Madagascar car rentals

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Cheap car rentals in Madagascar

EconomyC$ 69/day
CompactC$ 80/day
SUVC$ 92/day
Full-size SUVC$ 130/day
MiniC$ 63/day
Pick-up truckC$ 94/day
Compact SUVC$ 101/day
Standard SUVC$ 112/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for renting a car in Madagascar

  • Renting a car from Madagascar car rentals allows you to explore different destinations in the island nation on the southeastern coast of Africa. You can easily get to different locations that aren’t easily accessible by public transport. Renting a car is much cheaper compared to the cumulative costs of using public transportation. Using a car rental, you can comfortably drive through the Grand Circuit, which takes you through popular destinations in Madagascar like Antananarivo, Ranomafana National Park, and the Avenue of the Baobabs, or take the Baobab Route to Western Madagascar.
  • Antananarivo, the capital city of Madagascar, is a major hub for car rental companies. If you’re flying into Antananarivo, you’ll most likely land at Ivato International Airport (TNR), which hosts local and international car rental providers like Avis. You’ll find other Madagascar car rental locations at Nosy Be, Majunga, and Toamasina, the second largest city in Madagascar.
  • When driving in Madagascar you have to be careful, mostly in remote parts of the country, and impassable roads during the wet season. Please note that you might find non-paved roads. The Route National 7 (RN7) highway, which runs from the capital Antananarivo to Toliara on the southwestern coast, is mostly paved and in good condition. Consider a vehicle with four-wheel drive if your itinerary involves driving on any other road than RN7.
  • Navigating Madagascar as a non-local can be adventurous and fun, but a GPS or online map are great tools to have. A paper map may come in handy . You can also download offline navigation apps that let you monitor your route when you are not connected. Hiring a driver who is more familiar with different roads is another option.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Madagascar for C$ 73 or less
  • Book your rental car in Madagascar at least 3 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in Madagascar are around 11% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Madagascar

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

    On average a rental car in Madagascar costs C$ 90 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Madagascar?

    Intermediate (Suzuki Vitara or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Madagascar.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Madagascar?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Avis (C$ 63/day).

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

    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 Madagascar?

    On average a rental car in Madagascar costs C$ 577 per week (C$ 82 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Madagascar costs C$ 2,474 per month (C$ 82 per day).

  • What is it like driving in Madagascar?

    Madagascar has a generally good driving culture. You'll encounter patient drivers in and out of the country's capital. In Madagascar, you are required to drive on the right side of the road. There are not many traffic officers on the highways. You'll come across a few traffic law enforcement officers at intersections and rotaries directing traffic. You must always stop when a traffic officer waves you down at an intersection. Cell phone use is prohibited when driving, even with hands-free devices. Baby car seats are not mandatory if you plan to drive around with an infant. Driving at night outside Antananarivo as a non-local can be a little challenging, so it is advised to return to the city beforew nightfall.

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

    Age requirements may vary from one provider to another. Madagascar’s driving requirement is 18 years old. However, most Madagascar car rentals have their requirements set at 21 or 25. Depending on your preference, rental cars may come with a driver responsible for maintaining the vehicle and they may sometimes act as your tour guide, as well.

  • How are gas prices in Madagascar?

    The average price of gasoline in Madagascar is around 5900 MGA per liter, equivalent to around 1.30 USD per liter. The price per gallon is around 22,333.919 MGA, equivalent to 4.93 USD per gallon. Gas stations may not be available in remote locations, so you should always plan ahead and fill up when possible. Remember to carry enough cash since it's the most common form of payment for gas. Always consider fuel consumption when renting a car, keeping in mind the mpg (miles per gallon) of your vehicle may vary depending on the road conditions.

  • What are the speed limits in Madagascar?

    The speed limit in Madagascar varies from one road to another. On major highways, the speed limit is 50 mph (80 km/h), while the allowed speed limit on rural roads is 37 to 43 miles per hour. The maximum speed limit on urban roads in Madagascar is 30 mph, which can sometimes rise to 50 mph. Since Madagascar has a limited network of paved roads, you should always exercise caution when driving through different rural locations and be prepared for difficult driving conditions. 

Car rental directory

  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in Madagascar

    3 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car rental locations in Madagascar

    3 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in Madagascar

    3 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car rental locations in Madagascar

    2 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car rental locations in Madagascar

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Good to know

Most popular agency

Avis

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

C$ 82/day

Good deal

C$ 73/day

When to book a rental car in Madagascar

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Car rental locations in Madagascar

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.