Renting a car in the Philippines?
Getting around this huge group of islands need not be a chore with Rhino, hire one of our cars in the Philippines and make life easier for yourself. We have a vast range of vehicles to choose from depending on your needs and budget. If you want the cheapest option then we have a great range of economy car hire to choose from with models available such as the Peugeot 107 and Ford Fiesta. If you plan to go off road then we have a selection of 4x4 vehicles to choose from such as the Toyota Fortuner or Nissan Patrol.
Most popular car rental agents in the Philippines:
- Hertz (Tel: +63 2 8892 0274)
- Budget (Tel: +63 2 8816 0181)
- Avis (Tel: +63 2 8879 6245)
- Europcar (Tel: +63 2 8666 5120)
- National (Tel: +63 2 8532 2110)
- Thrifty (Tel: +63 2 892 0274)
Rhino won the prestigious award of Best on the Road in 2018 and we continually strive to deliver the best prices to our customers as well as high levels of customer service. If you are renting a car in the Philippines, you can compare prices from all the main rental suppliers such as Europcar, Avis and Hertz as well as more local suppliers to find you the best deal possible. If you need any assistance when making your booking, please do not hesitate to contact our friendly and knowledgeable customer services team.
Most popular rental car models in the Philippines
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How much is car rental in the Philippines?
Car hire in the Philippines starts from around 30 EUR per day ($35) for a basic / economy class vehicle based on a 7 day rental. You drive on the right hand side of the road in the Philippines and prepare yourself for heavy traffic, particularly around the Metro in Manilla where process can be very slow. Don't expect more than a few yards a minute in peak times.
Is it safe to rent a car in Philippines?
Yes, renting a car in the Philippines is safe and popular with tourists however you should do some basic research before taking to the roads.
How much is Avis car rental in the Philippines?
Being a premium rental agent in the Philippines, Avis prices are generally a lot higher and start from around 70 EUR ($85) per day, cheaper rental agents are available.
Can a foreigner rent a car in the Philippines?
Yes, many visitors from overseas rent cars in the Philippines, usually collecting from Manila Airport on arrival where all the leading rentals are based such as Avis, Europcar and Thrifty.
Philippines mini guide
The Philippines are a huge archipelago of over 7,000 islands in south east Asia which have more than one hundred different ethnic groups living there. Filipinos are very hospitable people and they will make you feel like royalty when you visit. This is especially the case at festival times when the custom is that they bring strangers into their home. Being a mainly Catholic country there are major holidays at Christmas and Easter, though the Muslim festival of Eid-Al-Fitr (known in the Philippines as Hari Raya Puasa) is also celebrated as a national holiday.
There are many airports in the Philippines including Cebu
, Davao, Clark
, Kalibu, Laoag, Subic and Zamboanga. Rhino car hire offers to set you up with a vehicle at any of these airports. There are also car rental companies such as Avis, Hertz and Budget which have offices in Metro Manila at the airport and can be booked through Rhino car hire. You can even choose to have a chauffeur driven rental car at a reasonable price. Getting around the Philippines is not difficult however as the Strong Republic Nautical Highway has made travel by car across the various islands possible.
If you plan to travel around the various islands, it is best to get an open jaw ticket and then you can see Luzon, the Visayas and Mindanao and all the islands within them at your leisure. Most foreigners who come to the Philippines are granted a three week tourist visa.
There is a traffic restriction method operating in Manila
whereby people can only drive on certain days according to the numbers on their licence plates. Cars with license plates ending in 1 or 2 cannot drive between the hours of 7am and 7pm on Mondays on most main roads. On arrival be sure to check with Rhino car hire representatives whether these rules will apply to your vehicle as foreigners can be targeted by unscrupulous traffic wardens.
Head off on the North or South Expressways if you want to go from Metro Manila to the various provinces of Luzon. These roads are of a good quality and operate as toll ways at a minimal cost. From the expressways, national highways and provincial roads connect to the major cities and provinces. There are also bridges and ferries connect the major islands together. Roads vary greatly in quality from the paved multi-lane highways to narrow dirt roads and it is essential to plan your route well by having a map as getting lost is not difficult.
- The Philippines is the twelth most populated country in the world with approximately 94 million inhabitants
- Philippines got its name from that of King Philip II of Spain
- The highest mountain in the Philippines is Mount Apo which is 9,692 feet above sea level
- The main international airport in the country is the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA)
- A popular dessert eaten in the country is called halo-halo which is a concoction of shaved ice and evaporated milk mixed with fruits and various boiled sweet beans
- Illegal to Drive on Monday if vehicle registration plate ends with 1 or 2 - See Strange Driving Laws
- If you are renting a car in the Philippines, world leading rental agents like Avis, Budget and Europcar are well represented here
- If you're renting a car in the Philippines for the first time, you'll be relieved to see leading international rental agents such as Budget, Avis and Europcar well represented here