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You want to buy a cheap plane ticket from Cape Town to Johannesburg. Here's a history of surveys of which airline's been cheapest from Cape Town to Johannesburg.

Airline price comparisons

flight date

1time

British Airways

Kulula

Mango

SAA

Velvet Sky

The cheapest flight we found to Johannesburg for the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz festival was with Mango to Lanseria.

10 July 2014

-

1527

940

921

1466

-

Mango proved to have the cheapest flight prices from Cape Town to Johannesburg for the Comedy Central Colourblind show.

20 June 2014

-

1446

940

921

1348

-

The cheapest flight we found for travel from Cape Town to Johannesburg for the Mother's Day weekend was offered by Kulula to Lanseria.

09 May 2014

-

1477

986

999

1387

-

Mango offered the cheapest flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg for the Baba Indaba event and the start of the school holidays

28 Mar 2014

-

1475

1706

1103

1688

-

Take your Valentine on a trip to Johannesburg with Kulula who offered the cheapest travel rates on the Cape Town to Johannesburg route.

14 Feb 2014

-

1514

840

925

1268

-

In this first survey of travel prices in 2014, Mango to Lanseria offered the cheapest flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg.

03 Jan 2014

-

3120

2721

2496

3152

-

The cheapest flight we found from Cape Town was Mango to Lanseria Airport for the Transoranje Christmas Market.

22 Nov 2013

-

1336

840

823

1532

-

Mango to Lanseria Airport was the cheapest flight option we found from Cape Town to Johannesburg for Trevor Noah's comedy show.

11 Oct 2013

-

1369

840

823

1531

-

Mango Airline offered the cheapest one way flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg for the Gauteng Getaway Show.

30 Aug 2013

-

1667

851

834

1337

-

Mango offered the cheapest flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg for the Johannesburg Pet Expo.

19 Jul 2013

-

1315

851

805

1209

-

Passengers who opt to fly to Lanseria Airport from Cape Town will enjoy the cheapest flights on the Cape Town to Johannesburg route.

07 June 2013

-

1383

897

1028

1169

-

Mango to Lanseria Airport was the cheapest option when we checked the prices of flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg for the Freedom Day weekend.

26 Apr 2013

-

1229

1000

933

-

-

Ramfest festival-goers should check Mango's flight prices, as they offered the cheapest flights when we compared the prices of flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg.

15 Mar 2013

-

1556

1041

925

1758

-

Mango offered the cheapest flights in this week's survey of flights to Johannesburg.

01 Feb 2013

-

1154

813

698

1128

-

With Mango's sale introduced on this route, flights from Cape Town to OR Tambo Airport in Johannesburg were the cheapest option.

21 Dec 2012

-

1298

996

849

1278

-

Mango to Lanseria is the best option for flights to Johannesburg for the Whisky Live Festival.

09 Nov 2012

769

1134

813

695

1754

-

This week, the airfares to Lanseria Airport were more reasonable than the airfares to OR Tambo on most airlines.

28 Sep 2012

1059

1095

859

850

1188

-

Mango offered the cheapest flights to both OR Tambo and Lanseria Airports.

17 Aug 2012

1059

1090

773

669

1173

Suspended

Mango Airline is offering the cheapest one-way flight to OR Tambo as well as to Lanseria Airport.

6 July 2012

959

1091

809

761

1113

Suspended

Kulula to Lanseria has the cheapest one-way flight on this route. If you are in JHB over this weekend, make sure to visit the 105th annual Schul-Basar hosted by the Deutsche Internationale Schule.

25 May 2012

1059

1061

769

-

1082

Suspended

Velvet Sky airline has had all flights suspended, making Mango Airline the cheapest flight from CPT to JHB Lanseria.

13 Apr 2012

1059

1098

809

793

1583

Suspended

Velvet Sky is once again in the lead with the cheapest flight from CPT to JHB. Their prices have increased slightly for March - must be that school holidays are around the corner.

