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Edinburgh to Cape Town flight information

Flights arrive in Cape Town
Flights depart from Edinburgh
Flight price £541
Distance 6,347 miles
Airlines KLM, Air France, Qatar Airways, Emirates, Kenya Airways, Turkish Airlines, British Airways

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Low season:
September
Best time to beat the crowds
3%
expected price decrease
High season:
December
Most popular time to fly
2%
expected price increase
Average price:
£702
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
£632
or less (return)

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The cheapest flight from Edinburgh to Cape Town was found, on average, 50 days before departure.
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Morning departure is around 3% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
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FAQs for booking Edinburgh to Cape Town flights

How long does a flight from Edinburgh to Cape Town take?
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 14h 20m.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Edinburgh to Cape Town?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on KLM (£541), Air France (£638) and Qatar Airways (£663).
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Edinburgh to Cape Town?
For Edinburgh to Cape Town, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Cape Town back to Edinburgh, the best deals are generally found on Tuesday, with Wednesday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from Edinburgh to Cape Town?
When flying out of Edinburgh you will be using Edinburgh Turnhouse, often referred to as Edinburgh Airport. You will be landing at Cape Town Intl, also known as Cape Town Airport.
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Book cheap flights from Edinburgh to Cape Town (return)

Airports
Origin
Edinburgh
£541
only
£541
Destination
Cape Town
£541
only
£541
Thu, 14 May
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse Airport
CPT
Cape Town Airport
14h 20m
Thu, 4 Jun
CPT
Cape Town Airport
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse Airport
14h 35m
£541
Trip: 22 days
8.0Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 3,525 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.2
Food
7.5
JFK
AMS
Good 6.0

Pros: Nice crew, good food.

Cons: Both bathroom were not working in business class area.

OPO
AMS
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Fast boarding

Cons: Slow in refuelling, got us delayed for 40-

AMS
PVG
Good 6.6

Pros: Services is good .

Cons: Food can be better

AMS
TLV
Excellent 8.0

Cons: When its rain we shouldn’t walk to the air plain

TLV
AMS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Almost everything, especially the crew.

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

Fri, 20 Mar
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse Airport
CPT
Cape Town Airport
33h 10m
Mon, 20 Apr
CPT
Cape Town Airport
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse Airport
26h 45m
£638
Trip: 32 days
7.7Good Show reviews
Overall 7.7 Good
Based on 4,048 reviews
Overall
7.7
Boarding
7.7
Comfort
7.4
Crew
8.2
Entertainment
6.9
Food
7.2
FLR
CDG
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Exit row seat had much more space for legs, very much worth the upcharge for this seat.

Cons: Cabin temperature was very cool for me. Never used a blanket on an international flight before, and used a blanke on this whole 9 hour flight. Maybe a function of the seat location? Not sure but I was cold.

XWG
CDG
Okay 4.0

Cons: Very cramped seat on the TGV train. I will definitely choose and pay a seat on my own next time, rather than accepting the on picked by Air France... And it will be cheaper, too!

CDG
LIS
Okay 4.0

Cons: Boarding (by bus) was a total chaos. I had to stand for about 50 minutes, either on the crowded bus or, after climbing with great difficulty three flights of stairs to a high jet-bridge (I am 76), standing there forever with 200 persons waiting to get access to the plane. Totally unacceptable. They started the boarding process early (50 minutes before departure), but passengers were allowed to actually board the plane at the time it was supposed to take off.

CDG
BEY
Good 7.3

Pros: The bread was fresh and food better than other times

Cons: Crew is always aggressive and unfriendly

CDG
FCO
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Flight was delayed for 4+ hours

Thu, 2 Jul
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse Airport
CPT
Cape Town Airport
25h 05m
Thu, 16 Jul
CPT
Cape Town Airport
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse Airport
19h 30m
£663
Trip: 15 days
8.4Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 10,531 reviews
Overall
8.4
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.3
Food
8.0
KWI
DOH
Good 7.6

Pros: Crew was great, but food I like more like Emirates.

Cons: No headphones and was not possible to watch movie.

DOH
IAH
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Plane was too warm and movie selection was the same for all flights. Too many marvel kid movies.

DOH
BKK
Excellent 8.0

Pros: As always crew magnificent

DOH
HYD
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Crew was great, seating was cramped.

Cons: Seating.

