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Malaysia car rentals

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Cheap car rentals in Malaysia

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Top tips for renting a car in Malaysia

  • If you love to drive, then you are sure to enjoy driving in Malaysia because it has one of the most extensive road networks in Southeast Asia. You may not care for the fact that many of the highways leading to and from them have toll stations, so get yourself a "touch and go" card if you travel them often because once you can escape city limits, there are thousands of miles of road to explore.
  • It is fortunate that many of the hotels in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur offer their guests complimentary parking, otherwise finding space in the city can prove to be extremely difficult due to sheer number of cars on the road. There are municipal car parks as well as parking meters and if you use a car park make sure your ticket is properly displayed or you could be subject to a fine.
  • The use of speed cameras by the authorities is well known to the locals in Malaysia so sticking to the limit is always a great idea. The blood alcohol level in the country is the same as for many cities in the United States (80 mg), however you should still exercise caution if you choose to rent a car in Malaysia.
  • If you’ve got a few hours to spare, it’s worth driving from Kuala Lumpur to Singapore or vice versa. From Kuala Lumpur you can pick up the E37 from Jalan Sunga Besi which will connect you to the AH2 and you can follow it from there all the way south to Singapore. Be sure to plan your trip carefully using a good map or turn on your GPS and enjoy the ride.
  • Book your rental car in Malaysia at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in Malaysia are around -113% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Malaysia

  • What is the most popular rental car in Malaysia?

    Intermediate (Proton Exora or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Malaysia.

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

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

  • What is driving like in Malaysia?

    The law requires that you drive on the left side of the road in Malaysia and all children must wear a seatbelt while the vehicle is in motion. Children under 4 years of age are forbidden to use the front passenger seat and congestion should be regularly expected due to the high volume of vehicular traffic in Malaysia.

  • How old do you have to be to hire a car in Malaysia?

    All the major rental car companies require that you must be at least 23 and not older than 65 and that you must have been driving for at least 12 months to rent a car in Malaysia. In addition to a valid US driver’s license you will also need to acquire an International Driver’s Permit by the time you arrive in the country to pick up your rental car.

  • How much does petrol cost in Malaysia?

    Petrololine prices at the pump are about 2,08 MYR (0.51 USD) per liter and approximately (1.93 USD) per gallon which is actually cheaper than in the United States on average. For diesel driven cars, the prices remain very competitive with a liter costing 2,18 MYR (0.54 USD) and 2.03 USD per gallon.

  • What are the speed limits in Malaysia?

    Before you set out to enjoy the miles of roads that Malaysia has to offer, take a note of the speed limits that must be observed on the highways and byways. The fast speeds of 110 km/h (68 mph) are reserved for highways and motorways with intermediate speeds of 90 km/h (about 56 mph) in rural areas and the lowest speed of 60 km/h (37 mph) when you are traveling within cities and well populated areas.

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The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for car rentals for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last 48 hours. Offers are subject to change and may not be available on all car rentals listed or dates of travel. Some car rental providers charge additional fees for other services (GPS, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the car rental providers' sites.