Car Rental at East London Airport

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East London Airport, East London, South Africa
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

East London Airport
Mini
Suzuki Celerio or similar
Suzuki Celerio
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
First Car Rental
$16.98 per day
East London Airport
Economy
Volkswagen Polo or similar
Volkswagen Polo
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
$21.19 per day
East London Airport
Compact
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Europcar
$24.59 per day
East London Airport
Economy Elite
Volkswagen Polo or similar
Volkswagen Polo
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Hertz
$33.55 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

East London Airport
Intermediate
Toyota Corolla Sedan or similar
Toyota Corolla Sedan
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
GreenMotion
$41.52 per day
East London Airport
Premium
Audi Q2 or similar
Audi Q2
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
BLUU
$63.19 per day
East London Airport
Standard SUV
Toyota Corolla Cross or similar
Toyota Corolla Cross
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Firefly
$71.33 per day
East London Airport
Standard Elite SUV
Volkswagen Tiguan or similar
Volkswagen Tiguan
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
$130.28 per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 08:14 on 2024-07-13. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
IsiZulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans, English
Currency
ZAR
Drive on
Left-hand side
Country code
+27
Average car rental price
$50 per day
Average car rental length
8 days
Speed limit within town
60 km/h or 37 mph
Speed limit out of town
100 - 120 km/h or 62 - 75 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
7.7 / 10
Average gas price
$1.26 per liter or $4.75 per gallon
Lowest gas price
$1.16 per liter or $4.41 per gallon
Highest gas price
$1.45 per liter or $5.48 per gallon

Airport info

Rating
4.9
  • Getting to the airport 5.6
  • Check-in and departures 6.2
  • Terminal facilities 5.2
  • Wi-Fi 3.5
  • Restaurants and car rental services 4.4
  • Lounge 4.4

East London Airport (ELS)

  • IATA: ELS
  • ICAO: FAEL
  • Name: East London Airport (ELS)
  • Distance from city: 5.6 miles / 9 km

Top 18 locations near East London Airport

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices the lowest at East London Airport?

The cost of renting a car at East London Airport varies by season. The table and graph below can help you find the best time of year to save on a rental car.
Average rental costs per day at East London Airport
$30.84
January
$34.98
February
$38.84
March
$46.00
April
$47.08
May
$26.77
June
$40.25
July
$27.12
August
$42.96
September
$24.48
October
$24.71
November
$32.49
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car at East London Airport is October — when rental costs average $24.48 per day. This is 29% cheaper than the yearly average and 48% cheaper than renting a car in May (when prices average $47.08 per day).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

For how long do renters keep their vehicles at East London Airport?

How long travelers keep their rental cars varies by the time of year: in June the average rental period is 11 days, while in January, the average rental period is only 4 days.
Average number of rental days at East London Airport
4
January
6
February
6
March
5
April
7
May
11
June
5
July
6
August
8
September
6
October
7
November
8
December

What is the most popular time of year to rent a car at East London Airport?

Based on how many users search for a car in at East London Airport, travelers are most likely to rent a car in December, while they are least likely to rent in in May.
Monthly searches at East London Airport by pick-up date relative to the average
122%
January
87%
February
152%
March
48%
April
24%
May
54%
June
24%
July
107%
August
96%
September
99%
October
66%
November
322%
December

Car rental information

Popular suppliers First Car Rental, GreenMotion, Hertz, Firefly, Keddy
Popular car categories Small cars, Medium cars, SUVs, Vans
Lowest price $17 per day
Cheapest supplier First Car Rental

Most popular car models of rental suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Hertz Suzuki Swift 4 2 Small cars
First Car Rental Suzuki Celerio 5 1 Small cars
GreenMotion Volkswagen Polo Vivo 5 1 Small cars
GreenMotion Hyundai i20 4 2 Small cars
Hertz Volkswagen Polo 5 1 Small cars
First Car Rental Nissan Almera 5 2 Medium cars
Firefly Toyota Agya 5 1 Small cars
Hertz Volkswagen T-Cross 5 2 Medium cars
First Car Rental Proton X50 5 3 SUVs
GreenMotion Volkswagen Polo Sedan 4 2 Medium cars

Our customers' reviews

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

South Africa
Volkswagen Polo
December 30, 2023
None
South Africa
Toyota Agya
January 3, 2023
Visited family and enjoyed my trip
South Africa
Hyundai i10 Grand
March 10, 2022
I went home this time
South Africa
VW Polo
February 9, 2022
East London Beach front IN South Africa is a Woooow
South Africa
Ford Ecosport
February 24, 2020
Eastern Cape is beautiful. Great place to explore the rolling hills.
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest-rated company
BLUU
8.5 / 10
)
Lowest-rated company
Firefly
6.9 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
6
Total rental companies
13
Average daily price
$50.33
Lowest daily price
$16.98
Total cars available
149

Top 13 suppliers at East London Airport in 2024

BLUU
Very good 8.5 / 7 reviews
+27437075310
66 Settlers Way, Greenfields, East London, 5201
$20 - $79
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
Very good 8.4 / 19 reviews
+270437362116
66 Settlers Way, East London Airport, East London, 5200
$28 - $78
Working hours
Mon:07:30-18:30
Tue:07:30-18:30
Wed:07:30-18:30
Thu:07:30-18:30
Fri:07:30-18:30
Sat:08:00-18:30
Sun:07:30-18:30
Thrifty
Very good 8.1 / 23 reviews
+27437362116
East London Airport, East London, 5201, South Africa
$28 - $60
Working hours
Mon:06:30-20:00
Tue:06:30-20:00
Wed:06:30-20:00
Thu:06:30-20:00
Fri:06:30-20:00
Sat:08:00-19:00
Sun:08:30-20:00
First Car Rental
Very good 8.1 / 10 reviews
+27437362900 / +27823134050
66 Settlers Way, East London Airport
$17 - $111
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:08:00-21:00
Sun:08:00-21:00
Budget
Budget
Very good 8 / 3 reviews
+27437098200
East London Airport
$25 - $142
Working hours
Mon:05:30-20:00
Tue:05:30-20:00
Wed:05:30-20:00
Thu:05:30-20:00
Fri:05:30-19:30
Sat:07:30-19:30
Sun:07:30-20:00
Keddy
Keddy
Very good 8 / 1 review
+27437362230
East London Airport
$20 - $98
Working hours
Mon:07:00-19:15
Tue:07:00-19:15
Wed:07:00-19:15
Thu:07:00-19:15
Fri:07:00-19:15
Sat:07:30-19:15
Sun:07:00-19:15
SIXT
SIXT
Good 7.9 / 4 reviews
+27112309999
66 Settlers Way, Greenfields
$38 - $193
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:08:00-21:00
Sun:08:00-21:00
Europcar
Good 7.9 / 1 review
+27437362230
Settlers Way, East London Airport, East London, 5200, South Africa
$21 - $108
Working hours
Mon:07:00-19:15
Tue:07:00-19:15
Wed:07:00-19:15
Thu:07:00-19:15
Fri:07:00-19:15
Sat:07:30-19:15
Sun:07:00-19:15
Avis
Avis
Good 7.7
+27437098200
East London, 5200, South Africa
$25 - $144
Working hours
Mon:05:30-20:00
Tue:05:30-20:00
Wed:05:30-20:00
Thu:05:30-20:00
Fri:05:30-19:30
Sat:07:30-19:30
Sun:07:30-20:00
Dollar
Dollar
Good 7.7
+27437362116
East London Airport, East London, 5201, South Africa
$28 - $60
Working hours
Mon:06:30-20:00
Tue:06:30-20:00
Wed:06:30-20:00
Thu:06:30-20:00
Fri:06:30-20:00
Sat:08:00-19:00
Sun:08:30-20:00
Bidvest
Bidvest
Good 7.6 / 2 reviews
+270636893427
Ben Schoeman Airport 894 Settlersway Greenfields East London
$181 - $432
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:08:00-18:30
GreenMotion
Good 7.5 / 11 reviews
+27411804900 / +27636472282
East London Airport, East London, 5200
$31 - $104
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
Firefly
Firefly
Satisfactory 6.9 / 15 reviews
+27437362116
East London Airport, East London, 5201
$23 - $71
Working hours
Mon:07:30-18:30
Tue:07:30-18:30
Wed:07:30-18:30
Thu:07:30-18:30
Fri:07:30-18:30
Sat:08:00-18:30
Sun:07:30-18:30
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