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Johannesburg Car Rental Mini Guide

Johannesburg is home to many wonderful places to visit. The city was built on gold and diamonds which were discovered in the area. Your hire car will get you to Old Kromdraai where you can visit a former gold mine and find out about the appalling conditions endured by the workers in its early days.

To get to Johannesburg you will land at Johannesburg Airport which is twenty-five miles away from the city. You can fly into Johannesburg airport from many countries such as the UK, France, and Germany. You can prebook your hire car for collection online in Johannesburg, Johannesburg OR Tambo airport and from any of our numerous locations throughout South Africa.
 

Cheapest car hire in Johannesburg

Mini

Datsun Go

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 26.55 EUR/day
Datsun Go

7 Days rental at 185.85 EUR from 18/07/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Economy

Suzuki Swift

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 30.84 EUR/day
Suzuki Swift

7 Days rental at 215.90 EUR from 18/07/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Mini

Datsun Go

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 32.10 EUR/day
Datsun Go

7 Days rental at 224.70 EUR from 18/07/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Mini

Datsun Go

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 32.88 EUR/day
Datsun Go

7 Days rental at 230.16 EUR from 18/07/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Mini

Datsun Go

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 33.77 EUR/day
Datsun Go

7 Days rental at 236.43 EUR from 18/07/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Compact

Nissan Almera

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 33.84 EUR/day
Nissan Almera

7 Days rental at 236.93 EUR from 18/07/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Economy

Toyota Etios

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 35.07 EUR/day
Toyota Etios

7 Days rental at 245.52 EUR from 18/07/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Economy

Volkswagen Polo

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 35.13 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 245.95 EUR from 18/07/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Economy

Toyota Yaris

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 36.42 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 254.96 EUR from 18/07/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

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

Useful to know about Johannesburg

  • Johannesburg is South Africa’s largest city followed by Cape Town and Durban.
  • It’s also the world’s largest inland city.
  • The city’s wealth was built on gold and diamonds.
  • Nearby is the infamous Soweto Township.
  • Johannesburg is renowned for the number of electrical storms it endures each year.

Best car rental companies in Johannesburg

8.0
No.1: BLUU CAR RENTAL,
based on 217 reviews
80
80
70
80
80
25 min (average wait time)
7.7
No.3: EUROPCAR,
based on 1943 reviews
80
75
72
73
77
13 min (average wait time)
7.7
No.2: DOLLAR,
based on 63 reviews
80
70
70
70
80
4 min (average wait time)

Johannesburg car hire information

  • 8.0/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Bluu Car Rental (Bidvest)
  • € 185.85
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 26.55
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 26
    Most Popular Type:
    Intermediate
  • 10
    Most popular model:
    Nissan Almera
  • 96
    Total Cars Available
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Johannesburg

ItemPercent
January€ 35
February€ 38
March€ 35
April€ 32
May€ 33
June€ 37
July€ 41
August€ 35
September€ 32
October€ 34
November€ 33
December€ 47
ItemPercent
January€ 27
February€ 31
March€ 31
April€ 29
May€ 29
June€ 31
July€ 37
August€ 31
September€ 29
October€ 31
November€ 29
December€ 42
ItemPercent
January€ 56
February€ 78
March€ 71
April€ 71
May€ 75
June€ 68
July€ 97
August€ 84
September€ 83
October€ 80
November€ 79
December€ 108
ItemPercent
January€ 59
February€ 68
March€ 58
April€ 54
May€ 56
June€ 57
July€ 69
August€ 62
September€ 56
October€ 61
November€ 57
December€ 75
ItemPercent
January€ 125
February€ 138
March€ 89
April€ 79
May€ 102
June€ 82
July€ 109
August€ 84
September€ 96
October€ 106
November€ 102
December€ 102
ItemPercent
January€ 21
February€ 23
March€ 22
April€ 19
May€ 20
June€ 21
July€ 25
August€ 21
September€ 21
October€ 21
November€ 20
December€ 28
ItemPercent
January€ 88
February€ 94
March€ 86
April€ 62
May€ 61
June€ 71
July€ 75
August€ 64
September€ 59
October€ 66
November€ 67
December€ 94
ItemPercent
January€ 60
February€ 63
March€ 54
April€ 69
May€ 56
June€ 74
July€ 85
August€ 62
September€ 65
October€ 73
November€ 67
December€ 77

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

FAQs about car hire in Johannesburg

How much does car hire in Johannesburg cost?

