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Find cheap flights from Auckland to Cape Town from $1,223

This is the cheapest one-way flight price found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a flight departing on 18/3. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all flights or dates of travel. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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These are the airlines KAYAK users have selected most often from within our search results in flight searches from Auckland to Cape Town, as well as popular online travel agencies
These are the airlines KAYAK users have selected most often from within our search results in flight searches from Auckland to Cape Town, as well as popular online travel agencies
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Cheap flight deals from Auckland to Cape Town

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from Auckland to Cape Town that are departing in the next months. While these flights were available on KAYAK in the last 72 hours, prices and availability are subject to change and deals may expire.
16:05 - 16:45AKL-CPT
35h 40m2 stops
13:40 - 15:15CPT-AKL
38h 35m2 stops
$2,198Emirates
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Tue, 19 Mar - Tue, 26 Mar
16:55 - 17:35AKL-CPT
35h 40m1 stop
12:35 - 03:55CPT-AKL
28h 20m1 stop
$2,242Qatar Airways
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Fri, 23 Feb - Sun, 10 Mar
16:55 - 10:30AKL-CPT
28h 35m1 stop
12:35 - 03:55CPT-AKL
28h 20m1 stop
$2,260Qatar Airways
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Sun, 3 Mar - Sun, 10 Mar
16:55 - 17:35AKL-CPT
35h 40m1 stop
06:50 - 03:55CPT-AKL
34h 05m2 stops
$2,263
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Fri, 23 Feb - Sun, 10 Mar
07:25 - 11:50AKL-CPT
39h 25m3 stops
18:25 - 15:15CPT-AKL
33h 50m2 stops
$2,270Emirates
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Tue, 19 Mar - Tue, 26 Mar
01:20 - 09:25AKL-CPT
43h 05m2 stops
10:40 - 23:35CPT-AKL
25h 55m2 stops
$3,010Singapore Airlines
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Mon, 18 Mar - Tue, 26 Mar
11:05 - 09:25AKL-CPT
33h 20m3 stops
10:40 - 14:20CPT-AKL
40h 40m3 stops
$3,236Singapore Airlines
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Tue, 19 Mar - Tue, 26 Mar
01:20 - 09:25AKL-CPT
43h 05m2 stops
10:40 - 14:25CPT-AKL
40h 45m3 stops
$4,169Air New Zealand
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Mon, 18 Mar - Tue, 26 Mar
01:20 - 09:25AKL-CPT
43h 05m2 stops
10:40 - 23:35CPT-AKL
25h 55m2 stops
$5,268Air New Zealand
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Sat, 2 Mar - Sun, 10 Mar
01:40 - 22:45AKL-CPT
56h 05m2 stops
23:15 - 22:50CPT-AKL
61h 35m2 stops
$8,986KLM
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Sat, 23 Mar - Fri, 19 Apr

Flights from Auckland to Cape Town - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights from Auckland to Cape Town to help you find the cheapest flights, the best time to fly and much more.

What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Auckland to Cape Town?

The average price of all flights from Auckland to Cape Town clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
When flying from Auckland to Cape Town, you should consider leaving on a Thursday and avoid Fridays if you are looking for the best rates. For your return to Auckland, you’ll find the best rates on Thursdays and the most expensive ones on Sundays.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Auckland to Cape Town?

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Auckland to Cape Town, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the median of all values for each month.
The cheapest month for flights from Auckland to Cape Town is February, where tickets cost $2,146 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are December and June, where the average cost of tickets is $3,208 and $2,806 respectively.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Auckland to Cape Town?

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from Auckland to Cape Town, removes the top 0.1% to account for outliers, and then takes the average of all the values for each month.
To get a below average price on the flight from Auckland to Cape Town, you should book around 1 week before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 80 days before departure.

Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Auckland to Cape Town?

The cheapest price for the route for each airline clicked by KAYAK users in the last 72 hours.
In the last 72 hours, the cheapest one-way ticket from Auckland to Cape Town found on KAYAK was with Qatar Airways for $1,223. Emirates proposed a return connection from $2,198 and Qatar Airways from $2,242.

How long does a flight from Auckland to Cape Town take?

This flight route requires at least one stop and takes a minimum of 24h 40m.

