• Search and Compare Icon
    Search & compare prices from leading car hire companies & save!
  • Flexible Rates Icon
    Flexible Rentals, Worldwide locations, No Hidden Fees
  • Social Media Icon
    Get in touch via Facebook
  • Multi Lingual Icon
    24/7 Multi Lingual Customer Service

A Guide To Car Hire Reunion  

Car Hire is available in Reunion and can be pre booked and collected from the Airport.  

Réunion is a French overseas department located in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar and southwest of Mauritius. It's known for its stunning natural landscapes, which include rainforests, coral reefs, and the active Piton de la Fournaise volcano. Here's what you should know about driving in Réunion:

Driving in Réunion:

  1. Side of the Road: As in mainland France, you drive on the right-hand side of the road in Réunion.

  2. Documentation: If you have an EU driving license, it's valid in Réunion. However, for non-EU license holders, it's recommended to get an International Driving Permit (IDP), although a license in English or French might be accepted by some rental agencies.

  3. Speed Limits:

    • Towns and cities: 50 km/h
    • Open roads: 90 km/h
    • Expressways: 110 km/h
    •  
  4. Seat Belts: They are compulsory for all passengers, both in the front and back seats.

  5. Child Seats: Children under the age of 10 are not allowed to sit in the front seat of a car unless there are no rear seats. Proper child restraint systems are mandatory.

  6. Alcohol Limit: The permitted blood alcohol level is 0.05%, lower than many other countries. It's stricter for new drivers with less than three years of experience, where the limit is 0.02%.

  7. Parking: In cities and popular tourist spots, parking can sometimes be challenging. It's best to use designated parking areas and avoid parking in prohibited zones.

  8. Road Conditions: The main roads are generally in good condition. However, some interior and mountainous roads can be narrow, winding, and steep, making for a challenging drive.

  9. Roundabouts: Vehicles inside the roundabout have the right of way, consistent with French rules.

  10. Petrol Stations: They are widely available in cities and major towns, but if you're traveling to more remote areas, it's advisable to fill up beforehand.

  11. Mobile Phones: Just like in many countries, using a mobile phone without a hands-free system is illegal while driving.

  12. Wildlife: Especially in more remote areas, be cautious of stray animals on the road.

Sightseeing by Car:

  1. Cirques: These are natural amphitheaters created by eroded volcanoes. The three main ones are Cilaos, Salazie, and Mafate. They offer breathtaking views and hiking opportunities.

  2. Piton de la Fournaise: One of the world's most active volcanoes, it's accessible by car up to a certain point, after which you can hike to the crater.

  3. L'Hermitage Beach: A popular beach with coral reefs and lagoons.

  4. The Route des Laves: This route provides views of the volcanic landscapes and past lava flows.

General Tips:

  • Be cautious of sudden weather changes, especially when driving in mountainous regions. Fog and rain can reduce visibility.

  • Familiarize yourself with local traffic signs and regulations. They are in French, but most of them are standard and similar to what you'd find in other countries.

  • Given the island's topography, it's advisable to rent a car with a decent amount of power, especially if you're planning to navigate the hilly and mountainous terrains.

Réunion, with its diverse landscapes and vibrant culture, offers a unique driving experience. Always be cautious, drive defensively, and take the time to enjoy the island's natural beauty. Safe travels!


Cheapest car hire in Reunion

Peugeot 108

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 20.36 EUR/day
Peugeot 108

7 Days rental at 142.58 EUR from 20/05/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Twingo

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 21.42 EUR/day
Renault Twingo

7 Days rental at 149.94 EUR from 20/05/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 108

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 24.14 EUR/day
Peugeot 108

7 Days rental at 169.04 EUR from 20/05/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Megane

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 29.39 EUR/day
Renault Megane

7 Days rental at 205.78 EUR from 20/05/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Fiat Tipo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 30.36 EUR/day
Fiat Tipo

7 Days rental at 212.55 EUR from 20/05/2024

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 308

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 30.66 EUR/day
Peugeot 308

7 Days rental at 214.65 EUR from 20/05/2024

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot E - 208 Electric

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 22.98 EUR/day
Peugeot E - 208 Electric

