The Best Car Rentals on Vanua Levu
The Best Car Rentals on Vanua Levu

The Best Car Rentals on Vanua Levu

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Car Rental Companies on Vanua Levu

Fiji’s second-largest island has much to explore between Fijian villages with waterfall tours and vibrant Indo-Fijian towns. Explore the island on your own terms by renting a car on Vanua Levu. From international brands to locally-owned operations, there’s plenty of choices when it comes to car rentals on Vanua Levu. See our top recommendations in this list of the best rental companies across Savusavu and Labasa.

While you’re here, you might as well bookmark The Guide to Renting a Car in Fiji. Plus, discover places to visit in your rental car in The Best Day Trips on Vanua Levu.

How to Compare Car Rentals on Vanua Levu

Look at the Location

Choose a car rental company with depots in convenient locations for you. Save money by choosing a pick-up location that is away from the airports, as most companies will charge a “premium location” fee. For more money-saving tips, take a look at How to Save Money on Car Rentals in Fiji.

Compare Prices AND Inclusions

Car rental companies in Savusavu and Labasa 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.

Check Out the Different Vehicles

Vanua Levu’s car rental companies tend to have a generous offering of vehicle types to suit the different road conditions found on the island. Nevertheless, just make sure that your chosen car rental company has the 4WD that you may need to explore Vanua 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 just following the Hibiscus Highway, for example. For more tips on where to drive, see Is it Easy to Drive in Fiji?

Test Out the 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.

Make Sure You are Able to Pay!

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.

© Budget

Budget Car Rentals

This familiar rental car company can be found in two locations on Vanua Levu, Labasa and Savusavu. Budget is well worth considering not only for the price but if you want 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 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.

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

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.

© Avis

Avis Fiji

As well as for being a brand you might be familiar with, a real reason to choose Avis for your Vanua Levu car rental is that they accept a variety of charge cards, including Avis, American Express, Visa, Master Card, Union Pay and debit card. Child boosters and baby seats are available to hire, making Avis a worthy choice for families. Find the rental company based in Labasa.

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Locations

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

Vanua Levu pick-up/drop-off locations: Nasekula Road (Labasa) and Labasa Airport.
Other pick-up/drop-off locations: Nadi International Airport, Port Denarau, Suva City and Suva 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

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.

The Best Car Rentals in Suva© AAQIB Rentals

AAQIB Rentals

A Fijian-owned family business, AAQIB Rentals is another worthy option for car rentals on Vanua Levu. They are ideal for rental from Labasa Airport and offer some affordable rates. Hotel and airport transfers are also available with the company.

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Locations

One-way rentals are available at an extra charge.

Vanua Levu pick-up/drop-off location: (Cross Island Road) Labasa and Labasa Airport.
Other pick-up/drop-off locations: Lautoka, Nakasi (Suva) and Suva Airport.

Vehicles Available

  • Small cars (Toyota Passo)
  • Medium cars (Honda Civic)
  • Intermediate cars (Honda Shuttle)
  • Intermediate SUVs (Hyundai Tucson ix35)
  • Intermediate vans (Toyota Estima)
  • Sports car (Honda CR-Z)
  • Standard 4WD (Isuzu D-MAX)

Inclusions

  • 1 driver (21+ years old)
  • Roadside assistance
The Best Car Rentals on Vanua Levu© James Rental

James Rental

This service station on the Main Street of Savusavu also hires out vehicles to explore Vanua Levu. 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.

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Locations

Vanua Levu pick-up/drop-off locations: Lesiaceva Road (Savusavu), Savusavu Airport and Labasa Airport.

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.

The Best Car Rentals on Vanua Levu© Vanua Rental Cars

Vanua Rental Cars

From 4WD to hybrid cars, Vanua Rental Cars has an excellent selection of vehicles. What’s more, this Labasa-based car rental company has affordable options starting, such as FJ$95 per day for a 4WD and FJ$100 per day for a hybrid. Operating out of the Grand Eastern Hotel, you also have a place to stay.

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Locations

Vanua Levu pick-up/drop-off location: Corner of Gibson and Rasawa Street (Labasa).

Vehicles Available

  • Suzuki Jimny
  • Toyota Prado
  • Toyota Fielder
  • Toyota Succeed
  • Toyota Prius 1.5l or 1.8l
  • Honga Insight

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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