Car Rental at Cape Town Airport

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Cape Town Airport, Cape Town, South Africa
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Budget
$10.48 / per day
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Mini
Datsun Go or similar
Datsun Go
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Thrifty ZA
$12.53 / per day
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Mini Elite
Hyundai i10 Grand or similar
Hyundai i10 Grand
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Thrifty ZA
$15.43 / per day
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Minivan
Toyota Avanza or similar
Toyota Avanza
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Budget
$22.31 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Compact
Nissan Micra or similar
Nissan Micra
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Thrifty ZA
$23.07 / per day
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Minivan
Toyota Avanza or similar
Toyota Avanza
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Thrifty ZA
$32.11 / per day
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Standard Elite
Hyundai Creta or similar
Hyundai Creta
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Thrifty ZA
$38.06 / per day
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Full-size
Toyota Fortuner or similar
Toyota Fortuner
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
$39.61 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 03:02 on 2020-03-30. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.
Contents

    Travel Information

    Language
    IsiZulu,
    IsiXhosa,
    Afrikaans
    Currency
    ZAR
    Country code
    27
    Average car rental length
    12 days
    Economy car rental price
    $16.44 / per day
    Traffic direction
    Left-hand
    Speed limit out of town
    100 km/h
    62 mi/h
    Speed limit within town
    40 km/h
    25 mi/h
    Acceptable limit of BAC
    0.05%
    Rating
    9.1
    Cape Town Airport Car Rental

    Airport Car Rental

    Get your rental car at Cape Town Airport! Then drive into Cape Town to explore the city’s center and its many and diverse neighborhoods. See the colorful buildings in Bo Kaap and try delicious spicy food in the Malay quarter. Park next to Table Mountain and take the cable car for a mountaintop aerial view of the city! Take a ferry to Robben Island to visit the former prison and learn more about the country’s tragic but fascinating history. This is where South African leader Nelson Mandela spent most of the years he served behind bars.

    Drive to the Cape of Good Hope—famous for its penguins—where you might encounter antelopes, zebras, ostriches, and baboons, too. If you’re really brave, you can even dive with the sharks! Cape Town has many beautiful beaches, all within easy reach by car, with countless opportunities to do watersports.

    Cape Town is a great destination, but the surrounding region has even more to offer. So why not choose a longer term car rental? Then you can explore the rest of South Africa or venture into neighboring Namibia or Botswana. You can even pick up your rental car at Cape Town Airport and drop it off in a different city. Start planning your Cape Town adventure now!

    Cape Town Airport was greatly expanded for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. It is now the third busiest airport in Africa.

    Top international routes

    • Windhoek
    • Dubai
    • London
    • Nairobi
    • Addis Ababa
    • Amsterdam

    Main airlines

    Fly Safair, Airlink, Mango, South African Airways, South African Express, and Air Namibia

    Terminals

    The single Cape Town Airport building is divided into two terminals, domestic and international, which are connected via the check-in area located in the center.

    Location

    The airport is about 20 km (12 miles) from the city center. Motorway N2 is the main road connecting the airport to the city.

    Most popular types of rental car

    • Large cars - from $39 per day
    • Medium cars - from $24 per day
    • Premium cars - from $50 per day
    • Small cars - from $15 per day
    • SUVs - from $42 per day

    Top car rental companies

    • Hertz (Tel: +270219353000)
    • SIXT (Tel: +27112309999)
    • Europcar (Tel: +27219358600)
    • Bidvest (Tel: +27219272750)
    • Keddy (Tel: +27219358600)
    • Budget (Tel: +27219278800)
    • First Car Rental (Tel: +27219347499)

    Car rental desks

    Car rental offices are located across from the main airport building and can be reached via two pedestrian underground passageways.

    Services and facilities

    You’ll find many shops, as well as restaurants, cafés, ATMs, a currency exchange, several lounges, a medical service, and prayer rooms. Luggage storage is in the arrivals area of the domestic terminal. The airport provides assistance to travelers with reduced mobility, but you should get in touch in advance if this is needed. You can find more information on the airport's official website.

