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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

East London Airport Car Rental
Mini
Kia Picanto or similar
Kia Picanto
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
$26.27 per day
Downtown Car Rental
Economy
Volkswagen Polo Vivo or similar
Volkswagen Polo Vivo
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$26.41 per day
East London Airport Car Rental
Compact
Nissan Almera or similar
Nissan Almera
  • 4
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
First Car Rental
$35.05 per day
Downtown Car Rental
Economy Elite
Volkswagen Polo or similar
Volkswagen Polo
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Hertz
$36.58 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

East London Airport Car Rental
Mini Elite
Hyundai Grand i10 or similar
Hyundai Grand i10
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Thrifty
$39.34 / per day
East London Airport Car Rental
Standard
Toyota Quest Aut. or similar
Toyota Quest Aut.
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$68.27 / per day
Downtown Car Rental
Minivan
Toyota Avanza or similar
Toyota Avanza
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Firefly
$70.60 / per day
East London Airport Car Rental
Premium
Audi Q2 or similar
Audi Q2
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
BLUU
$72.15 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 11:25 on 2023-02-03. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.
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Travel Information

Language
IsiZulu,
Xhosa,
Afrikaans
Currency
ZAR
Traffic direction
Left-hand side
Country code
27
Average car rental price
$56.77 / per day
Average car rental length
3 days
Speed limit within town
40 km/h
25 mph
Speed limit out of town
100 km/h
62 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.0

One-Way Car Rentals in East London

The most popular one-way rental options for pick up in East London and drop off in another city include:

  • From East London to Cape Town - 132 offers from $19.66 per day
  • From East London to Mthatha - 41 offers from $18.88 per day
  • From East London to Port Elizabeth - 83 offers from $18.88 per day

What travel writers say

One of the larger National Parks in South Africa, Addo National Park is the best place to discover the truly majestic animals that call this country home. As you’ve rented a car, head out on a self drive tour. With this, you’ll be able to stop and start at your own pace, which is even more exciting when you come across a herd of randy elephants!
YO&LG
Yaya Onalaja-Aliu & Lloyd Griffiths
Hand Luggage Only was born back in April 2014 on a surprisingly warm afternoon in Yaya’s college room at University of Cambridge. In what seemed like an oasis of calm between assignments, Yaya and Lloyd (that’s us!) were talking about sharing our travel stories and photos with others like-minded travellers on the internet.
With so much to see and do every month of the year, there is no bad time to visit South Africa. For the best weather and a jam-packed events calendar, plan your trip to South Africa during the summer months of November through February. The days are hot with temperatures reaching the mid-eighties and dropping to the mid-sixties at night.
KR
Kiersten Rich
Hi! I’m Kiki, a California native, who left my career in corporate finance to become a world traveler.
Eastern Cape is one of South Africa’s most beautiful provinces, and East London is the best city to visit in Eastern Cape. From a rich cultural experience and a warm welcome from the locals to adventurous activities, East London guarantees the tourists an unforgettable experience. The best way to explore East London is by private car.
KMU
Kach Medina Umandap
Kach is from Laguna, Philippines. The first time she traveled outside the Philippines was a month after her college graduation. She worked in Kuwait and Iraq for years before she realized that traveling was what her heart really wanted. She quit her nine-to-five career to pursue her travel passions.

