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French Polynesia car rentals

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Cheap car rentals in French Polynesia

Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for renting a car in French Polynesia

  • Having a rental car allows you to explore French Polynesia at your own pace and convenience. You're not bound by fixed schedules or dependent on public transportation. Drive around the main island of Tahiti and visit attractions such as Pointe Vénus, the Arahoho Blowhole, and the Museum of Tahiti and the Islands. You could also rent a car and explore the lush landscapes of Huahine island, visit its archaeological sites, explore its ancient marae (sacred sites), and see the scenic village of Fare.
  • In French Polynesia, seatbelt usage is mandatory for all occupants in the vehicle. Children under the age of 10 must be restrained properly in correct child seats or booster seats. When you are in larger and more developed areas like Tahiti, you can generally rent car seats, but in smaller and less inhabited areas, this may not be the case. Plan ahead and contact your rental company to see if it can rent car seats to you or make a plan to bring your own.
  • Since French Polynesia is a series of islands, you may want to do what the locals call island hopping. While there are plenty of air taxis and ferry services to let you do this, but there are no options for a ferry that will take your car. Your best bet is to plan to return your rental car when boarding an air taxi or ferry to a new island and then rent another car upon your arrival.
  • French Polynesia can experience sudden changes in weather, including heavy rainfall and strong winds. These conditions can affect road surfaces, so be prepared for reduced visibility and slippery roads during rain showers. This makes having something like an SUV a good choice. Not only will it get you to more remote locations popular with visitors, but it can more easily handle less-than-ideal road conditions.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in French Polynesia for $40 or less
  • Book your rental car in French Polynesia at least 4 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in French Polynesia are around 13% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Mini rental cars in French Polynesia are around -125% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in French Polynesia

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

    On average a rental car in French Polynesia costs $56 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car in French Polynesia?

    Mini (Renault Twingo or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in French Polynesia.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in French Polynesia?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($26/day) and Avis ($47/day).

  • What is the best rental car company in French Polynesia?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental company in French Polynesia is Hertz (7.0, 86 reviews).

  • How can I find car rentals near me in French Polynesia?

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

  • Where should I rent a car in French Polynesia?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to rent a car in French Polynesia are Papeete (82% of total searches of users looking to rent a car in French Polynesia), Temae (9%) and Vaitape (6%).

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

    On average a rental car in French Polynesia costs $339 per week ($48 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in French Polynesia costs $1,451 per month ($48 per day).

  • What is driving like in French Polynesia?

    In French Polynesia, cars drive on the right side of the road. The main islands of French Polynesia, such as Tahiti and Moorea, have generally well-maintained roads. However, on some smaller or more remote islands, road conditions may vary. In rural areas, expect narrow and winding roads, so drive with caution and be aware of other vehicles, pedestrians, and animals. Gas stations are commonly found on the main islands. In more remote areas or on smaller islands, fuel availability may be limited, so plan accordingly.

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

    The minimum age requirements to rent a car in French Polynesia vary among different car rental companies. Generally, the minimum age to rent a car is 21. However, some rental agencies may require the driver to be at least 25 years old. Additionally, there might be restrictions or additional fees for drivers under 25 years of age.

  • What are the gas prices like in French Polynesia?

    In larger cities and developed areas of French Polynesia, the approximate cost of one liter of gas is around 141 XPF (1.30 USD), which translates to approximately 565 XPF (5.13 USD) per gallon. However, it is crucial to note that as you venture into more remote areas, gas prices may increase

  • What are the speed limits in French Polynesia?

    The speed limit within urban areas is typically 30 mph unless otherwise posted. On open roads outside of urban areas, the speed limit is usually 45 mph unless otherwise indicated. The speed limit on highways or expressways can range from 50 mph to 70 mph, depending on the specific road and signage. It's important to note that these speed limits are general guidelines, and you should always follow the posted speed limit signs in the area where you are driving.

Car rental directory

  • europcar

    Europcar car rental locations in French Polynesia

    7 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car rental locations in French Polynesia

    7 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in French Polynesia

    5 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in French Polynesia

    3 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car rental locations in French Polynesia

    2 Locations

  • shouqi

    Shouqi car rental locations in French Polynesia

    1 Location

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

$48/day

Good deal

$40/day

When to book a rental car in French Polynesia

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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.