Rwanda car rentals

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Cheap car rentals in Rwanda

Full-size SUV$72/day
Passenger van$103/day
Pickup truck$63/day
Premium SUV$73/day
Compact SUV$66/day
Intermediate SUV$66/day
Luxury SUV$93/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for renting a car in Rwanda

  • Getting Rwanda car rentals gives you better flexibility on your trip because you can travel when you want rather than abiding by public transport timetables. A rental car in Rwanda is also good if you’re traveling on a tight budget as it can be cheaper than taking a taxi everywhere, particularly if your rental period is for a few days or longer.
  • If you are driving with young children in the car, you should know that while there are no standardized child safety rules for driving in the country, it’s considered normal practice for kids younger than 12 to be in a booster seat. Prior to booking Rwanda car rentals, you can call your provider to ensure they are able to offer you a child seat.
  • Even though there are some paved roads in Rwanda, most of the roads are made from gravel and dirt and not in great condition. As a rule of thumb, the quality of the roads tends to decrease the further you get from heavily populated cities. When you get Rwanda car rentals, it’s a good idea to go for an SUV. These vehicles have 4 x 4 capabilities, so they are good for a range of terrains.
  • When you get a rental car in Rwanda, you may want to go across the border to one of the neighboring countries, like Tanzania. If this is the case, you must inform your rental company prior to doing so because, if it’s allowed, you’ll need to pay a surcharge for a cross-border policy to be added to your booking. This means the car is insured in both countries. You must also familiarize yourself with the road rules of a bordering country, as they are likely to vary from Rwanda’s road laws. In addition, you should check what documents you need as this will be different from country to country.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Rwanda for $58 or less
  • Book your rental car in Rwanda at least 4 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Rwanda are around 61% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Compact rental cars in Rwanda are around 38% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Rwanda

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

    On average a rental car in Rwanda costs $80 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Rwanda?

    Compact (Volkswagen Golf or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Rwanda.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Rwanda?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at GREEN MOTION ($43/day).

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

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

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

    On average a rental car in Rwanda costs $520 per week ($74 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Rwanda costs $2,227 per month ($74 per day).

  • What is driving like in Rwanda?

    You must be careful when driving in Rwanda as terrain can change rather quickly. For instance, one moment you’ll be on a road with lane markers, and the next you might be on a cobblestone street without markers. In general, driving in Rwanda is a safe and enjoyable experience. You should keep an eye out for pedestrians and cattle, though. This is because there are few sidewalks, meaning people have to move onto the road, especially in the countryside.

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

    You must be at least 19 years of age to hire a car in Rwanda and also have held your license for at least one year. The license must also be clean with no major incidents on it. Drivers under 25 years of age will most likely need to pay a young driver surcharge as well as be restricted as to the type of vehicle they can rent.

  • How are gas prices in Rwanda?

    A gallon of gas costs around 5980 RWF (5.60 USD) in Rwanda, with a liter costing around 1580 RWF (1.50 USD). The currency in Rwanda is the Rwandan franc, which is valued at about 1077RWF to the U.S. dollar. Most of the gas stations in the country are close to urban areas, so if you are planning a trip into the countryside, it’s important that you check to see if you have enough gas for your journey.

  • What are the speed limits in Rwanda?

    The speed limits in Rwanda are in kilometers, not miles. In urban areas, the top speed limit is 40 km/h (25 mph). On country roads, the maximum limit is 60 km/h (38 mph). There are many remote speed cameras in Rwanda, and if you are caught, you will be fined by the police. Your car rental agency will then charge you for the fine and pass your information over to the correct authorities.

Car rental directory

  • europcar

    Europcar car rental locations in Rwanda

    2 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car rental locations in Rwanda

    2 Locations

  • greenmotion

    GREEN MOTION car rental locations in Rwanda

    1 Location

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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.