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Taxis in Cape Town, South Africa

Taxi services available for booking


Uber rates below are the same as in Uber app.

UBER pricing UberX Assist UberXL uberBLACK
Base fare 5 ZAR 5 ZAR 20 ZAR 15 ZAR
Booking fee 0 ZAR 0 ZAR 0 ZAR 0 ZAR
Cost per min 0.75 ZAR 0.75 ZAR 0.75 ZAR 1.2 ZAR
Cost per km 7.5 ZAR 7.5 ZAR 7.5 ZAR 12 ZAR
Min. charge 25 ZAR 25 ZAR 30 ZAR 50 ZAR
Cancel. fee 25 ZAR 25 ZAR 25 ZAR 45 ZAR

Taxi rates Cape Town 2024

Presented below taxi rates and fares are estimates. The actual numbers for your taxi rates and fares in Cape Town, South Africa may differ.

Taxi Class
Approx. examples
Uber XL,
Lyft XL
Uber X,
Yandex Comfort,
Gett Economy
Uber Black,
Lyft Lux Black,
Yandex Business,
Gett Business
Price category
Fairly Expensive Fairly Cheap Very Expensive
25.40 ZAR 6.40 ZAR 19.10 ZAR
per min
1.00 ZAR 1.00 ZAR 1.50 ZAR
per km
9.50 ZAR 9.50 ZAR 15.20 ZAR
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Taxi fares in Cape Town 2024. Projections for STANDARD Class

Below taxi fares factor in both cost per distance and cost per time. Time in calculation is used as average needed for trips of corresponding distance.

3-9 km
3 38.50 ZAR
4 49.20 ZAR
5 59.90 ZAR
6 70.60 ZAR
7 81.30 ZAR
8 92.00 ZAR
9 102.70 ZAR
10-50 km
10 113.40 ZAR
15 166.90 ZAR
20 220.40 ZAR
25 273.90 ZAR
30 327.40 ZAR
40 434.40 ZAR
50 541.40 ZAR

The price for a taxi in Cape Town will be calculated as follows: for example, riding on fairly cheap STANDARD Class - 5 km trip would cost 60 ZAR, 10 km trip would be 113 ZAR, 20 km ride would be charged at 220 ZAR and 50 km ride would set you off for 541 ZAR.

Taxi fare calculator Cape Town

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Note: actual prices for Uber, Lyft, and other taxi services can be slightly different from calculated fares.

Frequently asked questions

How much is a taxi from Airport to the city center?

Here are the most popular taxi fares from Cape Town airport to the city. These estimates are subject to change, so it’s always a good idea to confirm the fare with the taxi driver before starting your ride:

  • Cape Town International Airport to Waterfront
      ~319.28 ZAR
  • Cape Town International Airport to Cape Town City Centre
      ~237.88 ZAR
  • Cape Town International Airport to Hermanus
      ~1,165.58 ZAR
  • Cape Town International Airport to V&A Waterfront
      ~270.34 ZAR
  • Cape Town International Airport to Durbanville
      ~372.43 ZAR

How much to tip a taxi driver in Cape Town?

Typically, taxi tip in Cape Town amounts to 10–18 percent of the total fare. But tipping always stays at passenger's discretion.

Are fares always shown in US dollars?

No, on fares are displayed in local currency based on your starting location.

When I get the taxi fare quote from "taxi fare calculator", is that per person?

The taxi fare quoted is for the trip and for as many people there are in your group - up to capacity of the cab. So, it is per car. The only exception is carpool services such as UberPool, for example.

What to do if taxi services are not available in my location?


Mark   Aug 21, 2021  04:08   #

There are several competing taxi companies in Cape Town. Some have greater geographic reach, while others have a wider range of services. So how do you choose a taxi company? And which one should you go for? It would be nice to have this compared on your website...

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