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Cape Town Transportation – Taxi, Train, Bus & Airport Tips

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Cape Town Transportation

Cape Town is a vibrant city to explore, with museums, shopping, gorgeous scenery and gardens. Take an easy trip from the airport and hop on a bus!

Hop-On Hop-Off Buses

For Cape Town sightseeing that is cost-effective and totally fun, use the “City SightSeeing Cape Town” Tours.  See most of the great city sights using their ‘Hop-On Hop-Off’ buses. Buying a ticket for the bus lets you get on and off where and when you please at the many designated stops. There are several different routes, and you can save money if you buy the tickets online.

The Blue Route stops at 13 attractions including Kirstenbosch Gardens, Imizamo Yethu Township, Hout Bay and V &A Waterfront.

The Red Route visits 17 attractions including Table Mountain, The Castle, District Six, Camps Bay and V & A Waterfront.

The pleasant buses have open-air tops and comfortable seats. You get headphones to listen to, with tour details in several languages. The main ticket office is at the V&A Waterfront near the Two Oceans Aquarium. Please check for updated schedules, pricing, and routes.

Cape Town Airport Shared Arrival Transfer

Want to avoid the stress of finding a taxi while lugging bags around Cape Town Airport? Here’s your answer: reserve a seat in a shared-ride door-to-door transfer to your Cape Town City or Winelands hotel. Sit back and relax in a comfortable, air-conditioned sedan with a professional driver. Service is available 24 hours a day, and prices are reasonable; per person to Cape Town is $40.00 and to Winelands $64.00. Travelers rave about the service: book it before you go!

Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about transportation in Cape Town.

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