2 Mar 2012

1059

1048

989

795

1298

749

In our first survey of 2012, Velvet Sky are easily the cheapest from CPT to JHB. BA are the cheapest since 30 July 2010. Velvet Sky is even cheaper than taking a Greyhound bus (R680).

20 Jan 2012

959

790

759

650

1017

529

Since Mango joined Kulula there, we're witnessing massive competition on the Cape Town to Lanseria flight route. The cheapest flights to Johannesburg are regularly to Lanseria Airport. Note the large differences in flight prices. We have to go all the way back to the 8th December 2007 to find a higher 1time price. Mango Airline's price is cheaper than Greyhound and Intercape.

28 Oct 2011

1159

1017

829

498

1122

763

Once again Velvet Sky are cheapest, and this time they're under R500.

16 Sep 2011

959

925

659

499

929

450

For the first time Velvet Sky Airline are included in our survey, and they are cheapest.

5 Aug 2011

959

893

689

983

1216

671

Before Velvet Sky

flight date

1time

BA

Kulula

Mango

South African Airways

June school holidays and Mango Airlines is once again cheapest from CPT to JNB.

24 Jun 2011

959

892

789

622

920

For the 3rd survey in a row, Mango are cheapest, with 1time's price being the most expensive since our 8 Dec 2007 survey.

6 May 2011

959

865

749

615

970

Mango is cheapest again.

25 Mar 2011

814

966

749

662

770

Mango has returned to being cheapest, but Kulula is only R6 more from Cape Town to Johannesburg.

11 Feb 2011

839

798

639

633

1070

Mango Airlines remains sold out, with 1time being cheapest (although SAA at R6 more expensive is better value, given that it's a full service carrier).

31 Dec 2010

719

1129

769

sold out

725

19 Nov 2010

739

800

669

sold out

889

8 Oct 2010

659

905

669

598

899

27 Aug 2010

749

761

699

-

1630

16 Jul 2010

659

775

719

-

740

04 Jun 2010

649

912

669

549

900

23 Apr 2010

789

723

819

697

890

12 Mar 2010

856

868

849

667

1110

29 Jan 2010

856

918

699

707

860

18 Dec 09

764

914

849

789

850

6 Nov 2009

746

910

799

785

614

25 Sep 2009

704

1844

699

676

636

14 Aug 2009

-

640

750

676

879

3 Jul 2009

755

2195

780

682

1044

22 May 2009

755

1339

679

638

1080

10 Apr 2009

696

1384

741

675

615

27 Feb 2009

798

1465

736

675

1101

16 Jan 2008

863

1463

659

626

973

5 Dec 2008

863

1291

659

814

1556

24 Oct 2008

798

1191

779

789

901

12 Sep 2008

798

1168

679

688

886

1 Aug 2008

730

1136

759

769

891

20 Jun 2008

779

949

752

641

808

9 May 2008

719

949

652

741

743

28 Mar 2008

679

949

868

696

747

15 Feb 2008

589

949

426

633

706

4 Jan 2008

1569

1649

1556

1332

2073

23 Nov 2007

639

730

656

746

657

12 Oct 2007

499

720

589

599

1010

31 Aug 2007

549

719

539

sold out

644

20 Jul 2007

449

718

499

301

643

8 Jun 2007

549

713

499

548

993

Flight prices relative to overland prices

Travel Date

Flight : Overland

Cheapest flight

Cheapest bus / train

09 May 2014

2:3

R986 (Kulula Airline)

R430 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

28 Mar 2014

2:6

R1103 (Mango Airline)

R430 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

14 Feb 2014

2:0

R840 (Kulula Airline)

R430 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

03 Jan 2014

5:8

R2 496 (Mango Airline)

R430 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

22 Nov 2013

2:3

R823 (Mango Airline)

R360 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

11 Oct 2013

2:3

R823 (Mango Airline)

R360 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

30 Aug 2013

2:3

R834 (Mango Airline)

R360 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

19 Jul 2013

2:2

R805 (Mango Airline)

