Mombasa car hire

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Mombasa car hire information

Pick-up locationMombasa
Car types
Hire locations22
Airport locations14

Cheap car hire in Mombasa

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Mombasa

  • With your car rental in Mombasa, you will be able to explore this highly diverse African coastline and get in the true spirit of adventure. The public transportation system is not very refined and apart from getting around the city on local buses and mini vans, doesn’t offer much for road tripping. With a car rental you can explore Kenyan delights such as the beautiful beaches of the region, the Amboseli National Park for true self-driving safari adventures and, if you’re feeling like an authentic road trip, venture out to Tsavo West in the wilderness that traverses through rocky and dusty roads, hills, volcanos and caves. Expect plenty of animal sightings along the way.
  • Arriving at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport will be your first step into adventure. From here you can collect your cheap car rentals in Mombasa and be on your way without having to source public transportation first. The airport has several car rental companies, including names such as keddy, SIXT, Sunnycars, Avis, Budget, Europcar and localised companies too. You will find them all conveniently located together after you pass through the Arrivals terminals.
  • Road safety in Mombasa is not considered to be a major problem, especially with the new Mombasa Road highway that has been built to assist with congestion. You may find the local drivers are quite fast compared to Western countries, but they obey rules and are polite. Most local roads are well-maintained and signs can be found in English. Do expect some roads to not be signed at all and using a GPS tracker may be a good idea in the CBD for your car rental in Mombasa.
  • The level of difficulty driving in Mombasa is entirely dependent on your itinerary as all roads are certainly not created equally in this city. You will go from smooth highway to rural roads in minutes and may even experience animals crossing in an area you considered to be urban. Congestion in rush hour is a real issue. Avoid driving between 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., especially on main roads. Unexpected road blocks are common, so stay under the limit, buckled up and keep your documentation on hand when behind the wheel.
  • Book your car hire in Mombasa at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hire in Mombasa are around 25% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Mombasa

  • How much is the price of fuel in Mombasa?

    The average price of fuel in Mombasa is R109,40 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 313 and R1 750, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Mombasa?

    Mini (Suzuki Alto or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Mombasa.

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

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

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Mombasa?

    A Mini car hire in Mombasa costs R877 per day, on average.

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

    An Economy car hire in Mombasa costs R928 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in Mombasa?

    A Standard car hire in Mombasa costs R1 930 per day, on average.

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

    In Mombasa, cars are most frequently hired at GREEN MOTION Mombasa Airport (7 km from city centre ).

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

    Where you choose to stay and your itinerary will influence the type of car rental in Mombasa that will work for you. Simple city travel is perfectly handled in an economy vehicle or sedan. It’s when you decide to venture off the beaten track that you would find a 4X4 could really come in handy. The power and control of a sturdy SUV will be great for steep, hilly roads, sandy terrain and rocky trails. If you are part of a large group, a strong passenger van can also benefit and allow for great memories to be created together.

  • What is the speed limit in Mombasa?

    It is important to observe the speed limit in Mombasa as speeding is not tolerated by officials. On urban roads it is 30 miles per hour (50 km) and on highways it was 75 miles per hour (120 km), but with new lanes added on larger highways, some top speeds go up to 110 miles per hour (180 km).  When driving on rural roads you will be restricted to 30 miles per hour (50 km). As there are often road works and new law changes in Mombasa, it is vital to check the rules before you set off.

  • Where are the best places to park in Mombasa?

    When you are looking to park your Mombasa car hire in the city you will find a solid mix between free street parking and paid-meter systems, depending on what road you are on. If you’d like to park in the city you can scout out one of the many informal parking lots that can safely take care of your car hire. One of the highest rated parking lots is Coast Parking on Nkurumah Rd. There are several others scattered across the CBD and coast lines and can easily be spotted from the streets. When you go to the outskirts of Mombasa, you will find parking is quite free and easy.

Mombasa car rental reviews and directory

GREEN MOTION

7,0

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

7.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

7.0

2 locations in Mombasa

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Mombasa Airport

+254 733 719299

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Sgr Train Terminus, Mombasa Miritini

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Hertz

6,3

Okay

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One location in Mombasa

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Moi International Airport

Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59

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Express Rent a Car

8,0

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One location in Mombasa

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Mombasa Airport,INTERNATIONAL ARRIVAL,Mombasa,Kenya

+1 800 761 8913

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Autounion Car Rental

7,8

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4 locations in Mombasa

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C/O PO Box 99298

+254 717 600 100

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Hotel Delivery, Mombasa

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Mombasa Downtown hotels Delivery

+254 717 600 100

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South Coast Beach Hotels, Mombasa

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Sixt

7,3

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Link Road

+254 773 547 642

Monday07:30 - 18:30
Tuesday07:30 - 18:30
Wednesday07:30 - 18:30
Thursday07:30 - 18:30
Friday07:30 - 18:30
Saturday08:30 - 14:30

Moi International Airport

+254 412 313 626

Monday06:30 - 23:59
Tuesday06:30 - 23:59
Wednesday06:30 - 23:59
Thursday06:30 - 23:59
Friday06:30 - 23:59
Saturday06:30 - 23:59
Sunday06:30 - 23:59

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Budget

6,3

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Moi International Airport

+254 20 2386421

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Po Box 99298

+254 41 2220465

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keddy by Europcar

6,3

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Mombasa Airport

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Nkrumah Road, Ground Floor- P.O. Box 131

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Ace

5,6

Fair

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Moi Intl Airport Mvita

+254 717 600100

Monday00:00 - 23:59
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Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
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Europcar

5,2

Fair

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Moi International Airport

+254 777 223443

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DISCOUNT.QUEBEC

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Moi International Airport, Airport Rd

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Mombasa South Coast Hotel Delivery

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Avis

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Mombasa Airport

+254 736 750006

Monday07:30 - 18:30
Tuesday07:30 - 18:30
Wednesday07:30 - 18:30
Thursday07:30 - 18:30
Friday07:30 - 18:30
Saturday07:30 - 18:30
Sunday07:30 - 18:30

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Express Travel Group Limited

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Mombasa Airport

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Sunnycars

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Mombasa Airport

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Unicorn Rent A Car

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Moi Airport Mvita, Mji Wa Kale, Mombasa

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One traveller who hired a car in Mombasa gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.4

Car hire locations in or near Mombasa

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Mini

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