Cheapest car hire in China

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

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Car rental agent statistics in China

  • 5.2/10
    Highest rated agent:
  • 5.2/10
    Lowest rated agent:
  • 354
    Total number of reviews in
  • 48
    Most Locations in China:
  • 37
    Average wait time
  • 2
    Total rental companies

Average prices per day for car hire in China

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

Fuel prices in China

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Sep , 2020 0.64 0.74
Aug , 2020 0.66 0.76
Jul , 2020 0.65 0.76
Jun , 2020 0.66 0.76
May , 2020 0.66 0.76
Apr , 2020 0.67 0.77
Mar , 2020 0.65 0.75
Feb , 2020 0.78 0.89
Jan , 2020 0.87 0.98
Dec , 2019 0.82 0.93
Nov , 2019 0.83 0.93
Oct , 2019 0.81 0.91

Car rental price statistics in China

  • € 148.19
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 111.01
    Highest daily price:
    Maxus G10
  • 176
    Total cars available
  • 47
    Most popular model:
    Maxus G10
  • 10
    Location with most cars:
    Tianjin West High-speed Railway Station
  • € 21.2 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    EHI - Shenzhen - Futian Port

FAQs about car hire in China

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

Car hire in China starts from just €21.20 per day for a (compact elite) class car from Ehi. The average price to hire a car in China is just €47.70 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in China is a Maxus G10 car for a (fullsize) class from Ehi costing €111.00 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 48 car hire locations and 230 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 Tianjin West High-speed Railway Station with 1 car hire companies and 10 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in China?

Current fuel prices in China are €0.74/ltr for petrol and €0.64/ltr for diesel as of 21 September 2020, it’ll cost on average €30 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €26 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 €148.40 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in China?

The most popular car hire category in China is the Maxus G10 available from 1 car hire companies in over 46 locations.

Can you hire a car in China?

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 ahead.

China Mini Guide

How do I get to China?
There are several international airports around the country making access to the country relatively easy. Beijing’s Capital Airport is one of the world’s busiest serving nearly 80m passengers last year. Guangdong and Shanghai regions each have two airports which served over 30m passengers last year. Whilst many of those passengers were domestic travellers, you can fly from most parts of Europe, some parts of Africa (South Africa, Egypt) and from the USA to China, such is its importance on the world stage. You won’t find budget flights to China but internal flights are reasonably priced.
What is There to See and Do in China?
There is enough to keep you busy for a lifetime but if you need to be selective, the highlights are the Great Wall of China, reputedly humanity’s greatest civil engineering project and falsely claimed to be the only man-made object visible from space. There’s also the Terracotta Army, one of the most exciting archaeological finds since the discovery of Tutankhamen. Shanghai has a fascinating history from its time as an important trade centre with the west at the start of the 20th century and Beijing has many monuments from the height of communism together with the Forbidden City, the palace complex of the Ming and Qing dynasties.

What Should I eat in China?
Chinese food is the obvious answer but depending on where you are in the country, the food varies widely. You’ll have the hot and spicy food of Szechuan or the creamy fruity Malaysian style from the southern region and the dry, aromatic tastes from the region bordering Mongolia.

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’ll be amazed at the works going on to modernise the country.

The people are friendly and generally 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’re visiting, you may need winter clothing or just shorts and a t-shirt!

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Fuel Prices in China

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