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Cheap car rentals in Gabon

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Top tips for renting a car in Gabon

  • Renting a car in Gabon can offer several advantages, providing convenience, flexibility, and the ability to explore the country at your own pace. The freedom to travel independently and explore the country according to your own schedule and preferences is unbeatable. You can visit remote areas, off-the-beaten-path destinations, and lesser-known attractions that may not be easily accessible by public transportation, like Arboretum Raponda Walker. For business travelers, renting a car can be highly convenient. It allows you to attend meetings, conferences, and other engagements on time without relying on public transportation.
  • The road conditions in Gabon can vary significantly. While major roads between cities are generally in decent condition, some rural or less-traveled roads may be poorly maintained and have potholes. It's advisable to drive cautiously, especially at night, and be prepared for unexpected road conditions. If you must drive at night, exercise caution as visibility may be reduced, and some roads may not be well-lit. Therefore, driving at moderate speeds and being alert for pedestrians, animals, and other hazards is advisable.
  • Libreville is the capital city of Gabon and is home to Léon-Mba International Airport (LBV), the country’s main international airport. Renting a car at LBV provides convenience, as you can pick up the vehicle as soon as you land, saving you the hassle of finding alternative transportation to your destination. Several car rental agencies have operations at the airport and offer a range of vehicles to choose from, including sedans, SUVs, and sometimes even 4x4 vehicles suitable for off-road travel.
  • A GPS navigation system can be useful when driving in Gabon, especially if you are not familiar with the roads and navigating a foreign country. It provides accurate directions and helps you navigate cities, towns, and well-traveled routes. However, remember that some rural or less-traveled roads may be less developed and not accurately mapped on GPS systems. As such, consider seeking local advice or ask for directions from people familiar with the area you're traveling to.
  • Book your rental car in Gabon at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car in Gabon

  • What is the most popular rental car in Gabon?

    Economy (Honda City or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Gabon.

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

    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 Gabon?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to rent a car in Gabon are Libreville (50% of total searches of users looking to rent a car in Gabon) and Port Gentil (50%).

  • What is driving like in Gabon?

    In Gabon, they drive on the right-hand side of the road and overtake on the left-hand side of the road. It is essential to drive defensively in Gabon. Be aware of other drivers; some may not adhere to traffic rules and regulations. Expect pedestrians, cyclists, and animals on the road, particularly in rural areas. Police stops are often conducted to check for traffic violations, such as speeding, improper documentation, or other infractions. If you are in violation, the police may issue a fine on the spot.

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

    The minimum age to rent a car in Gabon is usually 21. However, some rental agencies only serve drivers aged at least 23 or 25, depending on the vehicle’s category. Additionally, drivers under 25 may be subject to a young driver surcharge. Besides, A valid driver's license is mandatory for renting a car in Gabon. If you are an international visitor, carrying an International Driving Permit (IDP) and a valid driver's license is recommended.

  • How are gas prices in Gabon?

    Gabon has relatively low gas prices compared to many other countries. However, it's important to note that fuel prices can fluctuate based on global oil prices and local economic conditions. Currently, petrol retails at 585 CFA (0.98 USD) per liter. Gas stations are available in urban areas and along major highways. However, they may be less frequent in more remote or rural regions. To this end, keeping your fuel tank adequately filled is advisable when traveling long distances.

  • What are the speed limits in Gabon?

    The speed limits in Gabon may vary based on the road type and the area you are driving in. For instance, you must keep to 40 km/h (25 mph) in urban areas, including cities and towns, and 80 km/h (50 mph) on rural roads outside urban areas. Moreover, highways and expressways have a speed limit of 110 km/h (68 mph) or higher. These limits may vary based on road conditions, signage, and local regulations, so paying attention to posted speed limit signs is important.

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    Hertz car rental locations in Gabon

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    Europcar car rental locations in Gabon

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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.