Car hire at Cape Town Intl Airport

Car hire at Cape Town Intl Airport

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Cheap car rentals at Cape Town Airport

EconomyC$ 22/day
CompactC$ 26/day
IntermediateC$ 28/day
MinivanC$ 42/day
Full-size SUVC$ 79/day
MiniC$ 18/day
Passenger VanC$ 48/day
Compact SUVC$ 41/day
Standard SUVC$ 49/day
Intermediate SUVC$ 56/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for renting a car at Cape Town Airport

  • Car rentals at Cape Town International Airport (CPT) are by far the best means of getting from the airport to Cape Town City Center, Durban, and other areas in Cape Town. With a car rental, you can easily visit Macler's Beacon, Robben Island, Cape Point, V& A Waterfront, and other attractions in Cape Town. Travelers get the freedom and privacy to travel in Cape Town with car rentals, hard to find with public transport. You also won't need to wait at the airport for other means. Plus, you won't have to worry about schedules and fares increase with rush hours. A car rental is spacious and lets you bring any luggage you require for your trip.
  • Cape Town International Airport has several companies at the facility, making pickups easy for travelers with arrivals at the airport. At the arrivals area, follow signs for the car rental center, leading you to the rental agencies' desks. For international flights, you must proceed to the Link Pharmacy towards the exit. Outside the terminal, turn left and move through the tunnel and head straight. Once you exit the tunnel, turn left, and proceed ahead to the car rental companies. For domestic flights, walk outside the terminal and take a left through the tunnel. As soon as you exit the airport, turn right, and proceed ahead to the car rental companies.
  • Once you are ready to return car rentals, drive back to Cape Town International Airport. Car rental companies typically feature the same pickup and drop-off locations. To avoid any extra fees, go to Cape Town Airport. For travelers whose agreements have a full-on-full policy regarding fuel, ensure to fill up the gas tank before returning Cape Town Airport's car rental to avoid steep charges on top of the rental car bill. Once you get to the airport, follow signs of car rental return to the parking lot. Ensure you have taken out all your stuff from the car rental before handing back the keys with the rental agreement. Major car rental companies have after-hour services where renters can leave the car rental keys and the deal in the drop-box near the counters.
  • The least busy days to pick up car rentals are Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Fridays and Sundays are the most active days at the car rental center in Cape Town International Airport.  The most hectic hours to pick up car rentals at Cape Town International Airport are 9 am to 11 am, 1 pm to 3 pm, and 6 pm to 9 pm. Travelers can wait up to hours at the center during these busy times. However, this can be avoided if you book online before the day of the pickup to skip the counter process. Alternatively, you can call off-site companies to pick you up as soon as you arrive. When driving in Cape Town, always keep to the left side of the road and keep your seatbelt on.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars at Cape Town Airport for C$ 28 or less
  • Book your rental car at Cape Town Airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car at Cape Town Airport

  • Which companies have an easy return process at the Cape Town Airport?

    Most car rental companies located at Cape Town Airport's premises offer effortless return procedures. They include Europcar, Budget, Avis, Hertz, Budget, and Thrifty. These companies also provide after-hour services for customers to drop off Cape Town Airport's car rentals at any time.

  • Which facilities are available at the car rental center in Cape Town Airport?

    The car rental center at Cape Town International Airport provides a waiting area for customers. There are washrooms and a few payphones available at the center. The center is wheelchair accessible and provides a space at the parking lot for reduced mobility renters.

  • What documentation do I need to rent a car at Cape Town Airport?

    The minimum age for drivers at Cape Town Airport car rental center is 21 years. However, some companies may add a daily fee for drivers under 25 and drivers over 70. Customers are required to provide an unexpired driving permit with the customer's photograph. Forms of payment accepted at the Cape Town car rental center are credit or debits cards only.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car at Cape Town Airport?

    On average a rental car at Cape Town Airport costs C$ 35 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company at Cape Town Airport?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at keddy by Europcar (C$ 22/day), GREEN MOTION (C$ 25/day) and Woodford (C$ 35/day).

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Cape Town Airport?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Cape Town Airport to off-airport locations include First Car, Bidvest, Woodford, Europcar, keddy by Europcar, Budget, Sixt, and Tempest Car Hire.

Cape Town Intl Airport car rental reviews and directory

Avis

8.1

Very good

38 reviews

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

8.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

8.2

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Cape Town International Apt

+27 21 927 8800

Monday00:00 - 23:59
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6.0 Okay

Mar. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Picking up the vehicle was easy and we were treated well. The staff at the pick up area was helpful and friendly.

