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Johannesburg Airport Car Rental Mini Guide

Johannesburg Airport welcomes millions of passengers to the city each year who go to experience the history and culture of South Africa’s largest city. Whilst there, many hire a car to visit the infamous Soweto Township which was the melting pot of the fight against apartheid.

Over fifty airlines operate at the airport, and it is one of only three airports that fly to all six inhabited continents. You can fly into Johannesburg Airport from many countries such as the UK, UAE, France. Germany and Malaysia. If you have pre-booked a hire car, and it is highly recommended to do so, then the companies’ desks can be found in the multi-storey parkade opposite the domestic terminal. At peak times it always pays to send a member of your group through to commence queuing or you may find your stay at the airport longer than expected. Getting to the city is easy from the airport. Take the R24 Airport Freeway to the N3 Eastern Bypass, which will lead onto the R21 which goes into the city centre.

Cheapest car hire at Johannesburg Airport

Mini

Suzuki Alto

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 26.47 EUR/day
Suzuki Alto

7 Days rental at 185.33 EUR from 18/07/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes
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

Nissan Micra

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 27.12 EUR/day
Nissan Micra

7 Days rental at 189.84 EUR from 18/07/2022

  2 |
  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
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
Compact

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 34.31 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 240.17 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

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

  • Johannesburg Airport car hire special offers

    We currently have 2 special offers for car rental in Johannesburg Airport including;

  • Guaranteed 2020/2021-registered car
    We guarantee that you are going to get a 2020/2021-registered car at the desk available from AVIS, BUDGET, WOODFORD EXCLUSIVE RENTALS.
  • Pre-Registration available
    For faster, easier car hire, add driver details before pick-up available from AVIS, BUDGET, WOODFORD EXCLUSIVE RENTALS.

Useful to know about Johannesburg Airport

  • The airport is also known as O R Tambo Airport.
  • It's Africa's busiest airport followed by Cape Town Airport and Durban Airport.
  • The airport was built in 1952.
  • It has a handling capacity of 28 million passengers but currently handles just over 18m.
  • It's the home of South African Airways, the national carrier.

 

Popular car hire destinations in Johannesburg Airport

Best car rental companies in Johannesburg Airport

8.2
No.1: HERTZ,
based on 211 reviews
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70
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80
15 min (average wait time)
8.1
No.2: FIREFLY,
based on 147 reviews
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80
70
70
80
10 min (average wait time)
8.0
No.3: BLUU CAR RENTAL,
based on 217 reviews
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80
70
80
80
25 min (average wait time)

Johannesburg Airport car hire information

  • 8.2/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Firefly
  • € 185.29
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 26.47
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 33
    Most Popular Type:
    Compact
  • 14
    Most popular model:
    Toyota Corolla Quest
  • 156
    Total Cars Available
     

Average prices per day for car hire at Johannesburg Airport

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January€ 39
February€ 49
March€ 41
April€ 39
May€ 39
June€ 45
July€ 47
August€ 38
September€ 34
October€ 35
November€ 34
December€ 51
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January€ 28
February€ 35
March€ 31
April€ 31
May€ 31
June€ 34
July€ 34
August€ 28
September€ 27
October€ 28
November€ 27
December€ 38
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January€ 69
February€ 102
March€ 80
April€ 80
May€ 80
June€ 93
July€ 101
August€ 77
September€ 69
October€ 66
November€ 64
December€ 111
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January€ 54
February€ 67
March€ 52
April€ 53
May€ 59
June€ 61
July€ 65
August€ 54
September€ 48
October€ 52
November€ 51
December€ 68
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January€ 125
February€ 140
March€ 89
April€ 82
May€ 104
June€ 82
July€ 110
August€ 84
September€ 96
October€ 106
November€ 102
December€ 102
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January€ 22
February€ 25
March€ 23
April€ 23
May€ 24
June€ 26
July€ 26
August€ 22
September€ 20
October€ 20
November€ 20
December€ 29
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January€ 77
February€ 96
March€ 76
April€ 66
May€ 66
June€ 78
July€ 79
August€ 63
September€ 58
October€ 58
November€ 61
December€ 88
ItemPercent
January€ 57
February€ 80
March€ 61
April€ 67
May€ 60
June€ 76
July€ 80
August€ 57
September€ 55
October€ 53
November€ 61
December€ 78

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

FAQs about car hire at Johannesburg Airport

How much does car hire at Johannesburg Airport cost?

