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Durban, South Africa
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Durban car hire information

Pick-up locationDurban
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Mini, Passenger van, People carrier, Supplier choice
Hire locations40
Airport locations15
Popular agenciesSixt, 1First Car Rental, Hertz, Budget, GREEN MOTION

Cheap car hire in Durban

£23/dayEconomy
£30/dayCompact
£45/dayIntermediate
£40/dayPeople carrier
£80/dayFull-size SUV
£19/dayMini
£94/dayPassenger van
£31/daySupplier choice
£50/dayCompact SUV
£59/dayIntermediate SUV
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Durban car hire reviews and directory

From £9/dayRated no. 1
Avis
Best rated
Most popular
8.7 Excellent (12 reviews)
2 locations in Durban
Avis
Locations in Durban
190 K E Masinga Road+27 31 310 9700
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Durban King Shaka Airport+27 32 436 7800
Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
  • 9
  • 8.8
  • 8.8
  • 8.5
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent9 Nov 2016
Pros: Location and clean carCons: Never sent a receipt
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From £8/dayRated no. 2
Woodford
8.4 Excellent (1 review)
3 locations in Durban
Woodford
Locations in Durban
34 Hunter Street
Durban King Shaka International Airport
Head Office, 14 Overport Drive, Overport, South Africa+27 312 078 669
Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday07:00 - 22:00
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Recent reviews
8.4 Excellent19 Jan 2019
Boot cover missing.Pros: Car was a Kia Sportage, nice car, easy to drive. Staff all helpful and friendly. Would use them again.Cons: Rear cover was missing in the boot. Wasn't noticed on pickup and only noticed on return. I thought it had been left out because they get stollen or damaged? Cruise control would have been nice to have on the car.
Rated no. 3
Dollar
7.2 Good (1 review)
2 locations in Durban
Dollar
Locations in Durban
136-146 Florence Nzama St+27 31 368 1955
Monday07:30 - 16:30
Tuesday07:30 - 16:30
Wednesday07:30 - 16:30
Thursday07:30 - 16:30
Friday07:30 - 16:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Durban Intl Ap+27 32 436 3040
Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:00
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  • 6
Recent reviews
7.2 Good11 Nov 2016
Pros: Staff were very friendly and polite. Vehicle was in good condition.Cons: Although the booking had been made correctly by my company and the card payment details were provided, I had to leave my personal credit card details as security before the vehicle was released to me. I then had to return the following day with my company secretary to avoid being charged twice for the booking. A very inconvenient experience, as this involved a 50k round trip to the airport. The booking was for a SUV, but the vehicle provided turned out to be a 4wd pick-up truck with a hard cover at the back, no luxury features and no built-in GPS system, which was disappointing considering the price we paid.
From £20/dayRated no. 4
Sixt
6 Good (1 review)
3 locations in Durban
Sixt
Locations in Durban
1 Wilton Crescent+27 31 580 4295
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
206 Dr Pixley KaSeme Street+27 11 230 9999
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Car Rental Building 2+27 11 230 9999
Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:00
  • 6
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  • 6
Recent reviews
6.0 Good27 Aug 2019
Pros: The staff was friendly and helpful.Cons: The antenna was missing and the running board was loose.
From £10/dayRated no. 5
Hertz
5.9 Okay (5 reviews)
2 locations in Durban
Hertz
Locations in Durban
Durban Airport+27 32 436 0300
Monday05:00 - 22:30
Tuesday05:00 - 22:30
Wednesday05:00 - 22:30
Thursday05:00 - 22:30
Friday05:00 - 22:30
Saturday06:00 - 23:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:00
Mahindra Durban+27 324 360 300
Monday07:30 - 16:30
Tuesday07:30 - 16:30
Wednesday07:30 - 16:30
Thursday07:30 - 16:30
Friday07:30 - 16:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
  • 6.4
  • 6.4
  • 5.6
  • 5.6
  • 5.6
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre12 Nov 2018
Send me the rental confirmation??!!!!!Pros: I was not sent my reservation so did not use the car. I ended up using another rental company instead.
10.0 Excellent27 Sep 2017
