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Cheap Car Hire in Johannesburg from $29

Johannesburg, South Africa
24 Apr — 1 May
Driver's age: 26-65
Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg car rentals 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 17 April 2024.

Most popular company

1FIRSTCARRENTAL

Price of petrol per litre

$2.28

Average price per day

$54

Cheapest price per day

$29

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 17 April 2024.

January

$45

February

$50

March

$57

April

$52

May

$45

June

$45

July

$49

August

$49

September

$45

October

$45

November

$44

December

$45

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Johannesburg is November. The most expensive time to rent a car is March. 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 17 April 2024.

small car is the cheapest car type you can hire in Johannesburg this past week from 90 hire locations out of 23 hire agencies. Prices for a Johannesburg small car hire start from $29/day. Check out available deals for 3 car types currently offered at listed car hire agencies here:

Economy

Economy

Compact

Compact

Intermediate

Intermediate

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

Mini

Mini

Passenger van

Passenger van

Compact SUV

Compact SUV

Intermediate SUV

Intermediate SUV

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 17 April 2024.

Small cars

$29 - $51

All Car Types

$53 - $146

To hire a small car in Johannesburg, South Africa, you would pay an average price of $40/day. June is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Johannesburg, South Africa (~$29/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~$51/day). In fact, June is about 28% 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, hiring a small car saves you 50% 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 $89/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Johannesburg, South Africa (~$53/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~$187/day). In fact, February is about 41% 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, hiring a medium car is 11% 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 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 $133/day. April is the cheapest month to hire a large car in Johannesburg, South Africa (~$97/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~$245/day). In fact, April is about 28% 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, hiring a large car is 40% 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 $100/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Johannesburg, South Africa (~$67/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~$175/day). In fact, May 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, hiring a SUV is 20% 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 $117/day. August is the cheapest month to hire a van in Johannesburg, South Africa (~$77/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is November (~$174/day). In fact, August is about 35% 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, hiring a van is 32% 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.

Toyota Yaris$29/day
2
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Toyota Yaris

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 17 April 2024.
Have a look at the top rental car agencies available in Johannesburg, including Firefly, keddy by Europcar and Alamo. Make sure to read reviews, pricing info, location, and other important details before choosing a rental car agency.

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

Alamo

1 location

1First Car Rental

8 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

8.0

Europcar

7.0
Good
1 review9 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.1

Overall

7.1

Pick-up/drop-off

6.6

Value

6.6

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

Avis

6.8
Okay
13 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

7.3

Overall

6.6

Pick-up/drop-off

6.8

Value

6.8

Sixt

6.3
Okay
3 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

6.8

Overall

6.0

Pick-up/drop-off

6.4

Value

5.6

Best Johannesburg car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car hire deals in Johannesburg. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect hire option for your needs. There are currently 8 hire car agencies in Johannesburg with an average daily rate of $57. Data was last updated on 17 April 2024.
The best prices on car rentals in Johannesburg we've found at this time. Double check the details of your car rental reservation before booking to ensure no unwanted surprises.
Toyota Yaris$29/day
2
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A/C
Toyota Yaris
Hyundai Avante$31/day
5
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A/C
Hyundai Avante
Toyota Yaris$42/day
4
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A/C
Toyota Yaris

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in Johannesburg, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 17 April 2024.
  • What is the cheapest hire car found in Johannesburg?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $54/day when booking a car hire in Johannesburg. The absolute best deal a user found was for $26/day from 1First Car Rental, booked on Apr. 14.

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

    According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Johannesburg from the following companies over the past two weeks: Bluu ($25/day), Firefly ($29/day), and 1First Car Rental ($42/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 $2.28/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between $102 and $148 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Johannesburg for a week from 1First Car Rental?

    1First Car Rental offers hire cars in Johannesburg for about $161 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 38% in Johannesburg - we recommend booking at least 7days in advance.

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

    Yes, renting a vehicle in Johannesburg for a month is certainly possible.

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

    The average cost of a car rental in Johannesburg for a month is $689. Check Cheapflights to compare pricing and options for your rental car.

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

    The average price for a weekend car hire in Johannesburg is $0. Hiring a Mini is your cheapest option if you’re looking to save money on your weekend car hire in Johannesburg. For the month of May, Cheapflights users have found hire cars in Johannesburg for as low as $45/day.

  • What car do most people hire in Johannesburg?

    The most popular car chosen by those travelling to Johannesburg is Mini (Class Mini Car) based on our Cheapflights data.

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Car rentals by fuel type in Johannesburg

Browse car rentals by fuel type in Johannesburg. Currently, Petrol/Diesel cars are the cheapest to rent in Johannesburg. Deals were last updated on 17 April 2024.

Browse through car rental deals by fuel type in Johannesburg. There are currently 2 fuel types to choose from with Petrol/Diesel being the cheapest ($18+).

Hybrid

Hybrid

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

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