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Find cheap flights from Dublin to Cape Town from €501

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Cheap flight deals from Dublin to Cape Town (DUB-CPT)

Here are some of the best deals found on KAYAK recently from the most popular airlines for round-trip flights from Dublin 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.
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16:55 - 11:50DUB-CPT
17h 55m1 stop
16:35 - 09:35CPT-DUB
18h 00m1 stop
€633Turkish Airlines
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Tue, 23 Apr - Mon, 27 May
16:55 - 11:50DUB-CPT
17h 55m1 stop
16:35 - 09:35CPT-DUB
18h 00m1 stop
€643Turkish Airlines
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Tue, 23 Apr - Sun, 26 May
18:45 - 10:00DUB-CPT
14h 15m1 stop
08:40 - 18:00CPT-DUB
34h 20m1 stop
€690SWISS
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Mon, 22 Apr - Sun, 19 May
05:55 - 21:25DUB-CPT
14h 30m1 stop
23:15 - 12:35CPT-DUB
14h 20m1 stop
€735KLM
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Wed, 15 May - Sun, 30 Jun
08:15 - 10:50DUB-CPT
25h 35m1 stop
13:00 - 06:45CPT-DUB
18h 45m1 stop
€757Qatar Airways
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Wed, 1 May - Wed, 8 May
15:00 - 10:50DUB-CPT
18h 50m1 stop
13:00 - 06:45CPT-DUB
18h 45m1 stop
€761Qatar Airways
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Mon, 6 May - Mon, 13 May
13:00 - 10:00DUB-CPT
20h 00m1 stop
10:55 - 12:10CPT-DUB
26h 15m2 stops
€779SWISS
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Wed, 24 Apr - Tue, 28 May
05:55 - 21:25DUB-CPT
14h 30m1 stop
23:15 - 22:25CPT-DUB
24h 10m1 stop
€800KLM
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Sat, 22 Jun - Fri, 28 Jun
14:20 - 11:35DUB-CPT
20h 15m1 stop
15:20 - 20:10CPT-DUB
29h 50m2 stops
€848Emirates
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Sun, 21 Apr - Sun, 26 May
22:05 - 11:35DUB-CPT
36h 30m1 stop
13:05 - 20:10CPT-DUB
32h 05m1 stop
€864Emirates
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Fri, 26 Apr - Mon, 27 May

Flights from Dublin to Cape Town - Travel Insights & Trends

Get data-powered insights and trends into flights from Dublin 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 Dublin to Cape Town?

The average price of all flights from Dublin to Cape Town clicked on KAYAK for each day over the last 12 months.
If your flying dates are flexible, you should consider flying to Cape Town on a Tuesday, as we generally find the cheapest rates on that day for this route. On the other hand, Saturday is the most expensive day to fly from Dublin to Cape Town. For your return ticket, we recommend flying on a Wednesday and avoiding Saturdays for the best deals.

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

To calculate monthly average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each month over the last year for flights from Dublin 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 Dublin to Cape Town is May, where tickets cost €690 on average. On the other hand, the most expensive months are December and July, where the average cost of tickets is €1,146 and €1,100 respectively.

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

To calculate daily average prices, KAYAK takes all prices for each day before departure over the last year for flights from Dublin 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 Dublin to Cape Town, you should book around 1 week before departure. For the absolute cheapest price, our data suggests you should book 78 days before departure.

Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Dublin 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 Dublin to Cape Town found on KAYAK was with Turkish Airlines for €517. Turkish Airlines proposed a return connection from €633 and SWISS from €690.

Good to know

Low season

August

High season

December

Cheapest flight

€501
Best time to beat the crowds but there is an average 3% increase in price.
Most popular time to fly (42% more expensive on average)
Flight from Dublin to Cape Town

When to book flights from Dublin to Cape Town

Are your dates flexible? Find out the best times to travel from Dublin to Cape Town based on our flight data from the last year. Discover the cheapest month and even day to fly.
Estimated return price
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FAQs for booking flights from Dublin to Cape Town

  • Can I fly non-stop from Dublin to Cape Town?

