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Sanitised car hire at East London Airport

Look out for this icon to see which car hire brands have committed to maintaining sanitisation measures as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines, the following car hire companies at East London Airport, South Africa offer sanitised rental cars:

At present, none of the car rental companies at East London Airport have committed to offering sanitised cars.

Sanitised car
This car rental company has committed to maintaining sanitisation measures as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines.
  • AVIS
  • BIDVEST
  • BUDGET
  • EUROPCAR
  • FIREFLY
  • HERTZ
  • KEDDY BY EUROPCAR
  • TEMPEST

Cheapest car hire at East London Airport

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 14.55 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 101.90 EUR from September 21

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

BMW 3 Series

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 41.64 EUR/day
BMW 3 Series

7 Days rental at 291.49 EUR from September 21

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Quantum

10 Adults, 4 Doors

From 49.52 EUR/day
Toyota Quantum

7 Days rental at 346.67 EUR from September 21

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Datsun Go

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 9.32 EUR/day
Datsun Go

7 Days rental at 65.26 EUR from September 21

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai Elantra

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 30.88 EUR/day
Hyundai Elantra

7 Days rental at 216.18 EUR from September 21

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Volkswagen T6

8 Adults, 5 Doors

From 54.53 EUR/day
Volkswagen T6

7 Days rental at 381.74 EUR from September 21

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Double Cab

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 30.31 EUR/day
Nissan Double Cab

7 Days rental at 212.18 EUR from September 21

  0 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Avanza

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 21.61 EUR/day
Toyota Avanza

7 Days rental at 151.28 EUR from September 21

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Mercedes Vito

8 Adults, 5 Doors

From 44.46 EUR/day
Mercedes Vito

7 Days rental at 311.28 EUR from September 21

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

*daily rates in East London Airport based on a 1 day rental (24hr period) and for guidance purposes only.

Useful to know about East London Airport

  • 700,000 passengers passed through the airport’s terminals last year.
  • Half the arrivals are tourists helping to build the economy of the East London district.
  • The airport opened on a dirt track in 1927.
  • East London centre is 5 miles east of the airport.
  • The airport handles only domestic flights.

East London Airport car hire reviews

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Rated 3.8 / 5 | 1,800 reviews

Best car rental companies in East London Airport

8.7
No.1: BIDVEST,
based on 1248 reviews
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84
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88
15 min (average wait time)
8.3
No.3: AVIS,
based on 2501 reviews
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84
15 min (average wait time)
8.3
No.2: TEMPEST,
based on 1025 reviews
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83
13 min (average wait time)

Nearest car hire pickup locations at or near East London Airport

EUROPCAR

66 Settlers Way, East London, 5201 , Eastern Cape

AVIS

367 Main Road, Wynberg, 7780

AVIS

136 Alexandra Rd, King Williams Town

BIDVEST

Fort Hare University, Kingwilliamston Road, Alice, 5700

AVIS

Port Alfred Tourism Office, Causeway Street, Port Alfred, 6170

BIDVEST

African Street, Grahamstown, 1000

Recent customer reviews (average rating 8.0/10)

Mr. Prowse

UK

8/10
I found that Rh

I found that Rhino got me the cheapest deal to hire a 4x4 to pick up from East London Airport - hence why I booked with them....and will use again!

14/06/2019
Jamie

UK

8/10
Fantastic place

Fantastic place to visit, would recommend!

24/02/2019
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East London Airport car hire information

  • 8.6/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Bidvest
  • € 65.24
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 9.32
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 22
    Most Popular Type:
    Compact
  • 8
    Most popular model:
    Toyota Corolla
  • 120
    Total Cars Available
     

Average prices per day for car hire at East London Airport

*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices.

FAQs about car hire at East London Airport

How much does car hire at East London Airport cost?

Car hire at East London Airport costs as little as €9.30 per day, however the average price across all suppliers for a Mini class vehicle is €12.90 per day. The most expensive car to hire is €84.10 per day from HERTZ for a BMW X3.

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental in East London Airport?

8 car hire brands have committed to maintaining sanitisation measures as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines in East London Airport, including FIREFLY, KEDDY BY EUROPCAR, EUROPCAR, see the full list here.

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental at East London Airport?

None of the car hire companies at East London Airport are currently offering sanitised cars as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines.

Who is the best car rental agent at East London Airport?

Based on recent customer reviews over the last 3 months, Bidvest has the highest customer rating for car hire at East London Airport with a score of 8.7/10

with Tempest rated second best with a score of 8.3/10

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How much does it cost to hire a compact car at East London Airport?

Today’s cheapest price for compact car hire at East London Airport is €101.90 per week from FIREFLY.

Who is the cheapest car hire agent at East London Airport?

The cheapest car hire company at East London Airport is FIREFLY, with prices for a Mini class car such as the Datsun Go available from as little as €65.24 per week.

How much is fuel at East London Airport?

You can expect to pay €0.67/ltr of petrol and €0.68/ltr of diesel at East London Airport. You’ll pay a premium if refilling at motorway services of up to 10%.

What car hire agencies are available at East London Airport?

We can arrange great deals on car hire at East London Airport with leading car hire companies such as AVIS, BUDGET, DOLLAR, EUROPCAR, FIREFLY, HERTZ, KEDDY BY EUROPCAR, TEMPEST, THRIFTY as well as reputable, local car hire companies.

What type of car can I hire at East London Airport?

