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Cape Town Johannesburg to Cape Town Airlines

We regularly compare the airfares of airlines flying from Johannesburg to Cape Town.

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Here's a list of the price comparisons we've carried out (latest on top):

Price Comparisons

flight date

1time

BA

Kulula

Mango

SAA

Velvet Sky

Mango had the cheapest flight price from Johannesburg to Cape Town for the Franschhoek Bastille Festival.

18 Jun 14

-

1480

890

872

1360

-

Kulula offered the best flight price from Johannesburg Lanseria to Cape Town for the Cape Town Good Food and Wine Show. Prices are one way.

30 May 14

-

1468

753

-

2003

-

South African Airways offered the cheapest flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town for the Two Oceans Marathon which takes place over the easter weekend.

18 Apr 14

-

2100

2030

-

1721

-

With the Cape Argus Cycle Tour taking place in Cape Town on the 9th March, the flight prices to Cape Town have shown a steep increase since the last survey done on this route. Kulula's prices were the cheapest when we checked.

07 Mar 14

-

2692

2447

-

2 911

-

The cheapest flight we found on the Johannesburg to Cape Town route for the Stellenbosch Wine Festival was offered by British Airways operated by Comair.

24 Jan 14

-

1172

1296

1193

1547

-

With the start of the festive season, the flight prices have shown a steep increase since the last survey done on this route. The cheapest flight we found on the Day of Reconciliation long weekend was offered by British Airways (operated by Comair).

13 Dec 13

-

2579

2634

-

2867

-

Kulula from Lanseria Airport was the cheapest flight option on the Johannesburg to Cape Town route.

01 Nov 13

-

2134

1084

-

2109

-

With the start of the September school holidays as well as the Heritage Day public holiday soon after, the flight prices have increased by 197% since the last survey done on this route. Mango Airline offered the cheapest flight we found on the Johannesburg to Cape Town route on this date.

20 Sep 13

-

2544

2417

2311

2797

-

Kulula Airline offered the cheapest flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town on Women's Day.

09 Aug 13

-

1357

1015

1091

1204

-

Experience the snow in Tulbagh, near Cape Town, with a flight from Johannesburg for R1 015 with Kulula.

28 June 2013

-

1931

1015

1159

1338

-

Mango offered the most affordable flights when we checked the prices for one way flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town for the Franschhoek Literary Festival.

17 May 2013

-

1252

1118

999

1311

-

Kulula offered the most affordable flights to Cape Town for the Cape Town International Jazz Festival.

05 Apr 2013

-

2437

1711

-

2381

-

Mango offered the cheapest flight when we checked the travel prices from Johannesburg to Cape Town.

22 Feb 2013

-

1952

1118

1098

-

-

Kulula from Lanseria Airport to Cape Town was the most affordable option of flights to Cape Town for the L'Ormarins Queen's Plate.

11 Jan 2013

-

1177

958

1395

1127

-

As we approach the holiday season, we have seen an increase in flight prices. The cheapest flight we found on the Johannesburg to Cape Town route was offered by Kulula from Lanseria Airport.

30 Nov 2012

-

1777

1517

2898

-

-

Kulula from Lanseria is the most affordable option for air travel from Johannesburg to Cape Town.

19 Oct 12

1259

1912

878

975

1181

-

Kulula from Lanseria once again offered the cheapest airfares on this route. The fares of the other airlines were a lot more expensive.

7 Sep 2012

1658

1098

730

1385

1062

-

Kulula from Lanseria to Cape Town is the cheapest at R924 for Cape Town Fashion Week.

27 July 2012

1456

1090

924

1185

1072

-

Kulula airline is offering the cheapest airfare for R949. The economy airfares have decreased on this route since the last survey.

15 June 2012

1459

1061

949

-

1102

-

For the first time since July 2009, British Airways has the cheapest flight on this route.

