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East London Car Rental Mini Guide

East London is a popular destination for tourists in South Africa, but its attractions are spread out, requiring a hire car in East London to be able to make the most of your time there. If car hire seems expensive to you and you worry about added extras or driving a car that is not yours, reassurance is at hand. We do not think you will find car hire in East London any cheaper than we offer, because we have tried. We have also made sure that our comprehensive car hire packages in East London put your mind at rest so that after picking up your hire car you can set off with a smile on your face knowing that you have the lowest price on car hire in East London as well as the best standard of customer care.

East London has its own regional airport with daily flights to and from major South African airports including Johannesburg Airport and Cape Town Airport. As a result, most of the tourists are South African in origin but international connections to East London’s feeder airports mean that a growing number of international tourists make it to the white sandy beaches of the region. Only five miles from the city centre, access to East London is easily gained with pre-bookable hire cars collected at the airport.
 

Cheapest car hire in East London

Datsun Go

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 24.07 EUR/day
Datsun Go

7 Days rental at 168.52 EUR from 20/03/2023

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Kwid

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 24.08 EUR/day
Renault Kwid

7 Days rental at 168.57 EUR from 20/03/2023

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Kwid

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 25.22 EUR/day
Renault Kwid

7 Days rental at 176.57 EUR from 20/03/2023

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai i10

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 27.62 EUR/day
Hyundai i10

7 Days rental at 193.36 EUR from 20/03/2023

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Kia Picanto

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 28.29 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 198.04 EUR from 20/03/2023

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Suzuki Swift

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 28.48 EUR/day
Suzuki Swift

7 Days rental at 199.37 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Nissan Almera

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 31.13 EUR/day
Nissan Almera

7 Days rental at 217.91 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Polo

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 31.50 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 220.50 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Polo Vivo

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 31.51 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo Vivo

7 Days rental at 220.57 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes
  • East London car hire special offers

    We currently have 2 special offers for car rental in East London including;

  • Guaranteed 2021/2022-registered car
    We guarantee that you are going to get a 2021/2022-registered car at the desk available from AVIS, BUDGET, GREEN MOTION.
  • Pre-Registration available
    For faster, easier car hire, add driver details before pick-up available from AVIS, BUDGET, GREEN MOTION.

Useful to know about East London

  • East London was formed as a deep water port on a river and originally named Port Rex
  • Once an independent city, East London has been absorbed into the new metropolis of Buffalo City
  • The story of the life and death of the political activist Steve Biko is linked with East London

 

Popular car hire destinations in East London

Best car rental companies in East London

8.4
No.1: KEDDY BY EUROPCAR,
based on 14 reviews
90
80
70
80
90
15 min (average wait time)
8.0
No.3: BUDGET,
based on 439 reviews
80
80
70
80
70
33 min (average wait time)
8.0
No.2: AVIS,
based on 202 reviews
80
80
70
70
80
22 min (average wait time)

East London car hire information

  • 8.4/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Keddy by Europcar EMEA Franchise
  • € 168.49
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 24.07
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 20
    Most Popular Type:
    Intermediate
  • 7
    Most popular model:
    Toyota Corolla Quest
  • 81
    Total Cars Available
     

Average prices per day for car hire in East London

ItemPercent
January€ 46
February€ 59
March€ 49
April€ 36
May€ 41
June€ 44
July€ 49
August€ 51
September€ 46
October€ 45
November€ 43
December€ 51
ItemPercent
January€ 33
February€ 38
March€ 35
April€ 26
May€ 33
June€ 33
July€ 33
August€ 38
September€ 36
October€ 37
November€ 33
December€ 37
ItemPercent
January€ 97
February€ 139
March€ 109
April€ 65
May€ 86
June€ 94
July€ 105
August€ 105
September€ 113
October€ 107
November€ 94
December€ 139
ItemPercent
January€ 60
February€ 68
March€ 62
April€ 45
May€ 50
June€ 53
July€ 61
August€ 65
September€ 62
October€ 67
November€ 59
December€ 75
ItemPercent
January€ 90
February€ 102
March€ 71
April€ 72
May€ 76
June€ 80
July€ 60
August€ 165
September€ 133
October€ 149
November€ 67
December
ItemPercent
January€ 27
February€ 30
March€ 25
April€ 19
May€ 25
June€ 25
July€ 25
August€ 28
September€ 26
October€ 26
November€ 25
December€ 28
ItemPercent
January€ 97
February€ 115
March€ 101
April€ 70
May€ 72
June€ 75
July€ 81
August€ 94
September€ 83
October€ 80
November€ 81
December€ 120
ItemPercent
January€ 66
February€ 87
March€ 83
April€ 50
May€ 66
June€ 80
July€ 83
August€ 82
September€ 93
October€ 93
November€ 93
December€ 100

