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Johannesburg car hire information

Pick-up location Johannesburg
Car types 4x4, Commercial, Compact, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Luxury, Mini, Premium, Standard, Van
Hire locations 68
Airport locations 22
Popular agencies Budget, Bidvest, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz

Cheap Car Hire in Johannesburg

Economy R235/day
Compact R271/day
Intermediate R375/day
Standard R621/day
Full-size R726/day
4x4 R510/day
Mini R188/day
Premium R574/day
Van R512/day
Luxury R723/day
Commercial R510/day
2 Adults, 2 Bags Economy car in Johannesburg budget
4 Adults, 2 Bags Compact car in Johannesburg budget
5 Adults, 3 Bags Intermediate car in Johannesburg europcar
5 Adults, 3 Bags Standard car in Johannesburg 1firstcarrental
5 Adults, 2 Bags Full-size car in Johannesburg hertz
4 Adults, 2 Bags 4x4 car in Johannesburg firefly
2 Adults, 2 Bags Mini car in Johannesburg hertz
5 Adults, 5 Bags Premium car in Johannesburg bidvest
4 Adults, 2 Bags Van car in Johannesburg budget
5 Adults, 5 Bags Luxury car in Johannesburg firefly
5 Adults, 3 Bags Commercial car in Johannesburg tempest
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 24 hours.

Johannesburg car hire reviews and directory

From R220/day
Rated no. 1
Best rated
7,4 Good (4 184 reviews)
2 locations in Johannesburg
Locations in Johannesburg
5 Loveday Street
+27 114 920 069
O.R. Tambo Int Apt
+27 115 735 000
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From R453/day
Rated no. 2
10,0 Excellent (1 review)
5 locations in Johannesburg
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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Bidvest reviews in Johannesburg
Rated no. 3
10,0 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Johannesburg
From R197/day
Rated no. 4
8,0 Excellent (12 reviews)
3 locations in Johannesburg
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
  • 7.5
  • 9.2
  • 8.2
  • 7.3
  • 8.0
Recent reviews
8,4 Excellent
Oct 15 2016
Efficient Car Rental
Pros: The staff were friendly and efficient. Total no-hassle car rental. I'd rent from them again in a heartbeat.
Cons: Nothing against Avis, but the Chevy Spark compact option is tiny and drives like it is being powered by three stressed-out sprinting hamsters. Overall though, a very good experience. Just size up on the car if you want any power on the highways.
10,0 Excellent
Oct 21 2016
Easy Avis
Pros: Good clean basic car
Cons: Nothing
8,0 Excellent
Nov 4 2016
Professional-looking but service can be improved
Pros: The car was clean. When we rented the car, the ladies at the counter took time to explain where we were not insured (we only got PAI and CAD), which we appreciated, since we would probably spend more if we didn't have the extra insurance they promoted at the counter.
Cons: We weren't too happy with the car selection. We reserved a Hyundai Accent (or similar), and the car we ended up with had really slow acceleration (VW Vito), which I don't think is at part with the Accent's. When we returned the car, the guys who received it said we would get our invoice within 5 working days, despite us insisting for our invoice. We had to wait for it from the man at the counter.
10,0 Excellent
Dec 26 2016
Great experience at Avis JNB Airport
Pros: Fantastic pick up experience.
Cons: Everything was fine - no complaints at all.
10,0 Excellent
Jan 4 2017
Another great experience at Avis-OR Tambo
Pros: Prompt, efficient pick-up and drop-off, kind service, well-maintained, clean vehicle.
Cons: It was hard to find the fuel station at OR Tambo Airport to refuel, and since I was running against the clock, I couldn't. But the Avis staff assured me that they'd handle it.
8,0 Excellent
Feb 2 2017
Pros: It was a good car for the category I have selected.
Cons: The car had some noise in the wheels during the whole renting days, which I could not identify. I believe that if the car has gone through some check before being delivered, this slight problem could be fixed.
10,0 Excellent
Feb 27 2017
Fast , eficient and friendly service.
Pros: Good value for money.
Cons: Nothing
6,8 Good
Jun 3 2017
Cons: After we told them no insurance they put it on the paper work then when we pointed it out he had to start the paperwork over again. Originally issued a car with no gas and smelled like cigarettes badly. Had to unpack our backs and go all the way back to the rental center. No apology. Just a silent reissue of keys. Drop off was chaotic. No return recipet was issued.
6,4 Good
Jan 14 2018
Make sure u know what u are getting!!
Pros: Friendly service but slow as it’s africa! Didn’t get the car I was expecting so had to upgrade half way through rental.
10,0 Excellent
Sep 27 2016
Pros: Avis was really great - i needed to upgrade and they allowed me to do so without a problem. I'm very happy with the service.
From R542/day
Rated no. 5
6,9 Good (6 reviews)
4 locations in Johannesburg
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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Europcar reviews in Johannesburg

