Senegal car rentals

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Cheap car rentals in Senegal

EconomyC$ 39/day
CompactC$ 42/day
IntermediateC$ 69/day
Full-size SUVC$ 129/day
Passenger VanC$ 56/day
Intermediate SUVC$ 145/day
Compact SUVC$ 164/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for renting a car in Senegal

  • The best way to explore the West African nation of Senegal is behind the wheel of a Senegal car rental. Late-model cars and vans with manual or automatic transmissions are available in gas or diesel varieties to cruise city streets and power your road trips across the country without the bother of following the public transportation timetables. Lake Retba, with its pink waters, is located approximately 40 km (25 miles) from Dakar while Saint Louis lies about 295 km (185 miles) north via N2.
  • Many Senegal car rental providers like Avis and Budget are located around the capital city of Dakar, and a few, including Hertz and SIXT, have offices within the car rental center at Blaise Diagne International Airport. Each location will have different hours of operation, which is important to remember when it comes time to picking upand dropping off your car or van, but Hertz and SIXT offer after-hours return service for your convenience.
  • Please have your U.S. passport and return ticket along with a valid domestic driver’s license when you go to pick up a rental car in Senegal. If you intend to visit other nations, like Gambia, Mauritania, or Mali, it's a good idea to carry an International Driving Permit, and be sure to include the cross-border policy with your rental agreement. You should also inquire about any one-way policies for a greater degree of flexibility on your road adventures.
  • Senegal has a relatively extensive road network, so getting around in your vehicle rental should be easy. The A1 and N2 connect the main cities of Thies, Saint Louis, and Touba with Dakar in the west, while the N1 travels to Tambacounda in the central regions, and the N7 travels as far south as Kedougou.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Senegal for C$ 45 or less
  • Book your rental car in Senegal at least 2 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Senegal are around 30% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Compact rental cars in Senegal are around 16% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Senegal

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

    On average a rental car in Senegal costs C$ 104 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Senegal?

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

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Senegal?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz (C$ 39/day) and Sixt (C$ 97/day).

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

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

  • Where should I rent a car in Senegal?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to rent a car in Senegal are Dakar (80% of total searches of users looking to rent a car in Senegal), Saly (13%) and Mbour (7%).

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

    On average a rental car in Senegal costs C$ 371 per week (C$ 53 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Senegal costs C$ 1,590 per month (C$ 53 per day).

  • What is driving like in Senegal?

    Senegalese drivers use the right side of the road, as in the U.S., but most roads other than highways have single-lane traffic, which is easier when driving smaller cars like compacts and small SUVs. Like in many other African countries, there is no law regarding the use of rear seat belts; however, we highly recommend securing all occupants as a safety precaution. There are no laws prohibiting drinking and driving in Senegal, so drive with extreme caution at night, especially on roads inbound and outbound of the major cities. Only hands-free cell phones are allowed while driving, and if you or another motorist has a road emergency, dial 17/18/1515 for assistance.

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

    All foreign visitors must be at least 23 years old to get rental cars in Senegal, and most major providers also impose underage driver fees on customers under the age of 25. If you are 75 years or older, inquire about whether any senior fees may apply. In both instances, customers may be restricted from driving certain vehicle classes such as premium SUVs and other luxury cars.

  • How are gas prices in Senegal?

    When you need to fill up the tank in Senegal, expect to pay about 890.000 XOF (1.409 USD)  per liter of gasoline and approximately 3,369.015 XOF (5.334 USD) if you purchase by the gallon. For those driving diesel cars or vans, the price per liter is approximately 655.00 XOF (1.037 USD) and 2,479.444 XOF (3.925 USD) per gallon. Most gas stations in Senegal are located in the Dakar metro area on the west coast, so we advise advance planning for road trips into the interior and eastern regions of the country.

  • What are the speed limits in Senegal?

    American motorists driving Senegal car rentals should know that speed limits are posted in km/h instead of mph, and speed limits are generally slower than most U.S. averages. For example, the legal speed limit through residential areas, commercial zones, and streets in city centers is 50 km/h (30 mph), while the limit through rural districts is 90 km/h (60 mph). Most Senegalese highways do not impose maximum speed limits, and locals tend to be heavy-footed, therefore you should always exercise extreme caution driving along major roads.

Car rental directory

  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in Senegal

    7 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car rental locations in Senegal

    6 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car rental locations in Senegal

    4 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car rental locations in Senegal

    3 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in Senegal

    2 Locations

  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car rental locations in Senegal

    2 Locations

  • greenmotion

    GREEN MOTION car rental locations in Senegal

    1 Location

  • shouqi

    Shouqi car rental locations in Senegal

    1 Location

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C$ 53/day

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C$ 45/day

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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.