Car hire in Johannesburg costs as little as €26.60 per day, however the average price across all suppliers for a Mini class vehicle is €34.90 per day. The most expensive car to hire is €272.30 per day from SIXT for a Volvo XC90.

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental in Johannesburg?

4 car hire brands have committed to maintaining sanitisation measures as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines in Johannesburg, including TEMPEST, DOLLAR, SIXT, see the full list here.

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental in Johannesburg?

None of the car hire companies in Johannesburg are currently offering sanitised cars as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines.

Who is the best car rental agent in Johannesburg?

Based on recent customer reviews over the last 3 months, Bluu Car Rental (Bidvest) has the highest customer rating for car hire in Johannesburg with a score of 8.0/10

with EUROPCAR Direct rated second best with a score of 7.7/10

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How much does it cost to hire a compact car in Johannesburg?

Today’s cheapest price for compact car hire in Johannesburg is €236.93 per week from FIRST.

Who is the cheapest car hire agent in Johannesburg?

The cheapest car hire company in Johannesburg is FIRST, with prices for a Mini class car such as the Datsun Go available from as little as €185.85 per week.

How much is fuel in Johannesburg?

You can expect to pay €1.444/ltr of petrol and €1.518/ltr of diesel in Johannesburg. You’ll pay a premium if refilling at motorway services of up to 10%.

What car hire agencies are available in Johannesburg?

We can arrange great deals on car hire in Johannesburg with leading car hire companies such as BLUU CAR RENTAL, DOLLAR, FIRST, SIXT, TEMPEST, THRIFTY as well as reputable, local car hire companies.

What type of car can I hire in Johannesburg?

We can arrange Compact, Economy, Fullsize, Intermediate, Intermediate Elite, Luxury, Mini, Premium, Standard and Standard Elite class rental cars in Johannesburg.

How much does it cost to hire a convertible car in Johannesburg?

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

Do you have a discount code for car hire in Johannesburg?

We don’t have any discount codes for car hire in Johannesburg at the moment, however FIRST rates start from just €185.85 per week. If you’ve found a cheaper price than €185.85 from FIRST in Johannesburg - Sandton 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 in Johannesburg?

The cheapest price to hire a car for a week in Johannesburg is €186.20 per week with an average price of €244.30 per week across all car hire companies.
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Information about the car hire agents in Johannesburg

Most popular car hire companies in Johannesburg

  • First (tel: +27 11 784 4608 / 082 771 6862)
  • Tempest (tel: Tel: 011 666 8340/1/4 or 082 563 7135)
  • Europcar (tel: 0027 11 884 4669/4016/4663)
  • Thrifty (tel: +27 (0)11 784 7796/5937)
  • Bluu car rental (tel: +27 11 784 5722)
  • Dollar (tel: +27 (0)11 784 7796/5937)
  • Sixt (tel: +27-11-7844608)
  • Green motion (tel: 0027 119 756 790)

Pick-up locations for car hire companies in Johannesburg

  • First (CMH Nissan - Sandton, 348 Jan Smuts Avenue, Sandton, 2057, Gauteng)
  • Tempest (100 Rivonia Rd, Sandton, Johannesburg)
  • Europcar (Sandton Sun Cnr Maude & 5th Street Opposite the Sandton Sun Hotel Reception Entrance Sandton, Sandton, GP)
  • Thrifty (Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel,, Level 1, Cnr West and Rivonia Road,, Sandton, South Africa, SA, Gauteng)
  • Bluu car rental (Gautrain Hotel, Cnr West and Rivonia Rd (Opposite Gautian Station), Sandton, 2146)
  • Dollar (Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, Level 1, Cnr West and Rivonia Road, Sandton , Sandton , South Africa, SA, Gauteng)

Car hire company ratings in Johannesburg

  • Bluu Car Rental (Bidvest): Rated 8.0/10 from 38 reviews
  • Dollar: Rated 7.7/10 from 24 reviews
  • EUROPCAR Direct: Rated 7.7/10 from 75 reviews
  • Tempest Car Hire: Rated 7.1/10 from 58 reviews
  • First Car Rental: Rated 7.0/10 from 29 reviews
  • Thrifty: Rated 5.5/10 from 24 reviews

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