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Cheap car rentals in Samoa

Compact SUV$48/day
Intermediate SUV$49/day
Premium station wagon$74/day
Supplier choice van$89/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for renting a car in Samoa

  • With the freedom of having a rental car in Samoa, you should drive to Lalomanu Beach to the east of Upolu Island, and then drive 15.4 km (9.6 mi) to the To Sua Trench swimming hole on the south side of the island. On Savai'i, you can take your car off-road and visit the Saleaula lava fields, home of Mount Matavanu, which is a 10.1 km (6.3 mi) drive away from the nearest town of Safotu on the north side of the island.
  • Renting a car in Samoa is a comfortable way to get around, as the local buses are notoriously uncomfortable and are usually packed. Besides this, public transportation is unreliable, so your most sensible mode of transport is a car. Although an ordinary compact or saloon car will allow you to reach almost all Samoan tourist attractions, you will often come across gravel and dirt tracks, which can be harder to navigate. If you intend to travel on these roads, you should consider renting a four-wheel drive.
  • Although Samoa does not have any laws about child car seats, it is advised to either bring one with you on your flight or rent one from your rental car company. You can rent a car seat or booster seat for children for around 10 WST (4 USD) a day.
  • Samoa is made up of two islands, Savai'i and Upolu, and you likely will want to visit both. If you check with your car rental company, they should be able to arrange for you to take your rental car across to the neighboring island. You are normally allowed to take rental cars from Upolu over to Savai’i and back, but cars rented on Savai’i cannot be taken to Upolu. The ferry costs for vehicles is between 80 and 110 WST (30-41 USD) each way, depending on the size of your car.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Samoa for $60 or less
  • Book your rental car in Samoa at least 6 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars in Samoa are around 34% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Samoa

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

    On average a rental car in Samoa costs $68 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Samoa?

    Compact (Class Compact SUV or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Samoa.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Samoa?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($48/day) and Budget ($70/day).

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

    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 Samoa?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to rent a car in Samoa are Apia (96% of total searches of users looking to rent a car in Samoa) and Faleolo (4%).

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

    On average a rental car in Samoa costs $450 per week ($64 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Samoa costs $1,930 per month ($64 per day).

  • What is driving like in Samoa?

    When you rent a car in Samoa, you will need to drive on the left-hand side of the road and overtake on the right. It is mandatory that all passengers wear seatbelts in the car. Driving under the influence is not permitted: you must have a blood-alcohol level of below 0.08 to legally drive. You must take caution when driving through villages, as children and animals are often in the roads. It is important to note that Samoa does not have any sidewalks along their roads.

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

    If you plan to rent a car in Samoa, you will need to be at least 25 years old and have held your driver’s license for at least a year. Along with a valid full driver’s license from your home country, you will need to apply for a temporary driver’s license, which costs around 20 WST (7.64 USD) for one month. If you have an international driver’s license, you can get it endorsed by the Samoa Land Transport Authority and use it for a maximum of 90 days.

  • How are gas prices in Samoa?

    You will find that the average price of gas is 2.58 WST (0.99 USD) per liter and 3.96 USD per gallon when you rent a car in Samoa. Gas stations can be found in most major towns, particularly Apia, however, it is recommended that you fill up your tank before you drive to remote areas.

  • What are the speed limits in Samoa?

    When you drive in Samoa, you will need to follow the national speed limits, which are slow due to the size of the islands. Within central towns like Apia and other urban areas, the maximum speed limit is 40 km/h (24 mph), while outside of towns, the speed limit increases to 56 km/h (34 mph).

Car rental directory

  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in Samoa

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  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in Samoa

    2 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car rental locations in Samoa

    2 Locations

  • discovery

    Discovery car rental locations in Samoa

    2 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.