Car Hire in New Caledonia

Car Hire in New Caledonia



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        Find great car hire deals in New Caledonia.

        We can provide the best offers by comparing prices between all major car rental companies in New Caledonia. With our selected partners, you will find great deals and car hire companies that provide excellent customer service and quality cars. Find a wide range of deals for economy, compact, and luxury cars in New Caledonia. You can compare cheap prices in New Caledonia in simple steps. No hidden fees and 24/7 customer support. Cars with Unlimited Mileage, Theft Protection, and CDW insurance are included in the prices. 

        What to keep in mind when renting a car in New Caledonia

        The minimum age to rent a car in New Caledonia can vary between car rental companies. In many cases, the minimum age to rent a car is 21 years old. However, some rental companies may require drivers who are 25 years old or older. Young driver surcharges for car renting are common in many locations, including New Caledonia. Typically, these surcharges apply to drivers under 25 years old. Drivers between the ages of 21 and 24 are more likely to face additional fees when renting a car. This information is visible in the search engine with Orbit Car Hire. Accidents are something we do not control. Therefore, it is important to keep in mind what kind of coverage you have. At Orbit Car Hire, you can buy additional coverage to travel nationwide without worry. In New Caledonia, you drive on the right side of the road. For the countries that drive on the left lane, this can be confusing, but it is good to know before you begin the journey.

        Find a cheap car hire deal in New Caledonia.

        Book a cheap car in New Caledonia and explore all of what the island has to offer. A great way to find a car for a low price is to book in advance. At Orbit, we have made agreements with some of the best international and local brands in New Caledonia for you to compare low prices for all seasons. By doing this, you are not only able to find cheap prices but also quality service to make your experience unique. 

        Looking to rent a car for pleasure or business? With our search engine, you can find low prices for all categories, from economy to luxury, mini-vans to SUVs, to find the car that suits your trip. With the search engine at the top, you can enter the pick-up and drop-off locations in the country, whether you are looking for a one-way trip or renting a car at an airport location. You will find low prices in the search engine without hidden fees and filter your preferred transmission type. Book online and help you with our customer support team by phone, email, or Live Chat. 

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        Best ways to travel to New Caledonia

        By Air: International Flights: The most common and convenient way to reach New Caledonia is by air. La Tontouta International Airport (NOU) near Nouméa is the main international airport. Direct international flights connect New Caledonia to major cities in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and other Pacific countries. Domestic Flights: Once in New Caledonia, domestic flights operate between Nouméa and other islands, providing convenient access to different parts of the territory.

        By Cruise: New Caledonia is a popular destination for cruises. Many cruise lines include Nouméa and other scenic locations in their itineraries. Cruises offer a unique way to explore multiple islands in one trip.

        By Sea (Cargo/Passenger Ships): Some cargo ships provide passenger services between New Caledonia, Australia, and New Zealand. This mode of transportation offers a slower but distinctive travel experience.

        Why hire a car in New Caledonia? 

        Renting a car means being independent and free to explore all the beautiful and hidden places in New Caledonia. You can get a car at Noumea La Tontouta Airport, Ouvéa Airport, Magenta Airport, Île des Pins Airport.., or other attractive places in New Caledonia. With Orbit, you can hire a car in New Caledonia or anywhere in the world. With cheap prices, we make your trip even better. Book a vehicle for your next trip to our site. We offer great deals and transparent prices with no hidden extras. On our easy-to-use website, you can choose the right vehicle for your trip to New Caledonia.

