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Cheap car rentals in Benin

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Top tips for renting a car in Benin

  • Renting a car in Benin is the most flexible way to explore this African country. There may be public transport like buses available depending on the area you are visiting, but generally it is difficult to connect from one destination to another without your own car. This is where car rentals in Benin come in. These will give you ease of access to every corner of the country, such as Pendjari National Park and Fidjrosse Beach. Driving your own rental car allows you the flexibility and independence to explore the country on your own time.
  • Roads in Benin can be challenging to drive on depending on the area of the country you’re in. Less than half the country’s roads are paved, and there are only about 10 highways traversing the country. This means that you may often be driving on rural unpaved roads and you will need to keep an eye out for hazardous conditions, potholes, bumps, and wildlife. The paved roads are generally safe to drive on but you may encounter roads with potholes and unsafe shoulders, so always drive attentively regardless of the type of road you are on.
  • If you are bringing your kids with you when you are renting a car in Benin, you should know that there are no child seat laws in this country. However, always use your best judgment on how to secure your children while driving rental cars in Benin. Even though they are not required, you can request a child car seat appropriate for your kid’s height, weight, and age is installed in your rental vehicle when you pick it up.
  • Some rental car agencies may allow you to cross international borders into neighboring countries like Nigeria and Togo, while others may not. If you intend to drive across the border, you need to notify your car rental company in advance as this will most likely require extra paperwork, extra insurance, and extra fees.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Benin for $57 or less
  • Book your rental car in Benin at least 2 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Benin are around 0% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Mini rental cars in Benin are around 63% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Benin

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Benin?

    On average a rental car in Benin costs $86 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Benin?

    Mini (Hyundai i10 or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Benin.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Benin?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($51/day).

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Benin?

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

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Benin?

    On average a rental car in Benin costs $418 per week ($60 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Benin?

    On average a rental car in Benin costs $1,793 per month ($60 per day).

  • What is driving like in Benin?

    Driving in Benin can be somewhat challenging depending on the area of the country you are driving in. In urban areas, roads are generally paved and in fair condition, but you may encounter quite a bit of traffic. Driving on rural and unpaved roads is difficult due to hazards such as wildlife and rough terrain. Drive on the right-hand side of the road. Motorists in Benin sometimes ignore the rules and drive recklessly, so always be aware of your surroundings. In addition, be on the lookout for pedestrians, cyclists, and mopeds while on the road.

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

    You must be at least 21 years old to rent a car in Benin. However, if you are under 25 years of age, you will more often than not be subject to an additional young driver’s surcharge. To rent a car in Benin, you will need your valid driver’s license from your home country that you have held for at least 12 months, an International Driver’s Permit (IDP), your valid passport, and a major credit or debit card in your name for security deposit and payment purposes. You may also need proof of insurance, depending on the rental agency.

  • How are gas prices in Benin?

    When you fuel up in Benin, you will be buying gas by the liter. Typically, the average gas prices hover around 700 XOF (Central African francs) per liter (1.18 USD). In gallons, this translates to about 2460 XOF (4.08 USD). You may encounter long stretches of road without gas stations, so be sure to keep an extra tank of gas in your car for emergencies.

  • What are the speed limits in Benin?

    Benin only has two set speed limits. In built-up urban areas, the speed limit is typically set at 50 km/h (31 mph), while outside the city center on highways and other roads the speed limit is usually 90 km/h (56 mph). Traffic police in Benin are quite strict, so be sure to always pay attention to the posted speed limit to avoid encountering any trouble.

Car rental directory

  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in Benin

    2 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in Benin

    1 Location

  • europcar

    Europcar car rental locations in Benin

    1 Location

  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car rental locations in Benin

    1 Location

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The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for car rentals 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 rentals listed or dates of travel. Some car rental providers charge additional fees for other services (GPS, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the car rental providers' sites.