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Durban car rental information

Pick-up locationDurban
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Rental locations45
Airport locations19

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KAYAK’s 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 rental cars in Durban for ₪269 or less
  • Book your rental car in Durban at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car in Durban

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Durban?

    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.

  • What’s the speed limit in Durban?

    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.

  • Where are the best places to park in Durban?

    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.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Durban?

    On average a rental car in Durban costs ₪270 per day.

  • How much is gas price in Durban?

    The average gas price in Durban is ₪19.00 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between ₪228 and ₪304, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Durban?

    Premium (Mercedes-Benz V-Class or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Durban.

  • Which car rental companies are at King Shaka Intl airport (DUR)?

    The only car rental company onsite at King Shaka Intl airport is Woodford.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at King Shaka Intl airport (DUR)?

    The only car rental company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from King Shaka Intl airport to off-airport locations is Woodford.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Durban?

    Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • How much does a Premium car rental cost in Durban?

    A Premium car rental in Durban costs ₪252 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular rental car location in Durban?

    In Durban, cars are most frequently rented at Alamo Car Rental Terminal (29 km from city center ).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Durban?

    On average a rental car in Durban costs ₪1,889 per week (₪270 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Durban?

    On average a rental car in Durban costs ₪8,097 per month (₪270 per day).

Durban car rental reviews and directory

Avis

10.0

Wonderful

11 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Durban

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190 Ke Masinga Road

+27 31 310 9700

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

King Shaka Int Airport

+27 32 436 7800

Monday06:30 - 22:00
Tuesday06:30 - 22:00
Wednesday06:30 - 22:00
Thursday06:30 - 22:00
Friday06:30 - 22:00
Saturday06:30 - 22:00
Sunday06:30 - 22:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Location and clean car

Cons:

Never sent a receipt

1 out of 1

Budget

10.0

Wonderful

1 review

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Durban

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Locations in Durban

190 Ke Masinga Road

+27 31 310 9700

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

King Shaka Int Airport

+27 32 436 7800

Monday06:30 - 22:00
Tuesday06:30 - 22:00
Wednesday06:30 - 22:00
Thursday06:30 - 22:00
Friday06:30 - 22:00
Saturday06:30 - 22:00
Sunday06:30 - 22:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2023

KAYAK
Consumer service

1 out of 1

Hertz

10.0

Wonderful

4 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Durban

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Durban Airport

+27 32 436 0300

Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
Saturday06:00 - 22:00
Sunday06:00 - 22:00

Mahindra Durban

+27 324 360 300

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00

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2.0 Poor

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

I was not sent my reservation so did not use the car. I ended up using another rental company instead.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

High price for automatic

6.8 Okay

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was new and comfortable, worked great.

Cons:

Pushed the insurance too hard on us.

8.8 Very good

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

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.

1 out of 2

Thrifty

10.0

Wonderful

3 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Durban

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136-146 Florence Nzama Street

+27 31 368 1955

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00

Durban Intl Ap

+27 32 436 3040

Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
Saturday06:00 - 22:00
Sunday06:00 - 22:00

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2.0 Poor

Mar 2017

KAYAK

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 Okay

Mar 2017

KAYAK

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.

1 out of 1

1First Car Rental

8.0

Very good

1 review

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

8.0

3 locations in Durban

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Locations in Durban

206, Dr Pixley Kaseme street, Durban,

+27 313 358 401

Opening times not available

Car Rental Concourse 2, Durban

+27 324 360 100

Opening times not available

Liberty Towers 1st Flr Parking

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8.0 Very good

Jul 2023

KAYAK
No central locking for any of the economy cars - this is a basic feature, also necessary for basic safety in South Africa. Otherwise, the car was great

1 out of 1

Woodford

6.0

Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.6

4 locations in Durban

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Locations in Durban

34 Hunter Street

Opening times not available

Durban King Shaka International Airport

Opening times not available

Head Office, 14 Overport Drive, Overport, South Africa

+27 312 078 669

Monday07:00 - 16:30
Tuesday07:00 - 16:30
Wednesday07:00 - 16:30
Thursday07:00 - 16:30
Friday07:00 - 16:30
Saturday07:00 - 16:30
Sunday07:00 - 16:30

Intersite Avenue, Umgeni, Durban, South Africa

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6.0 Okay

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Checking took over 30 minutes and we were the only people there. The woman at the desk was great, but the vehicle was not delivered ready.

8.4 Very good

Jan 2019

KAYAK

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.

2.0 Poor

Oct 2023

KAYAK
I booked my vehicle 2 months in advance. When I went to pick up the vehicle was not available. They offered another vehicle at no extra cost which was ok. I was offered additional insurance which was supposed to be R480 but when I saw my bank statement I was actually charged over R800 Returned the vehicle with a full tank of fuel but was charged R1088.56 for fuel charges I had to then send proof of payment for the fuel and I'm still waiting for my refund. not a great experience

10.0 Wonderful

May 2023

KAYAK
Excellent value, efficient service. Friendly team.

