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Cape Town Airport

General information

Cape Town Airport is one of the busiest airports in Africa, consisting of three terminals and two runways. The airport, formerly known as D.F. Malan Airport, replaced Wingfield Aerodrome in 1954.


Where is Cape Town Airport situated?

The airport is located east of Cape Town’s city centre and harbour. From the city, you can get to the airport by following the Settlers Way. The airport is located north of Cape of Good Hope.

How many terminals does Cape Town Airport have?

Cape Town Airport has one terminal building which is divided into three parts: International Terminal, Central Terminal and Domestic Terminal. The International Terminal can be found in the northern part of the building and is divided into Departures and Arrivals. In the southern part of the building, you can find the Domestic Terminal which is also divided into two parts, Departures and Arrivals. The Central Terminal has about 120 check-in desks and 20 self-service check-in kiosks.

Airport Map



The distance from Cape Town Airport to the centre of Cape Town is 20 kilometres. By car, it takes 30 minutes to get to the centre of Cape Town.

From CPT Airport to Cape Town City centre by Car
20 km
30 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Cape Town Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from Cape Town Airport you can travel by bus. Visit the Cape Town Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Cape Town Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Cape Town is about ZAR 500.-. Book your taxi at Cape Town Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From CPT Airport to Cape Town City centre by Taxi
20 km
30 min
ZAR 500.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Cape Town Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Dollar (The Hertz Corporation), Thrifty (The Hertz Corporation) and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Cape Town Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Cape Town Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Cape Town Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Cape Town Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

Which airlines fly from and to Cape Town Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Cape Town Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Airlink
  • FlySafair
  • Mango
  • kulula
  • South African Airways


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Cape Town Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Hotel Verde Cape Town Airport, Matroosfontein

This modern hotel features contemporary design and is just 400 metres from Cape Town Airport. Guests can enjoy a chic bar area and a 24-hour deli. Bedrooms at Hotel Verde are stylish and spacious with bathrooms and tea/coffee-making facilities.


CAW Accomodation, Goodwood

Set in Goodwood, 16 km from CTICC, CAW Accomodation offers accommodation with a casino, free private parking, a tennis court and barbecue facilities.


Colosseum Luxury Hotel, Cape Town

Set by water in Century City, Colosseum Luxury Hotel is in a grand building with columns and domes. It offers free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk and luxurious suites with city and mountain views.

Hotels in Cape Town

Looking for the best hotels in Cape Town? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Taj Cape Town, Cape Town

Situated in the heart of Cape Town, Taj Cape Town is within walking distance of many tourist attractions and businesses. Hotel guests can enjoy free WiFi, access to the Jiva Grande Spa and a free shuttle to the V&A Waterfront daily.


Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence, Cape Town, Cape Town

Located in Cape Town's city centre, Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence offers accommodation within a 10-minute walk of the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Free high-speed WiFi is available.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Cape Town Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


Cape Town: Robben Island Ferry Tour with 1-Way Hotel Pickup

Take the ferry to Robben Island from Cape Town and visit the prison where Nelson Mandela was kept during Apartheid. Learn about the dramatic history of South Africa from one of the former prisoners.


From Cape Town: Round-Trip to Aquila with Game Drive

Travel to Aquila Private Game Reserve. Enjoy an open vehicle game drive with the opportunity to view giraffes, lions, leopards, zebras, rhinos, wildebeests, and many other wildlife types. Enjoy lunch at the lodge.

Tour & transport

Half-Day Tour Through Cape Town's Townships

Become a guest in the Townships of South Africa with your own personal guide. Walk the streets, chat with the locals, visit the schools. With your guide Camissa, you are not a voyeur, you are a guest.


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