The Best Car Rentals in Fiji
The Best Car Rentals in Fiji

The Best Car Rentals in Fiji 🌴 [2022]

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Car Rental Companies in Fiji

Hitting the road in Fiji is an amazing way to see the best of Viti Levu – Fiji’s main island and Vanua Levu, the second-largest island. Why just settle for what’s available in one resort when there is a whole country to explore? See the stunning beaches of the Coral Coast, the vibrant cities of Nadi and Suva, the rugged interior of the island and more! Renting a car in Fiji allows you to experience Fiji at your own pace and is the perfect option for independent travellers. Choosing a car rental company, however, can be pretty overwhelming especially with the huge offering of car rental companies at the Nadi Airport alone. So you have a better idea of your options and what inclusions are offered with each Fiji car rental company, we have put this quick comparison together.

Before you hit the road, make sure that doing a self-drive tour in Fiji really is the best option for you; take a look at How to Drive in Fiji for more information.

5 Things to Look For When Comparing Car Rentals in Fiji

Before we dive into our comparison of the car hires in Fiji, know what to look for with these car rental comparison tips.

Location

Contrary to popular belief, not all cars need to be rented from Nadi International Airport. Look at your itinerary and where you want to start and finish your trip. Choose a car rental company with depots in convenient locations for you or that can deliver vehicles to your chosen resort. A way to keep the cost down is to pick up and drop off your rented car in the same location in order to avoid one-way fees. Alternatively, choose a company that doesn’t charge one-way fees. Finally, you can save money by choosing a pick-up location that is away from the airports, as most companies will charge a “premium location” or “airport location” fee. For more money-saving tips, take a look at the 9 Ways to Save Money on Car Rental in Fiji.

Prices and Inclusions

Car rental companies in Fiji have very similar basic inclusions. However, beware of some low prices advertised as it’s likely that the compulsory insurance fee is not included in the price. Luckily, we mention which companies advertise their prices in this way in this comparison.

Vehicles Offered

Fiji’s car rental companies tend to have a generous offering of vehicle types to suit all the road types you are likely to encounter in Fiji. Nevertheless, just make sure that your chosen car rental company has the 4WD that you may need to explore Viti Levu‘s inland gravel and 4WD roads. On the other hand, you don’t need to overdo it with an expensive car rental with all the bells and whistles if you are just following the Queens Road or Kings Road around the coast of Viti Levu. For more tips on where to drive, take a look at Is it Easy to Drive in Fiji?

Service

Once you have picked one or two car rental companies to compare, give them an email or a phone call and ask them a few questions. See how helpful they are in their answers. This little test will give you an idea of how helpful the company will be should anything go wrong during your trip.

Payment Options

Nowadays, not everyone wants to have a Visa or MasterCard credit card. If that’s the case for you, double-check which car rental companies accept other payment methods. We make sure to note which ones offer more than Visa and MasterCard payments in the article below.

Be sure to bookmark The Guide to Renting a Car in Fiji with even more tips.

© Budget

Budget

With a wide range of rental depots throughout Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, Budget is well worth considering if you are starting your road trip outside of Nadi. Plus, you may be able to drop off the vehicle in a different location from where you picked it up (charges will apply). With extra features available to hire, such as baby seats and onboard WiFi, there’s the option to really make your Budget car rental your own.

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Locations

Pick-up/drop-off location: Walu Bay (Suva), Suva Airport, Nadi International Airport, Port Denarau, Lautoka, Sigatoka, Labasa and Savusavu.

One-way rentals may be available at an extra charge. Note that you cannot take vehicles on ferries to other islands without written permission from Budget.

Vehicles Available

  • Mini (Suzuki Alto)
  • Economy (Suzuki Swift)
  • Compact (Suzuki SX4)
  • Intermediate (Suzuki SX4 and Mazda 2)
  • Full-Size Wagon (Mazda 5)
  • Full-Size Sedan (Mazda 6)
  • Economy 4WD (Suzuki Jimmy)
  • SUV (Suzuki Grand Vitara)
  • Full-Size 2WD (Mazda CX-5)
  • Full-Size Luxury 4WD (Landrover Discovery 4)
  • Luxury Wagon (BMW 3 Series)
  • Mini Van (Suzuki APV and Higer H5A)
  • Dual Cab Ute 4WD (Mazda BT-50)
  • Delivery Van (Higer H5A)
  • Moving Truck (Hino Dutro)

Inclusions

  • 1 driver (25+ years old)
  • Basic insurance
  • Roadside assistance

Insurance

Insurance is included in car rentals with a damage excess between FJ$3,000 and FJ$10,000. The excess rate can be reduced by purchasing an excess reducer. Third party insurance can also be purchased for around FJ$25 a day.