Good to know

Low season

July

High season

December

Cheapest flight

$1,223
Best time to beat the crowds but there is an average 4% increase in price.
Most popular time to fly (31% more expensive on average)
Flight from Auckland to Cape Town

When to book flights from Auckland to Cape Town

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from Auckland to Cape Town based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
Estimated return price
KAYAK looks at all historical flight data for each date to provide a predicted price for one-way trips or returns with a duration up to 40 days. While we try to provide actual minimum prices for each date, some prices are predictions and actual prices may differ.

FAQs for booking flights from Auckland to Cape Town

  • What is the cheapest flight from Auckland to Cape Town?

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Auckland to Cape Town was $753 for a one-way ticket and $1,354 for a return.

  • Which airports will I be using when flying from Auckland to Cape Town?

    On your way to Cape Town, you’ll fly out from Auckland Intl. You’ll be landing at Cape Town Intl.

  • Which aircraft models fly most regularly from Auckland to Cape Town?

    We unfortunately don’t have that data for this specific route.

  • Which airline alliances offer flights from Auckland to Cape Town?

    oneworld, Star Alliance, and SkyTeam are the airline alliances operating flights between Auckland and Cape Town, with Star Alliance being the most commonly used for this route.

  • Which is the best airline for flights from Auckland to Cape Town, Singapore Airlines or Air New Zealand?

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from Auckland to Cape Town are Singapore Airlines and Air New Zealand. With an average price for the route of $2,001 and an overall rating of 8.6, Singapore Airlines is the most popular choice. Air New Zealand is also a great choice for the route, with an average price of $3,390 and an overall rating of 8.4.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from Auckland to Cape Town?

    KAYAK is a travel search engine. That means we look across the web to find the best prices we can find for our users. With over 2 billion flight queries processed yearly, we are able to display a variety of prices and options on flights from Auckland to Cape Town.

  • How does KAYAK's flight Price Forecast tool help me choose the right time to buy my flight ticket from Auckland to Cape Town?

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Cape Town from Auckland is likely to change within 7 days, so travelers know whether to wait or book now.

  • What is the Hacker Fare option on flights from Auckland to Cape Town?

    Hacker Fares allow you to combine one-way tickets in order to save you money over a traditional return ticket. You could then fly to Cape Town with an airline and back to Auckland with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from Auckland to Cape Town?

    Sometimes travel dates aren't set in stone. If your preferred travel dates have some wiggle room, flexible dates will show you all the options when flying to Cape Town from Auckland up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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Top 5 airlines serving from Auckland to Cape Town

Need help choosing which airline to fly with from Auckland to Cape Town? KAYAK airline reviews give an overall score for each airline based on loads of factors, including comfort, boarding, in-flight entertainment and more, to make your decision easier. See airline scores according to KAYAK reviews.
8.6
Singapore AirlinesOverall score based on 4059 reviews
89crew
83food
87overall
86entertainment
88boarding
85comfort
Airline reviews

Cleanliness Help for boarding and sitting Food should have been better

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Cleanliness Help for boarding and sitting Food should have been better

I was very impressed with this airline. The plane was clean. The attendance were nice and it was a great comfortable experience. The zipper on my suitcase broke after I checked it, and they wrapped it all Thailand plastic wrap to prevent it from coming apart during the flight. When I got to Los Angeles, all of my items were safe and still in the bag. That is above and beyond!

