Flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town

Cheap flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town

Cheap flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town

Book cheap flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town with airlines like Kulula, Mango, South African Airways, British AirwaysFlySafair and CemAir.

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Flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town

There are more than 50 flights per day from Johannesburg to Cape Town. The Johannesburg (JNB) to Cape Town (CPT) is one of the busiest flight routes in the world. There are several airlines operating a flight between JHB and CPT. Here are some of the more popular airlines operating flights on this popular domestic route:

  • Mango Airlines
  • British Airways
  • Kulula
  • SaFair
  • South African Airways
  • Comair branded as Kulula
  • CemAir

Find out more on our page entitled, How much is a flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town?

About Cape Town

Also known as The Mother City, Cape Town is an ever-growing melting pot with an eclectic population. If it’s blue-flag beaches and sprawling mountain ranges don’t lure you in, the numerous wine farms are sure to keep you entertained. In the unlikely event that you aren’t enthralled by the natural beauty of the Western Cape, you can easily immerse yourself in the bountiful cultural and historical heritage that is showcased in the plethora of museums that are carefully maintained to provide locals and tourists with an in-depth insight into the unique heritage this city inherited.

Cape Town is home to more than 4 million people, making it one of the biggest cities in South Africa. It contains the oldest building in South Africa, the Castle of Good Hope, which was built in the late 1600s. Afrikaans is the most spoken language in the city, followed by Xhosa and English.

Cape Town is also one of the most popular holiday destinations for those living in Johannesburg. It is a short, 3-hour flight away – a small sacrifice for those looking for pristine beaches over the festive season. Cape Town is also a booming business hub. Flight prices to the Mother City inevitably vary, depending on when you buy them. Lower rates and specials are available occasionally, especially if you buy your tickets well in advance. Sign up to our Facebook page and subscribe to our newsletter to find out these specials before they happen. Be one of the first to benefit from low prices!

There are two airports located a stone’s throw from Johannesburg: O. R. Tambo International Airport and Lanseria Airport. However, most international flights use the former.


Flysafair is one of the more recent airlines on the scene, offering some of the best prices for local flights. This airline became active in 2004, but the founding company (FlySafAir) has been around for more than 50 years.

The difference between FlySafAir and other airlines is that FlySafair offers reduced rates for those flying without checked-in luggage, often for much cheaper prices than the lowest prices offered by competing airlines such as Kulula and Mango.

Note that the flight prices indicated on the FlySafAir website are excluding prices for checked-in baggage. FlySaFair has its hubs at O.R. Tambo International Airport, King Shaka International Airport and Cape Town International Airport.

FlySafair has flights to smaller cities including George, East London and Port Elizabeth. FlySafair Bookings can be made using the flight comparison tool at the top of this page.


Established slightly earlier than FlySafair, Kulula (kulula.com) first took flight in 2001, priding itself in being a low-cost airline affordable to everyone.

Kulula has a code-share agreement with KLM and operates under Comair. In addition to offering flights to Cape Town, Kulula also flies to Durban, George and East London. It’s fleet currently consists of more than 300 aircraft.

flyKulula has a decent menu that you can buy food and beverages from and supplies an entertaining in-flight magazine called Kululama. The name ‘Kulula’ is derived from Nguni and Zulu and means ‘it’s easy’.

Regular Kulula customers can enjoy the frequent-flier programme that offers great benefits.

If you are looking for Kulula cheap flights, then you are in the right place. Simply use the flight booking tool at the top of this page to view your flight options. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram to be informed of Kulula specials and Kulula promotions.

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Flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town

Green Point Park, with Lions Head in the background – Cape Town


Mango is one of South Africa’s favourite low-cost airlines and is owned by the government of South Africa. Mango headquarters are based at O.R. Tambo International Airport. It offers a low-cost passenger service to local and international travellers alike, with competitive prices. Other flights that depart from Johannesburg fly to Port Elizabeth, Bloemfontein and Durban. This airline also offers two flights to Zanzibar per week. Mango is a member of Star Alliance. Wifi is available on most Mango flights for an additional fee.

Mango Airlines operates flights to:

  • Bloemfontein – Bram Fischer International Airport
  • Cape Town – Cape Town International Airport
  • Durban – King Shaka International Airport
  • George – George Airport
  • Johannesburg – OR Tambo International Airport
  • Johannesburg – Lanseria International Airport
  • Port Elizabeth – Port Elizabeth Airport
  • Zanzibar – Zanzibar International Airport

SA Express Flights

SA Express operates flights from Johannesburg, O.R. Tambo International (JNB) to Cape Town, Cape Town International (CPT). Find out more and make an SA Express booking online here.

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Flights are cheaper if you are flying during the off-peak season, which means flying in February, April, May, August, October and November. In addition to booking local domest flights on our website, you will also be able to book cheap international flights with leading airlines.

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Getting around in Cape Town

There are a number of transport options in Cape Town. If you need some freedom to get around in your own time, consider hiring a car from Cape Town International Airport. A number of car rental agencies are available there, such as Avis and Budget.

You can also hire a private taxi to get you where you need to be, but these can be quite expensive. Uber is also available in Cape Town.

Public taxis can serve as a more affordable alternative, but they are generally considered to be unsafe and unreliable. But, if you need a cheaper way of getting from point A to point B, the inter-city bus system is both effective and cheap. The train system can also be used during the day.

Our preferred method of transport in the city is Uber. If you plan to travel outside of the city you should strongly consider a rental car.

About Cape Town International Airport

Cape Town International Airport is the second busiest airport in South Africa and the third busiest in Africa, serving more than 10 million travellers in 2010.

It is situated about 20km out of Cape Town and offers domestic passenger flights to Johannesburg, Cape Town as well as various other smaller airports throughout SA (in addition to numerous international flights).

The airport has three floors. When you arrive you will enter the airport on the bottom floor; departures are on the upper floors, where there are also various restaurants and cafes. The airport was first opened in 1954 and has gone from strength to strength since then, especially in the time surrounding the 2010 soccer world cup events.

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