Cape Town Airport (CPT)
Location: The airport is situated 13 miles (20km) east of Cape
Time: GMT +2.
Door-to-door minibus services are available for the journey to
the city, taking approximately half an hour costing US$15 (Tel:
021-713-2468). Many hotels and operate courtesy buses and a 24 hour
backpacker bus is available hourly to many hostels for US$15 and
US$17 after 5pm. Taxis are available in the arrivals parking lot
but are expensive costing around US$20 to the city centre. A shared
taxi, also called a Rikki, can be reserved and is slightly cheaper
than a taxi (Tel: 0861 745 547).
Car rental companies represented at the airport include Hertz,
Avis, National Alamo, Budget, Europcar and Tempest.
A taxi to from Cape Town international Airport to the centre of
Cape Town takes approximately 20 minutes and the cost may vary,
depending on the time of day and number of passengers between R150
to R220 with fares up to 50% more at night. Only Touch Down Taxis,
the authorised airport taxi company, is allowed to operate from the
airport. You can call them on: +27 (0)21 919 4659 to reserve ahead.
There are also many private taxis drivers and some hotels operate
ATMs, bars, restaurants and currency exchange facilities are
available throughout the airport. There are several shops,
including duty-free in the International Departures' section. A VAT
refund service is available by the International check in desk.
Hotels reservations and tourist information are available in the
International Terminal. There is a Vodacom shop in International
Arrivals where visitors can buy local SIM cards for their mobile
There is short and long-term parking in a multilevel parking
garage, connected to the terminal. Fees range from ZAR 16 for the
first hour to ZAR 275 for five days in the long-term parking area.
There is also a special pick-up area that offers 15 minutes' free
Departure Tax: None.