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    Car Hire in Durban at the lowest rates

    Start your next trip to this beachside paradise by booking a car hire, so that you can tour Durban and its surroundings at your own pace. Auto Europe is dedicated to providing its customers with the most competitive rates, without compromising on great customer service and an expansive fleet of cars. After building strong partnerships with various car rental companies, we are now able to offer our services at Durban Airport and in four different downtown locations. Book your car hire in Durban online and enjoy an unforgettable driving experience in South Africa. Whatever your travel plans in Durban, Auto Europe will arrange the ideal vehicle for you. Visit our Durban car hire reviews page to see the comments left by other customers following their Auto Europe car rental in the city.

    Traffic and parking

    Below you can find a few tips to ensure that your journey goes as smoothly as possible.

    • Driving is done on the left-hand side of the road, and you pass on the right.
    • Usage of seat belts is required by law.
    • Using a hand-held phone while driving is prohibited.
    • It is a good idea to make sure that you have an up to date map or GPS, because some streets were renamed during the late 2000s.

    Durban is well connected to the motorway network, but driving distances to other cities are long. Relatively close, you can find Pietermaritzburg, about 40 miles from Durban, which can be reached in about 50 minutes by driving along the N3 motorway. Continuing on the N3 you will find Johannesburg, though the 352-mile drive will take about five and a half hours. If you are willing to venture even farther, you could drive down to coastal East London by following the N2 motorway for about 407 miles, with a drive time of seven and a half hours. For more useful information for driving your car hire in Durban visit our driving information page.


    Pay and display parking operates in central Durban. Alternatively, if you wish to, you can also pay one of the so called 'car guards', who operate in the city, to keep watch over your car while it is parked.

    Geographic Information

    The largest city in the KwaZulu-Natal province, Durban lies on the eastern coast of South Africa. The city is a popular tourist destination due to its beautiful and plentiful beaches, and its agreeable climate. The subtropical climate translates into summers that are humid and hot, and dry, relatively mild winters. During summer, the area experiences a rainy season, which usually lasts from November to April. Afternoon and evening thunderstorms are also to be expected during summertime.

    Durban Airport

    Official Name: King Shaka International Airport - DUR
    Address: La Mercy, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
    Official Website:
    Phone number: +27 32 436 6758

    Public Transportation

    There are also public transportation options available to you for getting around Durban and other surrounding cities.

    There is a commuter rail service run by Metrorail for Durban and its surroundings. You can also make use of the long-distance rail services departing from centrally located Durban railway station: Spoornet's Shosholoza Meyl with daily trains to Johannesburg (making stops also at Pietermaritzburg and Newcastle), and a weekly train to Cape Town, running through Kimberley and Bloemfontein.

    The Durban People Mover offers a worthy option for getting around town for tourists. There are three bus routes with stops in the business district, the beach, and multiple tourist attractions, with services running every 15 minutes. Long-distance buses are also available and operated by multiple private companies, such as Baz Bus.

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