How to get to Cape Town


Where is Cape Town . . .

Cape Town is located on South Africa's south coast in Western Cape Province.

Getting to Cape Town

From Australia: From Sydney, take Qantas to Johannesburg connecting on South African to Cape Town; from Brisbane and Melbourne fly first to Sydney then connect on Qantas via Joburg; and from Perth, South African to Cape Town via Johannesburg are the most convenient flights.

From New Zealand: Air New Zealand via Sydney connecting on Qantas to Johannesburg and South African to Cape Town, is the most convenient.

From the UK: British Airways, South African and Virgin Atlantic fly direct from Heathrow Airport, London.

From the USA: South African direct from Kennedy; from Los Angeles, British Airways or Virgin Atlantic via London or Air France via Paris, are the most convenient services.

Flight time to Cape Town

Brisbane to Cape Town is 20 hours 10 minutes, with connecting flightˆ
Melbourne to Cape Town is 20 hours 10 minutes, direct flight
Sydney to Cape Town is 17 hours 35 minutes, with connecting flightˆ
Perth to Cape Town is 14 hours 25 minutes, with connecting flightˆ

Auckland to Cape Town is 23 hours 10 minutes, with connecting flightˆ
London to Cape Town is 11 hours 30 minutes, direct flight
New York to Cape Town is 19 hours, direct flight
Los Angeles to Cape Town is 22 hours 55 minutes, connecting flightˆ
(ˆIncludes layover time.)

Flying in

Cape Town International Airport is located 22km east of Cape Town's city centre. Taxis are also available.

Entry requirements
A passport valid for at least 30 days beyond intended period of stay as well as a ticket for return or onward travel. Visas are not required for citizens of Australia, New Zealand, US, UK and most EU countries; instead, visitors are issued with a visitor's permit on arrival, valid for a month.

Getting around

Minibuses and taxis are cheap and plentiful. Car and motorbike hire is available. Traffic drives on the left.

Cape Town Map
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