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

Cape Town Airport Terminals

Cape Town International Airport (CPT) is the main gateway to Cape Town in South Africa.

There are 24 airlines at Cape Town Airport with nearly 100 destinations. 

The busiest route is Cape Town - Johannesburg with more than 4.5 million passengers annually, being the ninth busiest route in the world.

Cape Town Airport Terminals are located in a main terminal building split into international and domestic concourses and linked by the Central Terminal.

The Central Terminal joints both terminals through a common central area, the check-in area.

Given this fact, some people consider Cape Town Airport has three terminals, although most of them consider it as a single one (Central Terminal) with a couple of concourses (International and Domestic Terminals).

International Terminal

Cape Town Airport International Terminal is located at the north (entering to the building, to the right).

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Domestic Terminal

Cape Town Airport Domestic Terminal is located at the south (entering to the building, to the right).

For both terminals it is required to firstly check-in in the Central Terminal.

Arrivals are located in the ground floor and Departures in the upper floor.

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Central terminal building

The Central Terminal Building has 120 check-in desks 20 self-service

After security, passengers may head to a couple of directions:

Domestic passengers

Southward to the Domestic Terminal (concourse).

International passengers

Northward to the International Terminal (concourse).

transfer between terminals

Cape Town Airport Terminals are connected through the Central Terminal.

On the other hand, if you wish to access to Arrivals and Departures by car, you can do that by an elevated roadway system, while the underground walkways connect to the parking garages.

Note that at the ground level, domestic and international terminals have at their passengers convenience a free bus to the automated baggage handling system in the Central Terminal.