        New Caledonia

        Information about New Caledonia

        Nestled in the South Pacific, New Caledonia beckons with its turquoise waters, lush landscapes, and vibrant cultural tapestry. New Caledonia is home to a diverse population of approximately 285,000 people. The inhabitants, known as Caledonians, reflect a mix of indigenous Kanak people, Europeans, and various Pacific islander communities. Nouméa stands as the capital and largest city. This bustling urban centre combines French sophistication with Pacific island charm, offering a unique blend of cultures. French is the official language, reflecting the territory's ties to France. Additionally, a variety of Kanak languages, as well as other Pacific languages, are spoken among the diverse communities. The official currency is the CFP franc (XPF), which is shared with several French territories in the Pacific. While French Pacific Francs are commonly used, major credit cards are widely accepted. New Caledonia comprises the main island of Grande Terre and many smaller islands. Its diverse landscapes include mountain ranges, pristine beaches, and the world's largest enclosed lagoon, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The economy thrives on sectors such as nickel mining, agriculture, and tourism. The territory's vast nickel deposits contribute significantly to its economic landscape. The Kanak people, the original inhabitants of New Caledonia, maintain a rich cultural heritage. Traditional practices, art, and ceremonies showcase the deep connection between the Kanak people and their land. New Caledonia boasts remarkable biodiversity, with many endemic plant and animal species. The diverse ecosystems range from dense rainforests to expansive coral reefs, offering a haven for nature enthusiasts. New Caledonia is a paradise for water lovers, attracting visitors with its snorkelling, diving, and water sports. The vibrant marine life and picturesque landscapes make it a sought-after destination.

        Fun facts about New Caledonia

        • New Caledonia is home to the world's tallest species of pine trees, the Cook Pine (Araucaria columnaris). These distinctive, tall trees contribute to the unique and recognizable skyline of the islands.
        • New Caledonia is home to a rich tapestry of indigenous languages, with around 28 different Kanak languages spoken. Each language is tied to specific regions and communities, reflecting the diversity of the Kanak people.
        • The Kagu, a bird endemic to New Caledonia, is often called a "living fossil" due to its ancient lineage. The Kagu is considered a living relic of prehistoric bird species with distinctive features, including a crest and strong legs.
        • New Caledonia has its version of an Easter egg hunt known as "Chasse aux Oeufs." It's a popular tradition where children search for hidden eggs, often organized in parks and public spaces.

        One-Way Car Rental in New Caledonia

        When finding offers through Orbit and its top brands, you can pick up the car at one location in New Caledonia and return to another. A one-way fee may apply, and they are included in Orbit Car Hire deals when searching for a one-way trip. Our car rental companies in New Caledonia do not offer to return the car to another country. However, you can find domestic one-way rental options.

        Most popular cities in New Caledonia

        Most popular destinations in New Caledonia

        1. Nouméa

        2. Mont-Dore

        3. Dumbéa

        4. Païta

        5. Kone

        6. Bourail

        7. La Foa

        8. Koné

        1. Noumea La Tontouta Airport

        2. Ouvéa Airpor

        3. Magenta Airport

        4. Île des Pins Airport


        What you need to know about renting a car

        How do you make a booking with Orbit Car Hire?

        You can easily book your vehicle with Orbit Car Hire. First, you must choose the date and location of your rental in our booking form. In the next step, you can pick the vehicle you want from the list. After filling out the personal information form, there is a step where you choose the payment method and fill in your credit card information. Finally, you can print out your voucher needed at pick-up time.

        What are the charges for security deposits?

        Every car rental has a security deposit policy. You will find the information about the security deposit while booking the vehicle or on your voucher. 

        What if I would like to change my booking?

        If you need to change the booking you made through Orbit Car Hire. Don't hesitate to contact our customer support team at or by phone at +44 20 8089 0089. You can cancel your booking free of charge at least forty-eight hours before your rental is due to start. For further information, please read the Terms of Use. 

        How do I cancel my booking?

        You can cancel your booking free of charge at least forty-eight hours before your rental is due to start. For further information, please read the Conditions of Use. Our customer service team will address your requests in due time:

        When do I pay for the rental car?

        You pay a small deposit when making the booking as a guarantee. The remaining balance is paid when you pick up your rental vehicle. Please keep in mind that the payment at the counter is paid in local currency. 

        What is included in the price?

        Most of the reservations made by Orbit Car Hire include unlimited mileage, local tax, mandatory fees, and collision damage waiver. In steps 1 and 2 in the booking process or on your voucher, you can see all the details about your booking inclusions.

        Are there any hidden fees?

        There are no hidden charges! All mandatory surcharges and fees are presented in the 3rd step of the booking process and our Terms and Conditions. Please note that additional charges may apply for some rentals in the case of:

        • Out-of-hours surcharge (when picking up the vehicle outside of office hours),
        • One-way fee (when returning the vehicle at a different location),
        • The service charge for fuel (prepaid fuel policy),
        • Young/senior driver fee (the car hire company sets this condition and is usually not about the regulation of the specific country),
        • Excess and deposit amount (before hiring, you need to ensure your credit card limit is high enough for the deposit amount to be blocked, which usually equals the excess amount or higher).