4 May 2012

1459

982

999

-

1198

-

All the prices have increased but Kulula is the cheapest flight for the start of the school holidays.

23 Mar 2012

1359

1417

939

-

1103

-

Mango Lanseria has opened up a night route from Johannesburg to Cape Town and is the cheapest at only R822.

10 Feb 2012

1659

1156

839

822

1320

-

Velvet Sky has a R681 price on the day, but it's outside the comparison range. Within our comparison times a Kulula flight from Lanseria Airport is cheapest.

18 Nov 2011

959

1018

829

-

1602

-

Velvet Sky's R820 is cheaper than any of the prices below, but not included as it was outside our time zone.

7 Oct 2011

050

972

895

-

1283

-

Kulula offers the cheapest option to get to Cape Town in the mid-winter (for the Clanwilliam Wild Flower Show).

26 Aug 2011

1059

899

699

-

916

no flights

Kulula is once again cheapest, this time for the end of school holiday flights. Once again Kulula's cheapest flight is from Lanseria instead of O.R. Tambo International Airport, and amazingly they're even cheaper than the Intercape bus.

15 Jul 2011

1059

939

689

-

966

no flights

For the 4th survey in a row Kulula are cheapest, this time from Lanseria Airport (courtesy of new competition from Mango, which is flying the route?)

3 Jun 2011

1059

892

709

-

870

no flights

For the 3rd survey in a row of this route Kulula are cheapest. Velvet Sky have started flying, but they only have a slot in the morning so aren't included in this survey. British Airways are the cheapest since 19 Feb 2010 flights.

15 Apr 2011

1259

876

789

sold out

940

no flights

Before Velvet sky started taking bookings on the 18th March 2011

flight date

1time

BA

Kulula

Mango

SAA

Kulula's on a roll, cheapest for the 2nd survey in a row.

4 Mar 2011

1019

1194

829

sold out

1300

Things are back to normal with Kulula cheapest from Johannesburg to Cape Town, but Mango Airlines is still sold out.

21 Jan 2011

939

889

769

sold out

1252

The 10th of December was the start of school holidays, so it's no surprise that flight prices increased a lot.

10 Dec 2010

1319

1403

1619

sold out

1253

29 Oct 2010

1039

896

819

636

893

17 Sep 2010

759

1418

769

637

1264

25 Jun 2010

659

1161

819

689

2000

14 May 2010

879

1599

769

687

1260

2 Apr 2010

1031

1395

1019

1069

1650

19 Feb 2010

767

857

649

-

1500

8 Jan 2010

639

916

649¹

702

860

27 Nov 2009

833

1034

699

682

1513

16 Oct 2009

818

916

749

682

1030

4 Sep 2009

818

927

747

686

870

24 Jul 2009

707

648

777

743

1058

12 Jun 2009

884

633

927

1692

1065

1 May 2009

707

1985

676

625

654

20 Mar 2009

928

1989

891

722

1236

6 Feb 2009

928

1177

913¹

²

1207

26 Dec 2008

810

1564

959¹

899

976

14 Nov 2008

876

1514

729

690

1536

3 Oct 2008

928

1444

879

860

-

22 Aug 2008

928

1433

729

²

1074

11 Jul 2008

850

1374

799¹

²

1293

30 May 2008

719

790

706

698

1196

18 Apr 2008

719

550

664

563

1606

7 Mar 2008

1519

1200

1578

1117

2099

25 Jan 2008

539

1200

668¹

517

1450

14 Dec 2007

1399

867

1238¹

1331

1399

2 Nov 2007

749

1394

638¹

834

670

21 Sep 2007

1399

1532

1251

²

2026

10 Aug 2007

499

728

443

²

654

29 Jun 2007

499

728

599

549

1292

18 May 2007

549

728

599

499

1007

¹ From Lanseria Airport

Travel (flights, buses, trains) prices are constantly updated, so the prices listed above have probably changed. Prices are for one-way travel from Johannesburg to Cape Town - further details in the surveys.

