MyCiti (Cape Town’s public transport service) offers direct connection from Cape Town Airport to Civic Centre Bus Station, located on Hertzog Boulevard in the heart of the city.
A01 Airport – Civic Center route operates from 5:30 AM to 9:30 PM, every 30 minutes. The journey to Civic Center Bus Station takes 25 minutes.
The journey costs around R 120 (including rechargable myconnect card fee, R35) and the card can be bought from the kiosk located at the bus station with cash or credit card.
The buses leave from the station located right outside of the Domestic and International Arrivals Terminal.
MyCiti buses have dedicated lines, so even if there is a traffic jam you will get to central Cape Town in 25 minutes. The buses are modern and accessible also by disabled passengers.
Most major Cape Town hotels offer free airport pick-up services. Check your reservation details if it includes this service.
There are no metros or trains connecting Cape Town International (CPT) Airport to Cape Town city center.
The most convenient way of transport from Cape Town Airport to Cape Town city center is by taxi (especially if you are not traveling alone).
The taxis are located outside of the terminal in the parking lot. However, it is better if you book your ride inside the terminal to avoid pushy non-official taxi drivers.
A taxi trip to central Cape Town (Waterfront neighbourhood) from Cape Town Airport takes around 20 minutes and it costs around R 250-300.
If you don't want to deal with the hassle of taxi companies/drivers or long bus queues, you can prebook a ride via Kiwitaxi, an online booking platform that offers reliable and cheap airport transfers worldwide. The English-speaking driver will wait for you at the airport even if your flight is delayed, holding a sign with your name on it.
• There are many unlicensed taxis in the airport but for security and comfort issues you should take only the authorized ones that are Touch Down Taxis or a prebooked private ride. Be sure to ask your driver his/her Touchdown permit.
• As a first time visitor, you might feel overwhelmed by the aggressive non-official drivers.
Most of the official and reputable taxi/shuttle companies have booths at the airport. You can easily book your ride with them (online or at the airport), then the driver will meet you and take you to the car for your ride. Some of these companies are:
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