|Walkway entrance to Cape Town International Airport
Cape Town International Airport is situated well out of the centre of the city of Cape Town. The coordinates are 33° 58′ 10″ S, 18° 35′ 50″ E.
Here is a handy link to the official website where you can find arrival and departure information, maps and more – Cape Town Airport. Another useful link is from South African Tourism. They give statistics and useful, as well as useless, but interesting information – Cape Town International Airport.
|Arrivals and Departures Cape Town Airport
Cape Town Airport is a good 20 – 30 minute drive from the airport to the centre of Cape Town. Depending on the traffic. During peak hour traffic, the trip can take even longer. Be well warned, if you need to get to the airport for a flight, and you make the journey during heavy traffic, allow extra time.
|The front of the airport
Arranging a transfer from the airport to your accommodation in advance is a good idea. You can catch a taxi from the airport, but taxis are usually the most expensive way to get about and there are far better options.
If you do opt to use a taxi, negotiate the rate before you get in the cab. And make sure the driver has change should you need it. I tend not to trust taxi drivers no matter where I am in the world.
|MyCiti bus stop Cape Town Airport
By far the best way to get from the airport to the city and surrounding areas is the MyCiti bus. It runs from the airport to the Civic Centre in the heart of the Cape Town CBD. It costs R57 per person and you cannot beat it for comfort, price and speed.
You can roll a wheelie suitcase right onto the bus and the bus has it’s own dedicated lane for a swift transfer.
Read more about the MyCiti bus service. From the central bus stop in town, you can catch another MyCiti bus or a taxi to your accommodation.
There is only one slight snag with the MyCiti bus service – it terminates around 21.00pm. If your flight is coming or going outside of that time you will have to make an alternate plan.
|Runway at Cape Town Airport
|Tourism information desk Cape Town Airport
|Elephant statue at front of airport