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Car rental offers Cape Town Airport

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Rental car options at Cape Town Airport

The following car rental companies received the highest ratings in Cape Town Airport. Compare the ratings and prices of these rental companies with a single search.

  • Bidvest Car Rental

    8.4 (175)
  • Avis

    8.2 (4952)
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  • Budget

    8.2 (8534)
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  • First Car

    8.1 (532)
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  • Hertz

    8.1 (5768)
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  • Sixt

    7.8 (2602)
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  • Europcar

    7.7 (6754)
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  • Keddy By Europcar

    7.7 (2821)
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  • FireFly Car Rental

    7 (3307)
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  • Thrifty

    6.8 (4531)

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Car rental location Cape Town Airport

Cape Town Airport Guide


Cape Town International Airport is located 20km east of Cape Town's city centre on the N2 highway. Its cutting-edge design, clean and efficient interior and extensive facilities have earned it the title of 'Africa's Leading Airport'. There are direct flights to 23 cities in 19 countries, including London, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Istanbul, Buenos Aires, Singapore, Cairo, and Fort Lauderdale. Domestic and regional routes are also well served, with the airport handling over four million passengers a year. Many of these however stop over in Johannesburg first.

Both the domestic and international departures lounges provide banks and bureaux de change, with international arrivals also providing banking facilities. ATMs are found in domestic the arrivals and departures halls.

Shops and refreshment are available in the domestic and international departure halls. The international departures hall also provides duty-free shopping (post security) and a shop specialising in wine. Mobile phone rental is offered in the domestic and international arrivals halls, as well as the domestic departures lounge. You may also use the VAT refund service.

Other options include baggage storage and a post office, positioned at the main landside entrance to the domestic Arrivals Terminal. An airport surgery is also available and is found at the northern end of the international Arrivals Terminal (tel: + 27 21 934 2246).

Business facilities are available in the first class lounge situated in the Departures Terminals and a VIP facility is also available beside the domestic Departures Terminal A (tel: + 27 21 937 1200). You will find a conference centre and an Airport Training Centre located away from the Terminals. Call the VIP Centre for reservations and enquiries (tel: + 27 21 937 1233) .

The airport is entirely physically accessible with good facilities for those with special needs.

Further information is available from the Information desks located in the domestic and international arrivals terminals.

To & From

Shuttle services may be reserved from the Arrivals terminals. Shuttles transport passengers to their destination on demand, and schedules are dependent on flight arrival times.

Touch Down Taxis is an officially authorised airport taxi company which will transport passengers to downtown Cape Town.

By car from Cape Town, take the N2 highway and follow the airport signage. The Trip distance is 23 kms and takes roughly 30 minutes.

Shaded parking is available along the entire facade of the Terminal buildings and shuttles are provided to transfer passengers to their Terminal. Shuttles are arranged by communication links provided in one of ten pick-up points. Further parking info is available at tel: +27 21 934 0122.

Practical information

  • Currency
    South African rand
  • Driving direction
  • City speed limit
    60 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    100 km/h
  • Language
    English, Tswana, Southern Sotho, Afrikaans, Southern Ndebele, Swati, Tsonga, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu
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What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

Is Carrentals.co.uk the cheapest?

Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.

What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).

Which car rental companies are compared by Carrentals.co.uk at this location?
  • Bidvest Car Rental
  • Avis
  • Budget
  • First Car
  • Hertz
  • Sixt
  • Europcar
  • Keddy By Europcar
  • FireFly Car Rental
  • Thrifty
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