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Flights from Canberra (CBR) to Port Elizabeth (PLZ)

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Visiting from Canberra to Port Elizabeth

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Flight information

Fly Canberra to Port Elizabeth (CBR to PLZ)

The approximate time for a flight from Canberra to Port Elizabeth is 20 hours and 50 minutes, via Johannesburg.

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When to visit

The best time to visit Port Elizabeth is during the summer months (November to March) with temperatures ranging from 16°C to 27°C. It's the perfect time to enjoy the outdoor activities and popular beaches including Algoa Beach and St George's Park. May to August temperatures range from 8°C to 24°C, which is a good time to enjoy the arts scene, Nelson Mandela Museum and diverse restaurants.

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Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Chief Dawid Stuurman International Airport (PLZ) Is an airport serving Port Elizabeth (Gqeberha), a city in the Eastern Cape province in South Africa. It is known as the “ten minute airport”, because it is so close to the city centre. By car, it is approximately 4 km to Port Elizabeth city centre.

Arriving in Port Elizabeth

The staff at Port Elizabeth Airport will greet you when you land and assist with your travel needs. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are different transport options available to get you on your way.         

Getting into Port Elizabeth from Port Elizabeth Airport

With a range of options from public transport to car hire, getting into the city centre is quick and easy. There are several car rental companies available at the airport to ride at your own pace and explore the surrounding attractions. Popular places to visit include the Seaview Game and Lion Park and the Guinea Fowel trail in the Bakkens River Valley. Other transport options include taxis, airport shuttles, private transfers and rideshare services.

Getting around Port Elizabeth

The best way to travel around Port Elizabeth is by car, with several car hire companies available. Uber and taxis are a popular and safe way to get you where you want to go. Other options include the city public bus service and the Metrorail train service, operate regular services. Alternatively, you may wish to join a tour or charter for a scenic view of the city. In PE, it’s fun to explore the laid back city by bike as anywhere is 15 minutes away. 

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Departure information

Fly from Canberra

Fly from Canberra. Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Canberra, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your upcoming trip.

What is the main airport called? 

Canberra Airport (CBR). Canberra Airport is located 8 km (5 miles) from the city centre and offers flights to Australia's capital cities, as well as Newcastle, the Gold Coast, Wellington (New Zealand) and Singapore.

Baggage allowance

 Passengers on Qantas flights from Canberra are allocated checked baggage If you need more luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.      

Checking in 

Ensure you check-in online or via the Qantas App before you arrive at the airport from 24 hours before departure.

Important information

Disclaimer: ++ Status Credits are earned on eligible Qantas, Jetstar, oneworld® member and oneworld connect® airlines only - see the Airline Earning Tables and Qantas Frequent Flyer program Terms and Conditions for details. Status Credits may not be earned on some fare types and booking classes. 

Disclaimer:  Meals, beverages, entertainment offerings vary between flight times.

Disclaimer: ± Inflight entertainment varies by route and aircraft.

Disclaimer: # You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program to earn and redeem Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions