Car Rental Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ)

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Port Elizabeth Airport, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Mini
Kia Picanto or similar
Kia Picanto
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Budget
$13.11 / per day
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Economy
Renault Clio or similar
Renault Clio
  • 4
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Hertz
$15.35 / per day
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Compact
Toyota Etios or similar
Toyota Etios
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Bidvest
$18.05 / per day
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Intermediate
Toyota Corolla Sedan or similar
Toyota Corolla Sedan
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Thrifty
$26.52 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Standard
Toyota Corolla Quest or similar
Toyota Corolla Quest
  • 4x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Keddy
$26.92 / per day
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Premium
2015 Audi A3 or similar
2015 Audi A3
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$48.47 / per day
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Full-size Elite
Ford EcoSport or similar
Ford EcoSport
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Avis
$49.73 / per day
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Full-size
Nissan X-Trail Aut. or similar
Nissan X-Trail Aut.
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$66.22 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 10:29 on 2019-11-11. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
IsiZulu,
IsiXhosa,
Afrikaans
Currency
ZAR
Country code
27
Average car rental length
12 days
Economy car rental price
$21.35 / per day
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Speed limit out of town
100 km/h
62 mi/h
Speed limit within town
40 km/h
25 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
10.0
Port Elizabeth Airport Car Rental

Airport Car Rental

Port Elizabeth Airport is also known as Nelson Mandela International Airport and H. F. Verwoerd Airport.

Top international routes

  • Johannesburg
  • Durban
  • Cape Town
  • East London
  • Bloemfontein

Main airlines

FlySafair, British Airways, Airlink, Mango, South African Airways, and CemAir

Terminals

The single passenger terminal hosts all domestic and international flights.

Location

Port Elizabeth Airport is just 3 km (2 mi) from the city center. 3rd Avenue, Villiers Road, 6th Avenue, and Target Kloof Road are the main streets connecting the airport to the city.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Large cars - from $33 per day
  • Medium cars - from $23 per day
  • People Carriers / Vans - from $59 per day
  • Premium cars - from $60 per day
  • Small cars - from $19 per day
  • SUVs - from $53 per day

Top car rental companies

  • Hertz (Tel: +270415086600)
  • Thrifty (Tel: +27415814774 / +27415813470 / +27725408835)
  • SIXT (Tel: +27112309958)
  • Keddy (Tel: +27415089500)
  • Europcar (Tel: +27415089500)
  • Bidvest (Tel: +27415814242 / +27415814282)
  • Avis (Tel: +27415017200)
  • Budget (Tel: +27415017200)
  • First Car Rental (Tel: +27415812027)

Car rental desks

Most are inside the airport terminal and are easy to find by following the signs. The exact location of your car rental provider's desk will be listed on your Confirmation Voucher.

Services and facilities

Although the airport is quite small, you’ll find cafeterias, fast food outlets, and a restaurant, as well as convenience stores and gift shops. There are also ATMs, a currency exchange at the information desk, three nearby hotels, a pharmacy, baby changing rooms, and a prayer room. Some of the facilities at Port Elizabeth Airport are equipped for passengers with reduced mobility, and you can request more assistance by contacting your airline in advance or asking at the airport information desk. You can find more information on the airport's official website.

Nearest gas station

Caltex–Hobie Beach gas station, located at 1 Marine Drive, Schoenmakerskop, can be reached in about 12 minutes and is open 24/7. There are many other gas stations near the airport and in Port Elizabeth.

Popular one-way rentals

  • Cape Town (761 km / 473 mi)
  • Windhoek (1,890 km / 1,174 mi)
  • George (335 km / 208 mi)
  • Durban (913 km / 567 mi)
  • Johannesburg (1,050 km / 652 mi)
  • Maseru (714 km / 459 mi)

Airport info

Rating
6.7
  • Getting to the airport 6.4
  • Departure and check-in 8.4
  • Terminal facilities 5.5
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 4.2
  • Restaurants and car rental services 4.8
  • Lounge 4.4

Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ)

  • IATA: PLZ
  • ICAO: FAPE
  • Airport name: Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ)
  • Airport type: Public / Joint Civil / Military
  • Airport Size: Medium Airport
  • Elevation AMSL: 68 m / 226 ft
  • Runway Surface: Asphalt
  • Distance from City: 5.6 miles / 9 km S of town

