Lilongwe car hires from R1 328

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in Lilongwe with a pick-up date of: 3/4 and drop-off date of: 5/4. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all agencies or dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Lilongwe car hire information

Pick-up locationLilongwe
Car typesCompact, Economy, Full-size SUV, Pick-up truck, Premium SUV, SUV
Hire locations8
Airport locations3
Popular agenciesAvis

Cheap car hire in Lilongwe

EconomyR1 328/day
CompactR1 439/day
SUVR1 549/day
Full-size SUVR2 877/day
Pick-up truckR2 213/day
Premium SUVR3 541/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Lilongwe

  • Having a car hire in Lilongwe, Malawi offers several advantages for exploring the city and its surrounding attractions. With a hire car, you can easily visit landmarks such as the Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, the beautiful Botanical Gardens, and the bustling Old Town Market. Additionally, a car hire in Lilongwe allows you to venture further and explore destinations like Lake Malawi National Park and the Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve. Public transport in Lilongwe can be limited, with bus services being infrequent and taxis that may not always be readily available.
  • The airport closest to Lilongwe, Malawi, is Lilongwe International Airport (LLW). At Lilongwe International Airport (LLW), you can find the car hire desk located within the terminal building, in the Arrivals area, making it easy to arrange a hire car upon arrival. You'll be able to find the car hire desk by following the signs. The renowned car hire company Avis is located at this airport, and they offer a range of vehicles to suit different needs and preferences.
  • While driving your car hire in Lilongwe, you'll drive on the left-hand side of the road, as per the driving norms in Malawi. The roads in Lilongwe vary in quality, ranging from well-maintained main roads to more rural and unpaved routes. The main roads within the city centre are generally in good condition, while some residential areas may have potholes and uneven surfaces. Lilongwe sees a mix of vehicles on its roads, including small sedans, SUVs, minibuses, and motorcycles. It is common to see a variety of car brands and models, both local and international, on the streets of Lilongwe.
  • Driving your car hire in Lilongwe can present a few challenges. Traffic congestion can occur during peak hours, especially on major roads such as the M1 Road, Kamuzu Procession Road, and Chilambula Road. Rush hour traffic in Lilongwe typically occurs between 07:30 to 09:00 and 16:30 to 18:00 on weekdays. Some roads, particularly in residential areas or outskirts, may have potholes or uneven surfaces, requiring careful navigation. Additionally, driving practises can be unpredictable, with some motorists not strictly adhering to traffic rules. It is important to stay vigilant, exercise patience, and be cautious of pedestrians while driving in your Lilongwe car hire.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Lilongwe for R1 271 or less
  • Book your car hire in Lilongwe at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in Lilongwe

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Lilongwe?

    On average a car hire in Lilongwe costs R1 452 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Lilongwe?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Avis (R1 328/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Avis Kamuzu Int Airport null (21 kilometres from the city centre).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Lilongwe?

    The average price of fuel in Lilongwe is R108,17 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 298 and R1 731, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Lilongwe?

    Economy (Volkswagen Polo or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Lilongwe.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Lilongwe Intl airport (LLW)?

    The only car hire company onsite at Lilongwe Intl airport is Avis.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Lilongwe Intl airport (LLW)?

    The only car hire company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from Lilongwe Intl airport to off-airport locations is Avis.

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

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

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Lilongwe?

    An Economy car hire in Lilongwe costs R1 593 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular car hire location in Lilongwe?

    In Lilongwe, cars are most frequently hired at Avis Kamuzu Int Airport (21 km from city centre ).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car for a week in Lilongwe?

    On average a car hire in Lilongwe costs R10 161 per week (R1 452 per day).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car long term for a month in Lilongwe?

    On average a car hire in Lilongwe costs R43 546 per month (R1 452 per day).

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

    When it comes to driving in Lilongwe, the type of car recommended depends on your specific needs and preferences. A compact or mid-size car is typically suitable for navigating the city's roads and parking in urban areas. These types of cars offer good manoeuvrability and are easier to handle in traffic. Additionally, considering that some roads in Lilongwe may have potholes or uneven surfaces, a car with sufficient ground clearance can be beneficial. If you plan to venture outside the city and explore rural areas, a sturdy vehicle such as an SUV or a 4x4 might be more suitable to handle different terrains.

  • What's the speed limit in Lilongwe?

    In Lilongwe, Malawi, the speed limits are written in kilometres per hour (km/h). The speed limits within residential zones are usually 50 km/h (31 mph). On major roads, the speed limit is 80 km/h (50 mph), while on highways and express ways, it can range from 100 km/h (62 mph) to 120 km/h (75 mph). These speed limits may differ depending on the area of Lilongwe you are driving in.

  • Where are the best places to park in Lilongwe?

    In Lilongwe, there are various places to park. Some recommended places for parking in Lilongwe include the Capital City Shopping Mall, Gateway Mall, and Old Town Mall, which offer designated parking areas. The cost of parking in Lilongwe can vary depending on where you park and how long you intend to stay. On average, you can expect to pay around 200 to 500 MWK per hour for parking. In pounds, this is approximately 0.20 to 0.50 GBP per hour. It is advisable to have local currency available for parking payments, as some places may not accept foreign currency.

Lilongwe car rental reviews and directory



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3 locations in Lilongwe

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Capital Hotel

+265 1 776 670

Monday13:30 - 17:0007:30 - 12:00
Tuesday07:30 - 12:0013:30 - 17:00
Wednesday13:30 - 17:0007:30 - 12:00
Thursday07:30 - 12:0013:30 - 17:00
Friday13:30 - 17:0007:30 - 12:00
Saturday07:30 - 12:00

Kamuzu Int Airport

+265 1 700 223

Monday06:00 - 18:00
Tuesday06:00 - 18:00
Wednesday06:00 - 18:00
Thursday06:00 - 18:00
Friday06:00 - 18:00
Saturday06:00 - 18:00
Sunday06:00 - 18:00

Off Chilambula Rd

+265 1 756 105

Monday07:30 - 12:0013:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 12:0013:30 - 17:00
Wednesday13:30 - 17:0007:30 - 12:00
Thursday13:30 - 17:0007:30 - 12:00
Friday13:30 - 17:0007:30 - 12:00
Saturday07:30 - 12:00



2,0 Poor

Oct 2023

I was charged 2,500$ for something we agreed to be 419$… why?

2,0 Poor

Jul 2023

We did not get a full refund. 1000 dollars was taken as a deposit, and the refund was much less, supposedly due to to currency exchange. This is unacceptable. A deposit is not a purchase and the refund should be in full!

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6Q9J+R3H Kamuzu International Airport

+54 11 5263 0917

Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday07:00 - 17:00

The Gateway Mall, 2pjr+4jp, Lilongwe, Malaui

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Lilongwe International Airport

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