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Windhoek Airport, Windhoek, Namibia
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Windhoek Airport
Economy
Volkswagen Polo or similar
Volkswagen Polo
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Hertz
$35.85 per day
Windhoek Airport
Compact
Toyota Corolla Sedan or similar
Toyota Corolla Sedan
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Avis
$58.56 per day
Windhoek Airport
Standard SUV
Toyota Corolla Cross or similar
Toyota Corolla Cross
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$86.68 per day
Windhoek Airport
Standard Elite SUV
Toyota Fortuner or similar
Toyota Fortuner
  • 7
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Hertz
$87.93 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Windhoek Airport
Compact
Toyota Corolla Quest or similar
Toyota Corolla Quest
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Budget
$63.07 per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 05:52 on 2024-07-13. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
English, Afrikaans
Currency
NAD
Drive on
Left-hand side
Country code
+264
Average car rental price
$66 per day
Average car rental length
11 days
Speed limit within town
60 km/h or 37 mph
Speed limit out of town
80 - 120 km/h or 50 - 75 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.3 / 10
Windhoek Airport

Airport travel guide

Located far away from the coast, near the geographical center of Namibia, Windhoek sits at an elevation of 1,600 m (5200 feet). While the isolated location and the dry, moonlike landscapes that surround it give it a remote feel, Windhoek is also a modern capital with plenty of culture and entertainment going on. These are three of the most interesting attractions in and around it:

  • Alte Feste. A fortification built in the late 19th century when the area was ruled by German colonizers, Alte Feste is not just an impressive structure in its own right but also a notable memorial of Namibia’s complicated history. It now houses the National Museum of Namibia.
  • Parliament Gardens. There’s lots of fascinating nature in Namibia, and some of it can be enjoyed without leaving the capital. Located next to the Ink Palace, the seat of the Parliament of Namibia, this former olive grove is known not just for the publicly available greenery but also for housing bronze statues of former political leaders, chiefs, and anti-apartheid activists.
  • Namib-Naukluft National Park. There are several nature and game preserves around the capital — Daan Viljoen is just half an hour’s drive to the northwest — but to enjoy the full might of Namibian outdoors, head to Namib-Naukluft National Park. Known for its otherworldly landscapes, totally wild combinations of colors, and the fact that it is the largest in all of Africa, the national park is home to such wildlife as leopards, cape foxes, and gemsbok antelopes. The drive from Windhoek takes about four hours each way and requires some planning (parts of the park are only accessible with a 4x4), but the experience is worth it.

Top international routes

  • Johannesburg
  • Cape Town
  • Frankfurt
  • Addis Ababa
  • Sesriem
  • Luanda
  • Doha
  • Victoria Falls
  • Lusaka

Main airlines

Air Namibia, South African Airways, TAAG Angola Airlines, Airlink, Lufthansa, and Ethiopian Airlines, Westair Aviation, Qatar Airways, Airbut Transport International

Terminals

Hosea Kutako International Airport (“WDH”) is the main airport for international flights to and from Namibia. Very few domestic flights originate from this airport but rather go through Windhoek Eros Airport (“ERS”), about 4.7 km (2.92 miles) from Windhoek’s central business district.

The single terminal building at WDH hosts all international and local flights.

Location

WDH is about 45 km (28 miles) east of Windhoek. Highway B6 and Sam Nujoma Drive are the main roads connecting Windhoek Airport to the city.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Medium cars - from $59 per day
  • Small cars - from $36 per day
  • SUVs - from $87 per day

Car rental desks

Some, although not all, can be found in the international arrivals hall.

Services and facilities

You’ll find dining opportunities, as well as shops and duty-free outlets. There are also two lounges, a currency exchange, an ATM in the departures area, free WiFi throughout the airport, and a lost and found office. Do note that the airport is closed at night. Assistance to travelers with reduced mobility is available, but make sure to get in touch beforehand if you’d like this service.

Nearest gas station

Puma gas station is located right next to Windhoek Airport, on Highway B6. When you exit the airport, turn left onto Highway B6, and in less than 30 seconds you’ll see Puma on your left. The station is open 24/7. There are other gas stations on the way to Windhoek and in the city.

Popular one-way rentals

  • Walvis Bay (439 km / 273 mi)
  • Swakopmund (405 km / 252 mi)
  • Cape Town (1,519 km / 944 mi)
  • Victoria Falls (1,471 km / 914 mi)
  • Johannesburg (1,344 km / 835 mi)
  • Maun (766 km / 476 mi)
  • Swakopmund (396 km / 246 mi)
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Airport info

Rating
4.9
  • Getting to the airport 6.3
  • Check-in and departures 5.8
  • Terminal facilities 4.8
  • Wi-Fi 3.5
  • Restaurants and car rental services 4.4
  • Lounge 4.4

Windhoek Airport (WDH)

  • IATA: WDH
  • ICAO: FYWH
  • Name: Windhoek Airport (WDH)
  • Distance from city: 24.9 miles / 40 km

Top 2 locations near Windhoek Airport

  1. 41.2 km / 25.6 miles away
  2. 294.9 km / 183.2 miles away

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When are car rental prices the lowest at Windhoek Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Windhoek Airport varies by season. The table and graph below can help you find the best time of year to save on a rental car.
Average rental costs per day at Windhoek Airport
$57.86
January
$68.22
February
$65.92
March
$68.41
April
$62.00
May
$67.77
June
$72.17
July
$76.96
August
$90.20
September
$64.25
October
$67.46
November
$67.84
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car at Windhoek Airport is January — when rental costs average $57.86 per day. This is 16% cheaper than the yearly average and 36% cheaper than renting a car in September (when prices average $90.20 per day).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

For how long do renters keep their vehicles at Windhoek Airport?

