Getting Around Cape Town

Cape Town's transport options are varied, and there are great options for all budgets. This is an overview of the types of transport you can take in Cape Town.

Cab or taxi

There are a large number of metered taxis available. It’s easy to find one near major attractions or at the airport.

Car hire

All the major companies operate out of the airport and have city depots.

More info: capetown.travel/category/visitors/plan/getting-around/hire-a-car

Bicycle

Cape Town has become a very bike-friendly city, with dedicated bike lanes in most areas and some of the world’s biggest cycle races hosted here. Cycling in Cape Town is not only a fun and healthy sport—it can also be a great way to get around the city.

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Bus

Cape Town has a number of private bus companies and commuter bus services, as well as the City Sightseeing bus.  The City Sightseeing bus is an awesome way to see the city at your own pace as you jump on and off at your leisure. The MyCiti bus is another quick and easy way to get around the city and surrounds.

More info: capetown.travel/category/visitors/plan/getting-around/by-bus

Train

Trains run basic commuter routes into the city and also stretch out along the scenic Southern line, which stretches as far as Simon’s Town. It is an affordable option to travel around the city.

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