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East London airport (ELS)

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East London Airport, opened in 1927, is an important regional air terminal in South Africa, operating exclusively with domestic flights.

Official Website: airports.co.za
Number of Terminals - 1 - It opens on Mondays from 6:30 am to 8:30 pm, Tuesdays to Fridays from 5:30 am to 8:30 pm, Saturday from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm and Sunday from 8:00 am to 8:30 pm.
Annual passenger traffic: 840,000 passengers went through it in 2018.
Tel: +27 437 060 306. Flight information: Tel +27 867 277 888. E-mail: [email protected] The information desk is located in the Arrivals Hall.

Location

East London airport is located 9 km (5.6 miles) to the west of the city.

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Car rental companies

Inside the terminal there are car rental counters from the following companies:

Avis (Tel +27 437 098 200 - Mondays through Fridays from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm, Saturday from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm, Sunday from 7:30 am to 8:00 pm)
Bidvest (Tel +27 437 075 310 - weekdays from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm, Saturday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sunday from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm)
Dollar/Thrifty (Tel +27 437 362 222 - Mondays through Fridays from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm, Saturday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Sunday from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm)
Europcar (Tel +27 437 362 230 - Mondays through Fridays from 6:00 am to 8:30 pm, Saturday from 8:00 am to 6:30 pm, Sunday from 8:00 am to 8:30 pm)
First (Tel +27 437 362 900 / 823 134 050 - Mondays through Fridays from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm, Saturday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, Sunday from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm)
Hertz (Tel +27 437 362 116 - weekdays from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm, Saturday from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm, Sunday from 7:30 am to 9:00 pm)
Tempest (Tel +27 437 361 320 - Mondays through Fridays from 6:30 am to 8:00 pm, Saturday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Sunday from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm)

 

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Accommodation near East London airport (ELS)

Some of the closest accommodations are:

23 on Candem Guest House (3.5 km/2.2 miles)
Sunnyridge Lodge (3.6 km/2.2 miles)
Candem B+B (3.6 km/2.2 miles)
Key Point Guest House (4.4 km/2.7 miles)
Gijima Guest House (4.5 km/2.8 miles)

 

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Public and private transportation

Bus - There are two private services, Eugene's Executive Airport Shuttle (Tel +27 725 973 379 / 724 253 370) and Xhamla Shuttle Services (Tel +27 437 361 151 / 728 311 236), that depart from in front of the Arrivals Hall and travel to the city and surrounding areas. Departures correspond to flight schedules.

Taxi - Official vehicles display the airport logo and are available outside the Arrivals Hall. Operators include Dean's Taxi Services (Tel +27 731 946 367 / 792 935 132) and Herman's Day & Night Taxi Service (Tel +27 437 227 901). The trip to the city centre takes 5-10 minutes.

 

Parking services at East London airport (ELS)

There are three parking lots close to the terminal building, an outdoor car park, a covered one and garages. More information: Tel. +27 437 060 322.

 

Services for passengers with special needs

Facilities include ramps, lifts and reserved parking spaces. Passengers requiring assistance to board or disembark from the airplane should make the necessary arrangements with their airline at the time of booking.