Tonga car rentals

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Cheap car rentals in Tonga

Passenger van$111/day
Pickup truck$125/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for renting a car in Tonga

  • Tonga does not have any specific child seat laws. What that means for visitors bringing kids with them on their trip here is that they must confirm with their rental car company whether car seats are available for rent. If there is any doubt as to whether car seats will be available when you rent a car, it is best to bring your car seat with you on your trip.
  • Tonga is composed of many islands, some of which are less accessible by public transportation. With a rental car, you can easily reach remote beaches, villages, and natural sites that may not be served by regular bus routes or taxis. The main island of the nation, Tongatapu, offers plenty of great spots to visit in your rental car, including Ha'atafu Beach, which is a stunning white-sand beach with crystal-clear waters. You can also visit the Anahulu Cave, known for its limestone formations and freshwater pools.
  • Tonga's peak tourist season typically falls between June and September. During this period, you will see higher visitor numbers and increased traffic on roads, especially at popular tourist destinations. Tonga hosts various cultural events and festivals throughout the year, such as the Heilala Festival and the Royal Agricultural Show. During these occasions, there may be an influx of visitors, both local and international, seeking to immerse themselves in Tongan culture and traditions.
  • Something to keep in mind before you head out driving is that Tonga experiences a cyclone season from November to April, which can bring heavy rainfall, strong winds, and potentially hazardous driving conditions. This can be exacerbated by the fact that street lighting may be limited, especially in more rural or outer areas of Tonga. As such, keep abreast of current weather and take extra care if driving at night.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Tonga for $103 or less
  • Book your rental car in Tonga at least 1 week before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Tonga are around 42% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Tonga

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

    On average a rental car in Tonga costs $118 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Tonga?

    Economy (Toyota Yaris or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Tonga.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Tonga?

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

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

    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 Tonga?

    On average a rental car in Tonga costs $780 per week ($111 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Tonga costs $3,341 per month ($111 per day).

  • What is driving like in Tonga?

    In Tonga, vehicles drive on the left side of the road. Main roads are generally well-maintained, particularly in urban areas. However, some rural roads and those leading to more remote locations may be narrower, more uneven, or less developed. Speed limits in Tonga are generally lower than they are in many other countries. Be mindful of pedestrians, as they may not always use designated crosswalks. Also, be aware that animals, such as pigs or chickens, are often seen roaming freely on or near the roads, especially in rural areas.

  • What are the gas prices in Tonga?

    Because Tonga is such a remote location, you should expect to pay somewhat more than you are accustomed to for gas. It is also important to remember when driving that gas stations can be scarce, especially in more rural areas. For one liter of gas, you will generally pay about 1.88 T ($0.80), which translates to around T7.12 ($3.03) per gallon.

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

    The lowest age you can be for car rental in Tonga may vary depending on the car rental company. Usually, most local rental outfits in Tonga ask the driver to be at least 21 years old. Because there are no major global brands that rent cars here, it's important to note that individual rental companies may have their own policies and may apply additional fees or restrictions for drivers under a certain age. Check with the car rental firm you plan to use in Tonga to confirm its age requirements and any additional conditions that may apply.

  • What are the speed limits in Tonga?

    Tonga has relatively conservative speed limits in comparison to larger urban areas. In pedestrian zones and school surroundings, the speed limit is set at 19 mph. On main roads, the speed limit increases to 31 mph, while in rural areas, it is set at 43 mph.

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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.