Car Rental at O.R. Tambo International Airport

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O.R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Mini
Kia Picanto or similar
Kia Picanto
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Budget
$8.73 / per day
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Mini Elite
Hyundai i10 Grand or similar
Hyundai i10 Grand
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Thrifty ZA
$15.75 / per day
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Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Budget
$9.63 / per day
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Minivan
Toyota Avanza or similar
Toyota Avanza
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Budget
$22.39 / 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
$23.54 / per day
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Intermediate
Toyota Rav4 or similar
Toyota Rav4
  • 5x
  • 4x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
$32.11 / per day
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Premium
Mercedes Benz C Class or similar
Mercedes Benz C Class
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
$34.61 / per day
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Standard Elite
Hyundai Creta or similar
Hyundai Creta
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Thrifty ZA
$38.85 / 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.
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    Travel Information

    Language
    IsiZulu,
    IsiXhosa,
    Afrikaans
    Currency
    ZAR
    Country code
    27
    Average car rental length
    13 days
    Economy car rental price
    $14.89 / 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
    9.5
    Tambo International Airport Car Rental

    Airport Car Rental

    Get your rental cat at Johannesburg Tambo Airport! Then drive to the city center. The Market Theatre area has plenty of bars, restaurants, and concert venues, and so does Braamfontein, the students’ neighborhood. Make sure to visit the impressive South African Museum of Rock Art.

    Johannesburg is a great city to explore because it’s a bit like seeing all of Africa in one place. There are Somali, Ethiopian, Congolese, Cameroonian, and many other areas, each with its unique culture and atmosphere. Make sure you visit the West Side too—it was once Johannesburg’s Indian quarter and still has a lot of excellent Indian and Pakistani restaurants. With a rental car, you can venture outside the city to the Lesedi Cultural Village—a dance center for Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele, and other local cultures—, drive to the now abandoned Ferreira’s gold mine, or visit a nature reserve to see lions and other wildlife.

    Johannesburg’s a great destination, but the surrounding area has so much more to offer. With a longer term car rental you can explore the east and the west of South Africa, go to the tiny, but fascinating, Lesotho or Swaziland, or even drive all the way to neighboring Mozambique, Zimbabwe, or Botswana. Picking up your rental car at Johannesburg Tambo Airport and dropping it off in a different city is possible. Start planning your adventure today!

    Johannesburg Airport is also known as O.R. Tambo International Airport.

    Top international routes

    • Harare
    • Gaborone
    • Windhoek
    • London
    • Maputo
    • Lusaka

    Main airlines

    South African Airways, South African Express, Airlink, LOM Mozambique Airlines, British Airways, and FlySafair

    Terminals

    Terminal A serves local flights, and Terminal B serves domestic flights. They are linked by a central atrium, and you can easily walk from one to the other.

    Location

    Johannesburg Airport is about 34 km (21 miles) northwest of Johannesburg city center. Motorways R21, R24, 3, and M2 are the main roads connecting the airport to the city.

    Most popular types of rental car

    • Large cars - from $40 per day
    • Medium cars - from $24 per day
    • People Carriers/Vans - from $37 per day
    • Premium cars - from $40 per day
    • Small cars - from $14 per day
    • SUVs - from $40 per day

    Top car rental companies

    • Hertz (Tel: +270113909700)
    • SIXT (Tel: +27112309999)
    • Bidvest (Tel: +27112301200)
    • Europcar (Tel: +27113903909)
    • Keddy (Tel: +27113903909)
    • Budget (Tel: +27115735000)

    Car rental desks

    Most companies are located in the main airport building, not far from the international departures area. The best way to find them is to look for the “Car rental” sign.

    Services and facilities

    You’ll find many dining opportunities at restaurants, snack bars, and cafeterias. For shopping, there are countless stores and a duty-free mall in Terminal A. You’ll also find ATMs, lounges, an on-site hotel, baby care facilities, medical services, two pharmacies, showers, an observation deck, a post office, a Christian chapel, and a Muslim prayer room. Luggage storage is on the basement level of Terminal A. The airport is easily accessible to travelers with reduced mobility. You can find more information on the airport's official website.

    Nearest gas station

    Engen Skystop gas station, located at 1 O R Tambo Airport Road, is right next to Johannesburg Airport. It can be reached in less than two minutes and is open 24/7. There are many other gas stations nearby and on the way to the city.

