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Flights from Auckland (AKL) to Port Elizabeth (PLZ)

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Visiting from Auckland to Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth travel information

Port Elizabeth, officially renamed Gqeberha, is a major seaport city in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. Explore the city by heading along the beachfront promenade, around the Humewood and Summerstrand neighbourhoods. Be sure to take a swim at Kings and Hobie beach, some of the best swimming locations in South Africa. Head to Central to take in the museums and galleries, while Richmond Hill is the spot to dine out. The city has a vibrant music scene, street life and sporting venues. Visit the friendly city to take in it's beaches along Nelson Mandela Bay, bars, outdoor lifestyle or tour one of the game parks in the area.

When to visit

Best time to visit Port Elizabeth

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.

Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Chief Dawid Stuurman International Airport (PLZ).Opens external site in a new window 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 helpful staff at Port Elizabeth Airport are on hand to greet you when you arrive and assist with your travel needs. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are various 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. 

Departure information

Fly from Auckland

Once you’ve purchased your tickets from  Auckland, 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?

Auckland Airport (AKL). Opens external site in a new windowThe airport is a major airline hub in New Zealand and there are many domestic and international destinations for visitors to continue on to.  The airport is located near Mangere,  21 kilometres south of the Auckland city centre. 

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Passengers on Qantas flights from Auckland are allocated checked baggage. If you require extra luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online before departure. 

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Passengers travelling from Auckland can check in online up to 24 hours in advance or check-in at the terminal.

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Can I cancel my flight booking due to COVID-19?

If your flights were booked through a travel agency or third-party website, please contact them directly to discuss your options.

If your plans have changed or you no longer wish to travel, visit Manage Booking to change your travel dates or cancel your flight and request a flight credit to use towards a future flight. Please visit our Booking changes and other options page for more information.

If we’ve cancelled your Qantas flight, including your Classic Flight Reward booking, wait to hear from us before changing your booking. We’ll be contacting anyone whose flight has been impacted as soon as possible.

Important Information

 This offer applies to Qantas operated flights for the following dates: Australian Domestic: booked between 21 May 2020 and 30 April 2022, for travel between 12 June 2020 and 30 April 2022. Trans-Tasman: booked between 15 October 2020 and 30 June 2022, for travel between 16 October 2020 and 31 December 2022. International: booked between 25 February 2021 and 30 June 2022, for travel between 1 November 2021 and 31 December 2022. If you decide to change the date of your travel, we'll waive the change fee. You'll need to change your flight before your scheduled date of departure and select a new travel date within 12 months of your original booking date. When you're ready to rebook, you'll also need to cover any fare increase for your new flight, if applicable. For all changes, your applicable Fare Rules and the Qantas Conditions of Carriage apply.

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