Car Rental at Port Elizabeth Airport

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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
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
$21.68 per day
Economy
Suzuki Swift or similar
Suzuki Swift
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
First Car Rental
$25.59 per day
Compact
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
BLUU
$30.94 per day
Mini Elite
Hyundai Grand i10 or similar
Hyundai Grand i10
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Thrifty
$37.63 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Economy Elite
Volkswagen Polo or similar
Volkswagen Polo
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Hertz
$44.91 / per day
Full-size Elite
Toyota Hilux or similar
Toyota Hilux
  • 5
  • 4
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$46.87 / per day
Standard
Toyota Quest Aut. or similar
Toyota Quest Aut.
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$50.70 / per day
Intermediate
Volkswagen T-Roc or similar
Volkswagen T-Roc
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
$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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Travel Information

Language
IsiZulu,
Xhosa,
Afrikaans
Currency
ZAR
Drive on
Left-hand side
Country code
27
Average car rental price
$47.19 / per day
Average car rental length
12 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
9.3
Average gasoline price
$1.23 / 1 liter
Highest gasoline price
$1.45 / 1 liter
Lowest gasoline price
$1.10 / 1 liter
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 $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)
  • 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)
This information was written, fact-checked, and/or translated by our content creators. Learn more about our Editorial Policy.

Airport info

Rating
6.7
  • Getting to the airport 6.4
  • Check-in and departures 8.4
  • Terminal facilities 5.5
  • Wi-Fi 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 14 Locations near Port Elizabeth Airport

  1. 111.7 km / 69.4 miles away
  2. 231.2 km / 143.7 miles away
  3. Car Rental at George Airport from $21.68 per day
    296.5 km / 184.2 miles away
  4. 545.7 km / 339.1 miles away
  5. 579.2 km / 359.9 miles away
  6. 644.8 km / 400.6 miles away
  7. 711.7 km / 442.2 miles away
  8. 846.9 km / 526.3 miles away
  9. 906.7 km / 563.4 miles away
  10. 906.7 km / 563.4 miles away
  11. 920.1 km / 571.7 miles away
  12. 948.6 km / 589.4 miles away
  13. 958.1 km / 595.3 miles away
  14. 1092.1 km / 678.6 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
$43.18
January
$45.35
February
$43.76
March
$52.10
April
$37.29
May
$42.53
June
$42.79
July
$48.58
August
$50.39
September
$39.45
October
$42.67
November
$47.76
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 $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
15
January
9
February
10
March
7
April
7
May
8
June
10
July
9
August
9
September
13
October
11
November
10
December

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
133%
January
94%
February
90%
March
81%
April
49%
May
58%
June
59%
July
89%
August
76%
September
130%
October
107%
November
234%
December

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
Cheapest supplier Keddy

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
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

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

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
Subaru Forester
January 10, 2023
Plett and surrounding areas. Wine farms, swimming and lovely nature and walks.
South Africa
Kia Picanto
October 12, 2022
Spending time with my kids and grandkids for the first time since 2016 was AWESOME
South Africa
Kia Picanto
February 23, 2021
Awesome beautiful and peaceful
South Africa
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
Israel
Toyota Corolla
March 8, 2020
prompt service
South Africa
Renault Clio
February 25, 2020
Stick on highway to airport for as long as possible. Don't go through the suburb's
South Africa
Toyota Corolla
February 8, 2020
Choose Hertz they are efficient and fast
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!
Israel
Toyota Fortuner
October 2, 2018
Johannesburg and Cape Town

Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
BLUU
9.16 / 10
Lowest rated company
GreenMotion
8.23 / 10
Total number of reviews
11
Total rental companies
12
Average daily price
$47.19
Lowest daily price
$21.68
Total cars available
78

Top 12 Suppliers at Port Elizabeth Airport in 2023

BLUU
Exceptional 9.2 / 27 reviews
+27415814242 / +27415814282
Forest Hill, Port Elizabeth Airport, Schoenmakerskop, Port Elizabeth, 6011
$31 - $91
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
Exceptional 9 / 57 reviews
+270415086600
Airport W Rd, Schoenmakerskop, Port Elizabeth, 6070
$32 - $175
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
First Car Rental
Excellent 8.9 / 34 reviews
+27415812027
Port Elizabeth Airport, Port Elizabeth, 6011
$22 - $93
Working hours
Mon:07:00-20:00
Tue:07:00-20:00
Wed:07:00-20:00
Thu:07:00-20:00
Fri:07:00-20:00
Sat:07:00-19:30
Sun:07:00-21:00
Europcar
Excellent 8.8 / 6 reviews
+27415089500
Port Elizabeth International Airport, Allister Miller Dr, Schoenmakerskop, Port Elizabeth, 6000
Working hours
Mon:06:30-21:00
Tue:06:30-21:00
Wed:06:30-21:00
Thu:06:30-21:00
Fri:06:30-21:00
Sat:07:00-21:00
Sun:07:00-21:00
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.8 / 4 reviews
+27415017200
Port Elizabeth Airport
$28 - $186
Working hours
Mon:07:00-20:30
Tue:07:00-20:30
Wed:07:00-20:30
Thu:07:00-20:30
Fri:07:00-20:30
Sat:07:00-20:00
Sun:07:30-20:30
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.8 / 6 reviews
+27415089500
PORT ELIZABETH AIRPORT
$22 - $37
Working hours
Mon:06:30-21:00
Tue:06:30-21:00
Wed:06:30-21:00
Thu:06:30-21:00
Fri:06:30-21:00
Sat:07:00-21:00
Sun:07:00-21:00
SIXT
Excellent 8.7 / 5 reviews
+27112309999
No.1 De Haviland Ave, Walmer,
$26 - $131
Firefly
Firefly
Excellent 8.7 / 11 reviews
+27415086600 / +27415086615
Allister Miller Dr, Walmer, Gqeberha, 6001
$29 - $157
Thrifty
Thrifty
Excellent 8.7 / 19 reviews
+270415814774
Allister Miller Dr, Walmer, Port Elizabeth, 6001
$38 - $68
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
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+27415017200
Schoenmakerskop, Port Elizabeth, 6011, South Africa
$32 - $203
Working hours
Mon:07:00-20:30
Tue:07:00-20:30
Wed:07:00-20:30
Thu:07:00-20:30
Fri:07:00-20:30
Sat:07:00-20:00
Sun:07:30-20:30
Bidvest
Excellent 8.3 / 4 reviews
+415814242 / 82
Port Elizabeth Airport
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
GreenMotion
Excellent 8.2 / 13 reviews
+27411804418 / +27636472282
Allister Miller Dr, Walmer, Gqeberha, 6070
$47 - $48
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
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