Car Hire from Nadi Airport
Nadi Airport is located on the western coast of Viti Levu, Fiji’s principal island. It takes over seven hours to drive around the perimeter of the island so there’s lots to explore. Beautiful beaches along the coast, tropical inland forests and vibrant, multicultural towns can be found all over the island and are easy to get to when you hire a car from Nadi Airport.
Where to hire a car at Nadi Airport
There are a number of car hire companies operating at Nadi Airport. These include Budget, Hertz, Avis, Europcar, Central Rentals, Thrifty, Khan’s Rental Cars and Sharmas Rental. They are located within the terminal building.
Petrol Stations near Nadi Airport
If you have a full to full fuel policy you will need to return your hire car with a full tank of petrol. You’ll find a Total petrol station just 10 minutes’ drive from the airport terminal. It’s located on Queens Road, south of the airport after passing through Nadi on your way to the airport.
Driving around Nadi Airpory
Nadi Airport offers easy connections to Queens Road, a main route travelling the perimeter of the island. It goes south to Nadi and eventually reaches Suva where it changes into the Kings Road and carries on its journey up the eastern and northern coasts of the island.
Driving around Fiji, you’ll need to keep your wits about you. Roads around towns are generally well-maintained but road construction is still in progress around the island so you’re likely to come across pot holes and difficult terrain around smaller villages and rural areas. In bad weather, roads can sometimes get washed away completely so always seek advice before travelling if you’re concerned about the conditions.
Other drivers and pedestrians don’t always pay attention to other traffic so you’ll need to expect the unexpected. It’s a good idea to avoid driving at night if possible as villagers and animals tend to walk in the road.
Getting to your destination
Nadi is located on the western coast of Viti Levu island. Here are just some of the destinations it’s easy to get to when you hire a car from the Nadi Airport:
Nadi is a gateway to the rest of Fiji. It’s a multicultural town with lots of restaurants, bars and shops. Visitors can wander down vibrant Main Street to soak up the atmosphere, visit the largest Hindu temple in the Pacific or relax and unwind at the peaceful Nadi Garden of the Sleeping Giant. There are beaches close by too and plenty of tour operators for organising trips and excursions.
It takes around 15 minutes to drive from Nadi Airport to Nadi town centre, taking Queens Road south. Queens Road is the main thoroughfare through the town and acts as an easy reference point for navigation. There are a number of car parks around the town including one at the central market.
Sigatoka is the largest town on Viti Levu’s stunning Coral Coast, 80 kilometres of beautiful white, sandy beaches. The town is lively with plenty of activities to enjoy. Visitors can go diving, play a round of golf or just lounge by the beach. With a car, you’ll be able to discover more of the stunning coastline and the smaller, more authentic villages in between the bustling resorts.
Nadi Airport to Sigatoka is around a 60 minute drive, taking the Queens Road south to the island’s southern coast. There is plenty of reasonably priced on-street parking available and some free spaces if you’re prepared to spend the time looking for them.
Lautoka is Fiji’s second largest city. It’s situated on the north western coast and also known as the Sugar City for its history of sugar production. Visitors can explore the city’s old sugar mill for free. There is also a pretty esplanade for evening strolls and a range of eating and drinking options around the city.
It takes around 45 minutes to drive from Nadi Airport to Lautoka. Drivers should take the Queens Road north from the airport. You’ll find a designated car park at Sugar City Mall which is open Monday to Saturday, 7am to 6pm. Metered street parking is also available and it’s free in the evenings, on Saturday afternoons and all day on Sundays.