Burkina Faso car rentals

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Top tips for renting a car in Burkina Faso

  • Renting a car in Burkina Faso is the easiest way to explore everything the country has to offer. While there are trains and buses available across the country, these typically run on fixed schedules and may take extra time to get to their destination. With a Burkina Faso car rental, you can explore the country on your own time and at your own convenience.
  • If you will be driving around Burkina Faso, it is important to know that the main roads, especially in the capital city of Ouagadougou are typically paved and in fair condition. Outside the capital, however, you will encounter many unpaved and potentially dangerous roads. It is not a good idea to drive at night in this country, as many cars lack headlights. Even if your rental car has headlights, you may not be able to spot oncoming traffic.
  • Burkina Faso requires children to be in an appropriate child restraint device until the age of 8 years old, so if you are traveling with children, be sure to request a child seat in advance. The law in Burkina Faso also states that children under the age of 7 are not allowed to sit in the front seat of a vehicle.
  • Some car rental agencies in Burkina Faso will allow renters to cross the border into neighboring countries such as Mali, but others may restrict cross-border travel. As a result, always consult with your chosen car rental company in Burkina Faso before trying to cross international borders. Crossing borders may be allowed but may require additional paperwork, fees, and insurance.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Burkina Faso for $88 or less

FAQs about renting a car in Burkina Faso

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Burkina Faso?

    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 Burkina Faso?

    On average a rental car in Burkina Faso costs $615 per week ($88 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Burkina Faso costs $2,638 per month ($88 per day).

  • What is driving like in Burkina Faso?

    Driving in Burkina Faso can be challenging due to careless motorists both inside and outside the capital city of Ouagadougou. Always drive on the right and overtake on the left. Police rarely enforce traffic laws, so be sure to drive attentively and defensively. If you are staying within the capital, you may encounter traffic but the road conditions are generally safe. If you are driving on rural roads, you should travel in a convoy and be sure to carry extra fuel and supplies. Roads can be narrow and have many potholes, so pay attention to your surroundings at all times when behind the wheel of a Burkina Faso car rental.

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

    In Burkina Faso, you must be at least 25 years old to get a rental car. You must also have your valid passport, your driver’s license from your home country, and an International Driver’s Permit (IDP) in order to rent a car in Burkina Faso. There is a national seat belt law so make sure you and all additional passengers are buckled up at all times.

  • How are gas prices in Burkina Faso?

    In Burkina Faso, fuel is purchased by the liter. While prices can vary depending on where in the country you are and based on the economic conditions, gas prices in Burkina Faso typically hover around 850 XOF (1.14 USD) per liter. In gallons, this translates to about 3218 XOF (5.34 USD). It is always recommended to keep an extra tank of gas in your vehicle in case you run out of fuel on the road, so be sure to fill both your vehicle and your extra tank up when you visit the gas station.

  • What are the speed limits in Burkina Faso?

    The speed limits in Burkina Faso can vary depending on the town you’re in and the type of road you’re driving on. For example, on most urban roads, the maximum speed limit is 50 km/h (31 mph). On rural roads, the speed limit can reach up to 90 km/h (55 mph). It is important to always pay attention to road signs, especially when entering or leaving a town, so you can properly adjust your speed according to the limit in that specific area.

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