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Dakar car rentals from C$ 42/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in Dakar with a pick-up date of 3/6 and drop-off date of 17/6. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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EconomyC$ 44/day
CompactC$ 42/day
IntermediateC$ 110/day
Full-size SUVC$ 147/day
PremiumC$ 181/day
Passenger VanC$ 127/day
Premium SUVC$ 96/day
Supplier choiceC$ 115/day
Intermediate SUVC$ 140/day
Compact SUVC$ 161/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Dakar

  • The city’s public transportation system is limited and does not connect all parts of town, making car rentals in Dakar one of the most convenient options for getting around. With Dakar car rentals, you will have the flexibility to stick to your own schedule and the ability to go wherever you like. Reserving car rentals in Dakar will also allow you to go to places that are a bit far from the city center, such as the Mosquée de la Divinité and the Loman Art House - Art Gallery.
  • Travelers that are arriving in the area by plane can always pick up their car rentals in Dakar from Blaise Diagne International Airport (DSS). The car rental center is located on the Arrivals level of the Main Terminal and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Some of the car rental companies that you can find here include Mass Location, Satguru Travel and Tours Services, Hertz, and SIXT.
  • If you are going to be driving car rentals in Dakar, it is important that you know a bit about the local driving culture. For example, police checkpoints are quite frequent in Senegal. These checkpoints are often not in the same location and may be rather informal, but do not be surprised if you come across them. You also may come across many potholes and animals on the roads, so always be alert and try not to drive too quickly.
  • Dakar is known for having very congested roads, so it is best to avoid driving during rush hour. In general, you can expect rush hour to be between the hours of 6:00 and 9:00 am and 5:00 and 7:00 pm You may also want to avoid driving at night as much as possible, as most roads do not have any street lights, which can be dangerous for drivers that do not know the area well.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Dakar for C$ 47 or less
  • Book your rental car in Dakar at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Dakar are around 30% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Economy rental cars in Dakar are around 53% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Dakar

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

    On average a rental car in Dakar costs C$ 51 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Dakar?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz (C$ 42/day), Sixt (C$ 80/day) and Avis (C$ 115/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Hertz Leopold Sedar Senghor Airport null (7 kilometers from city center).

  • Can I rent an automatic car in Dakar?

    Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Dakar. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Dakar?

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

  • Which car rental companies are at Blaise Diagne airport (DSS)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Blaise Diagne airport include Hertz and Sixt.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Blaise Diagne airport (DSS)?

    The only car rental company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from Blaise Diagne airport to off-airport locations is Sixt.

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

    Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • How much does an Economy car rental cost in Dakar?

    An Economy car rental in Dakar costs C$ 40 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Premium car rental cost in Dakar?

    A Premium car rental in Dakar costs C$ 102 per day, on average.

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

    On average a rental car in Dakar costs C$ 357 per week (C$ 51 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Dakar costs C$ 1,528 per month (C$ 51 per day).

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Dakar?

    As the city center is so busy and congested, those that will be primarily driving in downtown Dakar may want to rent a small vehicle. Sedans and compact models are quite common and are great choices for being able to drive on narrow streets and park in tight spots. If you will be exploring a bit more of Senegal outside of Dakar, or you are traveling with plenty of luggage, you can always choose an SUV instead. SUVs provide more room for cargo, which can often be convenient.

  • What’s the speed limit in Dakar?

    If you are driving in a residential area that is within the city limits, the maximum speed limit will be 50 km/h (approximately 31 mph). When you are driving on an open highway, it is common for the highest speed limit to be closer to 90 km/h (approximately 56 mph). If you are driving on a motorway, you can expect the highest speed limit that you will see to instead be closer to 130 km/h (approximately 81 mph).

  • Where are the best places to park in Dakar?