© Avis

Avis

The international car rental brand is something to go for when looking for familiarity in Fiji. They have a wide range of vehicles in their fleet to suit the sealed roads of Viti Levu and the interior dirt roads of Viti Levu and Vanua Levu. Avis accepts a variety of charge cards, including Avis, American Express, Visa, Master Card, Union Pay and Debit Card, opening their rentals up to travellers who may not have a credit card. Child boosters and baby seats are also available to hire.

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Locations

Pick-up/drop-off location: Suva Downtown, Suva Airport, Nadi International Airport, Port Denarau and Labasa Airport.

One-way rentals may be available at an extra charge.

Vehicles Available

  • Compact (Toyota Yaris)
  • Intermediate (Toyota Carolla)
  • Eco-Friendly (Toyota Prius)
  • Luxury (Toyota Camry)
  • Full-Size Van (Toyota Hiace)
  • Full-Size 4WD (Toyota Landcruiser 76)
  • Intermediate SUV (Toyota RAV4)
  • Standard 4WD (Toyota Hilux Dual Cab)
  • 4WD Dula Cab (Toyota Hilux 2.8)
  • Luxury 4WD (Toyota Fortuner)
  • Luxury 4WD (Toyota Prado)
  • Intermediate Van (Toyota Innova)

Inclusions

  • 1 driver (21+ years old with at least two years of driving experience)
  • Basic insurance
  • Free-of-charge delivery to resorts and hotels on Viti Levu

Insurance

Insurance is included in car rentals with a damage excess between FJ$5,000 and FJ$10,000. The excess rate can be reduced by purchasing an excess reducer. Liability insurance can also be purchased for around FJ$21 per day.

© Thrifty Car Rental

Thrifty Car Rental

Working with a wide range of hotels and resorts in Viti Levu, Thrifty Car Rental could just be the most convenient rental company of the bunch, providing you are staying in one of their partner resorts. They are well worth considering for one-way trips, as there is no surcharge between their specific locations. Although Thrifty’s fleet is not as expansive as other car rental companies in Fiji, they keep things simple offering vehicles that the average tourist will need when exploring Viti Levu.

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Locations

Free one-way rental is available between Thrifty’s partner resorts and depots. Charges will be made to other one-way pick-up/drop-off locations.

Pick-up/drop-off locations: Lautoka resorts (First Landing), Denarau resorts (Westin, Sheraton, Radisson, Hilton, Sofitel, Wyndham and The Terraces), Nadi area hotels, Nadi Airport, Coral Coast resorts (Sonaisali, Fijian, Outrigger, Tambua Sands, Hideaway and Naviti), and Pacific Harbour resorts (The Pearl Resort).

Vehicles Available

  • Group 1 – Highway Runner (Hyundai Accent)
  • Group 2 – Country Explorer (Hyundai Tucson)
  • Group 3 – 4WD Adventure Cruiser (Toyota Land Cruiser Prado)

Inclusions

  • 1 driver (21+ years old)
  • Basic insurance
  • Full roadmap
  • Deals such as “Hire for 7 days, pay for 6” and similar
  • Unlimited kilometres (on hires of two days or more)

Insurance

Insurance is included in car rentals with a damage excess is FJ$2,000 for Group 1 and 2 vehicles and FJ$5,000 for Group 3 vehicles. There is the option to reduce the excess amount by 50% by paying FJ$25 per day.

© Hertz

Hertz

Another familiar international car rental company with a presence in Fiji is Hertz. Members of their Hertz Gold Plus Rewards scheme may choose to rent with Hertz to gain member benefits. Otherwise, with locations in Nadi, Suva and Sigatoka, Hertz is well located on the main tourist route through Viti Levu.

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Locations

Pick-up/drop-off locations: Nadi Airport, Suva Airport, Suva city and Sigatoka.

One-way rentals may be available at an extra charge.

Vehicles Available

  • Group B (VW Polo or similar)
  • Group C (VW Vento or similar)
  • Group D (VW Jetta or similar)
  • Group E (VW Passat or similar)
  • Group K (Jeep Compass or similar)
  • Group G (VW Amarok or similar)
  • Group F (Hyundai H1 or similar)
  • Group L (Ford Ranger or similar)

Inclusions

  • 1 driver (21+ years old)
  • Basic insurance

Insurance

Third party insurance is included in car rentals with an excess of FJ$3,000 for Groups B and C and FJ$5,000 for other car groups. Accident excess reduction can be purchased for FJ$30 a day reducing Groups B and C to FJ$1,000 and to FJ$2,000 for other car groups.

