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Cheapest car hire in Malaysia

Top tips when hiring a car in Malaysia

  • Drive on the left-hand side of the road in Malaysia, just like the UK and Australia
  • There are 14 different car rental companies in Malaysia proving a wide range of cars and the competition keeps prices cheap
  • There are toll roads in Malaysia, it's wise to carry cash (MYR) or you can use a credit card to pay tolls
  • The average waiting time at the car rental desks in Malaysia is just 16 minutes

Malaysia car hire reviews

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Recent customer reviews (average rating 9.0/10)



Decided to go w

Decided to go with a brand I've used before and glad I did, some of the queues at the other rental desks were long, although I am sure would have been fine once sorted. Sixt were great.



Flew into Langk

Flew into Langkawi Airport for our holiday, nice and easy to pick up the car and all was as presented from Rhino. Highly recommended.

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Compare car rental agents in Malaysia

Rental Agent
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
 Green matrix
€ 20.35
€ 25.56
€ 43.21
 Merge car rental
€ 18.42
€ 22.42
€ 34.56
€ 41.52
 Galaxy asia car rental
€ 18.42
€ 30.53
€ 26.20
€ 45.32
€ 30.53
€ 19.77
€ 38.60
 Go so cars
€ 19.23
€ 31.87
€ 19.92
€ 19.92
€ 25.58

Car rental agent statistics in Malaysia

  • 9.1/10
    Highest rated agent:
  • 6.5/10
    Lowest rated agent:
  • 860
    Total number of reviews in
  • 23
    Most Locations in Malaysia:
  • 14
    Average wait time
  • 14
    Total rental companies

Average prices per day for car hire in Malaysia

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

Fuel prices in Malaysia

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Sep , 2020 0.34 0.33
Aug , 2020 0.36 0.35
Jul , 2020 0.38 0.35
Jun , 2020 0.39 0.35
May , 2020 0.32 0.29
Apr , 2020 0.30 0.26
Mar , 2020 0.35 0.29
Feb , 2020 0.47 0.45
Jan , 2020 0.48 0.46
Dec , 2019 0.48 0.45
Nov , 2019 0.47 0.45
Oct , 2019 0.47 0.45

Car rental price statistics in Malaysia

  • € 101.22
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 177.13
    Highest daily price:
    Toyota Vellfire
  • 920
    Total cars available
  • 83
    Most popular model:
    Proton Saga
  • 58
    Location with most cars:
    Kuala Lumpur - Airport - T2
  • € 14.5 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    EUROPCAR - Penang - International Airport

FAQs about car hire in Malaysia

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

Car hire in Malaysia starts from just €14.50 per day for a (economy) class car from Europcar. The average price to hire a car in Malaysia is just €47.00 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Malaysia is a Toyota Vellfire car for a (fullsize) class from Merge car rental costing €177.10 per day.

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

We often have special offers on car hire in Malaysia including free additional drivers, for example, Europcar is offering free additional driver and express check-in at Johor Bahru - City Centre for €14.46 per day.

Why is car hire so cheap in Malaysia?

Car hire prices in Malaysia are kept low thanks to the 14 car hire companies across the country. With over 50 car hire locations and 3,457 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in Malaysia.

Who is the best car hire company in Malaysia?

Based on over 860 reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in Malaysia Is Galaxy asia car rental who score on average 8.2/10 across all locations in Malaysia.

What is the most popular car hire location in Malaysia?

The most popular locations to hire a car in Malaysia is Kuala Lumpur - Airport - T2 with 10 car hire companies and 58 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Malaysia?

Current fuel prices in Malaysia are €0.33/ltr for petrol and €0.34/ltr for diesel as of 21 September 2020, it’ll cost on average €13 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €14 for diesel.

What are the speed limits in Malaysia?

Speed limits in Malaysia are in km/h and are generally 60 km/h on urban roads, 90 km/h on rural roads and 110 km/h on the motorways but you should always follow local signage.

What is the cheapest car hire company in Malaysia?

Europcar is the cheapest car hire company in Malaysia offering a (economy) class car such as the Proton Saga for as little as €101.50 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in Malaysia?

The most popular car hire category in Malaysia is the Proton Saga available from 12 car hire companies in over 46 locations.

Malaysia Mini Guide

The country of Malaysia in South East Asia is split into two land masses. Part of it is located on a peninsula which has land borders with Thailand while the rest of Malaysia is located on the Northern third of the huge island of Borneo.  This tropical country has a very diverse population with people celebrating many religions there including Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism and Sikhism. This incredible mixture also makes Malaysian food so interesting as meals can have combinations of Malay, Chinese and Indian dishes.

