Last updated on December 27th, 2022 at 08:57 pm
How to get from Cape Town airport to city center – You can go by van, bus and taxi. The distance from Cape Town International Airport to downtown is 20 kilometers. Click here to book online Cape Town activities and day trips
What Is The Cheapest Way From Cape Town Airport To City Center?
The cheapest way from Cape Town airport to city center is by MyCiti Bus for $4-7 USD which is 60-100 ZAR and the travel time is around 30 minutes.
The travel time by minivan taxi from Cape Town airport to city center is around 20 minutes. The taxi fare from Cape town airport to downtown is around $20-30 USD which is 300-400 ZAR.
You can also rent a car in Cape Town airport or get a private transfer that can be cheaper than a taxi.
SIM CARD AT CAPE TOWN AIRPORT
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WHERE TO STAY IN CAPE TOWN
For accommodation in Cape Town you can find deals starting from $25 USD per a room. If you prefer mid budget accommodation will cost $40-60 USD and for $80 USD you will find luxury accommodation in South Africa.
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CAPE TOWN AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN
MYCITI BUS FROM CAPE TOWN AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest way from Cape Town airport to city center is by bus. The Myciti Bus A01 from Cape Town International Airport to city center is running every 20 minutes starting from 5 30 am to 9 30 pm. Check here Mycity Bus route and schedule!
The Myciti Bus fare from Cape Town airport to downtown is 60-100 ZAR which is $4-7 USD for one way for adults depending on the final destination. You can get the tickets online and from the vending machines at the airport.
The Myciti Bus A01 travel time from Cape Town airport to Cape Town city center is only 30 minutes. The Myciti Bus from Cape Town Airport is going to Hertzog Boulevard where you can go walking distance to a few places for accommodation.
You will have to purchase a MyCiti Card in the vending machine at the airport to have access to MyCiti Bus going from the Cape Town airport to city center. You will have to pay 35 ZAR which is around $2 USD.
MINI VAN TAXI FROM CAPE TOWN AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER
If you go from Cape Town airport to city center by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by minivan taxi from Cape Town airport to downtown is around 20 minutes.
The taxi fare from Cape Town airport to downtown is $20-30 USD which is 300-400 ZAR. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination.
UBER/BOLT FROM CAPE TOWN AIRPORT TO CAPE TOWN CITY CENTER
If you are ordering Uber in Cape Town you should know that prices are similar to taxis. You can pre-book with Uber and Bolt app from your phone and go to the pickup point in the airport. Expect to pay around $20-30 USD depending on your destination and time of the day with Uber from Cape Town airport to Cape Town city center.
CAR RENTAL AT CAPE TOWN AIRPORT
There are many options for renting a car at Cape Town’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Cape Town or planning to move around. It will take you 20 minutes to get to Cape Town from the airport in a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro available in the airport. Prices are around €30-40 per day.
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM CAPE TOWN AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN
Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and are only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Cape Town. Prices are around €40 and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be €10 per person.
BEST WAY FROM CAPE TOWN AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER
The best way from Cape Town airport to city center is by MyCiti Bus only for $4-7 USD if you are traveling alone and on a budget.
If you are traveling in a group or you prefer more comfort you can get a taxi or private transportation can be cheaper than a taxi direct to your accommodation place in Cape Town.
WHERE TO STAY IN CAPE TOWN
For accommodation in Cape Town you can find deals starting from $25 USD per room. If you prefer mid-budget accommodation will cost $40-60 USD and for $80 USD you will find luxury accommodation in South Africa.
DAILY BUDGET TRAVEL IN SOUTH AFRICA
For transportation around South Africa by taxi will cost you $2-3 USD and even cheaper if you get public transportation. Food travel budget in South Africa you can find juices for one dollar and a whole meal in local places starting from $5-6 USD.
BEST TIME TO VISIT SOUTH AFRICA
In South Africa summer months from December to February is so hot the weather and the high season. During the winter months from June to August the temperature is cold and it’s the low season.
We believe the best time to visit South Africa is during the spring months from September to November when the days are fresh and sunny. Fall season from March to May can be a great time for visiting South Africa.
ATMS AND CURRENCY IN SOUTH AFRICA
There are ATMs in South Africa and exchange offices in the main touristic points. The main currencies are accepted and the local currency is the South African Rand around $1= 14 ZAR.
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