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Queenstown car hire

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Queenstown car hire information

Pick-up locationQueenstown
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Hire locations4
Airport locations0

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Queenstown

  • Car hire in Queenstown gives you enhanced flexibility for your trip, so you can travel at your own pace. You can depart and arrive at a time suitable for you, whilst you can also travel direct, which isn’t always possible with alternative modes of transport. For example, you can drive to Amberdale in about 7 minutes. There aren’t any public transport options for this route, so the alternative would be to wait for a taxi.
  • East London Airport (ELS) is one of the most convenient terminals to land at to get to Queenstown. Once you have passed through Border Control and collected your baggage, it’s easy to locate your car hire agencies. For example, you will find Green Motion in the airport terminal, whilst you can get to Hertz via a short shuttle ride. Your Queenstown car hire provider will take you to your vehicle once you have completed the required paperwork, shown ID and paid.
  • Car hire in Queenstown is a great way to explore this popular town in South Africa. Drivers here tend to be relatively relaxed and respectful, so it’s a great place to enjoy driving your hire car. Jaywalking is illegal in South Africa; however, this doesn’t mean that people don’t still do it. For this reason, you should drive with care through the town centre. There are also a lot of motorcycles and mopeds on the roads here, so it’s important to regularly check your mirrors.
  • When driving a Queenstown hire car, you will see that the traffic can get very congested. This is even more the case during the weekday rush hour, when locals are taking their cars to work and back. This is normally from about 8:00 to 9:00 and 16:00 to 18:00. If you prefer to be on roads that aren’t busy, it’s advised that you avoid these times and only drive during the late morning and early evening. One of the roads that can get extremely busy is the R61, which travels through the centre of the town. An alternative road to take would be Komani Street, which should be less busy.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Queenstown for R710 or less
  • Book your car hire in Queenstown at least 4 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy car hire in Queenstown are around 60% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Queenstown

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Queenstown?

    On average a car hire in Queenstown costs R902 per day.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Queenstown?

    The average price of fuel in Queenstown is R87,26 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 047 and R1 396, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Queenstown?

    Economy (Volkswagen Polo or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Queenstown.

  • Which car hire agencies are at East London airport (ELS)?

    Car hire companies onsite at East London airport include GREEN MOTION, Firefly, Bluu, Hertz, 1First Car Rental, Europcar, Budget, Tempest Car Hire, Bidvest and Avis.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at East London airport (ELS)?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from East London airport to off-airport locations include Firefly, Hertz, Europcar, Tempest Car Hire, Bidvest, Avis and Thrifty.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Queenstown?

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

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Queenstown?

    An Economy car hire in Queenstown costs R659 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Queenstown?

    A Compact car hire in Queenstown costs R832 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Premium car hire cost in Queenstown?

    A Premium car hire in Queenstown costs R2 033 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular car hire location in Queenstown?

    In Queenstown, cars are most frequently hired at Europcar Office 4, 11 Prince Alfred Street (1 km from city centre ).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car for a week in Queenstown?

    On average a car hire in Queenstown costs R6 315 per week (R902 per day).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car long term for a month in Queenstown?

    On average a car hire in Queenstown costs R27 065 per month (R902 per day).

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Queenstown?

    Car hire in Queenstown is a great idea if you want to be able to explore areas that you can’t reach using public transport. If you’re planning on mainly driving in the town, then a compact car is great as it helps with driving on narrow roads as well as making parking easier. An SUV is better suited to the wild and rugged countryside though. With 4x4 capabilities and enhanced grip, you’ll be able to tackle all terrains with confidence.

  • What’s the speed limit in Queenstown?

    You must stick to the speed limits in Queenstown or you might be prosecuted by the local police. If you are caught speeding by a camera, then your car hire agency will be informed and they will fine you. You are also less likely to be involved in an accident if you follow the speed limits. In towns, the maximum you can do it 60 km/h. This goes up to 100 km/h on rural roads, with a top speed of 120 km/h being allowed on motorways.

  • Where are the best places to park in Queenstown?

    There are plenty of places to park in this town, which is great if you have a hire car. When parking, you must always park facing the same direction that the traffic is going. You also can’t park on the pavement or within 5 metres of a turning or junction. Off-street parking in this town trends to costs about R23 (₹105) for 2 hours.

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Bidvest

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Fort Hare University

+27 406 022 490

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Shell Garage, 143 Alexander Rd

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22 Alexandra Rd

+27 43 643 5279

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22-24 Grey Street

+27 458 381 513

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Sunnycars

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11 Prince Alfred Street

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143 Alexander Rd

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Avis

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22 Alexandra Rd

+27 43 643 5279

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

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Fort Hare University

+27 40 602 2490

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Office 4, 11 Prince Alfred Street

+27 45 838 5846

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keddy by Europcar

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157 Cathcart Road

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Europcar

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Economy

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R902/day

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R710/day

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