Cons:

Returning the car was not as smooth as the pick up. The staff members tried to make us sign a paper assuming responsibilities for damage to the front left wheel. We refused to sign because the "damage" they claimed the wheel suffered was barely visible. We felt targeted.

8.0 Very good

Mar. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Bad initial experience. The car was supposed to carry 5 people and carry 2 suitcases. It was 1.1 litre inderpowered (hyundai?) and barely suitable. The car battery was dead and car hsd benn previously jump started. Needed replacement vehicle. Lost 2days of holiday as a result but new car excllent

Cons:

Avis Strand office at Somersetwest responded excellently in providing replacement car but CT airport should never have allowed the first substandard car to have been issued.

7.6 Good

May 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff at avis was really friendly. Car they gave me has less milage on it.

Cons:

When car was handed over to me was not clean and had no floor mats inside.

6.0 Okay

Apr. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything was great except that I cant figure out how to access my final receipt.

Cons:

Everything was great except that I cant figure out how to access my final receipt.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

I liked walking into a busy office with a long line and walking right up to the preferred customer desk. It was an amazing feeling. Checkin was quick and easy, our car ran smoothly on a long road trip. When we returned it we didn't have to even go inside. We were met outside right away. Great experience.

Cons:

Our car had an awkward luggage cover up that we were constantly battling. A quirk of the Toyota Avanza I suppose.

10.0 Wonderful

Jan. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Professional and helpful staff. Easy pickup and drop off.

Cons:

Nothing

1 out of 6

Hertz

6.7

Best rated

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.7

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Ring Road

+27 21 935 3000

Monday06:00 - 23:59
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4.0 Mediocre

Jan. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff had to make efforts to explain the extra money they charge...and its very uncofortable to accept the explanation, and unacceptable, once I'd payed for the rental and insurance previously! It was a bad holiday begining... After this experience, I'm checking my VISA account all the time, to verify the expected refund. The drop off was ok.

Cons:

You must change the way of doing business. More clear, transparent and balanced value for money. Ca'nt recomend Hertz! Hope Kayak as some usefull feedback to our total insatisfaction!

6.0 Okay

Jan. 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

We waited for an hour and 45 minutes for our car. This has been our experience the last few times we’ve used Hertz. No apologies or discounts.

5.6 Fair

Oct. 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Well, the car had too many smart features, which were annoying.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Gentleman behind the counter was very knowledgeable, helpful and professional.

Cons:

Drop off location signs were a little confusing.

2.0 Poor

Aug. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing, I never picked up the car.

Cons:

Nothing. I never picked up the car.

10.0 Wonderful

Jul. 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Pick up at night. Lot not as well lit as I would have preferred going into unfamiliar country.

1 out of 11

1First Car Rental

10.0

Wonderful

3 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

9.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

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Car Rental Parking International Airport, Matroosfontein, Cape Town

+27 219 347 499

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10.0 Wonderful

Jun. 2022

KAYAK
Extremely quick check in and check out

1 out of 1

Alamo

10.0

Wonderful

1 review

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

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Serviced By Europcar

+27 21 934 7165

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keddy by Europcar

10.0

Wonderful

1 review

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

10.0

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Matroosfontein

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10.0 Wonderful

Apr. 2023

KAYAK
The pick-up was okay. They wanted to give us a car we had not booked (a sedan and not a small SUV), and we had to wait for the correct car. The staff was super helpful and the drop-off in Port Elizabeth was excellent, quick and painless.

1 out of 1

Woodford

9.6

Wonderful

5 reviews
Cheapest deal

Cleanliness

9.6

Comfort

9.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.6

Value for money

8.8

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from C$ 19/day

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Cape Town Airport

+27 21 934 7165

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10.0 Wonderful

Jun. 2023

KAYAK
I am a frequent traveller for the last 25 years and usually renting cars. This is the best rental car experience I have ever had. Staf a really friendly ( I used two locations, Johannesburg & Cape Town airports. Always trying to assist you).

10.0 Wonderful

May 2023

KAYAK
The staff were great; friendly and helpful! The car was better than expected or promised. I will use them again!!

8.0 Very good

May 2023

KAYAK
All good

10.0 Wonderful

Apr. 2023

KAYAK
Pricy when adding insurance and extra driver

10.0 Wonderful

May 2023

KAYAK
It was easy and awesome

1 out of 2

Sixt

8.4

Very good

2 reviews

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

10.0

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Cape Town Int. Airport

+27 11 230 9999

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Dollar

2.9

Cleanliness

5.5

Comfort

3.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.3

Value for money

3.9

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Ring Road

+27 21 935 3000

Monday06:00 - 23:59
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3.6 Poor

Feb. 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Very slow to get the car

Cons:

The aircon was not working. It was extremely hot. I needed to drive far and it was terrible. Tried getting a replacement sent out. Didn’t hear back from call Centre

5.2 Fair

Jan. 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

They charged us twice and didnt return all the amount.

