Vanuatu car hire

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Cheap car hire in Vanuatu

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Top tips for hiring a car in Vanuatu

  • Having a rental car allows you to explore Vanuatu on your own schedule. You're not stuck with fixed schedules relying on public transportation. Vanuatu is known for its stunning natural landscapes, remote villages, and hidden beaches. Having a rental car gives you the opportunity to venture into these less-accessible areas that may not be served by public transportation. Renting a car provides convenience, especially when traveling with a group or your family, or when carrying luggage.
  • In Vanuatu, there is currently no national child restraint law in place. However, according to the law, any child under the age of three must be carried by a responsible adult as an alternative to using a child seat. Because of this, trying to rent car seats for your kids can be a challenge. Plan ahead and contact your rental company to see if it can rent a car seat to you or plan to bring your own.
  • It is important to remember that since Vanuatu is a series of small islands, traveling between the islands is usually not going to be possible in your rental car. Both the Vanuatu Ferry and Big Sista Ferry offer transport service around the islands and may be able to take your car on the journey. Always make sure to check with your rental company before you take your car on a ferry to assure that this is allowed as part of your rental terms.
  • Some of the busiest times you will find on the road in Vanuatu are during rush-hour periods in the mornings and evenings. This will be seen on major roads such as the Efate Ring Road, roads around Bauerfield Airport, and the Santo East Coast Road. On specific days when markets such as the Port Vila Market, the Luganville Market, or the Lenakel Market are open, areas around them may experience heavier traffic due to increased visitors and local activity.
  • Book your car hire in Vanuatu at least 1 week before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy car hire in Vanuatu are around 39% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Vanuatu

  • What is the most popular car hire in Vanuatu?

    Economy (Class Economy Car or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Vanuatu.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Vanuatu?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • What is driving like in Vanuatu?

    In Vanuatu, vehicles drive on the right-hand side of the road. Main roads are generally paved and well-maintained, but some rural or remote areas may have unpaved roads that can be rough and uneven. It's common to encounter pedestrians, animals, and slow-moving vehicles on the roads, especially in rural areas. Fuel stations are available in urban areas and major towns; however, in more remote areas, fuel stations may be scarce, so plan your refueling accordingly.

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in Vanuatu?

    Most companies here are going to expect you to be at least 23 years old to rent a car. This can go as high as age 25, but some of the local companies will rent to a person who is 21. Rental franchises like Europcar will also want to see that you have held your license for at least one year to rent a car, but local companies may not have this requirement. Most renters under age 23 will pay some sort of surcharge for their rental.

  • What are the gas prices like in Vanuatu?

    Because this country is a chain of small islands, you can expect to pay somewhat higher prices for gas. As a general example, the cost of a gallon of gas is about 729 VT ($7.29 USD) which is about 190 VT ($1.29 USD) per liter. It is important to remember that these are the prices you will find in larger cities like Port Vila, and as you get to more remote areas, prices can increase, and availability can potentially decrease.

  • What are some of the speed limits you will find in Vanuatu?

    The general speed limits in Vanuatu can vary depending on where you are driving, but in urban areas like Port Vila, you will find they are about 20 mph. As you get on more open roads away from cities, you will find speed limits of about 30 mph. On highways, the limit is around 50 mph.

Car hire directory

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in Vanuatu

    2 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car hire locations in Vanuatu

    2 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car hire locations in Vanuatu

    2 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in Vanuatu

    2 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car hire locations in Vanuatu

    2 Locations

  • shouqi

    Shouqi car hire locations in Vanuatu

    1 Location

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Car hire locations in Vanuatu

The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for hire cars for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last 48 hours. Offers are subject to change and may not be available on all car hires listed or dates of travel. Some hire car providers charge additional fees for other services (GPS, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the website of the respective hire car provider.