Sanitised car hire at Durban Airport

Look out for this icon to see which car hire brands have committed to maintaining sanitisation measures as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines, the following car hire companies at Durban Airport, South Africa offer sanitised rental cars:

At present, none of the car rental companies at Durban Airport have committed to offering sanitised cars.

Sanitised car
This car rental company has committed to maintaining sanitisation measures as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines.
  • AVIS

Cheapest car hire at Durban Airport

Toyota Quantum

10 Adults, 4 Doors

From 48.65 EUR/day
Toyota Quantum

7 Days rental at 340.56 EUR from 16/11/2020

  3 |
  Manual |

Kia Dropside

2 Adults, 2 Doors

From 18.13 EUR/day
Kia Dropside

7 Days rental at 126.97 EUR from 16/11/2020

  0 |
  Manual |

BMW 3 Series

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 38.72 EUR/day
BMW 3 Series

7 Days rental at 271.07 EUR from 16/11/2020

  4 |
  Automatic |

Toyota Avanza

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 21.59 EUR/day
Toyota Avanza

7 Days rental at 151.13 EUR from 16/11/2020

  2 |
  Manual |

Mercedes Vito

8 Adults, 5 Doors

From 41.87 EUR/day
Mercedes Vito

7 Days rental at 293.13 EUR from 16/11/2020

  3 |
  Automatic |

Kia Picanto

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 7.59 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 53.13 EUR from 16/11/2020

  1 |
  Manual |

Toyota Corolla Quest

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 10.30 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Quest

7 Days rental at 72.13 EUR from 16/11/2020

  4 |
  Manual |

Mercedes C Class

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 33.59 EUR/day
Mercedes C Class

7 Days rental at 235.13 EUR from 16/11/2020

  4 |
  Automatic |

Volkswagen Polo Vivo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 8.87 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo Vivo

7 Days rental at 62.13 EUR from 16/11/2020

  2 |
  Manual |

*daily rates in Durban Airport based on a 1 day rental (24hr period) and for guidance purposes only.

Useful to know about Durban Airport

  • The airport is called La Mercy Airport.
  • It’s located 22 miles from Durban city centre.
  • The airport only opened a month before the 2010 World Cup.
  • There was a concern over bird strikes from a colony of Barn Swallows that live near the airport.
  • Last year 5m passengers travelled through its terminals.
  • Durban is the 3rd biggest city in South Africa behind Cape Town and Johannesburg respectively.

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Durban Airport car hire information

  • 9.0/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    EUROPCAR Direct
  • € 53.13
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 7.59
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 38
    Most Popular Type:
  • 14
    Most popular model:
    Toyota Corolla
  • 187
    Total Cars Available

Average prices per day for car hire at Durban Airport

*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices.

FAQs about car hire at Durban Airport

How much does car hire at Durban Airport cost?

Car hire at Durban Airport costs as little as €7.60 per day, however the average price across all suppliers for a Mini class vehicle is €12.60 per day. The most expensive car to hire is €86.50 per day from BIDVEST for a Toyota Hilux Double.

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental in Durban Airport?

9 car hire brands have committed to maintaining sanitisation measures as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines in Durban Airport, including FIREFLY, EUROPCAR, AVIS, see the full list here.

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental at Durban Airport?

None of the car hire companies at Durban Airport are currently offering sanitised cars as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines.

Who is the best car rental agent at Durban Airport?

Based on recent customer reviews over the last 3 months, EUROPCAR Direct has the highest customer rating for car hire at Durban Airport with a score of 8.9/10

with Dollar rated second best with a score of 8.4/10


How much does it cost to hire a compact car at Durban Airport?

Today’s cheapest price for compact car hire at Durban Airport is €87.00 per week from FIRST.

Who is the cheapest car hire agent at Durban Airport?

The cheapest car hire company at Durban Airport is BUDGET, with prices for a Mini class car such as the Kia Picanto available from as little as €53.13 per week.

How much is fuel at Durban Airport?

You can expect to pay €0.75/ltr of petrol and €0.77/ltr of diesel at Durban Airport. You’ll pay a premium if refilling at motorway services of up to 10%.

What car hire agencies are available at Durban Airport?

We can arrange great deals on car hire at Durban Airport with leading car hire companies such as AVIS, BIDVEST, BUDGET, DOLLAR, EUROPCAR, FIREFLY, FIRST, GREEN MOTION, HERTZ, KEDDY BY EUROPCAR, TEMPEST, THRIFTY, WOODFORD EXCLUSIVE RENTALS as well as reputable, local car hire companies.

What type of car can I hire at Durban Airport?

We can arrange Compact, Compact Elite, Economy, Fullsize, Intermediate, Intermediate Elite, Luxury, Mini, Premium, Premium Elite, Standard and Standard Elite class rental cars at Durban Airport.

How much does it cost to hire a convertible car at Durban Airport?

We don’t currently have any convertible cars to hire at Durban Airport, but we are working in it and please check dates for future rentals.
The price at the moment for a convertible rental car at Durban Airport is € per week from for a .

Do you have a discount code for car hire at Durban Airport?

We don’t have any discount codes for car hire at Durban Airport at the moment, however BUDGET rates start from just €53.13 per week. If you’ve found a cheaper price than €53.13 from BUDGET in Durban - Airport - King Shaka or any other rental agent, let us know and we’ll do our best to beat it.

How much does it cost to hire a car for a week at Durban Airport?

The cheapest price to hire a car for a week at Durban Airport is €53.20 per week with an average price of €88.20 per week across all car hire companies.

