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Cheap Car Hire in Durban from R293

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in Durban with a pick-up date of 24/6 and drop-off date of 7/9. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Durban car hires in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car hire in Durban. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 19 June 2024.

Most popular company

ALAMO

Price of petrol per litre

R23,04

Average price per day

R860

Cheapest price per day

R293

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Durban?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Durban and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on 19 June 2024.

January

R435

February

R525

March

R580

April

R580

May

R616

June

R489

July

R471

August

R453

September

R453

October

R435

November

R453

December

R471

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Durban is January. The most expensive time to rent a car is May. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Popular car types in Durban

Explore the most popular car models available for hire in Durban and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car hire companies and was last updated on 19 June 2024.

There are currently 44 hire locations operating in Durban spread across 22 car hire agencies. In the past week, the cheapest car type to hire in Durban is SUV at R679 a day. Below are all the 2 car types available for hiring in the area, along with estimated starting prices:

Intermediate

Intermediate

Full-size

Full-size

R1 258+

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

Premium

Premium

R1 355+

Passenger van

Passenger van

Luxury

Luxury

R1 113+

Compact SUV

Compact SUV

Standard SUV

Standard SUV

Compare available car types for rental in Durban

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for hire in Durban to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 19 June 2024.

Small cars

R450 - R653

All Car Types

R990 - R1 645

To hire a small car in Durban, South Africa, you would pay an average price of R550/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Durban, South Africa (~R450/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~R653/day). In fact, January is about 19% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for Durban. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Durban, renting a small car saves you 54% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a medium car in Durban, South Africa, you would pay an average price of R1 240/day. August is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Durban, South Africa (~R964/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~R1 426/day). In fact, August is about 23% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for Durban. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Durban, renting a medium car is 5% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a large car in Durban, South Africa, you would pay an average price of R2 180/day. August is the cheapest month to hire a large car in Durban, South Africa (~R2 033/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is September (~R2 371/day). In fact, August is about 7% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car hire for Durban. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Durban, renting a large car is 46% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a SUV in Durban, South Africa, you would pay an average price of R1 459/day. October is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Durban, South Africa (~R1 199/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is February (~R1 746/day). In fact, October is about 18% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for Durban. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Durban, renting a SUV is 19% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Durban SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a van in Durban, South Africa, you would pay an average price of R1 841/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a van in Durban, South Africa (~R1 624/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~R2 120/day). In fact, May is about 12% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van hire for Durban. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Durban, renting a van is 36% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Durban van hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a pickup truck in Durban, South Africa, you would pay an average price of R1 774/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a pickup truck in Durban, South Africa (~R1 150/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is September (~R2 382/day). In fact, November is about 36% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a pickup truck hire for Durban. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Durban, renting a pickup truck is 33% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a luxury car in Durban, South Africa, you would pay an average price of R2 531/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a luxury car in Durban, South Africa (~R1 961/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~R3 023/day). In fact, November is about 23% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car hire for Durban. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Durban, renting a luxury car is 54% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

Tips for hiring a car in Durban

Browse helpful tips for hiring a car in Durban including age restrictions, car type suggestions and more. Tips were last updated on 19 June 2024.
  • Car hire in Durban provides several advantages over alternative means of transport in the city. While Durban has public transportation options such as buses and taxis, having a car allows for greater convenience and flexibility. With a car, you can easily visit popular attractions like the iconic Moses Mabhida Stadium, the Durban Botanic Gardens or the uShaka Marine World at your own pace. You can also venture further to places like the Valley of a Thousand Hills or the Drakensberg Mountains, more easily accessible with Durban car hire.
  • For convenient car hire in Durban, head to King Shaka International Airport (DUR). Upon arrival at the airport, make your way to the car hire counters located in the arrivals area of both the domestic and international terminals. Look for signs directing you to the car hire desks, or feel free to ask airport staff for assistance. Once you reach the desks, the friendly car hire staff will guide you through the process of selecting and obtaining your vehicle, ensuring a smooth start to your journey in Durban.
  • When driving in Durban, it's important to be aware of the city's vibrant street culture. Keep an eye out for informal street vendors, cyclists and pedestrians who may not always follow traditional road rules. In some areas, you might encounter minibus taxis that frequently stop to pick up or drop off passengers. Take extra caution when navigating these situations, remain alert at all times and avoid a potential confrontation with local minibus drivers.
  • In Durban, rush hour traffic can significantly impact travel times, especially during weekdays from 07:30 to 09:00 and 16:30 to 18:30. During these times, roads such as the N2 freeway, M4 Ruth First Highway and M7 Solomon Mahlangu Drive are particularly affected by congestion. If you're driving anywhere near the coast between November and January, expect heavy delays due to the large influx of local and international tourists, as well as local matriculants celebrating Matric Vac.

