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Phone Numbers:
· CPT Airport: 021 937 1200
· Airlink at Upington Airport: 054 332 2161

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Shortest flight path from Upington to Cape Town

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Fly Upington to Cape Town

Upington Airport may boast the longest runway on the African continent (at 4900m), but there are not a lot of airlines flying there. This is unfortunately one of the SA Airlink flight routes, on which SA Express has not taken them on. Your options for getting from Upington to Cape Town Airport (UTN-CPT) are either to fly with Airlink, drive or take a bus. The only opportunity for cheaper flights is by being flexible with dates.

5 UTN-CPT Flight Facts

  1. SA Airlink flights to CPT are scheduled to take 80m

  2. Intercape bus trips take about 12 hours

  3. You save at least 9 hours by flying instead of driving.

  4. Airlink flies Embraer ERJ135 jets from Upington to CT, which seat 37 passengers, so expect a smaller jet experience.

  5. It is 668km from UTN to CPT as the crow flies, but 802km by road.




Upington (UTN) to Cape Town Airport (CPT)

non-stop (1h20m)


The Intercape bus operates on the Upington - Cape Town route, with it taking about 12 hours.

The drive from Upington to Cape Town covers some 802km and, assuming no stops along the way, takes some 11 hours on the R27 and N7 via Loeriesfontein and Vanrhynsdorp. But really, it is advisable to take a few pit stops & refresh.

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CPT Airport transfer & shuttle services

There are a number of companies offering CPT Airport transfer services- Bettina Shuttle Services and EZ Suttle are good choices.

Take the N2 to get to Cape Town city

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