Car rental - Cape Town, Cape Town Airport (CPT)

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Mini
Chevrolet Spark or similar
Chevrolet Spark
  • 4x
  • x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Hertz
$13.00 / per day
Economy
Chevrolet Spark Lite or similar
Chevrolet Spark Lite
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Thrifty
$15.00 / per day
Compact
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Bidvest
$21.00 / per day
Standard
Toyota Corolla Quest or similar
Toyota Corolla Quest
  • 4x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Keddy
$26.00 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Intermediate
Toyota Avanza or similar
Toyota Avanza
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Europcar
$35.00 / per day
Premium
BMW F30 316I or similar
BMW F30 316I
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
SIXT
$54.00 / per day
Full-size
Ford Ranger or similar
Ford Ranger
  • 5x
  • 4x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
First Car Rental
$72.00 / per day
Special
Nissan Double Cab or similar
Nissan Double Cab
  • 5x
  • 5x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Thrifty
$39.00 / per day
The above prices are approximate only. They are based on bookings made during the last 48 hours and depend on booking dates, length of rental and car class.

Airport Car Rental

Get your rental car at Cape Town Airport! Then drive into Cape Town to explore the city’s center and its many and diverse neighborhoods. See the colorful buildings in Bo Kaap and try delicious spicy food in the Malay quarter. Park next to Table Mountain and take the cable car for a mountaintop aerial view of the city! Take a ferry to Robben Island to visit the former prison and learn more about the country’s tragic but fascinating history. This is where South African leader Nelson Mandela spent most of the years he served behind bars.

Drive to the Cape of Good Hope—famous for its penguins—where you might encounter antelopes, zebras, ostriches, and baboons, too. If you’re really brave, you can even dive with the sharks! Cape Town has many beautiful beaches, all within easy reach by car, with countless opportunities to do watersports.

Cape Town is a great destination, but the surrounding region has even more to offer. So why not choose a longer term car rental? Then you can explore the rest of South Africa or venture into neighboring Namibia or Botswana. You can even pick up your rental car at Cape Town Airport and drop it off in a different city. Start planning your Cape Town adventure now!

Cape Town Airport was greatly expanded for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. It is now the third busiest airport in Africa.

Top international routes

  • Windhoek
  • Dubai
  • London
  • Nairobi
  • Addis Ababa
  • Amsterdam

Main airlines

Fly Safair, Airlink, Mango, South African Airways, South African Express, and Air Namibia

Terminals

The single Cape Town Airport building is divided into two terminals, domestic and international, which are connected via the check-in area located in the center.

Location

The airport is about 20 km (12 miles) from the city center. Motorway N2 is the main road connecting the airport to the city.

Top car rental companies

Bidvest, Europcar, SIXT, Keddy, and Hertz ZA

Car rental desks

Car rental offices are located across from the main airport building and can be reached via two pedestrian underground passageways.

Services and Facilities

You’ll find many shops, as well as restaurants, cafés, ATMs, a currency exchange, several lounges, a medical service, and prayer rooms. Luggage storage is in the arrivals area of the domestic terminal. The airport provides assistance to travelers with reduced mobility, but you should get in touch in advance if this is needed. You can find more information on the airport's official website.

Nearest gas station

Total Airport Industria, located at Montreal Drive, Boquinar Industrial Area, can be reached in less than five minutes and is open 24/7. There are many other gas stations near Cape Town Airport and on the way to the city.

Popular one-way rentals

  • Port Elizabeth (736 km / 457 mi)
  • Johannesburg (1,397 km / 868 mi)
  • George (415 km / 258 mi)
  • Windhoek (1,489 km / 925 mi)
  • East London (1,041 km / 647 mi)
  • Maun (2,268 km / 1,409 mi)

Travel information

Language
IsiZulu,
IsiXhosa,
Afrikaans
Currency
ZAR
Country code
27
Average car rental length
13 days
Economy car rental price
$21.48 / per day
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Speed limit out of town
100 km/h
62 mi/h
Speed limit within town
40 km/h
25 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%

Airport info

Rating
7.7
  • Getting to the airport 7.3
  • Departure and check-in 7.9
  • Terminal facilities 7.3
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 5.7
  • Restaurants and car rental services 6.6
  • Lounge 5.2

Cape Town Airport (CPT)

  • IATA: CPT
  • ICAO: FACT
  • Airport name: Cape Town Airport (CPT)
  • Airport type: Public / Civil
  • Airport Size: Large Airport
  • Elevation AMSL: 46 m / 151 ft
  • Runway Surface: Asphalt
  • Aircraft movements (per year): 99,337
  • Passengers (per year): 10,211,390
  • Distance from City: 12.4 miles / 20 km SE of town
  • Airport Hours: 24 hours a day

When are car rental prices cheapest at Cape Town Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Cape Town Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at Cape Town Airport
$36.68
January
$37.03
February
$50.90
March
$45.26
April
$26.22
May
$25.85
June
$21.50
July
$30.65
August
$40.12
September
$34.05
October
November
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Cape Town Airport is July when prices for Economy start from $21.50. You can see that this is 38% cheaper than the yearly’s average and 58% cheaper than renting a car in March (when rental prices start at $50.90 for Compact). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most popular rental length at Cape Town Airport?

Travel lengths differ from one month to another. In May the average rental period is 14 days, while in February, the average rental period is only 9 days.
Average Rental Length at Cape Town Airport
11
January
9
February
11
March
10
April
14
May
12
June
12
July
12
August
12
September
13
October
November
December

Which is the busiest car rental month at Cape Town Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Cape Town Airport in January, while the fewest number of travelers rent in May.
Cape Town Airport Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
144%
January
128%
February
91%
March
70%
April
66%
May
69%
June
98%
July
125%
August
97%
September
113%
October
November
December

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Top 5 Best Cape Town Airport Suppliers in 2018

Hertz
Excellent 8.9
+27 21935 3000
P O Box 444, Parow, Cape Town, 7499 Gold Plus Rewards Location
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.7
+27-21-9347499
Cape Town Int. Airport
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.7
+27219358600
CAR RENTAL TERMINAL
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+27219358600
PAROW EAST
Bidvest
Excellent 8.6
0027 021-9272740
Cape Town Intl Airport, Main Building Unit BG12, Central Car Rental Building, Central Boulevard 7525

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