Papeete car hire

Papeete car hire

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Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia
1 Dec — 8 Dec
Same drop-off
Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia
Wed 1/12
Noon
Wed 8/12
Noon
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Papeete car hire information

Pick-up locationPapeete
Hire locations7
Airport locations5

Papeete car hire reviews and directory

From $42/dayRated no. 1
Hertz
Most popular
Best rated
Cheapest deal
5.9 Okay (38 reviews)
2 locations in Papeete
Hertz
Locations in Papeete
  • 6.6
  • 6.4
  • 5.8
  • 5.8
  • 4.8
Recent reviews
3.9 Mediocre4 Oct. 2021
The person at the Tahiti airport office took forever with each patron. So, you wait in line for an extended period of time. When it is finally your turn, the person at the desk will quote you something entirely different from what you were quoted online and tell you that the online quote was merely to reserve a vehicle. She will also ask you where you are staying to determine whether to give you an unlimited mileage rate or a pay-per-mile rate, which ever is likely to result in a higher amount for the rental. Our rental quote was nearly double what we were quoted online.
7.9 Good25 Jul. 2021
Didnt like the pay per kilometer option (the only option). Apart from that, everything else was lovely!
8.0 Excellent27 May 2021
Somehow I didn’t realize I ordered a car that changed for every kilometer until I was very tired, out of time and just trying to get to my destination before dark. It ended up being about 60 USD daily on average so not too horrible. I was fortunate in that the car I’d ordered wasn’t ready (I’d gotten an earlier flight) so she graciously offered me an upgrade. On another note, the car is clearly a rental so, not sure if it was the typical island drivers or what, but I got pushed around a lot. Tailgated, almost run off the road, but I was doing the speed limit so who knows.
10.0 Excellent4 Feb. 2021
Reserved at one rate, agent found a lower rate that saved me about $20 for a one day rental.
10.0 Excellent3 Feb. 2021
Staff was helpfulKnowing I would be charged for every kilometer driven. This wasn’t spelled out in the beginning. Felt like a typical bait and switch.
2.0 Mediocre12 Jan. 2021
We booked the car online for a Sunday. It was confirmed online. Sunday comes around, cant get ahold of anyone. Come to find out hertz was closed on sunday. Why would your site even let us rent a car for a date that the car rental company is closed. Furthermore why would your site even confirmed the rental if the company is closed that day. Just annoying
8.0 Excellent6 Jan. 2021
The staff was very friendly, and made car pickup easy.It would have been helpful to have more explicit drop off instructions.
5.6 Okay1 Feb. 2020
Staff was super helpfulCar itself was not very clean. Somehow had ants everywhere and they would not stop no matter how many we killed. Misleadingly listed without the “no miles/kms” in the purchase.
8.8 Excellent25 Dec. 2019
Yes lots of paperwork to complete at pickup but our provider was super helpful, patient, friendly, giving us undivided attention and answering all our questions. The drop off was a snap with easy to follow directions provided at pickup.Manual transmissions are lots of fun to drive but Our little French car did not like going into reverse unless the gears were line up just perfectly. Slow and patients rules the day.
7.6 Good8 Dec. 2019
Staff was great..... just hidden charges. Basically doubled the cost of the rental.
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From $69/dayRated no. 2
Avis
6.8 Good (5 reviews)
2 locations in Papeete
Avis
Locations in Papeete
  • 7.5
  • 7.9
  • 6.3
  • 5.5
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible28 Jul. 2021
We reserved a 5 passenger car. We were given a 4 passenger car. We were told there weren’t any 5 passenger vehicles until August. I had to make 2 trips from Avis to the Hilton because I could not fit all of our party in the vehicle. Even though the next day there were 5 passenger vehicles on the lot, I was told they were already reserved. I had to go back because the tire pressures light would not turn off but was told it was ok. I also reserved a 5 passenger vehicle, but that didn’t matter and I had to rent a 5 passenger vehicle from the hotel so all of our party could go on a day trip. The AVIS staff was not sympathetic and most of the people I saw driving on the island with a 5 passenger AVIS car were 2 people. I would never rent from Avis on Moorea again.
6.4 Good21 Jan. 2020
Convenient location.Expensive, poorly lit pickup lot. Unfriendly staff. Charges for damage not caused by me.
10.0 Excellent3 Oct. 2019
EverythingNothing
6.0 Good20 Feb. 2017
My car did not have a full tank of gas. When I notified the attendant they told me the gas meter only goes that high, but when I filled it up at the gas station down the street a lot more gas went into the car and the needle went up all the way. Again the lady told me I was wrong and I let it go because I was on my honeymoon. So I am angry I had to pay for more gas than I used, because I had to return the car with a full tank. Right now I will not use kayak or Avis again! I was a first time user.
From $76/dayRated no. 3
Europcar
4.4 Okay (1 review)
1 location in Papeete
Europcar
Locations in Papeete
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  • 4
  • 6
  • 4
Recent reviews
keddy by Europcar
2 locations in Papeete
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Papeete
Recent reviews
44 travellers who hired a car in Papeete gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.0

Car hire locations in or near Papeete

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$64/day

Good deal

$57/day

When to book a car hire in Papeete

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Car hire excess insurance in Papeete

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

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 Papeete 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 Papeete.

Deductible

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 Papeete car rental.

Top tips for hiring a car in Papeete

  • Papeete car hire is the easiest way to get around the area, as public transport options are slim and taking taxis constantly can add up and take valuable time out of your travels. There is plenty to see and do in Papeete that having car hire will enable you to get to. The coastlines contain a lot of hidden gems, and the mountains and waterfalls are definitely worth the drive to see.
  • Sorting out your car hire in Papeete is easy at Faa'a International Airport (PPT), also known as Tahiti International Airport. As soon as you reach the arrivals area, you will see signs directing you to the hire car offices in Terminal 1. Be sure to bring your driver’s licence, credit card in your name and confirmation of your booking. A second driver can be nominated for your car hire in Papeete, and they will need to provide their driver’s licence as well.
  • Driving your car hire in Papeete is fairly straightforward. While you’re in the main area, there can be a bit of traffic, but there’s not much to watch out for. Once out of Papeete and driving in quieter areas, take it slow; pedestrians in more remote areas are not used to a lot of traffic, and stray dogs and wildlife tend to wander on the road. Locals can also do the opposite here, and they can overtake in some scary circumstances at times.
  • While the majority of French Polynesia has quiet roads, Papeete is the capital and has all the congestion as the arrival and exit point for tourism and travel. Vehicles, motorbikes and scooters are all trying to navigate a relatively small area, and it can get quite pushy and backed up, so allow a little time for traffic while still in the city.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Papeete for $57 or less
  • Book your car hire in Papeete at least 7 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy car hires in Papeete are around 26% cheaper than other car types, on average

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