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Pick-up location Johannesburg
Rental locations 69
Airport locations 24

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Rated no. 1
Avis
Best rated
7.6 Good (2,280 reviews)
3 locations in Johannesburg
Avis
Locations in Johannesburg
5 Loveday Street
+27 114 920 069
Cnr Oxford & Bierman Rd
+27 114 427 012
Johannesburg Intl Airport
+27 115 735 000
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Avis reviews in Johannesburg

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Rated no. 2
Hertz
7.4 Good (3,868 reviews)
7 locations in Johannesburg
Hertz
Locations in Johannesburg
1 Georgian Crescent
+27 115 493 100
1 Jones Road
+27 113 909 700
17 Patrick Road, Jet Park
+27 113 979 288
Cnr Rivonia & West
+27 117 838 943
Hilton Hotel
+27 117 838 943
Monument Toyota
+27 112 882 700
R512 Broeder Stroom
+27 115 493 191
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Rated no. 3
Budget
budget
7.4 Good (4,181 reviews)
2 locations in Johannesburg
Budget
Locations in Johannesburg
5 Loveday Street
+27 114 920 069
O.R. Tambo Int Apt
+27 115 735 000
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Rated no. 4
Bidvest
bidvest
10.0 Excellent (1 review)
5 locations in Johannesburg
Bidvest
Locations in Johannesburg
10, Skietlood Street
130 Main Str
494, Wrench Road
O.R. Tambo Int. Airport
Shop 20, Fourways Value Mart
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Rated no. 5
Woodford
woodford
10.0 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Johannesburg
Rated no. 6
Europcar
europcar
6.9 Good (6 reviews)
4 locations in Johannesburg
Europcar
Locations in Johannesburg
18 Currie Road
+27 115 489 723
Eskom Transport Division
+27 118 002 910
International Airport
+27 113 903 909
Rissik street
+27 113 338 726
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Sunnycars
sunnycars
10 locations in Johannesburg
Sunnycars
Locations in Johannesburg
130 Main Street
18 Currie Road
22 Harley Street
Bonaero Park
Burchmores Auction Centre, 18 Eastern Service Rd
Crn 5th And Alice Lane
Desk in arrival hall
Level, Cnr West St & Rivonia Road
New Road
Rissik Street
Sixt
sixtrentacar
8 locations in Johannesburg
Sixt
Locations in Johannesburg
1 Marion Street
+27 117 844 608
106 Constantia Road, Pomona
+27 112 309 940
80 Hill Street cnr West Street
+27 861 502 330
Cnr R512 & Pelindaba Road
+27 112 309 958
Cnr Rietfontein&North Rand Rd
+27 100 012 514
O. R. Tambo Internat. Airport
+27 112 309 958
Shop D03, Mezzanine Level
+27 100 018 040
cnr Hendrik Potgieter&Cascades
+27 112 309 958
Firefly
firefly
7 locations in Johannesburg
Firefly
Locations in Johannesburg
1 Georgian Crescent West
+27 115 493 100
17 Patrick Road, Jet Park
+27 113 979 288
Cnr Rivonia 7 West
+27 117 837 943
Cnr Rivonia And West St
+27 219 354 800
Jhb-ort Tambo Int Airport
+27 113 909 700
Lanseria Airport
+27 116 592 224
Monument Toyota
+27 112 882 799
First Car
firstcar
5 locations in Johannesburg
First Car
Locations in Johannesburg
106 Constantia Road
+27 112 309 999
106, Corlett Drive
Johannesburg Lanseria Airport
OR Tambo Airport Terminal A Car Rental Concourse
+27 113 902 342
Shop D03, Mezzanine Level
+27 100 018 040
keddy by Europcar
keddy
5 locations in Johannesburg
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Johannesburg
49 Corner Herman and Koornhof Streets
+27 119 226 390
Eskom Transport Division- Megawatt Park
Johannesburg Wanderers Vi
OR Tambo International Airport
+27 113 903 909
Rissik Street- Johannesburg Park Station
+27 113 338 728
Tempest Car Hire
tempest
4 locations in Johannesburg
Tempest Car Hire
Locations in Johannesburg
16 Ernest Oppenheimer Ave
JHB Park Station cnr Wolmerance & Rissik St Shop M2
+27 842 341 126
Johannesburg International Airport
+27 842 341 127
Southgate Mall (Entrance 1)
+27 842 842 835
AutoEurope
autoeurope
2 locations in Johannesburg
AutoEurope
Locations in Johannesburg
Avis
Avis Park Hyatt Hotel
1First Car Rental
1firstcarrental
1 location in Johannesburg
1First Car Rental
Locations in Johannesburg
O R Tambo International Airport, Car Rental Concourse, Isando, Johannesburg
+27 113 902 342
CABS Car Hire
cabscarhire
1 location in Johannesburg
CABS Car Hire
Locations in Johannesburg
Johannesburg International Airport
+27 113 921 388
Ofran Holiday Autos
ofran
1 location in Johannesburg
Ofran Holiday Autos
Locations in Johannesburg
Jan Smuts-Arrival Hall

