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How to get a ride with Uber from the airport
Open your app to request a ride
When you’re ready, open your app to request a ride. Choose the option that suits your group size and luggage needs.
Follow directions in the app
You’ll get directions about a pickup point directly in the app. Signs might also be available at the airport.
Meet your driver
Go to your assigned pickup location as specified by the app. Please note, this location may not always be at your nearest exit. If you can’t find your driver, contact them through the app.
Cape Town Airport tips
Wifi at Cape Town Airport
Cape Town International Airport offers free wifi service to passengers in the boarding areas of the airport. You receive 4 hours or 1 GB of data for free, which can then be extended on a pay-as-you-go basis.
Cape Town Airport parking
Cape Town Airport has a variety of parking options, including short-stay and long-stay, dropoff and pickup parking, as well as valet parking services.
Luggage storage at Cape Town Airport
Regardless of the size of your item, you can store your baggage at CPT’s left luggage facilities located in the Domestic Arrivals section of the main terminal for a small fee.
Top questions from riders
- Can you request a ride with Uber at Cape Town Airport?
Uber is available at Cape Town Airport, so you can enjoy a comfortable and convenient trip to wherever you need to go.
- Where is the Uber Cape Town Airport pickup location?
To find your pickup location, check the Uber app after you request a ride.
- How much does an Uber trip from Cape Town Airport to the city center cost?
Even if a trip is not very long, Uber rates to and from Cape Town Airport may still be affected by time, traffic, and other factors. Check the Uber price estimator for approximate trip prices.
- How long will it take for a pickup through Uber?
Pickup timing can vary based on the time of day, how many drivers are on the road, and more.
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Cape Town Airport terminals
Uber is the ideal choice for travelers arriving or departing from CPT Airport. Cape Town International Airport is the 3rd-largest airport in Africa, processing about 10 million passengers every year. CPT Airport is based about 20 kilometers (12 miles) outside of Cape Town city center, making it a great option for people traveling to and from the Cape Town metropolitan area. Since it’s the only airport that provides passenger services in the area, CPT is the best choice for anyone visiting Cape Town. Plus, access is easy, with buses, shuttles, taxis, and Uber all readily available to get travelers to and from the airport.
Cape Town Airport terminals
Cape Town Airport features one main terminal that is split between domestic and international flights, and they share a common check-in area. The international terminal is located at the north end of the facility, while the domestic terminal is located at the south. Cape Town International Airport terminal has 3 levels: the ground floor (arrivals), the 2nd level (departures), and the 3rd level, which hosts the airport’s food court. Numerous airlines fly from CPT, including:
- Thomas Cook
Cape Town International Airport restaurants
There is a huge variety of Cape Town Airport restaurants to explore. From bars and fast-food outlets to restaurants and coffee shops, the selection of restaurants at Cape Town Airport is sure to offer something that’s perfect for your cravings.
Getting around CPT
Because Cape Town Airport has only one main terminal building, it’s easy to get around on your own.
Things to do at Cape Town Airport
Whether you’re looking for global brands or homegrown products, Cape Town International Airport’s shops are the place to go for a real South African shopping experience. From books and luggage to sparkling South African wine, CPT airport offers shopping options to suit every taste. Plus, Cape Town Airport duty-free shopping facilities are ideal for people who want to bring a souvenir for their loved ones.
Cape Town Airport lounges
There is a great selection of Cape Town International Airport lounges to choose from, so you can work or rest in quiet before your flight. Bidvest Premier Lounges, located in the international and domestic terminals, offer comfortable seating, wifi, and premium food, while the SAA Voyager Platinum Lounge, SAA Baobab Premium Class Lounge, and SLOW Lounge provide a perfect sanctuary amid the hustle and bustle of the airport.
Hotels near Cape Town Airport
There are 2 hotels within the Cape Town International Airport precinct, making them the ideal choice for passengers arriving at the airport in the early-morning hours. Farther afield, there are lots of different hotels to choose from in the greater Cape Town area, whether you’re looking for budget accommodations, rustic cabins, or luxury hotels.
Points of interest near CPT Airport
If you have a layover at Cape Town Airport, you can explore many different sites. Take a trip to see some of the region’s most impressive natural landmarks, including:
- Boulders Penguin Colony
- Robben Island
- Table Mountain
- The Cape of Good Hope
Find more information about Cape Town Airport here.