Cheapest car hire in Bahrain

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

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Car rental agent statistics in Bahrain

  • Total number of reviews in
  • 4
    Most Locations in Bahrain:
  • Average wait time
  • 4
    Total rental companies

Average prices per day for car hire in Bahrain

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

Fuel prices in Bahrain

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Sep , 2020 0.36 0.45
Aug , 2020 0.35 0.44
Jul , 2020 0.37 0.46
Jun , 2020 0.38 0.47
May , 2020 0.39 0.48
Apr , 2020 0.39 0.49
Mar , 2020 0.39 0.48
Feb , 2020 0.39 0.49
Jan , 2020 0.39 0.48
Dec , 2019 0.38 0.47
Nov , 2019 0.39 0.48
Oct , 2019 0.38 0.48

Car rental price statistics in Bahrain

  • € 103.25
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 303.31
    Highest daily price:
    BMW 7 Series
  • 120
    Total cars available
  • 9
    Most popular model:
    Toyota Hiace
  • 45
    Location with most cars:
    Bahrain Airport
  • € 14.8 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    SIXT - 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 €14.80 per day for a (mini) class car from Sixt. The average price to hire a car in Bahrain is just €73.10 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Bahrain is a BMW 7 Series car for a (fullsize) class from Avis costing €303.30 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 4 car hire companies across the country. With over 5 car hire locations and 390 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 4 car hire companies and 45 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Bahrain?

Current fuel prices in Bahrain are €0.45/ltr for petrol and €0.36/ltr for diesel as of 21 September 2020, it’ll cost on average €18 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €14 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?

Sixt is the cheapest car hire company in Bahrain offering a (mini) class car such as the Kia Pegas for as little as €103.60 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in Bahrain?

The most popular car hire category in Bahrain is the Nissan Sunny available from 2 car hire companies in over 5 locations.

Do you need a rental car in Bahrain?

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.

Bahrain Mini Guide

Bahrain is considered one of the most culturally relaxed places in the Middle East making it an ideal holiday destination. This Kingdom of islands which are located in the Arabian Gulf is the smallest of the independent Persian states but nevertheless extremely rich with a strong currency.  The predominance of financial services here has also meant that Bahrain is extremely popular with expatriates.

The local currency of one Dinar is worth three US dollars ($USD) meaning that you may wish to do some saving before you make your visit, but it will be worthwhile as there is much to see and do here. Having a car is probably the best way to get out and explore the islands of Bahrain at your leisure. Like Dubai, you can expect petrol to be reasonably cheap in this oil producing country.

The best time to visit is during the winter and the spring months, but by April it starts to really heat up. This is especially the case if you are a fan of motor racing as the Grand Prix takes place in Bahrain in April although due to political unrest the 2011 Grand Prix was cancelled.

If visiting in the summer months an umbrella and a bottle of water are your two most important travel items. If you are driving to Saudi Arabia the King Fahd Causeway will take you there within half an hour, but check your rental car regulations before making the journey as plans for cross border travel should be advised to the rental supplier in advance, please check our rate terms for more details.

Bahrain International Airport is a busy terminal which is often used as a stopover by flights on their way to Australia. The airport is located in Muharraq close to Manama. The region’s main airline is Gulf Air which has flights to other destinations in the Middle East and internationally.

Airport shopping is a big draw for people coming to Bahrain as purchases are tax free. As well as several impressive malls you can find good deals on all sorts of products in the souks and though they may not be genuine originals they often look as good as the real thing. Tailored suits are also a popular choice for visitors as the prices and quality are hard to match.

Why rent a car in Bahrain

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 Rhino to save time and money by using our 3 stage secure booking process, simply tell us what you need, select the car you want and confirm your rental.

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Fuel Prices in Bahrain

  • Price of petrol in Bahrain in September

    € 0.45/Ltr

    ($ 0.55/Ltr | 0.21/Ltr)
  • Price of diesel in Bahrain in September

    € 0.36/Ltr

    ($ 0.44/Ltr | 0.17/Ltr)

Cost to fill a rental car in Bahrain in September

  Petrol Diesel
Economy € 18.00  ($ 22.04) | € 14.40  ($ 17.63)
Compact € 18.00  ($ 22.04) | € 14.40  ($ 17.63)
Full Size € 22.50  ($ 27.55) | € 18.00  ($ 22.04)
SUV € 27.00  ($ 33.06) | € 21.60  ($ 26.45)
Carrier € 31.50  ($ 38.57) | € 25.20  ($ 30.86)

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