Nigeria car rentals

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Cheap car rentals in Nigeria

Full-size SUV$247/day
Passenger van$147/day
Pickup truck$95/day
Premium SUV$250/day
Intermediate SUV$170/day
Standard SUV$249/day
Supplier choice sedan$598/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for renting a car in Nigeria

  • When you get Nigeria car rentals, you will have more flexibility for your journey as compared to using a mode of public transport. A rental car in Nigeria also tends to be a better value for your money than if you were to take taxis everywhere, especially if the rental period is for several days or longer.
  • When you are traveling with young children in the car, child restraints are required for those under seven years of age. You can contact the rental company before you book to make sure that it has child seats as part of their offerings.
  • Even though some of the roads are paved in Nigeria, you will find that the majority of roads are in fair or poor condition and are made from gravel and dirt. The roads in the cities tend to be good, but the quality of surface decreases the farther away you get from populated areas. For this reason, we recommend that you get an SUV during your stay. These have 4 x 4 capabilities, so they are suitable for a variety of terrains.
  • When you get a rental car in Nigeria, you may want cross the border into one of its many neighboring countries, such as Cameroon. In this instance, you must inform the car rental company prior to driving; if it’s permitted, you’ll need to pay a surcharge to have a cross-border policy added to your booking. This means your car is insured in all the countries you are visiting. You will also need to familiarize yourself with the road laws of the country you visit, as it’s likely they will vary from Nigeria’s road laws. In addition, you might need different documents if you cross the border.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Nigeria for $109 or less
  • Book your rental car in Nigeria at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Nigeria are around 1% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Standard rental cars in Nigeria are around 41% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Nigeria

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

    On average a rental car in Nigeria costs $228 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Nigeria?

    Standard (Toyota Corolla or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Nigeria.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Nigeria?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Avis ($84/day) and Sixt ($111/day).

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

    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 Nigeria?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to rent a car in Nigeria are Lagos (64% of total searches of users looking to rent a car in Nigeria), Abuja (16%) and Benin City (14%).

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

    On average a rental car in Nigeria costs $914 per week ($131 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Nigeria costs $3,918 per month ($131 per day).

  • What is driving like in Nigeria?

    You must be careful when driving in Nigeria as it can be hazardous. In general, road safety laws don’t tend to be followed as closely as in other countries, so you will need to be cautious of other drivers. Examples of daily occurrences are people driving against the traffic and speeding in high-traffic areas. There are also few pedestrian crossings, so you will often find people crossing busy roads at will. It’s therefore important to remain vigilant.

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

    Everyone needs to be a minimum of 21 years of age to rent a car in Nigeria. You should not have any major incidents on your driving record. Anyone under the age of 25 years will also need to pay a young driver surcharge. Younger drivers will also be restricted on the categories of vehicle they can rent.

  • How are gas prices in Nigeria?

    A gallon of gas costs around 725 NGN (1.60 USD) in Nigeria, while a liter costs about 191 NGN (0.40 USD). The currency in Nigeria is the naira, which is valued at around 444 NGN to the U.S. dollar. It’s important to remember that the majority of gas stations in the country are close to the major cities. So if you’re driving through the countryside, you should ensure you have enough gas for the journey.

  • What are the speed limits in Nigeria?

    The speed limits in Nigeria are in kilometers, not miles. In well-populated areas, the top speed limit is 40 km/h (25 mph). On rural roads, you can go as fast as 80 km/h (50 mph). On highways, the maximum speed is 120 km/h (75 mph). Both fixed and mobile speed cameras exist in Nigeria. If you get a speeding ticket, your agency will charge you automatically and will be obliged to pass your information over to the travel authorities.

Car rental directory

  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car rental locations in Nigeria

    7 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in Nigeria

    5 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in Nigeria

    3 Locations

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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.