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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Johannesburg, Downtown Car Rental
Mini
Chevrolet Spark or similar
Chevrolet Spark
  • 4x
  • x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Hertz
$14.00 / per day
Johannesburg Lanseria Airport Car Rental
Mini
Suzuki Alto or similar
Suzuki Alto
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Bidvest
$15.00 / per day
Johannesburg, Downtown Car Rental
Economy
Ford Fiesta or similar
Ford Fiesta
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Bidvest
$16.00 / per day
Johannesburg Lanseria Airport Car Rental
Economy
Chevrolet Spark Lite or similar
Chevrolet Spark Lite
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Thrifty
$16.00 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Johannesburg Lanseria Airport Car Rental
Compact
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Bidvest
$16.00 / per day
Johannesburg, Tambo International Airport Car Rental
Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Hertz
$17.00 / per day
Johannesburg Park Railway Station Car Rental
Mini
Chevrolet Spark Lite or similar
Chevrolet Spark Lite
  • 4x
  • x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
SIXT
$17.00 / per day
Johannesburg, Tambo International Airport Car Rental
Compact
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Hertz
$17.00 / per day
The above prices are approximate only. They are based on bookings made during the last 48 hours and depend on booking dates, length of rental and car class.

Johannesburg Car Rental Reviews

Neil H.
November 7, 2018
Pilanesberg wonderful Dinokeng ( Pride of Africa, Siyaya Bush Lodge) fantastic
Valerie H.
November 7, 2018
I was travelling up to Marloth park in Mpumalanga province. It was about 5 HR drive from the airport. It wouldn't have been easy to get there without a car. A map or GPS is necessary to find your way out of Johannesburg from the airport as the signs don't give much information. Better signage on the return journey but again I needed a map to find a petrol station to refill car as there is none very close to the airport.
Moshe B.
September 15, 2018
Driving in Johannesburg is quite daunting as it seems there are no road rules and you have to have your wits about you. Pedestrians run out in front of cars which is scary. We have lived in South Africa and found it tricky to navigate the roads. Hiring a car is the only way to get around though, so grit your teeth and good luck!
Emanuela K.
July 8, 2018
Rather hectic to get out of the city. If you're not used to driving on the left sidenof the road, managing this plus the busy roads to get out of the city isn't so easy.
Maria P.
June 11, 2018
Rent a car the first day you arrived Johannesburg is the best option to enjoy this city and to travel around south africa

Travel information

Language
IsiZulu,
IsiXhosa,
Afrikaans
Currency
ZAR
Country code
27
Average car rental length
11 days
Economy car rental price
$20.40 / 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%

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Johannesburg?

Car rental prices in Johannesburg vary a lot according to the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Johannesburg
$63.53
January
$48.29
February
$59.40
March
$54.24
April
$37.14
May
$43.20
June
$52.35
July
$43.02
August
$19.99
September
$19.48
October
November
December
The best month to rent a car in Johannesburg is October (when prices for Economy start from $19.48. This is 56% cheaper than the yearly’s average and 69% cheaper than renting in January (when rental prices start at $63.53 for Compact). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Johannesburg?

Travel lengths vary from month to month. In September, travelers rent a car for an average of 13 days. In February, the average rental period is 5 days.
Average Rental Length in Johannesburg
6
January
5
February
7
March
7
April
10
May
11
June
10
July
11
August
13
September
13
October
November
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Johannesburg?

While travelers visit Johannesburg year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is August, and the least popular is April.
Johannesburg Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
103%
January
83%
February
95%
March
79%
April
91%
May
99%
June
120%
July
129%
August
93%
September
109%
October
November
December

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Top 20 Locations near Johannesburg

12.0 km / 7.4 miles away
21.0 km / 13.0 miles away
Midrand Airport Car Rentals from $16.00 per day
25.4 km / 15.8 miles away
31.0 km / 19.3 miles away
63.1 km / 39.2 miles away
253.2 km / 157.3 miles away
297.6 km / 184.9 miles away
297.9 km / 185.1 miles away
319.8 km / 198.7 miles away
364.8 km / 226.7 miles away
401.8 km / 249.7 miles away
434.0 km / 269.7 miles away
448.2 km / 278.5 miles away
485.0 km / 301.4 miles away
489.5 km / 304.2 miles away
Sishen Airport Car Rentals from $17.00 per day
525.3 km / 326.4 miles away
Margate Airport Car Rentals from $18.00 per day
564.8 km / 350.9 miles away
Mthatha Airport Car Rentals from $13.00 per day
598.1 km / 371.7 miles away

Top 4 Best Johannesburg Suppliers in 2018

Hertz
Hertz
Excellent 8.9
+27 11 390 9700
PO box 4785, Kempton Park
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.7
+27-11-3902342
O. R. Tambo Internat. Airport
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.7
+27113903909
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Bidvest
Bidvest
Excellent 8.6

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