Pros: "The whole Business experience on SQ"
Cons: "During the same trip I discovered 2 different arrangements of the Business Class cabin on Singapore Airlines A350, SQ469 CMB-SIN, and SQ036 SIN-LAX. On the SQ036, I occupied seat 15 A (mono, aisle-window): I did not understand the reasoning behind this layout: Seat facing straight the front of the aircraft, but not enough space to stretch the legs, and limited height for the footrest, feet getting hurled against a ceiling very quickly, and also footrest only on one side = one foot. The deep cavity, that is probably meant to house the lie-flat disposition, is at a 45° angle with the general direction of the seat. I am 77 and not in any way a contortionist. I decided that the best course of action was to remain seated for the duration of the 14:30 hours, flight without extending my legs. Maybe the crew could have explained how the passenger is supposed to fit into that weird design, but I did not ask, afraid that the demonstration might reawaken chronic shoulder and hip pain. I would be glad to read (not test) how this configuration is supposed to convey the sense of comfort expected from a Business Class ticket. It did nothing of the kind for me."
Cons: "Its sad to see that only the female flight attendants look after the restrooms, no male attendants were seen doing it on both flights. Disappointing in this day and age this still exists."
Cons: "A comfort kit on a ultra long haul flight goes a long way"
Cons: "I think the food in our flight was not that good.."
Pros: "Extra leg room, great service and good food."
Cons: "The entertainment system feels dated (no touch screen) manual rewinding of movies, selection of movies"
Pros: "personel provided excellent service"
Cons: "food was ok. A faulty entertainment system did make our flight feel longer."
Pros: "Crew was very friendly and responsive to my needs. They met it with a smile."
Pros: "comfort, food, flatbed, movie choice. a quality aircraft, that is why i choose Singapore. i fly to Europe every year, and have flown with many different carriers, so i speak from experience when I say I prefer to fly Singapore as they are number one."
Cons: "they walked past me twice with introductory drinks without stopping and offering me one, I then had to ask for one.. not good. the younger staff need to develop the wonderful standard of the older staff."
Pros: "The crew were very friendly and responsive to all requests."
Pros: "The food in Premium Economy was good and there are plenty of movies to choose from. The staff were lovely."
Cons: "I had paid for Premium Economy and was seated in Row 30. The passengers were boarded up to row 28, then from to back of the plane forward then I was boarded with the last remaining passengers. That was not what I feel should have happened. I did not like the footrest on the seats."
Pros: "Great and attentive crew. Solid in-flight entertainment. Pilots got us to destination 20 mins early!"
Cons: "1) It's pretty standard to offer a small toiletries pack (eg. Eyecover, toothbrush/paste, etc) on long-haul flights for other airlines. 2) Felt ripped off paying $50 for "preferred economy" seats that looked/felt identical to standard economy seats. Should be marketed as just priority boarding."
Pros: "They took care of you. Meals were good. Excellent airline"
Pros: "Bulk head seats were great."
Cons: "It would have been nice if it had not been almost 2 hours late!"
Cons: "Boarding and take off was delayed by about one hour, with no proactive communication from crew about the delay. Passengers waiting to board individually questioned why we had not started boarding yet when information screens in the airport displayed otherwise. We did not start boarding for a 12 hour international flight until ten minutes to scheduled take off. The first time we were informed about the delay as a group was after we had entered the aircraft."
Cons: "My ticket did not say that it was a no luggage,no meal ticket & I printed off the E ticket & no where on the E ticket did it state no luggage.....I think that needs to be shown clearly when we book. I had to pay for 1 bag & it would have been $250 but ANZ did work with me &changed the ticket for $125 name-Marjorie Kalama"
Cons: "If the customer is given the option of special meal - 1. the special meal should be what one selects. I selected Hindu meal as per option and was being served Veg Jain Meal. 2. Should be made available. Though I booked the flight for both me and my wife and the special meal request was for both, the wrong Veg meal was made available only to my wife. Something is not right with their system. One you serve what you make us select and then the system is recording only for one passenger."
Pros: "Fantastic selection of entertainment, friendly crew, and tasty food. I’ve enjoyed flying with Air New Zealand!"
Cons: "The lumbar support in the seats is quite inadequate."
Pros: "Booked these flights though Kayak. Landing from LAX at 0730 at Auckland international terminal and then departing at 0900 from the domestic terminal. This is not enough time, doesn’t allow for customs and immigration. It was a really stressful experience running between terminals with my luggage, as there was less than a 1 hour window after getting through customs and immigration, so the bag drop at international wouldn’t accept them. Got to departure gate 12 minutes before plane departure. You need more time to have a good experience !"
Cons: "Not enough time booked by kayak between an international arrival and domestic departure"
Pros: "Very friendly staff, prompt service, smooth boarding, clean cabin."
Cons: "I usually love the food on Emirates but this was really not good. Barely edible!"
Pros: "Boarding and Crew are excellent toilets are clean Gluten Free meals are available, that's a big plus"
Cons: "Lots of movies to choose from however I felt the choices were similar in a way! ( Example: you'll find the Drama movies are almost the same as the Romantic movies or the Comedy movies)"
Cons: "The seats on the 777-300ER were tiny compared to the seats on the A380 from JFK to dubai. My wife and I are both small people and we were cramped. This is very unfair to us and even so to larger people on such a long leg The entertainment screens were also very poor. Small, low res"
Pros: "I really liked the leg spacing. It was very comfortable to stretch my legs. Overall it was good. Thank you :)"
Cons: "I felt a little bit more of the nibbles could be included in the 8+ hours flight. Besides that everything was comfortable. Also, the entertainment options can be better."
Pros: "great flight service with accommodating staff. in flight entertainment had awesome variety"
Pros: "great flight service with accommodating staff. in flight entertainment had awesome variety."
Cons: "none"
Pros: "I had plenty of space"
Cons: "There should be more vegetarian options available. Crew were very slow in responding to my requests."
Pros: "Could not fault the staff one iota. Incredibly attentive to their customers, graceful and supportive. The supervisor get a special mention as he helped me with eating my meals with a sleeping toddler and even held her for me while I spent a penny. I have never felt more cared for by a group of complete strangers in my life! Thank you. You literally saved my sanity!"
Cons: "Nothing to fault at all on this flight. Food was great, staff were hard working and magical unicorns."
Pros: "My children enjoyed their first flight they were very well spoilt on the flight also the care they took with my mum."
Pros: "The departure & arrival time. A fantastic price that included an excellent meal there and back, 30k luggage quota, entertainment that lasted throughout the duration of the flight. It just seemed seamless and felt like it didn't take that long to get there. I will definitely be catching this flight, every time I return to NZ"