R360 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

07 June 2013

2:6

R897 (Kulula Airline)

R340 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

26 Apr 2013

2:7

R933 (Mango Airline)

R340 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

15 Mar 2013

2:7

R925 (Mango Airline)

R340 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

01 Feb 2013

2:1

R698 (Mango Airline)

R340 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

21 Dec 2012

2:5

R849 (Mango Airline)

R340 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

09 Nov 2012

2:0

R695 (Mango Airline)

R340 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

28 Sep 2012

2:5

R850 (Mango Airline)

R340 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

17 Aug 2012

2:1

R699 (Mango Airline)

R340 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

6 July 2012

2.2

R761 (Mango Airline)

R340 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

25 May 2012

2.3

R769 (Kulula Airline)

R340 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

13 Apr 2012

2.3

R793 (Mango Airline)

R340 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

2 Mar 2012

2.9

R749 (Velvet Sky Airline)

R260 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

20 Jan 2012

1.1

R529 (Velvet Sky Airline)

R499 (SA Roadlink)

28 Oct 2011

1.9

R498 (Mango Airline)

R260 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

16 Sep 2011

1.7

R450 (Velvet Sky Airline)

R260 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

5 Aug 2011

2.6

R671 (Velvet Sky Airline)

R260 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

Not much has changed, with the flight:overland index remaining at 2.4

24 Jun 2011

2.4

R622 (Mango Airlines)

R260 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

With flight prices decreasing and overland prices increasing, flight prices are now only 2.4 times as expensive as a Shosholoza Meyl train trip.

6 May 2011

2.4

R615 (Mango Airlines)

R260 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

The price of flights has gone up but the price of a train trip has gone up proportionately more.

25 Mar 2011

3.2

R662 (Mango Airlines)

R210 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

Shosholoza Meyl is back and the ratio of flights has therefore risen up to a very high 4 times the price of trains.

11 Feb 2011

4.0

R633 (Mango Airlines)

R160 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

With a power failure meaning no Shosholoza Meyl train quotes, the price of available buses & trains has risen relative to flight prices.

31 Dec 2010

1.7

R719 (1time Airlines)

R420 (City to City coach)

19 Nov 2010

3.9

R669 (Kulula Airlines)

R170 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

8 Oct 2010

1.5

R598 (Mango Airlines)

R399 (SA Roadlink bus)

27 Aug 2010

4.1

R699 (Kulula Airlines)

R170 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

16 Jul 2010

2.4

R659 (1time Airlines)

R280 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

4 Jun 2010

2.2

R549 (Mango Airlines)

R250 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

23 Apr 2010

3.0

R697 (Mango Airlines)

R230 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

12 Mar 2010

2.9

R667 (Mango Airlines)

R230 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

29 Jan 2010

1.4

R699 (Kulula Airlines)

R380 (City to City bus)

18 Dec 2009

2.2

R764 (1time Airlines)

R340 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

6 Nov 2009

2.8

R498 (Interlink Airlines)

R180 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

25 Sep 2009

2.8

R636 (SAA South African Airways)

R230 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

14 Aug 2009

3.6

R640 (Mango Airline)

R180 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

3 Jul 2009

2.5

R682 (Mango Airline)

R270 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

22 May 2009

3.5

R638 (Mango Airline)

R180 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

10 Apr 2009

2.1

R615 (SAA)

R300 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

27 Feb 2009

2.3

R675 (Mango Airline)

R299 (SA Roadlink bus)

20 Dec 2008

2.2

R626 (Mango Airline)

R280 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

8 Nov 2008

2.4

R659 (Kulula Air)

R280 (Shosholoza Meyl train)

27 Sep 2008

1.8

R698 (Interlink Airline)

R380 (City to City bus)

16 Aug 2008

2.3

R679 (Kulula Airline)

R299 (SA Roadlink bus)

5 Jul 2008

1.1

R398 (Interlink Airline)

R360 (City to City bus)

24 May 2008

1.6

R641 (Mango Airline)

R390 (City to City bus)

11 Apr 2008

2.1

R652 (Kulula Airline)

R310 (City to City bus)

1 Mar 2008

2.3

R586 (Nationwide)

R250 (SA Roadlink bus)

19 Jan 2008

1.5

R426 (Kulula Airline)

R290 (SA Roadlink bus)

8 Dec 2008

3.3

R1332 (Mango Airline)

R399 (SA Roadlink bus)

The flight:bus price index measures how many times more expensive the cheapest flight is relative to the cheapest bus/train.

