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Cheap car rentals in Niger

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Top tips for renting a car in Niger

  • Niger car rentals provide a convenient way to explore the landlocked West African nation. You can explore different parts of the country with limited access to public transportation. It’s also a more affordable option than hiring a taxi or using various means of public transportation. Start your journey in the country’s capital, Niamey, which offers a mix of modern and traditional attractions, or drive to the historic town of Agadez and explore the labyrinthine streets of the old town, visit the Sultan's Palace, and admire the iconic Agadez Mosque.
  • If you’re visiting Niger, you’ll most likely fly into Niamey Diori Hamani International Airport (NIM), the primary airport in the country. Avis and Europcar have a car rental desk at the airport. You’ll also find several local and international car rental agencies spread across various locations in Niamey. Car rentals in Niger have a selection of vehicles depending on your needs. The fueling options, the number of people traveling with you, the length of your trip, and the places you plan to visit in Niger will help you select a car that fits your travel needs. Consider a rental with a convenient pickup and dropoff location.
  • Roads in Niger are reasonable. Main roads between the capital and other large towns are generally good, but you should watch out for potholes on most roads. In some remote locations, tracks can become impassable during heavy rain. Driving outside Niamey and other parts of the country requires a vehicle with four-wheel drive. The country is served by two major highways: the Uranium Highway and the Niamey-Marandi-Zinder-Diffa Highway. Both highways are paved and offer an excellent driving experience.
  • When driving in Niger, you should watch out for different obstacles. They include bicycles, mopeds, livestock (cattle, goats, camels), unwary pedestrians, and buses. Bush taxis, overloaded tractor-trailers, and damaged cars are common on Niger roads. Driving at night is not recommended due to poorly-lit roads. Always slow down as you approach highly-populated areas, and be cautious when driving on different roads in Niger.

FAQs about renting a car in Niger

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

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

  • What is it like driving in Niger?

    In Niger, driving is on the right-hand side of the road. You’ll encounter several traffic stops on different roads. Make sure you have all your documents with you, especially your International Driving Permit (IDP), since French is the official and common language in Niger. You are prohibited from traveling through a different route than the one entered by the police in the previous town.

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

    The minimum driving age in Niger is 23 years old. You must be 23 years old to rent a car in the country. Some agencies require renters to be at least 25 years old. Renters below 25 years may incur a young driver’s surcharge. Car rentals in Niger ask for different documents to rent you a car, including a valid driver’s license, identification documents, and a major credit card for payment. An International Driving Permit is required and is only valid for three months.

  • How are gas prices in Niger?

    The average price of gasoline in Niger is around 547.69 CFA (0.92 USD) per liter or 2,100.90 CFA (3.50 USD) per gallon. Consider renting a fuel-efficient vehicle with the distance you’ll cover and the road conditions in mind. There are long stretches of roads between towns in Niger, and it can be difficult to find fuel. Carry extra gasoline and fill up whenever possible.  Make sure you carry enough cash (local currency)  since it’s the most common form of transaction.

  • What are the speed limits in Niger?

    The general speed limit in Niger is 50 km/h (31 mph) in urban areas, 60 km/h (37 mph) in rural areas, and 80 km/h (50 mph) on motorways. You should lower the speed limit if you find yourself driving at night or in areas with many pedestrians and animals. Drive cautiously, especially in places outside the main towns with potholes. 

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    Avis car rental locations in Niger

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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.