Cape Town International Airport, South Africa

Cape Town International Airport (CPT) is the premier airport servicing the beautiful city of Cape Town. The city’s airport is the second busiest hub in South Africa and one of the busiest on the continent. This is a perfect airport to fly into if you are looking to explore Cape Town’s golden beaches, its Table Mountain National Park, and the nearby Robben Island.

Cape Town International has a good range of facilities, with passengers being able to access ATMs, foreign exchange counters, a post office, mobile phone hire, public telephones, an Airport Conference Centre, executive lounges, disabled facilities, a medical clinic, a pharmacy, a nail bar, and paid-for WiFi throughout the airport.

If you’re looking for refreshments, there are restaurants such as Mugg and Bean and Ocean Basket, as well as fast food outlets like KFC and Barcelos. There are coffee shops, and sweet and snack booths which offer up enough treats to suit any tastes.

You will find duty free shops in the departures and the arrivals area, as well as souvenir and gift stores, plus electronic, fashion, beauty, and jewellery outlets, all of which will keep you occupied pre or post flight.

There are great connections between Australia and Cape Town, though most flights will be diverted through Johannesburg (JNB). Airlines to reserve bookings through are Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Air Mauritius, South African Airways, British Airways, Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways, Turkish Airlines, and Cathay Pacific.

Travel Information

· You can hire a car with Skyscanner’s search tool, or in one of the airport’s rental agencies. You’ll find that international brands are represented at Cape Town International Airport, like National, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Thrifty. The journey is less than 20km, and should take about 20 minutes to traverse. Just hop on the N2, then take the Strand Street exit. Strand Street is the avenue that runs right through the main part of central Cape Town.

· There’s a bus that links the airport to the Civic Centre in downtown (Route A01). This journey takes 25-30 minutes and costs per-head around 60ZAR ($5.50). Otherwise, airport transfers are available to you if you book online, and in advance.

· There are taxis that wait just outside the terminal buildings that can run you into the CBD for about 250ZAR ($23), which is a really efficient and reasonably priced option, especially if you are travelling with your family. The journey should take around 20 minutes in total.

Please note that information is correct as of August 2016

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 Getting To & From the Airport

Driving hide 

Passengers who are familiar with the roads of Cape Town may rent cars. Parking lots are also available at the airport.

Buses hide 

Airport MyCiti Shuttle is available to transport passengers between Cape Town International Airport and the centre of Cape Town. The journey takes about half an hour.

Taxi hide 

Touch-Down Taxi is the only company licensed to operate from the airport. Passengers are advised to take taxis from this company as unauthorized taxis may overcharge fares and compromise on safety.

 Who flies to Cape Town

 Airport Contact Details

Cape Town Airport

Private Bag X9002,
Cape Town International Airport 7525,

Tel:+27 (0)21 9371200
Fax:+27 (0)21 9362937


 Location Details

Longitude:18° 36' 7'' E
Latitude:33° 57' 52'' S

 Airport Location

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