Noumea car hire

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Noumea car hire information

Pick-up locationNoumea
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Hire locations30
Airport locations14

Cheap car hire in Noumea

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Noumea

  • If you are travelling to Nouméa and would like to take advantage of what the island of New Caledonia has to offer, it is advisable to consider getting a car. Cheap car hire in Nouméa will make up for the lack of public transport outside the city and allow you to get away in your own time. Blue River Provincial Park is best accessed by car, and within half an hour you’ll find yourself surrounded by 9,000 hectares of land ranging from rivers to rainforests to mountains.
  • If you are driving a Nouméa hire car, you should find out about the rules of the road before you go. Speed limits range from 30 km/h in cities to 50 km/h on rural country roads and 110 km/h on expressways, and it is important to stick to these speeds. There are mobile speed cameras in use and can be used anywhere, in town or in the countryside. Additionally, driving while using your phone is illegal and the fines can be hefty if you are caught. The legal limit for blood alcohol content is 0.05%, and while roadside breathalysers are sporadic, it is not worth incurring the fine if you are caught.
  • There are no toll roads in New Caledonia. Roads are usually well maintained, but outside of the urban areas, you may find that the tarred roads become narrow, winding dirt roads. These are kept to certain standards, but it is worth exercising caution when driving in these conditions. It is also important to note that there may be large distances between petrol stations or EV charging points, so be sure to plan your journey with this in mind.
  • Ideal for sightseeing, hiring a car in Noumea lets you pack everything you’ll need for a long day without the worry of carrying it from one attraction to the next. There are also plenty of hills in Noumea and getting to lookouts, such as Ouen Toro, is tiring without a hire car. It’s possible to drive to Tjibaou Cultural Centre in 15min from the centre of town, though a connection of buses usually require around 40min. Coastal attractions, including Des Lagons and Plage de l'Anse Vata, are best reached by car, as buses stop far away from the water.
  • Once you collect your luggage at La Tontouta International Airport (NOU), turn left as you exit the terminal and walk 50 m to find the reception desks for hire cars. The vehicles are only a short walk from the offices and no shuttle bus is needed to pick up your vehicle. A hire car will help save money on a long shuttle to Noumea, which is priced at roughly ₣ 3.000 (A$ 41). Sixt offers a meet and greet service at the smaller Nouméa Magenta Airport (GEA) with transfer to their off-site branch, while Point Rogue and Europcar have reception desks in the airport terminal.
  • The CBD of Noumea is designed with many one-way streets, meaning it’s wise to use GPS navigation to avoid getting lost. Roads in the city centre are well kept and smooth; however, once you start travelling to more rural locations, you’ll need to keep an eye out for potholes. There are many roundabouts throughout Noumea and you should approach them with caution and indicate when exiting or entering. New Caledonia roads are right-hand drive and it’s best to take it slowly if you are unfamiliar driving on that side.
  • Traffic is relatively calm in Noumea, yet rushes are common between 08:00–09:00 and 16:30–17:30. Major thoroughfares, including Rue Anatole France and Route Provinciale du Normandie, experience heavy congestion and will add some time to your trip.
  • Book your car hire in Noumea at least 5 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hire in Noumea are around 28% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Noumea

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

    An economy car handles the small streets of Noumea well, with tight turning circles helping navigate sharp corners and city traffic. A full-size model is great if you’re planning to explore the coastline, offering a smooth ride and more cabin space.

  • What’s the speed limit in Noumea?

    The speed limit in Noumea is 30 km/h in urban areas and 50 km/h in rural districts. Be careful to stick to the maximum of 110 km/h on motorways as local drivers are known for speeding faster.

  • Where are the best places to park in Noumea?

    Parking Higginson on Rue de Sebastopol charges approximately ₣ 50 (A$ 0.70) per hour and has all-day spaces available for about ₣ 250 (A$ 3.40). Free parking spaces can also be found in the car park on the corner of Paul-Doumer Ave and Jules Ferry St, directly across from the Quai Jules Ferry.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Noumea?

    Mini (Peugeot 108 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Noumea.

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

    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 Noumea?

    A Mini car hire in Noumea costs R808 per day, on average.

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

    An Economy car hire in Noumea costs R1 038 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Noumea?

    An Intermediate car hire in Noumea costs R1 358 per day, on average.

  • What electric vehicle charging stations are there in Nouméa?

    If you are looking to book an electric vehicle when you are in Nouméa, make sure you check out the available EV charging points. Look out for the bright green parking spaces in places like the Géant Dumbéa Mall or Station Shell Apogoti in Dumbéa; you can charge your car here. When picking up your cheap hire car in Nouméa, ask the customer service agents for some nearby charging stations, so you can top up with ease.

  • How old do I have to be to hire a car in Nouméa?

    You can hire a car in Nouméa at the minimum age of 21. In addition, you will need to have been in possession of your licence for at least two years. Nouméa car hire companies may also request an International Driver’s Permit. When you book cheap car hire in Nouméa, you should check for any surcharges that are issued to younger drivers, between the ages of 21 and 25, as you may need to pay this on collection of your car.

Noumea car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

9,0

Wonderful

1 review
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

9.0

3 locations in Noumea

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Locations in Noumea

113 Route De Lanze Vata

+687 26.18.22

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 11:30

2 Rue Fleming

+687 29.10.29

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00

Route De La Base Areo Navle

+687 35.12.77

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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8,0 Very Good

Feb 2023

KAYAK
Friendly staff. Car had many dents and scratches. Concern about when I returned the car.

