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Ivory Coast car hire

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Thu 20/6
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Top tips for hiring a car in Ivory Coast

  • While in Ivory Coast, you can get around using buses, bush taxis, moto-taxis, and rail services. Though cheap, these means are poorly maintained, crowded, and relatively slow. It's better to rent a car instead of relying on public transportation, especially if you want to tour the country extensively. With a rental car from any of the top car rentals in Ivory Coast, you can travel from one attraction to another without being squeezed or losing time on the road waiting for other passengers to board and depart. You can also easily access areas that are somewhat hard to reach via public transportation, such as historic towns like Kong, located a few hours' drive east of Korhogo.
  • When driving in Ivory Coast, limiting your drives to daytime is best. Most roads, especially those outside urban areas, are poorly lit and unpaved. Animals, individuals without reflective clothing, vehicles without proper lighting, potholes, and unmarked speed bumps are common on these roads. You'll find navigating these local road hurdles difficult without sunlight.
  • If you intend to stick to driving in major cities and towns in Ivory Coast, a front-wheel-drive car should be fine. However, if you plan on visiting rural parts of the Ivory Coast, it's in your best interest to rent a four-wheel-drive vehicle. The roads linking most of the country's rural areas are gravel and earth roads. When rained on, these roads flood and become nearly impassable. During extremely dry days, some parts of roads erode. With a four-wheel-drive rental, you can more easily drive through semi-flooded or partly-eroded streets.
  • Not all roads in Ivory Coast are adequately marked. You should install a GPS on your rental to aid your navigation while in urban parts of the country. If you intend to visit rural parts, get a paper map or hire a driver who is more familiar with the roads. In rural areas, a GPS may lead you to more confusion.
  • Book your car hire in Ivory Coast at least 2 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy hire cars in Ivory Coast are around 57% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Ivory Coast

  • What is the most popular car hire in Ivory Coast?

    Economy (Hyundai i10 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Ivory Coast.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Ivory Coast?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • What is driving like in Ivory Coast?

    Although driving in Ivory Coast seems stressful, you can achieve a smooth driving experience quite easily. In Abidjan or any other city, maintain a space between you and the car ahead of you and look out for public transport drivers; they're notorious for not adhering to road regulations. You should also watch out for individuals by the roads, given that jaywalking is common. In this country, it's not uncommon for individuals to jump right in front of vehicles without warning, expecting not to be hit. Outside the cities, look out for animals and slow-moving vehicles.

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in Ivory Coast?

    You must be at least 21 to hire an Ivory Coast car rental. If you're younger than 25 years, you will have to part with more cash than older renters since most local rental agencies apply caution fees to young clients. Document-wise, you need a driver's license you've held for at least two years, a credit card in your name, and a passport. If your license isn't in English or French, you must accompany it with an International Driver's Permit.

  • How are gas prices in Ivory Coast?

    Although Ivory Coast is one of the West African countries that produces crude oil, the cost of a gallon of oil here is relatively more than the cost of a gallon of oil in the USA. Here, a gallon goes for 3072 XOF (5.16 USD). At any of the fuel stations you’ll visit in the country, you’ll notice that fuel tanks are filled by attendants.

  • What are the speed limits in Ivory Coast?

    In Ivory Coast, roads have varying speed limits. You should not exceed 37.3 mph on urban roads, 68.4 mph on rural roads, and 74.6 mph on motorways. Across the country, speed limits are posted in kilometers per hour. Since speeding comes with strict penalties, maintaining the noted speed limits at all times will help you avoid unnecessary fines.  

Car hire directory

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in Ivory Coast

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  • budget

    Budget car hire locations in Ivory Coast

    2 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car hire locations in Ivory Coast

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  • greenmotion

    GREEN MOTION car hire locations in Ivory Coast

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  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in Ivory Coast

    2 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car hire locations in Ivory Coast

    2 Locations

  • shouqi

    Shouqi car hire locations in Ivory Coast

    1 Location

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Car hire locations in Ivory Coast

The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for hire cars for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last 48 hours. Offers are subject to change and may not be available on all car hires listed or dates of travel. Some hire car providers charge additional fees for other services (GPS, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the website of the respective hire car provider.