Cheap Flights from Manchester to Cape Town (MAN - CPT)
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- Tue 19 NovMANCPTMon 25 NovCPTMANEthiopian AirlinesIndirectfrom £358
- Thu 21 NovMANCPTThu 28 NovCPTMANEthiopian AirlinesIndirectfrom £358
- Tue 19 NovMANCPTWed 27 NovCPTMANEthiopian AirlinesIndirectfrom £359
Flight information Manchester to Cape Town
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Average flight time, total distance 6168 miles
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Frequently asked questions
This information is correct as of December 2015
Airlines that fly from Manchester to Cape Town
There are no direct flights from Manchester to Cape Town. Connecting flights are operated by Air France via Paris, British Airways via London, Swiss via Zurich, KLM via Amsterdam, and Lufthansa via Munich.
Terminal Information – Departing
This is only a guideline. Always check your boarding pass for up-to-date terminal information.
Swiss and Lufthansa depart from Terminal 1 while Air France, KLM and British Airways fly from Terminal 3. Terminal 1 is the larger, newer terminal while Terminal 3 has a more functional environment. Both provide one hour of free Wi-Fi for each customer, and both have the usual airport shops such as Biza Tax & Duty Free, Boots and Dixons Travel. Cape Town is outside the European Union, so you can indulge in a tax free discount. If you're flying from Terminal 1 you can also enjoy discounts on a number of high street stores including Boux Avenue, Monsoon and Fat Face. From coffee shops to gastropubs, restaurants to takeaways, there's something to suit every appetite in both terminals. Again, Terminal 1 has the best variety and even has a bar where you can pour your own beer. Both terminals have an Escape Lounge: if you want to use it book your space early, as it fills up fast. Entry starts at £19.99* which gives you the chance to relax in a peaceful environment with a range of complimentary snacks and drinks to enjoy.
Terminal Information – Arriving
There are three onward transportation options from Cape Town International Airport: taxi, bus or car hire. Taxis are metered: expect to pay about R300-400* (roughly £13-18). The MyCiti bus runs between the airport and the city. To board you need to buy a Myconnect card, which is rechargeable and can be used throughout the city's public transport network. The bus departs the airport every 20 minutes. If you want to rent a car remember to compare with Skyscanner first to get the best prices.
If you're visiting on holiday for up to 90 days you don't need a visa to visit South Africa. If you're visiting for longer or on business, contact the South African High Commission. Your passport needs to be valid for at least 30 days beyond your departure date, and you need to have two empty pages when you present your document to customs. If your passport has been extended by 12 months by a British consulate or embassy you will be denied entry to the country.
What to expect in Cape Town
Cape Town is two hours ahead of Manchester and the currency is the South African Rand. Prices in Cape Town are far lower than in Manchester. You'll be able to live like a king, with a three-course meal for two costing less than £20* on average and a pint of local draught beer costing just over £1*. The weather is pretty pleasant, too: February, the warmest month, has an average temperature of 23°C while June, the coolest month, is still pretty pleasant with temperatures of 13°C.
*Prices subject to change
Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.