    Popular one-way rentals

    • Cape Town (1,429 km / 888 mi)
    • Durban (569 km / 353 mi)
    • Nelspruit (326 km / 202 mi)
    • Windhoek (1,435 km / 892 mi)
    • Pretoria (52 km / 32 mi)
    • Sandton (23 km / 14 mi)

    Airport info

    Rating
    7.4
    • Getting to the airport 6.6
    • Departure and check-in 6.9
    • Terminal facilities 7.1
    • Wi-Fi connectivity 5.3
    • Restaurants and car rental services 6.6
    • Lounge 5.9

    O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB)

    • IATA: JNB
    • ICAO: FAOR
    • Name: O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB)
    • Type: Public / Civil
    • Size: Large Airport
    • Elevation AMSL: 1694 m / 5558 ft
    • Runway Surface: Asphalt
    • Aircraft movements (per year): 220,934
    • Passengers (per year): 20,692,780
    • Distance from City: 9.3 miles / 15 km E of town
    • Working hours: 24 hours a day

    Top 17 Locations near Johannesburg, Tambo International Airport

    1. 31.0 km / 19.3 miles away
    2. 63.1 km / 39.2 miles away
    3. 297.6 km / 184.9 miles away
    4. 297.9 km / 185.1 miles away
    5. 319.8 km / 198.7 miles away
    6. 364.8 km / 226.7 miles away
    7. 434.0 km / 269.7 miles away
    8. 448.2 km / 278.5 miles away
    9. 485.0 km / 301.4 miles away
    10. 489.5 km / 304.2 miles away
    11. Car Rental at Sishen Airport from $13.65 per day
      525.3 km / 326.4 miles away
    12. 713.3 km / 443.2 miles away
    13. 760.7 km / 472.7 miles away
    14. 896.7 km / 557.2 miles away
    15. Car Rental at George Airport from $12.79 per day
      1024.5 km / 636.6 miles away
    16. 1252.2 km / 778.1 miles away

    Map of Car Rental Locations

    When are car rental prices cheapest at O.R. Tambo International Airport?

    The cost of renting a car at O.R. Tambo 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 O.R. Tambo International Airport
    $41.32
    January
    $42.47
    February
    $52.65
    March
    $39.82
    April
    $32.21
    May
    $30.34
    June
    $35.74
    July
    $37.86
    August
    $30.07
    September
    $32.79
    October
    $38.17
    November
    $39.45
    December
    The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at O.R. Tambo International Airport is September when prices for an Economy class start from $30.07. You can see that this is 20% cheaper than the yearly average and 43% cheaper than renting a car in March (when rental prices start at $52.65 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 O.R. Tambo International Airport?

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

    Which is the busiest car rental month at O.R. Tambo International Airport?

    Travelers are most likely to rent a car at O.R. Tambo International Airport in January, while the fewest number of travelers rent in June.
    Popularity by Monthly Searches
    128%
    January
    99%
    February
    93%
    March
    84%
    April
    97%
    May
    80%
    June
    98%
    July
    107%
    August
    93%
    September
    101%
    October
    110%
    November
    109%
    December

    Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

    Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
    Hertz Toyota Fortuner 5 1 SUVs
    Hertz Renault Clio 5 2 Small cars
    Hertz Toyota Corolla 4 1 Medium cars
    Hertz Chevrolet Spark 5 Small cars
    Hertz Toyota RAV 4 5 2 SUVs
    Hertz Toyota Corolla 4 2 Medium cars
    Bidvest Kia Picanto 4 1 Small cars
    Firefly Renault Clio 5 2 Small cars
    Bidvest Toyota Rav4 5 3 SUVs
    Bidvest Toyota Avanza 5 1 People Carriers/Vans

    Our Customers Reviews

    Australia
    Datsun Go
    March 9, 2020
    stayed clear of Jhb but Pilansberg game reserve great.
    South Africa
    Chevrolet Spark
    November 13, 2019
    Johannesburg is good with warm people and it's cosmopolitan.
    South Africa
    VW Polo
    May 20, 2019
    It's easy to find the car rental
    South Africa
    VW Polo
    May 3, 2019
    Renting a car in Johannesburg airport is more convenient and the service desk is easy to find.

    Top 6 Suppliers at O.R. Tambo International Airport in 2020

    Hertz
    Hertz
    Excellent 8.9
    +270113909700
    OR Tambo International Airport, Parkadee 2, Johannesburg, 1620
    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
    Excellent 8.7
    +27112309999
    Terminal A Departures, O.R. Tambo, Kempton Park, 1627
    Bidvest
    Excellent 8.6
    +27112301200
    O.R. Tambo International Airport, 1 Jones Rd, Johannesburg, Kempton Park, 1627
    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
    Europcar
    Europcar
    Excellent 8.6
    +27113903909
    O.R. Tambo International Airport Kempton Park, O.R. Tambo, Johannesburg, 1627
    Working hours
    Mon:00:01-23:59
    Tue:00:01-23:59
    Wed:00:01-23:59
    Thu:00:01-23:59
    Fri:00:01-23:59
    Sat:00:01-23:59
    Sun:00:01-23:59
    Keddy
    Excellent 8.6
    +27113903909
    INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
    Working hours
    Mon:00:01-23:59
    Tue:00:01-23:59
    Wed:00:01-23:59
    Thu:00:01-23:59
    Fri:00:01-23:59
    Sat:00:01-23:59
    Sun:00:01-23:59
    Budget
    Excellent 8.5
    +27115735000
    O.r. Tambo Int 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

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