7 Days rental at 160.91 EUR from 20/05/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Renault Clio

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 25.50 EUR/day
Renault Clio

7 Days rental at 178.50 EUR from 20/05/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Clio

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 27.51 EUR/day
Renault Clio

7 Days rental at 192.58 EUR from 20/05/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Galaxy

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 41.40 EUR/day
Ford Galaxy

7 Days rental at 289.82 EUR from 20/05/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Galaxy

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 41.40 EUR/day
Ford Galaxy

7 Days rental at 289.82 EUR from 20/05/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Galaxy

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 48.71 EUR/day
Ford Galaxy

7 Days rental at 340.97 EUR from 20/05/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Nissan Qashqai

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 35.89 EUR/day
Nissan Qashqai

7 Days rental at 251.25 EUR from 20/05/2024

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Nissan Qashqai

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 36.97 EUR/day
Nissan Qashqai

7 Days rental at 258.79 EUR from 20/05/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Qashqai

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 38.71 EUR/day
Nissan Qashqai

7 Days rental at 271.02 EUR from 20/05/2024

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

BMW iX3

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 135.71 EUR/day
BMW iX3

7 Days rental at 950.00 EUR from 20/05/2024

  6 |
  Manual |
  No

BMW iX3

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 120.00 EUR/day
BMW iX3

7 Days rental at 840.00 EUR from 20/05/2024

  6 |
  Manual |
  No

Ford Mustang Mach-E

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 93.98 EUR/day
Ford Mustang Mach-E

7 Days rental at 657.88 EUR from 20/05/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 41.27 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris Hybrid

7 Days rental at 288.95 EUR from 21/03/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 42.90 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Hybrid

7 Days rental at 300.30 EUR from 21/03/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 52.19 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Hybrid

7 Days rental at 365.33 EUR from 24/01/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Top tips when hiring a car in Reunion

  • Choose Rhinocarhire: Opt for Rhinocarhire, a reputable provider known for its reliable service and transparent pricing in Réunion.

  • Insurance Coverage: Understand the insurance options provided by Rhinocarhire, including coverage for collision damage, theft, and liability. Consider additional insurance for comprehensive protection, especially for driving in diverse terrains and rural areas.

  • Road Conditions Awareness: Be prepared for varying road conditions in Réunion, from well-maintained highways to narrow and winding mountain roads. Drive cautiously and be mindful of steep cliffs, sharp turns, and potential landslides.

  • Traffic Regulations: Familiarize yourself with Réunion's traffic laws and regulations, including speed limits, road signs, and parking rules. Respect local driving customs and be cautious of pedestrians, cyclists, and wildlife on the roads.

  • Explore Natural Beauty: Utilize your rental car to explore Réunion's stunning landscapes, including volcanoes, waterfalls, and beaches. Visit attractions like Piton de la Fournaise, Cirque de Cilaos, and Trou de Fer. Plan your routes to discover the best of Réunion's natural wonders and cultural heritage.

 

Popular car hire destinations in Reunion

Laws and rules of the road when driving in Reunion

  •  

    R

    Road Driving Side

  •  

    50kph

    Urban speed Limit

  •  

    90kph

    Rural Speed Limit

  •  

    110kph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  •  

    EUR  /Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

  •  

    50mg

    Drink Drive Limit

  •  

    EUR €

    Currency

  •  

    NO

    Tolls

  •  

    21

    Min Rental Age

    Min Driving Age

  •  

    Front and Rear

    Seatbelts

  •  

    Fixed and Mobile

    Speed Cameras

  •  

    Hands Free Only

    Mobile Phones

Compare car rental agents in Reunion

Rental Agent
Locations
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
 Flizzr
106
9.0/10
3,210
€ 34.80
€ 35.32
€ 42.05
€ 74.45
 Sixt
138
8.7/10
104,738
€ 26.02
€ 32.50
€ 39.25
€ 57.01
 Enterprise
143
8.5/10
78,966
€ 21.42
€ 30.66
€ 38.71
€ 38.32
 Alamo
76
8.5/10
47,974
€ 20.36
€ 34.10
€ 35.89
€ 35.53
 Budget
56
8.4/10
27,973
€ 36.42
€ 43.98
€ 46.18
€ 84.08
 Key n go
4
8.4/10
212
€ 45.76
€ 50.73
€ 60.15
 Keddy by europcar
107
8.4/10
25,348
€ 26.24
€ 29.39
€ 45.98
 Thrifty
53
8.4/10
20,388
€ 27.79
€ 32.56
€ 44.29
 Europcar
253
8.4/10
118,374
€ 25.50
€ 31.71
€ 41.42
€ 42.81
 National
74
8.3/10
5,063
€ 24.14
€ 42.48
€ 46.16
€ 45.70
 Hertz
172
8.3/10
99,061
€ 29.28
€ 37.44
€ 51.28
€ 71.42
 Avis
264
8.3/10
39,135
€ 42.26
€ 43.50
€ 47.99
€ 72.75
 Dollar
50
8.3/10
10,492
€ 24.48
€ 30.93
€ 47.87
 Goldcar
4
7.9/10
1,312
€ 28.96
€ 33.92
€ 45.17
 Rentscape
21
7.9/10
9,493
€ 35.43
€ 38.79
€ 43.23
€ 50.94

