Quick and reliable Cape Town airport transfer
When you land in a new country, excited to start exploring and enjoying the sights, the last thing you want to do is waste time queuing for bus tickets or having to carry your luggage through complicated train stations. 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 taxi driver will be waiting for you right outside of the arrival terminal holding a sign with your name written on it. Even if your flight schedule changes unexpectedly, our drivers will be instantly updated with the new arrival time, so he’ll always be there when you are to begin your Cape Town airport transfer. After your warm reception, your driver will give you a hand with your luggage and guide you to your selected vehicle.
During your transfer from Cape Town airport, Your driver will share with you useful information about places worth visiting, along with guidelines for a truly enjoyable stay. Welcome Pickups offer only the finest of taxi drivers and all of our employees are qualified English speakers. So, let us take care of your transfer, so you can simply sit back, relax and enjoy the beginning of your vacation in Cape Town.
Hand picked & english speaking drivers
Same price as a regular Taxi from the line
Drivers are always on time
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Our Welcome Cape Town taxi fleet
At Welcome Pickups, we know the importance of keeping your group together when in a new and foreign country. That’s why we have a Cape Town airport taxi fleet of different sized vehicles to cater to every group size. If you’re travelling with a standard size group of 4, one of our stylish sedans will be your best choice. Or, if your group is a little larger (up to 8 people), then you’ll all fit comfortably inside one of our spacious minivans.
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Directions for your transfer from Cape Town airport
Cape Town International Airport (CPT) is the second-busiest airport in South Africa, hosting both low fare and large international airlines. The distance from Cape Town Airport (CPT) to the city centre of Cape Town is 20 km, so your Cape Town airport transfer should take approximately 20 minutes in light traffic. After exiting the airport compound your taxi driver will take Settlers Way avenue and head west until merging onto the Nelson Mandela highway which heads directly to the heart of Cape Town. From here, he will take the local roads to reach your hotel.
Why choose a Cape Town taxi?
After a long and exhausting flight, all you want to do is check-in to your hotel as soon as possible, so you can begin your exciting trip. At Welcome Pickups, we understand this need and do everything we can to accommodate you by providing reliable, direct and fast transfers from Cape Town airport. There’s no need to start navigating complicated public transport networks or waiting in long lines at the information or ticket desks when you choose a Cape Town airport taxi.
Once you’re in the city of Cape Town, there are many different taxis to choose from. The first thing to note is that there are two types of vehicles, a shared taxi, which is like a minivan and a regular metered Cape Town taxi. The shared taxis operate on set routes with set stops and function much like a small bus, whereas the metered taxis can be hailed from the street and will take you to any destination you desire. If you’d prefer to walk to a taxi rank rather than hailing a taxi from the street, you can find them at all the main tourist spots around the city, at the upper deck Cape Town Train Station, Golden Acre Centre, Strand St and Long Street.
Cost of a Cape Town airport taxi
Average Cape Town taxi price in city – 4€
Although there are many unlicensed and private taxi groups in Cape Town, most of the regular cabs operate using a metered system. This means that you will be charged based on the distance you travel during your journey. If you’d prefer a set rate fee, we suggest booking your Cape Town taxi in advance.
Under normal traffic conditions, taking a Cape Town airport taxi into the city would cost around 25€, depending on the exact location of your hotel. However, it’s worth keeping in mind that there may also be additional charges for excess luggage, vehicle type, the time of year and travelling during holidays.
Once in Cape Town, if you choose to hail a taxi from the street, you can expect to pay a base fare of 1.23€ and a further 0.62€ per km travelled. There’s also an additional charge for keeping your taxi driver waiting of 2.96€.
The benefits of booking a Welcome Airport Taxi
The main advantage of choosing Welcome Pickups over other similar companies is the broad selection of travel packages that allow travellers to fully personalise their experience in Cape Town. Not only do we handle your transportation, your personal belongings and share with you local knowledge about the area, but we also offer exciting travel extras. Enjoy our skip-the-line tickets for the most well-known attractions of Cape Town, such as the impressive Castle of Good Hope, the exciting Table Mountain Aerial Cableway and the fascinating District Six Museum. Your tickets will be handed to you by your driver on the day of your Cape Town airport transfer, so you can save time by skipping the big lineups at the ticket counters. Welcome Pickups also offer both private and shared experiences throughout Cape Town at very competitive prices. All of our 5-star providers have been hand-picked based on real customer reviews, so we can guarantee an unforgettable experience every time.
Cape Town Taxi Tips
- It’s very rare for Cape Town taxi drivers to carry change for large bills, so be sure to keep small change with you.
- Most drivers don't speak fluent English, so we recommend writing down your destination on a piece of paper and hanging it to your driver if needed.
- You can bring your wheelchair, stroller or baby seat at no extra cost.
- Cape Town taxi drivers don’t have the POS system needed to pay by credit card, you will need to have cash.
- To ensure your driver is taking the correct route, you can check on a GPS app such as GoogleMaps.
- Tipping your taxi driver in Cape Town isn't expected but is always appreciated. As a good rule of thumb, you can round up to the nearest 10 Rand.
- Be sure to ask your driver for a receipt at the end of your journey. This is the only way to make a complaint or contact him should you leave anything behind in the cab.
- Make sure the taximeter is set to the base fare of 1.23€ before you begin your journey.