Cape Town International Airport offers non-stop flights to over 20 South African destinations and directly to a select number of international airports.


Cape Town International Airport has a domestic terminal and international terminal connected by a central terminal.


Airport check-in and bag drop

All SAA check-in desks are located within the central terminal via Entrance 1. Self-service kiosks are also available for check-in in the central terminal. Check-in zones are listed on the information screens provided.

Airport check-in and bag drop:opens at 4h30 in the morning

Online check-in:opens 24 hours before departure

Online check-in

To avoid queuing at the airport, online check-in opens 24 hours before each flight and will remain open up to 90 minutes before each domestic departure and 2 hours before each international departure.

  • You can select your seats free of charge and print your boarding pass in advance.
  • If you do not have access to a printer, you can print it at the self-service kiosks at the airport or download it to your mobile device, if you are flying from an eligible airport.
  • A dedicated bag drop is available at the airport, where your bags will be tagged.


Connecting at Cape Town airport is simple and easy.

Domestic – domestic connections

When flying within South Africa through Cape Town International Airport, bags are through-checked to the final destination. There is no need to clear customs, simply collect your bags.

Recommended minimum connecting time is 45 minutes. Please allow extra time if you require special assistance or you are travelling with children.


The lounge is situated in the transit area on the 4th floor. The lounge consists of 2 separate areas, Platinum and Premium customers.

Getting to and from the airport

Cape Town International Airport is approximately 20km from Cape Town's city centre.


The taxi rank is located in front of the Central Terminal.

Car hire

Several car hire providers can be found in the front of the Central Terminal Building or you can enquire at the Information desk which is found as you exit the arrivals terminal.


The MyCity bus service is located in front of the Central terminal building.

Hotels at the airport

A number of hotels are located close to the terminal and can be reached on foot in minutes from check-in or arrivals. Our hotel partners can help you search for the right hotel for you.