The Cost of Car Rental in Fiji
Can you afford to rent a car in Fiji? With Fiji’s main island, Viti Levu, offering a wide range of vehicle rental companies, along with a few others in Vanua Levu and Taveuni too, you’re bound to find something that’s convenient. Not only that but from compact economy cars to premium SUVs, there’s something for every travel style and budget. Check out the typical prices of car rentals in our guide to how much it costs to rent a car in Fiji.
For more car rental talk, see the Things to Know About Car Rental in Fiji.
Tips to Save Money on Fiji Car Rental
- Some of Fiji’s local car rental companies do cheaper daily rates the longer you rent, such as Angels Rental Cars and Thrifty – keep an eye out for these deals if you’re renting for a week
- Travel in the low season where some companies offer discounted rates (see more tips for 10 Reasons to Travel in the Low Season in Fiji)
- Don’t just go with the first car rental company you see – compare rental companies in The Best Car Rentals in Fiji and on RentalCars.com
- International brands, such as Thrifty, Europcar, Avis and Hertz, tend to have more expensive rates than some of the local companies.
For more advice, take a look at How to Save Money on Car Rental in Fiji.
The Price of Budget Cars
The cheapest cars to rent in Fiji are hatchback small to medium cars. While typically the oldest cars in the fleet, they are good enough to get you around the main roads of Fiji with ease. Look out for car rental companies listing cars as “Compact”, “Economy” or “Group 1” for the cheapest cars.
Small Car Typical Prices
The typical small car in Fiji is a Perodua Viva, Hyundai Elantra, Hyundai Getz, Toyota Yaris or something similar. Prices have been known to be as little as FJ$65/day to around FJ$170 a day, with the average being FJ$140/day.
Medium Car Typical Prices
Medium-sized cars, such as a Toyota Belta, Toyota Corolla, Hyundai Accent, Toyota Vios or something similar will cost between FJ$85 to FJ$180/day.
The Price of SUV and 4WD Vehicles
4WD vehicles and SUVs with high clearance are a good idea if you plan to venture off the main roads of Fiji, perhaps into the islands’ interiors using the dirt and gravel roads.
SUV Typical Prices
More robust cars like SUVs, with models such as a Toyota Rav4, Hyundai Santa Fe or something similar, usually price in at FJ$180-$220/day.
4WD Typical Prices
If you’re planning to get off the beaten track, get extra control with a 4WD vehicle, such as a Toyota Land Cruiser Prado, Toyota Hilux, Toyota Fortuner or something similar. Prices range from FJ$200 to FJ$280 a day.
The Price of Premium Cars
Travel in style around Fiji by renting a more modern vehicle. There are some more modern vehicles available in Fiji if you’re willing to pay a premium.
Premium Car Typical Prices
For something a little more upscale than what we’ve mentioned so far, such as a Toyota Camry, Volkswagon Vento or something similar, prices are around FJ$150-$250/day.
The Price of Vans
Vans in Fiji either refer to a people-mover, such as an 8-seater car, or a minivan fitting up to 7-8 passengers.
People-Mover Typical Price
For a people-mover, such as a Toyota Noah, Toyota Innova or something similar, expect to pay around FJ$150-$220/day.
Minivan Typical Price
For full-size vans, such as a Toyota Hiace, expect to pay FJ$180-$220/day.
Additional Costs for Hiring a Vehicle
Of course, there are always other costs associated with hiring a vehicle, which is as follows…
Most of Fiji’s car rental companies either have mandatory insurance included in the daily rate or ask to pay an additional mandatory fee of usually around FJ$15/day. Some car rental companies have additional liability insurance or something similar as an optional add-on to reduce the excess amount, which typically costs FJ$15-$35/day, depending on the vehicle.
Petrol in Fiji is around FJ$2.19 a litre, while diesel is around FJ$1.87 (2020).
To add another named driver to the rental agreement, there is typically a fee of around FJ$8/day.
While almost all of Fiji’s car rentals have no charge for the number of kilometres you travel, rentals such as Thrifty Car Rental incur surcharges once hires have exceeded 300km (186 miles). Once over the prescribed kilometres, renters will be charged 45c-70c per km depending on the vehicle type.
Out of Hours Service
Car rental companies tend to have long opening hours, especially near Nadi International Airport where it’s common to see opening hours of 5am to 10pm Monday to Sunday. However, some of the car rental companies elsewhere are likely to have shorter hours, where pick-up or drop-off outside of their office hours generally incur a charge of around FJ$25 per hour.
Check out more costs associated with travelling Fiji in What is the Cost of Travelling in Fiji?