Getting Around Cape Town

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There are a few different ways to get around Cape Town, depending on your budget and needs. If you’re travelling on a tight budget, the best option is to use the bus system. Bus tickets are relatively cheap, and you can use them to get around the city quite easily.


Visitors to Cape Town can make use of metered taxi cabs or ride-sharing services like Uber which are easy to find near the airport or major attractions in and around the city. Both options offer convenient transportation around the city to get to and from popular tourist destinations.


Use local car hire companies to rent a car and explore the city on your own schedule. There are many rental companies to choose from, offering a range of vehicle sizes and classes. It is a convenient and flexible option to easily visit different parts of the city and popular tourist destinations.


Cape Town is a bike-friendly city with a variety of options for visitors looking to explore the city by bicycle. Several rental companies offer daily, weekly, or monthly rentals, as well as guided tours. The city also has an extensive network of dedicated bike lanes and routes, making for safe easy travel.


Experience the breathtaking beauty of Cape Town by railway on the Southern Line. The city’s convenient and affordable trains will take you on a journey through the city, with multiple stations located throughout to make it easy to explore all that Cape Town has to offer.


To travel like a local, hop on a minibus taxi for a memorable ride. They can be found on main roads, Railway Stations and at taxi ranks in the suburbs and townships. Expect local kwaito to be blaring and the ‘gaatjie’ (pronounced gaa-chi), or door operator, to be ready with clever commentary.


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 way to get around the city.

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