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Book Cheap Flights from Cape Town to New York City, NY

Cheapest flights to New York City, NY

Cheapest flights to New York City, NY in the next 3 months

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Flights from Cape Town to New York City, NY

Flights from Cape Town New York will get you to the ‘city that never sleeps’ within 19 hours and 35 minutes. Flights will leave from Cape Town International Airport (CPT) and drop you off at either John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), LaGuardia Airport (LGA) and Westchester County Airport (HPN). Major airlines that fly between Cape Town and New York are: Emirates, Qatar Airways, Cathay Pacific and Ethiopian Airlines.

Direct flights from Cape Town to New York City are now available with United Airlines, landing you at Newark Liberty International Airport in approximately 15 hours. Flights will operate 3 times a week, from 16 December 2019 - 27 March 2020.

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Things to know before you travel to New York City, NY

General information

Essential details you need to know before your trip.

Country United States of America
Currency US Dollar (USD)
Exchange rate 1 ZAR = 0.07 USD
Language English
Hub airport John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
Time difference New York is 6 hours behind Cape Town in the summer (7 hours in the winter)
Travel adaptor Type A and B

Travel documents

Travellers will need a tourist visa and a valid passport to fly from Cape Town to New York.

Airport information

To reach the city centre of New York, it is a 30-minute drive from John F. Kennedy International Airport, a 25-minute drive from Newark Liberty International Airport, a 20-minute drive from LaGuardia Airport, and a 55-minute drive from Westchester County Airport.

Main attractions

The most popular attractions in New York include Central Park, the National 9/11 Memorial & Museum, and Top of the Rock Observation Deck.

Cost of living in New York City, NY

Compare the costs of everyday items in Cape Town and New York City, NY

Average meal

Inexpensive restaurant

Cape Town R 100.00
New York City, NY R 241.15

Local beer

0,5L Draught

Cape Town R 25.00
New York City, NY R 80.38

Pack of cigarettes


Cape Town R 39.00
New York City, NY R 174.16

Taxi 1km

Normal Tariff

Cape Town R 10.00
New York City, NY R 20.81



Cape Town R 23.54
New York City, NY R 55.63
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