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Cheap Car Hire in Johannesburg from R225

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 Johannesburg with a pick-up date of 1/8 and drop-off date of 30/9. 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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Johannesburg car hires in 2024

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

Most popular company

GREENMOTION

Price of petrol per litre

R22,38

Average price per day

R747

Cheapest price per day

R225

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

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Johannesburg 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 12 July 2024.

January

R487

February

R541

March

R613

April

R685

May

R649

June

R613

July

R577

August

R541

September

R505

October

R505

November

R469

December

R487

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Johannesburg is November. The most expensive time to rent a car is April. 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 Johannesburg

Explore the most popular car models available for hire in Johannesburg and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car hire companies and was last updated on 12 July 2024.

There are currently 92 hire locations operating in Johannesburg spread across 24 car hire agencies. In the past week, the cheapest car type to hire in Johannesburg is small car at R225 a day. Below are all the 4 car types available for hiring in the area, along with estimated starting prices:

Economy

Economy

Compact

Compact

Intermediate

Intermediate

People carrier

People carrier

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

Mini

Mini

Premium

Premium

Passenger van

Passenger van

Compare available car types for rental in Johannesburg

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

Small cars

R455 - R667

All Car Types

R997 - R1 589

To hire a small car in Johannesburg, South Africa, you would pay an average price of R542/day. October is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Johannesburg, South Africa (~R455/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~R667/day). In fact, October is about 17% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for Johannesburg. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Johannesburg, renting a small car saves you 58% 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. Here are the best Johannesburg small car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a medium car in Johannesburg, South Africa, you would pay an average price of R1 255/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Johannesburg, South Africa (~R1 066/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~R1 547/day). In fact, January is about 16% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for Johannesburg. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Johannesburg, renting a medium car saves you 3% 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. Here are the best Johannesburg medium car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a large car in Johannesburg, South Africa, you would pay an average price of R2 183/day. June is the cheapest month to hire a large car in Johannesburg, South Africa (~R1 829/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~R2 536/day). In fact, June is about 17% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car hire for Johannesburg. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Johannesburg, renting a large car is 42% 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 Johannesburg, South Africa, you would pay an average price of R1 584/day. June is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Johannesburg, South Africa (~R1 063/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~R1 922/day). In fact, June is about 33% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for Johannesburg. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Johannesburg, 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 Johannesburg SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a van in Johannesburg, South Africa, you would pay an average price of R1 890/day. June is the cheapest month to hire a van in Johannesburg, South Africa (~R1 564/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~R2 147/day). In fact, June is about 18% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van hire for Johannesburg. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Johannesburg, renting a van 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. Here are the best Johannesburg van hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a pickup truck in Johannesburg, South Africa, you would pay an average price of R1 831/day. April is the cheapest month to hire a pickup truck in Johannesburg, South Africa (~R1 505/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is March (~R2 184/day). In fact, April is about 18% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a pickup truck hire for Johannesburg. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Johannesburg, renting a pickup truck is 30% 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 Johannesburg, South Africa, you would pay an average price of R2 476/day. June is the cheapest month to hire a luxury car in Johannesburg, South Africa (~R1 858/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~R3 048/day). In fact, June is about 25% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car hire for Johannesburg. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Johannesburg, renting a luxury car is 49% 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.

Renault KwidR225/day
2
M
A/C
Renault Kwid
Ford FiestaR261/day
2
M
A/C
Ford Fiesta
Suzuki CiazR294/day
4
M
A/C
Suzuki Ciaz