Flight delayed, rerouted, communication extremely poor. Crew efficient but robotic, not supportive

Pros: "Flight"
Cons: "Wheelchair was booked for me for both flight but i could not get that service. No one available for wheelchair. Very bad service."
Pros: "Of all the flights and airlines I have used this was definitely the top of my list . The aircraft was clean , the crew were polite, curious, and attentive nothing was too much trouble. The food looked good tasted good and was plentiful. The pyjama were a nice added touch and very comfortable for the long flight. Flying into Cardiff airport was so good for my intended destination. I would certainly recommend them to others and many airlines could learn from their example.Well done and thank you"
Cons: "There was nothing I didn't like about this flight"
Pros: "I really like the Qatar flight from Auckland to Manchester. But beware now that the Akl leg leaves 1 hour later the transit in Doha is officially 1.15hr. But since the first leg is always getting in and you have to bus to the terminal, transit time is about 30 mins. Although they are efficient and i made it this time, i wouldn't want to do this with kids."
Cons: "Short transit time"
Pros: "Best airline I’ve ever flown. A lot more space and amenities for a great price. Boarding was easier and faster than any other airline I’ve ever taken"
Cons: "Wish there were a bit more movie selections but only because it was such a long flight"
Pros: "Our connecting flight was only 1 hour after reaching Doha. They placed a crew member to receive all the passengers that needed to make that connection. Very very useful. Our luggage was made it to the short connection."
Pros: "The groynd services in US and Doha are excellent and quick. The check in process in India is very slow"
Cons: "Our first time traveling on Qatar. Will definitely love to travel again if the fares are reasonable."
Pros: "Food was good and staff was friendly."
Cons: "Had to wait 3 hrs because of a system malfunction. And had a screaming toddler behind me the entire 13 hr ride. The headrest on the seats are very uncomfortable."
Pros: "Ground crew was especially helpful to my mother who could not speak English or Arabic, and had never flown before. She also had difficulty walking, so everyone assisted her in the airport and during her long connection in Doha."
Pros: "The crew was very polite. Being able to track flight path. Assortment of videos. Plain was very clean. Blankets, pillow, headphones, and all beverages free of charge."
Cons: "The food was not good. Not very much leg room. Did not like the 15 lbs. carry on weight limit."
Pros: "The efficiency of the whole process"
Cons: "The cabin attendants need to be warmer and more friendly"
Cons: "Better veg food, Ask and provide water to drink when flight is 10 hrs long. Not just provide lunch and dinner."
Pros: "Food and drink was good."
Cons: "Every single flight (4 total) took off late and even caused us to miss a connection. On the way to Madrid from Entebbe, my luggage was mislabeled and sent to London and now is completely lost. It has been two days of a trip of having no clothes, shoes, or toiletries other than what I had on my person. And I have yet to hear from anyone with Ethiopian Airlines, only representatives from Madrid airport."
Pros: "They an amazing crew"
Cons: "They need to improve on the flight check-in and boarding at thier airport in Bole, it is so messy. Also thier inflight menu is nothing special"
Pros: "After the Kigali Addisababa segment this was vastly superior with a newer aircraft"
Pros: "Fast gate work."
Cons: "Lost luggage and the food and silent movie option (no headphones provided for overhead movie)"
Pros: "The seats were very comfortable and generally this flight is comfy"
Cons: "The queue during boarding is very long, they need to add counters"
Pros: "Crew was friendly. Food somewhat better than prior leg but far from business class standard."
Cons: "Plane fittings coming apart; dirty seats; no personal screens - they use an overhead CRT! Didn’t know such old panes were still being used by Ethiopian. While friendly, crew could be more attentive to travelers needs - eg refills, water etc."
Pros: "Comfortable because the plane wasn't full."
Cons: "Check in and boarding was atrocious. We were told that we wouldn't be allowed to go to the gate if we didn't get through the check in but it wasn't our fault that it was taking so long. There weren't anywhere near enough staff and so by the time we managed to check in we had to go straight to the gate. Same thing when boarding. Took far too long and there was an inevitable delay with no apology. Plane ok. One toilet out of order so had to walk the length of the plane. Games no good without a handset and very few new movies."
Pros: "The ravioli was great, some of the other food was not great. Otherwise, the flight was easy."
Cons: "More entertainment options, the movies and TV shows offered are not varied or very good."

