Port Elizabeth car hire

Port Elizabeth car hire

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
8 Aug — 15 Aug
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Port Elizabeth car hire information

Pick-up locationPort Elizabeth
Hire locations27
Airport locations18

Port Elizabeth car hire reviews and directory

From £24/dayRated no. 1
Sixt
Best rated
10 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Port Elizabeth
Sixt
Locations in Port Elizabeth
No.1 De Haviland Ave, Walmer+27 11 230 9999
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday07:00 - 19:00
Sunday07:00 - 19:00
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From £11/dayRated no. 2
Avis
7.3 Good (11 reviews)
2 locations in Port Elizabeth
Avis
Locations in Port Elizabeth
Allistair Miller Drive+27 41 501 7200
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday07:00 - 19:00
Sunday08:00 - 19:00
Cnr Newmarket & Ring Rd+27 41 363 3014
Monday08:00 - 19:00
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Wednesday08:00 - 19:00
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  • 6.3
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6.0 Good25 Aug 2017
Big mistakePros: Eventually it was great but we needed to pay extra 150 $ because of your mistake
6.0 Good29 Nov 2016
Cons: For hub cap damage and little scratch way at the bottom (not sure if it was there before), I was charged big amount.
6.0 Good15 Nov 2016
Pros: Pickup was relatively smooth - once I found the preferred checking counter which wasn't clearly marked at all.Cons: Preferred counter not clearly marked.
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Rated no. 3
Dollar
6.8 Good (2 reviews)
2 locations in Port Elizabeth
Dollar
Locations in Port Elizabeth
Port Elizabeth Ap+27 41 581 4774
Monday05:30 - 22:00
Tuesday05:30 - 22:00
Wednesday05:30 - 22:00
Thursday05:30 - 22:00
Friday05:30 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 19:00
Sunday07:00 - 19:00
Port Elizabeth Branch+27 41 581 7988
Monday08:00 - 19:00
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Friday08:00 - 19:00
Saturday08:30 - 12:30
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10.0 Excellent7 Mar 2017
Pros: Car return was smooth and easy.
From £8/dayRated no. 4
Thrifty
Cheapest deal
6.4 Good (5 reviews)
2 locations in Port Elizabeth
Thrifty
Locations in Port Elizabeth
Port Elizabeth Ap+27 41 581 4774
Monday05:30 - 22:00
Tuesday05:30 - 22:00
Wednesday05:30 - 22:00
Thursday05:30 - 22:00
Friday05:30 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 19:00
Sunday07:00 - 19:00
Port Elizabeth Branch+27 41 581 7988
Monday08:00 - 19:00
Tuesday08:00 - 19:00
Wednesday08:00 - 19:00
Thursday08:00 - 19:00
Friday08:00 - 19:00
Saturday08:30 - 12:30
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  • 6.8
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2.0 Mediocre3 Jan 2019
Kayak SucksPros: NothingCons: I had a confirmed email saying the rental was booked, when I flew in after 24 hours of travel Thrifty tells me they didn’t have a car for me. I will never use Kayak for a car rental again. Ever. It’s a busy time of the year, no one else had cars available. Imagine flying in to a town and being left stranded at the airport. This will happen to you if you use Kayak and Thifty.
2.0 Mediocre2 Jan 2019
Denied having CarCons: The counter said that they had received the booking but were out of car. Will never book with them again.
From £12/dayRated no. 5
Hertz
Most popular
4.2 Okay (3 reviews)
2 locations in Port Elizabeth
Hertz
Locations in Port Elizabeth
10 Boeing Road+27 41 508 6610
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 19:00
Sunday08:00 - 19:00
Port Elizabeth Airport+27 41 508 6600
Monday05:00 - 21:00
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2.0 Mediocre15 Dec 2018
Terrible serviceCons: Absolutely terrible experience
From £11/day
Bidvest
3 locations in Port Elizabeth
Bidvest
Locations in Port Elizabeth
1 Newmarket Rd
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (Maintainance Building)+27 415 044 346
Port Elizabeth Airport
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From £11/day
Budget
2 locations in Port Elizabeth
Budget
Locations in Port Elizabeth
Greenacres+27 41 363 3014
Monday08:00 - 19:00
Tuesday08:00 - 19:00
Wednesday08:00 - 19:00
Thursday08:00 - 19:00
Friday08:00 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 19:00
Port Elizabeth Airport+27 41 501 7200
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
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Friday07:00 - 19:00
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Sunday08:00 - 19:00
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From £10/day
Europcar
2 locations in Port Elizabeth
Europcar
Locations in Port Elizabeth
Cnr 04th Avenue And Hurd Street+27 41 363 0067
Port Elizabeth Airport+27 41 508 9500
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1First Car Rental
1 location in Port Elizabeth
1First Car Rental
Locations in Port Elizabeth
No, 1 De Havilland St, Port Elizabeth+27 415 812 027
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Al Wefaq
1 location in Port Elizabeth
Al Wefaq
Locations in Port Elizabeth
Alister Miller Drive, Walmer+27 415 811 786
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday07:00 - 19:00
Sunday07:00 - 19:00
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CABS Car Hire
1 location in Port Elizabeth
CABS Car Hire
Locations in Port Elizabeth
Terminal Building, P.E Airport, 1 De Haviland Ave+27 415 817 184
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Comet Car Rental
1 location in Port Elizabeth
Comet Car Rental
Locations in Port Elizabeth
Port Elizabeth Airport
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Economy Rent a Car
1 location in Port Elizabeth
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in Port Elizabeth
54 Union Road Walmer+27 213 862 411
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From £8/day
Firefly
1 location in Port Elizabeth
Firefly
Locations in Port Elizabeth
Port Elizabeth Airport+27 415 086 600
Monday05:00 - 21:00
Tuesday05:00 - 21:00
Wednesday05:00 - 21:00
Thursday05:00 - 21:00
Friday05:00 - 21:00
Saturday05:00 - 21:00
Sunday05:00 - 21:00
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First Rent
1 location in Port Elizabeth
First Rent
Locations in Port Elizabeth
No.1 De Havilland St+27 41 581 2027
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keddy by Europcar
1 location in Port Elizabeth
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Port Elizabeth
Port Elizabeth Airport+27 415 089 500
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Sunnycars
1 location in Port Elizabeth
Sunnycars
Locations in Port Elizabeth
Desk in arrival hall!
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From £12/day
Tempest Car Hire
1 location in Port Elizabeth
Tempest Car Hire
Locations in Port Elizabeth
Terminal Building, P.E Airport, 1 De Haviland Ave+27 842 341 130
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From £18/day
Woodford
1 location in Port Elizabeth
Woodford
Locations in Port Elizabeth
Port Elizabeth Airport
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22 travellers who hired a car in Port Elizabeth gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.8

