Car rental at Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport

Car rental at Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport

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Johannesburg, South Africa - OR Tambo
3 Nov — 10 Nov
Same drop-off
Johannesburg, South Africa - OR Tambo
Wed 3/11
Noon
Wed 10/11
Noon
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Reviews and directory for self drive car rentals in Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport

Rated no. 1
Bidvest
Best rated
10 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport
Bidvest
Locations in Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport
  • 10
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10.0 Excellent1 Nov 2018
Busani was very personable
Rated no. 2
Avis
8.5 Excellent (24 reviews)
1 location in Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport
Avis
Locations in Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport
  • 9.1
  • 8.5
  • 8.1
  • 8.1
  • 8.5
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6.0 Good24 Jan 2020
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 materialiseIssue closing invoice on drop-off
6.4 Good14 Jan 2018
Make sure u know what u are getting!!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 Good3 Jun 2017
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 Okay7 Apr 2017
Watch Your Bank/Credit StatementThe car was clean.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 Excellent27 Feb 2017
Fast , eficient and friendly service.Good value for money.Nothing
8.0 Excellent2 Feb 2017
It was a good car for the category I have selected.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.
10.0 Excellent4 Jan 2017
Another great experience at Avis-OR TamboPrompt, efficient pick-up and drop-off, kind service, well-maintained, clean vehicle.It was hard to find the fuel station at OR Tambo Airport to refuel, and since I was running against the clock, I couldn't. But the Avis staff assured me that they'd handle it.
10.0 Excellent26 Dec 2016
Great experience at Avis JNB AirportFantastic pick up experience.Everything was fine - no complaints at all.
4.4 Okay12 Dec 2016
Long lines and staff with serious attitudeLengthy wait. Staff too busy chatting with each other to assist. No air conditioning in the premises.
8.0 Excellent4 Nov 2016
Professional-looking but service can be improvedThe car was clean. When we rented the car, the ladies at the counter took time to explain where we were not insured (we only got PAI and CAD), which we appreciated, since we would probably spend more if we didn't have the extra insurance they promoted at the counter.We weren't too happy with the car selection. We reserved a Hyundai Accent (or similar), and the car we ended up with had really slow acceleration (VW Vito), which I don't think is at part with the Accent's. When we returned the car, the guys who received it said we would get our invoice within 5 working days, despite us insisting for our invoice. We had to wait for it from the man at the counter.
Rated no. 3
Budget
7.1 Good (4 reviews)
1 location in Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport
Budget
Locations in Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport
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2.0 Mediocre19 Mar 2018
I still have yet to receive a receipt from them for the rental so I cannot get reimbursed from my organization.
8.4 Excellent29 Jan 2018
Great car. A bit dicey on front and back ends.Great car!!!We had a trainee helping us at pick up and the other service agents did not help her as much as she needed. It made our pick up time extremely long. Finding the drop off location at OR Tambo is a nightmare. Everyone who arrives there on time deserves a credit on their account.
10.0 Excellent10 Jan 2018
Good experienceNothing different than renting in the U.S., and no sales pressures to upgrade or buy their own insurance.
Rated no. 4
Dollar
7 Good (6 reviews)
1 location in Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport
Dollar
Locations in Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport
  • 7.6
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  • 7.3
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5.2 Okay4 Jun 2017
Extremely slow serviceIt 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.
7.2 Good17 Jan 2017
PickupExtremely slow and tedious, took 3/4 hour
2.0 Mediocre9 Jan 2017
Dollar did not even have the car for meWe arrived at the Dollar and were made to wait for about 45 minutes as some other customer ahead of us was facing some difficulty. Eventually when we did get to the agent, we were told that they had no car to offer us. Finally after a lot of arguments they offered us a company car - which was of no use given that we are a family of 4 with 5 bags. Despite much requesting, the agent simply refused to listen to us and was most rude in his dealings. He was blunt enough to tell us "I don't have a car for you so you can do whatever you like". Hence, I wish to understand what are the consequences of such an event including the fact that I have also been charged for insurance for a vehicle that I never received and was also put through much inconvenience
Rated no. 5
Hertz
6.6 Good (22 reviews)
1 location in Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport
Hertz
Locations in Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport
  • 7.2
  • 6.8
  • 6.4
  • 6.2
  • 6.4
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2.0 Mediocre24 May 2021
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 Excellent25 Jun 2020
Ease - process was painless and relatively efficient.
2.0 Mediocre24 Jul 2019
I enjoyed leaving and never rent anything with hettzWhen 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 Excellent20 Jul 2019
The staff was friendly and the car was nice.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 Okay8 May 2019
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 Excellent4 May 2019
The staff offered an upgrade. The process was easy and fast upon checking in and out. We got a great price as well!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.
2.0 Mediocre10 Feb 2019
Shocking
8.4 Excellent13 Oct 2018
Great rental just extremely slow customer serviceGreat car, great priceIt took more than 30 minutes before we were served at the pick up counter. Then all was well.
8.0 Excellent5 Mar 2018
Fast and friendly seeviceHow they place exorbitant holds on your card if you don’t pay for insurance
2.0 Mediocre8 Oct 2017
