Rental Car Johannesburg Airport

Car Rental at Johannesburg Airport - JNB from 10 $ per day

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Current offers at the Johannesburg Airport

e.g. Renault Kwid or the like
Renault Kwid
from 11 $/day
  • All-round carefree package
Renault Kwid
from 15 $/day
  • Directly available
Renault Kwid
from 11 $/day
  • Without excess
Renault Kwid
from 14 $/day
e.g. Toyota Etios Xs Sedan or the like
Toyota Etios Xs Sedan
from 13 $/day
  • All-round carefree package
Nissan Almera
from 18 $/day
  • Directly available
Toyota Etios Xs Sedan
from 13 $/day
  • Without excess
Nissan Almera
from 17 $/day
Further vehicle classes
e.g. TOYOTA COROLLA QUEST 1.4 or the like
from 19 $/day
Station Wagon / Minivan
e.g. Toyota Avanza or the like
Toyota Avanza
from 18 $/day
7 seater
e.g. Toyota Avanza or the like
Toyota Avanza
from 22 $/day
9 seater
e.g. Hyundai H1 or the like
Hyundai H1
from 60 $/day
Off-road vehicle (SUV)
e.g. Ford Ranger or the like
Ford Ranger
from 18 $/day
Luxury Car
e.g. Mercedes Class c or the like
Mercedes Class c
from 54 $/day
e.g. Toyota Quantum or similar or the like
Toyota Quantum or similar
from 52 $/day

Rent a car at Johannesburg Airport

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Information about Johannesburg Airport

Johannesburg Airport (JNB, official name: OR Tambo International Airport) is an international airport near Johannesburg in the Republic of South Africa. Africa's busiest airport is the hub of South African Airways, the largest airline in Africa, and numerous smaller airlines with non-stop flights to all continents. It also serves as an airport for the capital Pretoria.

View over Johannesburg

View over Johannesburg

Aerial of the city of Johannesburg

Aerial of the city of Johannesburg

Car hire at Johannesburg Airport: Car Rental companies

The car rental companies' counters are located on level 0 in the multi-storey car park opposite the terminal for domestic flights. There is a free shuttle bus service between the various terminals and other facilities on the airport grounds. The following car hire companies are located at Johannesburg Airport:

  • Avis
  • Bidvest / Budget
  • Europcar
  • Hertz
  • National
  • Thrifty
  • lokal suppliers 

Transportation to Johannesburg Airport

BY rental CAR

Via the road network, the airport grounds can be reached primarily via the national road N12, which runs along the southern periphery of the airport in an east-west direction. At the Rietfontein junction, the regional highway R21 branches off to the north at the Rietfontein junction, which allows access to and exit from the motorway at the main entrance, and then continues to cross the N1 until Pretoria. Another regional road, the R24, leads from the west to the airport. It branches off the N12 at the Meadowbrook junction in Germiston. It provides a direct connection to the Central Business District of Johannesburg via the Albertina Sisulu Road in a westerly direction. 

By Train

A railway station was built between the national and international terminals. It houses the Gautrain station, which connects the airport with Sandton, a large business district and an important tourist area. From Sandton there are other connections with the rest of the Gautrain system.

The section connecting the airport to Sandton in Johannesburg was completed in time for the 2010 World Cup. The trains have 90 journeys per day and carry an estimated 8,000 passengers daily.

By bus

Five city bus lines operated by Metrobus and Putco run twice a day to the airport. The buses run in the mornings and evenings when there are many passengers leaving and arriving. There are also private bus lines operating express buses to the Central Business District CBD of Johannesburg and other destinations. The companies are among others: Magic Bus, Luxliner, Airport Link and the Emperors Palace Airport Shuttle Service.

by taxi

There is a taxi stand outside the arrivals hall, and for departing passengers, taxis can take you all the way to the departure hall on the upper level. Alternatively, you can also book a taxi to pick you up from the airport terminal. You will usually find the driver waiting for you with a name plate. The average price for an airport transfer from Johannesburg Airport to Sandton is about 450-600 SA Rand, depending on the type of taxi (luxury or standard limousine). Some of the reliable taxi service providers include Airport Link, Magicbus, Maxi Taxi and Roses Taxi.

The airport terminals at Johannesburg Airport

There are six terminals at the airport, but they can be divided into three main areas: international terminals; domestic terminals; and transit terminals. Terminals A1 and A2 are for international passengers, while the other two terminals handle domestic flights.

Due to the construction of the airport, departure and arrival terminals are regarded as separate terminals. The central terminal currently under construction is called Terminal A3 and will be used for international and domestic passengers.

