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About Cape Town Intl. Airport

Cape Town International Airport is an international airport operating in the city of Cape Town. Located approximately 20 kilometers away from the city center, the airport is known as the third busiest airport of Africa. The construction of Cape Town International Airport was completed in 1954 and it replaced Wingfield Aerodrome Airport. There are direct flights available to many destinations in Africa,  the Middle East, Asia and Europe from the airport consisting of domestic and international terminals which are connected with a common terminal. Every year, more than 10 million passengers use the airport.

Getting to the City Center from Cape Town Intl. Airport

Cape Town is one of the three capitals of the Republic of South Africa located in the southernmost of Africa continent. This second largest city of the continental Africa stands out with its natural beauties and unique marine products. When you climb the Table Mountain in Cape Town, you are welcomed by the breathtaking view of the city and the ocean. Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela, a symbol of freedom and racial equality in the world, was held captive for years, is also located within the borders of Cape Town.

Cape Town is a very rich city in terms of transportation options. The metro lines and vintage trains carrying passengers throughout the city are the two main elements of the rail system. Passengers generally prefer buses and minibuses in the city. It is also possible to travel around the city with blue and red double-decker buses specially designed for tourists. There are also taxi or car rental options for passengers who want a comfortable and quick transportation.

If you prefer a quick and comfortable transportation after your plane has landed, you can get car from one of the car rental companies operating 24 hours at the airport. You can also get to the city center in a comfortable way by preferring taxi, bus or shuttle service.

Taxi

Taxis, which are among the commonly used transportation vehicles in this city where the weather is hot, operate 24 hours at the airport. With the modern and comfortable taxis, you can get to wherever you want in the city after a travel of 30 minutes.

Bus

You can get to the city by using the buses waiting in front of the terminal building of Cape Town Airport. These buses offer service between 04:20 am and 10:00 pm. They operate every 20 minutes.

Shuttle Service

If you want to get to the city center in a quick way with a private driver, many shuttle companies are waiting for you at the airport. To benefit from shuttle service, you can make your payment before or after your arrival and enjoy a comfortable travel to the city center.

Car Rental

If you are planning to stay in the city for at least a few days or travel to nearby cities, renting a car might be useful. From car rental companies located at the airport such as Budget, Woodford, Avis and Thrifty, you can rent a vehicle with the features you want and travel comfortably to the city.

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2017
Getting to Cape Town Intl. Airport from the City Center

In Cape Town, which the largest and most crowded city of South Africa, you can use buses and taxis for going to the airport. It is also possible to reach the airport in a short time by renting a car in the city.

Taxi

You can get to the airport in about 20 minutes by getting on a taxi. Using a taxi may be a better choice because buses are very crowded and the weather is too hot.

Bus

For going to the airport, you can an also use the buses, which are the most popular public transportation vehicles in the city. You can reach the airport after a travel of approximately 40 minutes by using the buses operating all day long except late hours of the night.

Car Rental

Since the distance between the airport and the city center is short, car rental, which is more expensive option than others, is less preferred. However, if you want to rent a car, you can get a car from many companies that you can find on the internet.

Airport Information

Cape Town Airport has a single terminal building with multiple floors. At the airport, there are banks where you can perform your currency exchange transactions and a store where you can buy souvenirs, clothes and books. Furthermore, at Spur Restaurant, you can taste local foods and drink something while waiting for your flight. At this restaurant which is located on a very wide area, you can spend time watching the takeoff and landing of the planes as well as enjoying the delicacies of Cape Town and world cuisine.

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2017

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Which airlines fly to Cape Town Intl. Airport?

Ethiopian Airlines, RwandAir, Qatar Airways, Emirates, South African Airways, FlySafair, Airlink fly to Cape Town Intl. Airport.

Which airlines have direct flights from which cities to Cape Town Intl. Airport?

Emirates, Airlink, FlySafair organizes direct flights from the cities of Dubai, Harare, Johannesburg to Cape Town Intl. Airport.

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