Paramaribo is the biggest and busiest city in the South American country of Suriname. It's also a popular holiday destination thanks to a tropical climate all year round. Being located close to the Suriname River too means it boasts a rainforesty atmosphere as well. Many cheap flights to Paramaribo are offered by various airlines and are available from a range of global destinations. The flight time from London to Paramaribo is just under 9 hours direct.

Hiring a car in Paramaribo

Cheap Paramaribo car hire is easy to find, with options available as soon as you land at the airport. Many mainstream international car hire companies are available. Whether you choose to book online in advance or arrange car hire from Paramaribo Airport, there will be a variety of different sizes and styles of vehicles available.

Places to visit in Paramaribo

With Paramaribo car hire you will be able to visit the Ahmadiyya Anjuman Mosque or the Neveh Shalom Synagogue. If you're after some quirky souvenirs visit the flea markets and flower expositions, which are arranged on alternate Sundays at Letitia Vriesdelaan. Having been designated a world heritage site by UNESCO, the city is packed with culture. With a host of great Paramaribo hotels, convenient methods of travel and plenty to see and do, this city in the north of South America is a fantastic destination.

General Advice on Hiring a Car

When you purchase car hire you are entering into a contract with your car hire company. Always check their terms and conditions before you buy to make sure you're aware of your responsibilities when you collect your car in Paramaribo, and any additional charges.


Here's a few things to watch out for:

  • Almost all car hire companies add a mandatory fee for drivers under the age of 25.
  • Check what level of insurance is included for the hire car in Paramaribo. In particular check how much the excess is (the amount you need to pay in the event of any accident) you may want to take out additional insurance.
  • Check what the fuel policy is with your car. Don't forget to fill up the tank before you drop it off if you've agreed to return it full!
  • Find out if there's a maximum daily mileage - especially if you're planning to do a lot of driving in Paramaribo!
  • You'll need to pay a deposit (or pre-approve one) to pick up the car. Most car rental companies will only accept credit cards for this.

  • If you'd like more advice on common charges (and what you can do to avoid them) read our complete guide to car hire.