We can arrange Compact, Compact Elite, Economy, Fullsize, Intermediate, Intermediate Elite, Luxury, Mini, Premium, Premium Elite, Standard and Standard Elite class rental cars at East London Airport.

How much does it cost to hire a convertible car at East London Airport?

We don’t currently have any convertible cars to hire at East London Airport, but we are working in it and please check dates for future rentals.
The price at the moment for a convertible rental car at East London Airport is € per week from for a .

Do you have a discount code for car hire at East London Airport?

We don’t have any discount codes for car hire at East London Airport at the moment, however FIREFLY rates start from just €65.24 per week. If you’ve found a cheaper price than €65.24 from FIREFLY in East London - Airport or any other rental agent, let us know and we’ll do our best to beat it.

How much does it cost to hire a car for a week at East London Airport?

The cheapest price to hire a car for a week at East London Airport is €65.10 per week with an average price of €90.30 per week across all car hire companies.

Information about car hire agents at East London Airport

Most popular car hire companies at East London Airport:

  • First (tel: +27 43 736 2900 / 082 786-6373)
  • Budget (tel: 27 43 709 8200)
  • Tempest (tel: 043 7361320/3344 / 0027 842341124)
  • Europcar (tel: 0027 43 736 2230)
  • Thrifty (tel: +27 (0) 43 736 2222)
  • Avis (tel: (27) 43 709 8200)
  • Bidvest (tel: 27437075310)
  • Keddy by europcar (tel: 27 43 7362230)
  • Dollar (tel: +27 (0) 43 736 2222)
  • Hertz (tel: 0027 437 362 116)

Pick-up locations for car hire companies at East London Airport:

  • First (Terminal Building, East London Airport, 66 Settlers Way, East London, 5247)
  • Budget (East London Airport, East London, 5200)
  • Tempest (East London Airport, Terminal Building, East London)
  • Europcar (Settlers Way, East London, 5200)
  • Thrifty (East London Airport,, Unit 6 Car Rental Building,, East London,, 5200)
  • Avis (Terminal Building, East London)

Car hire company reviews at East London Airport:

  • Bidvest: Rated 8.7/10 from 108 reviews
  • Tempest Car Hire: Rated 8.3/10 from 51 reviews
  • Avis Europe Franchise: Rated 8.3/10 from 91 reviews
  • Dollar: Rated 7.9/10 from 12 reviews
  • EUROPCAR Direct: Rated 7.9/10 from 140 reviews
  • Budget EMEA Franchise: Rated 7.8/10 from 203 reviews

East London Airport Mini Guide

About the Airport
East London Airport is in the eastern cape of South Africa. The airport is 15km from the town of East London which lies almost halfway between Port Elizabeth and Durban on the coast of the Indian Ocean.

How Can I Fly There?
Every day 20-30 flights land at the airport bringing in mostly holidaymakers to the region. The flights are domestic only with scheduled services operated by South African Airways and low cost flights operated by 1Time. You can fly from the major airports in South Africa to East London Airport, for example from Cape Town or Johannesburg.

How Can I Get to the Town?
If you have decided to explore the area by hire car, meet your representative in the main terminal. From the airport, you take the N2 highway into the town. There is not much public transport in this area and it tends to be unreliable so car hire is a good option. You can get a shuttle bus into the town, they leave from the front of the terminal and are operated by Gateway Shuttle or Red Shuttle Bus Services and should be booked in advance.

What Facilities Does the Airport Have?
The airport is small and has basic facilities. There is an information desk in arrivals if you have any questions about your trip or the airport. The airport has a restaurant if you get hungry whilst you wait or you can have a snack at the coffee shop. Browse the shelves at the bookstore or try a sweet treat from Cosmic Candy sweet shop. There is an ATM in departures should you need to get extra money.

Where can I Stay Nearby?
The 3 star Premier Hotel King David is probably one of the closest hotels to the airport. They have an airport shuttle service which takes around 10 minutes. The hotel has 80 rooms and is close to the shops and attractions in the town centre. Enjoy regional cuisine at the hotel’s own restaurant.

Why do Tourists Visit This Area?
It is ideally located for visiting one of the big five game reserves, just two in the area are the Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve and the Mpgongo Private Game Reserve. You could also visit the Lion Park and Camdeboo National Park or go on a shark or whale watching trip. This area is popular for adventure sports too, like rock climbing, mountain biking and scuba diving. The beaches are the attraction for local tourists, Gonubie Beach is probably the most scenic and is 25km north of the town. In East London, the surfers head for Nahoon Beach and families go to Orient Beach, where there are purpose built swimming pools and gardens.

East London Airport takes you right into the heart of the nascent tourism industry of East London which markets itself as Buffalo City. There you can take your hire car through several game reserves in the hinterland of the city as well as head for the beaches which have great surf for the specialist.

The city has plenty to see including the memorial to the work of the journalist Donald Woods and his subject, Steve Biko. You can also visit the track and museum of the Prince George Racing Circuit, home of the South African Grand Prix in the 1960s.

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Customer questions about East London Airport car hire

Dood day Fiona, I am looking for cheap car hire from 28-12-2017 to 08-01-2018 , to collect from East London airport. I did search your wesite and that gave me a Hyundai i10 for about R2440.24 for that period. what I need to know is it unlimited mileage and full cover?

Hello, I can see your quote here and can confirm that there is unlimited mileage on this rental and that full insurance is included in the rate with a excess deposit of R15,000 is required.

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