KWI
DOH
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Flight attendants were excellent, food service very good. If the service is so good in economy, I can't imagine how nice it would be to fly in business class. I would fly Qatar Airlines all the time if the price is right.

Cons: Economy row seats don't give you enough space for your legs between rows, but this is a systemic problem among airlines. You have to live with it or move up to business class.

Mon, 6 Apr
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse Airport
CPT
Cape Town Airport
19h 30m
Mon, 13 Apr
CPT
Cape Town Airport
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse Airport
26h 45m
£709
Trip: 8 days
8.3Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 15,047 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.1
IAH
DXB
Good 7.0

Cons: Economy seat leg support could be better

EWR
ATH
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: terrible customer service. wrong information on ticket and nobody could help me with anything. I will never fly emirates again

LAX
DXB
Excellent 8.6

Cons: Allway i am traveling in emirates. My favvorite travels.food alway gpood.and comforts.

DXB
CMB
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: There was almost a two hour delay, there wasn’t any information communicated, everybody was just asked to take seats in the waiting area. The entire process wasn’t very well organised.

LHR
DXB
Okay 5.0

Pros: I had better experience with Emirates before...we had to wait ages for our food but maybe because we were the last one on the list. Food was nice and crew friendly.

Fri, 3 Apr
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse Airport
CPT
Cape Town Airport
38h 40m
Fri, 10 Apr
CPT
Cape Town Airport
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse Airport
23h 30m
£956
Trip: 8 days
7.1Good Show reviews
Overall 7.1 Good
Based on 1,208 reviews
Overall
7.1
Boarding
7.1
Comfort
7.2
Crew
7.5
Entertainment
6.6
Food
6.7
KGL
NBO
Good 7.3

Pros: Seats super comfortable

Cons: Real food and not just snack

NBO
SEZ
Okay 5.3

Pros: Barely functioning entertainment portal. Average food.

LUN
NBO
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Yes

EBB
BGF
Good 7.3

Pros: Same things as mentioned for the NBO-EBB leg

Cons: Food

TNR
NBO
Mediocre 3.6

Cons: Flight was 4 hours late making for a tight connection in Nairobi and our luggage not making the connection! No matter how good your service, if you don’t get the luggage through, you fail!

Mon, 6 Apr
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse Airport
CPT
Cape Town Airport
18h 25m
Thu, 9 Apr
CPT
Cape Town Airport
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse Airport
17h 45m
£1133
Trip: 4 days
8.0Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 22,570 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
7.9
Comfort
7.8
Crew
8.3
Entertainment
8.1
Food
8.0
DEL
IST
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Due to my religious faith I had booked special meals on Turkish Airlines. ( isegnent - Turkey to Washington DC ). Not only did the crew decline having my food reservation but they forced me to have food totally against my faith. Not sure if he airlines is biased against religions

Cons: Hon our food reservation Provide food as initially requested Unbiased attitude.

IST
ORD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Seats were super comfortable!

ADB
IST
Good 7.6

Pros: Turkish Airlines is a class act.

Cons: My rating on boarding is due -- entirely -- on the poorly designed new Istanbul airport. Seems that bigness and lots of duty free shops were given a priority over ease of making connections. Horrible.

KHI
IST
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Timelines of flight and courtesy of staff

Cons: Less waiting at Istanbul airport for next flight

RUH
IST
Excellent 10.0

Cons: I just wish they used newer planes on this route but everything else was perfect!

Sat, 25 Apr
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse Airport
CPT
Cape Town Airport
27h 00m
Sat, 16 May
CPT
Cape Town Airport
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse Airport
23h 30m
£602
Trip: 22 days
8.0Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.0 Excellent
Based on 3,525 reviews
Overall
8.0
Boarding
8.0
Comfort
7.7
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
7.2
Food
7.5
YYZ
AMS
Good 6.6

Pros: Very friendly and responsive crew. Announcements from the Capitan and chief of flight attendants are very informative and comforting. Seat positions: very good leg room (even in economy)!

Cons: Newer airplane, as 747s are kind of outdated now, especially for long distance flights. But overall had good experience with KLM

AMS
TLV
Excellent 8.0

Cons: When its rain we shouldn’t walk to the air plain

AMS
MEX
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Confort and kindness

Cons: It was too cold

AMS
HAM
Good 7.0

Pros: Great crew.