    Nearest gas station

    Total Airport Industria, located at Montreal Drive, Boquinar Industrial Area, can be reached in less than five minutes and is open 24/7. There are many other gas stations near Cape Town Airport and on the way to the city.

    Popular one-way rentals

    • Port Elizabeth (736 km / 457 mi)
    • Johannesburg (1,397 km / 868 mi)
    • George (415 km / 258 mi)
    • Windhoek (1,489 km / 925 mi)
    • East London (1,041 km / 647 mi)
    • Maun (2,268 km / 1,409 mi)

    Airport info

    Rating
    7.7
    • Getting to the airport 7.3
    • Departure and check-in 7.9
    • Terminal facilities 7.3
    • Wi-Fi connectivity 5.7
    • Restaurants and car rental services 6.6
    • Lounge 5.2

    Cape Town Airport (CPT)

    • IATA: CPT
    • ICAO: FACT
    • Name: Cape Town Airport (CPT)
    • Type: Public / Civil
    • Size: Large Airport
    • Elevation AMSL: 46 m / 151 ft
    • Runway Surface: Asphalt
    • Aircraft movements (per year): 99,337
    • Passengers (per year): 10,211,390
    • Distance from City: 12.4 miles / 20 km SE of town
    • Working hours: 24 hours a day

    Top 17 Locations near Cape Town Airport

    1. Car Rental at George Airport from $12.53 per day
      348.3 km / 216.4 miles away
    2. 646.8 km / 401.9 miles away
    3. 668.5 km / 415.4 miles away
    4. Car Rental at Sishen Airport from $13.38 per day
      818.1 km / 508.3 miles away
    5. 819.3 km / 509.1 miles away
    6. 861.2 km / 535.1 miles away
    7. 908.3 km / 564.4 miles away
    8. 1212.7 km / 753.5 miles away
    9. 1265.1 km / 786.1 miles away
    10. 1270.9 km / 789.7 miles away
    11. 1277.0 km / 793.5 miles away
    12. 1308.6 km / 813.1 miles away
    13. 1405.0 km / 873.0 miles away
    14. 1514.1 km / 940.8 miles away
    15. 1537.2 km / 955.2 miles away
    16. 1541.7 km / 957.9 miles away

    Map of Car Rental Locations

    When are car rental prices cheapest at Cape Town Airport?

    The cost of renting a car at Cape Town Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
    Average Rental Price at Cape Town Airport
    $34.62
    January
    $34.94
    February
    $48.04
    March
    $42.71
    April
    $24.74
    May
    $24.40
    June
    $20.29
    July
    $28.92
    August
    $37.86
    September
    $32.13
    October
    $70.51
    November
    $70.51
    December
    The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Cape Town Airport is July when prices for an Economy class start from $20.29. You can see that this is 48% cheaper than the yearly average and 71% cheaper than renting a car in November (when rental prices start at $70.51 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

    What’s the most popular rental length at Cape Town Airport?

    Travel length differs from one month to another: in September the average rental period is 17 days, while in February, the average rental period is only 11 days.
    Average Rental Length
    12
    January
    11
    February
    11
    March
    11
    April
    13
    May
    12
    June
    12
    July
    12
    August
    17
    September
    17
    October
    14
    November
    13
    December

    Which is the busiest car rental month at Cape Town Airport?

    Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Cape Town Airport in January, while the fewest number of travelers rent in June.
    Popularity by Monthly Searches
    143%
    January
    102%
    February
    80%
    March
    65%
    April
    82%
    May
    60%
    June
    85%
    July
    108%
    August
    97%
    September
    110%
    October
    136%
    November
    132%
    December

    Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

    Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
    Hertz Renault Clio 5 2 Small cars
    Firefly Renault Clio 5 2 Small cars
    Hertz Chevrolet Spark 5 Small cars
    Bidvest Kia Picanto 4 1 Small cars
    Hertz Toyota RAV 4 5 2 SUVs
    Hertz Toyota Corolla 4 1 Medium cars
    Budget VW Polo 4 2 Small cars
    Hertz Toyota Corolla 4 2 Medium cars
    Budget Kia Picanto 4 1 Small cars
    Hertz Toyota Fortuner 5 1 SUVs

