Car Hire in Cape Town International Airport is very convenient. Car rental companies such as Thrifty, Tempest, Alamo, Budget, Avis & Sixt are all located at the airport to allow for quick and easy vehicle rental pick up and drop off. These companies offer the best rates and terms, with unlimited milage and all inclusive prices.
There are also numerous shuttle services available to and from the airport, and buses depart every 20 minutes from the airport to the city centre which is located 12 miles from the airport. Car hire Cape Airport is the most convenient mode of transport as there are many local attractions to explore in the vicinity. With more than 1,400 parking bays in the general parking area, and 4,000 additional parking areas in the newly added parkade.
There is no direct rail link to the Cape Town International Airport, but a new railroad construction is due to start in 2013. For now car hire from Cap Town Airport is your best option for hassle free way around and freedom of choice.
Airport Code: CPT
Cape Town International Airport is the primary airport that serves Cape Town, it is also one of the busiest international airports in the country. It receives passengers from several international destinations, including Europe and Asia. Locally, this airport receives flights from Durban and Johannesburg, as well as various other locations in the country; which allows for the availability of a large fleet of car hire – Cape Town airport vehicles. The airport is currently owned by the Airports Company South Africa and was renamed to Cape Town International Airport after its original name of Jan Smuts Airport was changed in the 1990’s.
Cape Town International Airport was officially started in 1954 and it replaced Cape Town’s original airport that was situated in Wingfield. This airport is also the only airport of its kind in the city of Cape Town that provides a variety of scheduled flights for their passengers. This airport is also said to be the fourth busiest airport in the African continent and received the Skytrax award in 2009.
Enjoy the beauty of the new airport, the following video is demo of the new aipot. It was made before the World Cup, amazing and beautiful to see it . Enjoy the ride:
Cape Town International Airport currently handles approximately 7.5 million passengers per year; allowing for tremendous growth during the last decade. Roughly 1.5 million of these are international passengers, with the remaining 6 million being domestic. The only airport in South Africa that is busier is the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. In order to prepare for the World Cup soccer tournament in 2010, the airport was renovated and a total of more than R1.5 billion was spent on new infrastructure and systems. With such a large increase in visitors, car hire Cape Town Airport has seen a significant rise in popularity as well.
Getting to Cape Town city centre
Cape Town International Airport is located approximately 20 kilometres (12 miles) from the city centre to the west. It can be accessed from the N2 freeway, with the Airport Approach Road being the direct link between the airport and the N2 (exit 16). The airport can also be accessed via the M12 freeway, or the R300 through the M10.
Getting from Cape Town Airport to:
Other interesting towns to stop at on your road trip are Mossel Bay, Hermannus & Oudtshoorn. With your car rental Cape Town Airport you can easily drive between these towns for additional travel adventures.
For further information visit official cape town airport’s website .