General flight information

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.

Flights from the United States will take about 20 hours, while direct flights from London take just 12 hours.

Take to the skies with South African Airways. Photo courtesy Derek Keats

South Africa is served by more than 70 international airlines and our national carrier, South African Airways, flies to many destinations in Europe, North and South America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

Just landed? Visit the Cape Town Tourism desk at the airport for more information on the city. Photo courtesy Tara Turkington

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 info@capetown.travel. Twitter: @CapeTownTourism Facebook: I ♥ Cape Town

Transport from Cape Town International 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.

MyCiti Bus

For a scenic drive to the city centre, take the MyCiti bus. Photo © City of Cape Town

The MyCiti bus is the cheapest option, costing just R53 for adults and R26.50 for children between the ages of four and 11 (children younger than four travel for free). 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.

Metered cabs

Metered cabs will charge between R300 and R400 to take you to the city centre.

When arranging a cab from the airport, you may also wish to consider Rikkis and Citi Hopper.

Car hire

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.