    Unfortunately, there are no non-stop flights from Dublin to Cape Town. However, Cape Town International Airport (CPT) is very well-connected to Europe and the Middle East, so you should be able to get there with a single stopover and plane change. Options on your route include Turkish Airlines via Istanbul Airport (IST), KLM via Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam (AMS), Qatar Airways via Hamad International Airport in Doha (DOH), Emirates via Dubai International Airport (DXB), Air France via Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG), and British Airways via London-Heathrow (LHR).

  • Do I have to fly via Johannesburg to get to Cape Town?

    No, not unless you want to. Thanks to an initiative called Cape Town Air Access, the city and various organisations involved in the tourism industry have worked hard to draw airlines directly to Cape Town. To date, these include British Airways, Turkish Airlines, Emirates, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Qatar Airways, Kenya Airways and Ethiopian Airlines. None of these airlines stop in Johannesburg on their way to the Northern Hemisphere, though Kenya Airways stops at Livingstone/Victoria Falls on its way to Nairobi.

  • What is the quickest way from Cape Town Airport to central Cape Town?

    The MyCITI Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) system offers a connection from Cape Town International Airport to the Cape Town central business district and the V&A Waterfront. The cost is between €3 and €6. As the airport is located next to the N2 national motorway, it’s only a 20min drive into town provided that there’s no traffic. Taxis and e-hailing services cost between about €20 and €25.

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

    In the last 3 days, the lowest price for a flight from Dublin to Cape Town was €541 for a one-way ticket and €684 for a return.

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

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

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

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

  • Which is the best airline for flights from Dublin to Cape Town, Emirates or KLM?

    The two airlines most popular with KAYAK users for flights from Dublin to Cape Town are Emirates and KLM. With an average price for the route of €827 and an overall rating of 8.1, Emirates is the most popular choice. KLM is also a great choice for the route, with an average price of €909 and an overall rating of 7.8.

  • How does KAYAK find such low prices on flights from Dublin 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 Dublin to Cape Town.

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

    KAYAK’s flight Price Forecast tool uses historical data to determine whether the price for a flight to Cape Town from Dublin 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 Dublin 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 Dublin with another airline.

  • What is KAYAK's "flexible dates" feature and why should I care when looking for a flight from Dublin 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 Dublin up to 3 days before/after your preferred dates. You can then pick the flights that suit you best.

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Top tips for finding a cheap flight from Dublin to Cape Town

  • Dublin Airport (DUB) offers over 18,000 parking spaces in its long-term car parks at terminals 1 and 2, available both as you arrive or pre-booked online (recommended for busy times at the airport). There are shuttle buses that connect these parking areas to the terminals.
  • Dublin Airport also offers medical assistance, as well as a pharmacy outlet on-site in terminal 1. This store stocks essential items for children in case you left something at home.
  • Cape Town International Airport (CPT) is close to Stellenbosch and the Winelands for travellers who are looking to take in these sights after they land. For this reason, you might want to consider hiring a car to get around, and there are many options available right at the airport. Remember to bring your international driving licence with you.

Top 5 airlines serving from Dublin to Cape Town

 
See real verified KAYAK customer reviews for airlines flying from Dublin to Cape Town. Airline scores are aggregated from all reviews left by passengers on KAYAK after flying with an airline. KAYAK doesn’t show reviews that are older than 5 years. Learn how KAYAK collects reviews.
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EmiratesOverall score based on 4097 reviews
8.2boarding
8.1comfort
7.9food
8.3crew
8.3entertainment
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Service needs to improve. Air hostess do not register flyers request and we need to keep on repeating our request to them on multiple occasions

4.0 OkayAnonymous, Mar 2024DXB - SFO
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Service needs to improve. Air hostess do not register flyers request and we need to keep on repeating our request to them on multiple occasions

Check-in process at Bengaluru airport was atrociously slow. Emirates should allow baggage drop option after online check-in and verification of documents. The rest of the flight was quite good and we didn't have any complaints.

Probably the best flight I’ve ever been on. Emirates first class is leagues beyond British airways and Lufthansa’s.

Food was not eadable. Testless and not apealing. order for indian vegitarian, recived spice less. combination of main course and side iteams are far away from traditonal food, serve less iteams. , but eadoble. Thanks

On both legs of my trips (Jhb - Dxb and Dxb - Jhb) the entertainment system did not work.