1 out of 1

Point Rouge

8,0

Very Good

1 review

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

8.0

4 locations in Noumea

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Locations in Noumea

6 Rue Fleming Ducos, , Nouméa

+687 28.59.20

Monday07:00 - 11:3013:00 - 16:30
Tuesday07:00 - 11:3013:00 - 16:30
Wednesday07:00 - 11:3013:00 - 16:30
Thursday07:00 - 11:3013:00 - 16:30
Friday07:00 - 11:3013:00 - 16:30

96, avenue Charles de Gaulle

+687 285 920

Monday07:00 - 11:30
Tuesday07:00 - 11:30
Wednesday07:00 - 11:30
Thursday07:00 - 11:30
Friday07:00 - 11:30
Saturday08:00 - 11:30

La Tontouta Airport, Noumea

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Noumea Magenta Airport

+687 285 920

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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Europcar

7,0

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

6.0

3 locations in Noumea

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100, Rue Roger Gervolino

+687 28.48.00

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128 Anse Vata Road

+687 28.48.00

Opening times not available

Noumea Tontouta Airport

+687 46.14.31

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6,0 Okay

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy pick up and drop off at the airport.

Cons:

Car was dented and missing the right front hubcap. Probably should have upgraded to a nicer car but I have never been given a car in such poor condition before. Also had to pay Eurocar to clean the car??? Never had to do that before.

1 out of 1

Avis

4,0

Mediocre

No reviews available

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

4.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

4.0

4 locations in Noumea

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12 Rue Lavoisier

Monday13:00 - 16:3007:00 - 11:30
Tuesday13:00 - 16:3007:00 - 11:30
Wednesday13:00 - 16:3007:00 - 11:30
Thursday13:00 - 16:3007:00 - 11:30
Friday13:00 - 16:3007:00 - 11:30

125 Promenade Laroque

+687 27.54.84

Monday13:00 - 16:3007:00 - 11:30
Tuesday13:00 - 16:3007:00 - 11:30
Wednesday13:00 - 16:3007:00 - 11:30
Thursday13:00 - 16:3007:00 - 11:30
Friday13:00 - 16:3007:00 - 11:30

23 Quai Ferry

+687 28.32.32

Monday07:30 - 17:0013:30 - 16:30
Tuesday13:30 - 16:3007:30 - 17:00
Wednesday13:30 - 16:3007:30 - 17:00
Thursday13:30 - 16:3000:00 - 23:5907:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:0013:30 - 16:30

Terminal Building

+687 35.11.74

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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Sixt

7,3

Good

No reviews available

5 locations in Noumea

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1 Avenue James Cook

+687 262 280

Monday08:00 - 11:3013:00 - 16:30
Tuesday08:00 - 11:3013:00 - 16:30
Wednesday13:00 - 16:3008:00 - 11:30
Thursday08:00 - 11:3013:00 - 16:30
Friday13:00 - 16:3008:00 - 11:30

33 Rue de la Riviera

+687 26.22.80

Monday08:00 - 11:3014:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 11:3014:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 11:3014:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 11:3014:00 - 17:00
Friday14:00 - 17:0008:00 - 11:30
Saturday08:30 - 11:00

BoxOffice 4

+687 26.22.80

Monday08:00 - 11:30
Tuesday08:00 - 11:30
Wednesday08:00 - 11:30
Thursday08:00 - 11:30
Friday08:00 - 11:30
Saturday08:00 - 11:30
Sunday08:00 - 11:30

Nouméa Magenta Aeroport

+687 26.22.80

Monday08:00 - 11:30
Tuesday08:00 - 11:30
Wednesday08:00 - 11:30
Thursday08:00 - 11:30
Friday08:00 - 11:30
Saturday08:00 - 11:30
Sunday10:00 - 19:40

Rond point Magenta Plage 2

+687 26.22.80

Monday13:00 - 16:3007:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:0013:00 - 16:30
Wednesday07:30 - 17:0013:00 - 16:30
Thursday07:30 - 17:0013:00 - 16:30
Friday13:00 - 16:3007:30 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 11:30

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Budget

6,3

Okay

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4 locations in Noumea

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12 Rue Lavoisier

+687 27.60.60

Monday13:30 - 16:3007:30 - 17:00
Tuesday13:30 - 16:3007:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:0013:30 - 16:30
Thursday13:30 - 16:3007:30 - 17:00
Friday13:30 - 16:3007:30 - 17:00

125 Promenade Laroque

+687 27.54.84

Monday13:00 - 16:3007:00 - 11:30
Tuesday13:00 - 16:3007:00 - 11:30
Wednesday07:00 - 11:3013:00 - 16:30
Thursday07:00 - 11:3013:00 - 16:30
Friday13:00 - 16:3007:00 - 11:30

23 Quai Ferry

+687 27.60.60

Monday13:30 - 16:3007:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:0013:30 - 16:30
Wednesday13:30 - 16:3007:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:0013:30 - 16:30
Friday13:30 - 16:3007:30 - 17:00

Noumea Airport

+687 35.25.92

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

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keddy by Europcar

6,3

Okay

No reviews available

4 locations in Noumea

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Locations in Noumea

128 Route De L'Anse-Vata- Bp 2

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Magenta Airport

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Noumea Downtown

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Noumea Tontouta International Apt - Noumea Tontouta Airport

+687 46.14.31

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Shouqi

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One location in Noumea

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100, Rue Roger Gervolino

+86 10 6064 1387

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4 travellers who hired a car in Noumea gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.6

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Mini

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