Nairobi car rentals

Nairobi car rentals

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Nairobi, Kenya
Aug 10 — Aug 17
Same drop-off
Nairobi, Kenya
Tue 8/10
Noon
Tue 8/17
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Nairobi car rental information

Pick-up locationNairobi
Car typesCommercial, Compact, Economy, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Intermediate station wagon, Luxury SUV, Mini, Minivan, Premium SUV, SUV, Standard, Standard SUV
Rental locations22
Airport locations14
Popular agenciesAce, Hertz, Autounion Car Rental

Cheap car rentals in Nairobi

$28/dayEconomy
$33/dayCompact
$36/dayIntermediate
$48/dayStandard
$62/daySUV
$109/dayMinivan
$121/dayFull-size SUV
$26/dayMini
$83/dayPremium SUV
$65/dayIntermediate station wagon
$73/dayStandard SUV
$89/dayIntermediate SUV
$89/dayCommercial
$191/dayLuxury SUV
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Car rental insurance in Nairobi

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Nairobi car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Nairobi.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car rental insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Nairobi car rental.

Nairobi car rental reviews and directory

From $114/dayRated #1
Avis
Best rated
10 Excellent (1 review)
3 locations in Nairobi
Avis
Locations in Nairobi
Aspire Centre+254 20 2532610
Monday07:45 - 16:30
Tuesday07:45 - 16:30
Wednesday07:45 - 16:30
Thursday07:45 - 16:30
Friday07:45 - 16:30
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Jomo Kenyatta Int Airport
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
Westlands/Chiromo Road+254 731 663000
Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJan 17 2017
67 USD per day and had to deposit cash $2000 USDPros: Staff were slow. It took one hour to process my rental. I was pleased to getting my 2000 USD cash depisit as soon as I returned their vehicle. Their fleet is new and fully insured, but body scratches due to nengligence are paid out of pocket.
From $58/dayRated #2
Hertz
Most popular
Cheapest deal
6.8 Good (5 reviews)
2 locations in Nairobi
Hertz
Locations in Nairobi
Airport North Road
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
Waiyaki Way
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
  • 6.4
  • 6.8
  • 6.8
  • 7.6
  • 6
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentFeb 2 2021
Pros: Drop off was easy, they came to pick it up.Cons: Prices are way to high from other experiences in other countries and locations.
2.0 MediocreDec 27 2019
Cross border travel not allowedPros: Responsiveness of the customer rep I spoke to was top notch.Cons: Cross border travel not allowed.
6.0 GoodSep 2 2019
Pros: Great staff. Car was readyCons: Smelled like smoke. $60/ day (including VAT) for a definitively used car seems expensive. South Africa rates are more in line with value for money.
10.0 ExcellentApr 18 2019
Pros: The staff was very friendly and easy to deal with.Cons: A sign or two to state where the office was.
Ace
3 locations in Nairobi
Ace
Locations in Nairobi
66 Muthithi Road+254 717 600100
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
Embakasi+254 717 600100
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
Karen+254 717 600100
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
Recent reviews
Autounion Car Rental
3 locations in Nairobi
Autounion Car Rental
Locations in Nairobi
66 Muthithi Road Westlands - Vitafoam compound+254 717 600 100
Avis Counter+254 717 600 100
Nairobi Airport Wilson+254 717 600 100
Recent reviews
Budget
2 locations in Nairobi
Budget
Locations in Nairobi
Avis Counter+254 20 2386420
College House+254 20 2213330
Recent reviews
From $72/day
Europcar
2 locations in Nairobi
Europcar
Locations in Nairobi
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport+254 777 223442
Karen Connection+254 777 223444
Recent reviews
Sixt
2 locations in Nairobi
Sixt
Locations in Nairobi
Airport Road 1+254 724 001 111
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
Off Limuru Road+254 724 001 111
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
2 locations in Nairobi
Sunnycars
Locations in Nairobi
Jomo Kenyatta International APT
Nairobi Wilson Airport
Recent reviews
Express Rent a Car
1 location in Nairobi
Express Rent a Car
Locations in Nairobi
Nairobi International Airport
Recent reviews
GREEN MOTION
1 location in Nairobi
GREEN MOTION
Locations in Nairobi
Nairobi Airport
Recent reviews
keddy by Europcar
1 location in Nairobi
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Nairobi
Jomo Kenyatta International Apt,- Main Arrival Lounge
Recent reviews
6 travelers who rented a car in Nairobi gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.3

Car rental locations in or near Nairobi

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

$81/day

Good deal

$64/day

When to book a rental car in Nairobi

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting a car in Nairobi

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Nairobi for $64 or less
  • Book your rental car in Nairobi at least 1 week before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Nairobi are around 52% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Intermediate rental cars in Nairobi are around 42% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Nairobi

  • Some car rental companies in Nairobi which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Hertz, Avis and Europcar

  • On average a rental car in Nairobi costs $81 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Ace ($33/day), Hertz ($83/day) and Autounion Car Rental ($89/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Hertz Airport North Road 00100 (8 miles from city center).

  • Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Nairobi. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.

  • The average gas price in Nairobi is $4.12 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $49 and $66, depending on the car size.

  • Compact (Ford Focus or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Nairobi.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Jomo Kenyatta Intl airport include Hertz, Avis and Europcar.

  • The only car rental company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from Jomo Kenyatta Intl airport to off-airport locations is Avis.

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

  • A Compact car rental in Nairobi costs $52 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car rental in Nairobi costs $82 per day, on average.

  • A Full-size car rental in Nairobi costs $103 per day, on average.

  • In Nairobi, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz Waiyaki Way (4 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Nairobi costs $566 per week ($81 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Nairobi costs $2,424 per month ($81 per day).

  • Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).