Car hire at Johannesburg Airport costs as little as €26.50 per day, however the average price across all suppliers for a Mini class vehicle is €37.20 per day. The most expensive car to hire is €275.70 per day from AVIS for a Volkswagen T6.

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

11 car hire brands have committed to maintaining sanitisation measures as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines in Johannesburg Airport, including SIXT, GREEN MOTION, EUROPCAR, see the full list here.

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

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

Who is the best car rental agent at Johannesburg Airport?

Based on recent customer reviews over the last 3 months, Hertz has the highest customer rating for car hire at Johannesburg Airport with a score of 8.2/10

with Firefly rated second best with a score of 8.1/10

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

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

Who is the cheapest car hire agent at Johannesburg Airport?

The cheapest car hire company at Johannesburg Airport is WOODFORD EXCLUSIVE RENTALS, with prices for a Mini class car such as the Suzuki Alto available from as little as €185.29 per week.

How much is fuel at Johannesburg Airport?

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

What car hire agencies are available at Johannesburg Airport?

We can arrange great deals on car hire at Johannesburg Airport with leading car hire companies such as AVIS, BLUU CAR RENTAL, BUDGET, DOLLAR, EUROPCAR, FIREFLY, FIRST, HERTZ, SIXT, TEMPEST, THRIFTY, WOODFORD EXCLUSIVE RENTALS as well as reputable, local car hire companies.

What type of car can I hire at Johannesburg Airport?

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

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

We don’t currently have any convertible cars to hire at Johannesburg 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 Johannesburg Airport is € per week from for a .

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

We don’t have any discount codes for car hire at Johannesburg Airport at the moment, however WOODFORD EXCLUSIVE RENTALS rates start from just €185.29 per week. If you’ve found a cheaper price than €185.29 from WOODFORD EXCLUSIVE RENTALS in Johannesburg - Airport - O.r. Tambo 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 Johannesburg Airport?

The cheapest price to hire a car for a week at Johannesburg Airport is €185.50 per week with an average price of €260.40 per week across all car hire companies.
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Information about car hire agents at Johannesburg Airport

Most popular car hire companies at Johannesburg Airport

  • First (tel: 27 11 390 2342 / +27 11 230 9999/ 0861 011 323)
  • Thrifty (tel: +27 11 390 3454)
  • Budget (tel: 27 11 573 5000)
  • Tempest (tel: 0027 115788300/ +27842341127)
  • Europcar (tel: 0027 11 390 3909/394 4062)
  • Woodford exclusive rentals (tel: +27113902922)
  • Avis (tel: 27 11 573 5000)
  • Bluu car rental (tel: 27-11-2301200)
  • Keddy by europcar (tel: 27 1 13903909)
  • Dollar (tel: 011 390 3454)

Pick-up locations for car hire companies at Johannesburg Airport

  • First (Johannesburg International Airport, Johannesburg, 1620, Gauteng)
  • Thrifty (Lower Level, International Arrivals, Multi Story Parkade, Jones Road, Kempton Park, Johannesburg, South Africa, SA, Gauteng)
  • Budget (O.R. Tambo Int Apt, Johannesburg, 1600)
  • Tempest (Car Rental Concourse, Terminal Building, Johannesburg)
  • Europcar (Airport Building, OR Tambo Airport (jhb), Kempton Park., Johannesburg, 1627, GP)
  • Woodford exclusive rentals (O.R TAMBO INTERNATIONAL, , JOHANNESBURG, GAUTENG, ZA, 0000)

Car hire company reviews at Johannesburg Airport

  • Hertz: Rated 8.2/10 from 16 reviews
  • Firefly: Rated 8.1/10 from 10 reviews
  • Bluu Car Rental (Bidvest): Rated 8.0/10 from 38 reviews
  • Avis Europe Franchise: Rated 7.1/10 from 15 reviews
  • Woodford Exclusive Rentals: Rated 7.0/10 from 13 reviews
  • Budget EMEA Franchise: Rated 6.9/10 from 16 reviews

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