Port Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ)
Whether you’re traveling from Port Elizabeth Airport to Algoa Bay or from the city center to Port Elizabeth Airport, count on Uber to get you there.
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How to get a ride with Uber from Port Elizabeth International Airport
Open your app to request a ride
When you’re ready, open your app to request a ride. Choose the option that suits your group size and luggage needs.
Follow directions in the app
You’ll get directions about pickup points directly in the app. Signs might also be available at the airport.
Meet your driver
Go to your assigned pickup location as specified by the app. Please note, this location may not always be at your nearest exit. If you can’t find your driver, contact them through the app.
Wifi at PLZ
Free wifi is available at Port Elizabeth Airport for up to 4 hours or until 500MB of data has been consumed. Connect to the network for wireless browsing. Once you’ve reached the maximum quota, you may purchase additional service.
Port Elizabeth Airport parking
Both short-term and long-term parking can be found at Port Elizabeth’s airport directly in front of the terminal building. Covered parking and lock-up garages are also available.
Accessibility at PLZ
Facilities for disabled travelers include dedicated bathrooms and elevators to the first floor, where the business lounge and restaurant are situated. Should you need additional assistance, please contact a member of airport staff.
Top questions from riders
- Can I request a ride with Uber at Port Elizabeth Airport?
Yes, Uber operates across Port Elizabeth. Simply request a ride through the app when you’re ready to walk outside of the airport terminal.
- How much will an Uber trip at Port Elizabeth Airport cost?
Uber prices are subject to change depending on location, the number of drivers on the road, and the length of a trip. Please consult Uber’s price estimator tool before requesting a ride to get an approximate cost for your journey.
- Where is the Uber pickup location at PLZ?
All pickup locations are subject to change, so be sure to check your Uber app for where your pickup location has been set.
- What if I can't find my driver?
If you can’t find your driver at your agreed-upon pickup location, contact them through the app.
PLZ visitor information
One of South Africa’s largest cities, Port Elizabeth stretches along Algoa Bay. Nicknamed the 10-Minute Airport on account of its proximity to most major areas of the city, it acts as an excellent link to various South African destinations. With the airport located only about 5 kilometers (3 miles) from both the central business district and Algoa Bay, the beauty of Port Elizabeth is easily within your reach from the moment your flight hits the tarmac. Port Elizabeth Airport sees approximately 1.2 million visitors every year, with more than 60,000 scheduled flights.
Port Elizabeth Airport lounges
Port Elizabeth Airport has numerous lounges that passengers can use for work or relaxation before a flight. In the Domestic Departures Terminal, travelers can find 2 lounges: the Premier Lounge and the South African Airways Lounge. The Premier Lounge is available for all passengers, regardless of which class of ticket they hold. You can pay a small one-time fee upon entrance, or purchase vouchers for the lounge online. If you’re looking for a comfortable, convenient space to relax within the hustle and bustle of the airport, Port Elizabeth Airport lounges are ideal.
Hotels near Port Elizabeth Airport
As the city of Port Elizabeth is so close to its airport, there are hotels within meters of the terminal. The closest hotel is a mere 150 meters (500 feet) away by foot, and many others are only a short drive away. With so many options across a small surface area, you’re sure to find something close where you can rest your head for the night.
Port Elizabeth Airport shops
Among the stores at Port Elizabeth International Airport are gift shops and sweet shops. There are also souvenir, clothing, and cellphone stores that might offer what you’re looking for.
Things to do at PLZ
If you’re visiting Port Elizabeth for business rather than pleasure, note that there’s a conference center located on the first floor of the airport called the Landing Strip. If you require additional facilities, there is also a conference room in Aero Park Block B, approximately 200 meters from the arrivals hall. A post office can also be found in the departures terminal, while rooms for people who need a space to pray are available. In addition, basic first aid facilities, public telephones, and ATMs can be found throughout Port Elizabeth Airport.
Port Elizabeth Airport restaurants
There are several small cafes across arrivals and departures areas. It’s a good idea to check individual operating hours before your visit, as they aren’t open 24 hours a day.
Places of interest near PLZ
Situated on South Africa’s Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth offers a wide range of historical sights and scenic natural wonders to explore. Some of the best sites within easy reach of Port Elizabeth Airport include:
- Cape Recife Nature Reserve
- Sardinia Bay Nature Reserve
- Shamwari Private Game Reserve
- Storms River Bridge (Paul Sauer Bridge)
- Volkswagen AutoPavillion
Find more information about Port Elizabeth Airport here.