When trying to identify the most remote car rental location in the world, the first problem is deciding on the world’s most remote place!
Search for ‘Worlds most remote location’ on Google and you’ll get a range of suggestions based on a number of criteria. However most sites seem to agree on the tiny South Atlantic Island of Tristan Da Cunha as the most isolated, permanently inhabited location, which lies 1700 miles from the coast of Africa and 2000 miles from South America, and with no other nearby inhabited Islands. Unfortunately, none of the Islands 270 residents have felt the need to set up a car rental outlet as yet…
The next likely candidates seem to be Easter Island,in the South Pacific and Tristan Da Cuna’s ‘neighbours’ (separated by a couple of thousand miles of ocean) Ascension Island and St Helena. Although these are tiny settlements, they do all surprisingly provide options for self drive car rental, and details can be found on the Countries info page for each Island.
The most remote locations covered by the big multinational companies seem to be the French Polynesian and Cook Islands. In French Polynesia, most of the big operators have a franchise on Tahiti, and Europcar and Avis also cover Mo’orea, Huahine, Ra’iatea, Bora Bora and Rangiroa. Budget and Avis also cover Rarotonga in the Cook Islands.