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Cheap Flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town

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Which airlines fly from Johannesburg to Cape Town

Cape Town and Johannesburg are of course the two most populous and popular cities to visit in South Africa. They also have the largest and most upgraded airports in the country. Being such a popular route, means that almost every airline will be flying it, giving you plenty of options. The full service airlines flying to Cape Town from Johannesburg are South African Airways and British Airways. Both the low cost airlines, Mango (flymango.com) and kulula (kulula.com) fly it, and when FlySafair launched, they chose to fly the JHB – CPT route first. Why do so many airlines choose to fly this route? It is the most popular route in South Africa, and with airlines (especially the low cost airlines) scale is one of the most important aspects. The more passengers, you have, and more flights you fly, the better you will do, and so it makes sense to want to be on this route.

Johannesburg to Cape Town Flight Schedules

Mango flight schedules for Johannesburg to Cape Town Flights

Departure Arrival Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Flight
06:30 08:45 JE123
07:15 09:30 JE123
08:45 11:00 JE129
09:15 11:30 JE129
10:55 13:10 JE131
13:00 15:15 JE137
14:00 16:15 JE137
16:00 18:15 JE149
17:50 20:05 JE149
18:30 20:45 JE165
21:20 23:35 JE173

 

kulula and British Airways flight schedule for Johannesburg Cape Town flights

flight number depart arrive Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu
BA6441     BA6441 06:05 08:15 flight flight flight flight
MN101     MN101 06:25 08:35 flight flight flight flight
BA6401     BA6401 07:00 09:10 flight flight flight flight
MN117     MN117 08:10 10:20 flight flight
MN133     MN133 09:00 11:10 flight flight
MN121     MN121 09:10 11:20 flight flight flight flight
BA6413     BA6413 09:15 11:25 flight flight flight flight flight flight
MN111     MN111 10:00 12:10 flight flight flight flight
BA6409     BA6409 10:40 12:50 flight flight flight flight flight flight
MN135     MN135 10:50 13:00 flight flight
MN103     MN103 11:50 14:00 flight flight flight flight
BA6417     BA6417 12:50 15:00 flight flight flight flight flight
BA6419     BA6419 14:00 16:10 flight flight flight flight flight
MN127     MN127 14:25 16:35 flight flight
BA6425     BA6425 15:00 17:10 flight flight flight flight flight flight
MN105     MN105 15:25 17:35 flight flight flight flight
BA6427     BA6427 16:00 18:10 flight flight flight flight flight
BA6429     BA6429 17:00 19:10 flight flight flight flight flight flight
MN107     MN107 17:15 19:25 flight flight flight flight
BA6431     BA6431 18:00 20:10 flight flight flight flight flight flight
MN131     MN131 18:05 20:15 flight
BA6407     BA6407 19:00 21:10 flight flight flight flight flight
MN109     MN109 19:25 21:35 flight flight flight flight
MN137     MN137 19:45 21:55 flight
BA6403     BA6403 19:50 22:00 flight flight flight flight flight
MN125     MN125 21:10 23:20 flight

Typical prices for flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town

Prices vary widely depending on when you are flying, but a typical price will be between R1200 – 1700 return per person. We have seen one way specials from the low cost airlines for as little as R800 and some times slightly less, but if you can find a return flight for less than R1500 per person, you have a pretty decent price.

How to get cheap flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town

Although there is amply competition for this route, don’t expect to find discount rock-bottom prices. The sheer demand for these flights, keeps prices high. However if you are flexible in when you need to fly from Johannesburg to Cape Town, you can find prices at decent levels. Try and fly during the middle of the week, or during the middle of the day. Especially avoid (if possible) flying on a Friday or a Monday. Alternatively keep your eyes out for specials from Johannesburg to Cape Town. Both Mango and kulula frequently run flight specials, and you can pick up some great deals. The best way to get these specials is to be alerted to when they have them (so stay tuned to our newsletter), and to start trying very early. You may need to try and few times, and to be flexible with the dates you want. Also, remember it is sometimes cheaper to book 2 one way flights, than just the 1 return.

Latest Johannesburg to Cape Town Flight Specials

Each week we will update this with the latest flight specials from Johannesburg to Cape Town, as well as keep a history of all the specials
22 October 2013:
ORT to Cape Town from R899 one way on the Mango Happy Day Sale
Lanseria to Cape Town from R699 one way on the Mango Happy Day Sale