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Airports in South Africa

Cape Town International Airport (CPT)

Location

The airport is situated 11 miles (18km) east of Cape Town.

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.

Time

GMT +2

Contacts

Tel: +27 21 937 1200.

see full airport guide


O.R. Tambo International Airport (ORTIA) (JNB)

Location

The airport is 12.7 miles (20.5km) east of Johannesburg.

Getting to the city

The Gautrain provides fast and easy access to the Johannesburg city centre from the airport, with regular express trains to Sandton. An airport bus departs regularly to the city centre. Authorised shuttle buses and taxis are available, displaying the ACSA logo on their vehicles. Hotel shuttle buses depart every 15 minutes from the bus terminal.

Time

GMT +2

Contacts

Tel: +27 11 921 6262

see full airport guide


Durban King Shaka International Airport (DUR)

Location

The airport is 21 miles (34km) north of Durban.

Getting to the city

The airport can be accessed by car via the N2 from Durban. Taxis are available and there are shuttles to the city centre and major beachfront hotels, which can booked through the airport's information desk.

Time

GMT +2

Contacts

Tel: +27 32 436 6578

see full airport guide


Kimberley Airport (KIM)

Location

The airport is situated five and a half miles (9km) south of Kimberley.

Getting to the city

There is no bus service between the airport and the city, but taxi services are available on request and car hire agencies are available at the airport.

Time

GMT +2

Contacts

Tel: +27 53 830 7106

see full airport guide


East London Airport (ELS)

Location

The airport is located about three miles (5km) west of the city centre.

Getting to the city

There is no public bus or transport from the airport. Shuttle companies leave from in front of the arrivals terminal. Bookings should be made in advance. Their schedule follows flight schedules.

Time

GMT +2

Contacts

Tel: +27 43 706 0306

see full airport guide


Bram Fischer International Airport (BFN)

Location

The airport is located 8 miles (13km) from the city centre.

Getting to the city

Public transport servicing the airport is limited. Minibus taxis are available but are unreliable and often overcrowded. The best way to get to the city is by hired car or taxi.

Time

GMT +2

Contacts

Tel: +27 51 407 2200

see full airport guide


Port Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ)

Location

The airport is situated about two miles (3km) south of Port Elizabeth.

Getting to the city

There is no public transport from the airport into Port Elizabeth. Minibuses may be available. However, most travellers find them uncomfortable and overcrowded with luggage. Visitors not hiring a car will find taxis the most convenient mode of transport. Uber is an increasingly popular transfer service.

Time

GMT +2

Contacts

Tel: +27 41 507 7319

see full airport guide


George Airport (GRJ)

Location

The airport is situated around five and a half miles (9km) from George.

Getting to the city

Taxis are the only form of transport between the city and the airport. There are a small number of private companies operating on this route.

Time

GMT +2

Contacts

Tel: +27 44 876 9310.

see full airport guide


Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (MQP)

Location

The airport is situated nearly 17 miles (27km) from Nelspruit at White River.

Getting to the city

Taxis are available as well as a varied selection of shuttle services.

Time

GMT +2

Contacts

Tel: +27 13 753 7500

see full airport guide


Eastgate Airport (HDS)

Location

The airport is situated around seven and a half miles (12km) from Hoedspruit and is found within the Hoedspruit Air Force Base Nature Reserve.

Time

GMT +2

Contacts

Tel: +27 15 793 3681

see full airport guide


Richards Bay Airport (RCB)

Location

Richards Bay Airport is located three miles (5km) from central Richards Bay.

Getting to the city

Taxis are available outside the arrivals hall.

Time

GMT +2

Contacts

Tel: +27 35 789 9630

see full airport guide


Cape Town Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.

Airports in South Africa

Cape Town International Airport (CPT)

Location

The airport is situated 11 miles (18km) east of Cape Town.

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.

Time

GMT +2

Contacts

Tel: +27 21 937 1200.

see full airport guide


O.R. Tambo International Airport (ORTIA) (JNB)

Location

The airport is 12.7 miles (20.5km) east of Johannesburg.

Getting to the city

The Gautrain provides fast and easy access to the Johannesburg city centre from the airport, with regular express trains to Sandton. An airport bus departs regularly to the city centre. Authorised shuttle buses and taxis are available, displaying the ACSA logo on their vehicles. Hotel shuttle buses depart every 15 minutes from the bus terminal.

Time

GMT +2

Contacts

Tel: +27 11 921 6262

see full airport guide


Durban King Shaka International Airport (DUR)

Location

The airport is 21 miles (34km) north of Durban.

Getting to the city

The airport can be accessed by car via the N2 from Durban. Taxis are available and there are shuttles to the city centre and major beachfront hotels, which can booked through the airport's information desk.

Time

GMT +2

Contacts

Tel: +27 32 436 6578

see full airport guide


Kimberley Airport (KIM)

Location

The airport is situated five and a half miles (9km) south of Kimberley.

Getting to the city

There is no bus service between the airport and the city, but taxi services are available on request and car hire agencies are available at the airport.

Time

GMT +2

Contacts

Tel: +27 53 830 7106

see full airport guide


East London Airport (ELS)

Location

The airport is located about three miles (5km) west of the city centre.

Getting to the city

There is no public bus or transport from the airport. Shuttle companies leave from in front of the arrivals terminal. Bookings should be made in advance. Their schedule follows flight schedules.

Time

GMT +2

Contacts

Tel: +27 43 706 0306

see full airport guide


Bram Fischer International Airport (BFN)

Location

The airport is located 8 miles (13km) from the city centre.

Getting to the city

Public transport servicing the airport is limited. Minibus taxis are available but are unreliable and often overcrowded. The best way to get to the city is by hired car or taxi.

Time

GMT +2

Contacts

Tel: +27 51 407 2200

see full airport guide


Port Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ)

Location

The airport is situated about two miles (3km) south of Port Elizabeth.

Getting to the city

There is no public transport from the airport into Port Elizabeth. Minibuses may be available. However, most travellers find them uncomfortable and overcrowded with luggage. Visitors not hiring a car will find taxis the most convenient mode of transport. Uber is an increasingly popular transfer service.

Time

GMT +2

Contacts

Tel: +27 41 507 7319

see full airport guide


George Airport (GRJ)

Location

The airport is situated around five and a half miles (9km) from George.

Getting to the city

Taxis are the only form of transport between the city and the airport. There are a small number of private companies operating on this route.

Time

GMT +2

Contacts

Tel: +27 44 876 9310.

see full airport guide


Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (MQP)

Location

The airport is situated nearly 17 miles (27km) from Nelspruit at White River.

Getting to the city

Taxis are available as well as a varied selection of shuttle services.

Time

GMT +2

Contacts

Tel: +27 13 753 7500

see full airport guide


Eastgate Airport (HDS)

Location

The airport is situated around seven and a half miles (12km) from Hoedspruit and is found within the Hoedspruit Air Force Base Nature Reserve.

Time

GMT +2

Contacts

Tel: +27 15 793 3681

see full airport guide


Richards Bay Airport (RCB)

Location

Richards Bay Airport is located three miles (5km) from central Richards Bay.

Getting to the city

Taxis are available outside the arrivals hall.

Time

GMT +2

Contacts

Tel: +27 35 789 9630

see full airport guide


Cape Town Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.