Flights are easily available from major cities in India and there are regular flights available to Port Elizabeth too. Some airlines which provide this service are - Jet Airways, British Airways, Air India, Emirates, South African Airways, Qatar Airlines, Ethiopian.
Flying between destinations in South Africa is an attractive option if time is short. It also compares favourably with the cost of covering long distances in a rental car, stopping over at places en route and with several competing budget airlines, you can sometimes pick up good deals.
|Starting city||Return price (approx)|
|Mumbai||₹ 38,111||View Details|
|Chennai||₹ 53,733||View Details|
There are metered taxis available and some of the reliable ones are King Cabs and Hunter Cabs. The main form of transportation for most people is the (minibus) taxi. Each taxi operates on a laid-out route. They are more frequent during daytime than at night. Stand on the curve of a trafficked road. When a taxi approaches, it may flash its headlights to 'ask' if you want to go. Just stick your hand out. You can also rent a car to go around the city. It is extremely easy to find rental cars. Some of the reliable rental car agencies are First car Rentals and CABS car hire._
Travelling by train is a very slow affair. So if you get the chance, book a flight instead. However, the Metrorail service operates frequent commuter trains to Uitenhage and the surrounding suburbs during weekdays, with a reduced service over weekends. Shosholoza Meyl operates daily inter-city trains to Johannesburg and Bloemfontein. You can also get to Cape Town, Kimberley, Pietermaritzburg and Durban (by changing trains in Bloemfontein). Premier Classe operates twice-weekly luxury trains to Cape Town via George and Oudtshoorn.
South Africa�s three established intercity bus companies are Greyhound, Intercape and Translux and between them, they reach most towns in the country. All major South African coach companies offer regular schedules to and from Port Elizabeth. The city is also on the Baz Bus route which is the hop on/ hop off service. Moreover, the public bus service is very regular and there is a bus available at the stops at every 15 minutes.
There are no water-based transportations available from nearby cities. However, you can enjoy a guided river cruise on the Sundays River Ferry and explore the beauty of the Sundays River Estuary.
There are enough transportation options available in Port Elizabeth for tourists. One good option for travellers is the Baz Bus_that operates an extremely useful hop-on/hop-off system aimed at backpackers and budget travellers, with intercity buses stopping off at backpacker accommodation en route. Prebooking your rental car with a travel agent before flying out is the cheapest option and will provide more favourable terms and conditions. Camper vans and 4WD vehicles equipped with rooftop tents can be a good idea for getting to remote places where accommodation is scarce. Expect to pay from R1000 a day for a vehicle that sleeps two. The Nelson Mandela Bay Pass, a smartcard access card, provides you with free admission to a variety of attractions and activities in Nelson Mandela Bay. This includes amongst others museums, game reserves, scuba diving, art galleries, sightseeing tours and many more. It also entitles you to some great discounts in selected stores for shopping, activities, entertainment and more._