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Recent one-way flight deals

 
Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best one-way flight deals from Auckland to Cape Town found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
18/3Mon
1 stopQatar Airways
28h 35mAKL-CPT
$1,223
18/3Mon
2 stops
31h 20mAKL-CPT
$1,352
4/4Thu
2 stops
33h 05mAKL-CPT
$1,460
4/4Thu
1 stopEmirates
30h 40mAKL-CPT
$1,469
4/4Thu
2 stopsEmirates
55h 20mAKL-CPT
$1,497
18/3Mon
3 stopsEmirates
40h 50mAKL-CPT
$1,499
1/4Mon
2 stops
31h 30mAKL-CPT
$1,533
17/3Sun
2 stopsAir New Zealand
43h 10mAKL-CPT
$1,921
11/4Thu
3 stopsMalaysia Airlines
48h 05mAKL-CPT
$2,497
31/3Sun
2 stopsLufthansa
44h 05mAKL-CPT
$4,755

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Last minute flights from Auckland to Cape Town

Last minute flight, train and bus deals

 
These last-minute flight deals are the cheapest flights found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours for flights from Auckland to Cape Town that are departing in the next 10 days.
23/2Fri
multi-stopQatar Airways
35h 40mAKL-CPT
10/3Sun
multi-stopQatar Airways
28h 20mCPT-AKL
$2,242
23/2Fri
multi-stop
35h 40mAKL-CPT
10/3Sun
multi-stop
34h 05mCPT-AKL
$2,263
22/2Thu
multi-stop
35h 40mAKL-CPT
8/3Fri
multi-stop
34h 50mCPT-AKL
$2,275
22/2Thu
multi-stopQatar Airways
35h 40mAKL-CPT
8/3Fri
multi-stopQatar Airways
28h 20mCPT-AKL
$2,307
23/2Fri
multi-stop
35h 10mAKL-CPT
10/3Sun
multi-stop
29h 25mCPT-AKL
$2,331
22/2Thu
multi-stopEmirates
54h 15mAKL-CPT
8/3Fri
multi-stopEmirates
42h 40mCPT-AKL
$2,416
23/2Fri
multi-stop
35h 50mAKL-CPT
10/3Sun
multi-stop
36h 45mCPT-AKL
$2,784
22/2Thu
multi-stopKLM
46h 15mAKL-CPT
7/3Thu
multi-stopKLM
45h 25mCPT-AKL
$5,717
21/2Wed
multi-stopSingapore Airlines
43h 05mAKL-CPT
8/3Fri
multi-stopSingapore Airlines
40h 40mCPT-AKL
$5,994
21/2Wed
multi-stopAir New Zealand
43h 05mAKL-CPT
8/3Fri
multi-stopAir New Zealand
25h 55mCPT-AKL
$6,251

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Auckland - Cape Town Flights

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Auckland (AKL)New Zealand

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Cape Town (CPT)South Africa

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