The flight was delayed in Jhb and I could have had some help in Dubai trying to get to my connecting flight to London

Good could have been better. Emirates used to have really good food and lately it’s been sub par

Dirty plane. Urine on floor of lavatories, food was not cleaned from previous leg of flight prior to boarding, lavatories only cleaned once inflight. Boarded by group number, but did not inform passengers in terminal. So standing in line for ~40min.

I never got to take my flight because kayak constantly changed my flight, sometimes without telling me. I finally called to verify exactly when my flight was scheduled, only to be told my flight was canceled all together. I had less than a month before I was supposed to leave and I was told it would take 20 business days to receive a refund. So I never got to take my trip to Dubai. Kayak is horrible with lousy customer service and I will never book another trip with them every again.

Pros: "Nothing 4 times flights cancels and layover increased from 1 hr to 8hrs and 35 mints i am not buying any more tickets from kayak budget air staff is to rude"

We left one hour late because of technical difficulties. The economy comfort seats are great for the price. The crew was mediocre, they do not provide a pleasant experience, they just deliver food and drinks and give orders, not very amicable, no service and hospitality focus.

Booked connecting flights with KlM. My serving flight was the furthest part of the airport. On arrival in Zurich. My two cases arrived but only one carry on belong to my son. His three suitcase didn't arrive. After enquiring we discovered they were still in Amsterdam. We landed at 11.12. We eventually left the airport just after one.

Seats are fair enough for medium tall people. Good food all the trip. Fight attendances are warm

Overall a good experience. We were disappointed when we had to check our carry on due to the plane being full. KLM hadn’t notified us and we had valuable items in the carry on but they still made us check it. Some of the food was great and some was mediocre. Crew is really kind and funny.

One of the vstewardeses wanted to bump me of the plane for absolutely nothing. There is CCTV in the plane ans everything can be verified. Very disappointing , you all will see, o other 5 years and the passangers who does not smile to flight attendent will be bumped off...

I travel frequently. The flight was late again... KLM should really try and be on time

The flight itself it was great nice food the crew were very nice and helpful, Checking in from Birmingham wasn't great long queues for bag dropped, And I had my hand luggage case taken away from me even though I requested to have it with me as I had breakables items. I was told I can not because of the length of the flight with no explanation at all no options was given for me to take my fragile items out of my case it was taken away with hold buggage I find the staff member who was checking me in very unpleasant !! Can we please be advise if the rules have changed about the the carry on hand luggage it will be easier to be advise on booking your tickect if we not allowed to take the hand luggage with me. Overall I had a good flight .

The food quality is poor. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. The entertainment program was limited. I experienced a delay of 30 minutes due to two issues. Passenger luggage had to be removed and there was a technical issue with the stairs not detaching from the aircraft. The pilot managed to compensate and we arrived only 15 minutes later. The luggage at Dubai airport was very slow. I waited over an hour.

Amazing KLM service and brilliant economy comfort seats. Well worth the extra.

All and all pretty good. It’s crowded but that is what flying is all about. But no complaints otherwise.

they give hard time at checking, they not allow computer bag or purse

I found it weird that the quality of the flight different from Australia to Doha than the Doha to Berlin leg. The quality of the toiletries pack (was in a box from Australia) and then a proper bag from Doha. The biggest variation was the inflight entertainment, which had a significantly shorter amount of content compared to the Doha flight. My QSuite seat was also broken and did not recline all the way flat. Wasn’t the best and I wouldn’t be happy if I’d paid cash for the flight.

Online check-in doesn't work. That's why I couldn't give it full Star.

This is my first and last flight with Qatar because when we go for boarding pass in Delhi airport the team asked for money charging me for hand baggage which is technically including with my ticket so also we get one our temple pics I ask them to checking in but they tell me I have to pay $500 dollars for that additional which is not make sense than I diseased to throw away because I can’t take with us . For carry in beg also I pay some Indian n currency for the guy who help I already pay 6 passengers ticket cost me $8000 so really I’m not happy . PLUS MY 6 checked baggage was damaged I already claim for four beg at airport but now I’m worried about my stuff inside maybe broken too which is more expensive stuff me really bad experience

Excellent will be flying again in May with Qatar. to Botswana.