        We advise our clients to read the Terms and Conditions carefully before the rental to avoid surprises. Our knowledgeable customer service agents will gladly help you with any questions via phone, email, or live chat during our opening hours.

        What is a voucher, and why do I need it?

        A voucher is a document that confirms your booking, the price, and the payment of your booking. Having your voucher with you at the time of pick-up is mandatory. If you do not have the voucher at the pickup, the vehicle provider may refuse to release the vehicle to you or change the rental price.

        What is an airport or premium location fee?

        A Premium location/airport fee is a fee that covers the location service costs. This fee is usually included in the price but may still occur at some locations and is charged locally.

        What is Premium Coverage, and how does it work?

        Premium Coverage is an optional service by Orbit Car Hire that, if accepted, covers your financial accountability for damage or theft to the hired vehicle. This is not insured with a car hire company that reduces the excess amount, but a cover refunds you if the car hire company charges you for damage or theft. With this option, you will be reimbursed up to 3000 EUR. You can read the Terms and Conditions or contact us for more information.

        How do I find cheap car hire online?

        Prices vary frequently. Booking a car 3 to 8 weeks before your desired pick-up date is best - this will ensure you get the cheapest rental rate. Alternatively, it is also possible to find cheap last-minute car hire. 

        How many countries do you compare to?

        We at Orbit Car Hire compare car hire prices in over 140 countries, including popular destinations within Europe such as Portugal, Spain, Turkey, Greece, Cyprus, Iceland, Croatia, Malta, France, Slovenia, and Germany. 

        What currency should I use to pay for the car?

        You can pay the confirmation fee on Orbit's page in EUR, GBP, ISK and USD. When you pick up your car hire, you will pay the remaining balance in the currency of the pickup country. 

        Can I rent a car from inside the terminal?

        You can hire a car from inside the terminal. When you compare our offers, you can filter "In Terminal" to see all the offers we have that are inside the terminal. 

        What is the cheapest car to rent?

        The cheapest car to rent is the Fiat 500, Volkswagen Up and Fiat Panda. 

        Can I add a driver to my booking?

        You can always add a driver to your booking when finding your car hire deal on Orbit Car Hire. If you have already made a booking, you can contact us to add the additional driver. You can also add a driver to your booking when you pick up the vehicle. 

        What payment methods are accepted?

        You can pay with a debit and credit card when booking with Orbit Car Hire. We accept Mastercard and Visa. 

        Can I drop off my car at a different location?

        Yes, you can. When you look for car hire deals on our webpage, you can press "Yes" to "Different drop-off location" and see all the best deals for one-way car hire. 

        How can I add a flight number to my booking?

        You can add a flight number on our webpage when booking. If you already have a booking, email us at, and our customer service will add your flight number to the booking. 

        Do I have to pay for toll roads?

        If you drive where toll roads are required, you are responsible for paying for the toll roads on which you drive the rental vehicle. 

        What does deductible mean?

        If a rental car is damaged or even stolen while on rent, there will be a limit to how much the renter has to pay to repair or fix it. Excess (also known as deductible) is a name for the amount that has to be paid. This excess is different between countries and car rental companies in each country. Depending on the car rental company, this can include fire, vandalism, theft, or loss of use while the car is being repaired. You can read more about deductibles right here.

        What is a Collision Damage Waiver?

        Collision Damage Waiver, or CDW, is a basic car rental insurance offered to renters by a car company. CDW limits your financial liability in case of damages to the body of the hired vehicle with an excess. The driver is responsible for paying for the excess, but the car rental company waives the rest of the cost. This excess can be different between rent a car company.

        What is Theft Protection?

        Theft Protection is a car rental insurance that car rental companies offer. It protects the renter up to a certain amount from the risk of stealing the rental car or somebody trying to steal it. An excess, also known as a deductible, comes with each Theft Protection. This excess is the limit to what the renter would have to pay if the car is stolen or if somebody tries to steal it.

        Which brands can I compare with Orbit?

        With Orbit Car Hire, you can compare car hire with all the major car rentals like Europcar, Enterprise, Alamo, Sixt and Budget. You can also compare over 100 local companies from all over the world. 

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