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Bahrain Car Rental Mini Guide

Established as a leading tourist and commercial destination in the Middle East, car hire in Bahrain has increased in popularity in recent years. With more car rental suppliers located at the airport than ever before, competition is strong and finding the best price isn't always straight forward.

We can take the pressure off as we search all leading car rental suppliers to bring you exclusive deals not available anywhere else. We compare rates from leading suppliers such as Avis, Budget and Hertz as well as local suppliers who know the market well.

Many tourists go to Bahrain every year to see the Bahrain Grand Prix and the country is a great place to play or watch sport. Bahrain has plenty of 18 hole golf courses and because it is an island within the Gulf of Bahrain there is the opportunity to indulge in water sports around its coast.

Car rental is the quickest and cheapest way to get around Bahrain and see all these sights and more.  Save time searching for the best price and book your next Bahrain rental car with Rhinocarhire to save time and money.

Cheapest car hire in Bahrain

Kia Pegas

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 32.09 EUR/day
Kia Pegas

7 Days rental at 224.64 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Pegas

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 32.09 EUR/day
Kia Pegas

7 Days rental at 224.64 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Ford Figo

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 37.62 EUR/day
Ford Figo

7 Days rental at 263.38 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Ford Figo

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 38.00 EUR/day
Ford Figo

7 Days rental at 266.04 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Sunny

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 24.37 EUR/day
Nissan Sunny

7 Days rental at 170.64 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Sunny

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 29.62 EUR/day
Nissan Sunny

7 Days rental at 207.40 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Sunny

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 29.62 EUR/day
Nissan Sunny

7 Days rental at 207.40 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Sunny

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 29.62 EUR/day
Nissan Sunny

7 Days rental at 207.40 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Cerato

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 41.02 EUR/day
Kia Cerato

7 Days rental at 287.20 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Cerato

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 41.02 EUR/day
Kia Cerato

7 Days rental at 287.20 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai Accent

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 50.16 EUR/day
Hyundai Accent

7 Days rental at 351.17 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai Accent

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 50.54 EUR/day
Hyundai Accent

7 Days rental at 353.83 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Seltos

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 66.72 EUR/day
Kia Seltos

7 Days rental at 467.06 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Picanto

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 27.84 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 194.90 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Picanto

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 27.84 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 194.90 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Rio

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 34.09 EUR/day
Kia Rio

7 Days rental at 238.66 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Rio

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 34.09 EUR/day
Kia Rio

7 Days rental at 238.66 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Soul

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 40.08 EUR/day
Kia Soul

7 Days rental at 280.62 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Soul

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 40.08 EUR/day
Kia Soul

7 Days rental at 280.62 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 40.10 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 280.70 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 40.10 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 280.70 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 40.10 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 280.70 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Fortuner

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 97.08 EUR/day
Toyota Fortuner

7 Days rental at 679.57 EUR from 21/11/2022

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Fortuner

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 97.08 EUR/day
Toyota Fortuner

7 Days rental at 679.57 EUR from 21/11/2022

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Fortuner

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 97.08 EUR/day
Toyota Fortuner

7 Days rental at 679.57 EUR from 21/11/2022

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Fortuner

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 97.08 EUR/day
Toyota Fortuner

7 Days rental at 679.57 EUR from 21/11/2022

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Carnival

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 107.97 EUR/day
Kia Carnival

7 Days rental at 755.79 EUR from 21/11/2022

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Cadenza

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 107.97 EUR/day
Kia Cadenza

7 Days rental at 755.79 EUR from 21/11/2022

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Cadenza

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 107.97 EUR/day
Kia Cadenza

7 Days rental at 755.79 EUR from 21/11/2022

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Carnival

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 107.97 EUR/day
Kia Carnival

7 Days rental at 755.79 EUR from 21/11/2022

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Ford Taurus

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 150.50 EUR/day
Ford Taurus

7 Days rental at 1053.52 EUR from 21/11/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 45.37 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 317.60 EUR from 21/11/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 45.37 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 317.60 EUR from 21/11/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 45.37 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 317.60 EUR from 21/11/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 45.37 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 317.60 EUR from 21/11/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Carens

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 64.27 EUR/day
Kia Carens

7 Days rental at 449.95 EUR from 21/11/2022

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Carens

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 64.27 EUR/day
Kia Carens

7 Days rental at 449.95 EUR from 21/11/2022

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Sportage

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 68.56 EUR/day
Kia Sportage

7 Days rental at 479.96 EUR from 21/11/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan X-Trail

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 68.58 EUR/day
Nissan X-Trail

7 Days rental at 480.09 EUR from 21/11/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan X-Trail

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 68.58 EUR/day
Nissan X-Trail

7 Days rental at 480.09 EUR from 21/11/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Top tips when hiring a car in Bahrain

  • Drive on the right-hand side of the road in Bahrain, the steering wheel is on the left side of the rental car
  • Congestion can be a major headache when driving in Bahrain, plan your route and time of travel carefully
  • You’ll need an international driving permit (1968) as well as your domestic license to drive in Bahrain
  • When not congested, the motorway speed limit is a whopping 120km/h or 75mph
  • Driving whilst using your phone is illegal and strictly enforced since road laws were tightened in 2015 to improve safety
 

