Car Rental at King Shaka International Airport

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King Shaka International Airport, Durban, South Africa
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Mini
Kia Picanto or similar
Kia Picanto
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Avis
$9.83 / per day
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Mini Elite
Hyundai i10 Grand or similar
Hyundai i10 Grand
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Thrifty ZA
$15.56 / per day
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Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Avis
$10.52 / per day
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Standard
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Thrifty ZA
$22.97 / 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
$23.26 / per day
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Full-size Elite
Ford EcoSport or similar
Ford EcoSport
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Avis
$32.31 / per day
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Minivan
Toyota Avanza or similar
Toyota Avanza
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Thrifty ZA
$32.38 / per day
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Premium
Mercedes Benz C Class or similar
Mercedes Benz C Class
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Avis
$36.67 / 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.

Travel Information

Language
IsiZulu,
IsiXhosa,
Afrikaans
Currency
ZAR
Country code
27
Average car rental length
12 days
Economy car rental price
$15.44 / 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
10.0
King Shaka International Airport Car Rental

Airport Car Rental

Rent a car at Durban Airport! Then head to the Golden Mile, an area near Durban’s center with stunning beaches, fine restaurants, and opportunities to water ski, scuba dive, and more. Drive further to Berea Ridge to enjoy great views of the city, and make sure to visit the Mahasiddha Kadampa Buddhist Center and also City Hall, which houses an art gallery.

Hop in your rental and go to Crocodile Creek to check out the reptiles, crocodiles, and alligators, or to KwaZulu Natal National Park to enjoy the scenery and wildlife. Durban Botanic Gardens and Durban North Japanese Gardens are fun to visit too. You can explore caves, reefs, and even shipwrecks at one of the city’s diving centers, and skydive at Pietermaritzburg Airport. When eating out, make sure to try biltong, a traditional South African cured meat, and head to an Indian restaurant for some bunny chow, a curry dish that originated in Durban.

Durban’s a great destination, but the surrounding area has so much more to offer. With a longer term car rental deal you can explore South Africa, heading inland or down the coast. You can visit neighboring countries like Lesotho and Swaziland, or drive all the way to Mozambique and Botswana. You can even pick up your rental car at Durban Airport and drop it off in a different city. Start planning your adventure today!

Durban Airport is also known as King Shaka International Airport, named after a historic leader of the Zulu nation.

Top international routes

  • Dubai
  • Gaborone
  • Maputo
  • Lusaka
  • Doha
  • Mauritius

Main airlines

Kulula.com, Fly Safair, Mango, Airlink, Air Namibia, and British Airways

Terminals

A single passenger terminal serves all domestic and international flights. The upper level is for departures, and the lower level is for arrivals.

Location

Durban Airport is about 35 km (22 mi) north of Durban city center. Motorways N2 and N3 are the main roads connecting the airport to the city.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Large cars - from $35 per day
  • Medium cars - from $24 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $40 per day
  • Premium cars - from $41 per day
  • Small cars - from $14 per day
  • SUVs - from $40 per day

Top car rental companies

  • Hertz (Tel: +270324360300)
  • SIXT (Tel: +27112309999)
  • Keddy (Tel: +27324369500)
  • Europcar (Tel: +27324369500)
  • Bidvest (Tel: +27324365500)
  • Avis (Tel: +27324368400)
  • Budget (Tel: +27324367800)
  • First Car Rental (Tel: +27324360100)
  • Thrifty ZA (Tel: +270324363042 / +270793145575)

Car rental desks

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

Services and facilities

You’ll find coffee shops, fast food restaurants, a sushi bar, and a seafood restaurant. There are also shops, some selling local crafts, duty-free outlets in the departures area, and a department store. You’ll find several ATMs, a currency exchange, baby changing rooms, a pharmacy, post office, nail service, observation deck, and Christian and Muslim prayer rooms. Durban Airport is fully accessible to passengers with reduced mobility. You can find more information on the airport's official website.

Nearest gas station

Sasol King Shaka gas station at Mdloti Street can be reached in about three minutes and is open 24/7. There are other gas stations on the way to Durban.

Popular one-way rentals

  • Johannesburg (595 km / 370 mi)
  • Kimberley (821 km / 510 mi)
  • Margate (166 km / 103 mi)
  • Port Elizabeth (942 km / 585 mi)
  • George (1,432 km / 890 mi)
  • Maputo (563 km / 350 mi)

Airport info

Rating
7.9
  • Getting to the airport 7.4
  • Departure and check-in 8.5
  • Terminal facilities 6.9
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 5.7
  • Restaurants and car rental services 5.9
  • Lounge 6.1

King Shaka International Airport (DUR)

  • IATA: DUR
  • ICAO: FALE
  • Name: King Shaka International Airport (DUR)
  • Type: Public / Civil
  • Size: Large Airport
  • Elevation AMSL: 97 m / 295 ft
  • Runway Surface: Asphalt
  • Aircraft movements (per year): 55,035
  • Distance from City: 17.4 miles / 28 km NNE of town
  • Working hours: 24 hours a day
  • Phone: +27 (0)31 451 6758

Top 17 Locations near King Shaka International Airport

  1. 69.6 km / 43.2 miles away
  2. 135.3 km / 84.1 miles away
  3. 457.4 km / 284.2 miles away
  4. 470.0 km / 292.1 miles away
  5. 470.3 km / 292.3 miles away
  6. 478.6 km / 297.4 miles away
  7. 492.7 km / 306.1 miles away
  8. 514.9 km / 320.0 miles away
  9. 524.1 km / 325.7 miles away
  10. 622.9 km / 387.1 miles away
  11. 661.8 km / 411.2 miles away
  12. 711.7 km / 442.2 miles away
  13. Car Rental at Sishen Airport from $13.49 per day
    821.6 km / 510.5 miles away
  14. Car Rental at George Airport from $12.64 per day
    959.0 km / 595.9 miles away
  15. 967.7 km / 601.3 miles away
  16. 1277.0 km / 793.5 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices cheapest at King Shaka International Airport?

