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Cape Town to London Heathrow flight information

Flights arrive in London Heathrow
Flights depart from Cape Town
Flight price £422
Distance 6,016 miles
Airlines Ethiopian Air, KLM, Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways, SWISS, Air France

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Low season:
February
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High season:
August
Most popular time to fly
6%
expected price increase
Average price:
£607
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
£573
or less (return)

When to Book Flights from Cape Town to London Heathrow

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for £572 or less.
The cheapest flight from Cape Town to London Heathrow was found, on average, 88 days before departure.
Book at least 6 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be July, August and September. The cheapest month to fly is February.
Morning departure is around 39% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking Cape Town to London Heathrow Flights

How long does a flight from Cape Town to London Heathrow take?
The average direct flight takes 15h 15m, covering a distance of 6016 miles.
How many flights are there between Cape Town and London Heathrow?
There are 88 (direct) flights between Cape Town and London Heathrow per week, averaging 12 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Cape Town to London Heathrow?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Ethiopian Air (£422), KLM (£462) and Turkish Airlines (£501).
Which airlines fly most frequently between Cape Town and London Heathrow?
American Airlines (3 times daily), Finnair (3 times daily), Iberia (3 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Cape Town to London Heathrow?
For Cape Town to London Heathrow, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Wednesday is the most expensive. Flying from London Heathrow back to Cape Town, the best deals are generally found on Monday, with Saturday being the most expensive.
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Book cheap flights from Cape Town to London Heathrow (return)

Airports
Origin
Cape Town
£422
only
£422
Destination
London
£422
only
£422
Tue, 29 Oct
CPT
Cape Town Intl
LHR
London Heathrow
29h 20m
Wed, 13 Nov
LHR
London Heathrow
CPT
Cape Town Intl
15h 30m
£422
Trip: 16 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 2,188 reviews
Boarding
7.0
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
JIB
ADD
Good 6.0

Pros: The flight was four hours delayed in Djibouti and there was absolutely zero, NO communication, whatsoever, provided by the Djibouti Ethiopian Airlines staff what was going on, how long the flight was going to be delayed, or if it was actually complete canceled for that evening.

Cons: Flight ET365 was scheduled to leave Djibouti at 19:00 but did not leave until 23:30, without any screen information or by the Ethiopian Airlines staff at JIB airport how long the delay would be or if the flight was completely cancelled. Extremely unprofessional and ignorant handling of the situation

ADD
HKG
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Amazing crew!

ADD
BOM
Excellent 8.0

Pros: After the Kigali Addisababa segment this was vastly superior with a newer aircraft

LFW
EWR
Good 7.6

Cons: The delay time was too much for no proper reason

ARN
OSL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Super confortable

Mon, 3 Feb
CPT
Cape Town Intl
LHR
London Heathrow
26h 45m
Mon, 2 Mar
LHR
London Heathrow
CPT
Cape Town Intl
28h 55m
£462
Trip: 29 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 3,422 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.2
Food
7.5
SJO
PTY
Good 7.6

Pros: The crew and the timing were ok

Cons: The seats were uncomfortable

KWI
AMS
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The crews were pretty great!

Cons: The regulating of the temperature.

TLV
AMS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Almost everything, especially the crew.

Cons: Don’t feel like anything should be better to be honest

AMS
JFK
Okay 4.0

Cons: Crew members in Amsterdam were very rude and disrespectful

ATH
AMS
Okay 5.3

Pros: Flight and the crew!

Cons: Staff at the airport pushing you to upgrade to first class but not making it clear only the first trip from Athens to Amsterdam which the first class uses same uncomfortable seats as the economy to pay extra 130 euros ridiculous airfrance stuff! I should have flown all the way to NYC first class!!!

Fri, 27 Dec
CPT
Cape Town Intl
LHR
London Heathrow
22h 35m
Sun, 9 Feb
LHR
London Heathrow
CPT
Cape Town Intl
36h 05m
£501
Trip: 45 days
8.0ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 22,414 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
8.1
Food
8.0
IST
OTP
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Short, sweet, and yummy! Short trip, sweet experience with their staff and boarding process, and yummy snacks.

LGW
SAW
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Outstanding

BCN
SAW
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Amazing crew. Great food

IST
AMS
Good 6.0

Cons: It took around 15 minutes for airplane to park and I was very near to loose my second flight, if my second flight had not delayed I would have loose it totally.

NAP
IST
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything was great one of the nicest airlines I've ever flown on

Cons: Nothing everything was great

Wed, 15 Apr
CPT
Cape Town Intl
LHR
London Heathrow
19h 35m
Thu, 30 Apr
LHR
London Heathrow
CPT
Cape Town Intl
18h 40m
£563
Trip: 16 days
8.3ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 10,239 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.3
Food
8.0
MUC
DOH
Good 7.3

Pros: Plane quite empty so lots of space.

Cons: Service not very attentive, had to repeatedly ask.

KHI
DOH
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Every things was great .

Cons:

NAG
DOH
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Crew amazing , cooperative

Cons: Doing great

DOH
BUD
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Clean, modern planes, on time, good service amd team.

Cons: If they bump me up to First or Business class.... :p

BCN
DOH
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Crew was very attentive & met all my expectations.

