Port Elizabeth airport: Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ)

Port Elizabeth Airport

The local population also calls Port Elizabeth Airport '10 minute airport' after its convenient proximity to the city. The airport is small and conveniently arranged. It operates mostly domestic flights (South-Africa). Port Elizabeth handles about one million passengers and about 800 tons of cargo annually.

Airport codes

IATA airport code: PLZ
ICAO airport code: FAPE


Local transport


There is no direct train to the airport. You can get to Port Elizabeth station easily by bus or taxi. Busses leave in front of the departure hall. For more information, please visit the South-Africa Railways website. The famous Apple Express steam train leaves from Port Elizabeth's Humewood station.

Car and bus

The airport is located about 5 kilometers west of Port Elisabeth. Take Route 11 to Alister Miller Road. The airport is clearly indicated on road signs.

Busses are parked in front of the departure hall. You can book shuttle busses in advance or order them from the arrival hall.

Car rental Port Elizabeth Airport

There are several car rental agencies at the airport: Avis, Europcar, Budget, Hertz, National, Tempest-Sixt and Thrifty. You can also book a rental car in advance at EasyTerra, this website compares multiple car rental agencies and their rates simultaneously.


Taxicabs are parked in front of the departure hall. You can book a taxi with van Hurters Taxi (tel. +27(0)41 585 5500) or Beach Cab (tel. +27(0)83 476 1079).

Parking at the airport

In front of the terminal there are several parking facilities for short term parking (up to 8 hours), but also for long term parking. There are covered parking spaces and garages available. For more information please contact tel. +27(0)41 851 0588.




There is no hotel at the airport. The City Lodge Port Elizabeth (tel. +27(0)800 113 790) is located nearby. For more hotels and on line reservations, please visit Booking.com. This website offers a wide range of hotels at competitive (internet) rates.

Shopping and dining

Port Elizabeth Airport has a few shops, restaurants and (snack) bars.


There are baggage trolley's available at several places.


There is an information desk at the arrival hall, which provides information about the airport and timetables (tel. +27(0)41 507 7319).


On the terminal's first floor, there is the Landing Strip, a Conference Center with catering facilities. There is another meeting room (up to 30 persons) at the Aeropark, Block B, with all kind of facilities (tel. +27(0)41 507 7418).

Access for disabled people

The airport has especially reserved parking spaces for disabled people. Furthermore, the airport has wheelchair ramps and adapted elevators and toilets.

Other services

The ATM is located in the hallway between the arrival and departure halls. There is a mailbox in the departure hall. The airport also has a prayer room.




Port Elizabeth Airport
Alister Miller Drive
Walmer 6065
South Africa

Telephone, fax, email

Telephone: +27(0)41 507 7348
Fax: +27(0)41 507 7340
Email: customercare@airports.co.za

Airport codes

IATA airport code: PLZ
ICAO airport code: FAPE