Top 17 Locations near Port Elizabeth Airport

  1. 230.4 km / 143.1 miles away
  2. Car Rental at George Airport from $13.11 per day
    298.5 km / 185.5 miles away
  3. 547.8 km / 340.4 miles away
  4. 581.9 km / 361.6 miles away
  5. 646.8 km / 401.9 miles away
  6. 660.5 km / 410.4 miles away
  7. 711.7 km / 442.2 miles away
  8. 746.5 km / 463.8 miles away
  9. Car Rental at Sishen Airport from $18.12 per day
    747.5 km / 464.5 miles away
  10. 846.9 km / 526.3 miles away
  11. 908.4 km / 564.4 miles away
  12. 921.9 km / 572.8 miles away
  13. 959.8 km / 596.4 miles away
  14. 1072.6 km / 666.5 miles away
  15. 1093.1 km / 679.2 miles away
  16. 1187.6 km / 737.9 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices cheapest at Port Elizabeth Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Port Elizabeth Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at Port Elizabeth Airport
$90.85
January
$39.60
February
$23.46
March
$24.57
April
$20.11
May
$20.47
June
$32.19
July
$29.54
August
$30.39
September
$28.64
October
$22.66
November
$87.94
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Port Elizabeth Airport is May when prices for an Economy class start from $20.11. You can see that this is 46% cheaper than the yearly average and 78% cheaper than renting a car in January (when rental prices start at $90.85 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most popular rental length at Port Elizabeth Airport?

Travel length differs from one month to another: in October the average rental period is 14 days, while in February, the average rental period is only 9 days.
Average Rental Length at Port Elizabeth Airport
11
January
9
February
9
March
9
April
10
May
11
June
10
July
10
August
12
September
14
October
10
November
10
December

Which is the busiest car rental month at Port Elizabeth Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Port Elizabeth Airport in January, while the fewest number of travelers rent in June.
Port Elizabeth Airport Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
135%
January
94%
February
87%
March
69%
April
86%
May
56%
June
92%
July
109%
August
89%
September
127%
October
131%
November
125%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agent Make / Model Doors Luggage Type
Hertz Renault Clio 5 2 Small cars
Hertz Toyota RAV 4 5 2 SUVs
Hertz Toyota Corolla 4 2 Medium cars
Hertz Toyota Corolla 4 1 Medium cars
Hertz Toyota Fortuner 5 1 SUVs
Hertz Chevrolet Spark 5 Small cars
Budget VW Polo 4 2 Small cars
Hertz Toyota Avanza 5 2 People Carriers / Vans
Hertz VW Polo 5 1 Small cars
Hertz Toyota Quantum 5 4 People Carriers / Vans

Our Customers Reviews

United Kingdom
Hyundai Accent
July 8, 2019
Picking up the car in PE, at the airport allowed us to drive the Garden Route to Cape Town and lots of stops!

Top 9 Suppliers for Port Elizabeth Airport in 2019

Hertz
Excellent 8.9
+270415086600
Airport W Rd, Schoenmakerskop, Port Elizabeth, 6070
Thrifty
Thrifty
Excellent 8.8
+27415814774 / +27415813470 / +27725408835
Airport Road, Allister Miller Dr, Walmer, 6001, Port Elizabeth
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.7
+27112309958
No.1 De Haviland Ave, Walmer,
Keddy
Excellent 8.7
+27415089500
PORT ELIZABETH AIRPORT
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+27415089500
Port Elizabeth International Airport, Allister Miller Dr, Schoenmakerskop, Port Elizabeth, 6000
Bidvest
Excellent 8.6
+27415814242 / +27415814282
Forest Hill, Port Elizabeth Airport, Schoenmakerskop, Port Elizabeth, 6011
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+27415017200
Schoenmakerskop, Port Elizabeth, 6011, South Africa
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+27415017200
Port Elizabeth Airport Alistair Miller Drive
First Car Rental
First Car Rental
Excellent 8.3
+27415812027
6001 De Haviland Ave 1, Walmer, Port Elizabeth

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