Cons: Ran out of business class meal. Substituted a Econ class.

BOD
AMS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The pilot and the crews were helpful about the transit. Pilot make up a lot of time.

Cons: Flight was delayed, had to run to my next connection flight.

Thu, 9 Apr
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse Airport
CPT
Cape Town Airport
25h 05m
Thu, 16 Apr
CPT
Cape Town Airport
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse Airport
19h 30m
£731
Trip: 8 days
8.4Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.4 Excellent
Based on 10,531 reviews
Overall
8.4
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.6
Entertainment
8.3
Food
8.0
DOH
JFK
Good 6.0

Pros: Good service from the crew and good food.

Cons: Flight was delayed and there are a lot of redundant checks before entering to the gate. No internet service and the flight was very long. (14 hrs)

BKK
DOH
Good 7.0

Pros: Good service from the crew and food was good

Cons: Flight was delayed and there are redundant checks before entering to the gate. No internet service in the flight and was a very long flight (14 hrs)

JFK
DOH
Okay 4.3

Pros: The crew was amazing

Cons: The tv didn’t work throughout the whole flight. Very uncomfortable seats

DOH
BKK
Excellent 8.0

Pros: As always crew magnificent

CCU
DOH
Good 6.3

Cons: Delayed flight meant missed connection and had to stay overnight. Very little communication from the airline about what arrangements were being made. Was also unable to check in online on either leg.

Sat, 8 Feb
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse Airport
CPT
Cape Town Airport
38h 40m
Sat, 15 Feb
CPT
Cape Town Airport
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse Airport
25h 35m
£777
Trip: 8 days
8.3Excellent Show reviews
Overall 8.3 Excellent
Based on 15,047 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
8.2
Crew
8.5
Entertainment
8.6
Food
8.1
BLR
DXB
Good 6.0

Pros: Staff

BOS
DXB
Okay 5.3

Pros: The Boarding Emirates at Logan Airport is a nightmare. The staff are unhelpful, and take long time to process Transiting passengers. The Desk is understaffed, and the staff is rude.

Cons: The flight has enough crew on board, but the staff usually stand together in the galley and keep gossiping, instead of going around once in a while and check on passengers. It's a long flight and crews change but the passengers don't.

IAH
DXB
Good 7.0

Cons: Economy seat leg support could be better

IAH
DXB
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Seats were comfortable

DXB
KHI
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Crew wax amazing

Thu, 9 Apr
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse Airport
CPT
Cape Town Airport
18h 30m
Sun, 12 Apr
CPT
Cape Town Airport
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse Airport
21h 05m
£3507
Trip: 4 days
7.5Good Show reviews
Overall 7.5 Good
Based on 22,490 reviews
Overall
7.5
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.2
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
7.0
Food
6.8
LHR
BSL
Good 7.3

Pros: On time, friendly crew

Cons: Seats are tight,

PRG
LHR
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Quick access to the airport and gates

Cons: Free food on board

SAN
LHR
Okay 5.3

Cons: old, worn out plane, outdated. Very tight connection in LHR, I made it but my luggage didn't.

LHR
WAW
Excellent 10.0

Pros: The BA crew couldn’t be more excellent! They were friendly and courteous from the moment we stepped onboard the plane and maintained a professionalism all throughout the flight. Kudos once again to British Airways for the consistent service you provide over the years!

DXB
LHR
Excellent 8.3

Pros: Organized process and controls.

Cons: The crew can be a little more personable. They were very professional and courteous. Didn’t go out of their way to serve.

Fri, 3 Apr
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse Airport
CPT
Cape Town Airport
18h 30m
Mon, 6 Apr
CPT
Cape Town Airport
EDI
Edinburgh Turnhouse Airport
20h 00m
£3959
Trip: 4 days
7.5Good Show reviews
Overall 7.5 Good
Based on 22,490 reviews
Overall
7.5
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.2
Crew
8.0
Entertainment
7.0
Food
6.8
PRG
LHR
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Quick access to the airport and gates

Cons: Free food on board

SAN
LHR
Okay 5.3

Cons: old, worn out plane, outdated. Very tight connection in LHR, I made it but my luggage didn't.

FCO
LHR
Mediocre 3.3

Cons: Everything!

NBO
LHR
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Food could be better.

LHR
MAA
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Delicious inflight meal and outstanding service!

Cons: Please keep up the same standards

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