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About Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ)

Port Elizabeth Airport, which has been nicknamed the 'ten minute airport' due to its close proximity to key areas of Port Elizabeth, currently operates domestic-only routes to other areas of South Africa. Our Port Elizabeth Airport guide includes information on transport, accommodation and terminal facilities.

Information:

There is an information desk (tel: +27 41 507 7319) in the arrival hall. The nearby visitor information desk (tel: +27 41 581 0456; www.nmbt.co.za) can assist with bookings for hotels and sightseeing excursions.

Website:

http://www.airports.co.za

Driving directions:

Port Elizabeth Airport can be reached quickly from the city centre via Route 102 which merges onto the M4. From there take a right onto Walmer Boulevard (M9), and then a left down Third Avenue which leads directly to the airport.

Airport Info

Code:
PLZ
Address:
, Alister Miller Drive, Walmer, 6065
Location:

Port Elizabeth Airport is situated within Port Elizabeth, 5km (3 miles) west of the business district and 3km (2 miles) southwest of Algoa Bay.

No. of terminals:
1
Telephone:

+27 41 507 7319

Public Transport

Public transport road:

Shuttle:Shuttle services are available on request from Blunden Coach Tours (tel: +27 41 451 4803; www.blunden.co.za). These operate according to flight schedules, and passengers can also book their return journey to the airport in advance. The journey time to the city centre is approximately 10 minutes - prices depend on the exact destination and size of group.

Taxi:Metered taxis are available outside the departures hall, the fare into town is about ZAR50-70.

Terminal facilities

Money:

There is an ATM situated between the arrival and departure halls. The information desk operates a bureau de change facility.

Food:

There is a restaurant on the first floor of the departure hall and a choice of cafés in both the arrival and departure areas.

Shopping:

There are several shops at Port Elizabeth Airport, including gift and sweet shops in the departure hall. As there are no international services at present, duty-free is not available.

Luggage:

Luggage trolleys are available in the arrival hall (next to the baggage reclaim belts), in the car park, and at the entrance to the departure hall.

Other:

Baby changing facilities are available in the ladies' toilets.

Airport facilities

Disabled facilities:

Facilities for the disabled at Port Elizabeth airport include dedicated toilets and lifts to the first floor, where the business-class lounge and restaurant are situated. Contact the information desk (tel: +27 41 507 7319) for assistance.

Car parking:

Short-term car parking (up to eight hours), long-term parking, covered parking and lock-up garages are all available (tel: +27 41 581 0588). These options are located directly in front of the terminal building.

Car rental:

Car hire companies represented at Port Elizabeth Airport include Alisa, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Imperial and Tempest.