The cost of renting a car at King Shaka International 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 King Shaka International Airport
$43.13
January
$34.54
February
$35.04
March
$26.33
April
$21.63
May
$33.77
June
$27.94
July
$29.11
August
$28.09
September
$20.51
October
$62.65
November
$62.65
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at King Shaka International Airport is October when prices for an Economy class start from $20.51. You can see that this is 42% cheaper than the yearly average and 67% cheaper than renting a car in November (when rental prices start at $62.65 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 King Shaka International Airport?

Travel length differs from one month to another: in June the average rental period is 11 days, while in November, the average rental period is only 1 days.
Average Rental Length
10
January
10
February
10
March
9
April
10
May
11
June
11
July
11
August
3
September
4
October
1
November
4
December

Which is the busiest car rental month at King Shaka International Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at King Shaka International Airport in January, while the fewest number of travelers rent in November.
Popularity by Monthly Searches
222%
January
168%
February
147%
March
141%
April
164%
May
93%
June
120%
July
143%
August
September
October
November
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Hertz Renault Clio 5 2 Small cars
Hertz Chevrolet Spark 5 Small cars
Bidvest Kia Picanto 4 1 Small cars
Hertz Toyota Corolla 4 2 Medium cars
Hertz Toyota Corolla 4 1 Medium cars
Hertz Toyota RAV 4 5 2 SUVs
Bidvest Toyota Etios 4 2 Medium cars
Hertz Toyota Fortuner 5 1 SUVs
Hertz Mercedes Benz C Class 4 3 Premium cars
Hertz Ford Ecosport 5 2 Medium cars

Our Customers Reviews

United Kingdom
VW Polo
May 6, 2019
Disappointed at my old home town. Lived on our nerves whilst driving, while protests were all over the town. As we have family still there we will return for visits. The car went well so we're very pleased about that!

Top 9 Suppliers at King Shaka International Airport in 2020

Hertz
Excellent 8.9
+270324360300
King Shaka International Airport, La Mercy, Durban, 4399
Working hours
Mon:05:00-22:30
Tue:05:00-22:30
Wed:05:00-22:30
Thu:05:00-22:30
Fri:05:00-22:30
Sat:06:00-22:30
Sun:06:00-22:30
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.7
+27112309999
King Shaka International Airport Mdloti St, Durban, La Mercy, 4405
Keddy
Excellent 8.7
+27324369500
BUILDING 1, KIOSK 2,KING SHAKA
Working hours
Mon:05:30-23:30
Tue:05:30-23:30
Wed:05:30-23:30
Thu:05:30-23:30
Fri:05:30-23:30
Sat:06:30-23:30
Sun:07:00-23:30
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+27324369500
The Farm King Shaka Airport No. 15124, 1270 Coins Temp Road, Canelands, Durban, 4405
Working hours
Mon:05:30-23:30
Tue:05:30-23:30
Wed:05:30-23:30
Thu:05:30-23:30
Fri:05:30-23:30
Sat:06:30-23:30
Sun:07:00-23:30
Bidvest
Excellent 8.6
+27324365500
King Shaka International Airport, La Mercy, Durban, 4405
Working hours
Mon:05:00-23:00
Tue:05:00-23:00
Wed:05:00-23:00
Thu:05:00-23:00
Fri:05:00-23:00
Sat:06:00-22:00
Sun:06:00-22:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+27324368400
King Shaka Dr, La Mercy, 4407, South Africa
Working hours
Mon:05:00-23:00
Tue:05:00-23:00
Wed:05:00-23:00
Thu:05:00-23:00
Fri:05:00-23:00
Sat:05:00-23:00
Sun:05:00-23:00
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+27324367800
King Shaka Int Airport La Mercy
Working hours
Mon:05:00-23:00
Tue:05:00-23:00
Wed:05:00-23:00
Thu:05:00-23:00
Fri:05:00-23:00
Sat:05:00-23:00
Sun:05:00-23:00
First Car Rental
First Car Rental
Excellent 8.3
+27324360100
4399 Car Rental Concourse 2, La Mercy, Durban
Thrifty ZA
Thrifty ZA
Excellent 8.2
+270324363042 / +270793145575
Unit 8 KSIA, La Mercy, King Shaka International Airport, La Mercy, Durban, 4399
Working hours
Mon:05:30-23:00
Tue:05:30-23:00
Wed:05:30-23:00
Thu:05:30-23:00
Fri:05:30-23:00
Sat:05:30-23:00
Sun:06:00-23:00

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