Flight price inflation

Flight prices
Flight prices a year prior
Flight price Inflation

R986
Kulula Airline
17 Apr 2014

R915
Mango Airline
Kulula Airline

6.9%

R1103
Mango Airline
28 Mar 2014

R929
Mango Airline

18.9%

R840
Kulula Airline
14 Feb 2014

R811.50
Mango Airline

9.5%

R2496
Mango Airline
03 Jan 2014

R773.50
Mango Airline

210.8%

R823
Mango Airline
22 Nov 2013

R772
Mango Airline

11%

R823
Mango Airline
11 Oct 2013

R772.50
Mango Airline

2%

R834
Mango Airline
30 Aug 2013

R775
Mango Airline

12%

R805
Mango Airline
19 July 2013

R730
Mango Airline

8.5%

R897
Kulula Airline
07 June 2013

R765
Mango Airline
Kulula Airline

17%

R933
Mango Airline
26 April 2013

R781
Kulula Airline
Mango Airline

18.7%

R925
Mango Airline
15 March 2013

R771
Mango Airline
Velvet Sky Airline

21.3%

R698
Mango Airline
01 Feb 2013

R639
Velvet Sky Airline

17.2%

R849
Mango Airline
21 Dec 2012

R631.50
Mango Airline
Velvet Sky Airline

26.4%

R695
Mango Airline
09 Nov 2012

R616
Mango Airline

22%

R850
Mango Airline
28 Sep 2012

R474
Mango Airline
Velvet Sky Airline

83.%

R699
Mango Airline
17 Aug 2012

R560
Velvet Sky Airline

15.7%

R761
Mango Airline
6 July 2012

R647
Velvet Sky Airline
Mango Airline

19.5%

R769
Kulula Airline
25 May 2012

R619
Mango Airline

24.5%

R793
Mango Airline
13 April 2012

R639
Mango Airline

23.9%

R749
Velvet Sky Airline
2 March 2012

R647
Mango Airline

16%

R529
Velvet Sky Airline
20 Jan 2012

R679
Mango & 1time Airlines

-22%

R498
Mango Airlines
28 Oct 2011

R631
Mango & Kulula Airlines

-21%

R671
Velvet Sky Airlines
5 Aug 2011

R678
1time & Kulula Airlines

-1%

R622
Mango Airlines
24 Jun 2011

R601
1time & Mango Airlines

4%

R615
Mango Airlines
6 May 2011

R652
Mango Airlines

-6%

R662
Mango Airlines
25 Mar 2011

R676
Mango Airlines

-2%

R633
Mango Airlines
11 Feb 2011

R585
Mango & Interlink Airline

+6%

R719
1time Airlines
1 Dec 2010

R699
1time & Interlink Airline

+3%

R669
Kulula Airlines
22 Nov 2010

R579
1time & Interlink Airline

+16%

R598
Mango Airlines
8 Oct 2010

R639
SAA & British Airways

+1%

R699
Kulula Airlines
27 Aug 2010

R639
SAA

+9%

R659
1time Airlines
16 Jul 2010

R669
BA & Mango Airlines

-2%

R549
Mango Airlines
4 Jun 2010

R651
SAA & Mango Airlines

-16%

R697
Mango Airlines
23 Apr 2010

R622
SAA & Mango Airlines

+12%

R667
Mango Airlines
12 Mar 2010

R657
SAA & Mango Airlines

+2%

R699
Kulula Airlines
29 Jan 2010

R641
Mango Airlines

-14%

R764
1time Airlines
18 Dec 2009

R649
Mango & Kulula Airlines

+18%

R498
Interlink Airlines
6 Nov 2009

R686
Interlink & Kulula Airlines

-27%

R636
SAA South African Airways
25 Sep 2009

R685