Cons: High price for automatic
6.8 Good5 Apr 2017
Hidden FeesPros: The car was new and comfortable, worked great.Cons: Pushed the insurance too hard on us.
8.8 Excellent14 Nov 2016
Good car poor service at pickupPros: Excellent little car, clean and ran well.Cons: Agent at pickup was stressed and abrupt not helpful with explanations and the service was very slow. It took over 1 hour to pick up the car even though we were the only customers.
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From £9/dayRated no. 6
Thrifty
4 Okay (2 reviews)
2 locations in Durban
Thrifty
Locations in Durban
136-146 Florence Nzama Street+27 31 368 1955
Monday07:30 - 16:30
Tuesday07:30 - 16:30
Wednesday07:30 - 16:30
Thursday07:30 - 16:30
Friday07:30 - 16:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Durban Intl Ap+27 32 436 3040
Monday06:00 - 23:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:00
Wednesday06:00 - 23:00
Thursday06:00 - 23:00
Friday06:00 - 23:00
Saturday06:00 - 23:00
Sunday06:00 - 23:00
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Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre15 Mar 2017
$300 USD for a scratched plastic hub cap!Cons: Was charged $300 USD for a scratched plastic hub cap. Will be disputing the charge via my credit card, and will spread the word about never renting from Thrifty anywhere in the world.
6.0 Good15 Mar 2017
Cons: We were not welcomed at the car park, in fact we were ignored on pickup and return. Taking a carrolla I expected a decent amount of power.going up hills required frequent use of first gear. On returning the car, we should have received the charges. A week later, I have not seen the final bill.
Sunnycars
5 locations in Durban
Sunnycars
Locations in Durban
108 Bram Fisher Road
50 Cnr Minle & Prince Alfred Street
50 Florence Nzama Street
93 St. Johns Avenue
Desk in arrival hall
Recent reviews
From £7/day
1First Car Rental
Cheapest deal
3 locations in Durban
1First Car Rental
Locations in Durban
206, Dr Pixley Kaseme street, Durban,+27 313 358 401
Car Rental Concourse 2, Durban+27 324 360 100
Liberty Towers 1st Flr Parking
Recent reviews
From £14/day
Europcar
3 locations in Durban
Europcar
Locations in Durban
216 Stalwart Simelane Street+27 31 337 3731
50 Florence Nzama Street+27 313 373 731
Bld1,kisk2,the Farm,king Shaka Apt+27 32 436 9500
Recent reviews
From £25/day
keddy by Europcar
3 locations in Durban
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Durban
50 Cnr Minle & Prince Alfred Street
50 Florence Nzama Street
King Shaka International Airport
Recent reviews
From £8/day
Bidvest
2 locations in Durban
Bidvest
Locations in Durban
108 Bram Fischer Road, Durban
King Shaka Int. Airport. La Mercy
Recent reviews
From £9/day
Budget
2 locations in Durban
Budget
Locations in Durban
190 Ke Masinga Road+27 31 310 9700
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
King Shaka Int Airport+27 32 436 7800
Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday07:00 - 22:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
Recent reviews
First Rent
2 locations in Durban
First Rent
Locations in Durban
206 Dr Pixley Kaseme St+27 313 358 401
King Shaka Dr+27 324 360 100
Recent reviews
From £9/day
Tempest Car Hire
2 locations in Durban
Tempest Car Hire
Locations in Durban
216 Stalwart Simelane Street+27 313 685 231
Monday07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday07:00 - 22:00
Thursday07:00 - 22:00
Friday07:00 - 22:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00
47 Victoria Embankment+27 842 341 118
Recent reviews
Al Wefaq
1 location in Durban
Al Wefaq
Locations in Durban
21 Bram Fischer Road+27 313 378 602
Tuesday07:30 - 16:30
Wednesday07:30 - 16:30
Thursday07:30 - 16:30
Friday07:30 - 16:30
Saturday07:30 - 16:30
Sunday07:30 - 16:30
Recent reviews
CABS Car Hire
1 location in Durban
CABS Car Hire
Locations in Durban
Terminal Building, Durban International Airport+27 315 695 869
Recent reviews
From £8/day
Firefly
1 location in Durban
Firefly
Locations in Durban
Shop B3 12-14 Walnut Road+27 313 352 570
Monday07:30 - 16:30
Tuesday07:30 - 16:30
Wednesday07:30 - 16:30
Thursday07:30 - 16:30
Friday07:30 - 16:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
Recent reviews
GREEN MOTION
1 location in Durban
GREEN MOTION
Locations in Durban
Terminal Building, Durban International Airport+27 119 756 790
Recent reviews
22 travellers who hired a car in Durban gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.4