How long travelers keep their rental cars varies by the time of year: in November the average rental period is 19 days, while in February, the average rental period is only 9 days.
Average number of rental days at Windhoek Airport
11
January
9
February
10
March
11
April
9
May
10
June
11
July
15
August
13
September
11
October
19
November
11
December

What is the most popular time of year to rent a car at Windhoek Airport?

Based on how many users search for a car in at Windhoek Airport, travelers are most likely to rent a car in December, while they are least likely to rent in in November.
Monthly searches at Windhoek Airport by pick-up date relative to the average
96%
January
106%
February
72%
March
93%
April
87%
May
94%
June
117%
July
134%
August
146%
September
60%
October
42%
November
153%
December

Car rental information

Popular suppliers Hertz, Europcar, Avis, Budget
Popular car categories SUVs, Small cars, Medium cars, Large cars
Lowest price $36 per day
Cheapest supplier Hertz

Most popular car models of rental suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Hertz Volkswagen Polo 5 1 Small cars
Hertz Toyota Hilux 5 4 SUVs
Europcar Toyota Fortuner 5 3 SUVs
Hertz Toyota Fortuner 5 1 SUVs
Europcar Toyota Urban Cruiser 5 2 SUVs
Hertz Volkswagen T-Cross 5 2 Medium cars
Europcar Toyota Hilux 4 5 Large cars
Europcar Nissan X-Trail 5 3 SUVs
Hertz Toyota Corolla Quest 4 2 Medium cars
Europcar Toyota Corolla Cross 5 3 SUVs

Our customers' reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have the option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic.

South Africa
Volkswagen Polo
July 3, 2024
Visited my family and loved the time spent
Ireland
Toyota Urban Cruiser
June 4, 2024
Drove to national park and stayed over at a Lodge in Okonjima. Night and morning tours and seen too many animals to mention.. fantastic trip
Singapore
Volkswagen T-Cross
March 31, 2024
Safari drive, horse riding
South Africa
Volkswagen Polo
January 24, 2024
We enjoyed the desert views and walk and the moonscape views. The weather was perfect. No wind! Lovely hosts and hostesses at bnbs
South Africa
Nissan X-Trail
January 17, 2024
The trip was very pleasant and Etosha is lovely, except for the road.Corrugated surface. In certain places you have to reduce speed to a crawl. Swakopmund is, as always, lovely. I will definitely go back.
Italy
Volkswagen T-Cross
December 27, 2022
Namibia is a magnetic place . You will be another after the trip
South Africa
Toyota Corolla
December 12, 2018
Renting a car through a website turned out much more expensive than what it would have cost if I only pitched and rented at the desk.
South Africa
Toyota Corolla
September 9, 2018
Drive from Airport to Windhoek and Otjiwarango you are more than likely to meet wild pigs along the road. There are also natural features to look at along the highways. the Omatako hills, ant hills.
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest-rated company
Europcar
9 / 10
)
Lowest-rated company
Avis
7.8 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
16
Total rental companies
4
Average daily price
$66.41
Lowest daily price
$35.85
Total cars available
7

Top 4 suppliers at Windhoek Airport in 2024

Hertz
Exceptional 9 / 134 reviews
+26462540116
Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport, Windhoek
$36 - $88
Working hours
Mon:04:30-21:00
Tue:04:30-21:00
Wed:04:30-21:00
Thu:04:30-21:00
Fri:04:30-21:00
Sat:04:30-21:00
Sun:04:30-21:00
Europcar
Exceptional 9 / 61 reviews
+26462543700
Hosea Kutako International Airport, Windhoek
$87
Working hours
Mon:05:00-22:00
Tue:05:00-22:00
Wed:05:00-22:00
Thu:05:00-22:00
Fri:05:00-22:00
Sat:05:00-22:00
Sun:05:00-22:00
Avis
Good 7.8 / 18 reviews
+26462540271
Hosea Kutako Airport, Windhoek, Namibia
$51 - $59
Working hours
Mon:05:00-22:00
Tue:05:00-22:00
Wed:05:00-22:00
Thu:05:00-22:00
Fri:05:00-22:00
Sat:05:00-22:00
Sun:05:00-22:00
Budget
Budget
Good 7.8 / 1 review
+26462540271
Hosea Kutako Windhoek Apt
$55 - $63
Working hours
Mon:05:00-22:00
Tue:05:00-22:00
Wed:05:00-22:00
Thu:05:00-22:00
Fri:05:00-22:00
Sat:05:00-22:00
Sun:05:00-22:00
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