East London Airport

East London Airport (ELS)


The airport is located about three miles (5km) west of the city centre.

Getting to the city

There is no public bus or transport from the airport. Shuttle companies leave from in front of the arrivals terminal. Bookings should be made in advance. Their schedule follows flight schedules.


GMT +2


Tel: +27 43 706 0306

Car rental

Rental companies at the airport include Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Bidvest, First, Dollar Thrifty, and Tempest.

Airport Taxis

Metered taxis are available from the airport; a helpdesk is available to give taxi information.


The airport has four ATMs in the departures hall and an information desk in the arrivals hall. Restaurants and shops are also available in the terminal building. Facilities also cater to disabled passengers.


Short and long-term parking is available adjacent to the airport.




There are four free hours of wifi provided to passengers in the boarding areas of the airport. Alternatively, customers can make use of 1 gigabyte of data. However, if the four hours elapse or the passenger uses all the data, one can top up with a pay-as-you-go service.

East London Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.