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Port Elizabeth Airport

Port Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ)


Port Elizabeth Airport is located close to everything in the Friendly City. It is just two miles (3km) from the central business district in Port Elizabeth and offers passengers easy access to a range of attractions such as the beautiful beaches, game parks, or the bustling local businesses and manufacturing industry.

The airport is relatively small, but the local people are warm and laid-back. Port Elizabeth is an important transport hub in the region and, although the airport is slick and functional, there isn't a wide range of shopping and dining facilities on offer.


The airport is situated about two miles (3km) south of Port Elizabeth.

Getting to the city

There is no public transport from the airport into Port Elizabeth. Minibuses may be available. However, most travellers find them uncomfortable and overcrowded with luggage. Visitors not hiring a car will find taxis the most convenient mode of transport. Uber is also an option.


GMT +2


Tel: +27 41 507 7319

Car rental

Car rental companies include Avis, Europcar, Hertz, and Thrifty.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are available at the airport. Pretty much anywhere in the city is within a 10-minute drive. It is best to insist that the driver uses the meter, but an additional airport pick-up fee may be charged. One should also consider private services such as Taxify and Uber.


Facilities include several shops as well as a restaurant, cafes, and conference facilities. An ATM is available for cash withdrawal.


Short and long-term parking is available within easy walking distance from the terminal. The drop-and-go and pick-up zones directly outside the terminal are free for a limited time.



Four free hours of WiFi are 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 passengers use all the data, they can top up with a pay-as-you-go service.

Business Lounges

Pre-booked conference facilities are available at the airport. These include The Landing Strip in the main terminal and the conference room in the Aero Park, in Block B, which seats 30 people. In the Aero Park, services include television, video, overhead projectors, and white boards.

Port Elizabeth Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.