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Sanitised car hire at Johannesburg 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 Johannesburg Airport, South Africa offer sanitised rental cars:

At present, none of the car rental companies at Johannesburg 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 Johannesburg Airport

Kia Dropside

2 Adults, 2 Doors

From 13.74 EUR/day
Kia Dropside

7 Days rental at 96.21 EUR from August 24

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  Manual |

Nissan Micra

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 10.44 EUR/day
Nissan Micra

7 Days rental at 73.11 EUR from August 24

  2 |
  Manual |

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 12.25 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 85.79 EUR from August 24

  4 |
  Manual |

Volvo XC90

4 Adults, 4 Doors

From 38.32 EUR/day
Volvo XC90

7 Days rental at 268.24 EUR from August 24

  5 |
  Automatic |

BMW 3 Series

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 28.55 EUR/day
BMW 3 Series

7 Days rental at 199.89 EUR from August 24

  4 |
  Automatic |

Suzuki Alto

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 9.01 EUR/day
Suzuki Alto

7 Days rental at 63.11 EUR from August 24

  1 |
  Manual |

Mercedes C Class

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 33.43 EUR/day
Mercedes C Class

7 Days rental at 234.07 EUR from August 24

  4 |
  Automatic |

Hyundai H1

8 Adults, 5 Doors

From 45.25 EUR/day
Hyundai H1

7 Days rental at 316.80 EUR from August 24

  3 |
  Automatic |

Toyota Corolla Quest

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 13.73 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Quest

7 Days rental at 96.13 EUR from August 24

  4 |
  Manual |

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

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.

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Johannesburg Airport car hire information

  • 8.6/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Tempest Car Hire
  • € 63.07
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 9.01
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 29
    Most Popular Type:
  • 12
    Most popular model:
    Toyota Corolla
  • 160
    Total Cars Available

Average prices per day for car hire at Johannesburg Airport

*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 €9.00 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 €94.40 per day from AVIS for a BMW X3.

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

8 car hire brands have committed to maintaining sanitisation measures as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines in Johannesburg Airport, including TEMPEST, KEDDY BY EUROPCAR, FIREFLY, 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, Tempest has the highest customer rating for car hire at Johannesburg Airport with a score of 8.6/10

with Bidvest rated second best with a score of 8.3/10


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 €85.79 per week from WOODFORD EXCLUSIVE RENTALS.

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 €63.07 per week.

How much is fuel at Johannesburg Airport?

You can expect to pay €0.67/ltr of petrol and €0.71/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, BIDVEST, BUDGET, DOLLAR, EUROPCAR, FIREFLY, 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 Johannesburg 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 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 €63.07 per week. If you’ve found a cheaper price than €63.07 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 €63.00 per week with an average price of €88.20 per week across all car hire companies.

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: +0113902922)
  • Avis (tel: (27) 11 5735000)
  • Bidvest (tel: 27-11-2301200)
  • Keddy by europcar (tel: 27 11 3903909)
  • Dollar (tel: +27 11 390 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)
  • 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 AIRPORT, , JOHANNESBURG, GAUTENG, ZA, 0000)

Car hire company reviews at Johannesburg Airport:

  • Tempest Car Hire: Rated 8.6/10 from 17 reviews
  • Bidvest: Rated 8.3/10 from 22 reviews
  • First Car Rental: Rated 8.2/10 from 10 reviews
  • First Car Rental: Rated 8.2/10 from 10 reviews
  • Budget EMEA Franchise: Rated 7.9/10 from 56 reviews
  • Avis Europe Franchise: Rated 7.9/10 from 23 reviews

Johannesburg Airport Mini Guide

The Airport
This is the largest and busiest airport in South Africa serving nine million passengers last year. The terminals are divided into international, domestic and in-transit and a new combined terminal is under construction. There is ample parking at the airport but it is being expanded with the construction of a 5,200 space multi-storey car park.

Getting There
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.

Onward Travel From the Airport
A new fast transit train began operations in 2010 and takes passengers via ninety trains a day to Sandton in the city. There are five city bus routes run by Metro Bus and Putco that operate from the airport plus several local buses. Private shuttles also operate to the central business district. You should only use the airport approved taxis for personal safety reasons. Ask a door attendant to direct you safely to the correct cab firms if you are unsure.

If you have pre-booked a 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.

Public Information
There’s a desk in each of the terminals which can answer questions about accommodation, onward travel and general airport enquiries. Be aware that you might be asked to provide identification.

  • There is a branch of NedBank and Absa on the mezzanine level of the arrivals hall together with four currency exchange offices. After security there is a branch of Absa which can only be used by non-nationals. There are plenty of ATMs around the airport.
  • Shopping at Johannesburg is out of this world with top end fashion names like Hugo Boss, Lacoste, and Timberland together with accessory shops like Accessorize. Almost everything else you could wish to buy is available in one of the other thirty or so shops including last minute souvenirs. The duty free shop there sells all manner of alcoholic products together with a range of cigarettes, cigars and tobacco. There’s also an extensive perfumery, cosmetic and gifts section too. 
  • There’s a wide range of eateries there including ‘Soaring Eagle Spur’ Steakhouse, Ocean Basket for fish lovers and a range of cafes, snack bars and international take away outlets like Wimpy and KFC.
  • The airport has a Wi-Fi hotspot which gives chargeable access to the internet.
  • There is an airport medical centre which opens around the clock and which can deal with most medical emergencies. It is found just off the arrivals concourse and is clearly signed.
  • Items of lost luggage should be reported to the public information desk.
  • A chapel and Muslim prayer rooms are available for worship.
Special Assistance
The airport has done all in its power to smooth the transit of passengers with reduced mobility. Ramps, lifts and wheelchairs are provided and a dedicated member of staff can be on hand if 48 hours’ notice is given.

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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.

Others take a trip to the Johannesburg Planetarium, which shows the skies from the southern hemisphere’s perspective. For an entertaining time, others spend a day and evening at Gold Reef City, a spectacular entertainment complex in the city, home to amusements, casinos, restaurants and shops.