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Car rental at Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport

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Cheap car rentals at OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg

EconomyS$ 27/day
CompactS$ 35/day
IntermediateS$ 32/day
Full-size SUVS$ 86/day
MiniS$ 20/day
Passenger vanS$ 68/day
Supplier choiceS$ 25/day
Compact SUVS$ 43/day
Intermediate SUVS$ 60/day
Standard SUVS$ 86/day
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Top tips for hiring a car at OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg

  • If you’re arriving in Johannesburg for business or pleasure, a car rental at Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport (JNB) is probably on your mind. A rental car will give you a quick way from the airport to your hotel or apartment to take a rest after a long flight. Whether you settle for an economy or luxury car, your ride on the streets of Johannesburg will be quite rewarding during your stay in this vibrant South African city.
  • Regardless of the car type you’re looking for, a car rental at Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport will provide you with a car of your taste and needs. However, you must meet the required minimum age as per car respective car rental companies. Most of these car suppliers prefer renters to be at least 21 for international drivers and 23 for local drivers. It’s advisable to consult your car rental company for more clarification on age requirements.
  • You should carefully choose the best time to pick up or drop off a car rental at JNB if you're in a hurry. This is because the flow of traffic both in Johannesburg City and around the airport is usually slow from 6 am to 9 am and 3 pm to 6 pm, especially on weekdays. For that reason, try as much as possible to avoid the above-mentioned hours to save time and prevent delays.
  • Additionally, ensure that your car rental is well-equipped with working air conditioning to have a comfortable ride in the heat. This is attributed to the fact that Johannesburg is usually warm and moist all year round, with October to March being the hottest time. Luggage space and passenger seats are also a factor to consider when renting a car at Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport.
  • Book your car hire at OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car at OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg

  • Where are car rental companies situated at Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport?

    Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport car rental companies are conveniently located at the airport’s passenger terminal, on your way to the parking lot on the ground floor. These car rental companies are open 24/7, so any time you disembark from your flight you are assured of finding a car to drive yourself to your destination.

  • Which car rental companies are easiest at Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport?

    Car rental at Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport has companies such as Avis, Hertz, Thrifty, Europcar, and Bidvest. Local car rental companies at JNB include First Car, Tempest, Select Car Hire, and Woodford. Each company strives to provide the best services and rates for renters arriving in Johannesburg via JNB. Most of them provide simple car reservation steps and flexible payment methods to meet every traveler’s needs. A few offer benefits such as VIP treatment, priority queuing, allowing more time for rental car return, and airport transfers.

  • What types of cars are popular at Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport?

    Once you arrive at JNB you’ll be spoiled for choice due to the available excellent range of cars. From exotic cars to economy and practical mini cars, to spacious people’s carriers and SUVs, there’s a car for everyone. Each car is carefully chosen to give you a great experience of driving in Johannesburg and nearby cities. Examples of these groups of cars are economy, SUVs, standard, compact, luxury cars, and many others.

  • What type of documentation is required to rent a car at Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport?

    To rent a car at Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport requires you to present a valid driver’s license. Additional drivers are also expected to present their own valid and unendorsed driver’s license at the time of the car pick-up. The license must have the renter’s photo and a signature. Otherwise, an ID document or unexpired passport is recommended for further identification of the renter.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company at OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at GREEN MOTION (S$ 37/day), Thrifty (S$ 38/day) and 1First Car Rental (S$ 44/day).

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from OR Tambo Airport, Johannesburg to off-airport locations include Avis, Bidvest, Budget, Dollar, Europcar, Firefly, First Car, Hertz, keddy by Europcar, and Sixt.

Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport car rental reviews and directory

keddy by Europcar

10.0

Wonderful

1 review
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

6.0

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Europcar

10.0

Wonderful

1 review

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

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10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2021

KAYAK

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Staff friendly

1 out of 1

Woodford

10.0

Wonderful

1 review

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

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10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2023

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Friendly staff, efficient and pleasant experience.

1 out of 1

Thrifty

7.0

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

7.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.0

Value for money

6.0

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1 Jones Road

+27 11 390 9700

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2.0 Poor

Nov 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

They said that it needed 2 days in advance to book the car. I booked one day before, Kayak confirmed but there wasn't any car available.