Top rental agencies in Durban

Explore the leading car hire agencies in Durban known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car hire companies in Durban. Reviews were last updated on 19 June 2024.
Have a look at the top car hire agencies available in Durban, including keddy by Europcar, Avis and Budget. Read through reviews, double check the pickup location, and other important information before making your selection.

keddy by Europcar

3 locations

Avis

10,0
Wonderful
2 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10,0

Comfort

10,0

Overall

10,0

Pick-up/drop-off

10,0

Value

10,0

Budget

10,0
Wonderful
1 review2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10,0

Comfort

10,0

Overall

10,0

Pick-up/drop-off

10,0

Value

10,0

Hertz

10,0
Wonderful
4 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10,0

Comfort

10,0

Overall

10,0

Pick-up/drop-off

10,0

Value

10,0

Thrifty

10,0
Wonderful
2 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10,0

Comfort

10,0

Overall

10,0

Pick-up/drop-off

10,0

Value

10,0

1First Car Rental

8,0
Very Good
1 review3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10,0

Comfort

8,0

Overall

8,0

Pick-up/drop-off

10,0

Value

8,0

Tempest Car Hire

2 locations

Woodford

6,0
Okay
4 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8,6

Comfort

8,0

Overall

6,0

Pick-up/drop-off

6,0

Value

6,6

Best Durban car hire deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car hiredeals in Durban. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 8 hire car agencies in Durban with an average daily rate of R1 057. Data was last updated on 19 June 2024.
Some of the most attractive options when it comes to hiring a car in Durban. Double check the details of your car rental reservation before booking to ensure no unwanted surprises.
Toyota RAV4R679/day
5
M
A/C
Toyota RAV4
Ford EcoSportR951/day
5
M
A/C
Ford EcoSport
Toyota HiAceR1 110/day
5
M
A/C
Toyota HiAce

Car hire FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in Durban, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 19 June 2024.
  • What are the requirements to hire a car in Durban?

    To hire a car in the city, there are certain requirements you'll need to meet. Though the minimum driving age in the country is 18, companies offering car hire in Durban require drivers to be at least 21 years old and must have held their licence for a year or more. If you have a non-English licence, it must be accompanied by an International Driving Permit in English. Ensure you have a valid credit card in the main driver's name to secure your deposit. If you paid the deposit online, the same card and the owner must be present.

  • What is an easy way to get to the Durban city centre from the airport?

    A convenient route from King Shaka International Airport to the Durban city centre is via the N2 freeway. Under normal traffic conditions, the journey takes approximately 30 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 35 km. To access this route from the airport, follow the signs that lead you to the N2 freeway. Take the exit onto the M4 Ruth First Highway, which connects to the N2. It is generally recommended to travel between 10:00 and 15:00, when there is less congestion on the roads.

  • Can I drive to other provinces or countries with a hired car from Durban?

    When hiring a car in Durban, you're commonly allowed to drive to other provinces, provided you have the company's permission. When considering a nearby country, such as Lesotho or Eswatini, additional requirements may apply, like getting a cross-border permit through your car hire company. It's important to note that most car hire companies restrict driving into neighbouring countries like Mozambique or Zimbabwe due to specific insurance regulations and road conditions.

  • What is the cheapest hire car found in Durban?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under R860/day when booking a car hire in Durban. The absolute best deal a user found was for R280/day from 1First Car Rental, booked on Jun. 16.

  • What car hire company is typically the cheapest in Durban?

    According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a car hire in Durban from the following companies over the past two weeks: Bluu (R458/day), Europcar (R531/day), and 1First Car Rental (R610/day).

  • Which car hire company is considered to be the best in Durban?

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Avis (10,0 rating), Budget (10,0 rating) and Thrifty (10,0 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Durban.

  • What are petrol prices like in Durban?

    The average price of petrol in Durban is R23,04/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between R1 036 and R1 497 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Durban for a week from Alamo?

    Alamo is one of the most popular car hire companies in Durban, offering car hire for around R6 196 per week on average.

  • How far in advance should I hire a car in Durban for the best price?

    Booking in advance not only ensures a better chance of getting your vehicle of choice, it can save you up to 41% on your car hire. For a below average price in Durban, Cheapflights recommends booking your car hire at least 9 days in advance.

  • Can I rent a car for a month in Durban?

    Yes, you can hire a car for a month in Durban check Cheapflights for the latest prices and car type availability.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Durban for a month?

    Generally, a month-long car rental in Durban can be found for about R26 555, with the average price for a rental being around R885 a day. Book with 1First Car Rental, to take advantage of their cheap prices and pay 76% less compared to the average price of car rentals in Durban.

  • How much is a car hire in Durban for a weekend?

    For a weekend car hire in Durban, you can expect the average price to be around R1 182. Usually a Intermediate hire in Durban is your cheapest weekend car hire option, though you should always check Cheapflights to see if there are other deals on alternative car hire types. If you do opt for hiring a Intermediate for July, it will cost approximately R926 per day.

  • What car do most people hire in Durban?

    The majority of Cheapflights travellers prefer to hire a Mini (Suzuki Celerio) in Durban, making it the most popular option.

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Small car hires in Durban

Find small car hire deals in Durban from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. small car hires in Durban cost an average of R698 per day. Price data was last updated on 19 June 2024.
Renault KwidR293/day
2
M
A/C
Renault Kwid
Renault KwidR497/day
2
M
A/C
Renault Kwid
Chevrolet SparkR498/day
2
M
A/C
Chevrolet Spark

Van hires in Durban

Find people carrier hire deals in Durban from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. people carrier hires in Durban cost an average of R1 422 per day. Price data was last updated on 19 June 2024.
These are some of the best deals we've found on van hires in the Durban area at the moment. Deals are updated frequently to provide users with as many suitable options as possible.
Suzuki ErtigaR965/day
5
M
A/C
Suzuki Ertiga
Toyota AvanzaR1 074/day
5
M
A/C
Toyota Avanza
Toyota AvanzaR1 176/day
5
M
A/C
Toyota Avanza

Car hires by fuel type in Durban

Browse car hires by fuel type in Durban. Deals were last updated on 19 June 2024.

Browse through car hire deals by fuel type in Durban. There is currently 1 fuel type to choose from.

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

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