I had never seen any cabin crews behaving like that. They are not at all professionally fit for this job

Crews are very rude and unhelpful. Cramped seats in economy. Foods are useless

Very very bad.. more than 48 hr I didn’t received my baggage yet

Very very poor service. Authorities must take action against this airline immediately. Total failure to follow the rules and regulations of an international airline

Boarding process was terrible. Will not travel Qatar Airways if I had an alternative. The food was one of the worst, even for airline food.

Was not able to check in online, so had to stand in line for 90 minutes to get a boarding pass, and I had no luggage to check. Why not let people check in in advance on line? Or at a kiosk at the airport?

Not a good experience from Lagos was very terrible paying for one extra bag is #403,600 in dollars is $331 which is too high and when get to Ny I don’t receive my bag till 2nd day some of my stuff was damaged am not really happy with Turkish Airlines very poor services.

the worst experience we had. they put connection label to our luggages with mistake and we had to wait for 5 hours to pick them up

Great ground-check in crew. Pleasant flight attendant crew. Very short flight

Just on time arrival and departure would make it great

First class payment but wife’s seat broken, would recline but not lay flat. On previous flight, delays and ground crew malfunctions connecting jetway made us miss flight to Houston. I asked twice for a cart to assist us getting across the massive Istanbul Airport, but was denied. We are both over 70.

A good airline, but at checking in, they allocated seats for my wife, and I far away from each other, and to change them, they wanted a payment, such a bad policy, it leaves a bitter taste in the mouth All was good on the plane, good food, but the air hostess was abrupt and a bit rough dealing with the passengers, but one has to find excuses for staff working under pressure

I’m unclear why I had to pay extra for assigned seats as Turkish airlines did not honor the seating. We were placed across the aisle from each other on TK 34, and were seated behind one another on TK 694. Because my name was misspelled on e-ticket (Klawiter, instead of Klawitter) I could not log onto website to get the connection gate number in Istanbul. The monitors in the airport were a jumbled mess 1/2 Arabic and 1/2 English.

Food not good, flight attendants not the best, not accommodating very ruff

The food could be better. The service was okay. Could have done more to provide water throughout the flight.

Food was OK.. nothing to rave about but it was tasty enough. Many choices to choose from for entertainment. Seats tight but comfortable. Flight attendants cheerful & helpful.

The flight was smooth and on time. Check-in and boarding was very efficient. The flight was very comfortable and there was good entertainment and food on offer.

Staff and crew were very helpful. I wish there was less delays on the flights that made it stressful for the connecting flights.

It was United. I used the United app ahead of time, and no problems other than Frankfurt Flughafen being what it is.

Terrible. After landing I got info that my next day trip to Toulouse was cancelled. Lufthansa offered me an alternative route via Lyon and lisboa, so I'd end up in Toulouse at midnight, missing all my trains and unable to book a car to reach my town on the morning, where I am expected to turn up to work. I tried to reschedule my flight by talking to an agent. Was waiting in the web chat queue 2 hours (there was 200 people before me), and when I finally got an agent he has decided to end up our chat just after I explained him the situation. Not sure if it was technical glitch or blatant act of disrespect. Either way I had to buy myself a ticket from easy jet from Lyon to Toulouse, so I'll be there at midday. I do not understand why Lufthansa did not rebooked me to that flight in the first place, deciding that is is a better idea for me to waste 12 hours more for multiple flights. Extremely annoying and disrespectful

Overall good experience, just the delay of 2.5 hrs was a bummer.

Food could have tasted better and had more options - they ran out of vegetarian options. Considering this was business class, I don’t think that’s acceptable.

Rude staff and seats are only can accommodate small people. If you 6 feet and up be ready for struggle.

I lost my luggage in this flight with all my personal belonging including critical medications and until now no one from Lufthansa contacted me despite filling the claim immediately after arriving to the final distinction.

You should change everything like maintaining cleanliness ,food is very bad and staff doesn’t care their passengers and there was no water in the washroom whole flight and lastly entertainment is very bad headphones won’t work as well. So basically you should change everything in your flight. I think l’m not going to travel in Lufthansa anymore. Very bad experience

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Recent one-way flight deals

 
Only flying one-way? Below are some of the best one-way flight deals from Dublin to Cape Town found on KAYAK in the last 72 hours.
1/6Sat
3 stops
40h 25mDUB-CPT
€501
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1 stopTurkish Airlines
17h 55mDUB-CPT
€517
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2 stopsAir France
26h 25mDUB-CPT
€619

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