Did not receive our carNothingWe came to the counter around 8am when we were supposed to pick up our car and they didn’t even what we ordered. So we waited because their systems were down. We waited over 45 minutes and still no car. We need to leave the airport around 9am to be able to make it to something we had planned. So we had to leave hertz and go to another rental company. We were 30 mins late to something that was very important. We were very unsatified with our service. Hertz made us late to something we needed to be on time too.
Rated no. 6
Thrifty
5.8 Okay (19 reviews)
1 location in Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport
Thrifty
Locations in Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport
  • 5.6
  • 5.5
  • 5.6
  • 6.4
  • 5.8
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2.0 Mediocre5 Nov 2017
There wasn't any car availableThey 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 Mediocre5 Oct 2017
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 Excellent21 Aug 2017
good but long paper work.friendly and kindthe map to the parted museum was not helpful for a US traveller. They tried their best though
2.4 Mediocre9 Feb 2017
Unusual economic - many reasons!!!Nothing! I do NOT recommend!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 Okay20 Jan 2017
Thrifty - OR Tambo JohannesburgNothingAfter 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 Mediocre12 Jan 2017
Extremely low quality budget car at only fractionaGood 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.
2.0 Mediocre19 Dec 2016
DisappointingAt first our car was really bad. We had to keep records of lots of scratches and cracks in the front shield when we got the car. There was a really bad smell of petrol inside the car the whole time and the seat belt sign didn't go off and started beeping for at least 2 minutes with every engine start although all seat belts were closed. And now they charged us another 100€ although we checked the car with one of the employees and there were no new damages at all and everything was fine. They didn't even send us any invoice or information about these extra costs and now they don't answer to our emails. (The German thrifty answered but apparently they don't have access to the South African or US system - another point which is ridiculous for such a big firm) I am really disappointed and will never book thrifty again!
6.8 Good9 Dec 2016
Hey, it got us aroundStaff are friendly and helpful, and prices are reasonable.The pickup truck was old and somewhat anemic and we had to get a broken tail pipe support bracket re-welded while on the road. On the plus side, the dinged-up vehicle gave us a very low profile appearance.
8.0 Excellent29 Nov 2016
Car could not hold the amount of luggage suggested on the website.
6.0 Good31 Oct 2016
I did not know that they had to hold a certain amount even though they already taken the rental amount. When you use a credit card not a debit card it shouldn't happen or let the party know about it
Rated no. 7
Europcar
4 Okay (1 review)
1 location in Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport
Europcar
Locations in Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport
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4.0 Okay23 Nov 2016
Disappointed at Europcar - not international standDid not like the car - had problems. Also no consideration taken that I drove it back to the airport late at night to minimise the issue and still got charged petrol. I should not have done that and let Europcar deliver a replacement car to me. Also disappointed that Europcar does not have no insurance option for zero excess! That provides piece of mind to the driver to have it as an option. OR Tambo pick up drop off.
1First Car Rental
1 location in Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport
1First Car Rental
Locations in Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport
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CABS Car Hire
1 location in Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport
CABS Car Hire
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Firefly
1 location in Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport
Firefly
Locations in Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport
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First Rent
1 location in Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport
First Rent
Locations in Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport
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GREEN MOTION
1 location in Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport
GREEN MOTION
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keddy by Europcar
1 location in Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport
keddy by Europcar
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Move Mee
1 location in Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport
Move Mee
Locations in Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport
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Ofran Holiday Autos
1 location in Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport
Ofran Holiday Autos
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Sixt
1 location in Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport
Sixt
Locations in Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport
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Sunnycars
1 location in Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport
Sunnycars
Locations in Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport
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Tempest Car Hire
1 location in Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport
Tempest Car Hire
Locations in Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport
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Woodford
1 location in Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport
Woodford
Locations in Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport
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78 travellers who rented a car in Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.1

Car rental locations at Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport

Good to know

Most popular agency

Bidvest

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

₹ 2,235/day

Good deal

₹ 1,809/day

Top tips for renting a car at Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport

  • 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.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars at Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport for ₹ 1,870 or less
  • Book your rental car at Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • On average a rental car at Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport costs ₹ 2,241 per day.

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