© Satellite Rent-A-Car

Satellite Rent-A-Car

Offering a wide range of late car models, Satellite Rent-A-Car is well worth considering for your trip starting in Nadi. The car rental company in Fiji has premium cars from compact cars ideal for couples to touring 4Ă—4 cars should you want to explore Viti Levu’s interior. You are spoiled for choice with their fleet. Plus, if you’re staying in the Nadi area, they can deliver your chosen vehicle straight to you.

Compare Satellite Rent-A-Car with other options nearby using The Best Car Rentals in Nadi.

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Locations

Courtesy pick-up and drop-off services in the immediate Nadi area are available.

Pick-up/drop-off location: Queens Road, Martintar, Nadi

Vehicles Available

  • Group  (Kia Rio, Toyota Vitz, Toyota Yaris Sedan and FOr Fiesta Sedan)
  • Group 2 (Kia Cerato Sedan, Toyota Corolla and Hyundai Elantra)
  • Group 3 (Toyota Corolla Station Wagon-Auto)
  • Group 4 (Toyota Wish and Toyota Avanza)
  • Group 5 (Toyota Camry and Hyundai Sonata Sedan)
  • Group 6 (Rav 4, Hyundai Tucson and Kia Sportage)
  • Group 7 (Hyundai Santa FE and Kia Sorento Auto)
  • Group 8 (Toyota Previa Tarago)
  • Group 9 (Toyota Hiace 9 to 10 Seater and Hyundai H1)
  • Group 10 (Dual Cabs Toyota Hilux and Ford Ranger)
  • Group 11 (Toyota Landcruiser Prado)
  • Group 12 (Sports Koup Kia Cerato).

Inclusions

  • 1 driver
  • Basic insurance
  • Free-of-charge delivery in and around Nadi
The Best Car Rentals in Fiji© Coastal Rental Cars

Coastal Rental Cars

One of the largest car rental companies in Fiji, Coastal Rental Cars is an excellent option for car rental in Nadi, the Coral Coast and Suva. They are 100% Fijian owned and rent reliable late-model cars for a reasonable rate, especially with their off-season and weekend rates. Personal drivers are also available to hire with your rental. Note that tax isn’t usually included in their advertised rates.

See more car rental companies in the same locations at Coastal Rental Cars in The Best Car Rentals on the Coral Coast and The Best Car Rentals in Suva.

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Locations

One-way rentals may be available at an extra charge. Drop-offs are available at the airports for an extra charge.

Pick-up/drop-off locations: Nadi Airport, Sigatoka (Coral Coast) and Suva.

Vehicles Available

  • Group 1 Economy (Toyota Passo, Hyundai Accent, etc.)
  • Group 2 Intermediate (Toyota Yaris, Kia Rio, etc.)
  • Group 3 Wagon (Toyota Corolla INZ, Toyota Wish, Toyota Fielder, Kia Cerato, etc.)
  • Group 4 Deluxe Sedan (Chevrolet Cruze, Toyota Corolla, Hyundai Elantra, etc.)
  • Group 5 Luxury Sedan (Toyota Camry, Hyundai Sonata, etc.)
  • Group 6 Sports Utility Vehicle (Toyota RAV4, Kia Sportage, Hyundai Tucson, etc.)
  • Group 7 Twin Cab 4X4 (Toyota Hilux, Isuzu D-Max, etc.)
  • Group 8 Minivan (Nissan Urvan, Toyota Hiace, etc.)
  • Group 9 Full-Size SUV/Peoplemover (Toyota Prado, Chevrolet Captiva, Hyundai Santa Fe, Toyota Alphard, etc.)

Inclusions

  • 1 driver (21+ years old)
  • Multiple day hires have unlimited kilometres; one-day hires have the first 300km (185 miles) free

Insurance

Insurance is a mandatory purchase of FJ$22 per day with a damage excess of FJ$2,500 (groups 1-3) and $4,000 (groups 4-9). The excess rate can be reduced by purchasing an excess reducer of FJ$20 to $25 per day to reduce the excess to FJ$1,000 (groups 1-3) and $2,000 (groups 4-9). A FJ$500 bond is held with by credit card authorisation or as a cash deposit.

© Aims Rent-A-Car

Aims Rent-A-Car

Starting and ending your trip in Nadi? Aims Rent-A-Car offers a wide range of vehicles for rent at competitive prices (although bear in mind that an insurance charge is added to the advertised rates). This is a rental company often offering reasonable deals so be sure to inquire about their latest deals. What’s more, Aims accept a wide range of credit cards, including Visa, JCB, American Express, MasterCard and Diner’s Club International, making renting a car in Fiji all the more accessible.

