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: 21.68 km Average time: 46.37 min

  • Car 84.04%
    Driving 45.46 min Walking 0.44 min Motorbike 0.38 min Overall average time for 23.35 kms 46.28 min
  • Motorbike 3.19%
    Motorbike 19.33 min Overall average time for 13.33 kms 19.33 min
  • Bus/Trolleybus 2.13%
    Bus 37.5 min Walking 12.5 min Waiting 7.5 min Overall average time for 9.5 kms 57.5 min
  • Walking 4.26%
    Walking 38.75 min Driving 5.25 min Waiting 5 min Train 2.5 min Overall average time for 6.13 kms 51.5 min
  • Train/Metro 3.19%
    Train 25 min Waiting 21.67 min Walking 15 min Overall average time for 15 kms 61.67 min
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