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Cape Town Airport Taxis

Unbeatable prices for your Cape Town Airport taxi

TRAINED DRIVERS

Hand picked & english speaking drivers

LOW PRICES

Same price as a regular Taxi from the line

FLIGHT MONITORING

Drivers are always on time

QUALITY SUPPORT

24/7 Email & Phone support

The Best Cape Town Airport Taxi Service

When you land in a new country, excited to start exploring and enjoying the sights – the last thing you want is to get stuck in crowds and waste time queuing for transport. Instead, why not hop into a private, air-conditioned car and make your way to your hotel in style and comfort with a Cape Town Airport taxi?

The moment you arrive at Cape Town International Airport (CPT), your English-speaking driver will be waiting for you right outside of arrivals, holding a sign with your name on it. After a warm reception, your driver will give you a hand with your luggage and guide you to your pre-selected vehicle. Even if your flight is delayed, our drivers receive live updates on delayed flights, ensuring they will be there waiting for you no matter when you land.

As you settle into your Cape Town Airport taxi, Your driver will share some useful information about places worth visiting, along with guidelines for a truly enjoyable stay. With everything taken care of, all you need to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.

TRAINED DRIVERS

Hand picked & english speaking drivers

LOW PRICES

Same price as a regular Taxi from the line

FLIGHT MONITORING

Drivers are always on time

QUALITY SUPPORT

24/7 Email & Phone support

HOW MUCH DOES A TAXI COST FROM CAPE TOWN AIRPORT?

Taxi prices Day time
(05:00 - 24:00)
Night time
(00:00 - 05:00)
Duration
CAPE TOWN AIRPORT TO CITY CENTRE 25 € 30 € 20 MIN
CAPE TOWN AIRPORT TO CAMPS BAY 29 € 34.80 € 25 MIN
CAPE TOWN AIRPORT TO STELLENBOSCH 31 € 37.20 € 35 MIN
CAPE TOWN AIRPORT TO CAPE TOWN PORT 25 € 30 € 20 MIN
CAPE TOWN AIRPORT TO HERMANUS 89 € 107 € 1 H 30 MIN
CAPE TOWN AIRPORT TO CENTURY CITY 25 € 30 € 20 MIN
CAPE TOWN AIRPORT TO FRANSCHHOEK 63 € 75.60 € 1 H 10 MIN
CAPE TOWN AIRPORT TO HOUT BAY 33 € 39.60 € 40 MIN
CAPE TOWN AIRPORT TO KOMMETJIE 44 € 52.80 € 55 MIN
CAPE TOWN AIRPORT TO MILNERTON 25 € 30 € 20 MIN
CAPE TOWN AIRPORT TO SEA POINT 27 € 32.40 € 22 MIN
CAPE TOWN AIRPORT TO SIMON'S TOWN 46 € 55.20 € 55 MIN

Cape Town Airport taxi cost

Official taxis at Cape Town Airport calculate fares based on a taximeter, meaning your final fare will depend on the distance travelled, the time of day, traffic levels, and more. If you’d rather not leave it to chance, we provide fixed quotes ahead of time so you can book and pay in advance and secure a competitive set fare with no hidden fees.

Whether you’re travelling solo or as a group, we have a suitable Cape Town Airport taxi for you. You can choose between our sedans that accommodate up to 4 passengers, our minivans for up to 7, and our spacious minibuses for groups of up to 12. 

For instance, the 20-minute drive in a sedan taxi from Cape Town Airport to the city centre costs €25 (ZAR 495) during the day and €30 (ZAR 595) at night. Whereas you’ll pay €35 (ZAR 693) and €42 (ZAR 832) respectively for a minivan, and €65 (ZAR 1,287) and €78 (ZAR 1,545) for a minibus.

Alternatively, you can book a taxi to popular destinations such as Stellenbosch. A transfer in a sedan will cost €31 (ZAR 614) during the day and €37.20 (ZAR 737) at night, whilst you’ll pay €55 (ZAR 1,089) and €66 (ZAR 1,307) for a minivan. Lastly, a minibus is priced at €90 (ZAR 1,782) and €108 (ZAR 2,139).

Side view of a white Cape Town Airport taxi sedan parked in an outdoor parking space.

CAR TYPE

Cape Town Airport Taxi (Sedan)

number of passengers

Up to 4

price to City Centre

From €25

Front/side view of a black Cape Town Airport taxi minivan.

