London to Cape Town flight time

What is the flight time from London to Cape Town

Planning a trip or just interested to find out the flight time between London, United Kingdom and Cape Town, South Africa?

Flight duration from London to Cape Town

Depart
LHR
Arrive
CPT

The flight time from London to Cape Town is 11 hours 47 minutes.

A direct flight from LHR to CPT has a duration of 11 hours 47 minutes.

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

Related: Return journey Cape Town to London flight duration

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 47 minutes but on occasion could be longer than the stated time.

London to Cape Town flight time via Port Elizabeth | LHR to CPT via PLZ

London to Port Elizabeth
11 hours 59 minutes
Port Elizabeth to Cape Town
1 hours 43 minutes
Total flight time (time flying in the air)
13 hours 42 minutes

The total journey time will vary depending on the wait between flights

London to Cape Town flight time via Gaborone | LHR to CPT via GBE

London to Gaborone
10 hours 47 minutes
Gaborone to Cape Town
2 hours 20 minutes
Total flight time (time flying in the air)
13 hours 07 minutes

The total journey time will vary depending on the wait between flights

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 London to Cape Town can vary greatly depending on what route you take to get to Cape Town and how long you have to wait for your connecting flight.

Flights from London to Cape Town | Airports, Distances & Flight Duration

London to Cape Town flight time information

  • The average flight time from London to Cape Town is 11 hours 47 minutes
  • Distance from London to Cape Town is 6,011 miles / 9,674 km
  • London is served by 5 airports London Heathrow Airport , London Gatwick Airport , London Luton Airport , London Stansted Airport , London City Airport
  • Cape Town is served by 1 airports Cape Town International Airport
  • The currency in Cape Town, South Africa is the South African Rand

Airlines flying between London and Cape Town

Most popular airlines that fly the route between London and Cape Town

Thomas Cook Airlines
Thomas Cook Airlines
British Airways
British Airways
Emirates
Emirates
Ethiopian Airlines
Ethiopian Airlines
KLM
KLM
Turkish Airlines
Turkish Airlines
RwandAir
RwandAir

Popular routes from London

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London & Cape Town local time and timezones

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

Day and time in London, United Kingdom: Sat, 22 Sep, 2018,
London Timezone: BST (+01:00)
16:44
Day and time in Cape Town, South Africa: Sat, 22 Sep, 2018,
Johannesburg Timezone: SAST (+02:00)
17:44

Jet Lag effects from flying between London and Cape Town

Advice on ways to combat jet lag gained from flying between London and Cape Town

London to Cape Town jet lag effects

London to Cape Town ticket price search

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The cheapest months to travel from London to Cape Town

Average prices of flights to Cape Town throughout the year.

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