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French Guiana car hire

Driver's age: 26-65
Mon 29/7
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Top tips for hiring a car in French Guiana

  • Renting a car in French Guiana gives you the flexibility to visit off-the-beaten-path locations, remote areas, and attractions like the Amazon rainforest, wildlife reserves, and ecotourism sites that may not be easily accessible by public transportation. Renting a car can save you time compared to relying on public transportation, which often operates on fixed schedules. With a car, you can avoid waiting for buses or trains, and you won't be restricted by specific departure times.
  • French Guiana has a limited road network compared to many other regions. While major highways are generally well-maintained, some secondary roads and rural areas may have rough surfaces, potholes, or unpaved sections. Therefore, adjust your driving accordingly, especially when traveling off the main routes. Heavy rain can cause road surfaces to become slippery, especially in rural areas with unpaved roads. Exercise caution and reduce your speed when driving in wet conditions to ensure better traction and control.
  • A GPS navigation system can be beneficial when driving in French Guiana, especially if you are unfamiliar with the area, as it can provide turn-by-turn directions, helping you navigate unfamiliar streets, intersections, and roundabouts. It can guide you to your desired destinations, including attractions, accommodations, and other points of interest. In addition, consider hiring a local driver with an in-depth knowledge of the area for a smoother and more informed travel experience.
  • In French Guiana, the law requires appropriate car seats or restraint systems for children under a certain age and size. Infants and toddlers should typically be secured in rear-facing car seats. After that, they can transition to forward-facing car seats and later to booster seats. Besides, some rental companies may offer car seats for an additional fee, but availability may vary, so making arrangements in advance is recommended.
  • Book your car hire in French Guiana at least 2 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini hire cars in French Guiana are around 28% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in French Guiana

  • What is the most popular car hire in French Guiana?

    Mini (Volkswagen up! or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in French Guiana.

  • How can I find car hires near me in French Guiana?

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

  • What is driving like in French Guiana?

    Vehicles in French Guiana drive on the right side of the road. The steering wheel is on the left side of the vehicle. Roundabouts are common in French Guiana. When approaching a roundabout, yield to vehicles already there and enter when it is safe. French Guiana is known for its rich biodiversity, including various wildlife species. Pay attention to wildlife crossing signs and be prepared for animals, such as monkeys, agoutis, or birds, to unexpectedly cross the road, especially in rural or forested areas.

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in French Guiana?

    Most car rental companies in French Guiana require drivers to be at least 21 years old. However, some companies only allow renters aged 25 or older in luxury cars and SUVs. Besides, you must hold a valid driver's license from your home country or an International Driving Permit (IDP). Furthermore, you must present a valid passport to identify yourself and a major credit card in your name for your payment.

  • How are gas prices in French Guiana?

    Gas prices in French Guiana tend to be higher compared to many other countries, including Mainland France, due to transportation costs, taxes, and importation expenses. The average price per liter is €2.05 ($2.23) for Gasoline and €1.98 ($2.16) per liter for Diesel. In rural areas of French Guiana, gas stations may be relatively limited compared to urban areas. Consider filling up your tank during longer drives or venturing into less-populated regions.

  • What are the speed limits in French Guiana?

    The speed limits in French Guiana may vary based on the type of road and the specific area. The speed limit in urban areas, including towns and cities, is typically 50 km/h (31 mph). However, motorists must maintain 90 km/h (56 mph) on non-urban roads outside towns and cities. These roads are often designated as national roads. Lastly, the speed limit can vary on highways or expressways, but it is commonly set at 110 km/h (68 mph).

Car hire directory

  • jumbocar

    JUMBO CAR car hire locations in French Guiana

    7 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car hire locations in French Guiana

    5 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car hire locations in French Guiana

    5 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car hire locations in French Guiana

    4 Locations

  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car hire locations in French Guiana

    4 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car hire locations in French Guiana

    4 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in French Guiana

    3 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car hire locations in French Guiana

    3 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in French Guiana

    2 Locations

  • citer

    Citer car hire locations in French Guiana

    2 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car hire locations in French Guiana

    2 Locations

  • autodiscountlocation

    Auto Discount Location car hire locations in French Guiana

    1 Location

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Car hire locations in French Guiana

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.