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Car Hire in East London

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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

East London Fort Hare University Car Hire
Mini
Kia Picanto or comparable
Kia Picanto
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Bidvest
£ 6.80 per day
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East London Fort Hare University Car Hire
Economy
Hyundai i10 or comparable
Hyundai i10
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Bidvest
£ 7.30 per day
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East London Fort Hare University Car Hire
Compact
Toyota Etios or comparable
Toyota Etios
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Bidvest
£ 8.74 per day
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East London Airport Car Hire
Mini
Toyota Agya or comparable
Toyota Agya
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Firefly
£ 10.47 per day
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Most Popular Car Hire Offers

East London Airport Car Hire
Mini
Datsun Go or comparable
Datsun Go
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Thrifty ZA
£ 13.26 / per day
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East London Airport Car Hire
Mini
Toyota Agya or comparable
Toyota Agya
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Hertz
£ 13.50 / per day
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East London Airport Car Hire
Economy
Toyota Starlet or comparable
Toyota Starlet
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Firefly
£ 13.55 / per day
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East London Airport Car Hire
Mini
Kia Picanto or comparable
Kia Picanto
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Europcar
£ 14.66 / per day
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These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 03:56 on 2021-04-11.

Travel Information

Language
IsiZulu,
IsiXhosa,
Afrikaans
Currency
ZAR
Dialing code
27
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Speed limit out of city centre
100 km/h
62 mi/h
Speed limit within city centre
40 km/h
25 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%

One-way Car Hire in East London

The most popular one-way car hire options for pick up in East London and drop off in another city include:

  • From East London to Cape Town - 132 offers from £ 15.79 per day
  • From East London to Mthatha - 41 offers from £ 15.16 per day
  • From East London to Port Elizabeth - 83 offers from £ 15.16 per day

Top 15 Cities near East London

  1. Cape Town Car Hire starting at £ 21.18 per day
    829.7 km / 515.5 miles away
  2. Johannesburg Car Hire starting at £ 7.69 per day
    753.6 km / 468.3 miles away
  3. Durban Car Hire starting at £ 13.26 per day
    481.8 km / 299.4 miles away
  4. Nelspruit Car Hire starting at £ 7.69 per day
    907.5 km / 563.9 miles away
  5. Port Elizabeth Car Hire starting at £ 6.49 per day
    95.1 km / 59.1 miles away
  6. Pretoria Car Hire starting at £ 13.26 per day
    796.9 km / 495.2 miles away
  7. George Car Hire starting at £ 7.69 per day
    481.6 km / 299.3 miles away
  8. Bloemfontein Car Hire starting at £ 7.69 per day
    433.0 km / 269.1 miles away
  9. Pietermaritzburg Car Hire starting at £ 10.47 per day
    458.6 km / 285.0 miles away
  10. Richards Bay Car Hire starting at £ 10.47 per day
    642.4 km / 399.2 miles away
  11. Stellenbosch Car Hire starting at £ 7.69 per day
    800.5 km / 497.4 miles away
  12. Upington Car Hire starting at £ 10.47 per day
    768.7 km / 477.7 miles away
  13. Kimberley Car Hire starting at £ 7.69 per day
    517.3 km / 321.4 miles away
  14. Hermanus Car Hire starting at £ 7.69 per day
    773.6 km / 480.7 miles away
  15. Sishen Car Hire starting at £ 6.93 per day
    717.7 km / 445.9 miles away

Top 20 Destinations around East London

  1. East London Airport Car Hire starting at £ 10.47 per day
    44.5 km / 27.7 miles away
  2. 51.4 km / 32.0 miles away
  3. 95.1 km / 59.1 miles away
  4. Port Elizabeth Airport Car Hire starting at £ 7.69 per day
    205.7 km / 127.8 miles away
  5. Bloemfontein Airport Car Hire starting at £ 7.69 per day
    433.0 km / 269.1 miles away
  6. Pietermaritzburg Airport Car Hire starting at £ 10.47 per day
    458.6 km / 285.0 miles away
  7. George Airport Car Hire starting at £ 7.69 per day
    481.6 km / 299.3 miles away
  8. 507.1 km / 315.1 miles away
  9. Kimberley Airport Car Hire starting at £ 7.69 per day
    517.3 km / 321.4 miles away
  10. Richards Bay Airport Car Hire starting at £ 10.47 per day
    642.4 km / 399.2 miles away
  11. Sishen Airport Car Hire starting at £ 6.93 per day
    717.7 km / 445.9 miles away
  12. 753.6 km / 468.3 miles away
  13. Upington Airport Car Hire starting at £ 10.47 per day
    768.7 km / 477.7 miles away
  14. Johannesburg Lanseria Airport Car Hire starting at £ 10.47 per day
    772.9 km / 480.2 miles away
  15. Paarl Val De Vie Car Hire starting at £ 13.50 per day
    789.2 km / 490.4 miles away
  16. Pretoria Hatfield Car Hire starting at £ 13.26 per day
    796.9 km / 495.2 miles away
  17. Wonderboom Airport Car Hire starting at £ 9.75 per day
    806.8 km / 501.4 miles away
  18. Cape Town Airport Car Hire starting at £ 7.69 per day
    824.3 km / 512.2 miles away
  19. Cape Town Milnerton Car Hire starting at £ 21.18 per day
    829.7 km / 515.5 miles away
  20. Cape Town Century City Car Hire starting at £ 13.50 per day
    832.1 km / 517.0 miles away