2.0 Poor

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

When I arrived to pick up my car they said their system was down but they would sort it out manually. After waiting for 45 minutes I cancelled my reservation and rented a car next door at Europcar in 5 minutes.

8.0 Very Good

Aug 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

friendly and kind

Cons:

the map to the parted museum was not helpful for a US traveller. They tried their best though

2.4 Poor

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing! I do NOT recommend!

Cons:

Terrible conditions!!!! The car was really dirty in the inside, the left sound box was burst, so to turn on the radio was almost impossible. We got the economic spark! They didn't tell you the car before, otherwise I would never take it. There was a hole in the windshield and we got scared because we were in the road for a few day in Kruger park. The others car rental offer much better deal for the same price. I took a fews day later a Sandero for the same price at Europcar (amazing deal and company).

4.4 Mediocre

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

After arranging earlier flights and confirming for pick-up, waited 3.5hours to receive the vehicle. Vehicle was old.Rattles and loose plates inside and out. No tyres matched. Engine bay was filthy. Car roof lining dirty.

3.6 Poor

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Good location of pickup and drop off, however the car was extremely under maintained. It was missing boot and door trims, rattling parts, and old (34,000kms+). I will not be using thrifty ever again despite the slightly lower cost.

1 out of 4

Avis

6.0

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

4.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

8.0

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Or Tambo Int Apt

+27 11 573 5000

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6.0 Okay

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was OK, but no closing invoice was issued when I dropped off. I was promised this would be emailed, but this did not materialise

Cons:

Issue closing invoice on drop-off

6.4 Okay

Jan 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly service but slow as it’s africa! Didn’t get the car I was expecting so had to upgrade half way through rental.

6.8 Okay

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

After we told them no insurance they put it on the paper work then when we pointed it out he had to start the paperwork over again. Originally issued a car with no gas and smelled like cigarettes badly. Had to unpack our backs and go all the way back to the rental center. No apology. Just a silent reissue of keys. Drop off was chaotic. No return recipet was issued.

4.4 Mediocre

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was clean.

Cons:

You will get charged unexplained fees that will double the quoted Kayak rate, including a "fuel service fee" that no one will disclose to you until it shows up on your receipt and credit card statement. I will not be renting with Avis again.

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Good value for money.

Cons:

Nothing

8.0 Very Good

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

It was a good car for the category I have selected.

Cons:

The car had some noise in the wheels during the whole renting days, which I could not identify. I believe that if the car has gone through some check before being delivered, this slight problem could be fixed.

1 out of 5

Sixt

5.0

Cleanliness

5.0

Comfort

5.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.0

Value for money

5.0

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O. R. Tambo Internat. Airport

+27 11 230 9999

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2.0 Poor

Jun 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing. They we're almost impossible to get a hold of, couldn't look up any information on their computers, told us they would email us multiple times and never did. 0/10 would never recommend to anyone.

Cons:

We tried to change vehicle travel dates multiple times, it was well within our travel policy but they said we had to do it on Kayak, kayak said we had to do it with them, when we circled back to them they said they can only give us a partial refund, they they said we need to talk to their special refund customer service department. They never got back to us, we called again, they said they would be contacting us within 24 hours. They never contacted us, we called again and they said we had to wait to hear back from their special department which weeks later has still not contacted us. Honestly this company seems like way more of a scam then an actual rental company. Avoid at all costs and go to another more reputable rental company.

8.0 Very Good

Jul 2023

KAYAK
It was fine. Picking the van up a bit frustrating but we managed.

1 out of 1

Hertz

4.8

Mediocre

20 reviews

Cleanliness

5.2

Comfort

4.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.8

Value for money

4.8

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1 Jones Road

+27 11 390 9700

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2.0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

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I arranged for a 5 am pickup. There was no shuttle. I was then waiting for the office to open at 6am as was posted at the office. By 6:10 there was still no one. I rented a vehicle from Avis. I will not be using hertz again.

