Car rental - Johannesburg, Tambo International Airport

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Mini
Chevrolet Spark or similar
Chevrolet Spark
  • 4x
  • x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
Hertz
$13.00 / per day
Economy
Chevrolet Spark Lite or similar
Chevrolet Spark Lite
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Thrifty
$15.00 / per day
Compact
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Bidvest
$21.00 / per day
Standard
Toyota Corolla Quest or similar
Toyota Corolla Quest
  • 4x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Keddy
$26.00 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Minivan
Ford Tourneo or similar
Ford Tourneo
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • No
  • Man.
SIXT
$33.00 / per day
Premium
BMW 3 Series or similar
BMW 3 Series
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
First Car Rental
$60.00 / per day
Full-size
BMW 3 series Aut. or similar
BMW 3 series Aut.
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Hertz
$34.00 / per day
Standard Elite
Audi A3 or similar
Audi A3
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Keddy
$45.00 / 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.

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.

Top car rental companies

Bidvest, Europcar, SIXT, Keddy, and Hertz ZA

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)

Travel information

Language
IsiZulu,
IsiXhosa,
Afrikaans
Currency
ZAR
Country code
27
Average car rental length
12 days
Economy car rental price
$19.94 / 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%

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
  • Airport name: O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB)
  • Airport type: Public / Civil
  • Airport 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
  • Airport Hours: 24 hours a day

When are car rental prices cheapest at Tambo International Airport?

The cost of renting a car at 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 Tambo International Airport
$42.90
January
$44.10
February
$54.67
March
$41.34
April
$33.44
May
$31.51
June
$37.11
July
$39.32
August
September
October
November
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Tambo International Airport is June when prices for Economy start from $31.51. You can see that this is 22% cheaper than the yearly’s average and 42% cheaper than renting a car in March (when rental prices start at $54.67 for Compact). 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 Tambo International Airport?

Travel lengths differ from one month to another. In May the average rental period is 12 days, while in February, the average rental period is only 9 days.
Average Rental Length at Tambo International Airport
11
January
9
February
9
March
9
April
12
May
12
June
11
July
11
August
11
September
12
October
November
December

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

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Tambo International Airport in August, while the fewest number of travelers rent in May.
Tambo International Airport Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
115%
January
92%
February
107%
March
85%
April
83%
May
91%
June
112%
July
121%
August
90%
September
104%
October
November
December

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Top 4 Best Johannesburg, Tambo International Airport Suppliers in 2018

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
Excellent 8.6

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