Map of Car Hire Destinations

During which month is it most affordable to hire a car in East London?

Our data show how prices for hiring a car in East Londonfluctuate depending on the time of the year. This graph can assist you in finding the best bargain.
Average Price for Hiring a Car in East London
£ 27.77
January
£ 119.76
February
£ 40.79
March
£ 31.82
April
£ 24.59
May
June
£ 29.16
July
£ 12.15
August
£ 22.35
September
£ 25.60
October
November
£ 25.84
December
The cheapest month to hire a car in East London is August with prices starting at £ 12.15 for an Economy class cars. The most expensive month in which to hire a car is February with prices for for a Compact class) starting at £ 119.76. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 30. You can use this to plan your trip at the time of year when it would be most economical to hire a car. Note that these prices are only averages. The amount of time you hire a car for and the time at which you book will influence the prices.

What is the usual period for which people keep their hire cars, on average, in East London?

Hirers picking up a car in East London keep them for an average of 10 days during in February, while those picking up their cars in September keep them for an average of 4.
Average Hire Length in East London
6
January
10
February
10
March
8
April
6
May
6
June
5
July
5
August
4
September
4
October
6
November
6
December

What month is the most favoured for hiring a car in East London?

While travellers visit East London year-round, the most popular month for hiring a car is March, and the least popular is October.
Popularity of Car Hire in East London by Monthly Searches
69%
January
512%
February
529%
March
11%
April
11%
May
6%
June
10%
July
11%
August
8%
September
2%
October
9%
November
22%
December

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Firefly Toyota Starlet 5 1 Small cars
Firefly Toyota Agya 5 1 Small cars
Bidvest Kia Picanto 4 1 Small cars
Budget Kia Picanto 4 1 Small cars
Firefly Toyota Corolla Quest 4 2 Medium cars
Hertz Toyota Corolla Quest 4 2 Medium cars
Hertz Toyota Starlet 5 1 Small cars
Hertz VW Polo 5 1 Small cars
Firefly VW Polo 4 2 Small cars
Avis Toyota Corolla 4 2 Large cars

Our Customers Reviews

United Kingdom
Ford Ecosport
2 January 2021
I had the best experience and don't have any qualms about using your service again

Top 8 Hire Companies in East London in 2021

Hertz
Hertz
Outstanding 8.9
+270437362116
66 Settlers Way, East London Airport, East London, 5200
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
Outstanding 8.7
+27112309999
66 Settlers Way, Greenfields
Keddy
Keddy
Outstanding 8.7
+27437362230
East London Airport
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-18:00
Wed:08:00-18:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
Sat:08:00-13:00
Sun:08:00-18:00
Bidvest
Bidvest
Outstanding 8.6
+27436423860
143 Alexander Rd, Shell Garage, King William's Town, 5601
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:08:00-12:00
Europcar
Europcar
Outstanding 8.6
+27437362230
Settlers Way, East London Airport, East London, 5200, South Africa
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-18:00
Wed:08:00-18:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
Sat:08:00-13:00
Sun:08:00-18:00
Avis
Avis
Outstanding 8.5
+27437098200
East London, 5200, South Africa
Working hours
Mon:08:00-17:30
Tue:08:00-17:30
Wed:08:00-17:30
Thu:08:00-17:30
Fri:08:00-17:30
Sat:09:00-17:30
Sun:09:00-18:00
Budget
Budget
Outstanding 8.5
+27437098200
East London Airport
Working hours
Mon:08:00-17:30
Tue:08:00-17:30
Wed:08:00-17:30
Thu:08:00-17:30
Fri:08:00-17:30
Sat:09:00-17:30
Sun:09:00-18:00
Thrifty ZA
Thrifty ZA
Outstanding 8.2
+270437362222 / +270662840501
East London Airport, Unit 6 Car Rental Section, East London, 5200
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:08:00-13:00
Sun:08:00-13:00
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