1 out of 2

Sixt

6.0

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.0

2 locations in Durban

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Locations in Durban

206 Dr Pixley KaSeme Street

+27 11 230 9999

Monday07:00 - 16:30
Tuesday07:00 - 16:30
Wednesday07:00 - 16:30
Thursday07:00 - 16:30
Friday07:00 - 16:30
Saturday08:00 - 12:00

Car Rental Building 2

+27 11 230 9999

Monday05:30 - 22:00
Tuesday05:30 - 22:00
Wednesday05:30 - 22:00
Thursday05:30 - 22:00
Friday05:30 - 22:00
Saturday05:30 - 22:00
Sunday05:30 - 22:00

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6.0 Okay

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was friendly and helpful.

Cons:

The antenna was missing and the running board was loose.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2023

KAYAK
The entire staff at the Durban airport were very helpful, accommodating, and cheerful. Wonderful experience all around!

1 out of 1

GREEN MOTION

6.0

Okay

No reviews available

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.0

One location in Durban

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Locations in Durban

Terminal Building, Durban International Airport

+27 119 756 790

Opening times not available

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Tempest Car Hire

7.0

Good

No reviews available

2 locations in Durban

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Locations in Durban

216 Stalwart Simelane Street

+27 313 685 231

Monday07:00 - 16:30
Tuesday07:00 - 16:30
Wednesday07:00 - 16:30
Thursday07:00 - 16:30
Friday07:00 - 16:30
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

47 Victoria Embankment

+27 842 341 118

Opening times not available

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keddy by Europcar

10.0

Wonderful

No reviews available

Best rated

3 locations in Durban

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Locations in Durban

216 Stalwart Simelane St, North Beach

+27 31 337 3731

Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00

50 Florence Nzama Street

Opening times not available

King Shaka International Airport

Opening times not available

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Firefly

10.0

Wonderful

No reviews available

One location in Durban

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Shop B3 12-14 Walnut Road

+27 313 352 570

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00

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Bidvest

2.0

Poor

No reviews available

2 locations in Durban

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Locations in Durban

108 Bram Fischer Road, Durban

Opening times not available

King Shaka Int. Airport. La Mercy

Opening times not available

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National

8.1

Very good

No reviews available

2 locations in Durban

Locations in Durban

Car Rental Terminal

+27 32 436 3030

Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
Saturday06:00 - 22:00
Sunday06:00 - 22:00

Serviced By Europcar

324369500

Opening times not available

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FlexWays

2.0

Poor

No reviews available

One location in Durban

Locations in Durban

206 Dr Pixley Kaseme Street

Opening times not available

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Bluu

No score available yet

3 locations in Durban

Locations in Durban

214 Chris Hani Road

+27 31 461 2050

Opening times not available

Bram Fischer ROAD

Opening times not available

Terminal Building, Durban International Airport

+27 32 436 5500

Opening times not available

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Europcar

No score available yet

3 locations in Durban

Locations in Durban

216 Stalwart Simelane Street

+27 31 337 3731

Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00

50 Florence Nzama Street

+27 313 373 731

Opening times not available

Bld1,kisk2,the Farm,king Shaka Apt

+27 32 436 9500

Monday05:30 - 22:00
Tuesday05:30 - 22:00
Wednesday05:30 - 22:00
Thursday05:30 - 22:00
Friday05:30 - 22:00
Saturday05:30 - 22:00
Sunday05:30 - 22:00

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Sunnycars

No score available yet

3 locations in Durban

Locations in Durban

50 Cnr Minle & Prince Alfred Street

Opening times not available

93 St. Johns Avenue

Opening times not available

Desk in arrival hall

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Dollar

No score available yet

2 locations in Durban

Locations in Durban

136-146 Florence Nzama St

+27 31 368 1955

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00

Durban Airport

+27 32 436 0300

Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
Saturday06:00 - 22:00
Sunday06:00 - 22:00

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7.2 Good

Nov 2016

KAYAK

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.

First Rent

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2 locations in Durban

Locations in Durban

206 Dr Pixley Kaseme St

+27 313 358 401

Opening times not available

King Shaka Dr

+27 324 360 100

Opening times not available

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Al Wefaq

No score available yet

One location in Durban

Locations in Durban

21 Bram Fischer Road

+27 313 378 602

Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday07:30 - 17:00
Sunday07:30 - 17:00

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CABS Car Hire

No score available yet

One location in Durban

Locations in Durban

Terminal Building, Durban International Airport

+27 315 695 869

Opening times not available

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

No score available yet

One location in Durban

Locations in Durban

1 Intersite Avenue

+27 31 207 8669

Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
Saturday06:00 - 22:00
Sunday06:00 - 22:00

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26 travelers who rented a car in Durban gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.1

Car rental locations in or near Durban

Good to know

Most popular agency

Alamo

Most popular car type

Premium

Average price

₪270/day

Good deal

₪269/day

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