Cheapest car hire in Egypt

Top tips when hiring a car in Egypt

  • Drive on the right-hand side of the road in Egypt, the steering wheel is on the left of your rental car
  • Traffic lights are not very reliable and locals don't always observe them so be prepared to stop even on green
  • Traffic police are often seen on the roads directing traffic as busy times
  • Sixt are the highest rated car rental agent in Egypt with an average customer rating of 8.6/10
  • Compact class cars are the most popular, the Nissan Sunny being a favourite for the car rental agents

Egypt car hire reviews

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Rated 3.8 / 5 | 1,800 reviews

Laws and rules of the road when driving in Egypt



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    EGP  9.96/Ltr

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Recent customer reviews (average rating 7.0/10)

Norman Kinsella


Excellent car,

Excellent car, will hire again if the price is right

Mrs. Poole


Hired a car fro

Hired a car from Rhino for 7 days in Cairo. It was good to have your own transport to get around but driving in the city is a nightmare!



Was glad of air

Was glad of aircon in the car, was so hot it was sickening. I would advise anyone renting a car in Alexandria during the hotter months to make sure there is aircon!!!


Compare car rental agents in Egypt

Rental Agent
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
€ 20.34
€ 34.22
€ 25.43
€ 29.69

Car rental agent statistics in Egypt

  • 9.3/10
    Highest rated agent:
  • 5.9/10
    Lowest rated agent:
  • 198
    Total number of reviews in
  • 18
    Most Locations in Egypt:
  • 22
    Average wait time
  • 4
    Total rental companies

Average prices per day for car hire in Egypt

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

Fuel prices in Egypt

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Sep , 2020 0.36 0.46
Aug , 2020 0.35 0.45
Jul , 2020 0.37 0.47
Jun , 2020 0.37 0.47
May , 2020 0.39 0.49
Apr , 2020 0.40 0.50
Mar , 2020 0.38 0.50
Feb , 2020 0.40 0.52
Jan , 2020 0.39 0.50
Dec , 2019 0.38 0.49
Nov , 2019 0.38 0.49
Oct , 2019 0.38 0.49

Car rental price statistics in Egypt

  • € 120.33
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 78.59
    Highest daily price:
    Volvo S60
  • 325
    Total cars available
  • 36
    Most popular model:
    Peugeot 508
  • 25
    Location with most cars:
    Cairo International Airport
  • € 17.2 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    AVIS - Hurghada - Sheraton Road

FAQs about car hire in Egypt

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

Car hire in Egypt starts from just €17.20 per day for a (economy) class car from Avis. The average price to hire a car in Egypt is just €39.60 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Egypt is a Volvo S60 car for a (fullsize) class from Budget costing €78.60 per day.

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

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

Car hire prices in Egypt are kept low thanks to the 4 car hire companies across the country. With over 24 car hire locations and 535 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in Egypt.

Who is the best car hire company in Egypt?

Based on over 198 reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in Egypt Is Sixt who score on average 9.3/10 across all locations in Egypt.

What is the most popular car hire location in Egypt?

The most popular locations to hire a car in Egypt is Cairo International Airport with 4 car hire companies and 25 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Egypt?

Current fuel prices in Egypt are €0.46/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 Egypt?

Speed limits in Egypt are in km/h and are generally 50 km/h on urban roads, 90 km/h on rural roads and 100 km/h on the motorways but you should always follow local signage.

What is the cheapest car hire company in Egypt?

Avis is the cheapest car hire company in Egypt offering a (economy) class car such as the Chevrolet Aveo for as little as €120.40 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in Egypt?

The most popular car hire category in Egypt is the Nissan Sunny available from 2 car hire companies in over 19 locations.

Egypt Mini Guide

The Arab Republic of Egypt is located in North Africa where the huge capital city of Cairo is built along the banks of the River Nile. Egypt also extends into Asia along the Sinai Peninsula. Home of the Pyramids and the Sphinx, which are the last of the remaining original Seven Wonders of the World, Egypt is where one of the most sophisticated ancient was born. To see Egypt’s incredible buildings, temples, mummies and hieroglyphics is to truly be amazed by the abilities of mankind.