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

FAQs about car hire in East London

How much does car hire in East London cost?

Car hire in East London costs as little as €24.10 per day, however the average price across all suppliers for a Mini class vehicle is €27.20 per day. The most expensive car to hire is €190.00 per day from EUROPCAR for a Mercedes Vito.

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

3 car hire brands have committed to maintaining sanitisation measures as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines in East London, including BUDGET, AVIS, EUROPCAR, see the full list here.

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

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

Who is the best car rental agent in East London?

Based on recent customer reviews over the last 3 months, Keddy by Europcar EMEA Franchise has the highest customer rating for car hire in East London with a score of 8.4/10

with Avis Europe Franchise rated second best with a score of 8.0/10

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

Today’s cheapest price for compact car hire in East London is €217.91 per week from FIRST.

Who is the cheapest car hire agent in East London?

The cheapest car hire company in East London is FIRST, with prices for a Mini class car such as the Datsun Go available from as little as €168.49 per week.

How much is fuel in East London?

You can expect to pay €1.154/ltr of petrol and €1.277/ltr of diesel in East London. You’ll pay a premium if refilling at motorway services of up to 10%.

What car hire agencies are available in East London?

We can arrange great deals on car hire in East London with leading car hire companies such as AVIS, BUDGET, EUROPCAR, FIRST, GREEN MOTION, KEDDY BY EUROPCAR as well as reputable, local car hire companies.

What type of car can I hire in East London?

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

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

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

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

We don’t have any discount codes for car hire in East London at the moment, however FIRST rates start from just €168.49 per week. If you’ve found a cheaper price than €168.49 from FIRST in East London 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 in East London?

The cheapest price to hire a car for a week in East London is €168.70 per week with an average price of €190.40 per week across all car hire companies.
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Information about the car hire agents in East London

Telephone numbers for popular car hire companies in East London

  • First (tel: 0820929274)
  • Europcar (tel: 0027 43 736 2230)
  • Avis (tel: 27 43 748 5577)
  • Budget (tel: 27 43 748 5577)
  • Keddy by europcar (tel: 27 4 37362230)
  • Green motion (tel: 0027 41 180 4900 / 0027 63 647 2282)

Pick-up locations for car hire companies in East London

  • First (66 Settlers Way, East London, 5201 , Eastern Cape)
  • Europcar (Airport Building, B J Schoemna, East London , 5200, EC)
  • Avis (Beacon Bay Motor City & Office, East London)
  • Budget (Beacon Bay Motor City & Office, East London)
  • Keddy by europcar (EAST LONDON AIRPORT SETTLERS WAY, EAST LONDON, 5200, EC)
  • Green motion (Unit 15, 9 Breezydale Rd, Orange Grove, 5201, East London)

Car hire company ratings in East London

  • Keddy by Europcar EMEA Franchise: Rated 8.4/10 from 6 reviews
  • Avis Europe Franchise: Rated 8.0/10 from 34 reviews
  • Budget EMEA Franchise: Rated 8.0/10 from 28 reviews
  • Europcar Direct: Rated 7.9/10 from 46 reviews
  • First Car Rental: Rated 7.3/10 from 78 reviews
  • Green Motion: Rated 7.1/10 from 10 reviews

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