Tips for hiring a car in Johannesburg

Browse helpful tips for hiring a car in Johannesburg including age restrictions, car type suggestions and more. Tips were last updated on 12 July 2024.
  • Renting a car in Johannesburg allows for greater flexibility, convenience, and freedom of movement. With a rental car, you can plan your routes, travel without time constraints, and explore the city at your own pace. You can also store luggage and items more easily than with public transportation.
  • Nearby cities and attractions outside of Johannesburg include Pretoria, Soweto, the Magaliesberg Mountains, Sun City, the Cradle of Humankind, and the Pilanesberg National Park. Visitors can also drive to the Kruger National Park, the Drakensberg Mountains, and the coastal cities of Durban and Cape Town.
  • It is possible to drive a rental car to other states, regions, or countries from Johannesburg. However, it is important to check with the rental car company to ensure that they allow this and that any necessary permits are obtained.
  • Drivers in Johannesburg should be aware of speed limits, traffic laws, and parking restrictions. It is important to obey all traffic signals and signs and to be aware of road conditions and other drivers. It is also important to always wear a seat belt and not to drink and drive.
  • Rental cars can be difficult to access at Johannesburg Airport during peak holiday periods such as Christmas, Easter, and New Year, as well as during peak travel seasons such as summer. It is best to book in advance to ensure availability.
  • Drivers need to be at least 18 years old to hire a car in Johannesburg. Car hire companies will also usually require drivers to have held their licence for at least one year. Additionally, some car hire branches in South Africa will not lease vehicles to anyone under 25, depending on company policy. You can find some car hire agencies may add a young driver surcharge to the overall cost if the driver is under 25. This is to cover the higher insurance rates associated with young drivers.
  • Passengers landing at Johannesburg O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) will find numerous on-site car hire companies where they can pick up a vehicle and get straight on the road. When you arrive at the airport, you will find car hire desks located inside the main terminal retail area. You will also find some car hire desks located inside the covered car park which is connected to the terminal by a walkway. These car hire desks are easily accessible to visitors and are just a few minutes walk from the main Arrivals area.
  • Some car hire companies in South Africa allow you to drive your hire car across borders into different countries or states. For example, it is quite common for visitors to cross the border into countries like Botswana and Swaziland, which is around a 5h drive from Johannesburg. However, you will need to check with your individual car hire agency and get a letter of authority from them before you take your vehicle out of the country. Most car hire companies will add an additional fee for a border crossing.
  • It is easy to get from O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) to central Johannesburg by road. This makes hiring a car at the airport a great option to start your South Africa trip. The easiest route from the airport is to take the R24 joining onto Albertina Sisulu Road, which takes you right into the city. This journey takes between 30-45min, depending on traffic conditions. Alternatively, you can take the M57, joining up with the M2, to reach the city. This route may have faster traffic flow because it is a bigger road, but may take 10-15min longer.

Top rental agencies in Johannesburg

Explore the leading car hire agencies in Johannesburg known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car hire companies in Johannesburg. Reviews were last updated on 12 July 2024.
Browse through some of the top car hire agencies in Johannesburg, including Firefly, keddy by Europcar and 1First Car Rental in Johannesburg. Skim reviews, hire company locations, prices, and more before making your decision.

Firefly

9 locations

keddy by Europcar

9 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10,0

Comfort

6,0

Overall

10,0

Pick-up/drop-off

10,0

Value

6,0

1First Car Rental

8 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8,0

Comfort

8,0

Overall

8,0

Pick-up/drop-off

10,0

Value

8,0

Budget

7,0
Good
3 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8,0

Comfort

8,0

Overall

6,8

Pick-up/drop-off

7,1

Value

6,2

Thrifty

7,0
Good
12 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9,0

Comfort

7,0

Overall

6,0

Pick-up/drop-off

7,0

Value

6,0

Europcar

6,7
Okay
1 review9 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7,0

Comfort

6,7

Overall

6,7

Pick-up/drop-off

6,7

Value

6,2

Avis

6,5
Okay
13 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7,6

Comfort

7,0

Overall

6,3

Pick-up/drop-off

6,5

Value

6,5

Sixt

6,4
Okay
3 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7,0

Comfort

7,0

Overall

6,0

Pick-up/drop-off

6,5

Value

5,5

Best Johannesburg car hire deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car hiredeals in Johannesburg. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 8 hire car agencies in Johannesburg with an average daily rate of R441. Data was last updated on 12 July 2024.
The best prices on car hires in Johannesburg we've found at this time. Deals are updated frequently so be sure to check back soon for more options.
Renault KwidR225/day
2
M
A/C
Renault Kwid
Ford FiestaR261/day
2
M
A/C
Ford Fiesta
Suzuki CiazR294/day
4
M
A/C
Suzuki Ciaz

Car hire FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in Johannesburg, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 12 July 2024.
  • What documentation do I need to rent a car in Johannesburg?

    To rent a car in Johannesburg, you will need to present documentation such as a valid driver's license, proof of insurance, and a valid credit card. Your driver's license must be from a country that is accepted by the rental car company. Your proof of insurance should include a policy that covers car rentals. Finally, you will need to present a valid credit card in your name to provide a deposit for the car rental. If you are under 25 years of age, you may also be required to present additional documentation, such as a valid student ID or a letter of permission from a parent or guardian. Depending on the rental car company, you may also be required to provide additional forms of identification, such as a passport or a government-issued ID.

  • What are the local drivers like in Johannesburg that visitors with a rental car should be aware of?

    In Johannesburg, drivers tend to be quite courteous and respectful of other drivers. They usually respect speed limits and other traffic laws, and they are usually willing to yield to other drivers. It is important to note that drivers in Johannesburg tend to be quite aggressive, so it is important to be aware of your surroundings and stay alert. Drivers are also often in a hurry and may tailgate or speed past slower vehicles. It is also important to note that pedestrians often have the right of way in Johannesburg, so drivers should be prepared to yield to pedestrians when necessary. Additionally, drivers should be aware of the fact that many drivers do not use turn signals when making a turn. This can be especially confusing for drivers from other cities, so it is important to be aware of the possibility of drivers making unexpected turns.

