for direct Cape Town to London flights can choose from at least two per day and four on Friday and Sunday. Both British Airways and American Airlines offer direct flights with departures in the evening. A direct flight takes around 13 hours but an hour must be added to cover the time difference. Many other airlines such as Turkish Airlines, Air France, KLM, Air Canada, Emirates, Virgin Atlantic and Etihad offer services with one or two stops en route - they are usually cheaper than direct flights but can take much longer.

Taking a Flight from Cape Town

All Cape Town to London flights depart from Cape Town International Airport. The airport is approximately 20 km east of the city and north of the Cape Flats district. Those driving to the airport should remain on the main N2 road before taking the M3 or M5 south. Travellers, even those coming from the south of the city, should not be tempted to take shortcuts on Lansdowne Road or Eisleben Road despite prompts from Google Maps. The Cape Flats areas of Mitchell's Plains and Khayalitsha can be extremely dangerous and crime rates are high. The MiCiti bus service takes travellers from the centre of Cape Town to the airport and taxis are also readily available in most parts of the city.

Flying into London

The Palace of Westminster, Big Ben and Buckingham Palace are just some of London's famous landmarks. The city boasts some of the finest shopping and entertainment in the world. Visitors can shop in stores like Harrods or Selfridges or unique markets like Camden Lock before enjoying the clubs and theatres of the West End. All direct Cape Town to London flights land at Heathrow Airport which is about 22 km from the city centre. It's easy to reach central London using TFL London Underground (Piccadilly Line). There is an express train service that takes 15 minutes to reach Paddington Station and which departs every 15 minutes as well as a slower train that stops at stations en route. Local buses serve Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station and National Express operates a service to Victoria Station. All of the major car hire providers are also represented at Heathrow, while taxis can be hired outside the terminal.

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FAQs

Are there COVID-19 travel restrictions for flights between Cape Town and London?

Travel by plane between Cape Town, South Africa and London, United Kingdom is: Restricted.

Is international entry into London from Cape Town restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is restricted for citizens and permanent residents of South Africa

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in United Kingdom from Cape Town?

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
  • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
  • 10-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 2 for vaccinated travellers
  • 2-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals with a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in London, United Kingdom?

The government of United Kingdom has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask required: Regional advice

The above information was last checked on 12/8/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your flight between Cape Town and London closer to your date of departure here

Are there restrictions on returning to South Africa from United Kingdom by plane?

Return travel from United Kingdom to South Africa is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Cape Town from London?

Entry into South Africa is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in South Africa from London?

Requirements for reentering:

  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be placed under state quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 result is required for quarantine release
  • Mandatory installation of smart phone app for contact purposes

What are the safety rules to follow in Cape Town, South Africa?

The government of South Africa has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 2 metre (s) (7 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

Last checked on 12/7/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your flight to Cape Town from London.

How much does a cheap flight to London from Cape Town cost?

If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Cape Town to London flights for as little as $437 (€363)  in the next 7 days.

What is the price of a flight ticket between Cape Town and London?

If you are looking to book your plane ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Cape Town to London flight to cost on average $437 (€363)  one way.

How far is London from Cape Town by plane?

The Cape Town to London flight distance is approximately 5996 miles (9671 km).

How long is a flight to London from Cape Town on average?

The flight time from Cape Town to London is on average 19 h 30 min  for the 5996 miles (9671 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Cape Town and London by flight can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

When can I take the first flight from Cape Town to London? When can I take the last flight for the day?

The first Cape Town to London flight departs at 12: 25 PM   and the last flight from Cape Town to London leaves at 10: 20 PM. Check out the most up-to-date flight schedule from Cape Town to London on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

How far in advance should I book a plane ticket from Cape Town to London to get the best deals?

In general, we recommend booking tickets for flights in advance to score the best deals from all possible airlines offering this trip and save money. If you purchase plane tickets to London from Cape Town within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $437 (€363) one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your plane ticket from Cape Town to London a few months in advance.

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