Interlink & Kulula Airlines

-7%

R640
BA British Airways
14 Aug 2009

R483
Interlink & Kulula Airlines

+32%

R682
Mango Airline
3 Jul 2009

R567
Interlink & Mango Airlines

+20%

R638
Mango Airline
22 May 2009

R649
Kulula & Mango Airlines

-2%

R615
SAA
10 Apr 2009

R606
Kulula & Nationwide Airlines

+1%

R626
Mango Airline
16 Jan 2009

R1057
Kulula & Mango Airlines

-41%

R659
Kulula Airline
5 Dec 2008

R849
1time & Mango Airlines

-22%

R698
Interlink Airline
24 Oct 2008

R542
1time Airline

29%

R679
Kulula Airline
12 Sep 2008

R507
1time & Nationwide

34%

R398
Interlink Airline
1 Aug 2008

R365
Mango & Nationwide

9%

The flight price inflation index compares the cost of the cheapest flight in a survey to what it was a year previously. This may be distorted by particular events on the date (e.g. if it was the Friday before school holidays, flight prices would be a lot higher).

Business class flights

British Airways is offering the cheapest Cape Town to Johannesburg business class flights.

Flight date
British Airways
Interlink
SAA

09 May 2014

R3335

 

R3736

28 Mar 2014

R3332

 

R3721

14 Feb 2014

R3245

 

R3725

03 Jan 2014

R3231

 

R3697

22 Nov 2013

R3215

 

R3586

11 Oct 2013

R3240

 

R3585

30 Aug 2013

R3215

 

R3586

19 Jul 2013

R3200

 

R3597

07 June 2013

R3137

 

R3544

26 April 2013

R3125

 

R3548

15 Mar 2013

R3121

 

R3513

01 Feb 2013

R3058

 

R3493

21 Dec 2012

R3357

 

R3510

09 Nov 2012

R2983

 

R3508

28 Sep 2012

R2944

 

R3346

17 Aug 2012

R3258

 

R3327

6 July 2012

R3442

 

R3385

25 May 2012

R3405

 

R3346

13 April 2012

R3393

 

R3249

2 March 2012

R3345

 

R3250

20 Jan 2012

R3370


R2579

28 Oct 2011

R3314


R3274

16 Sep 2011

R3219


R3073

5 Aug 2011

R3184


R3052

24 Jun 2011

R3068


R2990

6 May 2011

R3043


R2980

25 Mar 2011

R3054


R2970

11 Feb 2011

R3045


R3057

31 Dec 2010

R3062


R3072

22 Nov 2010

R3049


R3060

8 Oct 2010

R3068


sold out

27 Aug 2010

R3073


R3390

16 Jul 2010

R3092


R3410

4 Jun 2010

R3077


R3390

23 Apr 2010

R3073


R3380

12 Mar 2010

R2882

R2890

R3440

29 Jan 2010

R2872

R2848

R2680

18 Dec 2009

R2865

R2454

R2521

6 Nov 2009

R2863

R3345

R2875

25 Sep 2009

R2880

R1709

R2540

14 Aug 2009

R2904

-

R2916

3 Jul 2009

R2894

R1709

R2537

22 May 2009

R3232

R1510

R3232

10 Apr 2009

R2829

-

R2836

27 Feb 2009

R3277

R1709

R2798

16 Jan 2009

R3276

R1709

R2797

5 Dec 2008

R3263

R1709

R2784

24 Oct 2008

R2912

R1709

R2177

12 Sep 2008

R2889

R1709

R2162

1 Aug 2008

R2857

-

R2247

20 Jun 2008

R2602

-

R1994


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