Papeete car rentals

Papeete car rentals

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Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia
Oct 1 — Oct 8
Same drop-off
Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia
Fri 10/1
Fri 10/8

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Papeete car rental information

Pick-up locationPapeete
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Full-size SUV, Intermediate SUV, Mini, Passenger van
Rental locations7
Airport locations5
Popular agenciesAvis, Europcar, Hertz

Cheap car rentals in Papeete

Full-size SUV$91/day
Passenger van$107/day
Compact SUV$66/day
Intermediate SUV$91/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Papeete car rental reviews and directory

From $30/dayRated #1
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5.9 Okay (35 reviews)
2 locations in Papeete
Locations in Papeete
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7.9 GoodJul 25 2021
Didnt like the pay per kilometer option (the only option). Apart from that, everything else was lovely!
8.0 ExcellentMay 27 2021
Somehow I didn’t realize I ordered a car that changed for every kilometer until I was very tired, out of time and just trying to get to my destination before dark. It ended up being about 60 USD daily on average so not too horrible. I was fortunate in that the car I’d ordered wasn’t ready (I’d gotten an earlier flight) so she graciously offered me an upgrade. On another note, the car is clearly a rental so, not sure if it was the typical island drivers or what, but I got pushed around a lot. Tailgated, almost run off the road, but I was doing the speed limit so who knows.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 4 2021
Reserved at one rate, agent found a lower rate that saved me about $20 for a one day rental.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 3 2021
Staff was helpfulKnowing I would be charged for every kilometer driven. This wasn’t spelled out in the beginning. Felt like a typical bait and switch.
2.0 MediocreJan 12 2021
We booked the car online for a Sunday. It was confirmed online. Sunday comes around, cant get ahold of anyone. Come to find out hertz was closed on sunday. Why would your site even let us rent a car for a date that the car rental company is closed. Furthermore why would your site even confirmed the rental if the company is closed that day. Just annoying
8.0 ExcellentJan 6 2021
The staff was very friendly, and made car pickup easy.It would have been helpful to have more explicit drop off instructions.
5.6 OkayFeb 1 2020
Staff was super helpfulCar itself was not very clean. Somehow had ants everywhere and they would not stop no matter how many we killed. Misleadingly listed without the “no miles/kms” in the purchase.
8.8 ExcellentDec 25 2019
Yes lots of paperwork to complete at pickup but our provider was super helpful, patient, friendly, giving us undivided attention and answering all our questions. The drop off was a snap with easy to follow directions provided at pickup.Manual transmissions are lots of fun to drive but Our little French car did not like going into reverse unless the gears were line up just perfectly. Slow and patients rules the day.
7.6 GoodDec 8 2019
Staff was great..... just hidden charges. Basically doubled the cost of the rental.
2.0 MediocreOct 12 2019
clean caryou never said there would be charge for muleage
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From $66/dayRated #2
6.8 Good (5 reviews)
2 locations in Papeete
Locations in Papeete
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1.9 HorribleJul 28 2021
We reserved a 5 passenger car. We were given a 4 passenger car. We were told there weren’t any 5 passenger vehicles until August. I had to make 2 trips from Avis to the Hilton because I could not fit all of our party in the vehicle. Even though the next day there were 5 passenger vehicles on the lot, I was told they were already reserved. I had to go back because the tire pressures light would not turn off but was told it was ok. I also reserved a 5 passenger vehicle, but that didn’t matter and I had to rent a 5 passenger vehicle from the hotel so all of our party could go on a day trip. The AVIS staff was not sympathetic and most of the people I saw driving on the island with a 5 passenger AVIS car were 2 people. I would never rent from Avis on Moorea again.
6.4 GoodJan 21 2020
Convenient location.Expensive, poorly lit pickup lot. Unfriendly staff. Charges for damage not caused by me.
10.0 ExcellentOct 3 2019
6.0 GoodFeb 20 2017
My car did not have a full tank of gas. When I notified the attendant they told me the gas meter only goes that high, but when I filled it up at the gas station down the street a lot more gas went into the car and the needle went up all the way. Again the lady told me I was wrong and I let it go because I was on my honeymoon. So I am angry I had to pay for more gas than I used, because I had to return the car with a full tank. Right now I will not use kayak or Avis again! I was a first time user.
From $63/dayRated #3
4.4 Okay (1 review)
1 location in Papeete
Locations in Papeete
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Recent reviews
keddy by Europcar
2 locations in Papeete
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Papeete
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41 travelers who rented a car in Papeete gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.0

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Car rental insurance in Papeete

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Papeete 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 Papeete.


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 Papeete car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Papeete

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Papeete for $41 or less
  • Book your rental car in Papeete at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Papeete are around 10% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Economy rental cars in Papeete are around 16% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Papeete

  • Some car rental companies in Papeete 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 Papeete costs $50 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($48/day), Europcar ($61/day) and Avis ($66/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Europcar Papeete Faa'a Intl Airport (tahiti) 98713 (5 miles from city center).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental company in Papeete is Hertz (6.1, 59 reviews).

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

  • Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Papeete.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Faaa airport include Hertz, Avis and Europcar.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Faaa airport to off-airport locations include Hertz, Avis, and Europcar.

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

  • A Economy car rental in Papeete costs $52 per day, on average.

  • A Mini car rental in Papeete costs $56 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car rental in Papeete costs $51 per day, on average.

  • In Papeete, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz Route De Ceinture Tipaerui (1 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Papeete costs $351 per week ($50 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Papeete costs $1,506 per month ($50 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!).