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Car Hire in Johannesburg

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Johannesburg Sandton Downtown
Mini
Kia Picanto or comparable
Kia Picanto
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Bidvest
£ 7.59 per day
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Tambo International Airport
Economy
Hyundai i10 or comparable
Hyundai i10
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Bidvest
£ 8.14 per day
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Johannesburg Sandton Downtown
Compact
Toyota Etios or comparable
Toyota Etios
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Bidvest
£ 9.76 per day
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Johannesburg Lanseria Airport
Mini
Toyota Agya or comparable
Toyota Agya
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Firefly
£ 10.33 per day
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Most Popular Car Hire Offers

Johannesburg Lanseria Airport
Mini
Datsun Go or comparable
Datsun Go
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Thrifty ZA
£ 13.09 / per day
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City Centre
Mini
Toyota Agya or comparable
Toyota Agya
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Hertz
£ 13.32 / per day
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Johannesburg Lanseria Airport
Economy
Toyota Starlet or comparable
Toyota Starlet
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Firefly
£ 13.37 / per day
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Tambo International Airport
Mini
Kia Picanto or comparable
Kia Picanto
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Europcar
£ 14.47 / per day
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These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 12:46 on 2021-09-24.

Travel Information

Language
IsiZulu,
IsiXhosa,
Afrikaans
Currency
ZAR
Dialing code
27
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Speed limit out of city centre
100 km/h
62 mi/h
Speed limit within city centre
40 km/h
25 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%

One-way Car Hire in Johannesburg

The most popular one-way car hire options for pick up in Johannesburg and drop off in another city include:

  • From Johannesburg to Cape Town - 247 offers from £ 16.16 per day
  • From Johannesburg to Durban - 219 offers from £ 16.12 per day
  • From Johannesburg to Bloemfontein - 89 offers from £ 16.16 per day
  • From Johannesburg to Nelspruit - 51 offers from £ 16.16 per day
  • From Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth - 89 offers from £ 16.16 per day

Top 11 Cities near Johannesburg

  1. Durban starting at £ 13.09 per day
    495.5 km / 307.9 miles away
  2. Port Elizabeth starting at £ 6.41 per day
    815.4 km / 506.7 miles away
  3. Nelspruit starting at £ 14.47 per day
    276.7 km / 171.9 miles away
  4. Pretoria starting at £ 9.63 per day
    53.7 km / 33.4 miles away
  5. East London starting at £ 6.71 per day
    751.5 km / 467.0 miles away
  6. Bloemfontein starting at £ 7.59 per day
    380.2 km / 236.3 miles away
  7. Upington starting at £ 10.33 per day
    734.2 km / 456.2 miles away
  8. Kimberley starting at £ 7.59 per day
    453.2 km / 281.6 miles away
  9. 997.1 km / 619.6 miles away
  10. 505.3 km / 314.0 miles away
  11. Sishen starting at £ 6.84 per day
    546.3 km / 339.4 miles away

Top 14 Destinations around Johannesburg

  1. O.R. Tambo International Airport starting at £ 7.59 per day
    21.0 km / 13.0 miles away
  2. Pretoria Hatfield starting at £ 13.09 per day
    53.9 km / 33.5 miles away
  3. Wonderboom Airport starting at £ 9.63 per day
    63.1 km / 39.2 miles away
  4. Nelspruit Airport starting at £ 14.47 per day
    297.6 km / 184.9 miles away
  5. Polokwane Airport starting at £ 7.59 per day
    297.9 km / 185.1 miles away
  6. Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport starting at £ 7.59 per day
    319.8 km / 198.7 miles away
  7. Kimberley Airport starting at £ 7.59 per day
    434.0 km / 269.7 miles away
  8. Pietermaritzburg Airport starting at £ 10.33 per day
    448.2 km / 278.5 miles away
  9. King Shaka International Airport starting at £ 7.59 per day
    485.0 km / 301.4 miles away
  10. Upington Airport starting at £ 10.33 per day
    713.3 km / 443.2 miles away
  11. East London Airport starting at £ 10.33 per day
    760.7 km / 472.7 miles away
  12. Port Elizabeth Airport starting at £ 7.59 per day
    896.7 km / 557.2 miles away
  13. George Airport starting at £ 7.59 per day
    1024.5 km / 636.6 miles away
  14. Paarl Val De Vie starting at £ 13.32 per day
    1215.2 km / 755.1 miles away

Map of Car Hire Destinations

During which month is it most affordable to hire a car in Johannesburg?

