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Cheapest flights to Cape Town

Cheapest flights to Cape Town in the next 3 months

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Flights from New York City, NY to Cape Town

Flights from New York to Cape Town will have you arriving in one of South Africa’s most popular cities within approximately 18 hours and 35 minutes. Planes will leave from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), depositing you at Cape Town International Airport (CPT). Major airlines flying from New York to Cape Town include South African Airways, United Airlines, British Airways, American Airlines and KLM. There are no direct flights from New York to Cape Town, but connecting flights with one stop-over will get you to this leading tourist destination.

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Things to know before you travel to Cape Town

General information

Essential details you need to know before your trip.

Country South Africa
Currency South African Rand
Exchange rate 1 ZAR = 0.075 USD
Language Afrikaans / English / Xhosa
Hub airport Cape Town International Airport (CPT)
Time difference Cape Town is 7 hours ahead of New York in the summer (6 hours in the winter)
Travel adaptor Type D / M / N

Travel documents

American travellers will not need a visa for stays up to 90 days, while South African citizens will need a valid passport to fly from New York to Cape Town.

Airport information

From Cape Town International Airport, it takes a 25-minute drive to reach the city centre of Cape Town.

Main attractions

The top attractions of Cape Town include Table Mountain, the V&A Waterfront and Camps Bay Beach.

Cost of living in Cape Town

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

Average meal

Inexpensive restaurant

New York City, NY R 241.53
Cape Town R 100.00

Local beer

0,5L Draught

New York City, NY R 80.51
Cape Town R 25.00

Pack of cigarettes


New York City, NY R 174.44
Cape Town R 39.00

Taxi 1km

Normal Tariff

New York City, NY R 20.84
Cape Town R 10.00



New York City, NY R 56.00
Cape Town R 23.48
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