East London car hire

East London car hire

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East London, South Africa
11 Aug — 18 Aug
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East London car hire information

Pick-up locationEast London
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Mini, People carrier, Supplier choice
Hire locations24
Airport locations14
Popular agenciesHertz, 1First Car Rental, Thrifty, Sixt, Firefly

Cheap car hire in East London

£19/dayEconomy
£22/dayCompact
£29/dayIntermediate
£37/dayPeople carrier
£63/dayFull-size SUV
£13/dayMini
£15/daySupplier choice
£59/dayCompact SUV
£66/dayIntermediate SUV
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

East London car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Dollar
Best rated
2 Mediocre (1 review)
1 location in East London
Dollar
Locations in East London
East London Ap+27 43 736 2222
Monday06:00 - 21:00
Tuesday06:00 - 21:00
Wednesday06:00 - 21:00
Thursday06:00 - 21:00
Friday06:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:30
Sunday09:00 - 21:00
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Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre19 Mar 2017
Pros: The young man who eventually assisted us was helpful and cordial.Cons: Upon arrival, we were told by a supervisor/ manager (name beginning with P) that the car which we had reserved online (Nissan Nivara) does not exist in their EL collection! We were offered a small utility van with canopy instead . Upon declining and asking for a sedan instead, he refused, saying there were no other cars available. Eventually, he referred us to his younger colleague and we were offered the "last available" VW Polo. The car had so many scratches and bumps on its exterior, it was not worth the paper of the "pre-inspection" form. Inside, it had a damp, musty smell and graffiti on the sun shades. When driven, it had squiling brakes and suffered roll-back, even when handbrake was lifted! That we paid over R700 (excluding other costs) to hire this non-roadworthy wreck felt like daylight robbery!
From £9/day
Budget
3 locations in East London
Budget
Locations in East London
8a Devereux Ave+27 437 271 324
Monday08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday08:00 - 16:30
Thursday08:00 - 16:30
Friday08:00 - 16:30
Saturday08:00 - 16:30
Beacon Bay Motor City & Office+27 43 748 5577
Monday08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday08:00 - 16:30
Thursday08:00 - 16:30
Friday08:00 - 16:30
Saturday09:00 - 21:00
East London Airport+27 43 709 8200
Monday08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday08:00 - 16:30
Thursday08:00 - 16:30
Friday08:00 - 16:30
Saturday09:00 - 21:00
Sunday09:00 - 21:00
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From £10/day
Avis
2 locations in East London
Avis
Locations in East London
Beacon Bay Motor City & Office+27 43 748 5577
Monday08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday08:00 - 16:30
Thursday08:00 - 16:30
Friday08:00 - 16:30
Saturday09:00 - 21:00
East London Airport+27 43 709 8200
Monday08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday08:00 - 16:30
Thursday08:00 - 16:30
Friday08:00 - 16:30
Saturday09:00 - 21:00
Sunday09:00 - 21:00
Recent reviews
From £9/day
Bidvest
2 locations in East London
Bidvest
Locations in East London
32, Devereux Avenue
East London Airport
Recent reviews
From £25/day
Firefly
2 locations in East London
Firefly
Locations in East London
66 Settlers Ways Greenfields+27 437 025 700
Monday08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday08:00 - 16:30
Thursday08:00 - 16:30
Friday08:00 - 16:30
East London Airport+27 437 362 116
Monday06:00 - 21:00
Tuesday06:00 - 21:00
Wednesday06:00 - 21:00
Thursday06:00 - 21:00
Friday06:00 - 21:00
Saturday07:30 - 17:00
Sunday07:30 - 17:00
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From £15/day
Hertz
2 locations in East London
Hertz
Locations in East London
9 Breezyvale Road Orange Grove+27 43 702 5700
Monday08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday08:00 - 16:30
Thursday08:00 - 16:30
Friday08:00 - 16:30
East London Airport+27 43 736 2116
Monday06:30 - 20:00
Tuesday06:30 - 20:00
Wednesday06:30 - 20:00
Thursday06:30 - 20:00
Friday06:30 - 20:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:30
Sunday08:00 - 16:30
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keddy by Europcar
2 locations in East London
keddy by Europcar
Locations in East London
East London Downtown
Settlers Way
Recent reviews
Sixt
2 locations in East London
Sixt
Locations in East London
66 Settlers Way, Greenfields+27 11 230 9999
Monday07:00 - 18:30
Tuesday07:00 - 18:30
Wednesday07:00 - 18:30
Thursday07:00 - 18:30
Friday07:00 - 18:30
Saturday08:00 - 16:30
Sunday08:00 - 16:30
Delivery Service+27-43-736 2900
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
2 locations in East London
Sunnycars
Locations in East London
32 Devereux Avenue
Breezyvale Road
Recent reviews
1First Car Rental
1 location in East London
1First Car Rental
Locations in East London
66 Settlers Way, Greenfields, East London, Amatole, Eastern Cape+27 437 362 900
Recent reviews
From £13/day
Europcar
Most popular
1 location in East London
Europcar
Locations in East London
East London Airport+27 43 736 2230
Recent reviews
First Rent
1 location in East London
First Rent
Locations in East London
East London+27 437 362 900
Recent reviews
Tempest Car Hire
1 location in East London
Tempest Car Hire
Locations in East London
Terminal Building, East London Airport, 66 Settlers Way
Recent reviews
From £7/day
Thrifty
Cheapest deal
1 location in East London
Thrifty
Locations in East London
East London Ap+27 43 736 2222
Monday06:00 - 21:00
Tuesday06:00 - 21:00
Wednesday06:00 - 21:00
Thursday06:00 - 21:00
Friday06:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:30
Sunday09:00 - 21:00
Recent reviews
One traveller who hired a car in East London gave the car agency they used an average rating of 2.0

