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Chile Car Rental Mini Guide

Only recently have tourists been able to drive in China and the change to the laws have resulted in a boost to demand for car hire in China, however, no matter how confident a driver you are, or however many times you have rented a car around the world, renting a car in China is likely to be a new experience for anyone. Tourists are now able to apply for a temporary driving license required to drive, however it can be a lengthy process and can take up to 2 months, so you need to plan.

Is it easy to hire a car in China?

China is a huge country and with countless attractions. Touring the attractions needs a combination of internal flights as well as a hire car and will require careful planning if you are to make best use of your time. China is currently undergoing a massive expansion of industry, commerce and in its cities and you will be amazed at the works going on to modernise the country.

The people are friendly and proud of the achievements of the republic although a large proportion of the population are still poor. The country has many different climatic zones and a varied geography, so, depending on where you are visiting, you may need winter clothing or just shorts and a t-shirt!

Cheapest car hire in China

Roewe 550

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 59.73 EUR/day
Roewe 550

7 Days rental at 418.15 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Roewe 550

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 59.73 EUR/day
Roewe 550

7 Days rental at 418.15 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Roewe 550

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 59.73 EUR/day
Roewe 550

7 Days rental at 418.15 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Roewe 550

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 60.11 EUR/day
Roewe 550

7 Days rental at 420.82 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Roewe 550

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 60.11 EUR/day
Roewe 550

7 Days rental at 420.82 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Roewe 550

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 60.11 EUR/day
Roewe 550

7 Days rental at 420.82 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Roewe 550

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 60.11 EUR/day
Roewe 550

7 Days rental at 420.82 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Roewe 550

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 61.10 EUR/day
Roewe 550

7 Days rental at 427.70 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Citroen C3-XR

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 46.58 EUR/day
Citroen C3-XR

7 Days rental at 326.11 EUR from 20/04/2020

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Maxus G10

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 63.94 EUR/day
Maxus G10

7 Days rental at 447.58 EUR from 22/08/2022

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Maxus G10

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 63.94 EUR/day
Maxus G10

7 Days rental at 447.58 EUR from 22/08/2022

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Maxus G10

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 63.94 EUR/day
Maxus G10

7 Days rental at 447.58 EUR from 22/08/2022

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Maxus G10

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 63.94 EUR/day
Maxus G10

7 Days rental at 447.58 EUR from 22/08/2022

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Maxus G10

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 65.27 EUR/day
Maxus G10

7 Days rental at 456.94 EUR from 22/08/2022

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Maxus G10

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 66.26 EUR/day
Maxus G10

7 Days rental at 463.82 EUR from 22/08/2022

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Maxus G10

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 66.61 EUR/day
Maxus G10

7 Days rental at 466.31 EUR from 22/08/2022

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Maxus G10

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 66.61 EUR/day
Maxus G10

7 Days rental at 466.31 EUR from 22/08/2022

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Maxus G10

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 66.61 EUR/day
Maxus G10

7 Days rental at 466.31 EUR from 22/08/2022

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai iX35

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 34.50 EUR/day
Hyundai iX35

7 Days rental at 241.56 EUR from 22/08/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai iX35

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 35.65 EUR/day
Hyundai iX35

7 Days rental at 249.59 EUR from 22/08/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai iX35

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 36.80 EUR/day
Hyundai iX35

7 Days rental at 257.61 EUR from 22/08/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai iX35

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 36.80 EUR/day
Hyundai iX35

7 Days rental at 257.61 EUR from 22/08/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai iX35

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 36.80 EUR/day
Hyundai iX35

7 Days rental at 257.61 EUR from 22/08/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai iX35

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 36.99 EUR/day
Hyundai iX35

7 Days rental at 258.95 EUR from 22/08/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai iX35

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 37.75 EUR/day
Hyundai iX35

7 Days rental at 264.30 EUR from 22/08/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai iX35

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 38.16 EUR/day
Hyundai iX35

7 Days rental at 267.17 EUR from 22/08/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai iX35

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 41.00 EUR/day
Hyundai iX35

7 Days rental at 287.04 EUR from 22/08/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Maxus G10

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 63.94 EUR/day
Maxus G10

7 Days rental at 447.58 EUR from 22/08/2022

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Maxus G10

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 63.94 EUR/day
Maxus G10

7 Days rental at 447.58 EUR from 22/08/2022

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Maxus G10

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 63.94 EUR/day
Maxus G10

7 Days rental at 447.58 EUR from 22/08/2022

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Maxus G10

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 63.94 EUR/day
Maxus G10

7 Days rental at 447.58 EUR from 22/08/2022

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Maxus G10

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 65.27 EUR/day
Maxus G10

7 Days rental at 456.94 EUR from 22/08/2022

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Maxus G10

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 66.26 EUR/day
Maxus G10

7 Days rental at 463.82 EUR from 22/08/2022

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Maxus G10

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 66.61 EUR/day
Maxus G10

7 Days rental at 466.31 EUR from 22/08/2022

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Maxus G10

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 66.61 EUR/day
Maxus G10

7 Days rental at 466.31 EUR from 22/08/2022

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Maxus G10

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 66.61 EUR/day
Maxus G10

7 Days rental at 466.31 EUR from 22/08/2022

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Top tips when hiring a car in China