    It is quite common to find free street parking in most neighborhoods of Dakar, including the city center. You will also find that there are many private parking lots for you to choose from, with the prices varying depending on the owner and the location. If you are staying at a hotel, you will typically be able to benefit from either free or paid parking there. Some businesses and restaurants will also have their own private small parking areas that you may be able to find a spot in if you are one of their customers. Parking fills up fast, so it is recommended that you try to find a spot early in the day. 

Dakar car rental reviews and directory

GREEN MOTION

10.0

Wonderful

1 review
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Dakar

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Locations in Dakar

Mermoz VDN

+221 33 821 60 11

Monday08:30 - 20:30
Tuesday08:30 - 20:30
Wednesday08:30 - 20:30
Thursday08:30 - 20:30
Friday08:30 - 20:30
Saturday08:30 - 20:30
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10.0 Wonderful

May 2023

KAYAK
Really great service from Alioune. A+

1 out of 1

Hertz

2.9

Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

3.2

Comfort

3.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

3.0

Value for money

2.7

6 locations in Dakar

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Locations in Dakar

107 Rue Joseph Gomis

+221 33 889 81 81

Monday14:30 - 18:3008:00 - 12:00
Tuesday14:30 - 18:3008:00 - 12:00
Wednesday14:30 - 18:3008:00 - 12:00
Thursday14:30 - 18:3008:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:0014:00 - 18:30
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Sunday08:00 - 12:00

Blaise Diagne Airport

+221 78 620 08 27

Monday00:00 - 23:59
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Hotel Meridien President

Monday14:30 - 18:3008:00 - 12:00
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Thursday08:00 - 12:0014:30 - 18:30
Friday14:30 - 18:3008:00 - 12:00
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Leopold Sedar Senghor Airport

+221 33 820 11 74

Monday00:00 - 23:59
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Novotel

+221 33 849 61 37

Monday08:00 - 12:0014:30 - 18:30
Tuesday14:30 - 18:3008:00 - 12:00
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Sofitel-teranga Hotel

Monday14:30 - 18:3008:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:0014:30 - 18:30
Wednesday14:30 - 18:3008:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:0014:30 - 18:30
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2.0 Poor

Mar. 2024

KAYAK
I booked a car on 278 eur and had to pay 660 eur for a vehicle they prepared for me. Had no other option at the Dakar airport 4 AM. Vehicle was old, bumped from all sides, noisy, far from something what you expect from Hertz and Kayak. Lady at the counter was ok and polite, but se's not a customer's problem solver, she only delivers what is prepared. So, more than double rate comparing to what is booked, inadequate vehicle by it's condition, poor looks and unsafe feeling for driver/passenger. I'm very interested what Kayak and Hertz will do on this case. Explanations like 660 eur with 600 free km included is better than 278 eur +0.38 eur/km does not work. Because of feeling unsafe in this vehicle I had to change my vacation plans and did only 375 km in 6 days of rent. Very unpleasant experience!

4.0 Mediocre

Nov. 2023

KAYAK
When my vehicle wasn't available, they told me I had two choices: wait for a car to be returned (may happen/ may not) or pay more for an upgrade. Being pressed for time I paid, but only because they refused to honor the original reservation .

2.0 Poor

Feb. 2024

KAYAK
the price was double than what you quoted me

2.0 Poor

Feb. 2023

KAYAK
TLDR-the car was a total wreck, literally the only thing working properly was the radio. Pickup was a disaster, drop off smooth. Hertz Dakar forgot our reservation and so had to drive the car to the office from the garage after we arrived. This took over an hour, and put us in the middle of Friday prayers so we had to wait more. I budgeted two hours for pickup but total round trip time (from Mammelles) was four hours. The car itself was more a rent-a-wreck than a rental car. Basically every maintenance light that could be on was on. The car had obvious been in a front-impact collision and the driver’s door would only stay closed if pulled very gently and then locked. The A/C wheezed out tepid air, which didn’t actually cool and the whole dashboard vibrated when the fan was turned past a certain point. The car maxed out at 100km/hr and vibrated furiously while there. We had to creep over speed bumps for fear that the suspension would collapse. I’m shocked that this car was on the road let alone a rental, even by Senegal standards it was quite poor. Positives: Drop off was smooth The car had a fire extinguisher and all the reflector triangles it should.

