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Car rental at Port Elizabeth Airport

Driver's age: 26-65
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Top tips for hiring a car at Port Elizabeth airport

  • Whether you’re visiting Port Elizabeth for a week or a month, getting a car rental at Port Elizabeth Airport (PLZ) is the best decision you can make. It is a convenient option compared to public transport because you can explore various parts of the seaside destination that can’t be accessed fully by public transport. You’ll also enjoy a faster trip from the airport to your destination because you can opt for alternative routes with minimal traffic. Getting a car rental is more affordable than using a taxi when you look at the total costs to various destinations.
  • Picking up your rented car is quite easier when you get a car rental at Port Elizabeth Airport. You will find many car rental companies at the airport, making it easier to rent a car straight from the airport. After arriving, walk straight to the car rental desks inside the main terminal. The exact location of your rental agency may also be listed in your confirmation voucher. Once you provide the necessary documents and fill out the required forms, you’ll be directed to the pickup point outside the terminal. Check the vehicle to ensure everything is in a perfect state, and everything is working correctly before starting your trip.
  • The return process is also super easy when you opt for a car rental at Port Elizabeth Airport. Some companies have designated drop-off points, or you may be requested to leave the car in the same spot you collected it. The most important thing when returning the rented vehicle is to adhere to the return timelines to avoid penalties. Inform your rental company in advance if you’re unable to return the rented vehicle within the stated time. After dropping off the car, collect all your items and walk straight to your car rental desk to hand over the key and fill out the required clearance forms.
  • Port Elizabeth Airport can get busy during certain times of the year since it’s popular among tourists visiting the port city in South Africa. Most people visit the city from December to February when the weather is perfect for different activities. Most people rent vehicles during this period, so you’ll likely encounter more traffic at the airport’s rental section. You’ll also likely encounter traffic at the airport on weekends, holidays, and during special events. If you plan to visit Port Elizabeth during this busy period, we advise you to book your rental vehicle two months in advance for availability and to avoid paying higher fees.
  • Book your car hire at Port Elizabeth airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car at Port Elizabeth airport

  • What documents do I need to rent a car at Port Elizabeth Airport?

    You’ll have to provide the basics when renting a car at Port Elizabeth Airport: a valid driver’s license, a passport in your name, and a credit card. An International Driver’s License will be required if you’re a foreigner or come from a country that speaks a language other than English. The International Driver’s Permit should be presented alongside your local driver’s license. Some rental companies may also request a printout of the car rental voucher sent to your confirmation email.

  • What kind of amenities can I find at Port Elizabeth Airport?

    Although small, you’ll access several amenities when renting a car at Port Elizabeth Airport. Amenities and services at Port Elizabeth Airport include food concessions, ATMs, currency exchange, a pharmacy, and a prayer room. Baby changing rooms are available for parents traveling with infants. Passengers with limited mobility will also find accessible spaces. You can also access wheelchair services at the airport.

  • How can I pay for my Port Elizabeth Airport car rental?

    Most car rental companies prefer payments through a major credit card. It is the safest option to pay for your Port Elizabeth Airport car rental and the best security for rental companies. Few companies may let you pay for your car rental with a debit card, but with conditions. You may be required to provide additional identification documents, and they will limit you to certain types of cars.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company at Port Elizabeth airport?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at GREEN MOTION (S$ 38/day), Budget (S$ 42/day) and Hertz (S$ 49/day).

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Port Elizabeth airport?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Port Elizabeth airport to off-airport locations include Avis, Bidvest, Dollar, Europcar, Firefly, First Car, Hertz, keddy by Europcar, Sixt, and Tempest Car Hire.

Port Elizabeth Airport car rental reviews and directory

Europcar

10.0

Wonderful

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10.0

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10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

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10.0

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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

Avis

9.6

Wonderful

9 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

8.0

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Port Elizabeth Airport

+27 41 501 7200

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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 1

Hertz

6.0

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

7.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.0

Value for money

4.5

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Port Elizabeth Airport

+27 41 508 6600

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2.0 Poor

Dec 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Absolutely terrible experience

1 out of 1

Dollar

3.6

Cleanliness

4.0

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2.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.0

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4.0

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10 Boeing Road

+27 41 508 6610

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Port Elizabeth Airport

+27 41 508 6600

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10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Car return was smooth and easy.

1 out of 1

Budget

10.0

Wonderful

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Cleanliness

10.0

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10.0

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10.0

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10.0

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Port Elizabeth Airport

+27 41 501 7200

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Firefly

10.0

Wonderful

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Port Elizabeth Airport

+27 415 086 600

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keddy by Europcar

10.0

Wonderful

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Port Elizabeth Airport

+27 415 089 500

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1First Car Rental

9.2

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No, 1 De Havilland St, Port Elizabeth

+27 415 812 027

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Woodford

8.0

Very Good

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Port Elizabeth Airport

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Tempest Car Hire

5.5

Fair

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

+27 842 341 130

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Economy Rent a Car

5.2

Fair

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54 Union Road Walmer

+27 213 862 411

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GREEN MOTION

5.0

Fair

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Allister Miller Dr, Walmer

+27 64 077 8121

Monday08:00 - 16:00
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Bidvest

2.0

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Port Elizabeth Airport

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CarWiz

3.4

Poor

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Allister Miller Dr, Walmer, Gqeberha, 6070

+27 41 581 4904

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FlexWays

2.0

Poor

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1 De Havilland St, Schoenmakerskop

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Thrifty

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10 Boeing Road

+27 41 508 6610

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Port Elizabeth Airport

+27 41 508 6600

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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.

Al Wefaq

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Alister Miller Drive, Walmer

+27 415 811 786

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Bluu

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

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CABS Car Hire

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

+27 415 817 184

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Comet Car Rental

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Port Elizabeth Airport

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Rentacar

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

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Shouqi

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Port Elizabeth Airport

+86 10 6064 1387

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Sixt

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No.1 De Haviland Ave, Walmer

+27 11 230 9999

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Sunnycars

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Desk in arrival hall!

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

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