    FAQ

    Is it possible to travel to Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini, or Zimbabwe with a rental car?
    Yes, It is possible to travel to Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini, and Zimbabwe from South Africa with a rental car. Customers need to inform the rental company in advance to get permission to cross any borders. The customer will be charged a cross-border fee for traveling to Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho, Eswatini, or Zimbabwe.
    Is it possible to drive a car off-road in South Africa?
    " Yes, off-road driving is possible, but only a few types of vehicles are allowed to drive off-road like SUV or 4WD vehicles. Customers need to ask for permission to drive off-road in advance from the car rental company. It is possible that customers might need to purchase tire and/or gravel road insurance from the car rental company to be able to drive off-road. "
    Can I rent a car with a debit card?
    Unfortunately, all car rental companies serving Cape Town Airport require a credit card on which the deposit can be held.

    Our Customers Reviews

    United Kingdom
    VW Polo
    March 1, 2020
    All easy. Good sineage so easy to navigate. Watch out for speed limits and less than courteous drivers
    South Africa
    Kia Picanto
    February 28, 2020
    To get to enjoy your CT experience, I recommend that one rents a vehicle, even better, rent with Bidvest
    South Africa
    Kia Picanto
    February 14, 2020
    Amazing place for vacation
    United Kingdom
    Toyota Fortuner
    January 20, 2020
    The rental availability and airport location are very convenient. Prices are generally higher than the US but the service is excellent.
    South Africa
    Toyota Corolla
    July 14, 2019
    Fantastic place to visit. So much to see and do.
    United States of America (USA)
    Toyota Corolla
    June 29, 2019
    keep all bags in trunk, be sensible about where you drive at night
    Spain
    VW Polo
    March 29, 2019
    Cape town is such a wonderful place to visit,so much to do and so much to see. The Constantia wine route very and the Franschhoek wine route also

    Top 7 Suppliers at Cape Town Airport in 2020

    Hertz
    Hertz
    Excellent 8.9
    +270219353000
    Cape Town International Airport, 4 Matroosfontein Rd, Cape Town, 7525
    Working hours
    Mon:00:00-23:59
    Tue:00:00-23:59
    Wed:00:00-23:59
    Thu:00:00-23:59
    Fri:00:00-23:59
    Sat:00:00-23:59
    Sun:00:00-23:59
    SIXT
    SIXT
    Excellent 8.7
    +27112309999
    Cape Town Int. Airport
    Europcar
    Excellent 8.6
    +27219358600
    Car Rental Terminal, Parow East, 7501 Cape Town
    Working hours
    Mon:06:00-23:59
    Tue:06:00-23:59
    Wed:06:00-23:59
    Thu:06:00-23:59
    Fri:06:00-23:59
    Sat:06:00-23:59
    Sun:06:00-23:59
    Bidvest
    Excellent 8.6
    +27219272750
    Cape Town Intl Airport, Main Building Unit BG12, Central Car Rental Building, Central Boulevard 7525
    Working hours
    Mon:00:00-23:59
    Tue:00:00-23:59
    Wed:00:00-23:59
    Thu:00:00-23:59
    Fri:00:00-23:59
    Sat:00:00-23:59
    Sun:00:00-23:59
    Keddy
    Excellent 8.6
    +27219358600
    CAR RENTAL TERMINAL
    Working hours
    Mon:06:00-23:59
    Tue:06:00-23:59
    Wed:06:00-23:59
    Thu:06:00-23:59
    Fri:06:00-23:59
    Sat:06:00-23:59
    Sun:06:00-23:59
    Budget
    Excellent 8.5
    +27219278800
    Cape Town International Apt
    Working hours
    Mon:00:00-23:59
    Tue:00:00-23:59
    Wed:00:00-23:59
    Thu:00:00-23:59
    Fri:00:00-23:59
    Sat:00:00-23:59
    Sun:00:00-23:59
    First Car Rental
    Excellent 8.3
    +27219347499
    Matroosfontein, Cape Town, 7490

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