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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 and international flights. Our Port Elizabeth Airport guide includes information on transport, accommodation and terminal facilities.


There is an information desk (tel: +27 41 507 7348) in the arrival hall.


Driving directions:

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

Airport Info

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Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth Airport is situated within Port Elizabeth, approximately 3.2km (2 miles) south of the business district.

No. of terminals:

+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; 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, and prices depend on the exact destination and size of the group.

Taxi: Metered taxis are available outside the departures hall. Various local taxi companies are represented at the airport. Contact information can be found for all of the various taxi and shuttle services on Port Elizabeth Airport’s website.

Terminal facilities


There is an ATM situated in the passage between the arrival and departure halls.


There is a selection of restaurants, pubs and cafes throughout the airport.


There are several shops at Port Elizabeth Airport, including gift and snack shops in the departure hall. There is also a clothing/footwear shop in the departure hall. Duty-free shopping is not available.


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.


Baby changing facilities are available in the ladies' toilets. Basic first aid facilities are available at the airport and chapel and prayer rooms are available upon request. The viewing deck allows passengers to watch arriving and departing aircrafts.

Airport facilities

Conference and business:

The Landing Strip conference centre is located on the first floor of the main terminal building; catering here is available by prior arrangement. There is also a conference room in the Aero Park Block B (tel: +27 41 507 7418), which can seat up to 30 people. Televisions, videos, overhead projectors and white boards are available for hire.

The South African Airways lounge (+27 41 507 7251) and the Premier Lounge (+27 41 581 6381) are located in the domestic departures terminal. The Premier Lounge is open to any passenger regardless of airline or ticket class.

Close to the airport, the beachfront Radisson Blu Hotel (tel: +27 41 509 5000; offers a range of meeting and event rooms, as well as a business centre.

Communication Facilities:

Wi-Fi internet access (the first 4 hours or 500MB of use is free of charge) is available throughout Port Elizabeth Airport. Additionally, there is a post box in the departure hall, and public telephones are available in the arrivals hall, departures hall, and sterile area.

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. Reserved parking is also available for disabled passengers. Contact the information desk (tel: +27 41 507 7319) for assistance. If passengers need assistance boarding or disembarking, they should contact their airline at the time of booking.

Car parking:

Short-term car parking (up to eight hours) and long-term parking is 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 Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Bidvest, and Tempest.

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