Cheapest car hire in Malawi

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 156.39 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 1094.74 EUR from 22/03/2021

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 156.39 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 1094.74 EUR from 22/03/2021

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 156.99 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 1098.95 EUR from 22/03/2021

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 156.99 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 1098.95 EUR from 22/03/2021

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 177.28 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 1240.99 EUR from 22/03/2021

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 177.28 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 1240.99 EUR from 22/03/2021

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 177.98 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 1245.91 EUR from 22/03/2021

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 177.98 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 1245.91 EUR from 22/03/2021

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Suzuki Vitara

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 183.98 EUR/day
Suzuki Vitara

7 Days rental at 1287.87 EUR from 22/03/2021

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Volkswagen Polo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 147.17 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 1030.24 EUR from 22/03/2021

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Polo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 147.17 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 1030.24 EUR from 22/03/2021

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Polo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 147.78 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 1034.48 EUR from 22/03/2021

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Polo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 147.78 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 1034.48 EUR from 22/03/2021

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Suzuki Jimny

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 156.39 EUR/day
Suzuki Jimny

7 Days rental at 1094.74 EUR from 22/03/2021

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Suzuki Jimny

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 156.39 EUR/day
Suzuki Jimny

7 Days rental at 1094.74 EUR from 22/03/2021

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Suzuki Jimny

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 156.54 EUR/day
Suzuki Jimny

7 Days rental at 1095.82 EUR from 22/03/2021

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Suzuki Jimny

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 156.54 EUR/day
Suzuki Jimny

7 Days rental at 1095.82 EUR from 22/03/2021

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Land Cruiser

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 310.25 EUR/day
Toyota Land Cruiser

7 Days rental at 2171.76 EUR from 22/03/2021

  6 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Land Cruiser

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 310.25 EUR/day
Toyota Land Cruiser

7 Days rental at 2171.76 EUR from 22/03/2021

  6 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Land Cruiser

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 311.46 EUR/day
Toyota Land Cruiser

7 Days rental at 2180.24 EUR from 22/03/2021

  6 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Land Cruiser

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 311.46 EUR/day
Toyota Land Cruiser

7 Days rental at 2180.24 EUR from 22/03/2021

  6 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Rav4

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 227.47 EUR/day
Toyota Rav4

7 Days rental at 1592.30 EUR from 22/03/2021

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Rav4

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 227.47 EUR/day
Toyota Rav4

7 Days rental at 1592.30 EUR from 22/03/2021

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Rav4

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 228.58 EUR/day
Toyota Rav4

7 Days rental at 1600.09 EUR from 22/03/2021

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Rav4

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 228.58 EUR/day
Toyota Rav4

7 Days rental at 1600.09 EUR from 22/03/2021

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Hilux Double

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 271.78 EUR/day
Toyota Hilux Double

7 Days rental at 1902.50 EUR from 22/03/2021

  0 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Hilux Double

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 271.78 EUR/day
Toyota Hilux Double

7 Days rental at 1902.50 EUR from 22/03/2021

  0 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Hilux Double

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 273.01 EUR/day
Toyota Hilux Double

7 Days rental at 1911.13 EUR from 22/03/2021

  0 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Hilux Double

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 273.01 EUR/day
Toyota Hilux Double

7 Days rental at 1911.13 EUR from 22/03/2021

  0 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Quantum

14 Adults, 4 Doors

From 227.47 EUR/day
Toyota Quantum

7 Days rental at 1592.30 EUR from 22/03/2021

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Quantum

14 Adults, 4 Doors

From 227.47 EUR/day
Toyota Quantum

7 Days rental at 1592.30 EUR from 22/03/2021

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Quantum

14 Adults, 4 Doors

From 228.58 EUR/day
Toyota Quantum

7 Days rental at 1600.09 EUR from 22/03/2021

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Quantum

14 Adults, 4 Doors

From 228.58 EUR/day
Toyota Quantum

7 Days rental at 1600.09 EUR from 22/03/2021

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Top tips when hiring a car in Malawi

