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Cheap car rentals in Vanuatu

Full-size SUV$118/day
Premium SUV$144/day
Compact SUV$65/day
Supplier choice pickup truck$74/day
Intermediate SUV$144/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for renting a car in Vanuatu

  • Having a rental car allows you to explore Vanuatu on your own schedule. You're not stuck with fixed schedules relying on public transportation. Vanuatu is known for its stunning natural landscapes, remote villages, and hidden beaches. Having a rental car gives you the opportunity to venture into these less-accessible areas that may not be served by public transportation. Renting a car provides convenience, especially when traveling with a group or your family, or when carrying luggage.
  • In Vanuatu, there is currently no national child restraint law in place. However, according to the law, any child under the age of three must be carried by a responsible adult as an alternative to using a child seat. Because of this, trying to rent car seats for your kids can be a challenge. Plan ahead and contact your rental company to see if it can rent a car seat to you or plan to bring your own.
  • It is important to remember that since Vanuatu is a series of small islands, traveling between the islands is usually not going to be possible in your rental car. Both the Vanuatu Ferry and Big Sista Ferry offer transport service around the islands and may be able to take your car on the journey. Always make sure to check with your rental company before you take your car on a ferry to assure that this is allowed as part of your rental terms.
  • Some of the busiest times you will find on the road in Vanuatu are during rush-hour periods in the mornings and evenings. This will be seen on major roads such as the Efate Ring Road, roads around Bauerfield Airport, and the Santo East Coast Road. On specific days when markets such as the Port Vila Market, the Luganville Market, or the Lenakel Market are open, areas around them may experience heavier traffic due to increased visitors and local activity.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Vanuatu for $66 or less
  • Book your rental car in Vanuatu at least 1 week before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Vanuatu are around 24% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Economy rental cars in Vanuatu are around -4% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Vanuatu

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

    On average a rental car in Vanuatu costs $103 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Vanuatu?

    Economy (Class Economy Car or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Vanuatu.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Vanuatu?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($58/day) and Budget ($144/day).

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

    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 Vanuatu?

    On average a rental car in Vanuatu costs $527 per week ($75 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Vanuatu costs $2,259 per month ($75 per day).

  • What is driving like in Vanuatu?

    In Vanuatu, vehicles drive on the right-hand side of the road. Main roads are generally paved and well-maintained, but some rural or remote areas may have unpaved roads that can be rough and uneven. It's common to encounter pedestrians, animals, and slow-moving vehicles on the roads, especially in rural areas. Fuel stations are available in urban areas and major towns; however, in more remote areas, fuel stations may be scarce, so plan your refueling accordingly.

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

    Most companies here are going to expect you to be at least 23 years old to rent a car. This can go as high as age 25, but some of the local companies will rent to a person who is 21. Rental franchises like Europcar will also want to see that you have held your license for at least one year to rent a car, but local companies may not have this requirement. Most renters under age 23 will pay some sort of surcharge for their rental.

  • What are the gas prices like in Vanuatu?

    Because this country is a chain of small islands, you can expect to pay somewhat higher prices for gas. As a general example, the cost of a gallon of gas is about 729 VT ($7.29 USD) which is about 190 VT ($1.29 USD) per liter. It is important to remember that these are the prices you will find in larger cities like Port Vila, and as you get to more remote areas, prices can increase, and availability can potentially decrease.

  • What are some of the speed limits you will find in Vanuatu?

    The general speed limits in Vanuatu can vary depending on where you are driving, but in urban areas like Port Vila, you will find they are about 20 mph. As you get on more open roads away from cities, you will find speed limits of about 30 mph. On highways, the limit is around 50 mph.

Car rental directory

  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in Vanuatu

    2 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car rental locations in Vanuatu

    2 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car rental locations in Vanuatu

    2 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in Vanuatu

    2 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car rental locations in Vanuatu

    2 Locations

  • shouqi

    Shouqi car rental locations in Vanuatu

    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.