Luxury travel from Johannesburg to Cape Town

date checked

BA
business class

Mango Flex

Mango Plus

SAA
business class

Premier Classe train

Blue train

18 Apr 2014

3341

-

-

3755

2650

13015

13 Feb 2014

3318

-

-

3741

2650

13015

21 Nov 2013

3218

-

-

3685

2650

12280

10 Oct 2013

3215

-

-

2109

2650

15155

29 Aug 2013

3215

-

-

3618

2650

15155

06 Jun 2013

3200

2084

2364

3587

2650

12280

25 Apr 2013

3141

1933

2608

3551

2500

11585

14 Mar 2013

3125

-

-

3536

2500

11585

20 Dec 2012

3074

1895

2570

3492

2500

11585

09 Nov 2012

3334

1895

2570

3503

2500

11585

27 Sep 2012

2986

1399

1524

2629

2500

11585

16 Aug 2012

3267

1399

1524

3330

2500

11585

05 July 2012

3440

1185

1289

3343

2500

11585

25 May 2012

3405

-

-

3371

2500

11585

12 Apr 2012

3391

-

-

3347

2500

11585

1 Mar 2012

3393

-

-

3248

2210

11585

19 Jan 2012

3364

-

-

3280

2210

10930

23 Oct 2011

3316

-

-

3275

2210

10930

8 Sep 2011

3265

-

-

3229

2210

13485

26 Jul 2011

3190

-

-

3060

2210

10930

17 Jun 2011

3196

-

-

3053

2210

10930

3 Jun 2011

3068

-

-

2980

2210

16930

17 Mar 2011

3054

sold out

sold out

2950

2210

-

4 Mar 2011

3054

sold out

sold out

2960

2210

16395

21 Jan 2011

3046

sold out

sold out

3057

2650

16390

10 Dec 2010

3047

sold out

sold out

-

2650

10120

29 Oct 2010

3056

958

1039

-

2210

12485

20 Aug 2010

3068

985

1099

2746

2210

12485

5 Mar 2010

3089

sold out

1069

3450

1920

10120

22 Jan 2010

2866

sold out

sold out

sold out

1520

10120

11 Dec 2009

2869

847

957

2680

2500

15175

30 Oct 2009

2875

911

1026

2887

1520

17045

19 Sep 2009

2868

911

1026

2535

1920

11370

8 Aug 2009

2886

911

1026

2564

1920

11370

27 Jun 2009

2913

911

1026

2551

2450

9215

16 May 2009

3210

sold out

sold out

2925

2470

9955

4 Apr 2009

3275

1011

1121

2808

1500

9955

21 Feb 2009

2812

996

1106

2824

1730

9215

10 Jan 2009

3244

-

sold out

2765

1380

9215

29 Nov 2008

3274

-

999

2795

2250

9285

18 Oct 2008

3224

-

-

2745

1380

11550

Flights vs Buses & trains
Travel Date
Flights : bus/train
Cheapest flight
Cheapest bus or train

18 Apr 2014

4:8

R1721 (South African Airways)

R360 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

07 Mar 2014

6:8

R2447 (Kulula Airline)

R360 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

24 Jan 2014

3:3

R1172 (British Airways operated by Comair)

R360 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

13 Dec 2013

7:2

R2579 (British Airways operated by Comair)

R360 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

01 Nov 2013

3:0

R1084 (Kulula Airline)

R360 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

20 Sep 2013

6:4

R2311 (Mango Airline)

R360 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

09 Aug 2013

2:8

R1015 (Kulula Airline)

R360 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

28 Jun 2013

2:8

R1015 (Kulula Airline)

R360 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

17 May 2013

2:9

R999 (Mango Airline)

R340 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

05 Apr 2013

5:0

R1711 (Kulula Airways)

R340 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

22 Feb 2013

3:2

R1098 (Mango Airline)