Tue, 10 Dec
CPT
Cape Town Intl
LHR
London Heathrow
15h 15m
Tue, 31 Dec
LHR
London Heathrow
CPT
Cape Town Intl
17h 45m
£605
Trip: 22 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 8,721 reviews
Overall
8.2
Boarding
8.2
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.7
Entertainment
7.8
Food
7.9
JFK
GVA
Excellent 10.0

Pros: I liked the attentiveness of staff and there was excellent communication between SWISS airlines and customers.

Cons: I honestly had no issues with my flight.

ZRH
BOS
Good 7.0

Pros: I was fortunate the person in front didn’t lean back

Cons: On Swiss website I added Rehe preference for a lactose free meal — but none were on the plane. The economy seats are close enough together I needed to hold my book to the side to read.

ATH
GVA
Excellent 10.0

Cons: Seat could have been more comfortable but the leg room was good

ZRH
EWR
Good 7.6

Cons: The plane waited 40 minutes for delayed connecting flights to arrive. It's great for some passengers because they don't miss the transatlantic flight, but it causes others to miss their connections on the other end. It added to very stressful deplaning.

NCE
ZRH
Excellent 9.6

Pros: The meals were awesome, flight great!

Tue, 7 Jan
CPT
Cape Town Intl
LHR
London Heathrow
23h 05m
Tue, 28 Jan
LHR
London Heathrow
CPT
Cape Town Intl
14h 10m
£883
Trip: 22 days
7.5GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.5 Good
Based on 3,922 reviews
Overall
7.7
Boarding
7.7
Comfort
7.3
Crew
8.2
Entertainment
6.9
Food
7.2
LHR
CDG
Okay 5.0

Pros: The seat was very comfortable.

Cons: My boyfriend and I were required to gate check our carry-on luggage which required us to go through customs in Paris to get to our bag and re-enter security for our connecting international flight. I am unsure why this was the case as other passengers brought the same size luggage. Very upsetting.

TXL
CDG
Good 7.3

Pros: Crew was good, seat was not, it was freezing cold and one little blanket was inadequate!

Cons: Provide another blanket when needed, was wearing shorts and a short sleeve shirt.

YUL
CDG
Excellent 10.0

Cons: New variety of food

YVR
CDG
Excellent 8.3

Cons: Our request for vegetarian meals got lost after a glight was cancelled.

JNB
CDG
Good 6.0

Pros: Spacious business class seats, excellent meals

Cons: Lack of ventilation in cabin, and staff refusal to turn heaters down (in September), very limited entertainment options.

Tue, 12 Nov
CPT
Cape Town Intl
LHR
London Heathrow
18h 05m
Tue, 19 Nov
LHR
London Heathrow
CPT
Cape Town Intl
26h 50m
£466
Trip: 8 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 3,422 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.2
Food
7.5
LAX
AMS
Excellent 8.3

Cons: Seats in economy section are very close together . There is not enough room for knees...especially for such a long trip.

OTP
AMS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Loved the smooth ride.

Cons: Bathroom was pretty nasty

KIX
AMS
Good 7.0

Pros: Planes were on time and connections made.

Cons: One bag delayed as not put on flight and food could be better.

KWI
AMS
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The crews were pretty great!

Cons: The regulating of the temperature.

AMS
GVA
Good 6.0

Cons: Delay due to strike

Mon, 2 Mar
CPT
Cape Town Intl
LHR
London Heathrow
18h 00m
Thu, 12 Mar
LHR
London Heathrow
CPT
Cape Town Intl
15h 30m
£467
Trip: 10 days
7.0GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.0 Good
Based on 2,188 reviews
Boarding
7.0
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.6
Entertainment
6.7
Food
6.6
ORD
ADD
Okay 4.0

Pros: The airline was quick to give vouchers for food and hotel when flight was delayed by 5 hours. They were also efficient in rebooking missed connecting flight.

Cons: On top of a five hour delay that got me to my arrival point 14 hours behind schedule, my two checked bags were also lost and have not been found up to two days later. The food was like being on a Delta flight, and the entertainment screens in my entire row would not work, nor did many others.

ADD
EBB
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: Crew were helpful

Cons: Food was very poor with very limited choices and no entertainment system on this flight

NIM
ADD
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: New aircraft with comfortable business seats

Cons: More than 4 hours delay! Not all selection from food menu available

CPT
ADD
Okay 4.6

Pros: Crew was really great - helpful and kind.

Cons: Both flights delayed which meant I missed my connecting flight. Stuck in Rome airport for several hours with no information about rescheduled flight. Finally figured it out with help of Rome airport information desk.

WDH
ADD
Good 7.6

Pros: Crew was helpful, everythinf fine

Cons: The food was not so good. Bit cold..

Tue, 14 Jan
CPT
Cape Town Intl
LHR
London Heathrow
15h 55m
Sun, 23 Feb
LHR
London Heathrow
CPT
Cape Town Intl
24h 15m
£587
Trip: 41 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 3,422 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.2
Food
7.5
AMS
ATL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Fantastic gate agents!

Cons: The food was terrible.

VIE
AMS
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Customer care was super supportive

Cons: Inflight sandwiches

PTY
AMS
Excellent 8.6

Cons: I congratulate the KLM crew!

AMS
KIX
Excellent 8.6

Pros: The crew were excellent and seats were comfy.

Cons: Headphones for the entertainment centre.could have been better. Sound quality not great.

KWI
AMS
Excellent 8.0

Pros: The crews were pretty great!

Cons: The regulating of the temperature.

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