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SIXT Car Rental in Benin

SIXT Car Rental in Benin

Make your car rental reservation with SIXT and you can tailor every aspect of your car rental in Benin in advance. With well-placed locations across the country, you can find a rental location that works with your travel plans, and members of our friendly staff are always on hand to assist you in branch or via our 24/7-customer service.
Our Service

Our Service

At SIXT we have an outstanding fleet of rental vehicles from world-class brands such as Ford, BMW, and Jaguar. With the vehicles in our fleet having an average age of only 3 months, you will be behind the wheel of a premium and reliable model packed with the latest features. Use our simple and fast online booking process to check out our locations in Benin, choose your vehicle category, and customize your rental car with a range of optional extras. In Benin you can choose from child seats and extra protection options to suit your mobility needs. We have great car rental deals in Benin when you book in advance online, with longer-term rentals at even more economical prices. Our long-term rentals also include a range of optional extras, free of charge. Keep up to date with our regular promotions in the form of generous offers, discounts, and coupons by subscribing to our newsletter.

Which vehicle class is right for my trip?

  • Sedans are the perfect family car and great for both urban environments and longer distances between cities.
  • SUVs are roomy and robust, giving you plenty of legroom and luggage space.
Rental Information

Rental Information

Before you rent a car in Benin, you should know what you will need before signing a rental agreement.

Driver’s License Requirements

To rent a car in Benin with SIXT you must have held your driver’s license for a minimum of 2 years. All driver’s licenses printed in a non-Roman alphabet must be accompanied by an IDP (International Drivers Permit). In the United States please obtain this prior to travel from the AAA (American Automobile Association) or the AATA (American Automobile Touring Alliance).

Age Restrictions

The minimum age to rent a car from SIXT in Benin is 18.


In Benin your vehicle will be provided with a full tank of fuel. Please refuel your vehicle before returning your vehicle to avoid any additional costs.

Credit Card Payment

At SIXT, a credit card is the preferred method of payment. We accept all major international credit cards such as VISA and MasterCard. In Benin we do not accept cash payments, checks, prepaid or debit cards such as VISA Electron. The credit card must be in the name of the driver renting the car.
Driving Tips

Driving Tips

A driver service is included with your car rental in Benin. This includes up to 10 hours of driver service a day between 8 am and 6 pm. For more information, you can contact us directly at the branch you with to rent from. If you have ideas for special trips not in the vicinity of your branch location, please discuss the limits of the driver service with us in advance of your booking. In Benin, the driver service is especially useful because outside of the cities roads can be poorly maintained and there are many situations where local knowledge can help you have a smooth journey.

Here are some more tips for driving in Benin

  • Drive on the right-hand side of the road.
  • Police blocks in the road are common, especially at night.
  • Due to poor road quality it is best to stick to the major routes between cities.

General speed limits in Benin

  • The maximum speed limit on major intercity routes is 90 km/h (56 mph).
  • In urban areas the speed limit is generally 50 km/h (31 mph).

Crossing Borders

Cross-border travel with your SIXT car rental in Benin is not allowed. In case of an offense all protections on your rental vehicle lose their validity.
Places of Interest

Places of Interest

Top 4 Architectural Sights

The *Royal Palaces of Abomey *are a UNESCO World Heritage Site in central Abomey, the former capital of the Kingdom of Abomey. The complex is made of 12 palaces built from earth, wood and sheet metal, spread out over 100 acres. The Door of No Return in Ouidah is a moving memorial to more than 2 million people that were sent as slaves from the Bight of Benin to the New World. The arch is made of concrete and bronze and stands on the beach in Ouidah. *Dantopka Market *is in the heart of Cotonou and the largest open-air market in West Africa, selling everything from Vodun icons to soap. The Temple of Pythons houses about 60 of the snakes and is dedicated to this much-worshipped serpent, which is an important animal in the Vodun religion.

Top 4 Natural Sights

The* Pendjari National Park*, named after its river, is an immense protected area that is home to some of Benin's most impressive species including elephants, hippos, antelopes, buffalo, and lions. Also home to amazing wildlife, the W National Park is in the north of Benin and borders with Niger and Burkina Faso. Lake Ahémé is the country’s second-largest lake where you can bathe and take organized trips to the village of Possotomé to learn about their fishing methods and crafts. We highly recommend a trip to* Lake Nokoue* where you can take a boat tour of Ganvie. This lake village built on stilts is one of the largest of its kind in Africa.
Car Rental Deals in Benin

Car Rental Deals in Benin

Rent a car in Benin with SIXT for a seamless car rental experience. Choose from our extensive fleet of world-class vehicles and enjoy excellent customer service, a straightforward online booking process and affordable car rental deals in Benin. Here you can find out about our services, driving tips for your vacation in Benin, and must-see architectural and natural sights across the country.
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Good to know when renting in Benin

Can I modify, extend, or cancel my reservation?
At SIXT you can either pay online or when you pick up your car in Benin.
What documents do I need to rent a car in Benin?
You need a valid driver’s license held for at least 1 year, depending on the car category. You might also need an International Driving Permit or official translation of the license.
Can I book a long-term car rental in Benin?
Whether you’re planning to stay in Benin or travel beyond, it’s easy to reserve a long-term rental. Enter your trip dates and pick-up/drop-off locations and we’ll find you affordable long-term car rental deals.
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