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Port Elizabeth Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Port Elizabeth Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the name of a hotel near the airport in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down of what to expect during your time at Port Elizabeth Airport.

What to Expect

  • The single terminal was renovated in the early 2000s to consolidate arrivals and departures in a bright, more modern facility. The airport connects to cities within South Africa.
  • WiFi is available. See WiFi information in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • As of May 2017, we have no reviews from travellers who have used this airport. Write a review to help future travellers!
  • For uninterrupted sleep, several hotels are located at or within short walking distance; airport shuttles may be available. See our Airport Hotel section below for more info.

Good to Know

  • Economy class travellers can pay to access one airport lounge. See our Airport Lounges section for locations and rates.

For more information about the services and facilities available, scroll down to continue exploring our Port Elizabeth Airport Guide. Send us your airport tips to help us keep this information up to date.

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Port Elizabeth Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program (ie. Priority Pass). Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Port Elizabeth Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Road Lodge Port Elizabeth Airport Hotel - Located 150 meters from the airport terminal. No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • 5 Third Ave Guest House - (1 minute drive from airport) Free airport shuttle between 8:00AM to 8:00PM. » Check Rates
  • Treetops Guest House - (1 minute drive from the airport) Free airport shuttle is available only if pre-arranged. » Check Rates

To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotels near Port Elizabeth Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Port Elizabeth Airport for up to 4 hours or 1GB, whichever comes first. Connect to the “Airports@Vast” network. Registration requires an email address and contact number.

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • ATMs / Cash Machines - Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Location: in the hallway between Departures and Arrivals.
  • Baby Care Facilities - Changing facilities are available in some restrooms.
  • Duty Free & Shopping - There is no duty-free at Port Elizabeth. There is a central landside retail area with a few souvenir shops.
  • Food & Drink - At the time of this update, no 24-hour options are available. The airport offers 3 restaurants and 2 coffee shops.
  • Information Desk - Available in the Arrivals area.
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Not available.
  • Medical Services - A First Aid room is available. Seek an airport staff member for assistance.
  • Mobile Charging - At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com.
  • Pharmacy - The Mart Kiosk offers pharmaceutical products.
  • Prayer Area - Yes. Seek an airport staff member for access to the prayer room.
  • Rest Zones - Not available.
  • Showers - Not available.

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Airport Hours

As of this update, we were unable to confirm airport hours of operation. We recommend that you read a few reviews before deciding to sleep in the airport overnight. If you know the airport hours, please send an email to guides@sleepinginairports.com and we will update this airport guide.

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As of February 2018, Port Elizabeth airport is served by the following airlines: Airlink • South African Airways • South African Express • British Airways​ •​ Mango Airlines • FlySafair • Cemair.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

These car rental agencies offer service on-site: Avis • Bidvest Car Rental • Dollar • Europcar • First Car Rental • Hertz • Tempest • Thrifty • Woodford Car Hire.


Metered taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area of the airport.

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Last Updated: 28 February 2018

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning and is subject to change at any time. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors, or to add/change any items mentioned in the guide, please contact us .