Information about car hire agents at Durban Airport

Most popular car hire companies at Durban Airport:

  • First (tel: 27 32 436 0100 / 071 268 9608)
  • Thrifty (tel: +27 (0) 32 436 3042)
  • Budget (tel: 27 32 436 7800)
  • Tempest (tel: 0027 324369800/ +27842341111)
  • Europcar (tel: 0314691229/0066 )
  • Avis (tel: (27) 32 436 7800)
  • Woodford exclusive rentals (tel: +0324362786)
  • Bidvest (tel: +27 324365500)
  • Keddy by europcar (tel: 0314691229/0066 )
  • Dollar (tel: +27 (0) 32 436 3042)

Pick-up locations for car hire companies at Durban Airport:

  • First (Terminal Building, Durban International Airport, Durban, 4000)
  • Thrifty (Unit 8, King Shaka International Airport,, La Mercy,, Durban, 4399)
  • Budget (King Shaka Int Airport, Durban)
  • Tempest (Durban International Airport, King Shaka Airport, Durban)
  • Europcar (Airport Building, Durban International, Airport, Durban, 4029, KZN)
  • Avis (Durban King Shaka Airport, Durban)

Car hire company reviews at Durban Airport:

  • EUROPCAR Direct: Rated 8.9/10 from 12 reviews
  • Dollar: Rated 8.4/10 from 7 reviews
  • Avis Europe Franchise: Rated 8.3/10 from 78 reviews
  • Tempest Car Hire: Rated 8.3/10 from 42 reviews
  • Woodford Exclusive Rentals: Rated 8.2/10 from 10 reviews
  • First Car Rental: Rated 7.8/10 from 23 reviews

Durban Airport Mini Guide

The Airport
King Shaka or La Mercy Airport replaced Durban International airport in 2010. The new airport is 22 miles north of the city and handled five million passengers in its first year of operation. The airport has 6,500 parking spaces including valet and disabled and inside there are 72 check-in desks including 18 self-service ones.

Getting There
Ten airlines fly to the airport, the majority of which are either internal or African. All are scheduled. The following countries fly into Durban Airport UAE, UK, Mauritius, Turkey and Namibia.

Getting to Your Destination
Currently there is no rail link to the airport but it’s due in the next phase of development. The nearest railway station is less than five miles away alongside the N2 Freeway. There are a number of shuttle buses that operate from the airport; Cheetah takes passengers on to Pietermaritzburg, Coastal and Super Shuttle take passengers into Durban and along the coastal strip. Taxis are readily available at the airport; use the airport parking attendants to find you one for safety.

If you’ve hired a car from the airport, the companies’ desks are found along the arrivals concourse of the terminal. It is best to pre-book a car before arriving at the airport and if arriving at peak times, send a party member through to line up whilst others collect the luggage. Leaving the airport, the airport access road joins either the N2 in one direction or the R102 and M65 in the other. Both routes will take you into the city.

Public Information
There’s no airport information desk at the airport, just ask a member of airport staff for help. There is a tourist information desk though and they are happy to arrange onward travel as well as accommodation. They can also help with fax and internet access.

  • There is a bureau de change on the ground floor of the international terminal and an ABSA Bank branch in the public concourse along with a branch of Standard Bank. ATMs are also found on each level.
  • King Shaka Airport is a shopaholic’s dream with a range of over fifty shops including fashion labels such as Nike and Quiksilver together with other well known brands. Other items for sale include books and magazines, music, health and beauty products and electronics. There is a good duty free outlet selling the usual duty free goods.
  • Eating at the airport is good too. There’s a lot of fast food and snacks together with cafes but there’s also a few decent restaurants including an outlet of Spur Steakhouse renowned throughout the continent.
  • The airport medical clinic, open 24 hours a day, is found just off the main concourse and can deal with many medical issues.
  • The airport is a Wi-Fi hotspot but the service is chargeable on a pay per use basis.
Access for passengers with reduced mobility is good, with ramps, lifts and wheel chairs provided. A dedicated member of staff can accompany you through the airport experience but you must give 48 hours’ notice where possible. Someone is always willing to lend a hand where needed but for your flight comfort and safety you should let your airline know your needs before travelling. 

Durban Airport Car Hire Q&A
Q. Where do I collect the rental car at Durban Airport
A. Most of our cars are collected from the rental agent desk in the arrivals hall, full details are included on your confirmation e-mail, if in doubt, contact us.
Q. Can I rent a car from Durban Airport if I am under 25?
A. Yes - we can usually arrange car hire for under 25's, however there is often a small daily charge to cover the additional insurance.
Q. Can I rent a convertible car from Durban Airport with Rhino?
A. Certainly! We have a wide range of car types for rent, including convertibles.
Q. I need to return the car to Capetown Airport, can I rent a car one way from Durban Airport?
A. Yes, this is no problem with Rhino, just tick the 'return to different location' button on the booking engine.
Q. Can I rent a 8 seat minibus from Durban
A. Yes, we can arrange 7 and 8 seat rental and you'll be amazed how cheap this can be.

Durban is a very exciting and vibrant city but the region as a whole has a lot to offer. The dramatic Drakensberg Mountains are easily accessed in a hire car whilst the Umgeni River Bird Park does great work to conserve endangered species and welcomes visitors to view its work.

Be careful if you choose to visit Crocodile Creek as it’s home to 7,000 crocodiles! Finally for a fabulous day out for all the family head to the uShaka Marine Park, the largest aquarium in Africa and learn all about the sharks that patrol the coastal waters.

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