Rental cars in New Caledonia include the standard international franchises plus small locally owned car rental agencies.
There are 19 car rental agencies in Noumea, 6 rental car agencies have stands at Tontouta International Airport, there are 6 rental car agencies in Lifou, 4 rental car agencies in Ouvea, 2 car rental agencies in Mare and 5 car rental agencies in the Isle of pines. The Rocket Guide to New Caledonia lists all of these with their exact location, full contact details, web sites and email addresses.
To rent a car in New Caledonia the driver must be over 21 and hold a valid driver's licence.
Noumea rental cars and buses with drivers:
Noumea Rental Cars - the two rental car agencies listed below have large fleets of new air conditioned cars - from very inexpensive (but small) city cars to big 4-wheel drive cars if you wish to tour the island.
These agencies will pickup and deliver. Hertz has an office at the Tontouta International Airport. Check out their prices and reserve a car by email by clicking a link below.
The Rocket Guide to New Caledonia has full contact details of all the rental car agencies in Noumea, Isle of Pines, Ouvea, Lifou and Mare plus a special section on Fly & Drive, offering suggestions on exploring New Caledonia by car staying in rural Gites (small lodges), or camping.
So if you plan to rent a car in Noumea be sure to download the best travel guide to New Caledonia available anywhere - you'll even find street maps with distances between all New Caledonia towns and vilages.
The metro bus line is well developed in Noumea. Buy tickets from automatic dispensers scattered around town (locations of ticket machines, bus stops and bus routes are shown in the Rocket Guide to New Caledonia.
It is less expensive to buy the ticket from the machine than paying when you climb aboard. A one hour ticket costs 150 cfp (200cfp if you buy it on the bus). You can also buy a tourist day pass for 650 cfp. Public Bus: 26 54 54
Radio Taxis are also available and are metered. Phone 28 35 12 and, if needed, ask for a driver that speaks English. Generally it is less expensive to rent a car than to take two or more taxi rides per day.
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