Top 20 Cities near East London

  1. Cape Town Car Rentals from $30.15 per day
    829.7 km / 515.5 miles away
  2. Johannesburg Car Rentals from $39.03 per day
    751.3 km / 466.8 miles away
  3. Port Elizabeth Car Rentals from $26.27 per day
    205.7 km / 127.8 miles away
  4. Durban Car Rentals from $25.93 per day
    507.1 km / 315.1 miles away
  5. 433.8 km / 269.6 miles away
  6. 794.8 km / 493.8 miles away
  7. George Car Rentals from $26.27 per day
    481.6 km / 299.3 miles away
  8. Centurion Car Rentals from $32.72 per day
    784.0 km / 487.2 miles away
  9. 894.1 km / 555.5 miles away
  10. Stellenbosch Car Rentals from $41.81 per day
    800.5 km / 497.4 miles away
  11. Wynberg Car Rentals from $124.90 per day
    837.3 km / 520.2 miles away
  12. Richards Bay Car Rentals from $39.03 per day
    642.9 km / 399.5 miles away
  13. 459.0 km / 285.2 miles away
  14. Upington Car Rentals from $21.07 per day
    768.3 km / 477.4 miles away
  15. Kimberley Car Rentals from $21.07 per day
    517.3 km / 321.4 miles away
  16. Mthatha Car Rentals from $29.37 per day
    190.6 km / 118.4 miles away
  17. Margate Car Rentals from $28.12 per day
    357.8 km / 222.3 miles away
  18. Hermanus Car Rentals from $28.73 per day
    773.6 km / 480.7 miles away
  19. Empangeni Car Rentals from $28.12 per day
    628.6 km / 390.6 miles away
  20. 803.7 km / 499.4 miles away

Top 20 Locations near East London

  1. 44.5 km / 27.7 miles away
  2. 95.1 km / 59.1 miles away
  3. 205.7 km / 127.8 miles away
  4. 433.0 km / 269.1 miles away
  5. 458.6 km / 285.0 miles away
  6. George Airport Car Rentals from $26.27 per day
    481.6 km / 299.3 miles away
  7. 507.1 km / 315.1 miles away
  8. 517.3 km / 321.4 miles away
  9. Ulundi Airport Car Rentals from $15.07 per day
    636.4 km / 395.5 miles away
  10. 642.4 km / 399.2 miles away
  11. 739.2 km / 459.3 miles away
  12. 753.6 km / 468.3 miles away
  13. 753.6 km / 468.3 miles away
  14. 763.3 km / 474.3 miles away
  15. Upington Airport Car Rentals from $21.07 per day
    768.7 km / 477.7 miles away
  16. 772.9 km / 480.2 miles away
  17. 796.9 km / 495.2 miles away
  18. 806.8 km / 501.4 miles away
  19. 824.3 km / 512.2 miles away
  20. 896.6 km / 557.1 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in East London?

Car rental prices in East London vary a lot according to the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in East London
$34.58
January
$149.12
February
$50.79
March
$39.62
April
$30.61
May
June
$36.31
July
$15.13
August
$27.82
September
$31.88
October
November
$32.18
December
The best month to rent a car in East London is August (when prices for an Economy class start from $15.13). This is 66% cheaper than the yearly average and 90% cheaper than renting in February (when rental prices start at $149.12 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in East London?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in February, travelers rent a car for an average of 10 days in September, the average rental period is 4 days.
Average Rental Length in East London
6
January
10
February
10
March
8
April
6
May
6
June
5
July
5
August
4
September
4
October
6
November
6
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in East London?

The most popular month for renting a car in East London is May, and the least popular is October.
Popularity of Car Rental in East London by Monthly Searches
145%
January
155%
February
142%
March
168%
April
169%
May
93%
June
141%
July
161%
August
9%
September
2%
October
4%
November
11%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
First Car Rental Suzuki Celerio 5 1 Small cars
Thrifty Hyundai Grand i10 5 1 Small cars
Thrifty Nissan Almera 4 2 Small cars
First Car Rental Nissan Almera 5 2 Medium cars
GreenMotion Volkswagen Polo Vivo 5 1 Small cars
Thrifty Volkswagen Polo 4 2 Small cars
BLUU Kia Picanto 4 1 Small cars
Hertz Toyota Starlet 5 1 Small cars
Europcar Kia Picanto 5 1 Small cars
Hertz Toyota Agya 5 1 Small cars

Our Customers' Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

South Africa
Nissan Almera
October 9, 2022
Very exciting places like Kidds Beach , very nice place with sea breeze
Ireland
Toyota Starlet
February 18, 2022
Staff that helped me was very professional and helpful
South Africa
Renault Clio
August 28, 2019
It was great and smooth sailing process and I appreciated that from the Representatives.
South Africa
Renault Clio
August 17, 2019
Book on time to avoid disappointments

Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
BLUU
8.94 / 10
Lowest rated company
Firefly
8.01 / 10
Total number of reviews
4
Total rental companies
12
Average daily price
$56.77
Lowest daily price
$8.47
Total cars available
135

Top 12 Suppliers in East London in 2023

BLUU
BLUU
Excellent 8.9 / 7 reviews
+27437075310
66 Settlers Way, Greenfields, East London, 5201
$39 - $133
Working hours
Mon:08:00-17:00
Tue:08:00-17:00
Wed:08:00-17:00
Thu:08:00-17:00
Fri:08:00-17:00
Sat:08:00-17:00
Sun:08:00-17:00
Hertz
Hertz
Excellent 8.9 / 16 reviews
+270437362116
66 Settlers Way, East London Airport, East London, 5200
$28 - $216
Working hours
Mon:05:00-22:00
Tue:05:00-22:00
Wed:05:00-22:00
Thu:05:00-22:00
Fri:05:00-22:00
Sat:05:00-22:00
Sun:05:00-22:00
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6 / 1 reviews
+27437362230
Settlers Way, East London Airport, East London, 5200, South Africa
Working hours
Mon:07:00-19:00
Tue:07:00-19:00
Wed:07:00-19:00
Thu:07:00-19:00
Fri:07:00-19:00
Sat:07:30-19:00
Sun:07:03-19:00
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.6 / 2 reviews
27437485577
Beacon Bay Motor City & Office
$32 - $161
Working hours
Mon:08:00-16:30
Tue:08:00-16:30
Wed:08:00-16:30
Thu:08:00-16:30
Fri:08:00-16:30
Sat:09:00-11:00
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.6 / 4 reviews
+27112309999
66 Settlers Way, Greenfields
$34 - $176
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.6 / 1 reviews
+27437362230
East London Airport
$26 - $48
Working hours
Mon:07:00-19:00
Tue:07:00-19:00
Wed:07:00-19:00
Thu:07:00-19:00
Fri:07:00-19:00
Sat:07:30-19:00
Sun:07:03-19:00
Thrifty
Thrifty
Excellent 8.6
+270437362222 / +270662840501
East London Airport, Unit 6 Car Rental Section, East London, 5200
$39 - $165
Working hours
Mon:08:00-17:00
Tue:08:00-17:00
Wed:08:00-17:00
Thu:08:00-17:00
Fri:08:00-17:00
Sat:08:00-13:00
Sun:08:00-13:00
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Excellent 8.5 / 3 reviews
+27411804900 / +27636472282
East London Airport, East London, 5200
$26 - $42
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Bidvest
Bidvest
Excellent 8.4 / 2 reviews
+437075310
East London Airport/ Breezyvale Road
Working hours
Mon:06:00-21:00
Tue:06:00-21:00
Wed:06:00-21:00
Thu:06:00-21:00
Fri:06:00-21:00
Sat:08:00-17:00
Sun:08:00-21:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.4
27436435279
22 Alexandra Rd, Qonce
$34 - $161
Working hours
Mon:08:00-17:00
Tue:08:00-17:00
Wed:08:00-17:00
Thu:08:00-17:00
Fri:08:00-17:00
Sat:08:30-12:00
First Car Rental
First Car Rental
Excellent 8.2
+27437362900 / +27823134050
66 Settlers Way, East London Airport
$27 - $158
Working hours
Mon:07:00-18:30
Tue:07:00-18:30
Wed:07:00-18:30
Thu:07:00-18:30
Fri:07:00-18:30
Sat:08:00-18:00
Sun:08:00-19:00
Firefly
Firefly
Excellent 8 / 11 reviews
+27437025700
8 Settlers Way, Gately, East London 5201
$26 - $210
Working hours
Mon:08:00-17:00
Tue:08:00-17:00
Wed:08:00-17:00
Thu:08:00-17:00
Fri:08:00-17:00
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