2.0 Poor

Feb. 2023

KAYAK
No Show !!!!!

2.0 Poor

May 2022

KAYAK
First off, the location was wrong, doubly. Kayak shows this location on the north of peninsula when it is, in fact, in Plateau. Then the street address is also wrong the Rue Joseph Gomis location closed years ago and the actual location is 102 Rue Amadou Assane Ndoye, Dakar. This location screw up left me searching for Hertz somewhere in Plateau, which resulted in my picking up the car late. Since I was late, my rental through Kayak was no longer valid and my costs more than doubled from Kayak’s estimated $163 to over $350. To add insult to injury, The car was in no state to be a rental. Literally every panel was scratched, dented, or otherwise damaged and had clearly been in multiple wrecks. It literally had “Toyota” scratched into the hood. The check engine light was on from the outset and multiple gauges didn’t work. The proprietor said, Yes it had an electrical problem, but the car was fine, “c’est bon”. No it was not fine, it was a total wreck, truly, it was probably “totaled”. This is not what I would expect from Hertz, from whom I have rented around the World. The check-out/in process was slow, but smooth. To the credit of the staff, they did send the missing lug-wrench to my house the next day. When it comes to renting in Dakar, please pick someone else. In Dakar, renting from Hertz just hurts and you will lose both your time and your money.

1 out of 3

Avis

6.8

Okay

No reviews available

2 locations in Dakar

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Locations in Dakar

Commune De Diass

+221 33 849 77 55

Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
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Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
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Sunday08:00 - 12:00

Loxea Senegal Km2 5 Bd Du Cent

+221 33 849 77 55

Monday14:15 - 17:1508:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:0014:15 - 17:15
Wednesday14:15 - 17:1508:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:0014:15 - 17:15
Friday08:00 - 12:0015:00 - 17:00

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Budget

6.3

Okay

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4 locations in Dakar

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Commune De Diass

+221 33 889 46 80

Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
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Place L Independance Immeuble

Monday08:00 - 12:0014:30 - 18:30
Tuesday08:00 - 12:0014:30 - 18:30
Wednesday14:30 - 18:3008:00 - 12:00
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Route Des Almadies

Monday08:00 - 12:00
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Yoff Senegal

Monday08:00 - 12:00
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keddy by Europcar

6.1

Okay

No reviews available

5 locations in Dakar

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Dakar Airport

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Dakar Airport

+221 77 333 83 06

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Dakar Downtown

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Dakar Vdn X Pyrotechnique Lot N24- Opposite Cites Gorgui

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N°22 Liberte 6 Extension Vdn Mermoz

+221 77 333 32 97

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Europcar

5.2

Fair

No reviews available

2 locations in Dakar

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Blaise Diagne International

+221 77 794 25 84

Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
Friday08:00 - 12:00
Saturday08:00 - 12:00
Sunday08:00 - 12:00

N22 Liberte 6 Extension Vdn

+221 77 333 32 97

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Sixt

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2 locations in Dakar

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37 Cité CPI VDN

+221 33 820 15 95

Monday08:30 - 20:30
Tuesday08:30 - 20:30
Wednesday08:30 - 20:30
Thursday08:30 - 20:30
Friday08:30 - 20:30
Saturday09:00 - 13:00

Accès Aéroport

+221 33 957 10 11

Monday08:00 - 12:00
Tuesday08:00 - 12:00
Wednesday08:00 - 12:00
Thursday08:00 - 12:00
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9 travellers who rented a car in Dakar gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.4

Car rental locations in or near Dakar

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Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

C$ 51/day

Good deal

C$ 47/day

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