Suriname car rental is a wonderfully independent way to explore this small, tropical South American country. With limited public transportation beyond the main cities, renting a vehicle will let you explore safely. You will need to familiarize yourself with driving on the left-hand side of the road. Many car rentals have manual transmissions, meaning you would need to specify with your car rental company should you require an automatic. Keep your seat belt on at all times and obey the road signs, and driving in Suriname should be a breeze.
Suriname car rental will be easier if you are realistic about the road conditions of third-world countries. While a sedan or compact car will be fine if you are staying in the cities, SUVs are far more helpful with the rather prevalent pothole situation, even in urban areas. Your SUV car rental will also be a good choice for the many riverside and coastal roads, as well as a great number of roads that are still unpaved.
Traffic in the capital of Paramaribo is always rather heavy. While drivers are mostly tolerant in Suriname, you should look out for speeding, pedestrians crossing the road, animals wandering into the roads, and reckless passing of other vehicles. It is best to drive defensively and cautiously and be aware that driving at night is less safe due to insufficient lighting in most places.
When travelling in Suriname with children in your car rental, it is the law for them to be appropriately buckled up in a car seat at all times while the car is moving. The law states that infants will need to be in backward-facing car seats until they weigh 40 pounds (18 kg). Older children will need booster seats until 8 years of age. All adult passengers will need to remain buckled up.
25% of our users found rental cars in Suriname for $37 or less
Book your rental car in Suriname at least 1 week before your trip in order to get a below-average price
Off-airport rental car locations in Suriname are around 3% cheaper than airport locations on average
Economy rental cars in Suriname are around 23% cheaper than other car types, on average
FAQs about renting a car in Suriname
On average a rental car in Suriname costs $53 per day.
Economy (Class Economy Car or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Suriname.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Alamo ($39/day) and Hertz ($42/day).
On average a rental car in Suriname costs $300 per week ($43 per day).
On average a rental car in Suriname costs $1,284 per month ($43 per day).
Luckily, toll roads do not exist on the freeways and larger roads in Suriname. This is a great saving on your travel itinerary, and you will not receive a toll bill when you return the vehicle either. You will require a tourist card if you cross certain borders within the country, so ensure you check with your car rental agency about what paperwork you need for longer road trips. Roads can be challenging at times, so always look out for obstacles and consider hiring a GPS as there may not always be sufficient signage.
Although you can drive from as young as 18 years old in Suriname, you can only rent cars from the age of 21. You will be charged a young driver fee if you are under age 25 and probably be restricted by many car rental agencies in terms of the luxury or prestige vehicle ranges. Some companies may have an upper age limit of 75 for car rental, too.
The average price of Suriname gas, measured per gallon is about 57.20 SRD (1.85 USD). This is quite comparable to the US prices of gas per gallon.You will find that Suriname has more than enough gas stations to stay fueled up, including large fuel global names. If you are planning on driving to more remote areas, consider a canister of gas in the trunk to avoid breaking down.
The speed limits in Suriname are measured in kilometers. In urban areas, you can drive 40 km/h (25 mph), whereas on rural roads you can drive up to 60 km/h (37 mph). When you reach the highway, you can push your car rental to 90 km/h (56 mph). Speeding is taken seriously, and if you are pulled over for infringement, it is best to settle the fine on the spot. Brush up on a little Dutch to be able to communicate with authorities in Suriname.
The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for car rentals for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last 24 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.