Cape Town Airport Guide to Cape Town International Airport - CPT

Cape Town Airport Taxi

Transport to and from the airport is also provided by metered and authorized taxis. Travel time between Cape Town Airport and downtown is about 20 minutes.


We recommend you to pick up a licences taxi instead of unauthorised taxis in order to avoid scams.



Taxis at Cape Town Airport can be found outside the Arrivals level (ground level).



Touch Down Taxis is the officially authorised airport taxi company and travellers.

To request the service in advance, please, call: 083 652 0786 or 082 569 7555.

Pre-booked transportation

For passengers’ convenience, it is better to pre-book a taxi.  It is one of the cheapest ways to get around in terms of private transportation. The ride should cost between R260.00 -R310.00.

There are various companies that provides the services as: Rikkis, Excite, Sport, Kestrel, among others. 

Opening hours: 24 hours.


Please, bear in mind that the taxi fares are based on the cab category and the location of the cab (if it is stationed at the airport or need to pick up passengers).

A trip to downtown Cape town from the airport cost between R 300.00 and 400.00.

Other popular locations:

  • Convention Centre and V&A waterfront: R 250.00 – 300.00
  • Cape Town Railway Station: R 217.00

Shared Rides

Shared ride service is available to those who wish to share a ride and pay a flat rate to certain destinations if multiple parties are available for the trip. Apps such as Uber may be useful to do so.


If you wish to transfer from and to Cape Town Airport on your own, there are several transfer companies available within the airport premises.

Book your transfer through our site, it is easy and fast to use!