  • Drive on the left-hand side of the road in Malawi, just like the UK
  • Speed limits in Malawi are posted in KM/h with the maximum in the country being 100km/h
  • There are no toll roads in Malawi, but it's wise to carry small amounts of cash (MWK) at all times
  • Avis are the internationally recognised car rental agent in Malawi offering a wide range of approved vehicles

Malawi car hire reviews

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Laws and rules of the road when driving in Malawi

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    MWK  788.95/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

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    80mg

    Drink Drive Limit

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    Currency

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    Tolls

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    25

    Min Rental Age

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    Front and Rear

    Seatbelts

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    Fixed and Mobile

    Speed Cameras

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    Hands Free Only

    Mobile Phones

Recent customer reviews (average rating 10.0/10)

Steven

UK

10/10
Needed a bit 4x

Needed a bit 4x4 to get all our camera kit in for a field visit, wanted a double cab but ended with a Land Cruiser which was excellent. Avis service was great and simply to book with Rhino.

19/01/2020
Steven

UK

10/10
Needed a bit 4x

Needed a bit 4x4 to get all our camera kit in for a field visit, wanted a double cab but ended with a Land Cruiser which was excellent. Avis service was great and simply to book with Rhino.

19/01/2020
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Average prices per day for car hire in Malawi

ItemPercent
January€ 226
February€ 220
March€ 222
April€ 210
May€ 208
June€ 213
July€ 205
August€ 206
September€ 200
October€ 196
November€ 190
December€ 228
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January€ 155
February€ 151
March€ 152
April€ 179
May€ 177
June€ 181
July€ 174
August€ 175
September€ 170
October€ 167
November€ 150
December€ 156
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January€ 317
February€ 308
March€ 311
April€ 284
May€ 282
June€ 289
July€ 278
August€ 279
September€ 271
October€ 266
November€ 301
December€ 320
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January€ 255
February€ 248
March€ 250
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December€ 258
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January€ 285
February€ 277
March€ 280
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December€ 288
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January€ 282
February€ 274
March€ 276
April€ 248
May€ 246
June€ 252
July€ 242
August€ 243
September€ 236
October€ 232
November€ 230
December€ 285
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*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices.

Fuel prices in Malawi

DieselUnleaded
Jan , 2021

€ 0.88

€ 0.89

Dec , 2020

€ 0.87

€ 0.88

Nov , 2020

€ 0.73

€ 0.76

Oct , 2020

€ 0.75

€ 0.77

Sep , 2020

€ 0.76

€ 0.79

Aug , 2020

€ 0.74

€ 0.77

Jul , 2020

€ 0.79

€ 0.82

Jun , 2020

€ 0.80

€ 0.83

May , 2020

€ 0.83

€ 0.86

Apr , 2020

€ 0.96

€ 0.98

Mar , 2020

€ 1.10

€ 1.15

Feb , 2020

€ 1.16

€ 1.17

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jan , 2021 0.88 0.89
Dec , 2020 0.87 0.88
Nov , 2020 0.73 0.76
Oct , 2020 0.75 0.77
Sep , 2020 0.76 0.79
Aug , 2020 0.74 0.77
Jul , 2020 0.79 0.82
Jun , 2020 0.80 0.83
May , 2020 0.83 0.86
Apr , 2020 0.96 0.98
Mar , 2020 1.10 1.15
Feb , 2020 1.16 1.17

Car rental price statistics in Malawi

  • € 1030.19
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 368.82
    Highest daily price:
    Toyota Rush
  • 48
    Total cars available
     
  • 8
    Most popular model:
    Toyota Corolla
  • 12
    Location with most cars:
    Lilongwe Airport
  • € 147.2 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    AVIS - Blantyre

FAQs about car hire in Malawi

How much does it cost to hire a car in Malawi?

Car hire in Malawi starts from just €147.20 per day for a (economy) class car from Avis. The average price to hire a car in Malawi is just €232.30 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Malawi is a Toyota Rush car for a (compact) class from Avis costing €368.80 per day.

