Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Noumea car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Noumea.
Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Noumea car rental.
Some car hire companies in Noumea which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Hertz, Europcar and Avis
On average a hire car in Noumea costs $61 per day.
Economy (Hyundai i10 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Noumea.
The only car hire company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from Magenta airport to off-airport locations is Europcar.
Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.
A Economy car hire in Noumea costs $58 per day, on average.
A Intermediate car hire in Noumea costs $77 per day, on average.
A Luxury car hire in Noumea costs $123 per day, on average.
In Noumea, cars are most frequently hired at Europcar Noumea Tontouta Airport (4 km from city centre ).
On average hiring a car in Noumea costs $427 per week ($61 per day).
On average a car hire in Noumea costs $1,830 per month ($61 per day).
An economy car handles the small streets of Noumea well, with tight turning circles helping navigate sharp corners and city traffic. A full-size model is great if you’re planning to explore the coastline, offering a smooth ride and more cabin space.
The speed limit in Noumea is 30 km/h in urban areas and 50 km/h in rural districts. Be careful to stick to the maximum of 110 km/h on motorways as local drivers are known for speeding faster.
A litre of petrol usually costs between approximately ₣ 125–145 (A$ 1.72–1.99). Petrol prices are strictly regulated in Noumea and there is normally no difference between stations across the city. It’s best to fill up with a full tank before leaving the centre of town as stations become more spread out and isolated along the eastern coast and northern district.
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.