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From R189/day
Rated no. 6
Most popular
4,8 Okay (17 reviews)
7 locations in Johannesburg
Locations in Johannesburg
1 Georgian Crescent
1 Jones Road
+27 113 909 700
17 Patrick Road, Jet Park
Cnr Rivonia & West
Hilton Hotel
+27 117 838 943
Monument Toyota
+27 112 882 700
R512 Broeder Stroom
  • 4.7
  • 5.6
  • 5.3
  • 4.3
  • 4.8
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6,4 Good
Mar 29 2017
Hidden costs
Pros: The car was clean and new.
Cons: I didn't like that the cost for renting did not include all the fees. It didn't have the extra fees for it being at a airport location along with other fees. I wanted this rental since it was online for $17 per day but when I got to the counter it came up to $25 a day. The clerk at the front desk gave a crapy reason saying that since I got it from kayak a third party site that's why the extra costs wasn't on that site. Lucky I only needed the car for one day but if I needed it for an extended length of time I would not have been happy.
8,0 Excellent
Mar 5 2018
Pros: Fast and friendly seevice
Cons: How they place exorbitant holds on your card if you don’t pay for insurance
8,4 Excellent
Oct 13 2018
Great rental just extremely slow customer service
Pros: Great car, great price
Cons: It took more than 30 minutes before we were served at the pick up counter. Then all was well.
2,0 Mediocre
Feb 10 2019
Cons: Shocking
9,6 Excellent
May 4 2019
Pros: The staff offered an upgrade. The process was easy and fast upon checking in and out. We got a great price as well!
Cons: The car was small. We could have gotten a bigger size only because my husband is a giant! But that was out doing, not the company’s.
4,4 Okay
May 8 2019
Pros: Car wasn’t filled with gas. Had to to fight with Hertz about that. Didn’t believe me that I’d received an empty vehicle. Also over charged fur insurance.
2,0 Mediocre
Nov 21 2016
I was left stranded.
Cons: there was no car. Even though i had confirmations Hertz said I had no reservation.
6,4 Good
Sep 19 2017
Rude reception
Cons: Aready voiced my concerns to manager. Reception staff was appalling. After that fine
8,0 Excellent
Sep 26 2017
Great Service; Misleading Price
Pros: Everything about the experience was very easy and professional. The attendant was knowledgeable and articulate. The vehicle was easily accessed and the return procedure was smooth and efficient.
Cons: I realize the car rental business does not face the stringent fee transparency rules of airlines, but the difference in booked versus actual rate is ridiculous. We paid over THREE times the rate we had agreed to upon reservation.
2,0 Mediocre
Oct 8 2017
Did not receive our car
Pros: Nothing
Cons: We came to the counter around 8am when we were supposed to pick up our car and they didn’t even what we ordered. So we waited because their systems were down. We waited over 45 minutes and still no car. We need to leave the airport around 9am to be able to make it to something we had planned. So we had to leave hertz and go to another rental company. We were 30 mins late to something that was very important. We were very unsatified with our service. Hertz made us late to something we needed to be on time too.
10 locations in Johannesburg
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
From R304/day
8 locations in Johannesburg
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
From R166/day
7 locations in Johannesburg
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
From R161/day
1First Car Rental
Cheapest deal
5 locations in Johannesburg
1First Car Rental
Locations in Johannesburg
106 Constantia Road
106, Corlett Drive
CMH Ford and Mazda, 80 Hill Street (Corner West), Randburg
+27 115 097 339
O R Tambo International Airport, Car Rental Concourse, Isando, Johannesburg
+27 113 902 342
Shop D03, Mezzanine Level, Johannesburg Park Station, Rissik Street
+27 100 018 040
keddy by Europcar
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
From R326/day
Tempest Car Hire
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
2 locations in Johannesburg
Locations in Johannesburg
Avis Park Hyatt Hotel
CABS Car Hire
1 location in Johannesburg
CABS Car Hire
Locations in Johannesburg
Johannesburg International Airport
+27 113 921 388
Ofran Holiday Autos
1 location in Johannesburg
Ofran Holiday Autos
Locations in Johannesburg
Jan Smuts-Arrival Hall
29 travellers who hired a car in Johannesburg gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6,2

Car hire locations in Johannesburg

Good to know

Most popular agency Hertz
Most popular car type Mini
Average price R379/day
Good deal R264/day

When to book a hire car in Johannesburg

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Top tips for hiring a car in Johannesburg

  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Johannesburg for R264 or less
  • Book your car hire in Johannesburg at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in Johannesburg are around 23% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Mini car hires in Johannesburg are around 58% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Johannesburg

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

On average a hire car in Johannesburg costs R379 per day.

What is the most popular car hire in Johannesburg?

Mini (Chevrolet Spark or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Johannesburg.

What is the cheapest car hire agency in Johannesburg?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at 1First Car Rental (R149/day), Bidvest (R405/day) and Budget (R425/day).

What is the best car hire agency in Johannesburg?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Johannesburg are Enterprise (8,5, 12801 reviews), Avis (7,6, 2280 reviews), and Sixt (7,5, 1063 reviews).

Which car hire agencies are at the airport: OR Tambo Airport (JNB)?

Car hire companies onsite at OR Tambo Airport include Hertz, Bidvest, Budget, 1First Car Rental, Tempest Car Hire, Sixt, Europcar, Firefly and Avis.

Which car hire companies will pick you up at the airport: OR Tambo Airport (JNB)?

Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from OR Tambo Airport to off-airport locations include Hertz, Bidvest, Thrifty, Budget, Tempest Car Hire, Sixt, Europcar, Firefly, Dollar and Avis.

What is the cheapest car hire location in Johannesburg?

In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at 1First Car Rental O R Tambo International Airport, Car Rental Concourse, Isando, Johannesburg 1627 (21 kilometres from the city centre).

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

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

How much does a Mini car hire cost in Johannesburg?

A Mini car hire in Johannesburg costs R209 per day, on average.

How much does a Economy car hire cost in Johannesburg?

A Economy car hire in Johannesburg costs R319 per day, on average.

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

A Full-size car hire in Johannesburg costs R621 per day, on average.

What is the most popular car hire location in Johannesburg?

In Johannesburg, cars are most frequently hired at Hertz 1 Jones Road (19,14 km from city centre ).

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

On average hiring a car in Johannesburg costs R2 652 per week (R379 per day).

How much does it cost to hire a car long term for a month in Johannesburg?

On average a car hire in Johannesburg costs R11 366 per month (R379 per day).