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Cebu car rentals

Driver's age: 26-65
Tue 23.07
Tue 30.07

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Cheap car rentals in Cebu

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Top tips for renting a car in Cebu

  • There is a great deal to explore in Cebu in the Philippines, so having a rental car is certainly a great asset for your travel to and through the main island. That said, there are relatively few locations where a rental vehicle can be secured, so you’ll want to plan your trip and pick-up location carefully prior to arriving. Lapu-Lapu City—the location where the international airport is located—offers a great number of options, with 14 different rental car companies. Alternatively, Cebu city houses around 11 rental car company options. Further to the north, there is Liloan and Mandaue, which present four and three options, respectively.
  • Because Cebu is a popular tourist destination and has many sites worth visiting, the roads can be a bit crowded. For this reason, you’ll want to plan your journeys via rental car carefully to ensure you’re allotting yourself enough time to reach your destination on time, especially if you have a designated reservation.
  • The use of handheld devices, such as cell phones and tablets, is prohibited by law throughout the Philippines. The government’s objective is to keep drivers alert and focused on the road ahead of them. Failure to abide by this law will likely result in a hefty fine.
  • The types of roads that comprise the network of motorways in Cebu may vary. This is particularly true if you are looking to travel to locations that are off the beaten path. If you are looking to explore some of the more remote locations in the province, then you may want to consider a four-wheel drive vehicle for your trip. Four-wheel drive cars will likely give you more confidence as you travel over some of the area’s bumpy routes and dirt roads.
  • Book your rental car in Cebu at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Full-size rental cars in Cebu are around 3% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Cebu

  • What is the most popular rental car in Cebu?

    Full-size (Mitsubishi Montero or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Cebu.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Cebu?

    Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • Should I rent a car in Cebu?

    The metro area of Cebu, Philippines does offer a few public transportation options to travelers who are visiting the area; public transportation options include buses and mini-buses, for example. However, travelers who may be carrying excess baggage or who may want to explore more extensively outside city limits would benefit significantly from renting a vehicle for the journey. If you have brought gear on your trip to use for outdoor adventure, a vehicle rental is recommended, as it will provide sufficient space. Likewise, if your objective is to explore the region with some autonomy, car rentals will give you the freedom to adjust your scheduled on the fly and enjoy the regional attractions at your leisure.

  • What is driving like in Cebu?

    With the province's beautiful climate comes the expectation that there will be a broad array of vehicles sharing the roadways in Cebu. Drivers may encounter vehicles used for public transportation, such as buses, as well as scooters, motorcycles, cyclists and pedestrians. You will want to stay alert while you are behind the wheel. You will also want to take heed of the traffic laws in Cebu, such as the seatbelt requirements and the law prohibiting the use of handheld devices. A traffic detail that is particular to the Philippines is the use of yellow lines. The roads may have three yellow line dividers; private drivers are required to drive within the third lane.

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in Cebu?

    The minimum age to rent a car in Cebu, as throughout the Philippines, varies based on the rental car company from which you choose to obtain a vehicle. Some companies may require that drivers are at least 25 years old; however, some larger international companies may ask that drivers are no younger than 21 years old. Take note that drivers between the ages of 21 and 25 may be subject to a young driver fee.

Car rental locations in Cebu

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  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in Cebu

    4 Locations

  • alamo

    Alamo car rental locations in Cebu

    3 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car rental locations in Cebu

    3 Locations

  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car rental locations in Cebu

    3 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car rental locations in Cebu

    3 Locations

  • national

    National car rental locations in Cebu

    3 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in Cebu

    2 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car rental locations in Cebu

    2 Locations

  • saferidecarrental

    Saferide Car Rental car rental locations in Cebu

    2 Locations

  • saferidephilippines

    Saferide Car Rental Philippines car rental locations in Cebu

    2 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car rental locations in Cebu

    2 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car rental locations in Cebu

    2 Locations

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