How to Reach Cape Town - The Easiest Way to Reach Cape Town

  • There are many direct international flights into Cape Town but there are some that require you to change planes at Johannesburg airport.
  • Once in the city you can take your pick from public transport like mini-bus taxis, white taxis, buses or metro trains. The public transport system is very reliable and affordable and is authentically Capetonian in nature. 
  • You can also rent a private car or motorcycle at one of the many large car rental places around the city or at the airport itself.

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Modes of Transportation in Cape Town

Know about the preferred mode of transport, average time spent and average distance traveled for commute in Cape Town. The most preferred mode of transport in Cape Town is Car.

Average distance: 21.43 km Average time: 45.52 min

  • Car 88.15%
    Driving 44.66 min Walking 0.54 min Motorbike 0.25 min Overall average time for 22.68 kms 45.45 min
  • Motorbike 2.22%
    Motorbike 19.33 min Overall average time for 13.33 kms 19.33 min
  • Bus/Trolleybus 1.48%
    Bus 37.5 min Walking 12.5 min Waiting 7.5 min Overall average time for 9.5 kms 57.5 min
  • Walking 3.7%
    Walking 38 min Driving 4.2 min Waiting 4 min Train 2 min Overall average time for 5.22 kms 48.2 min
  • Train/Metro 2.22%
    Train 25 min Waiting 21.67 min Walking 15 min Overall average time for 15 kms 61.67 min

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How to Reach Cape Town from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Stellenbosch to Cape Town 48.47 km 48 mins
Somerset west to Cape Town 49.22 km 49 mins
Paarl to Cape Town 62.76 km 1 hour 2 mins
Langebaan to Cape Town 98.08 km 1 hour 38 mins
Worcester to Cape Town 117.07 km 1 hour 57 mins
George to Cape Town 447.44 km 7 hours 27 mins
Central karoo dc to Cape Town 596.85 km 9 hours 56 mins
Port elizabeth to Cape Town 789.83 km 13 hours 9 mins
Kimberley to Cape Town 885.23 km 14 hours 45 mins
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