R340 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

11 Jan 2012

2:8

R958 (Kulula Airways)

R340 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

30 Nov 2012

4:5

R1517 (Kulula Airways)

R340 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

19 Oct 2012

2:6

R878 (Kulula Airways)

R340 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

07 Sep 2012

2:1

R730 (Kulula Airways)

R340 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

27 July 2012

2.7

R924 (Kulula Airways)

R340 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

15 June 2012

2.8

R949 (Kulula Airways)

R340 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

4 May 2012

2.9

R982 (British Airways)

R340 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

23 Mar 2012

3.6

R939 (Kulula Airways)

R260 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

10 Feb 2012

3.2

R822 (Mango Lanseria)

R260 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

18 Nov 2011

3.2

R829 (Kulula Airways)

R260 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

7 Oct 2011

3.4

R895 (Kulula Airways)

R260 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

26 Aug 2011

2.7

R699 (Kulula Airways)

R260 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

15 Jul 2011

2.7

R689 (Kulula Airways)

R260 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

3 Jun 2011

2.7

R709 (Kulula Airways)

R260 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

15 Apr 2011

3.8

R789 (Kulula Airways)

R210 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

4 Mar 2011

3.9

R829 (Kulula Airways)

R210 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

21 Jan 2011

2.6

R769 (Kulula Airways)

R300 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

10 Dec 2010

4.2

R1253 (SAA)

R300 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

29 Oct 2010

2.2

R636 (Mango Airline)

R290 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

17 Sep 2010

2.2

R637 (Mango Airline)

R290 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

25 Jun 2010

2.4

R659 (1time Airline)

R280 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

14 May 2010

4.0

R687 (Mango Airline)

R170 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

2 Apr 2010

3.1

R1019 (Kulula Airline)

R330 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

22 Feb 2010

3.6

R649 (Kulula Airline)

R180 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

8 Jan 2010

1.9

R639 (1time Airline)

R340 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

27 Nov 2009

3.8

R682 (Mango Airways)

R180 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

16 Oct 2009

3.0

R682 (Mango Airways)

R230 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

4 Sep 2009

3.0

R686 (Mango Airways)

R230 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

24 Jul 2009

2.4

R648 (British Airways)

R270 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

12 Jun 2009

2.3

R633 (British Airways)

R270 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

1 May 2009

3.5

R625 (Mango Airways)

R180 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

20 Mar 2009

3.4

R722 (Mango Airways)

R210 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

6 Feb 2009

6.1

R913 (Kulula Airline)

R150 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

26 Dec 2008

2.9

R810 (1time Airline)

R280 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

14 Nov 2008

4.6

R690 (Mango Airways)

R150 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

3 Oct 2008

2.5

R860 (Mango Airways)

R350 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

22 Aug 2008

2.4

R729 (Kulula Airline)

R299 (SA Roadlink)

11 Jul 2008

1.6

R799 (Kulula Airline)

R499 (SA Roadlink)

30 May 2008

2.1

R698 (Mango Airways)

R330 (Intercape coachline)

18 Apr 2008

1.8

R550 (British Airways)

R310 (City to City coachline)

7 Mar 2008

3.3

R974 (Nationwide Airline)

R299 (SA Roadlink)

25 Jan 2008

1.8

R517 (Mango Airways)

R290 (City to City coachline)

The index is the ratio of the cost of the cheapest flight to the cost of the cheapest bus from Johannesburg to Cape Town. The higher the index the more likely people are to take buses, and thus the greener the environment (buses are more carbon friendly than planes).

Flight & bus price inflation

This shows flight and bus price inflation on the Johannesburg - Cape Town route.

 

Flight price inflation

Bus price inflation

07 Sep 2011 - 07 Sep 2012

-2.5%

16.5%

27 July 2011 - 27 July 2012

33.5%

8.6%

15 June 2011 - 15 June 2012

35%

13.8%


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