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Port Vila car rentals

Driver's age: 26-65
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Port Vila car rental information

Pick-up locationPort Vila
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Rental locations10
Airport locations5

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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Port Vila

  • Car hire in Port Vila is a good idea as it allows you to explore the island at leisure and really get to see all the beautiful locations, such as waterfalls, hot springs, The Blue Lagoon and Turtle Beach. There is public transport in the form of shuttles, but hiring a car gives you the freedom to go at your own pace.
  • Most international flights to Vanuatu will arrive in Port Vila, and car hire in Port Vila can be obtained in the terminal at Bauerfield Airport (VLI). It is a good idea to compare prices and book ahead of time through KAYAK to get the best deal.
  • Port Vila is on the island of Efate, and there is a sealed ring road that runs all the way around the island; it’s 136 km long. It will take you about 3h non-stop to drive this road, but there are loads of sights to stop and see; so in reality, it can take a few days to see everything on the island. In Vanuatu, you drive on the left side of the road and the steering wheel is on the right side of the car.
  • The ring road is the only sealed road in Port Vila. The island is tropical and, therefore, has heavy downpours, so road conditions can be challenging and you need to watch out for potholes. The roads aren’t lit in rural areas, so take care if driving at night. The key with car hire in Port Vila is to go slow and take it easy. Embracing the island pace of life when driving will keep you safe and improve your overall experience.
  • Book your rental car in Port Vila at least 1 week before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car in Port Vila

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Port Vila?

    For Port Vila car hire, as there are many unsealed roads that are made of dirt or compacted coral, a 4WD is recommended. If you are not comfortable with a 4WD, be sure to check with your car hire company as to which roads you are allowed to drive on, because some will not be covered by the car hire insurance. Most of the places of interest will only be accessible by dirt road. Your car hire company will be able to advise you on this and what the best option would be for you.

  • What’s the speed limit in Port Vila?

    There are two speed limits on the island. In Port Vila and other towns, the speed limit is 50 km/h; on rural roads, the speed limit is 80 km/h. That being said, the rural roads are unsealed and the state of the road should dictate your speed. If there have recently been heavy rains and the roads are in bad condition, it is advised to slow your speed right down. You also need to navigate potholes, as well as pedestrians and other drivers on what are sometimes narrow roads, so most of the time you are likely to go the speed limit or below anyway.

  • Where are the best places to park in Port Vila?

    Parking is usually safe around Port Vila and the island of Efate. Is it not recommended to leave valuables in plain sight, however. It is also a good idea to find out about parking facilities when booking a hotel to make sure there is somewhere safe to park your hire car overnight. The street parking in Port Vila is usually quite busy, but if you take it slow and be patient, you will find somewhere to park. The parking is all free of charge.

  • Can I rent an automatic car in Port Vila?

    Based on our information, car rental agencies in Port Vila only have manual transmission cars.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Port Vila?

    Full-size (Class Full-size SUV or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Port Vila.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Port Vila?

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

  • How much does a Full Size car rental cost in Port Vila?

    A Full Size car rental in Port Vila costs C$ 192 per day, on average.

Port Vila car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

6.8

Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

6.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.2

Value for money

6.0

2 locations in Port Vila

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Locations in Port Vila

Lini Highway

+678 22468

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday07:30 - 17:00
Sunday07:30 - 17:00

Rue D'artois, Nambatu

+678 22468

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday07:30 - 17:00
Sunday07:30 - 17:00

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Budget

2.0

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

2.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

2.0

2 locations in Port Vila

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Bauerfield Intl Airport

+678 23170

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday07:30 - 17:00
Sunday07:30 - 17:00

Rue D'artois

+678 23170

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday07:30 - 17:00
Sunday07:30 - 17:00

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2.0 Poor

Apr. 2024

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The weren't even at the airport when we arrived to pick up our car. We were then stranded at the airport. They didn't even answer the number provided. Very bad service.

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Europcar

10.0

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Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

9.0

2 locations in Port Vila

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Arrival Terminal

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Kumula Highway

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keddy by Europcar

6.1

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Arrival Terminal- Airport Road

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Wilco Road, Champagne Estate- Po Box 2075

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Avis

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Asco Motors

+678 35335

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday07:30 - 17:00
Sunday07:30 - 17:00

Terminal Building

+678 22497

Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
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3 travellers who rented a car in Port Vila gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.1

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