Car rental at Durban King Shaka Intl Airport

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Top tips for renting a car at Durban King Shaka Intl airport

  • Car hire at Durban King Shaka International Airport (DUR) provides an opportunity to explore one of the most visited cities in South Africa on your own steam. Public transport in the city can be difficult to navigate and is subject to lengthy delays, while local taxis tend to overcharge. Rideshare apps are popular but aren't suitable for longer trips. If you want to explore the full coastline and surrounding areas, picking up a Durban King Shaka International Airport car hire is an ideal way to do that.
  • Returns of car hire at Durban King Shaka International Airport will be at the same parking garage where you picked the vehicle up. As you approach the airport, take note of the signs directing you towards the car hire centre and follow them. As you turn off Mdloti Street into Sugar Cane Road, the signposts will be on your left. Make a turn at the signage for the car company you hired your vehicle from and follow the road. These car hire companies have longer operating hours, so there should be someone there. If there isn't, you'll find a deposit box to place the keys in.
  • Most companies offering car hire at Durban King Shaka International Airport have several locations throughout the city and the surrounding coastal cities. If you're planning on travelling to other parts of South Africa and aren't leaving from King Shaka Airport, most of the companies at the airport can arrange for a different drop-off point, with a possible additional cost. Make sure you prearrange this to avoid any surprises.
  • There aren't any times that are particularly difficult to hire a car when collecting from the airport, but if you're planning on driving into the city, try to avoid peak traffic hours, as traffic can crawl to a stop on the main highway between the airport and the city. The busier times tend to be from 07:00 to 08:30 and then 17:30 to 19:00 during the week.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars at Durban King Shaka Intl airport for ₪77 or less
  • Book your rental car at Durban King Shaka Intl airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car at Durban King Shaka Intl airport

  • What are the requirements to hire a car at the airport?

    The legal driving age in South Africa is 18 years old, though most car hire companies require you to be at least 21 and have held your licence for at least a year. If you have an Australian driving licence, it’s advised you bring an international driving licence as well. Bear in mind that if you're younger than 25 years old, some car hire companies will add a young driver surcharge on top of the standard cost. Hire agencies will require a valid ID document, usually a passport, and a valid credit card in your name. If your booking was paid for online, the credit card used and the owner of it must be present when picking up the car. You will not be able to use the credit card of someone who isn't present.

  • Where will I find car hire at Durban Airport?

    There is a wide range of car hire companies operating from King Shaka International Airport, and they're all located in the car hire centre outside. Once you've made your way through the luggage claim and headed into the arrivals hall, you'll need to make your way outside to the P4 pick-up parking area. Walk into the P4 area and turn right. The dedicated car hire parking area is located behind Intercontinental Hotel. This is where you'll fill out the forms with the company you choose, inspect the car and be given the keys.

  • What amenities does the car hire centre have?

    The car hire centre at the airport is home to basic amenities like toilets and a waiting area. Most of the main amenities are located inside the airport terminal. If you need to grab a bite to eat or exchange or withdraw money, you'll want to do this inside the airport before leaving.  

  • How much does it cost to rent a car at Durban King Shaka Intl airport?

    On average a rental car at Durban King Shaka Intl airport costs ₪82 per day.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Durban King Shaka Intl airport?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Durban King Shaka Intl airport to off-airport locations include Thrifty, and First Car.

Durban King Shaka Intl Airport car rental reviews and directory

Avis

10.0

Wonderful

11 reviews

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10.0

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10.0

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10.0

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10.0

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King Shaka Int Airport

+27 32 436 7800

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10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Location and clean car

Cons:

Never sent a receipt

1 out of 1

Sixt

10.0

Wonderful

1 review

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10.0

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10.0

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10.0

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10.0

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Car Rental Building 2

+27 11 230 9999

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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

Thrifty

10.0

Wonderful

3 reviews
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10.0

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10.0

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10.0

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10.0

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Durban Intl Ap

+27 32 436 3040

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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

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10.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

8.0

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Car Rental Concourse 2, Durban

+27 324 360 100

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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

Hertz

7.4

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

7.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

6.0

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Durban Airport

+27 32 436 0300

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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

1 out of 1

Tempest Car Hire

7.0

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

6.0

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King Shaka Airport

+27 324 369 800

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Terminal Building, Durban International Airport

+27 842 341 111

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10.0 Wonderful

May 2022

KAYAK
Contract should stipulate that the e-toll cost will be for customer’s account just for clarity. Otherwise a good deal and no problems at all. Well done to Tempest and Europcar through whom it was hired. Thank you!

4.0 Mediocre

May 2023

KAYAK
Car had electrical issues.

1 out of 1

Woodford

6.0

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.6

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Durban King Shaka International Airport

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Durban King Shaka airport

+27 32 436 3030

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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

Budget

10.0

Wonderful

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10.0

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10.0

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10.0

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10.0

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King Shaka Int Airport

+27 32 436 7800

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GREEN MOTION

6.0

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6.0

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6.0

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6.0

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6.0

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Terminal Building, Durban International Airport

+27 119 756 790

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Firefly

10.0

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King Shaka Int Airport

+27 324 360 300

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Shop B3 12-14 Walnut Road

+27 313 352 570

Monday07:30 - 18:00
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Alamo

10.0

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Car Rental Terminal

+27 32 436 3030

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keddy by Europcar

10.0

Wonderful

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King Shaka International Airport

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Bidvest

2.0

Poor

No reviews available

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Durban King Shaka airport

+27 324 365 500

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King Shaka Int. Airport. La Mercy

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National

8.1

Very good

No reviews available

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Car Rental Terminal

+27 32 436 3030

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Serviced By Europcar

324369500

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CarWiz

3.6

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King Shaka Dr, La Mercy, 4407

+27 31 350 4922

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Bluu

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Terminal Building, Durban International Airport

+27 32 436 5500

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CABS Car Hire

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Terminal Building, Durban International Airport

+27 315 695 869

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Dollar

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Durban Airport

+27 32 436 0300

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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.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

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Car Rental Terminal

+27 32 436 3030

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Europcar

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Bld1,kisk2,the Farm,king Shaka Apt

+27 32 436 9500

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First Rent

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King Shaka Dr

+27 324 360 100

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Shouqi

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Bld1,kisk2,the Farm,king Shaka Apt

+86 10 6064 1387

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Sunnycars

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Desk in arrival hall

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24 travelers who rented a car in Durban King Shaka Intl Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.9

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Most popular agency

Thrifty

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

₪96/day

Good deal

₪92/day