Cape Town International Airport

Last updated: Wednesday, October 4, 2023


Cape Town International Airport is a large airport located in Cape Town, South Africa. It serves Cape Town and the surrounding areas.

It operates scheduled services and is identified by the IATA code CPT.

Cape Town International Airport is situated in the continent of Africa, specifically in the country of South Africa, with latitude -33.9648017883 and longitude 18.6016998291.

It has an elevation of 46.02 meters (151 ft) and is identified by the GPS code FACT.

Elevation46.02 m (151 ft)
AddressMatroosfontein, Cape Town, 7490, South Africa
WebsiteCape Town International Airport
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Airport address

Cape Town International Airport

Matroosfontein, Cape Town, 7490, South Africa

Which country is Cape Town International Airport?

Cape Town International Airport is situated in Cape Town, which is in South Africa, a country located on the continent of Africa.

How do I get from Cape Town International Airport to city centre?

There are several transportation options available to get from Cape Town International Airport to the city center:

  1. Taxi: Taxis are readily available at the airport. You can find them outside the arrivals terminal. Make sure to use authorized taxi services and agree on the fare before starting the journey.

  2. Shuttle Service: Many shuttle services operate between the airport and the city center. These services can be pre-booked or found at the airport's shuttle service desks.

  3. MyCiTi Bus: The MyCiTi bus service offers a convenient and affordable option to reach the city center. The Airport MyCiTi bus station is located just outside the airport's main entrance. You can purchase a myconnect card at the station and load it with credit to pay for the bus fare.

  4. Car Rental: If you prefer to drive yourself, you can rent a car from one of the car rental companies located at the airport. The drive from the airport to the city center takes approximately 20-30 minutes, depending on traffic.

  5. Uber or Bolt: Ride-hailing services like Uber and Bolt are also available in Cape Town. You can use their mobile apps to book a ride from the airport to the city center.

It is recommended to check the latest information and availability of these transportation options before your trip.

Flight information

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Most common questions

Below are quick answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Cape Town International Airport.

  1. How far is Cape Town International Airport from the city center? Cape Town International Airport is located approximately 20 kilometers (12 miles) east of the city center. The journey by car usually takes around 20-30 minutes, depending on traffic conditions.

  2. Are there public transportation options available from the airport to the city? Yes, there are several public transportation options available from Cape Town International Airport to the city center. The MyCiTi bus service operates regular routes connecting the airport to various parts of the city. Additionally, metered taxis and ride-hailing services are readily available outside the airport terminals.

  3. Is there a hotel located within Cape Town International Airport? While there is no hotel directly located within the airport terminal, there are several hotels in close proximity to the airport. Some of these hotels offer shuttle services to and from the airport, making it convenient for travelers. It is advisable to check with the specific hotel for availability and transportation options.


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