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Cheap Car Hire in East London from £11

East London, South Africa
3 Mar — 10 Mar
Driver's age: 26-65
East London, South Africa
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East London car hires in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car hire in East London. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 25 February 2024.

Most popular company

GREENMOTION

Price of gas per litre

£0.95

Average price per day

£29

Cheapest price per day

£11

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in East London?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in East London and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on 25 February 2024.

January

£22

February

£26

March

£24

April

£23

May

£19

June

£19

July

£21

August

£20

September

£18

October

£18

November

£19

December

£21

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in East London is September. The most expensive time to rent a car is February. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Popular car types in East London

Explore the most popular car models available for hire in East London and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car hire companies and was last updated on 25 February 2024.

There are currently 30 hire locations operating in East London spread across 18 car hire agencies. In the past week, the cheapest car type to hire in East London is small car at £11 a day. Below are all the 4 car types available for hiring in the area, along with estimated starting prices:

Economy

Economy

Compact

Compact

Intermediate

Intermediate

SUV

SUV

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

Mini

Mini

Passenger van

Passenger van

Standard SUV

Standard SUV

Compare available car types for hire in East London

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for hire in East London to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 25 February 2024.

Small cars

£17 - £30

All Car Types

£35 - £62

To hire a small car in East London, South Africa, you would pay an average price of £22/day. December is the cheapest month to hire a small car in East London, South Africa (~£17/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~£30/day). In fact, December is about 27% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for East London. When comparing with other car types available for hire in East London, hiring a small car saves you 53% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best East London small car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a medium car in East London, South Africa, you would pay an average price of £47/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in East London, South Africa (~£35/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is November (~£63/day). In fact, February is about 28% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for East London. When comparing with other car types available for hire in East London, hiring a medium car saves you 0% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best East London medium car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a large car in East London, South Africa, you would pay an average price of £86/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a large car in East London, South Africa (~£58/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~£117/day). In fact, May is about 33% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car hire for East London. When comparing with other car types available for hire in East London, hiring a large car is 45% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a SUV in East London, South Africa, you would pay an average price of £54/day. June is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in East London, South Africa (~£30/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is January (~£89/day). In fact, June is about 46% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for East London. When comparing with other car types available for hire in East London, hiring a SUV is 13% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best East London SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a van in East London, South Africa, you would pay an average price of £74/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a van in East London, South Africa (~£45/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~£124/day). In fact, February is about 40% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van hire for East London. When comparing with other car types available for hire in East London, hiring a van is 36% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best East London van hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a pickup truck in East London, South Africa, you would pay an average price of £42/day. March is the cheapest month to hire a pickup truck in East London, South Africa (~£58/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is February (~£118/day). In fact, March is about 38% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a pickup truck hire for East London. When comparing with other car types available for hire in East London, hiring a pickup truck saves you 13% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a luxury car in East London, South Africa, you would pay an average price of £75/day. March is the cheapest month to hire a luxury car in East London, South Africa (~£59/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~£114/day). In fact, March is about 23% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car hire for East London. When comparing with other car types available for hire in East London, hiring a luxury car is 37% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

Hyundai i10£11/day
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Hyundai i10
Hyundai i10£12/day
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Hyundai i10
Volkswagen Polo£13/day
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A/C
Volkswagen Polo

Top hire agencies in East London

Explore the leading car hire agencies in East London known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car hire companies in East London. Reviews were last updated on 25 February 2024.
Have a look at the top car hire agencies available in East London, including Firefly, Hertz and keddy by Europcar. Read through reviews, double check the pickup location, and other important information before making your selection.

Firefly

2 locations

Hertz

2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

10.0

keddy by Europcar

2 locations

Europcar

1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

10.0

Avis

3 locations

1First Car Rental

1 location

Sixt

2 locations

GREEN MOTION

2 locations

Best East London car hire deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car hire deals in East London. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect hire option for your needs. There are currently 8 hire car agencies in East London with an average daily rate of £28. Data was last updated on 25 February 2024.
The best prices on car hires in East London we've found at this time. Check back soon for more deals if you're not finding the one you're looking for.
Hyundai i10£11/day
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Hyundai i10
Hyundai i10£12/day
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Hyundai i10
Volkswagen Polo£13/day
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Volkswagen Polo

Car hire FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in East London, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 25 February 2024.

