Car hire Johannesburg Airport - OR Tambo Airport car rental South Africa

Cheap car hire Johannesburg Airport – book online with Cartrawler South Africa

Johannesburg Airport (JNB), officially known as O.R. Tambo International Airport serves the largest city of South Africa, Johannesburg and the most afluent of the country’s provinces, Gauteng. See map of Gauteng in South Africa.

The official name of the airport honours a South African anti-apartheid politician and statesman, Olivier Reginald Tambo.

Economy car rental Johannesburg Airport - VW Polo
Economy car rental in Tambo Airport available from Avis and Hertz: the locally produced VW Polo 5-door hatchback

Johannesburg Airport is the busiest airport in Africa and one of the few airports worldwide operating  non-stop flight to all continents.

The airport is located in Kempton Park, approx. 13 miles north-east of central Johannesburg.

Cheap car hire from Johannesburg Airport (Tambo)
South Africa is known for fairly cheap car hire, with little or no fluctuation in price throughout the year. In most major South African airports and cities it is usually possible to rent cars from around £70 for a week car hire of a smallest car (such as Kia Picanto, Chevrolet Spark, Hyundai Atos or similar small city car). Well-priced offers are found in all most rental classes.

Use an internet search engine of car hire, Cartrawler, to compare rates from major rent-a-car companies operating in Johannesburg Airport and find the most competitive deals in a wide range of rental vehicle types, from economy class to larger cars, including cheap SUV’s, minivans and minibuses to rent from Tambo Airport.

Tambo Airport car rental compact class
Nissan Tiida - compact car hire in the VW Golf rental class, Tambo Airport, South Africa 

Johannesburg Airport car rental companies
Cartrawler displays offers from most major car hire providers at Johannesburg Airport (Tambo), such as Europcar, Hertz, Firefly, Avis Rent A Car South Africa, Sixt, Budget, Thrifty, Woodford and Tempest Car Hire. When booking on Cartrawler, you have a chance to choose your preferred car rental company, as they are clearly identified.

Driving from Tambo Airport to Johannesburg
Road access from Tambo Airport to Johannesburg city centre is fairly easy via the R24 Airport Freeway. The R24 connects also to R 21 motorway leading to Pretoria. The distance from the airport to Johannesburg – approx. 13 miles – can usually be covered in around 20-30 minutes, depending on the traffic conditions.

If you are planning to move around in a Johannesburg Airport / OR Tambo Airport hire car, you may find useful the following approximate road distances:

  • distance from OR Tambo Airport to Sun City: 91 km / 57 mi
  • distance from OR Tambo Airport to Potchefstroom: 146 km/ 91 mi
  • distance from OR Tambo Airport to Soweto: 52 km / 32 mi
  • distance from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park: 380 km / 238
  • distance from Johannesburg to Durban: 574 km / 360
  • distance from Johannesburg Airport to Bloemfontein: 425 km / 266 mi

Cheap SUV car hire Johannesburg Airport
Rent a cheap SUV in Tambo Airport - the Kia Sportage with plenty of space for 5 plus luggage also comes with automatic transmission

As an alternative to car hire, a number of transportation solutions are available at Tambo Airport, including the Gautrain, which connects the airport not only to Johannesburg city centre (Sandton, Rosebank and park Stations), as well as to Pretoria (Hatfield Station). See map of Gautrain stations.

Flights from UK to Johannesburg
Tambo Airport is a hub for South African Airways which, apart from a vast choice of domestic fights and flights within Africa, operates routes to all the continents from Johannesburg.

Apart from South African Airways route London-Heathrow – Johannesburg, flights from the UK to O.R. Tambo Airport are available from British Airways and Virgin Atlantic, also with departures from London-Heathrow.

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Car hire Johannesburg Airport - OR Tambo Airport car rental South Africa
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