The two terminals Terminal A and Terminal B were restructured. Several airlines now use Terminal B for all check-ins (upper floor, next to the arrivals lobby) for national and international flights. The airlines transferring the check-in to Terminal B are South African Airways, South African Express, Airlink Air Mauritius and Qantas.

Facilities in the airport building


Terminals A and B have 140 retail stores. The Duty Free shops are located in Terminal A after the security check and many of them carry products that are exclusively available at the airport.


There are more than 40 restaurants in the airport offering South Africa's culinary diversity.

Emergency situations

There is a travel clinic with medical staff available 24 hours a day. The police station of the airport is also open 24 hours a day.


There is a post office in the arrivals hall. At the airport there is a free Wi-Fi/Wi-Fi internet connection for either 50 MB or 30 minutes, whichever is the first, after that it is chargeable. There are power outlets for passengers in most areas of the airport, but you may need an adapter.


ATMs can be found at international arrivals and in the shopping area in the domestic terminal. All major South African banks are represented, international credit cards accepted. You can exchange money at the terminal for international arrivals. The companies are ABSA, American Express, Rennies and Master Currency.


The Hotel Garden Court OR Tambo International Airport is only 3 km from the airport and offers a shuttle bus to and from the airport and several shopping malls.

The Emperors Palace is also close to the airport. It is a casino resort and hotel in one.

Sightseeing in Johannesburg by rental car

  • Gold Reef City
  • Lesedi Cultural Village
  • Edge castle Waterfront
  • Cradle of Mankind (Cradle of Mankind)
  • Pilansberg Game Reserve

With retail, family entertainment, animal watching and World Heritage Sites, Johannesburg has much to offer and a rental car from Johannesburg Airport will allow visitors to enjoy a relaxed journey to these places without having to rely on taxis or other means of transport at excessive prices. At Johannesburg Airport car hire companies there is also the possibility of renting larger vehicles so that groups can travel comfortably in one vehicle.

Rent a car and drive to the Lesedi Cultural Village

Handmade goods at Lesedi Cultural Village

Zebras in the Pilansberg Reserve near Johannesburg

Zebras in the Pilansberg Reserve near Johannesburg

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Frequently asked questions about booking a rental car Johannesburg Airport

Can I rent a car at the Johannesburg Airport without a credit card?
No, at the Johannesburg Airport it is not possible to book a rental car without a credit card.
Until when can I return a rental car {at the Johannesburg Airport?
In principle, you can return the rental car at any time of the day. It is only important that you return the rental car no later than the time specified at the time of booking.
Do I have to take additional insurance at the Johannesburg Airport?
If you book fully comprehensive insurance without a deductible, you do not have to take out additional insurance on-site.
How long do I have to cancel a rental car?
You have up to 24 hours before rental time to cancel.

Questions about the price

What does a rental car cost at the Johannesburg Airport?
A rental car at the Johannesburg Airport costs on the average 10.85 $ per day.
What does a rental car at the Johannesburg Airport cost per week?
A rental car at the Johannesburg Airport costs on average 75.98 $ per week 10.85 $ per day).
How much does a rental car at the Johannesburg Airport cost for one month?
A rental car at the Johannesburg Airport costs on average 325.61 $ for one month (10.85 $ per day).
Which rental car provider is the cheapest at the Johannesburg Airport?
CarDelMar is at the Johannesburg Airport the cheapest. A rental costs 43.41 $ for 4 days.
What does a small rental car cost at the Johannesburg Airport?
A small rental car costs at the Johannesburg Airport 10.85 $ per day.
What does a middle-class rental car cost at the Johannesburg Airport?
A middle-class rental car costs at the Johannesburg Airport 17.19 $ per day.
How high is the deposit for a rental car at the Johannesburg Airport?
At the Johannesburg Airport the deposit amounts begin at 103.63 $.
How high is the liability sum at the Johannesburg Airport?
Each rental car is insured at least with the legal liability sum. At the Johannesburg Airport there are 3 provider with a liability sum greater than 7.5 million euros.
How high is the fee for young drivers at the Johannesburg Airport?
Drivers under the age of 26 often pay a fee. This deviates strongly from the individual offers. We always show you the price including all fees.
How much does it cost to cancel a rental car?
Up to 24 hours prior to rental, cancellation costs nothing.

Questions about car rental providers

Which car rental providers are at the Johannesburg Airport?
At the Johannesburg Airport there are 9 Supplier: e.g. Hertz, Avis, Europcar, Holiday Autos, Tui Cars
Which landlords at the Johannesburg Airport offer a hotel delivery?
The providerSunny Cars brings the rental car to your hotel.