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.
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.
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.
Port Elizabeth Airport is situated within Port Elizabeth, 5km (3 miles) west of the business district and 3km (2 miles) southwest of Algoa Bay.
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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.
There is an ATM situated between the arrival and departure halls. The information desk operates a bureau de change facility.
There is a restaurant on the first floor of the departure hall and a choice of cafés in both the arrival and departure areas.
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 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.
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.
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 hire companies represented at Port Elizabeth Airport include Alisa, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Imperial and Tempest.