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Cape Town International Airport (airport code CPT) is situated within easy driving distance from the Cape Town city centre and is the second largest airport in South Africa next to Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo Airport. The Cape Town Airport underwent an upgrade in 2010 and is of a world class standard catering for major tourist traffic.

Cape Town airport used to be known as D.F. Malan Airport but changed its name to Cape Town International Airport when the new South African government came into power in the mid 1990’s.

All five terminals at the Cape Town International Airport are within walking distance of each other.

Cape Town Airport Parking Rates

  • Shaded parking P3 – R8 per hour
  • Shaded parking P4 – R10 per hour
  • Multi-Storey Parkade P1 & P2 – R16 per hour

Remember to pay for parking before you leave at one of the many paystations located as you enter/exit the terminal buildings. Cape Town Airport parking paystations accept coins (R1, R2 and R5) and notes (R10, R20, R50 and R100).  All major credit cards are also accepted. Parking attendants are on hand to assist with any problems or change issues.  

Please note there is a lost parking ticket penalty of R150. All parking facilities are equipped with state of the art CCTV cameras and both parkades have a system that displays the number of parking bays available. 

Long Term Parking

Long term parking is available at Cape Town Airport in P5. You’ll pay R65 for the first day, R135 for the second day and R35 per day thereafter. 

Bus Service from Cape Town International Airport

There is a bus service that runs between Cape Town International Airport and the Cape Town Civic Centre in the CBD. The trip takes about 30 minutes outside peak traffic times and tickets cost R50, making it the cheapest option for transport to and from the airport. Tickets are sold at the airport and the Civic Centre. 

The Road Lodge at Cape Town International 

The Road Lodge is the closest Cape Town Airport hotel. Ideally situated within the airport precinct, the 90-room Road Lodge Cape Town International Airport provides convenient budget accommodation for travellers arriving in and departing from the Mother City.

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IATA code: Alternative name Address
CPT Kaapstad Lughawe Matroosfontein, Cape Town, 7490

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