Cape Town International Airport

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Cape Town International Airport (CPT) Guide

General Information

Airport Name:
Cape Town International Airport
Airport Code:
The airport is located 22km east of Cape Town city centre.
(+27) 21 937 1200

Directions & Transportation

Taxis are available from the airport to the city centre. Touch Down Taxis is the officially authorised airport taxi company and travellers are advised to use their services.
Door-to-door shuttle bus services are available on demand or by pre-booking in both domestic and international Arrivals.
Traveling to and from the airport via the road, passengers can either go by shuttle bus, car or taxi.

Airport facilities

Airport Info:
There are airport information desks situated throughout the airport.
There is a left luggage office located at domestic arrivals hall and international departures hall. Self-employed porters are available and rely on gratuities for their income.
There are several banks, bureau de change and ATMs located throughout the airport, including ABSA; Nedbank and Standard Bank.
More Services:
The airport has a Retail Postal Agency offering full Post Office counter facilities located next to the Domestic Arrivals Terminal. Baby changing facilities are located in all ladies bathrooms throughout the airport. The Airport Surgery is located on the mezzanine level of the International Arrivals Terminal and operates as a full medical practice. There are public telephone facilities in all Terminal Buildings.
Eating & Drinking:
The airport has a wide range of shops located throughout the terminal buildings, including VodaShop Renta Fone; Sweets from Heaven; CAN; Diamond SA; Cape Union Mart; Crazy 'bout Cape Town; Big Five; Biltong Bar; and many more.
There are a number of bars, cafes and restaurants found in the airport, including News Cafe; Soaring Hawk Spur; Juicy Lucy; Sports Cafe; and BJ's.
Business Facilities:
The Zenith Airport Conference Venue is located near the Domestic Arrivals Terminal and offers many venues and catering services, as well as Satellite Office space which is fully equiped and has secretarial services for short and long term rental. there are executive lounges located in Domestic and International Departures and an Airports Company VIP Lounge can be found next to the north side of the Domestic Departures Terminal.
Disabled Facilities:
The airport is accessible for disabled travellers, with lifts; ramps; and disabled toilets. Wheelchairs are available if required and passengers should inform their airline of any special needs in advance.

Useful Information

Airlines Served:
Air France, Air Mauritius, Air Namibia, Air Zimbabwe, Alitalia, Austrian Airlines, Britannia Cargo, British Airways, Caledonian, Comair, Egyptair, KLM, LTU Int´l, Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines, SIA Cargo, South African Airways, Swiss, THY-Turkish, Virgin Atlantic
Airport Taxes:
Activities near the Airport:
Travellers delayed at the airport for a few hours can take a taxi or bus into Cape Town and from there the following activities are within easy reach. Waterfront - Located near the harbour. This is a great place to go and spend a couple of hours, with 400 shops; over 70 restaurants and bars; 18 movie screens; and an IMAX theatre. There are also many boat rides on offer, ranging from 30 minute harbour tours to 2 hour cruises. There is also a museum; an aquirium; and crafts market. There is so much on offer, you won't know where to begin. Green Market Square - Located in the City Bowl. This lively flea market is surrounded by coffee shops and is a great place to go and do some shopping. There are a wide range of local and african crafted products on sale. There are also a number of interesting shops lining the streets to and from the square. Castle of Good Hope - Located near Adderley street. This old castle is one of the top attractions in Cape Town. The entrance fee is $1 and you can wander around the castle looking at all the interesting exhibits on display here. This is a great place to learn about Cape Town's colonial past.