Popular car hire destinations in Bahrain

Laws and rules of the road when driving in Bahrain

  •  

    R

    Road Driving Side

  •  

    80-100kph

    Urban speed Limit

  •  

    60kph

    Rural Speed Limit

  •  

    120kph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  •  

    BHD  0.25/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

  •  

    0mg

    Drink Drive Limit

  •  

    BHD

    Currency

  •  

    YES

    Tolls

  •  

    21

    Min Rental Age

    18

    Min Driving Age

  •  

    Front and Rear

    Seatbelts

  •  

    Fixed and Mobile

    Speed Cameras

  •  

    Hands Free Only

    Mobile Phones

Average prices per day for car hire in Bahrain

ItemPercent
January€ 35
February€ 43
March€ 58
April€ 53
May€ 53
June€ 54
July€ 52
August€ 42
September€ 53
October€ 53
November€ 44
December€ 43
ItemPercent
January€ 34
February€ 30
March€ 46
April€ 26
May€ 27
June€ 28
July€ 27
August€ 28
September€ 29
October€ 54
November€ 32
December€ 26
ItemPercent
January€ 168
February€ 123
March€ 194
April€ 117
May€ 119
June€ 114
July€ 112
August€ 109
September€ 115
October€ 114
November€ 131
December€ 107
ItemPercent
January€ 71
February€ 73
March€ 96
April€ 72
May€ 73
June€ 75
July€ 73
August€ 67
September€ 75
October€ 75
November€ 70
December€ 63
ItemPercent
January
February€ 169
March€ 167
April€ 178
May€ 181
June€ 180
July€ 175
August€ 130
September€ 177
October€ 174
November€ 174
December€ 174
ItemPercent
January€ 34
February€ 22
March€ 32
April€ 20
May€ 21
June€ 21
July€ 20
August€ 22
September€ 22
October€ 22
November€ 23
December€ 19
ItemPercent
January€ 92
February€ 66
March€ 108
April€ 62
May€ 63
June€ 63
July€ 62
August€ 62
September€ 64
October€ 64
November€ 71
December€ 58
ItemPercent
January€ 68
February€ 94
March€ 95
April€ 101
May€ 103
June€ 103
July€ 101
August€ 89
September€ 104
October€ 103
November€ 89
December€ 87

Select category to see average car hire prices in Bahrain

*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices.

Fuel prices in Bahrain

DieselUnleaded
Sep , 2022

€ 0.48

€ 0.53

Aug , 2022

€ 0.47

€ 0.52

Jul , 2022

€ 0.41

€ 0.51

Jun , 2022

€ 0.40

€ 0.50

May , 2022

€ 0.41

€ 0.51

Apr , 2022

€ 0.39

€ 0.49

Mar , 2022

€ 0.39

€ 0.48

Feb , 2022

€ 0.38

€ 0.47

Jan , 2022

€ 0.38

€ 0.47

Dec , 2021

€ 0.38

€ 0.47

Nov , 2021

€ 0.38

€ 0.47

Oct , 2021

€ 0.37

€ 0.46

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Sep , 2022 0.48 0.53
Aug , 2022 0.47 0.52
Jul , 2022 0.41 0.51
Jun , 2022 0.40 0.50
May , 2022 0.41 0.51
Apr , 2022 0.39 0.49
Mar , 2022 0.39 0.48
Feb , 2022 0.38 0.47
Jan , 2022 0.38 0.47
Dec , 2021 0.38 0.47
Nov , 2021 0.38 0.47
Oct , 2021 0.37 0.46

Car rental price statistics in Bahrain

  • € 170.59
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 502.05
    Highest daily price:
    BMW 7 Series
  • 86
    Total cars available
     
  • 6
    Most popular model:
    Toyota Hiace
  • 33
    Location with most cars:
    Bahrain Airport
  • € 24.4 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    BUDGET - Bahrain Airport

FAQs about car hire in Bahrain

How much does it cost to hire a car in Bahrain?

Car hire in Bahrain starts from just €24.40 per day for a (compact) class car from Budget. The average price to hire a car in Bahrain is just €105.20 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Bahrain is a BMW 7 Series car for a (fullsize) class from Avis costing €502.10 per day.

How do I get a free additional driver when hiring a car in Bahrain?

We often have special offers on car hire in Bahrain including free additional drivers, for example, is offering free additional driver and express check-in at for €0.00 per day.

Why is car hire so cheap in Bahrain?

Car hire prices in Bahrain are kept low thanks to the 3 car hire companies across the country. With over 4 car hire locations and 284 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in Bahrain.

Who is the best car hire company in Bahrain?

Based on over reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in Bahrain Is who score on average /10 across all locations in Bahrain.

What is the most popular car hire location in Bahrain?

The most popular locations to hire a car in Bahrain is Bahrain Airport with 3 car hire companies and 33 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Bahrain?

Current fuel prices in Bahrain are €0.534/ltr for petrol and €0.481/ltr for diesel as of 5 September 2022, it’ll cost on average €21 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €19 for diesel.

What are the speed limits in Bahrain?

Speed limits in Bahrain are in km/h and are generally 60 km/h on urban roads, 80-100 km/h on rural roads and 120 km/h on the motorways but you should always follow local signage.

What is the cheapest car hire company in Bahrain?

Budget is the cheapest car hire company in Bahrain offering a (compact) class car such as the Nissan Sunny for as little as €170.80 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in Bahrain?

The most popular car hire category in Bahrain is the Hyundai Creta available from 1 car hire companies in over 4 locations.

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€17.2
 
 
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Compact 5 5 3 from €23.2 per day
Economy 3 5 2 from €19.3 per day
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