  • What roads are the most congested in Johannesburg and during what time/s of day does this occur?

    The most congested roads in Johannesburg are the M1, M2, M3, and M4 highways, as well as the N3 highway. These roads are usually very congested during peak hours, which generally occur between 5 and 9 am, and between 4 and 7 pm. During these times, traffic can be very slow and congested, and drivers should expect to encounter long delays. Consider planning your trips around the rush hours if you'll be driving on any of the above-mentioned roads. Additionally, some of the major roads in the city can become congested during rush hour due to a large number of commuters. The most congested areas tend to be near the CBD and the major business districts. During these times, drivers should expect to encounter heavy traffic and should plan accordingly to avoid delays.

  • Are the roads in good condition in Johannesburg?

    If you are driving mainly in and around Johannesburg, you will find that the roads are generally well-maintained and in good condition. The highways are also quite spacious and smooth, so you can enjoy a relaxed drive during quiet times of the day. In rural areas, however, some roads may be potholed or damaged. If you are exploring the countryside outside Johannesburg and come across a dirt track or damaged road, you should carefully assess the situation before going ahead. Make sure you are confident that your vehicle can handle the terrain, and make sure that you have space to turn around before continuing ahead. It is also a good idea to download a GPS app on your phone, as many roads in South Africa are not well signposted.

  • What should I take with me when driving in Johannesburg?

    It is a good idea to keep your car hire agreement and insurance documents, driving licence, IDP, and identification in the car with you while you explore Johannesburg. You will need to show these documents if you are stopped by police or involved in any type of accident. Remember to always lock your car when parked in Johannesburg and do not leave valuables, such as your phone, wallet, or passport, in the vehicle. You should also take water and sunglasses in the car with you, as the midday temperatures can be extreme, and you may notice a lot of glare from the road. It is also advisable to hire a car with air conditioning, so speak to your car hire company about this when selecting your vehicle.

  • What is the cheapest hire car found in Johannesburg?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under R747/day when booking a car hire in Johannesburg. The absolute best deal a user found was for R283/day from 1First Car Rental, booked on Jul. 7.

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

    According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a car hire in Johannesburg from the following companies over the past two weeks: Avis (R225/day), Alamo (R294/day), and GREEN MOTION (R371/day).

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

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Woodford (10,0 rating), keddy by Europcar (10,0 rating) and Europcar (10,0 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Johannesburg.

  • What are petrol prices like in Johannesburg?

    The average price of petrol in Johannesburg is R22,38/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between R1 007 and R1 454 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Johannesburg for a week from GREEN MOTION ?

    GREEN MOTION is one of the top picks in Johannesburg. They can have you in a hire car for about R2 852 per week on average.

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

    Hiring your favourite car model can become more difficult the closer you are to your desired travel date. It’s ideal to book early to have that peace of mind. An early booking can save you up to 40% in Johannesburg - we recommend booking at least 7days in advance.

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

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

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

    Generally, a month-long car rental in Johannesburg can be found for about R12 223, with the average price for a rental being around R407 a day. Book with 1First Car Rental, to take advantage of their cheap prices and pay 48% less compared to the average price of car rentals in Johannesburg.

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

    It costs R1 297 for a weekend car hire in Johannesburg, on average. The cheapest type of car hire you can book on any given weekend is the Mini as prices are generally lower for these hire types due to demand and availability. If you’re planning to book a hire car in Johannesburg in August, prices are R1 005 per day on average.

  • What car do most people hire in Johannesburg?

    Volkswagen Polo, which is a Economy vehicle, is the most popular to hire at Johannesburg according to Cheapflights users.

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Small car hires in Johannesburg

Find small car hire deals in Johannesburg from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. small car hires in Johannesburg cost an average of R270 per day. Price data was last updated on 12 July 2024.
Renault KwidR225/day
2
M
A/C
Renault Kwid
Chevrolet SparkR225/day
2
M
A/C
Chevrolet Spark
Suzuki SwiftR225/day
2
M
A/C
Suzuki Swift

Car hires by fuel type in Johannesburg

Browse car hires by fuel type in Johannesburg. Currently, Petrol/Diesel cars are the cheapest to rent in Johannesburg. Deals were last updated on 12 July 2024.

Browse through car hire deals by fuel type in Johannesburg. There are currently 2 fuel types to choose from with Petrol/Diesel being the cheapest (R16+).

Hybrid

Hybrid

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

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