Cape Town Airport Informational Guide to Cape Town International Airport (CPT) - Non Official

Cape Town Airport Taxi

Transport to and from Cape Town Airport is provided by metered and authorized taxis.

Travel time between Cape Town Airport and downtown is about 20 minutes.

We recommend to pick up licensed taxis instead of unauthorised taxis in order to avoid scams.


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

taxi Companies

Touch Down Taxis is the officially authorised taxi company at Cape Town Airport.

To request the service in advance, please, call: +27 083 652 0786 or +27 082 569 7555.

Pre-booked transportation

For passengers’ convenience, it is better to pre-book a taxi, since it is one of the cheapest ways to get around in terms of private transportation.

The ride to Cape Town costs between R 260.00 -R 310.00.

There are several companies that provides the service such as Rikkis, Excite, Sport, Kestrel, among others. 

Opening hours: 24 hours.


Bear in mind that taxi fares are based on the cab category and its location (if it is stationed at the airport or needs to pick up passengers).

A trip to downtown Cape Town cost is between R 300.00 and R 400.00.

Fares to other popular locations:

- Convention Centre and V&A Waterfront: R250.00 – R300.00

- Cape Town Railway Station: R217.00


Uber and Bolt are available at Cape Town Airport.

Pick-up locations

- Outside check-in area, upstairs.

- Drop-off area of the short-term parking lot.


If you wish to transfer to and from 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!