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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Port Elizabeth

  • There are some restricted roads you should be aware of when driving cheap car rentals in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. One example is Settlers Freeway. This is a major freeway in Port Elizabeth that runs east to west through the city. There are certain sections of the freeway that are restricted to high-occupancy vehicles (HOV), meaning that only vehicles with two or more passengers are allowed to use those lanes. To navigate this road, pay attention to the signs and stay in the designated lane based on the number of passengers in your vehicle. Another is Marine Drive. There are certain sections of the road that are restricted to pedestrian traffic only, particularly in the Summerstrand area near the beachfront. To navigate this road, be aware of the signs that indicate where pedestrians are allowed, and be prepared to take alternate routes if necessary.
  • It is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.05% or higher. The law applies to all drivers, including those who hold a valid driver's license from another country and those driving cheap car rentals in Port Elizabeth. If caught driving under the influence of alcohol, the driver may face fines, imprisonment, and license suspension or revocation. It is recommended to avoid drinking and driving altogether and to make alternative transportation arrangements.
  • The use of car safety seats is mandatory for all children under the age of 3 while traveling in cheap car rentals in Port Elizabeth. Children between the ages of 3 and 14 must be seated in the back seat of the vehicle and must wear a seat belt. It is recommended that children use booster seats until they are able to sit comfortably with a seat belt without slouching. It is recommended to check with local resources or rental car companies for specific information on child safety seat availability, pricing, and reservation requirements 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 rental cars in Port Elizabeth for C$ 25 or less
  • Book your rental car in Port Elizabeth at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Port Elizabeth are around 22% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Port Elizabeth

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Port Elizabeth?

    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.

  • What’s the speed limit in Port Elizabeth?

    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.

  • Where are the best places to park in Port Elizabeth?

    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.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Port Elizabeth?

    On average a rental car in Port Elizabeth costs C$ 26 per day.

  • Can I rent an automatic car in Port Elizabeth?

    Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Port Elizabeth. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.

  • How much is gas price in Port Elizabeth?

    The average gas price in Port Elizabeth is C$ 6.52 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 78 and C$ 104, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Port Elizabeth?

    Economy (Class Economy Car or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Port Elizabeth.

  • Which car rental companies are at Port Elizabeth airport (PLZ)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Port Elizabeth airport include Bluu, 1First Car Rental, CarWiz and GREEN MOTION.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Port Elizabeth?

    Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • How much does an Economy car rental cost in Port Elizabeth?

    An Economy car rental in Port Elizabeth costs C$ 44 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car rental cost in Port Elizabeth?

    A Standard car rental in Port Elizabeth costs C$ 83 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car rental cost in Port Elizabeth?

    An Intermediate car rental in Port Elizabeth costs C$ 52 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular rental car location in Port Elizabeth?

    In Port Elizabeth, cars are most frequently rented at Bluu Terminal Building, P.E Airport, 1 De Haviland Ave (3 km from city centre ).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Port Elizabeth?

    On average a rental car in Port Elizabeth costs C$ 183 per week (C$ 26 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Port Elizabeth?

    On average a rental car in Port Elizabeth costs C$ 785 per month (C$ 26 per day).

  • Can I rent an electric car in Port Elizabeth?

    There are several car rental companies that offer electric Port Elizabeth car rentals. However, availability may be limited and it is recommended to check with the rental company for specific information on electric car availability, pricing, and reservation requirements. Some of the car rental companies that may offer electric cars in Port Elizabeth include Hertz and Europcar.

  • How old should I be to rent a car in Port Elizabeth?

    To rent a car in Port Elizabeth, most car rental agencies require drivers to be at least 18 years old and in possession of an active driver's license. However, some other car rental companies could have higher age requirements or may charge an additional fee for drivers under the age of 25.