How do I get a free additional driver when hiring a car in Malawi?

We often have special offers on car hire in Malawi including free additional drivers, for example, is offering free additional driver and express check-in at for €0.00 per day.

Why is car hire so cheap in Malawi?

Car hire prices in Malawi are kept low thanks to the 1 car hire companies across the country. With over 4 car hire locations and 48 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in Malawi.

Who is the best car hire company in Malawi?

Based on over reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in Malawi Is who score on average /10 across all locations in Malawi.

What is the most popular car hire location in Malawi?

The most popular locations to hire a car in Malawi is Lilongwe Airport with 1 car hire companies and 12 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Malawi?

Current fuel prices in Malawi are €0.889/ltr for petrol and €0.881/ltr for diesel as of 11 January 2021, it’ll cost on average €36 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €35 for diesel.

What are the speed limits in Malawi?

Speed limits in Malawi are in km/h and are generally 50-60 km/h on urban roads, 80-100 km/h on rural roads and 100 km/h on the motorways but you should always follow local signage.

What is the cheapest car hire company in Malawi?

Avis is the cheapest car hire company in Malawi offering a (economy) class car such as the Volkswagen Polo for as little as €1030.40 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in Malawi?

The most popular car hire category in Malawi is the Suzuki Jimny available from 1 car hire companies in over 4 locations.

Mini Guide to Malawi

What to see with a rental car in Malawi
You’re likely to begin at Lilongwe Airport, a popular collection point for car hire. From there you can spend a few nights in the capital with its excellent bars and restaurants. There’s plenty of history there too, so search out the museums and galleries. From there, head north to Zomba, the colonial capital of the country and home to many colonial buildings. It’s here you’ll first encounter the staggering landscape of the country as the Zomba Plateau rises steeply behind the city.

You’ll then travel further north through the Liwonde National Park and on to the shores of Lake Malawi. Bypass Mangochi and follow the western shore to Cape Maclear with its beautiful beaches around Monkey Bay. Heading more inland, you’ll find a landscape more like Scotland with thick forests and verdant heathland surrounded by majestic mountains. Ntchisi National Park is the best stopover for this before driving up towards Tanzania, stopping at Mzuzu, the biggest settlement in the north.

Facts about Malawi

  • Malawi is one of the least developed countries in the world
  • Malawi was formerly the British protectorate of Nyasaland
  • It’s home to Africa’s third largest lake, Lake Malawi
  • Most of the country is located at high altitude making it cooler and greener than its neighbours

Is it safe to rent a car in Malawi?

Malawi is a beautiful country found in the south east of Africa. Completely landlocked, it is dominated by the southern portion of the Great Rift Valley, the largest canyon on earth. There’s so much to see in the country you’ll almost not know where to start.

Renting a car is safe in Malawi, what you can be sure of is that you’ll likely want to consider a 4x4 vehicle if you’re going to get anywhere outside the capital Lilongwe. The main car hire company, Avis, in Malawi have a range of pick-ups, trucks and 4x4 rentals including the Toyota Hilux, Land Cruiser and Fortuner capable of carrying large loads and up to 7 passengers.
 
 

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Fuel Prices in Malawi

  • Price of petrol in Malawi in January

    € 0.89/Ltr

    ($ 1.09/Ltr | 788.95/Ltr)
  • Price of diesel in Malawi in January

    € 0.88/Ltr

    ($ 1.08/Ltr | 781.85/Ltr)

Cost to fill a rental car in Malawi in January

  Petrol Diesel
Economy € 35.56  ($ 43.55) | € 35.24  ($ 43.15)
Compact € 35.56  ($ 43.55) | € 35.24  ($ 43.15)
Full Size € 44.45  ($ 54.43) | € 44.05  ($ 53.94)
SUV € 53.34  ($ 65.32) | € 52.86  ($ 64.73)
Carrier € 62.23  ($ 76.20) | € 61.67  ($ 75.52)

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€159.7
 
 
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Fullsize 4 5 4 from €190.2 per day
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