Getting Into Cape Town

Getting Into Cape Town

The best mode of transportation to find out how to Getting Into Cape Town is via flights. Cape Town is the second most visited city in South Africa when it comes to tourism, right after Johannesburg.

The Mother City, Cape Town is located on the southern coast of South Africa’s Western Cape Province. The easiest route to get into Cape Town is by air to Cape Town International Airport (CPT). It is located around 18km from the city center.

To provide tourists with the best transportation service, Cape Town Tours offer very well transport connectivity via air with the rest of the World. It has also excellent air travel facilities available with other cities of South Africa as well.

However, in the earlier time, people used to travel via ships carrying cargo and passengers both.

How To Travel Cape Town
How To Travel Cape Town
How To Travel Cape Town
How To Travel Cape Town

By Air- Cape Town International Airport (CPT)

Cape Town International Airport (CPT) is located around 12 miles away from Mother City. It is the second busiest airport in South Africa and 4th busiest in Africa. From the airport, you can take a metered taxi to the city centre costs around R300 and R400.

But if you want to Travel In Cape Town at less price, the most cost-friendly way is to travel by MyCiti bus. It runs in a gap of every 20-30 minutes from the early morning until night.

Flight times to Cape Town

Destinations Time Duration Flight Costs
London to Cape Town 11 hrs. 35 min, direct flight $1.080
Paris to Cape Town 13 hrs. 45 min, connecting flight $896
New York to Cape Town 18 hrs. 5 min, connecting flight $1.400
Los Angeles to Cape Town 21 hrs. 15 min, connecting flight $1.480
San Francisco to Cape Town 19 hrs. 47 min, connecting flight $1,481
Toronto to Cape Town 18 hrs. 20 min, connecting flight $832
Sydney to Cape Town 18 hrs. 15 min, connecting flight $1,620

By Train

The main station of Cape Town is connected with Johannesburg and Pretoria with daily trains. At the same time, it connected with Durban, Bloemfontein and East London with weekly trains.

One of the most luxurious rails, the famous Blue Train runs between Pretoria and Cape Town on a long journey of around 27 hours.

By Road

Cape Town is connected by three national roads-

  • N1- It connects the Mother City with Johannesburg, Bloemfontein, Pretoria and Zimbabwe.
  • N2- It connects Cape Town with Port Elizabeth, Durban and East London.
  • N7- it connects the city with Northern Cape Province and Namibia.

There are multiple bus routes available for Cape Town Tour along the above highways. So, one can easily run by operators like Greyhound, Translux, intercept Mainliner, and SA Roadlink.

Public Transport in Cape Town


Though there are many local buses and minibuses available to travel in Cape Town, the best option for visitors are the MyCiti buses.

  • MyCiti Bus links the city centre with Cape Town International Airport. Buses depart every 30 minutes between 5.00 am (early morning) and 9.00 pm (night). The cost of the bus is around R100.
  • Another option to Travel In Cape Town is the City Sighting Bus. They also maintain scheduled stops at popular tourist destinations.
  • The Red line covers the Northern part of Cape Town while the Blue Line covers all the way to Hout Bay in the South part of Cape Town.


You will find taxis easily outside of the airport. Your journey to central Cape Town from the airport takes around 20 minutes and the taxi fee is around R300.

  • Ubers are everywhere available in Cape Town. The best thing is that they are extremely safe and affordable. They also service the airport.
  • If you don’t have Uber while travelling, you can use some verified traditional taxi services. For example; Touch-Down Taxis is the authorized airport taxi service. So, while going on Cape Town Trip, travellers are suggested to use these authorized taxis to travel safely.

Entry & Exit Requirements

  • S. travellers need a valid passport with at least one blank visa page. However, there are two unstamped pages required indeed, one is for the South African temporary residence permit sticker and the other is for entry and exit stamps. So, without these blank pages, you may be refused entry to the country.
  • Travellers who want to spend fewer than 90 days in South Africa do not need any visa.
  • If you are travelling to South Africa via a yellow fever-based country, you need to present a valid Yellow Fever vaccination certificate approved by the World Health Organization.
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Frequently Asked Questions !

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How to get through airport security fast when flying to Cape Town?
If you have well organized your Trip To South Africa before you get to airport security, you don’t have any kind of problem there. You can follow the below tips to fly securely to get your holiday to Cape Town.
  • The first documents you will be asked for by security are your passport and boarding pass. So keep them handy.
  • Put out your belt, jacket, keys and earphones separately, they will need to go through the X-ray machine.
  • You will have to detach from the digital world for a very short time. Your mobile phone, tablet and any other electronics will need to scan.
  • If you have any prohibited items in your carry-on bag, take them out and pack them in your checked suitcase.
How to book the cheapest flight to Cape Town?
To visit Cape Town, book your flights well in advance, and don’t look for the last time to lock in your flight. Before booking, check and compare multiple airlines with their prices. Research properly before booking your flight. Know what a typical flight cost to Cape Town and be ready to grab your tickets as soon as you see any discounts or best deals.
Which airlines fly to Cape Town?
 Cape Town receives the majority of its flights from Safair, global aviation and South African Airways. Safair has been the best choice of airline for Cape Town. The main airport to fly into Cape Town is the Cape Town International Airport (CPT).
Should I hire a car while travelling in Cape Town?
Until the past few years, traditionally hiring of the cars has been a popular option to travel in Cape Town. It offers reliable, safe and affordable transport to travellers. Uber is now widely used and maximum people choose to travel in Uber during their stay.
You can also travel via MyCiti bus which is safe to travel. Also, the Hop-on-Hop-off Red Bus can be a good way to visit the Peninsular and stop to see the wine lands.
Can I cancel my booking for Cape Town?
Yes, you can cancel your booking through the cancellation policy. Those are:
  • Booking can be cancelled more than 90 days earlier than the arrival date. You have to pay a 10% cancellation fee.
  • Bookings cancelled between 90 and 61 days of arrival date, you have to pay a 25% cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel your booking between 60 and 31 days of the arrival date, you need to pay a 50% cancellation fee.
  • Accordingly, if you cancel your flight less than 30 days from the arrival, you have to pay a 100% cancellation fee.

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