Port Elizabeth car rental reviews and directory

Avis

9.6

Wonderful

1 review

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

8.0

2 locations in Port Elizabeth

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56 5th Avenue

+27 41 363 3014

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00

Port Elizabeth Airport

+27 41 501 7200

Monday07:00 - 20:30
Tuesday07:00 - 20:30
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6.0 Okay

Aug. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Eventually it was great but we needed to pay extra 150 $ because of your mistake

6.0 Okay

Nov. 2016

KAYAK

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 Okay

Nov. 2016

KAYAK

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.

1 out of 0

Europcar

4.5

Mediocre

1 review

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

5.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

5.5

2 locations in Port Elizabeth

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Cnr 04th Avenue And Hurd Street

+27 41 363 0067

Opening times not available

Port Elizabeth Airport

+27 41 508 9500

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10.0 Wonderful

Jan. 2023

KAYAK
At check in I was given the keys to an economy car not an suv compatible as requested. I had the paperwork with me and they apologised and swiftly rectified their mistake. Everything else was perfect and quick returning the car. Highly recommend

1 out of 1

Dollar

3.6

Cleanliness

4.0

Comfort

2.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.0

Value for money

4.0

3 locations in Port Elizabeth

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10 Boeing Road

+27 41 508 6610

Monday07:00 - 20:30
Tuesday07:00 - 20:30
Wednesday07:00 - 20:30
Thursday07:00 - 20:30
Friday07:00 - 20:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

Port Elizabeth Airport

+27 41 508 6600

Monday06:00 - 21:00
Tuesday06:00 - 21:00
Wednesday06:00 - 21:00
Thursday06:00 - 21:00
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Port Elizabeth Branch

+27 41 581 7988

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:30 - 12:30

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10.0 Wonderful

Mar. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Car return was smooth and easy.

1 out of 0

Budget

10.0

Wonderful

No reviews available

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Port Elizabeth

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56 5th Avenue

+27 41 363 3014

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00

Port Elizabeth Airport

+27 41 501 7200

Monday07:00 - 20:30
Tuesday07:00 - 20:30
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Hertz

6.0

Okay

No reviews available

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

7.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.0

Value for money

4.5

2 locations in Port Elizabeth

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10 Boeing Road

+27 41 508 6610

Monday07:00 - 20:30
Tuesday07:00 - 20:30
Wednesday07:00 - 20:30
Thursday07:00 - 20:30
Friday07:00 - 20:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

Port Elizabeth Airport

+27 41 508 6600

Monday05:00 - 21:00
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2.0 Poor

Dec. 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Absolutely terrible experience

1 out of 0

keddy by Europcar

10.0

Wonderful

No reviews available

Best rated

4 locations in Port Elizabeth

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61 Cape Rd

Opening times not available

Cnr 04Th Avenue And Hurd Street

+27 41 363 0067

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Cnr 4th Ave &, Hurd St, Newton Park

+27 41 363 0067

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00

Port Elizabeth Airport

+27 415 089 500

Opening times not available

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Firefly

10.0

Wonderful

No reviews available

One location in Port Elizabeth

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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
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1First Car Rental

9.2

Wonderful

No reviews available

Cheapest deal

One location in Port Elizabeth

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No, 1 De Havilland St, Port Elizabeth

+27 415 812 027

Opening times not available

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Woodford

8.0

Very good

No reviews available

One location in Port Elizabeth

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Locations in Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth Airport

Opening times not available

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GREEN MOTION

5.5

Fair

No reviews available

2 locations in Port Elizabeth

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32 Heugh Rd, Walmer

+27 64 077 8121

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:30 - 12:30

Allister Miller Dr, Walmer

+27 64 077 8121

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:30 - 12:30

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Tempest Car Hire

5.5

Fair

No reviews available

One location in Port Elizabeth

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Locations in Port Elizabeth

Terminal Building, P.E Airport, 1 De Haviland Ave

+27 842 341 130

Opening times not available

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Economy Rent a Car

5.2

Fair

No reviews available

One location in Port Elizabeth

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54 Union Road Walmer

+27 213 862 411

Opening times not available

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Bidvest

2.0

Poor

No reviews available

3 locations in Port Elizabeth

Locations in Port Elizabeth

1 Newmarket Rd

Opening times not available

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (Maintainance Building)

