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Durban King Shaka International Airport

If you're looking for car rental in Durban King Shaka International Airport, look no further. We offer low CO2 vehicles that are at the cutting edge of environmental technology, with a choice of hire vehicles right across the range, from small city cars to luxury limousines all of which give our customers the opportunity to reduce their CO2 emissions.

Tips for renting a car in Durban

Before you rent
Choose wisely. In 2019 we introduced our multi-product system which helps you choose a car based on your needs and easily see the final price. Car rental insurance can be tricky to navigate and often isn't what you expect, by booking with us direct you'll receive the correct insurance for your rental.

When you collect your vehicle
Plan ahead. We recommend planning your route before you leave, especially when renting a car at an airport. Are you sure where you're meeting your chaperone or where the rental desk is? Your confirmation email will have the contact information for the location, so we suggest saving the number in your phone ahead of time.

Have the correct documents ready. We try and keep the check in process as painless as possible but we do need to process certain information for legal reasons so having these ready ahead of time can help speed up the process. Make sure you have your booking details ready, along with your driving licence, passport and valid credit card.

Complete a vehicle check. It's essential when you are taken to your car you complete a Vehicle Condition Report (VCR) and note any existing damage, paying particular attention to the five damage hotspots. If you don't report this, you may be liable for these damages when you return the vehicle. We don't want you to get caught out, so we've put together a handy vehicle inspection video to help you check everything thoroughly.

While you rent
Take care. Unfortunately you may be liable for any damage caused to a vehicle in your care, and this will vary depending on the product you choose. A large proportion of damages to any car can be dings you pick up in car parks, so be mindful when space is limited and park further away and walk a little further to your destination.

When you return your vehicle
Complete a vehicle check. It's time to carry out a VCR again and even more essential to fully log any damage, no matter how small, to ensure you are fully covered and we can process your return effectively. Be sure to check the vehicle as before, paying special attention to the five damage hotspots.

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Why choose Green Motion for car rental?

Our pricing is transparent

With Green Motion, you always easily see the total final price. Car rental insurance can sometimes be difficult to understand - by booking with us, you always get the right insurance easily.

Get your car with ease

Our car rental points are located within easy distances from central locations - near airports and train stations, as well as in the heart of cities.

We are eco-friendly

We strive to minimize our environmental impact. We invest in, among other things, biodegradable chemicals and less water-consuming methods to clean our cars, such as steam cleaning.

We are always happy to help

You can reach us by phone from 9 am to 5 pm and at other times by email, [email protected].

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Good to know about car hire at the Durban King Shaka International Airport


Once you have landed in Durban, South Africa, and picked up your rental car from the designated office, we wish you a safe and delightful journey!

For those navigating Durban's roads for the first time, it's essential to get comfortable with your rental car and familiarize yourself with South Africa's traffic laws.

Driving on the left is the norm, and a valid driver's license from your home country, along with an International Driving Permit, may be required.

Durban prides itself on well-maintained road networks, though be mindful of traffic congestion during peak hours. Adhering to the speed limits, which generally range from 60 km/h in urban areas to 100-120 km/h on freeways, is crucial for safety and avoiding fines.

Durban's roads are dotted with fuel stations, ensuring convenience for long drives. The country has a network of toll roads, especially around major cities and on some long-distance routes, so be prepared for toll fees. Always carry identification and rental documents when driving.

If you need help while in Durban, don't hesitate to contact our office. In an emergency, the national emergency number is 10111.

Useful Information

Where to collect your car

You can collect your car from Rental Car Park East

Nearest Petrol Station

If you drive down Vjal L-Avjazzjoni and take a left at the roundabout, there will be a petrol station on your left

Side of road

Drive on the left side of the road in Malta

Local currency

Euro (€)

Average temperatures

13°C (55°F) - 27°C (81°F)

Nearest Bus Station

There is a bus station located at the airport

Nearest Train Station

The nearest train station to Durban King Shaka International Airport is Verulam Station, located about 8km away. The airport is connected by various transportation options, including shuttle services to and from the city, making it convenient for travelers.

FAQ car rental in Durban Airport, South Africa

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

The cost to rent a car in Durban varies depending on factors such as the type of car, rental duration, and the rental company. Economy car rentals can start from as low as $53 per day. For a more specific and updated pricing, check our booking system!

Can I drive a rented car from Durban to other parts of South Africa?

Yes, you can drive across the country. Please let us know your travel plans before-hand!

Are there any specific driving rules I should be aware of in Durban, South Africa?

In South Africa, including Durban, drive on the left side of the road. Seat belts are mandatory for all passengers, and the use of mobile phones while driving is prohibited unless you have a hands-free system. The legal blood alcohol limit is 0.05 grams per 100 milliliters, which is stricter than many other countries. Speed limits vary by area but are typically 60 km/h in urban areas, 100 km/h on open roads, and 120 km/h on highways. Be cautious of wildlife on rural roads

Do I need a car in Durban?

Renting a car in Durban is strongly advised for visitors. While the city does offer public buses and taxis, having your own vehicle significantly enhances the ease and flexibility of exploring Durban's attractions at your own pace.

What do I need to know about tolls in South Africa?

South Africa has a toll road system, especially on major highways connecting cities and regions. Travelers should be prepared to pay toll fees, which vary depending on the road and vehicle type. Payments can be made in cash or via electronic toll collection systems like e-toll tags, available for purchase and top-up at various outlets. It's a good idea to keep cash on hand or set up an electronic payment method to streamline travel on these roads.