Cape Town International Airport - CPT

Cape Town, South Africa (ZA)

Getting around the airport


Cape Town International Airport is 20 kilometres from the city centre and one large terminal complex.

  • The Central Terminal Building is in the middle while the International and Domestic Terminals are on each side.
  • The Central Terminal offers consolidated check-in and security screening. International passengers head north for immigration checks and boarding while domestic passengers go south.
  • Both Domestic and International Terminals have Arrivals on the Ground Level and Departures on Level 2. A viewing deck and food courts are on Level 3.
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Getting into Cape Town

Bus and taxi options


Hail a cab from the airport-authorised Touch Down Taxis. Depending on the company, a journey should cost ZAR 300-400 (USD 18-25). The journey takes approximately 30 minutes to an hour depending on traffic conditions. Some taxis have flat rates while others charge by the kilometre. You should agree on the fare up front.

Central Terminal, landside, ground floor, outside terminal in transport plaza


The MyCiti Airport Express Bus operates across the city. Buses run every 20 minutes and the journey takes 20-30 minutes outside of peak times to Civic Centre Station. Travellers must purchase a Myconnect card and load their fare onto these cards. Myconnect cards cost ZAR 30 (USD 2) and the trip to the airport is ZAR 79.20 (USD 5.70). 

Central Terminal, landside, ground floor, outside terminal in transport plaza
Hours: 05:10-22:00

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Four options

Bidvest Premier Lounges

Bidvest Premier lounges are available in the Domestic and International terminals. They offer free Wi-Fi and complimentary snacks, beverages, and local newspapers. The Domestic Lounge fee is ZAR 219 (USD 13; valid for 1.5 hours prior to flight departure) and the International Lounge fee is ZAR 365 (USD 22; valid for 3 hours prior to flight departure). 


International Terminal, airside, mezzanine level
Hours: 05:00-23:00


Domesti Terminal, airside, floor 4
Hours: 05:00-21:00 Sun-Fri, 05:00-20:00 Sat

SLOW Lounge – Showers Available

Seasonal menu, freshly brewed coffee, natural fruit juices and coffee, and wine tasting provided by local specialists. Complimentary Wi-Fi and 15-20 minute spa treatment such as back or neck massage.
For BA, Comair, FNB, and RMB clients exclusively.

Domestic Terminal, airside, upper level
Hours: 04:30-20:00 Mon-Thurs, 04:30-20:30 Fri, 06:00-17:30 Sat, 06:00-20:30 Sun

SAA Baobab Business Class Lounge

South African Airways passengers and Star Alliance passengers only.

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Available in Bidvest lounges

Showers are available in the Bidvest Lounges in both the Domestic and International Terminals, as well as the SLOW Lounge in the Domestic Terminal. The facilities are equipped with towel service, shampoo and body soap, and razor connections.

Bidvest Lounge International

International Terminal, airside, mezzanine level
Hours: 05:00-23:00

Bidvest Lounge Domestic

Domesti Terminal, airside, 4th floor
Hours: 05:00-21:00 Sun-Fri, 05:00-20:00 Sat

SLOW Lounge 
For BA, Comair, FNB, and RMB clients exclusively

Domestic Terminal, airside, upper level

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Luggage storage

Bagport Services

Luggage storage is available through Bagport Services. Each piece of luggage costs ZAR 60 (USD 3.65) per day.

Parkade 2, landside, ground floor, across from Domestic Terminal building
Hours: Contact them at +27 (0) 72 384 2954

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Power outlets

Wall outlets

Get plugged in at wall outlets around the airport. Electronic charging is also available at CPT lounges.

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Car rental

Lowest Price Guaranteed

The Consolidated Rental Car Facility is in front of the Transport Plaza and Central Terminal building. It is accessible via underground pedestrian walkways on either side of the building and houses major car rental agencies.

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