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Car rental at Sandakan Airport

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Top tips for renting a car at Sandakan airport

  • Book car rentals at Sandakan Airport (SDK) to avoid the inconveniences linked to the limited flexibility of public transportation. Car rentals are significantly cheaper over long distances and when traveling with a group of people than buses, trains, and taxis. During peak hours, buses or mini buses can become crowded, causing discomfort because of standing for too long or traveling in vehicles that are not well-ventilated. More buses have fixed operating hours, and services may be reduced during late evenings or early mornings.
  • Reserving car rentals at Sandakan Airport in advance makes the rental process faster and allows you to stick to your travel schedule. Rental providers including Hertz and Avis provide keyless pick up at SDK, reducing the amount of time you spend at the airport. Moreover, you get to beat the queues at Sandakan Airport's rental providers’ counters among the last-minute customers.
  • Renters with limited mobility, hearing impairments, visual impairments, and wheelchair users can pick up rentals from Sandakan Airport. Several rental companies, including Avis, Hertz, and Europcar. These amenities include hand controls, spinner knobs, vehicles with wheelchair ramps, lowered floors, screen reader adjustment, and wheelchair assistance. They also have wheelchair-accessible parking at SDK. To ensure the availability of these services and make arrangements for them, it is advisable to visit the company’s website or reach out to their customer service team via phone or email.
  • Passenger activity at Sandakan Airport drastically increases during the weekend, on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Similarly, during major festivals like Sandakan Regatta, Sandakan Food Festival, and Sandakan Dragon Boat Festival, national holidays like Christmas and New Year, and school holidays around November and December. Book early or late-night arrivals during these seasons to avoid crowds and long lines. Avoid the airport during the midmorning and evening hours due to increased activity.
  • Book your rental car at Sandakan airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car at Sandakan airport

  •  What type of documentation is required to rent a car at Sandakan Airport?

    To pick up rental cars from Sandakan Airport, individuals who are renting and wish to do so must be at least 21 years old. However, those between the ages of 21 and 25 will incur an additional fee called an underage surcharge from the SDK rental provider, and they will have a limited selection of vehicles to choose from. In order to secure a car rental at Sandakan Airport, renters must present a valid driver's license, as well as an identification document like a passport or ID, along with a valid credit card in the name of the primary driver. It is also advisable to print out the rental agreement or booking information to facilitate the pick-up process.

  • Where are the car rental companies at Sandakan Airport situated?

    Sandakan Airport car rental companies include Hertz, Avis, Europcar, Agtran, Green Matrix, Sunny Cars, and Thrifty. Some of these rental companies are found within the airport terminal. Travelers flying into Sandakan Airport can access the car rental center from the arrivals area. The rental counters are a short walk, less than 10 min, from the baggage claim area. Sandakan locals can access the rental counters near the airport like Thrifty and Green Matrix using either public or private transport means.

  • Which rental car companies are easiest to work with at Sandakan Airport?

    Among the rental companies at Sandakan Airport, Thrifty is one of the easiest to work with. They come in highly recommended because of their excellent customer service, affordability, and wide range of vehicles to select from. Their rental counter is onsite at SDK, and the company provides add-on amenities to make the rental process easy and comfortable. These amenities include child seats, GPS navigation system and an additional driver allowance. These amenities are available upon request, so it is advised to reserve them early as you book your car rental to avoid inconveniences at the airport.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Sandakan airport?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Sandakan airport to off-airport locations include Hertz, and Thrifty.

Sandakan Airport car rental reviews and directory

Avis

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8.0

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8.0

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8.0

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Sandakan Airport,lot Gfl015e

+60 89 209 601

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8.0 Very good

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Staff were very efficient and courteous.

1 out of 1

Agtran

8.0

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Sandakan Airport, Batu 7, Jalan Airport, Sandakan, Sabah.

+60 18 989 0800

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Green Matrix

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Lot Gl 09, Gf

+60 132 002 361

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Hertz

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Lot Gfl 15b Gf Landslide

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8.0 Very good

Feb 2017

KAYAK

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No hidden fees

Cons:

Sandakan office Internet was down, so staff member didn't know details of reservation pricing at pick up. Car tank was only half full with gas at pick up.

1 out of 0

Sunnycars

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Sandakan airport

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Thrifty

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Lot Glf 15b Gf Landslide

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One traveler who rented a car in Sandakan Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.0

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Economy