Cheap Flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town
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
kulula and British Airways flight schedule for Johannesburg Cape Town flights
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