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New York John F Kennedy Intl to Cape Town Intl Flight Information

Flights Arrive in Cape Town Intl
Flights Depart from New York John F Kennedy Intl
Flight Price $553
Distance 7,805 miles
Airlines SWISS, Kenya Airways, Air France

Good to Know

Low Season:
May
Best time to beat the crowds
3%
expected price decrease
High Season:
July
Most popular time to fly
17%
expected price increase
Average Price:
$974
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good Deal:
$851
or less (round trip)

When to Book Flights from New York John F Kennedy Intl to Cape Town Intl

Estimated round-trip price
Average price per month
Flight prices as travel date approaches
-1 day
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Top Tips for Finding a Cheap Flight

Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $851 or less.
The cheapest flight from New York John F Kennedy Intl to Cape Town Intl was found 61 days before departure, on average.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be June, July and August. The cheapest month to fly is May.
Morning departure is around 26% cheaper than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking New York John F Kennedy Intl to Cape Town Intl Flights

How long does a flight from New York John F Kennedy Intl to Cape Town Intl take?
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 20h 30m.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from New York John F Kennedy Intl to Cape Town Intl?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on SWISS ($553), Kenya Airways ($726) and Multiple Airlines ($840).
Do I need a passport to fly between New York John F Kennedy Intl and Cape Town Intl?
Yes.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly New York John F Kennedy Intl to Cape Town Intl?
For New York John F Kennedy Intl to Cape Town Intl, Thursday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Saturday is the most expensive. Flying from Cape Town Intl back to New York John F Kennedy Intl, the best deals are generally found on Friday, with Tuesday being the most expensive.

Book cheap flights from New York John F Kennedy Intl to Cape Town Intl (round-trip)

Airports
Origin
New York
$553
only
$553
Destination
Cape Town
$553
only
$553
Thu, Mar 14
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
26h 35m
Tue, Mar 26
CPT
Cape Town Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
35h 30m
Trip: 13 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 7,505 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.7
Entertainment
7.8
Food
8.0
ZRH
BOS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: From start to finish, Sevdije was in great hands. She had to be in a wheelchair, and there were three connecting flights in countries where she doesn't speak the language. It could have been so complicated, and everyone made it SO EASY. She was all smiles when she arrived in Boston. THANK YOU!!!!!!

Cons: Nothing!

BOS
ZRH
Good 6.0

Pros: The crew were personable and the chocolate that was offered near the end of the flight was a nice touch.

Cons: Cramped, cramped, cramped!!!!! The seat pitch was just so uncomfortably short so much so that when the person in front of me reclined his seat, the TV screen was a mere 1-2 feet away from my face making it impossible to watch anything without getting crossed eyed or a headache. This unfortunate situation has influenced this review greatly particularly because this wasn’t a 2 hour flight but a long haul one.

BOS
ZRH
Good 6.3

Cons: I asked the Chinese flight attendant in economy to please ask the man in front of me to put his seat up since the captain and purser had already asked us to do so in three languages The man in front of me refused to do so. She said she was going to start at the front of the plane and let him leave his seat back making it difficult to see my tv monitor. I thought that she should’ve said that it was time to put your seat up. It was frustrating that she didn’t support me and the request of the captain. Your seats are very uncomfortable upright when the person in front of you has their seat back.

ZRH
DXB
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Pleasant overall experience

HKG
ZRH
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: they cancelled letting me fly

Mon, Jan 14
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
24h 20m
Sun, Jan 27
CPT
Cape Town Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
22h 55m
Trip: 14 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 908 reviews
Overall
7.0
Boarding
7.0
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
6.4
Food
6.6
EBB
NBO
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: They should send us prior notice of changes in flights. My flights where delayed by almost 6 hours both inbound and outbound bound

Cons: Check in agents should do their job as per their description not wasting our time and keychatting with their collegues

LOS
NBO
Good 7.6

Cons: I was not offered blankets from the onset.

NBO
BKK
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: Once we got on the plane, everything was okay.

Cons: Every moment leading up to the airplane. From our flight being delayed 13 hours, to people not helping us with a hotel when we had a 12 hour layover to start with. They said we needed to talk to only the Kenya Airways representatives in Addis where we left from. We did... and they didn't say anything. After that they refused to help us in Nairobi. There were all these secret ways of getting help that they said we didn't qualify for. Supervisors and managers were not available unless I left their desk and went to departures. They said I would have to go back through immigration.. but thankfully, right before I did, someone came and spoke to me. From our several interactions, we received no apologies, but felt that the theme was that everything was my fault.. not the best feeling as a customer. Only my one chat with the supervisor was very nice. She was very patient, sat down with me and helped direct my concerns. Especially with a 13 hour delay. Nairobi seemed great, but our interactions with the staff really took away from our experience. And we missed our vacation in the end..

JFK
NBO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Service was good and flight was smooth

NBO
CPT
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything was great about my Kenyan Airways flight. Crew was super friendly and helpful.