Car hire locations in Johannesburg

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Most popular car type Standard

When to book a hire car in Johannesburg

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Top tips for renting a car in Johannesburg

  • Renting a car is the perfect option for those wanting to explore not only Johannesburg, but also other major destinations across South Africa. Public transportation is often crowded and unreliable, and it is more cost-efficient to self-drive to some attractions rather than take tours. Rent a car and visit the many UNESCO World Heritage Sites, such as the Cradle of Humankind, or embark on a longer road trip and cross over the border to Botswana for a self-led safari.
  • All the major car hire companies can be found at Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport (JNB), which is just over 12 miles from the city center. The car hire desks are located to the left side as you enter the parking lot’s ground floor, just opposite Domestic Arrivals. Avis is open 24 hours. When driving out of the airport, you’ll find many “spaghetti” junctions, so, if you don’t know the area, make sure to ask for a GPS device when renting the car.
  • The first thing you need to know when driving in Johannesburg is that traffic runs on the left side of the road. Road signs are mainly expressed in both Afrikaans and English, and the distances are measured in kilometers rather than miles. When driving in the city, make sure to keep your windows rolled up, especially if you’re stopped. Avoid driving at night, as roads are dimly lit and the chances of encountering drunk, reckless drivers are higher.
  • Avoid driving through Johannesburg and particularly around the airport area during the morning rush hour, which usually happens between 6:30 a.m. and 9 a.m., and then again during the evening peak hour, between 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Traffic jams in Johannesburg can easily add up to an hour to your travels, so plan your journey in advance if you have to be somewhere at a specific time.
  • Book your rental car in Johannesburg at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Johannesburg are around 62% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Johannesburg

What is the most popular hire car in Johannesburg?

Standard (Mitsubishi Galant or similar) is the most frequently booked hire car type in Johannesburg.

What is the cheapest hire car agency in Johannesburg?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest hire cars were found at Woodford ($13/day), Budget ($18/day) and First Car ($19/day).

What is the best hire car agency in Johannesburg?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Johannesburg are Avis (7.6, 2280 reviews), Sixt (7.5, 1062 reviews), and Budget (7.4, 4181 reviews).

What is the cheapest car hire location in Johannesburg?

In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Woodford OR Tambo Airport 1627 (21 kilometres from the city centre).

How can I find hire car agencies near me in Johannesburg?

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

How much does a Standard car rental cost in Johannesburg?

A Standard car rental in Johannesburg costs $27 per day, on average.

How much does a Full-size car rental cost in Johannesburg?

A Full-size car rental in Johannesburg costs $70 per day, on average.

How much does a Premium car rental cost in Johannesburg?

A Premium car rental in Johannesburg costs $50 per day, on average.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Johannesburg?

If you’re looking to drive long distances, fuel efficiency in a vehicle should be your top priority, so opt for an economy car. But, if you’re headed out on a safari, a four-wheel drive is a good idea. When traveling there in the summer months (November to February), a car with air conditioning is a must.

What's the speed limit in Johannesburg?

The speed limit in the city is usually 60 km/h (37 mph), but it may be lower in certain residential areas. Other non-urban open roads have a speed limit of 100 km/h (62 mph), and freeways typically have a speed limit of 120 km/h (75 mph). However, speed limits often change, so keep an eye out for the posted signs.

How are gas prices in Johannesburg?

The average petrol prices in Johannesburg are about R61.01 ($4.23) per gallon. Prices can get as low as R57.92 ($4.01) per gallon, and as high as R64.35 ($4.46) per gallon. There are several petrol stations around the airport in case you need to fill up the tank before you drop off your vehicle, but if you’re heading there during rush hour you might have to wait in longer lines.

Where are the best places to park in Johannesburg?

There are several safe parking spaces and parking lots around the city, usually looked after by car guards (attendants in reflective vests) who will take care of your vehicle in exchange for a few rands of tip. If you’re not driving much around the city itself, ideally you should either book a hotel that can offer parking or leave your car at the airport and pick it up when needed.