TRANSPORT: Options For Transport To And From Cape Town Airport
Recent Western Cape Business News
A wide range of transport options will be available to commuters travelling to and from Cape Town International Airport once extensive upgrades to the airport are completed in April 2010. “Facilities include ample parking, easy access to public transport, coaches and shuttles and a safe passage to the new conveniently located consolidated car rental area. As all passengers exit through the new Central Terminal Building, there is no distinction between the modes of transport available to international and domestic passengers” says Deidre Hendricks, Communications Manager, Airports Company South Africa: Cape Town International Airport. The new drop-off lane on the upper level of the Central Terminal Building greatly enhances the ease and efficiency for all commuters departing from Cape Town International Airport.
Public Transport Shuttle
From 29 May 2010, a shuttle bus service will operate between the Transport Plaza in front of the new Central Terminal Building, and the new Civic Centre Bus Station in Hertzog Boulevard. Buses will depart as often as every six minutes during peak periods, and not more than every 30 minutes during off-peak periods. The bus schedule will be available at the bus station in the Transport Plaza, where tickets can be bought at R50.00 per trip. The airport shuttle will operate most frequently after matches for passengers needing to leave Cape Town directly after a match.
Metered taxis will operate from the Transport Plaza, adjacent to the bus station. Only Touchdown taxis are authorised to pick up all non pre-booked passengers from the airport, but any metered taxi can be used for the return trip to the airport.
Private shuttles can be pre-booked or booked on arrival at the airport.
Coach and shuttle pick-up areas are conveniently located adjacent to the multi-storey parkade 2, with walkways to these areas (mostly undercover).
Passengers with Special Needs
A large number of ‘Disabled Bays’ are conveniently located on the ground floor of the two parkades, with easy access to the Central Terminal Building. Specially marked ‘Disabled Bays’ are also available on the upper level drop-off lane.
All car rental agencies have been consolidated and are now situated beyond the Transport Plaza and the main access road in front of the Central Terminal Building. Underpasses provide safe pedestrian access to this area to prevent passengers having to cross the main access road through traffic.
More than 5 500 parking bays are available in the two multi-storey parkades, with a further 1 600 bays in the two shaded parking areas.
“The aforementioned systems will help to ensure safe and reliable transport to and from the airport for all residents and visitors during the World Cup and beyond,” says the City’s Communication Director and 2010 Spokesperson, Pieter Cronje.
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