Tue, Jan 29
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
28h 25m
Fri, Feb 8
CPT
Cape Town Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
26h 05m
Trip: 11 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Mon, Feb 25
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
29h 00m
Wed, Mar 13
CPT
Cape Town Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
35h 55m
Trip: 16 days
8.1ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.1 Excellent
Based on 7,505 reviews
Overall
8.3
Boarding
8.3
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.7
Entertainment
7.8
Food
8.0
LAX
ZRH
Excellent 9.0

Pros: The food was delicious, the staff was wonderful. Entertainment was awesome.

Cons: The leg room or seat closeness.

ZRH
DXB
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Pleasant overall experience

BUD
ZRH
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: I am still in Budapest and was not able to fly back on my Hungarian passport.

ZRH
BOS
Excellent 10.0

Pros: From start to finish, Sevdije was in great hands. She had to be in a wheelchair, and there were three connecting flights in countries where she doesn't speak the language. It could have been so complicated, and everyone made it SO EASY. She was all smiles when she arrived in Boston. THANK YOU!!!!!!

Cons: Nothing!

ZRH
ARN
Excellent 10.0

Pros: flight was totally fine. Thanks to Swiss hotline, they could find my booking and send me the documents some hours before take off.

Cons: Kayak has asked for my e-mail and phone number which I provided but never received any order confirmation. Finally it seemed that my flight was never booked. Unluckily Kayak did not forward my contact details to the other brookers in between and definitely not to Swiss. Never Kayak again.

Sat, Mar 2
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
42h 40m
Sun, Mar 17
CPT
Cape Town Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
22h 25m
Trip: 15 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 908 reviews
Overall
7.0
Boarding
7.0
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
6.4
Food
6.6
NBO
JFK
Okay 5.3

Cons: Needs to improve a lot, so far one of the worst catering services ever faced.

KGL
NBO
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: My flight never left Kigali and neither etihad nor Kenyan was able to help

LUN
NBO
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: I’m still in Nairobi because they delayed the plane

NBO
JUB
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: 3 hours late outbound. return flight cancelled. made us wait at the aiport for 12 hours. worst flight of my life.

DAR
NBO
Good 7.0

Pros: Friendly crew and flight was punctual

Cons: No inflight entertainment

Mon, Apr 8
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
42h 40m
Wed, Apr 24
CPT
Cape Town Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
38h 40m
Trip: 17 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 908 reviews
Overall
7.0
Boarding
7.0
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
6.4
Food
6.6
NBO
JFK
Okay 5.3

Cons: Needs to improve a lot, so far one of the worst catering services ever faced.

NBO
JNB
Excellent 9.3

Cons: Nothing

JFK
NBO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Service was good and flight was smooth

EBB
NBO
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: They should send us prior notice of changes in flights. My flights where delayed by almost 6 hours both inbound and outbound bound

Cons: Check in agents should do their job as per their description not wasting our time and keychatting with their collegues

NBO
CPT
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything was great about my Kenyan Airways flight. Crew was super friendly and helpful.

Sat, Dec 29
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
20h 30m
Mon, Dec 31
CPT
Cape Town Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
22h 45m
$1682
Trip: 3 days
7.4GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.4 Good
Based on 3,048 reviews
Overall
7.6
Boarding
7.6
Comfort
7.3
Crew
8.2
Entertainment
6.8
Food
7.1
JFK
CDG
Excellent 8.3

Pros: I was given a great seat and the food was OK- not the Air France food of 5 years ago but still good

Cons: I didn't really use the in flight entertainment - the usual movies, tv etc

JFK
CDG
Good 7.3

Pros: Service and crew are great

Cons: Seats

BOS
CDG
Good 7.3

Cons: Being in the middle of the 4 seats with guys on both sides. They tend to restrict the space by using the arm rests.

VCE
CDG
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Short flight so I can't really complain. It was no frills, standard small aircraft with no high tech entertainment system. Seats were fairly comfortable

CDG
BOM
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Over all pretty good for price.

Sat, Mar 16
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
42h 40m
Sat, Mar 23
CPT
Cape Town Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
22h 25m
Trip: 8 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 908 reviews
Overall
7.0
Boarding
7.0
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
6.4
Food
6.6
KGL
NBO
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: My flight never left Kigali and neither etihad nor Kenyan was able to help

NBO
LHR
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Nice flight on 787. Nice crew

Cons: Chicken served twice. Only other choice was vegitation

NBO
JFK
Okay 5.3

Cons: Needs to improve a lot, so far one of the worst catering services ever faced.

NBO
JNB
Excellent 9.3

Cons: Nothing

DAR
NBO
Good 7.0

Pros: Friendly crew and flight was punctual

Cons: No inflight entertainment

Fri, Apr 26
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
42h 40m
Fri, May 10
CPT
Cape Town Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
38h 40m
Trip: 15 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 908 reviews
Overall
7.0
Boarding
7.0
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
6.4
Food
6.6
NBO
JNB
Excellent 9.3

Cons: Nothing

LOS
NBO
Good 7.6

Cons: I was not offered blankets from the onset.