What are the requirements to hire a car in East London?

East London is a coastal town in South Africa and one of the largest cities in the country. Before you start looking for car hire in East London, you will have to meet the basic requirements of hiring a car in South Africa. Firstly, you will need to be older than 18 years old and younger than 75 years old. You will also need your driving licence as well as an international driving permit to hire a car.

What are the rules for driving in East London?

If you want to hire a car in East London, you will need to know the rules of the road in East London, South Africa. In South Africa, all cars drive on the left side of the road, and both left-hand drive and right-hand drive vehicles are allowed to operate on the roads. The speed limit on highways is 80-120 kph (50-75 mph); inside the cities and suburban areas, the speed limit will drop to 60 kph (37 mph), and in school and residential areas, you will only be allowed to drive 30 kph (18 mph). The alcohol limit when driving is 0%, so if you are planning on going out to drink, it would be best to order an Uber there and back.

What type of car is recommended for driving in East London?

South African roads and highways are in very good condition, with most of South Africa having well-built infrastructure. If you are planning to go off road while driving, it will be recommended to hire a car that is 4X4, like a pickup truck, which in South Africa is called a bakkie. If you are only planning to drive around the city, then a regular four-door car will be perfect for navigating the streets of East London.

Where are the best places to park in East London?

Before you hire a car at a car hire office in East London, you will need to have a safe place to park it. While South Africa is mostly safe for visiting tourists, the country does have an overall high crime rate and car break-ins are commonplace. With this in mind, the best thing for you to do is to park your hire car either at your accommodation or in a secure car park nearby. If you have to park your car on the street, it should be fine for the most part, but there is always a chance it could be broken into or damaged while there.

What is the cheapest hire car found in East London?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under £29/day when booking a car hire in East London. The absolute best deal a user found was for £13/day from First Car, booked on Jul. 28.

What car hire company is typically the cheapest in East London?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a car hire in East London from the following companies over the past two weeks: First Rent (£12/day), Firefly (£13/day), and 1First Car Rental (£18/day).

What are petrol prices like in East London?

The average price of petrol in East London is £0.95/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between £43 and £62 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

How much does it cost to hire a car in East London for a week from Hertz?

From Hertz you can hire a car in East London from about £255 per week on average.

How far in advance should I hire a car in East London for the best price?

Hiring your favourite car model can become more difficult the closer you are to your desired travel date. It’s ideal to book early to have that peace of mind. An early booking can save you up to 58% in East London - we recommend booking at least 90days in advance.

Can I rent a car for a month in East London?

Yes, hiring a vehicle in East London for a month is certainly possible.

How much does it cost to rent a car in East London for a month?

The average cost of a car hire in East London for a month is £1,093. Check Cheapflights to compare pricing and options for your rental car.

How much is a car hire in East London for a weekend?

For a weekend car hire in East London, you can expect the average price to be around £0. Usually a Mini hire in East London is your cheapest weekend car hire option, though you should always check Cheapflights to see if there are other deals on alternative car hire types. If you do opt for hiring a Mini for March, it will cost approximately £62 per day.

What car do most people hire in East London?

The most popular car to hire while in East London is the Class Mini Car, which is a Mini vehicle.

Small car hires in East London

Find small car hire deals in East London from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. small car hires in East London cost an average of £15 per day. Price data was last updated on 25 February 2024.
Hyundai i10£11/day
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A/C
Hyundai i10
Toyota Aygo£11/day
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Toyota Aygo
Toyota Aygo£11/day
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Toyota Aygo

Car hires by fuel type in East London

Browse car hires by fuel type in East London. Deals were last updated on 25 February 2024.

Browse through car hire deals by fuel type in East London. There is currently 1 fuel type to choose from.

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

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