Air Travel

Cape Town International Airport is served by 20 Related imageInternational Airlines on a weekly basis linking the destination to global hubs like Washington DC, New York, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and London.

South African Airways (SAA) is one of the world’s most experienced airlines with an excellent safety record. As a Star Alliance member, SAA flies to six contents. It is one of the leading carriers in Africa.

Travellers may also fly into one of the other international
airports (Johannesburg / Durban) and catch a local connecting flight to Cape Town.


Transport from the Cape Town International Airport

Cape Town International Airport is approximately 20km from Cape Town’s city centre. From the airport, there are a number of ways to get to and from the airport. You can hire a car, call an Uber, take a metered taxi, catch a bus, or hire a shuttle.

  • Uber services are easily accessed through the available mobile app.
  • The MyCiTi bus has a large network of routes, making it safe and easy to get around. You can also take the MyCiTi bus which operates from 05h30 – 21h30 daily, and operates between the airport and the Civic Centre, where you can connect to other routes. You need a myconnect card to ride it, which costs R35 and is available from the airport and other MyCiTi stations.
    • A My Citi Connect travellers card will need to be purchased from the MyCiti ticket office at the bus departure hall immediately outside the Arrivals Terminal.
    • Fares to the city are between R60 and R100 depending on the time you ride. For updated fares visit the MyCiti fares calculator
    • MyCiti Airport Service link:
  • Most car rental companies are represented and can be found just outside the central terminal. There are also shuttle services available. Car Hire from airport link:
  • Metered taxis are widely available at the airport, and a trip to the city centre will cost between R200 and R300, although fees may vary. Some have flat rates, while others charge by the kilometer, but either way you should agree up front what the fee might be.

For more travel advice, contact Cape Town Tourism on +27 21 487 6800 or email