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Car Hire from Mombasa Airport

Car Hire at Mombasa Airport

This information is correct as of October 2015

With car hire at Mombasa Airport you can explore the hidden beaches, historic ruins, and beautiful scenery of Kenya's coast.

Where to hire a car at Mombasa Airport

The car hire desks can be found in the main lobby of the airport. Avis, Sixt, Budget, Europcar and Honk all offer car rental from the airport.

Petrol stations near Mombasa Airport

If you select a 'full to full' car rental agreement you will need to hand your car back with a full tank.

The Shrine petrol station on Airport Road is about five minutes drive away. It's the closest and most convenient place to top up your tank.

Driving around Mombasa Airport

The A109 dual carriageway, the main road link between Mombasa and Nairobi, passes the airport. Be very careful driving here: it's widely regarded as one of Kenya's most dangerous roads. The majority of roads around the airport are small single carriageways. We recommend choosing a car hire package that includes a sat-nav system, to avoid getting lost. If you're planning on driving in the national parks you should choose a car with four wheel drive. Traffic in Kenya drives on the left, just like in the UK, which makes things slightly easier.

Getting to your destination

If you're flying into Mombasa Airport you'll likely be staying in one of the following places.


India, Arabia and Africa come together effortlessly in Kenya's second city. A historic seafaring city surrounding by pristine beaches, Mombasa is a buzzing destination with much to offer its visitors.

It only takes 20 minutes to drive to downtown Mombasa from the airport. We recommend looking at hotels in Mombasa with secure parking, to ensure your rental car is safe overnight. If you're parking your car during the day it's best to leave it in a guarded space.

Diani Beach

Miles of soft white sand and excellent accommodation make Diani one of Kenya's most popular tourist resorts. Water-sports, lush forests, and marvellous mosques ensure there's always something to keep you entertained.

It takes just under an hour and a half to drive to Diani Beach from Mombasa. Most hotels and resorts in the area have secure car parking for guests. Generally speaking you can park off-street, but it's best to leave your rental car in a guarded lot.

Shanzu Beach

With its all-inclusive resorts and beautiful beach, sloping into Mombasa Marine National Park, Shanzu Beach is a popular destination for a romantic break by the sea.

It takes about 45 minutes to drive to Shanzu Beach from Mombasa Airport. The majority of accommodation will have secure parking. There are also plenty of parking lots and off-street spaces where you can leave your car for a few hours at a time.

Prices subject to change

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