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Ease - process was painless and relatively efficient.

2.0 Poor

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

I enjoyed leaving and never rent anything with hettz

Cons:

When I removed the car the employee said that the car was new and had no defects, including the marking sheet showed no malfunctions. Arriving in the car we found several risks and breakdowns and took a picture, because the employee said that anything later was discounted. but at the time of returni

8.4 Very Good

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was friendly and the car was nice.

Cons:

The wait was quite long getting the car. I was told it was easy to see the gas station at the airport upon the return but I didn’t. Someone from another rental helped me find it and actually rode with me. And they charged my credit card a $1300 deposit but haven’t credited it yet as promised.

4.4 Mediocre

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Car wasn’t filled with gas. Had to to fight with Hertz about that. Didn’t believe me that I’d received an empty vehicle. Also over charged fur insurance.

9.6 Wonderful

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff offered an upgrade. The process was easy and fast upon checking in and out. We got a great price as well!

Cons:

The car was small. We could have gotten a bigger size only because my husband is a giant! But that was out doing, not the company’s.

1 out of 6

GREEN MOTION

4.6

Mediocre

3 reviews

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

4.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.6

Value for money

4.6

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3 Sunderland Rd

+27 119 756 790

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2.0 Poor

Jun 2022

KAYAK
They did not show up at the airport to pick me up. I ended up renting another car.

2.0 Poor

Jun 2022

KAYAK
They took the car to the wrong airport so we had to wait over two 2 hours. When they finally got there the guy was very rude and tried rushing me past the inspection. The guy dropping the car off left and when we went to start the rental car the battery was dead. Overall we were stuck 5 hours in a foreign country halfway around the world and booking.com customer support was absolutely no help. I will never book through a 3rd party every again.

1 out of 1

Budget

2.0

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

2.0

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O.R. Tambo Int Apt

+27 11 573 5000

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2.0 Poor

Apr 2022

KAYAK
There was an unexpected fee of $100 which increased the price of the rental significantly Supposedly it is in the fine print that all rentals have the fee. I will not be booking with Avis or budget in the future.

1 out of 1

Tempest Car Hire

2.0

Cleanliness

4.0

Comfort

2.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

2.0

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Johannesburg International Airport

+27 842 341 127

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2.0 Poor

Jan 2023

KAYAK
My flight was delayed and I couldn’t get ahold of anyone to change my reservation. When I made it to my destination I was told it was canceled and twice as much to rebook.

1 out of 1

Bidvest

2.0

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2.0

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2.0

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2.0

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2.0

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O.R. Tambo Int. Airport

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Dollar

4.6

Mediocre

1 review

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1 Jones Road

+27 11 390 9700

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5.2 Fair

Jun 2017

KAYAK

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It took nearly an hour to get my car. In exchange, I asked for my return time to be extended by an hour. Dollar resisted but finally agreed to an additional 30 minutes.

1 out of 1

Firefly

10.0

Wonderful

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Jhb-ort Tambo Int Airport

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Alamo

9.5

Wonderful

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Serviced By Europcar

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National

8.1

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Serviced By Europcar

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CarWiz

3.4

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Johannesburg Apt Or Tambo International Airport Outside Termina

+27 11 262 5500

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FlexWays

2.0

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Car Rental Concourse

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1First Car Rental

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Johannesburg Int'l Airport

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O R Tambo International Airport, Car Rental Concourse, Isando, Johannesburg

+27 113 902 342

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O R Tambo International Airport- Terminal A, Johannesburg, South Africa

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Bluu

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Johannesburg International Airport

+27 11 230 1200

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CABS Car Hire

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Johannesburg International Airport

+27 113 921 388

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

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Car Rental Terminal

+27 11 390 2922

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First Rent

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1 Jones Rd

+27 113 902 342

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Move Mee

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3 Sunderland Road

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Ofran Holiday Autos

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Jan Smuts-Arrival Hall

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Rentacar

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O. R. Tambo International Airport

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Shouqi

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Or Tambo International Airport

+86 10 6064 1387

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Sunnycars

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72 travellers who rented a car in Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.8

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