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There are 4 ways to get from Porto to Cape Town by plane, train or car

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Fly from Porto

  1. Fly from Porto (OPO) to Capetown (CPT)

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Train to Lisbon, fly

  1. Take the train from Vila Nova De Gaia-Devesas to Lisboa - Oriente
  2. Fly from Lisbon (LIS) to Capetown (CPT)

Train to Vigo, fly

  1. Take the train from Porto - Campanha to Vigo Guixar
  2. Fly from Vigo (VGO) to Capetown (CPT)

Drive

  1. Drive from Porto to Cape Town

Porto (OPO) to Capetown (CPT) flights

The flight time between Porto (OPO) and Capetown (CPT) is around 20h 33m and covers a distance of around 8815 km. This includes an average layover time of around 6h 4m. The fastest flight normally takes 15h 25m. Services are operated by KLM, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines and others. Typically 35 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average flight journey times

Time on flight:
14h 29m
Layover time:
6h 4m
Total time:
20h 33m

Flight route information

Fastest flight journey time:
15h 25m
Flight distance:
8815 km
Flights per week:
35
Cheapest price:
R 2 693
Carbon emissions:
1787 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
05:00
Last flight departs at:
20:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Porto (OPO) to Capetown (CPT) flight schedules

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Porto to Cape Town is to train and fly which costs €300 - €550 and takes 19h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Porto to Cape Town is to fly which costs €400 - €1200 and takes 18h 32m.

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The distance between Porto and Cape Town is 8794 km. The road distance is 15901.2 km.

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It takes approximately 18h 32m to get from Porto to Cape Town, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Porto Airport to Capetown Airport. The quickest flight takes 15h 25m and has one stopover.

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Cape Town is 1h ahead of Porto. It is currently 1:51 PM in Porto and 2:51 PM in Cape Town.

Yes, the driving distance between Porto to Cape Town is 15901 km. It takes approximately 8 days 3h to drive from Porto to Cape Town.

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KLM, Turkish Airlines, Edelweiss Air and three other airlines offer flights from Porto Airport to Capetown Airport.

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There are 1404+ hotels available in Cape Town. Prices start at R 1 500 per night.

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The best way to get from Porto to Porto Airport is to subway which takes 27 min and costs €1 - €2.

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Map of how to get from Porto to Cape Town.
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  • Distance: 8794.3 km
  • Duration: 18h 32m

What companies run services between Porto, Portugal and Cape Town, South Africa?

KLM, Lufthansa and six other airlines fly from Porto to Cape Town 5 times a day.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Porto to Capetown via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R 7 000 - R 19 000
Flights from Porto to Capetown via Munich
Ave. Duration
18h 10m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R 7 000 - R 19 000
Flights from Lisbon to Capetown via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
17h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R 6 500 - R 18 000
Flights from Lisbon to Capetown via Munich
Ave. Duration
21h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R 6 500 - R 18 000
Flights from Vigo to Capetown via Barcelona, Munich
Ave. Duration
19h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
R 8 000 - R 21 000
Flights from Vigo to Capetown via Madrid, Munich
Ave. Duration
19h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R 8 000 - R 21 000
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Porto to Capetown via Zurich
Ave. Duration
18h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
R 2 600 - R 14 000
Flights from Porto to Capetown via Geneva, Zurich
Ave. Duration
18h 40m
When
Monday
Estimated price
R 2 600 - R 14 000
Flights from Vigo to Capetown via Barcelona, Munich
Ave. Duration
19h 15m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
R 8 000 - R 21 000
Flights from Vigo to Capetown via Madrid, Munich
Ave. Duration
19h 35m
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
R 8 000 - R 21 000
Flights from Vigo to Capetown via Madrid, Zurich
Ave. Duration
20h 15m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
R 2 900 - R 15 000
Flights from Vigo to Capetown via Barcelona, Zurich
Ave. Duration
24h 10m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
R 2 900 - R 15 000
Turkish Airlines
Website
turkishairlines.com
Flights from Porto to Capetown via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
17h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
R 6 500 - R 19 000
Flights from Lisbon to Capetown via Istanbul
Ave. Duration
17h 55m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
R 6 000 - R 18 000
Flights from Vigo to Capetown via Barcelona, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
25h 35m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
R 7 000 - R 21 000
Flights from Vigo to Capetown via Valencia, Istanbul
Ave. Duration
26h 15m
When
Friday
Estimated price
R 7 000 - R 21 000
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Lisbon to Capetown via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
14h 50m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
R 6 000 - R 10 000
Flights from Vigo to Capetown via Madrid, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
28h 22m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
R 7 500 - R 26 000
Flights from Vigo to Capetown via Barcelona, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
23h 50m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
R 7 500 - R 26 000
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Porto to Capetown via London Heathrow, Durban
Ave. Duration
21h 5m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
R 7 500 - R 27 000
Flights from Lisbon to Capetown via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
17h 20m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
R 6 500 - R 24 000
Flights from Lisbon to Capetown via London Heathrow, Durban
Ave. Duration
18h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
R 7 000 - R 26 000
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Porto to Capetown via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
15h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
R 6 500 - R 21 000
Flights from Lisbon to Capetown via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
15h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
R 6 000 - R 20 000
TAAG Angola Airlines
Website
taag.com
Flights from Lisbon to Capetown via Luanda
Ave. Duration
14h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
R 23 000 - R 55 000
Emirates
Website
emirates.com
Flights from Lisbon to Capetown via Dubai
Ave. Duration
20h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
R 7 500 - R 28 000
Edelweiss Air
Website
flyedelweiss.com
Flights from Vigo to Capetown via Madrid, Zurich
Ave. Duration
20h 15m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
R 2 900 - R 15 000
Train operators
Comboios De Portugal

Comboios de Portugal (CP) is the national railway network of Portugal that spans over 2700km, with trains split into three main types: regional, urban and intercity trains; international and domestic high-speed trains; and international night trains. Portugal's main stations are Santa Apolónia in Lisbon and Campanha in Porto – these connect to trains in Portugal's cities and international destinations. The Alfa Pendular, the fastest train in Portugal, is a popular travel choice, as it can run at a speed of up to 250 km/h. You can book train tickets up to 60 days in advance.

Contact Details
Phone
+351 808 109 110
Email
apoiocliente@cp.pt
Website
cp.pt
Train from Vila Nova De Gaia-Devesas to Lisboa - Oriente
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
R 390 - R 550
Website
Comboios De Portugal
Urbano
R 390 - R 550
Renfe Viajeros

Spain's excellent and extensive rail system connects cities across Spain and into neighbouring countries. Renfe's high-speed AVE trains can reach speeds of up to 350km/h, making travel between major cities very efficient. All medium- and long-distance trains require a seat reservation; ticket sales for these trains usually open 30-60 days before travel. Most Renfe trains have two classes: Turista (2nd class) and Preferente (1st class), although some AVE trains offer Turista Plus. There is free WiFi for Preferente passengers and for those with a +Renfe loyalty card.

Rome2rio's guide to Renfe Viajeros
Contact Details
Phone
+34 91 232 03 20
Email
comunicacion@renfe.es
Website
renfe.com
Train from Porto - Campanha to Vigo Guixar
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
R 240 - R 300
Website
Renfe Viajeros

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