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Cheapest car hire in New Caledonia

Top tips when hiring a car in New Caledonia

  • Drive on the right in New Caledonia, the steering wheel will be on the left-side of the car
  • May-July is the most popular time to rent a car in Caledonia, book early for the best prices around these dates
  • Speed limits are in Km/h, the maximum being 110km/h on the motorways
  • You can rent a car in New Caledonia from just 18, young driver surcharges will apply

New Caledonia car hire reviews

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Compare car rental agents in New Caledonia

Rental Agent
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
€ 21.09
€ 23.56
€ 25.71
€ 26.22
€ 24.30
€ 23.89
€ 25.45
€ 29.48
€ 19.02
€ 22.08
€ 28.25
€ 35.10
 Keddy by europcar
€ 16.47
€ 18.93
€ 17.67
€ 19.85
€ 30.80
€ 45.50
€ 19.96
€ 24.51
€ 31.44
€ 56.99
€ 19.01
€ 26.37
€ 29.54
€ 56.17
€ 18.56
€ 21.71
€ 32.39
€ 46.00
€ 20.04
€ 24.28
€ 33.57
€ 47.85
€ 20.04
€ 24.54
€ 40.68
€ 10.68
€ 17.16
€ 22.68
€ 26.20
€ 122.07
€ 179.50
€ 13.47
€ 21.19
€ 11.30
€ 19.45
€ 40.73
€ 53.43
€ 62.35

Car rental agent statistics in New Caledonia

  • 9.3/10
    Highest rated agent:
  • 4.1/10
    Lowest rated agent:
  • 841,486
    Total number of reviews in
    New Caledonia
  • 302
    Most Locations in New Caledonia:
  • 17
    Average wait time
  • 19
    Total rental companies

Average prices per day for car hire in New Caledonia

*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices.

Fuel prices in New Caledonia

Car rental price statistics in New Caledonia

  • € 74.76
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 986.12
    Highest daily price:
    Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
  • 16,080
    Total cars available
  • 906
    Most popular model:
    Peugeot 2008
  • 171
    Location with most cars:
    Bordeaux - Airport - Merignac
  • € 10.7 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    GOLDCAR - Toulouse - Blagnac Airport

FAQs about car hire in New Caledonia

How much does it cost to hire a car in New Caledonia?

Car hire in New Caledonia starts from just €10.70 per day for a (mini) class car from Goldcar. The average price to hire a car in New Caledonia is just €44.90 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in New Caledonia is a Volkswagen Beetle Convertible car for a (compact) class from Rentscape costing €986.10 per day.

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

We often have special offers on car hire in New Caledonia 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 New Caledonia?

Car hire prices in New Caledonia are kept low thanks to the 17 car hire companies across the country. With over 740 car hire locations and 90,929 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in New Caledonia.

Who is the best car hire company in New Caledonia?

Based on over 841,486 reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in New Caledonia Is Avis who score on average 7.4/10 across all locations in New Caledonia.

What is the most popular car hire location in New Caledonia?

The most popular locations to hire a car in New Caledonia is Bordeaux - Airport - Merignac with 14 car hire companies and 171 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in New Caledonia?

Current fuel prices in New Caledonia are €/ltr for petrol and €/ltr for diesel as of , it’ll cost on average € to fill an average compact class car with petrol and € for diesel.

What are the speed limits in New Caledonia?

Speed limits in New Caledonia are in km/h and are generally 30-60 km/h on urban roads, 60-110 km/h on rural roads and 110 km/h on the motorways but you should always follow local signage.

What is the cheapest car hire company in New Caledonia?

Goldcar is the cheapest car hire company in New Caledonia offering a (mini) class car such as the Peugeot 108 for as little as €74.90 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in New Caledonia?

The most popular car hire category in New Caledonia is the Renault Captur available from 7 car hire companies in over 536 locations.

A Mini Guide to New Caledonia

Where is New Caledonia?
New Caledonia is a group of islands in the Pacific with strong links to France, some 20,000 miles away. It has a wide range of terrain from wet rainforest to dry coastal savannah and two mountains, each nearly 6,000ft high. The capital, Noumea, is classed as one of the most industrialised cities in the Pacific Islands and has a population of nearly 200,000. The climate is tropical with temperatures averaging around eighty degrees.

How do I get to New Caledonia?
La Tontouta New Caledonia Airport is the biggest airport in the islands but still doesn’t see many flights. The majority of flights come from other islands around the Pacific, Australia and New Zealand as well as Southeast Asian countries. Air France operates the only flights from Europe and many flights stopover in Asia. Travellers from other European countries will need to fly to Paris Charles de Gaulle or fly to Asian destinations and connect to Noumea. From the airport you can take a bus into the city centre or hire a car for collection at New Caledonia Airport. 
See and do in New Caledonia?
There’s not a lot of history to be found on the island despite its colonial past. Much of the historic part of Noumea was redeveloped as the city expanded, destroying most of the old centre around the port. The attractions of the islands are its natural beauty and the diversity of landscapes across this large island. Hiking is very popular, especially around Mount Panie in the north and Mount Humboldt in the south. You can walk through tropical rainforests or take safaris across dry coastal savannah in the west. Offshore, the coral barrier reef is the world’s second largest after Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Boat trips or island hopping flights are available to the other islands that make up New Caledonia and each has a different atmosphere and landscape. 

What to eat in New Caledonia?
French food is everywhere and delicious with it. There are several variations on French cuisine using local products and cooking methods. Bougna is a popular dish where meat is wrapped in banana leaves and cooked under hot rocks. Coconut crab is also a local delicacy served in a variety of ways. Kava is the local alcoholic drink, consumed like beer but based on coconut milk. Be warned it is very potent!

Depending on your plans you’ll find there’s plenty of choice on our website for car hire in New Caledonia and at a price that will suit your pocket. We check the prices of all our local competitors to ensure that we can’t be beaten on car hire in New Caledonia but we also check the service offered too so you can get the same standard from us but at a lower price.

New Caledonia Factfile

  • New Caledonia is a French territory in the Pacific Ocean, 
  • It’s nearly a thousand miles east of Australia
  • It was called New Caledonia because it reminded its discoverer, Captain Cook, of Scotland
  • It became popular for its production of sandalwood
  • The New Caledonia lagoon is one of the largest in the world

Why rent a car in New Caledonia

New Caledonia, surprisingly, has nearly 7,000 square miles of land with a variety of terrain and all easily explored in a hire car from Rhinocarhire.com. You may need a 4x4 hire car in New Caledonia if you’re going to explore some of the remoter parts of the island but for around the main towns, a budget hire car in New Caledonia will be enough.

Popular car hire destinations in New Caledonia

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