The capital of Malaysia is Kuala Lumpur and its other major cities are Malacca, Kuantan, Miri, Kuching, George Town, Putrajaya, Kota Kinabalu and Johor Bahru. Most westerners can get into Malaysia without a visa and they are likely to arrive at Kuala Lumpur International airport. The other airports which have international flights are Johor Bahru, Miri, Malacca, Langkawi, Ipoh, Penang, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu. Air Malaysia is the national carrier while Air Asia does flights to most South East Asian destinations and countries such as Australia too.

If you have rented a car from Rhino Car Hire in Malaysia you may be able to take it to Thailand as part of your trip. If you plan to do this or go to Indonesia, Brunei or Singapore by road it is best to have an international driver’s licence. To Indonesia the main crossing is at the Tebedu-Entikong checkpoint on the Kuching-Pontianak road.

For Brunei the Kuala Lurah-Tedungan checkpoint is used for traffic travelling between Bandar Seri Begawan and Limbang in Sarawak. To Singapore the two crossings are the Causeway which links Johor Bahru with Woodlands in Singapore, and the Malaysia-Singapore Second Link which links Tanjung Kupang in Johor with Tuas in Singapore.

Traffic drives on the left in Malaysia and the road network there is good, though you should watch out for cyclists at all times. If you want to have a relaxed trip then avoid driving in the cities which can be confusing and congested and use the car to explore the countryside of Malaysia.

Driving from Malaysia to Thailand you can do the whole journey on the north-south expressway road. You are advised not to drive at night for security reasons so plan stops into your travel and that way you will enjoy the journey more. It is worthwhile carrying some Malaysian currency (Ringgit) with you at all times.

Whether you are travelling to Malaysia for business reasons or to take a well deserved holiday, we have a superb selection of rental cars for you to choose from. We have numerous locations all over the country where you can collect your car hire and pick up points include Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur Airport, Penang and Penang Airport. Don't waste hours trawling through lots of car hire websites, we do the hard work so you don't have to by comparing prices from all the main suppliers like Avis, Hertz and Dollar.

Malaysia Facts

  • Approximately 27.5 million people live in Malaysia
  • The currency in Malaysia is the Ringgit (MYR)
  • In 1971 the government created a 'National Cultural Policy' which defined the culture of Malaysia
  • A popular dish in the country is Nasi Lemak which is rice steamed with coconut milk and served with hard boiled eggs, fried anchovies, peanuts, cucumber and a spicy chilli paste called sambal
  • Malaysia is estimated to contain around 20% of the world's animal species

Why hire a car in Malaysia?

Malaysia is a very tropical and humid country and for the comfort of our customers all of our cars have air conditioning systems to keep you cool in the heat. We have a large variety of different cars you can hire in Malaysia, depending on your budget and requirements. If you have a number of passengers to transport then we have larger capacity vehicles available such as the Dodge Caravan or Toyota Minibus 9 seater. If you're travelling on a budget and want economy car hire then we have a great range of cars such as the Toyota Yaris or Ford Focus available to hire.

In order to customise your car rental booking, there are a number of optional added extras you can add on such as child and infant seats and additional drivers. We also offer sat nav as an option, which is really useful when driving in a foreign country when you're not familiar with the road signs or areas.

Fuel Prices in Malaysia

  • Price of petrol in Malaysia in September

    € 0.33/Ltr

    ($ 0.40/Ltr | 1.60/Ltr)
  • Price of diesel in Malaysia in September

    € 0.34/Ltr

    ($ 0.42/Ltr | 1.65/Ltr)

Cost to fill a rental car in Malaysia in September

  Petrol Diesel
Economy € 13.20  ($ 16.16) | € 13.60  ($ 16.65)
Compact € 13.20  ($ 16.16) | € 13.60  ($ 16.65)
Full Size € 16.50  ($ 20.21) | € 17.00  ($ 20.82)
SUV € 19.80  ($ 24.25) | € 20.40  ($ 24.98)
Carrier € 23.10  ($ 28.29) | € 23.80  ($ 29.14)

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Other Car Hire Locations in Malaysia

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Car Hire Kuala Lumpur
Mini 3 4 2 from €23.4 per day
Compact 3 5 3 from €25.5 per day
Economy 3 5 2 from €28.1 per day
Car Hire Langkawi
Mini 5 4 2 from €22.8 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €33.9 per day
Economy 3 5 2 from €25.5 per day
Car Hire Penang
Mini 3 4 2 from €21.1 per day
Compact 3 5 3 from €25.5 per day
Economy 3 5 2 from €25.7 per day
Car Hire Johor Bahru
Mini 5 4 2 from €22.8 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €33.9 per day
Economy 3 5 2 from €25.5 per day