Car Rental Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ)

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Port Elizabeth Airport, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Mini
Chevrolet Spark or similar
Chevrolet Spark
  • 4x
  • x
  • 5x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Hertz
$13.23 / per day
Economy
Ford Fiesta or similar
Ford Fiesta
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Bidvest
$17.71 / per day
Compact
Hyundai Accent or similar
Hyundai Accent
  • 4x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Keddy
$21.61 / per day
Standard
Nissan NP 300 (Pick Up) or similar
Nissan NP 300 (Pick Up)
  • 2x
  • 2x
  • 2x
  • No
  • Man.
SIXT
$30.80 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Intermediate
Toyota Corolla Sedan or similar
Toyota Corolla Sedan
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Thrifty
$34.01 / per day
Full-size
Toyota Hilux or similar
Toyota Hilux
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Hertz
$38.53 / per day
Premium
Mercedes Benz C Class or similar
Mercedes Benz C Class
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
Hertz
$45.16 / per day
Standard Elite
Audi A3 or similar
Audi A3
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Auto.
Keddy
$46.63 / per day
The above prices are approximate only. They are based on bookings made during the last 48 hours and depend on booking dates, length of rental and car class.

Travel Information

Language
IsiZulu,
IsiXhosa,
Afrikaans
Currency
ZAR
Country code
27
Average car rental length
9 days
Economy car rental price
$20.58 / per day
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Speed limit out of town
100 km/h
62 mi/h
Speed limit within town
40 km/h
25 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Port Elizabeth Airport Car Rental

Airport Car Rental

Port Elizabeth Airport is also known as Nelson Mandela International Airport and H. F. Verwoerd Airport.

Top international routes

  • Johannesburg
  • Durban
  • Cape Town
  • East London
  • Bloemfontein

Main airlines

FlySafair, British Airways, Airlink, Mango, South African Airways, and CemAir

Terminals

The single passenger terminal hosts all domestic and international flights.

Location

Port Elizabeth Airport is just 3 km (2 mi) from the city center. 3rd Avenue, Villiers Road, 6th Avenue, and Target Kloof Road are the main streets connecting the airport to the city.

Most popular types of rental car

Economy, Mini, Compact, Van, SUV

Top car rental companies

Bidvest, SIXT, Keddy, and Hertz

Car rental desks

Most are inside the airport terminal and are easy to find by following the signs. The exact location of your car rental provider's desk will be listed on your Confirmation Voucher.

Services and facilities

Although the airport is quite small, you’ll find cafeterias, fast food outlets, and a restaurant, as well as convenience stores and gift shops. There are also ATMs, a currency exchange at the information desk, three nearby hotels, a pharmacy, baby changing rooms, and a prayer room. Some of the facilities at Port Elizabeth Airport are equipped for passengers with reduced mobility, and you can request more assistance by contacting your airline in advance or asking at the airport information desk. You can find more information on the airport's official website.

Nearest gas station

Caltex–Hobie Beach gas station, located at 1 Marine Drive, Schoenmakerskop, can be reached in about 12 minutes and is open 24/7. There are many other gas stations near the airport and in Port Elizabeth.

Popular one-way rentals

  • Cape Town (761 km / 473 mi)
  • Windhoek (1,890 km / 1,174 mi)
  • George (335 km / 208 mi)
  • Durban (913 km / 567 mi)
  • Johannesburg (1,050 km / 652 mi)
  • Maseru (714 km / 459 mi)

Airport info

Rating
6.7
  • Getting to the airport 6.4
  • Departure and check-in 8.4
  • Terminal facilities 5.5
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 4.2
  • Restaurants and car rental services 4.8
  • Lounge 4.4

Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ)

  • IATA: PLZ
  • ICAO: FAPE
  • Airport name: Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ)
  • Airport type: Public / Joint Civil / Military
  • Airport Size: Medium Airport
  • Elevation AMSL: 68 m / 226 ft
  • Runway Surface: Asphalt
  • Distance from City: 5.6 miles / 9 km S of town

Top 17 Locations near Port Elizabeth Airport

  1. 230.4 km / 143.1 miles away
  2. Car Rental at George Airport from $13.23 per day
    298.5 km / 185.5 miles away
  3. 547.8 km / 340.4 miles away
  4. 581.9 km / 361.6 miles away
  5. 646.8 km / 401.9 miles away
  6. 660.5 km / 410.4 miles away
  7. 711.7 km / 442.2 miles away
  8. 746.5 km / 463.8 miles away
  9. Car Rental at Sishen Airport from $17.55 per day
    747.5 km / 464.5 miles away
  10. 846.9 km / 526.3 miles away
  11. 908.4 km / 564.4 miles away
  12. 921.9 km / 572.8 miles away
  13. 959.8 km / 596.4 miles away
  14. 1072.6 km / 666.5 miles away
  15. 1093.1 km / 679.2 miles away
  16. 1187.6 km / 737.9 miles away

When are car rental prices cheapest at Port Elizabeth Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Port Elizabeth Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at Port Elizabeth Airport
$90.13
January
$39.28
February
$23.27
March
$24.38
April
$19.95
May
$20.31
June
$31.94
July
$29.31
August
$30.15
September
$28.41
October
$22.48
November
$87.24
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Port Elizabeth Airport is May when prices for an Economy class start from $19.95. You can see that this is 46% cheaper than the yearly’s average and 78% cheaper than renting a car in January (when rental prices start at $90.13 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most popular rental length at Port Elizabeth Airport?

Travel length differs from one month to another: in October the average rental period is 14 days, while in February, the average rental period is only 9 days.
Average Rental Length at Port Elizabeth Airport
11
January
9
February
9
March
9
April
10
May
11
June
10
July
10
August
12
September
14
October
10
November
10
December

Which is the busiest car rental month at Port Elizabeth Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Port Elizabeth Airport in January, while the fewest number of travelers rent in June.
Port Elizabeth Airport Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
135%
January
94%
February
87%
March
69%
April
86%
May
56%
June
92%
July
109%
August
89%
September
127%
October
131%
November
125%
December

Our Customers Reviews

July 8, 2019
Picking up the car in PE, at the airport allowed us to drive the Garden Route to Cape Town and lots of stops!

Top 9 Suppliers for Port Elizabeth Airport in 2019

Hertz
Excellent 8.9
0027 0 415 086 600
Airport W Rd, Schoenmakerskop, Port Elizabeth, 6070
Thrifty
Thrifty
Excellent 8.8
+27 (0) 41 581 3470 / +27 (0) 41 581 4774
Allister Miller Drive, Walmer
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.7
+27-41-5811123
No.1 De Haviland Ave, Walmer,
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.7
+27415089500
PORT ELIZABETH AIRPORT
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
0027 415 089 500
Port Elizabeth International Airport, Allister Miller Dr, Schoenmakerskop, Port Elizabeth, 6000
Bidvest
Excellent 8.6
0027 415 814 242 / 0027 415 814 282
Forest Hill, Port Elizabeth Airport, Schoenmakerskop, Port Elizabeth, 6011
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
0027 41 501 7200
Schoenmakerskop, Port Elizabeth, 6011, South Africa
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
0027 41 501 7200
Port Elizabeth Airport Alistair Miller Drive
First Car Rental
First Car Rental
Excellent 8.3
0027 415 812 027
6001 De Haviland Ave 1, Walmer, Port Elizabeth

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