Car rental agent statistics in Reunion

  • Highest Rated Agent Icon
    9.4/10
    Highest rated agent:
    EUROPCAR
  • Lowest Rated Agent Icon
    6.7/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    DOLLAR
  • Total Number of Reviews Icon
    591,745
    Total number of reviews in
    Reunion
  • Most Locations Icon
    133
    Most Locations in Reunion:
    ENTERPRISE
  • Average Wait Time Icon
    17
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • Total Rental Companies Icon
    23
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Reunion

ItemPercent
January€ 51
February€ 58
March€ 52
April€ 62
May€ 58
June€ 61
July€ 86
August€ 76
September€ 60
October€ 57
November€ 54
December€ 58
ItemPercent
January€ 46
February€ 50
March€ 46
April€ 52
May€ 49
June€ 51
July€ 69
August€ 64
September€ 50
October€ 49
November€ 46
December€ 51
ItemPercent
January€ 86
February€ 99
March€ 86
April€ 106
May€ 98
June€ 106
July€ 135
August€ 116
September€ 106
October€ 93
November€ 92
December€ 98
ItemPercent
January€ 68
February€ 73
March€ 67
April€ 81
May€ 77
June€ 78
July€ 116
August€ 102
September€ 87
October€ 80
November€ 76
December€ 78
ItemPercent
January€ 88
February€ 103
March€ 93
April€ 109
May€ 108
June€ 125
July€ 157
August€ 116
September€ 99
October€ 98
November€ 88
December€ 96
ItemPercent
January€ 37
February€ 42
March€ 39
April€ 43
May€ 42
June€ 44
July€ 59
August€ 54
September€ 43
October€ 42
November€ 40
December€ 43
ItemPercent
January€ 76
February€ 87
March€ 77
April€ 91
May€ 85
June€ 91
July€ 131
August€ 110
September€ 87
October€ 84
November€ 77
December€ 85
ItemPercent
January
February
March
April
May€ 96
June
July
August
September€ 181
October€ 35
November€ 43
December

Select category to see average car hire prices in Reunion

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

Fuel prices in Reunion

DieselUnleaded

Car rental price statistics in Reunion

  • Average Price Icon
    € 142.52
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • Highest Daily Price Icon
    € 595.49
    Highest daily price:
    Renault Arkana
  • Total Vehicles Icon
    11,072
    Total cars available
     
  • Most Popular Car Model Icon
    863
    Most popular model:
    Peugeot 308
  • Locations with Most Cars Icon
    193
    Location with most cars:
    Lyon - Airport
  • Cheapest Daily Price Icon
    € 20.4 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    ALAMO - Corsica - Airport - Figari
FAQs - How can we help?

There are always some points on which you are not sure when hiring a car, so we have done our best to answer the frequently asked questions. Just click this link and you will find the questions are sorted by category for easy navigation.

Should you hire a car in Reunion?

Reunion surprisingly lacks the popularity of its Indian Ocean neighbours despite it being really easy to get to from France and, via short connecting flights, from the UK.

Hiring a car in Reunion from the airport when you arrive is the best way to explore at your own pace. See more that Reunion has to offer from your own private rental car and leave the tour buses and organised trips to the less adventurous.
 

Useful links if renting a car in Reunion

Other Car Hire Locations in Reunion

We specialise in car rentals throughout Reunion to find you the best price and that's a promise...

Saint Denis Airport
€14.0
 
 
Mini 2/4 4 2 from €14.0 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €27.3 per day
Economy 3 4 3 from €15.7 per day