Car hire locations in or near East London

Good to know

Most popular agency

Europcar

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

£20/day

Good deal

£12/day

When to book a car hire in East London

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting a car in East London

  • The South African city of East London is a vibrant and exciting place to visit at any time of year. With car hire in East London, you can leave the city confines and explore everything the area has to offer. Known around the world for the vast array of wildlife that inhabits the area, with car hire you can drive out and see some of the major sights including the Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve (around 30 miles from the city centre) or the Nahoon Estuary Nature Reserve (19 miles from the city centre).
  • The Eastern Cape province of South Africa is served by East London Airport (ELS), which offers domestic, continental and international travel options. The airport sits just south of the East London Coast Nature Reserve and is a mere 5min drive from the city centre, making your car hire in East London that bit easier. A number of major car hire companies, including Europcar and Budget, operate directly from the airport, while more companies can be found in the city centre itself.
  • With East London car hire, UK drivers will feel truly at home because cars drive on the left-hand side and road signs are written in English. The major roads and motorways are well maintained and should not cause any problems. However, always be aware of pedestrians: in some areas, children walk to and from school at the sides of main roads, which can cause a hazard, especially in low light conditions. Livestock and wildlife can occasionally be found on the roads around East London and throughout South Africa in general.
  • East London is South Africa’s third most congested city, so it is always a good idea to plan your journeys outside of the morning rush hour (08:00 to 10:00) and the evening rush hour (17:00 to 19:00) whenever possible. While the city does not experience a high volume of vehicles on its roads, traffic backs up quickly and you might be surprised to suddenly find yourself in a traffic jam.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in East London for £12 or less
  • Book your car hire in East London at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy car hires in East London are around 36% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car rentals in East London

  • Some car hire companies in East London which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Europcar, Avis and Hertz

  • On average a hire car in East London costs £20 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at 1First Car Rental (£14/day), Hertz (£16/day) and Sixt (£27/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at 1First Car Rental 66 Settlers Way, Greenfields, East London, Amatole, Eastern Cape 5200 (5 miles from the city centre).

  • The average price of fuel in East London is £3.13 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £38 and £50, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Volkswagen Polo or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in East London.

  • Car hire companies onsite at East London airport include Europcar, Avis, Hertz, Bidvest, Thrifty, Budget and Firefly.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from East London airport to off-airport locations include Europcar, Avis, Hertz, Bidvest, Thrifty, First Car and Firefly.

  • Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • A Economy car hire in East London costs £16 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car hire in East London costs £10 per day, on average.

  • A Full-size car hire in East London costs £30 per day, on average.

  • In East London, cars are most frequently hired at 1First Car Rental 66 Settlers Way East London Airport (3 miles from city centre).

  • On average hiring a car in East London costs £140 per week (£20 per day).

  • On average a car hire in East London costs £599 per month (£20 per day).

  • For driving around urban areas while also having the possibility of venturing further afield, a 4x4 is an excellent choice of vehicle for your car hire in East London. The city, and the Eastern Cape in general, features many different types of roads and driving environments, so a comfortable 4x4 puts you safe in the knowledge that you are ready for anything. If you are planning on purely sticking to the central downtown area, then you may also consider a compact car for a nice and simple way of getting around.

  • While many aspects of South African culture are shared with the UK, speed limits and road signs in general are actually displayed in kilometres per hour instead of miles per hour. For public roads in an urban area, the speed limit is 60km/h or roughly 37mph. For public roads that are not a motorway (motorway) but are outside an urban area, the limit increases to 100km/h (roughly 62mph). On the motorway itself, the limit is 120km/h (roughly 75mph).

  • Good news: fuel prices in South Africa are generally cheaper on the coast than they are inland, so with East London car hire you can enjoy both stunning views of the Indian Ocean and a more economical way of getting around. Petrol costs around R14.18 (£0.67) per litre while diesel is approximately R13 (£0.62) per litre.

  • East London Airport offers a number of parking options, starting at around R15 (£0.71) for 1h and rising to about R75 (£3.57) for 24h in an open parking spot or around R115 (£5.47) for 24h in a covered parking spot. A number of car parks can also be found in the commercial district of East London, although these are usually reserved for customers only.