The Best Car Rentals in Nadi
The Best Car Rentals in Nadi

The Best Car Rentals in Nadi

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Car Rental Companies in Nadi

Enjoy complete freedom to go where you like when you like with a car rental in Nadi. Nadi is the main arrival city in Fiji where you have an abundance of choices with car rentals both at the airport, in town and even delivered to your resort. Get advice on which car rental company to choose with this guide to the best car rentals in Nadi.

While you’re here, you might as well bookmark The Guide to Renting a Car in Fiji. Plus, inspire your day trips in your rental car with The Best Day Trips from Nadi.

What to Look for When Comparing Car Rentals in Fiji

Location

Not all cars need to be rented from Nadi International Airport. Choose a car rental company with depots in convenient locations for you or that can deliver to your chosen resort. That way, you might not have to rent a car from day one (which will save you money)! For more money-saving tips, take a look at How to Save Money on Car Rentals in Fiji.

Prices and Inclusions

Car rental companies in Nadi have very similar basic inclusions. However, beware of some low prices advertised; it’s likely that the compulsory insurance fee is not included in the price.

Vehicles Offered

Nadi’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. Just make sure that your chosen car rental company has the 4WD that you may need to explore Viti Levu’s inland gravel and dirt roads. On the other hand, you don’t need to overdo it with an expensive car rental if you are only following the Queens or Kings Roads. For more tips on where to drive, see 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

Not everyone has a Visa or MasterCard credit card. If that’s the case for you, 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.

© Thrifty Car Rental

Thrifty Car Rental

Working with a wide range of hotels and resorts around Viti Levu, Thrifty Car Rental could just be the most convenient rental company in Nadi. There is no surcharge for dropping the vehicle off at a location different from where you picked it up. Although Thrifty’s fleet is not as expansive as other car rentals in Nadi, they at least offer what the average tourist needs.

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Locations

Free one-way rental is available between Thrifty’s partner resorts and depots. Charges will be made for other one-way pick-ups/drop-offs.

Nadi pick-up/drop-off locations: Denarau resorts (Westin, Sheraton, Radisson, Hilton, Sofitel, Wyndham and The Terraces), Nadi area hotels and Nadi International Airport.
Other pick-up/drop-off locations: Lautoka resorts (First Landing), 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
  • 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.

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Satellite Rent-A-Car

Offering a wide range of late car models, Satellite Rent-A-Car has premium cars from compact cars ideal for couples to touring 4WD cars should you want to explore Fiji’s interior. Plus, they can deliver your chosen vehicle straight to your Nadi location for free!

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Locations

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

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

Vehicles Available

  • Medium compact (Toyota Yaris Sedan, Nissan Tiida Sedan, Ford Fiesta Sedan and Toyota Echo)
  • Medium touring (Hyundai Elantra and Toyota Corolla)
  • Station wagon (Toyota Caldina Station Wagon and Toyota Corolla Station Wagon)
  • Large executive (Hyundai Sonata, Toyota Camry and Chevrolet)
  • Touring 4×4 (Toyota Rav4, Hyundai IX35 and Kia Sportage – 2WD)
  • Peoplemover (Toyota Previa, Toyota Estima, Toyota Hiace and Hyundai H1)
  • Twin/Dual Cab (Ford Ranger and Toyota Hilux)
  • Exclusive (Toyota Landcruiser 200 and Chevrolet Epica).

Inclusions

  • 1 driver
  • Basic insurance
  • Free-of-charge delivery in Nadi
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Budget Rental Cars

The international budget car rental brand can also be found in Nadi. Budget is well worth considering not only for the price but if you want to drop off your 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

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.

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

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 Jimny)
  • 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$20 a day.

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Aims Rent-A-Car

Aims Rent-A-Car offers a wide range of vehicles for rent at competitive prices (however, bear in mind that an insurance charge is not included in their usually advertised rates). Aims are known for often offering reasonable deals so be sure to inquire about their latest! What’s more, they accept a wide range of credit cards, including Visa, JCB, American Express, MasterCard and Diner’s Club International.

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Locations

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

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
  • Basic insurance (a compulsory FJ$15 a day is added to rates and FJ$20 a day to Groups E to J).
© Avis

Avis Fiji

As well as for being a familiar brand, the real reason to choose Avis for your Nadi car rental is that they accept a variety of charge cards that might just be helpful to you, including Avis, American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Union Pay and debit card. Child boosters and baby seats are available to hire, making Avis also a worthy choice for families.

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Locations

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

Nadi pick-up/drop-off locations: Nadi International Airport and Port Denarau.
Other pick-up/drop-off locations: Suva Downtown, Suva Airport and Labasa Airport.

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$17 per day.

© Angels Rental Cars

Angels Rental Cars

Angels Rental Cars offers a huge range of vehicle types from budget compact cars to luxury 4WD vehicles. Renting vehicles for longer with Angels Rental Cars is beneficial thanks to their long-term rental 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.

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

Vehicles Available

  • Group 1 (Perodua Viva)
  • Group 2 (Perodua MYVI)
  • Group 3 (Toyota Vios)
  • Group 4 (Nissan Tiida)
  • Group 5 (Toyota Axio)
  • Group 6 (Toyota Fiedler)
  • Group 7 (Toyota Caldina)
  • Group 8 (Toyota Ipsum)
  • Group 9 (Toyota Wish)
  • Group 10 (Toyota Estima 4WD)
  • Group 11 (Jeep)
  • 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.

© Hertz

Hertz

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

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Locations

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

Nadi pick-up/drop-off location: Nadi International Airport.
Other pick-up/drop-off locations: Suva Airport, Suva city centre and Sigatoka.

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.

The Best Car Rentals in Nadi© Khans Rental Cars

Khans Rental Cars

A long-standing car rental company in Nadi, Khans Rental Cars is a trustworthy local option. They offer a wide range of car rentals across several Nadi locations, from small budget cars to more luxurious 4WDs. Aside from car rentals, Khans also offers chauffeur services, including airport transfers and 4WD sightseeing tours.

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Locations

Nadi pick-up/drop-off location: Nadi International Airport, Nadi Aerotown Mall and Nadi Town Main Street.
Other pick-up/drop-off locations: Suva city.

Vehicles Available

  • Group A (Toyota Echo)
  • Group B (Hyundai Accent)
  • Group C (Toyota Corolla)
  • Group D/E (Toyota Corolla station wagon)
  • Group F (Toyota Camry)
  • Group G (Hyundai H1)
  • Group H (Hyundai Santafee or Tucson)
  • Group I (Toyota Prado)
  • Group J (Ford Ranger)
  • Group K (Nissan Patrol)

Inclusions

  • 1 driver (23+ years old)

Insurance

Insurance is a mandatory purchase at FJ$10 a day with an excess of FJ$2,000 for most vehicles or FJ$4,000 for 4WD vehicles.

The Best Car Rentals in Nadi© Europcar

Europcar

For modern vehicles, choose Europcar. The international car rental brand has a depot at Nadi International Airport with a small selection of late-model vehicles. Toddler and infant seats are available to hire, as well as a local phone which can be used as a GPS.

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Locations

Nadi pick-up/drop-off location: Nadi International Airport
Other pick-up/drop-off locations: Suva city.

Vehicles Available

  • Toyota Belta or similar
  • Hyundai Accent or similar
  • Jeep Compass or similar
  • VW Amarok or similar

Inclusions

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

Insurance

Damage and collision insurance is included in the daily rental rate with an excess of around FJ$2,750. Note that there is a young driver surcharge of around FJ$30 per day for drivers under 25 years old.

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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