CAR TYPE

Cape Town Airport Taxi (Minivan)

number of passengers

Up to 7

price to City Centre

From €35

Side view of a white Cape Town Airport taxi minibus parked outside a house, with blue skies above.

CAR TYPE

Cape Town Airport Taxi (Minibus)

number of passengers

Up to 12

price to City Centre

From €65

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Where to get a taxi at Cape Town Airport?

You’ll find Cape Town Airport’s taxi rank in front of the Central Terminal. You should only use the official taxis in the ranks, marked ‘Authorised Airport Taxis’. All you have to do is head to the transport kiosks or domestic arrivals desk in the Central Terminal Building and request a taxi. Just keep in mind that waiting times may be significantly longer if you’re travelling during peak season.

To avoid the queues and hop straight into a pre-selected vehicle, we recommend pre-booking your airport taxi in Cape Town with a trusted transfer provider. That way, you can secure a safe and speedy experience straight from the airport curb to your hotel’s doorstep.

Useful tips for getting a taxi from Cape Town Airport

  1. Taxis at Cape Town Airport calculate fares using a taximeter, based on the distance travelled and time of day.
  2. Always make sure the driver resets the taximeter before you begin your trip.
  3. At the airport, you should only use the authorised airport taxis or private transfer companies with a good reputation.
  4. Shuttle vans or minivan taxis are another form of ‘taxi’ service in South Africa. However, these are considered unsafe and we do not recommend taking one.
  5. When choosing a Cape Town Airport taxi, safety should be your priority. Taxi drivers don’t have the best reputation in terms of road safety and they are also known to overcharge customers. For this reason, most travellers opt for private transfer companies that offer fixed prices and reliable service.
  6. Tipping isn’t expected but you can round up the fare if the service was great, it will definitely be appreciated.
  7. Your airport taxi in Cape Town may accept card payments. However, it’s more common to find that they do not. For this reason, it’s best to have some cash handy in the local currency (ZAR).
  8. Some taxi drivers may speak English, but this is never guaranteed. We recommend writing down the address of your hotel or accommodation to avoid any issues.
  9. Using Google Maps to check your driver is taking the right route is a good way to avoid being overcharged.
  10. If you think you have been scammed or overcharged, keep your receipt and write down the taxi driver’s name, ID number and the number of your taxi. You can then contact the taxi company or the local police to file a complaint.

A Cape Town Airport taxi to your hotel

The thought of arriving in a new city can be daunting and even more so when the airport has limited public transport options, like in Cape Town. But not to worry, we understand the struggle of wanting to get to your hotel as quickly and painlessly as possible. And our services are designed for exactly that. 

By pre-booking your personalised Cape Town Airport taxi with us, you can wave goodbye to the chaos and confusion at the airport, and say hello to a seamless journey straight from the airport to your hotel. Plus, you get access to a trained English-speaking driver, 24/7 customer support, and plenty of travel extras.

Frequently asked questions

How far is Cape Town Airport from Cape Town?

The distance between Cape Town International Airport and the city centre is around 20 km, taking approximately 20 minutes by car or taxi.

How much is a taxi from Cape Town Airport to the city centre?

Cape Town Airport taxi costs are calculated using a taximeter, which means your final fare depends on the distance travelled. The estimated cost of a taxi from Cape Town Airport to the city centre is between €20 (ZAR 396) and €30 (ZAR 594). However, tolls, traffic levels and other factors may increase your final fare. 

Where do I meet my driver?

After collecting your luggage at baggage claim, you will walk through the arrival terminal exit doors and see your driver waiting for you, holding a sign with your name on it. To make sure everything runs according to plan, one day before you’re due to fly, you will receive an email containing your driver’s name, photo and phone number.

What do I do if my flight is delayed?

If your flight is delayed, there’s no need to worry as your driver will receive live updates so that they can be there at the right time. Your driver will wait for up to 1 hour free of charge from the moment your plane lands. You can contact your driver via WhatsApp or our app, letting them know your progress through the airport. After the initial hour, your driver may offer you extra waiting time if they do not have another ride booked.

Do Welcome Pickups drivers provide baby seats?

We provide baby seats and child booster seats upon request, to ensure safety and comfort for everyone. Just make sure to add the option during the booking process.

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