Our data show how prices for hiring a car in Johannesburgfluctuate depending on the time of the year. This graph can assist you in finding the best bargain.
Average Price for Hiring a Car in Johannesburg
£ 47.52
January
£ 27.94
February
£ 44.43
March
£ 40.57
April
£ 27.95
May
£ 32.31
June
£ 39.16
July
£ 32.18
August
£ 14.95
September
£ 18.20
October
£ 13.84
November
£ 19.44
December
The cheapest month to hire a car in Johannesburg is November with prices starting at £ 13.84 for an Economy class cars. The most expensive month in which to hire a car is January with prices for for a Compact class) starting at £ 47.52. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 30. You can use this to plan your trip at the time of year when it would be most economical to hire a car. Note that these prices are only averages. The amount of time you hire a car for and the time at which you book will influence the prices.

What is the usual period for which people keep their hire cars, on average, in Johannesburg?

Hirers picking up a car in Johannesburg keep them for an average of 16 days during in May, while those picking up their cars in October keep them for an average of 7.
Average Hire Length in Johannesburg
13
January
12
February
12
March
12
April
16
May
11
June
10
July
11
August
13
September
7
October
14
November
12
December

What month is the most favoured for hiring a car in Johannesburg?

While travellers visit Johannesburg year-round, the most popular month for hiring a car is October, and the least popular is September.
Popularity of Car Hire in Johannesburg by Monthly Searches
51%
January
39%
February
38%
March
34%
April
39%
May
32%
June
39%
July
42%
August
31%
September
768%
October
44%
November
43%
December

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Firefly Toyota Agya 5 1 Small cars
Bidvest Kia Picanto 4 1 Small cars
Firefly Toyota Starlet 5 1 Small cars
Firefly Toyota Corolla Quest 4 2 Medium cars
Budget VW Polo 4 2 Small cars
Firefly VW Polo 4 2 Small cars
Bidvest Hyundai i20 4 2 Small cars
Firefly Toyota Fortuner 5 1 SUVs
Bidvest Toyota Rav4 5 3 SUVs
Hertz Toyota Agya 5 1 Small cars

Top 9 Hire Companies in Johannesburg in 2021

Hertz
Hertz
Outstanding 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
SIXT
Outstanding 8.7
+27112309999
Terminal A Departures, O.R. Tambo, Kempton Park, 1627
Keddy
Keddy
Outstanding 8.7
+27113903909
Or Tambo 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
Bidvest
Bidvest
Outstanding 8.6
+27112301200
O.R. Tambo International Airport, 1 Jones Rd, Johannesburg, Kempton Park, 1627
Working hours
Mon:06:00-21:00
Tue:06:00-21:00
Wed:06:00-21:00
Thu:06:00-21:00
Fri:06:00-21:00
Sat:06:00-21:00
Sun:06:00-21:00
Europcar
Europcar
Outstanding 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
Budget
Budget
Outstanding 8.5
+27115735000
O.r. Tambo Int Apt
Working hours
Mon:06:00-22:00
Tue:06:00-22:00
Wed:06:00-22:00
Thu:06:00-22:00
Fri:06:00-22:00
Sat:06:00-22:00
Sun:06:00-22:00
Avis
Avis
Outstanding 8.5
27116591415
Lanseria Airport
Working hours
Mon:08:00-17:00
Tue:08:00-17:00
Wed:08:00-17:00
Thu:08:00-17:00
Fri:08:00-17:00
Sat:08:00-17:00
Sun:08:00-17:00
Thrifty ZA
Thrifty ZA
Outstanding 8.2
+270113903454 / +270769986005
OR Tambo International Airport, Kempton Park, 1627
Working hours
Mon:06:00-21:00
Tue:06:00-21:00
Wed:06:00-21:00
Thu:06:00-21:00
Fri:06:00-21:00
Sat:06:00-21:00
Sun:06:00-21:00
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Great 7.7
+27119756790 / +27716800727
1 Jones Rd, Kempton Park, Johannesburg, 1632
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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