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Daily Car Hire Rates in Port Elizabeth Airport

  • Mini

    Hyundai i10
    4 |
    1 |
    5 |
    From € 11.87
  • Economy

    Volkswagen Polo
    5 |
    3 |
    5 |
    From € 12.69
  • Compact

    Toyota Corolla
    5 |
    3 |
    5 |
    From € 14.97
  • Standard

    Toyota Corolla Quest
    5 |
    4 |
    4 |
    From € 23.66
  • Van / minivan

    Toyota Avanza
    6 |
    2 |
    5 |
    From € 27.38

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

*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for todays best prices.

Port Elizabeth Airport Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • The airport is 2km south of the central business district.
  • Last year 1.3m passengers used the facilities of Port Elizabeth Airport.
  • It’s known as the ‘ten minute airport’ as almost every part of the city is accessible in ten minutes from the airport.
  • The airport was built in 1929.
  • The first long distance flight in South Africa landed there in 1917, starting the story of aviation in the country.

Port Elizabeth Airport Mini Guide

Port Elizabeth Airport serves the Eastern Cape of South Africa and approximately one and a half million passengers use it every year. The location of Port Elizabeth Airport is handy as it is near to the central business district.  Indeed so conveniently located is the airport that locals often call it the 10 minute airport. This is because it only takes 10 minutes to drive from the airport to anywhere else in the city. As well as having numerous car hire offices there are quite a few hotels near to the airport which are ideal for those who are on short trips or who are in transit.

Port Elizabeth Airport

Port Elizabeth Airport is owned and operated by the airports company South Africa and it has the unique airport code PLZ. This regional airport serves several South African cities including Bloemfontein, East London, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Lanseria and Durban. South African Express, South African airways, 1time, Kulula, British Airways and Airlink are the airlines which mainly service the airport.

Port Elizabeth Airport Aerial view

The first flight between Port Elizabeth Airport and Cape Town took place in 1917. It was expanded in 1980 and again more recently.

Latest Update from Port Elizabeth Airport:

07/06/12 - Steadily falling passenger numbers have led to the indefinite postponement of the runway extension at Port Elizabeth Airport. Originally planned for the 2010 World Cup, the extension, which would have enabled it to receive the A380, is unlikely to happen within the next five years. 

Driving in Port Elizabeth Airport - Need to know



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    ZAR  14.71/Ltr

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Port Elizabeth Airport is the perfect arrival point for travellers wanting to experience the Garden Route that stretches from Heidelberg to the Storms River near Port Elizabeth. Along the route you can experience up to ten different habitats in a variety of scenery including mountains, lakes, forests and coast.

You can hire a car from the airport and head west along the route staying overnight at a variety of accommodation along the route. Finally drop off your car at the end of your trip if returning from a different airport.

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