+27 415 044 346

Opening times not available

Port Elizabeth Airport

Opening times not available

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Rentacar

8.0

Very good

No reviews available

2 locations in Port Elizabeth

Locations in Port Elizabeth

90 Heugh Rd, Walmer

Opening times not available

Port Elizabeth International Airport (Plz), Allister Miller Dr, Walmer

Opening times not available

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CarWiz

3.4

Poor

No reviews available

2 locations in Port Elizabeth

fromC$ 23/day

Locations in Port Elizabeth

90 Heugh Rd, Walmer, Gqeberha, 6070

+27 41 581 4904

Opening times not available

Allister Miller Dr, Walmer, Gqeberha, 6070

+27 41 581 4904

Opening times not available

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FlexWays

2.0

Poor

No reviews available

One location in Port Elizabeth

Locations in Port Elizabeth

1 De Havilland St, Schoenmakerskop

Opening times not available

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Thrifty

No score available yet

3 locations in Port Elizabeth

Locations in Port Elizabeth

10 Boeing Road

+27 41 508 6610

Monday07:00 - 20:30
Tuesday07:00 - 20:30
Wednesday07:00 - 20:30
Thursday07:00 - 20:30
Friday07:00 - 20:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

Port Elizabeth Airport

+27 41 508 6600

Monday06:00 - 21:00
Tuesday06:00 - 21:00
Wednesday06:00 - 21:00
Thursday06:00 - 21:00
Friday06:00 - 21:00
Saturday06:00 - 21:00
Sunday06:00 - 21:00

Port Elizabeth Branch

+27 41 581 7988

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:30 - 12:30

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2.0 Poor

Jan. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

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 Poor

Jan. 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

The counter said that they had received the booking but were out of car. Will never book with them again.

Bluu

No score available yet

Most popular

2 locations in Port Elizabeth

fromC$ 31/day

Locations in Port Elizabeth

1 Gavin Relly Post Grad Village Lucas Avenue Grahamstown

+27 84 645 5258

Opening times not available

Terminal Building, P.E Airport, 1 De Haviland Ave

Opening times not available

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Sixt

No score available yet

2 locations in Port Elizabeth

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Delivery Service

+27 41 581 2027

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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No.1 De Haviland Ave, Walmer

+27 11 230 9999

Monday07:00 - 20:30
Tuesday07:00 - 20:30
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Friday07:00 - 20:30
Saturday07:00 - 20:30
Sunday07:00 - 20:30

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Sunnycars

No score available yet

2 locations in Port Elizabeth

Locations in Port Elizabeth

Corner 4th Avenue and Hurd Street, Newton

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Desk in arrival hall!

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Al Wefaq

No score available yet

One location in Port Elizabeth

Locations in Port Elizabeth

Alister Miller Drive, Walmer

+27 415 811 786

Monday07:00 - 20:30
Tuesday07:00 - 20:30
Wednesday07:00 - 20:30
Thursday07:00 - 20:30
Friday07:00 - 20:30
Saturday07:00 - 20:30
Sunday07:00 - 20:30

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CABS Car Hire

No score available yet

One location in Port Elizabeth

Locations in Port Elizabeth

Terminal Building, P.E Airport, 1 De Haviland Ave

+27 415 817 184

Opening times not available

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Comet Car Rental

No score available yet

One location in Port Elizabeth

Locations in Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth Airport

Opening times not available

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First Rent

No score available yet

One location in Port Elizabeth

Locations in Port Elizabeth

No.1 De Havilland St

+27 41 581 2027

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Shouqi

No score available yet

One location in Port Elizabeth

Locations in Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth Airport

+86 10 6064 1387

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3 travellers who rented a car in Port Elizabeth gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.3

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Good to know

Most popular agency

Bluu

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

C$ 26/day

Good deal

C$ 25/day

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Pick-up locationPort Elizabeth
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