Port Elizabeth Airport

General information

Port Elizabeth Airport is the fourth busiest airport in South Africa in terms of passenger numbers. The airport serves the city of Port Elizabeth, which is the fifth largest city in the country. It is known as the “ten minute airport”, because it is so close to the city centre.


Where is Port Elizabeth Airport situated?

Port Elizabeth Airport is located south of the city, close to the Allister Miller Drive and several motorways.

How many terminals does Port Elizabeth Airport have?

The airport has one terminal building.

Airport Map



The distance from Port Elizabeth Airport to the centre of Port Elizabeth is 4 kilometres. By car, it takes 10 minutes to get to the centre of Port Elizabeth.

From PLZ Airport to Port Elizabeth City centre by Car
4 km
10 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Port Elizabeth Airport by public transport. Visit the Port Elizabeth Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Port Elizabeth Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Port Elizabeth is about ZAR 100.-. Book your taxi at Port Elizabeth Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From PLZ Airport to Port Elizabeth City centre by Taxi
4 km
10 min
ZAR 100.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Port Elizabeth Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Avis, Europcar, Dollar (The Hertz Corporation), Thrifty (The Hertz Corporation), Hertz and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Port Elizabeth Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Port Elizabeth Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Port Elizabeth Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Port Elizabeth Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

Which airlines fly from and to Port Elizabeth Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Port Elizabeth Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Airlink
  • British Airways
  • South African Airways
  • FlySafair
  • Mango


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Port Elizabeth Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Paxton Hotel, Port Elizabeth

Situated only a short walk from the beach, in the heart of Port Elizabeth, this modern hotel impresses with its many facilities and central location. Close to the airport and marina, the Paxton Hotel features 80 spacious guest rooms.


Luxury Backpackers, Port Elizabeth

Luxury Backpackers is set in Port Elizabeth, within 3.4 km of The Boardwalk and 7 km of Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. The property is situated 2.6 km from Splash Waterworld Port Elizabeth, 3.


Ninety9 On Villiers Guest House, Port Elizabeth

Ninety9 on Villiers is a guest house that features a terrace, BBQ facilities, a fitness centre, and a library. It is conveniently located a 10 minutes' drive away from Port Elizabeth beachfront and Port Elizabeth Airport.

Hotels in Port Elizabeth

Looking for the best hotels in Port Elizabeth? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


The Kelway Hotel, Port Elizabeth

Offering views of Nelson Mandela Bay and its cliffs, this 4-star hotel features spacious rooms and a plunge pool. The hotel is located opposite Bayworld Oceanarium and offers free parking.


The Hub Boutique Hotel, Port Elizabeth

The Hub Boutique Hotel offers modern and stylish rooms with balcony or patio overlooking the garden and pool. Located in Port Elizabeth’s suburb of Walmer, the hotel provides free Wi-Fi throughout.


Protea Hotel by Marriott Port Elizabeth Marine, Port Elizabeth

Protea Marine offers glorious ocean views within walking distance of Port Elizabeth, the “Friendly City” of the Eastern Cape coast and a favourite destination along South Africa’s Garden Route.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Port Elizabeth Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


Hop-on Hop-off Bus between Cape Town & Johannesburg

Discover South Africa at your own pace with a hop-on hop-off bus service on the Garden Route, Wild Coast & Drakensberg areas. Choose 1 direction and stop where you want.


Port Elizabeth City Walking Tour

Enjoy a two-hour walking tour of Port Elizabeth. Explore one of South Africa's oldest cities with a local guide and learn about local history.

Tour & transport

Port Elizabeth: Addo Elephant National Park 2-Day Safari

Look for the legendary Big 5 of Africa in a malaria-free environment on a full-day game drive of Addo Elephant National Park. Spend the night in the conservation area, famous for having one of the densest elephant populations in Africa.


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