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Metro Manila car rentals

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Top tips for renting a car in Metro Manila

  • Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) is the primary airport serving the Manila metropolitan area. It features several international and domestic flights to the region and thus is a suitable location in which to rent a vehicle. At MNL, whether you are arriving at Terminal 1, 2, or 3, you will find car rental counters situated at the respective arrival hall, where you can select your rental provider from the many car rentals available. You will then be guided through the rental process by the friendly professionals stationed at these rental counters.
  • Driving in Metro Manila can be a particularly nerve-racking experience. As one of the most highly populated and congested cities in the region, metro Manila’s road networks are frequently inundated with vehicles, causing heavy traffic and extended commute times. The morning and evening commute hours, which typically occur between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., respectively, are marked by a significant increase in traffic volume, which makes navigating the city a challenging endeavor. During rush hour, main roads and highways, including EDSA (Epifanio de los Santos Avenue), the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX), and the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), are significantly congested. Navigating through metro Manila during rush hour requires strategic planning and the fortitude to endure the traffic frustrations.
  • Appropriate car models for moving around in metro Manila should prioritize certain features for navigating the unique challenges presented by the city's crowded environment. Due to the frequently congested streets and limited parking spaces in the region, a compact car with good maneuverability is recommended. In addition, a compact car featuring a fuel-efficient engine helps you deal with heavy traffic and frequent stop-and-go situations, thereby reducing the frequency of refueling and mitigating the environmental impact.
  • In metro Manila, the Philippines' child car seat law mandates the use of child restraint systems (CRS). CRS refers to booster seats and child car seats. The law pertains to children younger than 12 years old and shorter than 147 cm (58 inches) tall. The CRS should be compatible with the child's age, height, and weight, as some 12- and 10-year-olds may still be small enough to sit in child safety seats.
  • Book your rental car in Metro Manila at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars in Metro Manila are around 40% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Metro Manila

  • What is the most popular rental car in Metro Manila?

    Compact (Toyota Yaris Sedan/Vios or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Metro Manila.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Metro Manila?

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

  • Should I rent a car in metro Manila?

    Renting a car in metro Manila gives you a chance to explore the city and its environs. As opposed to buses or trains, which adhere to prearranged routes and schedules, a rental car enables you to establish a personalized itinerary and travel at your own rhythm, maximizing your time and efficiency. Rizal Park, Fort Santiago, and the National Museum of Fine Arts are some of the region's attractions that you will be able to explore with a rental car. With a rental car, you can keep your belongings safe and avoid the possible risks associated with public transportation.

  • What is driving like in metro Manila?

    Driving in metro Manila can be difficult and chaotic. The roads are frequently congested, resulting in traffic that moves slowly for most of the day. The culture of driving in the city can be aggressive, with drivers frequently displaying impatience and disregard for traffic regulations. Generally, speed limits are posted on the major thoroughfares in metro Manila. The average speed limit on urban highways ranges from around 25 to 37 mph (40 to 60 km/h). On expressways and major roads, the speed limit ranges from around 50 to 62 mph (80 to 100 km/h). You must employ patience, vigilance, and defensive driving techniques to traverse the chaotic driving conditions in Metro Manila.

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

    In Metro Manila, the minimum age to hire a car is normally 21 years old. Some car rental providers, however, have regulations that state you must be at least 25 years old to hire a vehicle. A valid driver's license from your home country, or an International Driving Permit (IDP) if your license is not in English, is normally necessary. It is recommended that you verify the restrictions with your rental provider since rental policies and age restrictions may vary.

Car rental locations in Metro Manila

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  • viajero

    Viajero Rent A Car car rental locations in Metro Manila

    8 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car rental locations in Metro Manila

    6 Locations

  • international

    International car rental locations in Metro Manila

    6 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in Metro Manila

    5 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in Metro Manila

    5 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car rental locations in Metro Manila

    5 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car rental locations in Metro Manila

    4 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car rental locations in Metro Manila

    4 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car rental locations in Metro Manila

    4 Locations

  • clickauto

    Click Auto Rental car rental locations in Metro Manila

    3 Locations

  • national

    National car rental locations in Metro Manila

    2 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car rental locations in Metro Manila

    2 Locations

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