Car Rental at Port Elizabeth Airport
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates
Kia Picanto or similar
$21.68 per day
Suzuki Swift or similar
$25.59 per day
Toyota Corolla or similar
$30.94 per day
Hyundai Grand i10 or similar
$37.63 per day
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Volkswagen Polo or similar
$44.91 / per day
Toyota Hilux or similar
$46.87 / per day
Toyota Quest Aut. or similar
$50.70 / per day
Volkswagen T-Roc or similar
$119.18 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 20:55 on 2023-03-24. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.
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Average car rental price
$47.19 / per day
Average car rental length
Speed limit within town
Speed limit out of town
Acceptable limit of BAC
Average gasoline price
$1.23 / 1 liter
Highest gasoline price
$1.45 / 1 liter
Lowest gasoline price
$1.10 / 1 liter
Airport Car Rental
Port Elizabeth Airport is also known as Nelson Mandela International Airport and H. F. Verwoerd Airport.
Top international routes
- Cape Town
- East London
FlySafair, British Airways, Airlink, Mango, South African Airways, and CemAir
The single passenger terminal hosts all domestic and international flights.
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 $120 per day
- Medium cars - from $55 per day
- Vans - from $58 per day
- Premium cars - from $114 per day
- Small cars - from $40 per day
- SUVs - from $137 per day
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)
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- George (335 km / 208 mi)
- Durban (913 km / 567 mi)
- Johannesburg (1,050 km / 652 mi)
- Maseru (714 km / 459 mi)
Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ)
- IATA: PLZ
- ICAO: FAPE
- Name: Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ)
- Size: Medium Airport
- Distance from city: 5.6 miles / 9 km S of town
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Car Rental at Richards Bay Airport from $20.86 per day846.9 km / 526.3 miles away
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Car Rental at Tambo International Airport from $17.85 per day906.7 km / 563.4 miles away
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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
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Port Elizabeth Airport is May when prices for an Economy class start from $37.29. You can see that this is 16% cheaper than the yearly average and 28% cheaper than renting a car in April (when rental prices start at $52.10 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are just 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 frequent rental length at Port Elizabeth Airport?
Travel length differs from one month to another: in January the average rental period is 15 days, while in April, the average rental period is only 7 days.
Average Rental Length
Which is the busiest month for car rental at Port Elizabeth Airport?
Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Port Elizabeth Airport in December, while they are least likely to to rent in in May.
Popularity by Monthly Searches
Car Rental Information
|Popular suppliers||First Car Rental, Hertz, BLUU, Keddy, Thrifty|
|Popular car categories||Small cars, Medium cars, SUVs, Large cars|
|Lowest price||$22 per day|
Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers
|First Car Rental||Suzuki Celerio||5||1||Small cars|
|First Car Rental||Nissan Almera||5||2||Medium cars|
|Keddy||Kia Picanto||5||1||Small cars|
|Thrifty||Hyundai Grand i10||5||1||Small cars|
|First Car Rental||Toyota Quest||4||2||Large cars|
|GreenMotion||Volkswagen Polo Vivo||5||1||Small cars|
|First Car Rental||Suzuki Swift||5||1||Small cars|
|First Car Rental||Honda Amaze||5||1||Small cars|
|First Car Rental||Ford Ecosport||5||3||SUVs|
|First Car Rental||Volkswagen Polo||5||1||Medium cars|
Can I drop off a rental car in Capetown?
Yes, It is possible to drop off a rental car picked up in Port Elizabeth in Capetown. Usually, there is an extra fee for this, though some companies have waived this fee during the COIVD-19 pandemic. Keep in mind that not every company has an office in both locations, so be sure to search for your preferred pickup and dropoff locations specifically to see which cars are available and what the total cost would be.
Can I rent a 4x4 vehicle?
Yes, we have some rental companies at Port Elizabeth airport that offer 4x4 vehicles. Use the search filter on the left-hand side of the search results to see what is available for the dates you wish to book.
Is off-road driving allowed?
If you rent a 4x4 vehicle, you will likely be allowed to drive on untarred roads. True off-road driving on tracks, riverbeds, and so forth is not allowed by standard rental companies. If this type of driving is your intention, you may want to consult a specialty off-road vehicle rental company.
How many additional drivers are allowed to drive the car?
Customers can add up to 3 additional drivers to the rental contract. This can be booked ahead of time, in many cases, so that you will be aware of the fee; however, all drivers must be present and present their driver’s licenses when picking up the vehicle.
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 car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.
United Arab Emirates
January 10, 2023
Plett and surrounding areas. Wine farms, swimming and lovely nature and walks.
October 12, 2022
Spending time with my kids and grandkids for the first time since 2016 was AWESOME
February 23, 2021
Awesome beautiful and peaceful
VW Polo Sedan
November 7, 2020
PE is a lovely clean city with beautiful sites to enjoy in every weather condition in the comfort of the car you hire And that is what we enjoyed, a safe reliable and comfortable vehicle. Thank you hertz
March 8, 2020
February 25, 2020
Stick on highway to airport for as long as possible. Don't go through the suburb's
February 8, 2020
Choose Hertz they are efficient and fast
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!
October 2, 2018
Johannesburg and Cape Town
Car Rental Statistics
Highest rated company
9.16 / 10
Lowest rated company
8.23 / 10
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Top 12 Suppliers at Port Elizabeth Airport in 2023
+27415814242 / +27415814282
Forest Hill, Port Elizabeth Airport, Schoenmakerskop, Port Elizabeth, 6011
$31 - $91
Airport W Rd, Schoenmakerskop, Port Elizabeth, 6070
$32 - $175
Port Elizabeth Airport, Port Elizabeth, 6011
$22 - $93
Port Elizabeth International Airport, Allister Miller Dr, Schoenmakerskop, Port Elizabeth, 6000
Port Elizabeth Airport
$28 - $186
PORT ELIZABETH AIRPORT
$22 - $37
No.1 De Haviland Ave, Walmer,
$26 - $131
+27415086600 / +27415086615
Allister Miller Dr, Walmer, Gqeberha, 6001
$29 - $157
Allister Miller Dr, Walmer, Port Elizabeth, 6001
$38 - $68
Schoenmakerskop, Port Elizabeth, 6011, South Africa
$32 - $203
+415814242 / 82
Port Elizabeth Airport
+27411804418 / +27636472282
Allister Miller Dr, Walmer, Gqeberha, 6070
$47 - $48
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