Cape Town International Airport Transfers and Public Transport

Image showing transport locations plan of Cape Town Airport precinct
All the options for airport transfers and public transport to and from Cape Town International Airport are covered here and they include metered taxis, shuttle services, the MyCiti transport system and car rental.

Cape Town International Airport is situated 20 kilometres to the west of Cape Town City Centre. (GPS Co-ordinates: 33°58'10"S, 18°35'50"E and 42 m above sea level), in the Matroosfontein district of the city. For a location and directions map of Cape Town Airport, Cape Town and the surrounding areas our Location Map is available and a transport plan of the airport precinct is provided below showing all the key locations for taxis, shuttles, MyCiti transport plaza, car rental and car parking areas.

MyCiti Airport Transport Service

This service runs between the Civic Centre in the City on Hertzog Boulevard in central Cape Town, and Cape Town International Airport. Services run between 05:00 until midnight. The Public Transport Plaza is directly opposite the Central Terminal Building entrance and can be accessed using the subway under the main road.

The journey to the city centre takes approximately 30 minutes and tickets can be purchased at the airport station or Cape Town civic station. A MyCiti Cape Town Airport service guide can be downloaded showing route map, timetables and ticket information.
Aerial view of the Cape Town Airport Transport Plaza Transport Plaza view of of the MyCiti Airport Bus Station Cape Town Airport Transport Plaza viewed from terminal entrance
Aerial view of the Cape Town Airport Transport Plaza

Cape Town Airport Shuttle Services

Shuttle Services run from Caoe Town Airport to Cape Town City Centre and other destinations in the Western Cape.  Shuttles operate from the International Inner Lane and meet their arriving passengers in the arrivals terminal and escort them to thier vehicles.

Shuttle Service rates are reasonable and their are many to chose from. Pre booking is essential.

Cape Town Airport metered taxis

This service is accredited by Cape Town International Airport and provided by Touchdown Taxi Association. The contact number for Touchdown Taxis is cellular number: +27 (0)83 652 0786.

Metered taxis operate from the Transport Plaza which is accessible via 2 pedestrian subways from the passenger terminal main entrance.

Airport Precinct Plan showing Transport Locations

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