  • China does not recognize the International Driving Permit, you’ll need a Chinese driving license
  • Tourists can now apply for a temporary license enabling tourists to hire a car in China and drive legally but this can take up to 2 months so you need to start the process early
  • Domestic car rental is increasingly popular across China
  • Drive on the right-hand side of the road in China, the rental car will have its steering wheel on the left
 

Popular car hire destinations in China

Laws and rules of the road when driving in China

  •  

    R

    Road Driving Side

  •  

    40kph

    Urban speed Limit

  •  

    100kph

    Rural Speed Limit

  •  

    80-120kph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  •  

      /Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

  •  

    80mg

    Drink Drive Limit

  •  

    CNY

    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

Car rental agent statistics in China

  • 5.2/10
    Highest rated agent:
    EHI
  • 5.2/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    EHI
  • 354
    Total number of reviews in
    China
  • 51
    Most Locations in China:
    EHI
  • 37
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • 2
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in China

ItemPercent
January€ 27
February€ 56
March€ 41
April€ 35
May€ 35
June€ 39
July€ 38
August€ 42
September€ 24
October€ 21
November€ 32
December€ 28
ItemPercent
January€ 28
February
March
April€ 29
May€ 25
June€ 22
July€ 29
August€ 25
September€ 25
October€ 23
November€ 25
December€ 27
ItemPercent
January€ 50
February€ 70
March€ 58
April€ 58
May€ 56
June€ 57
July€ 65
August€ 64
September€ 47
October€ 52
November€ 62
December€ 59
ItemPercent
January€ 38
February€ 45
March€ 45
April€ 44
May€ 45
June€ 44
July€ 46
August€ 45
September€ 34
October€ 32
November€ 43
December€ 43
ItemPercent
January€ 42
February€ 39
March€ 43
April€ 43
May€ 43
June€ 43
July€ 43
August€ 41
September€ 36
October€ 35
November€ 39
December€ 40
ItemPercent
January€ 42
February€ 45
March€ 46
April€ 45
May€ 47
June€ 44
July€ 47
August€ 46
September€ 36
October€ 35
November€ 43
December€ 43
ItemPercent
ItemPercent
*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices.

Fuel prices in China

DieselUnleaded
Jun , 2022

€ 1.22

€ 1.36

May , 2022

€ 1.18

€ 1.32

Apr , 2022

€ 1.23

€ 1.37

Mar , 2022

€ 1.19

€ 1.33

Feb , 2022

€ 1.06

€ 1.19

Jan , 2022

€ 0.99

€ 1.05

Dec , 2021

€ 0.93

€ 1.05

Nov , 2021

€ 1.00

€ 1.12

Oct , 2021

€ 0.97

€ 1.10

Sep , 2021

€ 0.89

€ 1.00

Aug , 2021

€ 0.85

€ 0.97

Jul , 2021

€ 0.88

€ 0.99

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jun , 2022 1.22 1.36
May , 2022 1.18 1.32
Apr , 2022 1.23 1.37
Mar , 2022 1.19 1.33
Feb , 2022 1.06 1.19
Jan , 2022 0.99 1.05
Dec , 2021 0.93 1.05
Nov , 2021 1.00 1.12
Oct , 2021 0.97 1.10
Sep , 2021 0.89 1.00
Aug , 2021 0.85 0.97
Jul , 2021 0.88 0.99

Car rental price statistics in China

  • € 186.69
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 160.64
    Highest daily price:
    BMW 3 Series
  • 198
    Total cars available
     
  • 43
    Most popular model:
    Volkswagen Lavida
  • 7
    Location with most cars:
    Shenzhen - North Railway Station
  • € 26.7 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    EHI - Wuhan - Wuchang Railway Station

FAQs about car hire in China

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

Car hire in China starts from just €26.70 per day for a (compact elite) class car from Ehi. The average price to hire a car in China is just €58.30 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in China is a BMW 3 Series car for a (premium) class from Ehi costing €160.60 per day.

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

We often have special offers on car hire in China 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 China?

Car hire prices in China are kept low thanks to the 1 car hire companies across the country. With over 51 car hire locations and 269 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in China.

Who is the best car hire company in China?

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

What is the most popular car hire location in China?

The most popular locations to hire a car in China is Shenzhen - North Railway Station with 1 car hire companies and 7 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in China?

Current fuel prices in China are €1.359/ltr for petrol and €1.224/ltr for diesel as of 6 June 2022, it’ll cost on average €54 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €49 for diesel.

What are the speed limits in China?

Speed limits in China are in and are generally on urban roads, on rural roads and on the motorways but you should always follow local signage.

What is the cheapest car hire company in China?

Ehi is the cheapest car hire company in China offering a (compact elite) class car such as the Volkswagen Lavida for as little as €186.90 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in China?

The most popular car hire category in China is the Volkswagen Lavida available from 1 car hire companies in over 41 locations.

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€19.7
 
 
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