Book and Drive a Cheap Car Hire in Port Vila - Fast and Easy
Port Vila is Vanuatu's biggest city and also serves as its capital. On the southern coast of Efate, Port Vila is home to about 50 thousand permanent residents and is the center of commerce and the economy of Vanuatu. Port Vila is also the site of the natural harbor that is Vanuatu's most important centre of trade. (1/3 of exports and 4/5 of imports pass through Port Vila!) Only 2.5 to 3 hours by air from Australia, Port Vila is a gorgeous and welcoming destination for tourists and nature lovers alike!
Spend a lovely weekend in Port Vila in your car rental
Travelling to Vanuatu for business or on holiday? Either way, VroomVroomVroom will help you to find the perfect rental car for your stay.
We compare and book Europcar car hire at two locations: in Downtown Port Vila on Wilco Road; and at Bauerfield International Airport (airport code: VLI). We are the experts in cheap car rental comparison, and when you use us to book ahead, you'll save both money and time! If you want to understand how you can find the lowest rates, read our Price Promise page.
The Port Vila area has been home to Melanesians for millennia. In fact, in 2004, archaeologists discovered tombs with skeletons and ceramics that date back to the 13th century BCE. Today, agriculture, fishing, tourism and offshore financing are the primary industries and business interests in Port Vila.
Bislama is the common language in Port Vila, but English and French are also widespread.
Port Vila has a tropical climate, with a dry season and a hot, wet season. Humidity is often high. The wettest month is April and the driest is September. Temperatures are very steady all year round, with highs usually ranging from 24 to 29 degrees Celsius and lows between 18 and 23 C.
Religion, architecture, and things to see in Port Vila
If you love cool architecture, drive your car hire to Cathédrale du Sacré-Coeur, the seat of the local Diocese. Pictured at right, it's such a beautiful structure!
Other sites you might want to photograph after a relaxing drive around the city in your car hire include the memorials that are across from the Parliament building -- there you will find two traditional totem poles and a monument in the shape of a pig's tusk!
There is also a beautiful wall painting on the administration building that is located opposite the market hall, and another on the post office's facade.