Cheap Flights from Johannesburg O.R. Tambo to Cape Town

Flight information Johannesburg O.R. Tambo to Cape Town

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Average flight time, total distance 791 miles

2h 5min

Most popular airline last month

British Airways

Cape Town

1 airport

Explore Cape Town

Cape Town Hotels

This information is correct as of February 2016

Airlines that fly from Johannesburg to Cape Town

British Airways (as Comair), Fly Safair, Kalula, Mango and South African Airways all fly direct to Cape Town from Johannesburg.

Terminal Information – Departing

Flights to Cape Town depart from Terminal B, which is reserved for domestic departures. The terminal has a good range of shops and places to grab a bite to eat. If you're meeting someone special in Cape Town you can pick up a bouquet at Flower Centre, or some jewellery at Makgala's.  McGinty's is a great place for a pre-flight tipple, and there's a KFC if you need a quick snack before your flight. Wi-Fi is available in the departure area for half an hour, perfect for picking up work emails (or uploading last minute selfies). Economy passengers can pay for lounge access in Bidvest Premier Lounge and Bidvest Sky Lounge (both £20*), where you can enjoy unlimited internet access as well as a range of complimentary snacks and drinks.

Terminal Information – Arriving

There are three options for getting from the airport to the city centre: bus, metered taxi, or driving yourself in a rental car. MyCiti buses run between the airport and the city centre every 20 minutes. One-way tickets cost R65* (about £2.90). If you would rather take a taxi you can expect to pay about R300-400* (about £13-18). Car hire prices vary from company to company and can change based on the dates you want to rent. You can compare prices with Skyscanner to find the best deals. Rental agencies operating from the airport include Avis, Thrifty, Sixt, Budget, First Car Rental, Hertz, National, and Tempest.

Practical Information

Although you don't need a passport to fly domestic, most airlines will ask for proof of identification when you check in or are at the departure gate. South Africans can use their driving licenses, but if you're from another country (like the UK) it's best to use your passport. We recommend arriving at the airport at least 90 minutes before departure. Give yourself extra time if you're flying during the school holidays or if you have luggage to check in.

What to expect in Cape Town

Cape Town is a few degrees warmer than Johannesburg on average, with a summer temperature of around 23°C and a winter average of 13°C. Prices are fairly similar, although meals and snacks are often slightly cheaper than in Jo'burg.

*Prices subject to change

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.