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There are 38 destinations with direct flights from Cape Town International Airport (Cape Town).

Destinations & direct flights from Cape Town International Airport (Cape Town)

Cape Town International (CPT) is the second largest airport in South Africa. The highest number of daily departures from Cape Town International Airport is seen on the route to O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB), with an average of 30-33 flights every day. Furthermore, travelers can experience the longest available flight from Cape Town International Airport on the Airbus A350-900 operated service to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), which lasts for roughly 16h 10m.

Biggest airlines departing from Cape Town International Airport

Frequent flyer programs offered by several airlines departing from Cape Town International Airport:
Safair
Airlink (South Africa)
CemAir
South African Airways

Airport information

Airport name Cape Town International Airport
Airport (IATA) Code CPT
City Cape Town
Country South-Africa (ZA)
Full location Cape Town International Airport
Latitude -33.971463
Longitude 18.602085
Website Airports.co.za
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Cape Town International Airport

Cape Town International Airport

Cape Town International Airport (CPT) is one of South Africa's two busiest and fifth busiest on the African continent with over 10 million annual passenger movements through it. CPT serves as an integral transportation hub for travellers arriving to and leaving Cape Town and is situated 20km away along the N2 freeway.

Since 2000, the airport's terminal buildings have undergone considerable upgrade work. A new International Arrivals terminal was constructed, while R120-million worth of refurbishment work was done on its International Departures terminal.

A Central Terminal was also constructed, connecting Domestic and International terminals through a shared check-in area. Furthermore, this airport boasts numerous facilities such as:

Shopping - Duty-free shopping can be found in the International terminal with shops offering clothing, jewellery, crafts and souvenirs - not forgetting pharmacies and post offices!

Food and Drink

There are numerous fast-food outlets and sit-down restaurants at the airport, as well as several bars. One airside bar in the domestic terminal features a smoking section; there are also airport lounges to accommodate both passengers and business travelers alike.

Other Services and Amenities

Additional facilities at the airport include baby-changing rooms; a flight check service; medical and nursing care, pharmacy services, post office services, prayer rooms, police station services, porter services and a VAT refund service. There is also a taxi rank outside the airport with several car rental agencies operating here.


How to Get From Cape Town International Airport to Cape Town Center

Cape Town Airport is approximately 11 miles (18km), or 30 minutes by car, away from Cape Town city center and can be reached in approximately 30 minutes using taxi services from there. A ride typically costs ZAR 150-ZAR 250 depending on time and number of passengers - with up to 50% surcharges added during night hours.

Transport from the airport to the city center may include shared taxis, Rikkis and Uber as well as private services like hotel transfers. Unfortunately all these options can be expensive while some drivers may not always be reliable.

Rikkis are an economical form of public transport in Cape Town and are the go-to option for hourly or fixed fee rentals. Booking can typically be done through hotel reception or tourist information offices and please keep in mind they don't travel a set route, thus delaying arrival at destination.

Licensed minibusses operate within the city center and can be hired on an hourly or fixed-fee basis for travel between locations. While they offer more cost-effective alternatives than Uber, their reliability can be unpredictable as there are no timetables or maps.

Shopping mes Cape Town is an idyllic shopping paradise with malls, luxury boutiques, waterfront shops and bustling marketplaces offering something for every shopper - be it clothing, furniture or outfits to take home with them.

Hiking

A visit to Cape Town would not be complete without experiencing its breathtaking Table Top and Lions Head Mountains on foot, which offer amazing panoramic views over the city. There are various hiking trails with distances ranging from short to medium to long that are well marked and guided with guides or maps for ease.

Wine Tasting

Cape Town is famous for its world-class wines, so it should come as no surprise that the three famed wine regions of Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek are within easy reach of Cape Town. A day trip to these vineyards offers one of the best ways to explore all that South Africa has to offer!

High Tea Its Looking to spice up your afternoon? Why not indulge in delicious pastries and a pot of tea at one of Cape Town's many high tea locations, like restaurants or hotels offering this luxurious experience in beautiful settings.

Boating

Cape Towns miles of beautiful coastline provide an array of water activities, with companies providing boat tours to Table Bay and Robben Island as well as charter yachts or schooners to explore the waters surrounding Cape Town.

At the V&A Waterfront, which houses numerous companies and offers various activities such as cruising schooners or sunset champagne cruises to exploring Table Bay and Robben Island by speedboat or yacht, booking activities can be easily accomplished here.

Cape Town International Airport Amenities & Services

Cape Town International Airport provides the ideal setting for either rest and relaxation prior to flying or shopping, offering high-tech processing, security that surpasses international standards, world-class duty-free shopping opportunities and fast casual dining restaurants - the perfect combination of rest and recreation!

Check-in & Passenger Services

At Cape Town International Airport, passengers arrive and depart through one central terminal building which houses 120 check-in desks and 20 self-service kiosks for easy check-in and departures. There are also clearly visible information kiosks located throughout both levels of this structure to provide assistance if needed.

Cape Town International Airport terminal buildings have undergone extensive renovations over time to enhance passenger experiences at Cape Town International Airport. The newly built facility utilizes a common split level design with departures on upper floors and arrivals on lower levels; an elevated roadway system provides vehicular access for arrivals and departures on both levels.

Cape Town International Airport features numerous shops and services, such as takeout eateries (Woolworths Food, Mugg & Bean) as well as more sophisticated eateries such as Rhapsody's Ocean Basket and Primi Piatti.

There are also several restaurants and bars within the airport itself that provide various meals and beverages; some are licensed while others may not be.

Car Rental

There are various car rental agencies operating at the airport. Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, National Alamo Thrifty are just a few international and local car rental companies available for car rental services at this airport - located both outside the Transport Plaza as well as between terminals.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

How many airports are there near Cape Town?

How many airports are there near Cape Town? 

What is the best airport to use when flying from Cape Town?

When departing from Cape Town, Cape Town International Airport (CPT) is considered the most optimal airport due to its convenient location and accessibility.

Which airlines operate flights out of Cape Town International Airport?

There are 28 airlines that fly from Cape Town International Airport, the most popular are: Safair, Airlink (South Africa), CemAir, South African Airway

What is the longest flight from Cape Town International Airport?

You'll be on an Airbus A350-900 for about 16h 10m if you fly from Cape Town to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). That's the most time you'll spend in the air from Cape Town International Airport.

What is the airport IATA-code for Cape Town International Airport?

Cape Town International Airport uses the IATA code: CPT

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