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Pick-up locationKigali
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Airport locations1

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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Kigali

  • A car rental in Kigali, Rwanda, allows you to explore Kigali and its surrounding areas at your own pace. You can create your own itinerary, visit off-the-beaten-path destinations, and easily adjust your plans without relying on fixed public transportation schedules. Public transportation in Kigali, while available, may not reach all areas or may have limited coverage. A Kigali car rental allows you to access remote or less-accessible locations such as Nyamata Genocide Memorial and Presidential Palace Museum.
  • Kigali International Airport (KGL) is the main international gateway into Rwanda, serving Kigali and other neighboring towns and cities. Suppose you want to book your Kigali car rental at KGL. In that case, several major car rental companies, including Europcar, operate at the airport, offering a range of vehicles to suit different needs and budgets. The car rental desks where you can get a car rental in Kigali are conveniently located within the airport terminal building, usually near the arrivals area.
  • Some roads in Kigali, particularly in more remote or underdeveloped areas, may have potholes, uneven surfaces, or limited signage. It's important to remain attentive and drive your car rental in Kigali cautiously, especially when encountering road hazards or unexpected conditions. While the driving culture in Kigali is generally respectful and disciplined, there may be instances where some drivers exhibit aggressive or unpredictable behavior. When in your Kigali car rental, it's important to remain patient, follow traffic rules, and be prepared for occasional unexpected maneuvers from other drivers.
  • While traffic congestion can occur in certain areas during peak hours, it is typically less severe than in larger cities. Congestion is often concentrated around major intersections, the central business district, and areas with high commercial activity. Usually, traffic jam occurs on weekdays during rush hours when citizens commute to and from work. This is mostly between 7:00 am and 9:00 am and 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm. Some roads that experience snarl-ups include KN 3 Avenue, KG 7 Avenue, KK 15 Avenue, KN 4 Avenue, and KG 11 Avenue.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Kigali for C$ 79 or less
  • Book your rental car in Kigali at least 2 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars in Kigali are around 28% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Kigali

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

    On average a rental car in Kigali costs C$ 105 per day.

  • Can I rent an automatic car in Kigali?

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

  • How much is gas price in Kigali?

    The average gas price in Kigali is C$ 7.03 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 84 and C$ 112, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Kigali?

    Compact (Volkswagen Golf or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Kigali.

  • Which car rental companies are at Kigali Intl airport (KGL)?

    The only car rental company onsite at Kigali Intl airport is Europcar.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Kigali Intl airport (KGL)?

    The only car rental company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from Kigali Intl airport to off-airport locations is Europcar.

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

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

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Kigali?

    A Compact car rental in Kigali costs C$ 82 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car rental cost in Kigali?

    A Standard car rental in Kigali costs C$ 110 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car rental cost in Kigali?

    An Intermediate car rental in Kigali costs C$ 107 per day, on average.

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

    On average a rental car in Kigali costs C$ 738 per week (C$ 105 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Kigali costs C$ 3,164 per month (C$ 105 per day).

  • What type of car is recommended for driving a car rental in Kigali?

    Kigali has a well-developed road network, but some streets and parking areas can be narrow or congested. A compact or mid-size car can be advantageous, offering better maneuverability and easier parking in tight spaces. While most main roads in Kigali are well-maintained, some remote areas or side streets may have uneven surfaces or potholes. Selecting a Kigali car rental with good suspension and ground clearance can provide a more comfortable ride, especially if you plan to explore rural areas outside the city.

  • What’s the speed limit when driving a car rental in Kigali?

    The speed limit in Kigali varies depending on the category of the road, as well as the location. For instance, built-up areas, including residential and commercial zones, have a maximum speed limit of 40 km/h (25 mph). This limit aims to ensure the safety of pedestrians, cyclists, and other road users in busy city environments. Furthermore, the speed limit on roads outside built-up areas is usually 60 km/h (37 mph). This limit applies to highways, rural roads, and intercity routes.

  • Where are the best places to park a Kigali car rental?

    When parking a car rental in Kigali, various options are available, including both on-street and off-street parking facilities. Kigali has public parking lots available throughout the city. These lots are often conveniently located near popular areas, such as Kigali Convention Centre Parking, Kigali City Tower Parking, Kimironko Market Parking, and Nyabugogo Bus Park Parking. On-street parking is available in certain areas of Kigali. Pay attention to parking signs and regulations, as restrictions may apply depending on the time of day or specific zones. Some areas may have parking meters or require parking payment apps.

Kigali car rental reviews and directory

GREEN MOTION

2.0

Most popular

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

2.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

2.0

One location in Kigali

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Locations in Kigali

KN 5 Rd, Kigali, Ruanda

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Europcar

2.0

Poor

No reviews available

Cheapest deal

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

2.0

2 locations in Kigali

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Locations in Kigali

Europcar 7 Kn 16 Ave Kiyovu

+250 252 571 355

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Pick & Drop Station Only

+250 252 571 355

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keddy by Europcar

6.1

Okay

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2 locations in Kigali

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Locations in Kigali

Europcar, 7 Kn 16 Ave, Kiyovu

+250 252 571 355

Monday19:30 - 23:5900:00 - 08:3008:30 - 19:00
Tuesday08:30 - 19:0000:00 - 08:3019:30 - 23:59
Wednesday08:30 - 19:0019:30 - 23:5900:00 - 08:30
Thursday08:30 - 19:0000:00 - 08:3019:30 - 23:59
Friday19:30 - 23:5908:30 - 19:0000:00 - 08:30
Saturday08:30 - 19:0000:00 - 08:3019:30 - 23:59
Sunday19:30 - 23:5908:30 - 19:0000:00 - 08:30

Pick Up & Drop Station Only

+250 252 571 355

Monday00:00 - 08:3008:30 - 19:0019:30 - 23:59
Tuesday08:30 - 19:0000:00 - 08:3019:30 - 23:59
Wednesday19:30 - 23:5900:00 - 08:3008:30 - 19:00
Thursday00:00 - 08:3008:30 - 19:0019:30 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 08:3008:30 - 19:0019:30 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 08:3008:30 - 19:0019:30 - 23:59
Sunday08:30 - 19:0019:30 - 23:5900:00 - 08:30

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One traveller who rented a car in Kigali gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.1

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GREEN MOTION

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

C$ 105/day

Good deal

C$ 79/day

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