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 PE 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 an increasingly popular transfer service.


Local time is GMT +2.


Tel: +27 (0)41 507 7319.

Car rental

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

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.


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.




Flights to Port Elizabeth Airport can be booked on local low-cost carriers such as Kulula and 1time. South African Airways, British Airways, Air France and Lufthansa also offer flights to Port Elizabeth Airport.


The airport offers a free wifi service.

Business Lounges

Pre-booked conference facilities are available at the airport.

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