London to Cape Town flight duration

What is the flight duration from London to Cape Town?

On average there are 1 flights flying direct each day from London to Cape Town. Below you will find the quickest flight duration, the average flight time and the longest flight duration.

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Average direct flight time is 11 hours 30 minutes.

The fastest direct flight from London to Cape Town is 11 hours 30 minutes.

A distance of 6,011 miles / 9,674 km

Related: Return journey Cape Town to London flight duration

London to Cape Town flight duration breakdown

  • Average flight duration: 11 hours 30 minutes
  • Shortest flight duration: 11 hours 30 minutes
  • Longest flight duration: 11 hours 30 minutes
  • Average daily flights: 1

Airport, Distances & Flight Duration Information

  • The average flight time from London to Cape Town is 11 hours 30 minutes
  • Distance from London to Cape Town is 6,011 miles / 9,674 km
  • London is served by 5 airports London Gatwick Airport (LGW), London Heathrow Airport (LHR), London Luton Airport (LTN), London Stansted Airport (STN), London City Airport (LCY)
  • Cape Town is served by 1 airports Cape Town International Airport (CPT)
  • The currency in Cape Town, South Africa is the South African Rand

Airlines

British Airways
British Airways
Ethiopian Airlines
Ethiopian Airlines
RwandAir
RwandAir

DIRECT FLIGHTS

London Heathrow to Cape Town
Flying with British Airways
11 hours 30 minutes

Be prepared, as flight times can change depending on many factors such as, weather condition, wind speed, flight path and congestion in the air. Due to these factors the actual flight time could be less than 24 minutes but on occasion could be longer than the stated time.


INDIRECT FLIGHTS (multi stop)

London to Cape Town flight time via Paris Charles de Gaulle | to via CDG

carrier logo London to Paris Charles de Gaulle
1 hours 20 minutes
Wait for connecting flight
1 hours
carrier logo Paris Charles de Gaulle to Cape Town
11 hours 40 minutes
Total journey time
14 hours

London to Cape Town flight time via Amsterdam | to via AMS

carrier logo London to Amsterdam
1 hours 30 minutes
Wait for connecting flight
1 hours
carrier logo Amsterdam to Cape Town
11 hours 15 minutes
Total journey time
13 hours 45 minutes

London to Cape Town flight time via Zurich | to via ZRH

carrier logo London to Zurich
1 hours 30 minutes
Wait for connecting flight
20 hours 45 minutes
carrier logo Zurich to Cape Town
11 hours 25 minutes
Total journey time
33 hours 40 minutes

Just remember indirect flights will always take longer than a direct flight as you are landing and taking off from at least one extra airport and taking off and landing is the most time comsuming part of any flight and is done at much lower speeds.

The total travel time of a indirect / multi-stop flight from Poole to London can vary greatly depending on what route you take to get to London and how long you have to wait for your connecting flight.


London & Cape Town local time and timezones

Cape Town, South Africa time is 1 hours ahead of London, United Kingdom

Date and time in London, United Kingdom:
22:59 Tue, 2 Jun, 2020,
London Timezone: BST (+01:00)

Date and time in Cape Town, South Africa:
23:59 Tue, 2 Jun, 2020,
Johannesburg Timezone: SAST (+02:00)


Planning a trip or just interested to find out the flight time between London, United Kingdom and Cape Town, South Africa? Be prepared, as flight times can change depending on many factors such as, weather condition, wind speed, flight path and congestion in the air. Due to these factors the actual flight time could be less than 11 hours 30 minutes but on occasion could be longer than the stated time.