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Cape Town Travel Guide

Cape Town Airports

Cape Town Airport (CPT)


The airport is situated 13 miles (20km) east of Cape Town.


GMT +2.


Transfer City: 

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: 

Car rental companies represented at the airport include Hertz, Avis, National Alamo, Budget, Europcar and Tempest.

Airport Taxis: 

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 courtesy shuttles.

Airport Facilities: 

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 phones.

Car Parking: 

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 parking.

Departure Tax: 

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