FLIGHTS & TRANSPORT
Most Cape Town hotels are about 20 minutes’ drive from the airport; however in rush hour this may take a bit longer due to traffic. Kindly be advised that peak hour traffic in Cape Town is Monday to Friday between:
06H30 – 09H00
12H00 – 14H00
16H00 – 18H00
Cape Town Airport
Cape Town International Airport also know as Cape Town International Airport is located 22km away from the city centre, and all airlines operating in South Africa fly to Cape Town Airport. Cape Town Airport is the 2nd largest airport in South Africa. It is a major gateway for tourism in the country seeing millions of visitors arriving in the city of Cape Town annually. Many airlines offer direct flights to Cape Town from various locations around the globe.
There are various transport services available to get you to and from the conference facility or surrounding hotels, to the airport. These include taxis, metered cabs, shuttle services, and car rental options. It is advisable for travellers to arrive at Cape Town Airport at least an hour before a domestic flight, and 3 hours before international flights. There is a passenger drop-off zone located on the upper level of the Central Terminal building. The pick-up-and-go zone is on the ground floor of the first parkade at the airport (Parkade P1). Longer term facilities for parking at Cape Town Airport are also available.
Do not rely on a public service, as unlike OR Tambo international in Johannesburg, there is no direct public train, metro, or bus service that will link you directly to where you need to be. The recommended transport from Cape Town airport is via airport shuttle, hotel-operated or independently arranged transfer, taxi, or rental vehicle. Many of the internationally known vehicle hire companies have offices at the airport.
Shuttles vary from pay-per-kilometre style cab services (the average per-kilometre rate for an airport shuttle in Cape Town varies from about R7 to R11 per kilometre, and there is usually a base rate of R15 or R20. Bear in mind that as with any other taxi service, peak hour pressure tends to increase prices.
Preferred Airport Shuttle Service Company for the WERA 2018 conference is Ulysses Tours and Safaris
Cape Town International Airport to Westin Hotel rate: R450 for one passenger or R235 per person for two passengers, R170 per person if three in the car and four or more passengers R160 per person.
Book your transport from Cape Town airport with Ulysses Tours and Safaris, via the information kiosk, through your hotel, or physically as you land (by heading to the taxi waiting area or pick-up-and-go areas at the exits). A typical taxi ride from Cape Town International airport to the city centre along the N2, takes about 25 minutes in off-peak traffic, and the time to the other major hub, the V&A Waterfront, is about 35 minutes.
With car hire Cape Town services, you are able to rent a vehicle to use as your own during your stay in the city. Hiring a car can be a daunting task because there are so many options out there. You need to decide on the company that you hire your car from and this can depend on if they have the car that you want, the cost, the track record of the company, the ease of the car hire, and if the company offer you any benefits. For car rental please click here.
Car hire Cape Town Airport Tips
Be wary of ‘All inclusive’ car hire packages. They seem quite a good deal, but some of them are really not. Look for promotional packages of this kind that combine daily car rental in Cape town with insurance. Be aware, however, of the type of protection offered. Many of these packages offer only the most basic cover. It is recommended you pay the difference and get an complete insurance separately.