Intermediate (Jeep Wrangler or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Samoa.
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On average a rental car in Samoa costs $455 per week ($65 per day).
On average a rental car in Samoa costs $1,949 per month ($65 per day).
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.
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.
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.
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).