Car Rental Companies in Tonga

Rent yourself the ultimate freedom to explore Tonga your way through renting a car in Tonga! Cars are available to rent on the two largest islands, Tongatapu and Vava’u. Tongatapu has the most choice when it comes to car rental companies in Tonga, while Vava’u has less than five rental companies to choose from. Nevertheless, the vehicles on offer are super varied, where budget travellers to large families will find something to suit. Compare some of the car rental companies available in this guide to the best car rentals in Tonga!

While you’re here, you might also be interested in Things to Know About Car Rental in Tonga.

Tips for Hiring a Car in Tonga

  • You need to be at least 21 to hire a car in Tonga
  • Overseas residents need to obtain a Visitor’s Driving Licence before they can legally drive in Tonga
  • Note that some car rental companies in Tonga only accept cash
  • Insurance is rarely offered for car rentals in Tongatapu, meaning you will have to pay the requested amount for any damage you cause. Rentals require a cash security deposit, which will be refunded if you return the vehicle undamaged
  • Some car rental agreements don’t allow you to take vehicles down certain roads like Katahi Beach. Some won’t even allow you to drive off sealed roads, so consider this before paying extra for a 4WD you probably won’t need to use.

For more tips, see How to Drive in Tonga and 10 Safety Tips for Driving in Tonga.

Sunshine Rentals

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One of the largest car rental companies in Tonga, Sunshine Rental Cars is a good go-to for most vehicle needs. Choose from a wide range of vehicles at their depot based in Nuku’alofa on Tongatapu. Alternatively, they offer vehicle delivery to pretty much anywhere on the island. Plus, Visitor’s Driving Licences can be arranged through the car rental company, getting your car rental started with ease.

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Locations

Pick-up and drop-off services are offered at Fua’amotu Airport and any other location across the main island of Tongatapu. Their depot is based in Nuku’alofa.

Vehicles Available

Sunshine Rental Cars have a huge range of vehicles, from 3/5-door small cars to pick-up trucks to vans. Vehicles included in their fleet include:

  • Toyota Vitz
  • Toyota IST
  • Toyota Corolla
  • Nissan Juke
  • Toyota Isis
  • Toyota Camry
  • Toyota Harrier
  • Toyota Rav4
  • Hyundai Tucson
  • Toyota Alphard
  • Toyota Hilux
  • Volkswagon Amarok
  • Toyota Hiace

Trucks and heavy machinery are also available to hire.

Vehicle Age Range: 9-20 Years Old

Additional Services

  • Arrangement of the Visitor’s Driving Licence

Price Range

Vehicles range from TOP$50 to TOP$250 a day.

FAB Rentals

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Experience friendly Tongan hospitality with FAB Rentals, who offer a meet-and-greet service at Fua’amotu Airport and Vuna Wharf on Tongatapu. Based in Nuku’alofa, FAB Rentals offers a wide range of vehicles, from their “VIP Fleet” to their budget range. Drivers are even available, speaking English and German should you want a tour of the island. Plus, they can arrange your Driver’s Visitor’s Licence on arrival to Tongatapu.

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Locations

Pick-up and drop-off services at Fua’amotu Airport and Vuna Wharf with a meet-and-greet service. Their depot is based in Nuku’alofa.

Vehicles Available

Choose from a range of compact 4-door cars to large 6-7-seater vehicles. There are more modern secondhand Japanese imports in their “VIP Fleet”, as well as older and cheaper vehicles for those on a budget.

Vehicle Age Range: 11-20 Years Old

Inclusions

  • Baby/child seats

Additional Services

  • Drivers available
  • Arrangement of a Visitor’s Driving Licence

Coconut Car Rentals

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For car rentals on Vava’u, consider Coconut Car Rentals. They offer a small fleet of affordable car rentals, from a couple of easy-to-drive Toyota Yaris to a more robust Mitsubishi pick-up truck. The cars, with both manual and automatic options, provide a vehicle for what most visitors want to do in Vava’u. What’s more, the team as Coconut Car Rentals offers a drop-off service to most places tourists stay in Vava’u.

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Locations

Courtesy pick-up and drop-off are provided in Neiafu. Pick-up and drop-off at Lupepauʻu Airport, ‘Utugake Island and Talihau can be organised by arrangement. Their depot is based in Toula Village.

Vehicles Available

  • Toyota Vitz (Yaris)
  • Mitsubishi Pajero Jr. 4WD
  • Mitsubishi Delica

Vehicle Age Range: 15-25 Years Old

Inclusions

  • Multiple drivers
  • Free-of-charge delivery in Neiafu
  • Assistance with the Visitor’s Driving Licence

Price Range

TOP$70-$90 per day. Weekly specials available, for instance, book seven days, pay for five. TOP$500 security deposit.

New Millennium Motors (Sakura Rentals)

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New Millennium Motors, also going by the name Sakura Rentals, is a car rental company in Nuku’alofa, Tongatapu. But if you can’t get to their depot, they also offer airport pick-up and drop-off. New Millennium Motors operates on a first-come-first-served basis, taking no reservations. Their fleet ranges from the ultra-cheap small cars to some of the most modern vehicles available to hire in Tonga. Note that the business only accepts cash.

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Locations

Pick-up and drop-off services are available for Fua’amotu Airport are available. Their depot is based in Nuku’alofa.

Vehicles Available

Choose from a range of small to medium Nissan, Toyota and Honda cars, as well as Toyota, Nissan, and Suzuki vans. Limousines are also available to hire.

Vehicle Age Range: 8-20 Years Old

Additional Services

  • Insurance
  • Assistance in obtaining the Visitor’s Driving Licence

Price Range

Vehicles range from TOP$35 to TOP$140 a day. A TOP$200-$300 cash deposit is required. An optional TOP$15-a-day insurance policy is available.

Tropicana Rentals (Tropo Rentals)

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Tropicana Rentals, also known as Tropo Rentals, has the widest offering of rental vehicles in Vava’u. Their fleet includes small cars to 4WD cars, as well as scooters and mountain bikes. Tropo Rentals offers convenient accommodation and airport drop-off for multi-day hires.

Pick-Up and Drop-Off Locations

Pick-up and drop-off services to Vava’u accommodation or Lupepauʻu Airport for multi-day hires. They are based in Neiafu.

Vehicles Available

  • Daihatsu Terios
  • Toyota Nissan Note
  • Toyota Passo
  • Honda Fit
  • Toyota Rav4
  • 50cc scooters

Vehicle Age Range: 14-21 Years Old

Inclusions

  • Multiple drivers
  • Baby seat
  • Laminated maps
  • Tourist information

Looking for More Car Rentals?

The Best Car Rentals in Tonga

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And there are a lot more car rental companies to choose from! Other vehicle rentals in Tonga include:

Tongatapu Car Rentals

  • Avis
  • Star Rental Car
  • Jetsave Rentals
  • Little Italy Rentals
  • Me Rentals
  • NOA Guesthouse
  • Dayspring Lodge

Find out more in The Best Car Rentals in Tongatapu.

Vava’u Car Rentals

  • Ellena’s Car Rental
  • Luke’s Car Rental

Find out more in The Best Car Rentals in Vava’u.

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