2.0 Poor

Jan. 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Never got there - see Port Elizabeth review

8.4 Very good

Apr. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy pick up drop off

Cons:

Car really small for bags but comfortable to drive

6.8 Okay

Mar. 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

I have ordered a mid sized car but none was available so they gave me a large 8 sitter which was hard to drive and hard to park.

6.0 Okay

Feb. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Once I got the correct car, was very nice

Cons:

My car wasn't read at time of rental, there was an issue booking through Kayak as a third party booking service. As a result, instead of having an SUV, I was given a base model pick-up. Dollar was very good about changing it out the next day, but only after I had to make several phone calls and be available for an exchange, which impacted the plans for my vacation. Lastly, I have a charge on my credit card that occurred several days after my issue free return, for which I have been unable to get an answer for. Tank was full, no tickets, and no other issues upon return, so I an still waiting to learn why I have an extra charge.

1 out of 4

Firefly

4.8

Mediocre

No reviews available

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Cape Town International Airport. PO Box 444

+27 21 935 3000

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Car Rental Returns

+27 219 353 000

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Budget

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Cape Town International Apt

+27 21 927 8800

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9.6 Wonderful

Mar. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The car worked well, and the checkout process was well done. THe people at the counter were extremely patient as I needed to check on Collisions Damage Waiver, etc. with another company. The coverage offered by Kayak at the bottom of the confirmation email was much less expensive, so I definitely recommend taking this if you want coverage.

Cons:

Optional coverage was outrageous. Signage to return the car was poor. It's marked something like Rental Car Shade or something strange like that.

1 out of 1

Europcar

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Cape Town International Airport

+27 21 935 8600

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10.0 Wonderful

Aug. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy to pickup, friendly sales staff, and the car was clean and reliable.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov. 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

I love my hire car I was given a 5 door Ford ECO sport far better than expected. Lots of room for our cases and golf clubs.

Cons:

Everything was gtear.

1 out of 1

Thrifty

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+27 21 935 3000

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4.0 Mediocre

Jul. 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Another driver hit our rental car while in Madrid. Thrifty kept over 500 Euros for the damage until the other driver's insurance. I have been calling and emailing Thrifty Madrid for 2 months and have not yet spoken to a human being, even though the insurance claim was already paid.

6.0 Okay

Mar. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

It was an adequate substitute.

Cons:

It was old, scratched, dented and not very clean. The back lock was broken.

4.8 Mediocre

Jan. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Pickup and Dropoff was fine. The vehicle was more or less what we expected.

Cons:

I needed some help when I accidentally locked my keys in the truck of the vehicle. I realize this is my fault, but the staff lied and told me someone was en route to assist me. Further they told me I would receive a call from the manager. Nearly two hours after requesting emergency assistance, I received a call wherein I learned that Thrifty in SA does not unlock cars and I would have to do it myself. Thanks! I would have loved to have that information two hours prior. Foreign country, unusual circumstances, unhelpful/rude lying staff. Will not rent here again.

1 out of 1

GREEN MOTION

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2 locations in Cape Town Intl Airport

from C$ 41/day

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341 Koeberg, Brooklyn

+27 21 555 9561

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Cape Town Airport

+27 215 559 561

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Al Wefaq

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Cape Town International Airport

+27 219 347 165

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Bidvest

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Cape Town International Airport

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Bluu

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Cape Town Intl Airport, Main Building Unit BG12, Central Car Rental Building, Central Boulevard 7525

+27 21 927 2750

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CABS Car Hire

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Cape Town Airport

+27 213 865 500

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Comet Car Rental

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Cape Town International Airport

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Economy Rent a Car

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Unit 6 , Airport Business Park

+27 213 862 411

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

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Car Rental Term Cape Town Intl

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First Rent

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Car Rental Parking

+27 219 347 499

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Move Mee

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341 Koeberg Road

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Shouqi

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Car Rental Terminal, Parow East, , Cape Town, South Africa.

+86 10 6064 1387

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Sunnycars

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Main Building Unit BG12, Central Boulevard 7625

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Tempest Car Hire

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from C$ 21/day

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Cape Town Airport

+27 842 341 120

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123 travellers who rented a car in Cape Town Intl Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.3

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Most popular agency

First Car

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

C$ 30/day

Good deal

C$ 24/day