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The following car rental companies received the highest ratings in Pietermaritzburg Oribi Airport. Compare the ratings and prices of these rental companies with a single search.

  • Budget

    8.3 (8485)
  • First Car

    8.2 (530)
  • Bidvest Car Rental

    8.2 (175)
  • Hertz

    8.1 (5737)
  • Avis

    8.1 (4905)
  • Sixt

    7.9 (2575)
  • Europcar

    7.7 (6694)
  • Keddy By Europcar

    7.7 (2796)
  • FireFly Car Rental

    7 (3293)

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Car rental location Pietermaritzburg Oribi Airport

Pietermaritzburg Oribi Airport Guide

Pietermaritzburg Airport is a one-terminal facility in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal Province. It offers daily connections to Johannesburg and doubles as the most popular place to arrange car hire at Pietermaritzburg Airport. Tourists who arrive at the airport are in excellent position to drive to the coast or Kruger National Park.

The airport is technically in Oribi, a smaller subset of Pietermaritzburg. Drivers can connect from the terminal to the Pietermaritzburg city centre in a few minutes via Alexandra Road. Arranging cheap car hire at Pietermaritzburg Airport simplifies travel plans and lets tourists focus on sightseeing without juggling public transport timetables.

An important railway passes north of the airport. The nearest terminal station is not on airport grounds, but it's only a short drive away. It is located on Pentrich Road and can be reached in about five minutes. The railway that passes north of Pietermaritzburg Airport connects east to the coast and west to Johannesburg.

There is also a long-haul bus station within reach of the airport that could theoretically be used to connect to regional towns that aren't on the railway. The terminal is on Burger Street, presumably named in honor of the McDonalds no the other side of the road. Few air passengers set foot in the bus terminal.

Car rental at Pietermaritzburg Airport has become so popular because of the questionable safety record of local public transportation options. City buses are widely considered unsafe for visitors, especially outside of peak daytime hours. Taxis are generally safe, but quickly become more expensive than hiring a car.

Practical information

  • Currency
    South African rand
  • Driving direction
  • City speed limit
    60 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    100 km/h
  • Language
    English, Tswana, Southern Sotho, Afrikaans, Southern Ndebele, Swati, Tsonga, Venda, Xhosa, Zulu
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Which car rental companies are compared by Carrentals.co.uk at this location?
  • Budget
  • First Car
  • Bidvest Car Rental
  • Hertz
  • Avis
  • Sixt
  • Europcar
  • Keddy By Europcar
  • FireFly Car Rental
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