DAR
NBO
Good 7.0

Pros: Friendly crew and flight was punctual

Cons: No inflight entertainment

NBO
JUB
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: 3 hours late outbound. return flight cancelled. made us wait at the aiport for 12 hours. worst flight of my life.

EBB
NBO
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: They should send us prior notice of changes in flights. My flights where delayed by almost 6 hours both inbound and outbound bound

Cons: Check in agents should do their job as per their description not wasting our time and keychatting with their collegues

Wed, May 1
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
42h 40m
Wed, May 15
CPT
Cape Town Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
38h 40m
Trip: 15 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 908 reviews
Overall
7.0
Boarding
7.0
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
6.4
Food
6.6
LOS
NBO
Good 7.6

Cons: I was not offered blankets from the onset.

NBO
LHR
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Nice flight on 787. Nice crew

Cons: Chicken served twice. Only other choice was vegitation

NBO
JUB
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: 3 hours late outbound. return flight cancelled. made us wait at the aiport for 12 hours. worst flight of my life.

KGL
NBO
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: My flight never left Kigali and neither etihad nor Kenyan was able to help

EBB
NBO
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: They should send us prior notice of changes in flights. My flights where delayed by almost 6 hours both inbound and outbound bound

Cons: Check in agents should do their job as per their description not wasting our time and keychatting with their collegues

Fri, May 3
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
42h 40m
Fri, May 10
CPT
Cape Town Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
38h 40m
Trip: 8 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 908 reviews
Overall
7.0
Boarding
7.0
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
6.4
Food
6.6
NBO
JUB
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: 3 hours late outbound. return flight cancelled. made us wait at the aiport for 12 hours. worst flight of my life.

NBO
LHR
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Nice flight on 787. Nice crew

Cons: Chicken served twice. Only other choice was vegitation

NBO
JFK
Okay 5.3

Cons: Needs to improve a lot, so far one of the worst catering services ever faced.

JFK
NBO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Service was good and flight was smooth

NBO
CPT
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything was great about my Kenyan Airways flight. Crew was super friendly and helpful.

Wed, Jun 12
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
42h 40m
Wed, Jun 19
CPT
Cape Town Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
38h 40m
Trip: 8 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 908 reviews
Overall
7.0
Boarding
7.0
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
6.4
Food
6.6
NBO
CPT
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything was great about my Kenyan Airways flight. Crew was super friendly and helpful.

KGL
NBO
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: My flight never left Kigali and neither etihad nor Kenyan was able to help

NBO
BKK
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: Once we got on the plane, everything was okay.

Cons: Every moment leading up to the airplane. From our flight being delayed 13 hours, to people not helping us with a hotel when we had a 12 hour layover to start with. They said we needed to talk to only the Kenya Airways representatives in Addis where we left from. We did... and they didn't say anything. After that they refused to help us in Nairobi. There were all these secret ways of getting help that they said we didn't qualify for. Supervisors and managers were not available unless I left their desk and went to departures. They said I would have to go back through immigration.. but thankfully, right before I did, someone came and spoke to me. From our several interactions, we received no apologies, but felt that the theme was that everything was my fault.. not the best feeling as a customer. Only my one chat with the supervisor was very nice. She was very patient, sat down with me and helped direct my concerns. Especially with a 13 hour delay. Nairobi seemed great, but our interactions with the staff really took away from our experience. And we missed our vacation in the end..

JFK
NBO
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Service was good and flight was smooth

DAR
NBO
Good 7.0

Pros: Friendly crew and flight was punctual

Cons: No inflight entertainment

Sat, Dec 29
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
42h 40m
Thu, Jan 10
CPT
Cape Town Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
27h 12m
Trip: 13 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 908 reviews
Overall
7.0
Boarding
7.0
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
6.4
Food
6.6
LOS
NBO
Good 7.6

Cons: I was not offered blankets from the onset.

NBO
JUB
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: 3 hours late outbound. return flight cancelled. made us wait at the aiport for 12 hours. worst flight of my life.

LUN
NBO
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: I’m still in Nairobi because they delayed the plane

NBO
LHR
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Nice flight on 787. Nice crew

Cons: Chicken served twice. Only other choice was vegitation

NBO
CPT
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Everything was great about my Kenyan Airways flight. Crew was super friendly and helpful.

Fri, Jun 21
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
CPT
Cape Town Intl
42h 40m
Mon, Jul 1
CPT
Cape Town Intl
JFK
New York John F Kennedy Intl
22h 25m
Trip: 11 days
6.9GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.9 Good
Based on 908 reviews
Overall
7.0
Boarding
7.0
Comfort
7.1
Crew
7.3
Entertainment
6.4
Food
6.6
NBO
JUB
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing

Cons: 3 hours late outbound. return flight cancelled. made us wait at the aiport for 12 hours. worst flight of my life.

DAR
NBO
Good 7.0

Pros: Friendly crew and flight was punctual

Cons: No inflight entertainment

NBO
JNB
Excellent 9.3

Cons: Nothing

KGL
NBO
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: My flight never left Kigali and neither etihad nor Kenyan was able to help

LOS
NBO
Good 7.6

Cons: I was not offered blankets from the onset.

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