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Car hire at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport

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Cheap car rentals at Jomo Kenyatta Airport, Nairobi

EconomyC$ 61/day
CompactC$ 74/day
IntermediateC$ 84/day
StandardC$ 81/day
Full-sizeC$ 65/day
SUVC$ 126/day
MinivanC$ 155/day
Full-size SUVC$ 408/day
Passenger VanC$ 200/day
Premium SUVC$ 231/day
Intermediate SUVC$ 119/day
Luxury SUVC$ 345/day
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Top tips for renting a car at Jomo Kenyatta Airport, Nairobi

  • If you plan a cross-border road trip from Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport (NBO), inform your rental provider of your travel plan when booking. Most car rentals allow renters to drive across Tanzania and Uganda borders. Restrictions apply for other borders, so be sure to inquire about your car rental agency’s cross-border policy before booking a reservation. However, to cross the border with your Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport car rental, you will require additional documentation, an extension of your insurance, and face additional costs. Before signing the rental agreement, be on the lookout for mileage limitations to avoid further charges.
  • When dropping off your car rental at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, follow the airport signs to the car rental return area. Schedule your return trip precisely to avoid returning your rental car too early or too late because you will incur additional charges. Ensure you fill up your gas tank near the airport to escape costly gas refill prices at the car rental agency. After parking your car, check for any additional damages and have the car rental agent document if there is any and to ensure you don’t leave behind your belongings.
  • If you want a secondary driver for your car rental at NBO, you can register up to three secondary drivers with your rental provider. The rental providers at NBO allow extra drivers to your car rental agreement, and a daily surcharge for every additional driver may apply. Also, the additional drivers are subjected to similar car rental requirements as the renter. Remember to check out for free additional driver offers when booking a car reservation at NBO.
  • Mombasa Road is the main highway connecting NBO to the city center. However, this highway experiences heavy traffic congestion during peak hours. The rush hour in Nairobi starts from 6.30 am to 9 am and from 4.30 peaking at 6 am. Thus, picking up and dropping off your rental car at NBO can be daunting during these hours. Consider scheduling your drop-off trips to the airport outside the peak hours.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars at Jomo Kenyatta Airport, Nairobi for C$ 52 or less
  • Book your rental car at Jomo Kenyatta Airport, Nairobi at least 1 week before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car at Jomo Kenyatta Airport, Nairobi

  • Is a car rental at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport worth it?

    A car rental from NBO is the most convenient way to transit from the airport. Renting a car at NBO will save you the hassle of dealing with the delays and unreliable schedule of public transportation in Nairobi. Moreover, public transportation to various destinations out of the city is inadequate. Your rental car will offer you the freedom to explore hidden trails and remote destinations that are inaccessible via public transportation. Also, a car rental is a cost-effective means to tour the Safari parks around NBO compared to the tour agencies in the city.

  • What documents do I need to rent a car at NBO?

    Most car rental providers at NBO have capped their minimum age requirement at 25. Nevertheless, drivers between 21 and 24 can also book a car rental at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport but will face extra charges and restrictions. Also, you must present a valid driver’s license, which you must have held for at least two years, and a passport or national I.D. Foreign nationals must also present their government-issued driver’s license with an official translation or an International Driver’s Permit to rent a car at NBO.

  • What payment options are available for rental cars in NBO?

    Car rental providers at NBO mainly accept credit cards payments as the primary mode of payment. Credit cards guarantee them security in case of fines or additional charges. Typically, major credit card providers such as Visa, MasterCard, and Discover are allowed. The credit card must bear the renter’s name. However, some rental agencies accept debit card payments, but additional restrictions, requirements, and costs will apply. Contact your rental provider in advance to inquire about their payment policy.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car at Jomo Kenyatta Airport, Nairobi?

    On average a rental car at Jomo Kenyatta Airport, Nairobi costs C$ 83 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company at Jomo Kenyatta Airport, Nairobi?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Autounion Car Rental (C$ 75/day) and GREEN MOTION (C$ 228/day).

Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

6.2

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6.5

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7.0

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6.2

Value for money

5.7

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Airport North Road

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8.0 Very good

Feb. 2024

KAYAK
There were no signs after exiting the airport for the rental car office and it was very difficult to find the phone number for Hertz Nairobi JKAI. Eventually we found it then they wanted to put an $800+ deposit on hold on our card (never mentioned on the terms and conditions), as well as, the $400+ for the actual rental car. I made sure to take lots of pictures and wrote on all the documents we signed that it was a deposit and we would get it back period. After we finally got the car, everything went smoothly but the check in and that “deposit” was ridiculous.

10.0 Wonderful

Sep. 2022

KAYAK
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8.0 Very good

Feb. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was easy, they came to pick it up.

Cons:

Prices are way to high from other experiences in other countries and locations.

6.0 Okay

Sep. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Great staff. Car was ready

Cons:

Smelled like smoke. $60/ day (including VAT) for a definitively used car seems expensive. South Africa rates are more in line with value for money.

2.0 Poor

Apr. 2023

KAYAK
They were very late meeting me to pick up the car and they gave me a gigantic truck so they had to drive me to their HQ to get the correct car. Awful experience.

2.0 Poor

Feb. 2022

KAYAK
Alert- the office is closed. Others nearby said it has been closed during COVID. There were numbers posted in the window to call, but we received no reply. I'm so glad we didn't pre-pay! You may want to investigate and remove them from your website. Fortunately, we got a friendly and honest JKIA driver to take us to where we needed to go for a reasonable fee.

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GREEN MOTION

7.0

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Nairobi Airport

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Autounion Car Rental

8.0

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Avis Counter

+254 717 600 100

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Express Rent a Car

8.0

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Nairobi International Airport

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Sixt

7.1

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Airport Road 1

+254 724 001 111

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Budget

6.3

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Avis Counter

+254 20 2386420

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keddy by Europcar

6.2

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Jomo Kenyatta International Apt,- Main Arrival Lounge

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Ace

5.5

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Embakasi

+254 717 600100

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Europcar

5.5

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Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

+254 777 223442

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Avis

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Jomo Kenyatta Int Airport

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DISCOUNT.QUEBEC

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Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (Nbo)

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Express Travel Group Limited

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Nairobi Airport- Meet& Greet

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Sunnycars

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Nairobi Airport

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Unicorn Rent A Car

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Jomo Kenyatta Airport, Embakasi, Nairobi

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8 travellers who rented a car in Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.4

Car rental locations at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl Airport

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Most popular agency

GREEN MOTION

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

C$ 83/day

Good deal

C$ 52/day