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Kigali car hire

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Pick-up locationKigali
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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Kigali

  • Driving a car hire in Kigali allows you to navigate Kigali and its road network with ease. While public transportation options exist, having your own vehicle gives you more control over your route, making it simpler to reach specific destinations and explore different neighbourhoods. Hiring a car enables you to venture beyond Kigali and discover the beautiful landscapes and attractions that Rwanda has to offer. You can easily explore national parks, such as Akagera National Park or Volcanoes National Park, and visit nearby towns or villages that may not be easily accessible by public transport.
  • The closest airport to Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda, is Kigali International Airport (KGL). It is the main international gateway to the country and is located approximately 10 km (6 miles) east of the city centre. Kigali International Airport serves numerous international airlines, offering flights to various destinations in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and beyond. After landing into Kigali International Airport, you can book your car hire in Kigali at the airport. You will find an Enterprise car hire area located in the car park in front of the terminal.
  • It is important to know when driving your car hire in Kigali, major roads in Kigali are generally well-maintained, but some smaller roads or side streets may have potholes or uneven surfaces. Exercise caution and be prepared for unexpected road conditions, especially when driving off the main thoroughfares. You should also pay attention to the fact that driving habits and behaviours in Kigali may differ from what you are accustomed to. Be prepared for aggressive driving, unpredictable lane changes, and disregard for traffic rules by some drivers.
  • Kigali has a significant number of pedestrians and cyclists sharing the road. Be mindful of their presence, yield to pedestrians at designated crossings, and provide ample space when passing cyclists. You should also watch out for moto-taxis, known as "moto," on the roads, which are a common mode of transportation in Kigali. They can be seen weaving through traffic and may behave unpredictably. Stay vigilant and maintain a safe distance from moto-taxis on the road. Also, some areas in Kigali may have limited street lighting, particularly in more rural or less populated areas.
  • Book your car hire in Kigali at least 4 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact car hire in Kigali are around 27% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Kigali

  • How much is the price of fuel in Kigali?

    The average price of fuel in Kigali is R91,55 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 098 and R1 465, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Kigali?

    Compact (Volkswagen Golf or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Kigali.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Kigali?

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

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Kigali?

    A Compact car hire in Kigali costs R1 186 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Premium car hire cost in Kigali?

    A Premium car hire in Kigali costs R1 819 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Full Size car hire cost in Kigali?

    A Full Size car hire in Kigali costs R2 232 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Kigali?

    For your Kigali car hire, consider booking a compact or mid-sized car, which can be advantageous for manoeuvring through tight spaces and navigating crowded areas. Choosing a car with good fuel efficiency is beneficial, as it can help reduce fuel costs and minimise environmental impact. This is especially important if you plan to do a lot of city driving or explore the surrounding areas. You can also look for a car that provides comfortable seating, good visibility, and safety features such as anti-lock brakes (ABS), airbags, stability control, and traction control.

  • What is the speed limit in Kigali?

    When driving in the city of Kigali and other built-up or urban areas in Rwanda, the speed limit is usually 40 km/h (25 mph). This applies to streets within the city, residential areas, and areas with shops, schools, and housing. When driving on major roads within the city, the speed limit may increase to 60 km/h (37 mph), depending on the specific road and any posted speed limit signs. On highways or expressways outside the city, the speed limit is typically 80 km/h (50 mph).

  • Where are the best places to park in Kigali?

    When parking your car hire in Kigali, you should be aware that street parking is charged depending on the amount of time spent parked. Typically, you can expect to pay around 100 RWF (0.06 GBP) per hour of street parking. Make sure you pay the parking fee on time, otherwise you can be fined up to 10,000 RWF (6.50 GBP). It is important to know that parking in Kigali is widely paid digitally, with an SMS alerting you how much you are due to pay for your parking and any fines that may need paying.  

Kigali car rental reviews and directory

GREEN MOTION

2,0

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2.0

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2.0

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2.0

Value for money

2.0

One location in Kigali

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Locations in Kigali

KN 5 Rd, Kigali, Ruanda

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Europcar

2,0

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6.0

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6.0

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2.0

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2.0

2 locations in Kigali

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Locations in Kigali

Europcar 7 Kn 16 Ave Kiyovu

+250 252 571 355

Monday08:30 - 19:00
Tuesday08:30 - 19:00
Wednesday08:30 - 19:00
Thursday08:30 - 19:00
Friday08:30 - 19:00
Saturday08:30 - 19:00
Sunday08:30 - 19:00

Pick & Drop Station Only

+250 252 571 355

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keddy by Europcar

6,3

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2 locations in Kigali

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Locations in Kigali

Europcar, 7 Kn 16 Ave, Kiyovu

+250 252 571 355

Monday19:30 - 23:5900:00 - 08:3008:30 - 19:00
Tuesday19:30 - 23:5900:00 - 08:3008:30 - 19:00
Wednesday08:30 - 19:0019:30 - 23:5900:00 - 08:30
Thursday00:00 - 08:3008:30 - 19:0019:30 - 23:59
Friday19:30 - 23:5900:00 - 08:3008:30 - 19:00
Saturday19:30 - 23:5908:30 - 19:0000:00 - 08:30
Sunday00:00 - 08:3019:30 - 23:5908:30 - 19:00

Pick Up & Drop Station Only

+250 252 571 355

Monday19:30 - 23:5900:00 - 08:3008:30 - 19:00
Tuesday00:00 - 08:3008:30 - 19:0019:30 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 08:3019:30 - 23:5908:30 - 19:00
Thursday00:00 - 08:3008:30 - 19:0019:30 - 23:59
Friday19:30 - 23:5908:30 - 19:0000:00 - 08:30
Saturday19:30 - 23:5900:00 - 08:3008:30 - 19:00
Sunday19:30 - 23:5900:00 - 08:3008:30 - 19:00

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One traveller who hired a car in Kigali gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.3

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