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About Cape Town International Airport (CPT)

Cape Town International is the third busiest airport in South Africa after O.R. Tambo and Cairo. A useful resource for travellers, our Cape Town International Airport guide includes details of terminal facilities, public transport access and nearby accommodation options.

Information:

Information desks are located in the arrivals areas of the two terminals.

Website:

http://capetown-internationalairport.co.za

Driving directions:

From Cape Town, take the N2 highway eastbound and follow signs for Cape Town International Airport, which is off junction 16.

Transfer between terminals:

The terminals are within walking distance of each other. A shuttle bus service links the terminals and car parks.

Airport Info

Code:
CPT
Address:

Matroosfontein
Cape Town
7490
Location:

Cape Town International Airport is located 18km (11 miles) east of Cape Town.

No. of terminals:
2
Telephone:

+27 21 937 1200

Public Transport

Public transport road:

Bus: MyCiti Bus (tel: +27 800 656 463; www.myciti.org.za) links the city centre (Civic Centre on Herzog Boulevard) with Cape Town International Airport. Buses depart approximately every 30 minutes between 0500 and 2130; the fare for a single trip is around R100.

Taxi: Taxis can be found outside Arrivals. The journey to central Cape Town takes 20 minutes and fares start at around R300. Touch-Down Taxis (tel: +27 83 652 0786) is the authorised airport taxi company. Travellers are advised to use this provider and should never get into unauthorised cars.

Terminal facilities

Money:

Bureau de change and ATMs are available in both terminals. There is a full-service bank in the international departures area.

Food:

Options for eating and drinking are located throughout Cape Town International Airport. These include full-service restaurants, fast food outlets, bars and cafés.

Shopping:

Duty-free shopping is situated in the International Terminal, both pre- and post-security. Other retailers include a pharmacy, clothing outlets, bookshops, and gift shops selling local souvenirs. A VAT refund service is provided in International Departures.

Luggage:

A-Teck offers a baggage storage service and a baggage wrap service at the airport (tel: +27 72 384 2954). A porter service is available; porters, who are dressed in black and orange, are self-employed and rely on tips for their income.

Other:

Other facilities available at Cape Town International Airport include a chapel and prayer rooms, a medical service and pharmacy. Baby-changing facilities can be found in most ladies' toilets in the terminals.

Airport facilities

Conference and business:

The Airport Conference Centre (tel: +27 21 935 3715) is located in the Southern Office Block near the Domestic Terminal, and offers venues for meetings and conferences. The airport also offers fully equipped offices with a secretarial service for short and long-term hire.

Premium lounges can be found in both the Domestic Terminal (tel: +27 21 936 3014) and International Terminal (tel: +27 21 936 2127). British Airways and South African Airways lounges are also present in both terminals.

Disabled facilities:

Cape Town International Airport is fully accessible for disabled travellers, with lifts, ramps and adapted toilets. Wheelchairs can be supplied if required: passengers are advised to inform their airline of such needs in advance. Dedicated parking facilities are also available for disabled travellers in the multi-storey car park. Where assistance is required, contact the airport 48 hours prior to arrival (tel: +27 21 935 3737).

Car parking:

There are several car parks at the airport: P1 and P2 are multi-storey car parkades, P3 and P4 are shaded parking and P5 is the long-term car park.

Shuttles are available to transport passengers to the relevant terminals from P3 and P4. Valet parking and lock-up garages are offered by Katanga Executive Parking Services (tel: +27 861 482 538; www.valet.co.za). These facilities must be booked in advance. Free parking for up to 30 minutes is available in a separate drop off/pick up area of P1.

Car rental:

Car hire companies at Cape Town International Airport include: Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, National, Alamo, Dollar, Thrifty and more. Car hire desks are located in front of the Transport Plaza and central area between the terminals.