Cape Town International Airport

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Cape Town International Airport
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Cape Town International Airport
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Cape Town International Airport is Africa’s third largest airport, welcoming more than 10-million passengers annually. It is also regarded as Africa’s best airport, having claimed multiple consecutive awards the past few years.

Cape Town International Airport is the primary airport for the city of Cape Town and is managed by the Airports Company South Africa.

Africa's most awarded airport

Reached 11-million passengers in 2019

Received a 4-star ranking in OAG’s on-time performance in 2018


Cape Town International Airport is located 20km (12 miles) from the Cape Town city centre. It has a direct link to the city via the N2 freeway.


The MyCiTi bus rapid transit system offers regular shuttle services to and from the airport. The service operates from the Civic Centre bus station in the city centre on weekdays, weekends and public holidays. Travel on the service requires a myconnect card, which can be purchased from MyCiTi station kiosks and participating retailers.

Metered taxis, car rentals and ride-hailing services (such as Uber) are also available at the airport.


At Cape Town International Airport there are short-term, long-term and valet parking options available, as well as designated drop-off and pick-up zones.


The airport has facilities in place to ensure accessibility. Passengers requiring special access can contact the landside hotline number on +27 (0)21 935 3737. Special needs passengers should also contact their respective airline 48 hours in advance.

Other South African airport partners

Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (KMI Airport)

Aiming to improve connectivity between Cape Town and Nelspruit, Cape Town Air Access will assist KMI Airport in developing its air route network, while promoting the airport to an international market.

KMI Airport is the official international port of entry into Mpumalanga, home to one of the world’s most iconic game reserves, the Kruger National Park. The privately owned airport has welcomed over three million passengers since it began operations in October 2002. Boasting a total floor space of 7 350m2, this is the largest thatch-constructed airport in the world.

Nelson Mandela Bay route development

Cape Town Air Access is currently advising the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber on route development and network improvements to Port Elizabeth.

The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber is a not-for-profit company, representative of a broad spectrum of businesses in the Nelson Mandela Bay area. It is one of the largest business associations in the Eastern Cape with a membership of approximately 700 businesses.