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East London Airport

Average pickup time: 0-10 minutes.
6.6 out of 10 (7 Reviews)
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Friendliness 71%
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Cleanliness 77%
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6.9 /10
Pickup time 69%
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Overall value 69%
4 out of 5
NolanReviewed on Mar 4, 2019, 8:59 AM
the pick made easy by friendly staff
3 out of 5
skon1212Reviewed on Mar 19, 2018, 5:10 PM
We got to the Airport as the last flight of the night. Luckily an agent named Randy was still there to help us out. The car we were supposed to get was having issues so we were upgraded to a larger car at no charge. The issue I had was the charge was $40 more than we had booked for. We also had to have a $200 incidental hold put on our card. Being tired we just went with it. The car was pretty banged up and the stereo did not work, but it was the only car available. It was larger so that was nice. Randy was great and had us follow him to the Grocery store which is also where Budgets main office was located (That is where you return the car and they take you to the airport). On the 2nd day the car got a screw in its tire and started going flat. We aired it up and went to the Budget office but they were closed and the Emergency number on the door was not the right number. Luckily we Randy had told us where he worked and we went there to talk to him. He gave us a different after hours number and we were able to get a hold of someone to come replace the tire the next morning. Remember, its Island time so 8:00a.m. turned into 9:00a.m. before the guy came and replaced the tire. Luckily we had nothing planned that morning. The rest of the week went fine, that car ran fine and the drop off was seamless. I have yet to check my CC bill so we will see what the actual charges were as others had said that they had a tough time getting their incidentals charged refunded. I don't know if I would go through Budget again but I have heard that all the rental placed are similar, but Randy was great, the guy who drove us to the airport was great and the gentleman who replaced the tire was also very friendly.
2 out of 5
Very UpsetReviewed on Dec 12, 2017, 6:08 PM
Arrived on late flight and office closed. No answer on phone numbers. Next day after declining insurances still got charged for luability insurance. Also tried to charge for full 6 days even though could not pick up car until day late.

What you Need to know about car rentals at East London Airport (ELS)

As you begin your descent, you can feel the excitement. Once you grab your duffel, the real fun begins in this great city,. While staying in East London, you will want an automobile to visit everywhere on your itinerary. What better way to get a jump start on your holiday than to get in the driver's seat right away? We gathered nearly everything you want to make sure your rental experience at East London Airport (ELS) is as smooth as possible.

Where do I find the most affordable car rental company at East London Airport? can help you iron out the details for your trip to East London. You can figure out your transportation ahead of time, and ensure you receive the best possible deal from the rental company. If you are looking to keep rates low, try to:

  • Compare and contrast daily and weekly rates from all the different suppliers
  • Decide what car you'll need for your drive. Don't rent more car then you need
  • Make sure you are aware of any cost for an added driver, fuel policy, and mileage limits. That way you can make sure you know the true cost before you rent your car

Do I have to be a certain age to book an East London car rental?

The youngest age to rent a vehicle in East London is 21. However, there is frequently an added charge for anyone under 25. Additionally, if you plan to rent a higher category vehicle (premium, large capacity, SUV, etc.) there may be further age restrictions. Make sure you check the rental car company's policy before you book.

What car rental companies have counters at East London Airport?

You'll find 3 car rental companies at the East London Airport. You'll have your pick of several of the best rental car companies. You can reserve a ride with Avis, Budget, or National, and begin checking out East London.

Is driver's insurance required when you rent a car in South Africa?

In East London you do need to have insurance before you rent a car. Many of the major credit cards (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) generally offer coverage. However, many of them have limitations, such as not covering bigger vehicles, like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to find out exactly what your credit card will cover before you head to East London. Additionally, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with at checkout if you are a citizen of the United States.

What items will I need when picking up my car rental?

Make sure to carry with you your credit card, as well as your driver's license.

Am I required to fill my tank before I return my rental car back?

At, we recommend a "full-to-full" policy. You should get into your car with a full tank, and you will want to fill it back up before you return. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to fill up your tank before you bring it back. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.

Will my East London rental car have unlimited mileage?

East London certainly has its charms, but unlimited miles means you have unlimited options of what to see and where to go after you've done all the activities in East London. Whatever you choose to do first, unlimited miles gives you one less thing to worry about when check out as much of East London as you can during your vacation..

Is it possible to book one-way at East London Airport?

Most suppliers offer one-way rentals in most cases. You may find it easier to drop off your rental at another location. Don't forget there may be a supplementary charge when you pick one-way.

What sort of car should I hire at East London Airport?

That depends on your needs and what you will be doing. Economy or compact automobiles are great for short commutes and are easier to park. If you are traveling with coworkers, then a SUV or a sedan is going to have more room and offer a more comfortable ride on longer drives. Those looking for a bit of luxury on their East London getaway can choose the premium category for a car like a Mercedes C-Class or Cadillac XTS or similar.

Your East London rental is waiting at the airport

With East London's abundance of activities and sights, you are going to want to make your trip count. When you rent a car with a corporation you can depend on, it will be that much easier to focus on the things that really matter, instead of worrying over outrageous booking expenses. So, on your upcoming trip, save some money when you reserve your affordable East London car rental.

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Top rated Budget rental locations in East London

East London Airport, East London, ZAF

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