Transportation in Cape Town

There are a number of ways to get around the Cape, including taxis, trains, minibuses and buses. Public transport can be somewhat limiting though, if you really want to get out and about in the Cape, we recommend you hire a car.

Getting around Cape Town is easy once you know some basics!

Read about the transportation options available within Cape Town (and the greater Cape region). Most of the taxi options, whether minibuses, rikkis or standard taxis, can just be hailed on the street. We have also listed some airlines that service Cape Town, both from international and domestic locales. More general information about getting to and from South Africa, as well as travelling around the country, can be found at our South Africa Transportation Guide.

Be sure to visit the Tours & Activities section to book one of their Cultural, City or Best of Cape Tours. For airport transfers, book directly through us:

Again, you can find information about airport transfer companies and shuttle services at the International Airport and at your accommodation quite easily.

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Cape Town Transportation Guide

By Air

The international airport in Cape Town is the 2nd biggest in the country, and provides both domestic and international flights. The airport went under a number of upgrades in preparation for the FIFA World Cup held in South Africa in 2010.

For transport from the airport to the city (or from the city to the airport), we recommend Green Path Transfers, who offer eco-friendly airport transfers in hundreds of destinations around the world.

Visit our partner Air Valid for Airline Reviews and Information about South Africa.

Flights to Cape Town

Airlines Servicing Cape Town


- Air Mauritius
- Air Namibia
- British Airways
- Egypt Air
- Lufthansa
- Malaysia Airlines
- Singapore Airlines
- South African Airways
- Turkish Airlines
- Virgin Atlantic


- British Airways/Comair
- Civair
- National Airlines
- Nationwide Airlines
- SA Airlink
- South African Airways
- Sun Air

By Rail

There are 2 long distance rail services that operate out of Cape Town. There is one that runs from Durban (via Pietermaritzburg, Bloemfontein and Kimberley) weekly, as well as a daily operation to Johannesburg (via Kimberley). Once you are in Cape Town, the ‘Metrorail' runs services around the city and surrounding areas.

Sightseeing Tour Top

City Sightseeing Tour
In and around Cape Town
Tel: +27 21 511 6000

Car Hire Top

Cape Town
Tel: +27 (0) 21 794 1619
Fax: 086 543 4547

Car Rental Company Top

Airport tramsfer Top

Takes travellers everywhere around Cape Town.

Airport transfer Top

Tembsie tours do the airport transfer and any trip in and around Cape Town.

Airport transfer Top

Tembsie tours do the airport transfer and any trip in and around Cape Town.