Cape Town International Airport

Cape Town Airport (CPT)

Cape Town International Airport is the 2nd busiest airport in South Africa (behind O.R. Tambo in Johannesburg) and 3rd overall in the whole of Africa. The airport has direct flights to many cities in southern Africa, as well as to Europe and the Middle East.

Cape Town Airport is a hub for 3 airlines: Mango, Safair and South African Express.

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Cape Town Airport facilities

Cape Town Airport has separate terminals for international and domestic flights. These are connected by the Central Terminal Building, which houses all the check-in desks. Once you have your boarding pass, you can go through security checks to the relevant terminal.

Shops and restaurants are found in all areas of the airport, but it's recommended to have a browse around the central facility first, as not all companies have a presence here and by the gates. Duty-free stores are only found once you pass through the security checks for international flights.

Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in both the international and domestic terminals. Toilets are located around the airport, with baby changing facilities available in most female facilities.

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Please note: all information is correct as of February, 2018.

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 Getting to & from the Airport

Driving hide 

Travellers have a choice of 9 companies for car hire at Cape Town Airport. These counters are found outside the Central Terminal, with underground walkways available for pedestrians to avoid crossing busy roads. In South Africa, cars travel on the left-hand side of the road.

Buses hide 

Although there are no public bus options, there are several shuttle buses that make the trip between the airport and the city. The MyCiTi Shuttle is a government-owned company that charges 70 rand ($8) for a trip into the city.

Taxi hide 

The only authorised cab service at Cape Town Airport is Touch-Down Taxis. These wait in taxi ranks outside the Central Terminal, but don't be surprised if unauthorised and unlicensed drivers approach you on your way there. The drive into the city takes 20 minutes and is likely to cost NZ$35 to NZ$45.

 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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