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Car Rental at Port Elizabeth Airport

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Port Elizabeth Airport, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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500+ Trusted Providers:

Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Mini
Kia Picanto or similar
Kia Picanto
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Bidvest
$9.07 / per day
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Economy
Renault Clio or similar
Renault Clio
  • 4
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Firefly
$9.94 / per day
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Intermediate
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Avis
$13.61 / per day
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Compact
Hyundai Accent or similar
Hyundai Accent
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
$13.84 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Mini Elite
Hyundai i10 Grand or similar
Hyundai i10 Grand
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Thrifty ZA
$14.14 / per day
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Standard
Toyota Corolla Quest or similar
Toyota Corolla Quest
  • 4x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$21.86 / per day
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Full-size
Nissan Qasqhai or similar
Nissan Qasqhai
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
$40.94 / per day
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Premium
Mercedes Benz C Class or similar
Mercedes Benz C Class
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Hertz
$43.17 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 03:39 on 2020-07-27. 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
$13.39 / 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 $29 per day
  • Medium cars - from $20 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $54 per day
  • Premium cars - from $45 per day
  • Small cars - from $14 per day
  • SUVs - from $45 per day

Top car rental companies

  • Hertz (Tel: +270415086600)
  • SIXT (Tel: +27112309999)
  • Keddy (Tel: +27415089500)
  • Europcar (Tel: +27415089500)
  • Bidvest (Tel: +27415814242 / +27415814282)
  • Avis (Tel: +27415017200)
  • Budget (Tel: +27415017200)
  • Thrifty ZA (Tel: +270415814774)

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
  • Name: Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ)
  • Size: Medium Airport
  • Distance from City: 5.6 miles / 9 km S of town

Top 20 Locations near Port Elizabeth Airport

  1. 66.6 km / 41.4 miles away
  2. 125.8 km / 78.2 miles away
  3. 390.5 km / 242.6 miles away
  4. 470.0 km / 292.1 miles away
  5. 528.8 km / 328.6 miles away
  6. 549.3 km / 341.3 miles away
  7. 575.2 km / 357.4 miles away
  8. 600.1 km / 372.9 miles away
  9. 682.9 km / 424.3 miles away
  10. 712.2 km / 442.6 miles away
  11. Car Rental at Sishen Airport from $10.20 per day
    714.5 km / 444.0 miles away
  12. 735.3 km / 456.9 miles away
  13. 736.0 km / 457.3 miles away
  14. 741.8 km / 460.9 miles away
  15. 752.4 km / 467.5 miles away
  16. 810.3 km / 503.5 miles away
  17. 815.3 km / 506.6 miles away
  18. 815.4 km / 506.7 miles away
  19. 831.5 km / 516.7 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
$95.65
January
$41.69
February
$24.70
March
$25.87
April
$21.17
May
$21.56
June
$33.89
July
$31.11
August
$32.00
September
$30.15
October
$23.86
November
$92.59
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 $21.17. 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 $95.65 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
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.
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 Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Hertz Renault Clio 5 2 Small cars
Budget VW Polo 4 2 Small cars
Hertz Toyota Corolla 4 1 Medium cars
Bidvest Kia Picanto 4 1 Small cars
Hertz Toyota RAV 4 5 2 SUVs
Budget Toyota Corolla 4 2 Medium cars
Hertz Chevrolet Spark 5 Small cars
Hertz Toyota Fortuner 5 1 SUVs
Hertz Ford Ecosport 5 2 Medium cars
Bidvest Toyota Rav4 5 3 SUVs

FAQ

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

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 8 Suppliers at Port Elizabeth Airport in 2020

Hertz
Excellent 8.9
+270415086600
Airport W Rd, Schoenmakerskop, Port Elizabeth, 6070
$10 - $52
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
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.7
+27112309999
No.1 De Haviland Ave, Walmer,
$15 - $78
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.7
+27415089500
PORT ELIZABETH AIRPORT
$11 - $43
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:06:00-22:00
Sun:06:00-22:00
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+27415089500
Port Elizabeth International Airport, Allister Miller Dr, Schoenmakerskop, Port Elizabeth, 6000
$12 - $45
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:06:00-22:00
Sun:06:00-22:00
Bidvest
Excellent 8.6
+27415814242 / +27415814282
Forest Hill, Port Elizabeth Airport, Schoenmakerskop, Port Elizabeth, 6011
$9 - $64
Working hours
Mon:05:00-21:00
Tue:05:00-21:00
Wed:05:00-21:00
Thu:05:00-21:00
Fri:05:00-22:00
Sat:05:00-18:00
Sun:05:00-22:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+27415017200
Schoenmakerskop, Port Elizabeth, 6011, South Africa
$10 - $56
Working hours
Mon:06:00-21:00
Tue:06:00-21:00
Wed:06:00-21:00
Thu:06:00-21:00
Fri:06:00-22:00
Sat:07:00-18:00
Sun:06:30-22:00
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+27415017200
Port Elizabeth Airport Alistair Miller Drive
Working hours
Mon:06:00-21:30
Tue:06:00-21:30
Wed:06:00-21:30
Thu:06:00-21:30
Fri:06:00-21:30
Sat:07:00-18:00
Sun:07:00-21:30
Thrifty ZA
Thrifty ZA
Excellent 8.2
+270415814774
Allister Miller Dr, Walmer, Port Elizabeth, 6001
$12 - $57
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:07:30-13:00
Sun:09:00-15:00

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