Among the many unmissable sights and things to do in Egypt are taking a Nile cruise, visiting the stunning Egyptian museum where you can see the chariots that the Pharaohs used to use as well as other artefacts, The Valley of the Kings and various incredible temples.

Situated mostly in the Sahara, Desert tours are very popular with tourists when visiting Egypt.  Visitors may well wish to ride across the sand dunes on a camel or a horse for an unforgettable authentically Egyptian experience. But the searing summer heat of Egypt means that ideally you should plan your trip to coincide with the cooler months between November and March. All the same, always carrying bottled water with you is a good idea.

Egypt has several international airports. They are Cairo International Airport which is the primary entry point and the hub of the national carrier Egypt Air. Other airports are Alexandria Nozha, Aswan International Airport and Burg Al-Arab International Airport. Hurghada International Airport and Sharm El-Sheikh International Airport both receive a number of charter flights while Luxor International Airport has an increasing number of international scheduled flights, mostly from Europe, in addition to charter flights. All major airport hubs operate routes to Egypt, it's easy to get here from London, Dubai, France, Germany and from all across the US.

Visas are needed to enter Egypt and there are three types. The tourist visa gives you three months to explore the country while the entry visa is for those who are not entering on holiday. Transit visas are for certain countries but are rarely needed. While driving in Egypt requires steady nerves, drivers will be pleased to know that the price of fuel is relatively cheap, and so will not add much to the cost of renting a car.

Egypt Car Rentals

Whether you are planning a diving trip to Sharm el Sheikh or wanting to explore the fascinating city of Cairo, Rhino has a wide range of cars available to hire in Egypt. We have numerous pick up locations all over the country where you can collect your hire car including Cairo Airport, Hurghada Airport, Alexandria and Sharm el Sheikh Airport.

We don't believe in any hidden charges so our rates are transparent and include insurance, airport fees, taxes, collision damage waiver, theft waiver and unlimited mileage. We also include free breakdown assistance, in the unlikely event you should suffer a breakdown or have a problem with the car. All of our hire cars in Egypt are fitted with air conditioning systems which are absolutely necessary in the scorching heat to keep you comfortable and cool.

Useful links if renting a car in Egypt

  • Car Hire Cyprus (Many visitors travel to Egypt to see the Pyramids from mini cruises operated from Cyprus)

Fuel Prices in Egypt

  • Price of petrol in Egypt in September

    € 0.46/Ltr

    ($ 0.56/Ltr | 9.96/Ltr)
  • Price of diesel in Egypt in September

    € 0.36/Ltr

    ($ 0.44/Ltr | 7.80/Ltr)

Cost to fill a rental car in Egypt in September

  Petrol Diesel
Economy € 18.40  ($ 22.53) | € 14.40  ($ 17.63)
Compact € 18.40  ($ 22.53) | € 14.40  ($ 17.63)
Full Size € 23.00  ($ 28.17) | € 18.00  ($ 22.04)
SUV € 27.60  ($ 33.80) | € 21.60  ($ 26.45)
Carrier € 32.20  ($ 39.43) | € 25.20  ($ 30.86)

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Other Car Hire Locations in Egypt

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Car Hire Alexandria
Economy 3 5 2 from €18.8 per day
Standard 5 5 4 from €23.0 per day
Compact 3 5 2 from €19.4 per day
Car Hire Sharm El Sheikh
Compact 5 5 3 from €16.4 per day
Standard 4 5 4 from €20.7 per day
Mini 5 4 1 from €18.9 per day
Car Hire Cairo
Compact 5 5 3 from €27.1 per day
5 seat minivan 5 5 3 from €35.3 per day
Standard 4 5 4 from €28.4 per day
Car Hire Hurghada Airport
Compact 5 5 3 from €27.1 per day
5 seat minivan 5 5 3 from €35.3 per day
Standard 4 5 4 from €28.4 per day