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Cape Town International Airport (CPT)

Location: The airport is situated 11 miles (18km) east of Cape Town.
Time: GMT +2
Contacts: Tel: +27 21 937 1200.
Getting to the city: The MyCiti bus is the quickest and cheapest option for getting into the city, with an express to the city centre costing around ZAR 80 in addition to the once off ZAR 30 for a MyCiti card. Door-to-door minibus services are available for the journey to the city, taking approximately half an hour. Many hotels operate courtesy buses and a 24-hour backpacker bus is available hourly to many hostels. Other options include private services such as Uber and Taxify.
Car rental: Car rental companies include Hertz, Avis, Europcar, Thrifty, and Tempest.
Airport Taxis: A taxi to the centre of Cape Town takes approximately 30 minutes and the cost may vary depending on the time of day and number of passengers, generally amounting to between ZAR 150 and ZAR 250, with fares up to 50 percent more at night. Only Touch Down Taxis, the authorised airport taxi company, is allowed to operate from the airport.
Facilities: ATMs, bars, restaurants, and currency exchange facilities are available throughout the airport. There are several shops, including duty-free in the International Departures section. A VAT refund service is available by the International check in desk. Hotel reservations and tourist information are also available.
Parking: There is short and long-term parking in a multilevel parking garage connected to the terminal. Fees range from around ZAR 20 for the first hour in the cheapest parking area to a minimum charge of ZAR 725 (including five days of parking) in the long-term parking area. There is also a special pick-up area that offers free parking for 30 minutes.
Website: www.airports.co.za
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