Car hire locations in or near Port Elizabeth

Good to know

Most popular agency

First Car

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

£22/day

Good deal

£12/day

When to book a car hire in Port Elizabeth

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

Top tips for renting a car in Port Elizabeth

  • Port Elizabeth is a major maritime port as well as one of South Africa’s largest cities by population. With car hire in Port Elizabeth you have unlimited mobility and convenience to explore this part of the Eastern Cape and the outstanding beaches that have made the city a premier tourist destination around the world. A roadtrip to Cape Town takes you west on the N2 along 465 miles of coastline and provides plenty of opportunities to discover other beaches along the way.
  • When flying into Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ), pick up car hire in Port Elizabeth and save the bother of looking for a vehicle after you arrive in the city. There’s a good list of local and international providers such as Hertz, Avis and Woodford present at the airport. There are signs posted in the main terminal directing you to the car hire centre outside the building, or you can ask for assistance at the nearest information desk.
  • Port Elizabeth is legendary as a city where getting around by car is quite easy, so if there is traffic congestion during morning or evening rush hours it shouldn’t last very long. Anticipate heavy pedestrian and cycle traffic in Port Elizabeth Central, which is the administrative and cultural heart of the city. The city is a major tourist destination for locals and foreigners alike, with the period from November to February witnessing marked increases in overall traffic, especially in the city centre and coastal beach districts.
  • The Settlers Highway interchange with National Road 2 and the M4 along the eastern flank of the city can present traffic interruptions from 07:00 to 08:00 and again from 19:00 to 20:00. Inbound and outbound traffic flow along the major M4 motorway is also susceptible to slow-downs inbound and outbound during these times, whereas the NR2/R102/752 exchange near More Grove district can be troublesome westbound. Expect heavy pedestrian, cycle and vehicular activity in central districts from 13:00 to 16:00, which is a key period for shopping, lunch and sightseeing, particularly during the tourist season.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Port Elizabeth for £12 or less
  • Book your car hire in Port Elizabeth at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hires in Port Elizabeth are around 58% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car rentals in Port Elizabeth

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

  • On average a hire car in Port Elizabeth costs £22 per day.

  • The average price of fuel in Port Elizabeth 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.

  • Mini (Chevrolet Spark or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Port Elizabeth.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Port Elizabeth airport include Hertz, Bidvest, Budget, Avis, Sixt, Firefly, Tempest Car Hire, Europcar, Thrifty and Woodford.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Port Elizabeth airport to off-airport locations include First Car, Hertz, Bidvest, Avis, Sixt, Firefly, Tempest Car Hire, Europcar, Thrifty and Woodford.

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

  • A Mini car hire in Port Elizabeth costs £11 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car hire in Port Elizabeth costs £31 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car hire in Port Elizabeth costs £16 per day, on average.

  • In Port Elizabeth, cars are most frequently hired at Tempest Car Hire Terminal Building, P.E Airport, 1 De Haviland Ave (2 miles from city centre).

  • On average hiring a car in Port Elizabeth costs £155 per week (£22 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Port Elizabeth costs £664 per month (£22 per day).

  • Choosing a compact or small economy car is an inexpensive and popular option for a hired car, whereas SUVs, touring sedans and luxury cars offer better comfort in addition to more luggage space and seating capacity for large parties travelling together.

  • On streets within urban districts and the city centre of Port Elizabeth, the legal speed limit is 60km/h (37mph). Driving along roads other than motorways in rural areas, you are allowed speeds of up to 100km/h (62mph), while along motorways the maximum speed allowed is 120km/h (75mph). Be advised that there are active speed monitoring devices in use along freeways, at major junctions and in urban centres, so pay attention to road signs at all times.

  • Fuel prices in Port Elizabeth average about 15.40 ZAR (0.75 GBP) per litre of diesel and about 15.30 ZAR (0.75 GBP) per litre of petrol. There are approximately 20 refuelling stations within the city limits, most of which are concentrated in the Sydenham and North End districts as well as along Kempston Road near North End Lake and off Stanford Road near Livingstone Hospital.

  • Unless street signs indicate otherwise, on-street parking is free within the city of Port Elizabeth. Be advised that there are few spaces to park in the city centre, so using a private parking garage is an attractive option. As an alternative, consider leaving your car at Port Elizabeth Airport, which is a short distance away. Uncovered parking costs around 14 ZAR (0.70 GBP) per hour while covered parking rates start at 20 ZAR (1 GBP) per hour. If you decide to leave your Port Elizabeth car hire longer, there is a flat rate of about 21 ZAR (1.05 GBP) for an 8h stay.