Car hire locations in or near Durban

Good to know

Most popular agency

Avis

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

£14/day

Good deal

£10/day

When to book a car hire in Durban

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting a car in Durban

  • South Africa’s third largest city sits along the coast of the Indian Ocean and is a prominent destination for tourism. The best way to explore the long stretch of coastline and its beaches is with car hire in Durban, which affords you the flexibility and convenience of setting your own travel schedule without being limited by the scope of public transport. Richards Bay (170 miles north via N2) is popular site for canoeing and surfing, while the sights of capital Johannesburg lie about 567 miles north-west via the N3.
  • King Shaka International Airport (DUR) is the closest (22 miles) major air transit hub to the city centre and is the most practical location for securing a hire car in Durban if you’re flying into the region. The Car Hire Centre has a good selection of providers, like Thrifty, Dollar and Budget, where you can pick up your reserved vehicle or obtain one on the fly. To find them, follow the directions to the southern exit of the terminal building along Boulevard Road leading to the Car Rental Parking area.
  • With a population of over 3 million, Durban is a dynamic city with major maritime, air and road links and an enormous amount of vehicular and cycle traffic daily. During morning or evening rush hour periods and the early afternoon hours, you can expect major congestion inbound and outbound along primary roads (M4, M10 and R102) flowing through the city centre. Additionally, there will be a tremendous amount of pedestrian traffic due to the number of educational institutions and the high volume of visiting tourists from in the city centre from November-December.
  • The morning traffic rush in Durban usually begins about 06:00, peaks around 07:00 and eases around 08:30, while the evening rush begins about 15:30 and tails off around 17:30. Areas to avoid during these times are the busy M4/R102 interchange near the Grey Street Complex as well as the massive 165 cross-change between the districts of Berea West and Bonela. Be advised that interior streets are also highly active during weekdays, which will causee traffic delays in many areas.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Durban for £10 or less
  • Book your car hire in Durban at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in Durban are around 30% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Mini car hires in Durban are around 53% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car rentals in Durban

  • Some car hire companies in Durban which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Avis, Hertz and Europcar

  • On average a hire car in Durban costs £14 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Sixt (£16/day), 1First Car Rental (£22/day) and Hertz (£28/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Sixt 1 Wilton Crescent 4000 (10 miles from the city centre).

  • The average price of fuel in Durban is £3.27 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £39 and £52, depending on the car size.

  • Mini (Chevrolet Spark or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Durban.

  • Car hire companies onsite at King Shaka Intl airport include Avis, Hertz, Bidvest, Woodford, Europcar, Thrifty, 1First Car Rental, Sixt, Budget and keddy by Europcar.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from King Shaka Intl airport to off-airport locations include Avis, Hertz, Bidvest, Woodford, Europcar, Thrifty, First Car, Sixt, Firefly and Tempest Car Hire.

  • Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • A Mini car hire in Durban costs £9 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car hire in Durban costs £12 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car hire in Durban costs £14 per day, on average.

  • In Durban, cars are most frequently hired at Woodford Durban King Shaka International Airport (9 miles from city centre).

  • On average hiring a car in Durban costs £97 per week (£14 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Durban costs £415 per month (£14 per day).

  • For affordability and ease of handling in areas of high traffic, compacts and small economy cars are highly recommended in Durban. If however you are travelling with a party of five or more, then the storage and seating capacity of an SUV or luxury vehicle is more ideal.  

  • Unless road signs indicate otherwise, you should observe the following speed limits when driving along streets and roads in and around the city of Durban: 35mph on streets in urban areas, 60mph along rural or secondary roads (R102) and 75mph driving on primary roads and highways such as the M4 and M10. Expect a high number of active static and traffic cams due to the sheer number of road vehicles, especially in heavily populated areas and at interchanges and road junctions.

  • To fill up your hire car in Durban will cost an average of about 14.50 ZAR (0.70 GBP) for a litre of petrol and an average of about 15.50 ZAR (0.75 GBP) for a litre of diesel. There are nearly 20 fuel stations within the city, clustered around the Durban Central and South Beach districts, along the M13 and in the Rossburgh section where the M4 and M7 converge.

  • On-street parking is available in Durban, however there are safety concerns with parking your Durban car hire in the city, so using a private off-street garage is recommended for short or long stays. Some offer a flat rate of around 75 ZAR (3.65 GBP) for 24h parking from Monday-Sunday and accept payment via cash or debit/credit card. Others have varying hours of operation with a rate of about 15 ZAR (0.75 GBP) per hour. Several of them are multi-storey car parks that offer designated parking spots for those with disabilities.