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Locations

Pick-up/drop-off location: Shortland Street, Namaka, Nadi.

Vehicles Available

  • Group A (Hyundai Getz)
  • Group B (Hyundai Accent and Toyota Yaris)
  • Group C (Toyota Corolla Wagon/Sedan)
  • Group D (Hyundai Elantra and Toyota Corolla Sedan)
  • Group E (Toyota Camry)
  • Group F (Hyundai H1)
  • Group G (Toyota RAV 4WD)
  • Group H (Toyota Hilux 4WD)
  • Group I (Toyota Prado 4WD)
  • Group J (Toyota Prado 4WD)

Inclusions

  • 1 driver

Insurance

Insurance is a mandatory purchase of FJ$15 per day for Groups A to E and FJ$20 for Groups F to J (not including VAT tax).

The Best Car Rentals in Fiji© James Rental

James Rental

This service station in Savusavu on Vanua Levu hires out vehicles to explore Fiji’s second-largest island. James Rental offers a wide range of cars that can be delivered to Savusavu Airport or Labasa Airport for your convenience. You have a choice of vehicles with automatic or manual transmissions.

See how James Rental compares with the other Best Car Rentals on Vanua Levu.

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Locations

Drop-offs are available at Vanua Levu’s airports for an extra charge.

Pick-up/drop-off locations: Lesiaceva Road (Savusavu), Savusavu Airport and Labasa Airport – all on Vanua Levu.

Vehicles Available

  • Suzuki Jimny
  • Toyota Runx
  • Toyota Vitz
  • Toyota Prado
  • Toyota Fielder
  • Toyota Succeed
  • Toyota Prius
  • Toyota Belta
  • Honga Insight
  • Toyota Hilux
  • Isuzu Dmax
  • Chevrolet Colorado
  • Ford Ranger
  • Hyundai Creta
  • Toyota Rav4
  • Mazda Demio

Inclusions

  • 1 driver (25+ years old)
  • Basic insurance

Insurance

A bond must be paid via credit card authorisation (Visa and MasterCard only) of FJ$500 for medium cars, FJ$750 for SUVs and FJ$1,000 for twin cabs and Prado. Basic insurance is included with an excess of FJ$5,000 with excess reduction available for FJ$40 per day, reducing down to FJ$2,500. Salvage cost, third-party damage, etc. is not included in the insurance.

© Angels Rental Cars

Angels Rental Cars

Another option worth considering in the Nadi area of Fiji is Angels Rental Cars. They offer a huge range of vehicle types from budget compact cars to luxury 4WD vehicles. Renting vehicles for longer with Angels Rental Cars is beneficial to decrease the daily rates. Be aware that a compulsory FJ$15 per day for insurance is added to their advertised rates, making their prices similar to most other rental car companies in the area.

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Locations

Courtesy delivery and pick-up are available in the immediate Nadi area.

Pick-up/drop-off location: Namaka Lane, Nadi.

Vehicles Available

  • Group 1 (Perodua Viva)
  • Group 2 (Perodua MYVI and Toyota Vitz)
  • Group 3 (Toyota Vios)
  • Group 4 (Nissan Tiida)
  • Group 5 (Toyota Corolla NZE)
  • Group 6 (Toyota Fiedler)
  • Group 7 (Toyota Caldina)
  • Group 8 (Toyota Wish)
  • Group 9 (VW Passat)
  • Group 10 (Toyota Estima)
  • Group 11 (Jeep Compass)
  • Group 12 (Toyota Prado 4WD)

Inclusions

  • 1 driver
  • Basic insurance (compulsory charge of FJ$15 per day)

Insurance

Insurance is included in car rentals with a damage excess between FJ$2,500 and FJ$4,000 for 4WD vehicles.

More About the Best Car Rentals in Fiji

That’s it for the best car rentals in Fiji but by no means the end of our Fiji advice. Check out the following guides for more car rental tips:

Check out more transport options around the islands in our Fiji Transport Guide: 16 Best Ways to Get Around Fiji.

Author

Laura S.

This article was reviewed and published by Laura, editor in chief and co-founder of Fiji Pocket Guide. Since arriving solo in the South Pacific over 10 years ago with nothing but a backpack and a background in journalism, her mission has been to show the world how easy (and awesome) it is to explore a paradise such as Fiji. She knows the islands inside-out and loves sharing tips on how best to experience Fiji’s must-dos and hidden gems. Laura is also editor of several other South Pacific travel guides.

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