Transport from the Cape Town 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, take a bus, or hire a shuttle.

Metered taxis are widely available at the airport, and a trip to the city centre will cost between R300 and R400, 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.

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 5:30 am – 9:30 pm 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. Fares to the city are between R60 and R100 depending on the time you ride. For updated fares visit the MyCiti fares calculator.

Most big car rental companies are represented and can be found just outside the central terminal. There are also shuttle services available.

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