BUDGET Car Rental at Johannesburg Airport

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BUDGET Car Rental at Johannesburg Airport
BUDGET Car Rental at Johannesburg Airport

Rated 8.4 out of 10

81 / 100
Avg. Wait
21 mins
Quality of Vehicle
90 / 100
Desk Service
84 / 100
flag Vehicle Pickup
82 / 100
Vehicle Drop Off
87 / 100

In Terminal

* Calculated from 37 recent reviews from 604 total reviews.


BUDGET Car Rental Services at Johannesburg Airport

O.R Tambo International Airport was first under the name of Jan Smuts Airport, and then later in the 1990’s, Johannesburg International Airport. However, in 2006, the airport’s name was officially changed to O.R Tambo International Airport, in honour of the former President of the African National Congress, Oliver Reginald Tambo. This airport handles over 21 million passengers per year, and is therefore the largest airport in South Africa, as well as the largest air gateway to the whole of the African continent. The best form of transport in South Africa is a motor vehicle; therefore many people arriving at O.R Tambo Airport require a rented car. Budget is one of the car hire companies available at the airport, and as their name suggests, they offer great value for money. Budget is also well known for their wide range of vehicles for hire.

Budget, at O.R Tambo International Airport, can be found together with many other car hire companies, at the multi-storey parkade building just opposite the domestic terminal. The airport consists of six terminal buildings, which can be divided into the main areas of domestic arrivals and departures, international arrivals and departures and the new Central Terminal, named A3. This building, along with other expansions and renovations of the terminals, was constructed in hindsight of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, for which South Africa received hosting rights. Once arriving at the Budget rental offices, customers will be directed as to where exactly their vehicle is parked.

The best way to ensure your ideal rented car is ready and waiting for your arrival at the airport is to make an advanced reservation, from Budget’s website at www.budget.co.za. This is their local website, displaying all their vehicle categories available in South Africa, and the contact details and locations of their branches in this country. There is also plenty of information available regarding Budget’s rental terms and conditions, and additional services offered. Budget can also be found online at www.budget.com.

The minimum age for primary renters at O.R Tambo International Airport is 23, and a young drivers fee may apply to drivers between the ages of 23 and 25. This higher rental rate is due to young drivers insurance, which is usually an extra daily rate applied per underage driver listed on the rental agreement. Higher rates for underage drivers are common practice among most major car hire companies. All drivers must show a valid drivers license upon collection of the vehicle, and the license must have been held in the driver’s country of residence for at least a year prior to the rental date. Budget accepts foreign licenses, provided that they are written in the English language, otherwise, an International Driving Permit will be required. The driver in his/her country of residence should obtain this document. An identity document with a photograph and a passport will also be required.

At this airport location, all renters are required to have the insurances of Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection (TP). These types of insurance policies may not be declined by the renter, and may not be replaced by insurance offered by the renter’s credit card company. All primary renters must have a major credit card in their name in order to pay for the rental, and the cards accepted by Budget are American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard/Eurocard and Visa. All additional drivers listed on the rental agreement should meet the same requirements as the primary renter.

Budget at O.R Tambo International Airport, is a Fastbreak Counter rental location. This means that more frequent customers who are registered for Fastbreak are able to receive priority customer service at Budget’s rental offices at the airport. Fastbreak allows customers to ‘Get In, Get Out and Get Going… Fast’. It is a free program specifically designed to assist corporate business customers and more frequent renters by offering rentals without any lengthy paperwork to complete. A frequent renter as defined by Budget as someone who has rented three or more times from one of Budget’s rental locations. Applications for this service can be made online, from Budget’s website. All that is required is your drivers license and credit card details (Visa or MasterCard), but there will be no charges taken for the service of Fastbreak.

Budget’s vehicles include the fuel and cost efficient Chevrolet Spark and the Toyota Yaris T1. These cars are ideal for city driving, and are often chosen by single drivers, couples or families without too many luggage items. They may also come with air conditioning, power steering and a radio/CD player. Larger sedan models include the Toyota Corolla 1.3 and 1.6, and the Honda Civic, while more elegant vehicles are also available, such as the Mercedes C180 and BMW 320i. Families or groups of travelers who need more spacious vehicles will find the Toyota Avanza at Budget, as well as the Toyota Quantum, which can seat up to ten people.

Budget, at O.R Tambo International Airport, is available 24 hours a day, and can be contacted for all further enquiries.

Address: Budget Car Rental
O.R Tambo Int. Apt
Johannesburg, 2000 ZA

Telephone Number: +27 11 573 5000

Where is the BUDGET Rental Desk at Johannesburg Airport?

Map of BUDGET rental desk at Johannesburg Airport

What are BUDGET Opening Hours at Johannesburg Airport ?

Day Open Close
Monday 00:00 23:59
Tuesday 00:00 23:59
Wednesday 00:00 23:59
Thursday 00:00 23:59
Friday 00:00 23:59
Saturday 00:00 23:59
Sunday 00:00 23:59

The BUDGET Rental Desk at Johannesburg Airport is located at:

Budget Emea Franchise

O.r. Tambo Int Apt, Johannesburg, 1600, 0

Tel: 27 11 573 5000

Rental Desk Location: In Terminal

Both the vehicle and hire desk/counter are located inside the terminal.

What rental cars are available from Budget at Johannesburg Airport?

The rental cars available from Budget at Johannesburg Airport are:

What luxury car rentals does Budget offer at Johannesburg Airport?

What automatic car rentals does Budget offer at Johannesburg Airport?

Budget offer the following automatic cars:

What petrol car rentals does Budget offer at Johannesburg Airport?

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What is the fuel policy when renting a car from BUDGET at Johannesburg Airport?

Code Description
FULLFULL Fuel: Pick up and return full.

*Some companies may offer alternative fuel policies on request.

What additional equipment can I rent with a rental car from BUDGET at Johannesburg Airport?

Item Daily Price
Booster seat
39.29 ZAR
Child toddler seat
39.29 ZAR
89.29 ZAR
Infant child seat
39.29 ZAR
WiFi Access
120.00 ZAR

* Prices shown are approximate based on currency conversion. Please check at time of booking.
* Some companies may offer additional equipment at the rental desk.

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Car Brands Available to Rent from Budget at Johannesburg Airport

Budget has 21 different types of vehicles from 21 manufacturers available to hire at Johannesburg Airport.