Travel To and Around Cape Town
Cape Town International Airport has won numerous awards during the past decade, including the World Travel Award for Africa's Leading Airport, seven years in a row.
Getting to Cape Town is easy. You can fly directly to Cape Town International Airport from cities, such as London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Munich, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, Istanbul, Luanda and Windhoek. From anywhere else, you can catch a two-hour connecting flight to Cape Town from Johannesburg.
South Africa is served by more than 70 international airlines and the national carrier, South African Airways, flies to many destinations in Europe and Africa. The following illustrates flight times and carriers:
The following illustrates flight times and carriers
From Amsterdam (Netherlands)
From Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
From Frankfurt (Germany)
From Livingstone (Zambia)
From Luanda (Angola)
From Maputo (Mozambique)
Carrier: South African Airways
From Maun (Botswana)
Carrier: Air Botswana
From Paris (France)
Carrier: Air France
From Zurich (Switzerland)
Please note that flights from some of these cities are seasonal.
Cape Town Tourism staff at Cape Town International Airport will help with any queries you have. However, if you require information before arriving, contact Cape Town Tourism on +27 21 487 6800 / +27 86 132 2223 or email email@example.com. Twitter: @CapeTownTourism Facebook: I ♥ Cape Town
Transport from the Airport
From Cape Town International Airport you can either hire a car, take a metered cab, or catch the MyCiti shuttle bus to the city centre, which is approximately 20km away.
The MyCiti bus is the cheapest option, costing around R53. The bus leaves the airport every 20 minutes between 05h10 and 22h00. It stops at the Civic Centre in Hertzog Boulevard, from where you can catch connecting busses and taxis. Read more about the MyCiti bus shuttle service on the City of Cape Town website.
If you wish to drive yourself from Cape Town International Airport, you can book a vehicle online in advance through Avis. Please note that in South Africa cars drive on the left hand side of the road and drivers must be in possession of a valid driving licence.
The Michelin Maps and Routes website will calculate your driving routes to Cape Town from the airport, and includes information about the cost of tolls that you will incur. Click on the flag in the top right of the screen for more language options.
Information regarding travel by road can be found here
Getting Around Cape Town
There are many options for travelling around the city; you can find more information here on the Cape Town Tourism website